ISRAEL – with Optional Egypt Extension – March 7-22, 2025

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NOTE: We will only travel to the Middle East if it is safe to do so and there is peace in the region. If the airlines are not flying to Israel or Egypt, all deposits made will be fully refunded. At the time that we are posting this information, there are only 12 spaces left on this trip. We encourage you to register early.

 

Centering our Sites on the Savior

Sacred Ground. Jesus lived his 33 year life in a relatively small geography. A visit to the Holy Land is not just another travel experience – it’s a singular, spiritual pilgrimage that is truly life changing. There is nothing like being in the places where He was – and understanding His teachings by learning in the places He taught them. Our directors have prepared carefully so that you can see and learn and feel the unmistakable spirit of the Holy Land. 

And there is of course much other history here:  This is the most fought over, sought after and prayed for ground in the world. It is home to the most sacred sites of Christians, Jews and Muslims – representing over half of the world’s population. There is simply no other travel experience to equal a journey to Israel and Egypt. 

We have offered tours to the Holy Land for over 20 years. Our director for this year’s tour is Michael King (see bio below). He’ll be joined by CES instructor, Michael Hyatt who will add additional insights. In addition, we’ll have excellent local guides who will provide an invaluable local perspective as we travel through the area. Most get to go to Israel only once – and you want to make sure that it is the best that it can be. You know you can trust Webb Tours to exceed your expectations – so join us as we journey to the Land of Jesus and surrounding areas. We promise you’ll be glad you did.

Highlights

12 day tour of Israel includes:

  • Directed by CES Instructor Michael King and David Webb
  • Two nights in Tel Aviv at the Metropolitan Hotel near the Sea
  • Three nights on the Sea of Galilee so we can enjoy
    • Capernaum and the Mount of Beatitudes
    • Nazareth and Mt. Tabor
    • Magdala, Dan & Mt. Arbel
    • Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
  • Visit to Bethlehem and the Shepherd’s Field
  • Temple Mount with Al Aksa Mosque, Dome of the Rock and Golden Gates
  • All important sites within the Old City
    • Upper Room, Palace of Caiaphas, Via Dolorosa
    • Church of the Holy Sepulcher & Golgotha
  • Hezekiah’s Tunnel and the Western Wall
  • Orson Hyde Garden, Jerusalem Center, Gethsemane and the Garden Tomb
  • Massada, Meggido, Beit She’an, Qumran
  • Jericho, Bethany and the Dead Sea
  • And much more

4 day extension to Egypt includes:

  • Flight from Tel Aviv to Cairo
  • Flight from Cairo to Luxor, full day of touring in Luxor with hotel in Luxor
  • Flight back from Luxor to Cairo
  • All major Cairo sites (Pyramids, Sphinx, Cairo Museum, camel ride & more)
  • Luxor’s Valley of the Kings with Luxor & Karnak Temples

Price Includes

Escorted sightseeing by luxury motor coach

Professional Webb Tours Director, CES instructor and local Jewish guides throughout

Accommodation with private bath at first class and superior tourist class hotels (3 1/2 & 4 star hotels) – including the beautiful Magdala Hotel on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and Grand Court Hotel in Jerusalem

Full Breakfast (B) and buffet dinners (D) daily that are pre arranged and delicious

Visits to an impressive list of sites throughout the Holy Land

 

Price per person

Israel Only 

  • $2,995 + Airfare –  Based on two in a Room
  • $2,925 + Airfare:   Based on three in a Room
  • $4,390 + Airfare: Based on one in a Room

Additional Cost for Egypt Extension (recommended):

  • $1,790 + Airfare –  Based on two in a Room
  • $1,740 + Airfare:   Based on three in a Room
  • $2,080 + Airfare: Based on one in a Room

 

Note:

This tour is directed by Michael King. Before recently retiring, Michael taught with the Church Educational System for 35 years.  He has presented at both the BYU-Provo and BYU-Idaho Education Weeks, the Sperry Symposium at BYU Provo, EFY, and was a presenter for the Know Your Religion Series.  He is known for his passionate and energetic style of teaching. His engaging style and thought-provoking questions lead the learner to ponder and discover the Savior through truths that are simple yet profound.

Michael has published works through Brigham Young University on the book of Isaiah, the book of Alma, and the Atonement of Jesus Christ.  He also developed and taught an Adult Education Course on the Atonement of Jesus Christ that has been enjoyed by hundreds of eager adults from Texas to California.  He is a student of the scriptures and has studied extensively about the Holy Land. His experience and insights will add tremendously to your travel experience.

