Voice of God Fellowship Inspired Tour of Israel (in fulfillment of Psalms 122)
25 October – 2 November 2010
Led by Rev. John Mukanganwa
All inclusive Tour Price from London
With Group Size of at least 45 participants ₤1025 per person sharing
With Group Size of at least 30 participants ₤1095 per person sharing
With Group Size of at least 20 participants ₤1215 per person sharing
With Group Size of at least 16 participants ₤1325 per person sharing
In case of a lack of a minimum number of participants the tour price will be higher
* Important notice – This price quote is presented in GBP, while all services in Israel are linked to the U.S. dollar. Thus,
in the event that the USD- GBP exchange rate should be appreciated or depreciated by more than 5% of the current rate of
exchange, Amsalem Tours reserves the right to adjust the price of the tour accordingly.
Current rate of exchange is 1 GBP = 1.61 USD.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee (Psalms 122:6)
Day 0 / Monday 25 October
EL-AL flight 316 departing from London Heathrew at 15:35 arriving to Tel Aviv at 22:15. We will be met by Amsalem Tours
representative and transferred by luxury air-conditioned coach to our hotel in Netanyah on the shores of the Mediterranean.
Day 1 / Tuesday 26 October
After breakfast we travel to Caesarea, the Roman port and capital, built by King Herod, and where St. Peter was arrested. We
proceed to Mount Carmel where Elijah defeated the prophets of the Baal (1 Kings 18:21-40). On for a short visit to Megiddo,
Armageddon, future site of the last battle between the armies of demon and the armies of God (Revelation 16:16). The oldest
church in the world, dating to the beginning of the fourth century AD, has recently been discovered at Megiddo. Then we drive to
Nazareth, home of the Holy Family. At Nazareth Village we step back into Jesus' childhood. This farm recreates Nazareth as it
was 2,000 years ago. We see how Jesus and his family worked, played, ate and slept. We meet the village people and take part in
their simple daily tasks. On our way to the Sea of Galilee we stop for special tree planting in the Central Galilee. Each one will
have an opportunity to plant a tree in Israel and take part in fulfilling Holy Scripture (Isaiah 41:19).In the evening we arrive to the
Sea of Galilee and check-in at our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 / Wednesday 27 October
After breakfast we sail on the Sea of Galilee in a replica of the fishing boats that sailed here at the time of Christ. We visit
Tabgha, site of the miracle of the loaves and fishes. We stop for devotions on the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the
Mount (Matthew 5) and then we walk down the hill to the seaside. On to Capernaum, the town where Jesus began His ministry.
Here we can walk around the ruins of the synagogue and see the fascinating remains of first century houses, including one
which may have been that of St. Peter. Then we ascend to the Golan Heights and study this area's uniqueness, Geologically as
well as politically. On to Caesarea Philippi where Jesus confessed Peter asking "whom say ye that I am?" and Peter told Jesus
that He was Christ the Son of God (Matthew 16:16). Time allows, we take a hike through the nature preserve by the roaring
Jordan headwaters to the ancient city and the high place where Jeroboam erected the golden calf (1 Kings 12:29). Back to our
hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 / Thursday 28 October
Today we leave the Galilee and drive to the foot of Mount Gilboa, where we recall the last battle of King Saul against the
Philistines (1 Samuel 31). Mount Gilboa was cursed by David when he mourned Saul and Jonathan (2 Samuel 1:21). We point
at the Well of Harod, where Gideon selected his warriors before the battle against the Midianites (Judges 7) and at the ruins of
Jezre'el, where the story of the Vineyard of Naboth, King Ahab and his wife Jezebel (1 Kings 21) took place. We travel to the
Dead Sea via the Jordan Valley and the Baptismal Site where John Baptist baptized Christ (Matthew 3:13-17). Time and
security permit, we visit Jericho – the earliest city in the world conquered by Joshua after crossing the river. We continue to
Qumran, the place of the Desert Scrolls and where the earliest Christian communities probably lived. In the evening we arrive at
the Dead Sea for dinner and overnight at a resort on its shores.
Day 4 / Friday 29 October
After breakfast, we will have a chance for a "weightless swim" in the Dead Sea and enjoy the hotel's spa. Later we travel to the
Arava Valley, pointing at the ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah, and visit the site of Ir Ovot excavations which are believed to be
of the old city of Tamar (Ezekiel 48:28). We travel through the Negev Desert and the Large Crater to a Kibbutz Resort. Dinner
and overnight at a Kibbutz resort in the Negev.
