New Sound Ministries
10-Day Spiritual Journey of a Lifetime through the Holy Land:
November 7 – 16, 2023, $4498
Introducing ISRAEL ADVANTAGE TOURS
Signature Touch Service
Features incorporated into our programs are unique, distinct, and designed with YOU and your group members in mind. ALL of this…in addition to our special inclusions and personal attention.
Round-trip transportation from Seattle, WA
Licensed Tour Guide, Deluxe Motor Coach, and site entrance fees for 7 touring
Hotel accommodations for 8 overnights in Israel
Included for each passenger…
Group arrival assistance at Ben Gurion Airport with porterage
Flower upon arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport
“The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom like a rose” (Isaiah 35:1)
Arrival and departure group transfer with tour guide and bus
St. Peter’s Fish lunch while visiting the area surrounding the Sea of Galilee
Private boat sail on the Sea of Galilee
Reserved lunch at Qumran
Abrahamic Experience with camel ride and lunch in Bedouin tent
Farewell Dinner at Naura Restaurant in Abu Ghosh
Lunch at Notre Dame Jerusalem Center Main Dining Room
Headsets throughout the tour
Earphones at Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust
Olive wood Communion cups
Biblical landscape and tree planting ceremony at Neot Kedumim
“Let the fields be jubilant and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy” (Psalm 96:12)
Decorative Personalized Certificates commemorating the momentous occasion of this Spiritual Journey of a Lifetime through the Holy Land with your family and friends
Early-morning check-out for early morning departure from Israel
Included for you as the Tour Host…
Private access link to your landing page for convenient registration and payment
Promotional assistance and orientations throughout tour promotion campaign • …and more!
Private Sea of Galilee Boat Sail
Abrahamic Desert Hospitality Experience at Genesis Land
Neot Kedumim Biblical Landscape Tour and Tree Planting
Western Wall Tunnel Tour
Jerusalem Archaeological Park – Davidson Center
Yad Vashem Earphones
City of David + Movie + Tunnel Tour
Garden Tomb for Communion
Ecce Homo / Sisters of Zion
St. Anne’s Church / Bethesda
Massada Cable Car
Beit Igal Alon Museum and Ancient Boat from Time of Jesus
Annunciation Church in Nazareth
Nazareth Village, Replica of 1st Century Nazareth
Muchraka, Mt. Carmel
Mt. of Beatitudes
TOUR FEATURES INCLUDE:
Airfare, taxes, and fuel surcharges (airlines not yet secured: group pricing based on minimum 10 passengers)
Group meeting and assistance on arrival and departure at Ben Gurion Airport by our representative
Porterage at airport and hotels
Tour Israel, the Land of the Bible, with Israel Government licensed, certified English-speaking tour guide
Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with experienced driver
All greetings, assistance, transfers, entrance fees per Proposed Itinerary unless otherwise noted, and hotel tax included
7 full days sightseeing, experiencing the Holy Land with sites and activities to cherish for a lifetime
Hotels based on double occupancy, Half Board (Breakfast and Dinner); Single Room Supplement available with limited quantity; pricing is based on the following hotels, or similar hotels:
Island Suites, Netanya, 1 night o Maagan Eden Holiday Village, Tiberias, 2 nights o Leonardo Plaza (Privilege), Dead Sea, Ein Bokek, 1 night
Yehuda Hotel, Jerusalem, 4 nights (includes late-night or early-morning check-out for passengers’ convenience for early-morning transfer to airport for return to US)
Highlighting inclusions: Exemplary personal attention, PowerPoint presentations for orientations during recruitment phases, Israel Advantage Tours Signature Touch Service
Gratuities to Israel tour guide, Israel driver, Bethlehem tour guide and driver, hotel staff (reception, porterage, housekeeping, dining room), and scheduled out-of-hotel dining experience at restaurants (IAT will manage distribution of gratuities)
Single room supplement, additional: $910
As soon as substantive information about airline costs becomes available, we will apprise you. Group arrangements require a minimum of 10 passengers traveling together and departing from, and returning to, the same airport.
