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New ideas for Jordan

Apr 27, 2016   //   by admin   //   Group Tours  //  Comments Off on New ideas for Jordan

New ideas for Jordan
7 nights, 8 days

Day 1 / Day 2: Amman APT – Amman Hotel
Meet & Assist upon arrival at Amman Airport, Our Representative will assist the clients with visa formalities – then transfer to Amman hotel, check in, overnight

Day 2: Amman – Full day Amman city tour – Amman
After Breakfast at hotel – drive to Amman for a full day city tour, to visit : The Citadel ,Roman Amphitheatre & Museum – then to The Martyr’s Memorial and Museum ( in this Museum , it shows the developing of Jordanian Armed forces during all times , and most important political & military events of Jordan – closed during Fridays & Official Holidays )- proceed to Royal Automobile Museum ( This Museum is very unique , for the type of cars , that his Late Majesty King Hussein used to collect , since he was a young king , until his death , and after that continue King Abdullah II ) – if there is enough time , clients will have some free time in one of the largest malls in Amman – Back to Amman hotel , dinner & overnight

Day 3: Amman – Dead Sea
Breakfast at hotel in Amman –check out , the leave hotel towards the lowest point on earth “ The Dead Sea “, located 420 meters below sea level – free time until time for check in – rest of the day will be for leisure & relaxing on the shores of Dead Sea or in the Swimming Pools – Dinner time & overnight

Day 4: Dead Sea – Kerak – Petra
After Breakfast at hotel – free time until check out – then drive to South towards Kerak , to visit the Castle of Kerak – proceed to Petra hotel , check in , dinner & overnight

Day 5: Petra – Petra visit – Petra
After Breakfast at hotel – drive to Petra site, the most important site in Jordan, and 2nd wonder of the world – where the clients will have the chance to walk in the Gorge between high colored Rocks, called in Arabic
“Al Siq” – and will see the Tombs , Temples ..etc , and the most important monument to be seen is “ The Treasury” or Al Khazneh in Arabic , very famous in the whole world – after finishing the visit , back to hotel in Petra , dinner & overnight

Day 6: Petra – Wadi Rum
After Breakfast at hotel, drive to the magnificent desert of Wadi Rum, to enjoy the ride in Jeeps 4×4 for 2 hours, to discover the beauty and calmness of this desert, which also called Valley of the moon, because you can see the Moon and the Stars, as within your approach when the sky is clear, also to see the location where the Movie Lawrence of Arabia was shot there. After Noon, Clients will visit the local Community of Bedouins in Wadi Rum, and have cup of tea with them, and see ladies how they make Bread in Traditional Bedouin Way – then drive to camp, to take their tents, dinner & overnight

Day 7: Wadi Rum – Aqaba – Shobak – Amman
After Breakfast in camp – drive to Aqaba city on the Red Sea , for a city tour – after finishing the visit – stop en-route to visit the Shobak Castle – and proceed all the way to Amman hotel , check in , dinner & overnight

Day 8: Amman Hotel – Amman Airport
Breakfast at hotel – then transfer to Amman Airport for departure

Poland – Religious tour

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DAY 1

UK – KRAKOW – LAGIEWNIKI

Flight to Krakow. Arrival and after lunch start sightseeing tour of the city and departure toLagiewniki: visit to the Divine Mercy Sanctuary, home to the tomb of St. Faustina Kowalska. Tour of the Sanctuary, consecrated by Pope John Paul II. Accommodation and overnight in Krakow.

Lagiewniki new church

Lagiewniki altar

DAY 2

KRAKOW – WIELICZKA

Tour of Krakow continues with the Market Square, the Church of the Virgin Mary, the Town Hall Tower and the Cloth Hall. The tour includes a visit to Wawel Hill, on the waters of the Vistola, with views of the Royal Castle and the Cathedral. After lunch, departure for Wieliczka with a tour of the famous rock salt mines, the oldest mines in Poland, where salt has been mined for more than a thousand years. Return to Krakow, dinner at local restaurant and overnight.

