Unforgettable Tour of the Holy Land with Chris Mitchell

Jerusalem, Israel

DJ
Nov 26 - Dec 4, 2022
Group size: 15 - 40
Unforgettable Tour of the Holy Land with Chris Mitchell
Jerusalem, Israel


$NaN
Nov 26 - Dec 4, 2022
Group size: 15 - 40

About this trip

Come to Israel for a once in a lifetime tour of the Holy Land! 


Hear from veteran Middle East Correspondent Chris Mitchell who’s been reporting on the front lines of Israel’s history for more than twenty years.  See how Israel is the crossroads of both history and prophecy.  You’ll visit the land of the Bible and walk where Jesus walked in the Galilee and preached the Good News.  You’ll take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and see the city of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives.  Experience the adventures of Israel as Chris explains the news of the day in light of Biblical prophecy.  It’s been said, before you come to Israel reading the Bible is like reading it in black and white, but after you come to Israel, it’s like reading it in color! 

Covid Update

Now Israel is eager to welcome visitors once again to explore the land and all it has to offer.  Dateline Jerusalem will be monitoring information from Israeli officials as they establish the appropriate protocols for each visitor’s comfort and safety.  Those who register will be updated regarding any special travel requirements.


Currently, there is no particular protocol about Covid- especially since there are no tests/vaccines required. To get the latest information, you can go to the following link:

https://israelsafe.com/


Please note that there still are 2 requirements for tourists entering the country:


1. Filling out the entry form on line (the site still says within 48 hours of travel, but this is now changed to within 10 days).


2. Having health insurance which includes coverage for Covid.


Practically, tourists who are found positive need to isolate in their hotel rooms and pay for this directly, as well as pay for changing their return flights.  They need to test themselves on Days 4 and 5 and if both antigens are negative then they are free to leave isolation. If not then they are free to leave anyway at the end of Day 7te that there still are 2 requirements for tourists entering the country:


This is why it's important to have health insurance including Covid coverage.  


Food

All your meals (except one lunch during a shopping break) are included in the price of the tour. All meals include one non-alcoholic beverage.  You’ll be responsible for any additional beverages and any alcoholic beverages you may consume on the trip.  Breakfast and dinner will be at the hotels you’ll be staying at.  Israeli hotels are noted for their tasty buffets with a wide variety of choices.  These lunch spots have been selected so you’ll have opportunities to taste the local cuisine.  

• In case you have any dietary restrictions, there’s a place to notify us during the sign up.

Accommodation

All accommodations have been carefully selected by Dateline Jerusalem and its Israeli partner Sar El Tours to have great local charm and true comfort.  The below accommodations are included in the price of your trip: 


Day 1 - 3:  Magdala Hotel on the Shores of the Sea of Galilee 

Days 4:  David Resort & Spa at the Dead Sea  

Days 5 – 8:  Olive Tree Hotel in Jerusalem


*Accommodations subject to change based on availability

**All travelers will be booked in double rooms to be shared with one additional traveler. Single rooms are available and can be purchased in registration.  A supplement for a single room is $910.  

***Please note: the star accommodation is rated based on Israeli standards. Hotel accommodation ratings may vary from country to country. 

Packing List

When traveling to Israel at any time of year, we always recommend dressing in LAYERS.  While you’re touring the Land, you’re on the go and often going in and out of air conditioning.  In  late November, early December the days can vary and be either warm or chilly, while sometimes the nights can be cold.  Rain is also a possibility.  Please also take along sturdy sneakers or walking sandals and have a jacket, sweater, or windbreaker on hand.    

Terms & Conditions

DEPOSIT: A US $500 deposit is required for your application to be considered complete. Please be aware there are a limited number of hotel rooms reserved and your completed application with deposit secures your space. 


TOUR PRICE (NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 4): All prices are per person based on two people sharing a room with a private bath. Single rooms are subject to availability with an additional charge. All tour prices shown are subject to a minimum of 25 on 1 bus traveling together. If we have fewer than the required minimum participants, we reserve the right to adjust the price or cancel said tour. Once our reserved hotel space is filled, we cannot guarantee the published tour price. 


INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS FOR TOUR (NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 4): This tour is a Land Package only. Domestic and International flights are not included. Travelers are responsible for securing their own flights to Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. Travelers should arrange their travels to arrive in Israel on November 26th and leave December 4th. If travelers wish to explore more of Israel before and after the scheduled tour, they are responsible for their travels and accommodations. 


