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Southside Church

Join Pastor Wynne Lankford and Southside Church on an 11-day Transformational Journey of the Holy Land

September 8-18, 2025


PRICE:    $3295.00 per person (double occupancy) *Plus Airfare cost.

              Double occupancy; sharing the hotel room with another person

FLIGHT:   Round Trip Flight from Dulles Airport to Tel Aviv, Israel. *Airfare cost is yet to be determined. Airfare to be determined January 2025.

HOTELS:  First Class Hotels:

  • 1 night on the shore of the Mediterranean
  • 3 nights on the shore of Galilee
  • 1 night at the Dead Sea Resort
  • 3 nights in Jerusalem

TOURING:  Touring the sites of Israel in a comfortable private bus with a Biblically-knowledgeable tour guide. 

Price Includes:

  • All Hotels, Private Bus transportation in Israel
  • Entry to all Tour Sites and activities
  • Buffet Breakfasts and Dinners, Tour Guide, etc. 

Does NOT include:

  • Round-trip Airfare (price yet to be determined)
  • Tips for Hotels, driver, guide,ect.
  • Travel Insurance  - Click here to purchase

Day 1 - Trans-Atlantic Flight
Depart from North America to Tel Aviv, Israel.  Meals will be served in flight. 

Day 2 - Arrival in Tel Aviv/Netanya
You will arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv.  Time permitting we'll see some sites such as Jaffa.  Then we'll head to your hotel in Tel Aviv, where you will enjoy dinner and a good night's sleep. 

Day 3 - Head North and to the Galilee
After a great Israeli Breakfast, we’ll continue to maritime Caesarea and to Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18) to hear about the Prophet Elijah. At noon, enjoy a typical Israeli lunch such as Falafel. Your next stop is Megiddo, Biblical Armageddon (1 Kings 9:15, Rev. 6:16). From there onto Nazareth. Then dinner and accommodation at the Sea of Galilee.

Day 4 - A Day in upper Galilee
After breakfast Ceasarea Philipi, Tel Dan, and the Mt Bental. Have lunch in a Druze village, and visit Olive Factory.

Day 5 - A Day in Galilee
After breakfast visit Mount of Beatitudes go on boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Then to Capernaum and then to Yardenit
(Baptismal site).

Day 6 - Depart Galilee for Qumran/Salt Sea
Departing the Galilee to visit Beit Shean.  Then via Jordan Valley to the Qumran and to the Dead Sea.  Afternoon free to enjoy the Dead Sea and Spa.  Overnight at the Dead Sea.

Day 7 - Masada/En Gedi and Jerusalem
In the morning, climb by cable car to visit Masada (Herod's fortress and last point of Jewish resistance against the Romans). Hike up Ein Gedi (David’s hide out from Saul). 

Day 7 (cont.)  - Ascend to Jerusalem
On our way to Jerusalem, ride camels through the desert to Abrahams tent for lunch.  Then onto the city of gold, -Jerusalem, where we will view the old city from MT Scopus, western wall. Spending the remaining nights in Jerusalem.

Day 8  - Tour Old City of Jerusalem
Mt. of Olives, Palm Sunday Path to Garden of Gethsemane, Holy Sepulcher, Upper room, Caiaphas’s House, Jewish Quarter
and more time for shopping.

Day 9 - New City of Jerusalem
View of Knesset, Israel Museum and 2nd Temple Period Model, City of David, Southern Steps of the Temple, Rabbis’ Tunnel, Western Wall, Jewish Quarter. Dinner on your own.

Day 10 - Final day in Jerusalem
On the way; visit Latrun, a military base museum.  Then have a farewell dinner with an evening free to visit Ben Yehuda Street for more shopping.  Evening free to visit the Old City.

Day 11 - Travel back to North America
Time to pack, eat our final breakfast and then head back towards the airport. Return Flight to North America with many great memories and a lot of pictures.

PRICE:   $3295.00 per person (*plus Airfare)
              *Airfare from Cincinnati Airport to be determined January 2025

Round-trip Airfare:  Yet to be determined

Deposit Required:  ($500.00) As soon as possible

Airfare payment: March 1, 2025 
(*Airfare to be determined January 2025)

Final Payment Due on May 15, 2025


Deposits and Payments: A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required from each traveler along with their reservation form to guarantee the booking as soon as possible. The remaining balance is due in 2 payments.  Airfare payment and Final payment.

1. Airfare Payment is due 4 months from Travel Date.

2. Final Payment is due 3 months from Travel Date.

  • A supplement for single occupancy must be paid in full with the final payment.

  • For those traveling on the land package only, air travel not included, please contact Aliyah Tours for pricing.

  • If using a credit card, a 3% service fee will be added to the total.

  • Failure to pay the amounts due by the above deadlines is grounds for cancellation of your reservation.

