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Join Dr. Michael Rydelnik for a trip of a life time to the Land of Israel.
This Messianic Journey through Israel is perfect for everyone who loves Israel and the Jewish people. This unique tour of Israel will explore the Land from Dan to Beersheva with an emphasis on discovering our Jewish, Messianic and Biblical heritage. Scripture from Genesis and the Prophets, to the Gospels, Acts and Revelation will come alive. Your time in the Land will enrich your walk with the Messiah Yeshua, and transform your Bible maps from lines on a page to experiential geography. Your Scripture reading will go from black and white to color as you encounter Messiah Yeshua in His Land.
Take this unique opportunity to expand your Bible knowledge and deepen your faith on location. You’ll hike Tel Dan along the source of the Jordan, “sail” on the waters of the Sea of Galilee, survey Mount Megiddo (Armageddon), hike to the waterfalls at Ein Gedi where David hid from Saul, enjoy spa time at the Dead Sea, splash through Hezekiah’s tunnel, learn the Scriptures in Yeshua’s synagogue of Capernaum, pray at the Western Wall, and most importantly celebrate the Resurrection of the Messiah Yeshua in Jerusalem.
Join Dr. Rydelnik on this Messianic Jewish Journey to where the key events of the Hebrew Bible and New Covenant actually occurred. Come to understand the Lord’s work in the Land of Israel and the challenges faced by Israel among her neighbors. Explore your spiritual heritage and deepen your walk with the Lord as you pray, sing, worship, study, laugh and learn in “His Holy Land” (Psalm 78:54).
Please read this important information related to the Covid-19 Coronavirus
We are excited that you’re planning on joining us in Israel. It will be a great tour!
As we entered 2020, no one could have predicted the impact that the Covid-19 virus would have on our daily lives. Even as things are slowly beginning to return to the new definition of normal, there is still a level of uncertainty regarding how long the virus’s threat will last, the possibility it may return, further government-mandated shelter-in-place orders, bans on travel and mass gatherings, and social-distancing policies and recommendations. Since future challenges from Covid-19 could disrupt our lives at any time, we are including the following statement for your consideration.
Messianic Journeys always recommends that travelers purchase Trip Insurance, which will cover many cancellation situations, as well as any unfortunate medical condition/injury which may arise while you are in Israel (see your individual policy documents for specifics.) However, with many insurance providers, pandemic events such as the Covid-19 virus are not viewed as covered situations.
Messianic Journeys Biblical and Educational Ministries includes a cancellation policy in our Terms & Conditions. Please be sure to read this policy, as well as our FAQ page. This cancellation policy would apply if you need to cancel your registration prior to the tour. However, in the unlikely event that an incident such as the current pandemic should disrupt our travel plans, Messianic Journeys may need to make the decision to cancel the tour if it is determined that travel would be inadvisable or impracticable. If this happens, we will do our best to treat our travelers as fairly as possible. Airlines may impose cancellation and change penalties. Some of our Israeli hotels may impose cancellation and change penalties, too. These fees may not be recoverable by Messianic Journeys, and as such, would not be refunded to you. Messianic Journeys cannot guarantee a full refund in the event of a cancellation, but we do pledge that any recoverable charges and fees would be refunded to you, regardless of our documented cancellation policy. Please consider this before you complete your registration.
Additionally, while the situation is still dynamic and subject to change, as of March, 2022, the following requirements are in place for entry into Israel:
Before Boarding Your Flight:
- All travelers must present a negative PCR test result performed within 72 hours prior to their flight to Israel.
- All travelers must complete an online “Entry Statement Form” before arrival. Information about this form will be provided closer to our travel date.
When in Israel:
- Upon arrival, every traveler is required to perform a PCR test and stay in isolation until receiving a negative result, or for 24 hours (whichever is earlier). Isolation is permitted at the hotel.
- A traveler who is diagnosed with Covid-19 infection during his/her stay in Israel will be transferred to a designated Covid-19 isolation hotel and obtain medical treatment (if necessary) at their own expense.
Your payment (deposit or full payment) for this tour indicates that you have read this statement, and accept the terms included.
At A Glance
Trip Cost: $4995.00
Dates: March 5 – 16, 2023
Deposit: with registration = $995.00
2nd Payment Due September 1, 2022 = $2000.00
Final Payment Due November 1, 2022 = $2000.00 (adjusted for self-arranged flights or solo room options)
After November 1, 2022 – Full payment due at the time of registration.
