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CMDA 2018 Israel Tour

Start Date: 09/29/2018

End Date: 10/08/2018


City: Israel

This event is now full! Please contact Kim Hodge with your name and number of people interested in the tour to be placed on a waiting list in the event of cancellations.

A Personal Invitation from Dr. David Stevens

Do you want to make the Bible come alive in a new way? Would you like to gain new insights and understanding into passages you have read too many times to count? Would you like to go on one of the most memorable trips of your life? You can while enjoying fellowship with some new “best friends.”

Jody and I invite you to join us for CMDA’s annual  tour of the “Holy Land”  September 29 through October 8, 2018. We have an excellent itinerary planned from Galilee to the Wilderness visiting sites prominent in the Old Testatment and the life of Jesus. What makes the trip extra special is Jeremy Bulow, our guide, has lived in Israel for the last 20+ years. To say he “wowed” last year’s group with his knowledge, teaching and insights would be an understatment!

This will more than a tour. It will be a spirtual pilgrimage that will grow your faith! As one of our past participants said, “Before I understood the Bible in black and white but now I see it in ‘color!’

To make this a more treasured and intimate experience, we are limiting our group size to one bus so don’t delay in getting more information and registering today. I expect the tour to fill up fast because last year's particpants have been “virally advertising” it to their colleagues and families.

Won’t you join us? Jody and I look forward to being with you!

David Stevens, MD (MA) Ethics

Tour Package includes

  • All first-class hotel arrangements from Sunday’s arrival through departure (based on double occupancy)
  • All land transportation after arrival from the U.S. (airport transfers are available for an additional fee)
  • Two meals per day (breakfast and dinner) - beginning with dinner on the day of arrival through breakfast on the day of departure
  • All museum and site fees
  • All professional tour guide services
  • Use of Whispers head sets

Optional Jordan Extension Tour Package includes:

  • All first-class hotel arrangements (based on double occupancy)
  • All land transportation
  • Two meals per day (breakfast and dinner)
  • All museum and site fees
  • All professional tour guide services
  • Use of Whispers head sets

Tour Package does NOT include

  • Domestic or international airfare to Tel Aviv
  • Insurances - Trip cancellation or emergency evacuation policies
  • Tips (guide/driver/hotels/restaurants)
  • Personal expenses


Israel Tour (double occupancy) - $2,200.00 per person
Israel Tour (single occupancy) - $2,935.00
Tips (Guide, Driver and Hotels) - $99 per person

Jordan Extension (double occupancy) - $594.00 per person
Jordan Extension (single occupancy) - $782.00
Tips (Guide, Driver and Hotels) - $44 per person

Travel Arrangements

  • Fly IN TO Ben Gurion Airport (Ben Gurion International Airport - TLV) no later than Saturday, September 29
  • Fly OUT OF Ben Gurion Airport (Ben Gurion International Airport - TLV) on Monday, October 8 or Thursday, October 11

Recommended Travel Agency

World Travel Service, Inc.
Agent: Judy Rouse
Direct Number: 865-777-1622

Visas and Passports
No Visa is required for U.S. citizens to enter Israel as a tourist. G3Visas and Passports can assist with passport procurement.

Detailed Itinerary
See "Schedule" in top right column.

Activity Level
The activity level for this tour is moderately strenuous. You should be able to walk on uneven terrain without difficulty.

Cancellation Fees
Cancellations and requests for refund must be submitted in writing to the Christian Medical & Dental Associations at the address below or by email.

Cancellation charges will be assessed as follows:

Before or on July 20, 2018

Full Refund

July 21 - September 1, 2018

$250 per person

September 2 - 13, 2018

$500 per person

September 14 - 26, 2018

$1,000 per person

On or after September 27, 2018

No Refund

Mail:                                                    Email:
Kim Hodge                                
P.O. Box 7500
Bristol, TN 37621

Contact Kim Hodge at or call 423-844-1063.