A Biblical tour of the Holy Land

Led by Pastor Richard Daly

Sunday 15th - Sunday 22nd March 2020

Dear Friends,

We invite to you join us on this trip to the Holy land. Come and experience the places that our Lord Jesus walked and preached his good news.

It is an experience of a lifetime, a journey to the very source of your Christian faith. This unique spiritual experience is a much cherished dream of every Christian as the Bible comes alive and you will enjoy a life changing experience!

Day 1 - Sunday
Meeting at London Gatwick Airport followed by our flight to Tel Aviv. On arrival we transfer to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.

Day 2 - Monday
Today we explore Bethlehem, visiting the Church of the Nativity, the actual place of Jesus’ birth and the Shepherds’ Fields, where the angels announced the birth of Jesus to the local shepherds. We share a traditional lunch with a local Palestinian family in order to taste delicious Arabic cuisine and learn about the local culture and traditions. After the lively interaction with locals, we visit the Bethlehem museum, walk through the streets of the old city and familiarise ourselves with the Israeli - Palestinian wall of separation and its stories.
After the dinner in the hotel we go to taste famous local sweets called ‘knafa’ (optional), it’s very tasty! 

Day 3 - Tuesday
We travel by bus to Jerusalem visiting the Temple Mount, the actual place of where the second temple was built and the Western Wall, the only outdoor wall of the Temple Mount saved from the second temple period. We also visit the Israeli museum, seeing the original scrolls of Isaiah found in Qumran and 1:50 model of the city of Jerusalem from the second temple period. We visit the Garden Tomb, which represents an authentic place burial during ancient times. The last visit of the day will be Bethpage, where Jesus started his walk to Jerusalem one week before Passover.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. 

Day 4 - Wednesday
This morning we travel by bus back to Jerusalem, to experience the ‘Via Dolorosa’ and carry a real cross representing our sins. We visit Mount Zion, where Jesus and his disciples had the last supper. We walk down the Mount of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane, where olive trees dating back to the time of Jesus are still present and we visit the Church of All Nations, a church representing the agony of Jesus in Gethsemane.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. 

Day 5 - Thursday
Today we travel down towards the Dead Sea visiting the authentic place of Jesus’ baptism site where there will be opportunity to renew our baptismal vows. Then travel to Qumran, where Isaiah scripts were found and the Dead Sea, where we can float and relax our body and soul. We celebrate Shabbat dinner with a local Jewish family in order to experience traditions and prayers Jesus followed.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. 

Day 6 - Friday
This morning we drive back towards the Dead Sea to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Explore the Mount of Temptation, the place in the desert where Jesus said to the devil ‘Man does not live on the bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ Mt 4, 4. Then travel north along the Jordan valley Road towards Galilee and Mount Tabor, where the transfiguration took place. Our final visit of the day will be Cana of Galilee, where the first miracle of Jesus was undertaken.
Dinner and overnight in Nazareth. 

Day 7 - Saturday
The Morning Prayer will take place on Mount Precipice, where people from Nazareth wanted to throw Jesus off. After breakfast, we visit the places of Jesus’ Ministry; Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha (multiplication of fish and bread, Peter’s primacy) and Capernaum. We symbolically eat fish caught by Peter and then take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, where we can learn how to dance to Jewish music.
Dinner and overnight in Nazareth. 

Day 8 - Sunday
We explore Nazareth. Visiting the Basilica of Annunciation, where angel Gabriel came to Mary and announced that she was going to become a mother of God. Visit ‘the synagogue’, where Jesus prayed during his life in Nazareth. Out final stop before heading to the airport is Nazareth Village, a village recreated according to the excavations from the 1st century giving us a chance to imagine the life from the time of Jesus. Afterwards, we have lunch and transfer to Tel Aviv airport for our return flight to London Gatwick.

Itinerary subject to change.

Price £1395 per person

What the price includes

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Tel Aviv
  • Accommodation in good hotels in twin bedded rooms with private facilities on half board basis
  • Two lunches as per itinerary
  • One Shabbat dinner
  • Services of a fully qualified English speaking guide throughout
  • Entrance fees, service charges, porterage and gratuities
  • Tours and transfers in deluxe air-conditioned coaches
  • Airport taxes
  • ATOL Protection Contribution*

Not included in the price

  • Items of a personal nature, drinks & lunches (except those listed above)
  • Travel from home to UK airport
  • Single supplement £245 per person
  • Travel insurance (see back page)

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: 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 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 April 2019



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