A Wonderful 10 Day Journey Through the Land of Israel

Paul and Frances Campion

Tuesday 5th - Thursday 14th May 2020

The experience of exploring the Holy Land is truly unique. It brings a new dimension to understanding the Bible, and provides moments for deep spiritual reflection and prayer. It is quite energetic and lots of fun, and is truly a holiday of a lifetime.

We have spent time in Israel ourselves, and have led 3 previous tours.

The itinerary for our 2020 tour is packed full of interesting days with a wonderful range of different sights, drawing on our experience of previous visits.

We look forward to welcoming you on this exciting adventure!
Paul and Frances

Tuesday Day 1
Depart on our flight from London Luton airport to Tel Aviv.  On arrival we will be met and transferred to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. 
 
Wednesday Day 2
This morning we drive to the top of the Mount of Olives for a spectacular view across the Kidron Valley, the Tomb of the Prophets and Jerusalem.  We visit Paternoster Church and walk down the Palm Sunday road to Gethsemane, retracing Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We share communion in the private garden.  In the afternoon we visit the Southern steps of the Temple Mount which Jesus took to enter the temple. Continue to the Western wall where you can pray or just absorb the atmosphere of this unique place and then walk through the Western Wall Tunnels.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Thursday Day 3
We enter Jerusalem and cross the Temple Mount to St Anne’s church and the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the crippled man.  We continue along the Way of the Cross, visiting the Fortress of Antonia Pavement to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.  We end the day at Mount Zion and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu on the site of the house of the High Priest Caiaphas and see the Dungeon where Jesus was imprisoned.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Friday Day 4
This morning we drive to Bethlehem to visit the Shepherd’s Fields and the Church of the Nativity, and then to the Bible College (lunch at the College) We return to Jerusalem and visit the Garden Tomb where we have our communion service. The remainder of the afternoon is free to rest before we share in a Shabbat Meal at Christ Church.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Saturday Day 5
Today we drive to Ein Gedi Nature Reserve for a visit.  Continue to Masada to view the remains of Herod’s hilltop fortress (ascending and descending by cable car). After lunch (at own expense), there will be opportunity to bathe in the warm waters of the Dead Sea before we visit Qumran to see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and the remains of the Essene community.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Sunday Day 6
We start at the excavated ruins of the City of David to uncover the secrets of biblical Jerusalem; walk in the footsteps of kings and prophets at the site where many of the stories of the Bible took place. Visit the Pool of Siloam where Jesus told the blind man to wash his eyes and he would see. Returning to the Old City we visit the Jewish quarter and then walk through to the Damascus gate.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Monday Day 7
We leave Jerusalem and drive to Jericho to see the excavations of the Tel, Elisha’s Spring and take the chair lift to the Mount of Temptation before continuing to Roman city of Beth Shean, where the Philistines hung the bodies of King Saul and his sons on the city walls.
We continue to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
 
Tuesday Day 8
Today we visit places associated with Jesus’ ministry around the shores of Galilee. The Mount of Beatitudes which commemorates Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount; Capernaum “the home town of Jesus”; Tabgha the site where Jesus fed the 5,000, and Mensa Christi where we will share communion. In the afternoon visit the ancient Jesus Boat and then enjoy a wonderful trip on the Sea of Galilee.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
 
Wednesday Day 9
We begin the day at the baptismal site at Yardenit before visiting Cana associated with changing the water into wine. We continue to Nazareth and Nazareth Village, depicting life as in the times of Jesus.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
 
Thursday Day 10
This morning we leave Tiberias and drive to Caesarea where we visit the Aqueduct and Amphitheatre before continuing to the airport for our return flight to London Luton airport. 

Itinerary subject to change

Price £1940 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
One lunch at the Bible College
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
Headsets
Airport taxes
ATOL Protection Contribution*

Not included in the price

Travel from home to UK airport
Single supplement £495 per person
Lunches (except one on Day 5) and drinks
Travel insurance

Please note that the cost of the tour may be subject to surcharges - please see the booking conditions. Currency exchange rates used £1 = US$1.315 as published in the Financial Times on 14th October 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 of 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. 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 January 2019



Testimonials

“I have to express my appreciation to Worldwide Christian Travel and most especially our tour leaders John and Daphne Ross for an amazing trip to Israel and Jordan. Their warmth and knowledge, as well as the wonderful accommodation, brilliant local guides and lovely tour members made this the a time to be remembered. I can't imagine it being better... ”

Jann Merchant


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