Michael will be aided by David Webb who has extensive experience traveling in this part of the world. 

 

Itinerary

Centering our Sites on the Savior

A Scripture Study Tour of the Holy Land and Egypt

March 7-22, 2025

Directors: Michael King & David Webb

 

Days 1 and 2: Thursday – Saturday, March 7 & 8   Transatlantic Flight • Tel Aviv, Israel

We’re off!  Our exciting adventure begins with an afternoon flight on March 7 from Salt Lake City (or home airport), via central Europe to Tel Aviv, arriving the evening of March 8th.  Following arrival formalities, we will be met by our luxury coach driver, who will take us on to Tel Aviv, where we will stay for two nights at the lovely Metropolitan Hotel, just a block from the Mediterranean Sea.  A nice dinner is included at the hotel on the evening of March 8.  D

Day 4: Sunday, March 9                        Caesarea, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Megiddo

Driving up the coast, we will visit the ruins of ancient Caesarea, the magnificent seaport and capital city built by Herod the Great.  Next we will visit Mount Carmel, the traditional site of Elijah’s confrontation with the priests of Baal.  On we go to Haifa, Israel’s third largest city and major seaport, stopping at Kaiser’s Watch, where two apostles dedicated the Holy Land.  Our final stop will be Megiddo in the beautiful Jezreel Valley.  We continue to Tiberias where we check in to the Leonardo Plaza Hotel (or similar) near the shores of the Sea of Galilee for three nights.  We also visit Nof Ginosar where we will view an ancient boat from the time of Christ that has been reclaimed from the sea.  B, D                            

Day 5: Monday, March 10                 Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Mount Tabor, Nazareth

It is easy to see why Jesus loved Galilee as we visit places where He walked, taught, and performed many miracles. This morning we will boat across the Sea of Galilee to visit the ruins of Capernaum, the town Jesus called His own city, where He spent almost two years of His three-year ministry. At the Mount of Beatitudes we will take time to reflect on Jesus’ great Sermon on the Mount.  Next we will ascend Mount Tabor, the traditional site of the Transfiguration.  We then journey to Nazareth, the bustling city which was once the little town where Jesus spent His youth. At Nazareth we visit a first-century village showing life at the time of Christ.              We stay again in Tiberius tonight. B, D                                                                                            

Day 6: Tuesday, March 11          Dan, Jordan Headwaters, Magdala, Mt. Arbel

This morning we drive up to the headwaters of the Jordan River: Dan, ancient Israel’s northern-most city. On our way, we’ll make an interesting stop at Caesarea Philippi to review important events that transpired here. We then make our way to Magdala, the city of Mary the Magdalene to visit interesting ruins and the chapel by the sea. This afternoon, we’ll ascend up Mt. Arbel to enjoy the views of the Sea of Galilee but more importantly to be in the place where Jesus often went to ponder and pray to prepare himself for what was ahead. We ponder what it means for our lives. We stay in Tiberius again tonight. B, D.

Day 7: Wednesday, March 12       Baptism of Jesus, Mount Tabor, Beit Shean, Jericho

This morning we drive to the Jordan River and ponder about the baptism of Jesus. We then travel to Jericho, the ancient city conquered by Joshua. We’ll have a chance to ascend to the upper part of Mount Tabor, also known as the the Mount of Transfiguration.  We will also learn the significance of Beit Shean which is worth a visit. We will stay at the lovely Oaisis Hotel in Jericho tonight. Those interested in getting some great Olive Wood souvenirs will have that chance this evening.  B, D

Day 8: Thursday, March 13            Qumran, Masada & the Dead Sea

This morning we travel through the Judean Wilderness to the Dead Sea to Qumran.  At Qumran we see the remains of the village where the Essenes lived, who wrote and hid the Dead Sea Scrolls in caves.  We travel on to the spectacular fortress of Masada, where we will ascend by gondola to see the ruins of the palace/fortress built by Herod.  We will next stop at Ein Gedi for a dip in the Dead Sea. Ascending the east side of the Mount of Olives, we visit Bethany, home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus and where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. We then continue into Jerusalem where we will check into the Olive Tree Hotel where we will stay for the last five nights in Israel (at the Olive Tree Hotel). B, D.                                         

Day 9: Friday, March 14       Shepherd’s Field, Bethlehem, Upper Room, Palace of Caiaphas, Via Dolorosa

