Westminster Connect Group Israel Trip 2018

Itinerary

Saturday 13th

19:30 Arrive Tel Aviv ( transfer arranged by Jurghita for 6 people)
22:00 Jerusalem Old City – St George’s Hotel, Legacy Hotel, Abraham Hostel

Sunday 14th

07:30 – to meet driver on time – Moti will pick you up from your hotel except for Clarel

Judean Desert – 30 minutes walk with a Bedouin

Jericho – Baptismal site – Northern part of Dead Sea – Masada

Monday 15th

06:00 -to meet driver on time – Moti will pick you up from your hotel – Clarel to remind driver of his hotel location

Jordan river Yardenit – bring change of clothes and towel for baptism 

Golan Heights  Winery

Sea of Galilee 

Tiberias – Magdala – Tabgha

Capernaum (where Jesus healed Peter’s Mother in law Matthew 8:5)

Mt Beatitude – Golan Heights winery – Mt Bental observation on Syria

Tuesday 16th 

0800 – Breakfast & WCG prayer

09:00 Jerusalem Tour – guided by Bah – Bah will meet you all at Legacy hotel  – we would need to give him a tip as he is not charging us
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 Follow the stations of the Cross – Via Dolorosa
15:15 Guided tour Western Wall – please be on time to collect tickets – the remaining outer court of the temple – Mark 13: 1-37

Wednesday 17th

0800 – Breakfast & WCG prayer – no guided tour

09:00 – Meet at Damascus Gate and Garden Tomb is 5 mins walk from there

09:30 -1030  Garden Tomb – Site of Golgotha

10:30 – Please go back to Damascus Gate and get a cab to the TOP of Mount Olive – easier for you all less walking – Please keep up with time as the Chapel does close for lunch and you will be stucked on Mount Olive – not a bad idea afterall/ I would love that!!

10:30 Chapel of Ascension – last year we all gathered in the chapel and we sang for God
11:00 Garden of Gethsemane – look for the olive tree where Jesus was betrayed
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 – please do check opening times as you might want to change the order of things a little
16:00 St Georges Anglican Service/near Damascus Gate  -we stayed there last year
19:30 Wrap it up Dinner!!

Thursday 18th – check out of all hotels 

08:00 to meet driver on time – Eli will pick you up from your hotels

Mt Tavor

Kefar Cana

Nazareth 

Caesarea

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

Friday 19th

Day at the Tel Aviv beach.
In the afternoon exploring Neve Tzedek and Jaffa – you can buy beautiful pieces of jewelries in this area

19:30 Dinner & mocktails by the beach

Saturday 20th

Free Time
17:00 Leave for Tel Aviv Airport

Easyjet Flights

13 October – EZY2085 – 12:30/Gatwick to Tel Aviv landing at 19:30 (Yurghita has arranged pick up from airport to all hotels)

20 October – EZY2086 – 20:25/Tel Aviv to Luton landing at 23:50 – Yurghita has arranged car for 4 people

Other:

Accommodation/Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv Hostel, St George’s Hostel, Florentine Hostel, Liber Seashore Suites

October 20: Airport transfer arranged by Yurghita – Grace to pay Yurghita for transfer

Each person is responsible for their own airfare and transfers from/to airport in the UK and in Israel
The approximate cost per person for transport or second meal each day is approximately £60 per day. Please note that some of the places we would need to pay a small entry free