Hillsong Worship Experience Israel Tour 2017

April 20 - 27, 2017

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The scriptures come alive when you explore Israel as part of the Hillsong Worship Experience. As you walk down the Via Dolorosa, spend time in the Upper Room where the Last Supper was held, or visit the empty Garden Tomb, you will be walking in the very footsteps of Jesus Christ. A trip to the Holy Land will strengthen and encourage your relationship with the Lord.

Add to this powerful experience the sounds of Hillsong United, as they lead in worship throughout the tour. Imagine sitting on the banks of the Sea of Galilee singing “Oceans“, what an amazing experience. The Bible Stories you have heard are real, and now you will have the opportunity to hear them again while being in the locations they took place. Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston will teach and share the scriptures in our worship services.

There are a limited amount of spots available, and this trip will fill up very quickly. Reserve your spot on this life changing trip for only $300 per person.

Day 1

Thursday, April 20, 2017

  • Arrival
  • Transfer to Hotel
  • Dinner and overnight in Nazareth or at the Sea of Galilee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Itinerary Subject to Change

Day 2

Friday, April 21, 2017

  • Nazareth, the city where the angel Gabriel told Mary that she would conceive by the power of the Holy Spirit, and the place where Jesus spent his childhood and youth. A visit to the Old City of Nazareth, with the church of Annunciation.
  • Visit to Banias, the site of ancient Caesarea Philippi on the feet of Mount Hermon, where Jesus demanded to knowof his disciples who people were saying He was (Matthew 16:13).
  • Visit the Golan Heights, Israel’s mountainous northern region. The Heights, bordering with Lebanon and Syria, have a political and strategic significance which belies its size. Learn about the (geo)-political situation in the Middle East and the position of the Christians, while overlooking Syria from Mt. Bental.
    (Hillsong United, “Prince of Peace“)
  • Worship event at the shores of the Sea of Galilee
  • Dinner and overnight in Nazareth or at the Sea of Galilee

 

**Itinerary Subject to Change

Day 3

Saturday, April 22, 2017

  • “Leaving Nazareth, he (Jesus) went and lived in Capernaum. From that time he began to preach” (Matthew 4: 13,17). Look out from Mount Arbel, on the road from Nazareth to Capernaum. A sheer cliff rising majestically above the Sea of Galilee with a magnificent view of the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon.
  • Walk where Jesus walked around the Sea of Galilee. Board a wooden sailing boat, fashioned after the ancient fishing vessels, for a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. A time to worship, pray and reflect.
  • Visit the Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the famous Sermon on the Mount.
  • Visit the Tabgha Church, known as the site of the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes.
  • Journey to Capernaum (John 6:24) to visit the first century synagogue where Jesus preached and healed the epileptic boy (Matt. 4:13-17, Mark 9:14-29).
  • Dinner and overnight in Nazareth or at the Sea of Galilee

**Itinerary Subject to Change

Day 4

Sunday, April 23, 2017

  • Drive through the Jordan Valley
    (Hillsong United, “Touch the Sky“)
  • “Then Jesus came from Galilee down to the Jordan to be baptized” (Matthew 3:13). Visit to Betharaba, the traditional site where John the Baptist baptized and where Joshua entered the Promised Land with the Jewish people
  • Visit to Masada, situated on the top of a mountain overlooking the desert panorama to the west and the Dead Sea to the east. The thrilling story of the site reveals the courage of the Jewish defenders of Masada and their battle against the conquering Romans.
  • Swim and float in the Dead Sea, bathing yourself in the mineral rich water and mud
  • Worship event in Jerusalem
  • Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Itinerary Subject to Change

Day 5

Monday, April 24, 2017

  • “And the glory of the Lord went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city” (Ezekiel 11:23). Drive to the tip of the Mount of Olives, known as the site from where Jesus ascended to heaven after his resurrection. Panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem from Mount of Olives and descend the “Palm Sunday Road” to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed on the night of his betrayal
  • Visit the scenes of Jesus’ prayer to His Father in the Garden of Gethsemane
  • “And Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now, there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep’s Gate a pool called Bethesda , a great number of sick, blind, lame, and paralyzed people were lying in these walkways.” (John 5:2-4). A visit to Bethesda, where Jesus healed a lame man. Visit to the Anna Church, a 12th century church built on the site of the Bethesda pool.
  • Walk the Via Dolorosa, the way that Jesus went before he was crucified, passing by the Ecce Homo Convent.
  • Visit the Garden Tomb (Gordon’s Calvary). This ancient cemetery is a moving site in which to recall the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. Spend time in these peaceful garden surroundings in prayer, worship and fellowship.
  • Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

**Itinerary Subject to Change

Day 6

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • “On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” (Matthew 26:17). A visit to the Room of the Last Supper, the Coenaculum. According to very old sources, Jesus and his disciples celebrated Passover at this site on Mount Zion.
  • Visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, commemorating Peter’s triple denial, where historians say that the house of high priest Caiaphais might have been situated.
  • A visit to the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City, which contains interesting archeological sites such as the the Cardo, an ancient Roman site now filled with shops brimming with Middle Eastern artistry, Hezekiah’s Wall and the Western Wall.
  • Visit the Davidson Center with excavations of the Herodian Temple, as it stood prior to its destruction by Roman troops in the year 70 CE. See the Hulda Steps and Gates, which used to be the main entrance to the Holy Temple, through which Jesus entered the Temple.
  • Worship event in historic Caesarea Maritima, the Roman Capital of Judea, where Peter followed God’s leading to visit Cornelius (Acts 10) and where he proclaimed the gospel to the Romans (Acts 24-26).
  • Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

**Itinerary Subject to Change

Day 7

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

  • Visit to the Israel Museum which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest Biblical manuscripts in the world, as well as rare early medieval biblical manuscripts. Next to it the Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period, which reconstructs the city as it was prior to its destruction by the Romans in 66 BC, and looked like at the time of Jesus.
  • An introduction to modern Israel and the Jewish people in Yad Vashem, Israel’s main Holocaust remembrance and education center. Visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Center including the Avenue of the Righteous and the Children’s Memorial
  • Visit to Bethlehem – the city where King David and Jesus were born. A visit to the Church of the Nativity, a combination of two ancient Byzantine churches and a crypt beneath—the Grotto of the Nativity where tradition states that Jesus of Nazareth was born.
  • Caves where shepherds “kept watch over their flock”, according to Luke’s gospel, still abound in the area east of Bethlehem. Visit to the Shepherd Fields, where possibly the angel announced Jesus’ birth.
  • Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

**Itinerary Subject to Change

Day 8

Thursday, April 27, 2017

  • Jonah’s journey, Tabitha’s restoration to life, and Peter’s conversion of the gentiles all began in Jaffa. A visit to the Old Center of Jaffa with its harbor. Tour through Jaffa’s narrow alleyways and enjoy the view over the sea.
  • Transfer to the airport
  • Departures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Itinerary Subject to Change

Arrival/Departure

Most flights from the United States will leave on April 19, 2017 and arrive in Tel-Aviv, Israel on April 20, 2017.

Your Welcome Guides will meet you at the airport and transfer your luggage to your hotel. Let the tour begin!

Depending on what time your flight arrives in Tel-Aviv will dictate where your tour begins. Some flights land early morning on April 20, 2017, let the tour begin! These folks will spend the first day touring, as some of the departure flights back to America begin on April 26, 2017. This ensures that everyone will get to experience the full tour, by starting right away.

Airport shuttles will take you back to the airport from your hotel in Jerusalem.

More specific information and tips about your tour will be sent to you when you reserve your spot on the tour.

Pricing

Tour Packages

  • Hotel in Israel
  • Air Conditioned Luxury Bus
  • Guided sightseeing tour
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Entrance fees to sites visited in Israel
  • Three worship services led by Hillsong United and Brian and Bobbi Houston

$130 tips and gratuities will be added per person to final price. This covers all tips and gratuities for drivers, hotels, etc. in Israel.

SOLD OUT

Booking Closed

 

Booking is closed for Experience the Holy Land with Brian and Bobbie Houston and Hillsong United. For more information on other Israel Tours please visit premier-experience.com

Tour Information

PAYMENT PLAN

Deposit: To book your reservation on the Hillsong Worship Experience Israel you may book online, or call us at 1-800-889-5265 to place your reservation. Only $300 per person reserves your place on this unique and exciting tour. When booking please enter your name in as it appears on your passport.

Payment Schedule: $1500 per person is due December 1, 2016 and the remainder of your balance is due March 1, 2017

ISRAEL VISA AND PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS

Passports: To enter Israel, a passport valid for a minimum of six months from the date you are leaving Israel is required.

Passport note: Due to a lack of diplomatic relations between Israel and many Arabic or predominantly Muslim countries, those with Israel entry stamps in their passports will not be allowed entry. Since January 2013, visitors are given an entry card instead of a stamp on arrival which you must keep until you leave.

Visas: Some nationals need a visa for entering Israel. Please visit mfa.gov.il for more information.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Common travel problems like flight delays, travel injuries and illnesses, unpredictable weather and lost or stolen luggage are why today’s smart travelers travel with a Travel Guardֲ® travel insurance plan. 

You can purchase a policy by calling (800) 826-1300 and mentioning “Premier” for the best coverage.

CURRENCY & MONEY

Currency information:

New Shekel (ILS; symbol ג‚×) = 100 agorot (singular, agora). Notes are in denominations of ג‚×200, 100, 50, and 20. Coins are in denominations of ג‚×10, 5, 2 and 1, and 50 and 10 agorot.

Credit cards:

All major credit cards are accepted.

ATM:

ATMs are widely available.

Travelers checks:

These are widely accepted. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take travelers checks in US Dollars.

ISRAEL CULTURE

Israelis are usually very informal, but with the European style of hospitality. Israelis are typically blunt and direct in speech, which should not be misinterpreted as rudeness. Visitors should observe normal courtesies and should not be afraid to ask questions, most Israelis are happy to talk about their homeland.

The expression Shalom (peace) is used for hello and goodbye.

Dress is casual, but in the holy places of all religions modest attire is worn. For places such as the Western Wall, male visitors are given a smart cardboard yarmulke (skull cap) to respect the religious importance of the site. .

It is considered a violation of Shabbat (Sabbath, on Saturday) to smoke on that day. There is usually a sign to remind the visitor of this, and to disregard the warning would be regarded as discourteous.

LANGUAGE

Hebrew and Arabic are the official languages of Israel. A large portion of the Israeli population speaks English.

WEATHER

April is regarded as Spring, It should be noted that “Spring” in Israel is when the weather is at its most unpredictable. Spring is usually characterized by heat waves followed by suddenly cold weather or even storms.

Hotels

  • Golden Crown Nazareth 4/20-4/23

Set on a hilltop overlooking Jezreel Valley, and near Mary’s Well, known as the site of the Angel Gabriel’s biblical revelation, and the Basilica of the Annunciation church.

Rooms include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV’s and minbars.

  • Legacy Nazareth

Legacy Nazareth Hotel is a new and unique hotel that was established by The Legacy Hotel chain.

Hotel services include a modern and fully equipped gym, which is open to hotel guests throughout the day and night.  Avenue of convenience stores and fashion, and concierge services.

  • Ramada Jerusalem 4/23-4/27

Ramada Jerusalem is centrally located near the entrance to the city and 3.5 km from the Jaffa Gates

All rooms feature cable TV, wireless internet, and a mini fridge. En-suite bathrooms provide free toiletries, hair dryer and a bath or shower.