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BLUE & WHITE TOUR (8 DAYS)

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Day 1 – UK – Israel

Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport, where our local representatives, Diesenhaus – Unitours will help you with formalities. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay in Tel Aviv

 

Day 2 – Tel Aviv – Haifa

After breakfast depart hotel for a morning of sightseeing in modern Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa, driving via Dizengoff Circle, the Habimah National Theatre and Mann Auditorium to the ancient port of Jaffa, now an Artist’s Quarter. Continue along the coastal road to Caesarea to view the archaeological ruins of this ancient Herodian Port City, important Byzantine centre and crusader stronghold.

Dinner and overnight stay in Haifa.

 

DAY 3 – Haifa – Tiberias

Begin the day with a tour of Haifa visiting the Bahai Temple situated in the beautiful Persian Gardens and then onto Mt. Carmel for a panoramic view of Haifa and the north. Drive south to Zippori, remains of an early settlement, mainly from the Roman and Byzantine periods and then onto Safed, the ancient centre of Jewish mysticism and now and Artist’s Quarter. After a visit to a Kibbutz, drive through the Golan Heights.

Dinner and overnight stay in Tiberias.

 

DAY 4 – Tiberias – Jerusalem

Start the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee before visiting Capernaum to view the ruins of an ancient synagogue. Continue to Nazareth with its Christian sanctuaries and visit the Church of the Annunciation. Drive to Beit Shean, the most monumental Roman/Byzantine city in the area and then proceed to Jerusalem via the Jordan Valley and Jericho, the lowest and oldest inhabited city on earth.

Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

 

DAY 5 – Jerusalem – Bethlehem – Jerusalem

Tour the Old City of Jerusalem beginning at the Mt. of Olives for a breath-taking view of the entire city spread out below. Enter the Old City through the Jewish Quarter to view the Byzantine Cardo and the Herodian Mansions. Visit the Western Wall and view the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to view the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity. Return to Jerusalem via Haas Promenade for a view of the City of David from its southern side. Continue to the Israel Museum to view the Model of Jerusalem and the Shrine of the Book, housing the Dead Sea Scrolls. During the course of the day you will visit Caprice fine jewellery – the national diamond centre.

Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem

 

DAY 6 – New Jerusalem

Sightseeing tour of the New City of Jerusalem beginning at the Hadassah Medical Centre to view the famous Chagall Windows depicting the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Continue to Jewish national Fund Forest in the Jerusalem Hills to enjoy the experience of planting a tree with your own hands. Continue to the Yad Vashem Memorial – the Holocaust Museum – and then onto the Herzl Cemetery to view the grave of the late Yitzhak Rabin. Return to your hotel via the Knesset, the Presidents House and the Jerusalem Theatre.

Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

 

DAY 7 – Jerusalem – Dead Sea – Jerusalem

Descend through the Judean Hills to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth, to visit Masada. Tour the famed archaeological site including King Herod’s Palace. Drive by Ein Gedi and enjoy the opportunity to float in the Dead Sea.

Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

 

DAY 8 – Jerusalem – UK

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your return flight home.

 

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ISRAEL JOURNEY (12 days)

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(Based on Thursday arrival)

DAY 1 – UK – Israel

Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport, where our local representatives, Diesenhaus – Unitours will help you with formalities. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay in Tel Aviv

 

DAY 2 – Tel Aviv – Jaffa

Sightseeing tour of modern Tel Aviv, the city that never stops. Sites included are the Diaspora Museum, which tells the history of the Jewish people in other lands; Ben Gurion House, the Tel Aviv residence of Israel’s first Prime Minister, Rabin Square to see the memorial to late Yitzhak Rabin and Dizengoff Street with its many boutiques and coffee houses. Continue to Neve Tsedek, the original centre of Tel Aviv cultural life, now restored preserving the design and colour of the historical buildings. Drive by Jaffa and ancient port city over 4,000 years old and today as picturesque artist’s quarter.

Dinner and overnight stay in Tel Aviv

 

DAY 3 – Tel Aviv  – Day at leisure

 

DAY 4 – Tel Aviv – Haifa

Depart Tel Aviv and drive north along the coastal road to Caesarea and view the archaeological ruins of this ancient Herodian port city, Byzantine centre and Crusader stronghold. Continue to Megiddo, where excavations have uncovered a millennium of history. Drive to Beit Shean an area commemorating the first settlers of modern Israel as well as burial chambers dating back to 2nd century Jewish scholars. Proceed to the Druze village of Daliyat-El-Carmel and learn more about the unusual and interesting life style.

