A wonderful tour to Israel

Led by Mark & Sharon Roberts; John & Philippa Heron - Day One

Tuesday 6th - Friday 16th May 2025

Visit the ancient and vibrant city of Jerusalem, tracing the footsteps of Jesus. Travel back 3000 years to the City of David and the times of the Biblical Kings. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane, Golgotha and Caiaphas’ house. Stand on the ruins of Jericho and scale the heights of Fortress Masada. Relax at the waterfront Ron Beach Hotel, sail on lake Galilee and visit Capernaum, Korazin and Bethsaida among many others.

Your tour guides will be Mark and Sharon Roberts
Mark is the Managing Director of DayOne Christian Ministries. He is married to Sharon and they have three grown up children.

John and Philippa Heron
John Heron has been Pastor of Sharnbrook Evangelical Church since 2007, prior to which he served in a Baptist Church in Suffolk and studied at Oak Hill Bible College. He is married to Philippa and they have two grown up children.

We have led tours to Israel on a number of occasions and always found them inspirational. It both encourages our faith and gives to us a deeper insight into the scriptures. The fellowship and enjoyment we share with other believers is beneficial to us all. This tour is one of the most comprehensive we have undertaken. We will visit biblical sites in the north, south, east and west of this amazing country.

You will be welcome to join us for this memorable and never to be forgotten journey through many parts of the Bible. It will be one that you will look back upon with excitement and wonder, especially the occasions when you walked in the footsteps of our Saviour.

There is an optional stay with no planned excursions in Netanya for an extra 3 nights at £618 per person. Netanya is now known as Israel’s French Rivera partly due to its wonderful Mediterranean sandy beaches. Returning on Monday 19th May.

A wonderful tour to Israel

Tuesday – May 6th
Depart London Luton and arrive in Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv before meeting our guide and transferring to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Wednesday – May 7th
The morning consists of visits to Temple Mount, the Pools of Bethesda and Ecce Homo, Roman Pavement, and Lithostratos. We then walk to Cardo and see Nehemiah’s Broad Wall before walking to the Jewish Quarter and the Burnt House. After lunch, we walk to the City of David and look out over Kidron Valley before moving onto Warren’s Shaft, Hezekiah’s Tunnel and finally the Pool of Siloam and the Davidson Centre.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Thursday – May 8th
This morning we begin at the Shrine of the Book, followed by the Mount of Olives where we take in the spectacular view. Then walk the Palm Sunday Route to Dominus Flevit and the Garden of Gethsemane. After lunch we visit the Western Wall Tunnel, St. Peter of Galicantu and end the day at the Garden Tomb.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Friday – May 9th
We begin the day at the Jordan River, where we visit Qasr Al Yehud (the Baptismal Site of Jesus) followed by Jericho, St. George’s Monastery. We then drive to Bethlehem for lunch and the afternoon is spent visiting the Shepherd’s Field and Elah Valley.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Saturday – May 10th (Shabbat)
This morning we drive through Judean Hills, past the Inn of the Good Samaritan, to Masada where we take a cable car to the top. We then visit Ein Gedi National Park and Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. In the afternoon, we drive to Kalia Beach and have the opportunity to “float” in the Dead Sea.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Sunday – May 11th
The day begins with a morning service at the hotel before free time. After lunch, there will be an option walk before meeting back for an evening service at the hotel.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Monday – May 12th
After breakfast, we drive the Jordan Valley to Beth Shean, the Ma’ayan National Park, Gideon’s Spring and onto Nazareth where we see the Nazareth Village, experiencing life in the time of Jesus.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Tuesday – May 13th
We start at Tabgha and St. Peter’s Primacy before moving onto Capernaum and Korazin. In the afternoon we visit Nof Ginnosar, Holy Land Sailing, and see an ancient Galilee Boat. Then the Mt. of Beatitudes and Magdala.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Wednesday – May 14th
In the morning, we visit Tel Hazor, Tel Dan, Abram’s Gate, Banias and Caesarea Philippi, and Birkat Ram. In the afternoon we drive to Kursi for a visit.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Thursday – May 15th
In the morning, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel and Muhrakha (The Place of the Burning). In the afternoon, Caesara to visit an ancient Roman Aquaduct.
Dinner and overnight in Netanya.

Friday – May 16th
This morning we visit Neot Kedumim before driving to Ben Gurion Airport for our return flight home to London Luton.

Itinerary subject to change

Tour price £2850 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 4* hotels in twin 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, service charges and porterage
  • Airport taxes
  • ATOL Protection Contribution

Not included in the price

  • Single supplements: £780 per person for the main tour and £159 per person for the extension
  • Lunches en-route
  • Any costs related to COVID19 testing (PCR and Serology testing etc), costs, if any have not yet been announced
  • Travel insurance including COVID 19 cover Staysure

Please note that the cost of the tour may be subject to surcharges - please see the booking conditions. Currency exchange rates used £1 = US$1.2268 as published in the Financial Times on the 9th December 2022

* 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 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 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 or 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. Latest entry requirements can be found here www.israelsafe.com. A visa is not required for British Passport holders visiting Israel and no 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. Staysure have a range of policies available at very competitive prices. You can obtain a quote online by clicking here.

Gratuities
Our normal procedure is to deal with tips on a group basis and if 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 June 2023



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Many thanks to all involved. ”

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