Petra and Galilee - adventure and relaxation

Led by Stephen & Janet Gaukroger

Thursday 3rd - Saturday 12th May 2018

Welcome to a trip that provides both adventure and the chance to relax.

We start with a busy few days in Jordan, exploring Wadi Rum and Petra, two very iconic destinations.

The second half of the trip will be more chilled out, in a lovely hotel on the Sea of Galilee. There will be outings to some significant Biblical and historical sites, as well as plenty of time to relax by the pool, enjoy the stunning view or walk into Tiberias.

A major feature of the trip will be time for Bible teaching in the evenings, to feed our minds and our souls.

We designed this trip to tick a number of holiday boxes:

  • Petra is an adventure on many people’s bucket list
  • Galilee has important and meaningful biblical sites
  • The pace will allow for ‘rest by Galilee’ and ‘calm of hills above’
  • Bible teaching will inform, inspire and challenge
  • Good food and fellowship, and new friends

We’d be delighted for you to join us for this great holiday opportunity.

We’re very much looking forward to it!

Petra and Galilee - adventure and relaxation

Day 1 - Thursday
We depart from London Heathrow on our flight to Tel Aviv and onward to Eilat. Dinner and overnight Eilat.

Day 2 - Friday
We drive to Arava border and cross to Jordan. We visit Wadi Rum where we spend a good half-day including lunch and 2 hrs jeep ride.
Dinner and overnight in Petra.

Day 3 - Saturday
Full day guided tour of Petra.
Dinner and overnight Petra.

Day 4 - Sunday
Free day in Petra includes second entrance fee, one group transfer to and from site, but no guide.
Dinner and overnight Petra.

Day 5 - Monday
We leave Petra and drive to Mt Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. Continue to the Sheikh Hussein Bridge and cross to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 - Tuesday
Free day to relax by the lakeside and evening boat trip on the Sea of Galilee.
Dinner and overnight Tiberias.

Day 7 - Wednesday
Visit Magdala, Capernaum, Tabgha and Mount of Beatitudes with time to wander back down to the lakeside.
Dinner and overnight Tiberias.

Day 8 - Thursday
Visit Caesarea Philippi, the source of the River Jordan. Then drive to the Golan Heights for a visit (there may also be opportunity for a 4 x 4 jeep ride which the guide will be able to book in advance - extra charge). Return to hotel and remainder of the day is free.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 9 - Friday
Morning boat trip on the Sea of Galilee.
Remainder of the day is free.
Dinner and overnight Tiberias.

Day 10 - Saturday
Leave Tiberias and transfer to Ben Gurion airport including some sightseeing en route. Return flight home to London Heathrow.

This programme is subject to change even at short notice

Price £2085 per person

What the price includes

  • Flights from London Heathrow to Eilat (via Tel Aviv) and from Tel Aviv to London Heathrow (Details of flight numbers and times have not yet been finalised)
  • Accommodation in good quality hotels in twin / double bedded rooms with private facilities on half board basis
  • Transfer of passengers and baggage
  • Sightseeing as in itinerary
  • Services of a fully qualified English speaking guide
  • Travel by air-conditioned coaches
  • Entrance fees, gratuities (tips), service charges and porterage
  • Entry visa to Jordan (currently free)
  • Horse ride in Petra
  • Airport taxes
  • ATOL Protection Contribution

Not included in the price

  • Travel from home to UK airport
  • Single supplement £351 per person
  • Horse drawn carriages in Petra
  • Border taxes - currently US$50 per person and subject to change
  • 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$1.3019 as published in the Financial Times on 28th September 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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