|Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence|
Mount Carmel Ministries presents
Growing together with Christ in the Word
In the Holy Land
With Pastor Johan & Sonja Hinderlie
November 5 - 14, 2007
Mount Carmel Ministries invites you to Renew Your Faith following Jesus’ Footsteps, November 5 – 14, 2007. Pastor Johan and Sonja Hinderlie with Michael Ovikian invite you to join them on this special inspirational and faith renewing tour of the Holy Land. Join other Mount Carmel friends in sharing this experience of living in the promises of God in the Promised Land!
We will enjoy the most wonderful days of our lives as we walk together in the footsteps of our Lord Jesus, his disciples and Michael Ovikian, a native of Israel. You don’t want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to study, to learn and to see firsthand the places where Jesus lived and Michael grew up. We will celebrate, we will laugh, we will be in awe and we will pray. And certainly we will grow together with Christ in the Word and enjoy our Lord’s promises.
Your Tour Hosts
When you arrive in Israel you feel the life of God’s people!
|1st DEPOSIT||$ 200.00 Due upon registration|
|2nd DEPOSIT||$ 200.00 Due June 1, 2007|
|FINAL PAYMENT:||Due September 10, 2007|
Click Here for the printable tour registration form
TOUR FEATURES INCLUDE:
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5
DEPARTURE TO ISRAEL
Today we depart from Minneapolis to Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport and then to Israel. Enjoy on-board meals and entertainment as we cross the Atlantic Ocean on our way to Israel.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
ARRIVE IN ISRAEL/TEL AVIV
Arrive in Israel. Meet our representative who will assist you through customs. Meet your guide and proceed to your hotel located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. A refreshing Jaffa orange juice will be waiting for you upon arrival. Time permitting we will have a short tour and enjoy a walk on the beach.
Overnight - Tel Aviv (D)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
After breakfast we begin with a visit to Jaffa for a view of the old port and artist quarters. Continue to Caesarea, a Roman and a Crusader city. Beyond the streets of shops in Caesarea is the ancient city, which was protected by stout walls and projecting bastions within a deep moat. View the monumental Roman amphitheater built in the days of Christ. Travel to the original Mount Carmel, where Elijah held the contest against the false prophets of Ba’al. Next, travel to Megiddo, overlooking the plains of Armageddon and visit the site of the 21 superimposed cities. From here we travel to Nazareth where Jesus lived most of his life and visit Mary’s Well. Afterwards, visit Cana, site of the first miracle where Jesus turned water to wine.
Overnight - Galilee (B,D)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
MT. BEATITUDES/TABGHA/CAPERNAUM/BOAT RIDE-FISH LUNCH/ BEIT SHEAN
After breakfast the first stop will be the Mount of Beatitudes. Near here Jesus gave the Beatitudes and taught on many occasions. Here he also performed many of the miracles. Travel to Tabgha, where 5000 were fed by Jesus who performed the miracle of the multiplication of the fish and loaves. Continue to Capernaum where much of the Galilean Ministry took place. Afterwards, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and recall 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 to view the well-preserved mosaic floor and ancient city, dating back to King Saul.
Overnight - Galilee (B,L,D)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9
KIBBUTZ TOUR/GOLAN VIEW/CAESAREA PHILIPPI/ KATZRIN/GAMLA/KORAZIM/BAPTISMAL SITE
After breakfast begin the day with a tour of a Kibbutz and explore this unique way of life. From here ascend the Golan Heights. Your guide will explain why this area is so vital to Israel’s security. Continue to Caesarea Philippi and the town of Katzrin. Afterwards, view the ancient site of Gamla, (Called “Massada of the Galilee”). We will now descend the Golan Heights and drive to Korazim. We end the day at Yardenit Baptismal site on the Jordan River. Overnight - Galilee (B,D)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
MASSADA/DEAD SEA/EIN GEDI WATERFALLS/QUMRAN/JERUSALEM
After breakfast drive through the Jordan Valley to Massada. Ascend Massada by cable car. Your guide will take you on a fascinating tour of this mountain where 960 Jewish defenders organized the last resistance to the Roman Conquerors. Descend Massada and travel to the Dead Sea for an optional float in the salty waters. We continue to Ein Gedi to view the waterfalls and then to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. We will now ascend the Judean Hills to Jerusalem, the "Eternal City of God".
