Journeying the Land Jesus called Home

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Travel Date

Monday March 09 to Wednesday March 18, 2020

Departure & Return Location

Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)

Itinerary
(Subject to change)

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Day 10

Monday – March 09, 2020

  • Depart Sydney to Tel Aviv.

Tuesday – March 10, 2020

  • Arrival on Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv
  • Drive north along the Via Maris, “the Way of the Sea“(Matthew 4:15)
  • Explore historic Caesarea Marittima, the Roman Capital of Judea, where Peter followed God‘s leading to visit Cornelius (Acts 10) and where he proclaimed the gospel to the Romans (Acts 24-26).
  • “So King Ahab sent all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto Mount Carmel. And Elijah came unto the people” (1 Kings 18:20, 21) Visit Mount Carmel, where the Prophet Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal. A view over the valley of Jezreel.
  • Drive through the Jezreel Valley
  • Dinner and overnight at the Sea of Galilee

Wednesday – March 11, 2020

  • Walk where Jesus walked around the Sea of Galilee. Board a wooden sailing boat, fashioned after ancient fishing vessels, for a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. A time to worship, pray and reflect.
  • Visit the Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the famous Sermon on the Mount.
  • Visit the Tabgha Church, known as the site of the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes
  • St. Peter’s Fish Lunch
  • Visit to Banias, the site of ancient Caesarea Philippi at the foot of Mount Hermon, where Jesus demanded to know of His disciples who people were saying He was (Matthew 16:13)
  • Dinner and overnight at the Sea of Galilee

Thursday – March 12, 2020

  • A visit to Nazareth Village, a hands-on experience that transports guests to life in a Jewish village in the Galilee, two thousand years ago.
  • Visit Mount Precipice, the traditional site of the cliff from which an angry mob attempted to throw Jesus after His bold proclamation in the Nazareth synagogue.
  • Look out from Mount Arbel, on the road from Nazareth to Capernaum. A sheer cliff rising majestically above the Sea of Galilee with a magnificent view of the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon.
  • Journey to Capernaum (John 6:24) to visit the first century synagogue where Jesus preached and healed the epileptic boy (Matt. 4:13-17, Mark 9:14-29).
  • Dinner and overnight at the Sea of Galilee

Friday – March 13, 2020

  • Drive through the Jordan Valley
  • “Then Jesus came from Galilee down to the Jordan to be baptized” (Matthew 3:13). Visit Qasr el Yahud, the traditional site where John the Baptist baptized and where Joshua entered the Promised Land with the Jewish people
  • Visit Masada, situated on the top of a mountain overlooking the desert panorama to the west and the Dead Sea to the east. The thrilling story of the site reveals the courage of the Jewish defenders of Masada and their battle against the conquering Romans.
  • Swim and float in the Dead Sea, bathing yourself in the mineral rich water and mud
  • Visit the Western Wall, where people gather to pray for the start of the Shabbat. Join in Shabbat prayers with thousands of others at the Western Wall
  • Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem
  • Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

Saturday – March 14, 2020

  • “And the glory of the Lord went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city” (Ezekiel 11:23). Drive to the top of the Mount of Olives, known as the site from where Jesus ascended to heaven after His resurrection. Take in a Panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives before descending to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed on the night of His betrayal
  • Visit the scenes of Jesus’ prayer to His Father in the Garden of Gethsemane
  • Walk the Via Dolorosa, the traditional way that Jesus went before He was crucified, ending in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the site where the crucifixion of Jesus on Golgotha is marked.
  • Visit the Garden Tomb. This ancient cemetery is a moving site in which to recall the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. Spend time in these peaceful garden surroundings in prayer, song and fellowship.
  • Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