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DAY 3

KALWARIA ZEBRZYDOWSKA – WADOWICE – AUSCHWITZ

In the morning, transfer to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska with a tour of the Sanctuary, Poland’s most important sanctuary after Jasna Gora. Onward travel to Wadowice, hometown of Pope John Paul II, with a visit to the Pope’s “memorabilia” on exhibit. Tour of the Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the afternoon, transfer to Auschwitz and tour of the concentration camp. Onward travel to Czestochowa . Accommodation and overnight.

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Auschwitz gate

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DAY 4

CZESTOCHOWA

In the morning, tour of Jasna Gora Monastery, home to the Black Madonna, a pilgrimage site and a symbolic place for Polish Catholics and time for prayer. In the afternoon, travel to Warsaw, accommodation and overnight.

Jasna Gora Monastery

Jasna Gora Black Madonna

DAY 5

WARSAW

Morning city tour: the Old City, the Castle Square, St. John’s Cathedral, the Barbakan Tower. In the afternoon, walk in Lazienki Park and time available. Dinner in a traditional restaurant.

Old Town Syrenka

DAY 6

WARSAW – UK

In the morning, visit in the Church of St. Stanislaus, home to the tomb of Father Jerzy Popieluszko, and the museum dedicated to him. Transfer to the airport for departure home.

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Poland – Religious Tour

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DAY 1

ROME – KRAKOW – LAGIEWNIKI

Flight to Krakow. Arrival and after lunch start sightseeing tour of the city and departure toLagiewniki: visit to the Divine Mercy Sanctuary, home to the tomb of St. Faustina Kowalska. Tour of the Sanctuary, consecrated by Pope John Paul II. Accommodation and overnight in Krakow.

DAY 2

KRAKOW – WIELICZKA

Tour of Krakow continues with the Market Square, the Church of the Virgin Mary, the Town Hall Tower and the Cloth Hall. The tour includes a visit to Wawel Hill, on the waters of the Vistola, with views of the Royal Castle and the Cathedral. After lunch, departure for Wieliczka with a tour of the famous rock salt mines, the oldest mines in Poland, where salt has been mined for more than a thousand years. Return to Krakow, dinner at local restaurant and overnight.

DAY 3

KALWARIA ZEBRZYDOWSKA – WADOWICE – AUSCHWITZ

In the morning, transfer to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska with a tour of the Sanctuary, Poland’s most important sanctuary after Jasna Gora. Onward travel to Wadowice, hometown of Pope John Paul II, with a visit to the Pope’s “memorabilia” on exhibit. Tour of the Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the afternoon, transfer to Auschwitz and tour of the concentration camp. Onward travel to Czestochowa . Accommodation and overnight.

DAY 4

CZESTOCHOWA

In the morning, tour of Jasna Gora Monastery, home to the Black Madonna, a pilgrimage site and a symbolic place for Polish Catholics and time for prayer. In the afternoon, travel to Warsaw, accommodation and overnight.

DAY 5

WARSAW

Morning city tour: the Old City, the Castle Square, St. John’s Cathedral, the Barbakan Tower. In the afternoon, walk in Lazienki Park and time available. Dinner in a traditional restaurant.

DAY 6

WARSAW – ROME

In the morning, visit in the Church of St. Stanislaus, home to the tomb of Father Jerzy Popieluszko, and the museum dedicated to him. Transfer to the airport for departure home.

Manchester direct with Monarch 4 nights to the Holy Land – without a Sunday!

Day 1 Tuesday Manchester – Jerusalem

Depart Manchester on the direct Monarch service leaving at 09.55 and arriving at 17.15hrs. Meeting and assistance by the ITS Pilgrimages representative and transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Day 2 Wednesday- Old Jerusalem – Bethlehem

Commence the day with a visit to Bethlehem. Visit Manger Square, the Church of The Nativity, view Shepherd’s Field and you will have an opportunity to buy some olive wood souvenirs from a Christian owned gift shop. Return to the Old city of Jerusalem, visit the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the blind man. Visit St Anne’s Church, (many consider this church enjoys the best acoustics in the Holy Land). You will walk the Via Dolorosa, (The Way of the Cross) ending in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. End the day at the Garden Tomb. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 3 Thursday Jerusalem – Tiberias

Full day touring on transfer to Tiberias. Starting the day at the Western Wall, Room of the Last Supper on Mt Zion and then drive to Jericho the lowest city on Earth. See the Sycamore Tree and the Mt of Temptation. Drive up the Jordan Valley for your dinner and overnight stay in Tiberias.

