Israel (26 Dec 2019 – 5 Jan 2020)

Retrace the steps of Jesus Christ and experience the Bible come alive in this spiritual journey to the holy land. Visit biblical sites commemorating the Bible stories of Christ - from His birth and ministry to His death and resurrection.

 

You will view the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in Qumran* and experience floating at the Dead Sea with its therapeutic benefits. Travel to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus and hometown of David. See the Church of Nativity, one of the oldest surviving Christian churches in the world and visit Shepherd’s Field where the angel of the Lord visited the shepherds with the news of Jesus birth.

 

Sit and reflect on Jesus teaching in Capernaum and stop by the Church of St Peter’s Primacy which commemorates the reinstatement of Peter by Jesus. Visit Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Explore Megiddo*, a fortress city mentioned in the Old Testament to see the excavation of the city ruins, including the water system and Ahab’s tunnel. We will also visit Caesarea Maritima* which was once an ancient Roman city and port built by King Herod.

 

See the Dome of the Rock located on Temple Mount*, spend some time praying at the Western Wall, one of the holiest place of Judaism. Take an adventurous walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel* to the Pool of Siloam where Jesus cured a blind man with a mud mixture.

 

Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives, see the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed, walk on Via Dolorosa* believed to be the path that Jesus would have walked on his way to cruxification and stop by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

 

This is a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage journey not to be missed. Come tour with us and we will show you an experience of a lifetime!

Spiritual Director

Dr Peter Ho

Peter graduated with an M.Div in Biblical Studies from the Singapore Bible College in 2012 and pastored a small English congregation for about three years before leaving for the United Kingdom to pursue his PhD. Peter's primary research area is the Book of Psalms. Peter is currently an Assistant Professor of Old Testament at the Singapore Bible College. He is married to Wendy and they are blessed with four young children.

Tour Highlights:

ISRAEL

Qumran*, En Gedi*, Bethlehem, Nazareth Village*, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee (Boat Ride), Caesarea Maritima, Temple Mount*, Western Wall, Old City of Jerusalem, City of David (Hezekiah’s Tunnel)*, Mount Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Via Dolorosa*, Garden Tomb.

 

*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.

Tour Information

Date: 26 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020

Price: ≥25pax: SGD$4,950*

         ≥35pax: SGD$4,650*

 

 

*Terms and Conditions

- Tour cost includes airfare, airport & fuel taxes (Est SGD$620 as at 1 Jan 2019) and land package as in itinerary.

- Tour cost is based on ≥25pax and ≥35pax respectively. Package cost will increase should there be fewer participants.

- Excludes any increase in taxes.

 

 

 Note:

-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.

 

Registration closes: 30 June 2019

 

Tel: (65) 6304 3762  Whatsapp: (65) 8424 7072  Email: info@ibex.sg

 

 

Kindly note that Bible Land Tour enquiries and payments can only be attended to and collected @Armenian (Main Office).

Israel Map

Photographs

Qumran

Western Wall

Capernaum

Sea of Galilee

Mount of Beatitudes

Mount of Olives

Video

“What joy for those whose strength comes from the Lord, who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.” Psalms 84:5 NLT

CLICK HERE to download the itinerary.

Changi Airport

Day 1 - Thu, 26 Dec

SINGAPORE

Assemble at Changi Airport to begin your journey to the Holy Land.

Departure Flight: TK55 SIN-IST 2340-0615

 

Check-in starts from 8.30pm (Changi Airport, Terminal 1)

Meals on board the plane.

Jordan River

Day 2 – Fri, 27 Dec

TEL AVIV/ DEAD SEA

Transit in Istanbul for flight to Tel Aviv

Transit Flight: TK784 IST-TLV 0745-0850

 

Upon arrival, our first stop is the Jordan River, one of the world’s most important sites of Christian pilgrimage. It is where John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ. Drive to Qumran* to view the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Before the sun sets, enjoy your experience floating at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth.

L/D

Church of Nativity

Day 3 Sat, 28 Dec

BETHLEHEM

(Check out in the morning)

At En Gedi*, you can enjoy a hike and see the springs and the green lustre thriving in the desert area. Purchase the famous dead sea products at Ahava Factory Outlet. Drive to Bethlehem, the biblical birthplace of Jesus. See the Church of Nativity which traditionally marks the birthplace of Jesus. Visit Church of Shepherd’s Field where the angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds to announce the birth of Christ. Thereafter, proceed to hotel to rest.

B/L/D

Beth Shean

Day 4 Sun, 29 Dec

NAZARETH

(Check out in the morning)

This morning, we visit Beth Shean* to see the archaeological sites of the ancient Roman city. Visit Nazareth Village* which reconstructs and re-enacts the village life of the time of Jesus in Galilee and Church of Annunciation.

B/L/D

Mount of Beatitudes

Day 5 Mon, 30 Dec

NAZARETH

Spend the day sightseeing Capernaum, the Synagogue where Jesus taught and the other remains of this town that became his adopted home. We proceed next to St Peter’s Primacy Church which commemorates the reinstatement of Peter by Jesus and Mount of Beatitudes which offers a stunning panoramic vista of the Sea of Galilee and where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Take a boat ride to experience the Sea of Galilee which is the same lake that Jesus walked on. Purchase some local products at the Olive Oil Factory.

