Terms and Conditions
Bible Land Passage Tours believes that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God and our teaching and devotions reflect our conviction that Word of God is all sufficient for instruction in righteousness. As we are followers of Christ and of His message of redemption, it is our mission to reach lost souls through His word and present the many evidences (archaeological/historical) for the verity of the Christian faith that we will encounter on our trip to Israel. Furthermore it is vitally important that Bible Land Passage Tours maintain an environment of learning, unity, peace and respect for our environment while we travel together. Thus, though we welcome with open arms any Christian who wants to join us on this amazing journey, we do reserve the right to refuse application, request a background check, or letter of reference to ensure the safety and enjoyment of our group. In addition, consider the following rules for eligibility:
1. Be 12 years of age or older.
2. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult family member, legal guardian, or have special permission from the Tour Directors to attend. For a minor under the age of 18, to travel outside of the United States without either both parents or legal guardians, a notarized affidavit must be obtained and presented to airport or governmental officials upon departure and return to the US.
3. Must have a valid passport not expiring within six months of departure date.
4. Must agree to the terms and conditions as outlined on the registration documents
5. Must agree to abide by the principles of conduct as outlined in the New Testament.
6. Meet the health and physical disabilities criteria outlined below
Space is limited. To maximize the travel and tour experience, and to keep cost affordable, a minimum and maximum number of passengers is set between 20 and 49. To ensure your place on this unique tour opportunity, please secure your reservation immediately by completing the registration form and making your deposit. Registration forms will be processed on a first-come, first served basis.
Cost is dependent upon each individual tour, embarkation site, length of stay, etc. Please see the link to the tour you are interested in for more details.
Tour Price Includes:
Round-trip flights to Tel Aviv economy class
5-star and deluxe hotels
Abundant, delicious all-you-can-eat breakfast and dinner buffets
Luxury coach transportation in Israel
All entry fees to museums, special sites, holy sites, areas of interest (except on Free Day)
Tips for guides, drivers, bellmen
Airport taxes, service charges, government taxes, and fuel surcharges
One suitcase per person at airports and hotels
Israel maps and trip handouts
Instructional Lessons, Bible Applications and Connections, and explanations at all sites
Special farewell meal
Deluxe hotels throughout:
One night in or near Caesarea (Breakfast and Dinner)
Three nights at the Sea of Galilee (Breakfast and Dinner)
One night at the Dead Sea (Breakfast and Dinner)
Five nights in Jerusalem (Breakfast and Dinner)
Accommodations are based on First Class Hotel standards of Israel with two persons sharing a twin-bedded room with private facilities. Since hotel rooms are per room, the tour price for rooms occupied by one person is higher than those where two or more persons share the cost. Single rooms are available at a supplemental charge to the minimum price of $1,206.
Price Does Not Include:
Domestic flights to or from Newark. Surcharge for payment by Credit card to Bible Land Passage Tours. Passport and visa fees, phone calls, valet/laundry service, and other items of a strictly personal nature, excess baggage, beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary, optional excursions, health or trip insurance. It is the responsibility of the Traveler to obtain and maintain a current U.S. Passport in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
A non-refundable deposit of $300 per person is required upon registration.
In the event that the tour does not materialize for any reason, deposits will be refunded.
Remainder of payment is due 2 months prior to departure.
Participants From Outside the United States
Travelers whose origination point is from outside the United States will need to contact John Moore for applicable details and costs, and the payment plan.
Remember, space is limited so please reserve your spot on the tour today. All Cancellations must be received in writing. However, due to our already low cost we will not have excess monies to meet our contractual agreement with the airlines or Blue and White Israel Tours if passengers cancel after reservations are secured. In the event an emergency arises and you must cancel your reservation, we will do our very best to refund as much of your money as possible. However, we may not know the full financial impact of your cancellation until the actual day of our departure.
Air Transportation & Airline Prices and Rules:
Air fare is from Newark aboard regularly scheduled air carriers. Once tickets are issued they are non-refundable and non-transferable. Tour prices are based on current airfares and airline-imposed fuel surcharges, and other airline-imposed charges, any related taxes, and levies imposed by any government or its agencies, and are subject to change without notice. Any increases in airline fares, taxes and fees shall be borne by the passenger. Airfare pricing is not guaranteed until paid in full and tickets are issued. Name changes due to spelling corrections, or to match passport names are subject to airline rules, and penalties for re-ticketing will apply.
The consumption or purchase of alcoholic beverages will not be allowed.
In an effort to ensure companionable group membership, Bible Land Passage Tours reserves the right to accept, reject, or expel any person whose conduct is deemed incompatible with the general well-being of the group as a whole.
While in Israel, abundant, delicious all-you-can-eat breakfast and dinner buffets are included in the cost of the tour.
Tips & Taxes:
All currently known government taxes, local taxes, hotel taxes & service charges, airport taxes, security fees and fuel surcharges are included. These taxes and fees are controlled by the Government(s) and are subject to change without notice. Any additional taxes are the responsibility of the passenger.
Gratuities are included for Motor Coach Drivers, Guides, Dining Room Waiters, and baggage handling at hotels.
Program as shown in the Day by Day Itinerary includes entrance fees to sites. Sites visited on Free Day are NOT included.
