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THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS TO ISRAEL & JORDAN WITH REV ERNIE METZ

ISRAEL FEB 22 – MAR 4, 2018 • JORDAN EXTENSION MAR 4 - 7, 2018

The rate per person in CAD is $3195 • Jordan Extension $590
For Single Room Add $850 • Jordan $115

Day 1 Thu Feb 22                                         Depart to the Holy Land
Depart Canada. Meals will be served on board.

Day 2 Fri Feb 23                                           Israel
Arrive at Ben Gurion airport. On this day we will travel to Jaffa (Joppa) where Peter stayed with Simon the Tanner (Acts 10:13). This is also the place where Jonah sailed from when he went to Tarshish. From here you will have a great view of Tel Aviv. This evening we will share our first Jewish meal together.
Overnight in Tel Aviv

Day 3 Sat Feb 24                                          Galilee
Have a two hour visit to the most interesting Biblical Gardens at Neot Kedumin. Here you will see many different plants and trees mentioned in the Bible, an olive press, and a threshing floor. From here we will drive along the Mediterranean coastline to Caesarea having the opportunity to see the Archaeological ruins of the Roman Amphitheatre. We will go to the top of Mount Carmel and see the place where Elijah killed the 400 prophets of Baal. While we are on Mount Carmel we will visit Penny Lee and Kehilat HaCarmel congregation who ministers to both Jews and Arabs. Then we will drive by Megiddo, the site of Armageddon. The book of Revelation talks about this final battle.
Overnight in the Galilee

Day 4 Sun Feb 25                                         Galilee-Golan Heights
Drive through the Galilean landscape to Nazareth where Jesus grew up. We will go to Nazareth Village, which depicts things as they were when Jesus was a boy. We will enjoy a unique lunch while at Nazareth Village. Drive via Cana of Galilee where Jesus had turned the water into wine. From here we will go to Capernaum, the place that Jesus chose to center his ministry. We will see the remains of Peter’s house. We will go down to the shore of the Sea of Galilee where Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes. Continue on to Golan Heights to visit the Banias, site of Caesarea Philippi. There will be briefing on the history and security of the Golan Heights.
Overnight in the Galilee

Day 5 Mon Feb 26                                        Galilee – Dead Sea
We will take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, (The Bible is filled with stories of Jesus on this sea). On the boat will be a time celebration and sharing. Travel to Mt. Of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the inspiring Sermon on the Mount, and receive a greater understanding from this power packed sermon. Go to the Baptism site which is located on the Jordan River. There will be time for those wishing to be baptized or re-baptized in the Jordan River. We will visit Beth Shean and tour the excavations that have revealed Israel’s largest ruins of a Roman City. Enjoy a scenic drive down the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea.
Overnight at the Dead Sea

Day 6 Tue Feb 27                                          Jerusalem
Journey to the bottom of the world - the Dead Sea, which is 417 meters below sea level. Enjoy a day of relaxing and fun at the Dead Sea. You can have a refreshing dip in the therapeutic salt mineral water of the Dead Sea, go for a walk or just sit in the sun.
Overnight at the Dead Sea.

Day 7 Wed Feb 28                                        Jerusalem
Take the Cable Car to the top of the mountain of Massada, ruins of King Herod’s mountain top fortress and last strong hold stronghold of the Jewish revolt against the Romans in 73 C.E. Move on to Ein Gedi. Take a fun-filled hike up to Ein Gedi Falls, and for the more adventurous we will go to the Upper Falls. This is the desert oasis where David hid from King Saul. Stop briefly at Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Travel up to Jerusalem through the Judean Wilderness. As we ascend up into the hills of Jerusalem we will read a couple psalms from the Psalms of Ascent. (Psalms 120-134). We will stop at a view point and pray for Jerusalem and the country of Israel. (Psalm 122:6).
Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 8 Thu Mar 1                                           Jerusalem
Drive to Mount Olives to enjoy a view of the city of Jerusalem. Walk down the Palm Sunday path to Dominus Flevit, where Jesus wept over the city. Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus spent the night and agonized in prayer for God’s will to be done (We will have some time to meditate in the garden). Visit the Church of All Nations. On to Mount Zion to see King David’s Tomb and the Upper Room. Visit the Western Wall. Explore the Rabbi’s Tunnel beneath the Wall. Visit the Pool of Bethesada (John 5). Visit Saint Anne’s Church where we sing a couple songs and observe the wonderful acoustics of the church
Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 9 Fri Mar 2                                            Jerusalem
Go to the Garden Tomb and have a relaxing walk around the beautiful garden area and we will have time for communion together.
We will view the Hill of Golgotha’s where Jesus died (Matthew 27:33-35). Spend time at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial, visiting the museum. Continue to Ramat Rachel for a view of Bethlehem, the place Jesus was born in the manger. Enjoy the new innovative Multimedia Water Fountain Park located beneath the Old City walls.
Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 10 Sat Mar 3                                         Jerusalem
In the morning we will have an Israeli soldier share his experiences of what life is like to be a soldier in Israel. The rest of the day is for shopping or free time to do what you want in Jerusalem.
Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 11 Sun Mar 4 Home
Transfer to the airport to fly home

