North Wales Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Led by the Rev. Julia and Alastair Bartholomew

Monday 6th - Thursday 16th November 2023

We invite you to join us on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, visiting key Biblical and historical sites and meeting local believers of differing cultural backgrounds. The tour will be led by the Rev. Julia and Alastair Bartholomew.

Our longing is that we might all deepen our faith as we walk in the steps of Jesus the Naza-rene and worship together in places whose stones still resonate with his words. We are sure too to enjoy a rich and varied holiday, making new friends, finding moments of stillness, and widening our understanding of the complexities of life in the Middle East.

Julia and Alastair have led several Holy Land tours in recent years. This tour will not only visit the Holy Places, but will also encounter the real “Living Stones” ministering in both Israel and Palestine today.

We pray that through our travels, encounters with others and times of worship, the Holy Spirit will touch us with the certainty of God’s love, made manifest some 2000 years ago in the life of his Son Jesus.

Day 1 Monday 6th November
Depart the UK

Flight from Manchester to Tel Aviv, where we will be met by our guide and transfer by coach to Tiberias.
Dinner and overnight at Karei Deshe near Tiberias by the Sea of Galilee.

Day 2 Tuesday 7th November
Sea of Galilee

Church of the Beatitudes.
Boat trip on the Sea of Galilee.
‘Jesus Boat’.
Dinner and overnight at Karei Deshe near Tiberias by the Sea of Galilee.
Optional evening meeting with Hedva, a Messianic Believer with a fascinating story of grace and empowerment. Hedva will talk about women’s work at Musalaha (a reconciliation organisation).

Day 3 Wednesday 8th November
Villages of Galilee

Hedva and a friend will introduce us to the newly discovered town of Magdala and the significant role it now plays in international women’s ministry.
Cana and Nazareth with the site of the Synagogue from where Jesus first preached.
Nazareth Village which recreates life at the time of Jesus.
Dinner and overnight at Karei Deshe near Tiberias by the Sea of Galilee.

Day 4 Thursday 9th November
Mountains and Coast

Mount Precipice.
Mount Carmel.
Joppa and the Roman town of Caesarea Maritima.
Dinner and overnight at Karei Deshe near Tiberias by the Sea of Galilee.

Day 5 Friday 10th November
River Jordan and Jericho

Kursi (site of Gadarene swine).
Baptismal site of Jesus, near Jericho.
Mount of Temptation.
Dinner and overnight at the Heritage Hotel in Bethlehem.
Optional evening meeting with Daniel Munayer from Musalaha and guest.

Day 6 Saturday 11th November

Fortress of Masada (via cable car).
Ein Gedi Nature Reserve.
Qumran and drive by the Dead Sea.
Dinner and overnight at the Heritage Hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 7 Sunday 12th November

Worship in Jerusalem.
Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial.
Dinner and overnight at the Heritage Hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 8 Monday 13th November
Bethlehem and Tent of Nations

Church of the Nativity.
Shepherds’ Fields.
Tent of Nations.
Bethlehem Bible College, with special guest Shireen Awad from the Shepherds Society.
Optional visit to the famous Banksy Hotel (Walled off Hotel).
Dinner and overnight at the Heritage Hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 9 Tuesday 14th November
Jerusalem Old City

Peter Gallicantu.
Pools of Bethesda.
Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
City of David and Hezekiah’s Tunnel.
Upper Room and Peter’s Denial.
Dinner and overnight at the Christmas Hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 10 Wednesday 15th November
Jerusalem Old City

Temple Mount.
Western Wall and tunnels.
Garden Tomb.
Dinner and overnight at the Christmas Hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 11 Thursday 16th November
Return to the UK

Free time around Jerusalem.
Return flight from Tel Aviv to Manchester.

Itinerary subject to change

Price £2150 per person

What the price includes

  • Return flights from Manchester 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
  • Services of a fully qualified English speaking guide
  • Travel by air-conditioned coaches
  • Entrance fees, gratuities (tips), service charges and porterage
  • Airport taxes
  • ATOL Protection Contribution*

Not included in the price

  • Travel from home to UK airport
  • Lunches and drinks
  • Single supplement £423 per person
  • Any costs related to COVID19 testing (PCR and Serology testing etc), costs, if any have not yet been announced
  • 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


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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

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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.
Latest entry requirements can be found here 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.

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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 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.

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