A wonderful tour to Israel

Led by Colin Jones

Thursday 11th - Saturday 20th October 2018

Your tour leader will be Colin D Jones.

Colin is married with four daughters and four grandchildren.

He is presently pastor at Wem Baptist Church (FIEC) in North Shropshire a church he served for 22 years from 1974-96 and has recently returned to after 20 years ministering in Crawley in West Sussex.

Colin is an experienced tour leader having visited Israel on many occasions.

He is the author of a number of books published by DayOne Publications for both adults and children.

He will be responsible for taking care of you and bringing a spiritual input to the tour, We will also be accompanied by an Official Guide.

Colin says:
“I fell in love with the land of Israel on my first visit many years ago and have loved sharing such a wonderful experience with groups ever since. It will be my joy and privilege to link the sites we will visit and my prayer that it helps to bring alive the history both Old and New Testament of the very special land. If this will be your first visit I know it will be a great blessing to you, if you have been before you need no commendation from me”

Colin Jones

Colin Jones

Day 1 - Thursday
Early flight from Luton to Tel Aviv where we will be met and transferred by air conditioned coach to your hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 2 - Friday
Go up onto the Temple Mount area and gain an understanding of the Biblical history of Moriah, Araunah’s threshing floor etc. Walking tour of the Old City. Pools of Bethesda – understanding John 5. The Roman Pavement / Lithostratos, Herod’s Cistern etc. Ecce Homo, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, discussion re: the site of Calvary. The Jewish Quarter, Nehemiah’s broad wall, the Burnt House – understanding 1st Century life in Jerusalem. Walk through the Dung Gate down to the City of David archeological centre and see the 3D presentation of the history of the City of David. Make our way down and down, noting the importance of recent archeological discoveries, and come to Warren’s Shaft and the entrance to Hezekiah’s tunnel. Walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel (appropriately prepared with torches and water shoes) to the Pool of Siloam - note the area of the Pool of Siloam near the Herodian Street. (A dry Caananite tunnel for those not so adventurous!).
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 3 - Saturday
Drive south through the Judean Hills past the Inn Of the Good Samaritan. Masada – the Jewish last stand against the Romans & AD 70. Qumran – understand the biblical significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Visit En Gedi National Park to see the waterfalls. The Dead Sea - an opportunity to float in the world’s lowest sea, 423m below sea level.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 4 - Sunday
Morning Service at the Hotel. Rest of the morning free. Afternoon – optional walks (eg to Christ Church, Jaffa Gate). Evening service.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 5 - Monday
Walk through the Western Wall Tunnel – and hear about the significance and location of the Temple. Coming out onto the Via Dolorosa, the coach picks us up below the Lion Gate (St. Stephen’s Gate).
Drive to the top of the Mount of Olives. Understand the significance of burial in a Jewish context. Dominus Flevit – Jesus weeping over Jerusalem. Garden of Gethsemane. Kidron Valley. St Peter in Gallicantu – Peter’s denial of Jesus. Go to Abraham’s Ridge overlooking the city. Garden Tomb & Communion. Then a brief time to rest and/or visit the shop. Free evening to relax or walk through Old City to the Western Wall.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 6 - Tuesday
Visit Bethlehem and Herodian, Herod’s Tomb. Drive up through the Jordan Valley. Visit Gideon’s Spring at the foot of Mount Gilboa. Visit Beth Shean where the Philistines hung the bodies of King Saul and his sons on the city walls.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 7 - Wednesday
Sail on the Sea of Galilee - note the geography of the lake - overview of the northern towns & Jesus’ ministry within the ‘gospel triangle’ of Capernaum-Korazin-Bethsaida, the signifiance of the Horns of Hattin etc. Nof Ginossar - the Galilee Boat. Capernaum - significance of the archaeological remains there. Korazin - note the importance of the Mikveh etc. Mount of Beatitudes - the Sermon on the Mount. St Peter’s Primacy / Tabgha - the restoration of Peter by Jesus.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 8 - Thursday
We visit Dan Nature Reserve - walk to Tel Dan through the beautiful Dan National Park. See Mount Hermon in the distance. Note the structure and significance of the ‘Gate’ of the city in those days, also background to the idolatry at Dan in Biblical history - Jezebel, Jeroboam II etc. Caesarea Philippi (Banyas) - some background in Greek mythology, significance of “Gates of Hell” and Peter’s confession of Jesus in this context.
Return via the Golan Heights and Safed.
Visit Kursi - recalling Jesus healing the demon- possessed man.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 9 - Friday
Drive to Nazareth, passing through Cana and noting the significance of Jewish weddings and the importance in Christ’s ministry. Visit the Biblical village and the Synagogue Church. Drive to Megiddo - the plain of Armageddon, passing Mount Tabor, the traditional site of Jesus’ transfiguration. Mount Carmel range & Muhraqah - Elijah and the significance of 1 Kings 18. See one of the nest views across the Jezreel plains. Visit Caesarea by the sea, the place of Paul’s departure, and see the ancient Roman amphitheatre and ancient aqueduct.
Dinner and overnight in Tel Aviv.

Day 10 - Saturday
Return flight Tel Aviv to Luton.

Itinerary subject to change

Price £1840

What the price includes

  • Return flights from London Luton to Tel Aviv (Details of flight numbers and times have not yet been finalised)
  • Accommodation in good quality hotels in twin 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, service charges and porterage
  • Airport taxes
  • ATOL Protection Contribution

Not included in the price

  • Travel between home and UK airport
  • Single supplement £495 per person
  • Travel insurance (see below)

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.

* APC (ATOL Protection Contribution) which 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 of 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 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.

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 November 2017



Testimonials

“On the trip I experienced wonderful fellowship, joy and laughter that I shall carry with me for the rest of my days.”

Susan Russell


Next 5 departures


Twitter