Trip to Israel and Egypt – 2021

Led by: Pastor Larry Burgbacher

Dates: October 4 – 16, 2021

My wife and I would like to invite you to journey with us to the Holy Land and Egypt.  It will truly be the trip of a lifetime.  We will see the places where Jesus ministered in Galilee and Judea.

Some of the highlights include a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, Communion at the Garden Tomb, Baptism in the Jordan River, and the amazing city of Jerusalem.  This year we will add three days in Egypt to see the Pyramids, Sphinx, and a dinner cruise on the Nile River.

These are just a few of the highlights.  At each stop, I will tie in the Biblical significance along with our wonderful tour guides.  Space is limited to the first 50, so get your deposit in soon!

Blessings,

Pastor Larry and Jeanne Burgbacher

Flights

Flight #DepartureArrival
LH 429Charlotte on 4 October at 6:30 PMMunich on 5 October at 9:15 AM
LH 680Munich on 5 October at 11:25 AMTel Aviv on 5 October at 4:05 PM
LH 587Cairo on 16 October at 2:15 AMMunich on 16 October at 6:10 AM
LH 428Munich on 16 October at 12:30 PMCharlotte on 16 October at 4:25 PM

Hotels

CityNights
Netanya1 night
Sea of Galilee or Nazareth2 nights
Jerusalem4 nights
Egypt4 nights

General Itinerary

Day 1 – Monday, October 4th – DEPART FROM USA

Depart from the US to Tel Aviv.  Dinner and breakfast will be served during the flight.

Day 2 – Tuesday, October 5th – ARRIVE IN ISRAEL

Our representatives will meet you and walk you through customs.

We’ll board our bus, and travel to the hotel.

** Dinner & overnight stay in Netanya.

Day 3 – Wednesday, October 6th – JAFFA, CAESAREA, MT. CARMEL, MEGIDDO (ARMAGEDDON), TIBERIAS

After breakfast we’ll visit the following sites:

Caesarea, to visit the Crusader Fortress built upon an ancient city, named after Augustus Caesar, who imposed the tax that brought Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. Here we will visit an ancient Roman amphitheater and see where the Apostle Paul was possibly imprisoned for two years while waiting to stand trial before Caesar. (Acts 23:23-26:32)

Mount Carmel, where Elijah issued his challenge to the False Prophets.

Megiddo, Site of Armageddon. We will see where generations of civilizations were destroyed and rebuilt over and over again, and the site of history’s climatic battle in Revelation 16. Cities would be renamed and rebuilt after being conquered. This city was a strategic location for going into battle. King Solomon established it as a ‘chariot city’ and housed hundreds of horses there. It’s also home to a 120-foot water shaft which connects the city to a spring outside the city gates.

** Dinner & overnight stay in Tiberias.

Day 4 – Thursday, October 7th – SEA OF GALILEE, JORDAN RIVER,CAESAREA PHILIPPI, YARDENITE

On this day, we will sail on the Sea of Galilee, visit the museum of the ancient boat at Kibbutz Ginosar.

Then onto visit Magdala, with its first century synagogue, a complete first century city and remains of a once prosperous fish processing industry. Complete with shops, marketplace, residential areas, and wharf, this is a city where Jesus himself visited and taught.

We will then visit Capernaum, the town of Jesus, visit the Church of Multiplication in Tabgha (where the Lord performed the miracle of the Loaves and Fishes), and visit the Mount of Beatitutes (where Jesus taught “The Sermon on the Mount”).  We’ll continue to Caesarea Philippi where Peter confessed Christ: “You are the Christ, the son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:15-16).  We will continue to a baptism in the Jordan River, truly an unforgettable experience.

** Dinner and overnight stay in Tiberias.

Day 5  – Friday, October 8th – NAZARETH,CANA WEDDING CHURCH,SHILOH AND JERUSALEM

We will begin our day by visiting Cana, where the Lord preformed the Wedding Miracle.  Here we will partake in the ceremony of the Renewal of the Vows. Nazareth, where we’ll visit the Church of Annunciation.

