2014 Greece & Israel Passover Tour


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INNER FAITH TRAVEL is a non-denominational Christian travel company, established to serve the travel needs of the Church. THURSDAY 10th April 2014
Depart Australia for Athens GREECE.

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2014 Greece & Israel Passover Tour

  1. 1. ift.net.au Ph: (61) 07 5530 2900 2014 Greece & Israel Passover Tour 10th April - 1st May, 2014 ift.net.au
  2. 2. TOUR LINK Tour Cost: $7285 per person ALL PRICES BASED ON TWIN SHARE & REMAIN SUBJECT TO A MINIMUM OF 15 FULL PAYING ADULTS. Greek Island packages, extensions to Europe or Dubai Stopovers can be arranged through Inner Faith Travel Business class upgrades available upon request
  3. 3. TOUR LINK Hosted by: PASTORS VIC & ROBYN CINC THURSDAY 10th April 2014 Depart Australia for Athens GREECE. (meals on plane) FRIDAY 11st April Arriving in Athens we are met by Inner Faith Travel representatives and transferred to our hotel. The rest of the day is free to experience Athens. Overnight Athens (meals on plane-D)
  4. 4. SATURDAY 12th April TOUR LINK Our day begins with a visit to the Parthenon’s crowning beauty atop the Acropolis and the Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens. From the top of the hill we will admire the beautifully preserved Thesseum, the Theatre of Dionysus and the Agora where Socrates taught. We will then walk to nearby Mars’ Hill (Areopagus) Acts 17:22 where the Apostle Paul delivered his well known sermon. Our tour continues with a panoramic tour to see the highlights of Athens; we pass by the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Parliament House, Presidential Palace, Panathenian Stadium, Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Afternoon at leisure in Plaka or return by bus to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Athens (B-D)
  5. 5. SUNDAY 13th April TOUR LINK Early this morning our tour takes us out of Athens by the Sardonic Gulf via the historic Corinthian Canal with a photo stop, then onto ancient Corinth Acts 18:18.1t was to this megalopolis where the Apostle, Paul came and worked, established a thriving church and subsequently sent two of his epistles, now a part of the New Testament. Here we’ll see all of the sites associated with his ministry; the Agora, the Temple of Apollo, the Roman Odeon, the Bema and Gallic’s seat. We’ll also visit the small archaeological museum, an absolute must. We continue to visit Lechaion and also see the ruins of early Christian 5th Century basilica at the ancient port of Cenchreae before returning to Athens. Dinner and overnight at hotel (B-D)
  6. 6. MONDAY 14th April : ONE DAY CRUISE TOUR LINK Today we offer the enjoyment of a cruise in just one-day to the Greek Islands of Pores, Hydra and Aegina, including lunch on board and round-trip transfers by bus. We sail at 8:15am from the Port of Piraeus. First stop is Poros where the first naval arsenal of independent Greece was established. Poros provides delightful scenery marked by the low pine-wooded hills. From here we continue our voyage to Hydra, fashionable artists’ colony, a retreat of intellectuals and a favourite film location. An amphitheatric town rings the colourful harbor with well preserved sea-merchant family mansions. Leisurely we have time for strolling, shopping or swimming (weather and sea permitting). Our last port of call is Aegina, an attractive and tranquil resort place. Here we can either join the optional excursion to the Temple of Aphaia; one of the finest and the best preserved of the Greek temples, or walk leisurely around the harbour or browse in the small gift shops. Return back to Piraeus (the port of Athens) in the early evening around 7:00p.m. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight (B-DJ)
  7. 7. TUESDAY 15th April TOUR LINK This morning is devoted to a fascinating tour of the ancient sanctuary of the god Apollo In its dramatic setting on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Hear about the Oracle and tour the EXCAVATIONS. End the day with a visit to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM to admire the Charioteer, an extraordinary Sixth Century BC bronze statue, before we return to Athens for overnight. (B. D) WEDNESDAY 16th April Depart Athens for Tel Aviv Israel. We are met by Inner Faith Travel representatives. We visit Independence hall followed by a tour of ancient Joppa and Simon the Tanners home. Overnight Tel Aviv (B·DJ)
  8. 8. THURSDAY 17th April TOUR LINK Today we continue to the Carmel markets for some bargain hunting. We then head for the Old Port in Tel Aviv for lunch at Max Brenners and enjoy time on the board walk with shopping and also a dip in the Mediterranean Sea. The rest of the afternoon is free to wander these ancient streets filled with cafes and art galleries. Overnight Tel Aviv (B-D) FRIDAY 18th April This morning we visit the Mediterranean Sea port of Caesarea site of Herod’s Palace and the home of Cornelius where Paul was brought to trial. We head north to Mt. Carmel where Elijah called down fire from heaven upon the prophets of Baal. We continue to the Valley of Armageddon where the final battle will take place and Ps. VIC will teach on this subject. We drive through Cana where He performed His first recorded miracle and overlook Nazareth from the precipice. Overnight Ma’agan Kibbutz, Sea of Galilee (B-D)
  9. 9. SATURDAY 19th April SHABBAT TOUR LINK Today we head north to Mt. Arbel and a short walk on the Jesus Trail, then on to CAESAREA·PHILLIPI where Peter confessed his faith in Jesus. We also visit the NATURE PRESERVE TEL DAN, and the VALLEY OF TEARS OVERLOOK before moving on to Nimrod’s Castle. Overnight Ma’agan Kibbutz SEA OF GALILEE (B·D)
