|Established in 1985|
Walk Where Jesus Walked
Tour of the Holy Land
With Pastor Don and Jan Christianson
March 12 - 21, 2012
DATES: March 12 - 21, 2012
1st DEPOSIT: $400.00 per person
Due September 1, 2011
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
· Round-trip flight from Chicago to Tel Aviv
· Round-trip transfer from airport to hotels
· 1 night Netanya
· 3 Nights - Galilee
· 3 Nights – Jerusalem
· Late-check-out - Jerusalem
· Meeting and assistance at airport
· Breakfast & dinner daily
· Fish lunch & boat ride on Sea of Galilee
· Farewell program
· Private English speaking tour guide
· Private air-conditioned motor-coach
· Entrance fees, porterage
· Please note what is not included under Terms & Conditions.
MONDAY MARCH 12
DEPARTURE FLIGHT TO ISRAEL
we depart from Chicago to Tel Aviv, Israel.
Enjoy on-board meals and entertainment as we cross the Atlantic Ocean on our way to Israel.
TUESDAY MARCH 13
ARRIVE IN TEL AVIV/TOUR OF JAFFA/CAESAREA
Arrive in Israel. Meet a representative who will assist
you through customs. Meet your guide and proceed
a short tour of Jaffa, (Joppa), to visit the location of Simon the Tanner’s
House. Continue to Caesarea, once a proud Roman port city dating back to the
time of Pontius Pilate. View Herod’s Palace and the monumental Roman
amphitheater built in the days of Christ. From here we drive to our hotel,
located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. A refreshing Jaffa orange juice
will be waiting for you upon arrival. (D)
Overnight Ramda Hotel - Netanya
WEDNESDAY MARCH 14
After breakfast we drive to Mt. Carmel, where Elijah held a contest against the false prophets of Baal. Next, travel to Megiddo, overlooking the plains of Armageddon and visit the site of the 21 superimposed cities. Not far from here are Gideon’s Springs where Gideon’s army drank the water before the faithful battle on Mount Gilboa. We will now travel to Nazareth where Jesus spent the silent years of his life and visit Mary’s well. Afterwards, visit Cana, site of the first miracle where Jesus turned water to wine. An optional renewal of marriage vows service will be held. We will now drive to our hotel located in the Galilee.
Overnight Leonardo Plaza Hotel - Tiberias (B,D)
THURSDAY MARCH 15
MT. BEATITUDES/TABGHA/CHURCH OF PRIMACY/CAPERNAUM/BOAT RIDE-FISH LUNCH/BEIT SHEAN
breakfast the first stop will be the Mt. Beatitudes. Near here Jesus gave the
Beatitudes and taught on many occasions. Here he also performed many of the
miracles. Travel to Tabgha, to commemorate the miracle of the multiplication of
the fish and loaves to feed 5000. Nearby we will visit the Church of Primacy and beach, where Jesus appeared to his Disciples after his resurrection.
Continue to Capernaum where much of the Galilean Ministry took place.
Afterwards, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and hear how Jesus calmed
the stormy sea and walked upon these waters. Enjoy a traditional St. Peter’s
fish lunch. We will now drive to Beit Shean, a well preserved Byzantine City. (B,L,D)
Overnight Leonardo Plaza Hotel - Tiberias
FRIDAY MARCH 16
KIBBUTZ TOUR/GOLAN/CAESAREA PHILIPPI/ MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION/TEL DAN/ KORAZIM/GADARENES/BAPTISMAL SITE
After breakfast begin the day with a tour of the Kibbutz and explore this unique way of life. From here we ascend the Golan Heights. Our guide will explain why this area is so vital to Israel’s security. Visit the sacred site of Caesarea Philippi and view Mount Hermon from a high meadow laden with wild flowers. Mount Hermon is believed to be the location where Jesus underwent his transfiguration. Not far from here is Tel Dan. The site is identified with the Biblical city of Dan, the northernmost city in the Kingdom of Israel. The Dan Nature Reserve is one of the three sources of the Jordan River. We will now descend the Golan Heights and visit Korazim and Gadarenes. We end the day at Yardenit Baptismal site on the Jordan River where time will be available for an optional baptismal service. (B,D)
Overnight Leonardo Plaza Hotel - Tiberias
SATURDAY MARCH 17
MASSADA/DEAD SEA/KING DAVID’S WATERFALLS/QUMRAN/JERUSALEM
breakfast we drive through the Jordan Valley to Massada. Ascend by cable car. Our
guide will take us on a fascinating tour of this mountain where 960 Jewish
defenders organized the
last resistance to the Roman Conquerors. Descend Massada and travel to Kibbutz
Ein Gedi to view King David’s Waterfalls and then to the Dead Sea for an
optional float in the salty waters. Our next stop is at Qumran, the site where
the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. We will now ascend the Judean Hills to
the "Eternal City of God" – Jerusalem. (B/D) Overnight Renaissance
Hotel - Jerusalem
SUNDAY MARCH 18
MT. OF OLIVES/OLD JERUSALEM TOUR/WESTERN WALL/GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE/CAIAPHAS’ HOUSE & DUNGEON/COURTYARD
OF PETER’S DENIAL
At the start of the morning, drive to the crest of Mt. of Olives where the Old City of Jerusalem and the Eastern Gate unfolds before us. Continue for visits to the Garden of Gethsemane, the high priest Caiaphas’ House & Dungeon, the Courtyard of Peter’s Denial, the Upper Room of the Last Supper and David’s Tomb. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Western Wall, Cardo and Pools of Bethesda. (B,D)
Overnight Renaissance Hotel - Jerusalem
MONDAY MARCH 19
MODEL/SHRINE OF THE BOOK/PANORAMIC VIEW OF JERUSALEM/KNESSET/HOLOCAUST MUSEUM/ VIEW OF BETHLEHEM & SHEPHERD’S FIELD/ GARDEN TOMB
