Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)
Galilee is known as the home base of Jesus’ ministry. Most of the ministry and miracles performed by Jesus took place in the Galilee.
Nazareth Village will transport you back in time to experience life as it was in a Jewish village in the Galilee over two thousand years ago.
Magdala, an ancient fishing village on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus’ follower Mary Magdalene lived.
The Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered His most famous Sermon on the Mount.
Capernaum, the hometown of Peter, where Jesus preached and healed.
Megiddo, the prophesied location of a gathering of armies for a battle during the end times.
Caesarea Maritima, the Roman Capital of Judea, from where the Gospel spread to the world.
Qasr el Yahud / Betharaba, the traditional site where John the Baptist baptized Jesus and where Joshua led a new generation into the Promised Land. It is also the location where Elijah was taken up in a chariot of fire.
Masada, a mountaintop fortress, built by Herod the Great, is also the site of the Jews’ last stand against the Romans after the fall of Jerusalem in 70AD.
The Dead Sea whose shores are 1,378 feet (420 m) below sea level making it the lowest place on the earth’s surface.
Jerusalem, the City of the Great King.
The Mount of Olives, where Jesus commissioned His disciples and ascended to heaven after His resurrection.
The Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed on the night of His betrayal.
The Herodian Mansion, probably the house of the High Priest’s as described in the account of Jesus’ trial.
Palace of Herod the Great, later used as the Palace of Pontius Pilate and the more authentic site of the Praetorium where the verdict of Jesus was pronounced
The Western Wall, a supporting wall of the Temple Mount, built when Herod renovated the Second Temple. It is a place for prayer and national gatherings of the Jewish People.
The Garden Tomb, that some believe was the Garden of Joseph of Arimathea. Here is where some believe Jesus died, was buried, and then rose from the dead.
Ancient Shiloh, the place where the Tabernacle stood for 369 years and where the twelve tribes of Israel would come to worship the Lord.
The City of David, the biblical Jerusalem where King David lived and ruled for 40 years.
The Southern Steps, a flight of stairs that led to the entrance of the Temple. The stairs where pilgrims sang the fifteen Psalms of Ascent (Psalm 120-134), and where Peter preached on the Day of Pentecost.
The Valley of Elah, where David fought with Goliath.
WHO IS KESHET JOURNEYS?
Keshet Journeys LTD. is the travel agency and local tour operator in Israel coordinating the booking process and the land operation for the ACC Senior Pastors Israel Tour. Keshet can provide assistance for all questions regarding registration, payments, lodging, and flights. You can contact Keshet’s representative for Australia & NZ Trish Cortizo.
Phone: +61 490 488 805
WHO IS WORLDWIDE VILLAGE LTD?
Worldwide Village LTD (WWV) is the travel agency, based in Switzerland, coordinating the booking process and collecting the payments for the ACC Senior Pastors tour, on behalf of Keshet Journeys.
WHO CAN REGISTER FOR ACC SENIOR PASTORS ISRAEL TOUR?
This trip is exclusively for members of the ACC and is meant to be a unique and intimate experience for like-minded Senior Pastors from around Australia.
HOW DO I JOIN THE ACC SENIOR PASTORS ISRAEL TOUR?
You can reserve your place on the ACC Senior Pastors Israel Tour by registering on the website. After filling out the registration form, the ACC will check the registrants’ eligibility to participate in the tour. Upon receiving a message of approval, you will be able to complete the registration process.
WHEN IS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE?
All registrations must be made by August 1, 2019. Registrations beyond this date will only be accommodated based on availability.
WHAT DOCUMENTATION IS NECESSARY FOR TOUR REGISTRATION AND TRAVEL TO ISRAEL?
A current passport, valid for at least six months beyond the tour, is required. There are no exceptions to this policy. A travel visa is required for some countries. Please find out more about Israel’s visa policies regarding your country here: Israel’s Visa Policy.
HOW IS THE LODGING DETERMINED?
The registration pricing per tour participant is equal for double occupancy (two people sharing a room), or single occupancy. If you want to share a room with a specific roommate, you must register together as a two guest registration. Different bedding arrangements can be requested. If you wish to add a roommate to your registration later on, please contact Keshet directly to do so.
WHAT IS THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE?
The full price of the land package is US$800. This is a reduced and promotional rate. A 50% non-refundable deposit per person is due at the time of registration. Full payment is due by September 2019.
WHAT ARE THE IN- AND EXCLUSIONS OF THE TOUR PRICE?
+ Accommodation in hotels including porterage
+ Daily breakfast in the hotel, some lunches en route and most dinners
+ All entrance fees, gratuities, and taxes
+ Professionally guided sightseeing
+ Air conditioned transportation by deluxe coach
+ Airport transfers (only on arrival day January 29th and departure day February 5th)
+ Onsite teachings by ACC President Ps. Wayne Alcorn
+ Access to all relevant tour information on custom-made travel app
AM I REQUIRED TO PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE?
