ISRAEL

Led by Paul & Hilary Marshall

Sunday 13th - Monday 21st May 2018

We invite you to come and walk in the footsteps of Jesus, Learn about Abraham, Isaac & Jacob through the Old Testament.

Be amazed by the beauty of Israel and its capital Jerusalem, truly unique places. Its history, culture and the way bible prophecy is revealed makes for a life changing experience.

We belong to Kings Church - Newport Wales and part of the Israel Prayer & Support Group. The group has been active for over two decades helping Christians to understand the importance of Israel and the Jewish people. We have been leading tours to Israel for over 26 years; our hope is that people will encounter Jesus in a deeper way in the Land that he loves so much.

Paul & Hilary

Paul & Hilary

Paul & Hilary

Day 1 - Sunday
We depart on our day flight to Tel Aviv.

Check into our Hotel - Overnight Jerusalem.


Day 2 - Monday - From Shepherd to King

We begin with a short drive through the Judean hills to the hill top fortress of Herodium site of the recently discovered tomb of King Herod. Next to Bethlehem and the Shepherds Fields from where the angel told them a Saviour would be born. Onto the Church of the Nativity, the traditional site for the birth of Jesus and one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world.

Lunch at the Christian village of Bet Sahour.

We return to Jerusalem and the Church of St Peter on Mount Zion where he denied his friend Jesus three times. From here we can stand on the original steps Jesus walked up from the Lower City (City of David) to the House of Caiaphas the High Priest. After we pay our respects at the grave of Oskar Schindler who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust.

Dinner and overnight - Jerusalem.


Day 3 - Tuesday - Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus

The Mount of Olives with its spectacular views across the Kidron Valley and Jerusalem. From here we walk down Palm Sunday Road retracing Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and visiting Dominus Flavit (where Jesus wept over Jerusalem). We will spend time gazing over the city before descending into the Garden of Gethsemane to consider Jesus’ last 24 hours. We continue down through the Kidron Valley past Absalom’s Pillar and the towering walls of the Temple Mount above, before ascending into the Old Jewish quarter for lunch.

After lunch in the Jewish Quarter we will visit the Temple Institute where the articles of the Temple Treasures are being recreated for use in the third Temple when restored.

Dinner and overnight - Jerusalem.


DAY 4 - Wednesday - Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus

Today starts at the Garden Tomb and the Place of the Skull where we share communion and consider the importance of what took place here. After we enter the Old City through St Stephen’s Gate a possible location of his stoning and visit the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus healed the crippled man. Next to the pool is the Crusader church of St Anne’s, the acoustics are incredible, your voices will sound like angels when we will spend a time in praise and worship. We travel back through history walking the streets of Old Jerusalem to the Western Wall (Kotel) where you can pray, or just absorb the atmosphere of this unique place.

Next the Davidson Centre for a film presentation of Jerusalem in the time of Jesus. Out into the sunshine and short tour of the Southern Wall Excavations of the Temple Mount to stand on the steps Jesus took to enter the temple. This site brings together archeology, history and the Bible, something never to be forgotten.

Uniqueness of Israel

Afternoon starts at the Herzl Museum the founder of The World Zionist Organization with a spectacular audio-visual encounter with the visionary of the Jewish State. We take a short walk through the woods to Yad Vashem the Holocaust Memorial Museum, a must for all visitors to Israel.

The afternoon shows God’s hand on the Jewish people and their Nation.

Optional: Free afternoon to wonder through the streets & alleys of this amazing City, making own way back to hotel.

Dinner and overnight - Jerusalem.


Day 5 - Thursday - From the Depths to the Heights

The morning starts in the village of Bethphage (the House of Unripe Figs). The disciples were sent here to collect the donkey that Jesus would ride into Jerusalem to fulfill the prophecy of Zechariah. On to the next village - Bethany, it was here Jesus often stayed with his friends Lazarus, Mary and Martha, and was anointed with oil before his crucifixion. You will have the opportunity to go down into the traditional tomb where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. After the noise and excitement of the old city we drive for a time of solitude, into the Judean Desert and Mar Saba Monastery, it’s in a spectacular setting with views across to Jordan. This is an ideal place to consider the life of John the Baptist and the Temptation of Jesus.

Now for one of those ‘must do’ things in Israel, a float in the Dead Sea (lowest place on earth) or just enjoy lunch and scenery across to Jordan and the mountains of Moab.

We leave the Jordan Valley following the desert road from Jericho up to Jerusalem for our final stop, the Good Samaritan Inn.

Dinner and overnight - Jerusalem.


Day 6 - Friday - Patriarchs Day

We leave Jerusalem for Bethel where Jacob had a dream in which God said: “I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying.

Next stop - Shiloh, the town where the tabernacle was set up after the conquest of Canaan. Samuel grew up and served here under the care of Eli.

Onto Shechem and Jacob’s Well, where Jesus asked a Samaritan woman for a drink and offered her “living water”. It is often considered the most authentic Holy site in Israel - since no one can move a well that was originally more than 40 metres deep.

We continue over the hills of Samaria to our hotel on the Sea of Galilee.


Day 7 - Saturday - The Teaching Triangle

Galilee is such a tranquil and peaceful place, you will understand why Jesus spent so much time here. With this in mind we will not set an itinerary but will include visits to Capernaum, the centre of Jesus’ ministry, Chorazin and St Peter’s Primacy, the traditional site where Jesus appeared to Peter after his resurrection.

The rest of the afternoon is free to do your own thing.

Overnight in Tiberius.


Day 8 - Sunday - Come Away with Me

We start on the Mount of Beatitudes, the traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount, a magnificent setting overlooking the Galilee. We cross the Jordan River to Kursi, it was in this region that Jesus landed on his first missionary journey into Gentile territory and casting evil spirits out of the demon possessed man. Nothing planned here let’s see what happens?

Free afternoon.

Before dinner we take an hour boat trip across the Sea of Galilee to watch the sunset while listening to some wonderful music. On previous trips this has proved to be one of the highlights of the tour.

Overnight in Tiberius.


Day 9 - Monday

After an early breakfast we leave for the Mediterranean coast and the town of Joppa, the place where Peter had his vision, also Jonah sailed from here. You can spend your final few hours walking around the picturesque harbour before the short drive to Tel Aviv for our return flight.

Itinerary subject to change.

Price £1590 per person

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 4* 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

  • Single supplement £440 per person
  • Travel insurance (see below)
  • Payments by credit card will incur a 2% admin charge

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 50 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 December 2014



Testimonials

“Please pass on my appreciative thanks to your team as we had a great experience in Israel.
Our guide was the best we have ever had and the driver and arrangements were excellent.
The response from the customers was good and every life was touched by God. So, what more could one ask for?

Thank you for all your support, help and patience. You are a great company to work with.”

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