Day 4 Friday Sea of Galilee

Start the day with viewing the ancient boat found in the Sea of Galilee that dates back to the time of Jesus, and then enjoy a boat ride on the Lake. Visit the Mt of Beatitudes, the traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount. Onwards to Tabgha, the site that commemorates Jesus’s miracle of the Fishes and the Loaves. See Mensa Christi – Peter’s Primacy on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Visit the ruins of Capernaum and see St Peter’s House and the Synagogue where it is said Jesus preached. End the day at Yardent – on the shores of the Jordan River. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias

Day 5 Saturday Tiberias – Manchester

Sightseeing on transfer to Ben Gurion Airport – visit Nazareth and the Mediterranean port where Paul set sail on his journeys – Caesarea Maratima. Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport at 15.30 for your departure on Monarch at 18.25, which arrives in Manchester at 22.10hrs.

Ultimate Pilgrimage

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Dead Sea

Day 1: UK Israel- Ashkelon

Depart UK for Israel the Holy Land. Arrive in the evening, where our local representatives, Diesenhaus Unitours, will help you with the formalities at Ben Gurion Airport. After passing through customs you will be introduced to your guide and driver, who will be with you throughout your pilgrimage. Transfer to your hotel in the Holiday Inn at Ashkelon.

 

Day 2: Beersheba

In the morning you will visit the most southern city in biblical times Beersheba. Where Abraham resided. Visit the well and take a tour of this now modern city. (If touring on Thursday visit the Bedouin market) Onwards to Mamshit to enjoy a camel trek along the northern Incense Route: a view of the Nabataean city-Mamshit, Hitann wadi, Yamin plain, Machlik wadi. Overnight in Inbar Hotel in Arad.
Day 3: Dead Sea

Ein Gedi Kibbutz

Full day touring on route to the Dead Sea. Visiting Masada the Roman Fortress at the time of King Herod and onwards to Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were located. Time will be allowed for a ‘swim’ in the Dead Sea. Overnight at Kibbutz Almog guest house in the region.
Day 4: Jericho – Jerusalem

Visit to the Kasr el Yehud Baptismal site on the Jordan River, located in proximity to where John the Baptist would have lived preached and baptized Jesus. Onwards, to Jericho, the lowest city on Earth. See the ‘Sycamore tree’ of Zacchaeus. Visit the excavations of the walled city and take the cable car to the Mt of Temptation. On the road to Jerusalem visit the biblical encampment of Genesis Land, situated in the heart of the Judean desert, in the land where the Patriarchs lived. A magical place, it enables visitors to experience life as it was in biblical times.

Onwards to the Leonardo Jerusalem for overnight stay.

 

Day 5: Mt of Olives – Bethlehem

Full day touring commencing at the Mt Of Olives, visit the Chapel of the Ascension, Church of Our Father Pater Nostre, where Our Mount of OlivesLord’s prayer is displayed in many languages and dialects. Walk the Palm Sunday route to Dominus Flevit the Church where Jesus wept over Jerusalem and then onwards to the Garden of Gethsemane passing the Russian Orthodox Church of Mary Magdalene, with its golden domes. In the afternoon visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity and Shepherds Fields. Overnight Jerusalem.

 

Day 6: Old City Garden Tomb

Full day walking tour enter the walled city of Jerusalem at St Stephens Gate, walk the Via Dolorosa, visiting Pool of Bethesda, St Anne’s Church, Ecco Homo and finishing up at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Onwards to Mt Zion, the Room of the Last Supper and the Church of Peter in Gallicantu. End the day at the Garden Tomb. Overnight Jerusalem.

