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 TBC, 2021

 TBC, 2021

You’re Invited…

You’re Invited…

Ever dreamt of walking in the footsteps of Jesus and your Biblical heroes? You’re invited to join an intimate group of like-minded Senior Pastors from around the world for a trip like no other. This tailor-made tour will transport you back in time and bring the Bible truly alive before you. 

By joining this taster trip you’ll be equipped with all you need to know to bring your own team or congregation on a tour of the Holy Land.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

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Land of the Bible

Transform the way you worship and read Scripture through insights from onsite teachings

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Where Jesus Walked

Connect to the miracles and message that have touched countless lives through history and around the world.

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Jesus Trek

View the stunning Galilee countryside in early Spring by walking the 3rd day of the ‘Jesus Trek’.

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Hillsong Israel

Visit a Hillsong evening service for passionate praise and worship, and an inspiring Word.

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Plan a Group Trip

Learn about all the details of planning a trip to Israel for your team or congregation.

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Trusted Guides

Meet the team and experience unparalleled service from our trusted and long-time friends at Keshet Journeys.

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Top Hotels

At the end of a full day of touring, relax in comfortable handpicked 4 & 5-star hotels.

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Authentic Food

Enjoy a variety of kosher and non-kosher meals in delicious restaurants and local markets.

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Friends for Life

Join like-minded Senior Leaders from around the world and learn from the collective wisdom of the group.

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Plenty of Surprises

Unique and unexpected WOW moments you will remember forever.

REGISTRATION CLOSES 31ST JULY UNLESS SOLD OUT EARLIER. STRICTLY LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE.

Registration

Premium Land Package

US$800 per person

Save over US$2,500pp

Inclusions:

+ Hotel accommodation including porterage
+ Daily breakfast in the hotel, lunches en route and dinner
+ All entrance fees, gratuities, and taxes
+ Professionally guided sightseeing
+ Air conditioned transportation by deluxe coach
+ Transfers to the group hotel
+ Onsite teachings from world-class guides
+ Access to all relevant tour information on custom-made travel app

Your Experienced Host

Your Experienced Host

Moshe Gabay

Moshe Gabay

Keshet Journeys

Moshe Gabay is the Associate Director of Keshet Journeys and a professional licensed tour guide. Born in Switzerland to an Israeli father and a Swiss mum, Moshe moved to Israel aged 18. He has been working in the tourism sector ever since he finished his compulsory army duty. It is Moshe’s mission to bring you even closer to Jesus by showing you the Land of Israel.

“The Hillsong Network trip to Israel has been one of the highlights of my life. I’m not given to hyperbole but what the Network pulled off was incredible. This week far outweighed our expectations. We’ve had very personal encounters with God. We’ve learnt so much. We’ve been challenged. We’ve met some of the most excellent people and we’ve been treated like kings. We are forever grateful.”

Mark Elmendorp  |  Emerge Church

“Thank you for giving us the opportunity to experience this life changing trip to Israel. The Bible truly comes alive when you walk in the footsteps of Jesus and see, smell, hear, touch and smell what is written about in the Bible. Our guide Moshe, and Catrina’s insights have not just benefited our understanding of scripture but our whole church family will benefit for years to come.”

John Rewald  |   Oasis New Life Centre

 

“The Hillsong Network trip to Israel has been one of the highlights of my life. I’m not given to hyperbole but what the Network pulled off was incredible. This week far outweighed our expectations. We’ve had very personal encounters with God. We’ve learnt so much. We’ve been challenged. We’ve met some of the most excellent people and we’ve been treated like kings. We are forever grateful.”

Mark Elmendorp  |  Emerge Church

“Thank you for giving us the opportunity to experience this life changing trip to Israel. The Bible truly comes alive when you walk in the footsteps of Jesus and see, smell, hear, touch and smell what is written about in the Bible. Our guide Moshe, and Catrina’s insights have not just benefited our understanding of scripture but our whole church family will benefit for years to come.”

John Rewald  |   Oasis New Life Centre

 

Itinerary

DAY #1

Individual Arrivals

Welcome Drinks

Tour of Old Jaffa

 

DAY #2

Nazareth

Mount of Beattitudes

Capernaum

DAY #3

Jesus Trek to Magdala

Sea of Galilee

St Peter’s Fish Dinner

DAY #4

Jordan Valley

Jericho

Dead Sea

DAY #5

Palace of Herod the Great

Garden of Gethsemane

Western Temple Wall

DAY #6

Garden Tomb

Holy Sepulchre

Wadi Qelt

DAY #7

Ceasarea

Sarona Market

Hillsong Israel Service

DAY #8

Individual Departures

Should you wish to arrive earlier, stay later or add a visit to other nearby destinations (e.g. Jordan, Egypt, Turkey), please liaise with Keshet.

*Taste of Israel tour schedule is full of extra surprises and subject to change.

