YOUNG ADULT TOUR

Walk the streets of Jerusalem. Pray in the garden of Gethsemane. Stand on the Mt. of Olives where the Lord will return. Have morning revival by the Sea of Galilee. Pray fighting prayers at Armageddon.

Israel Tour Itinerary

Day One – Arrival Day

Meals included: Dinner
Check in available from 14:00
Evening orientation meeting
Overnight in Jerusalem

Day Two – Jerusalem

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner
The tour begins at a high point – both physically and biblically – the Mount of Olives. This spot, with panoramic views of Jerusalem, the Holy City, is where the Lord ascended from and to where He will return.

“And His feet will stand in that day on the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem…” Zech. 14:4.

Taking the same road the Lord took we will walk down from the Mt. of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane for a time of prayer. Next is a visit to the City of David, where the story of the city of Jerusalem began. After learning about the biblical events that took place at this site we head underground to walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel. Over 2700 years old, the tunnel flows with water from the Gihon spring and is a top-ten experience and especially refreshing in summer. Prepare to get wet. In the afternoon we will visit the Garden Tomb where we will enjoy portions of the word concerning the Lord’s death and resurrection. We will finish the day at Ammunition Hill, the site of a key battle for Jerusalem in the 1967 six-day war.
Overnight in Jerusalem

Day Three – Jerusalem

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner
Day three begins with the Temple Mount. This is the site where Abraham offered Isaac in Genesis 22:2 and where, later, the temple with the Holy of Holies was built. We will then visit the famous Western Wall (the holiest site in Judaism). Then on to the Temple Institute where we will see the utensils prepared for the rebuilding of the temple and hear from those who have given their lives for this. After lunch, we will visit Yad Vashem – the Holocaust memorial museum, before visiting Kokia House to see the ‘All-Inclusive Land’.
Overnight in Jerusalem

Day Four – Dead Sea Area

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner
On day four the tour goes down to the Dead Sea area starting at En Gedi. We will hike up through the nature reserve and enjoy the cooling pools and falls of the En Gedi springs — a highlight of any trip. Then to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to enjoy the unique experience of floating on the water and being covered in the mineral-rich mud. Before heading back to Jerusalem we will visit Qumran – the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls, the most ancient biblical manuscripts, were found.
Overnight in Jerusalem

Day Five – The coast, Nazareth and the Galilee

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
The day will begin at Caesarea on the Sea. It was at Caesarea that Cornelius was baptized in the Holy Spirit and where Paul was imprisoned and declared he was not disobedient to the heavenly vision. Then, on to Nazareth, the village where Jesus spent His childhood. We will visit a re-enacted village from the time of Jesus and enjoy an authentic lunch true to the period that Jesus was on earth. Following Nazareth, we go to Mount Precipice, just outside Nazareth, overlooks the Jezreel valley. We will end the day at Capernaum. Jesus resided here (Matt. 4:13) and a large part of His ministry took place in and around Capernaum. It was in the synagogue here that the Lord declared:

“…I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall by no means hunger, and He who believes into Me shall by no means ever thirst.” John 6:35 and “As the living Father has sent Me and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me, he also shall live because of Me.” John 6:57

Overnight in the Galilee area

Day Six

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
On day six we continue with the mini blending conference. In the afternoon we will kayak on the River Jordan, again prepare to get wet!
Overnight in the Galilee area

Day Seven – The Golan

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner
We begin day seven with a Jeep tour of the Golan Heights and discover the history and current situation from those that live there. Then on to Caesarea Philippi (Banias) the site of one of the sources of the Jordan River and where the Lord unveiled Himself as the Christ and where He spoke concerning the building of the church.

“Now when Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, Who do men say that the Son of Man is?…Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus answered and said to him,…I will build My church…” Matt. 16:13-18

After lunch we visit Tel Dan before heading back for a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee

Day Eight – Jaffa

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

The day begins with a hike to the lookout from Arbel Cliffs with stunning views over the Sea of Galilee and the area where the Lord spent most of His ministry on earth.  Then we leave the Galilee area and head Megiddo (Armageddon) before going to the old port of Jaffa. After a tour of Jaffa, there will be free time to relax, shop or enjoy the beach.
Overnight in the Tel Aviv

Day Nine – End of the Tour

Meals included: Breakfast
Leave for the airport.

Key Facts

Tour Dates

22 – 30 July 2019

Cost 

$1310.00

 

Who is it for?

The tour has been primarily designed for younger and more active people. It is suitable for young people, students, trainees, and young adults. Or for anyone young at heart.

