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Hope for Ishmael Tour – June 2020

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Availability : 22 June to 03 July, 2020
Tour Details

Tour Date

June 22 to July 3, 2020

Arrival & Departure Location

Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)

Itinerary
Day 1 - Mon June 22
Day 2 - Tue June 23
Day 3 - Wed June 24
Day 4 - Thu June 25
Day 5 - Fri June 26
Day 6 - Sat June 27
Day 7 - Sun June 28
Day 8 - Mon June 29
Day 9 - Tue June 30
Day 10 - Wed July 1
Day 11 - Thu July 2
Day 12 - Fri July 3
  • Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport (Tel Aviv)
  • Transfer to the hotel West Lagoon Netanya
  • Welcome meeting
  • Dinner and overnight at West Lagoon Hotel Netanya
  • Caesarea. Guided visit through Caesarea, Herod’s magnificent port city, for an introduction to the political and religious context of the New Testament
  • Mount Carmel. “So King Ahab sent all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto Mount Carmel. And Elijah came unto the people” (1 Kings 18:20, 21) Visit Mount Carmel, where the Prophet Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal
  • Elija’s Burning place
  • Nazareth Village and lunch. A visit to Nazareth Village, a hands-on experiences that transport guests to life on a Jewish village in the Galilee two thousand years ago.
  • Mt. of Precipice. Also known as Mount of Precipitation or Mount of the Leap of the Lord. This mountain was identified as the place where irate townspeople attempted to throw Jesus off the cliff, “but He walked right through the crowd and went on his way.” (Luke 4:29-30).
  • Magdala. Visit Magdala, an ancient village, where according to tradition Jesus‘ follower Mary Magdalene lived
  • Dinner and Overnight in Leonardo Club Tiberias
  • Mt. of Beatitudes. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the famous Sermon on the Mount.
  • Capernaum. “Leaving Nazareth, he (Jesus) went and lived in Capernaum. From that time he began to preach” (Matthew 4: 13,17). Visit the ruins of Capernaum, the home of Jesus as well as the apostles Peter, Andrew, James and John and the tax collector Matthew.
  • Pagoda lunch
  • Peter’s Primacy
  • Boat ride for sunset and worship music. The Sea of Galilee is the biggest sweet water reservoir of Israel and is known from many Bible stories. Enjoy a boatride over the sea.
  • Dinner and overnight in Leonardo Club Tiberias
  • Meeting with Soldiers at the Lebanese border. Meet Israeli soldiers, young guys that are responsible for Israel’s safety on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon. An on-site briefing regarding Israel’s security challenges concerning the Iranian supported Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon.
  • Banias. Visit to Banias, the site of ancient Caesarea Philippi on the feet of Mount Hermon, where Jesus demanded to know of his disciples who people were saying he was (Matthew 16:13).
  • Lunch Merom Golan
  • Hula Valley. A tour through the Hula Valley, an agricultural region in northern Israel with abundant fresh water. It is a spectacular place of nature, a major stopover for birds migrating along the Syrian-Afican Rift Valley between Africa, Europe and Asia
  • Dinner and overnight in Leonardo Club Tiberias
  • Check out
  • Baptism service at Kasser El Yahud. Then Jesus came from Galilee down to the Jordan to be baptized” (Matthew 3:13). Visit to Qasr el Yahud, the traditional site where John the Baptist baptized and where Joshua entered the Promised Land with the Jewish people
  • Masada. Visit to Masada, situated on the top of a mountain overlooking the desert panorama to the west and the Dead Sea to the east. The thrilling story of the site reveals the courage of the Jewish defenders of Masada and their battle against the conquering Romans.
  • Lunch on the way (lunch is to be at the Mekasa Restaurant)
  • Qumran. Visit to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. A fascinating look into the Jewish‘ world in Jesus time offering a framework to understand Jesus’ message and the practices of the early church
  • Check in to Hotel Oasis in Jericho
  • Dinner in the Green Valley Restaurant
