A wonderful tour to Israel

Led by Rev. Simeon Damdar

Wednesday 11th - Thursday 19th November 2020

It’s a great joy in the Lord to be your tour leader; having led many visits to the Holy Land / Bible Lands.

The itinerary is planned in such a way (from my personal experience) to enable you to see many important sites while we are in Israel; yet providing time for reflection, meditation, and of course, shopping.

‘Blessed are they who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.

They go from strength to strength till each appears before God in Zion
PS 84:5,7.

Day 1 - Wednesday
London - Tel Aviv

We depart from London Heathrow on our flight to Tel Aviv. On arrival we will be met and transferred to our hotel in Netanya for dinner and overnight.

Day 2 - Thursday
Caesarea - Mount Carmel - Megiddo

We drive to Caesarea to see the Roman aqueduct and amphitheatre. Continue to Mount Carmel with its panoramic views and striking statue of the prophet Elijah. Then visit Megiddo for before Mt Tabor which we ascend and descend by taxis.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 3 - Friday
Nazareth - Cana

We start the day with a visit to Nazareth, the place where Jesus grew up, to see the Church of the Annunciation, Mary’s Well, the Synagogue and the Soukes. We continue to the Nazareth Village, depicting life in the times of Jesus and then drive to Mount Precipice. Continue to Cana of Galilee, the site of the first miracle of Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding feast.
Finally to Yardenit, the place of baptism on the River Jordan.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 4 - Saturday
Galilee - Capernaum - Mt Beatitudes

This morning we take a wonderful boat trip across the Sea of Galilee from Nof Ginosar to Ein Gev. There will be opportunity to stop during the trip for a brief service on the lake.
Fish lunch at Ein Gev (own expense) before driving around the north of the lake to Capernaum, “the home town of Jesus”. Visit the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter and Tabgha, the site where Jesus fed the 5,000. Mount of Beatitudes which commemorates Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and finally to Magdala, the home of Mary Magdalene.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 5 - Sunday
Galilee - Jericho

We leave Galilee via Mount Gilboa. Continue along the Jordan Valley road to Jericho. Here we see the ancient city and view the excavations. Then take the cable car to the Mount of Temptation to view Mt Nebo across the Jordan (The monastery will be closed).
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 6 - Monday
Mt of Olives - Bethlehem

We drive to the top of the Mount of Olives to admire the spectacular views of the walled Old City of Jerusalem. We visit the Pater Noster, where traditionally Jesus taught His disciples the Lord’s Prayer. Inside the cloisters the Lord’s Prayer is written in more than 110 languages. We walk down the Palm Sunday Road to Dominus Flevit where Jesus wept over the city and the Garden of Gethsemane. Visit Biblical Garden at Yad Hashmona and Biblical Meal.
In the afternoon we drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, the Shepherds’ Fields and Rachel’s Tomb.
On our return, we see the Model of Jerusalem at the Israel Museum and the Dead Sea Scrolls museum.
We return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 - Tuesday
Way of the Cross - Mount Zion

This morning we enter the Old City and visit the Temple Mount. We continue to the Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda, the Tower of Antonia where Jesus was tried and the Church of the Flagellation from where we will follow Via Dolorosa (the Way of the Cross). We visit the Jewish Quarter and the Western (Wailing) Wall.
In the afternoon we visit Mount Zion and the Upper Room, also known as the Cenacle. We continue with a visit of the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, which was built over the site of the house of the High Priest Caphias and the dungeon where Jesus was imprisoned before his trial. Here Peter denied knowing Jesus.
We end the day at the Garden Tomb for communion.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 8 - Wednesday
Masada - Qumran - Dead Sea

Today we have a full day trip visiting Masada, Herod’s hilltop fortress which we will ascend and descend by cable car. Drive on down to view the Pilar of Salt before visiting Qumran, the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by the shepherd boy, then enjoy a float in the Dead Sea. On our return to Jerusalem we visit the Tomb of Lazarus.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 9 - Thursday
Yad Vashem - Journey Home

This morning we visit Yad Vashem before our drive to the airport for our return flight to London Heathrow.

This programme is subject to change

Price £1895

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
  • Biblical meal on day 6
  • 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, service charges and porterage
  • Airport taxes
  • ATOL Protection Contribution

Not included in the price

  • Travel between home and UK airport
  • Single supplement £480 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$1.3194 as published in the Financial Times on 31st December 2019

* APC (ATOL Protection Contribution) which 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 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 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. 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 February 2020



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