HSP- Bridges For Peace - Israel May 04 -14, 2020
Insurance and gratuities and anything not mentioned in the Package Includes.
A $500 non refundable deposit is due per person to create a reservation
Final payment date: 60 Days Prior to departure (Date will be listed on your final invoice)
Once a partial or full payment has been made, cancellations will only be accepted in writing. Cancellation terms will be applied based on the date that the written cancellation is received and based on the following dates prior to departure.
Up to 61 days prior to departure: $500 per person
60 to 31 days prior to departure: 50% of land cost & 100% of air cost
30 days or less prior to departure/ no-show: 100% of all service
Hotel check-in is 3PM
If you have an early arrival and want to check-in prior to 3 PM, you may per-purchase an additional hotel night.
Hotel check-out is 11
Passengers booked on PM flights will not have a hotel room for the duration of the day.
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Escorted Package Includes:
- 9 nights accommodations at the following hotels
- 5 nights Ramada Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
- 3 nights Caesar Hotel, Tiberias, Israel
- 1 night Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel
- 18 Meals, 9 Breakfasts, 9 Dinners
- Transfers (Included only with purchase of airfare from Gate 1 Travel)
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour escort/manager from arrival to return
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- National Park Tickets, Masada Cable Car, Israel Museum, Boat Ride Sea of Galilee, Misgav Am, Laturn
- Porterage of one piece per person on arrival and departure at each hotel
Arrival and departure transfers will be accommodated with the purchase of airfare, those passengers who do not wish to buy our airfare, will have the option to purchase transfers at an additional cost.
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455 Maryland Drive
Ft. Washington, PA 19034 USA
Monday - May 4, 20210
Depart from the US to Israel (over night flight). If you make you own flight arrangements, please make sure you arrive in Israel in the morning or early afternoon of May 5th.
Tuesday - May 5, 2020
Arrive in Israel - Welcome Home! Next stop - Jerusalem!
Free evening - meet and greet, dinner will be served at 7:00 PM at the hotel dining room.
Wednesday - May 6, 2020
After breakfast we will have our first day orientation meeting. We will meet our tour leaders, guides, staff, and get acquainted.
We will start our touring day with a visit to the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking view of the city of Jerusalem. This is the spot where Jesus was weeping over the faith of Jerusalem. From here we will descend to the Garden of Gethsemane and visit the Church of the Agony.
We'll then proceed to Mount Zion to visit the Upper Room and the traditional Tomb of King David. In the afternoon we will visit the Southern Wall excavations.
From here Jesus entered the Temple Mount and drove out the vendors and money changers who were exploiting the people. It is also likely that this is the place that Peter stood and preached Acts 2, when three thousand people were saved and baptized on the Day of Pentecost.
We will end our first day in Israel celebrating communion at the site of the Garden Tomb.Evening: Jerusalem Ministry Program
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Thursday - May 7, 2020
We will start the day with a visit to the Temple Mount; where we will get a comprehensive brief about the geo political issues regarding this holy place and the ramifications it holds for all mankind.
From here we will trace the footsteps of Jesus on His last day, visiting on the Pool of Bethesda, Stephen's Gate and St. Ann's Church. We will walk the pathway of the Via Dolorosa; the way of the agony and the Stations of the Cross. We are reminded of His way of suffering along with a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
In the afternoon we will visit the Bridges For Peace distribution center in Jerusalem and get first hand information about the work of loving the Jewish people and building relationships of trust. Your heart will be touched! You will feel the incredible work done here on behalf of Christians. We will meet volunteers and leaders who make up the wonderful men and women serving God's purpose in The land today.
Evening: Bridges For Peace Gala Dinner
Friday - May 8, 2010
Today we will visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept and the model of Jerusalem from the time of Jesus is on display. A perfect spot to get oriented with what we have experienced in the city of Jerusalem so far. We will visit the towns of Ein Karem and Bet - Shemesh. We will pay tribute to Mt. Hertzel - the National Israel IDF Cemetery. We will conclude today's program with a visit to Yad Vashem - Israel's Holocaust Center and a memorial for the six million souls who perished in WW2.
This evening we will take part in a most fervent “Kabalat Shabbat” service - the receiving of the Sabbath service at the Western Wall. Here we will mingle with thousands of Jerusalem Jews and Gentiles in praise & worship. This place is the only remnant of the first and second temples atop Mt. Moriah. Site of the Temple Mount.
This is “a not to be missed event”, where young and old worship in song and dance in a way most people never have experienced. This will follow with a traditional Shabbat Dinner with our Jerusalem ministry friends.
Saturday - May 9, 2020
Today we will travel to the Jordan Valley via Jericho and visit the Dead Sea (Salt Sea), where Jesus spent time in solitude and the place of John the Baptists' ministry. It is the lowest area on earth, over 1200 feet below sea level. We will visit Qumran where many of the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and the surrounding area where Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness temptation.
We will experience Masada, atop the mountain over-looking the sea below.
Masada was the last pocket of insurrection in the Jewish rebellion against the Roman Empire where 960 men, women and children defied the might of Rome and fought for three years after the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. We will visit King Herod's Palace, the synagogue, and a sophisticated water and irrigation system he engineered 2000 years old.
Later in the day a special treat awaits us as we take a dip in the salty water of the Dead Sea. An amazing experience! We will then return to Jerusalem.