Dinner and overnight in Haifa

 

DAY 5 – Haifa – Galilee

Begin the day with a tour of Haifa visiting the Bahai Temple situated in the beautiful Persian Gardens and then onto Mt. Carmel for a panoramic view of Haifa and the north. Drive to Acre, an ancient port city steeped in history. Cross the mountains in the upper Galilee to Safed, famous since the Middle Ages as a centre of Jewish mysticism and now a popular artist’s quarter. Drive to the Golan Heights. First stop Banias springs, one of the sources of the Jordan River, then visit Katzrin the capital of the Golan.

Dinner and overnight stay in Galilee

 

DAY 6 – Galilee – Jerusalem

In the morning drive to Capernaum and view the ruins of an ancient synagogue. Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee to Tiberias, one of the four Holy Cities. Continue to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his early years and visit the Church of Annunciation. Drive through the Jordan Valley Rift to Beit Shean dating back more than 5,000 years, where excavations have revealed 18 levels of history. Continue to Jericho the oldest inhabited city in the world.

Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem

 

DAY 7 – Jerusalem

Start the day with a visit to the Knesset then drive to the Hadassah Medical Centre to view the world famous Chagall Windows depicting the Twelve Tribes of Israel. In a nearby forest take a few moments to plant a tree. Proceed to Yad Vashem Memorial to the Holocaust and then to Mt. Herzl to view the grave of the late Yitzhak Rabin. End the day with a visit to the Israel Museum to view the model of Jerusalem in the time of the Second Temple and the Shrine of the Book housing the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem

 

DAY 8 – Jerusalem – Bethlehem – Jerusalem

Capture the drama of Jerusalem with a breath taking view of the entire City of David from Mt. Scopus and the Mt. of Olives. Enter the Walled City and visit the Jewish Quarter with its reconstructed Byzantine Cardo and the Herodian Mansions. Continue to the Western Wall and view the Dome of the Rock. Walk the Via Dolorosa ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Exit the Old City via Mt. Zion and King David’s Tomb. Drive to Bethlehem via Rachel’s Tomb to visit the Church of Nativity.

Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem

 

DAY 9 – Jerusalem – Dead Sea – Jerusalem

Descend through the Judean Wilderness, via the Inn of the Good Samaritan, to the lowest place on earth – the Dead Sea. Drive along the base of Masada, the last stronghold of Jews against the Romans. Ascend by cable car and tour this mountain top fortress including Herod’s palace, an ancient synagogue and a bathhouse. After descending, drive to nearby oasis and enjoy an opportunity to float in the unique waters of the Dead Sea. Before returning to Jerusalem visit the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem

 

DAY 10 – JerusalemDay at Leisure

 

DAY 11 – Jerusalem

Today’s touring will be begin in the Walled City in the Tower of David Museum which depicts 3,000 years of Jerusalem’s history. Drive to the Judean Hills and visit the Soreq Caves, a wonderland of stalactite and stalagmite caves. Continue to the Scrolls of Fire Sculpture, a memorial which depicts the horrors of the Holocaust and the foundation of Israel and the hope and peace.

Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

 

DAY 12 – Israel – UK

Leave Jerusalem and transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your flight home to the UK.

 

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LAND OF THE BIBLE (8 DAYS)

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DAY 1 – UK – Israel

Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport, where our local representatives, Diesenhaus – Unitours will help you with formalities. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay in Tel Aviv

 

DAY 2 – Tel Aviv – Tiberias

Depart hotel and visit biblical Joppa where Jonah the Prophet boarded a ship bound for Tarshish. Drive to Caesarea where Paul was imprisoned and tried, and where he converted Cornelius. Continue to Megiddo (Armageddon) one of King Solomon’s chariot cities. Proceed 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.

Dinner and overnight stay in Tiberias.

 

DAY 3 – Tiberias – Capernaum – Tiberias

Begin the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee from Tiberias to Nof Ginosar. View the remains of a boat from the time of Jesus. Continue to Capernaum, centre of Jesus’ Ministry. Located here are the ruins of an ancient synagogue and the site of Peter’s house. Proceed to Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fish and see the fish mosaic from the 5th century Byzantine basilica. Drive to the Mt. of Beatitudes, sight of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’. Take some time for personal meditation. Travel through the Upper Galilee to Banias Springs (Caesarea Philippe) where Peter made his confession of faith.