SPECIAL NOTES AND CONSIDERATION
Travel Insurance, purchases of a personal nature, hotel wi-fi, hotel minibars, lunches other than those mentioned in the Signature Touch Service, any meals and beverages not mentioned in this proposal, hotel services and amenities not reflected in this proposal. Lunches not included may be estimated at between $15 - $20 with a beverage. Costs for testing for Covid and its variants, should it be required at the time of your travel dates per any country into which you and your group members will be entering and/or departing, and/or countries through which you may be transiting, and including in preparing for your return to the US, in coordination with your travel dates are at the participant’s expense. At the appropriate time, should testing be required, we will do our utmost to provide you with most current information as far in advance as possible about necessary testing per each country’s entry protocol and their mandated regulations for Covid-19 and/or any other situation regarding vaccination and testing.
Proposed Itinerary for November 7 – 16, 2023 attached to this proposal.
Upon confirmation that you approve this proposal, we will determine airline options and per person pricing
Sites listed on the Proposed Itinerary are subject to change. Sites included on the Proposed Itinerary are based on time, conditions, weather permitting, and pace of tour group members.
Itinerary and sequence of scheduled programming, hotels, scheduled airline flights (though not yet secured) may change, pending weather, time, conditions. Should unforeseen circumstances beyond our control necessitate hotel substitution, every effort will be made to secure hotels of comparable and similar level of service and standards.
Reservations cannot be held without a paid deposit.
Water will be available for purchase on bus for $1 per bottle.
Solely at the discretion of each participant is the customary acknowledgement of a love offering to the tour guide and driver, typically collected by the leader and presented at the farewell dinner.
New Sound Ministries Tour Host: Paul Crawford
10-Day Spiritual Journey of a Lifetime through the Holy Land
Suggested Sites Itinerary
time, weather, conditions permitting, and pace of tour group members
DAY 1 Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Depart for Ben Gurion International Airport
DAY 2 Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport.
W E L C O M E T O I S R A E L
You will be greeted by our representative, meet your tour guide, and transfer to your hotel. Welcome greeting and reception upon your arrival at your hotel.
Overnight – Netanya
DAY 3 Thursday, November 9, 2023
C A E S A R E A M A R I T I M A
Explore the great Roman port city and one of the largest archeological digs in Israel. This is where Peter baptized the Roman centurion, Cornelius, who became the first gentile convert to Christianity (Acts 10), and where Paul was tried by Festus (Acts 25:6-12). See the Roman Theater, Herod’s Palace, the Palace of the Roman Procurator (Acts 23:23; Acts 26:23 - Paul; Acts 10:2048 - Peter & Cornelius), and the Amphitheater.
M U K H R A K A
Travel through the Druze villages of Daliyat el Carmel and Usifiya to Mukhraka, the place on Mt. Carmel, where Elijah battled the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:25) for a view of the Jezreel Valley.
M E G I D D O
A fascinating hill (tel) comprising 26 ancient civilizations, the place where the last battle of mankind is due to take place (Revelation 16:16) and also one of Solomon’s fortified chariot cities (1 Kings 9:15).
N A Z A R E T H V I L L A G E
Visit a replica of biblical Nazareth as life was lived fully during the time of Jesus.
Overnight – Tiberias
DAY 4 Friday, November 10, 2023
C A E S A R E A P H I L I P P I
Also known as Baal Hermon and Baal Gad in the Old Testament period, situated 25 miles north of the Sea of Galilee and at the base of Mt. Hermon, Caesarea Philippi, the Banias, is the location of one of the largest springs feeding the Jordan River. This abundant water supply has made the area very fertile and attractive for religious worship. The great confession and the transfiguration both occurred in the vicinity of the city (Matt 16:13), then known as Caesarea Philippi.
M O U N T O F B E A T I T U D E S
Pray on the hillside where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-12).
T A B G H A
Visit the site where the miracle of the fishes and loaves took place (Matthew 15:32-39 and Mark 8:1-9).
