ISRAEL & JORDAN Tour with David & Evelyn McBride in 2014

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INNER FAITH TRAVEL is a non-denominational Christian travel company, established to serve the travel needs of the Church. TUESDAY 11th March 2014 Afternoon departure to BANGKOK, THAILAND, for onward connection to TEL AVIV, ISRAEL.

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ISRAEL & JORDAN Tour with David & Evelyn McBride in 2014

  1. 1. ift.net.au Ph: (61) 07 5530 2900 ISRAEL & JORDAN with David & Evelyn McBride 11th March - 29th March, 2014 ift.net.au
  2. 2. TOUR LINK TOUR COST: $6985AUD per person Business Class upgrades available upon request ALL PRICES BASED ON TWIN SHARE & REMAIN SUBJECT TO A MINIMUM OF 15 FULL PAYING ADULTS. $300 non-refundable deposit required per person to secure your place on this Tour.
  3. 3. ISRAEL & JORDAN with David & Evelyn McBride DAY TO DAY ITINERARY (Note: Jordan/Petra section is found between March 17th and March 20th) FEATURING: ISRAEL: TEL AVIV, CEASAREA, SEA OF GALILEA, CAPERNAUM, MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, NAZARETH & JERUSALEM JORDAN: BEIT-SHEAN, AMMAN, PETRA & THE DEAD SEA
  4. 4. TUESDAY 11th March 2014 TOUR LINK Afternoon departure to BANGKOK, THAILAND, for onward connection to TEL AVIV, ISRAEL. (Meals in Flight). WEDNESDAY 12th March Upon arrival in Tel Aviv we will be met by Inner Faith Travel Representatives and transferred to our hotel for rest and relaxation. In the afternoon we will visit the ancient port city of JOPPA, home of Simon the Tanner, to stroll through the narrow streets filled with art galleries and cafes. Overnight in Tel Aviv. (Meals in Flight – D)
  5. 5. THURSDAY 13th March TOUR LINK We journey north this morning for a coastal tour of the MEDITERRANEAN SEA PORTS. En route we will visit CEASAREA, site of Herod’s Palace, home of Cornelius and where Paul was brought to trial. Afterwards, we travel to Haifa, MT CARMEL and Muhraqa, where Elijah called down fire from Heaven to defeat the prophets of Baal. Take in the spectacular views over the Jezreel Valley. We visit the Tel at MEGGIDO, location of King Solomon’s stables. View the large plain where the final battle of Armageddon is prophesied to take place and explore the recently discovered Tel of Jezreel from where Jezebel and Ahab wielded their powerful influence. Continue to the spectacular Sea of Galilee for overnight. (B-D)
  6. 6. FRIDAY 14th March TOUR LINK Today, we explore this historical area of Galilee, remembering how Jesus walked on water? Our special traditional sailing vessel will take us across the Sea of Galilee, stopping in the middle for a time of reflection and worship. 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. You will see the new excavations of ST PETER’S house and visit TABGHA, where Jesus multiplied five loaves and two fishes to feed the multitudes and later ascending to the top of the MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, we will pause to read the Sermon on the Mount. Time at the Jordan River Baptismal site before returning to our hotel. Overnight Galilee. (B-D)
  7. 7. SATURDAY 15th March TOUR LINK Our journey takes us to Nazareth where Jesus grew to manhood visiting the Church of Annunciation, which covers the boyhood home of Jesus. We spend time at Nazareth Village recreating village lifestyle during the time of Jesus experiencing the Nazareth Jesus knew! Passing through Cana, where He performed His first recorded miracle we travel on until rounding the crest of a hill the SEA OF GALILEE unfolds in a breathtaking panoramic scene before our eyes. Afternoon at leisure by the Sea. Overnight Galilee. (B-D)
  8. 8. SUNDAY 16th March TOUR LINK After breakfast, we travel to the Golan Heights with Mt. Hermon in the background. We will explore Tel Dan, visit CAESAREA PHILIPPI, where Peter confessed his faith in Jesus and Nimrod’s Castle a ruin from Crusader times. We enjoy the view from KUNEITRA, overlooking the Syrian Border and a United Nations post. Overnight Galilee. (B-D) MONDAY 17th March Early morning departure South, following the scenic Jordan Valley to the city of BEIT-SHEAN where King Saul’s body was hung on the gates of the city. We cross the Jordan River into JORDAN at the Sheikh Hussein Bridge. We then travel to Amman, the capital of Jordan. In the evening we will enjoy a Bedouin style meal at the Tawaheem Al Hawa Restaurant. Overnight Amman. (B-D) TUESDAY 18th March Today we visit the Roman Ruins in Amman, Madaba, Mount Nebo, where Moses gazed into the Promised Land, and the Baptismal site at Bethany on the Jordan River, said to be the place where John the Baptist baptised Jesus. We continue to Petra for overnight. (B-D)
  9. 9. WEDNESDAY 19th March TOUR LINK This morning, we will be led through the spectacular chasm of PETRA on horseback, by our Nabatean guides. You may choose to walk, or ride in a carriage if available. (tipping for riding on horseback or carriage approximately $5) We will visit the treasury, monastery, Roman Theatre, Royal Tombs and the high place of sacrifice. Overnight Petra. (B-D)
  10. 10. THURSDAY 20th March TOUR LINK We enter back into the Promised Land through the Arava Border to Eilat on the Red Sea. Travelling north to Timna Park we visit the recreated Wilderness Tabernacle. Crossing through the Negev we arrive to Beer Sheba. We visit the Park of the Australian Soldier, the British Cemetery where Australian, New Zealand and British soldiers lay at rest together. A service will be held at the war memorial. We visit Tel es Saba where the NZ Mounted Rifles and some Australians took the high place, Abraham’s well and Chauvel’s Hill from where we can view the plain where the 800 Australian Light horsemen rode into history with their famous charge. Overnight at our Dead Sea Resort Hotel. (B-D)