Dinner and overnight stay in Tiberias

 

DAY 4 – Tiberias – Jerusalem

Depart Tiberias and drive to Yardenit on the shore of the Jordan River with an option to renew Baptismal promises. Visit Mt. Tabor site of the Transfiguration. Drive through the Jordan Valley Rift to Beit Shean, where excavations have revealed 18 levels of history. Continue on to Jericho, the oldest and lowest inhabited city in the world. Ascend the Judean Hills passing the Inn of the Good Samaritan. Visit the Tomb of Lazarus in Bethany.

Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

 

DAY 5 – Jerusalem

Begin the day’s tour on the Mt. of Olives for a breath taking view of the entire city. Walk down the traditional Palm Sunday route to the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. Drive via Kidron Valley to Mt. Zion and visit the Room of the Last Supper and David’s Tomb. Continue on foot to the Walled City. In the Jewish Quarter see the Cardo and Western Wall. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount. In the Christian Quarter visit St. Ann’s Crusader Church, Ecce Homo (Lithostrotos) Antonia Fortress and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. End the day with a communion service in the garden Tomb (Gordon’s Calvary)

Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem

 

DAY 6 – Jerusalem

Tour the New City of Jerusalem beginning at Yad Vashem Memorial to the Holocaust and the Israel Museum to see the scale model of 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 drive to Mangers Square in Bethlehem and visit the Church of Nativity and the grotto.

Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

 

DAY 7 – Jerusalem – Dead Sea – Jerusalem

Depart Jerusalem and drive through the Judean Wilderness to the lowest point on earth – the Dead Sea. Stop for a scenic view of St. Georges Monastery in Wadi Kelt. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to the base of Masada, the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots against the Romans. Ascend by cable car and tour the famed archaeological site including Herod’s palace, an ancient synagogue and a bathhouse. After descending drive to a nearby oasis and enjoy an opportunity to swim or ‘float’ in the unique waters of the Dead Sea. Before returning to Jerusalem visit Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem

 

DAY 8 – Israel – UK

Leave Jerusalem and transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your flight home to the UK.

 

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Why all Christians Should Remember St. Bernadette

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On the 7th January1844 the little town of Lourdes in France bore witness to the birth of a baby girl who would grow up to become one of the more prominent Catholic figures in history.

The world would later come to know Bernadette Soubirous as St. Bernadette. Born the eldest of nine children to a miller Francois Soubirous and his wife, a laundress called Louise she was baptised at the local parish church, St. Pierre’s two days later, the day of her parent’s wedding anniversary.

Desperately poor, the family lived in poverty, squashed into a single tiny room. A sickly child, Bernadette was raised in part by her aunt and had little in the way of formal education, remaining unable to read or write for most of her life.

Her Visions

On 11th February 1858,Bernadette, then aged 14 was our gathering firewood with her sister, and a friend near the grotto of Massabielle (Tuta de Massavielha) when she experienced her first vision. Whist the other girls crossed the small stream in front of the grotto, Marie Bernadette stayed behind, looking for a safe and dry place to cross.

When she finally sat down to take her shoes off, the sound of the wind filed her ears, yet the landscape remained still and calm. She gazed across the horizon and spotted a dark alcove and saw a dazzling light and a white figure.

According to historical accounts, the woman inBernadette’s vision wore blue and white and smiled at her before her hands made the sign of the cross with a rosary and gold. She fell to her knees, took out her own rosary and began to pray.

Three days later,Bernadette and the girls returned to the grotto. Kneeling, she fell into a deep trance. One of her companions threw holy water and another a rock, which is said to have shattered when it hit the ground and disappeared. These have come to be known as the first of 18 visions of what she referred to as a ‘aquero’ or a small, young lady.

Upon her next visit, on 18th February 1858, it was said that the vision of the small, young lady asked Bernadette to return to the grotto every day for a fortnight. This period of almost daily visions came to be known as la Quinzaine sacree or ‘holy fortnight.’ The vision did not identify herself until Bernadette’s seventeenth visit, the townsfolk, intrigued by her experiences, believed her to be witnessing the virgin Mary. Bernadette herself never once claimed this to be the case, only identifying the vision as an ‘aquero.’

A Scientific and Medical Examination of St. Bernadette’s Visions

Unsurprisingly, Bernadette’s visions drew a great deal of attention. The townsfolk were divided in their opinions on whether she was telling the truth. Some believed her to be suffering from a mental illness and demanded that she be admitted to an asylum.

In 1862, after conducting extremely rigorous scientific and medical examinations of the water surrounding the grotto, the Lourdes Medical Bureau failed to find an explanation for the visions, with the church proclaiming them to be inexplicable.

