Westminster Connect Group Israel Trip 2017

Itinerary

Daily Connect Group At Beginning of Day.
Run through what we are seeing, prayer and Bible study.

Saturday 21st

19:55 Arrive Tel Aviv (transfer with Dom for 7 people) + 3 tbc
22:00 Jerusalem Old City – St George’s Hostel

Sunday 22nd

07:30 Breakfast

08:30 Tour Guide by Dom’s team to arrive
10:00 Baptism River Jordan South
13:00 Sea of Galilee beachside lunch
14:30 Church of the Primacy of Peter
15:30 Church / Mount of Beatitudes (Sermon on the Mount)
16:30 Monastery of the Holy Apostles + (Masada +Ein Gedi or Dead Sea)

Monday 23rd

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 Tour Guide provided by Dom’s Team
10:45 Jaffa Gate
11:00 Inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
12:00 Hill of Golgotha + Grave of Adam
13:00 Discovery of the true Cross + Dome of the Rock, Al Aqsa Mosque + Mount Zion (please note its strict dress code on the Temple Mount, ankle and elbows to be covered)
14:00 Hidden sections of the Western Wailing Wall
15:00 Follow the stations of the Cross – Via Dolorosa
16:00 and much more

Tuesday 24th

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 – no guided tour
09:30 Chapel of Ascension
11:00 Garden of Gethsemane
12:30 Church of all Nations
13:15 Flevit Super Illam (where Jesus wept over Jerusalem)
14:00 Church of Pater Noster (Celebration of Lords Prayer)
15:00 Russian Orthodox Church of Mary Magdalene
16:00 St Georges Cathedral – Anglican Service

Wednesday 25th

08:00 Breakfast

09:00  Depart for Bethlehem with Dom’s team & guide (bring passports)

10:00 Herodion & Fields of the Shepherds in Beit Sahour
12:00 Lunch at Tent of the Nations
13:45 Church of the Nativity / St Catherine Church

15:15 Milk Grotto / Mary’s Shrine / St Jerome’s Caves (Where Mary nursed Jesus before going to Egypt)
16:00 Tomb of Mary
19:30 Wrap it up Dinner!!

Thursday 26th

07:30 Breakfast
08:30 Check Out from St George’s hostel
09:00 Explore the Tunnels of the Wailing Wall
10:00 Subterranean prayer at the site of the entrance to the Holy of Holies
12:00 Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum)

17:00 Transfer with Dom to Tel Aviv
20:00 Arrive Tel Aviv accommodation & dinner at the beach

Friday 27th

Day at the Tel Aviv beach.
In the afternoon exploring Neve Tzedek and Jaffa

19:30 Dinner & mocktails by the beach

Saturday 28th

Free Time
13:00 Leave for Tel Aviv Airport

Easyjet Flights

21 October – 12:50 from Gatwick to Tel Aviv landing at 19:55 ( Dom & Team to pick us up from airport to St George’s Hostel)

29 October – 1510 Tel Aviv to Luton landing at 18:45 (Dom & Team to pick up 5 passengers from Liber Tel Aviv Sea Shore Suites) – Aysha & Robert to lead team to airport and back home

Accommodation

Two types of accommodation are available, shared rooms or dormitory spaces at both The Tel Aviv Hostel and St George’s Hostel.

Shared rooms are for between two and four people from our group.  A dormitory is a larger room shared other guests.

Costs

Airport transfer each way USD 20 per person

Guided Tour to Jordan River, (Masada and Ein Gedi/Dead Sea): USD 90 per person

Guided Jerusalem Tour USD 250 for 10 people with no transportation  – Dom to confirm

Guided Bethlehem Tour USD 495 for 10 people = USD 50 per person

Each person is responsible for their own airfare and transfers from/to airport in the UK

Accommodation: deposit has already been made to St George’s
The approximate cost per person for transport or second meal each day is approximately £60 per day.