ISRAEL: March 23 - April 3, 2020 “The Land of the Bible” with The Square (ATL)

Photo by Dave Herring (www.unsplash.com)

Photo by Dave Herring (www.unsplash.com)

Tour price (air from ATL): $4595.00

Land only (without air): $3195.00

Single Supplement: $900.00

Day One: Monday, Mar 23, 2020

Depart Atlanta for Tel Aviv, Israel. Overnight: In flight. 

Day Two: Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020

Arrive Ben Gurion Airport. Transfer to the hotel for check in, dinner and a good night’s rest!  Overnight: Tel Aviv area. B,D

Day Three: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020

Four Conflicts in the Background of the Gospels: Highlighting four example sites, this study focuses on four key conflicts in the background of Jesus' public ministry. Sites: Caesarea Maritima, Mt. Carmel, Zippori, Nazareth.  Overnight: by the Sea of Galilee. B,D

Day Four: Thursday, Mar 26, 2020

Characteristics of the Disciples: Using the four Gospel accounts, we will investigate the hints on the background and education of the disciples. Sites: Mt. Arbel, Magdala, Ancient Boat exhibit, boat ride, Mt. Beatitudes, Capernaum. Overnight: By the Sea of Galilee. B,D

Day Five: Friday, Mar 27, 2020

Private Teachings for the Disciples: Based on the five sermons in the Gospel according to Matthew, our focus will be on the common teaching style of the ancient rabbis and the withdrawals of Jesus from the crowds. Sites: Tel Dan, Banias (Caesarea Philippi), Views from the Golan Heights, Overlook to Syria, Qatzrin (Talmudic Village). Overnight: By the Sea of Galilee. B,D

Day Six: Saturday, Mar 28, 2020

The Perean Ministry of Jesus: We will address the issues of the Perean Ministry, with particular examination of Luke 10-19, the "special section" of this account. Sites: Beth Shean, Jordan Valley, Jericho, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea. Overnight: Dead Sea spa hotel. B,D

Day Seven: Sunday, Mar 29, 2020

Hebrew Themes of the Wilderness: From the desert storm of Habakkuk, to the salt covenant of David, various Biblical wilderness themes will be highlighted, before we go “Up to Jerusalem.”  Sites include: Masada, Qumran. Overnight: Jerusalem (1 of 5 nights). B,D

Day Eight: Monday, Mar 30, 2020

Messianic Expectations and Disappointments: With a specific view of the history of "other Messiahs" we will discuss the expectations for the Messiah, and their relationship to the record of the preaching of Jesus.  Sites: Mt. of Olives, Gethsemane. In the afternoon, we will investigate what the Biblical accounts tell us of Jesus' birth, based on both the Matthew and Luke accounts. Sites: Herodium, Bethlehem, Shepherd's Field. Overnight: Jerusalem (2 of 5 night). B,D

Photo by  ZEKERIYA SEN  on  Unsplash
“You have to try this floating in the Dead Sea!” (Photo by Dewet Willemse at Unsplash.com)

“You have to try this floating in the Dead Sea!” (Photo by Dewet Willemse at Unsplash.com)

Photo by Shai Pal on Unsplash

Photo by Shai Pal on Unsplash

Day Nine: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020

A Living People: Yad Vashem, Jewish Quarter of the Old City, Western Wall plaza. Overnight: Jerusalem (3 of 5 nights). B,D

Day Ten: Wednesday, Apr 1, 2020

Jewish Questionings and Roman Trials of Jesus: The arrest, trial and conviction of Jesus will be our subject as we journey through the "salvation geography" of Jerusalem in the Gospel According to John. Sites: Temple Mount, Pools of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Holy Sepulchre, Garden Tomb.  Overnight: Jerusalem (4 of 5 nights). B,D

Day Eleven: Thursday, Apr 2, 2020

Our day at leisure allows time to shop, explore, or just relax and take in the local culture. We’ll meet together for our final dinner. Overnight: Jerusalem (5 of 5 nights). B,D

Day Twelve: Friday, Apr 3, 2020

Flight from Tel Aviv, connecting to Atlanta, arriving later the same day.  

Every effort will be made to complete the full itinerary. Yet, because conditions are often unpredictable in travel, we reserve the right to make changes during the tour.