Bernadette requested that the local priest build a chapel on the site of her visions – something that the church acquiesced to. This gave rise to several chapels and churches at Lourdes.  Today, The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes is one of the preeminent Catholic pilgrimages in the world.

St. Bernadette’s Time in Nevers

Never entirely comfortable with the attention her vision’s garnered, Bernadette eventually travelled to a hospice school that was run by the Sisters of Charity of Nevers. Here she learned to read and write.

On 29th July 1866, along with 42 other candidates, she took the religious habit of a postulant (one who is seeking ordination to the diaconate or priesthood) and joined the Sisters of Charity at Nevers.

She spent the rest of her life here, working as an assistant in the infirmary and later as a sacristan, creating beautiful embroidery for altar cloths and vestments. She eventually died at the age of 35 on 16th April 1879 while praying the holy rosary and her body was laid to rest in the Saint Gildard Convent.

The Exhumations of Marie Bernadette Soubirous

Bishop Gauthey of Nevers and the church exhumed the body if Bernadette Soubirous on 22nd September 1909. According to historical accounts, although the crucifix in her hand and her rosary were both oxidized, her body appeared incorrupt – preserved from decomposition. This was cited as one of the miracles to support her canonisation.

The church exhumed her body for a second time on April 3rd 1919. The body was observed to have a notable layer of calcium salts, but the skin was still present on most of the body. In 1925, the church exhumed her body once more. Her personal affects were sent to Rome and a precise imprint of her face was moulded so that the Pierre Imans in Paris could sculpt a wax mask – something that was common practice in France at the time.

Bernadette Soubirous was declared blessed and beatified on 14th June 1925 by Pope Pius XI. She was canonised on 8th December 1933. Today, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes is expanded to include several other chapels and churches in honour of St. Bernadette.

The Basilica of St. Pius X is one such holy place and can accommodate up to 25,000 people. Dedicated by the future Pope John XXIII when he was still the Papal Nuncio to France, The Basilica of St. Puis X is one of the more notable pilgrimages Christians the world over take every single year.

November – 20th – 27th 2019

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Day 1 UK Wednesday, November 20 – 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. Cold plate dinner due to late arrival El Al flight LY 316 ETA 21:10 hr.

Day 2 Thursday, November 21 – NAZARETH – TIBERIAS
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.

Day 3 Friday, November 22 – SEA OF GALILEE
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, Mensa Christi in the afternoon we will visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where we shall celebrate Communion. Drives to Nof Ginossar see the ancient Jesus boat and end the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.

Day 4 Saturday, November 23 – TIBERIAS – JERUSALEM
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 Bethlehem for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5 Sunday, November 24 – 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 Manager Square in Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity.

Day 6 Monday, November 25 – DEAD SEA & MASADA
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 Bethlehem, visit the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. On the last day at the Holy Land we will visit the Garden Tomb.

Day 7 Tuesday, November 26- VIA DOLOROSA
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 feet 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 Sepulcher. Farwell dinner at the hotel.

Day 8 Wednesday, November 27 – Israel – UK
Early departure and transfer to Airport for El Al flight LY 315 ETD 09:05 must arrive to BGN airport at 06:00 depart Jerusalem at 05:00 hr. Coffee/Tea and cake in lieu of breakfast.

REV’D MARCIA DA COSTA

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REV’D MARCIA DA COSTA MSc CQSW

Marcia has previous experience of arranging Holy Land tours with ITS.

Marcia has been an ordained minister since 1991, accepted Christ 46 years ago, personal
encounter 39 years ago. She graduated from Hampstead Bible College in 1987 before going into
ministry in 1988 when she became a bible college lecturer. She has lectured since then, in many
countries across the world as an itinerant speaker/Minister/Pastor.

In January 2001 Marcia pioneered Love Fellowship Church. She started a not-for-profit
organisation for the large homeless population living in the London’s Waterloo area. Every
Sunday, for 15 years, they also attended church service, were fed, and received clothing and
other services. It has been an unconventional church and a true example of ‘church without
walls’. Rev Da Costa is known as the ‘Skippers Pastor’. Her heart in ministering to the rejected
and broken enabled her to move in the gifts of the Spirit in powerful yet unique way, seeing
weekly salvations and physical emotional and spiritual healing in so many lives. The membership
grew greatly over the years, coming from all over the world, most living on the streets. Lives were
changed, people rehabilitated into their homes, pastoral support.

