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Bible land Tour of Israel

Available dates : Every Monday

ISRAEL 

The eventful cities recorded in the Bible form an important part of a Holy Land tour. These include Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, Nazareth, Jerusalem and Jericho. The eventful sites, such as the Mount of transfiguration, the wilderness where Jesus was tempted, the tomb from which Lazarus was raised, the tomb where Jesus was laid and rose again, the river where He was baptized and the Way of grief (Via Dolorosa) where He carried the cross are imprinted in the pilgrim’s mind and help perceive the Bible from a deeper view.

Mission Travel has a range of customised fully escorted tours for Australian Christians to travel on. However the time of year and dates don't always work so we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to travel on tour through the Holy Land with guaranteed departures every Monday.

These tours offer individuals the opportunity to join a tour with travellers from all over the world.

Some of the renowned destinations of Holy Land tours include places such as the Old City, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Western Wall, Temple Mount and Mount Zion and Shepherd’s field.

The eventful cities recorded in the Bible form an important part of a Holy Land tour. These include Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, Nazareth, Jerusalem and Jericho. The eventful sites, such as the Mount of transfiguration, the wilderness where Jesus was tempted, the tomb from which Lazarus was raised, the tomb where Jesus was laid and rose again, the river where He was baptized and the Way of grief (Via Dolorosa) where He carried the cross are imprinted in the pilgrim’s mind and help perceive the Bible from a deeper view.

"The time in Israel was very beneficial to my ministry. I know that my understanding of the scriptures has been significantly improved through this experience. I would highly recommend that every Christian puts the tour of Israel on their bucket list."

Mark McDonald, St Hilary's Kew

Itinerary

Monday - Jerusalem
Tuesday - Jerusalem - Sightseeing of the New City
Wednesday - Jerusalem - Old City - Bethlehem
Thursday - Beit Shean - Nazareth - Galilee
Friday - Golan Heights - Sea of Galilee
Saturday - Acre - Haifa - Tel Aviv
Sunday - Tel Aviv at leisure
Monday - Depart

Tour Guides and Companions

Mission Travel offers a variety of tours to the Holy Land and we believe it is important for you to be aware that this tour is different to our fully escorted tours where we have a spiritual leader accompany the group from Australia.  This particular tour is with local guides who are not trained in the Christian faith and whilst respectful of all faiths, their focus will be on the historical, cultural and faith based aspects of the sights visited without a particularly spiritual aspect.

Other passengers will be from different countries and may also have different faiths and beliefs.

We want to alert you to these differences in order to manage your expectations and ensure that you enjoy the tour fully.  If  you would like  to find out more about escorted trips managed by Mission Travel with a Christian tour leader, please take a moment to view Family Israel and World Heritage Petra, Footsteps of Jesus and Paul, Holy Land Easter and Palestine of Jesus.  Click here to view the tour summaries.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Rates in US Dollars (tour price will be converted for final payment into AUD)

Prices valid for 01.03.2017 – 28.02.2018:

Hotel Plan (or similar)

Tourist Class First Class Superior Class
Jerusalem (3 nights) Gold Grand Court/Leonardo Crowne Plaza Dlx/Dan Panorama
Galilee (2 nights) Kibbutz Kfar Giladi Kibbutz Kfar Giladi Kibbutz Kfar Giladi Boutique
Tel Aviv (2 nights) Seanet /Gilgal Metropolitan/Grand Beach Crowne Plaza/Dan Panorama
Per Person in Single Double Triple Single Double Triple Single Double Triple
Departure Date:
Regular Season 1806 1297 1276 2106 1490 1463 2743 1934 1839
06.03.17 - 09.04.17
24.04.17 - 30.07.17
04.09.17 - 17.09.17
16.10.17 - 24.12.17
01.01.18 - 28.02.18
High Season 1913 1383 1361 2240 1581 1554 2889 2057 1961
17.04.17 - 23.04.17
31.07.17 - 03.09.17
18.09.17 - 24.09.17
25.12.17 - 31.12.17
Peak Season 2203 1597 1576 2507 1790 1763 3244 2331 2234
10.04.17 - 16.04.17
02.10.17 - 15.10.17
Yom Kippur
25.09.17 - 01.10.17 CXL CXL CXL CXL CXL CXL CXL CXL CXL

All above rates are quoted in USD, per person

Mission Travel offers a variety of tours to the Holy Land and we believe it is important for you to be aware that this tour is different to our fully escorted tours where we have a spiritual leader accompany the group from Australia.