Then we’ll proceed to Mount Precipice (Luke 4:29-30).  We’ll continue to Nazareth Village to experience the sights, sounds and aromas of Jesus’s time. We will then continue to Shiloh. The ancient city of Shiloh , was an ancient city in Samaria mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. Shiloh was the major Israelite worship center before the First Temple was built in Jerusalem.

** Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

Day 6  – Saturday, October 9th – JERUSALEM

We will begin our day on the Mount of Olives with breathtaking panoramic view of Jerusalem.  The day continues with visits to the sites that will helps us of understand the Lord’s prophecy about Jerusalem: The Chapel of Dominius Flevit, where Christ Prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem (Luke 18:41), the Garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22:39-53), and Church of All Nations, the site where it is said that Judas betrayed Jesus.  In the Kidron Valley we’ll visit the tombs of Absalom.

We will proceed to visit the sites on Mt.  Zion: the Gallicantu Church which was built over the ruins of the Palace of Caiaphas, the High Priest before whom Jesus was brought for trial (Mark 14:  53-65). We’ll visit the Tomb of King David and enter into the Upper Room – the site that commemorates Jesus’ last meal with his disciples. Our day will end by visiting the amazing Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the birth place of Christ.

** Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

Day 7 – Sunday, October 10th – JORDAN RIVER, QUMRAM, MASSADA AND THE DEAD SEA

After breakfast we’ll depart Jerusalem we will descend the Judean hills. On our journey, we will stop at a site on the Jordan River where many believe Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. This rive borders the country of Jordan and Israel.

We’ll continue to Qumran to hear the amazing story of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery. We will try to answer questions such as: Who wrote the scrolls?  Who were the Essenes?  How did they live and why there?  Then to Masada to learn about the dramatic story of almost one thousand men, women and children who chose suicide rather than becoming Roman slaves.  We’ll visit the archaeological finds and enjoy the palaces, bathhouses, walls and the remarkable view of the Dead Sea.  We’ll proceed to swim and float in the Dead Sea and to enjoy the sun and the famous mud. Tr at the hotel.

** Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 8 – Monday, October 11th – JERUSALEM 

We will wake up early, have breakfast, we will begin our day with an exciting tour to the site where much of the Bible was written, the City of King David.  Here Archaeologists found King Hezekiah’s 2,700 year-old water tunnel, one of the wonders of early engineering, and the seal impression of Gemariah, son of Shaphan, possibly the scribe of King Zedekiah (Jeremiah 36:10).

We will then continue to the Pool of Siloam where Christ healed the blind man by sending him to wash his eyes (John 9).  In the Jewish Quarter, we’ll explore the Roman Cardo, the Madaba Map, the Western Wall and the Western Wall Tunnels  is an underground tunnel exposing the full length of the Western Wall. The tunnel is adjacent to the Western Wall and is located under buildings of the Old City of Jerusalem.proceed to Davidson Center (with its amazing virtual model of the Second Temple).  We will view the Temple Mount, and we’ll hear about the traders driven out of the Temple by Jesus (Luke 19:45-48).

Then to Bethesda where Christ healed the paralyzed man (John 5).  Our journey through the Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross) stations will end by visiting the Church of Holy Sepulchre. We’ll walk through the old city market to the Damascus gate, and enter the Garden Tomb we’ll have  a communion at the Garden Tomb.

** Dinner and Overnight stay in Jerusalem.

Day 9 –Tuesday, October 12th – US EMBASSY, TIMMA PARK, CROSS INTO EGYPT, ST. CATHERINE

Before we bid farewell to Jerusalem, we will stop by the US embassy for a group picture. We will continue our ride via the Arava Valley to the Tabernacle Model.

Once we arrive at Timna Park, a life-size replica of the biblical tabernacle. We will continue our tour by driving to the resort city of Eilat and cross the Taba border and arrive in Egypt. Once we arrive to Egypt, we will then drive to St Catherine.

