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CMDA January 2019 Israel Tour

Start Date: 01/08/2019

End Date: 01/17/2019


City: Israel

THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL! Contact Kim Hodge at to be added to the waiting list.

Optional Extension to Petra, Jordan:
Start Date: 01/17/2019
End Date: 01/20/2019

A Personal Invitation from Dr. Gene Rudd

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem….” These words of Jesus (Mark 23 and Luke 13) express the deep affection God has for the land and people of Israel. Whether reflected in the stories of Scripture or in today’s headlines, there is something of historical and spiritual significance about that land. And visiting there makes it all the more special!

Gay and I invite you to join us and other CMDA colleagues as we tour the “Holy Land” for nine days, January 8-17, 2019. We have an excellent itinerary; from Galilee to the Wilderness, visiting sites prominent in the Old Testament and the life of Jesus.

We work with the largest tour company in Israel and have found a guide that we have used the past two trips, who is a dear brother in Christ and helps bring the scriptures alive as we travel throughout the land of Israel. His depth of knowledge of the Bible, the geography and the culture will make for a truly enriching and spiritual experience. You will enjoy getting to know Jeremy as we travel together.

To ensure a more treasured, intimate experience, we are limiting our group size to one bus of 50 people. Your fellowship with the CMDA family and our Biblical education will make a lasting impression. Won’t you join us?

Gene Rudd, MD
Senior Vice President, CMDA 

Tour Package includes

  • All first-class hotel arrangements from Tuesday’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
  • Tips (guide/driver/hotels/restaurants)
  • 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
  • Tips (guide/driver/hotels/restaurants)
  • Use of Whispers head sets

Tour Package does NOT include

  • Domestic or international airfare to Tel Aviv
  • Insurances - Trip cancellation or emergency evacuation policies
  • Personal expenses


Israel Tour (double occupancy) - $2,030.00 per person
Israel Tour (single occupancy) - $2,690.00

Jordan Extension (double occupancy) - $670.00 per person
Jordan Extension (single occupancy) - $860.00

Travel Arrangements

  • Fly IN TO Ben Gurion Airport (Ben Gurion International Airport - TLV) no later than Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Fly OUT OF Ben Gurion Airport (Ben Gurion International Airport - TLV) on Thursday, January 17 or Sunday, January 20

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 November 6, 2018

Full Refund

November 7 - December 7, 2018

$250 per person

December 8 - 20, 2018

$500 per person

December 22 - 27, 2018

$1,000 per person

On or after December 28, 2018

No Refund

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

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