Irene and I are honoured to be invited to host a tour of the Holy Land. We are personally excited at the opportunity to make a return journey.
When I think of the trip ahead I think of three things -
Firstly its a great opportunity for a break in a great country with a pleasant climate alongside a quality group of people.
Secondly I believe it will be a time of renewal and refreshment of body, soul and spirit.
Thirdly it is a great opportunity for learning more about the scriptures, old and new testament, and of course the life and ministry of Jesus.
We will visit many of the key historic sites found in the Bible and hopefully as we make this journey together our lives will be enriched.
I hope you will consider joining us for the trip of a lifetime.
Stuart and Irene Bell,
Senior Pastors of Alive Church and Leaders of the Ground Level Network
Day 1 - London / Tel Aviv
We depart on our flight from London Luton to Tel Aviv. Meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer to our hotel in Netanya for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 - Nazareth / Cana / Mt. Tabor
We visit Caesarea and the Roman amphitheatre and aqueduct. Continue to Mount Carmel and then to the Old Synagogue. Continue to Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water into wine at a wedding feast. Those who wish can renew their marriage vows. In the afternoon we drive to Mount Tabor where the Lord was Transfigured which we will ascend and descend by taxis before we drive to our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 - The Sea of Galilee
After breakfast we take a boat trip across the Sea of Galilee, after which we see a boat from the 1st century AD discovered in 1986. Visit Capernaum “The Town of Jesus” where he carried out the major part of his Ministry and Messianic Work. Visit the excavations and St. Peter’s Church. Continue to Tabgha, the site where the Lord fed the 5,000 with five loaves and two fish, and the Mount of Beatitudes which commemorates our Lord’s Sermon on the Mount. We then visit Bethsaida and finally, Beit Shean a Roman city.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
Day 4 - Jericho / Jerusalem / Bethlehem / Shepherds’ Fields
Today we leave Galilee and visit the baptism site at Yardinet on the River Jordan where there will be the opportunity to be baptised before driving to Shechem and Jacob’s Well. After returning from Mesopotamia Jacob bought a plot of land for “a hundred pieces of silver” where he pitched his tent and dug a deep well. Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman here. Our next stop will be in Jericho. View the ancient city and take the chair lift to the Mount of Temptation before we continue to the Inn Of The Good Samaritan and then to Jerusalem, where on arrival we will drive to the top of the Mount of Olives to admire the spectacular views of the walled Old City. After an explanation of the view drive to Bethlehem to visit the Basilica of the Nativity and the Grotto, venerated as the Birthplace of Jesus. We drive to the Shepherds’ Fields where we celebrate Holy Communion.
Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.
Day 5 - Mt. of Olives / Mt. Zion
After breakfast we visit Bethany where we see Lazarus’ tomb, continue to the Mount of Olives where we have a panoramic view over the Old City. Walk down the Palm Sunday road to the chapel of Dominus Flevit, where the Lord wept over Jerusalem. Finally descend to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. In the afternoon visit Mount Zion and the Upper Room, also known as the Cenacle which commemorates the Last Supper; the Dormition Abbey, commemorating the falling asleep of Mary; and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu on the sight of the house of the High Priest Caiaphas and see the Dungeon where Jesus was imprisoned. We end the day with a visit to the Garden Tomb.
Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.
Day 6 - The Dead Sea
Today we travel down to Masada, Herod’s hill top fortress, we then have an opportunity to ‘float’ in the Dead Sea before visiting Qumran.
Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.
Day 7 - The Way of the Cross / Abu Gosh / Ein Karem
This morning we shall enter the Old City and start our tour at the Crusaders’ Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda. Continue to the Tower of Antonia where Jesus was tried and the Church of the Flagellation.
We visit the Western (Wailing) Wall where we will spend some time before we return to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8 - Tel Aviv / London
Morning visit to Jaffa and then drive around Tel Aviv before the coach takes us to Tel Aviv airport for our return flight to London Luton.
Itinerary subject to change
Price £1670 per person
What the price includes
Not included in the price
Please note that the cost of the tour may be subject to surcharges - please see the booking conditions. Currency exchange rates used £1 = US$1.3019 as published in the Financial Times on 28th September 2016.
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Room Check In and Check Out Times
The standard international practice is to let rooms from midday to midday. However times do vary. Check-in times are usually between 2pm and 3pm, check-out times between 11am and 12 noon on the day of departure. Therefore, if you check-in immediately after a night flight this would normally count as one night’s accommodation. Similarly if your return flight is at night you will normally be required to vacate your room at 12 noon prior to leaving for the airport. Day rooms are subject to availability/cost and should be arranged locally with the accommodation management.
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