Study Tour to Israel
June 22 – July 2, 2005 • Hosted by Michael & Norma Letinsky
Includes airfare, great hotels, transfers & more!
Our itinerary is exciting and comprehensive, featuring the most important Biblical sites you came to see plus some special places not usually visited by Christian tour groups.
If you have dreamed of understanding and experiencing more about the origins of our faith and want to visit the land where Jesus walked and ministered, we invite you to join us on this journey of Biblical discovery and spiritual renewal in Israel, Land of the Bible.
— Dr. Michael & Norma Letinsky
Wednesday, June 22: USA/Tel Aviv. Departure for Israel. Aloft, we will have dinner, time to sleep, breakfast, and the opportunity to praise the Lord for His beautiful creation from the vantage point of 35,000 feet!
Thursday, June 23: Tel Aviv & Herzliya. We arrive at Ben Gurion Airport in the afternoon. After customs formalities, we'll meet our guide, board our touring coach, and drive to our hotel in Herzliya for dinner and overnight. We'll have time for a swim in the Mediterranean or a stroll along the beach.
Friday, June 24: Independence Hall, Caesarea, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Nazareth & Tiberias. After breakfast, we begin our touring with a moving visit to Independence Hall, the place where the modern State of Israel was established in May, 1948. We then drive north along the Mediterranean Sea to Caesarea, the Roman capital of Judea, to view the beautifully restored theater, the ruins of the ancient town, its harbor and aqueduct. Next we travel inland to Megiddo (biblical Armageddon), and continue to Mukhraka on Mt. Carmel, where Elijah defeated the priests of Baal. We stop at Nazareth Village, where we will experience life as it was in Jesus' boyhood home. We continue to our Kibbutz Guest House at Nof Ginossar, on the Sea of Galilee, for a special Shabbat (Sabbath) dinner.
Sunday, June 26: Banias, Tel Dan, & Golan Heights. After breakfast we drive through the HulaValley to Banias (ancient Caesarea Philippi), at the foot of Mt. Hermon. We continue on to nearby Tel Dan, where we'll enjoy a beautiful nature walk and explore the biblical significance of the area. After ascending the Golan Heights, we visit Mt. Bental for a glimpse into Israel's modern history. Our last stop for the day is Mt. Arbel, where a short hike takes us to a magnificent overlook of the Sea of Galilee. Return to Nof Ginossar for dinner and a time of fellowship, rest, and reflection.
Monday, June 27: Jordan Valley, Beit She'an, Qumram & Dead Sea. After breakfast we drive south via the Jordan Valley to Beit She'an, an extraordinary excavation of an ancient Roman city, followed by a visit to Belvoir Crusader Castle. Then we continue south through the Jordan Valley to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We will arrive at our hotel in time for a dip (float) in the mineral-filled waters of the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight in our hotel by the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth!
Tuesday, June 28: Masada, Ein Gedi & Tabernacle in the Wilderness. Today we visit the fortress of Masada, where Jewish defenders made their last stand against Rome in AD 73. We continue along the shore of the Dead Sea to the oasis of Ein Gedi, where King David hid from Saul in the Judean desert. En route to Jerusalem, we will make a special stop at the Tabernacle in the Wilderness. We'll arrive at our hotel in Jerusalem in time for dinner and an after-dinner stroll in the downtown area.
Friday, July 1: New City of Jerusalem. After breakfast we'll tour through the new city outside the walls, including the model of Jerusalem during Jesus' time, the Israel Museum where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed, and the Holocaust Memorial at Yad Vashem. We end the day with a special time of worship, reflection and communion at the lovely Garden Tomb. We finish the day with a special Shabbat dinner at our Jerusalem hotel.
Saturday, July 2: Israel/USA. Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport to check in for our return flight to the USA, arriving in Los Angeles later today.
Study Tour to Israel by Kingdom Partners Included Features
• Round trip flights from Los Angeles via Air Canada
• Superior hotel accommodations throughout the tour
• Lavish Israeli buffet breakfast and dinner daily
• Comprehensive guided touring program including all entrance fees to places visited as outlined in the itinerary
• Travel in modern, air-conditioned touring coach throughout
• Opportunities for teaching, worship and sharing throughout the tour
Tour Prices, Fees & Options
Tour price per person from Los Angeles*:
Double Occupancy: $2705*
Single Room Supplement: add $500
Tips & Taxes: $200
* Other gateways are available upon request.
Please download the reservation application and fax or mail it to us, together with your $400 per person deposit. Fax to: 215-572-9803. Mail to 500 Old York Road, Suite 200, Jenkintown, PA 19046.
About Michael & Norma Letinsky, your tour hosts
Michael and Norma share the same passion to encourage and enable people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Norma is also a professional educator and Bible teacher. They are partners in ministry and enjoy teaching and serving together. Having both come from Jewish backgrounds prior to receiving Christ, and having lived, worked, studied, and traveled extensively in Israel, Michael and Norma often bring a fresh Hebraic perspective to their teaching and tours. Their teachings are practical and thoroughly biblical; their style is warm, engaging, and transparent. Their greatest joy is bringing people into a deeper relationship with the Living God.
Currently, in addition to ministering in several local churches through Kingdom Partners, Michael is developing Bible curricula for the International Bible Institute. Michael and Norma have been married for over 30 years, and have two sons and a daughter-in-law who all love the Lord.
For more information about the Letinskys and their ministry, visit their website at www.kingdompartners.org.
For more information, please contact:
Pastor Michael & Norma Letinsky
434 Newcastle St.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361