  •  Cancellation fees will apply, if your reservation is cancelled due to late or insufficient payments. 

Cancellation Requests: All cancellation requests must be made in writing by email to ( or in writing sent by mail to; P.O. Box 74111, Richmond VA 23236) to Aliyah Tours.

Cancellation Fees:  

  • Deposit is non-refundable.

  • Up to 4 months prior to departure date, the cancellation fee is the initial deposit plus 50% of other amounts paid.

  • Up to 6 weeks prior to departure date, the cancellation fee is the initial deposit plus 75% of other amounts paid.

Within 6 weeks prior to departure date, the cancellation fee is 100% of all amounts paid.

Tour Arrangements
Air – Air arrangements are included in most group tours. Air is available to individual travelers upon request.
Land – All packages including overnight hotel stays are quoted based upon double occupancy sharing a twin or double room with private facilities. Aliyah Tours. does not arrange sharing for individual travelers. Single rooms are available at additional cost. Aliyah Tours reserves the right to substitute hotels based upon availability when necessary. Sightseeing and entrance fees are included as per itinerary. Individual passengers and passengers arriving independently from a scheduled group are responsible for their own transfers.

Not Included
Airport taxes and transfers (unless specifically included in certain group tours), optional tours, charges for passports, vaccinations and inoculations, excess baggage charges, accident, trip cancellation and baggage insurance, telephone and cable charges, laundry, meals not specified in the itinerary, liquor, items of a personal nature and any items not specifically listed as included.

You will be required to provide Aliyah Tours with a copy of your passport with the deposit. Please Note: The State of Israel requires that your passport have an expiration date not less than 6 months after your date of arrival in Israel. There is no visa requirement for citizens of the United States traveling to Israel. Other nationals should contact their consulate for visa information. For other destinations please contact Aliyah Tours Aliyah Tours does NOT process visa applications. No inoculations are currently required for travel to Israel. Please contact public health authorities for further information or other destinations.

Fuel Surcharge
Please note fuel surcharges are set by the airline and Aliyah Tours has no control over nor receives advance notice of changes. Due to fluctuating global oil prices, the fee may change. The airline will only guarantee the fee at time of ticketing. If the airline imposes an increase, the difference will be the responsibility of each traveler and will be collected prior to departure.

Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance is Highly recommended. Get Travel Insurance here and purchase the amount of coverage you deem necessary. 

Suitcases: 1 per person, not to exceed 50 lbs. for 1 bag. Each can measure up to 62 linear inches (length + height + width). Carry On Luggage: 1 per person, not to exceed 11 lbs. Each can measure up to 45 linear inches (length + height + width).

Any change in the basic program will result in the charge of $150 per change per person plus any additional charges that may apply for revised air or land arrangements.

Unexpected Airline Challenges
Airlines can and will make unexpected changes to travel itineraries due to weather, mechanical problems and staffing issues. Should your flight be delayed or canceled, it is up to the passenger to work directly with the airline to rebook flights to the intended destination. Aliyah Tours is not responsible for airline changes that cause delays, cancellations, late arrivals, baggage loss, and associated expenses. Group transfers are limited to the original arrival time and will not be available for rescheduled flights. (Air travel ticketing agents affiliated with Aliyah Tours are not responsible for rebooking your canceled or delayed flights.) Travel insurance is highly recommended to address all these challenges and the associated expenses for the traveler. 

Health and Mobility Challenges
Tours in Israel include areas that have uneven footing, few handrails, rocky pathways, and some steep climbs. The streets and sites we visit are not wheelchair and walker friendly. Most of our tours include 3-5 miles of walking per day. Guests with mobility challenges or other health issues should make private arrangements to travel with a caregiver who can stay with them if they need to opt out of a tour stop. Guests cannot be left alone or on the bus should they choose to opt out. If you have health challenges, please consult an Aliyah Tours representative before you put down a deposit on a tour. 

Download a PDF version of the Southside Church Tour Reservation Form and optional Travel Insurance information to save or print:

Southside Church Brochure

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Travel Insurance is HIGHLY recommended for international travel to protect your tour investment. Travel insurance also protects you from costly losses due to emergency medical care, evacuation, trip interruption, and baggage loss. For the best coverage options, including "cancel for any reason" coverage, purchase your travel insurance within two weeks of booking your tour. There will be no exceptions to the strict cancellation policy. 

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New Covid protocol for anyone entering Israel beginning October 9, 2022

  • All Vaccinated and unvaccinated people may travel to Israel. No vaccination certificates required.
  • No testing for Covid-19 required before flight to Israel.  
  • No testing for Covid-19 required upon landing in Israel. 
  • No requirement for mandatory quarantine while in Israel.  Self quarantine is requested when experiencing any type of sickness, including Covid-19. 
  • No requirement for wearing masks.  Wearing masks is optional. 
  • No more Entry Form requirement.

What is required:  Nothing!!!


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