‘The Bible to some is a story book, to some it is an Instruction, and to some it is the manual for living. A trip to Isreal will enable you discover that Bible is real. You will be able to walk where Jesus walked, sit where Jesus sat and pray where Jesus prayed.Join us on this life changing experience and you will be glad you did’
Rev James Olanipekun
Senior Pastor, Christ Apostolic Church
Vineyard of Comfort East London Assembly
Day 1 - London / Tel Aviv
We depart on our flight from London to Tel Aviv. Meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 - Nazareth / Cana
We visit the Church of the Annunciation including the Grotto. The Chapel of St. Joseph, the Old Synagogue and the Church of St. Gabriel (Mary¹s Well).
Continue to Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water into wine at a wedding feast. Here we will visit the Franciscan Church of the Wedding Feast.
Those who wish can renew their marriage vows before we return to our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 - The Sea of Galilee / Mt. Tabor
After breakfast we take a boat trip across the Sea of Galilee. The boat will stop on the lake if you wish to have a brief service. We will first visit Capernaum “The Town of Jesus” where he carried out the major part of his Ministry and Messianic Work. Visit the excavations and St.Peter’s Church.
We proceed to the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter. Visit Tabgha, the site where the Lord fed the 5,000 with five loaves and two fish, and the Mount of Beatitudes which commemorates our Lord¹s Sermon on the Mount. In the afternoon we will visit Mount Tabor where the Lord was Transfigured which we will ascend and descend by taxis, the Jordan River at Yardenit and the Place of Baptism.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
Day 4 - Jericho / Jerusalem / Bethlehem / Shepherds’ Fields
Today we leave Galilee and visit the baptism site at Yardinet on the River Jordan where there will be the opportunity to be baptised before driving via the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem. Our first stop will be in Jericho.
View the ancient city and the Mount of Temptation before we continue to Jerusalem, where on arrival we will drive to the top of the Mount of Olives to admire the spectacular views of the walled Old City.
After an explanation of the view drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, venerated as the Birthplace of Jesus. Also visit the Church of St. Catherine, the Crusaders Cloister, the Chapel of St. Jerome. We drive to the Shepherds’ Fields where we celebrate Communion.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 5 - Mt. of Olives / Mt. Zion
After breakfast drive to the Mount of Olives to visit the Pater Noster Church, where according to tradition, Jesus taught His Disciples the Lord’s Prayer. Continue to the chapel of Dominus Flevit, where the Lord wept over Jerusalem. Finally descend to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. In the afternoon visit Mount Zion and the Upper Room, also known as the Cenacle which commemorates the Last Supper; the Dormition Abbey, commemorating the falling asleep of Mary; and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu on the sight of the house of the High Priest Caiaphas and see the Dungeon where Jesus was imprisoned.
We end the day with a visit to the Garden Tomb.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 6 - The Way of the Cross / Abu Gosh / Ein Karem
This morning we shall enter the Old City and start our tour at the Crusaders’ Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda. Continue to the Tower of Antonia where Jesus was tried and the Church of the Flagellation from where we will follow the Stations of the Cross ending inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre enshrining Calvary and the Holy Tomb. We visit the Western (Wailing) Wall.
In the afternoon we will visit the Crusaders’ Church of the Resurrection in Abu Gosh. This is one of the possible sites of Emmaus. We will also visit Ein Karem, home of St. Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist before we return to our hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 - Masada / Dead Sea / Qumran
Today we visit Masada, Herod’s hilltop fortress, which we ascend and descend by cable car, opportunity to float in the Dead Sea and finally visit Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
Free time. In the afternoon the coach takes us to Tel Aviv airport for our return flight to London.
Itinerary subject to change.
What the price includes
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Please note that the cost of the tour may be subject to surcharges - please see the booking conditions. Currency exchange rates used £1 = US$1.4649 as published in the Financial Times on 5th January 2016.
* On October 1st 2009 the CAA increased its levy to £2.50 per passenger APC (ATOL Protection Contribution) which provides passenger protection via the ATTF (Air Travel Trust Fund). For further information visit www.caa.co.uk
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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 2016
“My wife and I have just returned from the Mothers Union Pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Jennie and Malcolm Jones. The hotel, guide, itinerary and leadership were excellent, making it 7 unforgettable days. Many thanks to all involved. ”