 

 

Day 7: Emmaus – Caesarea

Full day touring on transfer to Netanya. Visit Emmaus at Abu Gosh. Onwards to Neot Kedumim the Biblical Landscape Reserve in CaesereaIsrael, a unique recreation of the physical setting of the Bible. Finish the day at Caesarea, a city on the shores of the Mediterranean, on the great road from Tyre to Egypt, about 70 miles northwest of Jerusalem, at the northern extremity of the Plain of Sharon. It was built by Herod the Great (B.C. 10), who named it after Caesar Augustus, hence called Caesarea Sebaste (Gr. Sebastos = “Augustus”), on the site of an old town called “Strato’s Tower.” It was the capital of the Roman province of Judaea, the seat of the governors or procurators, and the headquarters of the Roman troops. It was the great Gentile city of Palestine, with a spacious artificial harbour. Overnight at the King Solomon Hotel in Netanya.

 

Day 8: Nazareth The Galilee

Full day touring on transfer to the Galilee. Visit Nazareth, the birth town of Jesus, The Basilica of the Annunciation, Mary’s’ Well andBasilica of the Anunciation - Nazareth onto the Nazareth Village, where a visitor commented – I thank God for the wonderful opportunity of visiting the Nazareth Village. It was like stepping into the ancient world of Jesus and the

Nazarene community! It was an unforgettable, most memorable and life changing experience! (Winsome Loraine Peter). Onwards to Cana, here Jesus performed his first miracle changing water in to wine. An opportunity will be given to those participants who wish to renew their vows. Overnight on the shores of the Sea of Galilee at Kibbutz Nof Ginosar

 


Day 9: The Sea of GalileeMount of Beatitudes

Begin the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, then visit the sites where Jesus preached and performed His miracles: The Mt of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Tabgha and Mensa Christi. Onwards to Kursi (Gergesa). Visit the ruins of Bethsaida the fisherman’s village and see the ancient boat from the time of Jesus. Overnight the Galilee

 

 

Day 10: Mt Tabor Kfar KedemMt.Tabor and Lower Galillee

Start the day with a visit to the Church of Transfiguration on Mt Tabor onwards to Kfar Kedem; in the lush hill country of the Galilee, in view of Nazareth and a stone’s throw from Sepphoris, Kfar Kedem recreates the day-to-day life of this ancient land. A hands-on experience, Kfar Kedem will transport you back to the roots of your heritage. Ride the rolling hills as Abraham rode them. Take in the scents that Jacob smelled tending Laban’s flocks. Hear the words of the prophets as you thresh grain, press oil from fresh olives and wine from fresh grapes. You’ll even dress like them!

Overnight to the Galilee.

 

Day 11: Israel -UK

Departure transfer to Ben Gurion airport to return home.

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Church Groups- Booked

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The following is a list of Church Groups who have organised Holy Land pilgrimages over the coming months. Each Group is lead by the person named.
Should you be interested to know more about the group, the itinerary, the price etc then please get in touch with us and we will put you in touch with the group leader.

 

2014

May
Rev Lynn Boyle                      24th May to 1st June

2015
May
Virginia Robinson                   7th to 21st May

Israel / The Holy Land

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Your itinerary is a vital part of your spiritual journey and you can either discuss it with our experts and have one designed for yourself or we can send you a selection for you to choose from.

We are featuring here three very different itineraries in order to show you our flexibility and variety.

The Classical Pilgrimage: 8 days – 7 nights is ideal for the first time visitor.

The Ultimate Pilgrimage:  11 days – 10 nights is for those who have just a little more time to see some of those off the beaten track sites.

The Hidden Gems – is an award winning itinerary (ABTA and the Israel Government Tourist Office competition) 15 days – 14 nights for those who want to see,experience and enjoy as much as possible in a more leisurely fashion.

Testimonials

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The following are genuine comments from some of those who accompanied us on our Biblical Tour of Israel in May 2012.

“Have a great respect for your company.
ITS need to be commended.”
Canon Michael Rees 

“Brilliant, fantastic, breathtaking, the trip of a lifetime, awesome, excellent value. Words are insufficient to describe my feelings on the recent Israel trip.
We had wanted to visit Israel for decades and now the time was right. Mike & Marion went out of their way to make the trip as memorable, comfortable and as comprehensive as possible.
What we did not expect was the emotional aspect. Walking where Jesus walked, the calm of the Sea of Galilee, worship on Mount Carmel the ride up to Jerusalem all added to a tremendous spiritual and emotional experience.
I must mention two personal points.
I asked Mike for an unusual request. To play a pipe organ in Jerusalem. Mike worked tirelessly (as he always does) to fulfil this request and of course succeeded – thank you.
Secondly Mike and Marion’s patience in accommodating my disabilities. They were brilliant and made the trip one which we will remember for the rest of our lives.
With love, Colin” Colin Dickson – Billinge 

“Had a wonderful time and feel really blessed that at long last i have visited Israel.     So many memories……   Joppa (was that Dorcas over there, or maybe Jonah legging it away from Gods will).   Worshipping on Mount Carmel with a multinational congregation, bet Elijah was smiling.  The quiet joyfulness of Galilee, where you feel the presence of Jesus everywhere, especially on the silence of the lake.  Capernaum where the ancient stones of the original synagogue are exposed “these stones have heard the voice of Jesus”…   The dramatic approach to Jerusalem, the tears of joy?  The Old city and the Western wall, the feeling of walking through history,  Bethlehem a source of christian joy but now so  sadly divided and yet with a sense of dramatic events.  Then Gethsemane, Caiaphas house and the path Jesus was dragged along, how He suffered for us.  Skull hill, who could forget that, and the beautiful garden with the garden tomb full of christian groups weeping, praying and singing.  The Garden tomb, the sadness of Jesus death but “he is not here he is risen” so joy comes out of the sadness.  I could go on, the hill where Goliath stood, the pool of Siloam.  The sun shining on Jerusalem glinting on the gold streaks in the limestone, little jewish children off to school and little arab children off to their school.
What a wonderful visit.
Thank you so very much, Paulene” Paulene Dickson – Billinge

“Dear Mike and Marion,
Thank you both so much for your loving pastoral care while we were in Israel. I really appreciated it especially as I didn’t know anyone!! Our group really was great, wasn’t it! I’ve been telling anyone who will listen that they need to go and see the land with a guide like Yehuda. I’ve also been urging people, believers and non alike, to check out the Yad Vashem website, or go see Yad Vashem. Israel has suffered more than any nation has ever suffered, but PRAISE GOD, they are still Israel, they are back in the land and Jerusalem, the city which the Lord loves, is standing!
The hotels were fantastic! The staff were lovely! The food was wonderful! One of my best memories of the hotels is the hotel at Tiberias, eating breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Sea of Galilee! It was like eating breakfast where Jesus did!
Being on the Sea of Galilee was also an amazing experience. The thought that we were seeing what Jesus would have seen was mind blowing! All the Gospel records of things to do with the Sea of Galilee were brought to life there.
Jerusalem – what can I say!! I was totally unprepared for how Jerusalem would make me feel! What a magnificent city! So old, so full of history, so loved by God! And that’s what I felt – not only His great love for Jerusalem, but His great love for the land of Israel and its people
I hope you are both well and that the Lord is blessing you in all matters! You have certainly been a blessing to me!! Marion, your knowledge of the Word is awesome and you’re an inspiration and role model to such as me!!! May you continue to be enriched by his Word!!
Very much love and thanks to you both, Wendy xxx” Wendy Foot – Dorset


“Thanks Mike and Marion for all your hard work organising such a wonderful trip to Israel. We appreciate all that you did for each of us; even the homework was good in helping us to focus and draw out the importance of the Biblical sites that we visited.
God was very much evident in the way the group jelled together with praise and laughter and fun.
Gea and I found Yehuda so helpful and caring. It was hard to leave him at the airport; we just didn’t want to go home!
Big thanks! Love from Rob and Gea” Rob and Gea Soulsby – Billinge