  • Overnight in Oasis Jericho
  • Cable car to mount of Temptation. “Again, the devil took him (Jesus) to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” (Matthew 4:8) A visit to the base of Mount of Temptation
  • Visit Tel Jericho. A visit to Tel e-Sultan, the site of ancient Jericho. Little remains of old structures date back at least 7,000 years. The oldest stairs and wall in the world are on the site and layers of about 20 civilizations have been found on this site.
  • Testimony Tass Sada
  • Lunch Green Valley Restaurant
  • Worship in Kfar Saba
  • Dinner in the Green Valley Restaurant
  • Overnight in Oasis Jericho
  • Hass Promenade. A panoramic view over the Kidron Valley and Jerusalem’s Old City from the Haas Promenade. Study the prophecies about the Kidron Valley, also called the Valley of Josafat. Discover how Jerusalem is a stumbling stone for the nations, as prophesied in Isaiah 8:14.
  • Worship in the church in Bethlehem
  • Lunch
  • Dead Sea float. Swim and float in the Dead Sea, bathing yourself in the mineral rich water and mud
  • Dinner in the Green Valley Restaurant
  • Overnight in Oasis Jericho
  • “And the glory of the Lord went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city” (Ezekiel 11:23). Drive to the tip of the Mount of Olives, known as the site from where Jesus ascended to heaven after his resurrection. Panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem from Mount of Olives and descend to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed on the night of his betrayal
  • Christian quarter old city tour. Tour the major sites of Jerusalem’s Old City: Visit the colorful markets, the Via Dolorosa and the Cardo, an ancient Roman site now filled with shops brimming with Middle Eastern artistry
  • Lunch Holyland Jerusalem
  • Garden tomb, time for prayer. This ancient cemetery is a moving site in which to recall the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. Spend time in these peaceful garden surroundings in prayer, song, fellowship and communion.
  • Dinner in Jerusalem
  • Tower of David light show. Located at the Old City’s Jaffa Gate, the Tower of David is situated.
  • Overnight in Oasis Jericho
  • Temple Mount
  • Herodian Mansion (Kaifas House) at the Wohl Museum, the house of a very wealthy first century Jewish leader which was destroyed in Titus’ fire in 70AD. Probably the house of the High Priest’s as described in the Biblical account of Jesus’ trail. A large multi storied house, with a large meeting room that could have held court. The room is adjacent to a large courtyard where someone might warm themselves by a fire and observe what was going on at the trial.
  • Kishle excavations (Pontius Pilate’s Praetorium). Tour the excavation of the Palace of Herod’s the Great, later used as the Palace of Pontius Pilate and the more authentic site the Praetorium and the verdict of Jesus.
  • Upper Room
  • Lunch
  • Southern Steps, the former southern side of the Second Temple in Jerusalem
  • Western Wall, the most religious site in the world for the Jewish people
  • Dinner and overnight in the Jacir Palace Bethlehem
  • Israel Museum. Visit to the Israel Museum which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest Biblical manuscripts in the world, as well as rare early medieval biblical manuscripts. Next to is the Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period, which reconstructs the city as it was prior to its destruction by the Romans in 66 CE, and looked like at the time of Jesus.
  • Lunch + Yad Vashem Museum, An introduction to Yad Vashem, Israel’s main Holocaust remembrance and education center. Visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Center including the Avenue of the Righteous and the Children’s Memorial
  • Free afternoon
  • Dinner and overnight in the Jacir Palace Bethlehem
  • The tomb of the patriarchs in Hebron
  • Free day
  • Farewell dinner at Notre Dame Rooftop
  • Dinner and overnight in the Jacir Palace Bethlehem
  • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport
  • Departure
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Prices
all prices in US-Dollars