We urge you to purchase cancellation insurance and supplemental medical coverage (which covers preexisting conditions).
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO CANCEL MY PARTICIPATION?
In addition to the Contractual Conditions of Keshet Journeys, the following cancellation policy is valid for your trip:
In case of cancellations by client, the following percentage of the total price will be charged:
Until 91 days prior the scheduled departure date: non-refundable down payment
90 – 0 days prior the scheduled departure date: 100% of total amount
Cancellation of additional services:
Unless otherwise stated, all by the client pre-booked additional services related are non-refundable after booking. In case of full cancellation of the tour by Keshet Journeys. the down payment as well as pre-booked pre-/ and post-nights will be refunded.
WHAT ABOUT ARRIVAL IN AND DEPARTURE FROM ISRAEL?
The tour will take place from January 29th – February 5th, 2020. Please note that these touring days in Israel do not include your travel time. You are responsible to book your own air fare. Please make sure your flight arrives before 4 PM on January 29, 2020. If you need assistance in booking your flight, feel free to make a remark in your registration line or connect directly to Keshet Journeys.
Upon arrival, you will be picked up from the aircraft and escorted through security and custom to the driver that will take you to the hotel. In order to provide you with this welcome service, we kindly request you to provide us with your flight details once you have booked your flight.
Further instructions will be given to you during the welcome meeting in the hotel in Tel Aviv.
AM I REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL THE ACTIVITIES FOR THE ENTIRE TRIP?
The ACC Senior Pastors Israel Tour is designed as a comprehensive experience from start to finish, so it is highly recommended that you participate in all the planned activities. We understand that some adjustments might be necessary, and if this is the case, please contact Keshet directly for more information about itinerary adjustments. Please keep in mind that alterations to the itinerary, including transportation and accommodation, will be your responsibility if you choose to divert from the group while in Israel.
DO I NEED TO BRING ANY SPECIAL CLOTHING OR OTHER ITEMS?
We will only know the exact weather conditions shortly before the start of the tour. The months of January and February can be cold and rainy, but it can also be quite warm. The weather conditions in Israel can change dramatically from day to day. Generally, temperatures on the tour’s dates range from 55-80°F (13-26°C) depending on time of day and specific location. We advise you to dress in layers to accommodate a variety of weather conditions throughout the day.
WHAT IF I HAVE SPECIFIC FOOD RESTRICTIONS?
In your registration form, you can mention your dietary needs. Israel’s cuisine offers a wide range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. The ACC Senior Pastors Israel Tour’s Team will do its utmost to accommodate for any food restrictions. Some of Israel’s most beloved street food, like falafel and hummus, is vegan, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on this special Mediterranean delicacy!
WHAT MEDICAL PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED BEFORE TRAVELLING TO ISRAEL?
There are no specific immunizations or medications that are recommended or required for travel to Israel, but we advise you to connect with your primary care physician regarding his/her recommendations for you specifically. Please keep in mind that you can purchase the equivalent of most standard over-the-counter medicines in Israel. We would also encourage you to inform your health insurance provider that you will be traveling out of the country to determine your coverage and medical care options while in Israel.
HOW SAFE IS TRAVELING TO ISRAEL?
Your safety is our top priority. Israel is a very safe country to visit and tour, and we use a variety of measures to ensure the safety of all the participants on the ACC Senior Pastors Israel Tour. We also encourage you to take all the normal precautions as you would when traveling to any other city or country.
WHAT IS THE TIMEZONE IN ISRAEL?
Israel Standard Time (IST), is the standard time zone in Israel. It is two hours ahead of UTC and seven hours behind of AEST.
CAN I DRINK TAP WATER IN ISRAEL?
Tap water is safe to drink in Israel, but bottled water will also be available.
WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO WIFI?
Most hotels in Israel have WiFi available for hotel guests at standard rates. Many cafes and restaurants also offer complimentary WiFi services. Since September 2013, Tel Aviv offers a citywide free WiFi network which provides 80 free internet “hot spots”across the city. Most of the touring buses also have complimentary WIFI available.
WILL I BE ABLE TO USE MY CELL PHONE WHILE IN ISRAEL?
Please check with your mobile phone service provider to determine if you will need to purchase an International plan to use your phone in Israel. Local Israeli SIM cards with phone/data plans can be purchased during the registration process and will be delivered upon arrival in Israel. To make use of this service, your phone has to be “unlocked”.
ARE CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED IN ISRAEL?
You can use your credit/debit card to obtain NIS (New Israeli Shekels) at ATMs throughout Israel. Most Israeli hotels, restaurants and stores accept American Express, MasterCard and Visa cards as well. American dollars are accepted in many places in Israel; however, in most cases, change will be given in NIS.
WILL I NEED TO BRING A POWER ADAPTER?
Almost all hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers, and all have shaver sockets. For other appliances, Israel’s electricity is 220V A/C, single phase 50-cycles; 110V-220V transformers can be used. Israeli outlets have three prongs, but European two-prong adapters usually work.