 

Includes

  • Nine days and eight nights in Israel
  • Accommodation, with breakfast and dinner
  • Professional certified tour guide
  • Fully air conditioned tour bus
  • Unique 150 page tour book – Touring Israel According to the Vision of God’s Economy
  • All tour site entry fees
  • Mini  blending conference
  • A lot of fun and enjoyment!

Excludes

  • Airport transfers
  • Lunches unless mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips for guides, drivers and hotel staff (see the ‘Money Matters’ in the Helpful Information section below for details.)
  • Travel Insurance

Tour Brochure

Download all the information for the tour in a convenient document.

Any Questions?

9 + 9 =

Jordan Tour Extension

This would include:
Mt. Nebo where Moses saw the good land and was eventually buried. On a clear day the view from here is spectacular.
Wadi Rum for a jeep ride in the desert – Lawrence of Arabia country.
A genuine Bedouin dinner with star gazing and staying in a Bedouin tent for the authentic desert experience just as so many figures from the Bible.
Petra, where you will spend the entire day exploring this ‘wonder of the world’. Walking through the Siq, which is a narrow passage between date rock, to see the famous treasury (AL-Khazneh) which is carved in the red-rose rocks, then visit the other parts of the city, the roman theatre, the temples and cemeteries of the Nabateans, Byzantines, and Romans, The Palace , and The Temple of Flying Lions. Continue visiting the altar and the monastery on the high cliffs of the city. As well you can have the opportunity to visit the Archaeological and Nabatean’s museums of Petra, which is right outside the main entrance to Petra.
Amman, the capital of Jordan.

NOTE: If you want to leave directly after the Jordan trip, you can book you ticket any time after midnight on the final day.

 

Key Facts

Tour Dates

30 – 1 August 2019

Cost

$625.00

 

Includes

  • Accommodation, with breakfast and dinner
  • Fully Air-conditioned transportation in Jordan and Israel
  • Professional Jordanian tour guide
  • All tour site entry fees
  • Border Taxes
  • Meals as stated on the itinerary

Excludes

  • Visa to Jordan (when prior visa is required based on citizenship) – $15.00
  • Lunches – unless specifically mentioned on the itinerary
  • Tips for Jordanian guides and drivers.
  • Extra activities in Petra – i.e. camel or horse rides.
  • Hotel on the night of day three after returning from Jordan.

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Helpful Information

Important Information

Travel Insurance
It is required that you take out travel insurance for your trip. For further information please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

Passport Copy
JJ Travel requires that you send us an electronic copy of your passport prior to travel. This is in the event of an emergency or loss of your passport, while on the tour. It is also a requirement that you bring a copy of your passport with you and keep it in a place separate from your actual passport.

Itinerary Pace
In order to see all the sites and get the maximum from the itinerary the tour must maintain a certain pace. In the interest of everyone on the tour we ask that you cooperate with the tour guide and tour leader to keep the schedule.

Payment
Pre-payment is required for this tour by bank wire or credit card.

Accommodation

Check-in
Check-in time is usually around 15:00. If you arrive significantly before this time and want access to your room it may be that you have to pay for an additional night. Check-in times on the Sabbath (Saturday) can be significantly later than 15:00.

Extras
It is your responsibility to settle the bill for any ‘extras’ (drinks, WiFi, additional meals etc.) upon checking out of the hotel. If for any reason a bill is not settled JJ Travel will request payment from you and add a 5% handling fee.

Solo Travellers
Unless otherwise stated, all tour prices are based on two people sharing a room. If you are travelling alone you have the option of paying a ‘single supplement’ for sole use of a room. Alternatively, we will do our best to place you in a room with another participant on the tour of the same gender. If it is not possible to partner you with another traveler you may be required to pay the single supplement.

Upgrades
At some hotels, it may be possible to request an upgraded room. If the option is not available to you at the time of booking please contact us for more information.

Arrival Information

Passport and Immigration Control
All travelers must ensure they hold a passport that is valid for at least 6 months at the time of traveling to Israel. At passport control you may be questioned regarding your visit to Israel, answer simply and truthfully. State that you are coming on a tour of Israel and if necessary, present your documents from JJ Travel showing that you are attending a tour. Passport control will give you a small blue and white piece of paper, this is your permission to stay in Israel (instead of a stamp in your passport). Keep this with your passport you may be required to present it to officials while in Israel and when you leave the country.

The Sabbath and Religious Holidays

The Sabbath begins just before sunset on Fridays and ends just after sunset on Saturdays. Stores and some restaurants begin closing on Friday afternoon and will not open again until Saturday night or Sunday morning. Similarly, public transport is also very limited during this time. The extent of this depends on the location, for example, it is most noticeable in Jerusalem, but it applies across Israel. Similar circumstances apply to some of the religious holidays. If you are in Israel when this happens you will be informed beforehand.

