ISRAEL: February 16-26, 2019 "The Life and Land of Jesus" with New Life Church - Everett, WA. (Program #190202)


Day One: Saturday, Feb 16, 2019

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

Day Two: Sunday, Feb 17, 2019

Arrive Ben Gurion Airport in Israel. Transfer to the hotel across from the Mediterranean beach. Dinner and a good night’s rest! Overnight: Tel Aviv area.

Day Three: Monday, Feb 18, 2019

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, Valley of Armageddon, Zippori, Nazareth (cave homes). Overnight: Nazareth.

Day Four: Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

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

Day Five: Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

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. Sites: Tel Dan, Banias (Caesarea Philippi), overlook into Syria, Qatzrin (Talmudic Village). Overnight: By the Sea of Galilee.

Day Six: Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

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, Qumran, Dead Sea. Arrive at hotel by 3:00p. Overnight: Dead Sea spa hotel.

Day Seven: Friday, Feb 22, 2019

Hebrew Themes of the Wilderness: From the desert storm of Habakkuk, to the salt covenant of David, various Biblical wilderness themes will be highlighted, and then “Up to Jerusalem”. Sites: Masada, Ein Gedi, Jericho. Overnight: Jerusalem.

Day Eight: Saturday, Feb 23, 2019

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,

Setting of the Birth Narrative: 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.

Day Nine: Sunday, Feb 24, 2019

A Living People: Visit to Yad Vashem (Holocaust Memorial). Jewish Quarter, Western Wall plaza, South Wall excavations (Davidson Center). Overnight: Jerusalem.

Day Ten: Monday, Feb 25, 2019

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, (lunch break with brief time for shopping), Garden Tomb (with communion). Keep your Jerusalem hotel during the day and depart for the airport after dinner.

Day Eleven: Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019

Depart to USA, 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 $4199 INCLUDES air from Seattle, WA, 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 surchcarges in effect as of March 1, 2018 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 will operate with a minimum of 30 passengers.

LAND ONLY PRICE OF $2473.00 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 $715 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 availability and may be smaller than normal twin rooms. Rooms in the group hotel are available prior to Feb 17 at a rate of $200 per room per night.

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.) Final payment is due in CTSP’s office by November 16, 2018. Thereafter, a late payment fee of $100 per person per month will be assessed.


90+ days prior                               non-refundable deposit

60-89 days prior        40% plus non-refundable deposit

31-59 days prior        60% plus non-refundable deposit

0-30 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. 

Please be aware that registered participants may not “transfer” their registration to others in lieu of cancellation.

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 Seattle (SEA) are 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.


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 recoverable 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

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

To register, please use "Trip Registration" tab above and fill in the form. After you submit the form, please send your trip deposit to our office (address below). Remember, you are not fully registered until we have both your form and your registration fee.