Israel – April 2019

Itinerary & Booking details

Israel, April 23 – May 5, 2019
Hosted by Take Me to Truth, Inc – with Nouk Sanchez, Daniel Boissevain & Coreen Walson
This is a 12-day experience in the Holy Land and we will visit many ancient and sacred sites.
Itinerary
Tues 23-Apr – NYC to TLV
Wed 24-Apr – arrive and overnight in Tel Aviv

Time permitting visit the old city of Jaffa – the place that Jonah tried to escape from God to the sea… and the House of Simon the Tanner where Peter spent his nights in Jaffa.

Thurs 25-Apr –  Ein Gedi Nature Reserve | Qumran (incl. Essenes) | Dead Sea

After breakfast and check out of hotel drive to Ein Gedi Nature Reserve – an oasis in the Judean Desert. Then continue to visit Qumran, the place that the Essenes wrote the scriptures of the Bible – known today as the Scrolls of the Dead Sea. After lunch in Qumran, we’ll float in the Dead Sea – the saltiest lake in the world and the lowest point in the world.

Dinner and overnight in the hotel in Jerusalem.

Fri 26-Apr – Jerusalem | Mt. of Olives | Gethsemane | Davidson Center (southern steps) | Western Wall

After breakfast we’ll ascend to Mt. of Olives for a spectacular observation point and understand “…where it all began…”. We’ll walk down Palm Sunday Road and visit Gethsemane (reflection in the Private Garden). Visit Davidson Center – the southern steps of the southern wall – the entrance/exit to the Holy Temple. We’ll end our day at the Western Wall – the holiest place for the Jews today.

Dinner and overnight in the hotel in Jerusalem.

Sat 27-Apr – Jerusalem | House of Caiaphas | Upper Room (St. Mark’s Church) | Old City Markets | Night Show @Tower of David

After breakfast we’ll visit the House of Caiaphas on Mt. Zion. This is the place where Jesus spent the last night before his crucifixion. We’ll then continue to the Upper Room (St. Mark’s Church) where Jesus and the disciples had the Last Supper. You’ll then get time to roam through the picturesque and colorful narrow streets of the Old City Markets. In the evening, we’ll enjoy an amazing light and sound show in the Tower of David.

Dinner and overnight in the hotel in Jerusalem.

Sun 28-Apr – Jerusalem | Garden Tomb | Israel Museum | Bethlehem (optional)

After breakfast we’ll visit the Garden Tomb – the area of the Calvary and the burial & resurrection of Jesus. From there, visit the Israel Museum and see the spectacular model of Jerusalem at the time of the 2nd Holy Temple that Jesus visited. Those that would like, will continue to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity.

Dinner and overnight in the hotel in Jerusalem.

Mon 29-Apr – Ein Karem | Church of the Visitation | Church of St. John

After breakfast in the beautiful settings of the convent in Ein Karem, we’ll visit the place where John the Baptist was born. In addition, visit the place where the visitation between Mary & her cousin Elizabeth took place.

Overnight in the Convent of the Sisters of Zion in Ein Karem.

Tues 30-Apr – Ein Karem: “Rest time”, contemplation and reflection

Overnight in the Convent of the Sisters of Zion in Ein Karem.

Wed 01-May – Safed | Elijah’s Cave on Mt. Carmel | Bahai Gardens Haifa

After breakfast, we’ll make our way to Elijah’s Cave on Mt. Carmel where Elijah spent the last night before the event with the 450 prophets of Baal & Asherah. We will then enjoy the majestic view of the Bahai Gardens and the Golden Shrine from the Haifa observation point. Then we’ll continue to the Old City of Safed – the place where the “Kabbalah” developed and mentioned in the Bible “…the city on the hill…”.

Overnight & dinner in a hotel near the Sea of Galilee.

Thurs 02-May – Tabor – the Church of Transfiguration | Baptismal Site on the Jordan River

After breakfast we’ll drive to the Church of Transfiguration on Mt. Tabor where Jesus met Elijah & Moses. From there we’ll visit the Baptismal Site on the Joran River.

Overnight & dinner in a hotel near the Sea of Galilee.

