A trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land

Led by Bernard Cocker and Team

Monday 11th - Thursday 21st November 2019

We invite you to this Holy Land tour and see the Bible come alive as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus, the Prophets, King David, and the apostles. We will visit many of the best-loved sites and also some of the special places seldom included in a standard tour itinerary.

Our Messianic guide will help us to explore the Jewish roots of our faith and we will also meet some of the local believers living and working in the land today.

The land of Israel is an amazing place – where Jesus was born, ministered, and was crucified, buried, resurrected and then ascended to heaven – and where He will return to.

Our hope is that your faith is increased and that you will build an even stronger relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.
We will have wonderful fellowship with time to worship, pray, reflect and also time to relax.

Rev Bernard Cocker is the Founder of International Aid Trust and first visited Israel in 1996. IAT have been supporting the Jewish Diaspora in Eastern Europe since 1991.

Telephone: 01772 611000
Fax: 01772 619933
Email: office@internationalaidtrust.org.uk
Visit our web site: www.internationalaidtrust.org.uk

Day 1 - Monday
We depart Manchester on our flight to Tel Aviv. Meeting and assistance upon arrival then transfer to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. 
 
Day 2 - Tuesday - Jerusalem
We drive to the Mount of Olives to visit the Pater Noster Church and to admire the panoramic view of the walled Old City of Jerusalem. After an explanation of the view we will descend to Dominus Flevit, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. We will have a short communion service in a a very beautiful private garden here that is owned by the Franciscans.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. 
 
Day 3 - Wednesday - The Way of the Cross
This morning we enter the Old City and start our tour at the Crusader Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda. Continue to the Tower of Antonia where Jesus was tried, the Church of the Flagellation and the Way of the Cross ending inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Later in the afternoon we visit the Western (wailing) Wall.
We will also visit the Ecce Homo convent where we will see the Lithostrotos Roman Paving, associated with the Passion of Jesus.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. 

Day 4 - Thursday - Bethlehem / Gethsemane / Mt. Zion
After breakfast we drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, the Shepherds’ Fields and Bethlehem Bible College. In the afternoon we drive to Mount Zion and the Upper Room, also known as the Cenacle, the Dormition Abbey and St. Peter in Gallicantu (the traditional site of Peters Betrayal of Jesus).
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. 
 
Day 5 - Friday - New Jerusalem
This morning we drive to New Jerusalem where we see the Knesset (outside only). We continue to Yad Vashen (the Holocaust Museum) and the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept. In the afternoon we visit the Garden Tomb where we will celebrate communion in the beautiful grounds.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. 
 
Day 6 - Saturday - Free day
Today is a free day to worship with a Messianic congregation in Jerusalem.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 7 - Sunday - Masada & the Dead Sea 
Today we drive to Masada, Herod’s hilltop fortress. We ascend and descend by cable car. We visit Ein Gedi and see the waterfalls where David hid from King Saul. After this there will be an opportunity to bathe in the warm waters of the Dead Sea at a suitable place. We return to Jerusalem visiting Qumran where a shepherd boy discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. 
 
Day 8 - Monday - Jericho / Tiberias
Today we leave Jerusalem and drive via the Jordan Valley to Tiberias. Our first stop will be Jericho, where we view the ancient city and the Mount of Temptation. We then continue to the Jordan River and the place of Baptism at Yardinet which means “Little Jordan” Whilst here we will have a baptism service for those who want to baptised in the River Jordan.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias. 
 
Day 9 - Tuesday - Tiberias / Nazareth / Cana
This morning, we drive to Nazareth where we visit the Church of the Annunciation and the old Synagogue. We continue to Nazareth Village, which brings to life a farm and Galilean village, recreating Nazareth as it was 2,000 years ago. It is a window into the life in Jesus’ time. We then visit Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water into wine at a wedding feast.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias. 

Day 10 - Wednesday - Boat trip on the Sea of Galilee
After breakfast we take a boat trip across the Sea of Galilee. We will first visit Capernaum “the home town of Jesus”, where he carried out the major part of his ministry and then the excavations and St. Peter’s Church. We continue to Tabgha, the site where our Lord fed 5,000 with five loaves and two fishes and the Mount of Beatitudes, which commemorates the Sermon on the Mount. We will hold our final communion service here. In the afternoon we drive to Mount Tabor where our Lord was transfigured.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias. 
 
Day 11 - Thursday - Tel Aviv / Manchester
We leave Tiberias visiting the beautiful Caesarea and the Roman amphitheatre and aqueduct en route to Ben Gurion airport where we depart on our return flight to Manchester. 

Itinerary subject to change

Price £1740 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
  • Single supplement £450 per person
  • Travel insurance (see below)

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.

* 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 October 2018



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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