REGISTRATION CLOSES 31ST JULY UNLESS SOLD OUT EARLIER. STRICTLY LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE.

Registration

Premium Land Package

US$800 per person

Save over US$2,500pp

Inclusions:

+ Hotel accommodation including porterage
+ Daily breakfast in the hotel, lunches en route and dinner
+ All entrance fees, gratuities, and taxes
+ Professionally guided sightseeing
+ Air conditioned transportation by deluxe coach
+ Transfers to the group hotel
+ Onsite teachings from world-class guides
+ Access to all relevant tour information on custom-made travel app

Common Questions

Common Questions

Who is invited to register for this tour?

This trip is exclusively for members of the Hillsong Leadership Network and is intended to be a unique and intimate experience for like-minded Senior Pastors from around the world.

How do I join a Hillsong Leadership Network Taste of Israel Tour?

You can reserve your place by registering on the website. After filling out the registration form, the Hillsong Leadership Network will check the registrants’ eligibility to participate in the tour. Upon receiving a message of approval, you will be able to complete the registration process.

When is the registration cutoff?

All registrations must be made by July 31, 2020. Registrations beyond this date will only be accommodated based on availability.

Can I register more than two people?

Unfortunately not. This tour is intentionally kept small by limiting the invitation to Senior Pastors and their spouse / or Associate Pastor in their place.

How is the lodging determined?

You will be accommodated with your registered guest. If you are travelling by yourself you will have your own private room at no extra cost.

What is the payment schedule?

The full price of the land package is US$800. This is a generously reduced promotional rate exclusive to Members of the Hillsong Leadership Network. A 50% non-refundable deposit per person is due at the time of registration. Full payment is due by 30 September 2020.

 

What is included in the tour price?

Included:
+ Accommodation in hotels including porterage
+ Daily breakfast in the hotel, lunches en route and dinner
+ All entrance fees, gratuities, and taxes
+ Professionally guided sightseeing and onsite teachings
+ Air-conditioned transportation by deluxe coach
+ Transfers to the group hotel
+ Access to all relevant tour information on a custom-made travel app

Not-included:
– Roundtrip airfare to and from Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv
– Travel insurance
– Visa costs (Click here for more information)
– Personal expenses

 

Am I required to purchase travel insurance?

We urge you to purchase cancellation insurance and supplemental medical coverage (which covers preexisting conditions). We recommend the “Cancel For Any Reason-policies” which offer the broadest coverage. Please note that most insurance companies require purchase within 14 days of your date of registration for the trip.

While you are free to purchase insurance from any company of your choice, we have made arrangements with SMS-Travel Insurance Center of Omaha, Nebraska. SMS has over 25 years of experience as worldwide insurance brokers and can help you choose the policy that best meets your needs.

Our contact persons are Yonah Engel & Dani Eisenstock: info@travelinsuranceisrael.com. Mention promo code: KESHET.

 

What happens if I have to cancel my participation?

In addition to the Contractual Conditions of WorldWide Village Travel Ltd. the following cancellation policy is valid for your trip:

Cancellation charges:
In case of cancellations by client, the following percentage of the total price will be charged:
Until 91 days prior the scheduled departure date: non-refundable down payment
90 – 41 days prior the scheduled departure date: 50% of total amount
40 – 0 days prior the scheduled departure date: 100% of total amount

Cancellation of additional services:
Unless otherwise stated, all by the client pre-booked additional services related are non-refundable after booking. In case of full cancellation of the tour by WorldWide Village Travel Ltd. the down payment as well as pre-booked pre-/ and post-nights will be refunded.

For reading or downloading the full Contractual Conditions (Please click here)

What about arrival and departure from Israel?

The tour will take place from 19-26 February, 2021. Please note that these touring days in Israel do not include your travel time. You are responsible to book your own flights at your own expense, arriving and departing from Ben Gurion Airport (TLV), Tel Aviv.

Please ensure your flight arrives before 3pm on 19th February. In order to return home for your weekend services you may decide to book departing flights after 11pm on 25th February, otherwise the tour officially finishes with checking out of the hotel on the morning of 26th February.

If you need assistance in booking your flight, feel free to make a remark in your registration line or connect directly to Worldwide Village.

Upon arrival, you will be picked up from the aircraft and escorted through security and custom to the driver that will take you to the hotel. In order to provide you with this welcome service, we kindly request you to provide us with your flight details once you have booked your flight. Further instructions will be given to you during the welcome meeting in the hotel in Tel Aviv.

 

Am I required to participate in all the activities for the entire trip?

The Taste of Israel Tour is designed as a comprehensive experience from start to finish, so it is highly recommended that you participate in all the planned activities. We understand that some adjustments might be necessary, and if this is the case, please contact WWV directly for more information about itinerary adjustments. Please keep in mind that alterations to the itinerary, including transportation and accommodation, will be your responsibility if you choose to divert from the group while in Israel.

