A biblical tour to the Holy Land

Led by Kwasi Obeng-Darko

Tuesday 1st - Wednesday 9th May 2018

I am inviting you to join me on this life changing experience to the Holyland. It does not matter who you are, what your background is or perhaps you are just curious because you have heared the story. I want to assure you that you will experience something new. For those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ it is an opportunity to walk on the land our saviour walk and lived and also to experience and see what you have heared and read in the bible. It is amazing.

It will be a great opportunity to pray and fellowship with others. An experience and memories that will never be forgotten.

Please join me for this great encounter to the Holyland. It is real and our redeemer lives.

Day 1 - Tuesday
We leave London Luton on a direct morning flight to Tel Aviv, where we will be met on arrival for transfer to our hotel in Tiberias (by the Sea of Galilee).

Day 2 - Wednesday
We start the day with an audio-visual introduction to the region at “The Galilee Experience”. We visit the amphitheatre and aqueduct at Caesarea and drive to Mount Carmel, the scene of Elijah’s conflict with the prophets of Baal. Then, passing Mount Tabor (a possible site of the Transfiguration) we visit Cana (where Jesus turned water into wine), and continue to Nazareth - where we see a church built around Mary’s Well, and Jesus’ reputed childhood home (at the Church of the Annunciation). We visit Nazareth Village (depicting life in the time of Jesus), and the Mount of the Precipice (believed by some to be where Jesus was taken by the angry crowd after preaching at the Nazareth Synagogue) – from which we view the Jezreel Valley, the Biblical location for Armageddon.

Day 3 - Thursday
We visit the 2000 year old “Jesus Boat” at a nearby kibbutz, and then sail across the Sea of Galilee on a replica of this boat - pausing during this for our Sunday worship. We visit sites associated with Jesus’ ministry: Migdal (the home of Mary Magdalene, with a synagogue from the time of Jesus); Kursi (a possible location for the Gadarene swine); Capernaum (Jesus’ home town, with its ancient synagogue and Peter’s house); We enjoy a St Peter’s fish lunch and Tabgha (a possible site of the feeding of the 5000, and of a lakeside resurrection appearance of Jesus). We finish the day celebrating communion on the hillside of the Mount of Beatitudes (the setting for the Sermon on the Mount).

Day 4 -Friday
Today we visit the Baptismal site at Yardenit where there will be opportunity to be baptised in the River Jordan. Leaving the Galilee, we travel south to Jericho - where we view the ancient city and take the chair lift to the Mount of Temptation before we continue to the Inn Of The Good Samaritan. We recall the temptation of Jesus, and reflect on Jesus’ encounters with Bartimaeus and Zacchaeus. We continue through the Wadi Kelt (possibly the inspiration for the “Valley of the Shadow of Death”) where we see St George’s Monastery across the valley. As we draw close to Jerusalem, we visit Bethany, the site of Lazarus’ tomb.
We continue to our new hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 5 - Saturday
In the morning, we visit nearby Herodion (one of Herod’s many palaces, believed to have contained Herod’s tomb); the Shepherds’ Fields; and the Church of the Nativity. During the afternoon, we proceed to Hebron to visit the cave of the Patriarchs or the cave of Machpelah. The compound is the second holiest site in Judaism after the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 6 - Sunday
We drive to Ein Kerem birth place of John the Baptist and then we drive to the top of the Mount of Olives and walk down the Palm Sunday route to Dominus Flevit, the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. In the afternoon drive to Mount Zion to visit Dominus Abbey, the Upper Room also known as the Cenacle, commemorating the Last Supper. We then visit St Peter in Gallicantu.
Dinner and overnight Jerusalem.

Day 7 - Monday
Today we enjoy a walking tour of the Old City. We visit the Western Wall and proceed to the Temple Mount and walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. We visit the Pool of Bethesda (where Jesus healed a crippled man), the Jewish quarter and before ending the day at the Garden Tomb where we have a service. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem. Our evening meal will be a shortened form of the Passover Seder, to help us understand what was happening at the Last Supper.

Day 8 - Tuesday
We take a “day out” to visit the desert area south-east of Jerusalem. We drive along the shore of the Dead Sea (the lowest place on the earth’s surface), and visit the ancient fortress of Masada (another of Herod’s fortresses, and the famed site of Jewish resistance); Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, possibly associated with John the Baptist; and Ein Gedi, scene of David’s pursuit by Saul. Finally, we have the opportunity to “float” in the Dead Sea.

Day 9 -Wednesday
In the morning we visit the Israel Museum to see the “Shrine of the Book”. We visit Jaffa and then transfer to the airport for our return flight to London Luton.

Itinerary subject to change.

Price per person - £1,470 per person
What the price includes

  • Return flights from London Luton to Tel Aviv
  • Accommodation in good hotels in twin bedded rooms with private facilities on half board basis
  • Services of fully qualified English speaking guides
  • Travel in deluxe air-conditioned coaches
  • Entrance fees, service charges, porterage and gratuities
  • Airport taxes
  • ATOL Protection Contribution

Not included in the price

  • Travel from home to UK airport
  • Lunches
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Single supplement £312 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 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 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. Visas are 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, see BBC Ceefax page 470 onwards 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 June 2017



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