Day 1, Monday, Feb 20: Departure from the USA, overnight group flights including dinner, breakfast, and in-flight entertainment.
Day 2, Tuesday, Feb 21. Arrive in Cairo, Egypt. We are met at the airport, assisted, and escorted to our hotel. We meet for dinner. Those who arrive early will be offered an extra half-day tour that will include the Cave Church in Cairo and the old city known as the Citadel.
Day 3, Wednesday, Feb 22: Cairo: After breakfast, we travel to the Giza Plateau to visit the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. These are some of the structures that the children of Israel built as slaves in Egypt. We then visit the famous Egyptian Museum where the treasures of King Tut Ein Khamon are exhibited. A delicious dinner is prepared for us at our hotel prior to a special opening event of fellowship, music, and ministry.
Day 4, Thursday, Feb 23: Mt. Sinai: We travel through the Sinai Desert to reach Mount Sinai, where God spoke to Moses from a burning bush (Exodus 3:10) and gave the tablets with the Ten Commandments to him. On the way, we cross the Suez Canal and stop at Elim and Mara – the place where the people of Israel camped after fleeing from Egypt. We will celebrate the moment with Bible reading and singing. We arrive at Moses’ Well (where Moses met his future wife, Zipporah). Those wanting to climb Mt. Sinai will settle in our modest desert hotel and have dinner and rest until we start our journey. Others who chose not to participate in this adventure will continue to Taba for dinner and overnight at a beautiful resort hotel overlooking the Red Sea.
Day 5, Friday, Feb 24: Mt. Sinai and the Red Sea – For the climbers: Around 2 AM, we begin our journey up Mount Sinai by riding camels for approximately 90 minutes before our 40-minute hike on foot up the mountain (You must be fit to climb steep steps) to experience an unforgettable sunrise service in this spectacular setting. We descend for breakfast and continue our journey to the Red Sea where we meet the rest of the group. Those not taking the hike will have the morning to enjoy the seashore and explore the surrounding areas. We head to Aqaba, in Jordan, for dinner and a special event at the hotel before a good night’s rest.
Day 6, Saturday, Feb 25: Petra: After breakfast, we travel to explore the Nabatean city of Petra. This is one of the most striking sites on earth, declared a world wonder. After a short walk in a beautiful canyon, we come upon an old temple carved into the sandstone of the canyon, beyond which, lies the city of Petra. It was built in the 4thcentury as a shelter city for caravans that crossed the desert between Egypt and Syria. We then head towards Amman. Dinner and overnight in the capital of Jordan.
THOSE WHO WISH TO GO ONLY TO ISRAEL WILL FLY OUT Feb 25. They will meet the group on Feb 26 at the hotel for dinner.
Day 7, Sunday, Feb 26: Mt. Nebo / The Promised Land: After breakfast, we visit Mt. Nebo, the traditional burial place of Moses. From here, he saw the promised land but could not enter. If the weather permits, we will have a spiritual celebration here. We proceed to cross the Jordan river and enter Israel – the Promised Land. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. After dinner – a grand “Welcome to Israel Event” as we welcome the remaining group on our trip of a lifetime.
Day 8, Monday, Feb 27: Caesarea Philippi / Capernaum/ Tabgha / Mt. of Beatitudes: After breakfast, we drive to Caesarea Philippi, where Peter recognizes Jesus as the Son of God (Mat.16: 13-20) and also view the “Gates of Hell”. We then take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 14:26-27). In the middle of the sea, we will all gather, stop the boats’ engines, tether the boats, and have a truly unforgettable “Concert at Sea”. We reach Capernaum to visit the ruins of an ancient synagogue where Jesus preached. This is also the site of Peter’s House (Luke 4:31). We then continue to Tabgha, the site of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fish (Matt 14:17, 19) and the Mount of Beatitudes (Matt 5-7). At the end of the day, we visit the Jordan River with an opportunity to renew our baptismal vows in the Jordan, if desired. We return to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
Day 9, Tuesday, Feb 28: Cana / Mt. Precipice/ Megiddo/ Magdala: After breakfast, we drive towards Cana (John 21:2) where the first miracle of Jesus took place, and then to Mt. Precipice where Jesus was rejected by the people of Nazareth (Luke 4:29-30) but “he passed through the midst of them and went away.” From here, we view the city of Nazareth. Continue to Megiddo, the multi-layered Biblical city overlooking the Valley of Armageddon (Rev 16:16). If time permits, we will visit Gideon’s Spring where he selected his army. We end the day at Mt. Arbel with a stunning view of the Sea of Galilee. This historical place served as a shelter for the Jews who revolted against the Romans. A special gathering is planned before returning to our hotel for dinner.
