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Celebrate Messiah Australia Israel through Jewish Eyes
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Celebrate Messiah Australia Israel
through Jewish Eyes
19th October - 9th November, 2013
Hosted By: Pastor Tony Hallo
Cost $6685.00 AUD twin share
(COST SUBJECT TO A MINUMUM OF 30 ADULTS
SEE ISRAEL THROUGH JEWISH EYES TOUR WITH BARRY
BUIRSKI & MARK POLONSKY
ISRAEL: HAIFA, JERUSALEM, NAZARETH, JORDAN VALLEY
MASADA & THE DEAD SEA, SEA OF GALILEE
PLUS A TOUR OF TURKEY
SATURDAY 19th October 2013
Depart Australian cities to Singapore to connect with our flight to Istanbul.
(Meals on plane).
SUNDAY 20th October
Arrival to Istanbul known previously as Byzantium and later
Constantinople, transfer to our hotel with the remainder of the day free.
Late this afternoon we enjoy a cruise on the Bosporus.
Overnight Istanbul. (D)
MONDAY 21st October
Today we will visit the Topkapi Palace including the special places of the
Harem, Treasury Emeralds, Spoonmaker’s Diamond and the holy relics of
the Sacred Safekeeping Rooms, drive by the 15th Century Macedonian
Ahrida Jewish Synagogue, City tour of Istanbul visiting the Byzantine
Hippodrome, the Old City’s underground Basilica cisterns, Saint Sophia
Basilica and Museum. Overnight Istanbul. (BD)
TUESDAY 22nd October
We depart Istanbul, crossing the DARDANELLES by ferry to the coastal city
of CANAKKALE. We travel to Troy to see the legendary city and the replica
of the Wooden Horse and recall the great works of Homer Continue south
arriving at ASSOS, the Hellenistic city where St.
Paul rejoined his companions. Acts 16:8-11; 20:5, 6, II Tim. 4:13 II Cor. 2:12.
Overnight Assos. (B-D)
WEDNESDAY 23rd October
We drive to Alexandria Troas founded by Alexander the Great. St Paul
visited here at least twice and it is where Paul raised the young Eutychus
from the dead and had a vision calling him to preach the Gospel in
Macedonia. Through quaint Turkish villages to the ruins of PERGAMON
(Rev. 2:12-13) where we will climb the Acropolis and stand beneath the
portals of the Temple of Trajan. Pergamum is referred to as Satan’s seat.
Visit the Acropolis with the steepest theatre of the ancient world and the
Temple of Trajan. Visit the Red Basilica, which was an Egyptian Temple,
later converted to a church in the 1st century and the Askeplion built to
honour the Roman/Greek god of healing.
We are also view the inscriptions on the white stone mentioned in Rev
2:12, 17. From Pergamum we drive through the beautiful mountains and
olive groves to the port city of Izmir, known in the New Testament as
SMYRNA (Rev. 2:12-17) Overnight Izmir. (B-D)
THURSDAY 24th October
Sardis (Rev.1:11, 3:1-4) Philadelphia (Rev.1:11;3:7) Smyrna (Rev. 1:11; 2:8)
Drive to Sardis the capital of the ancient Lydia, where the first coin of the
world was invented. See the ruins of the early Church constructed next to the
Temple of Diana. Continue to Alasehir to see the 1st century Philadelphia
Church, Thytira (Rev. 1:11; 2:12- Thyatira) (Acts 16:14, Rev. 1:11; 2:18-24) In
Izmir we visit the Velvet Castle built by one of Alexander the Great¹s generals,
the Agora, Roman Aqueduct and the Loin statue that reminds of the Roman
persecution of the followers of Christ. Overnight Izmir. (BD)
FRIDAY 25th October
Depart Izmir for Istanbul where we connect with our flight to Tel Aviv
Israel. Arrival in the HOLY LAND. Hear from a Messianic leader at Beit
Immanuel. Overnight Tel Aviv at Dan Panorama Hotel. (Shabbat Dinner)
SATURDAY 26th October (SABBATH)
Rest Day. R & R. Overnight Tel Aviv. Dan Panarama Hotel (B-D)
SUNDAY 27th October
Today we sojourn in the ancient city of JOPPA, home of Simon the Tanner
and where Jonah, fleeing from the Lord, embarked his ship for Tarshish.
Time to stroll through the narrow streets filled with art galleries and cafes.
Stop for lunch and a spot of shopping at the Carmel Market and on to the
fascinating Diaspora Museum. En route today we pass CEASAREA, site of
Herod’s Palace, home of Cornelius and where Paul was brought to trial.
