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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, BLOOMINGTON, IL
PILGRIMAGE TO ISRAEL, THE HOLY LAND
Rev. Jim Warren
NOVEMBER 8-17, 2014
Depart Chicago on our way to Tel Aviv, Israel.
Arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport where Ami Travel representatives greets you and introduces you to your upcoming trip in the Holy Land. We proceed to the Galilee region, for dinner and overnight stay.
Tour the Sea of Galilee region. Visit Capernaum and Simon Peter's House, the Mount of the Beatitudes and Tabgha-the site of the feeding of the multitudes. Then take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee and enjoy a St. Peter's fish lunch in Tiberias. Later walk along the Jordan River and renew your baptismal promises. Dinner and overnight stay on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
This morning we drive through the village of Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle and continue to Nazareth – site of Annunciation and home of Mary and Joseph. Afternoon ascend to top of Mt Tabor – site of the Transfiguration. Dinner and overnight stay on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
Drive to Mt. Carmel, where Elijah confronted the Pagan prophets. Continue along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea where Paul was imprisoned and Cornelius baptized, visit the Roman Theatre, Aqueduct and the Crusader remains. Continue via Jaffa to the Holy city of Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Continue our journey of faith in the Holy city. We shall visit view and experience: The Mount of Olives; Garden of Gethsemane; Mt Zion; the room the Upper Room and the Tomb of King David; Church of Peter in Gallicantu – marking the house of Caiphas and the site of the imprisonment of Jesus and Peter’s denial. Afternoon to Bethlehem – Church of Nativity the Shepherds’ Fields. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
We walk into the old city of Jerusalem. Experience the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Armenian quarters. A special visit to the Temple Institute, where artifacts of the Temple are being created. See the Western Wall, the Temple ruins and the Temple Mount. Later stroll through the colorful bazaars of the old city to the Pool of Bethsaida, Antonia Fortress: Pilate’s Judgment Hall, and the Ecce Homo Arch. Continue our journey along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Later, visit recent excavations in the City of David and the recently discovered pool of Siloam. End the day at the Garden Tomb.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Today you will drive to Massada, site of the Jewish zealots' last stand against the Romans. Later, drive to Ein Gedi to experience the salty water of the Dead Sea. Continue our journey to the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Visit Jericho; view the Tel, Zacheus's Tree, Elisha's spring and the Mount of Temptation. Later visit Bethany-Tomb of Lazarus. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Morning at leisure. Your guide directs you to places you may visit at your own pace, or do your last shopping. Afternoon visit Yad Vashem the Holocasut Memorial; Shrine of the Book housing the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Jerusalem Model. Ein Karem – site of the Visitation and birthplace of St John the Baptist to Jaffa for our farewell dinner . Back to our hotel for the overnight stay.
Morning transfer to the airport. Same day arrival back to ORD Airport.
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Due at time of registration: $350; complete and signed registration form and copy of your passport (photo page only). Please mark applicable box on the registration form regarding travel insurance Note: Pre-existing medical conditions exclusion will be waived if insurance if purchased within 24 hours of the time of initial trip payment. Last day to purchase travel insurance by final payment due date (August 2014).
NOTE: All checks should be made payable to AMI Travel, Inc. and mailed to: AMI Travel. Attention: Lebbie Chung, 5809 N. Cicero Ave. #1, Chicago, IL 60646
Package price per person:
Based on double room occupancy: $2,695 + Airlines departure taxes and fuel surcharge*
Based on single room occupancy: $3,335 + Airlines departure taxes and fuel surcharge*
For credit card or paypal payment: add 4%
PACKAGE PRICE INCLUDES:
- Round-trip airfare - ORD/Tel Aviv *
- All transfers and luggage handling in Israel
- Accommodation in First class Hotels: Double Occupancy
- Breakfast and Dinner daily
- Hotel taxes and service charge
- Sight Seeing in deluxe motor-coach with a professional English speaking licensed tour guide
- Personal earphones during guiding days
- Entrance fees to sites
- Boat ride across the Sea of Galilee
- Complimentary St. Peter's Fish Lunch
- Farewell Dinner on last evening in Israel
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE PRICE:
- * Airlines departure taxes and fuel surcharge (as of January 2014: $697. Final amount to be determined at time of ticketing) *
- Gratuities to Guide, Bus Driver and Hotel Staff (suggested $90 per participant)
- Optional Travelers Insurance coverage (recomended)
We encourage you to purchase travel insurance. See Travel Insurace Details and Cancellation Policy on the Reservation Form
* *Final itinerary is subject to change