Please note: Due to rising hotel prices, there may be an adjustment to the base cost of the tour. We’ll notify you as soon as possible of any change.
Cost is all inclusive: Round-trip flight from Chicago O’Hare to Tel Aviv. Lodging in deluxe Israeli Hotels (per-person, double occupancy/price is $4995.00 per person with 2 people per room.) Meals included are breakfast and dinner (most lunches not included). Touring with a licensed Israeli Tour Guide and Israeli Bus Driver in an air conditioned motor coach. Individual headsets are provided which allow you to clearly hear the Bible Teacher and Guide from a comfortable distance. The daily itinerary is an overview of planned events and sites, and is subject to adjustment as necessary at the time of the tour. All taxes, fees and tips are included in the cost of the tour.
Single Room: Single Room Supplement $1350.00 (if you do not want a roommate, chose a single room). Single rooms are limited.
Flights: Flights are round trip from Chicago O’Hare.
Own (self-arranged) Flights: If you want to make your own flight arrangements, there is a $1000.00 deduction (flight credit) from the cost of the trip. We suggest that you call My Travel Agent and speak with our friend Chaim Limor or his staff at 630-961-3606. Just mention that you are traveling with Messianic Journeys and talk with the staff about your plans. They can assist you with making your flight arrangements.
Registration & Payment is easy: Register on-line and pay with a credit card or electronic check through our secure web site.
Physical Requirements: Read and consider carefully the Physical Requirements and Responsibilities under Terms and Conditions concerning seeing Israel with Messianic Journeys.
Travel/Trip Insurance: Once you register for a trip, Messianic Journeys strongly recommends you purchase Trip Insurance. Messianic Journeys does not provide Trip Insurance; however we partner with Arch RoamRight to provide an excellent option for Trip Insurance. You can find more information, get a free quote, and purchase Trip Insurance here: Trip Insurance with Messianic Journeys.
For more information about why we recommend Travel/Trip Insurance see the FAQ about Trip Insurance
Questions: See the FAQs tab at the top of the page for answers to many general questions you may have about coming to Israel with Messianic Journeys.
If you have specific questions contact our office. I look forward to hearing from you —
Cost: $4995.00 (March 5 – 16, 2023)
Please note: Due to rising hotel prices, there may be an adjustment to the base cost of the tour. We’ll notify you as soon as possible of any change.
FLIGHT-Round-trip from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Tel Aviv Israel **If you want to make your own flight arrangements, there is a $1000 per traveler credit towards the cost of the trip. Please contact us for group flight details before making your flight arrangements, so that you can plan to arrive/depart as close as possible to the same times as the group.
LODGING – Deluxe Israeli hotels (double occupancy = 2 people per room, each person pays $4995.00
SINGLE ROOM – If do not want a roommate, the additional cost of a single room is $1350.00. If you want a roommate, but do not have a roommate, we will try to place you with another single traveler of the same gender. However, if no one is available to room with you, you will be charged for a single room. If you are traveling with (or have been assigned) a roommate who cancels, you will be responsible for a single room if no one else is available to be your roommate.
MEALS – breakfast and dinner daily with coffee and tea.
TOURING – per itinerary, (subject to adjustment) with licensed Israeli Tour Guide in private air-conditioned tour bus with Israeli driver.
ALL TIPS and FEES (for tour guide, driver, porters, dining & hotel staff), taxes, entrance fees, transportation costs.
The price of this trip is ALL inclusive. It includes everything (except lunches)
Price Does Not Include
Lunches, beverages (other than coffee and tea), personal expenses (snacks, phone, laundry, internet), travel/trip insurance.
All cancellation notices must be received in writing (e-mail) to the Messianic Journeys office. Refunds for cancellation are based on the time of the cancellation. Failure to submit payments within the required payment schedule (and grace period) may result in trip cancellation by Messianic Journeys.
Before September 1, 2022: Trip Deposit is refundable less $300.00 cancellation fee.
September 1 – October 31, 2022 Cancellation: Refund less $1000.00 cancellation fee.
November 1 – November 30, 2022 Cancellation: Refund less $2000.00 cancellation fee.
After November 30, 2022 Cancellation: Sorry no refund.
Please review the Messianic Journeys Statement regarding possible cancellation due to the Covid-19 virus: Messianic Journeys Covid Statement
Prices are based on existing U.S. dollar exchange rate, current costs, fuel charges, and tariff rates, and are subject to change (beyond our control) based on the dollar and international market. Should prices change, you will be notified immediately, and you will be responsible to pay any additional costs.
