After an inspirational visit to Israel in 2013, Refreshment has been inspiring people to experience the Holy Land for themselves. In September 2017, Simon and Laura Cooper will be leading a tour of Biblical sites, with the aim of following in the footsteps of Jesus.
All are welcome to join this trip and share in a refreshing time.
Simon and Laura Cooper have been involved in international ministry since 2006, and together, they have led retreats and holidays for Christians both in the UK and across the world. With Refreshment UK, they have a desire to see Christians refreshed in their faith and experiencing God daily.
We depart on our flight from Manchester to Tel Aviv.
On arrival we will be met and transferred to our hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
Today we spend in and around Bethlehem. We visit the Market, the Church of Nativity and the Shepherd’s Fields where there is opportunity to have a service.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
This morning we drive to Galilee and visit Mount Tabor which we ascend and descend by taxis. En route to Nazareth we see Cana. In Nazareth we visit the Church of Annunciation and then spend time at the Nazareth Village, depicting life as in the times of Jesus.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
Today we spend time around the lakeside visiting those places associated with Jesus’ ministry. We visit to Capernaum where we see the Synagogue and St Peter’s House. Enjoy a boat trip on lake Galilee followed by a St Peter’s fish lunch at the Kibbutz. In the afternoon we drive to the Mount of Beatitudes and Tabgha the traditional site of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes.
Dinner and overnight at Tiberias.
We leave Galilee and drive to Masada. Here we see the famous fortress where the Jewish Zealots held out against the Romans in AD 70. We ascend and descend by cable car. There will then be the opportunity to bathe in the warm waters of the Dead Sea. We continue to Qumran to see excavations of the Monastery and the cave where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered.
We finally visit Jericho en route to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
This morning we drive to the top of Mount of Olives where we have a spectacular view of the old City of Jerusalem. We visit the Church of Ascension and Pater Noster, where the Lord’s prayer is written in many languages. We continue down the Palm Sunday road to Dominus Flevit and the Garden of Gethsemane. Cross the Kidron Valley to visit St Peter in Gallicantu.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Today we have a walking tour of the Old City. We visit the Temple area where we see the Dome of the Rock. Continue to the Pool of Bethesda and then follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and visit Western (Wailing) Wall.
The remainder of the afternoon is free to continue in Jerusalem or visit the Holocaust Museum.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
We have a service at the Garden Tomb before leaving Jerusalem and transfer to Tel Aviv for our return flight to Manchester.
Itinerary subject to change.
Price £1250 per person
What the price includes
Not included in the price
Please note that the cost of the tour may be subject to surcharges - please see the booking conditions. Currency exchange rates used £1 =US$1.6411 as published in the Financial Times on 6th January 2014.
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HOW TO BOOK
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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.
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 or if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 68-71 Newman Street London W1T 3AH Tel: 020 7637 2444 or visit www.abta.com.
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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.
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.
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.
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“I have recently returned from a wonderfully inspiring 7 Churches of Asia Minor tour with Peter and Anne Whatton. The whole experience lived up to to the description and much more. Great leaders, a tour guide whose explanations were so clear and perceptive. Thank you for all the arrangements and care.”