Day 5 / Saturday 30 October
Full day jeep tour to Mount Karkom, the real Mount Sinai. "And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses
rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two
tables of stone. And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD"
(Exodus 34:4-5). In the afternoon we head north passing by Beersheba, home of Abraham and Sara, on our way to Jerusalem.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 6 / Sunday 31 October
In the morning we visit Mt. of Olives - The Church of the Ascension, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of all Nations.
From here we go to the three thousand year old City of David where we descend underground into the ancient water supply
system, an unprecedented project at the time which saved Jerusalem during the Assyrian siege. We go down the Warren Shaft
and possibly also through the Hezekiah Tunnel which was built by King Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 32:30). Then we visit the
Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, the House of High Priest Chaiaphas where Peter denied Jesus for 3 times. We proceed to Mt.
Zion and visit the Cenacle – the place of the Last Supper. The tour goes on to the Ophel Archaeological Garden where we climb
the same ancient steps that Jesus walked and see the testimony to the destruction of Jerusalem which Jesus had prophesied. At
Davidson Centre, with the help of the virtual model, we live the experience of the pilgrims who made the pilgrimage to the
Temple in Jerusalem three times every year. Then we go to visit the Western Wall, the only relic of the destroyed temple. It is
believed that if we write a wish on a piece of paper and place it between the cracks of the ancient stones of the Western Wall, it
will be answered. We go through the Western Wall Tunnels. If it is possible, we visit the Temple Mountain, walk on the site
where the Old Temple once stood. From here we walk to the Temple Institute, the museum of the Holy Temple where the
reconstructed replicas of the Temple treasures are housed. Back to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Day 7/ Monday 1 November
This morning we drive to the Tomb of Rachel (Genesis 35:19-20). We cross to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus Christ and the
town of Naomi and Boaz (Ruth) and we visit the Basilica of the Nativity and the Shepherds' Fields. Back in Jerusalem, we walk
through the Via Dolorosa, the Way of Sorrows of our Lord and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We walk through the
Old Bazaar to Jaffa Gate and the David Citadel,. The day ends at the Garden Tomb at Golgotha where we go for time of
fellowship and meditation. Then we go back to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 8/ Tuesday 2 November
In the morning we visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial Museum. From here we drive to the Israel Museum. Here
we visit the Model of Second Temple Jerusalem and the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed. The
scrolls were unearthed at Qumran in 1947 when two Bedouin shepherds accidentally came across a clay jar containing
seven parchment scrolls. At noon we leave the City of Jerusalem and drive to the airport. Our flight departs at 16:35
arriving to London Heathrow at 20:05.
Note: The Tour Operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without prior notice in response to local prevailing conditions.
Included in the Tour Price:
Return Schedule Flights London - Tel Aviv – London
Fuel Surcharge (subject to change by the airline)
Airport Taxes & Security (total taxes and fuel surcharge are currently ₤160, subject to change by airport
authorities & the airline)
Accommodation in good tourist hotels on half board basis (breakfast & dinner).
Modern air-conditioned coach throughout the tour
Entrance fees to all sites of visit
Licensed tour guide throughout the tour
Lunch on day of jeep tour
Porters’ fees at hotels and at Tel Aviv airport
Not included in the Tour Price:
Additional Fuel Surcharge (that may be imposed by the airline)
Entrance visa fees
Single room supplement ₤240 (low availability of single rooms)
Lunches (except on day of jeep tour)
Tips to the Tour Guide, Coach Driver & Hotel Staff
Any type of personal expenses
Terms of payment and cancellation:
Registration Fee (non-refundable) – 75 ₤ per person, due June 15th, 2010
Full payment due September 15th, 2010
Cancellation before 15 September – full refund, less the 75 ₤ Registration Fee
Cancellation between 15 September and 30 September – 50% less 75 ₤
Cancellation between 30 September and 25 October – 80% less 75 ₤
Where to deposit tour money
Bank account details:
Account Name: Amsalem Business Travel (UK) Ltd
Barclays International Corporate Services
Account number 70642541 sort code 20-4735
Please make sure you mention your full name and group leader's name when making your deposit
For information & registration
Rev. John Mukanganwa
Telephones 0777 4045936 and 0787 7700204