Fri 03-May – Beatitude | Capernaum | Magdala

After breakfast we’ll visit Beatitude where the Sermon on the Mountain took place and continue from there to Capernaum, mentioned in the Bible as Jesus’ Town, and then continue to Tabgha. We will then make our way to the ancient synagogue in Magdala & the village where Mary from Magdala was healed by Jesus.

Overnight & dinner in a hotel near the Sea of Galilee.

Sat 04-May – Tel-Dan | Golan Heights | Boat Ride

After breakfast we’ll drive north to Tel-Dan Nature Reserve and visit the archaeological site and see the remnants of the shrine of the Golden Calf worshipped by the Israelites. We’ll then ascend to the Golan Heights – volcanic area – and get a magnificent view from Mt. Bental of the entire area. As a grand finale of our tour, we will take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.

Sun 05-May – depart to Ben-Gurion airport.
Booking details
This life-changing event is hosted by Take Me to Truth, Inc – with Nouk Sanchez, Daniel Boissevain & Coreen Walson

This is a 10-day experience in the Holy Land and we will visit many ancient and sacred sites.

Package #1 includes Airfare from Newark, NJ (EWR) to Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV)

PACKAGE 1a) From the USA – USD $4310 (twin share room)

PACKAGE 1b) From the USA – USD $5392 (single room)

This package includes international round-trip airfares from the U.S. (not including domestic airfares), all accommodation, meals* and tours.

*There are two evening meals in Ein Karem that you will be required to pay for.

Travel details and highlights:
Flight Information (for participants traveling from the United States)
Depart
Arrive
Tues, 23Apr19
Wed, 24Apr19
UA #90
Newark, NJ
Tel Aviv, Israel
EWR
TLV

10:50 PM
4:20 PM

Depart
Arrive
Sun, 05May19
Mon, 06May19
UA #91
Tel Aviv, Israel
Newark, NJ
TLV
EWR

11:25 PM
4:30 AM

Please note: If you want to take advantage of our group rate on United Airlines, you must register no later than January 20, 2019. Space permitting we will take registrations after January 20, 2019. However, you may have to pay a higher price to cover increase in airfare because Group Rate expires on January 23, 2019.

Package #2 Land Only

PACKAGE 2a) USD $3065 (twin share room) Airfares EXCLUDED

PACKAGE 2b) USD $4210 (single room) Airfares EXCLUDED

This package includes all accommodation, meals* and tours but EXCLUDES airfares.

You will need to purchase your own round trip airfare to Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv (TLV) arriving no later than 4:30pm on April 24, 2019. If you arrive later you will need to take a taxi to our hotel at your own expense. Your return flight would be in the afternoon/evening of May 5.

Additional Expenses for Package #1 and Package #2

*There are two evening meals in Ein Karem that you will be required to pay for.

TIPS! Please note that our packages do NOT include tips for our Tour Guide, Bus Driver and others.  We recommend at least USD $160 for Tour Guide and Bus Driver tips over this 10 day pilgrimage.

For further inquiries contact our Events Coordinator: Sandy Newell  at (sandy.newell@takemetotruth.org or 303 906-7017)

$2,750 Deposit is due now

Deposit to be paid via the Registration Page. Also, a US check or international money order (in US dollars only) can be mailed to Sandy Newell, Take Me to Truth, Inc. (5057 S. Fairplay St., Aurora, CO 80015). Please include the following information: Your name, address, Country, phone number, email address & the Package you are purchasing.

Full Payment (balance owing) must be made by March 15, 2019

Package 1a = $1560
Package 1b = $2642
Package 2a = $315
Package 2b = $1460

Limited Space:
Please note, we have a limited number of spaces available, once this number is met we will keep a waiting list.

Cancellation Policy:
You may cancel at anytime, however at this late date, no refunds will be provided.

Register & Pay
DEPOSIT REQUIRED USD $1200
  • Deposits for packages 1a) twin share and 1b) single accom from USA
  • Deposits for packages 2a) twin share and 2b) single accom from other global destinations
  • Balance owing after USD $1200 deposit paid:
    • Package 1a) twin share accom, Balance owing USD $3110
    • Package 1b) single accom, Balance owing USD $4192
    • Package 2 a) twin share accom, Balance owing USD $1865
    • Package 2b) single accom, Balance owing USD $3010

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