Our 2008 adventure will take place in three countries:
July 17-20 -- 14th Annual International Teachers' Seminar, Egypt. Our theme:
EGYPT IN THE BIBLE
10 hours of classes and workshops, worship with Cairo Christians, cruise on Nile, visit pyramids, and more! After Sunday church we will drive through the Sinai and into Israel through the desert and Dead Sea area, arriving for our 8 pm dinner with the Biblical Study Tour group in Tiberias (Galilee). All are welcome to this seminar, which will include much more teaching and discussion than the Biblical Study Tour in Israel.
For most nationalities, visa can be issued on arrival at airport for a stay up to one week.
July 20-26 -- Biblical Study Tour in Israel (2 days in Galilee, 4 days in Jerusalem).
WALKING WHERE JESUS WALKED
Includes most or all of the following: prayer in Garden of Gethsemane, visit to Herodion (recently discovered tomb of Herod the Great), Bethlehem, Mount of Olives, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, Warren's Shaft, Western Wall Tunnel, Temple Mount, Holy Sepulchre, Israel Museum/Dead Sea Scrolls, Armageddon, Dan, Maritime Caesarea, Hazor, Beth Shean, Qumran/Dead Sea Caves, Capernaum, Bethsaida, Sea of Galilee, Bethsaida, Masada, and more! Watch the Bible come alive! Good for couples, children old enough to appreciate Bible places, friends--anybody!
July 26-28 (optional) -- go east across the River Jordan into the nation of Jordan.
THE VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE
Ein Gedi in Judean Desert, and Jordan: Mount Nebo, Petra. Stunning views and great fellowship. Afterwards you can return to Israel (if you are staying on or have a late flight), or fly out of Amman (Jordan's capital).
Your faith will be strengthened. The fellowship will be invigorating. And your heart will fill with memories to last you the rest of your life. What better family Christmas present than a trip to the Holy Land? Prices are in $US. Usually the Biblical Study Tour takes place in May or November. For 2008 we chose summer so that families would be able to attend, as well as those whose jobs do not permit them to take time off except in the summer. We will all stay in the same hotels for Cairo, Tiberias, and Jordan. A three-star option is available for Jerusalem only. (This hotel is not bad, and has an amazing view.) However, most of our reserved rooms are in the five star hotel. Single supplement is for those who prefer not to share a room. Prices include all meals, admissions, tours, tips, transport, airport transfers, border crossings, ITS travel from Cairo to Tiberias, etc. All you will need to bring with you is money for gifts.
Note: Jordanian visa must be acquired in advance.
Fly into Cairo for the Teachers' Seminar, otherwise fly into Tel Aviv. Fly home from Tel Aviv, though if you are going to Jordan, Amman will probably be easier. (El Al and Continental have later flights.) Airfare not included. You may also wish to purchase travel insurance, and possibly foreign medical coverage if your policy does not include this.
TRIP SEGMENT EGYPT ISRAEL ISRAEL JORDAN TOTAL
(Cairo) (5 star) (3 star) (all segments)
NIGHTS 3 2, Galilee 2 11
(per person, 500 950 690 340 1790 / 1530
Single 180 340 160 130 650 / 470
DEPOSITS DUE 20 FEBRUARY
$125 deposit for Egypt (ITS) only
$300 deposit for Israel only
$100 deposit for Jordan option
$400 deposit for Israel + Jordan
$425 deposit for Egypt + Israel (ITS+BST)
$525 deposit for Egypt + Israel + Jordan
Right now you can send in your deposit or pay in full.
Mail deposit check to Dr D A Jacoby, 2256 Rushmore Dr, Marietta GA 30062. For payment by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover), please send me an email, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. For credit card, 2% I will add to cover processing charges.
Pay in full. There will be a 10% discount if you pay in full by 20 January, and a 5% discount for paying in full by 5 February (postmark). Deposit(s) are required by 20th Feb, non-refundable. Full payment required by 15 April.
We expect a group of 100 or more this summer. Number registered so far:
31 from the United States
7 from Canada
3 from Scotland
3 from Trinidad
1 from Italy
1 from Switzerland
1 from Finland
1 from Israel
Before 2/20 -- 100% of deposit AND balance refundable
After 2/20, before 4/15--0% of deposit. Balance refundable.
After 4/15, before 5/15--0% of balance, 66% of balance refundable.
After 5/15, before 6/15--0% of balance, 33% of balance refundable.
After 6/15--no refunds.
Click here for the registration document, which you can print out and mail in. You can also send your information online, if you prefer, through email. Please be sure you understand the cancellation policy (above) before you pay.