Walking Where Jesus Walked with Tour Host Sam & Denise McCullough June 9 - 20, 2014

Group Program:

Day 1 - Monday, June 9: Tulsa:
Depart Tulsa on United airlines to Tel Aviv via Chicago & Newark.
Day 2 - Tuesday, June 10: Tel Aviv:
Arrive in Tel Aviv in the afternoon. Proceed to our hotel in Tel Aviv located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. After dinner, the evening will be free for you to stroll along the Mediterranean beach or explore Tel Aviv.
Day 3 - Wednesday, June 11: Old Jaffa and Tel Aviv:
We will begin our tour at Independence Hall where the Israeli Declaration of Independence was read by David ben Gurion on May 14, 1948. We then proceed to the ancient port of Jaffa, located just south of modern day Tel Aviv. (Keep in mind that Tel Aviv was not established until the 20th Century.) Jaffa is the port from which the prophet Jonah began his ill-fated voyage. We will stroll through the old city, visiting the traditional site where Peter received the vision that called him to preach to the Gentiles. We will then do a bus tour of Tel Aviv, including a walk through the Carmel Market. The group will then be released to walk down Diezengoff Street, the main shopping area of Tel Aviv. You will be free to select a cafe of your choice for lunch. After lunch we will regather to continue our tour of Tel Aviv. We may also try to visit an immigrant relocation center. We will try to get back to the hotel a little early so that you can do some swimming in either the hotel pool or the Mediterranean Sea. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 4 - Thursday, June 12: Tel Aviv to Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee:
We will begin our day at the excavations of Caesarea Maritime, the Roman capital in the time of Christ. This is the city where the first Gentile, Cornelius, accepted the Lord. It is also the place where Paul spent two years in prison. Here we will see the Roman amphitheater, the port constructed by King Herod, and the remarkable Roman aqueduct. We will continue north along the Mediterranean coast to Mt. Carmel where we will visit the site of Elijah's triumph over the prophets of Baal. From this vantage point we will also be able to get a panoramic view of the Valley of Armageddon. We will next proceed to Haifa for a breathtaking view of the city and the harbor. After lunch in on Mt. Carmel, we will continue north almost to the Lebanese border where we will tour the Crusader city of Akko. The most important edifice in the town is the Hall of the Knights Hospitallers, one of the finest examples of Crusader architecture still in existence. From Akko we will head for our hotel in Tiberias on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. Overnight in Tiberias.
Day 5 - Friday, June 13: Galilee Area:
This will be a day of worship at sites that were important in the life of Jesus. We will begin the day with a cruise on the Sea of Galilee, stopping the boat in the middle of the sea to conduct a devotional. We will sail from Tiberias to Kibbutz Ginosar, located on the northwest shore of the sea. We will see the famous “Jesus boat” that is housed in a special museum at the kibbutz. Our next stop will be at the Hill of the Beatitudes. We will then proceed to the site of the city of Khorazin where there are the remains of a First Century synagogue where Jesus frequently ministered. After a lunch of St. Peter fish, we will visit the Church of St. Peter at Tabgha, a small church located right on the seashore. Next stop will be Capernaum, the town that served as the headquarters for Jesus' ministry. Time permitting we will travel north to Caesarea Philippi and the mouth of the Jordan river. We will conclude the day with a visit to the Christian baptismal site on the Jordan River, just south of the Sea of Galilee. We will conduct a baptismal service for those who desire to be baptized in the Jordan as a witness of their faith. Overnight at in Tiberias.
Day 6 - Saturday, June 14: Tiberias to Jerusalem:
We will start out with a visit to Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus. In Nazareth we will visit the Church of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. These churches are located over the traditional site where Mary and Joseph lived. We will also visit the traditional site of the synagogue of Nazareth where Jesus preached His first sermon. Our visit to Nazareth will be concluded with a stop at the ancient city well where it is believed the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary. From Nazareth we will drive across the Valley of Armageddon to the tell of Megiddo, the ancient fortress city that guarded the approach to the valley. We will tour the tell, including its fascinating water tunnel. After eating lunch at the Meggido kibbutz, we will proceed back across the Valley of Armageddon to the Jordan River Valley where we will begin to follow the course of the Jordan River south to Jericho. We then travel to the Pool of Gibeon a spectacular water system. En route we will stop to walk through the incredible excavations at Beit Shean. This is the city where the body of King Saul was nailed to the walls. It is the largest excavation in the land of Israel. We will conclude the day by making our ascent to the city of Jerusalem, "the city of the Great King!" (Psalm 48:2). We will spend our next five nights at this hotel. In the evening, after supper, you will be free to walk to Ben Yehuda Street in new Jerusalem to visit the shops and the cafes. Overnight Jerusalem.