Sunday - May 10, 2020
Today we are starting our Galilee excursion. On our way to our destination that day and in order to better understand the current events in the Arab - Israeli conflict, we will pay a visit to two very strategic places in Samaria (West bank). We will visit Ariel and Alfei Menashe. The visit illustrates some of the harsh realities concerning the world's erroneous solutions to the Palestinian - Israeli conflict.
Along the way we will visit the 2000 year old theater in ancient Caesarea Maritima along the Mediterranean Sea. A magnificent visit! Here at Caesarea by the Sea we will see the Crusaders' castle, the Roman amphitheater, and the seaport from which the Apostle Paul sailed to Rome.
We'll then continue along the coast north to Mount Carmel to see the site of Elijah's triumph over the prophets of Baal. Here we will hear the biblical message and experience the extraordinary view of the valley bellow. From here we will continue to Megiddo on the Plain of Armageddon. Yes, the actual location off end times prophecies. We will see the remnants of King Solomon's northern fortress's stables and its famous water supply system. We will end the day at the Sea of Galilee for dinner and overnight.
Evening Program TBA
Overnight: Tiberias Sea of Galilee
Monday - May 11, 2020
This morning we will visit some of the northern frontier of Israel including the City of Karmiel and its Bridges for Peace distribution Center. After our visit here we will drive to the northern border of Israel in the town of Metula to view the local border security fence. It was once called, “The Good Fence”. It is here that Christian Lebanese and members of the South Lebanon Christian Militia had free access to Israel during Lebanon's civil war years. This Good Fence was able to sustain, supply, and allow these Christians access to medical centers in the region. This visit will give us a first hand account of the current situation on the border of Israel, Lebanon, and Syria. Next we will drive up to the Golan Heights and on our way there we will visit Caesarea Philippi.
Merom Golan and Emek Ha'bachah (the Valley of Tears) will be our next stop. This place was the site of the most heroic fight between the IDF and the Syrian army during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. We will view the newly redone film Oz 77, about the Yom Kippur War and discuss the security issues that persist 47, years since that war. This will take place at the the actual site of the battlefield bordering the current front line.
We will end our Golan visit in Har Ben Tal, an Israeli IDF bunker overlooking the entire valley below and the Syrian city of Kunaitra.
Overnight: Tiberias - Sea of Galilee
Tuesday - May 12, 2020
A great time of praise & worship is awaiting us aboard a Sea of Galilee boat ride this morning. This is another exceptional experience. We will hear an inspiring message while taking in the area where Jesus walked on the water, performed miracles, and called His disciples. Here in the Galilee was Jesus ministry headquarters at Capernaum. This area is filled with Biblical sites and insights into the life of Jesus, the Jewish culture He was raised in and the lives of His followers.
After docking at Ginosar, Biblical Genesseret, we will visit the Primacy of Peter to see the area where Jesus asked Peter, ‘Do you love me?', three times. Then we'll proceed to Capernaum to see the remains of an early church, the ruins of Peter's house, and the ancient synagogue.
We will gather on the Mount of Beatitudes to read the Sermon on the Mount while overlooking the Sea of Galilee and experience a time of Bible teaching.
Later in the afternoon we will meet at the Jordan River for a traditional Baptismal Service. Here, believers can re-dedicate themselves to following Jesus.
After a full day in and around the ministry of Jesus in Galilee, we will proceed to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Evening Program TBA
Wednesday - May 13, 2020
We will start our day with a visit the little town of Cana where Jesus turned the water into wine at the wedding feast. Ready to renew your wedding vows here? We will have just the right pastor on hand.
We continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and one of the world's most panoramic sites, a view of the entire city of Nazareth, the valley of Armageddon, Mount Tabor of the transfiguration and the Gilboa range. This great vista is from the top of Mt. Precipice - the cliff where Jesus was chased away and was about to be thrown to His death by the worshipers at the synagogue. From here we will drive through the Valley of Sharon to Latrun; an IDF Armored Division Center..
Two thousand and five hundred years ago, as Jerusalem was rebuilt by those who returned from exile, Nehemiah said: "From that day on, half of my men did the work, while the other half were equipped with spears, shields, bows and armor. The officers posted themselves behind all the people of Judah who were building the wall. Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other, and each of the builders wore his sword at his side as he worked." Nehemiah 4:16-19.
In accordance with Biblical prophesies, Israel was reborn and just as in the days of Nehemiah, since her rebirth in 1948, Israel is in a continuous struggle for survival. More than ever before, Jewish soldiers, young Israeli, boys and girls, the “Shields of David”, are the defenders of God's Land. To honor them, our special program today is in Latrun - the official Israel Defense Force Commemoration Center and armament display. Latrun is the fortress that was strategically built on Israel's main crossroads and throughout history protected the Holy City of Jerusalem.
The program here will feature a full army ceremony including laying a wreath at the “Wall of Names", in honor of the fallen soldiers and pay tribute to the living. Here we will mingle with the young soldiers; we will be briefed by experts who will give us the opportunity to gain a better understanding into the region's conflict. Here we will pray for the young hero's of Israel! A place to pledge our support and solidarity with the challenges that face Israel today. This is the place to renew and grow our love and support of the Nation God created and the people He choose to bring His eternal message to the world.
We will end our day at the beautiful waterfront and the beaches of Tel Aviv!
Evening program - Farewell Dinner
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Thursday - May 14, 2020
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This deluxe hotel is located within walking distance of the Israel Museum and the Knesset, and just about 15 minutes from the Old City.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is centrally located on the promenade by the Sea of Galilee.Hotel Details
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