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Sacred Travel to The Holy Land with Rev. Kathianne Lewis

03/01/2020 - 03/13/2020

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Center for Spiritual Living
The Ultimate Spiritual Travel Adventure to The Holy Land
March 1 - 13, 2020
PREREQUISITE: Completion of Beyond Limits or Foundations
To sign up for this trip contact our Registrar, Heidi Dillehunt at 206.527.8801, x5101 or HeidiD@SpiritualLiving.org

 


ITINERARY

March 1 - 13, 2020

Day 01: Sun, March 01st - TEL AVIV AIRPORT – TIBERIAS
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport where we will be met by Quest Travel tour Manager who will assist us through customs and immigration before transferring us to our luxury accommodations at Tiberias for dinner and overnight at your selected hotel.

(Dinner)
 
Day 02: Mon, March 02nd - CANA – NAZARETH – HAIFA
After breakfast, leave to Cana of Galilee: the place of the first miracle of Jesus. Continue to Nazareth and start a walking tour from Mary’s Fountain till the Basilica of the Annunciation for a visit to Mary’s House, the Upper Basilica, the Museum and the Church of the Holy Family.In the afternoon, leave to Haifa, capital of the industry and the major port. Ascend to Mount Carmel passing by the Persian Gardens of the Bahai sect. Visit the Church of Stella Maris, the birthplace of the Carmelite Order which contains a natural grotto of the Prophet Elijah. Back to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

(Breakfast / Dinner)
 
Day 03: Tues, March 03rd - THE SEA OF GALILEE – MOUNT TABOR – RIVER JORDAN
After breakfast, leave to Mount of Beatitudes to recall the Sermon of the Mountain. Continue to Tabgha (Heptapegon) for a visit to the Church of the Multiplication of Fish and Loaves, admiring the well conserved Byzantine mosaic from the fifth century. Then visit the small chapel of the Primacy of St. Peter before heading to Capernaum, the Town of Jesus for a detailed visit of its ruins: the remains of the House of Peter, the “Insula Sacra” and the White Synagogue. Then, you will experience a boat ride crossing along the Sea of Galilee.In the afternoon, ascend to Mount Tabor and visit the Basilica of the Transfiguration, built of on the ruins of two earlier sanctuaries: Byzantine and Crusader. Descend and continue to River Jordan where we will have the opportunity to renew your baptismal vows. Back to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

(Breakfast / Dinner)

Day 04: Wed, March 04th - TIBERIAS – QUMRAN – DEAD SEA – JERICHO - JERUSALEM
After breakfast, leave Tiberias through the Jordan Valley and travel southwards to Qumran to visit the ruins of the Essenes Monastery and view the Caves of the Scrolls. Transfer then to the Dead Sea for a possible bath in its salty waters. Continue to Jericho, considered as the oldest city in the world for a visit to Tel El-Sultan, the site of the biblical Jericho and view of Mount of Temptation. In the afternoon, drive through the Judaean Desert, passing by the Good Samaritan Inn to Jerusalem for a first contact with the Holy City from the top of Mount Scopus. Arrive to your selected hotel for dinner and overnight.

(Breakfast / Dinner)
 
Day 05: Thurs, March 05th - MOUNT OF OLIVES AND MOUNT ZION
After breakfast, drive to Mount of Olives for a visit to the Ascension Chapel and then to Pater Noster Church. Walk down to the small Chapel of Dominus Flevit and enjoy a panoramic view of the Holy City with all its major shrines. Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane for a visit to the Church of Agony (called also of All Nations) and Mary’s Tomb in the Josaphat Valley. In the afternoon, explore Mount of Zion: St. Peter in Gallicantu, David’s Tomb, the Last Supper Room (The Cenacle) and the Dormition Abbey. Then entering Zion’s Gate, walk through the Cardo Maximum and the Jewish Quarter to the Wailing Wall. Back to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

(Breakfast / Dinner)
 
Day 06: Fri, March 06th - NEW CITY – EIN KAREM – BETHLEHEM
After breakfast, an orientation tour through the New City of Jerusalem, passing by the Knesset (the Parliament) and the Hebrew University to the Israel Museum for a visit the Model of Jerusalem from the Second Temple. (possible visit also to the Shrine of the Book which hosts most of the Dead Sea Scrolls and findings). Continue then to Ein Karem, the birthplace of St. John the Baptist for a visit to the Church that recalls his birth and the one of the Visitation. In the afternoon, driver to Bethlehem for a detailed visit to the Basilica of the Nativity: the Grotto of Nativity, the Manger, St. Catherine Church, St. Joseph and St. Jerome Chapels. Continue to the village of Beit Sahour to visit the Shepherds’ Field with the natural grottos and the remains of the Byzantine churches and monasteries. Back to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

