October 27, 2016
Frequently Asked Questions on Our Jerusalem Pilgrimage
What is Pilgrimage?
– Pilgrimage is a meaningful journey to a sacred place. It provides the opportunity to step out of the non-stop busyness of our lives, to seek a time of quiet and reflection.
What is unique about a tour to Israel?
– A tour to Israel offers all Christian believers, the unique opportunity to feel the Bible come alive with lively visits to historical sites we read about in the scriptures.
What sites do you visit on your Tours?
– Tours cover famous life changing sites from Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jordan, Carmel, Dead Sea, to Galilee and much more.
What are the advantages of an individual tour and a Group Tours?
– An individual tour is much more expensive than a group tour and the schedules are not flexible.
– The group tours are more affordable with opportunity to net work with like minded faithfuls and the schedules are flexible.
What is the Tour fee for Pilgrimages?
– The estimated tour fee is $1,500 and upwards, depending on the season of the year, duration of the tour and the Exchange rate.
What are the benefits of embarking on a Pilgrimage?
– It offers the unique opportunity to feel the Bible come alive, bringing about Spiritual satisfaction as well as Pleasure derived from embarking on a relaxed trip.
How many Tours do you organize in a year?
– We organize 3 group tours yearly (May/ April) and (October/ November). But we can package other group & individual tours as the need arises.
To register for a Pilgrimage, what are the steps to take?
– Step 1: Download or collect, fill the registration form, Guarantors form and Additional visa information forms
– Step 2: Pay a registration fee of N10,000
– Step 3: Submit the forms along with the data page of your International Passport.
– Step 4: Submitted forms will be cross checked for eligibility
– Step 5: Collect and properly fill Visa form (Guarantor to stamp at the High Court).
– Step 6: Make deposit of at least 50% of the tour fees.
– Step 7: Attend visa interview.
Can one travel on different dates apart from the 2 main tours organized yearly?
– Yes. Tours can be packaged specially on demand. We organize tours all year round.
What is the duration of your tours?
– We have different packages :10days, 8days, 5days etc depending on the budget.
What is the difference between Governments organized Tours and Tours organized by Private Tour Operators?
– The major difference is that the Government sponsors the Tours while for Private Tours it is the individual that pay for the tour (though lately the Government has declined in taking up this responsibility)
– Government tours usually convey large number of people while the Private tours accommodates less people so they are easier to manage
– The Government tours can be stressful to process but the Private tour operators make it less stressful for the Pilgrims because the assist them with all aspects of the process.
What does a Tour Package include?
– The Tour fee covers : Visa Procurement; Return Flight Ticket; warm Meet & Assist; Homely Hotel Accommodation (double room); 3 Delicious Meals; Luxurious Ground Transportation; Friendly Tour Guides; Medical/ Travel Insurance; Jerusalem Pilgrimage(JP) Certificate and Gifts.
Can I make an initial deposit if I don’t yet have complete fees at hand?
– Installment Payment is acceptable and the minimum deposit is N100, 000.
Are children allowed on the tours?
– Children can go on tours especially in December since schools will be on vacation.
What are the rates for children?
– Registration fee for children is N5,000 and flight rates are discounted for those under 12 years depending on their ages.
Apart from the Pilgrimage, what other tours do you organize?
– Agric Study Tours; Business Tours, Vacation and Holiday Trips.
Is my Passport valid for the trip if I have at least 1 month before expire date.
– No. Your Passport will only be valid if you have at least 6 months validity from the date of the Tour.
What if i decide to travel to another country while on the Tour or extend my stay.
– If you have a genuine reason to extent your trip pls let us know at the time you register we will let you know if this will be possible as absconding during the Tour is totally unacceptable. We strongly recommend that you do not join our trip if you have dubious intentions or you may face prosecution.
I have not visited any country before now, will I be allowed to on the Tour ?
– You will be given a Visa even if you have not traveled out of this country before.
As long as details supplied are authentic and are recommended you after the visa interview.
Can I organize my own tour?
– Emphatically YES. Churches and groups can partner with us to organize a tour. The tour will be specially tailored to suit each group.
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