**Dinner and overnight stay in Cairo.

Day 10 –Wednesday, October 13th – MT. SINAI, ST. CATHERINE MONASTERY, CAIRO 

We will start our morning early by hiking Mount Sinai. We will then refresh, have breakfast and visit the St. Catherine Monastery and then travel to Cairo.

** Overnight stay in Cairo.

Day 11 –Thursday, October 14th  – CAIRO, COPTIC CHURCH

We will visit the Coptic Church, which is known as one of the places that was visited by the holy family.

We will finish our time in Cairo by visiting the incredible bazaar, where you will experience amazing flavors and sounds.

** Dinner and overnight stay in Cairo.

Day 12 –Friday, October 15th  – SPHINX PYRAMIDS, SAKKARA, FAREWELL DINNER

We’ll take a visit to the pyramids, which were built 4,600 years ago. The mysterious Sphinx, with its mask of Chephren and body of a Lion, stands close to the pyramids to guard the land of Pharaohs. The Sphinx and the pyramids have been considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Later, We’ll continue to Sakkara, which has the Step Pyramid, the oldest pyramid in Egypt,  we will visit the precious antiquities in the Egyptian Museum. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner on a Nile cruise

Overnight at the hotel in Cairo.

Day 13 –Saturday, October 16th  – DEPART BACK TO THE U.S.A

We will have an early breakfast, and then drive to the airport for our morning flight back to the U.S.A

We return home full of rich and unforgettable memories. A common refrain is heard — is the trip really over?  Can we start planning for our return visit?

Passport

Required:  Scan or take a picture (without flash) of the ID page of your passport (full page, all corners visible), then please send it to Michael at michael@go-yael.com

Note: Passport must be valid at least six months following end of tour.

Package Price

Package price per person sharing double rooms: $3,800

Single Supplement: $995

Payments Schedule

First Payment – $350 deposit (non-refundable) – due by June 25, 2021

Second Payment – 50% of remaining balance ($1,725) – due by July 25, 2021

Third Payment – 100% of remaining balance ($1,725) – due by August 25, 2021

Single Supplement (for those who wish to reserve single rooms) – $995 due by August 25, 2021

Methods of Payment

1) Credit Card, charged by Yael Adventures – Israel

2) PayPal (+2.1% PayPal fee)

To make payments, please see below at the bottom of this webpage.

Contact:

Pastor Larry Burgbacher

pastorlarry@faithishere.org

Included in tour price

  • Flights: Charlotte – Tel Aviv – Charlotte
  • 11 nights in hotels according to the program
  • Meet and Assist upon arrival at the airport
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Daily buffet dinner
  • 1 Lunch, St. Peter’s Fish
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • Deluxe Motor Coaches
  • Israeli qualified local tour guide – English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to all locations indicated in the program
  • Yael Group Kit – Hat, bag, and map

Excluded from tour price

  • Travel Insurance
  • Beverages
  • Other things not mentioned in the program
  • Flights – changes in itinerary may be made depending on the airlines

Travel Insurance 

We strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance to protect yourself against unforeseen events that may impact your travel plans, health, personal items, etc.

Cancellation by Yael Adventures

In case of lack of participants or any other reason, Yael Adventures may cancel the tour. In such a case, Yael Adventures will be responsible to provide a full refund. Yael Adventures will not refund any purchases not made through Yael Adventures, e.g., airline tickets.

Cancellation / Delays Due to Reasons Beyond Yael Adventures’ Control

Cancellations or delays due to state travel advisories and/or warnings, acts of war, acts of God, natural disasters, airplane mechanical problems, or other reasons beyond Yael Adventures’ control, will not be eligible for any form of refund.

Cancellation Fees

  • $350 non-refundable registration fee, regardless of date of cancellation
  • 76-95 days before the departure day: 10% cancellation fee
  • 61-75 days before the departure day: 50% cancellation fee
  • 31-60 days before the departure day: 75% cancellation fee
  • 1-30 days before the departure day: 100% cancellation fee   

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