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COUPLES FOR CHRIST AUSTRALIA TOUR 2017

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COUPLES FOR CHRIST

22 October – 01 November 2017


Follow in the Footsteps of the Bible

Tel Aviv/Caesarea/Tiberias/ Capernaum/ Nazareth/ Jerusalem/ 
Bethlehem/Masada /Dead Sea/ Jerusalem

 

 

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Thursday 22nd October Sydney – Bangkok

We depart Australia to Bangkok on Thai Airways TG476 which leaves Sydney Airport at 11.ooam and arrives into Bangkok at 4.20pm. We then connect with El Al Israel Airlines flight LY82 which leaves Bangkok after midnight at 0010 hours. It is an 11 hour flight from Bangkok to Tel Aviv, and the most direct route to the Holy Land.

 

Day 2 – Friday 23rd October Bangkok - Tel Aviv

We land in Israel at Ben Gurion Airport at 7.20am this morning. On arrival in Tel Aviv we will be met by our local representative and proceed to our hotel on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight at the Metropolitan Hotel/Basel, Tel Aviv.

 

Day 3 – Saturday 24th October - Tel Aviv – Caesarea – Muhraka – Carmel - Tiberias       

We depart Tel Aviv to Caesarea, where St. Peter baptized the first Gentile convert (Cornelius) and where St. Paul was imprisoned.  Continue to Muhraqa, where the Carmelite Monastery of St. Elijah marks the place where the prophet Elijah set up his altar and triumphed over the false prophets of Ba’al. Then we proceed to Mt. Carmel and the Chapel of Stella Maris where we celebrate Mass. We arrive in Tiberias for dinner and the evening.

Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight at the Leonardo Tiberias

 

Day 4 – Sunday 25th October – Tiberias - Sea of Galilee, Capernaum & Beatitudes


This morning we begin with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, then visit Capernaum, the Heptagon (Peter's Primacy), followed by a visit to Tabgha to commemorate the multiplication of the loaves and the fishes. We ascend by motor coach to the Mt. of Beatitudes to gain a panoramic vista of the Sea of Galilee. Here we celebrate Mass. We continue to the Baptismal Site at the Jordan River to renew our baptismal vows, and then return to Tiberias for the balance of the day.

Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight at the Leonardo Tiberias

 

Day 5 – Monday 26th October - Tiberias – Cana – Mt. Tabor – Nazareth – Jerusalem


We depart to Cana, site of Jesus’ first miracle at the wedding feast. Here we celebrate Mass and invite couples to renew their marriage vows.  We will then proceed to Mt. Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration. We continue to Nazareth where we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation for Mass at the Grotto, then continue to St. Joseph's Workshop, Mary's Well, and, just down the street, the Chapel of Charles de Foucauld at the Little Sisters of the Poor and the Convent of the Sisters of Nazareth. We arrive in Jerusalem for dinner and the evening.

Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight at the Leonardo Jerusalem

 

Day 6 – Tuesday 27th October Jerusalem                          
Day at leisure

Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight – Leonardo, Jerusalem

 

Day 7 – Wednesday 28th October - Jerusalem - Mt. Scopus & Mt. of Olives

After breakfast drive to the old city for a visit the Dome of the Rock and the Temple Mount then we will stop by t he Western Wall. Ride to Mt. Scopus and to the Mt. of Olives, where we gain a panoramic view of the old City of Jerusalem. We visit the Ascension Mosque, Pater Noster (commemorating the "Our Father"), Dominus Flavit (where Jesus wept over Jerusalem), and the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane. After lunch on our own, we continue onto the Church of St. Peter in Gallicanctu (where Peter denied Christ), the House of Caiaphas, the Church of the Dormition of Our Lady, and the Upper Room, commemorating the Last Supper.

Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight at the Leonardo Jerusalem

 

Day 8 – Thursday 29th October – Jerusalem - Bethlehem, Ein Karem, Church of Visitation          

We depart Jerusalem for Bethlehem, visiting Shepherds’ Field, the Church of the Nativity, St. Jerome's Chapel, and St. Catherine's Church. Returning, we stop in Ein Karem where we visit the Church of St. John the Baptist and the Church of the Visitation. End the day with a visit to Abu Gosh where we will celebrate Mass

Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight at the Leonardo Jerusalem

 

Day 9 – Friday 30th October – Jerusalem
- The Old City

Spend the morning in Jerusalem for a special tour to the 14 Stations of the Cross and the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of The Holy Sepulcher. The guide will explain the different opinions and versions on the route that Jesus was led and the actual place of crucifixion and burial. We will enter through Dung Gate, we will visit the Church of St. Anne, marking the place of birth of the Blessed Mother, and we visit the nearby Pools of Bethesda. We visit the Ecce Homo Arch and Lithostrotos. End the day is the area of Golgotha (Place of the Scull) and the Garden Tomb for communion service and visit.

Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight at the Leonardo, Jerusalem

Day 10– Saturday 31st October – Jerusalem - Qumran/Masada/ Dead Sea      

We depart early this morning for Masada. On our way, we visit Jericho to view the Mt. of Temptations from a distance and to see the traditional Zaccheus site. This city was the site of Joshua’s first dramatic conquest. From a distance, we view the Mt. of Temptation, now home to a Greek Orthodox Monastery. We will stop by the new baptismal site at Qasr El Yehud. We will also visit Qumran (site of the discovery of Dead Sea Scrolls), the waterfalls of Ein Gedi. Arriving in Masada, we ascend by cable car to view the site, and then continue to our Hotel in the Dead Sea for the evening.

Special Sabbath Dinner

Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight at the Leonardo Privilege, Dead Sea

 

Day 11 – Sunday 1st November - Dead Sea – Jerusalem

This morning we enjoy a swim in the Dead Sea and also enjoy a famous Mud Bath.  Then we continue to Beersheba and visit the ANZAC park dedicated to the Australian Soldiers then proceed to Abraham’s Well, Ashkelon to Jerusalem where we will celebrate Mass in a private room at the hotel and then dinner in the main dining room in a separate section.

Overnight at the Leonardo, Jerusalem

 

Day 12 – Sunday 2nd November – Tel Aviv – Jaffa – Ben Gurion Airport departure

In the morning check out of the hotel then enter the old city to walk along the Via Dolorosa. Return to the hotel and in the late afternoon drive to the Valley of Elah, have a city tour of Tel Aviv and  then farewell dinner in Jaffa transfer you to Ben Gurion Airport for you departure flight.

Depart Tel Aviv at 11.05pm

Arrive back into Sydney at 7.10am on Wednesday, 4th November

 

PRICE FROM: USD1,795.00 per person
4 star accommodation
Based on twin share accommodation
Single supplement: USD855.00

Inclusions:

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport by our local representative in Israel.
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • Accommodation throughout at four star hotels: as shown below.
  • Touring in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transfers on arrival from airport to hotel and upon departure
  • Sightseeing with English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees as per your itinerary
  • Farewell dinner in Jaffa
  • Hotels

Meal Arrangements:

10 nights’ hotel accommodation at the above-mentioned hotels/ on a half board basis. Buffet breakfast & set menu dinner at the hotels except for farewell dinner in Jaffa.

Not Included:
Visa fees
Border taxes
Tips to the guide, driver, and hotel staff.

** Jordan Optional Extension Tour available **
** Price is based on minimum 25 full paying passengers on the tour

CONTACT OUR ISRAEL GROUPS TRAVEL EXPERT TODAY TO SECURE YOUR PLACE ON THIS TOUR:

MICHELLE STANDER AT THE ISRAEL TRAVEL CENTRE:
TEL: 02. 9371 8166 or click here to enquire or book now.