Sunday – March 15, 2020

  • Visit to the Shrine of the Book in the Israel Museum, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest Biblical manuscripts in the world, as well as rare early medieval biblical manuscripts. Next to the Museum is the Model of Jerusalem in Jesus’ time, which reconstructs the city as it was prior to its destruction by the Romans in 66 CE
  • An introduction to modern Israel and the Jewish people in Yad Vashem, Israel’s main Holocaust remembrance and education centre. Visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Centre including the Avenue of the Righteous and the Children’s Memorial
  • In the heart of a neighbourhood in downtown Jerusalem, the largest open market in Israel was built in 1928, the Machane Yehuda Market. Walking through the market’s alleyways is a good opportunity to meet Jerusalem and its fascinating human mosaic.
  • “On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” (Matthew 26:17). A visit to the Room of the Last Supper, The Coenaculum. According to very old sources, Jesus and His disciples celebrated Passover at this site on Mount Zion.
  • Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

Monday – March 16, 2020

  • A visit to the Temple Mount. The place where both the first and the second temple stood. Where Jesus, even as a young boy, was studying. (Luke 2:41-52). In these days it is the third holiest place in Islam.
  • Walk through the Biblical City of David, the very roots of Jerusalem, where archaeology confirms the Bible.
  • Visit the Davidson Centre with excavations of the Herodian Temple, as it stood prior to its destruction by Roman troops in the year 70 CE. See the Hulda Steps and Gates, which used to be the main entrance to the Holy Temple, through which Jesus entered the Temple.
  • Visit the colourful markets and the Cardo, an ancient Roman site now filled with shops brimming with Middle Eastern artistry. Walk through the atmospheric Jewish Quarter and see the Western Wall.
  • Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

Tuesday – March 17, 2020

(Depending on exact time of departure)

  • “At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth” (Luke 1: 39, 40). Visit to the picturesque village of Ein Karem, where John the Baptist was born and raised.
  • Visit the Elah Valley, also called the valley of the Terebinth, the place where David fought with Goliath
  • Jonah’s journey, Tabitha’s restoration to life, and Peter’s conversion of the gentiles all began in Jaffa. A visit to the Old Centre of Jaffa with its harbour. Tour through Jaffa’s narrow alleyways and enjoy the view over the sea.
  • Farewell dinner in Jaffa
  • Transfer to the airport
  • Departure

Wednesday – March 18, 2020

  • Arrival home with a new understanding of the Scriptures
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Prices
all prices in AUD

Package inlcuding flights

Double occupancy
AU$4640/person

Package including flights

Single occupancy
AU$5330/person
Services

Price Includes

  • Return economy airfares Sydney to Tel Aviv on EL AL Israel Airlines(subject to availability and fares in 2020)
  • 7 overnights in 3 star hotels according to the itinerary
  • Air conditioned transportation by deluxe coach
  • Licensed, English speaking local tour guide
  • Daily breakfast and dinner in the hotel
  • 1 additional lunch & 1 Farewell Dinner
  • Tips for driver, guide and local staff
  • All entrance fees, gratuities and taxes according to the itinerary
  • Access to all relevant tour information on custom-made travel app

Price Excludes

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General Israel

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 this 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
E-Mail: trish@keshetjourneys.com

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 this tour, on behalf of Keshet Journeys.

HOW DO I JOIN THE BAYLIFE CHURCH ISRAEL TOUR?

You can reserve your place on the Baylife Church “Journeying the Land Jesus called home” Tour by registering on the website.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS?

The minimum number of participants for this tour is 20 people.

WHEN IS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE?

All registrations must be made by December 10, 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: based on double occupancy AU$4640.  A 10% non-refundable deposit per person is due at the time of registration.  Full payment is due 90 days before the start of the tour.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE

This tour price is based on a currency exchange rate USD / AUD at the time of quotation (August 2019).

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 WorldWide Village Travel Ltd. the following cancellation policy is valid for your trip:

Cancellation charges:

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 additional services, pre-booked by the client, are non-refundable after booking and subject to the cancellation policy of airlines, hotels and tour suppliers..

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 ahead of EST.

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.

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