Much of her life has been given to a dynamic prayer and teaching ministry, which took her to
many nations of the world. She had God given assignment to encourage and equip women in
leadership and ministry, including pastor’s wives, through ‘Women in Ministry and Leadership
Network’. She mentors many young men and women, and is a ‘spiritual mother’ to many, is a
Pastor to Pastors.

Inside and outside of the church Marcia’s experience is extensive, from being a staff minister in
her local church, teaching, preaching and travelling to many nations on missions. Marcia was a
member of the Board of Trustees for the African and Caribbean Evangelical Alliance (ACEA) and
lectured there. She is a member of the Evangelical Alliance, and has been on the Board of a
number of Christian organisations, a Chaplain to an organisation supporting ex-military personnel
and other organisations.

She does a lot of training in religious/faith and community groups on children, young people,
families and child protection; also does training in social work and management practice. The
breadth of her expertise in the Social Work Profession has enabled her to work extensively with
children, young people and their families on youth, management and Child Protection issues
which has enhanced her love for people.

Over the past 18 years Marcia has been a consultant to a number of strategic organisations,
giving independent advice at top levels, on various issues affecting different communities in
London.

Previously Marcia received a Role of Honour Certificate of Recognition, from The African and
Caribbean Evangelical Alliance and sponsored by Premier Christian Radio, for outstanding
contribution towards Black Christian Faith in the UK. Marcia has received 2 nominations for the
Wise Women Awards 2012 – Christian Leadership and Woman in Community. Also received a
Commendation from the local Police for work with their staff and young people.

Our Suggested Itineraries

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OUR SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

 

The Holy Land – Israel

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10 day itinerary

11 day itinerary

12 day itinerary

Women in the Old and New Testament (9 days)

Fun Through Faith (8 days)

The Holy Land – Biblical Tour (15 days)

The Holy Land – Hidden Gems (15 days)

Holy Land Pilgrim Tour – Low Budget Winter Option (8 days)

Greek Orthodox Tour (8 days)

Greece

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Greece – Footsteps of St.Paul (8 days)

Greece – A Grand Tour of Biblical Greece(13 days)

Malta

Malta – Footsteps of St Paul (8 days)

Malta & Italy (9 days)

Egypt

Holy Family Trip from Cairo to Asyut 9 Nights – 10 Days + Nile Cruise’ (10 days)

Egypt – Land of the Pharaohs (8 days)

Jordan

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Jordan – A Biblical Journey

Jordan – A Taste of Jordan (8 days)

Italy

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Italy – Rome and Assisi (8 days)

Cyprus

Cyprus – St.Paul and Early Christianity (8 days)

Turkey

Turkey – 7 Churches (8 days)

Footsteps of St Paul (13 days)

Jewels of Turkey & Greece – Land & Cruise (11 days)

Portugal

Portugal – Fatima (4 days)

Spain

Santiago de Compostella (8 days)

France

Lourdes (8 days)

Germany

Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 (6 days)

Austria

PASSION PLAY IN ERL 2019* (5 days)

Bosnia & Herzegovina

The great pilgrimage to Medjugorje (9 days)

European Highlights

Marian Sanctuaries Tour (13 days)

Poland

Primeval Forest and Land of 1000 Lakes(7 days)

Panorama of Poland (14 days)

7 Days in Northen Poland (7 days)

Magic of Poland (7 days)

Carnival of Taste (7 days)

Poland – Religious Tour (6 days)

8 Days in Western Poland (8 days)

8 Days in Eastern Poland (8 days

John Mukanganwa

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John Mukanganwa is a devoted Christian, he is the Pastor and local Elder of Voice of God Fellowship. John has been the pastor for the past fourteen years. The church is a non-denominational Christian assembly called Voice of God Fellowship located at 133 Kilnhurst Road, Rawmarsh, Rotherham, S62 5NQ South Yorkshire.UK . Church website www.voiceofgodfellowshp.org

Church services are held every Sunday morning at 10:30 am, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7.00 pm

John is married to Tsitsi and they have been happily married for 38 years, together they have grown up children and grandchildren.

John has been leading Christian tour groups to the Holy land for the past 24 years. He has taken more than 200 pilgrims to Israel.  For more information visit church website

www.voiceofgodfellowship.org

Voice of God Fellowship Inspired Tour of Israel – MONDAY 29th APRIL TO THURSDAY 9th MAY 2019

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Voice of God Fellowship Inspired Tour of Israel

(In fulfillment of Psalms 122)

Led by Bro. John Mukanganwa and Bro Tichaona Chininga

MONDAY 29th APRIL TO THURSDAY 9th MAY 2019

Tour Price:

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee (Psalms 122:6)

A unique opportunity to visit Israel soon after Easter holidays in 2019.

