Israel (26 Dec 2020 – 6 Jan 2021)
Our 12D9N Holy Land Israel Tour will bring the Bible stories you have always known to life. Explore the ancient sites and the vibrant modern culture of Israel with memorable visits to Bethlehem, the Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem and more.
You will travel to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus and see Church of Nativity and Shepherd's Field. Explore Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and see Beit She'an National Park, the archaeological site of the ancient Roman city which was one of the Decapolis cities in the early century. Spend quiet moments up at Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the mount and visit Capernaum, being one of the three key cities of Jesus ministry.
Take a boat ride to experience the Sea of Galilee which is the same lake that Jesus walked on. Visit Tel-Meggido, a fortress city mentioned in the Old Testament to see the excavation of the city ruins, and also the ancient port - Caesarea Maritima, which was once an ancient Roman city and port built by King Herod.
Enjoy the panoramic view of the Old City at Mount of Olives, walk along Palm Sunday Path, see the Garden of Gethsemane with the ancient olive trees believed to date back to time of Christ. Visit the Western Wall, one of the holiest place of Judaism and see the Dome of the Rock located on Temple Mount. Walk through Via Dolorosa - the 14 stations and visit the Garden Tomb, where a holy communion service will be conducted by the Spiritual Director.
This Bible Land Tour is a great touring option, including a great number of important sites and Israel experiences. Come join us and experience a spiritual journey of a lifetime!
Bethlehem, Qumran*, Beit She’an National Park*, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Sea of Galilee, Tel-Meggido*, Caesarea Maritima*, Mount Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Western Wall, City of David (Hezekiah’s Tunnel), Temple Mount, 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.
Day 1 – Sat, 26 Dec
Assemble at Changi Airport to begin your journey to the Holy Land.
Departure Flight (Thai Airways):TG410 SIN-BKK 2100-2220 (TBC)
Check-in starts from 6pm (Changi Airport Terminal 1)
Transit in Bangkok for flight to Tel Aviv
Departure Flight (El Al Airlines): LY82 BKK-TLV 2355-0615
Meals on board the plane.
Day 2 – Sun, 27 Dec
TEL AVIV/ BETHLEHEM
Arrive in Tel Aviv this morning to begin your tour. First visit picturesque Jaffa and see the House of Simon Tanner (Acts 9-10) and the beautiful Mediterranean coast before travelling to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus and hometown of David. See Church of Nativity, one of the oldest surviving Christian churches in the world and visit the Shepherd’s Field associated with the scene where the Angel of the Lord visited the shepherds with the news of Jesus’ birth. Check-in to hotel. (L/D)
Day 3 – Mon, 28 Dec
IN DEAD SEA
(Check-out in the morning)
Drive down south towards the Dead Sea Region. See the Jordan River, the traditional baptismal site of Jesus. Next, explore Qumran* where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Visit En Gedi Nature Reserve* to see the beautiful oasis in the desert where David fled from Saul’s pursuit (1 Sam 23-24). You will also get to try floating at the Dead Sea (hotel beach). (B/L/D)
Day 4 – Tue, 29 Dec
(Check-out in the morning)
This morning, 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. After lunch, we visit Nazareth Village* which reconstructs and re-enacts the village life during Jesus time. Visit 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 5 – Wed, 30 Dec
(Check-out in the morning)
See the sunrise from Mount Precipice and enjoy the bird’s eye view of Nazareth city. Next visit Cana, the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle- turning water into wine. Drive on toward Tiberias and visit Magdala- a recently excavated early century village and then visit St Peter’s Primacy Church, which commemorates the Bible story on the reinstatement of Peter. Check-in to hotel. (B/L/D)
Day 6 – Thu, 31 Dec
Today you will explore the town of Tiberias. Spend quiet moments up at Mount of Beatitudes (Mt 5:1-12) where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount and see the beautiful view of the Sea of Galilee from the hill top. Visit 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. Take a boat ride to experience the Sea of Galilee which is the same lake that Jesus walked on. Visit Kursi (Mark 5:1-20) and explore this ancient village that is located on the opposite site of the town. End the day at the Olive Oil Factory to taste and shop for local Israeli products. (B/L/D)
Day 7 – Fri, 1 Jan
(Check-out in the morning)
Visit Tel-Meggido*, a fortress city mentioned in the Old Testament to see the excavation of the city ruins, including the water-system and Ahab’s tunnel (1 Kings 22:39). In the afternoon, 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 Mediterranean Sea Coast. Check-in to the hotel. (B/L/D)
Day 8 – Sat, 2 Jan
This morning, we will drive up to Mount of Olives to 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. We will also visit the Upper Room, best known as the traditional site of the Last Supper and St Peter in Gallicantu Church built to commemorate the story of Peter’s denial of Christ. (B/L/D)
Day 9 – Sun, 3 Jan
This morning visit Yad Vashem- the Holocaust museum. Learn of the tragic genocide of the Jews. Next, visit the Western Wall, one of the holiest place of Judaism today. Explore City of David* and take an adventurous walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel (wet/dry) to the Pool of Siloam where Jesus cured a blind man with a mud mixture. Lastly, visit the Southern steps and explore the remains of the area that lead the south entrance of the Second Temple. (B/L/D)
Day 10 – Mon, 4 Jan
See the Dome of the Rock located on Temple Mount, one of Jerusalem’s most recognisable landmarks. Visit Church of St Anne which has amazing acoustics as the structure of the church as designed for Gregorian chants and 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 Garden Tomb, another site believed to be the burial site of Christ. Spend a moment of reflection and the Spiritual Director will also conduct a holy communion service here. (B/L/D)
Day 11 – Tue, 5 Jan
(Check-out in the morning)
Visit the Israel Museum where you will see the Jerusalem Model, a miniature model of the Old Jerusalem city and envision how the city was like in the ancient days. Then, visit Shrine of the Book and see the replica of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Spend some time shopping at the Mahane Yehuda Market where you can purchase souvenirs and fresh produce like nuts and dried fruits. Experience the last supper meal at Yad Hashmona (TBC)- a messianic Jew community area. Thereafter, depart to the airport for your flight home (transit in Bangkok). (B/D) Note: Lunch on your own
Departure Flight (El Al Airlines): LY81 TLV-BKK 2300-1500
Day 12 – Wed, 6 Jan
ON BOARD THE AIRPLANE
Transit in Bangkok
Departure Flight (Thai Airways): TG401 BKK-SIN 1935-2255
Meals on board the plane.
Arrive back in Singapore at 10.55pm
Date: 26 Dec 2020 - 6 Jan 2021
Price: ≥25pax: SGD$4,500*, ≥35pax: SGD$4,400*
NO HIDDEN COST
Registration closes: 31 Aug 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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Rev Dr Danny Goh is the Pastor of The Bible Church, Singapore. Previously, he lectured at Singapore Bible College and TCA College and he majors in the counselling, family life and pastoral ministry. With his wealth of experience in teaching and preaching the Word, he will be able share biblical insights on the Word during the tour.
“What joy for those whose strength comes from the Lord, who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.” Psalms 84:5 NLT
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1 BOOKING & DEPOSIT
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Timeline Amount Forfeited
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39 to 35 days before departure date: 75% of Tour Package Price
34 to 0 days and no show: 100% of Tour Package Price
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5 TRAVEL INSURANCE
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34-0days and no show - 100% of Tour Package Price
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Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar
Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
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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)
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