Encounter Tour to Israel, Palestine & Jordan

Led by Dan Susenbach & Rowena Worthington - Embrace

Thursday 23rd February - Saturday 4th March 2023

A visit to the Holy Land is a very special event in the lives of many Christians. Looking at the hills, lakes and rivers that have changed little since the time of Jesus can make the stories of the Bible come alive.

An Embrace the Middle East Encounter Tour not only gives you the chance to see places familiar to us from the pages of the scriptures, but you’ll also get to meet some of the Christians whose work and mission brings about transformational change in their local communities.

Travel with us and see what God is doing in this beautiful but troubled land.

Dan and Rowena

Encounter Tour to Israel, Palestine & Jordan

Thursday 23rd February
Arrive Tel Aviv and transfer to hotel in Nazareth.

Friday 24th February
Nazareth Village. Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Capernaum with reflection on the beach.
Mount of Beatitudes.
Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Saturday 25th February
Church of the Annunciation. Transfer to Bethlehem via Jericho. Lunch in Jericho and cable car to Mount of Temptation. Visit Embrace partner the Palestinian Bible Society. Transfer to St Vincent’s guesthouse.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Sunday 26th February
Manger Square and Church of the Nativity. St Catherine’s Church, Milk Grotto, and worship with a local congregation in Bethlehem.
Lunch at the Tent Restaurant. Transfer to Jerusalem for tour of Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum).
Return to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.

Monday 27th February
Depart for Caesarea for morning visit and lunch. Trip to Tel Aviv to visit Embrace partner Aviv Ministry.
Return to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.

Tuesday 28th February
Depart for Jerusalem. Church of the Pater Noster on the Mount of Olives, Dominus Flavit, Church of All Nations and Garden of Gethsemane. Communion at the Garden Tomb. Lunch at the City View Restaurant, Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre. St Anne’s Church and Pools of Bethesda.
Return to St Vincent’s Bethlehem for dinner.
Evening meeting with Simon Azazian to hear about his church planting initiative.
Overnight in Bethlehem.

Wednesday 1st March
Depart for Ein Gedi and swim in the Dead Sea.
Depart for Qumran for lunch and tour. Visit the baptismal site of Jesus. Depart for Jordan over Allenby Bridge.
Dinner and overnight in Amman.

Thursday 2nd March
Visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan and Mount Nebo.
Drive to Petra for dinner and overnight.

Friday 3rd March Full day in Petra.
Dinner and overnight in Petra.

Saturday 4th March
Transfer to airport for return flight from Aqaba to London Gatwick.

Price £1890

What the price includes

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Tel Aviv and from Aqaba to London Gatwick (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
  • 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
  • Free entry Visa to Jordan – subject to change without notice
  • Horse ride in Petra
  • Airport taxes
  • ATOL Protection Contribution*

Not included in the price

  • Personal items; drinks with meals and extras at the hotels
  • Departure tax (currently US$36 from Israel, payable locally)
  • Club cars in Petra
  • Single supplement: - £342 per person
  • 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$1.3098 as published in the Financial Times on the 8th March 2022.

* APC (ATOL Protection Contribution) provides passenger protection via the ATTF (Air Travel Trust Fund). For further information visit www.caa.co.uk


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

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. A visa is required for British Passport holders visiting Jordan but not for Israel and details of how to obtain this will be sent with your final invoice. 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.

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 September 2022


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