Document Sample
JOURNEY Powered By Docstoc
					                    JOURNEY                            to the

                          BIBLE    of the

                   with Li le Church on the Prairie
                       led by Pastor James Kim
                           February 13-24, 2012

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 -                                                   fish lunch at Kibbutz Hagoshrim. Walk to a unique location on
Depart Seattle with Delta nonstop flight #1929 to Atlanta, leaving       the Jordan River where we will remember our own baptism. Then
at 1:20pm and arriving at 8:55pm. Connect with Delta Airlines           drive to Banias (Caesarea Philippi) in the Upper Galilee to see the
flight #152 to Tel Aviv, leaving at 10:30pm.                             source of the Jordan River and the site of Peter’s confession “…
                                                                        you are the Christ.” (Matt. 16:18) Return to Tiberias for dinner and
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 - TIBERIAS                                         overnight. (B,L,D)
Upon arrival at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport at 5:20pm,
you will be met by a Ya’lla Tours USA representative                    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 - TIBERIAS
and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight.                 Visit the ruins of Beth Shean, one of Israel’s most ancient cities.
LEONARDO PLAZA is a 4.5 star property on the shore of the Sea           Continue to Mt. Gilboa and Harod Spring, where Gideon chose
of Galilee. (D)                                        his 300 brave men. Then, visit Megiddo, the “Hill of Battles,”
                                                                        where archaeologists have uncovered 20 civilizations built
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 - TIBERIAS                                       one upon another. At this site, King Solomon built his vast
Take a taxi to the top of Mt. Tabor and visit the Church of the         stables and good King Josiah died in battle. Return to Tiberias
Transfiguration. Enjoy an outstanding view of the Jezreel Valley         for Shabbat dinner and overnight. (B,D)
where the battle of Deborah and the Midianites took place. (Judges 5)
Continue to Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation           SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 - JERUSALEM
and St. Joseph’s Grotto. At Nazareth Village we’ll have a first-         Head west across the Galilee to Acko (ancient Acre) on
hand experience of the way of life in the Galilee in the days of        the Mediterranean, the maritime capital of the Crusader
Jesus, including a biblical-style lunch. Then, visit Mt. Precipice      Kingdom. Visit the Knights’ Halls, one of the most beautiful
where Christ was taken “…in order to throw Him down the cliff.”         and impressive remains from this period. Continue to Mt.
Take in the view of the Jezreel Valley (Armageddon), Mt. Tabor          Carmel and the Carmelite Monastery of Muhraka, the site
(The Mount of Transfiguration; Matthew 17) and Mt. Gilboa,               where God caused Elijah to defeat the priests of Ba’al. Drive
where Gideon chose his 300 brave men. Stop at the Church of             to the ruins of Caesarea, a large port city built by Herod the
the Wedding in Cana, where Jesus converted water into wine.             Great to honor Roman Caesar Augustus. Herod built a port
Return to Tiberias for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)                    in the bay and erected all the cultural institutions found in
                                                                        every great Greco-Roman city - a theater, a hippodrome, and
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 - TIBERIAS                                        a luxurious bathhouse. The book of Acts refers repeatedly
Take a private boat ride on the Sea of Galilee to see the 2,000 year    to Caesarea as the city Peter visited. (Acts 10) Then climb
old Genosar Boat discovered in 1986. Visit Capernaum where              the Judean Hills to the most beautiful city in the world,
Jesus preached, and his disciples, Peter and Andrew made their          JERUSALEM, for dinner and overnight. DAN HOTEL is
homes. The contemporary church at Tabga celebrates the Miracle          a beautiful 4-star property with a great view of Jerusalem
of the Multiplication. Continue to the Mount of the Beatitudes,         from Mt. Scopus, only 10 minutes from the Old City and
site of the Sermon on the Mount. (Matt: 05) Enjoy a St. Peter’s         downtown Jerusalem. (B,D)
Drive 6 miles south to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, the oldest
church in the holy land still in use. Construction began in the year 326, based
on the local tradition that Jesus was born in a cave at the edge of the village.
Return to Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives for an awe inspiring, panoramic view
of the ancient city. Walk down the Mount of Olives to the site of Jesus’ Agony.