“As I kept saying whilst we were away Mike, the tour far exceeded our expectations and we enjoyed every part of it. The hotels were excellent, the food was good, the way in which the daily tours were organised was perfect and Jehuda was just an amazing man and a very knowledgable guide.
The group mixed together well and the times of Christian fellowship were enjoyable.
One of the highlights for both June and I was the short teachings which Marion did at various points on the tours. Marion clearly has a love and passion for the Old Testament and was able to convey this, as well as Holy Spirit insight into the passages, in a clear and concise way.
I thought before we went away, that the tour would be  a “one off” but I have to say now that it has just whet my appetite for more of Israel. June and I have always had a love for the people of Israel and where ever we have worshipped, support and prayer for Israel has been really important to us. Being there has just made us more passionate for the ‘ apple of God’s eye’.
We are so grateful to you and Marion for organising and leading the tour Mike and we pray God’s blessing for you in your joint ministry.
Thanks for everything, Peter and June.” Peter and June Mavers – Knowsley Village


“Can it be that a week has passed already since we returned from Israel. I have waited until now before replying to your ‘Welcome Home’ e-mail because I wanted to see what life was like a week on. Life immediately after our return was so strongly ‘touched’ by the whole Israel experience that people kept asking ~ “Have you come back to earth yet?” I had hoped (and prayed) that the visit would in some way be ‘life-changing’ but its so easy as time goes by for memories to fade. Being back home with my family and friends has been special. Being back worshipping at St.John’s on Sunday (wearing my Israeli T shirt) was wonderful. So still ~ a week on ~ the blessings of our time away still echo in each day.Its hard to put into words except to say ~ GOD IS GOOD! Peter Smith” Peter Smith –Widnes


“Hi Mike and Marion thanks for your E.mail  back to normal now ha but have enjoyed looking over our photos and thinking of the special places we’ve seen. Re feedback Hotels were fab,  coach trips really comfortable. Regarding places visited high percentage were great but we felt on reflection we would have liked one or two days were we didnt go to as many places but spend longer in just a couple of places thats it really so thankyou for being so relaxed with us it made it really enjoyable  love Jim and Sue  x x” Jim and Sue Marklove – Great Sankey


“Israel was really good and we both enjoyed it very much.  For myself it was good to see the holyland sights and put it into context so that when you read the Bible you can picture what it is really like (which was completely different to what I had in my imagination when studied at Bible College).
The best highlights of the tour for me were going through Ahab’s water tunnel, sailing across Galilee to Capernaum and having that moment as we went across to really feel close to Jesus and spend a few moments with Him.  Would have liked a little longer to paddle in the shores of Galilee but do understand there lots to see!
Also enjoyed seeing Wendy get baptised in the traditional baptismal site in the river Jordan and am reassured by herself that it was a very special moment for her!
The day where we went to the Nazareth Village is also a definitely MUST on the tour as it was really nice to see and hear about the lifestyle they live and enjoy in a wonderful lunch there with them.
Also as we drove ‘Up to Jerusalem’ and entered Jerusalem through the tunnel it was made very special by entering Jerusalem with the song ‘Jerusalem’ playing in the background on the coach and made the moment very real… I would also recommend that people should try and go to Ben Yehuda Street in the evening to see what it is like at night down there and see the street entertainment and dancing and just enjoy the streets in all of its activity at night.
In Jerusalem there were many wonderful sights but the ones I enjoyed the most was being at the top of the Mount of Olives and look across Jerusalem and going through the Warren Shaft system to the tunnels and seeing the Shrine of the Book which is the home to the Dead Sea Scrolls.
It was an amazing experience to float in the Dead Sea and would recommend anyone needing abdomen exercises to get free physio there… Finally the tour was topped off by seeing the amazing stain glass windows in the hospital chapel of the twelve tribes of Judah…
On a more serious note ‘Israel is a wonderful place that has a lot of history, (water systems, tunnels and bathing rituals… oh and of course trees now… ) but has a very special place both in Jewish history, Christianity today and what will happen there in years to come… so with this in mind would definitely recommend everyone sharing this unique and wonderful experience of seeing the Holy Land and bring the Bible to life and change your understanding of Israel and become an ambassador for them instead.
Thank you both for being great leaders with our group and for making this tour an amazing experience.  You were both great!   Helen and Joe Grimes – Garswood