Overnight - Jerusalem (B,D)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11
MOUNT OF OLIVES / WESTERN WALL/CARDO/ UPPER ROOM/GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE/VIA DOLOROSA
After breakfast visit the Old City of Jerusalem. Jews, Christians and Moslems alike know the Biblical and historical importance of the city of Jerusalem. At the start of the morning, drive to the crest of Mount of Olives where the entire city of Jerusalem unfolds before you. Today’s walking tour includes: Garden of Gethsemane, Pools of Bethesda, Upper Room of the Last Supper, (Time will be available for a prayer service), Ecce Homo Arch, Via Dolorosa, Wailing Wall, Cardo, Jewish Quarters, Oriental Bazaar. Overnight - Jerusalem (B,D)
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12
BETHLEHEM/GARDEN TOMB/KNESSET/YAD VASHEM/ VIEW OF JOHN THE BAPTIST'S NEWLY DISCOVERED CAVE
After breakfast we will travel to Bethlehem where we will worship with other Lutherans in the Church in Bethlehem. Then we will visit the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square. Time will be made for browsing in a souvenir shop. Then we go to the Garden Tomb where we will have a service of Holy Communion. Following this we will visit the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament) and continue to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Six Million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. We will also visit John the Baptist’s newly discovered cave in Kibbutz Tzuba near Jerusalem. Overnight - Jerusalem (B,D)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
FREE DAY IN JERUSALEM/ FAREWELL DINNER
Breakfast in hotel. Leisure day ... Enjoy! In the evening, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner and say Shalom to your guide and driver (B/D)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
TRANSFER TO AIRPORT/RETURN FLIGHT TO USA
After breakfast transfer to Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv for your flight home.
Thank you for joining our tour.
Heavenly International Tours
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.
TERMS & CONDITIONS – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
RESERVATIONS & SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS: All reservations for this tour are confirmed upon receipt of your registration form and a non-refundable deposit of $200.00 per person, which is due upon reservation and no later than April 1, 2007. A second non-refundable deposit of $200.00 is due June 1, 2007. Final payment is due September 10, 2007.
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 Initial and Second Deposits are non-refundable. Final payment
is fully refundable, (excluding the non-refundable deposits of $400.00 per person), until September 10, 2007. Cancellations after September 10, 2007 become non-refundable and can only be recovered through
a travel insurance policy. All cancellations must be made in writing to Heavenly International Tours. Travel insurance is highly recommended.
UNUSED SERVICES: No refund will be made for unused touring, meals or any other program components stated in the itinerary.
PASSPORT, VISA & VACCINATIONS: Valid passport 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 September 10, 2007.
FEES NOT INCLUDED: Passport Fees, Travel Insurance, meals, drinks, wines, liquors and beverages not mentioned in itinerary, items of personal nature, such as telephone, laundry, room service and sites other than those mentioned. Tips to guide, driver and hotel staff are not included. U.S. & Israel Departure Taxes, Security Fees and Fuel Surcharges, (Currently $190.00), are not included and will be invoiced to you. Payment for Departure Taxes, Security Fees and Fuel Surcharge is due with your final payment for the tour.
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 Condition Clause” of the insurance.
You can now purchase Travel Insurance online via Heavenly Tours’ Web Site at: www.heavenlytours.com
TAXES & FEES INCLUDED: Entrance fees to all sites on scheduled tours. Porterage of ONE suitcase per person is included.
AIR & LAND FARES: Air and land rates of this tour are based on current tariffs in effect for today, January 5, 2007. Flight tickets for this tour are based on a 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: Mount Carmel Ministries.
LUGGAGE: Each person is allowed (1) suitcase only, which will be handled for you throughout the tour. Maximum size is 29” high and maximum weight is 50 pounds. A carry-on bag per person is also allowed.
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 International Tours will not be held responsible and refunds will not be available based on this reason.
Heavenly International Tours acts only as an agent for the various independent suppliers that provide hotel accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, activities or other services connected with this tour. Such services are subject to the terms and conditions of those suppliers. Heavenly International Tours and its respective employees, agents, representatives, and assigns accept no liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or any other incident which may be caused by the negligence, defect, default of any company or person performing these services. Responsibility is not accepted for losses, injury, damages or expenses of any kind due to sickness, weather, strikes, hostilities, wars, terrorist acts, acts of nature, local laws or other such causes. All services and accommodations are subject to the laws and regulations of the country in which they are provided. Heavenly International Tours is not responsible for any baggage or personal effects of any individual participating in tours which have been arranged by Heavenly International Tours. Travelers are responsible for purchasing a travel insurance policy that will cover expenses associated with a medical emergency, loss of luggage and other personal effects.
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HEAVENLY INTERNATIONAL TOURS
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