                                                                                                                                    Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
Visit the Church of Pater Noster, located on the hill where Jesus was inspired with
the Our Father prayer. The walls of the church are covered with the prayer written
in over 85 languages. Walk to one of the newest churches in Jerusalem, Dominus
Flevit,“Jesus Wept.” During construction in 1955, archaeologists uncovered
artifacts dating back to the Canaanite period as well as tombs from both the Second
Temple and Byzantine eras. Also unearthed were the remains of a lovely Byzantine
shrine with an elaborate mosaic floor that was incorporated into the church.
The Garden of Gethsemane lies at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Today it appears
much as it did 20 centuries ago and contains some of the world’s oldest olive trees.
Originally built in 379, the Church of Gethsemane was rebuilt in 1919 – 1924.
Long considered one of the most beautiful in Jerusalem, it was called the Church
of All Nations because 16 nations contributed to its construction. Then drive to
the Old City and pass through Stephen’s Gate into the Christian Quarter. Here is
the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the blind man, and St. Anne’s Church,
a beautiful example of crusader architecture with incredible acoustics. Walk the

                                                                                                                                    Garden of Gethsemane
Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. In 325,
Constantine’s mother Helen first requisitioned the area for a church. This 4th-century
church was largely destroyed by the Turks in 1009 and partially restored in 1048.
The impressive stone decorations adorning the facade date from crusader times.
In its current form, the church preserves the crusader structure and is shared by
two major Christian denominations, the Greek Orthodox and the Roman Catholic.

                                                                                        The church enshrines a tomb that some
                                                                                        traditions hold to be the place of Jesus’
                                                                                        burial and resurrection. Return to your
                                                                                        hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

                                                                                        MONDAY, FEB 20 - JERUSALEM
                                                                                        Visit the House of Caiaphas, where Jesus
                                                                                        was held prior to his trial. Continue to
                                                                                        the City of David to see the excavations
                                                                                        of the oldest part of Jerusalem, dating
                                                                                        back to King David. If weather permits,
                                                                                        walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel. At Mt.
                                                                                        Zion, visit David’s Tomb and the Last
                                                                                        Supper Room. Then, enter the Jewish
                                                                                        quarter of the Old City through the Zion
                                                                                        Gate for a walking tour. Walk down
                                                                                        to the Western Wall, the holiest site in
                                                                                        Judaism and the only visible remains
                                                                                        of Herod’s splendid Second Temple.
                                                                                        See the Temple Steps, the original steps
                                                                                        to the Temple’s Entrance to the Court of
                                                                                        the Israelites. At the Davidson Center,
                                                                                        watch the multi-media presentation
Way of the Cross
                                                           WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 - JERUSALEM
                                                           Visit the Israel Museum and the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition at the Shrine of the
                                                           Book. Then see the model of the city as it was in the days of Jesus. Continue to
                                                           the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. May we never forget the terrible price Israel
                                                           paid to establish her country. A local cantor will join us for a short memorial service
                                                           there. We will end our pilgrimage with a visit to the Garden Tomb. Many Protestant
                                                           denominations hold the Garden Tomb to be the location of Jesus’ Resurrection.
                                                           We will have some time for prayer and meditation and Holy Communion.
                                                           Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

                                                           THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 - JERUSALEM
                                                           Today is at your leisure in Jerusalem. This evening, we will have a farewell dinner
Garden Tomb

                                                           at the hotel. Your rooms will be available to you until we depart for the airport.
                                                           You will be transferred to the airport around 8:30pm for your nonstop, Delta Airlines
                                                           flight #153 to Atlanta, departing at 11:50pm. (B,D)

                                                           FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 -
                                                           Arrive Atlanta at 6:05am. Clear U.S. Customs and Immigration and connect with
                                                           Delta flight #2368 nonstop to Seattle, leaving at 8:20am and arriving at 10:50am.

                                                               Galilee                            Dead Sea caves                    Dead Sea floating
Western Wall

               about Jerusalem in the days of Jesus.
               Walk through the Western Wall Tunnel,
               huge arched spaces just north of the
               Western Wall. Return to your hotel for
               dinner and overnight. (B,D)

               TUESDAY, FEB 21 - JERUSALEM
               Drive east from Jerusalem to Masada,
               a natural fortress with majestic ruins
               overlooking the Dead Sea. Take a cable
               car to the top of the plateau for a tour.
               Jewish zealots held the rock against
               the Romans in 72 AD. The Romans
               built a massive attack ramp to finally
               conquer the fortress. The camps that
               encircle the mesa constitute the most
               complete Roman siege works to have
               survived to the present day. Descend
               by cable car and drive to the Dead Sea
               for a float in the water. See Qumran,
               where the Dead Sea Scrolls were
               found in 1947. Return to Jerusalem for
               dinner and overnight. (B,D)
                                    Price per person in a double room: $3,095
                                         Price per person in a single room: $3,795
               If you are purchasing your own international air, please deduct from the tour price: $750
         (If you will be traveling on different flights from the group, there will be an additional fee for your airport transfers.)

