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13 days for $3445
from Los Angeles (LAX)

Kingdom Partners
Study Tour to Israel

May 15–27, 2008 • Hosted by Dr. Michael & Norma Letinsky


Map of Israel Please join us on a journey to the Land of the Bible, to see, touch, feel and really experience the land of Jesus, as it was in His time, and as it is today!

Our itinerary is exciting and comprehensive, featuring the most important biblical sites 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 spiritual discovery and renewal in Israel, Land of the Bible.

Your Tour Hosts,
Dr. Michael & Norma Letinsky


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: Thursday May 15 & Friday, May 16: USA/Tel Aviv. Departure for Israel with a one night stop in Zurich. 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! We arrive in Zurich on Friday afternoon with time for dinner and a stroll downtown. The next morning we continue on to Israel. 

Tel Aviv, Israel © IMOT
Tel Aviv, Israel   © IMOT
Day 3: Saturday, May 17: Tel Aviv. We arrive at Ben Gurion Airport in the afternoon. After customs formalities, we'll meet our guide, board our touring coach and begin our tour with a visit to old Jaffa. Then we drive to our hotel in Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight. We’ll have time for an afternoon swim in the Mediterranean or a stroll along the beach. Breakfast & dinner provided.

Aqueduct at Caesarea, Israel Day 4: Sunday, May 18: Independence Hall, Caesarea, Megiddo, Mount 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. Then we 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. We continue to Mukhraka on Mt. Carmel, where Elijah defeated the priests of Baal, then we travel inland to Megiddo (biblical Armageddon). After lunch we drive through Nazareth, and continue to our hotel beside the Sea of Galilee. Breakfast & dinner provided.

Baptism at Yardenit
Baptism at Yardenit © www.yardenit.com
Day 5: Monday, May 19: Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes & Sea of Galilee. In the morning we travel to the Mt. of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount. We then visit Tabgha, site of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, the Primacy of Peter chapel beside the sea, and Capernaum to see the ruins of an ancient synagogue and town. In the afternoon we sail across the Sea of Galilee, stopping for lunch at Kibbutz Ein Gev. We complete the day at Yardenit for a special baptism service in the Jordan River. Return to our hotel for dinner. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Golan Heights, Israel Day 6: Tuesday, May 20: “Jesus Boat," Banias, Dan, Golan Heights & Syrian Fortifications. After breakfast, we begin the day visiting the famous first century “Jesus boat," discovered at Nof Ginossar. Then we’ll drive through the Hula Valley to Banias (ancient Caesarea Philippi), at the foot of Mt. Hermon. We’ll take a short hike to the Banias waterfall and continue on to nearby Tel Dan, where we'll enjoy a beautiful nature walk and explore the rich biblical significance of the area. After ascending the Golan Heights, we visit Mt. Bental for a glimpse into Israel’s modern history. There will be time for a swim in the hotel pool or in the Sea of Galilee when we return.   Breakfast & dinner provided.

Swimming in the Dead Sea
Swimming in the Dead Sea © Itamar Grinberg
Day 7: Wednesday, May 21: Mt. Arbel, Jordan Valley, Beit She'an, Qumram & Dead Sea. After breakfast we begin our touring with a stop at Mt. Arbel, where a short hike takes us to a magnificent overlook of the Sea of Galilee. Then 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! Breakfast & dinner provided.

View from Masada, Israel Day 8: Thursday, May 22: Masada, Ein Gedi, Tabernacle in the Wilderness & Jerusalem.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. Breakfast & dinner provided.

Day 9: Friday, May 23: Old City of Jerusalem. Today is a full day of sightseeing in the Old City of Jerusalem, exploring our Christian heritage and its Jewish roots, including the Via Dolorosa, a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (possible site of the crucifixion and resurrection), a time of prayer at the Western (Wailing) Wall, the Temple Mount, and the Hasmonean Tunnels. We’ll have lunch in the Old City with some time to shop in the colorful bazaar and finish the day with a special Shabbat dinner and overnight at our Jerusalem hotel. Breakfast & dinner provided.

Olive trees, Garden of Gethsemane
Garden of Gethsemane
Day 10: Saturday, May 24: Mt. of Olives & Old City of Jerusalem. Today is Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath. We begin with a visit to the Mt. of Olives, walk down into the KidronValley past Dominus Flevit (where Jesus wept over Jerusalem) to the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. After lunch in the Old City we continue to the Old City inside the walls, visiting St. Anne’s church, the Lithostrata, and the Pool of Bethesda. We’ll finish the day with a bus tour of Jerusalem, dinner and overnight at our Jerusalem hotel. Breakfast & dinner provided.

