Israel Adventure 2022

Thursday, 28 April 2022 - Sunday, 8 May 2022

In 2022 we are going to trace Jesus’ footsteps… Join us for an unforgettable exploration of the promised land! Watch the stories from the Bible come alive as we visit several historical biblical sites together under the guidance of our Pastor Paul and an Israeli tour guide. This is going to be fun! Check out the itinerary below and let us know you are joining by registering.

We have about 30 spots available. Upon registration you will receive a confirmation e-mail with payment instructions. Please process the payment as soon as possible. Once the registration is full we will invite you for a prep meeting and give you more detailed instructions. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Itinerary

Day 1 – Thursday April 28th 
Arrival in Tel Aviv and travel to Nazareth
Dinner on the way to the hotel
Hotel: Golden Crown, Nazareth

Day 2 – Friday April 29th  
Mount Precipice; Nazareth village + lunch;
Basilica of the Annunciation; Magdala.
Travel to Tiberias
Hotel: Sea of Galilee hotel or Ron Beach, Tiberias

Day 3 – Saturday April 30th 
Mount of Beatitudes; Capernaum
Lunch + Yigal Allon centre – Boat Museum
Travel by boat on the Sea of Galilee
Yardenit – Jorden river (baptisms)

Day 4 – Sunday May 1st 
Ceasarea Phillippi (national park); Golan Heights Winery + lunch;
Travel to Jerusalem, Mount Scopus (view of Jerusalem)
Hotel: Grand Court, Jerusalem

Day 5 – Monday May 2nd  
Shepherd’s field; Church of Nativity (Bethlehem)
Lunch in Bethlehem
Mount of Olives
Gethsemane
Hotel: Grand Court, Jerusalem

Day 6 – Tuesday May 3rd 
Cenacle (the last supper); Cardo; Western Wall; Western Wall tunnels; Pools of Bethesda; Via Dolorosa; Church of Holy Sepulchre; Garden Tomb
Hotel: Grand Court, Jerusalem

Day 7 – Wednesday May 4th (Independence Day)
Yad Vashem;
The city of David & the Davidson Centre
Hotel Grand Court, Jerusalem

Day 8 – Thursday May 5th 
Qumran National Park; Einot Tsukim or Ein Gedi
Masada + lunch.
Ein Bokek (swim in Dead Sea)
Dinner Bedouin style
Hotel: Grand Court, Jerusalem

Day 9 – Friday May 6th 
Caesarea
Jaffa – The house of Shimon the tanner
Free afternoon in Tel Aviv

Day 10: Saturday May 7th
The Israel Museum
Travel to Ben Gurion Airport, Israel and travel back to the Netherlands.

Costs

Estimated price per person, based on a double room booking are EUR 1750. Price includes:. So transportation; hotels; breakfast, lunch, dinner, tickets to sites and tips for driver and guide are included in the price. The plane ticket costs around EUR 350 – EUR 400. We are arranging the plane tickets with Transavia through a travel agent, so we can arrive on time in Israel together. If you’d like to book your plane ticket with us, please indicate this during the registration. You may also arrange your own flight and transport to the hotel in Nazareth (in case you’d like to arrive earlier or extend your stay).

More Information

Trip Leaders: Pam Pruijs – Bott (Pam@xrds.nl), Lennart ten Hove & Debi Pollak.
Tour guide: Paul Smit (fun fact: Paul studied Biblical Archeology and spent several months excavating in Israel) & an official Israeli tour guide (this is mandatory in Israel).

FAQ

Can we book as a group? 
You can sign up the names of the people joining. Please send a message to pam@xrds.nl to get more details on how to book or join as a group. We will try to get your rooms close to each other as much as possible.

I am traveling alone, can I share a room with someone? 
Please indicate you would like to share a room with someone on the sign up form. If you already know who you’d like to share a room with you can also indicate this there. Please send a message to pam@xrds.nl to get more details.

Can I bring my children?
This trip is most suitable for adults. We will spend quite some time walking and driving and are sometimes out most of the day. The cultural activities are also not as suitable for small children.

Is it safe to travel to Israel? 
For an up-to-date travel advice, please check the travel website of the ministry of foreign affairs. https://www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl/landen/israel/reizen/reisadvies

What will this trip cost? 
As an estimate this trip will cost around EUR 1750 per person (excl. airfare). Here is a rough breakdown of the costs:

Flight: EUR 350 – 450 (KLM)
Transportation: EUR 130
Accommodation & meals: EUR 950
Lunches en route: EUR 150
Entrance Fees: EUR 200
Other fees: EUR 200

This price is for a person in a double room. If you prefer a single room there will be about EUR 260 extra fee.

 

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Details

  • When: Thursday, 28 April 2022 - Sunday, 8 May 2022
  • Where: Israel