EXTENSION TRIP TO JORDAN MAR 4 – 7, 2018

Day 11 Sun Mar 4                                       Jerusalem – Jordan – Petra
Early in the morning we will transfer from your hotel in Jerusalem, to Allenby Bridge and cross into Jordan. Visit Bethany the Baptismal site (probably the site that John baptized Jesus). Stop by for a picture of Lot and the pillars. Continue to Petra, arrive at the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Overnight in Petra

Day 12 Mon Mar 5                                      Petra (named as one of the Seven Wonders of the World)
Breakfast, transfer to Petra, late afternoon transfer to your hotel in Amman for dinner. Tour the Rose Red City of Petra, the most fascinating site in the Middle East. Explore the Siq Theatre, tombs, temples, Court of Justice and the Palaces. See the Treasury in Petra (Petra’s most famous monument).
Overnight in Amman

Day 13 Tue Mar 6                                        Jordan – Amman
Start the day with the Land of Moab. The Bible tells about Ruth leaving her home land and travelling with her mother-in-law Naomi to Bethlehem. Drive to Mount Nebo from where Moses viewed the Promised Land but could not go in. (Deuteronomy 34:4 Then the Lord said to him , "This is the land of which I swore to give Abraham , Isaac , and Jacob , saying , 'I will give it to your descendants.' I have caused you to see it with your eyes , but you shall not cross over there.") Continue to Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holyland and the ruins of historical sites. Travel border at Allenby bridge to cross back to Israel
Overnight in Tel Aviv

Day 14 Wed Mar 7                                      Departure
Transfer to the airport to fly home

*Price & Itinerary subject to change as price may be influenced by currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges etc.

Included: • Round trip airfare out of Toronto • Service of Yaffa Tours Sunworld Tour offices overseas • Guided sightseeing tour • Hotel accommodations • Breakfast and dinner daily • Transfers & assistance upon arrival and departure • Admission fee to sights mentioned on the itinerary • Information Kit / Final documents • 1 suitcase per person each 23 Kg (50 lbs)

Not included: • Insurance • Departure Taxes $700 (Subject to change) • Tips to driver, guide & hotel staff $120 USD • Meals not mentioned on itinerary • Transfers and assistance other than with the group • Passport and any applicable visa fees • Expenses of a personal nature • Single room For Israel add $850 • Jordan $590 Single room add $115 • Visa & Border taxes $160 for Jordan

For information and registration please contact:
Rev Ernie Metz • Phone: 587 890 5490 • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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To register: Please forward to Sunworld Tours a non-refundable deposit of $200, Registration form and Photocopy of the picture page of the passport (must be valid for at least 6 months after returning home).
Final payment is due: January 2, 2018. Contact Sunworld Tours for payment options
Cancellations: 25 % of total tour cost 44-31 Days prior to departure. 100 % of total tour cost 30-0 Days prior to departure. There are no refunds for 30 – 0 days prior to departure or for any unused portions of the tour
*Cancellation penalties will apply if you decline the insurance

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                            THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS TO ISRAEL & JORDAN WITH REV ERNIE METZ ISRAEL

                                                          FEB 22 – MAR 4, 2018 • JORDAN MAR 4 - 7,2018

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