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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land : The Christian Trail

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land : The Christian Trail
Commencing in Tel Aviv 1st August 2020
8 Days–7 Nights

Following the trail of Christians throughout the ages, discover and experience places of great significance in the Holy Land at the crossroads of cultures and religions.

1st August : Tel-Aviv – Bethlehem
Jerusalem / Bethleeem / Jericho / Nazareth / Capernaum
Church of the Nativity / Church of the Resurrection
Mount of Olives
St. Georges Monastery / Monastery of Temptations
Jordan River (Baptism opportunity)
Via Dolorosa
Calvary / Holy Sepulcher
Mount Zion / Mount Tabor
Dead Sea
Jaffa / Haifa / Acre / Nazareth – sacred Christian Holy Site
Lake of Tiberius – Mt Tabor
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Optional Tour
As we all know, Israel and Palestine have always had a volatile relationship. See the wall built to restrict Palestinians from free movement around the West Bank, known as “the separation wall” by Israelis, and known as “the wall of shame and apartheid” by the Palestinians. Here you will also see much political graffiti representing peace but also of sadness. You may see the famous “Flower Thrower”, “The Armoured Dove”, “The Girl Frisking a Soldier” and more. Some of the work by the famous artist Banksy has been covered up or torn down. Meet with a Jewish Israeli member of the Alternative Information Centre (AIC). This NGO was established by Palestinians and Israelis as a bi-national organization to promote human rights and a just peace for both, Palestinians and Israelis. This evening seminar is optional. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

INCLUDED:
Private touring with our own guide specialised in knowledge of the Christian Orthodox faith.
Escorted by Jaqui (Panagiota) Preketes from Cosmos Tours.
All entrance fees into sites mentioned in the above itinerary.
Accommodation in 4* hotels throughout.
Breakfast & dinner daily (breakfast only in Tel Aviv – no dinner on last day).
Optional Tour to visit the Alternative Information Centre to learn more about peace initiatives between Palestine and Israel.
Time at leisure in Tel Aviv for shopping or relaxation.
Small group – limited spaces available.

Cost per person (twin-share) $1,979
Single supplement $735


Airfare from Athens to Tel Aviv return approximately $800 per person. If you are making your own arrangements into and out of Tel Aviv, an additional cost may apply for arrival & departure transfers.

NOT INCLUDED:
Any personal expenses such as drinks, mini-bar etc.
Any meals not specified in the itinerary.
Tips for driver, guide & hotel staff.
Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.

TO BOOK:
Please contact jaqui@touchdowntours.com.au or call (03) 9482 5215.
A deposit of $500 per person (non-refundable) is required to confirm your place.
Balance is due 75 days prior to arrival into Tel Aviv (18th May 2020) or before your departure to Europe, whichever comes first.
We strongly recommend travel insurance to cover against the need to cancel for any unforeseen circumstances.
Cancellation and change fees do apply. Please contact our office for full details as fees are different depending on where you are coming from and what you need to do.

Wherever your heart lies, we work alongside you to enhance your passions and create immersive and authentic experiences worldwide.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land : The Christian Trail

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land : The Christian Trail
Commencing in Tel Aviv 1st August 2020
8 Days–7 Nights

Following the trail of Christians throughout the ages, discover and experience places of great significance in the Holy Land at the crossroads of cultures and religions.

1st August : Tel-Aviv – Bethlehem
Jerusalem / Bethleeem / Jericho / Nazareth / Capernaum
Church of the Nativity / Church of the Resurrection
Mount of Olives
St. Georges Monastery / Monastery of Temptations
Jordan River (Baptism opportunity)
Via Dolorosa
Calvary / Holy Sepulcher
Mount Zion / Mount Tabor
Dead Sea
Jaffa / Haifa / Acre / Nazareth – sacred Christian Holy Site
Lake of Tiberius – Mt Tabor

Optional Tour
As we all know, Israel and Palestine have always had a volatile relationship. See the wall built to restrict Palestinians from free movement around the West Bank, known as “the separation wall” by Israelis, and known as “the wall of shame and apartheid” by the Palestinians. Here you will also see much political graffiti representing peace but also of sadness. You may see the famous “Flower Thrower”, “The Armoured Dove”, “The Girl Frisking a Soldier” and more. Some of the work by the famous artist Banksy has been covered up or torn down. Meet with a Jewish Israeli member of the Alternative Information Centre (AIC). This NGO was established by Palestinians and Israelis as a bi-national organization to promote human rights and a just peace for both, Palestinians and Israelis. This evening seminar is optional. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

INCLUDED:
Private touring with our own guide specialised in knowledge of the Christian Orthodox faith.
Escorted by Jaqui (Panagiota) Preketes from Cosmos Tours.
All entrance fees into sites mentioned in the above itinerary.
Accommodation in 4* hotels throughout.
Breakfast & dinner daily (breakfast only in Tel Aviv – no dinner on last day).
Optional Tour to visit the Alternative Information Centre to learn more about peace initiatives between Palestine and Israel.
Time at leisure in Tel Aviv for shopping or relaxation.
Small group – limited spaces available.

Cost per person (twin-share) $1,979
Single supplement $735


Airfare from Athens to Tel Aviv return approximately $800 per person. If you are making your own arrangements into and out of Tel Aviv, an additional cost may apply for arrival & departure transfers.

NOT INCLUDED:
Any personal expenses such as drinks, mini-bar etc.
Any meals not specified in the itinerary.
Tips for driver, guide & hotel staff.
Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.

TO BOOK:
Please contact jaqui@touchdowntours.com.au or call (03) 9482 5215.
A deposit of $500 per person (non-refundable) is required to confirm your place.
Balance is due 75 days prior to arrival into Tel Aviv (18th May 2020) or before your departure to Europe, whichever comes first.
We strongly recommend travel insurance to cover against the need to cancel for any unforeseen circumstances.
Cancellation and change fees do apply. Please contact our office for full details as fees are different depending on where you are coming from and what you need to do.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WILL THERE BE A TOUR LEADER FROM AUSTRALIA?

Our Managing Director, Jaqui (Panagiota) Preketes will be meet the group in Israel herself, and she will be travelling with the group for the whole 8 days.

DO I NEED A VISA FOR ISRAEL?

Australian passport holders do not require a visa to enter Israel. However, if you are using a foreign passport, please let us know so we can help guide you.

IS THIS A RELIGIOUS TOUR?

Israel and Palestine are known as The Holy Lands, so the majority of this trip will take in spiritual sites specific to Christianity and Greek Orthodoxy. However, we are also meeting with an NGO who promote peace between Isrsael and Palestine as part of our experience.

ARE MY MEALS INCLUDED?

Breakfast and dinner are included daily. We will be stopping at local restaurants for lunch.

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ON THIS TOUR?

This is a small group journey and places are limited. We will only be taking between 10 – 15 passengers so please confirm your place as soon as possible.

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