The Trip of a Lifetime to ISRAEL, JORDAN & PETRA

Led by Pastor James King

Monday 16th - Thursday 26th October 2017

Pastor Jim invited Jesus into his life on the 27th of November 1966, then after many years of street evangelism, he was led to start a bible study for a group of hells angels, and misfits of his City which just grew to over 40 people meeting each Sunday at his home, and has given birth to a wonderful church, Church on the Way.

Married to his lovely wife for 50 years. He has been the Senior Pastor of Church on the Way for over 35 years, a bible Conference speaker. His heart was always for the lost, and has over the years taught evangelism in many countries, he has taken tours to Israel many times, and he personally promises you the pilgrimage of a lifetime.

Day 1
We depart from Manchester on our flight to Tel Aviv. On arrival we will be met and transfer to our hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 2
We drive to the Mount of Olives where we have a panoramic view of the Old City. We visit the Dome of the Ascension, the Churches of Pater Noster and Dominus Flevit, the Church of All Nations, the Tomb of Mary and the Garden of Gethsemane. We travel to Bethlehem and visit Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity with the Caves of St Jerome. We end with a visit to the Shepherds’ Fields.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 3
We enter the Old City and stop at the Western Wall and afterwards ascend the Temple Mount to visit the El Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock (view from the outside as non-Muslims are not permitted to enter them). We walk to the Pool of Bethesda and the Crusader Church of St Anne, and then follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. We leave the Old City to end the day of the tranquil Garden Tomb.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 4
We travel through the Judean hills to the Dead Sea area. We visit Masada, Herod’s desert fortress which we ascend by cable car. We have an opportunity to float in the Dead Sea and on our return journey to Jerusalem we call at Qumran (where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered] and the ancient Biblical city of Jericho. We return to Jerusalem.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 5
We leave Jerusalem and travel down towards the Dead Sea again to cross the Allenby Bridge into Jordan. We drive down the Desert Highway to our hotel in Petra.
Dinner and overnight in Petra.

Day 6
We spend the whole day on a guided tour of the ancient city of Petra, passing through a narrow canyon. Petra was the southern capital of the Nabataeans, and the visit includes spectacular buildings, the best-known being the Treasury carved from the red sandstone rock, as well as other fascinating temples and tombs.
Dinner and overnight in Petra.

Day 7
We return to the north, stopping at the spectacular Crusader castle at Karak. We stop at Madaba to see the extremely well preserved mosaic map of the Holy Land, and then we visit Mount Nebo from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. We continue to the capital of Jordan, Amman.
Dinner and overnight in Amman.

Day 8
We have a short tour of the city of Amman before heading for Jerash, one of the cities of the Decapolis, much of which has lain undiscovered below sand dunes for centuries. Here we see the Triumphal Arch, the colonnaded street, the forum and the Temple of Zeus. We head for the border and cross into Israel, making our way to Tiberias on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 9
We travel to Mount Tabor to visit the Church of the Transfiguration, high above the Jezreel Valley, with views of the surrounding countryside. We continue to Nazareth, Jesus’ hometown and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, as well as the ancient synagogue and Mary’s Well. We return to Tiberias via the Marriage Church at Cana.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 10
We start today with a trip across the lake in a replica wooden boat to Capernaum. We visit Mensa Christi where Jesus appeared to his disciples after his resurrection and the Church of the Loaves and Fishes at Tabgha. We continue to the Mount of the Beatitudes, and travel around the lakeside to Bethsalda and Kursi, associated with the miracle of the Gadarene Swine.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 11
After breakfast we enjoy some free time (depending on flight time). We then depart from Tel Aviv on our flight to Manchester

This programme is subject to change even at short notice

Price £1645 per person

What the price includes

  • Return flights from Manchester to Ben Gurion airport Tel Aviv as above
  • Airport taxes
  • Accommodation in good hotels in twin bedded rooms with private facilities on half board basis
  • Services of fully qualified English speaking guides throughout
  • Entrance fees, service charges and porterage
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, hotels and horse boys at Petra
  • Tours and transfers in deluxe air-conditioned coaches
  • 2 hours jeep tour in Wadi Rum
  • Horse ride in Petra
  • Jordanian Visa (currently free for groups of 5+ passengers)
  • Whispers (headsets) in Israel
  • ATOL Protection Contribution

Not included in the price

  • Border Taxes - currently US$72 per person payable locally
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Drinks with meals & Lunches
  • Horse drawn carriages in Petra
  • Travel from home to UK airport
  • Single supplement £430 per person
  • Travel insurance (see back page)

Please note that the cost of the tour may be subject to surcharges - please see the booking conditions. Currency exchange rates used £1 = US$1.36 as published in the Financial Times on 6th January 2016.

* APC (ATOL Protection Contribution) provides passenger protection via the ATTF (Air Travel Trust Fund). For further information visit www.caa.co.uk

HOW TO BOOK

Either click 'Book' at the bottom of this page or download, complete and return the booking form to:

Worldwide Christian Travel 36 Coldharbour Road, Bristol, BS6 7NA UK

Tel: 0845 458 8308

Worldwide Christian Travel has been organising Christian holidays and tours, mainly to the Holy Land, for over 40 years. We cover all aspects of travel and are one of the most comprehensive Christian travel organisers in the country. Worldwide Christian Travel is a trading name of Hadler Tours Limited.

General Information

Fitness
People of all ages are welcome, but, whatever your age, we must insist on a reasonable level of fitness. A number of sites involve rough walking.

Your protection
Hadler Tours Limited is a member of ABTA with membership numbers 93522 & V2096. ABTA and ABTA Members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you or if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 68-71 Newman Street London W1T 3AH Tel: 020 7637 2444 or visit www.abta.com.

All monies paid by you for the air holiday package shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3078. For more information see our booking terms and conditions.

Passports, Visas and Vaccinations
Travellers are responsible for ensuring that they have a valid passport for travel to the relevant countries and that it is valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. A visa is required for British Passport holders visiting Jordan but not for Israel and details of how to obtain this will be sent with your final invoice. At the time this brochure went to press no vaccinations or inoculations are required for travel but you may wish to consult your own doctor for advice concerning this. If you have any queries regarding the above, we will be happy to help.

Travel Advice
For the latest travel advice please visit www.fco.gov.uk or call 0870 606 0290.

Further Information And Paying The Balance
Further information will be sent to you regarding any action that may be required approximately 10 weeks before departure. A final invoice will also be sent at this time and the balance for the tour must be paid at least 8 weeks before departure.

Travel Information
Full travel information, including details of meeting points, flight times, accommodation and travel information, will be sent to you approximately 2 weeks before departure. Normally, tickets are not issued but are handed to you at the airport or departure point by our representative who will be there to ensure that you depart without a hitch and to deal with any last minute difficulties.

Travel Insurance
It is compulsory to have travel insurance for your booking. Holiday Extras have a range of policies available at very competitive prices. You can obtain a quote online by clicking here or alternatively you can call 0871 360 2742 and quote ABTA number 93522.

Gratuities
Our normal procedure is to deal with tips on a group basis and these are included in the price. The tour leader will distribute them to the guide, driver and hotels on your behalf. Individual tipping is not recommended unless the circumstances are exceptional.

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.

Page published January 2017



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