We start our day with a visit to the Shepherd’s field where will be reminded of the message of the angels (by word and song) before continuing on to Bethlehem to visit the traditional birthplace. Then into Jerusalem to visit the places that were critical in the final days of the Savior’s life. The most consequential events in history happened in the places we are visiting today and tomorrow. First, we’ll visit the Church of All Nations on the Mount of Olives. We will see the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus healed a crippled man. We then walk through the Old City to visit the Upper Room where Jesus initiated the sacrament. We will see the Palace of Caiaphas where Jesus was tried by the Sanhedrin before we continue down the famous Via Dolorsa or the Stations of the Cross which takes us to the Antonia Fortress where Christ may have been tried by Pilate and finally to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher which is the traditional site of the crucifixion, burial tomb and the resurrection. B, D                                                                                                                         

Day 10: Saturday, March 15    Jerusalem Center, Hyde Memorial, Gethsemane, Garden Tomb

Today is the Jewish Sabbath and a very spiritual day is in store. We begin our day at the Orson Hyde Memorial Garden which is a five acre park on the Mount of Olives (dedicated by President Kimball). We will then attend Sacrament Meeting at the BYU Jerusalem Center which is a treat. We will spend our time this afternoon at Gethsemane and the Garden Tomb as we reflect on the Savior’s atonement and its personal impact for each of us. It is a day we’ll never forget.  B, D                                                                                                            

Day 11: Sunday, March 16            Jerusalem, Temple Mount, Western Wall, Knesset

After driving by the Knesset, we will go to the Israel Museum to see the Shrine of the Book (where the Dead Sea Scrolls are exhibited) and the Model City of Jerusalem, which shows how the city looked at the time of the Savior.  We return to the Dung Gate to enter the Ophel Archaeological Gardens, where we know for certain that Jesus walked.  We’ll also observe the Jewish rituals at the Western Wall.  After a brief rest, we will go immediately to the Dome of the Temple Mount (Mount Moriah) where Abraham came to offer Isaac and where the Temple of Solomon and the second temple stood. It is also the place where Muslim tradition holds that Mohammed ascended into Paradise. It is a holy site for the three great world religions and a profound place to visit. We will be able to see the famous Dome of the Rock, El Aksa Mosque and the Golden Gates.

Day 12: Monday, March 17          City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel of Siloam, Joppa

Today, we finish seeing anything that we may have missed. Descending south we enter the City of David, where we visit Warren’s Shaft and Gihon Spring; here we will enter Hezekiah’s Tunnel dug by King Hezekiah’s workmen at the time the Northern Kingdom was taken captive by Assyria and Jerusalem was threatened by siege in the eighth century B.C.  We exit the tunnel near the Pool of Siloam, where Jesus restored a blind man’s sight. We make our way back to Tel Aviv this afternoon stopping at the old city of Joppa that, according to legend was settled by Japheth, Noah’s youngest son, and is known as one of the world’s oldest cities. We stay at the Mediterranean in Tel Aviv tonight.  B, D         

Day 13: Tuesday, March 18        Ben Gurion Airport, Cairo, Egypt

Today we bid farewell to Israel.  Those flying back home will depart Tel Aviv for the States.  Others will catch the flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, we’ll transfer to the hotel for a rest and a nice dinner. We stay at the very lovely Steigenberger Hotel near the Pyramids.   B, D

Day 14: Wednesday, March 19                   Giza, Memphis, Train

A great tour to the famous Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Memphis (the capital of ancient Egypt) and Saqqara. A camel ride from the Giza Pyramids to the Sphinx is included.  Lunch provided in Sakkara. After a full day of touring, we will proceed to the airport for our short evening flight to Luxor.  We stay at the Stegenberger hotel in Luxor (same excellent hotel chain as in Cairo). An exceptional dinner is waiting for us.  B, D

Day 15: Thursday, March 20:            Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Kamak

After breakfast, our local guide will meet us with the coach and we will enjoy a full day of touring today as there is much to see here. We’ll start our day on the “West Bank” of the Nile visiting the Valley of the Kings which houses the tombs of the Pharaos. After a unique lunch, we’ll cross over to the East Bank and see the spectacular Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple (along with other interesting sites in the area). We then return to the airport for our short flight back to Cairo, staying at the Hyatt Hotel near the airport.   B, L, D.

