Israel Trip 2019 highlights



Sunday, March 29: Depart US on our overnight flight to Tel Aviv (meals en route)

Monday, March 30: Mid-afternoon arrival in Tel Aviv, transfer to Yad Hashmona Hotel


Tour sites will include, but not limited to: 

Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Upper Room, Caiaphas' Home, Garden Tomb, Ecce Homo, Pools of Bethesda, Eastern Wall, Western Wall, Southern Steps, Jewish Quarter, Hezekiah's Tunnel Pools of Siloam, Jaffa Gate, Shrine of the Book, Land of Samson, Elah Valley, Road to Emmaus, Ein Gedi, Masada, Qumran, Dip in the Dead Sea, Baptism at Yardinet, Cliffs of Arbel, Mt. Carmel, Ceasarea Maritime, Sea of Galilee, Magdala, Mt. of Beatitudes, Primacy of Peter, Capernaum, Jesus Boat, Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Golan Heights, Passover Meal, Mt. Scopus, Mt. of Transfiguration, Bethpage Overlook, Good Samaritan Tour and study at Yad Hashona in Biblical Gardens, Impurity and Purification, Burying the Dead, Threshing floor, Olive & Wine press. **Itinerary is subject to change.**

for your information:

All registrations will be processed on a space available basis, with priority given to UCity members and regular attenders.  Others will be considered on an individual basis and may be requested to meet with Pastor Mark Wellman before registration.  Out of respect for our church, our tour company and lodging facilities, only married couples may stay in the same room. 


For thousands of years, no place has been more precious to God's children than the land of Israel. God used the land to shape the lives of His people in Bible times and He is doing the same today.  We will walk through the same land where Jesus walked and ministered. We'll worship, pray, learn, and our hearts will be knit together in one profound, life-enriching experience after another.  Be prepared for your life to be changed.  God is so good to provide this wonderful opportunity for University City Church.  Let's start planning for the trip of a lifetime together.

If you feel God has put it on your heart, please click the link below to contribute to our UCity Israel fund.  All funds donated to the trip are designated specifically for Israel 2020.  Thank you.


A deposit of $500 / person with your registration and copy of your passport reserves your place.  All checks should be made payable to University City Church, with "Israel 2020" written in the memo line.  If using a credit card for any part of the payment, add 4%. 

Have more questions or want more information?  Contact Nancy Heiser at 520-991-3295 or email at

CANCELLATIONS / refund policy

If you need to cancel, you must notify University City Church in writing. 

*All cancellations will be charged a $200 processing fee / person. 

*Cancellations after September 1, 2019 will incur 50% of hotel & tour cost, plus 100% of group airline ticket cost. 

*Cancellations after December 1, 2019 will incur 75% of hotel & tour cost, plus 100% of group airline ticket cost.  

*Cancellations within two weeks of departure will be charged 100% penalty for all hotel, tour and airline ticket cost.


Your final payment will include foreign accidental, medical and sickness coverage. This policy does not cover pre-existing conditions or trip cancellation insurance.  We STRONGLY recommend you purchase personal cancellation insurance.  


Arie Bar David Tourism, Ltd. will provide all aspects of the tour. Arie and his family are respected as the best Messianic tour guides in Israel and the company that other guides request because of their rich, insightful teaching and depth of understanding. We will stay the first 6 nights of the trip at their country lodge, Yad Hashmona.  For the remaining 3 nights, we will stay at the Nof Dinosaur Hotel at the Sea of Galilee.


$5000 / person including air or $3,250 without air.  This is based on a group of 45 with double occupancy and includes all uniquely Israeli moshav and kibbutz lodging, all breakfasts, lunches and dinners; all transfers, entrance fees, taxes, tips, and devotional materials.  If you need a roommate, we will make every effort to find one for you. 

If you plan your own travel to and from Israel, please understand that you are expected to be at the Tel Aviv airport promptly at 4:00 pm on Monday, March 30, 2020.  Departure from Tel Aviv may be planned for after 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 8th, 2020.  Group airline prices are subject to change until the date the non-refundable tickets are written.  No special accommodations can be made with group tickets for special seating, first class or extended travel dates.  In fact, seat assignments are likely not available until the day prior to travel and can be changed.  Additionally, group prices may or may not be lower than purchasing individually and may or may not have additional connections associated with them.