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12 days for $2780*
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International Disciple Training Study Tour to Israel

March 19–30, 2007 • Hosted by Pastor Rance & Brandy Cook and Jackie Newman

Includes airfare, great hotels, transfers & more!


Detailed Itinerary

Map of Israel Monday, Mar 19 : USA/Israel. Departure on the first leg of our overnight trip to Israel. Aloft, we will have dinner, a little sleep time, breakfast, and the opportunity to praise the Lord for His great creation from the vantage point of 35,000 feet!

Tuesday, Mar 20: Tel Aviv. Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. After passing through passport control and customs, meet our guide and drive to Independence Hall in Tel Aviv, where the new State of Israel was declared. Continue to our hotel to check-in and enjoy a stroll along the Mediterranean Sea. Dan Panorama Hotel Dinner provided.

Aqueduct at Caesarea, Israel Wednesday, Mar 21: Caesarea, Mount Carmel & Tiberias. After breakfast, we drive north along the Mediterranean Sea to Caesarea, Roman capital of Judea. Here we view the beautifully restored theater, and the ruins of the ancient town, its harbor and aqueduct. We travel inland to Megiddo (Biblical Armageddon), then continue to Muhraka on Mt Carmel, where Elijah defeated the priests of Ba'al. We continue to Tiberias and our hotel on the Sea of Galilee for dinner and overnight. Gai Beach Resort Breakfast & dinner provided.

Ancient Synagogue at Capernaum
Ancient Synagogue at Capernaum © Doron Horowitz

Thursday, Mar 22: Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Yardenit. We set sail on the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum and visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Continue to Tabgha, site of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes and the Mt. of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount.

Baptism at Yardenit
Baptism at Yardenit © www.yardenit.com
This afternoon we'll see the first century "Jesus Boat", found by members of Kibbutz Nof Ginossar after a drought in 1985 caused the water level in the Sea of Galilee to fall lower than usual, exposing this ancient boat. Buried in a mudbank along the shore of the Sea of Galilee near the ancient town of Migdal for almost two millennia, it was the first (and so far, the only) ancient boat to be recovered from the Sea of Galilee. Later this afternoon, drive to Yardenit, a special site on the Jordan River, for a Baptism Service. Breakfast & dinner provided.

Galilee Boat
Galilee Boat
Friday, Mar 23: Nazareth Village, Mt. Arbel. Continue to Nazareth, boyhood home of Jesus. Modern Nazareth is a busy city with a population of approximately 70,000 people. For nearly 2,000 years hundreds of thousands of pilgrims have found their way to the setting which shaped the Man who changed the course of history. Nazareth Village is located on the last remaining tract of virgin farmland, just 500 meters away from where he grew up. Here we'll have an opportunity to take a tour of the village and experience life as it must have been during the time of Jesus.

Nazareth, Israel This afternoon we'll drive to Mt. Arbel, among the most prominent physical landmarks around the Sea of Galilee, located near the sea's western shore in the vicinity of ancient Magdala, home of Mary Magdalene. The mountain's sheer face can be seen from most points around the lake. Below Mount Arbel lies the Valley of the Doves, a natural access route into the lake area and a route possibly used by Jesus as he traveled back and forth to Cana and Nazareth. Late this afternoon we'll return to Tiberias for Shabbat dinner and overnight. Breakfast & dinner provided.

Ruins at Beit She'an, Israel Saturday, Mar 24: Beit She'an, Tabernacle in the Wilderness & Dead Sea. This morning we'll drive to Beit She'an, ancient city which has been extensively excavated and is considered the best preserved Roman-Byzantine city in Israel. Visit the colonaded streets, bath houses, and magnificent mosaics then continue south to Kibbutz Almog, where we visit the Wilderness Tabernacle, a full-scale replica of the Wilderness Tabernacle where God chose to commune with His people Israel, as they traveled through the desert on their way to the Promised Land. After a visit to this remarkable site, we'll continue to our resort hotel at the Dead Sea in time enjoy some of the wonderful facilities. Magic Nirvana Resort Breakfast & dinner provided.

Qumran, site of Dead Sea Scrolls Sunday, Mar 25: Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran & Jerusalem. After breakfast, ascend to the fortress of Masada, where Jewish defenders made their last stand against Rome (AD 73) then continue along the shore of the Dead Sea to Ein Gedi, David's waterfall and a wonderful nature center. On to Qumran to see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, then drive north, up to Jerusalem, highlight of our tour. Dan Panorama Hotel Breakfast & dinner provided.