Western Wall Plaza, Jerusalem
Western Wall Plaza, Jerusalem © Willem Proos
Day 11: Sunday, May 25: Old City of Jerusalem, City of David & Hezekiah’s Water Tunnel. We begin the day with a visit to the Upper Room of Acts 2. Then we visit the Jerusalem Archeological Park and the Southern Wall excavations. After lunch in the Jewish Quarter, the early afternoon is free to explore the local shops and sites. We’ll complete the day at the City of David excavations, Warren’s Shaft and by walking (sloshing) through King Hezekiah’s remarkable water tunnel. Dinner and overnight at our Jerusalem hotel. Breakfast & dinner provided.

Scale Model of Old Jerusalem Day 12: Monday, May 26: 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. Dinner and overnight at our Jerusalem hotel as we prepare to travel home. Breakfast & dinner provided.

Day 13: Tuesday, May 27: Israel/USA. Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport to check in for our return flight to the USA, arriving in Los Angeles in the evening.


Optional Eilat Extension

Parasailing On The Red Sea
Parasailing On The Red Sea   © IMOT - Albatros
Day 13: Tuesday, May 27: Jerusalem/Eilat. Travel in the late morning to Ben Gurion Airport to fly to Eilat in southern Israel. Here, you'll enjoy the warm, calm waters of Israel's most popular vacation destination. One of the world's best coral reefs is located here, and you can scuba dive, snorkel and dive with dolphins. After we arrive at our hotel there will be time to swim and snorkel in the Red Sea, visit the undersea observatory, and relax. Overnight at our hotel. Breakfast provided.

Lost City of Petra, Jordan Day 14: Wednesday, May 28: Petra, Jordan. After breakfast, we'll be picked up for our trip into Jordan to visit historic Petra. We’ll cross into Jordan at the Arava border and drive to the Nabatean capital of Petra, a secret and mystical city carved more than 2,000 years ago in pink sandstone. After a tour of the ancient city, including a portion on horseback, we board our bus and return to Israel. This whole day adventure finishes with a free evening to explore Eilat and overnight at our hotel. Breakfast provided.

Day 15: Thursday, May 29: Eliat, Ben Gurion & Zurich. Later today we fly to Ben Gurion Airport and check in for our return flight to the USA. We'll spend overnight again in lovely Zurich and fly home the following morning. Breakfast provided.

Day 16: Friday, May 30: Arrive USA. Our memorable journey comes to an end as we touch down in Los Angeles early this evening.

Important Note: Our tour is planned with the highest concern for security and safety and areas of potential danger. While we are in Israel, our tour organizer is in ongoing communication with government officials and local security coordinators, reviewing our daily itinerary to ensure maximum safety.


Destination FAQs


Included Features

  • Flights from Los Angeles via scheduled carriers including fuel surcharges and airport departure taxes
  • Accommodations in First Class Hotels, in twin-bedded rooms with private facilities
  • Lavish buffet breakfast and table d'hote dinner daily, plus one lunch at Ein Gev
  • All transfers and ground transportation in modern, air-conditioned touring coaches
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tour program, including all entrance fees to places visited in the itinerary
  • Personal tips
  • On optional Eilat Extension, 2 nights accommodation in superior first class hotel, full day tour of Petra, and breakfast daily

Tour Prices, Fees & Options

Kingdom Partners Israel Tour
Per Person, double occupancy : $3445
Single Room Supplement: $675

Eilat Extension
Per Person, double occupancy: $640
Single Room Supplement: $240
Jordan Border Taxes & Fees: $35 (paid locally)


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 Michael & Norma Letinsky
Kingdom Partners

434 Newcastle St.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
Tel: 805-373-9832
www.kingdompartners.org
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About Michael & Norma Letinsky, your tour hosts

Michael & Norma Letinsky and son
Michael & Norma Letinsky and son Aaron
Your tour hosts will be Dr. Michael Letinsky and his wife Norma. Michael has a Ph.D. in Biology and was a Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine for 22 years. When he met the Lord in 1977, he began to seriously study the Bible and pursue spiritual growth. He has extensive experience in education, teaching and training. After serving in several churches in lay leadership positions and as an elder, he was called into full-time ministry in 1997. He served as Pastor of Spiritual Growth at Sonrise Christian Fellowship in Simi Valley, California for over 5 years. In this position he created and taught many Bible courses and training classes and developed teachings on the biblical importance of Israel and the Hebrew roots of Christianity. In 2002, he and his wife started Kingdom Partners as a ministry to help the local church fulfill the Great Commission's command to "make disciples."

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 coaching pastors and leaders. 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.

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