C A P E R N A U M
Explore the town where Jesus lived during His Galilee ministry (Matthew 4:13; Mark 3:1). Hometown to Peter, Andrew, James, John, and Matthew.
P R I V A T E B O A T S A I L O N T H E S E A O F G A L I L E E
Sail on the Sea of Galilee in a replica of a first century wooden boat. It is here Jesus walked on the waters and calmed the storm. This region around the Sea of Galilee is where Jesus lived more of his public life and performed His most glorious miracles.
N O F G I N O S A R
Stop by Yigal Alon Museum where a 2,000-year-old boat from Jesus’ time is on display.
M A G D A L A
Visit the hometown of Mary Magdalene and the site of a first century Synagogue, where Jesus most certainly would have taught (Matthew 4:23). Explore the excavated city of Magdala and worship in the beautiful Duc in Altum. Prepare a special Ceremony in Duc in Altum, honoring the women of the Bible, honoring women of faith within your community.
Overnight – Tiberias
DAY 5 Saturday, November 11, 2023
Y A R D E N I T
Visit the Jordan River baptismal site. We will have a baptismal service for anyone who wants to be baptized or re-baptized in the Jordan River.
B E ’ I T S H E ’ A N
Be awed by one of the largest and most spectacular excavations in all of Israel. It was here that the bodies of King Saul and his sons were put on public display by the Philistines. The Roman city was known as Scythopolis during Jesus’ time (Judges 7:4-8; 1 Samuel 31:10).
Q U M R A N
Visit the home of the first century sect known as the Essenes, the authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
D E A D S E A A N D L E I S U R E T I M E T O E N J O Y T H E D E A D S E A A F T E R C H E C K I N G I N T O O U R H O T E L
Check in to your hotel on the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth. Take time to enjoy the therapeutic properties of this salty and mineral-rich water. Opportunity for scheduling a spa treatment in your hotel on your own.
Overnight – Dead Sea
DAY 6 Sunday, November 12, 2023
M A S A D A Ascend the mountain by cable car to view King Herod’s magnificent desert fortress and the place of the last heroic Jewish stand against the Romans in 73 AD.
E N G E D I N A T I O N A L P A R K
Explore the desert oasis where David hid from King Saul (1 Samuel 24).
A B R A H A M I C D E S E R T H O S P I T A L I T Y E X P E R I E N C E A T G E N E S I S L A N D
Participate in an Abrahamic experience, ride a camel, and enjoy lunch inside a Bedouin tent.
J E R I C H O R O A D O V E R V I E W A N D S T . G E O R G E M O N A S T E R Y O V E R L O O K
Drive up to Jerusalem, with an ascent of 4,000 feet in 13 miles, we pause to view the spectacular landscape at Wadi Kelt and the stunning vista surrounding the St George Monastery built into the rocky mountain.
A S C E N D T O T H E H O L Y C I T Y O F Y E R U S H A L Y I M , J E R U S A L E M , T H E C I T Y O F P E A C E , T H E C I T Y O F C O M P L E T E N E S S , W H E R E I T I S S A I D “ G O D P A R T I T I O N E D 1 0 P A R T S O F B E A U T Y , 9 O F T H E M F O U N D I N J E R U S A L E M ” ( K i d d u s h i n 4 9 : 1 - b )
Overnight – Jerusalem
DAY 7 Monday, November 13, 2023
M O U N T O F O L I V E S
View the entire city of Jerusalem from this significant biblical site where Jesus has promised to return.
C H U R C H O F A L L N A T I O N S A N D T H E G A R D E N O F G E T H S E M A N E
Visit the Church of All Nations and meet in the Garden where Jesus and the disciples would often come to pray and rest.
L I O N ’ S G A T E
Walk where the procession on Palm Sunday begins, the faithful march from the Mount of Olives, in observance of the last walk of Jesus from prison to His crucixion the Via Dolorosa. Also called St. Stephen’s Gate.
S T . A N N E ’ S C H U R C H
Sing together in this Crusader era church and enjoy the amazing acoustics.