 

Tour Itinerary

 

DAY 1 MONDAY 29 April 2019 We meet at Luton airport at 7.50 hours for checking in together for flight  EL AL LY312 departing at 09.50 hours to Tel Aviv arriving at  at 16.45 hours. Upon arrival, we will be met by our tour operators’ representative and we will be introduced to our guide and driver and they will take us in an air-conditioned bus with WI FI to a hotel in Tel Aviv with a beach front facing the Mediterranean Sea. We have some time to walk around the beach in the evening and in the morning. We will all have a headphone telecom system throughout the tour duration for the guide to communicate to our individual ears. (hotel www.GrandBeach  or similar Tel Aviv)

 

DAY 2 TUESDAY 30th  April After breakfast we will visit the old city of Jopa and Simon Tanner’s house where Peter lived and received a heavenly vision (Acts 10:9-48). We will visit the place where Jonah took a ship to Tarshish symbolized by a fish model. (Jonah 1:1-3)   This is city where Tabitha lived and did her good deeds and was raised back to life after being dead (Acts 9:36). We proceed to Caesarea Maritima where the Holy Ghost fell for the first time on the gentiles (Acts 10:44-48). See the arena, water works and watch movie of the history of Caesarea. From here we proceed to Mount Carmel where Elijah lived. View the valley of Jezreel from the top of the mountain. Also visit Elijah’s cave. We then proceed to Megiddo the place of the final battle of Armageddon (Rev. 16:16). We will watch the movie about the history of Megiddo and walk to the ancient water works. We will visit Herod’s well or Gideon’s well where he chose his warriors by the way they drank water (Judges7). We then proceed to our hotel by the Sea of Tiberias Dinner and overnight  www.restalhotel or Leonarado club  or similar Tiberias.

 

DAY 3 WEDNESDAY 1st MAY  We start our day by climbing to the top of the Golan Heights to the little village city on the Golan Heights and enjoy the unique geographical views of this area. Stop by an agricultural Kibbutz to be told the story and history of the Golan Heights and watch a movie of the Galilee experience. We visit and see the road to Damascus where Paul met with the Lord. We visit Mt Hermon (Psalm 133). We then visit Tel Dan where Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, reared some altars and committed his sins 1 Kings12 & 13. We proceed to Caesarea Philippi where one of the sources of the Jordan River starts and where Jesus asked the disciples “who do man say that I am?” and Peter said thou at the Christ the son of the living GOD (Matthew 16). We visit Tel Bethsaida then descend the mountain and stop over at the Mount of Beatitudes and recall the sermon on the mountain. We end our day at the ancient  city of Capernaum where Jesus  lived and healed Peter’s mother in law Matt. 4:17 . In the evening we have an opportunity to shop in the city of Tiberius and in Tony Gaffny’s shop. Dinner and overnight  www.restalhotel or Leonarado club  or similar Tiberias.

 

 DAY 4 THURSDAY 2nd May In the morning we start our day by sailing on the Sea of Galilee in a replica of a boat 2000 years ago, while sailing we point out Magdla,  Tabga Land of the Gadara where legion was delivered  and we read about the miracles of Jesus (matt 8:23-34 we also see an old boat discovered at Ginosour and believed to have been used in the time of Jesus. We will then have an opportunity to plant a tree in the Holy Land and fulfill Holy Scripture (Isaiah 41 v 19). Afterwards we visit Cana, the city where Jesus began his miracles; we taste and buy the wine of Cana. Our next stop will be Nazareth, the town of Jesus birth, following which we visit Mary’s well, Church of the Annunciation and a visit to the Nazareth Village to see a recreation of what life was in Nazareth 2000 years ago. Finally, we ascend to Mt Tabor, site of the Transfiguration of Jesus, Our next stop will be Jacob’s well in Scheckem (subject to security clearance) from where we point at Mt Gerizim. We then proceed to Shiloh the ancient capital of Israel where we remember the story of Samuel. 1 Samuel 1:2 We then proceed to Beersheba the city of Abraham to our hotel Leonardo Club

 