  11. 11. FRIDAY 21th March TOUR LINK Time this morning for spa treatments and to ‘float’ in the medicinal mineral waters of the Salt Sea. We continue to the mighty fortress of MASADA for lunch and to visit the site of the last heroic 3-year stand of 960 Jewish defenders against the Roman Empire. From its heights (by cable car) we have tremendous views of Jordan and the Dead Sea. Overnight Dead Sea. B-D)
  12. 12. SATURDAY 22nd March TOUR LINK First stop today is Ein Gedi to walk to the falls where King David found refuge. We make a short photo stop at Qumran where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. Lunch stop at Jericho where we spend the afternoon visiting Elisha’s Spring and the ruins of Ancient Jericho. Commence our memorial ascent through the Mountains of Israel up to Jerusalem. Overnight Jerusalem. (B-D) SUNDAY 23rd March Free day in Jerusalem. Why not consider joining with believers from around the world at an inter denominational Church service at Christchurch and lunch afterwards in there cafe. Overnight Jerusalem. (B-D).
  13. 13. MONDAY 24th March TOUR LINK We awaken in the city of the Great King, Jerusalem, the geographic centre 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 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 continue to the Ecce Homo convent to view the Lithostrotos and the Pavement and visit the PRAETORIUM, site of the public trial and condemnation of Jesus. We continue through the colourful bazaar streets of the Old City, passing the Stations of the Cross along the VIA DOLOROSA arriving at the CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE. We visit the WESTERN WALL, the most sacred site for the Jewish people and ascend the TEMPLE MOUNT (security permitting) to the Dome of the Rock, the site where Abraham offered up Isaac.
  14. 14. We enter the Herodian Tunnel revealing the depth and size of the Temple support wall constructed during the rule King Herod. We finish our day at Christchurch with an opportunity to learn the history of the first Protestant Church in the Middle East & coffee break in the lovely garden café. Overnight Jerusalem (B-D)
  15. 15. TUESDAY 25th March TOUR LINK Today we tour New Jerusalem and visit the MODEL CITY, site of a quarter acre replica model of Jerusalem in the time of Christ, which includes the Jewish Temple, the Shrine of the Book, which houses the DEAD SEA SCROLLS and spend time at YAD VASHEM HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL. This memorial is built in memory of the six million Jews lost in the Holocaust. Truly a moving experience. Cross the Security Fence to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and Shepherds Caves. After dinner enjoy the Sound and Light show at the Citadel of David! Overnight Jerusalem. (B-D) WEDNESDAY 26th March Today visit the Jewish Quarter, Cardo, Temple Institute and the Burnt House. We explore the City of David, the location of Caiaphas House at St Peter Gallicantu Church, with remains of ancient steps, and the UPPER ROOM at Mt Zion, where we will reflect on the events of the LAST SUPPER. A sunset dinner in the Judean Wilderness at Abraham’s Tent. Experience life as the Patriarch’s did. Overnight Jerusalem. ( B-D)
  16. 16. THURSDAY 27th March TOUR LINK This morning we are off to the GARDEN TOMB, where we will 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. The remainder of the day is free for shopping. In the late afternoon we will travel to Yad Hasmona for a farewell dinner and then transfer to the airport for our flight homeward. (B-D)
  17. 17. FRIDAY 28th March TOUR LINK Arrival into Bangkok where we connect with our flight to New Zealand. Bangkok stopovers are also available, but must be booked 60 days before departure. (Meals in Flight). SATURDAY 29th March Arrive back to your home country; fulfilled in the knowledge that you have made your own personal pilgrimage to Israel, following in the “footsteps of Jesus” our Lord and Savior, with an overwhelming desire to share with your church and others the experience you have just lived.
  18. 18. SUMMARY OF TOUR Price includes Round trip airfare New Zealand to Tel Aviv via Bangkok.. All airport assistance, touring expenses in all countries visited, with an English speaking tour guide in new air-conditioned coaches, overnight accommodations in 3/4 star hotels, with meals (Breakfast – 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 expenses, departure/ticket taxes. Single room supplement cost available on request. Additional extra trips must be booked and paid for 60 days before departure. Single room supplement cost available on request. Additional Travel/Tours, Extensions &/or Stopover options available on request (Additional travel must be booked and paid in full 60 days prior to departure from Australia) TOUR PRICE $6985AUD per person Business Class upgrades available upon request ALL PRICES BASED ON TWIN SHARE & REMAIN SUBJECT TO A MINIMUM OF 15 FULL PAYING ADULTS. $300 non-refundable deposit required per person to secure your place on this Tour.
  19. 19. Inner Faith Travel 20 Grandview Terrace, Tallai, QLD 4213, Australia (61) 07 5530 2900 Fax to (61) 07 5530 3911 ift.net.au

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