"Discovering the Biblical World"
Israel & Jordan
March 4 through March 13
(exclusive of to/from travel days)
Itinerary price includes expert lecturer-guides, hotels, 2 meals per day, site to site transportation, site passes, hotel transfers, taxes, exit fees, re-entry visa (Jordan).
THREE EXCITING OPTIONS!
Early Bird Discount Price: deduct $200.00 from the price given below if you make your reservation before 31 May 2021.
Option #1 (Dig + Jordan and Israel) $4995 per person (double room occupancy; exclusive of airfare).
DIG ITINERARY: If you choose Option #1 (dig and tour), it incluces one week (five days) of excavation at Tall e-Hammam/Sodom, Joran (hotel nights for 26 February through the end of the trip). You single registration down payment applies to the dig and tour.
Option #2 (Jordan and Israel) $4595 per person, double room occupancy, exclusive of airfare (single room supplement is $1350)
Option #3 (Israel with some sites in Jordan) $3995 per person, double room occupancy, exclusive of airfare (single room supplement is $1250)
The registration down payment is $750. Trip price is subject to change until the balance is paid in full. Balance must be paid no later than 1 December 2021.
For details and answers to your questions, contact Dr. Glenda Austin in our Albuquerque office by email (email@example.com) or phone (505-33-BIBLE; 505-332-4253).
BLE, and countless other churches and organizations, offer Holy Land Tours. But the title "Holy Land Tour" is where the similarity ends. The fact is, there isn't another tour available that does, or can do, what a BLE tour does. Our guides and lecturers are expert Bible scholars and archaeologists, not local guides trained to cater to religious pilgrims as opposed to people interested in real biblical history and the archaeology that reveals it so dramatically. Not only will you experience the Holy Land's breathtaking panoramas and biblical sites, but also you'll see minute details illuminating biblical stories, subtleties that only expert eyes can reveal. BLE tours also balance both Old and New Testament history as it happened in both the Transjordan (Jordan) and Cisjordan (Israel). We also limit group size to a single bus (Unlike many of the large tours that have multiple buses and spend more time waiting at restroom stops than actually visiting sites!), which is a real plus. The 2022 theme, "Discovering the Biblical World." focuses on great biblical characters like Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Kings David and Solomon, Elijah, John the Baptist, and Jesus. Your Bible will never read the same again! Availability is limited, so reserve your place today by contacting Glenda Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 505-332-4253. This exciting itinerary is unique, and only available through BLE!
Steven Collins, PhD, is among the world’s foremost biblical archaeologists. He is Director of the School of Archaeology at Veritas International University, and serves as Consulting Research Professor in the College of Archaeology, Trinity Southwest University. Also a Bible scholar, Dr Collins teaches Old and New Testament history, biblical languages, biblical interpretation, and Christian apologetics. He is also Director and Chief Archaeologist of the Tall el-Hammam/Sodom excavations in Jordan, now heading into its 15th season. A prolific author, he has written numerous articles in professional journals and magazines (including Biblical Archaeology Review), and many books including Discovering the City of Sodom (Simon & Schuster 2013) and the Harvest Handbook of Bible Lands (Harvest House Publishers, 2019) for which he is co-editor and a principal author. He’s been excavating in and leading tours of Israel and Jordan for over 25 years. Dr Collins is a much-sought-after conference speaker/teacher, and is featured in documentary films airing on the National Geographic, Discovery, History, and Travel Channels.
Gary Byers, PhD, is a leading biblical archaeologist, and Dean of the College of Archaeology & Biblical History at Trinity Southwest University. Also a Bible scholar and teacher, he is Assistant Director of the Tall el-Hammam/Sodom excavations in Jordan, and Senior Archaeologist at the Shiloh excavations in Israel/Palestine. Dr Byers has over 25 years of experience excavating in Israel and Jordan, as well as leading tours through the Holy Land. Dr Byers most recently contributed articles to the soon-to-be-released Harvest Handbook of Bible Lands (Harvest House Publishers, 2019), and has written numerous articles for archaeological publications.
See Cancellation and Refund Policy below.
CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY: For this tour: 100% of cancellation fees are usually covered by travel insurance, provided the premium has been paid and reason for cancellation is insurable. Those who do not purchase travel insurance should be aware of the following cancellation penalties relative to the down payment and funds collected by BLE toward the tour: from the day of registration a $250 non-refundable administration fee applies. Excluding the $250.00 administration fee: for cancellation 90 or more days prior to scheduled arrival 75% of the amount paid is refundable; for cancellation 60-89 days prior to scheduled arrival 50% of the amount paid is refundable; for cancellation 30-59 days prior to scheduled arrival 25% of the amount paid is refundable; for cancellation 0-29 days prior to scheduled arrival there is no refund. If the tour is cancelled by BLE for any reason, 100% of the amount paid is refundable, less the $250 non-refundable administrative fee.