Tanglewood Bible Fellowship Tour to Israel
plus Jordan optional extension
May 12–24, 2006 • Hosted by Dr. Brad McCoy
Includes airfare, great hotels, transfers & more!
Join Dr. Brad McCoy and the Tanglewood Bible Fellowship on an exciting and life-changing tour to Israel. Everywhere you go in this amazing country, you will find yourself walking in the exact places where the events of the Bible unfolded, following in the footsteps of Jesus throughout the Land. This powerful experience will transform your Bible reading from black and white to full color and increase your passion for knowing and serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Take advantage of your already-included airfare and add our extension to Jordan and the amazing Lost City of Petra.
Sunday, May 14: 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 then visit the ancient Canaanite and Phoenician port of Akko, and Sepphoris, capitol of the Galilee in Herod's time and birthplace of Mary. We continue to Tiberias and our hotel on the Sea of Galilee for dinner and overnight.
Friday, May 19: New City of Jerusalem & Bethlehem. 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 then drive south to Bethlehem to see Shepherd's Field and the Church of the Nativity. We return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Saturday, May 20: Qumran, Masada & Dead Sea. Today we visit Qumran to see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. 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. After a dip in the mineral-filled waters of the Dead Sea, we return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Jordan Optional Extension
Monday, May 22: Petra & Amman, Jordan. Enjoy a day of touring at Petra, including a portion on horseback. Inhabited since prehistoric times, Petra is one of the world's most famous archaeological sites. Late this afternoon drive north to Amman for dinner and overnight.
Tuesday, May 23: Amman & Jerusalem. This morning visit the fascinating site at Jerash, then drive via Madaba and Mount Nebo back to the Allenby Bridge and cross back into Israel. Continue to Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight.
Wednesday, May 24: Israel/USA. Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport and board your return flight to the USA, arriving later this afternoon.
• Flights from Dallas or Atlanta via Lufthansa/United Airlines
• Accommodations in First Class Hotels, in twin-bedded rooms with private facilities
• Lavish buffet breakfast and dinner daily
• Transfers and touring are provided by modern, air-conditioned touring coaches, including all entrance fees to places visited in the itinerary
• Guiding throughout by a talented, licensed, English-speaking teacher/guide who knows and loves the land
|Single Occupancy:||add $290|
|Personal Tips:||$60 (not included)|
|Airline departure taxes, fuel surcharges & airport fees:||$295* (not included)|
Jordan Extension Prices
|Single Occupancy:||add $90|
|Border Fees & Tips:||$74* (not included)|
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.
For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Brad McCoy
Tanglewood Bible Fellowship
2509 Virginia Street
Duncan, OK 73533
Tel: 580-252-3365 or 580-255-7115
About your tour host, Dr. Brad McCoy
Dr. Brad McCoy has been the pastor at Tanglewood Bible Fellowship since 1988. He has a B.S. in Biology, a Th.M. in Theology and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies. He is an adjunct professor at Cameron University, Messiah Evangelical Seminary and Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary. He has toured and taught in the Middle East (Israel and Jordan) on four separate occasions (in 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005).
A Message from Dr. McCoy:
I was 46 years old BEFORE I visited the land of Israel for the first time. Frankly, until that point, it had never been a major priority for me. Writing this now, having toured Israel twice and having been to the Middle East four times since 1999, I actively challenge ALL American believers to make it a major personal goal to visit the land at least once in their lifetime! There is NOTHING like walking the streets of Jerusalem, standing upon the Mount of Olives and sailing across the Sea of Galilee!
The tour of Israel (with an optional Jordan extension) that Friendly Planet and I are planning for May of 2006 will be an incredible experience. I urge you to prayerfully consider coming along with us! It will transform your Bible reading from black and white to full color and increase your passion for knowing and serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have about this trip.