B/L/D

Caesarea Maritima

Day 6 Tue, 31 Dec

JERUSALEM

(Check out in the morning)

Head to Tel-Megiddo*, one of the most important archaeological sites in Israel from the times of the Bible. It was important in antiquity and mentioned in Egyptian writings and is forecast to be the site of the Armageddon in the book of Revelations. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2005, you will see the excavation of the city ruins, including the water-system and Ahab’s tunnel. Visit Caesarea Maritima* and explore the ancient Roman city and port built by Herod the Great (Matt 2). While at the site, you will see the ancient theater with its magnificent view overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the harbor and ancient aqueduct of Caesarea that supplied the city with its water.

B/L/D

Western Wall

Day 7 Wed, 1 Jan

JERUSALEM

Visit Temple Mount*, one of Jerusalem’s most recognizable landmarks and Western Wall, one of the holiest place of Judaism. Explore the Jewish Quarters and see the Upper Room, the site of the Last Supper. Spend some time shopping at the ^Mahane Yehuda Market and explore City of David*. Take an adventurous walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel to the Pool of Siloam where Jesus cured a blind man with a mud mixture.

B/D Note: ^L on your own.

Garden of Gethsemane

Day 8 Thu, 2 Jan

JERUSALEM

Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives. Walk along Palm Sunday Path* to Dominus Flevit that commemorates the weeping of the Lord when he observed Jerusalem. See the Garden of Gethsemane with its ancient olive trees. Experience the last supper meal at Yad Hashmona (TBC) and visit Yad Vashem, Museum of the Holocaust. B/L/D

Jerusalem Model

Day 9 Fri, 3 Jan

JERUSALEM

See the Jerusalem Model, a miniature model of the Old Jerusalem city and envision how the city was like in the ancient days. You will also see the Dead Sea Scrolls at Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book. Visit Church of St Anne, the Pool of Bethesda and the Ecce Homo Arch. Walk on to Via Dolorosa* all the way to Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

B/L/D

Garden Tomb

Day 10 Sat, 4 Jan

JERUSALEM

This morning, we will visit St Peter and Gallicantu Church built to commemorate Apostle Peter’s denial of Christ three times before the cock crows. Spend some time at the Garden Tomb, another site believed to be the burial place of Christ. Before going to the airport, we stop by Jaffa where you will see House of Simon Tanner.

B/L/D

 

Departure Flight: TK789 TLV-IST 2055-0025 (+1day)

Transit in Istanbul for flight back to Singapore.

 

Departure Flight: TK54 IST-SIN 0155-1730

Arrive back in Singapore at 5.30pm.

*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.

Note: The itinerary and flight schedules are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforseen circumstances. Hotel confirmations will be given 2 weeks before departure. 

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  4. Cheque deposit is required upon registration and balance payment will be collected once the tour is confirmed.
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Please read the following Terms and Conditions or download a copy HERE.

Participants of the tour are deemed to have read, understood and accepted the following terms and conditions. For the purpose of clarity, ‘International Bible Experiences Pte Ltd’ shall be referred to as “the Company” hereinafter.

  1. BOOKING AND DEPOSIT

Bookings will be accepted upon payment of deposit as stated in itinerary. The deposit made forms part of the final payment. However, please note the deposit does not constitute confirmation of the tour. Confirmation of tour is subjected to the minimum group size (as determined by the Company) in order for the confirmation to be effected and for the departure to be finalised.

  1. PAYMENT

Payments must be strictly in cash or cheque. Full payment for any product and/or service is required to be paid by the due date stipulated in the online registration form. In the event that the Company does not receive any payment when due for whatever reason, the Company reserves the right to cancel the participant’s booking immediately, in which case the participant shall pay the relevant cancellation fees accordingly.

  1. CANCELLATION BY PARTICIPANT

In the event of a cancellation of tour, the participant is required to give prior notice in writing or by email to the Company. A cancellation fee is applicable and is based on the following calculation. The Company shall not be held liable for any contingent costs incurred by the Participant arising from cancellation.

CANCELLATION FEE
Timeline Amount Forfeited
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

 

  1. AMENDMENT TO BOOKINGS

Any amendment requested by the Participant to existing booking will incur an administrative charge of $50 and additional charges levied by the airlines, hotels, or service providers concerned. Any amendment request will be subject to airlines, hotels, and service providers’ approval and conditions.

  1. 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.

 

  1. VISA

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.

The Company will not be responsible for any expense, reimbursement or refund of the trip fare if the Participant is deported or refused entry by immigration authorities on the trip for whatever reasons, including improper travel documents, quarantine, custom regulations, and possession of unlawful items or irregularities that may cause harm/damage to person or property.

  1. 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. Extension of stay or deviation will be at Participant’s own expense and transfers to or from the airport will not be provided.

