ISRAEL TOUR 2019

With Pierre van der Westhuizen & Karelaine Tours

25 AUGUST-2 SEPTEMBER 2019

thea[at]pierrevanderwesthuizen.co.za or Thea 066 471 6731

Your Registration Valid Only when signed Registration plus proof of payment of deposit reaches our offices.

8-DAY PILGRIMAGE TO ISRAEL

COST EX JOHANNESBURG ( $1=up to R14.00)
Early Bird Price Schedule with Deposit  R3,000
OR  (R5000 6 months prior departure)
Minimum 30 members travelling together at all times

Tour price Full or monthly payments accepted “Early Bird “Discount
 Date deposit received determines your Cost price.
Full or monthly payments accepted
R25,900  R3000 Deposit date 31August 2018 While seats available
R26,388  R3000 before 31st December 2018 If seats available
R27,500 R5000 Deposit before 28 February 2019 If seats available
R28,500 ONLY Full Payment 15 June 2019 If seats available

Final Balance Payment 60 day’s prior departure. 15 Jun 2019

Registrations valid when confirmed with proof of payment and copy of valid passport.
First come first served.


ISRAEL TOUR ITINERARY 2019

DAY 1 SUN 25 Aug  DEPARTURE OR TAMBO JOHANNESBURG. (*)(*)

Today we embark on our Journey to the Holy Land. Prepare yourself for a life-changing experience. Get some rest on the flight…Tomorrow you will be walking where Jesus walked!  Please arrive at least 3 hours before departure time (18:30) in B Departure Hall at Egypt-Air B1 Counter for free luggage wrapping and group departure arrangements. (MS 840 JNB/CAI 2145) You will receive a transit banner for your suitcase.

DAY 2 MON 26 Aug   “Area of great Conflict Past and Future ”  (B)(D)

Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport.  Drive to CAESAREA the ancient Mediterranean city for a visit. Acts 24 Paul's Trial Before Felix and Acts chapter 10 where Peter meets and baptizes a Roman Centurion, Cornelius. Continue to MUHRAKA (Mt Carmel),1 Kings 18 where Elijah confronted the priests of Baal, King Ahab and Jezebel. Overview of Armageddon Battlefield The battle of Armageddon refers to the final war between human governments and God according to Revelation.

TIBERIAS for dinner & overnight

Day 3 TUE 5 27 Aug  “Footsteps of Jesus’s Ministry” (B)(D)

BANIAS or Caesarea-Philippi,  one of the sources of the Jordan river, on the foothills of the Hermon mountain - Jesus brought His twelve disciples all the way up to the pagan region of Banias/Caesarea Philippi and asked them the question: “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” Matthew 16:13 – We will make a declaration here -  BEATITUDES where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount - TABGHA the site of the Miracle of the Multiplication - CAPERNAUM on the northwest shore where Jesus began his preaching career. MAGDALA SITE - Town of Magdalene - BOAT RIDE on Sea of Galilee.

TIBERIAS for dinner & overnight                                                                              

Day 4 WED 28 Aug “ Promises and Miracles” (B)(D)

NASARETH VILLAGE – CHURCH of ANNUNCIATION – CANA - Drive along the Jordan Valley to JERICHO – Enter ELISHA’S Fountain and enter the Ruins of Ancient City Walls – Baptism at Bethabara

BETHLEHEM – Paradise Hotel for dinner & overnight

Day 5 THUR 29 Aug  “Promise Fullfilment and Fun“(B)(D)

BETHLEHEM Shepherds fields (Visit Grotto) - Nativity Church - QUMRAN - DEAD SEA swim (floating) in the waters of the Dead Sea

BETHLEHEM – Paradise Hotel for dinner & overnight

Day 6 FRI  30 Aug  “Jerusalem” (B)(D)

Walk along MT OLIVE  - Church of Dominus Flavet - Gethsemane and Church of All Nations - Enter the Old City through the St. Stephens Gate Visit the Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda  – Lithostrotos  - Place of Flagellation - walk along the Via Dolorosa - different stations along the route each commemorating an event along Jesus' route to crucifixion - Walk through colourful bazaars and proceed to Christ Church/Cafe (12:30 Lunch/Shopping) - Dancing on a Plain at Jewish courters -  Golden Mennorah- Western Wall  and join people gathering for Shabbat anouncement.

JERUSALEM GOLD HOTEL for dinner & overnight

Day 7 SAT  31 Aug “Walk on the City Walls and underneath the City Walls on one day”(B)(D)

The Western Wall Tunnel is an underground tunnel exposing the full length of the Western Wall. The tunnel is adjacent to the Western Wall and is located under buildings of the Old City of Jerusalem. THE RAMPARTS WALK - The south side walk begins at the Tower of David (on the west side of the Old City, beside the Jaffa Gate) and continues around to the south side of the city, ending off between the Zion and Dung Gates -  UPPER ROOM - CHURCH of SAINT PETER GALLINCANTU - GARDEN TOMB with communion in the garden area.  Optional visit to Ben Yehuda str. or Light show at end of Shabbat

JERUSALEM GOLD HOTEL for dinner & overnight

Day 8 SUN 1 Sept “Flight to Egypt “(B)(*)(D)

Morning transfer to airport for departure

Transfer to airport for departure Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport via Cairo to Johannesburg.
Optional Daytrip Cairo.  Or transfer to Airport Hotel.                       Departure to Johannesburg

 More information concerning the Egypt air Connection:

From Johannesburg - We will arrive in Egypt and depart to Israel within 3 hours. (about 1-hour flight) On return we will arrive in Egypt for a 10 hour stay over. During that time, the group has a transit tour. TRANSIT TOUR to the Pyramids and Sphynx, Coptic Church (Ashoop kerk) (depending on Time frame) Boat on Nile Felucca, Farewell Dinner before departure for overnight flight to OR Tambo.

