Believers Trip to Israel & Jordan Apr - May 2014

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INNER FAITH TRAVEL is a non-denominational Christian travel company, established to serve the travel needs of the Church. We depart in the evening for Bangkok to connect with our onward flight to …

INNER FAITH TRAVEL is a non-denominational Christian travel company, established to serve the travel needs of the Church. We depart in the evening for Bangkok to connect with our onward flight to Amman, Jordan. We arrive early in the morning in Amman, Jordan, where we will be met by our guide and coach.

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  • 1. ift.net.au Ph: (61) 07 5530 2900 Believers Trip to Israel & Jordan Apr – May 2014 27th April - 14th May, 2014 ift.net.au
  • 2. Hosted By: Major Rintje Taekema TOUR LINK $6,485.00 all inclusive of taxes, which are approximately $438.00 to date. “April 2014 Believers Trip to Israel & Jordan” With Major Rintje Taekema Featuring ISRAEL: Dead Sea, Masada, Beer Sheva, Jordan Valley, Golan Heights, Nazareth, Sea Of Galilee, Jerusalem. JORDAN: Mt Nebo, Petra.
  • 3. Sunday 27th April 2014 TOUR LINK We depart in the evening for Bangkok to connect with our onward flight to Amman, Jordan. (Meals in flight).
  • 4. Monday 28th April TOUR LINK We arrive early in the morning in Amman, Jordan, where we will be met by our guide and coach. We drive west toMt Nebo, where will gaze into the Promised Land, as Moses did. We travel south on the ancient Desert Highway toPetra. Afternoon and evening are free to rest. Overnight in Petra. (D).
  • 5. Tuesday 29th April TOUR LINK Today we spend the day at Petra. We can walk into Petra, choose either to be led on horseback by local Bedouins or ride in a carriage. (An extra tipping charge applies for those using horseback or carriage ride). We have time for easy, moderate and hard walks – as desired. Petra is a spectacular Nabatean city from before the time of Jesus, in south-west Jordan. Enjoy the soft colours of the setting sun. Overnight in Petra. (B-D).
  • 6. Wednesday 30th April TOUR LINK We enter Israel this morning via the Arava border crossing. We visit the Israelite Tabernacle replica at Timna. This is a great experience. We reach Beersheba in the afternoon and visit sites connected with the Battle of Beersheba which took place on 31st October 1917. The Park of the Australian Soldier was dedicated to the memory of the Australian Light Horse regiment that captured the town from the Turkish Empire. The Beersheba War Cemetery has 1,241 Commonwealth graves from WWI. Tel es-Saba was overrun by the Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment, supported by Australian and British troops. It also contains the ruins of 7th century BC Beersheba, and Abraham’s Well. Chauvel’s Hill offers an unimpeded view of the 6-kilometre path where the 4th and 12th Australian Light Horse regiments charged into the Turkish guns. We drive north to our hotel on the Dead Sea. Overnight at Dead Sea. (B-D).
  • 7. Thursday 1st May 2014 TOUR LINK This morning we visit Ein Gedi, David’s place of refuge from Saul. Later we ascend to the mighty fortress of Masada, the site of the final stand of 960 Jewish defenders against the Roman Empire. From its heights, by cable car, we enjoy tremendous views of Jordan and the Dead Sea. Upon returning to our hotel we will enjoy a ‘float’ in the medicinal waters of the Dead Sea. Bookings for the mineral rich spa treatments must be made in advance with your tour guide. Overnight at Dead Sea. (B-D).
  • 8. Friday 2nd May TOUR LINK This morning we drive north towards Galilee. On the way we make a short photo stop at Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. We follow the scenic Jordan Valley past Jericho and on to the Decapolis city of Beit She’an, where King Saul’s body was hung on the city gates by the Philistines. Overnight in Galilee. (B-D).
  • 9. Saturday 3rd May TOUR LINK Today we explore the historical area of Galilee. Remember how Jesus walked on the water? Our boat will take us across the Sea of Galilee, stopping in the middle for a time of reflection and singing. Rejoice! Jesus is alive. We disembark at Nof Ginosar, a kibbutz located on the shores of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) where we will see the remains of aboat from the time of Jesus. Arriving later at Capernaum, the city of Jesus, we visit the site of the synagogue where Jesus performed many miracles. You will see the excavations of St. Peter’s house and visit Tabgha, where Jesus multiplied five loaves and two fishes to feed the multitudes. Later ascending to the top of the Mount of Beatitudes, we will read from the Sermon on the Mount. We finish our day at the Yardenit baptism site on the Jordan River. Opportunity will be given for those wishing to be baptised, or for those already baptised, to rededicate themselves through immersion in the Jordan. Moving on to Tiberias, we learn the significance of Migdal, Mt Arbel and the Horns of Hittim. Overnight inGalilee. (B-L-D).
  • 10. Sunday 4th May TOUR LINK After breakfast, we travel to the Golan Heights to an overview of the Damascus Road. We will explore Tel Dan, the site of one of King Jeroboam’s golden calf idols. Next stop is Banias, (Caesarea Philippi), where Peter declared Jesus to be “the Son of the Living God.” Here we can enjoy views of the Crusader-era Muslim castle known as Nimrod. Overnight in Galilee. (B-D). Monday 5th May This morning we visit Tel Megiddo, Tel Megiddo was the location of a chariot city of Kings Solomon and Ahab. From here we see the Yisre’el Valley, the large plain where the final battle of Armageddon is prophesied to take place. In the afternoon we visit Nazareth, where Jesus grew to manhood. We spend time at Nazareth Village, seeing the recreated village life as it was in the time of Jesus. Overnight in Galilee. (B-D).
