SEU NorCal/Bayside Bible Lands Tour

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Tour Directors: Dr. Dale and Tara Pederson and Nell Prince

Overview

Style Custom Group
Dedicated tour escorts & guides throughout
Price Includes
  • Flights
  • Coach
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Guides
  • Round-trip airfare from San Francisco, CA to Tel Aviv on United Airlines. All taxes, surcharges & fees are subject to change until ticketed.
  • All airport transfers & sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • Accommodations at first class hotels in Israel and Jordan
  • Breakfast daily and dinners in hotel where mentioned.
  • 1 lunch at Yad Hashamona
  • 1 dinner at Abu Ghosh en route from Allenby Bridge to Ben Gurion Airport
  • Sightseeing tours & entrance fees as listed
  • Professional, English-speaking tour guides
  • Porterage services at all hotels.
  • Tips for Tour Director and Drivers included
  • Jordan border crossing and visa fee
Departs San Francisco (SFO), Tampa (TPA) (flight schedule)

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Dates, Prices & Options

Departure Dates & Prices

Departures & Prices
per person, double occupancy*
2017 DEPARTURES
Depart / Return Regular Price
Departs: Sat, Nov. 25, 2017
Returns: Fri, Dec. 8, 2017
Nov 25 – Dec 8 $4050 Closed

Want to stay longer? Unfortunately, we don't offer late returns on this package.

Options & Fees

SEU Ext. Site Israel Tour
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Room Supplement +$799

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
San Francisco (SFO) included
Tampa (TPA) +$100

This package includes round-trip flights from the cities listed above, subject to availability. Please review the flight schedule, especially if you're booking connecting flights.

Coming from somewhere else? Unfortunately, we don't offer departures from cities that are not listed, but you can book your own connecting flights separately.

How to Make a Reservation

To make a reservation, simply select an available departure date and reserve online using our secure booking system. Or call one of our travel specialists at 800-555-5765. But first, check out our Before You Book section.

We only require a per-person deposit payment, which you can pay with your credit card or PayPal account. This deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package, and is generally non-refundable (details). The balance is due 75 days prior to departure (or within 72 hours, if you're booking less than 75 days prior to departure), and can be paid by credit card, PayPal, check or money order.

Deposit
Deposit $300

Itinerary

Deadline for reservation: July 28, 2017

Day 1: Depart USA

  • Depart from San Francisco this evening for your overnight flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. (UA 954 depart 8:00PM)

Day 2: Tel Aviv

Accommodations: 1 night Grand Beach Hotel Tel Aviv

  • Arrive in Tel Aviv
  • Transfer to your hotel for overnight

Full Day Itinerary: Arrival in Ben Gurion Airport this evening at 8:10PM, with meeting and assistance by our representatives, and transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv for check-in. 

Day 3: Caesarea, Mt Carmel, Galilee

Accommodations: 2 nights Prima Galil Hotel. Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

  • Head North to visit Caesarea
  • Mt Carmel
  • Arrive in Tiberias

Aqueduct, CaesareaFull Day Itinerary: Travel the coastal road to Caesarea, visit the Roman Theater, Aqueduct and ruins of the Roman, Byzantine and Crusader times. Continue to Mt. Carmel and the “Muchraka” where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal. Later, tour the excavations at Megiddo, the Biblical site of Armagedon. Drive to Tiberias.

Day 4: Galilee

Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

  • Visit to Mt Beatitudes
  • Golan Heights
  • Visit to Capernaum
  • Boat Ride 

Mount of BeatitudesFull Day Itinerary: Visit the Mount of  Beatitudes, the site of the Sermon on the Mount.  Then ascend the Golan Heights and Mt Hermon, and stop at the Banias, ancient Caesarea Philippe. Later visit Capernaum with its ancient synagogue. Enjoy a boat ride to Nof Ginosar and see the first century fishing boat.

