Israel (25 May – 5 Jun 2020)
Join us on this Best of Israel Experience Tour where you will retrace the steps of Jesus Christ. You will experience the Bible come alive and reading the Bible will never be the same again.
Visit biblical sites commemorating the Bible stories of Christ. You will also get to walk where Jesus walked, and see many of Israel's key sites such as Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount, Capernaum - one of the three key cities of Jesus ministry, the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in Qumran and more.
Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Old City of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, see the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed, take an adventurous walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel to the Pool of Siloam where Jesus cured a blind man with a mud mixture and spend some time praying at the Western Wall, one of the holiest place of Judaism.
This trip will also be one that is filled with many fun and many interesting experiences. You will try to float in the Dead Sea, hike through the canyon and experience the wilderness of Israel at Wadi Og. Travel back in time and participate in a real archaeological dig at Beit Gurvin National Park and see the ancient caves. There will also be a day where you will have a biblical lunch at Yad Hashmona.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage journey not to be missed. Sign up early and register now!
Caesarea Maritima, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee (Boat Ride), Beth Shean, Qumran, Wadi Og (Hiking), En Gedi National Park, Dead Sea Float, Beit Gurvin Archaeological Dig, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, City of David (Hezekiah's Tunnel), Western Wall and Temple Mount.
Day 1 - Mon, 25 May
Assemble at Changi Airport to begin your journey to Israel.
Departure Flight: CX716 SIN-HKG 1805-2205
Check-in starts from 3pm (Changi Airport, Terminal 4)
Meals on board the plane.
Day 2 – Tue, 26 May
TEL AVIV/ NAZARETH
Transit in Hong Kong for flight to Tel Aviv
Transit Flight: CX675 HKG-TLV 0100-0755
Meals on board the plane
Arrive in Tel Aviv in the morning to begin your tour. Visit the ancient port – Caesarea Maritima* which was once an ancient Roman city and port built by King Herod to see the magnificent hippodrome and theatre by the seaside. Next, drive to Tel Megiddo*, a fortress city mentioned in the Old Testament to see the ruins of the city during Solomon’s time, including the water-system and Ahab’s tunnel. Then check-in to the hotel. (L/D)
Day 3 - Wed, 27 May
(Check out in the morning)
In the morning, we visit the Arab-Israeli Bible Society to learn about their ministry work and/or get to experience one of their ministry programs (TBC). Then visit Nazareth Village* and see the replica village of how Jesus would have lived in 2000 years ago. Lastly, visit the Church of Annunciation, a church believed to have been built over the place where Angel Gabriel announced the virgin birth to Mary (Luke 1:26-38). Check-in to hotel. (B/L/D)
Day 4 – Thu, 28 May
(Check out in the morning)
Start your day with a visit to Cana, the Wedding Church which commemorates the miracle of Jesus turning water into wine. Continue to Capernaum, being one of the three key cities of Jesus ministry. Here, you will see the Synagogue where Jesus taught and the other remains of this town that became his adopted home. Proceed next to St Peter’s Primacy Church which commemorates the reinstatement of Peter by Jesus. Then spend quiet moments up at Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. We will also stop by the Olive Oil Factory. (B/L/D)
Day 5 – Fri, 29 May
(Check-out in the morning)
Take a boat ride to experience the Sea of Galilee which is the same lake that Jesus walked on. Then drive to Beit
She’an National Park* to see the archaeological sites of the ancient Roman city which was one of the Decapolis cities in the early century. Continue to drive down south and visit Qumran where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. End the day at Jordan River (Qasr Al Yahud), the traditional baptismal site of Jesus. Check-in to the hotel in Jericho. (B/L/D)
Day 6 – Sat, 30 May
(Check out in the morning)
Hike through the canyon and experience the wilderness of Israel at Wadi Og* (3-4 hours hike). After the hike, drive to En Gedi National Park* to see the waterfall. You will also get to try floating at the Dead Sea. Check-in to the hotel at the Dead Sea Region. (B/L/D)
Day 7 – Sun, 31 May
(Check-out in the morning)