Tour Conditions

TOUR PRICE OF $4595 for the full program INCLUDES air from Atlanta, group transfers, hotels, Israeli buffet breakfast and dinner daily, tips for group services, full sightseeing, the services of English-speaking lecturers, syllabus, local guide (where required) and all entrance fees to sites as listed in the program. All taxes and surcharges in effect as of May 1, 2019 are included. If additional surcharges or taxes are imposed by the airlines or governments, any additional amounts will be the responsibility of the passenger.  This program is priced to operate with a combined minimum of 30 passengers. 

LAND ONLY PRICE OF $3195 INCLUDES all of the above except air and transfers.

NOT INCLUDED  are personal items such as laundry; drinks and coffee during or after meals; lunches, tips for personal favors; excess baggage and forwarding of baggage; transfers other than with the group; optional travel insurance.

YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS are based on double occupancy in a twin bedded room with private bath.. There is a supplemental charge of $900 if you prefer a single room. Individuals enrolling without a roommate may request to be matched with a roommate. In the event that a roommate is not available, individuals will be subject to the single supplement charge. All single rooms are subject to limited availability, and may be smaller than normal twin rooms.  

PAYMENT: A nonrefundable deposit of $300 per person, is required to secure your place on the program. (Deposit may be refunded only if CTSP withdraws the offer of the program.) A second payment of $2000 is due by September 22, 2019. Final payment is due in CTSP’s office by December 20, 2019. Thereafter, a late payment fee of $100 per person per month will be assessed.

CANCELLATION FEES:

90+ days prior                                  non-refundable deposit

66-90 days prior                  50% plus non-refundable deposit

0-65 days prior                                                  No refund

*If your cancellation results in a roommate needing a single supplement, that amount will be charged to you in addition to the above fees.

*All refund claims must be in writing to CTSP. There is no refund for any services not used.

TRIP INSURANCE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

Insurance purchased within two weeks of CTSP receiving original deposit is the most economical, and can cover pre-existing conditions.  Go to www.studytrip.info and click on the insurance icon. 

ITINERARY LENGTH: Flight times are subject to change without advance notice. CTSP is not responsible for changes and delays in airline schedules and does not reimburse passengers for expenses resulting from delays. Because airlines often change flight times and dates at the last minute, CTSP strongly recommends the purchase of any connecting tickets which can be changed without heavy fees and penalties. If airline(s) change flight schedules, CTSP reserves the right to lengthen or shorten the itinerary accordingly, and whenever possible, you will be notified in writing. If changes necessitate extra overnights, you will be charged (per person, per night) US$110 double occupancy, or US$200 for single rooms (includes single supplement).

AIRLINE ARRANGEMENTS from Atlanta (ATL) is included in the full tour price. Air Transportation will be economy class aboard regularly scheduled carriers utilizing non-refundable, non-amendable tickets. Once your ticket has been written, it cannot be rewritten or refunded.

YOUR LUGGAGE is restricted in size and shape by the airline, and is limited to one checked piece, plus carryon. You should contact the airline for the specific restrictions.  

STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY

CTSP agrees to provide the itinerary described in this brochure, and this represents the entire agreement between the passenger and CTSP No changes or deviations are effective unless approved in writing and signed by an authorized officer of CTSP Except as stated herein, no person is authorized to cancel, modify, or vary the study program arrangements (during the course) or to make any representation of warranty concerning the program.

All prices, itineraries, and schedules are subject to regulations and changes thereof by acts of Government, International Agreement and Airline tariff adjustments, rules and regulations.

CTSP reserves the right to change or withdraw the program, in whole or in part, at any time. In the event of a change, the sole exclusive obligation of CTSP will be to refund pro rata any payment received. In the event of rescheduling of the program due to unforeseen circumstances, the cancellation and refund clause will apply. CTSP reserves the right to refuse or revoke travel to anyone who is, in the sole judgment of CTSP, incapable of or detrimental to group travel.

Except for the willful negligence of its direct employees, CTSP assumes no liability or responsibility for any injuries, inconveniences, illness, irregularity or incidental damages occasioned by circumstances beyond the control of CTSP, or by any person or reason whatsoever, including, but not limited to events such as strikes, revolts, wars, natural disaster, closures of airports or hotels, default or omission of any common or private carrier or the default, negligence, or omission of any by any third party providing services or facilities related to or included in this program. 

The commercial carriers are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time the passengers are not on board commercial carriers. The passenger contracts, in use by all commercial carriers involved, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the commercial carriers and the passenger or purchaser of this program and/or passage and program operator assumes no liability or responsibility in connection therewith.

ENROLLMENT  in and payment of the deposit for the tour constitutes your acceptance of the Program Conditions and Statement of Responsibility.