A Pilgrimage to Israel

Led by Rev John Bridger & Rev Jonathan Pozzo

Tuesday 6th - Friday 16th May 2025

We are really looking forward to taking another group to Israel which has such a unique history.

For the first five Days we will be staying in Jerusalem at the Austrian Hospice which is in the heart of the Old City. A superb base for all of our activities. We will then travel up the Jordan Valley via Jericho to Tiberias where we will stay at the Nof Ginosar Kibbutz Hotel which is situated in a stunning position on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Another ideal base for our very varied programme.

This is so much more than a mere sightseeing trip. We will be accompanied by a guide who is a Jewish Christian and therefore well able to appreciate the Bible in its entirety. Throughout our tour we will be visiting many places frequented by Jesus and we will listen to his anointed teaching in situ. Bible teaching at its best with an extra dimension!

Our aim is to make this tour really enjoyable and most importantly to enhance your Bible reading and spiritual understanding.

DAY 1 Tuesday 6th
Depart on our day flight from Heathrow to Tel Aviv.
Check into the Austrian Hospice in the Old City of Jerusalem.

DAY 2 Wednesday 7th
The Western Wall and the Western Wall Tunnels
Pool of Bethesda
Lunch Jewish Quarter
Church of St Peter in Gallicantu on Mt Zion
House of Caiphas
Evening - Sound & Light Show at the Tower of David
Overnight Jerusalem

DAY 3 Thursday 8th
Beer Sheba – National Park and Abraham’s Well
Valley of Elah
Bethlehem – Church of St Catherine
Overnight Jerusalem

DAY 4 Friday 9th
Garden Tomb where we share communion
Bethany – Tomb of Lazarus
Bethphage
Mount of Olives
Church of the Paternoster
Garden of Gethsemane
Overnight Jerusalem

DAY 5 Saturday 10th
Masada – Herod’s hilltop fortress via cable car 
En Gedi - one of the main places of refuge for David as he fled from Saul. A beautiful Oasis on the shore of the Dead Sea 
Overnight Jerusalem

DAY 6 Sunday 11th
Worship at Christ Church followed by a tour to learn about CMJ. (Christian Ministry Among Jewish People) 
Walk the Walls 
Jericho – the city where the walls collapsed when Joshua was entering the Promised Land
Also the place where Jesus healed blind Bartimaeus 
We ascend the Mount of Temptation via cable car and remember the Temptation of Jesus
Overnight Tiberias

DAY 7 Monday 12th
Capernaum
Chorazin
Bethsaida
Mount of Beatitudes
Overnight Tiberias

DAY 8 Tuesday 13th
Nazareth Village
The Precipice at Nazareth
Nazareth Baptist Church
Boat ride and worship on the Sea of Galilee
Overnight Tiberias

DAY 9 Wednesday 14th
Mount Tabor 
Mount Arber
Lunch at Magdala 
Overnight Tiberias

DAY 10 Thursday 15th
Mount Carmel
Daliat el Carmel - a Druze village 
Acre 
Haifa
Overnight Haifa

Day 11 Friday 16th
Jaffa
Return flight home

There will be quite a lot of walking so a degree of fitness is essential.

Itinerary subject to change

Full price £2550 per person

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 guides
  • Travel by air-conditioned coaches
  • Entrance fees, gratuities, service charges and porterage
  • Airport taxes
  • ATOL Protection Contribution*

Not included in the price

  • Travel from you home to UK airport
  • Items of a personal nature including drinks with meals
  • Single supplement £680 per person

Please note that the cost of the tour may be subject to surcharges - please see the booking conditions. Currency exchange rates used £1 = US$1.2268 as published in the Financial Times on the 9th December 2022.

* 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 top of this page or download, complete and return the booking form to:

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

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 not required for British Passport holders visiting Israel.
Latest entry requirements can be found here www.israelsafe.com. 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.

Gratuities
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 April 2024



Testimonials

“Just a note to report that the trip to Jordan went very well. We all arrived home safely yesterday morning.

The group gelled together well and we all thoroughly enjoyed the itinerary and magnificent scenery. Everyone was surprised to realise how much Bible history had taken place there.”

David Ronco


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