“Visiting Israel has been one of the most enriching experiences of our lives. We will travel through the biblical nation: From Dan to Beersheba, from South to North.
Driving through the wilderness, swimming in the Dead Sea, Exploring Jerusalem, walking around Jericho, sailing across Galilee etc etc. Since 1990 we have taken dozens of trips, inviting Christians from many cultures and nationalities to share in an exhilarating and faith building journey that will open the Bible in its own setting and introduce you to people and places where the turning points of history occurred.
Come and join us on this unique and invigorating tour that you will never forget.”
John and Liz Clevely
Depart London Gatwick arrive Tel Aviv.
Dinner and overnight stay in Tel Aviv.
This morning starts at the Archaeological Park original location in the biblical town of Beersheba. The site offers a look into life in the times of the patriarchs. We will visit Abrahams well, where Abraham the Father of the Israelites dug a well as part of his covenant with King Abimelech. It was also the place where both Isaac and his son Jacob lived.
We will have lunch in Beersheba and then drive East through the biblical wilderness and spend a short time experiencing the peace and solitude of this amazing landscape. Then, travelling on to the city of Arad we see the fountain of tears, a sculpture display that parallels the suffering of Christ with the Jewish holocaust (very moving).
Overnight in Arad with a Shabbat meal.
We take a day out to visit the desert area south east of Jerusalem. Masada, Herod’s hilltop fortress which we ascend and descend by cable car. Ein Gedi associated with Saul. Opportunity to bathe in the warm waters.
Visit Bethlehem to see the Church of the Nativity and Shepherds Field and to Jerusalem where we stand on the Mount of Olives for our view over the Old City.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
FREE DAY to explore the Old City of Jerusalem. Old City meandering through the market streets and delving into places familiar to Jesus, David, Isaiah and Paul – to name a few!
Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.
We continue to explore the Old City of Jerusalem.
We start the day, we visit David’s City; walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel (constructed in the 8th century BCE to ensure a safe water supply); and see the recently uncovered Pool of Siloam, and a Herodian paved street from the Pool to the Temple. We move on to see the Western WalI, the Archaeological Garden Excavations (remains from the time of the second Temple), and the Western Wall tunnels.
Our time in Jerusalem will culminate with Communion at the Garden Tomb followed by dinner at our hotel.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
We leave Jerusalem and drive to Jericho. We then visit the baptismal site nearby where there will be opportunity for those who wish to be baptised and continue to the Nazareth Village, depicting life as in the times of Jesus.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
We drive to Caesarea Philippi the source of the river Jordan. We will stop at Safed a city rich in history, Capernaum, Magdala and Tabgha and end the day with a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee.
Dinner with friends from the congregation of local believers in Karmiel. Overnight in Tiberias.
We leave Tiberias and drive to Mount Carmel before continuing to Caesarea and visit the Roman amphitheatre and aqueduct. We then drive to Ben Gurion airport for our return flight to London Gatwick.
This programme is subject to change
What the price includes
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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 29th September 2016.
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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.
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.
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 of if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 68-71 Newman Street London W1T 3AH Tel: 020 7637 2444 or visit www.abta.com.
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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 not required for British Passport holders visiting Israel. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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