Travel back in time and participate in a real archaeological dig at Beit Gurvin National Park* and see the ancient
caves. See the Jerusalem Model, a miniature model of the Old Jerusalem city and envision how the city was like in the ancient days and visit the Shrine of the Book where the replica of the Dead Sea Scrolls are exhibited. Check-in to the hotel in Jerusalem. (B/L/D)
Day 8 – Mon, 1 Jun
(Check-out in the morning)
Today, visit Mount of Olives and see the panoramic view of the Old City. Walk along Palm Sunday Path* to Dominus Felvit Church – the teardrop church that commemorates the weeping of the Lord when he observed Jerusalem. See the Garden of Gethsemane with the ancient olive trees believed to date back to the time of Christ and visit Church of All Nations. In the afternoon, explore City of David and take an adventurous walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel to the Pool of Siloam where Jesus cured a blind man with a mud mixture. Stop at the Southern Steps*, believed to be where Jesus would often teach when he was in Jerusalem before going to the holiest place of Judaism, Western Wall. (B/L/D)
Day 9 – Tue, 2 Jun
See the Dome of the Rock located on Temple Mount, one of Jerusalem’s most recognisable landmarks. Visit Church of St Anne, the Pool of Bethesda where the healing of the lame man took place (John 5). Take a walk to Ecce Homo arch, where Jesus was believed to be trailed by Pontius Pilate. Walk through Via Dolorosa* - the 14 stations and end at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Next, visit the Hebrew Music Museum to understand the culture and worship of the Hebrews. (B/L/D)
Day 10 – Wed, 3 Jun
This morning, visit St Peter in Gallicantu Church built to commemorate the story of Peter’s denial of Christ. Next, visit the Garden Tomb, another site believed to be the burial site of Christ where the Spiritual Director will lead a holy communion service. In the afternoon, drive to Yad Hashmona – a messianic community village to have a biblical meal for lunch. End the day with shopping at Mahane Yehuda Market where you can purchase souvenirs and fresh produce like nuts and dried fruits. Return back to hotel. (B/L/D)
Day 11 – Thu, 4 Jun
(Check-out in the morning)
Explore Emmaus, an ancient village where Jesus was believed to have appeared before two disciples on road to Emmaus after his resurrection. Thereafter, depart to Ben Gurion International Airport for your flight home. (B)
Departure Flight: CX676 TLV-HKG 1515-0615(+1)
Day 12 – Fri, 5 Jun
ON BOARD THE AIRPLANE
Transit in Hong Kong
Departure Flight: CX691 HKG-SIN 0810-1155
Arrive back in Singapore at 11.55am
*Indicates that the site has uneven or steep path(s) that may be challenging for elderly and people with walking difficulties. For such participants, you are advised to use a walking stick.
Date: 25 May - 5 Jun 2020
Price: ≥15 pax: SGD$4,800* ≥25pax: SGD$4,500*
NO HIDDEN COST
Registration closes: 24 Feb 2020
*Terms and Conditions.
- Tour cost includes airfare, airport & fuel taxes and land package as in itinerary.
- Excludes any increase in taxes.
- The itinerary and flight schedules are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
- Hotel confirmations will be given 2 weeks before departure.
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Kindly note that Bible Land Tour enquiries and payments can only be attended to and collected @Armenian Office.
Dr Calvin Chong
Dr Calvin Chong is Associate Professor in Practical Theology Department at Singapore Bible College. He serves on the leadership team at Covenant Community Methodist Church as Worship and Music chairman and also on the boards of Evangelical Fellowship of Singapore and HealthServe.
Sea of Galilee
Mount of Olives
Dead Sea Float
Mount of Beatitudes
Bible Land Tour
Hiking in Wadi Og
Beit Gurvin Archaeological Dig
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Once tour confirmation email is sent: Deposit Forfeited
39-35 days before departure date: 75% of Tour Package Price
34-0 days and no show: 100% of Tour Package Price
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5. TRAVEL INSURANCE
All Participants are strongly recommended to purchase a travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances such as trip cancellation, personal baggage loss, personal accident, injury or illness. The purchase of travel insurance is an additional cost and it is to be bore by the participant. Under no circumstance is the Company responsible for expenses of uninsured participants. Under no circumstances is the Company to be construed of as being a carrier under contract for the safe carriage of any passenger and/or his/her baggage and belongings.
