We are pleased that you are considering our "Israel 2.0 Experience" pilgrimage to Israel and Jordan, October 24-November 4, 2022.
Just to refresh your memory, this Israel 2.0 trip is designed for those of you who have been on a previous trip to Israel.. In particular, I planned this trip realizing that all of you have been with Jim and me to Israel at least once before and want to see some new stuff. I cannot tell you how excited Jim and I are about this trip. I’m guessing that this Israel 2.0 trip will consist of 80% new sites and experiences for you second-timers. I haven’t been to some of these places since our last 2.0 trip in 2018 and Jim hasn’t been to a number of them at any time. It is going to be an incredible trip and one that I hope you can go on with us.
I will probably be changing the itinerary up, taking out sites or adding new ones up until the day we depart for Israel, but I can guarantee you that there will be places you have not been before and that are Biblically significant to our faith.
Now, the price is higher than our normal trips to Israel because of a number of reasons. First of all, it is four days longer than our usual Israel trips. Second, we are visiting Jordan, the city of Petra, Wadi Rum, Mt. Nebo and the Red Sea as part of the tour. In addition to the border crossing fees, visas, and taxes that you must pay to get into Jordan (approx. $100 per person), the entrance fee to Petra alone is almost $100 per person. Third, I’ve included a number of very special events that are not a part of a normal tour of Israel, but that we just have to do, like participating in an archaeological dig and these events cost money. Fourth, I’ve included three dinners outside the hotel for our group – Magdalena in the city of Magdala (yes…Mary Magdalene’s hometown), Chakra in Jerusalem and the farewell dinner in the city of Abu Gosh. And finally, I’ve selected the absolute finest hotels in Tel Aviv, Tiberias, Jerusalem, Petra and Aquaba and all these hotels are similar in quality to the David Citadel in Jerusalem (where you stayed before).
Thanks again for your interest in traveling to Israel and Jim and I hope you are able to go with us on this 2.0 trip in October!!!
Day One: Monday October 24, 2022
Day Two: Tuesday October 25, 2022
Arrive Tel Aviv
Day Three: Wednesday October 26, 2022
From Tel Aviv to the Sea of Galilee
Day Four: Thursday October 27, 2022
The Sea of Galilee Region
Day Five: Friday October 28, 2022
From the Sea of Galilee to Jerusalem
Day Six and Seven: Saturday and Sunday October 29-30, 2022
The Old City of Jerusalem and Bethlehem
Day Eight: Monday October 31, 2022
Day Nine: Tuesday November 1, 2022
Jerusalem To Petra
Day Ten: Wednesday November 2, 2022
Petra to the Red Sea
Day Eleven: Thursday November 3, 2022
Red Sea to Jerusalem Via the Negev Desert
Day Twelve: Friday November 4, 2022
Jerusalem and Depart
Day Thirteen: Saturday November 5, 2022
INCLUDED IN THE TOUR COST
Not included in tour price:
Registration and deposits: An initial deposit of $300 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 August 24, 2022.
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 35 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.