This tour is different as follows:

• Other passengers will be from different countries and may also have different faiths and beliefs
• Despite the Bible Lands name, the tour will examine the historical and religious significance of sites without there being a particularly spiritual aspect
• The tour is operated by a third party supplier, CTO
• The guides are not trained in the Christian faith and whilst respectful of all faiths, their focus as a guide will be on the historical, cultural and faith based aspects of the sights visited.
• Being a guaranteed departure tour there may be other passengers joining and departing the group at different times

We want to alert you to these differences in order to manage your expectations and ensure that you enjoy the tour fully. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Inclusions

  • Arrival and departure transfers (to and from hotels to Tel Aviv airport)
  • English speaking driver and licenced guide as per itinerary
  • Transfers between sights in A/C bus
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in hotels 
  • 6 Dinners, Breakfast daily

 

Exclusions

  • Flights to Israel
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages with meals
  • Tips for drivers and guides (Budget USD12 per pday)
  • Personal expenses, drinks and incidentals
  • Porterage and additional tips
  • Any applicable visas 
  • Extensions in travel arrangements

 

FAQs

What next?

To reserve a place on the tour complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the booking and registration form and send this along with a copy of the photo page of your passport you can register without your passport)
  2. Pay a $500 per person non-refundable deposit (payment details on the booking form)

Send these details to:

Groups department
Mission Travel 
Suite 6, 670 Canterbury Rd Surrey Hills VIC 3127

or email enquiries@missiontravel.com.au or call 03 9890 6555 or 1300 554 654.
You will receive a confirmation from your consultant acknowledging your place on the tour.

Flight itinerary

 

A limited number of airlines fly to Tel Aviv. A Mission Travel pilgrimage consultant can assist you with this. We also have many travellers fly into neighbouring Jordan as there are a much larger number of airlines servicing Amman. We have a wonderful tour operator who can assist you to one of the three border crossings into Israel.

We can also package up a tour of Jordan to include visiting Mt Nebo, the ancient city of Jerash or Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. 

Passports and Visas

Australian passport holders DO NOT require a visa for Israel . A visa is required for Jordan and this can be processed on arrival as part of the tour and the costs can be pre-paid. 

Please forward a Photocopy of your current passport front photo & information page (as soon as possible) if you have not already done so. Passports must have 6 months validity from the return date of travel and at least 4 blank pages. If you are travelling on any Passport other than an Australian passport please notify us immediately as visa requirements may change.

Health

Each participant must be in good health, capable of caring for themselves and be prepared for large amounts of walking.
Any medical condition, disability or mobility difficulty that may affect the functioning of the group must be advised in writing to Mission Travel and accompany the booking and registration form.

Any pre-existing medical condition or illness must be declared the nature of such condition at the time of booking and make arrangements for the provision of any drugs or other cause of treatment that may be required during the tour. Clients with a serious or ongoing medical condition or mobility constraint must bring an accompanying companion / carer. All requests for health / medical clearance submitted by clients are at the sole discretion of the operating carrier / tour operator.

Many of the sites visited on our tours require a reasonable amount of walking. We must be advised, at the time of booking, of any physical condition that may affect your mobility. Mission Travel will make reasonable attempts to accommodate any special needs but is not responsible in the event it is not able to do so, nor is it responsible for any denial of services by carriers, hotels, restaurants or any independent suppliers.

Rooming

Prices are based on a twin shared room containing two single beds. A request to share is accepted at the time of booking. Clients electing to twin share with an unknown partner of the same gender do so in the full knowledge that Mission Travel cannot guarantee the compatibility or medical fitness of your room mate. A single supplement surcharge will apply at the time of booking. This surcharge will be refunded if Mission Travel is able to provide a suitable partner.

Travel Insurance

We offer Travel Insurance & as part of this group you automatically receive 20% discount. For a quote or to purchase travel insurance please contact us.
Travel insurance should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit.

Final Payment

Balance of payment is due 60 days prior to travel and an invoice will be forwarded to you prior to this date.

Payments made by Credit cards incur fees (1.2% for Visa/Mastercard & 3.2% for American Express).

Direct deposits into our Bank account & cheques are ‘fee free’. Bank details will be provided with the final invoice.

Cancellation penalties

The $500 deposit is non-refundable.
Cancellation 60-45 days prior to departure – 25% cancellation fee of total tour cost
Cancellation less than 45 days prior to departure or once the tour has commenced – NO REFUND
It is vital that you are adequately insured for unforeseen cancellation.

More questions?

Please don’t hesitate to call our office to discuss. Personal appointments can be made to visit our Surrey Hills office (Victoria) between 9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday. Please phone the office to arrange an appointment.


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