“Dear Mike and Marion,
I just wanted to say a b ig thank you to you both for organising the tour. Your attention to detail and concern for all showed Christian love at its very best.
I know much prayer goes in before and during the tour and we certainly knew God’s presence every step of the way.
The Bible to me will never be the same. While loving God’s Word since my teens you have opened it up in a new way for me and given me an appetite to learn more – so bless you both.
As for the group it was obvious that the Lord had put together a special fellowship of people to make the times of sharing and caring an example of what he wants for us.
I trust you are both able to get some rest and refreshment to recover from the many hours of effort put in over the last weeks and months.
God bless you both, Irene”   Irene Jones – Ashton-in-Makerfield

Dear Adrian just to let u know the feedback from my group visit in May 2012.
100 percent GREAT VALUE FOR  MONEY and a wonderful trip enjoyed by all.
ITS is the best in the business.
Thanks to all
Caroline and Jeffery.

“Diesenhaus Unitours did a good job. Our guide Joseph was excellent, ITS were, as always, caring and superbly organised”
Rev’d Canon Chris Lilley
From Rev Sarah Fenby who made her own Pilgrimage in March 2013
We are back from Israel, and just wanted to let you know everything went swimmingly well-
airport , transfer on arrival and departure, the Dan Jerusalem Hotel (who upgraded our family room ),
and especially the 3 day tour by Diesenhaus Unitour,
our guide Dan Makover, was just excellent:
punctual, courteous, extremely knowledgeable, relaxed, good company, & really good with our two children, –
he really made our first trip to Israel, what we hoped it would be: fascinating, and fun, as well as something of an Easter/Passover experience , with thanks to you for facilitating this personalised tour, for us,
Kind Regards
Sarah

 

The Classical Pilgrimage

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Day 1: UK – ISRAEL

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport at late evening, where you will be met and given assistance by Diesenhaus Unitours representative. Transfer to Netanya for overnight stay.

 

Day 2: NAZARETH – TIBERIAS

Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth

Drive on to Caesarea; see the excavations of the Crusader City, the Herodian Port. Proceed to Mount Carmel, the site of the encounter between the Prophet Elijah and the Baal priests, proceed to Zippori the 2nd century BCE capital of the Galilee. Continue to Nazareth where Jesus spent his early years and visit Mary’s Well and the Church of the Annunciation. Just north of Nazareth is the village of Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle. Drive to Tiberias for dinner and over night stay.

 

Day 3: SEA OF GALILEE

Start the day with a visit to Yardenit on the shores of the Jordan River Continue to Kursi (The Land of the Geraseenes) where Jesus healed the two demon possessed men. Onwards to Capernaum, centre of Jesus’ Ministry, – located here are the ruins of an ancient synagogue and the site of Peter’s House. Visit Taghba, Mensa Christi in the afternoon. We will visit the Mount of Beatitudes- the site of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’.  Drive to Nof Ginossar and see the ancient Jesus boat and end the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.

 

Day 4: TIBERIAS – JERUSALEM

Mount Tabor

After checking out of the hotel, drive to Mt Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration.  Proceed through the Jordan River rift valley, passing the city of Beit Shean, a Roman city of the Decapolis. Continue to Jericho, the oldest inhabited city in the world and ascend by cable car the Mount of Temptation.  Climb the Judean Hills towards Jerusalem. Visit Bethany and the Tomb of Lazarus. Continue to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 5: CITY TOUR JERUSALEM & BETHLEHEM

Begin the day’s tour on the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking view of the entire city. Walk down the traditional Palm Sunday route to the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane.  Proceed to the Israel Museum and visit the Model of the ancient Jerusalem in the time of the Second Temple and the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed.  In the Afternoon we drive to the Manger Square in Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity.

 

Day 6: DEAD SEA & MASSADAMasada

Depart Jerusalem and descend the Judean Wilderness, via the Inn of the Good Samaritan, to the lowest place on earth-the Dead Sea. Drive along the shore to Massada and ascend by cable car. Tour this mountain top fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jews against the Romans. Drive to a nearby oasis and relax and enjoy an opportunity to “ float” in the Dead Sea. Before returning to Jerusalem, visit the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

 

Day 7: VIA DOLOROSA

We will start our day with visit of the excavations at the City of David, Proceed to the Davidson Centre- The Jerusalem Via Dolorosa Way of the CrossArchaeological Park – that reveals the most amazing discoveries of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period. At the foot of the southern wall of the Temple Mount, in the area known as the Ophel, the visitor can climb up the original steps of the Hulda Gates that led to the Temple Mount. Continue our visit in the Christian Quarter; visit St Ann’s Crusader Church, Ecce Homo, Antonia Fortress and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. On the last day at the Holy Land we will visit the Garden Tomb. Farewell dinner at the hotel.