 

Do I need to bring any special clothing or other items?

We will only know the exact weather conditions shortly before the start of the tour. Late February can be cold and rainy, but it can also be quite warm. The weather conditions in Israel can change dramatically from day to day. Generally, temperatures on the tour’s dates range from 55-80°F (13-26°C) depending on time of day and specific location. We advise you to dress in layers to accommodate a variety of weather conditions throughout the day. Please note that during sections of the Jesus Trek, your shoes will be fully submerged in water and mud, so plan to bring appropriate footwear.

 

What if I have specific food restrictions?

In your registration form, you can mention your dietary needs. Israel’s cuisine offers a wide range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options and we will do its utmost to accommodate for any food restrictions. Some of Israel’s most beloved street food, like falafel and hummus, is vegan, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on this special Mediterranean delicacy!

What medical precautions should be considered before travelling to Israel?

There are no specific immunizations or medications that are recommended or required for travel to Israel, but we advise you to connect with your primary care physician regarding his/her recommendations for you specifically. Please keep in mind that you can purchase the equivalent of most standard over-the-counter medicines in Israel. We would also encourage you to inform your health insurance provider that you will be travelling out of the country to determine your coverage and medical care options while in Israel.

How safe is travelling to Israel?

Your safety is our top priority. Israel is a very safe country to visit and tour, and we use a variety of measures to ensure the safety of all the participants on the Hillsong Leadership Network Taste of Israel Tour. We also encourage you to take all the normal precautions as you would when travelling to any other city or country.

What is the timezone in Israel?

Israel Standard Time (IST), is the standard time zone in Israel. It is two hours ahead of UTC and seven hours ahead of EST.

Can I drink tap water in Israel?

Tap water is safe to drink in Israel, but bottled water will also be available.

Will I have access to WIFI?

Most hotels in Israel have WiFi available for hotel guests at standard rates. Many cafes and restaurants also offer complimentary WiFi services. Since September 2013, Tel Aviv offers a citywide free WiFi network which provides 80 free internet “hot spots” across the city. Most of the touring buses also have complimentary WIFI available.

Will I be able to use my cell phone while in Israel? 

Please check with your mobile phone service provider to determine if you will need to purchase an International plan to use your phone in Israel. Local Israeli SIM cards with phone/data plans can be purchased during the registration process and will be delivered upon arrival in Israel. To make use of this service, your phone has to be “unlocked”.

Are credit cards accepted in Israel?

You can use your credit/debit card to obtain NIS (New Israeli Shekels) at ATMs throughout Israel. Most Israeli hotels, restaurants and stores accept American Express, MasterCard and Visa cards as well. American dollars are accepted in many places in Israel; however, in most cases, change will be given in NIS.

Will I need to bring a power adapter?

Almost all hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers, and all have shaver sockets. For other appliances, Israel’s electricity is 220V A/C, single phase 50-cycles; 110V-220V transformers can be used. Israeli outlets have three prongs, but European two-prong adapters usually work.

Who is Worldwide Village Ltd?

Worldwide Village LTD. (WWV) is the travel agency coordinating the booking process for the Hillsong Leadership Network Taste of Israel tour. WWV can provide assistance for all questions regarding registration, payments, lodging, and flights.

You can contact WWV by email at:
customerservice@wwv.travel or by phone at: +41 56 552 07 70.

Who is Keshet Educational Journeys?

Keshet Educational Journeys is the local tour operator in Israel handling the Hillsong Leadership Network Taste of Israel tour.

*In order to join the Taste of Israel tour, you must first be a Hillsong Leadership Network member.

The goal of the Hillsong Leadership Network is to Champion You & Your Local Church, and we do this through nurturing relationships with leaders and resourcing you to grow healthy churches, whether that’s through live events you’re invited to or downloadable online resource.

It consists of local churches and ministries from various spectrums of the Body of Christ across the globe, who desire to connect with Hillsong Church for impartation and relationship.

Some of the many membership benefits include:

  • Monthly Hillsong Staff Meeting messages from Pastor Brian Houston to watch with your team.
  • Hillsong & Colour Conference benefits including Discounted Registrations, Reserved Seating, and Network Lounge access.
  • Invitations to the Colour High Tea with Ps Bobbie, and the Hillsong Conference Luncheon with Ps Brian.
  • Accommodation options at the most convenient locations during Conferences (may vary per Conference).
  • The latest Hillsong Worship, United and Young & Free albums as they are released.
  • 30% discount off Ps Brian & Bobbie’s resource, plus 30% off other Hillsong resource (some restrictions may apply).
  • VIP tickets and Guest Lounge invitations during our Hillsong Worship, United and Young & Free concerts.
  • Access to our Online Portal with practical church-building resources to download.