This afternoon I have received the final costs for the 2013 Bethsaida tour.
The program has been arranged in two sections:
1. Core program: Return air travel, two weeks on the dig (16-28 June), weekend visits to lakeside holy places and other selected sites in northern Israel, two nights in Nazareth (28 & 29 June). All participants.
2. Additional week at St George’s College in Jerusalem (30 June – 6 July), during which time we will visit selected sites of historical and religious significance in and around Jerusalem. Optional program.
Some participants will be attending the Sabeel International Young Adults Conference from June 30 to July 6. That conference has its own costs, and these will need to be paid directly by the participants.
Other people may opt to return home after the core program concludes in Nazareth on Sunday, 30 June or to continue their travels to other destinations.
The cost for the total package (Bethsaida/Nazareth plus SGC) is $8,249.00
The core program without the week in Jerusalem at SGC is: $6,499.00
Eligible CSU students will be able to access $6,051 of financial assistance under the OS-HELP program, and a further $500 from the Vice-Chancellor’s Travel Fund.
We already have several registrations, but I now invite anyone wishing to participate in the 2013 Bethsaida Holy Land Study Tour to contact Audrey Warren at Mission Travel as soon as possible so that you can register for the trip and pay the $500 deposit to secure a place on the trip.
Audrey’s contact details are:
Phone: 1300 554 654
Places will be limited to 25 people.
More detailed information will be available from Mission Travel shortly, but I know that many people have been waiting for this news so I thought I should share it as soon as I had received it.