Journey to Israel
Dear Holy Land Traveler:
Perhaps you have read your Bible for many years, and its pages are very familiar. Maybe you are just recently saved and the Bible is a new adventure for you. I have read my Bible through many, many times, but as I read it, to me it is not just black information on pearly white pages…it’s living color.
I’ve walked the green fields where Boaz fell in love with Ruth and visited the shepherd’s cave where close by our Lord was born. When I read of the story of the Good Samaritan I can feel the rocky road beneath my feet that leads from Jerusalem to Jericho and I can almost see the rolling hills of Judah along the coast of the Dead Sea. I’ve felt the spray of a beautiful waterfall in the desert at En Gedi where David hid from King Saul. I see the babbling waterbrook come from out of the side of a mountain at the mouth of the Jordan. This water flows down to the beautiful Sea of Galilee. Along the shores of the sea are rolling meadows where Jesus fed the multitudes. I’ve felt the grass under my feet as I could visualize the thousands of people straining the ear to listen to the words of our Lord. That day I walked the very ground where Jesus walked.
There is so much in this Land to mention – the old city of Jerusalem, the market places, the wailing wall, the Eastern gate, the temple mount, the village of Nazareth restored to the way it was in the time of Christ; but the most moving sight is to stand on the walls of the Holy City, Jerusalem, and view Mt. Calvary and see the hill on which our Lord suffered and died for our sins. Close by is the garden tomb that he borrowed for a few nights and then rose again.
I was once told some very good advice…don’t buy things – buy memories – they last longer. Truly, I can promise you, the sights, friends and memories you make on this trip will last a lifetime. Please pray and trust God to provide a way for you to go with us this February. You will not regret the investment into your spiritual walk with God. See the place in your mind when you read of it in the Book.
For His Glory,
Jim and Terri Green
February 20-29, 2024 for $3,499*
*Price based on 40+ passengers. 30+ $3,649, 20+ $3,799
(Prices are based on double occupancy. Single surcharge is $650.)
This rate includes:
- 4-star accommodations
- All entrance fees to sites
- Breakfast & Dinner Buffets
- Licensed Israeli guide
- Luxury tour bus (A/C, free wifi and charging on the bus) + driver
- Transfer to/from airport in Israel
- St. Peter’s Fish lunch on the Sea of Galilee
- Farewell Dinner
- Tips to Israeli guides, driver, & hotel staff
- Audio Headsets
- Airfare from JFK International Airport
This rate DOES NOT include:
- Personal spending (snacks, souvenir shopping, etc)
- Travel/Medical insurance
- Travel from place of residence to JFK International Airport
Payment Terms & Notes:
- Final price may be influenced by currency changes & fuel prices up to 45 days prior to departure.
- A nonrefundable deposit of $300 per passenger is due no later than 7/20/2023.
- Half of the remaining balance is due no later than 9/15/2023.
- Remaining balance due no later than 11/15/2023.
- Refund Terms for Land Portion only. (Plane ticket is only refundable if you purchase travel insurance.)
- 75% of balance can be refunded for any reason within 30-45 days of start date
- 50% within 15-30 days of start date
- Nonrefundable within 14 days of start date
- Accepted forms of payment: Zelle or check only.
- Make checks out to Dayspring Tours c/o Jim Green, 2278 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910.
- Zelle to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For more information, email Dr. Jim Green at email@example.com.
DAY 1 – Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Your journey begins! We will depart JFK International, NY for an overnight flight straight into Tel Aviv. Supper and breakfast will be served on the plane.
DAY 2 – Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Arrival & Mediterranean Sea
Arrive Tel Aviv in late morning; We begin our journey to the seaside palaces of Caesarea, where Philip, Peter, & Paul all spent some time; Ascend Mount Carmel, where Elijah had a showdown with the prophets of Baal, & enjoy the incredible view of the valley of Megiddo before heading to Galilee to overnight.
