Periodically, NPI organizes a tour to Nazareth, Jerusalem and other historical sites in Israel and Palestine. One important aspect of the tour is to visit the Nazareth Hospital EMMS, the Nazareth Academic School of Nursing and Nazareth Village. This is followed by travel to other parts of Galilee, the West Bank, Jerusalem and many other sites near Jerusalem.
NPI works with a North-American travel company to plan the international travel bookings and to arrange local transportation, lodging and tour guides via a Palestinian-owned tour company in Jerusalem. International Travel arranged for NPI by Raptim Humanitarian Travel. Fly from JFK to Tel Aviv via Istanbul on Turkish Airlines.
There will be no tour in 2019 — but please read below for ways to participate in 2019 Bike & Hike events in Israel.
2019 Nazareth Challenge: Bike Ride and Jesus Trail Hike
Nazareth Project (NPI) is assisting with the Jesus Trail hike and the Cycle the Three Seas bike ride sponsored by Nazareth Trust, (owner of Nazareth Hospital and Nazareth School of Nursing). Annually, the hike and ride provide participants with delightful, memorable group experiences while also raising support for special projects at Nazareth Hospital.
“Cycle the 3 Seas” bike ride: March 10 – 16, 2019: The 220-mile ride will begin in Tel Aviv and end in Nazareth. The route will go from the Mediterranean Sea to the Dead Sea to the Galilee Sea (Lake). Cost for all equipment, guides, food and lodging is $1150. A deposit of $350 is requested by August 31.
Jesus Trail hike: March 11 – 16, 2019: The 40-mile hike will follow the Jesus Trail leaving Nazareth and returning to Nazareth. The cost for support, food and lodging is $550. A deposit of $200 is requested by August 31.
Fundraising: The Nazareth Challenge hike and bike ride events are to raise funds for a special project at Nazareth Hospital. Riders and hikers are encouraged to invite friends, family, and church family to support fundraising for the special project. NPI will furnish tax receipts to all US donors who contribute.
Recommended levels of fundraising are:
Sample Itinerary — 2020 Tour
Travel, lodging and guides provided for NPI by Net Tours, a well-established and reputable Palestinian Christian tour company.
For more information or if you have questions please contact Howard Good at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 717-475-8737.
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