PAYMENT SCHEDULE: A US $500 deposit is needed to complete your application. Hotel space is limited as Israel is one of the number one destinations for travel in the world. Your completed application and deposit will secure your place on the trip. Additional US $2,450 is due on or before September 1, 2022. Final payment is due on or before September 1, 2022 to DJT. You may at any time pay the full amount of your trip prior to scheduled date.


DEVIATIONS: Any travelers who wish to explore Israel outside of the established tour dates (November 26 - December 4, 2022) will be solely responsible for their travel needs and accommodations. 


CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations received are subject to any cancellation requirements of the airlines plus costs paid by tour operator which cannot be recovered from hotels and foreign agencies. Cancellation notice must be received by DJT in writing. 

• From 72 hours post booking deposit until September 1, 2022 a US $250 cancellation penalty  

• After September 1, 2022, no refunds unless special circumstances or arrangements have been made. 


REGISTRATION: To register, please complete the tour application at https://www.wetravel.com/trips/unforgettable-tour-of-the-holy-land-including-chris-mitchell-dateline-jerusalem-tours-jerusalem-15265206 . Here you will complete the application and submit the initial $500 deposit by credit card or bank transfer. If paying by mail, make check payable to Dateline Jerusalem Tours LLC, 597 County Rd. 627 Bloomsbury, NJ 08804. All additional payments may be made online through your WeTravel.com account, by phone (DJT at 978-380-0252), or by mail to Dateline Jerusalem Tours LLC 597 County Rd. 627 Bloomsbury, NJ 08804. Most major credit cards are accepted. Upon receipt of your deposit and completed application, additional information will be sent to you. 


PASSPORTS: A copy of your passport will be required with your application and deposit. If you do not have a valid passport, please check the NO box on the tour application to let us know you are in the process of obtaining/renewing one. By Israeli law, your passport must be valid until 6 months after the day you return from Israel (July 1, 2022). If your passport is not valid for more than 6 months from the date you return you will not be allowed to board the aircraft. 


SIGHTSEEING: This is subject to local conditions at the time of the tour. Adjustments in the program may be made as the tour leader deems necessary for the safety and benefit of the group. 


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: There may be limitations and restrictions imposed by the travel suppliers (air carrier, tour operator, etc.). Activities on tour require you to be in good health and able to climb stairs and ascending grades without assistance, walk at a modest pace for 3 miles per day on uneven terrain, and be able to transport your own luggage when necessary. Many historic sites are only accessible on foot and involve stairs or inclines. Roads may be narrow and winding, often making it impossible for buses to drive up directly to the destination. In addition, as the Americans with Disabilities Act does not apply abroad, service providers on international tours may not have the infrastructure to make special provisions or accommodate special equipment that may be required. 


TIPS: Tips and gratuities of $150.00 per person will be collected upon arrival in Israel to give to the bus drivers, Israeli guides, hotel staff, restaurants and at selected sites where needed. Tips and gratuities are NOT included in the tour pricing and will need to be given in cash in envelopes we will provide for you.


TRAVEL MEDICAL INSURANCE: Medical Travel Insurance coverage is strongly recommended for the duration of your time in Israel and should include Corona Virus coverage. Please confirm that your current medical insurance provides coverage for medical expenses on a re-imbursement basis while in Israel. If your current medical insurance does not provide coverage while in Israel, International Travel Medical Insurance is very reasonable further information is provided on the registration form. 


TRAVEL INSURANCE: To protect your travel investment and cover unforeseen expenses, we suggest you consider the purchase of a Comprehensive Travel Insurance policy that includes coverage for cancellation, interruption, disruption, unexpected emergencies, and Acts of God such as weather conditions. In order to receive the maximum coverage most Travel Insurance companies require the policy be secured within 21-30 days of your initial deposit for the trip. 


COVID-19 CANCELLATIONS OR MODIFICATIONS BY DJT: In the event external events beyond DJT’s reasonable control have not rendered a tour program impossible or illegal to depart as scheduled yet DJT decides in its sole discretions that the tour must nevertheless be cancelled, modified, or postponed due to health or safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, or any other major health episode, would affect the quality of the tour, travelers acknowledge that DJT’s sole obligation to them will be to rebook them to a future tour with no rebooking costs, issue a future travel  voucher in all amounts paid (less the cost of travel protection, if purchased) that may be used for future travel, or to issue a refund for the full amount paid less the cost of travel protection (if purchased) and the non-refundable reservation fee applicable to the traveler’s tour. 


RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities: SAR-EL Tours, and DJT act only in the capacity of agent for the passengers in all matters pertaining to hotel accommodations, sight-seeing, tour and transportation, by air, motorcoach, or other means and, as such, hold themselves free of responsibility for any damage(s) from any cause(s) whatsoever. The tour operators and DJT will not be responsible for any damage, expense or inconvenience caused by late flight departures, mechanical failures, global pandemics, war, government actions, or any change of schedules including, but not limited to altered tour dates due to border closures, or other travel conditions which could result in a change of tour dates. The tour operators and DJT will furthermore not be responsible for the loss of, or damage to baggage or any article belonging to any passenger. The right is also reserved to decline or accept or retain any person traveling under our auspices. The airline carriers concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board their plane or conveyance. The passenger contract used by the carriers concerned, when issued, will constitute the sole contract between carriers and the purchasers of this tour or its passengers. 


CHRIS MITCHELL: While Chris' presence and personal interaction with the group is to be expected  for some duration of the tour, it's important to note that due to the nature of his profession as a journalist, he will likely be called away at times to report on the dynamic happenings occurring daily within and beyond the borders of Israel. Therefore, Chris Mitchell's attendance will not be guaranteed at every stage of the tour. 


IMAGE & SOUND RELEASE: Registration for tour grants permission for all persons on your reservation to be photographed, audio recorded and or video recorded and releases DJT from liability, restrictions, conditions or compensation of any kind for obtaining and using these images and sounds in future promotional materials. 

What’s included

  • Hotel Accomidations
    4 Star hotel accommodations or similar. Note: Israeli hotel ratings may differ from U.S. standards.
  • Deluxe motorcoaches
    Including patented Aura Air purification system
  • Guided sightseeing
  • Entrance Fees
    Entrance fees for all sites visited will be included
  • Meals
    All meals - excluding 1 lunch - are included while accompanying the tour
  • Hotel Gratuities
    Tips for hotel and restaurant staff included (tips for the tour guide and bus driver are not included)
  • Fuel Surcharges
  • Taxes
    Increases in government taxes are subject to change
  • Travel Protection
    Optional travel insurance available through AIG Insurance
  • One additional lunch
    Priced typically between $10-$15
  • Tips and Gratuities
    For guide, bus driver and hotel staff - $180 in cash per person
  • Miscellaneous Fees
    Such as: individual transportation, passport, laundry, additional beverages & baggage fees
  • Visa for non-US citizen
    If non-US citizen, for visa requirements please visit: https://mfa.gov.il/MFA/ConsularServices/Documents/VisaRequirements-Tourists.pdf
  • $100 Document Fee
    For Non-US/Canadian residents
  • Additional Sightseeing
  • Personal Expenses

Available options

Itinerary

Day 1
Caesarea and the Galilee

 Day #1 – Saturday, November 26th, 2022

Shalom, and welcome to Israel! After gathering at noon at Ben Gurion International Airport, we will be welcomed by the group leaders and our tour guide before boarding the comfortable motorbus on which we will be traveling through the Land of Israel. Setting off, we will drive through Tel Aviv and head north up the Coastal Plain to our first exciting stop – Caesarea Maritima on the Mediterranean Sea. 


Light lunch en route: Aroma or the kiosk at Caesarea


Herod’s dream, and one of the most important cities in the Roman Empire during the time of Jesus, Caesarea boasts an artificial harbour that rivalled the great regional ports of his day. Pontius Pilate resided here. Here the door was opened for Gentiles to enter the Kingdom, and here, too, Paul testified before Herod Agrippa and Bernice.


Leaving the coast, we will head inland through lower Mount Carmel – where Elijah and the prophets of Ba’al contested the identity of God – and past Tel Megiddo in the Jezreel Valley. This ancient site, uninhabited since Nebuchadnezzar invaded Judah, is believed by multitudes of Christians to be the stage of the final Battle of Armageddon. But is it? 


Our bus will take us north-east, under the Nazareth mountains and through the “stomping grounds” of Elisha the prophet, and the Judges Gideon and Deborah, before we descend to below sea-level and come the shores of that most famous body of water – the Sea of Galilee. 


Check into our hotel for dinner and a good night’s sleep. Many more wonderful sites await us tomorrow in the Land of the Bible.


O/N Magdala Hotel

Your Organizer


DJ
Dateline Jerusalem Tours
For more than twenty years Chris Mitchell has served as the Middle East Bureau Chief for CBN News. He reports regularly from the front lines of Israel and other Middle Eastern Countries while bringing a Biblical and prophetic perspective to these daily news events that shape our world. Chris wants to share with you his experiences in the Holy Land, introduce you to prominent locals, take a look back into history, a look forward into prophecy and discuss how it all relates to the current day. So join him and his family in Jerusalem!