A wonderful tour to Israel & Jordan

Led by Lena Ali

Monday 11th - Tuesday 19th March 2024

A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land is the most signifiant journey of one’s lifetime and a golden opportunity for Pilgrims to reaffirm our faith. we will visit the geographical locations connected with the birth, life, death, Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus. From Bethlehem to Nazareth, from Galilee to Jerusalem, we will follow His footsteps and experience the Bible come to life.

This is the sacred place where Christianity was born and as an Ecumenical Group, we will be making new friends and sharing in Bible reflections, prayers and meditation. This experience will change our lives forever.

Day 1 - Monday
Depart from London Heathrow to Israel, Ben Gurion. You will be met at the airport by your guide and driver, time permitting we will have a visit to Jaffa on the Mediterranean coast and view the area where Peter visited Tabitha and the mound of ancient Jaffa before travelling ‘up’ to the Holy city of Jerusalem. To reach Jerusalem we travel through the valley of Ayalon passing possible sites of the ancient Emaus where Jesus appeared to the disciples as they were on the road to Emaus. Ascending to Jerusalem we go to our hotel for dinner and overnight. 

Day 2 - Tuesday
After breakfast we travel to the Mt. of Olives for a breathtaking view of the Old City of Jerusalem and talk about the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. From this vantage point we can see the golden Dome of the Rock where the second temple stood before it was destroyed in 70 A.D and the huge Jewish cemetery on the Mt. of Olives. We walk down the mountain, the road Jesus would have walked on his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. On the way we will have a brief visit to the beautiful chapel of Dominus Flevit where, by tradition, Jesus wept and predicted the fate of Jerusalem.Continuing on to the garden of Gethsemane we see the Church built to commemorate Jesus praying after the Passover meal and his arrest at the betrayal of Peter.Here we will have a short communion service in the garden.
We return to the bus and continue along the Kidron Valley to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu built over the house of Caiaphas the High Priest and where Peter denied Jesus 3 times.
We then visit the traditional site of the Passover Meal/Last Supper before entering the Old City through Zion Gate and walking down to the Western Wall, the most Holy site in Judaism, and where you will have the opportunity to pray and place your prayers in the wall.We leave the Old City by the Dung Gate and return to the bus and back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 - Wednesday
Today we will once again visit the Old City of Jerusalem. we enter through Lions gate and visit the Church of St.Anne and the Pools of Bethesda, the genuine ruins of the ancient site where Jesus healed lame man.
Then we walk through the streets of the Old City following the traditional way that Jesus took on his way to his crucifixion visiting the 14 stations of the cross leading to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
After lunch we will leave the Old City by the Damascus Gate and walk to the Garden Tomb.In the Garden Tomb we will have a tour and also a time for reflection and prayer.
Having seen both possible places where Jesus was buried we return to the bus and to the hotel for overnight and dinner.

Day 4 - Thursday
After breakfast we leave Jerusalem early to travel to the Syrian African Rift and the border crossing between Israel and Jordan. After the border procedures Israeli and Jordanian, we will be met by our Jordanian driver and guide to be taken to Mount Nebo where Moses looked over on the Promised Land, not being allowed to enter. Here is a magnificent view from the other side of the Dead Sea and remains of ancient mosaics.
After this we return to the Jordanian Israeli border and return to our hotel for overnight.

Day 5 - Friday
Start the day in the new city of Jerusalem with a visit to view the Knesset and Menora. Then on to the Israel Museum to visit The Shrine of the Book to see the Dead Sea Scrolls which were discovered in Qumran . Then to see the model of Jerusalem which recreates the city in all it’s glory before it was destroyed completely in 70 C.E by the Romans.The model gives you a wonderful insight into how the city of Jerusalem that Jesus and the disciples knew would have looked.
After lunch we travel to Bethlehem first visiting the Shepherds Fields where we will have a service.
The area where the angel appeared to the shepherds and told them of the birth of Jesus. After the Shepherds Fields we go to the newly renovated Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem built over the cave where Jesus was born.
After Bethlehem we return to the hotel for our last night in Jerusalem.

Day 6 - Saturday
Today we leave Jerusalem and travel east again towards Jericho, on the way taking a short detour through the mountains of Samaria to see Wadi Kelt, the Jerusalem - Jericho road and to talk briefly about the Good Samaritan.
Carrying on to the Jordan river opposite Jericho there will be an opportunity for those who wish to rededicate their baptism in the river Jordan before visiting the ancient city Jericho. Here we will be able to take the cable car up to the Mt. of Temptation for a view over the valley before going back down in the cable car to Tel el Sultan to talk about Joshua and how he conquered the city having brought the Israelites from the other side of the river Jordan.
We will have lunch in Jericho before having a look at the Spring of Elisha and a Sycamore tree like the one that Zachias the tax collector climbed in order to see Jesus.
From here we will travel all the way up the Syrian African rift to our hotel in Tiberias passing on the way Beit Shean and Gideons Spring.
overnight and dinner in Tiberias.

Day 7 - Sunday
Start the day with a relaxing sail in a wooden boat on the Sea of Galilee with time for spiritual contemplation in the middle. See the museum with the ancient wooden boat from the time of Jesus before visiting the Mt. Of Beatitudes, traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount. Also visiting Capernaum where Jesus stayed in the house of Peter. We will also visit the relatively new excavations of the settlement of Migdal, the home town of Mary Magdalen.
Time permitting, a visit to the Church of Peter’s Primacy on the shores of the Galilee.
Dinner and overnight Tiberias.

Day 8 - Monday
Travel west to the village of Cana, the site of the first miracle performed by Jesus before going on to Nazareth. In Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus, we will pay a visit to the Sisters of Nazareth where they will guide us underground to the remains of ancient Nazareth.
Then on to Tabor Mountain in the Jezreel valley to remember the very significant Transfiguration of Jesus before returning to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

Day 9 - Tuesday
Time to relax after breakfast before making our final journey back to the airport visiting on the way Ceasarea Maritima where Paul was imprisoned for 2 years.

Itinerary subject to change

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.

Price £2150

What the price includes

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv (Details of flight numbers and times have not yet been finalised)
  • Accommodation in good quality 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

  • Personal items; drinks with meals and extras at the hotels
  • Departure taxes (currently US$35 from Israel and US$15 in Jordan) payable locally
  • Single supplement: - £279 per person
  • Travel insurance including COVID 19 cover Staysure

Please note that the cost of the tour may be subject to surcharges - please see the booking conditions. Currency exchange rates used £1 = US$1.3098 as published in the Financial Times on the 8th March 2022.

* APC (ATOL Protection Contribution) 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: 0117 973 1840

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

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. No 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 12 weeks before departure. A final invoice will also be sent at this time and the balance for the tour must be paid at least 10 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. Staysure have a range of policies available at very competitive prices. You can obtain a quote online by clicking here.

Our normal procedure is to deal with tips on a group basis and if 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 July 2023


“The trip to the Holy Land was an exciting time of learning, travelling and fellowship. The tour guide exceeded expectations and gave new insights in to the Word of God, which was made a lot clearer when we understood more of our Jewish roots. The Bible seems more relevant now and it’s becoming more important for me to watch Israel; the time clock of the world.”

Mark Sealey

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