Day 7 - Sunday, June 15: The Mount of Olives, the Arab Quarter of the Old City, and New Jerusalem:
We will drive to the top of the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. We will then stroll down the mount to the Garden of Gethsemane, pausing en route at a lovely chapel called Dominus Flevit. This chapel marks the traditional site where Jesus wept over the city of Jerusalem. We will have a devotional at this spot that will focus on the Second Coming of Jesus. We will continue walking down the Mount of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane where we will visit the Church of All Nations. From Gethsemane we will proceed to the Lion's Gate of the Old City and begin our walking tour through the city. After making stops at the Pool of Bethesda and the Crusader Church of St. Anne, we will walk the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (the traditional Catholic site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus). This walk will begin at the Convent of the Sisters of Zion where the pavement floor is located that served as the foundation of the Antonio Fortress. This is the place where Pilate judged Jesus and the soldiers scourged Him. When we finish our walk on the Via Dolorosa, we will proceed to the Joppa Gate on the west side of the Old City. We will drive up to the Promenade for lunch. This is a beautiful new park and strolling area that overlooks the Old City. After lunch we will proceed to the Old City and tour Mount Zion where we will visit the Zion Gate, the Upper Room, the Tomb of David, and Dormition Abbey Church. Overnight Jerusalem.
Day 8 - Monday, June 16:
The Dead Sea: We will get an early start for the Dead Sea. Our route will take us back down the main highway to Jericho where we will turn south and start driving along the shores of the Dead Sea. This is the lowest point on the surface of the earth. We will ascend to the top of Herod's fortress of Masada by cable car and spend considerable time walking around this remarkable site with its fantastic view of the Dead Sea. On our return trip to Jerusalem, we will stop at Qumran where the Dead Sea scrolls were found in 1947. We will eat lunch there and then tour the area. From there we will go to the oasis of Ein Gedi where David often hid from Saul and the Philistines. Our next stop will be a kibbutz where Ahava body products are manufactured. We will visit the factory discount store and give you an opportunity to purchase their products. We will then proceed to a spot where you can go swimming in the Dead Sea. The evening will be free for you to visit Ben Yehuda Street in New Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 9 - Tuesday, June 17: Mount Herzl and the Temple Mount:
We will send the morning at the Western Wall (the "Wailing Wall") and then on to the Temple Mount where we will visit the Dome of the Rock and the Southern Wall excavations. We proceed to the Holocaust Museum (Yad Vashern) for lunch. After lunch, we will visit the Holocaust Museum and tour the grounds. From there we will go to the Jerusalem Museum where we will see the Dead Sea Scrolls. We will conclude the day with a walk through the Mount Herzl Cemetery where we visit the tomb of Theodor Herzl, the tombs of the Prime Ministers, and the grave of Yoni Netanyahu, one of Israel’s greatest military heroes. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 10 - Wednesday, June 18: Judean Mountains, Valley of Elah and Emmaus:
From here we drive through the mountains of Judea, to visit Ein Kerem, birthplace of John the Baptist, on to the Valley of Elah where David slew Goliath. We return to Jerusalem via the Valley of Aijalon and Emmaus. We can revisit Ben Yehuda Street for shopping or to eat some ice cream at the outdoor cafes. Lunch is not provided on this day. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 11 - Thursday, June 19: Garden Tomb and Departure for the States:
We will begin the day with a worship and communion service at the Garden Tomb. We will then head west out of the city toward Tel Aviv, driving to the Arab town of Abu Gosh (the Biblical town of Kiriath-jearim). This is where the Ark of the Covenant rested in a farm house for 70 years. We will visit the Church of the Ark and then go to a beautiful Messianic moshav called Yad Hashmona where we will eat lunch. A moshav is a collective farm which, unlike a kibbutz, divides the profits among its members. After lunch we will go to the Valley of Elah where David fought Goliath. We return to our hotel in Jerusalem where you will have the afternoon free to shop, rest, and/or pack your suitcases for the trip back home. Dinner & overnight Jerusalem.
Day 12 - Friday, June 20: Arrival in United States / Tulsa:
This morning we arrive in Newark. After a plane change, we continue on to Tulsa. We will return with memories and new friends to last a lifetime and beyond!


PRICE: Prices quoted are per person and in US dollars and are based on fares and costs in effect at the time of publication. Whenever possible, DWM obtains price guarantees from suppliers. However, depending upon the strength of the US dollar and the fluctuating nature of oil, gas and other costs, published rates are subject to change without notice. CREDIT CARDS may be used for DEPOSIT. If final payment is made by credit card, there will be a convenience fee of $153.00 added per person.
TRANSPORTATION: Via jet economy class on United Airlines. Tickets must be completed 30 days prior to departure. Tickets cannot be changed once issued.
DEVIATIONS/STOPOVERS: An individual change in the return date that is a deviation from the basic group itinerary will NOT be allowed.
HOTELS: Four & Five star hotels throughout. Prices are based on two persons sharing a twin-bedded room with private bath. Single rooms are subject to availability for an additional cost of $785. If a passenger cannot supply a roommate and Discovery Worldwide Ministries is unable to do so, or your roommate cancels before departure, the passenger will have to pay the supplemental charge. (You may be billed after the final payment date for single room accommodations as necessary.)
MEALS: Three meals daily: breakfast, LITE lunches and full dinners upon arrival in Israel.
SIGHTSEEING: Local transportation is by deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach. The services of an English-speaking guide, entrance fees to places visited on sightseeing described in this itinerary are included in tour price.
AIRPORT TAXES: $726 (as of 7/23/2013) NOTE: (Taxes/Fuel Surcharges may change without notice. Any increase will be billed to the passenger and must be paid prior to departure.)


