MBF Enterprises​, Inc.

Join Jim Denison & Mike Fanning on
Israel “2.0” Experience
October 15-27, 2018

Tentative Itinerary

Note:  To print a tour itinerary and registration form, please click on the following link -  Jim Denison Israel 2.0 Experience.

​Monday October 15

  • Depart Dallas/Ft. Worth for Tel Aviv

Tuesday October 16

Wednesday October 17 – Tel Aviv to Galilee

  • Independence Hall in Tel Aviv – Where the State of Israel was foundd
  • Aphek Antipatris – Along the Via Maris, a Crusader site visited by Paul
  • Mei Kedem – Aqueduct system that provided water for Caesarea
  • Haifa – Major port city in the northern part of Israel
  • Acco – Crusader site and port city visited by Paul
  • Beit She’arim – Site of large maze of ancient Jewish rabbi tombs 
  • Arbel – Cliffs overlooking the Sea of Galilee (we just have to go to Arbel anytime we are in Israel)
  • Overnight at the Setai Boutique Hotel
  • http://www.thesetaihotel.co.il/?lang=en

Thursday October 18 – Sea of Galilee Region

  • Magdala – Hometown of Mary Magdalene
  • Chorazin – One of the cities cursed by Jesus
  • Bethsaida – Hometown of Peter, Andrew and Philip currently under excavation
  • Hula Nature Reserve and Dan – Nature reserve and city gate dating back to Abraham
  • Hazor – One of the cities destroyed by Joshua
  • Safed - Home of Jewish mysticism known as the Kabala and very cool artist quarter
  • Dinner – Special dinner at a local restaurant in Tiberias
  • OV at Setai Boutique Hotel

Friday October 19 – South to Jerusalem

  • Kursi – Place where the Gadarene demonic story happened
  • Hammath Gader – Ancient Roman hot springs
  • Beit Alpha – Famous ancient synagogue
  • Hamat Tiberias and Tiberias – Ancient hot springs of the Roman city
  • Nazareth - Church of Annunciation and Jezreel valley overlook
  • Quasser el Yahud – Possible location of the baptism of Jesus
  • Wadi Kelt and St. George – Visit the Wilderness of Judea
  • Overnight at the David Citadel Jerusalem or the Mamilla Hotel
  • http://www.thedavidcitadel.com/ 
  • http://www.mamillahotel.com

Saturday and Sunday October 20-21 - Jerusalem

  • City of David – Visit the excavations of David’s city
  • Hezekiah’s tunnel - Walk through Hezekiah’s tunnel
  • Hinnom Valley tombs – Recently excavated tombs dating back to the time of David
  • City Wall Rampant walk – Walk on the top of the city wall of Jerusalem
  • St. Peter’s in Gallicantu – Caiaphas house and location where Peter denied Jesus
  • Sisters of Zion - Antonia pools and pavement where Jesus was put on trial
  • Western Cardo - Ancient Roman road that was once Jerusalem’s main thoroughfare
  • Broad Wall – City wall from the time of Hezekiah
  • Burnt House and Herodian Quarter – Excavations in the Old City
  • Davidson Center – Museum, theater steps and excavations next to the Western Wall 
  • Temple Mount – Visit the Temple Mount 
  • Israel Museum – Visit the archaeological museum and the Herod the Great exhibit
  • Herodian – Visit the tomb of Herod the Great
  • Garden Tomb – Service and communion
  • Dinner – Special dinner at a local restaurant in Jerusalem
  • Overnight at the David Citadel Jerusalem

Monday October 22 – Jerusalem Area

  • Tel Beit Guvrin – Participate in an archaeological dig
  • Mea Sharim – Orthodox area of Jerusalem
  • Free time in Jerusalem
  • Overnight at the David Citadel Jerusalem

Tuesday October 23 – Jerusalem To Petra

Wednesday October 24 – Petra to the Red Sea

  • Petra – Spend most of the day visiting the incredible site of Petra
  • Wadi Rum – Take a sunset jeep ride in one of the most incredible places on the planet
  • Aqaba Crossing - Travel to Jordan-Israel border on the Red Sea and cross back into Israel
  • Eilat - Spend the night on the Red Sea
  • Overnight at the Royal Beach Eilat
  • https://www.isrotel.com/royal-beach

Thursday October 25 – Red Sea to Jerusalem Via the Negev Desert

  • Negev – Travel through the Negev desert to Jerusalem
  • Wilderness of Zin and Avdat Canyon – Marvel at the rugged beauty of the desert    
  • Beersheba – Visit the ancient site of Beersheba and the Bedouin market
  • Ashdod – Visit the port city mentioned 13 times in the Bible
  • Ashkelon – Visit the oldest and largest seaport in Canaan and one of the “five cities” of the Philistines
  • Ekron – Enjoy the dramatic view of Ekron before visiting “Philistine Street” in Kibbutz Revadim
  • OV at the David Citadel or the Mamilla Hotel
  • http://www.thedavidcitadel.com/

Friday October 26 – Tel Aviv

  • Mahane Yehuda market – Produce and food market in new city of Jerusalem
  • Ein Karem – birthplace of John the Baptist
  • Hadassah windows – Famous stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall
  • Azekah – View of the Elah Valley from the top of the hill
  • Farewell dinner
  • Depart

Saturday October 27

  • Arrive back in Dallas/Ft. Worth

Cost of Tour:  $6981.00 per person

Included in the Tour Price:

** TRANSPORTATION:  Round trip airfare from Dallas to Israel.

** HOTELS:  Ten (10) nights accommodations at Deluxe First Class hotels in Israel and Jordan, as listed in itinerary, or similar, based on two persons sharing a twin-bedded room with private bath throughout.  A few single rooms are available at an additional cost of $1899. If a passenger cannot supply a roommate and MBF Enterprises, Inc. is unable to do so, the passenger will have to pay the supplemental charge.

** MEALS:  Two meals daily in Israel and Jordan consisting of buffet Israeli breakfast and dinner are included throughout the tour.

** MEALS:  Three dinners outside the hotel at Magdalena in Magdala/Tiberias, Chakra in Jerusalem and the farewell dinner in Abu Gosh.

** SIGHTSEEING:  Sightseeing by private motorcoach, as shown in itinerary, including all entrance fees, with private English-speaking guide.

** TRANSFERS:  All transfers between airports and hotels.

 Porterage and handling of one (1) bag per person.

** TAXES:  All taxes on the hotels, meals and other tour services.

** BORDER TAXES:  Israeli and Jordanian departure taxes are included.

Not included in tour price:

**  Airline taxes and fuel surcharges (This cost changes every day, but has been running around $100-$150 per person).
**  Tips for the local Israeli guide and driver.
**  Trip cancellation insurance (strongly recommended).
**  Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls, etc.).
**  Excessive baggage charges, such as overweight charges or the porterage of more than (1) suitcase.
**  Individual services apart from group.
**  Expenses due to flight delays, strikes, bad weather or other irregularities.
**  Cost of passport.


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 28, 2018.

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.

Note:  To print a tour itinerary and registration form, please click on the following link -  Jim Denison Israel 2.0 Experience.