DAY 3 – Thursday, February 22, 2024
Sail the waters of the Galilee on a wooden boat; Stand near the oldest known synagogue in Israel where Jesus preached at Magdala; Enjoy eating St. Peter’s fish from the Galilee! See the ruins of Peter’s hometown in Capernaum; Visit the hometown of Peter & Andrew at Bethsaida; Hike up to Susita, the hometown of the maniac of Gadara and enjoy a beautiful sunset. (2nd overnight in Galilee)
DAY 4 – Friday, February 23, 2024
The Golan Heights
Travel to the northern hills of Israel and see the site where Jeroboam set up an altar at Tel Dan; Stand at Caesarea Philippi where the Messiah asked, “Whom do men say that I the Son of Man am?”; Peer into Lebanon & Syria from Mount Bental.(3rd overnight in Galilee)
DAY 5 – Saturday, February 24, 2024
The Jezreel Valley
Head back in time 2,000 years to see what Nazareth was like; See the magnificent ruins of Betshean, where the bodies of Saul & Jonathan were taken; Visit the battlegrounds of Megiddo; Travel down the road to the spring where Gideon’s army was reduced to 300 men. (overnight in Jerusalem)
DAY 6 – Sunday, February 25, 2024
Jerusalem & Bethlehem
Get your first view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives; From there, travel down to the garden of Gethsemane; Discover the City of David with the Gihon spring that leads to the pool of Siloam and walk through Hezekiah’s tunnel; See the shepherd’s field in the little town of Bethlehem; Visit the place where Jesus was held at Caiaphas’ judgment hall/palace. (2nd overnight in Jerusalem)
DAY 7 – Monday, February 26, 2024
The Old City of Jerusalem
Ascend the holiest place in Judaism, the Temple Mount; Then descend into the Western Wall Tunnels to the original road that led to the Temple from the north. See the Pools of Bethesda; Walk the Ramparts of the Old City, with a spectacular view of Calvary; Come see the place where Jesus was laid at the Garden Tomb. (3rd overnight in Jerusalem)
DAY 8 – Tuesday, February 27, 2024
The Dead Sea
See Jericho, the oldest city in the world; Scale the Mt. of Temptation by cable car before descending to the Jordan river, where the Lord was baptized; View the Dead Sea; Visit the caves of Qumran; Be refreshed at the lush springs of En Gedi, where David hid from Saul; See the Dead Sea Scrolls and other biblical artifacts at the Israeli Museum. (4th overnight in Jerusalem)
DAY 9 – Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Go where few tours will take you to the biblical territories of Judea & Samaria (the modern day “West Bank”.) Visit Shiloh, the final home of theTabernacle; See Bethel, where Jacob had his vision of the ladder; View Mount Gerizim & biblical Shechem; Finish the tour at the ancient port of Joppa for a farewell dinner before being transferred to the airport for your journey home.
DAY 10 – Thursday, February 29, 2024
Go & Tell!
Arrive back home at Newark International Airport, NJ, (EWR) changed forever! You will now read your Bible in color instead of black and white!
Dear Holy Land Traveler:
A journey to the Holy Land! We are delighted to invite you on an unforgettable adventure into the Holy Land which is filled with ancient Biblical history, culture, and spiritual blessings. You will visit the places that witnessed the events of such decisive and enduring importance in the history of humanity. This journey will provide you a deeper understanding of scriptures traveling thru the lands of the Bible. You will get a closer look at the life of Jesus Christ and His mission of redemption. When you make this journey in the company of friends and others of like mind, you can look forward to an unforgettable experience. Picture yourself sailing in a boat like the disciples on the Sea of Galilee (“And Jesus said to them, I will make you to become fishers of men.” Mark 1:17), seeing our Lord Jesus’ birth place in Bethlehem, walking the streets of Jerusalem, visiting the empty tomb where Jesus rose from the dead (“He is not here; for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay” Matthew 28:6). At the end of this tour, two things will most certainly be changed: you, and your understanding of the Bible. Instead of reading the Bible in black and white, you will begin reading in living color!
We have chosen the best sites of the Holy Land and put them together into one unbelievable trip. We have packed all that we possibly could into each day concluding our daily tour with luxurious dining at our beautiful hotels. Please pray about joining us on this unforgettable trip to Israel, “the apple of God’s eye.” You will be glad you made the investment into your trip of a lifetime.
Join us on this life changing tour.
Dr. and Mrs. Jim Green