  10. 10. SUNDAY 20th April TOUR LINK Today we concentrate on the Sea of Galilee area. Firstly we take a traditional sailing vessel across the Sea of Galilee, stopping midway devotions and prayer. We disembark at NOF GINNOSAR, a Kibbutz to inspect the remains of a boat from the time of Jesus. We head to MT. OF BEATITUDES where Pastor Robyn will read the Sermon on the Mount before moving on to visit TABGHA. After this we visit CAPERNAUM, the town of Jesus and visit the ruins of the synagogue where Jesus performed many miracles. See the excavations of Peter’s house and then WATER BAPTISMS or rededications in the JORDAN RIVER with Pastor VIC & Pastor Robyn close to where John the Baptist baptised our Lord. Following which we enjoy ST. PETERS FISH LUNCH. Overnight Ma’agan Kibbutz SEA OF GALILEE (8-L·D) MONDAY 21st April We commence our day with a visit to the IDF for an information session. We head South through the Jordan Valley to the Decapolis city of BEIT SHEAN where Saul’s headless body was hung on the gates of the city. A stop at Jericho to view a Sycamore Tree, Elijah’s Well and the Tell of Jericho (security permitting). Passover commemorative dinner service. Overnight Dead Sea. (B·D)
  11. 11. TUESDAY 22nd April TOUR LINK Enjoy a day of relaxation at the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is famous for floating, relaxing and specialized Spa treatments. Treatments should be booked in advance. Please refer to your tour guide for details. Overnight Dead Sea (B-D) WEDNESDAY 23rd April A visit to MASADA via cable car takes us to the site of the last heroic 3 year stand of 960 Jewish defenders against the Roman Empire. From the heights we view Jordan and the Dead Sea. Next we visit EN GEDI where David took refuge from Saul and then to QUMRAN where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Excitement builds as we begin our ascent to JERUSALEM. Overnight JERUSALEM (B·D)
  12. 12. THURSDAY 24th April TOUR LINK We explore the MOUNT OF OLIVES, walk the PALM SUNDAY ROAD, visit CAIAPHAS’ HOUSE, the OLD CITY JEWISH QUARTER, SOUTHERN STEPS and finally GOLGOTHA where we participate in COMMUNION SERVICE at the EMPTY TOMB with Pastors Vic and Robyn. Later, we’ll visit with a congregation in Jerusalem for worship. Overnight JERUSALEM (B-D) FRIDAY 25th April Our day begins with a visit to the ancient city of Jerusalem. We make our way to the Old City, the Temple Mount, Pools of Bethesda, St. Ann’s Church, and Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Antonio Fortress, and finally along the Via Dolorosa. Jerusalem’s amazing atmosphere sets it apart from any other city in the World and as we explore and walk where Jesus walked, the Bible continues to come alive. We visit with a congregation in Jerusalem to worship (subject to availability). Overnight Jerusalem (B-D)
  13. 13. SATURDAY 26th April TOUR LINK FREE DAY Shabbat. Take this opportunity to relax or visit with a local congregation. SUNDAY 27th April Our day begins with a visit to the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) then to the Western Wall tunnels and city of David and Hezekiah’s Tunnels. We then go to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial, built in memory of the 6 million Jews lost in the Holocaust. Guests often find this to be a truly moving experience. Overnight Jerusalem (B-D) SUNDAY 27th April Arriving in the NEW CITY, we’ll stop by the Prayer Tower for a prayer watch and a visit to a local ministry. Next we visit the Israel Museum and THE SHRINE of the book which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Model City (a quarter acre replica model of Jerusalem in the time of Christ which included the Jewish Temple). This afternoon we have an opportunity to take part in an Archaeological Dig at one of the sites under repair. We celebrate the tour end with a Farewell Dinner. Overnight Jerusalem (B-D)
  14. 14. TUESDAY 29th April TOUR LINK Early morning transfer to airport for departure to Athens. (A day room will be provided at the airport for a few hours if required) where we connect with our flight home or to other European Cities. (Meals on plane) THURSDAY 1st May 2014 Arrive home with memories and a new found appreciation of the Scriptures.
  15. 15. SUMMARY OF TOUR Price includes Round trip airfare Australia to Athens/Tel Aviv & Tel Aviv/Athens to Australia. Airport assistance, touring expenses in all countries visited, with an English speaking tour guide in new air conditioned coaches, overnight accommodation in 3-4 star hotels, with meals (Breakfast – Lunch- Dinners) where indicated. All entrance fees, Sea of Galilee boat expenses, and majority of hotel and airport baggage handling. Price does not include Drinks with meals, visa costs, Travel Insurance, tipping and departure/ticket taxes. Single room supplement cost available on request. Any additional travel or extra trips must be booked and paid for 60 days before departure. TOUR COST $7285 PER PERSON ALL PRICES BASED ON TWIN SHARE & REMAIN SUBJECT TO A MINIMUM OF 15 FULL PAYING ADULTS. Single rooms supplement fees & Business Class Upgrade costs – available on request with INNER FAITH TRAVEL. Additional Travel – Greek Island Packages, European Extensions &/or Dubai Stopover options available on request. (Additional travel must be booked and paid in full 60 days prior to departure from Australia) This tour is being made possible through Pastors Vic and Robyn Cinc and Inner Faith Travel. Prices are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Inner Faith Travel due to currency fluctuations, flight rescheduling or airfare increases etc at time of publication 31/11/2012. PLEASE NOTE: Discount of $200 is available for those members who previously travelled with Pastors Vic & Robyn Cinc.
  16. 16. Inner Faith Travel 20 Grandview Terrace, Tallai, QLD 4213, Australia (61) 07 5530 2900 Fax to (61) 07 5530 3911 ift.net.au