P O O L S O F B E T H E S D A
See where Jesus healed the lame man (John 5:1-24).
E C C E H O M O
Stand in the place beneath the arch on the Via Dolorosa where Pilate condemned the scourged Jesus and declared, “Behold the man!”
V I A D O L O R O S A
Discover the Stations of the Cross leading to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
C H U R C H O F T H E H O L Y S E P U L C H E R
Explore the place considered by Catholics to be the location of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
N O T R E D A M E J E R U S A L E M C E N T E R
Within the walls of this beautiful building, you’ll find a place that offers warm hospitality to pilgrims who come from all over the world to visit the Holy Land. Here you will enjoy lunch in their main room and either before or after lunch, you will be captivated by your visit through the Shroud Museum.
G A R D E N T O M B A N D G O R D O N ’ S C A L V A R Y
Receive communion at the Garden Tomb, considered by Protestants to be the site of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Enjoy a memorable communion service to conclude the journey.
Overnight – Jerusalem
DAY 8 Tuesday, November 14, 2023
M O U N T Z I O N ( D A V I D ’ S T O M B A N D T H E U P P E R R O O M )
Gather where the disciples gathered after the ascension of Jesus (Mark 14:12-26; Acts 1:13) and visit the site where some believe King David is buried.
C I T Y O F D A V I D A N D H E Z E K I A H ’ S T U N N E L
Tour the City of David and its ongoing excavation in the ancient core of Jerusalem, once ruled by King David, including David’s palace and a sophisticated ancient underground water system.
P O O L O F S I L O A M
Onward to the Pool of Siloam, where Jesus cured a blind man with a mud mixture and told him to wash it from his eyes (John 9).
I S R A E L M U S E U M A N D M O D E L O F A N C I E N T J E R U S A L E M A N D T H E B O O K O F I S A I A H
See the scale model of ancient Jerusalem with its magnificent 50:1 ratio. Be amazed when you witness the entire Book of Isaiah on display beneath the building with a roof shaped like the cap on the vessels founds in the Qumran Caves by a shepherd boy when he discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Y A D V A S H E M
Travel to the National Memorial and Museum of the Holocaust, which includes: Valley of the Communities, Hall of Names, Children’s Memorial, and the new Museum complex.
Overnight – Jerusalem
DAY 9 Wednesday, November 15, 2023
T E M P L E S T E P S
Walk on the actual steps used by Jesus and the people of His time to enter the Temple, chanting the Psalms of Ascent.
S O U T H E R N W A L L E X C A V A T I O N S - D A V I D S O N C E N T E R
Enjoy the computerized virtual model of the Second Temple and view artifacts on display from the 1st and 2nd Temple Periods.
W E S T E R N W A L L ( K O T E L )
Place your prayers snuggly within the crevices of the wall from the time of the Temples.
W E S T E R N W A L L T U N N E L S
Enter the Rabbinic Tunnels revealing the base of the Temple Mount and the street level during the time of Jesus.
J E W I S H Q U A R T E R
Explore the rebuilt Jewish section of the city.
C A R D O
Discover the Cardo, one of two main streets from the Roman-Byzantine times.
N E O T K E D U M I M + T R E E P L A N T I N G
Before departing this holy land, leave your impression for generations to witness. Plant a tree, an everlasting touch of your having graced this soil in this rolling biblical landscape, amongst the plants and bushes, trees and flowers, just as they appear in the Bible. Become one with the hallowed ground upon which our forebears walked, leaving their footprints and legacy for us to follow.
F A R E W E L L D I N N E R A T N A U R A R E S T A U R A N T I N A B U G H O S H
Enjoy our farewell dinner at a restaurant capturing Israeli culture and its love for delivering the excitement of Mideast delicacies in never-ending waves of food presentation. Share stories of your cherished experiences before returning to your hotel to prepare for your early-morning departure for either the US or Petra.
Overnight – Jerusalem
DAY 10 Thursday, November 16, 2023
Depart Ben Gurion International Airport to return home with a lifetime of cherished memories shared with new friends.