PRICE INCLUDES:                                                         PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• roundtrip airfare Seattle-Tel Aviv on Delta Airlines                  • airline departure and fuel taxes ($610, subject to change)
• 10 nights of accommodations with breakfast and dinner daily           • Meals (unless specified), beverages and personal expenses
• transfers from/to the airport in Tel Aviv                             • Travel insurance ($319 per person), highly recommended
• 9 days of touring in a deluxe motor coach with a licensed,
  English-speaking guide and site entrance fees                         IMPORTANT NOTE:
• private boat ride on the Sea of Galilee                               • Delta offers mileage credit for Sky Miles members.
• biblical lunch at Nazareth Village                                    • An $800/person deposit is required upon booking. The deposit is
• St. Peter’s Fish lunch in the Galilee
• baggage handling at airport and hotels                                  refundable up to November 2, 2011.
• hotel service fees and taxes                                          • Final payment is due November 2, 2011.
• tip to guide and driver                                               • Credit cards are accepted at no extra charge.
• Ya’lla Tours USA information kit and travel bag                       • Funds paid to Ya’lla Tours are held in trust until paid to suppliers.

PRICE:                                                                      RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY:
• The price of the tour is: $3,095 per person in a double room and          Whereas Ya’lla Tours USA Inc. and the participating airlines and
   $3,795 in a single room based on a minimum of 20 passengers. The         tour operators operate the land tours offered under this program
   price is guaranteed but if due to unforeseen circumstances beyond        only as agents of the aircraft, railroads, car rental contractors,
   the control of Ya’lla Tours USA Inc. our suppliers increase the price,   steamship lines, hotels, bus operators, sight-seeing contractors and
   Ya’lla USA Inc. will adjust the price accordingly.                       others who provide the actual land arrangements, we are not liable
• Price of the airfare portion of the tour is subject to change until       for any act, omission, delay, injury, loss or damage or nonperfor-
   the air ticket is issued.                                                mance occurring in connection with these tours.
• Should a single traveler wish to share a room and Ya’lla Tours            The Passenger contract in use by the airline concerned, when is-
   USA Inc. is unable to match him/her with a roommate, the single          sued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airline and the
   room supplement will apply.                                              purchaser of these tours and/or passenger.
• Should the number of participants, 90 days prior to departure,
   be lower than the published minimum number of participants               Ya’lla Tours USA Inc. reserves the right to bring legal action to
   to operate the tour, the price will be adjusted accordingly, or the      collect damages in the event that purchaser fails to pay any fees
                                                                            due and owing for services, including cancellation fees as set out
   tour will be canceled.
                                                                            in the section entitled ‘Cancellations & Refunds’. The parties agree
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT POLICY:                                                 that should legal action be commenced, the prevailing party will be
• A deposit of $800 is due upon registration.                               entitled to his/her or its reasonable attorney fees and court costs in
• Final payment is due November 2, 2011.                                    addition to the actual damages sustained and proven. Venue for any
CANCELLATIONS & REFUND:                                                     dispute is Multnomah County Circuit Court, Oregon. This contract
• For cancellation 89-45 days prior to departure, a cancellation fee        shall be governed by the laws of the State of Oregon.
   of 50% of the cost of the tour will apply.
                                                                            LAND ARRANGEMENTS:
• For cancellation 44-15 days prior to departure, a cancellation fee
                                                                            The Tour Operator reserves the right to change the itinerary due
   of 75% of the cost of the tour will apply.                               to unforeseen circumstances. In all cases, Ya’lla Tours USA Inc.
• For cancellation 14 or fewer days prior to departure, a cancellation      will strive to maintain the content of the tour. The Tour operator
   fee of 100% of the cost of the tour will apply.                          reserves the right to change the hotels listed on the tour for others
• No refund will be paid for unused services such as: transfers,            of similar quality.
   sight-seeing, meals, hotel entrance fees, etc.
                                                                            ENTIRE AGREEMENT SEVERABILITY:
• Travel insurance is nonrefundable.
                                                                            This is the entire agreement of the parties and it may be amended
PASSENGER RESPONSIBILITY:                                                   only by written agreement signed by Ya’lla Tours USA Inc. and
Passenger has read the above terms and conditions and agrees to             the client. If any part of this agreement is held unenforceable by a
each of them. Passenger hereby warrants that he/she fully under-            court of law, the rest of this agreement will nevertheless remain in
stand each of them. Specifically passenger understands that should
he/she cancel their trip for any reason, passenger will be charged          force and effect.
the cancellation fee set out above.                                         TRAVEL INSURANCE:
PASSPORT AND DOCUMENTATION:                                                 Travel insurance is not included in the tour price. Ya’lla Tours USA
Your passport must be valid for at least six months following your          highly recommends the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance.
entry date to your travel destination.                                      A waiver must be signed if insurance is declined.

Shared By: