June 10 - June 17, 2018
Join Bishop Clark and Tricia on the trip of a lifetime, walking through the steps of Jesus in the Holy Land.
Roundtrip Airfare • 4 Star Hotels • Deluxe Motorcoaches • Four Course Dinner & Israeli Breakfast Buffet Daily • Guided Sightseeing
A Note from Bishop Clark
Tricia and I are thrilled to invite you on what is truly a trip of a lifetime, touring the Holy Land and experiencing the pages of Scripture come to life. We have chosen to host this tour in conjunction with the time of the 2018 GAFCON meeting, which will surely be a historic event for Anglicans worldwide. For those who are interested, there is also the option of booking accommodations to stay for GAFCON after the Holy Land tour.
Joining us will be Bishop Stewart and Katherine Ruch from the Diocese of the Upper Midwest
Below, you will find the itinerary for our trip and information about how to book. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to either of us or visit gomegatravel.com. We hope you will prayerfully consider this opportunity and look forward to being with you in Israel!
With my love and prayers,
sunday, june 10
SUNDAY, JUNE 10 – Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the United States on your international flight
Tuesday, June 12
We’ll begin our day with a drive along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to Caesarea by the Sea. There we’ll see the Roman ruins of the great Theater and Aqueduct, as well as the Crusader city later built on this site. This is the place where Paul left for his final missionary journey. We’ll continue to Mt. Carmel where Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal. Next we’ll travel to Megiddo, also known as Armageddon. This is the place where Christians believe the final great battle of the world will be fought. We’ll travel to Nazareth where the angel appeared to Mary to announce that she would be the mother of God’s Son. This is also the place where Jesus spent his childhood years. From there you’ll proceed to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
monday, june 11
You will be welcomed by our representative and taken to your hotel in the Tel Aviv area. There you will have dinner and overnight.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
Today you’ll begin with a Boat Ride across the Sea of Galilee where you’ll stop for a devotional service. You’ll then visit Kibbutz Ginosar where you’ll see the ancient boat from the time of Jesus. From there you’ll continue your tour with a visit to the hills above the Sea to visit the Mount of Beatitudes. It was here that Jesus gave us the beautiful words from Matthew’s gospel. You’ll continue to nearby Capernaum, the area where Jesus spent most of his ministry. Next you’ll visit Tabgha, the site of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. You’ll end your day with a visit to Peter’s Primacy, a beautiful garden on the shores of the Sea of Galilee with a chapel commemorating the morning meal that Jesus prepared for the disciples after the resurrection. After your visit there you’ll return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14
This morning you will travel through the Jordan Valley on your way up to Jerusalem. You will begin with a visit to the Mount of Olives where you’ll see a breathtaking Panoramic View of the Old City of Jerusalem. You’ll view the Temple Mount with the Dome of the Rock Mosque as well as other sites of interest in and near the Old City. You’ll walk a part of the Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus went with the disciples on the final night before his crucifixion. There you’ll visit the Church of All Nations and the garden with its ancient olive trees. You’ll continue from there to the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus healed the crippled man. You’ll sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne before you go to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
FRIDAY, JUNE 15
Your day will begin with a visit to the House of Caiaphas where Jesus was imprisoned for a night. From there you will go to the Western Wall, the place most precious for Jews around the world. After a time to pray there, you will walk through the Western Wall Tunnel, a current archaeological excavation under the streets of today. There you’ll see pavement from the time of Jesus and try to understand the way of building at the time of Herod the Great. You’ll then begin the walk down the Via Dolorosa, following the path Jesus took to the cross. You’ll visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and walk through the fascinating Arab market. You’ll walk through the Jewish Quarter where you’ll see the Roman Cardo before returning to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16
You’ll begin today with a drive to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust victims. You’ll view the Israeli Knesset, seat of the Israeli Parliament and government offices on your way to the Israel Museum which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. You’ll visit the Model of First Century Jerusalem before heading to Bethlehem. There you’ll visit the Nativity Church and see Manger Square. As you drive to the church you’ll view the Shepherd’s Field where the angels appeared to the shepherds to announce the birth of Jesus. You’ll finish your visit in the Holy Land with a very special service of Communion at the Garden Tomb. You’ll return to the hotel for your Farewell Dinner and overnight.
SUNDAY, JUNE 17
You’ll have an early breakfast before proceeding to the airport for your return flight to the USA. You’ll arrive home filled with new insights and understanding of the life and land of Jesus. (Optionally, some of us will stay and experience GAFCON 2018.)
$3,759 cash discount price includes: Round trip airfare, transfers with group to/from airport; shared double room in moderate hotel; two meals daily; English speaking guide; transfer to and entrance fees for sites to be visited; travel protection coverage by Travelex.
GAFCON Additional Housing: $1100 per person in double occupancy; $1900 per person in single occupancy.
CANCELLATION FEES: From the day of registration to 120 days prior to departure the $100 non-refundable registration fee is the only charge. Thereafter, the following charges apply: 119-90 days: $500; 89-60 days: 50% of total cost; 59-45 days: 75% of total cost; 44 days to day of departure: 100% of total cost. All refund claims must be received in writing.
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