(Breakfast / Dinner)

Day 07: Sat, March 07th - OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM
After breakfast, transfer to the Lions’ Gate and enter the Old City for a visit to St. Anne Church and the Pool of Bethesda. Continue then walking through the Via Dolorosa (the Way of the Cross) to the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher for a detailed visit to Mount Calvary, the Holy Tomb and St. Helen Chapel. In the afternoon, free time for rest and/or personal activities. It could be dedicated to walk one more time through the narrow streets of the Old City of Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

(Breakfast / Dinner)
 
Day 08: Sun, March 08th - JERUSALEM – AMMAN
After breakfast and at a time previously indicated, transfer to allenby bridge for crossing to jordan, meet and assist upon arrival , transfer to Amman  and  start the day with a tour of Amman, visiting the Citadel, the Roman theater, the old Souq, old and new part of Amman. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Amman.

(Breakfast / Dinner)
 
Day 09: Mon, March 09th - JERASH – AJLOUN
You'll be driven north to visit Jerash, which was known as the city of a 1,000 Pillars. You will also visit the Triple Arched Gate, the Huge Hippodrome, The Theatre, and the only Roman Forum surrounded by 63 jonick columns. Continue to Ajlun where you will view the Jordan valley from Saladin imposing Qalat Al-rabad fortress. Drive back to Amman. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

(Breakfast / Dinner)
 
DAY 10: Tues, March 10th -  AMMAN - MT. NEBO - MADABA - KERAK - PETRA
You'll be driven southward along the King Way, one of the oldest trade routes in the world which runs 200 miles along Jordan's hilly backbone. You'll stop at the Byzantine Church of Mt. Nebo, and then proceed to Madaba where you will see a unique Mosaic Map of Palestine. You'll visit the Great Crusaders Castles of Kerak, and continue to Petra. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

(Breakfast / Dinner)

DAY 11: Wed, March 11th - PETRA
A full day dedicated visit of the lost Nabteans city of Petra. Start with a morning ride on a Bedouins guided horse; you'll pass through fabled SIQ, an immense sandstone, which opens out to reveal the treasury. Continue on to see hundreds of ancient Temples, Royal Tombs, Roman theatres and houses. Return to your hotel in Petra. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

(Breakfast / Dinner)

DAY 12: Thurs, March 12th - PETRA - WADI RUM – AMMAN 
Depart in the morning to the magical desert of Wadi Rum, home of "Lawrence of Arabia". Enjoy a mint tea or cardamom coffee before touring this moon-like landscaped desert in a Bedouin driven jeep. Drive back to Amman. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

(Breakfast / Dinner)
 
DAY 13: Fri, March 13th - DEPARTURE 
After Breakfast, Transfer to Amman airport for departure.

(Breakfast)

(Itinerary subject to change due to reasons beyond our control.)


PRICING FOR LAND PACKAGE: 
Per person Double Occupancy: $ 4,500*
Per person Single Occupancy: $ 5,800
*Double Occupancy Note: If, 90 days before the trip’s start date, you are the last female/male registrant in a room where the other female/male bed has not been sold, you will be subject to the single supplement price. Travel Tip: Find someone to travel with, book your own room together, and guarantee the double occupancy rate no matter what!


Non-refundable, Non-transferable $1,000 deposit due to hold your space.

To sign up for this trip contact our Registrar, Heidi Dillehunt at 206.527.8801, x5101 or HeidiD@SpiritualLiving.org

What's Included in the land package pricing:

  • Greeting and assistance at Tel Aviv airport as a "Group"
  • All touring and transfers in air-conditioned motor coach
  • Private transfers from and to the airport / hotels in all cities
  • Breakfasts & Dinners as indicated on daily itinerary 
  • Licensed English speaking guide throughout the trip 
  • Entrance fees to all visits mentioned in the above itinerary
  • Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
  • Taxis to Mount Tabor
  • Swimming in the Dead Sea
  • Allenby bridger departure tax 
  • All hotels taxes, service charges and government sales tax
  • Tipping for tour guide, tour escort, airports, hotels, luggage


