In a time when the academic world denies the historicity of the Bible, and many believers are confused about archaeological facts, we have designed this tour to encourage your faith in the God of the Bible and to confront myth, confusion, doubt and unbelief. The Scholars Insider Tour itinerary is specifically designed with you in mind. We aim to get you to important biblical sites in Jerusalem, around the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights, along the Dead Sea, and especially into the historic Israelite Heartland of Judea and Samaria. We will explore sites that validate the Scriptures, from the days of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joshua; the Israelite conquest and settlement of Canaan; up through the Second Temple period including the days of Jesus the Messiah. There will be amazing discussions, you will meet new friends, enjoy exotic foods, sights and smells, shopping, hiking, and stunning views, all in a context of prayer and reflection. Whether you have been to Israel before or this is your first journey coming, you will be intellectually intrigued, spiritually encouraged, and eternally blessed. We are limiting this tour to a maximum of 30 passengers including Mondo and Daniel, so please, act now to secure a place. For your convenience, we are only staying at two (3-star) hotels—this is not a luxury tour. Participants should plan to do a lot of walking at times, so you’ll need to be in good physical shape. Keep in mind that part of the time we will be traveling east of the Green Line in biblical Samaria (also known as the West Bank). The capable Lipkin Tours team look forward to greeting you in 2021!
Planned Destinations: Jerusalem (New and Old City), Temple Mount, Davidson Center, Western Wall & Tunnels, Eastern Gate, City of David Archaeological site, Mt. Scopus Sifting, Garden of Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, 2nd Temple Model, Bible Lands Museum, Khirbet Qeiyafa, Valley of Elah, Qumran, Masada, En Gedi, Rimonim (Gilgal) Footprint, Ancient Shiloh, Joshua's Altar, Gamla, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Hazor, Capernaum, Sea of Galilee Boat Ride, Sussita (Decapolis city), Arbel Sunrise, Mount Carmel, Caesarea Maritima, Farewell Dinner (subject to change).
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October 13 - 23, 2020 Scholars Insider Tour - 2020Tuesday, October 12 - Friday, October 22, 2021
11 Calendar Days - 8.5 Tour Days in Israel
Pastor Mondo Gonzales
Daniel M. Wright
Does not include:
$300 - non-refundable deposit upon registration.
$1,780 -Second payment. Payable by April 15th, 2020.
Final balance by June 15th, 2020.
Please review the cancellation policy detailed on the Terms and Conditions document on the online registration form.
Terms and Conditions
CANCELLATION FEES (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING)
The initial deposit of $300 is non-refundable.
For cancellations between 90 - 60 days prior to departure - a penalty of 30% will be imposed.
For cancellations between 60 - 30 days prior to departure - a penalty of 80% will be imposed.
For cancellations from 30 days prior to departure -NO REFUNDS.
If the minimum number of participants is not met, the price will increase accordingly.
AIRLINES AND AIRFARE:
Airline schedules and flights are subject to change without notice. Lipkin Tours is not responsible for penalties incurred for tickets, international or domestic, not issued by the company due to schedule and/or flight changes. Airline fuel charges are included in your airfare. Fuel surcharges are subject to change without notice due to fluctuating oil prices. We reserve the right to amend your airfare due to increases in fuel surcharges imposed by your airline. Once issued, tickets are no longer subject to potential increases but are fully non-refundable.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CANNOT ARRANGE SEAT REQUESTS ON GROUP SEATING; THIS MUST BE DONE AT CHECK-IN ONLY. Passengers are responsible to reconfirm their flights 72 hours prior to departure for all flights. It is the passengers’ responsibility to know whether the airline participates in the passenger’s frequent flyer program, and to provide the information to their program administrator.
LUGGAGE: All international flights allow one piece of luggage per person and carry-on bag. Excess luggage will be subject to a charge of up to $100 per piece. Airline weight limits for international flights are 50 pounds. Lipkin Tours is not responsible for excess luggage or weight charges levied by the airline.
Any passenger deviating from the group flights will be subject to the airline charges for the ticket price including: taxes, stopover fees, weekend surcharges, etc. directly to the airline.
The charge to change a ticket purchased through Lipkin Tours is $250.
REMEMBER THAT GROUP RATES MAY NOT APPLY FOR DEVIATING PASSENGERS NOR WILL THEY APPLY FOR TOUR SERIES AND OTHER PACKAGES.
Will be provided in accordance with the itinerary or similar. We reserve the right to make substitutions with hotels of equal standard. All rooms are standard twin rooms with private facilities, unless you have specifically requested and paid for an upgraded room category. Special requests such as bed types, smoking preference and connecting rooms are subject to availability.
Lipkin Tours is not held responsible for damage, loss or theft of luggage/personal items. Any damage/loss/theft must be reported at time of incident and documented in writing by local authorities to the insurance company.
TRANSPORTATION, MEALS AND SIGHTSEEING:
Lipkin Tours provides a deluxe air-conditioned tour bus with the services of an experienced English speaking tour guide and two meals a day (breakfast and dinner at hotel) in the tour price. If you are reserving flights independently, you will need to cover transfer costs to and from the airport in Israel or join the group's transfer even if your flight times do not correspond.
Note: If you have any physical challenges that make it difficult to walk distances, up inclines, climb stairs, carry luggage, ride escalators, or ride in a wheel chair, etc, you will need to travel with a companion who can assist you. Also please notify us of any physical conditions that might affect you while traveling.
NOT INCLUDED IN PACKAGE:
Travel insurance (we recommend you purchase travel insurance coverage policies that would cover you in case of cancellation due to health or family emergencies before and during the trip), health insurance, passport fees, border taxes when applicable, items not listed on standard group menus, mineral water, specialty coffee beverages, after meal beverages, personal expenses not indicated above or specifically mentioned in the itinerary (i.e. laundry, valet service, cables, telephone calls, postage, souvenir money, etc.). Tips for guide, driver hotel and restaurant staffs.
Lipkin Tours assumes no responsibility for any injuries, damages, losses, accidents, delays, schedule changes, or irregularity resulting in changes beyond the control of Lipkin Tours to any person or reason including but not limited to default or omission of any private or commercial carrier or third party providing services or facilities connected with this tour or any part thereof.
we highly recommend you purchase travel insurance coverage policies that would cover you in case of cancellation due to health or family emergencies before and during the trip. To book your insurance with "Travel Insurance Center" click here.