DTBL! Tours – Comparison List

DTBL! Tours: Comparison List of High Value & Benefits
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It is hard to compare
DTBL! Bible Lands Tours with other tours.
There simply are no “apples to apples” comparisons.
“Typical” tours contrasting points
listed below may explain some differences.

Pre-Tour Classes, Education, Study Manual (ACSI CEUs)

  • Most Tours:
    No extensive pre-tour education with DTBL! Study Manual –  or ACSI CEU Credits.

DTBL! TOURS: Finest & most experienced guides, scholars and drivers in the Land – and who also live in the Land

Most Tours:
Guides, pastors, and leaders who “guide” but do not live in the Land are most likely not as equipped to teach from within a deeper biblical context of the Land’s geographic, cultural, and historical connectionsThe experience from living in the Land itself and… knowing the cultural nuances, makes a profound impact on how information is conveyed and understoodIt is a very tangible vantage point!

DTBL! TOURS: Authentic Sites – no “touristy sites” – cohesive scholarship & guiding

  • Most Tours:
    Often the emphasis is on tourism, popular sites, and shopping, dazzling/expensive amenities.

DTBL! TOURS: Group of 35 or fewer: Personalized attention with an optimized experience!  It’s biblical education / ministry / more fellowship – and each person can hear the Guide!!

  •  Most Tours:
    “Herding” people, long lines, multiple buses, and “too many people” causes a “lag-behind” sub-groups!

DTBL! TOURS: Tours that are 12 days or longer have far more cost value… giving enough time absorb the big picture. 

  • Many Tours:
    The travel industry often remarks that tours “10 days or fewer… are a ‘blur’ rather than a blessing”
    (Most tours also have a schedule and/or itinerary which looses 2 days for traveling to and from the Land)

DTBL! TOURS: Visit many more sites!  And new discoveries can be added at the last moment (more freedom of movement with fewer people).  

  • Many Tours:
    More people demands… far fewer sites… and much less time at each site.

DTBL! TOURS: Custom, painstakingly designed tours by scholar/master guide and host 

Many Tours:
“Cookie Cutter” tours with no personal attention to many details.

DTBL! TOURS: Pre-Tour Classes & extensive preparation

  • Many Tours:
    No pre-tour preparation leads to being overwhelmed with information in the Land… leading to less overall understanding

DTBL! TOURS: Academic:  Continuing Education Credits (ACSI)

  • Many Tours:
    Lack the benefit of ACSI CEUs Credits for those in Christian Education

DTBL! TOURS: Keeping the costs as low as possible – for greater participation

  • Many Tours:
    Higher costs – with much less value

DTBL! TOURS: No celebrity or well-known personality (to draw participants)

  • Many Tours:
    Higher costs to pay for a travel team & bus hosts. Valuable time is also wasted while waiting for more people & multiple buses – with a greater loss of personal attention.

DTBL! TOURS: All inclusive pricing – no hidden costs 

  • Many Tours:
    May have hidden fees, tips, surcharges

DTBL! TOURS: Meet Jewish & Arab people: Christians, ministries & more

  • Many Tours:
    May be less dimensional – which can be isolating… rather than edifying. (Jewish people have the Scriptures – and the Arabs still retain ancient practices which also help clarify Scriptures. (Many Arab Christians are a delight – warm and hospitable!)

DTBL! TOURS: Why Group Touring?

  • Tour cost per day is no more than a semi-luxury vacation in the States!
  • Individual touring can not duplicate – at any cost – with any DTBL! Tour.
  • Included in DTBL! group touring benefits would be: the educational approach, number of sites, on-site scholar teaching, costs of air and land rates, food, personal care… and much more.

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DTBL! TOUR – Israel  5-30-2018


DTBL! Education & Tours have a strong BIBLICAL VISION and our CALL is HIGHLY DEFINED… there is NO political agenda.