Israel Tour – 22nd April – 1st May 2013

israeli flagLes and Vicki Wheeldon will be taking a Tour Group to Israel in April 2013. The focus will be to look at the biblical and historical events which took place at each location, (generally avoiding the religious buildings) and taking time to enjoy the natural beauty and surroundings. There will opportunity to have teaching/testimony times together at these locations and in the hotel some evenings.

Flights

You will need to book and pay for flights yourselves, planning to arrive in Tel Aviv on Monday April 22nd between 12 noon and 8pm and departing on the afternoon of Wednesday 1st May. UK tour group are advised to book with easyJet, leaving Luton on Mon, 22 April 2013 at 12:25, arriving in Tel Aviv at 19:25 Flight 2085; returning Wed. 1st May at 20:20, arriving back in Luton at 23:45 Flight 2086 (current price with a 20kg checked in case is £240 per person). Travel insurance is your responsibility. (easyJet do a good rate).

Les and Vicki will book Sunday 21st night at the Ramada Encore Luton airport hotel for only £67.50 including 10 nights parking. This ensures being at check-in at the required 9.25 – without worries of rush hour traffic.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1: Mon April 22nd – arrival, taken by coach for the first night in Galilee
  • DAY 2: Tues April 23rd – Galilee – River Jordan, Sea of Galilee, hill regions, Capernaum,
  • DAY 3: Wed April 24th – Galilee – Mount Carmel, Nazareth, Megiddo, Jezreel, Cana
  • DAY 4: Thurs April 25th – Jerusalem – Beth-Shean, Caesarea port-city, Western Wall tunnel.
  • DAY 5: Fri April 26th – Jerusalem – Temple Institute, Hebrew qtr, Caiaphas’ house, Yad Vashem, Gethsemane
  • DAY 6: Sat April 27th – Jerusalem – Golgotha, Garden tomb, Mt Olives, free afternoon, Light Show
  • DAY 7: Sun April 28th – Jerusalem – Hezekiah’s tunnel, Pool of Siloam, David’s City, ½ day free
  • DAY 8: Mon April 29th – Dead Sea – Jericho. Qumran, En Gedi, Masada, arr. hotel 6pm
  • DAY 9: Tues April 30th – Dead Sea – Free day
  • DAY 10: Wed May 1st – DEPARTURE Day – Bedouin on old Jericho road, Jaffa, Tel Aviv airport

This itinerary is subject to change but gives a good idea of what we will cover

Hotels are of a good standard and in excellent locations, but will be about 2 or 3 star in order to keep costs down. Lunch is the only meal not provided, but the group will be taken to a café or similar outlet.

COST: To be determined later – but will be around $950 – appx. £650 PER PERSON, INCLUSIVE OF HOTEL, HALF  BOARD and TOURS

To register your interest, please email Vicki Wheeldon at vwheeldon [at] gmail.com

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