Health and Physical Disabilities:
The passenger warrants that he or she is physically and otherwise capable to endure the demands of the entire tour. Bible Land Passage Tours reserves the right to refuse passage to anyone with a physical or mental condition (in the opinion of Bible Land Passage Tours) that renders him or her incapable of participating in this tour or who (in the opinion of Bible Land Passage Tours) requires care beyond that which Bible Land Passage Tours can provide.
Travel Insurance (Trip and Health) is not included, but is strongly recommended. This will be the responsibility of each traveller to obtain.
Luggage Restrictions and Packing:
PLEASE PACK LIGHT (you will be so glad you did) See www.ricksteves.com/travel-tips/packing-light for packing tips and for some ideas about packing light.) For ease of travel and to expedite moving from place to place with land transportation, we need to limit our packing to one small (preferably) size suitcase per person, and to one small carry-on and/or backpack (or if you are a Rick Steves fan, then limit all your luggage to just one carry-on and backpack). Baggage handling for one standard size suitcase per person is included in the price. Due to limited motor coach capacity, this bag should have dimensions not exceeding 62 linear inches (length + width + height; including wheels and handles) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs. Carry-on bags are the responsibility of the passengers. One carry-on and one personal item are allowed. Dimensions for carry-on bags are not to exceed 9” X 14” X 22” inches. A single checked bag fee (meeting airline specifications) from Newark to Tel Aviv only is included in the price of the trip. All other cost incurred for baggage on domestic flights are the responsibility of the passengers and to be paid by passenger directly to the airline at the time of check-in. Baggage Insurance is recommended. Passage Tours is not responsible for loss or damage to passenger’s baggage or other belongings.
Clothing while in Israel:
Please dress comfortably but modestly. We also ask that you wear long pants or Capri style (also local officials at some sites will not allow you to enter with shorts) Of course there will at times be some modifications to these guidelines, when for example we enter Hezekiah’s tunnel and visit the Dead Sea.
For security precautions we ask that you not wear any visible images associated with the United States or have them on luggage, handbags, or caps.
You will need a valid passport. Passports must be valid for 6 months PAST return travel date.
Bible Land Passage Tours and Blue and White Israel Tours (BLPT & BWT) is acting merely as an agent for SUPPLIERS in selling travel-related services, or in accepting reservations or bookings for services that are not directly supplied by this agency such as air, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, tours, cruises, etc. BLPT & BWT, therefore shall not be responsible for breach of contract or any intentional or careless actions or omissions on part of such SUPPLIERS, which result in any loss, damage, delay, or injury to you or your travel companions or group members. The airlines, hotels/lodges, motor coach companies and other suppliers providing services shall not be held responsible for accidents, loss of life, damage, baggage losses, or delays, due to strikes or to faults or defaults of any company used for the carrying out of this tour. The airlines and motor coach companies concerned are not to be held responsible for any acts, omissions or events during the time passengers are not on board their planes, buses or conveyances. In the event it becomes advisable for the comfort or well-being of the passengers, for any reason whatsoever, to alter the itinerary or arrangements, such alterations may be made without penalty to BLPT & BWT. Additional expenses, if any, shall be borne by the passengers. Unless the term “guaranteed” is specifically stated in writing on your tickets, invoice, reservations request, itinerary or vouchers, we do not guarantee any of such SUPPLIERS rates, bookings, reservations, connections, schedules, or handling of personal effects. BLPT & BWT its officers, owners, employees, and agents, shall not be held responsible, and shall be held harmless and released from any liability, for any accidents, injuries, illnesses, loss of life, damages, or losses caused to any Traveler in connection with terrorist activities, social or labor unrest, civil unrest, mechanical or construction failures or difficulties, diseases, local laws, climatic conditions, criminal or abnormal conditions or developments, or any other actions, omissions, or conditions outside of our control or due to any negligence. For information concerning possible dangers at international destinations, contact the Travel Advisory Section of the U.S. State Department. For medical information, call the Public Health Service. By embarking upon his/her travel, the Traveler voluntarily assumes all risks involved in such travel, whether expected or unexpected. The Traveler is hereby warned of such risks, and is advised to obtain appropriate insurance coverage against them. The retention of tickets, reservations, bookings and vouchers after issuance shall constitutes the entire agreement between BLPT & BWT and the Traveler.
BLPT & BWT and/or its agents and their representatives abroad, act only as agents for the tour participants in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, touring, restaurants, or any other services in connection with the itinerary. They will exercise reasonable care in making such arrangements. However, they do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity to person or property because of any act or default of any hotel, carrier, restaurant, company, or person rendering any of the services included in the tours. BLPT & BWT, and/or its agents and their representatives abroad, accept no responsibility for any damage, delay, or injury due to sickness, pilferage, labor disputes, machinery breakdown, government restraints, hostile acts, terrorism, weather, acts of God, or any other cause beyond their personal control. BLPT & BWT, and/or its agents and their representatives abroad are not responsible for loss of or damage to your luggage, accidents en route, or ill health which may require travelers to miss parts of the tour or to return home without the group. No carrier shall be responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time tour participants are not on board its own conveyance. The tour programs are planned in advance. If between planning time and the actual tour operation, circumstances beyond control require changes, BLPT & BWT, and/or its agents and their representatives abroad reserve the right to vary itineraries and substitute components of tour programs. In the event it becomes necessary or advisable for any reason whatsoever to alter the arrangements or sequence of the itinerary, such alterations may be made without penalty to the operators. The right is reserved to accept or refuse any person as a member of the tour.
Health insurance is not included in the package and is highly recommended for any eventuality of illness, accidents, etc.