  • 11. Tuesday 6th May TOUR LINK This morning we leave to go to Jerusalem visiting Mukhraka at Mt Carmel, our first stop, is where Elijah called down fire from Heaven on his sacrificial altar. Travelling south along the coast, we go to Caesarea, site of Herod’s Palace, home of Cornelius, and where Paul was brought to trial. We continue to follow the ocean route to Tel Aviv, where we will briefly sojourn in the ancient port city of Joppa, home of Simon the Tanner and where Jonah, fleeing from the Lord, embarked his ship for Tarshish. There we have time to stroll through the narrow streets filled with art galleries and cafes. Beginning our memorial ascent ‘up to Jerusalem’, we arrive for overnight at the ‘City of God’. (B-D).
  • 12. Wednesday 7th May TOUR LINK We awaken in the city of the Great King, Jerusalem, the geographic center of the world. You can feel the atmosphere that sets Jerusalem apart from any other city in the world. We have a full day of touring Old Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of Jesus, including the Church of the Ascension, Mt of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane. Entering into the Old City through St Stephen’s Gate, we visit the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus cured an invalid and then go to the Church of St Anne. We continue to the Ecce Homo Convent to view the Lithostrotos and visit the Praetorium, site of the public trial and condemnation of Jesus. We continue through the picturesque bazaar streets, passing the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa arriving at the Church Of The Holy Sepulchre. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B-D).
  • 13. Thursday 8th May TOUR LINK Today we visit the Cardo, the heart of Jerusalem. We view the restored Hurva Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter and then visit the Western Wall tunnels. We have Holy time to pray at the Western Wall, the most sacred site for the Jewish people and later we ascend the Temple Mount to the Dome of the Rock, (security permitting), the site where Abraham offered up Isaac. Next we visit the City of David and King Hezekiah’s water tunnel. The tunnel was built in the 7th century BC to bring water into the city and hide the water supply from the besieging Assyrian Army. Then we tour the Herodian tunnel. Imagine hundreds of thousands of people climbing up the stairs to the Temple Mount! We visit the Hulda Steps, believed to be the very stepstaken by Jesus up to the Temple Mount. The afternoon visit takes us to Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, in honour of the six million Jewish lives taken during WWII Holocaust. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B-D).
  • 14. Friday 9th May TOUR LINK We begin our day with a visit to the fabulous Saint Peter in-Gallicantu Church. According to tradition, this was the place of the palace of high priest Caiaphas. Its name is given after the story of Peter’s triple denial of Christ before the cock crowed. From here we visit the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, and a Model of Jerusalem, including the Jewish temple,in the time of Christ. In the afternoon we take a pilgrimage to where it all began – Bethlehem, the birthplace of Messiah. We make a short visit to Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity and spend time at the Shepherds Fields cave, en route passing by Rachael’s Tomb. We will visit a souvenir store in Bethlehem. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B-D).
  • 15. Saturday 10th May TOUR LINK This morning we complete our time in the Holy City with a visit to the Garden Tomb and celebrate a Communion service with the empty tomb in the background. The serenity of this place makes it a spiritual oasis within this bustling city.This is the ultimate place of worship in Jerusalem. We celebrate the resurrection of our King. Then we have a free afternoon. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B-D).
  • 16. Sunday 11th May TOUR LINK This is a free day to rest and enjoy your hotel facilities – or to explore the Old City yourself, using the Bible as your guide. After a farewell dinner at our hotel, we transfer to the airport for our flight via Amman to Bangkok. (B-D). Monday 12th May Afternoon arrival to Bangkok for onward connections (Meals in flight) Tuesday 13th May Morning arrival with a new understanding of the Bible and memories to last a lifetime! (Meals in flight)
  • 17. SUMMARY OF TOUR Price includes The 16 day tour price includes :return airfare, Australia to Jordan/Tel Aviv; airline ticket and departure taxes; tipping; visas; airport assistance; touring expenses in all countries visited; English speaking tour guide in newair-conditioned coaches; overnight accommodations in 4 star hotels with meals (Breakfast – Dinners) where indicated; entrance fees; Sea of Galilee boat expenses; and majority of hotel and airport baggage handling. $6,485.00, all inclusive of taxes, which are approximately $438.00 to date. Price does not include Drinks with meals, midday meals or travel insurance. Single room supplement cost is available on request. Additional extra trips must be booked and paid for 60 days before departure.
  • 18. Inner Faith Travel 20 Grandview Terrace, Tallai, QLD 4213, Australia (61) 07 5530 2900 Fax to (61) 07 5530 3911 ift.net.au