DAY 5 Friday 3rd May   We start our day by visiting and have a short tour of Tel Beersheba, the city of Abraham where Abraham lived and was tested by God and passed his final test and the blessing was given (Genesis 22:19). . We travel south and stop to visit David Ben-Gurion’s grave. David Ben-Gurion was the first prime minister of Israel. We visit Hai Bar Biblical Animals Park.  We will see the beautiful Ramon Crator visit the Timna Park to see a replica of the Tabernacle in the wilderness on arrival in  Eliat (Hotel in Eliat with red sea beach front)

 

DAY 6 SATURDAY 4th MAY In the morning after breakfast we drive north to  meet the Ramon or Negev Jeep Tours drivers and drive to Mt Karkom for a full day in the Negev desert.  Mt Karkom is the real mount of Sinai (Exodus 19 & 24:4). We will see the 12 stones erected by Moses as a memorial and we will see other various  rock markings and altars left at the foot of Mt. Karkom. After the tour we drive back tour hotel in Eliat

 

DAY 7 Sunday  5th After a short service at the hotel to remember the resurrection morning  we will visit the dolphin fish park and relax with the dolpins  We visit the  undersea life water observatory,  see the Diamond  and Eilat stone factories. After Lunch We then drive North and stop at Ir Ovot and  see the old city of Tamar  (Ezekiel 47:19 and  48:28) . We proceed to the Sodom Plane and remember the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities of the plane and what happened to them in Genesis 19. We can take some pictures of look- alike  of sister Mrs Lot in rock formations in the mountains of Sodom. We will see the area surrounding the old city of Sodom and Gomorrah which was destroyed (Gen, 19). We then drive to our hotel on the Dead Sea. We have a time to float at the Dead Sea in the evening and in the morning before breakfast. (hotel www.Leonardo  Inn or  the David Hotel  at the Dead sea or similar )

 

DAY 8 Monday 6th MAY. Today we’ll have an opportunity to climb Masada by cable cars to see the last fortress of the Jewish people during the Rome revolt. We will see what David meant by fortress and rock in (Psalms 18:1-33). We visit En Gedi Oasis and have an opportunity to see and hear the history of En Gedi. We will walk up half the mountain and visit the showers where David’s men would shower during the day and experience the strongholds of En Gedi (1Samuel 23:29 &24:1-22). We then proceed to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and we see a movie of the discoveries that were made at Qumran. We proceed to the Baptismal site on the Jordan River, the very same spot where it is believed that John the Baptist baptized Jesus, and we have an opportunity to baptize those who need to be baptized. We visit Jericho, the ancient city (Joshua 6), we travel by cable cars to see the old Tel of Jericho, Elisha’s well and the waters that were healed to this day (2Kings2:22) and Zacchaeus’s sycamore tree (Luke19:1-10). We will pass by Tel Gilgal (Joshua 4:19-20) where Israel first camped after crossing the Jordan and entered the Promised Land, we try and locate the 12 memorial stones taken by Joshua from the middle of the Jordan River as a testimony of when the river was parted and they walked on dry ground, then we travel to our hotel in Jerusalem the eternal capital of Israel to our hotel the grant court Hotel or Olive tree hotel or similar

DAY 9 TUESDAY 7th May  

Today we   start our day by visiting Bethany the village of  Martha, Mary and Lazarus (John 11:1) we see the grave of Lazurus then proceed to Mount of Olives and have a panoramic view of  the golden city of Jerusalem as Jesus saw it (Luke 13:34-35 and 19:41-44) we will descend to the garden of Gethsemane and identify ourselves with his suffering of Luke 22:39-54 . We will walk down to the garden of Gethsemane and remember the sufferings and the battle won in prayer. proceed to the house of Caiphas the high priest identify with him in his suffering in Psalms 88:6 and see for ourselves where it was fulfilled. We also visit the Upper Room and David’s tomb. We see and pray at the tomb of David and the upper room. Acts 2:1-39 Visit the Temple Institute where they are preparing for the third temple. After lunch we visit the Pilate’s judgment hall and the Pool of Bethesda (John 5:2), follow the Way of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.   we visit the Temple Mount where the magnificent temple of Solomon once stood. (1Chronicles 22: 1-19).     visit Davidson centre, wailing wall . and finish our day at the garden tomb for a time of meditation on (John19:17-42) and the empty tomb. In the evening, we will visit the Western Wall Tunnels. We have an opportunity to join the Jews praying at the Wailing Wall or join the Christians in Jerusalem at their evening church service. We also visit Doron Keidar cry for zion.com) church service. We may also meet some message believers and attend their service

 

DAY 10 Wednesday 8th MAY 2019

After breakfast we proceed to Hebron to the cave of Machpelah, (Genesis 23:9-20) where  Abraham, Sarah , Jacob and Leah were buried  and see Rachel’s grave. Cross over to Bethlehem to see the birth place of Jesus and the Shepherds’ Fields. Have shopping time in Bethlehem. After Lunch we come back to Jerusalem to visit old City of David.  the Pool of Siloam and Hezekiah’s tunnels the Israel  Museum and the Holocost memorial  Yad Vashem. This will be our last site then we go for final shopping in the old city in the evening.

