A Christian Family Ministries Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - Israel & Jordan

Led by Pastor Isaac Akande

Monday 4th - Wednesday 13th November 2019

I am delighted to invite you to prayerfully consider joining this trip to Israel and Jordan. We welcome people from ALL churches.

Our Pilgrimage takes you through the bible land and in the footsteps of the Lord Jesus Christ; first into Galilee and through the desert into the Judean Hills surrounding Jerusalem. We visit Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus and then live out his final days in Jerusalem. We will then proceed to Jordan where we visit the Baptismal site beyond Bethany, and Mount Nebo (Pisgah) where Moses stood overlooking the Promised Land.

We will learn and experience the Bible, learn about the history of the holy land, soak up the sunshine and enjoy great fellowship. There will be time to worship, pray, reflect and relax.

You will have an unforgettable experience!

Shalom
Pastor Isaac, CFM

Day 1 - Monday: Flight from London Luton to Tel Aviv
On arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, we’ll be met by a tour representative who will assist us with our luggage, escort us through customs and introduce us to our guide and vehicle with driver; We’ll continue to our hotel in Netanya and check-in for an overnight stay.
 
Day 2 - Tuesday: Caesarea - Mount Carmel - Nazareth
After breakfast, we travel to:
Caesarea – built by Herod the Great and once the headquarters of Roman rule & visit the Crusader fortress; Mount Carmel - site of the encounter between Elijah & the prophets of Baal. We shall have Holy Communion; Mount Tabor where the Lord was Transfigured and at which we will ascend by Taxis; Cana (where Jesus turned water into wine); Nazareth, the childhood home town of Jesus, visiting the Church of the Annunciation; Nazareth Village to experience village life similar to the Nazareth where Jesus grew up; Mount of the Precipice; Megiddo - the Biblical location for Armageddon and then walk through the tunnel to meet the coach.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
 
Day 3 - Wednesday: Around Galilee
We drive to: 
Dan - where the children of Israel fell to the depths of alternative sacrifice; Caesarea Philippi - the site of Peter’s Confession and pagan worship; Capernaum – the adopted home town of Jesus - where we’ll see the remains of Peter’s house where Jesus based his adult ministry; Migdal (the home of Mary Magdalene, with a synagogue from the time of Jesus); We enjoy a St Peter’s fish lunch; Bethsaida - the home town of some of Jesus’ disciples; Chorazin; Kursi (the land of the Gerasenes) - where Jesus healed the demon-possessed man; Tabgha - the traditional site of Jesus’ miracle of feeding the 5000 & see where the risen Jesus appeared to Peter on the seashore; Mount of Beatitudes - where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount - we celebrate Holy Communion here; Nof Ginosaur to see the ‘Jesus boat’ & Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
 
Day 4 - Thursday: Yardenit - Amman, Jordan 
We visit:
Baptismal site at Yardenit where there will be opportunity to be baptised in the River Jordan. We cross the Sheikh Hussein Bridge to Amman, Jordan; City tour of the ancient and modern capital of Jordan - originally built on seven hills and from the top of the citadel, one of the highest hills; you can have a splendid view of the old city. 
Visit the Citadel, Roman Theatre, Archeological, Folklore Museums, and King Abdullah Mosque. 
Dinner and overnight in Amman.
 
Day 5 - Friday: Mt Nebo - Bethany Beyond the Jordan - Madaba
Mt. Nebo - the site of the tomb of Moses; Baptismal site at Bethany Beyond the Jordan; Madaba - to see the mosaic map.
Dinner and overnight in Amman.

Day 6 - Saturday: Machaereus - Allenby bridge - Beit She’an - Shechem - Jericho - Bethany
We leave Amman and drive to the Allenby Bridge - to cross the Allenby bridge to Israel. We stop en-route to view the site of Machaereus - the place where Salome danced and where John the Baptist was beheaded. On entering back to Israel, we travel to visit Beit She’an - the extensive ruins of the Roman city where the Philistines once displayed the slain bodies of King Saul and his sons. Shechem - where Abraham build an altar to God, and Jacob’s well where Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman; Jericho - the oldest inhabited city in the world - & ascend by cable car the Mount of Temptation; Zaccheous Tree - Bethany - visit the hometown and traditional tomb of Lazarus.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Day 7 - Sunday: Bethlehem - Herodium - Jerusalem - Western Wall
Mount of Olives - visit the Pater Noster, and walk down the Palm Sunday route to Dominus Flevit, the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. Western Wall, and the Western Wall Excavations and the Western Wall tunnels; The Temple Institute. City of David; Walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel. Pool of Siloam and a recently discovered paved street from the Pool to the Temple;Mount Zion to visit Dominus Abbey, the Upper Room also (the Cenacle) - commemorating the Last Supper. St Peter in Gallicantu. Bethlehem to visit the Shepherds’ Fields; We shall have a service &Holy Communion. Church of the Nativity/Grotto of Nativity - Jesus’s birthplace; Visit the Church of St. Catherine, the Crusaders cloister, the Chapel of St Jerome, the Grotto of the Holy Innocents. Herodium,- the fortress of Herod that eventually housed his tomb. Ein Kerem - birth place of John the Baptist: Here we will visit the church of the visitation and the church of St John the Baptist.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Day 8 - Monday: Masada - Dead Sea - Qumran
Today we take a “day out” to visit the desert area south-east of Jerusalem. Masada (another of Herod’s fortresses, and the famed site of Jewish resistance); Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found; Ein Gedi, scene of David’s pursuit by Saul. Dead Sea - we have the opportunity to relax and “float” in the Dead Sea. Wadi Kelt - where we see St George’s Monastery across the valley. Yad Vashem - Israel’s holocaust memorial museum.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Day 9 - Tuesday: Temple Mount - Pool of Bethesda - Western Wall - Old City - Holy Sepulchre - Garden Tomb - Israel Museum & Shrine of the Book
We visit:
The Temple Mount; Pool of Bethesda - where Jesus healed a crippled man; Via Dolorosa - (Walk the way of the cross - through the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre). Garden Tomb - where we will hold a service and share holy communion together; Israel Museum & Shrine of the Book - where there’s a huge model of how Jerusalem looked in Jesus’ day & where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept. 
Overnight & farewell dinner - Our evening meal will be a shortened form of the Passover Seder, to help us understand what was happening at the Last Supper.
 
Day 10 - Wednesday: Tel Aviv-London
We visit two churches in/around Emmaus where Jesus revealed Himself to the two disciples. We drive on to Jaffa to visit 3 important sites in Jaffa; Transfer to the airport for our return flight to London Luton.

Price per person - £1,875 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 hotels in twin / double bedded rooms with private facilities on half board basis
  • Transfer of passengers and baggage
  • Sightseeing as in itinerary
  • Seder meal
  • St Peter’s fish lunch
  • Services of a fully qualified English speaking guide
  • Travel by air-conditioned coaches
  • Entrance fees, gratuities (tips), service charges and porterage
  • Entry visa to Jordan ­currently free for groups (subject to change without notice)
  • Airport taxes
  • ATOL Protection Contribution*

Not included in the price

  • Travel from home to UK airport
  • Border taxes ­ currently US$50 (approximately £40)
  • Lunches and drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Single supplement £423 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$1.351 as published in the Financial Times on 2nd January 2018.

* 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 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 or 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 required for British Passport holders visiting Jordan but not for Israel and details of how to obtain this will be sent with your final invoice. 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 August 2018



Testimonials

“Just a short note to say that we are all back home safely after a fantastic time in Israel and Petra.
Thank you to you and your staff for setting the tour up and for all your help and attention to detail.”

Eric & Jill Palmer


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