Join Dr. Michael Rydelnik and Rabbi Larry Feldman (President of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America, leader Shuvah Yisrael Messianic Synagogue) 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. Michael and Rabbi Larry 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).
This is a two bus tour and space is limited, so please register early.
Dr. Michael Rydelnik
Professor of Jewish Studies and Bible & Syndicated Radio Bible Teacher
Dr. Michael Rydelnik is a Professor of Jewish Studies and Bible and Host/Bible Teacher on a nationally syndicated Bible Q&A program, answering listener Bible question every Saturday morning. He is the author of Understanding the Arab Israeli Conflict and The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic, as well as the co-editor of The Moody Bible Commentary, with his friend Dr. Michael Vanlaningham. His favorite activities are teaching/studying the Bible in Israel, hiking in the Adirondack Mountains of NY with Eva and their Sheltie, Frodo and Boxer, Jake. Eva and Michael also enjoy reading classic literature and watching Golden Age of Hollywood’s black & white films. They have two outstanding adult sons.
Rabbi Larry Feldman
President of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America
Rabbi Larry Feldman is the President of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America, as well congregational leader of the Shuvah Yisrael Messianic Congregation, Irvine, CA, and in leadership of Chosen People Ministries. He and his wife Fran have a lifelong love and deep knowledge of Israel.
At A Glance
Trip Cost: $4995.00 *Tentative Price*
Dates: May 31 – June 12, 2020
Deposit: with registration = 20% of total
2nd Payment: November 15, 2019 = Half of Remaining Balance
Final Payment : February 15, 2020 = Remaining Balance
Cost is all inclusive: round-trip flight from Chicago O’Hare or Denver to Tel Aviv. Lodging in 5-Star Israeli Hotels (per-person, double occupancy/price is $4995.00 (tentative price) per person with 2 people per room.) Meals included are breakfast and dinner (some lunches not included). Touring with a licensed Israeli Tour Guide and Israeli Bus Driver in an air conditioned motor coach. 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 $1475.00 (if you do not want a roommate, chose a single room). Single rooms are limited.
Flights: Flights are round trip from Chicago, O’Hare or Denver. If you do not live near Chicago or Denver, you are responsible for your own transportation to O’Hare or DIA airport to travel with the group from Chicago or Denver.
Own (self-arranged) Flights: If you want to make your own flight arrangements, there is a $900.00 deduction (flight credit) from the cost of the trip.
Registration & Payment is easy: Register on-line and pay with a credit card at this 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: After registering for the trip, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED you buy Trip/Travel Insurance. Messianic Journeys does not provide Travel Insurance; however if you want to speak with a person to secure insurance, we work with My Travel Agent (630-961-3606). 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* (May 31 – June 12, 2020) *Tentative Price*
FLIGHT-Round-trip from Chicago (ORD) or Denver (DIA) to Tel Aviv Israel (**If you want to make your own flight arrangements, there is a $900 per traveler credit towards the cost of the trip.)
LODGING – 5-Star Israeli hotels (double occupancy = 2 people per room, each person pays $4995.00 (tentative price) )
SINGLE ROOM – If do not want a roommate, the additional cost of a single room is $1475.00. 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, plus four lunches
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 five lunches)
Price Does Not Include
All 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.
Until November 15: Trip Deposit is refundable less $500.00 cancellation fee.
November 16 – February 15 Cancellation: refund less $1000.00 cancellation fee.
February 16 – March 15 Cancellation: refund less $2000.00 cancellation fee.
After March 15 Cancellation: Sorry no refund.
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.
If you want to pay by 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.)
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 April 1, 2020.
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
No inoculations or visas (for U.S. Citizens) are required for 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 Travel/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.
If you would like to speak with a Travel Agent about this type of Insurance, you could contact Chaim Limor or any of his staff at 630-961-3606 at “My Travel Agent” and tell him you are traveling with Messianic Journeys. He and his staff will be glad to help you with Travel Insurance. Please secure the insurance plan of your choice immediately upon registering with 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 directors 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, concerning group flights arranged by Messianic Journeys or connecting flights made by individuals. 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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