Payments should be made on the payment schedule for this tour. Failure to make payments on the payment schedule, may result in your loss of place on the tour with cancellation fees. You can pay by credit card, debit card, or electronic check.
If you want to mail a check, please call the Messianic Journeys office 773-338-9100 for instructions. (Check payments are welcome, but do NOT send check payment without talking to our office for instructions regarding this process and mailing address for check payment.)
Deviations and Changes
Requests for deviation from the itinerary are subject to a $500.00 deviation fee, plus any applicable airfare or ground transportation surcharges. Itinerary changes cannot be accepted after October 31, 2022.
You are responsible for the accuracy of your Passport information.
Be sure to enter your Passport name EXACTLY (first, middle, last) as it appears on your Passport. Your tickets will be purchased using the Passport Name you supply. If your name is not exactly the same on your ticket and your Passport, your ticket for this tour will be invalid and may have a substantial cost to re-ticket in the correct name.
You must have a valid passport with an expiration date 6 months after the date of our return to the U.S. If you need a new or renewed passport, it takes several weeks to secure one, so don’t delay applying/updating. Non-U.S. Passport holders, please contact Messianic Journeys.
Inoculations & Visas
As of March, 2022, no vaccinations are required to enter Israel.
One piece of checked luggage, maximum 50 pounds. Plus, one small personal bag (small enough to comfortably fit on your lap on the tour bus, e.g. a back-pack). Luggage is limited due to the tour bus luggage bay capacity.
Messianic Journeys STRONGLY recommends Trip Insurance. Messianic Journeys urges you to procure Trip Insurance immediately after registering for a tour. This type of insurance will cover the cost of your trip should you need to cancel because of an emergency prior to departure, or return mid-trip to the States because of an emergency, illness or injury.
Messianic Journeys does not provide Trip Insurance; however we partner with Arch RoamRight to provide an excellent option for Trip Insurance. You can find more information, get a free quote, and purchase Trip Insurance here: Trip Insurance with Messianic Journeys. Please secure the insurance plan of your choice immediately upon registering for a trip and carry the information with you as you travel.
Messianic Journeys acts only as agent for the various companies whose accommodations and conveyances are utilized for the tour. It assumes no responsibility or liability in connection with the services of any train, carriage, automobile, airplane, camel or other conveyance which will be used either wholly or in part. Neither will Messianic Journeys be responsible for any error, omission, act or any injury, loss, accident or any delay which may be occasioned by reason of defect in any vehicle through neglect or default of any company or person engaged in the conveying of passengers or their luggage. The tour operators accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delays or changes in motor coach, train, airplane services, or that of any other conveyance, sickness, accident, weather, strikes, war, violence, quarantine, or other causes, and all such losses or expenses must be borne by the individual.
Flight times are subject to change by the airline without advance notice. Messianic Journeys is not responsible for airline flight cancellations, schedule changes and delays, and cannot reimburse passengers for expenses resulting from such delays or cancellations. (This includes group flights arranged by Messianic Journeys or connecting flights made by individuals to meet group flights.) Messianic Journeys strongly recommends the purchase of travel insurance to cover any losses that may be incurred. In the highly unlikely event the airline(s) changes flight schedules, Messianic Journeys reserves the right to lengthen or shorten the itinerary as necessary. A corresponding cost increase may occur if additional nights/meals are necessary.
Physical Requirements & Responsibility
Seeing Israel with Messianic Journeys is not a looking-out-the-bus-window-experience. Our tours are a feet-on-the-ground adventure that requires travelers to be in generally good health, and are responsible to have independent mobility and strength.
There is a significant amount of walking over uneven archaeological terrain and nature pathways as well as up hills and ancient stairs. To participate in this tour successfully, you should be able to climb two flights of stairs without assistance and walk at a modest pace for a mile, as well as be able to stand in possibly hot weather.
Individuals registering for this journey accept the responsibility for being in good health and able to walk without assistance. If you require a cane, crutches, wheelchair or personal assistance to walk, sorry but this is not the trip for you. You must be physically able to independently walk and travel with the tour group. If you have questions about this, please contact us.
Messianic Journeys Biblical and Educational Ministries & our Israeli Tour Host, Sar-El Tours and Conferences, reserves the right to limit participation in this tour at their discretion and for any reason.
Your payment for this tour signifies full understanding and acceptance of all the above mentioned conditions and terms.
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