 

DAY 11 THURSDAY 9th MAY 2019. Today is our last day, we have a relaxed morning in Jerusalem, we visit the  market shopping in the old city, visit the new city of Jerusalem and the  Ben Huda market.

After lunch we go to the airport to catch our evening flight with ELAL LY313 leaving Israel at 18:30 arriving in Luton at 22.00hrs

 

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Bro. John Mukanganwa

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12 Day Itinerary

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Day 1 

Heathrow ->Tel Aviv -> Jerusalem

Meet at Heathrow to travel onwards to Tel Aviv from where we will continue the journey by coach to our hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 2 

By coach to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view the Old City of Jerusalem; walk part of the Palm Sunday route down the Mount of Olives, visiting the churches of Pater Noster and Dominus Flevit (where Jesus wept over Jerusalem) and The Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane where we will celebrate Holy Communion. Proceed across the Kidron Valley to the site of the house of Caiaphas, where the Church of St Peter in Gallicantu now stands.

 

Day 3 

Today, we visit Masada and tour this mountain top fortress. Onto Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and then to ‘swim’ in the Dead Sea. A short detour takes us to Qasr el Yahud, a possible site of the baptism of Jesus, End the day at Jericho where we will ascend the Mount of Temptation and see Hisham’s Palace. Return to hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 4 

We have a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem starting at St Stephen’s Gate, visiting the Pool of Bethesda and St Anne’s Church. Walking the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross we make our way to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, then to Temple Mount and a visit to the excavations. If possible, we will visit the Syrian Church of St Mark.

 

Day 5 

Visit the Israeli Museum for the Jerusalem model and The Shrine of the Book, then, in the afternoon, to a possible site of Emmaus at Abu Ghosh and Ein Kerem (birthplace of John the Baptist). Later in the day we go to the Garden Tomb.

 

Day 6 

On to Bethlehem, in the Palestinian Authority, to visit Shepherds’ Fields, The Church of the Nativity and an opportunity to shop for gifts in Bethlehem. It is hoped to arrange a visit to Tent of Nations, a Peace Organisation outside Bethlehem.

 

 

Day 7 

After joining the congregation at St George’s Cathedral we set out on                                  our mid morning transfer to Tiberias, via Bethany, where Martha, Mary and Lazarus lived. Then continue travelling along the mountain route to visit Jacob’s Well* stopping later on the journey to see the excavations at Beit She’an, the place where King Saul was killed, and the mosaics at the Beit Alpha Synagogue.

Arrive at our hotel in Tiberias.

 

Day 8 

This morning, we visit sites around the Sea of Galilee – Capernaum,   Tabgha (the loaves and fishes), the Church of Peter’s Primacy , Magdala and the Mount of Beatitudes. Take a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee and see the ‘Jesus’ boat in the museum at Nof Ginnosar.

See the river Jordan at Yardenit (a modern-day baptismal site) and visit the gift shop there.

 

 

Day 9 

We visit Acre/Akko to see the Crusader Fortress, the Old Town and the Or Torah Synagogue. Continue to the Golan Heights and Banias (Caesarea Philippi) where there Jesus asked his followers: ’Who do you say that I am?’ There will be an opportunity to renew the vows made on our behalf at our baptism.  Return to our hotel.

 

Day 10 

Today we ascend Mount Tabor, a possible site of the Transfiguration and continue to Nazareth to visit the significant churches there – the Basilica of the Annunciation, the Church of Mary’s Well, St Joseph’s Church – then to Cana, the place of Jesus’ first miracle.

 

 

Day 11

On our way to our overnight hotel near Tel Aviv

we stop at Peniel (a chapel on the sea shore) for Holy Communion before going on to visit the Ba’hai Temple Gardens in Haifa, view Elijah’s cave and continuing to Muhraqa on Mount Carmel, where Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal. Then we travel for a quick overview of Caesarea where Paul was imprisoned and where Peter baptised Cornelius and his household.

 

Day 12

Early departure for flight to Heathrow

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