Tour Book

JJ Travel provides each participant a tour book – Touring Israel According to God’s Economy – to accompany the tour. The tour book brings to life the Biblical sites and puts each place into the context of our daily Christian experience. You can learn more about the tour book here>>

Electrical Items

The electrical supply in Israel is 220V AC. The plug type is a 2-pin (European) style. It is advisable to purchase an adapter prior to your trip if you need one. Most hotels provide hairdryers and have 110/220 electric shaver outlets. Please be aware if you are traveling from the USA or another country that uses 110V you will need to bring appliances that can be switched to 220V or bring a transformer. Chargers for laptops, phones, cameras etc. are generally fine as they have the transformer built-in. If you are in any doubt about your appliances check before you leave.

Wifi and Internet

Most hotels provide WiFi. However, in some hotels there may be a charge for this service. WiFi will be available on JJ Travel tour buses. During the tour there may be WiFi access at various restaurants and coffee shops, but when out of the bus during the day access to WiFi will be limited.

Money Matters
Currency
The national currency in Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS). Each Shekel is divided into 100 Agurot (singular Agura). NIS bills are in denominations of 20, 50, 100 and 200. Coins are in denominations of 1, 2, 5 and 10 Shekels and 10 and 50 Agurot.

Credit Cards
Standard international credit cards are accepted throughout Israel. There will be some small vendors that do not accept credit cards and will require cash. To ensure your card will work while in Israel contact your card provider prior to departure.

Money Exchange and ATM’s
It is advisable to have your money needs taken care of before the start of the tour, although money can be changed at the airport on arrival. However, if you are arriving in a large group please be aware that this can take time. There will also be opportunities to change money at the hotel (this can be expensive) or in the cities you are staying in. The most simple and convenient way to get Shekels is to use a bank ATM machine with a credit card. The rates at these are often favorable. However, please note that tour itineraries are full and time is very limited. You can calculate the value of your currency in Israeli Shekels at www.xe.com. We recommend that you have at least 350 Shekels (approximately $100) before the start of the tour.

Emergency Fund
We strongly recommend that you have you have access to an emergency fund of approximately $200 while on your trip.

Tips
It is recommended and customary to tip the guides and drivers for the tour. We suggest $5 per person per day for the guide and $3 per person per day for the driver. This can be in USD ($) or Shekels. Our suggestion is that this is organized and collected as a group. It can be given daily or as a lump sum at the end of the tour. JJ Travel or your tour leader may help facilitate this by collecting the money, but it is paid directly to the guide and driver.

Transport

The tour transport will be an air-conditioned bus. Significant amounts of time will be spent on the bus and the driver, who works in coordination with the guide, is an important part of the tour. Depending on the size of the tour there may be very few empty seats so you should expect to sit next to someone. If you suffer from travel sickness please bring appropriate medication with you.

Meals

Meals Included
To see specifically which meals are included each day please refer to the itinerary.

Breakfasts
Hotel breakfasts in Israel are buffet style. There will be a wide selection of salads, breads, pastries, eggs etc. along with tea, coffee and juice.

Lunches
Lunches that are included as part of your itinerary will vary in type but will be a good-sized meal. Soft drinks to accompany these meals are usually an extra to be paid for by you in cash. When lunch is not included as part of your package you will be taken to a place where you can purchase your own lunch. Lunches can vary in price depending on the type and quantity of food but it would be safe to budget the equivalent of $10-$15 (USD).

Dinners
Dinners in the hotels will generally be buffet style with a choice of meats, rice, pasta and potatoes etc. and a large selection of salads. Typically water, tea and coffee are included but other beverages such as soft drinks will be extra and charged to your room. Eating out in the evening will vary in price depending on the type of food. You can pay around $10 for street food (falafel, kebab etc.) up to $20-$30 or more for a sit down meal.

Snacks
Due to the physical nature of the tour it is advisable to have snacks with you. The days start early and are active and it can feel like a long time from breakfast to lunch.

Departure Information

Upon departure you should plan to be at the airport three hours before your scheduled flight time. As part of the security process you will be asked some simple questions when you leave Israel. Answer truthfully, accurately and to the point. If you are travelling with others on a flight, for security reasons, it is advisable that you check-in together.

Tour Guide

It is a legal requirement that all tours in Israel have a professional Israeli-registered guide. These guides undergo an extensive education program in history, archeology, geology, flora and fauna and more. At JJ Travel we choose the guides that we work with very carefully. Guides may be Jewish, Arab, believer or non-believer, but all guides are selected based upon our understanding of the participants of the tour and of the specialist nature of the tours we conduct. The guides fulfill two main functions. First, they take care of the group while touring, not only making sure that everyone is safe and well and that the schedule is maintained, but also that everyone is enjoying the tour. Secondly, the guide provides an explanation of the various tour sites.

