We are so excited that you’re considering our "In His Steps" pilgrimage to Israel, March 8 - 17, 2024.
The Holy Land is a place like nowhere else on earth. You will be powerfully shaped by this experience. Your faith will deepen and come alive in new ways, as it has for centuries of Christian pilgrims who’ve made similar journeys. To follow in Jesus’ footsteps through the landscapes, towns, and places where he led and lived with his first disciples as he changed the world, isn’t just to relive the events of scripture; it is to join with him in a deeper and more personal relationship as you find your soul fed in new and wonderful ways.
When we traveled to Israel with Jim Denison and Mike—who co-leads trips for Jim and many other pastors—it was such an awesome experience that we knew we had to help make this opportunity possible for more in our church family. We’re thrilled to incorporate this trip into our congregation’s Spiritual Formation offerings for 2024 and hope that you and your family will join us “in his steps.” Ginny & Josh, and our HP Pres pastors will focus on the biblical narrative of our pilgrimage each day and explain the spiritual significance of the both Old and New Testaments sites that we visit.
Mike, also a pastor, first visited Israel on a trip with his parents when he was a kid and fell in love with the country and its people. Mike lived in Israel for several years while studying biblical archaeology, then earned a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Baylor University. He has led over 150 tours to Israel and takes numerous groups to the Holy Land every year. Mike knows the culture and the sites, and will take us to the most significant and memorable places in Israel.
The itinerary below provides information you'll need in considering the trip. You'll find our day-to-day itinerary, pricing package, and answers to your other questions. Mike is also available to discuss the details of the trip with you by phone or email.
It’s an honor to lead this trip as a spiritual pilgrimage.
We pray the Holy Spirit will draw us closer to God as he encourages and equips us for his mission and ministry.
We hope you'll join us!
Ginny & Josh Peck
Day One: Friday March 8, 2024
Day Two: Saturday March 9, 2024
Arrive Tel Aviv
Day Three: Sunday March 10, 2024
From Tel Aviv to the Sea of Galilee
Day Four: Monday March 11, 2024
The Sea of Galilee Region
Day Five: Tuesday March 12, 2024
From the Sea of Galilee to Jerusalem
Day Six: Wednesday March 13, 2024
The Old City of Jerusalem and Bethlehem
Day Seven: Thursday March 14, 2024
Old City of Jerusalem and the New City of Jerusalem
Day Eight: Friday March 15, 2024
Masada and the Dead Sea Region
Day Nine: Saturday March 16, 2024
Garden Tomb - Free Afternoon - Depart.
Day Ten: Sunday March 17, 2024
INCLUDED IN THE TOUR COST
Not included in tour price:
Registration and deposits: An initial deposit of $500 per person is required to secure definite reservations. We regret that no space may be reserved without a deposit.
Final payment: Balance of payment is due on January 8, 2024.
Cancellations and refunds: If the trip is cancelled 120 days or more prior to departure, there is no penalty and a full refund will be issued. If the trip is cancelled between 119-90 days prior to departure, there will be a $100 per person cancellation charge. If the trip is cancelled between 90-61 days prior to departure, there will be an additional $200 per person cancellation charge. If a trip is cancelled within 60 days of departure, there will be no refund. The cancellation penalties may be less if there is a person on a waiting list or if the trip can be sold to another individual. Cancellations must be made in writing; verbal cancellations, whether in person or by phone, are not valid. A special optional trip cancellation insurance policy is available.
Travel and Health Documents: A valid passport is required for all tours. No special inoculations are required unless specifically notified.
Tour price: The price of the tour is based on a minimum of 30 passengers. Should the final membership fall below this number, MBF Enterprises, Inc. reserves the right to increase the tour price.
Responsibility: This tour is planned and operated by MBF Enterprises, Inc. by contracting for services from other suppliers. MBF Enterprises, Inc. and/or its agents, acting as agents for the tour members, shall be responsible to tour members for supplying services and accommodations as set forth in this brochure, except to the extent such services and accommodations cannot be supplied due to force of nature, delays, or other causes beyond the control of MBF Enterprises, Inc. If the service and accommodations set forth in this brochure cannot be supplied due to delays or other causes beyond the control of MBF Enterprises, Inc., best efforts will be made to supply comparable services and accommodations. If such services and accommodation cannot be provided due to the above reasons, or if the services are not used due to voluntary omission by the tour member, refunds will not be granted.
By becoming a member of the tour, a participant waives any claim against MBF Enterprises, Inc. for any damages to or loss of property, or any injury to or death of persons due to any act of negligence of any hotels or any other persons rendering any of the services and accommodations included in the ground portion of the itinerary. MBF Enterprises, Inc. shall not be responsible for any delays, substitutions of equipment, or any act or omission whatsoever by any air or surface carrier, its agents, servants and employees; and a participant, by becoming a member of the tour, waives any claim arising there from. MBF Enterprises, Inc. and/or its agents is not responsible for loss or damage to participants baggage (baggage insurance highly recommended). The liability of the Airlines for the loss or damage to the baggage of the participant shall be limited in accordance with the carrier's liability insurance coverage, unless a higher value has been declared with respect hereto and additional payment made to the airline.
MBF Enterprises, Inc. reserves the right to decline, accept or retain any participant as a member of this tour at any time. If a participant is removed from the tour, a proportionate refund will be made. MBF Enterprises, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the tour prior to departure and if the tour is canceled, MBF Enterprises, Inc. shall have no responsibility beyond the refund of monies paid by the participant to MBF Enterprises, Inc. NOTE: If, because of war, or an act of God, or any reasonably unavoidable catastrophic circumstances, MBF Enterprises, Inc. and/or the tour hosts are forced to cancel the tour after funds are advanced to the airlines, ground service agents or other such vendors, MBF Enterprises, Inc. and/or the tour hosts are only obligated to return moneys advanced by the passengers in this tour which MBF Enterprises, Inc. and/or the tour hosts are successful in recovering from those vendors.