 Day 16: Friday, March 21:    Cairo

There is much more to see in Cairo on our final day and a half.  We’ll see the world-famous Cairo Museum. We’ll also have a chance to visit the Old City of Cairo, the Citadel and Alabaster Mosque, and pass through the City of the Dead.  We will have a farewell dinner tonight. We have kept your hotel room for this evening because our flight is an overnight flight and we have to be at the airport around midnight. We will stay in our hotel to rest and repack until around 11:00 PM and they we’ll go to the Cairo airport.  B, D

Day 17, Saturday, March 22:    Flights Home

FLIGHTS HOME, arriving back in home cities on the same day. 

Please Note

Registration Information:

A $400 deposit is required to reserve your space. To make a reservation, simply register online by completing the booking form above. Your deposit will be charged to your credit card. If you prefer, you can call us and we will take your reservation information and credit card details over the phone.  When we receive your reservation, we will email you a receipt confirming that you are registered for the tour.  A letter with instructions, hotel itinerary, flight information (if applicable) and luggage tags will be sent roughly 95 days prior to departure at which time the balance will be due.  You do not need to pay the balance until after you receive that package.  We prefer final payments in the form of a check.  Webb Tours also accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. A 2.5% fee applies to final payments made by credit card to cover a portion of the credit card company fees (which are now around 4%)

Cancellation Policy:

We understand that you may need to cancel your trip for unforeseen reasons.  If cancellation occurs 180 days or more before departure, all money will be refunded.  If airline tickets are purchased prior to that time (with your permission), they are the responsibility of the traveler. In most cases, airlines will allow the value of airline tickets to be used for future travel.  All other funds will be returned if cancellation occurs outside of 180 days.  If it is within 180 days, your deposit and other committed funds are non refundable.  

Travel Protection:

In today’s changing travel environment, it is important to protect your travel investment so you can relax and enjoy your trip. Unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss or even sudden sickness or injury could impact your travel plans. For your convenience, we offer Travelex Insurance Services 360° Group Premier Protection Plan. This will protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Premium for this insurance depends on your age and trip cost and is priced as follows:

Trip Cost (per person)        Ages 0-59                 Ages 60-74                      Ages 75+

$1,000-$1,500

$109

$143

$211

$1,001-$2,000

$149

$191

$215

$2,001-$2,500

$191

$245

$277

$2,501-$3,000

$234

$300

$338

$3,001-$3,500

$276

$354

$400

$3,501-$4,000

$319

$409

$461

$4,001-$4,500

$361

$463

$523

$4,501-$5,000

$404

$518

$584

$5,001-$5,500

$446

$572

$646

$5,501-$6,000

$489

$627

$707

For coverage details and explanation of benefits, you can view or download the policy by going to  https://policy.travelexinsurance.com/GPZ-1023.

With this insurance, funds paid (up to the amount insured) will be returned to you in case you have to cancel for covered reasons (such as illness, death of an immediate family member or other covered reasons).   

If you are interested in the travel insurance, please contact Webb Tours any time up until final payment for the tour.  You must be medically fit at the time you buy the insurance.  To activate your insurance, we need your premium and your birth date.

This is intended as a general description of certain types of insurance and services available to qualified customers through the companies of Zurich in North America, provided solely for informational purposes.  Nothing herein should be construed as a solicitation, offer, advice, recommendation, or any other service with regard to any type of insurance product underwritten by individual member companies of Zurich in North America, including Zurich American Insurance Company, 1299 Zurich Way, Schaumburg, IL 60196. Your policy is the contract that specifically and fully describes your coverage, terms and conditions. Travelex Insurance Services Inc. CA Agency license #0D10209. Insurance coverages underwritten by individual member companies of Zurich in North America, including Zurich American Insurance Company (NAIC # 16535).

Insurance includes the following items:

  • Trip interruption up to 150% of the cost of the trip (if you have to leave in the middle of the trip)
  • Trip interruption – return airfare only – $1,000
  • 100% of insured trip cost (up to $15,000)
  • Trip delay: $1,000 (minimum delay of 5 hours)
  • Missed Connection: $1,000 (with a minimum delay of 3 hours)
  • Baggage (for lost luggage): $500
  • Baggage Delay: $200 (minimum of 12 hour delay)
  • Emergency medical/dental expenses: $50,000 ($500 dental)
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation: $250,000 (including $25,000 for escort expenses)
  • Accidental death/dismemberment during travel: $10,000

For benefit and rate information, please review the Group Premier product flyer at https://partner.travelexinsurance.com/docs/premier

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