Young Adults Tour

Israel & Jordan with Grant Dusting

Duration
14
Departure
2 Feb 2020
Price from
3,649

OVERVIEW

An amazing opportunity for Young Adults to travel together exploring the key sites of the New and Old Testament throughout Israel, Palestine and Jordan.

The tour includes the key ministry sites of Jesus as well as some fun,like floating in the Dead Sea, and epic experiences, including the Masada fortress and Petra,one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

We have included some free time for you to explore on your own and have included as many meals and inclusions as we can to minimise extra costs when you arrive.

BOOKINGS CLOSE 15 December unless sold out prior.

 

Grant Dusting currently works as the Research & Operations Manager at McCrindle Research. He has served as a young adults leader for over 8 years while completing studies in Law & Commerce, and then working in politics. Grant is a Non-Executive Director at the Bible Society Australia.

Grant is a talented speaker and presenter, and along with his wife Lauren worship at Hillsong Church.

“The land of Israel has such rich biblical significance. So many significant moments in biblical and global history took place there! I know that walking the streets and breathing the air will allow God’s Spirit to bring these stories and moments to life in a new and powerful way. My wife Lauren and I are excited to be leading this tour and look forward to spending this time together with you.”

Grant Dusting

 

 

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We now offer our clients access to a 9 months interest-free payment plan.

ITINERARY

Your adventure begins with your flight to Tel Aviv via Hong Kong.

Included Meals: None

On arrival you will be met at Ben Gurion Airport and transferred to the Sea of Galilee in the northern part of Israel. We will meet at 6pm for a welcome drink and overview of the tour followed by dinner.

HOTEL: Leonardo Hotel, Tiberias

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This morning we start our day with a visit to Caesarea Maritima on the Mediterranean Sea. The showcase Roman port built by Herod the Great, figured centrally in both Jewish and Christian history. Caesarea was the home of the four daughters of Philip (Acts 21:8-9). Continue to Sepphoris, the ancient capital of Galilee, the traditional birthplace of Mary; Joanna, the wife of Cuza, might have lived here. Visit the restored theatre, the “Mona Lisa of Galilee” mosaic, the Nile House, the Cardo and the sixth-century synagogue that tells a story of redemption and reveals an unusual representation of Sarah. We then take a short drive to Nazareth – most of the monuments in Nazareth, the town where Jesus grew up, are devoted to Mary and this is where the Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38) took place. Visit the Nazareth Village for lunch and then learn about what daily life was like in Jesus’ day. On our way back to Tiberias we will visit Sindyanna of Galilee where Jewish & Arab women work together producing Fair Trade products.

HOTEL: Leonardo Hotel, Tiberias

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Stay the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. During our time on the lake we will stop and ponder with a time of prayer & reflection. At Ginosar we will visit the Jesus boat museum that displays a recently excavated 1st century fishing boat. Continue to Tabgha, where the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 is said to have occurred. We then visit the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the sermon on the Mount for a time of prayer & praise in the stunning grounds and church. We then visit the ancient town of Capernaum where Jesus preached in the synagogue and visited the home of Simon Peter. We will also visit Magdala, the home town of Mary Magdalene and spend some time reflecting on the women we have discovered so far. Enjoy a stunning view over the Sea of Galilee from Mt Arbel before returning to the hotel.

HOTEL: Leonardo Hotel, Tiberias

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Today we will visit Gamla, considered the Masada of the North. The ruins here include a 1st century synagogue that Jesus would have surely visited, as well as an olive press. The town was perched high on a hill relatively protected but the Romans still managed to take the city in . As we farewell the Galilee we stop at Beit Shean (Scythopolis), an impressive Greco-Roman Old Testament city and continue to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. Meet your homestay family and enjoy an evening with a Palestinian Christian family.

HOTEL: Home stay, Bethlehem area

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Today we farewell our families and start the day with a visit to the Shepherd’s Fields, then spend time with local Christian groups to learn about their work in local communities providing emergency relief, community development, and education for Palestinian communities. Travel to the Bethlehem Bible College for a lecture on the Christian response to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a light lunch at the bible college. Continue to the Church of the Nativity and shop for olivewood souvenirs.
We then travel to Jerusalem and check in to our hotel.

HOTEL: Ibis City Centre Hotel or similar, Jerusalem

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We are introduced to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. Walk down Palm Sunday Road and spend some time at the Garden of Gethsemane and the All Nations Church.
We continue to the enter the Old City through Lion Gate and walk through the Christian quarter to the Western Wall, a last remnant of the Second Temple, and as such, the holiest place in the Jewish world. Nearby we visit the Southern Wall Archaeological Park – a “still-life” of the original Herodian street. The Davidson Visitor Centre – housed in an eighth-century palace, where beautiful displays and a virtual-reconstruction, high-definition interactive model bring Jerusalem’s history alive.
Some free time to explore the Old City.

HOTEL: Ibis City Centre Hotel or similar, Jerusalem

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Today an early start at the Temple Mount which now houses the Al Aksa Mosque and Dome of the Rock and then a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site believed to be where Jesus was crucified and buried. We then do the Ramparts Walk along the top of the city walls for an amazing view of the Old City. Continue to the City of David and walk Hezekiahs tunnel to the Pool of Siloam. We then travel to New Jerusalem to the Israel Museum. The Shrine of the Book and the Model of Second Temple Jerusalem are excellent sites to see as well as some free time exploring the archaeology department. Return to our hotel for dinner.

HOTEL: Ibis City Centre Hotel or similar, Jerusalem

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Jerusalem come at me! Today is yours to explore this incredible city as you like. You may want to go under the western wall into the tunnels, visit the Holocaust museum, hire a Segway to zip around the city or just hang in the Old City for shopping and food.

HOTEL: Ibis City Centre Hotel or similar, Jerusalem

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Today we farewell Jerusalem and travel south through the desert to Masada National Park ­– Herod’s magnificent fortress, with its palaces, bathhouses and ramparts was also the last stand of the Jews against the Romans. Enjoy a dip in the Dead Sea before travelling south to Eilat, the resort town on the Red Sea.

HOTEL: Leonardo Royal Resort, Eilat

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This morning we cross the border into Jordan and continue to Petra for an action-packed day exploring the UNESCO World heritage site (one of the Seven Wonders of the World).

HOTEL: Old Village, Petra

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Today we travel from Petra to Wadi Rum and enjoy a jeep safari through the desert dunes. Enjoy a Bedouin lunch and then travel back to Eilat for your flight to Tel Aviv.

HOTEL: Leonardo Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv

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After breakfast we check out of our hotel and travel to Tel Aviv airport for the flight departing at 3.15pm.

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Arrive Australia

Included Meals: None

Highlights

  • Travel with other Young Adults
  • 3 nights on the shores of the Sea of Galilee
  • Home-stay with a Christian Palestinian family in the Bethlehem area
  • 4 nights in downtown Jerusalem in an area full of shops, cafes and nightlife
  • Overnight on the Red Sea – great spot for snorkelling and diving
  • Petra – UNESCO World Heritage site, one of the 7 Wonders of the World
  • 9 months interest free payment plan – see FAQ for details

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OUR PRICING

Pricing

Category Description Twin PP Single
Tour only (no airfares) $3,649.00 $4,775.00
Full package including airfares ex Melbourne/Sydney $5,499.00 $6,620.00
BOOKINGS CLOSE 15 November unless sold out prior.

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