* Participants are advised to buy adequate travel insurance, including cover against the following:
(1) the validity of his or her passport, with at least a minimum of 6 months from the departure date of the trip;
(2) the necessary visas, vaccinations, health certificates; and
(3) all necessary travel documents (eg. Exit permit, work permit, social visitor pass, etc) as required by the various government authorities of the country/countries to be visited.
Different embassies and consulates require varying lengths of time to process visa applications. The Company renders assistance in Visa application wherever possible. The Company cannot, however, guarantee the approval of such visa application. This service is subject to (auxiliary) charges.
If, for any reason, application for Visa or exit permit is rejected, the relevant cancellation fee as stated under the section “Cancellation by Participant”, and/or in the addendums to the terms and conditions, if any, will apply.
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7. EXTENSION OF STAY OR DEVIATION
Any extension or deviation of stay may be permitted at the end of the tour. This is subjected to maximum validity and restrictions of air tickets, seat confirmation and availability of hotel prior to commencement of tour. It is the Participant’s responsibility to hold firm confirmation for their return flight.
When extension or deviation cannot be confirmed three weeks prior to group departure date, Participant is deemed to remain with the original tour schedules.
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A. General information about IBEx
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1. How do I book a tour package?
Visit our website www.ibex.sg to select your choice of tour and register online. After registration, mail the cheque deposit to IBEx’s office (Refer to A2). Please ensure your passport has at least 7 months’ validity from the date of departure.
2. Amendments to booking
If you want to make changes after the online registration closes, there is an IBEx amendment fee of $50 and, in addition, the airline and land operators’ amendment charges will apply where applicable. For cancellation of tour, refer to D.
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We accept the following
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1. What is the hotel standard for the tours?
Generally, we will provide 3-5 star hotel accommodation. This will be indicated in the tour itinerary.
2. What type of room options is available?
The tour cost displayed is based on twin sharing. For single room, there will be a supplementary cost. For triple sharing room, the tour cost for each participant remains the same for twin sharing. There is no reduced cost for triple sharing.
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1. What happens when I cancel the tour?
You are required to inform IBEx on your cancellation via email or writing. A cancellation fee will be imposed on the participant. Refer to the terms and conditions for the cancellation charges.
Once tour confirmation email is sent - Deposit Forfeited
39-35 days - 75% of Tour Package Price
34-0 days and no show - 100% of Tour Package Price
2. What happens to my tour deposit if the tour fails to materialise?
Upon the closing of registration, if a tour fails to materialize, the deposit will be returned to participants.
1. Do I need a visa?
Refer to the table below to check if you require a visa to your tour destination. We will assist in visa application wherever possible; however, there will be extra charges. For overseas participants joining our tours, you are required to apply for your own visas at the nearest embassy to you. If your country is not listed in the table, please check with the embassy if you are required to apply for a visa.
Who requires Visa?
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar
Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
Note: Correct as at 1st February 2016
1. Can I extend the tour?
Participants who are interested to extend the tour are required to purchase their own air tickets (same departure flight to tour destination). They are only permitted to extend after the end of the tour.
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Participants are strongly encouraged to purchase their own travel insurance so as to cover any unforeseen circumstances for their tour.
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Please note that Singaporean Citizens do not require a visa for tourist entry into Israel.
If a visa is required, please apply for one on your own. Kindly contact your nearest Israel embassy for more information on visa application.
Embassy of Israel in Singapore
24 Stevens Close
Tel: +65 6834 9254 (phone operating hours: 1.00pm - 4.00pm)
Tel: +65 6834 9201 (phone operating hours: 1.00pm - 4.00pm)
(Please Note: Email correspondence will be promptly answered. Phone calls will not be answered during the consular working hours)
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