Passport costs; food and beverages (including coffee and tea) not usually included with regular meals; optional tours and excursions not mentioned in this itinerary; accident and baggage insurance; transporting and handling excess luggage; personal tips to guides, drivers and others rendering special services. Tips of $144 will be included on final invoice. NOTE: (Taxes/Fuel Surcharges may change without notice. Any increase will be billed to the passenger and must be paid prior to departure.) In the event it becomes necessary to overnight material due to late receipt of registration or final payments, traveler will be billed for these charges.


INSURANCE: Acting only as agents for suppliers, Discovery Worldwide Ministries is not responsible for damage, loss, or theft of luggage and/or personal belongings, or for personal injury, accident and/or illness. For your own protection, it is important that you have adequate insurance to cover these possibilities. You should carry proof of insurance in the event you need medical attention while in Israel. Upon receipt of your statement, via an email, the link for optional insurance will be provided.


PASSPORT: A valid passport is required and must be obtained in person by each tour member. No visas are required for Israel. A valid passport is required to leave the USA. It should be valid for a minimum of six months after your return date; you will be denied boarding if your passport is not valid for six months beyond your return date.
REGISTRATION & DEPOSIT: A deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of registration. Only the deposit may be charged to your VISA, MasterCard or AMERICAN EXPRESS. Registrations received inside sixty (60) days must be accompanied by full payment. A $30 LATE REGISTRATION fee will be assessed.
PAYMENTS: After you have registered for a tour, you will receive an invoice with final payment amount and date due. Final payments should be made payable to DISCOVERY WORLDWIDE MINISTRIES and must be received sixty (60) days prior to departure. Final payments received inside sixty (60) days will be assessed a $30 LATE PAYMENT fee. NOTE: ALL reservations not fully paid by the sixty-day deadline are subject to cancellation, for which Tour Operator is not to be held responsible.
AIRLINE SEATS: Seats without a deposit must be released 95 days from departure. If you cancel your airline seat with DWM (in writing) within the 95 days there is a penalty of ($100 per person).


If a passenger cancels his/her tour membership for any reason, there will be a cancellation fee of one hundred dollars ($100) to cover administrative and communication costs. For cancellations from 90-60 days an additional $100 is charged for a total cancellation fee of $200. Cancellations received 59-31 days prior to departure: 25% of tour cost; 30-15 days: 50%; NO REFUND for cancellations within fourteen (14) days of departure -- trip cancellation and interruption insurance is available and is highly recommended. All cancellation requests must be addressed to Discovery Worldwide Ministries in writing. Phone calls for cancellations cannot be accepted.


Discovery Worldwide Ministries (Tour Operator) agrees to arrange for the tour described in this brochure. This represents the entire agreement between the passenger and his agent, the Tour Host, the Tour Operator and its agents. Except as stated herein, no person is authorized to cancel, modify, or vary the tour arrangements or to make any representation of warranty concerning the tour. Except for the willful negligence of its direct employees, the Tour Operator assumes no liability or responsibility for any injuries, damages occasioned by circumstances beyond the control of Tour Operator, or by any person for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to default or omission of and by any third party providing services or facilities related to or included in this tour or any part thereof, or in arranging for the same, or the acts or omissions of the Tour Host. Due to circumstances beyond the Tour Operator’s control, the sequence of touring sites may occasionally need to be altered. The airlines or cruise lines are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time the passengers are not on board planes, ships or conveyances. The passenger contracts, in use by the airlines and cruise lines, and the passenger or purchaser of this tour and/or passage and Tour Operator assume no liability or responsibility in connection therewith. Also, the Tour Operator WILL NOT BE responsible for: (a) flight schedule changes, mechanical breakdowns, government actions, weather, acts of God, acts of war or aggression, whether declared or undeclared, hijackings, or other circumstances beyond its control, including any connecting flights that may be missed as a result thereof (participants should consider the possibility of delays when arranging connecting flights); (b) the failure to follow instructions, including but not limited to check-in and check-out times and baggage handling; and, (c) charges incurred relating to single room/stateroom requirements either by the passengers themselves or their assigned roommates. Payment of the deposit or any partial or full payment for a reservation constitutes consent to all provisions listed in this brochure.

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