  1. RESPONSIBILITIES

Where the Company has not been negligent nor in breach of any duty, it assumes no responsibility for injury, damage, accident, loss, delay or irregularities that may be caused to person or property where such occur as a result of circumstances beyond its control.

The Company does not accept any liability, whether negligent or otherwise, of those service providers for and during the trip but will render assistance wherever possible. The Company also will not be responsible or liable (for damages, refunds or otherwise) for: mechanical breakdown, government actions, weather, acts of God, strikes, compulsory quarantine, or other circumstances beyond its control.

The Company reserves rights to alter routes, timetables, itineraries, and accommodation reserved if this is so necessary or in the case of force majeure and to cancel any tour prior to departure for any reason including insufficient number of passengers.

The Company will as far as possible try to notify the client 14 days prior to departure in the case of cancellation due to insufficient numbers or as early as possible if cancellation is due to other factors.

  1. RIGHT TO REJECT

The Company reserves the right to cancel or withdraw any bookings made for a Participant or decline to accept or retain any person as a Participant of the trip due to the following circumstances.

(1) Failure of Participant to obtain required documentation (eg. Health certifications, visas, passports, etc.)

(2) Failure of Participant to follow reasonable instructions including but not limited to check-in and check-out places and times.

(3) When it appears to the Company, the Participant is likely to endanger the health or safety of the rest of the Participants.

In any of the foregoing events, the Company’s sole liability shall be to refund to the client any monies paid less the amounts for service utilized, administration and cancellation fees.

  1. DATA PROTECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL DATA

The Company respects your privacy and will make the necessary security arrangements to safeguard your personal information. It is the Company’s practice not to ask for information unless the Company needs and/or intends to use it. The primary purpose for collecting your personal information is to provide and deliver our products and services to you; improving our service and to conduct research and analysis and advertising and marketing our products and services (“the purposes”).

The type of personal information that the Company collects includes but is not limited to; your name, home and email addresses, home/office and mobile numbers; date of birth; gender, passport number and details, marital status, occupation, nationality, and other information necessary to fulfil specific travel and tour related purposes (such as booking air tickets and accommodations, visa application, emergency contact purposes etc.)

When you provide the Company with personal information for the purpose of receiving any form of assistance from the Company, the Company will collect, use and/or disclose such personal information solely to facilitate providing such assistance. Personal data collected will not be given to third parties unless it is necessary to fulfil the purposes set out herein (eg. to share your information with vendors like hotels, airlines, land operators etc.) The Company will within its means to ensure that these third parties are also under similar obligations to protect your personal information.

The Company may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. This Privacy Policy is not intended to, nor does it create, any contractual rights whatsoever or any other legal rights, nor does it create any obligations on the Company in respect of any other party or on behalf of any party.

  1. MISCELLANEOUS

The Company will only conduct water baptism upon request by the Pastor or Ministry leader who is leading the tour group for their church.

The Company will not accept any registration for twin sharing if the couple is unmarried.

All claims against The Company must be made in writing within 14 days from the date of return to Singapore for the company’s investigation. No responsibility is accepted in respect of any complaint and/or claim not so made.

The Company reserves the right to change, amend, insert, or delete any of the Terms and Conditions, or polices contained in this document, as the case may be, without prior notice.

These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with Singapore law, and each of the parties submits itself to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Republic of Singapore.

Please read the following FAQ.

A.General information about IBEx
1. IBEx is a licensed travel agent with Singapore Tourism Board (TA no. 02822).
2. Office address: International Bible Experiences (Main Office): 7 Armenian Street, #B2-02, Singapore 179932.
3. Operating hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm (Closed on weekends and Public Holidays).
4. General enquiry: Call 6304 3762 or Email info@ibex.sg

B. Bookings and Payments
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.

3. Modes of Payment
We accept the following
i. Cash: Please pay in person at IBEx’s office (Refer to A2.)
ii. Cheque: Crossed and made payable to ‘IBEX’ as indicated in the booking form. Please indicate participant’s name, contact no, tour destination and tour dates on the back of the cheque.
iii. ATM, Bank transfer or PayNow: Please contact us for the bank details or UEN Number.

C. Accommodation
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.

D. Cancellation and Refund
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.

CANCELLATION FEE

Timeline Amount Forfeited
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.

E. Visa
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.

Country
Who requires Visa?
Israel
Indonesia, Malaysia
Turkey
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar
Germany
Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
Note: Correct as at 1st February 2016

F. Others
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.

2. Travel insurance
Participants are strongly encouraged to purchase their own travel insurance so as to cover any unforeseen circumstances for their tour.

3. Terms and conditions
The full terms and conditions are available on IBEx’s website.

Israel Visa

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

Singapore 257964

Tel: +65 6834 9254 (phone operating hours: 1.00pm - 4.00pm)​

Tel: +65 6834 9201 ​(phone operating hours: 1.00pm - 4.00pm)​

Email: consular@singapore.mfa.gov.il

(Please Note: Email correspondence will be promptly answered. Phone calls will not be answered during the consular working hours)

For more information regarding Visa and Consular information, please click HERE.