Day 9  MON 2 Sept    (*)(*)

Arrival South Africa OR Tambo

 


INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

Ø  Return Economical airfare (JNB/CAI/ Tel Aviv/CAI/JNB

Ø  Airport taxes/Fuel surcharges

Ø  Group Travel insurance for persons up to 69years (70+ must produce insurance with final payment - we can assist you)

Ø  Meals as per itinerary Buffet (B)-Breakfast (D)-Dinner (*) In Flight Meals.

Ø  1 Bottle of water per day.

Ø  Accommodation in top tourist hotel. (Twin share -Two people sharing a room).

Ø  Entrance Fees -All places of interest as per itinerary-Including boat rides/cable cars

Ø  Israel Ministry of Tourism:
-Boat Ride Certificate
-Pilgrimage Certificate.

Ø  Travel Luxury air-conditioned coaches equipped with WI-FI.

Ø  Transfers between hotel and airports abroad.

Ø  Travel Gift set.

Ø  English speaking tour guides IN ISRAEL.

Ø  “KARELAINE Tours” bilingual group leader from South Africa.

Ø  “Cool down Travel Bandanna”

Ø  Earphones for guide transmitter- while on tour.

Ø  Tips (Guides, drivers, Hotel/kibbutz staff/bellboys/ etc.

Ø  Cairo Transit Tour.

Ø  Farewell Dinner

Own cost seperate

Domestic flights or transport to and from Johannesburg.

Optional single room US$80 per night.

Special Medical Note:

This is a Group Tour. It is also including some walking. Some days more than other days. We regretfully must decline all tourists that need special assistance at airports and other areas because of walking difficulties that influence the whole group. Special severe medical conditions must be accompanied by another family member. This includes cardiac conditions, dementia and breathing conditions. All of the above must be brought to the attention of Group leaders, Tour leaders and guides.

TO BE INCLUDED IN ANY TOUR
Be sure to use REGISTRATION FORM and CONFIRM AVAILABILITY BEFORE  MAKING DEPOSIT
Registration:

Limited Seating. First Come First Served. This Price is for minimum 50 People travelling together.

Registration is only valid when we have received the following from you.

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  • Completed, Signed Registration Document
  • Copy of Passport valid 6 months after return date of Tour.

Proof of  Payment of R3,000pp non refundable  deposit – which   validates your booking on the passenger list.

R3,000 DEPOSIT (Early Bird 12-6 monhts before departure)
(R5000 within 6months before departure) SECURES YOUR SEAT WHILE STILL AVAILABLE !
ONLY EFT PAYMENTS ACCEPTED
All cash payments must include extra Bank fees as per bank deposit
Email – thea@pierrevanderwesthuizen.co.za or Contact - Thea 066 471 6731
 Discounts for Children travelling with Parents:
Birth to 6 (six) months: pays 15% (85% discount)/(six) months to 24 (twenty four) months: pays 25% (75% discount) 2 (two) years to 11 (eleven) years: pays 75% (25% discount)/12 (twelve) Years: pays 100% (0% discount)From 1 October 2014, children travelling in and out of South Africa will be required to carry an unabridged birth certificate as well as a valid passport, under new regulations aimed at improving the safety of children. Children travelling with 1 parent must have a certified letter from the 2nd parent.
Read more: http://www.southafrica.info/travel/documents/#ixzz36DzeH3rK

GOLD PILGRIMAGE 9 DAY TOUR - 40 - 45 VISITING POINTS

CAESAREA
Herod’s City - Amphitheatre - Hippodrome – Aqueduct - Druze Restaurant (optional your account) – Mt Carmel (Muhraka)
CANA
Church of First Miracle - Wedding Wine Souvenir Shop
NAZARETH
Church of Annunciation - Joseph Workshop – Old Nazareth Village
GALILEA
Banias - MT. Beatitudes -Tabgha the place of Multiplication - Capernaum - Magdalah Site - Tanureen  (Optional St Peters Fish Lunch) – Yardinet  Baptism Place - Boat Ride on Sea of Galilee
JERICHO AREA
Jordan Valley - Beit She ‘an visit the Lion’s Den - Elisha’s Fountain - Ruins of Ancient City Walls - Temptation Shopping Centre (optional lunch)
DEAD SEA AREA
Mount Masada – Ein Gedi -Qumran - where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered - Dead Sea Float.
BETHLEHEM
Nativity Church - Shepperd Fields Grotto’s - 3 Arches Souvenir Shop
JERUSALEM
MT Olive - Palm Sunday Road - Church of Dominus Flavet (Jesus wept) - Gethsemane - Church of All Nations - Visit the Golden Gates - St. Stephens Gate Place of First New Testament Martyr - Visit the Church of St. Anne - Pool of Bethesda – Lithostrotos - Place of Flagellation - Walk Via Dolorosa also called the Way of the Cross - Different stations along the route - Through colourful bazaars -  Church of the Holy Sepulchre - Christ Church/Cafe for Shopping in the Old Centre (optional lunch) - Upper Room - King David’s Tomb of commemoration - Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu (Caiaphas the High Priest House where Peter denied Jesus)  - Dungeon where Jesus was kept by the High Priest - Garden Tomb and Communion / Jewish Quarter to Mt. Zion - Western Wall (Wailing Wall) - Knesset Menorah – Jerusalem Model – Bible Museum - Yad Vashem Memorial