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HSA Abroad: Israel 2009 – More Details

Wed May 27, 09 3:48 pm

Why should I go to Israel?

Israel is a one-of-a-kind country, full of amazing people, top-quality museums, a fascinating ancient history, and unforgettable natural landscapes! For Christians, it is significant as the land of the Bible…where Jesus lived and loved and accomplished the redemption of the world.

Is it safe to travel to Israel?

Yes! Although Israel has had conflict points in certain “bad neighborhood” areas, the Biblical sites and places of interests to tourists are not considered dangerous. In fact, so few visitors have come to even minor harm in Israel that you’d statistically be safer there than you would be on the highways of any major city in America.

Will we be staying at cheap youth hostels to keep costs down?

Keeping the price of the tour as low as possible was very important to us, but we didn’t have to compromise on lodging. We’ve received terrific rates at hotels in Tiberias and Jerusalem.

How much will this tour cost?

We’ve been able negotiate a price of $1,798 that includes lodging, breakfast and dinner each day, transportation, the tour guide’s services, site and museum admission fees, a special Thanksgiving dinner in Bethlehem, and round-trip airfare from Newark International Airport. The only other per person charge is $295 to cover taxes & fees as well as $50 in tips. So the total price will be: $2,140.

But the more people we get the more discounts we can get, so if we more than 30 people registered we can even lower the price by another $100.00. And if we get more than 40 we can bring down $150.00.

Everything we’ve researched and discussed with industry professionals indicates that this is an incredible price for a 10-day tour of this magnitude.

How many people can go?

The motor coach we’re chartering can hold up to 48 people – so at this time, we can only take 48 people. In order to secure the incredible group rate that we received we must get at least 20 people to make the tour by August 14th. In the unlikely event that we do NOT have at least 20 people registered by August 14th everyone will receive a 100% refund.

I already know that I want to go! What should I do?

Contact Emilie C. at as soon as possible to let her know you are interested.

When is the deadline is registration?

Your registration must be completed and fully paid by August 14th, 2009, but if you’re seriously interested, we need to know that as soon as possible so we can be gauging the group size - so please drop Emilie C. a note as soon as possible: - we look forward to hearing from you!

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Thank you for posting all of this information so quickly! I sure hope I can go.

*ponders* now how to raise that much money... Shocked
Delete me please, Thu May 28, 09 7:40 pm Post

Just so you know...I went on the first European trip a few years ago....and it was I can only imagine how wonderful this one's going to be! If you can go...GO!!!!!!
Micala, Fri Jun 05, 09 12:30 am Post

I think it's going to be awesome!! I'm with Micala on that. I was in Europe with HSA a few years back and it was great. Met some just really awesome people, like Micala and Emilie C!! to name a few!!
So, to say all that I'm interested in the trip!!
Lizzy, Thu Jun 11, 09 9:54 pm Post

I want to go so bad but it is near the end of my college semester. I wish it was during the holiday break. Any chance? Smile
Hannah Rose, Thu Jul 02, 09 11:20 am Post
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