Package including flights

Double occupancy
USD4800 /person

Package including flights

Single Occupancy
USD5470 /person
Services

Price Includes

  • Return Economy Airfare (Selection available at a later stage)
  • 11 Overnights in 3-4 star Hotels
  • Daily buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner at hotels
  • All entrance fees, gratuities and taxes
  • Professionally guided sightseeing
  • Access to all relevant tour information on custom-made travel app

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa Costs (if applicable)
  • An optional "Love Offering" to the guide and driver
  • Personal Expenses
Accommodation
(Subject to change)

June 22 to 23, 2020
West Lagoon Resort, Netanya

June 23 to 26, 2020
Leonardo Club, Tiberias

June 26 to 30, 2020
Oasis Hotel, Jericho

June 30 to July 3, 2020
InterContinental Hotel Jacir Palace, Bethlehem

FAQ
Tour Operation
Registration
Price and Payment
General Israel

WHO IS KESHET JOURNEYS?

Keshet Journeys LTD. is the travel agency and local tour operator in Israel coordinating the booking process and the land operation for your tour.

WHO IS WORLDWIDE VILLAGE LTD?

Worldwide Village LTD (WWV) is the travel agency, based in Switzerland, coordinating the booking process and collecting the payments for this tour, on behalf of Keshet Journeys & Hope for Ishmael Tours. WorldWide Village Travel can provide assistance for all questions regarding registration, payments, lodging, and flights. You can contact the Customer Service Team by sending an email to: customerservice@wwv.travel

HOW DO I JOIN THE TOUR?

You can reserve your place on the Hope for Ishmael Tour by registering on the website.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS?

The minimum number of participants for this tour is 30 people.

WHEN IS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE?

All registrations must be made by March 20, 2020. Registrations beyond this date will only be accommodated based on availability.

WHAT DOCUMENTATION IS NECESSARY FOR TOUR REGISTRATION AND TRAVEL TO ISRAEL?

A current passport, valid for at least six months beyond the tour, is required. There are no exceptions to this policy. A travel visa is required for some countries. Please find out more about Israel’s visa policies regarding your country here: Israel’s Visa Policy.

HOW IS THE LODGING DETERMINED?

The registration pricing per tour participant is equal for double occupancy (two people sharing a room), or single occupancy. If you want to share a room with a specific roommate, you must register together as a two guest registration. Different bedding arrangements can be requested. If you wish to add a roommate to your registration later on, please contact Keshet directly to do so.

WHAT IS THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE?

The full price of the land package is: based on double occupancy USD 4800. A 10% non-refundable deposit per person is due at the time of registration. Full payment is due 90 days before the start of the tour.

AM I REQUIRED TO PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE?

We urge you to purchase cancellation insurance and supplemental medical coverage (which covers preexisting conditions).

WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO CANCEL MY PARTICIPATION?

In addition to the Contractual Conditions of WorldWide Village Travel Ltd. the following cancellation policy is valid for your trip:

Cancellation charges:

In case of cancellations by client, the following percentage of the total price will be charged:
Until 91 days prior the scheduled departure date: non-refundable down payment
90 – 0 days prior the scheduled departure date: 100% of total amount

Cancellation of additional services:

Unless otherwise stated, all additional services, pre-booked by the client, are non-refundable after booking and subject to the cancellation policy of airlines, hotels and tour suppliers.

WHAT MEDICAL PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED BEFORE TRAVELLING TO ISRAEL?

There are no specific immunizations or medications that are recommended or required for travel to Israel, but we advise you to connect with your primary care physician regarding his/her recommendations for you specifically. Please keep in mind that you can purchase the equivalent of most standard over-the-counter medicines in Israel. We would also encourage you to inform your health insurance provider that you will be traveling out of the country to determine your coverage and medical care options while in Israel.

HOW SAFE IS TRAVELING TO ISRAEL?

Your safety is our top priority. Israel is a very safe country to visit and tour, and we use a variety of measures to ensure the safety of all the participants on the Tour. We also encourage you to take all the normal precautions as you would when traveling to any other city or country.

WHAT IS THE TIMEZONE IN ISRAEL?

Israel Standard Time (IST), is the standard time zone in Israel. It is two hours ahead of UTC and seven hours ahead of EST.

CAN I DRINK TAP WATER IN ISRAEL?

Tap water is safe to drink in Israel, but bottled water will also be available.

WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO WIFI?

Most hotels in Israel have WiFi available for hotel guests at standard rates. Many cafes and restaurants also offer complimentary WiFi services. Since September 2013, Tel Aviv offers a citywide free WiFi network which provides 80 free internet “hot spots”across the city. Most of the touring buses also have complimentary WIFI available.

WILL I BE ABLE TO USE MY CELL PHONE WHILE IN ISRAEL?

Please check with your mobile phone service provider to determine if you will need to purchase an International plan to use your phone in Israel. Local Israeli SIM cards with phone/data plans can be purchased during the registration process and will be delivered upon arrival in Israel. To make use of this service, your phone has to be “unlocked”.

ARE CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED IN ISRAEL?

You can use your credit/debit card to obtain NIS (New Israeli Shekels) at ATMs throughout Israel. Most Israeli hotels, restaurants and stores accept American Express, MasterCard and Visa cards as well. American dollars are accepted in many places in Israel; however, in most cases, change will be given in NIS.

WILL I NEED TO BRING A POWER ADAPTER?

Almost all hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers, and all have shaver sockets. For other appliances, Israel’s electricity is 220V A/C, single phase 50-cycles; 110V-220V transformers can be used. Israeli outlets have three prongs, but European two-prong adapters usually work.