Day 5: Yardenit, Beit Shean, Jordan Velley, Dead Sea

Accommodations: 1 night Daniel Dead Sea. Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

  • Stop at the Jordan River
  • Visit to Beit Shean
  • Drive to Qumran
  • Arrive at the Dead Sea

Baptismal service, YardenitFull Day Itinerary: Stop at Yardenit for a Jordan River Baptismal service. Then continue to Beit Shean, destroyed by an earthquake in 749 CE, and visit the impressive Roman and Byzantine excavations. Drive through the Jordan Valley to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.  At Ein Gedi enjoy a short hike through the nature reserve to the waterfall where David met King Saul. 

Day 6: Massada, Arad, Beersheva, Jerusalem

Accommodations: 5 nights Prima Royale Hotel. Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

  • Masada
  • Visit to Arad & Beersheva

Funicular, MasadaFull Day Itinerary: Visit Masada, and explore Herod’s Palaces, bath houses and store rooms and ancient synagogue. View the Ramp built by the Romans. Drive through the Negev to Arad and Beersheva and visit some of the excavations. Continue to Jerusalem, stopping for a beautiful view of the holy city.

Day 7: Jerusalem

Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

  • Visit to The Rabbinical Tunnels
  • Afternoon visit of Bethlehem
  • Beit Sahour

Church of the Nativity, BethlehemFull Day Itinerary: This morning, visit the Southern Temple steps and the Rabbinical Tunnels. In the afternoon, visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity, and time permitting Shepherds Fields. Also, stop at the olive wood craft and gift shop in Beit Sahour. Return to Jerusalem.

Day 8: Jerusalem

Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

  • Day of leisure

Full Day Itinerary: Enjoy a free day in Jerusalem.

Day 9: Jerusalem

Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

  • Visit to the City of David
  • Visit to the Bible Lands Museum
  • Yad Hashmona

Jerusalem panoramaFull Day Itinerary: This morning, visit the City of David near the walls of the Old City. Then, visit the Bible Lands Museum, with an extensive display of archaeological findings of cultures mentioned in the Bible. Continue to Yad Hashmona, a communal village in the Judean Hills and visit the Biblical Garden and lunch. Return to Jerusalem

Day 10: Jerusalem

Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

  • Visit to Yad Vashem
  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher
  • Garden Tomb

Children Memorial, Yad VashemFull Day Itinerary: This morning, visit Yad Vashem, memorial and museum dedicated to the study of the Holocaust. Return to the Old City to walk through stations of the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Then visit the Garden Tomb for worship and communion. 

Day 11: Allenby Bridge, Petra Jordan

Accommodations: 1 night Petra Guest House. Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

  • Depart for Jordan
  • Travel to Petra

Lost city of PetraFull Day Itinerary: This morning, travel to Allenby Bridge for border formalities to enter Jordan. Continue along the Kings Highway to the lost city of Petra. Mount your horse for a short ride through the Siq to the Treasury, and then explore the various tombs and structures of the ancient Nabateans.

Day 12: Amman

Accommodations: 1 night Olive Tree Hotel. Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

  • Visit to Mt. Nebo
  • Visit to Amman 

Amman, JordanFull Day Itinerary: Travel north to visit Mt Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land and is said to be buried. Later, visit Amman, the capital city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Visit the Roman Amphitheater, the Archaeological Museum and the ruins of the Temple of Hercules.

Day 13: Amman, Allenby Bridge, Ben Gurion Airport

Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

  • Depart for the Israeli border
  • Arrive in Israel
  • Farewell dinner
  • Check-in for your departure flight

Full Day Itinerary: Return to Allenby Bridge for border formalities to re-enter Israel. Drive to Ben Gurion Airport with a farewell dinner en route at Abu Ghosh. This evening, check-in for your overnight flight to the USA, which departs shortly after midnight.

Day 14: Ben Gurion Airport/USA

• Depart for the U.S.

Full Day Itinerary: Depart Tel Aviv, arriving to San Francisco in the morning. (UA 955 depart at 12:50AM, arrive at 6:00AM)

Reviews

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Excellent trip. Over two years ago I went with a pastor and his wife on a Friendly Planet tour of Israel. About half way through the tour, I fell and broke my ankle. Friendly Planet and their associates really went out of their way to take care of me and to coordinate my care in Israel and to orchestrate my trip home. I highly recommend taking any tour arranged by Friendly Planet and, also, purchasing the very reasonable trip insurance.

Gene Haury, Simi Valley, CA

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