Custom & Group Travel
11 days for $2485*
from LAX

International Disciple Training Study Tour to Israel & Jordan

February 14–24, 2006 • Hosted by Rance & Brandy Cook

Includes airfare, great hotels, transfers & more!


Detailed Itinerary

Map of Israel Tuesday, Feb 14: 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!

Wednesday, Feb 15: Tel Aviv. We arrive at Ben Gurion Airport where we are met by our guide for assistance through customs and transferred to our hotel in Tel Aviv.

Aqueduct at Caesarea, Israel Thursday, Feb 16: Caesarea, Mount Carmel & Tiberias. After a visit to Independence Hall, where the new State of Israel was declared, 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.

Ancient Synagogue at Capernaum
Ancient Synagogue at Capernaum   © Doron Horowitz
Friday, Feb 17: Capernaum & Mount of Beatitudes. 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, visit the Galilee Experience where 4000 years of Galilee life come alive with the stories of the men and women who made history in the Galilee. Time for a stop at Yardenit, a special site on the Jordan River, for a Baptism Service. Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Tiberias.

Galilee Boat Saturday, Feb 18: Tiberias & Petra. Visit Kibbutz Ginossar on the Sea of Galilee, where we view an excavated boat dating from the time of Jesus, then drive south via the Jordan Valley to the Sheikh Hussein border and cross into Jordan. Continue south via the Kings Highway to Petra. Petra Taybet Zaman Breakfast & dinner provided.

The Treasury, Petra Sunday, Feb 19: Petra, Madaba, Mt. Nebo & Dead Sea. Today we'll visit the Nabatean capital of Petra, a secret and mystical city carved more than 2,000 years ago in pink sandstone. Enter this unique and magnificent place via the siq, a narrow crevice in the rock, and view the Treasury, Monastery and other remains of the ancient city. After a tour, including a portion on horseback, drive north to Madaba, where we'll view the 6th-century AD mosaic map of the Holy Land and Mt. Nebo, from which Moses viewed the Promised Land. Continue on to the Allenby Bridge and cross back into Israel. Drive to the Dead Sea for dinner and overnight. Magic Nirvana Resort Breakfast & dinner provided.

Qumran, site of Dead Sea Scrolls Monday, Feb 20: 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
Tuesday, Feb 21: Old City of Jerusalem. A full day of sightseeing in Jerusalem, exploring our Christian heritage and its Jewish roots. Visit the model of the city during the Second Temple period and continue to 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 Gulgotha. We'll also see the Burnt House of Katros where we'll enjoy a tour film, the City of David and the Temple Site on Mt. Moriah.

Zion Square, Jerusalem
Zion Square, Jerusalem   © IMOT
Wednesday, Feb 22: New City of Jerusalem. Today, we visit the new city outside the walls, the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed, and the Memorial to the Holocaust at Yad Vashem. We continue to Ein Kerem to visit the fascinating Biblical Resources Scripture Garden.

Western Wall Plaza
Western Wall Plaza   © Willem Proos
Thursday, Feb 23: Jerusalem Encounters. Enjoy a full day to get up close and personal with Jerusalem. Your tour hosts will offer various activities, including a chance to walk the walls of the Old City, as Nehemiah did, singing Psalms of Praise. Late this afternoon, a special, private Communion service is scheduled at the Garden Tomb. Return to our hotel for our last night in Israel.

Friday, Feb 24: Israel/USA. Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport and board your return flight to the USA, arriving later this afternoon.


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

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

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

I have been to Israel before but this trip was exceptional. Rance and Brandy Cook are annointed Bible teachers! I highly recommend this tour for every serious Bible student.

Jackie Newman, Pastor's wife


Destination FAQs


IDT Study Tour to Israel & Jordan Included Features

• Flights from Los Angeles via Lufthansa/United Airlines

• 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 Prices from Los Angeles (LAX)

TWIN: $2485
Single Room Supplement: $400
Airport Departure Taxes, fuel surcharges & Border Crossing Fees: $375
Personal Tips:  $80

Ordained Clergy in Twin: $1699*
Spouse: $1999*

* A LIMITED amount of space is available at a discounted price for ordained clergy and their spouses. In order to qualify for the Ordained Clergy price, you must submit a copy of your ordination certificate or license to minister, together with your completed reservation application and tour deposit.


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:

Rance & Brandy Cook at the Golden Gate, Jerusalem
Rance & Brandy Cook at the Golden Gate in Jerusalem
Rance & Brandy Cook
International Disciple Training, Inc.
826 Orange Ave. #542
Coronado, CA 92118

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


General Information

AIR TRANSPORTATION from San Francisco by Lufthansa/United Airlines or other scheduled carriers. The airfare included in the tour price is the lowest applicable fare at the time of printing, May 2005 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 20 or more passengers (not counting clergy and spouses traveling at the special, discounted rates) 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 20 passengers (not counting clergy and spouses traveling at the special, discounted rates), a small supplement to the tour price will apply. All prices are based on air and land tariffs in effect at time of printing, May 2005, subject to change by our suppliers without notice. We will bill each passenger who reserves this tour $300 for tips and airport departure taxes, 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.

Tours & Packages Our specialty for 30 years! Find one now:
choose a region Europe Mediterranean Asia Middle East Africa Central America Caribbean South America South Pacific
we're
hiring!