Olive trees, Garden of Gethsemane
Garden of Gethsemane
Monday, Mar 26: Old City of Jerusalem. A full day of sightseeing in Jerusalem, exploring our Christian heritage and its Jewish roots. We'll begin our day with an early morning visit to the Rabbinic Tunnels under the Western Wall. Later, visit the Mount of Olives, Mount Scopus, Mount Zion, the site of the Upper Room, and the Kidron Valley. Walk the Palm Sunday path to Dominus Flevit Chapel and visit the ancient olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Tower of David, Old City, Jerusalem Enter the Old City within the walls and walk the Via Dolorosa, the agonizing route Jesus walked with the cross on the way to Golgotha. We'll also see the Burnt House of Kathros where we'll enjoy a tour and a fascinating film. Breakfast & dinner provided.

Zion Square, Jerusalem
Zion Square, Jerusalem © IMOT
Tuesday, Mar 27: New City of Jerusalem. Today, we visit the new city outside the walls including an extended visit and tour of the Memorial to the Holocaust at Yad Vashem. During our visit to the main museum, the Children's Museum and the Valley of the Communities, we will explore the Holocaust, from whose ashes the modern State of Israel arose. We continue to Ein Kerem to visit the fascinating Biblical Resources Scripture Garden. Later we'll return to the Old City to explore the fascinating City of David. Breakfast & dinner provided.

Western Wall Plaza
Western Wall Plaza © Willem Proos
Wednesday, Mar 28: Jerusalem at Leisure. Enjoy a full day at leisure in Jerusalem. Stroll the busy streets of downtown Jerusalem, shop in the Old City "shuk", and explore the many amazing facets of the world's most desired and coveted city. Or, join an optional day tour to Bethlehem. Breakfast & dinner provided.

Fruit stall vendor  © Albatross/IMOT
Fruit stall vendor © Albatross/IMOT
Thursday, Mar 29: Jerusalem Encounters. Enjoy a full day to get up close and personal with Jerusalem. Your tour hosts will offer various activities, including visits to the Southern Steps and the Temple Institute. Late this afternoon, a special, private Communion service is scheduled at the Garden Tomb. Return to our hotel for our last night in Israel. Breakfast & dinner provided.

Friday, Mar 30: Israel/USA. Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport and board your return flight to the USA, arriving later this afternoon. Breakfast provided.

Our trip to Israel was the trip of a lifetime and we received much more in Spiritual blessings than any cost of the trip. Our group was wonderful and we have even more friends than when we started.

Don and Anneliese Miller

This trip to Israel was the best thing that ever happened to me apart from my relationship with the Lord and being a mother.

Debbie McGowan

Astonishingly beautiful...spiritually rich. Having traveled the world, this by far is the best trip I have ever taken. There is nothing to compare to the magnificence of Israel, I came back a changed person.

Tish Emrich


Destination FAQs


IDT Study Tour to Israel Included Features

• Flights from San Francisco via Air Canada (flight schedule)

• Accommodations in Superior Hotels, in twin-bedded rooms with private facilities

• Lavish buffet breakfast and table d'hote dinner daily

• Transfers and touring are provided by modern, air-conditioned touring coaches, including all entrance fees to places visited in the itinerary.


Study Tour to Israel Prices from San Francisco (SFO)

Twin: $2780
Single Occupancy: add $565
Taxes & Fees: $212* (not included)
Personal Tips: $78 (not included)
Travel Insurance: $129* (optional)
* Airport departure taxes, fuel surcharges & border crossing fees.

Reservations

Please download the reservation application and fax or mail it to us, together with your $300 per person deposit. Fax to: 215-572-9803. Mail to 500 Old York Road, Suite 200, Jenkintown, PA 19046.

Acrobat PDF fileReservation application PDF


For more information, please contact:

Pastor Rance & Brandy Cook
International Disciple Training, Inc.
826 Orange Ave. #542
Coronado, CA 92118


About your tour hosts, Pastor Rance & Brandy Cook

Rance and Brandy at the Golden Gate in Jerusalem
Rance and Brandy at theWestern Wall in Jerusalem
Traveling with Rance and Brandy Cook to Israel is always a rewarding experience that changes the way you look at the Scriptures and the Holy Land forever. They both have a passion for God, Israel and His people that is unmatched, and their excitement tends to spill over onto everyone taking their tours, making for an excellent, powerful trip of a lifetime. They also are able to find a balance between lightheartedness of the moment and serious discussions on topics that touch the heart of God.

Rance is a longtime prophecy teacher who makes current events come alive in exciting detail. The clarity of his message is invaluable because of his love for the Bible and his passion to share it with others. Brandy’s sweet spirit is felt every step of the way as she teaches heart-felt, Spirit led revelations from the Word, and leads us in anointed singing.

Rance and Brandy make friends wherever they go which starts with each person on their tours. Friends are easily made with each other because of their example of Prov. 18:24: "A man who has friends must himself be friendly." Because of their ability to make friends easily in Israel, we will have the advantage of meeting with informed speakers that not only will advise us on the Middle East, but also allow time for questions that can only be answered by someone who lives in the Land.