 

Day 8: Israel – UK

Early departure and transfer to Airport.

 

Educational Tour – Sept 2012

Oct 26, 2011   //   by admin   //   Group Tours  //  Comments Off on Educational Tour – Sept 2012

September 4th to 11th
Basic Cost £375.00 + fuel surcharges and airport taxes
Single room supplement £110.00
Spouse/companion supplement £160.00

Day 1 Tuesday, September 4

Early arrival at Ben Gurion Airport where you will be met and given assistance by Diesenhaus Unitours representative. Breakfast and visit at Neot Kedumim. Drive on to Caesarea; see the excavations of the Crusader City, the Herodian Port. Proceed to Mount Carmel, the site of the encounter between the Prophet Elijah and the Baal priests, proceed to Zippori the 2nd century BCE capital of the Galilee. Continue to Nazareth where Jesus spent his early years and visit Mary’s well and the church of the Annunciation. Just north of Nazareth is the village of Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle. Drive to Tiberias to for dinner and over night.

Day 2 Wednesday, September 5

Start the day with a visit to Yardenit on shores of the Jordan River Continue to Kursi (The Land of the Geraseenes) where Jesus healed the two demon possessed men. Onwards to Capernaum, centre of Jesus’ Ministry, – located here are the ruins of an ancient synagogue, and the site of Peter’s House. Visit Taghba and Mensa Christi, and then in the afternoon we will visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where we shall celebrate Holy Communion. Drive to Nof Ginossar see the ancient Jesus boat and end the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.
Day 3 Thursday, September 6
After checking out of the hotel, drive to Mt Tabor, site of the Transfiguration.  Proceed through the Jordan River Valley rift, passing the city of Beit Shean, a Roman city of the Decapolis. Continue to Jericho, the oldest inhabited city in the world and ascend by cable car the Mount of Temptation.  Climb the Judean Hills towards Jerusalem. Visit Bethany and the Tomb of Lazarus. Continue to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight , Jerusalem.
Day 4 Friday, September 7
Begin the day’s tour on the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking view of the entire city. Walk down the traditional Palm Sunday route to the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane where you will celebrate Holy Communion. Proceed to the Israel Museum and visit the Model of the ancient Jerusalem in the time of the Second Temple and the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed.  In the Afternoon we drive to the Manger Square in Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity.
Day 5 Saturday, September 8
Depart Jerusalem and descend the Judean Wilderness, via the Inn of the Good Samaritan, to the lowest place on earth-the Dead Sea. Drive along the shore to Masada and ascend by cable car. Tour this mountaintop fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jews against the Romans. Drive to a nearby oasis and relax and enjoy an opportunity to “float” in the Dead Sea. Before returning to Jerusalem, visit the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
Day 6 Sunday, September 9
We will start our day with visit of the Excavations at the City of David; proceed to the Davidson Centre– The Jerusalem Archaeological Park that reveals the most amazing discoveries of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period. At the foot of the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount, in the area known as the Ophel, the visitor can climb up the original steps of the Hulda Gates that led to the Temple Mount. Continue our visit in the Christian Quarter; visit St Ann’s Crusader Church, Ecce Homo, Antonia Fortress and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. To end the day we will visit the Garden Tomb. Farewell dinner at the hotel.
Day 7 Monday, September 10
Depart Jerusalem for Tel Aviv via the Valley of Elah. Short city tour of Tel Aviv and Jaffa.  Check in at  your hotel to refresh yourselves before dinner. Farewell dinner in Jaffa restaurant. Return to the Tel Aviv hotel for overnight.
Day 8 Tuesday, September 11

Early departure and transfer to Airport

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