What's excluded from the land package pricing:

  • International Air tickets
  • Visa upon arrival
  • Meals and drinks, laundry, telephone calls, etc., not specified in the proposal
  • Travel & health Insurance and other items of a personal nature

 


PAYMENT SCHEDULE AND CANCELLATION POLICY:

  1. There is a non-refundable, non-transferable $1,000 deposit required to reserve your spot. 
     
  2. The balance, minus the $1,000 non-refundable, non-tranferable deposit paid upon registering, can be paid in 1 lump sum or in 3 payments as outlined below:
    Due Sun, May 26, 2019: Double Occupancy = $1,166.66, Single Occupancy = $1,600
    Due Sun, Aug 25, 2019: Double Occupancy = $1,166.66, Single Occupancy = $1,600
    Due, Sun, Nov 24, 2019: Double Occupancy = $1,166.67, Single Occupancy = $1,600

     
  3. If you cancel on or before 1/1/20, 60 days prior to arrival, you will receive a refund for the amount you have paid, minus the $1,000 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit.
     
  4. If you cancel 1/2/20 - 1/16/20, 59-45 days prior to arrival, you will receive a refund for the amount you have paid, minus the $1,000 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit and an additional $1,000 cancellation fee.
     
  5. If you cancel after 1/16/20, less than 45 days prior to arrival, you will be charged full price of land package, including the $1,000 non-refunable, non-transferable deposit.

 

To sign up for this trip contact our Registrar, Heidi Dillehunt at 206.527.8801, x5101 or HeidiD@SpiritualLiving.org


TERMS OF TRAVEL:
Seattle Center for Spiritual Living (“CSL”), a recognized 501(c)(3) religious non-profit, is arranging a tour for interested parties to "The Holy Land" March 1 - 13, 2020. In the past CSL has had an arranged travel tour cancelled due to elevated security risks. In today’s uncertain world it is possible that this trip may be cancelled due to circumstances beyond CSL’s control. CSL therefore asks that you consider and agree to the following before making a deposit for this tour.

1. I am eighteen (18) years of age or older.
2. I am physically able to complete this travel.
3. I recognize that CSL is NOT a “seller of travel” as defined in RCW 19.138.021(6).
4. I realize that CSL is arranging travel directly through international vendors and will pay to the vendors necessary deposits from the funds I pay to CSL. The deposits might not be refundable in case of a cancellation no matter the circumstances.
5. I recognize that circumstances beyond the control of CSL, such as an act of terrorism or the U.S. State Department canceling all American flights to or from travel destinations, might require a postponement or cancellation of this trip.
6. I agree to hold CSL harmless if the trip is cancelled for reasons outside CSL’s control. Although I know that CSL will do everything in its power to obtain refunds on my behalf, I will not hold CSL liable for any refunds not received.
7. I understand that if CSL cancels the trip for its own convenience then I will be due a full refund.
8. There is a minimum $1,000, per person, non-refundable, non-transferable deposit due at registration.
9. By registering I am agreeing to the financial and time deadlines as spelled out above.
10. I agree that CSL shall not be obligated to refund any cancellation penalties imposed by the vendor with whom the services were arranged.
11. I understand that I will be asked to provide CSL with a color copy of my passport within 1 week of registering, unless I do not have a valid passport in which case CSL will provide an alternate date.
12. I understand that I am responsible for verifying the validity of my passport based on my individual arrival and departure dates, obtaining a visa in advance if required based on my individual nationality, and also understand that requirements for both varies by country. To the best of Quest Travel's knowledge at this time, passport and visa regulations are as follows:

It is a MUST that all passports be valid 6 month prior to arrival.

It is a MUST that all passports holders of the following nationalities to obtain their own visas from the Jordan Embassy or Consulate located in his or her own countries prior to arrival to Jordan. 

Europe: Bosna – Bella Russia – Moldavia – Armenia – Georgia – Kazakhstan – Uzbekistan – Azerbaijan - Kosovo
Asia: Turkey – China – Afghanistan – Philippine – Sri Lanka – Thailand – Pakistan – India – Indonesia – Iran – Israel – Vietnam 
Africa: All African countries

13. I understand that I must return a signed copy of the CSL Travel Release-Waiver upon registration to participate in this tour.  

 

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