Day 10, Wednesday, March 1: Carmel / Haifa / Caesarea /Jerusalem: After breakfast, we drive to Mt. Carmel at the site where Elijah challenged the 450 false prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:19-40). Here, we will have a special service while enjoying a spectacular view of the Valley of Armageddon (Revelation 16:16). We continue to the beautiful city of Haifa to view the world-renowned Baha’i Gardens. We also visit Caesarea (Acts 10:1), the port city built by King Herod. Apostle Paul was put in prison here until he was expelled to Rome. We continue to Mt. Carmel and reach our JERUSALEM hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 11, Thursday, March 2: Jerusalem – Bethlehem: (If not done the day before upon arriving in Jerusalem) On the Mount of Olives, we have a ceremony of entering Jerusalem, as Melchizedek greeted Abraham (Genesis 14:18) and enjoy the panoramic view of the old and the new cities. We follow the path down the Palm Sunday road to the Garden of Gethsemane (Matt 26:36) and the nearby Church of All Nations. We then take a short drive through the Kidron Valley to see Absalom and Zachariah’s Tomb. We continue to Mount Zion – (King David’s tomb) and the Upper Room (John 13:1) site of the Last Supper. In the afternoon, we travel to the “little town of Bethlehem” (Matt 2:1ff) and the nearby Shepherd Fields. Here we will have an unforgettable outdoor service. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 12, Friday, March 3: The city of David: We start the day by visiting the City of David, where King David established his residence before taking the city. Nearby is the tunnel built by King Hezekiah, to ensure water supply to the city. We also visit the Israel Museum where we can see a model of Jerusalem from Jesus’ time and the original Dead Sea Scrolls. We then travel to the Elah Valley, the site of the famous battle between David and Goliath. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 13 Saturday, March 4: Qumran / Dead Sea/ Masada: We drive south to the Dead Sea through Qumran, to see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We’ll then continue to Masada, the palace-fort built by King Herod. Here, in 73 A.D., 960 Jewish Zealots committed suicide rather than surrender to the Romans. The plateau is reached via a cable car ride with a spectacular view of the plains surrounding it. We’ll also have the option to dip in the Dead Sea filled with rich minerals. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. Our day ends with dinner and a farewell musical event at our hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 14, Sunday, March 5: Jerusalem: After breakfast, we visit the modern city of Jerusalem and visit Yad Va Shem Museum (the Holocaust Museum). We will visit the Wailing Wall (the Western Wall) – the last remains of the temple built by King Herod. We walk the Way of the Cross until we reach the Garden Tomb at Golgotha. We dedicate time for a visit and communion near the tomb from where HE resurrected (John 19:40-41).
Day 15, Monday, March 6: Flight back home. Arrive on the same day.
Vision & Additional Teachings: Our vision is to give you a “smaller group” experience where you’ll be traveling with the same group of people for the trip. You will then meet up with the whole group for special “signature events” throughout the week. In addition to the teachings and special events planned during our journey, we will also have pre-trip online sessions with our speakers who will deliver powerful teachings as we prepare our hearts for this trip of a lifetime (as well as helpful tips & FAQs). Upon returning home, we will have an online session to debrief with our speakers.
THE PACKAGE PRICE INCLUDES: Round trip flight options from cities mentioned below • Four-star hotels • Meals: Daily buffet breakfasts and dinners • 5 lunches in Israel • 3 lunches in Egypt • 2 lunches in Jordan • All excursions detailed in the itinerary, with licensed local guides as well as our featured pastors/teachers, and deluxe air-conditioned vehicles • Entrance fees to all sites visited. Airport Transfers in Egypt & Israel • Luggage handling • 2 water bottles provided on the bus, daily • Tipping of local guides in each country (approx $7-9/day) • Concerts • Price based on double occupancy.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: Personal expenses, beverages other than water during meals, any lunches not listed above, travel insurance (as of today mandatory by Israel. You can purchase insurance now or wait until 9/30 to see whether it is still mandatory. Regardless, it is strongly recommended). A single room supplement is additional and mandatory for the participant who does not have a roommate. Sail & Sing Travel will try their best to find a roommate. If we are unable to do so 90 days before departure, you will need to pay the single supplement or share a triple bedroom. (3rd bed is not as comfortable).
Passports and Visas: Your passport must be valid at least until Sept 8, 2023 (It is your responsibility to check that your passport is valid for travel. As per TSA Guidelines passports must be valid at least 6 months after the return date. USA citizens do not need a visa to Israel, other nationalities please check www.israelemb.org. We will arrange group visas to Egypt and Jordan. Luggage: Only 1 piece of 50lb is allowed per person + 1 carry-on (should not exceed 12lbs).
RESERVATIONS & PAYMENT: A $1,250 deposit (by check, money order, or bank transfer) is required at the time of registration. Bank Transfer must add $15US. Initial deposits need to be submitted as soon as possible to guarantee your space. Final payment no later than Sept 9, 2022, to avoid a $75 late payment fee. Non-full payment by Nov 1, 2022, will cause an automatic seat cancellation with the airline. Please fill out the registration form and send it along with a check or money order payable to Sail & Sing Travel: 218 Mentzer Ave, New Holland, PA 17557.
CANCELLATIONS: Between 330 – 150 days – a $695 cancellation fee; between 149 – 105 days prior to departure – a $1,250 fee; between 104 days to date of departure, 100% package price.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: covers trip costs due to medical reasons covered. It also covers medical expenses overseas (including Covid), accidents, and lost or damaged luggage. Obtaining insurance with the first deposit may waive pre-existing medical conditions. The time limit for purchase is up to 90 days prior to the departure date. The insurance premium is non-refundable. As of 4/8/2022 travel insurance is mandatory in Israel. Though not recommended, you may wait until 100 days prior to seeing whether insurance will be required. You will receive insurance information from our office upon request.
COVID: If Covid protocols by Egypt, Jordan, or Israel will make this trip impossible to operate, it will be postponed to a later date in coordination with the organizers. If you will not be able to participate in the new date, you will be refunded, except for a handling fee of $150 which may be credited towards a future Israel trip with Sail & Sing Travel within 18 months after the postponed date.
REDUCED COSTS: Children below 12 who share a room with 2 adults pay 25% less for prices below $4,000. Above $4,000 – 15% discount. Most hotels do not have space for more than 3 beds per room. Adding the 3rd bed will be a cot.
RATE CHANGES: We reserve the right to increase prices due to unforeseen increases such as fuel surcharges, coaches, taxes, exchange rate increases, etc. The cost will increase closer as flight prices increase. The artist lineup & itinerary are subject to change.
FIT TO TRAVEL STATEMENT: Passengers registering for the tour accept the responsibility for being in good health and able to walk and travel on this tour. There is no handicap accessibility in the places we will be traveling. Walking required.
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