Overnight Sea of Galilee. (B-D)
MONDAY 28th October
Today, we explore this historical area of Galilee. Remember how Jesus
walked on the water? Our special traditional sailing vessel will take us
across the Sea of Galilee. A prayer service will be held on the boat near
where Jesus is believed to have walked on the water. Rejoice! Jesus is alive.
We disembark at Nof Ginnosar a kibbutz located on the shores of the
Galilee where we will see the remains of a boat from the time of Jesus.
Arriving later to CAPERNAUM, the city of Jesus, we visit the ruins of the
synagogue where Jesus performed many miracles. We will visit ST PETER’S
You will see the new excavations of ST PETER’S house and pass by TABGHA,
where Jesus multiplied five loaves and two fishes to feed the multitudes
and later ascending to the top of the MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, where we
will read the Sermon on the Mount. Participant’s baptism or rededication.
Overnight Sea of Galilee. (B-D)
TUESDAY 29th October
Day of Ministry – On the way back we ascend MT CARMEL to Muhraqa,
where Elijah called down fire from heaven to defeat the prophets of Baal.
We overlook the MEGGIDO VALLEY, the large plain where the final battle
of Armageddon is prophesied to take place. Overnight Sea of Galilee.
WEDNESDAY 30th October
Wind our way up to SAFED, centre of Jewish mysticism. Wander the rustic
streets and discover the many art and craft galleries. We’ll calm down at
HAMAT GADER hot springs, unique as a health resort and archaeological
site with a stunning view of the Kinneret and Golan Heights.
Overnight Sea of Galilee. (B-D)
THURSDAY 31st October
Down to Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. Ein Gedi
David’s refuge from King Saul, Experience a traditional Bedouin desert
camp where we will feast on a traditional Bedouin grilled banquet and
overnight. (B- D)
FRIDAY 1st November 2013
We arrive at Masada where we ascend by cable car to the fortress for
magnificent views of the Dead Sea and across to Jordan. Now it’s time for a
float in the medicinal waters of the Dead Sea.
Overnight Dead Sea. (B- Shabbat Dinner)
SATURDAY 2nd November (SABBATH)
Shabbat worship at a Messianic congregation. Overnight Jerusalem. (B-D)
SUNDAY 3rd November
Ponder at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Examine the Dead Sea scrolls
at the Shrine of the Book, and peruse a model of the ancient city of
Jerusalem. Venture through Hezekiah’s Tunnel to the Pool of Siloam.
Overnight Jerusalem at Grand Court Hotel. (B, D)
MONDAY 4th November
Tour OLD JERUSALEM. St. Stephen’s Gate and The POOL OF BETHESDA.
UPPER ROOM. View the pavement and The Praetorium at Ecce Homo
convent. Discover The Herodian Tunnel. The WESTERN WALL. Be awed by
The Burnt House, remains from the Second Temple period, the Temple
Institute and The Hulda Steps. Overnight Jerusalem. (B, D)
Free day in the Holy City.
WEDNESDAY 6th November
Overlook the Old City from the MT OF OLIVES, wander round the GARDEN
OF GETHSEMANE, and Celebrate a Communion Service at The GARDEN
TOMB. Explore David’s Citadel at Jaffa Gate. Overnight Jerusalem. (B, D)
THURSDAY 7th November
Intercede with King of Kings Ministry at the Jerusalem Prayer Tower. Then
we depart the Holy Land where we connect with our flight home.
(Meals in Flight)
SATURDAY 9th November
Arrival home with memories to last a lifetime. (Meals in flight)
SUMMARY OF TOUR
Price includes Round trip airfare to Istanbul – Tel Aviv return. Airport assistance
in Israel & Turkey, touring expenses, with an English speaking tour guide in
modern air-conditioned coaches, overnight accommodation in 3-4 star hotels,
majority of hotel and airport baggage handling, meals (Breakfast – Lunch –
Dinner) where indicated. All entrance fees, Sea of Galilee boat expenses.
Price does not include drinks with meals, tipping ($288), departure and ticket
taxes,( $891) visa costs ( US$60.00 – paid on arrival) or Travel Insurance. Single
room supplement cost is available on request. Additional extra trips must be
booked and paid for 60 days before departure.
COST $6685.00 AUD TWIN SHARE
(COST SUBJECT TO A MINUMUM OF 30 ADULTS TRAVELLING)
This tour is being made possible through Celebrate Messiah & Inner Faith Travel.
Prices are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Inner Faith Travel
due to currency fluctuations, airfare increases, etc. at time of publication