“Visiting Israel has been one of the most enriching experiences of our lives. This tour will focus on the life and ministry of Jesus particularly in Jerusalem and around Galilee.
Since our visit to Israel in the early 1980s Liz and I have led many groups, drawing Christians from many cultures and nationalities to share in an exhilarating and faith building journey that will open the Bible in its own setting and introduce you to people and places where the great turning points of history occurred.
Come and join us on this exciting and invigorating tour that you will never forget.”
John and Liz Clevely
Depart from London Gatwick on our flight to Tel Aviv. On arrival you will be met and transferred to hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Drive to the top of the Mount of Olives where we stand for our view over the Old City. Continue to Mount Zion and then to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and the Shepherds’ Fields. We visit the Bible Lands Museum and our day will culminate with Communion at the Garden Tomb followed by dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
We explore the Old City of Jerusalem. We start the day with a visit to David’s City; walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel (constructed in the 8th century BCE to ensure a safe water supply); and see the recently uncovered Pool of Siloam, and an Herodian paved street from the Pool to the Temple. We move on to visit the Western WalI, the Archaeological Garden Excavations (remains from the time of the second Temple), the Western Wall tunnels and 3d temple experience.
Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.
We take a day out to visit the desert area south east of Jerusalem. We visit the baptismal site nearby where there will be opportunity for those who wish to be baptised. Continue to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and Ein Gedi associated with Saul. There will be opportunity to bathe in the warm waters.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 5 This morning we visit the Citadel and St Marks Syrian Orthodox church. The remainder of the day is FREE to explore the Old City of Jerusalem meandering through the market streets and delving into places familiar to Jesus, David, Isaiah and Paul – to name a few!
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
We leave Jerusalem and drive via Wadi Kelt visiting the Inn of the Good Samaritan and then continue to Jericho. En route to the North we visit the Samaritan Museum and Nazareth Village, depicting life as in the times of Jesus, viewing Nazareth and the Mount of Precipice. We drive to Tiberias passing by Mount Tabor.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
This morning we visit Capernaum, Jesus’ home town, with its ancient synagogue and Peter’s house; the Mount of Beatitudes; the ancient villages of Korazin and Bethdsaida and Magdala (where a 1st century synagogue has recently been found). Enjoy the Gospel Trail Walk and end the day with a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
We leave Tiberias and drive to Mount Carmel, passing Megiddo, before continuing to Caesarea where we visit the Roman amphitheatre and aqueduct. We then drive to Ben Gurion airport for our return flight to London Gatwick.
This programme is subject to change
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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.
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HOW TO BOOK
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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.
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.
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.
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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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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“I have recently returned from a wonderfully inspiring 7 Churches of Asia Minor tour with Peter and Anne Whatton. The whole experience lived up to to the description and much more. Great leaders, a tour guide whose explanations were so clear and perceptive. Thank you for all the arrangements and care.”