Although Rance & Brandy's tours go to the places most people desire to see in Israel, they also scout out places that are uncommon to visit. These tend to be experiences that are never forgotten. Come with Rance & Brandy to the land of Israel, the Holy Land, Eretz Israel. It doesn't get any better than this!

If you know Rance & Brandy, then you already know that this will be as satisfying and insightful a journey to the Holy Land as you could ever hope to experience. Go with an open heart and get ready to be blown away.

Bill Decker


About your tour host, Jackie Newman

Jackie Newman What an honor and privilege it is to have Jackie Newman co-host this upcoming tour with us to Israel. We have known Jackie, a pastor's wife, for 14 years, and can testify that her love for God, the Bible, Israel & the Church has stirred up fires in many a persons heart, including our own!

Jackie co-hosted our last tour in 2006 with us, and it is exciting to be working with her again on our March 2007 tour to the Holy Land. Jackie’s passion is for teaching God's Biblical Holidays, Jewish Symbols, Traditions and Hebraic Roots. She is also the founder of B'Shem Dance Ministry, which teaches Davidic Dance to anyone who has a heart to worship the Lord as proclaimed in His Word. "Let them praise his name in the dance..." Psalm 149:3


General Information

AIR TRANSPORTATION from San Francisco by Air Canada or other scheduled carriers. The airfare included in the tour price is the lowest applicable fare at the time of printing, July 2006 and is subject to change without notice. Airfare is non-refundable once tickets are issued.

ACCOMMODATIONS are in superior class hotels, in twin-bedded rooms with private facilities. You will receive a detailed list of all the accommodations on your tour, including addresses and telephone numbers, with your travel documents.

MEALS are breakfast and dinner daily. Beverages are not included except coffee and tea with breakfast and dinner.

TRANSFERS & TOURING are provided by modern, air-conditioned touring coaches. All entrance fees to places visited in the itinerary are included except those mentioned as optional.

TOUR PRICE is based on a group of 30 or more passengers and includes flights from San Francisco, hotel accommodations, meals as indicated, touring per itinerary including entrance fees, hotel taxes, and porterage. Our rates do not include passports, or any items of a personal nature. Should group be fewer than 30 passengers, a small supplement to the tour price will apply. All prices are based on air and land tariffs in effect at time of printing, July 2006, subject to change by our suppliers without notice. We will bill each passenger who reserves this tour $290 for tips,airport departure taxes and fuel surcharges and fees, which we will prepay for you.

DEPOSIT of $300 per person is required when placing reservations. Final payment is due by 65 days prior to departure.

UNUSED SERVICES As all tours are based on group travel, no refunds will be granted for missed sightseeing trips, meals, transfers or hotel accommodations not used. No changes in hotels, deviations or extensions in the itinerary are allowed on this tour unless arranged prior to departure from the U.S.A.

CANCELLATIONS of reservations must be made in writing. Refund in full will be made up to 96 days prior to departure, excluding a $50 per person administrative fee and the insurance premium cost of $129. Cancellations within 95 days prior to departure are subject to the following charges:

Cancellation Charges
95 - 76 days prior to departure $150
75 - 46 days prior to departure $400
45 - 31 days prior to departure $600
30 - 10 days prior to departure $1500
9 days or less prior to departure No Refund

INSURANCE Cancellation fees are charged by our suppliers and are out of our control. Therefore, in order to avoid costly cancellation penalties should you have to cancel your tour prior to departure, we strongly suggest that you purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance to cover losses. Special group coverage is available through Friendly planet Travel at a cost of $129 per person. Coverage includes Trip Cancellation and Interruption up to a total cost of your tour, medical expense coverage and baggage insurance. Certain exclusions and limitations apply. Coverage includes pre-existing conditions if insurance is purchased by no later than 7 days after date of reservation. If you require pre-existing condition coverage, please check the reservation application so that we can arrange for you to have insurance by the deadline of 7 days after receiving your deposit. Complete terms will be sent with your invoice and confirmation packet. Details of our insurance program are found on our website, www.friendlyplanet.com. We will add the $129 per person premium to your invoice. If you do not wish to take advantage of this special coverage, you need only delete this item from your final payment for your tour.

RESPONSIBILITY This tour is arranged by Friendly Planet Travel Inc. All tickets and coupons covering transportation or other services and facilities furnished are issued by Friendly Planet Travel Inc., only as agents for such other companies furnishing such services and facilities, and neither they nor their sub-agents shall be held liable for loss or damage to property or injury to person caused by reason of any defect by any transportation company, agent, or any such party providing such service. They reserve the right to withdraw services and make changes and alterations in the itinerary as may be necessary for the proper handling of the tour. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the times that passengers are not aboard the plane or conveyances. The passage contract in use by the airlines concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airlines and the purchasers of this tour or passengers. Friendly Planet Travel Inc. reserves the right to change any hotel listed with one of a similar category if circumstances necessitate.

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