After breakfast we begin with a panoramic view of Jerusalem followed by a visit to a large outdoor model of the Herodian City of Jerusalem dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are on display. View the Knesset, (Israeli Parliament), and continue to Yad Vashem - Memorial to the six million Jews that lost their lives in the Holocaust. Continue for a spectacular view of the city of Bethlehem and Shepherd’s Field. We will have the opportunity to browse through an authentic souvenir store where olive wood and antique items are on display. Next, we drive to the Garden Tomb where a Communion Service will be held. (B,D)
Overnight Renaissance Hotel - Jerusalem
TUESDAY MARCH 20
DAY IN JERUSALEM/OPTIONAL TOUR/ FAREWELL DINNER/TRANSFER TO AIRPORT
Breakfast in hotel. Leisure day... Enjoy! An optional tour to sites that were not included in the tour will be offered to you. In the evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner and say SHALOM to our guide. After dinner we transfer to the airport for our flight home. (B,D)
Late-check-out Renaissance Hotel - Jerusalem
WEDNESDAY MARCH 21
MIDNIGHT FLIGHT TO USA
Our flight home will depart Israel a few minutes after Midnight of March 20th.
WHERE IS THE REGISTRATION FORM?
Answer: Read the terms and conditions below and scroll to the bottom. There you will find the link to the registration form, which you may click on if you agree to all the terms and conditions below.
RESERVATIONS & SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS: All reservations for this tour are confirmed upon receipt of your Registration Form and a non-refundable deposit of $400.00 per person, which is due upon reservation and no later than September 1, 2011. Final payment is due December 1, 2011.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS & SITES: All hotel accommodations are based on double occupancy with private bath. NOTE: We will attempt to find a roommate for single travelers desiring to share a room. However, if we are unable to find a roommate, or you do not accept our selection, the single room supplement will apply. The sequence of visits to sites may change according to the discretion of the tour operator and guide if they deem necessary. In case sequence is changed, all items on the itinerary will still be covered.
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS: The Deposit of $ 400.00 and is non-refundable. Final payment is fully refundable, (excluding the non-refundable deposit of $400.00 per person), until December 1, 2011. Cancellations after December 1, 2011 become non-refundable and can only be recovered through a travel insurance policy. Please note that deposits and final payments for the tour cannot be changed from one person to another. All cancellations must be made in writing to Heavenly Tours. Travel insurance is highly recommended.
UNUSED SERVICES: No refund will be available for unused touring, meals or any other program components stated in the itinerary.
PASSPORT, VISA & VACCINATIONS: Valid passport for 6 months after the tour has ended is required. No vaccinations or visa are required from U.S. Citizens. Complete Passport information as requested in the enclosed Registration Form must be submitted to Heavenly International Tours prior to December 1, 2011.
TAXES & FEES INCLUDED: Entrance fees to all sites on scheduled tours. Porterage of ONE suitcase per person is included.
FEES NOT INCLUDED: Passport Fees, Travel Insurance, meals, drinks, wines, liquors and beverages not mentioned in itinerary. Items of personal nature; such as phone calls, laundry, room service and sites other than those mentioned. Transfer to O'Hare Airport is optional and is not included in the price of the tour.
Tips to guide, driver and hotel staff are not included, (Approximately $130.00 per person). Airport Departure Taxes, Security Fees and Fuel Surcharges, charged by airlines and Governments, are not included and will be invoiced to you with your final payment. The rate of these Taxes & Fees in March 2012 will be determined when flight tickets are issued.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel Insurance is optional. However, we highly suggest and recommend the purchase of insurance. It is suggested that the insurance premium will be paid directly to the insurance company at the time of your initial deposit in order to cover the “Pre-existing Conditions Clause” of the insurance. You can purchase Travel Insurance online via Heavenly Tours’ Web Site www.heavenlytours.com
AIR & LAND FARES: Air and land rates of this tour are based on current tariffs in effect for today, April 4, 2011. Flight tickets for this tour are based on NON-REFUNDABLE group airfare.
PURCHASE OF MERCHANDISE: Heavenly International Tours is not to be held responsible for any item/s purchased during the tour, not for their quality nor their prices. All and any purchase will be the sole responsibility of the buyer.
METHOD OF PAYMENTS: Check or Money Order only, made payable to: Heavenly International Tours.
LUGGAGE: Each person is allowed (1) suitcase and a carry-on only, which will be handled for you throughout the tour. Maximum size of suitcase is 29” high and maximum weight is 50 pounds.
TOUR DATES: As in any trans-Atlantic flight, tour dates may slightly change according to the requirements of the participating air carrier. Please allow yourself some flexibility. In the event dates and times of flights are changed, Heavenly Tours will not be held responsible and refunds will not be available based on this reason.
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