A wonderful tour of Israel

Led by Geoff & Ruth McDonald

Thursday 8th - Thursday 15th March 2018

Geoff and Ruth McDonald warmly invite you to join them on a wonderful tour to Israel.

Geoff is co-leader of Emmanuel Community Church, Barrow, Cumbria. (AOG) and Ruth is a Parish Nurse and is North-West Coordinator for Parish Nurse Ministries UK.

March is a great time to visit Israel experiencing the wonders of Jerusalem and beauty of the Galilee region while enjoying great fellowship with other Believers.

Come and enjoy the excitement with us this time!

Day 1
Fly to Tel Aviv from Manchester to Jerusalem. We head to our hotel for dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 2
We drive to Qumran and visit where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered, then drive to the lowest point on earth - the Dead Sea for a dip for those who wish to enjoy this unique experience (beach shoes recommended). We then go on to visit The Herodian an historical fortress named after King Herod the Great offering fantastic views over Judea.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 3
We start the day at the Mount of Olives, visit Peter Noster Church which celebrates The Lord’s Prayer then walk down the Palm Sunday Rd via Dominus Flavit (where Jesus wept over Jerusalem) to the Garden of Gethsemane.
After lunch we visit St. Peter in Gallicantu (the house of Caiphus). We end the day with a visit to the Garden Tomb and share Communion together.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 4
A free day in Jerusalem to attend church for those who wish to at Christ Church (Anglican) near the Jaffa Gate and explore the new/old city at leisure. Advice offered on interesting places to visit.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 5
Before leaving Jerusalem we visit the western wall (wailing) and pools of Bethesda. We then make our way to Jericho one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and take a cable car ride up the mount of temptation. There are panoramic views to enjoy and a choice of relaxing with a cool drink or climbing the steps to a monastery embedded in the mountainside. We then travel onto the Galilee area to Tiberius.
Enjoy a swim in the Galilee or hotel pool / or just relax before dinner and overnight in Tiberius staying at the fantastic Ron Beach Hotel.

Day 6
We take a boat ride on the Galilee arriving at Capernaum the centre of Jesus ministry visiting Simon Peter’s house and an ancient synagogue. We then visit the Mount of Beatitudes traditional site of the sermon on the mount and feeding of the 5000.
Later we drive to Nazareth Village a captivating experience of how life would have been during the life of Jesus, finally a short stop at Cana where Jesus turned water into wine before returning to our hotel at Tiberius for dinner and overnight.

Day 7
We visit Mount Carmel offering exceptional views over the Jezreel Valley and then onto the Jordan river baptismal site. We then head back early to the hotel for some relaxation/swimming and shopping in Tiberius for those who want to.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberius.

Day 8
We head back to Ben Gurion Airport stopping at Joppa on the way. Joppa is where Jonah sailed from and Peter had a vision.

Itinerary subject to change

Price £1355 per person

What the price includes

  • Return flights from Manchester to Tel Aviv
  • Accommodation in hotels in twin bedded rooms with private facilities on half board basis
  • Services of fully qualified English speaking guide throughout
  • Tours and transfers in deluxe air-conditioned coaches
  • Entrance fees, service charges, porterage
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers and hotels
  • Airport taxes
  • ATOL Protection Contribution*

Not included in the price

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Drinks with meals & Lunches
  • Travel from home to UK airport
  • Single supplement £294 per person
  • 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 45 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 February 2017



Testimonials

“I have to express my appreciation to Worldwide Christian Travel and most especially our tour leaders John and Daphne Ross for an amazing trip to Israel and Jordan. Their warmth and knowledge, as well as the wonderful accommodation, brilliant local guides and lovely tour members made this the a time to be remembered. I can't imagine it being better... ”

Jann Merchant


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