What to Bring

We recommend that you travel light – one suitcase and one bag to use daily on the tour. You will move hotels during the tour and so being able to move your luggage around easily and pack and unpack quickly will be much more convenient.

  • Passport and copy of passport.
  • Visa (if necessary).
  • Airline tickets.
  • JJ Travel booking confirmation document.
  • A photocopy of your passport. Keep this in a different place than your passport. In this way should you lose your passport you will have this copy.
  • Travel insurance documents.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.
  • Day bag – a small bag or backpack for use during the tour.
  • Water footwear – if you are planning to take a dip in the Dead Sea you will need footwear you can get wet. The ground in and around the Dead Sea can be very uncomfortable to walk on with bare feet.
  • Umbrella or waterproof coat (winter months). Between the November and March it is possible to get caught in rain showers while on the tour.
  • For other clothing items please refer to the information on the weather and climate in Israel for the time of year that you are travelling. It is important to note that a significant amount of time on the tour is spent outside.
  • Due to the religious sensitivity of some tour sites, females need to have some form of clothing that will cover the knees (skirt or trousers) and also cover the shoulders. In some places males are also required to wear long trousers. This only applies to a few days on the tour and you will be informed ahead of time by your guide or tour leader.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Water bottle – bottled water can be bought, but it is convenient to have a refillable bottle.
  • Camera/cell phone/tablet for pictures. Don’t forget the charger or spare batteries. Extra memory cards can also help – you will want to take a lot of photos.
  • Electrical adapter – see the information below.
Cell Phones
There are a number of options available to you if you would like to have cell phone access whilst in Israel.

  1. Rent an Israeli phone or purchase an Israeli SIM card. JJ Travel have partnered with a company to provide you with this service at a reduced rate. Phones will be available at the airport when you arrive. Please contact us for information.
  2. Use your own cell phone as it is with your current number. You may need to speak to your provider to ensure this will work and check to see if you can purchase a special plan. This is often an expensive option, but maybe necessary if you need to keep your current number.
  3. Ask for an Israeli number from your current provider.
Weather
In general Israel enjoys warm dry summers (April-October) and mild winters. More specific information can be found in the tables below. A current weather forecast can be found on the Israel Meteorological Service website.

Monthly temperatures by region (min/max)
Jerusalem Tel-Aviv Tiberias Eilat Dead Sea
Jan C 6-11 9-18 9-18 10-21 11-20
F 43-53 49-65 48-65 49-70 53-68
Feb C 7-14 9-29 9-20 11-23 13-22
F 44-57 48-66 49-67 51-73 56-72
Mar C 8-16 10-20 11-22 13-26 16-25
F 47-61 51-69 51-72 56-80 61-78
Apr C 12-21 12-22 13-27 17-31 20-29
F 53-69 54-72 56-80 63-87 68-85
May C 15-25 17-25 17-32 21-35 24-34
F 60-77 63-77 62-89 69-95 75-93
Jun C 17-27 19-28 20-35 24-37 27-37
F 63-81 67-83 68-95 75-99 80-99
Jul C 19-29 21-30 23-37 25-40 28-39
F 66-84 70-86 73-98 77-103 83-100
Aug C 19-29 22-30 24-37 26-40 29-38
F 66-86 72-86 75-99 79-104 83-101
Sep C 18-28 20-31 22-35 24-36 27-36
F 65-82 69-89 71-95 75-98 81-96
Oct C 16-26 15-28 19-32 20-33 24-32
F 60-78 59-83 65-89 69-92 75-90
Nov C 12-19 12-25 15-26 16-28 18-27
F 54-67 54-76 59-78 61-83 65-80
Dec C 8-14 9-19 11-20 11-23 13-21
F 47-56 47-66 53-68 51-74 56-71

 

Average monthly rainfall (mm)

JerusalemTel-Aviv (Costal Plains)Tiberias (Galilee)Eilat

Jan 133 127 90 3.5
Feb 118 90 73 5.8
Mar 93 61 57 3.7
Apr 25 18 20 1.7
May 3.2 2.6 4 1
Jun 0 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0 0
Sep 0.3 0.4 0.6 0
Oct 15 26 14 3.5
Nov 61 79 50 3.5
Dec 106 126 81 6
Health
As part of the registration process, you will be asked some simple medical/health-related questions. This information is treated in the strictest confidence. In some cases, JJ Travel may deem a person’s health condition unsuitable for a given tour. If you have any questions regarding these matters please do not hesitate to contact us.

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