A Flame Trust tour to the Holy Land

Led by Dave Pope Flame Trust

Tuesday 7th - Thursday 16th November 2023

Someone once described a visit to the Holy Land as providing the opportunity to appreciate Biblical Truth in technicolour rather than in black and white. Such a visit always brings to life the very foundations of the Christian Faith and walking where Jesus walked is an unforgettable experience.

This particular trip is crafted to include some special opportunity to provide deeper insight into the Christian Faith tradition and at the same time, provide opportunity for rest, relaxation and reflection.

Having worked with Worldwide Christian Travel on previous occasions, their commitment to detail and security is exemplary which serves to enhance this unique experience.
Plan to join us for what I know will be ‘The Trip of a Lifetime’.

Sincerely

Dave Pope
CEO: Flame Trust

A Flame Trust tour to the Holy Land

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 7
London / Tel Aviv

We depart London Luton on our flight to Tel Aviv. A hot meal will be served on the flight. Meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem for overnight stay.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 8
Mount of Olives / Gethsemane / Bethlehem

Today we begin our pilgrimage with a visit to Mount of Olives starting with the Pater Noster 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. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. In the afternoon drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and the Shepherds’ Fields.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 3 - Thursday, November 9
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. In the afternoon we visit the Western (wailing) Wall, the Cistern and Hezekiah’s Tunnel.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 4 - Friday, November 10
Mt. Zion

After breakfast we visit Mount Zion and the Upper Room, also known as the Cenacle, the Dormition Abbey and St. Peter in Gallicantu. Visit the Garden Tomb where we celebrate communion.
Afternoon free.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 5 - Saturday, November 11
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 there will then be an opportunity to bathe in the warm waters of the Dead Sea at a suitable place, before we return to Jerusalem visiting Qumran where a shepherd boy discovered the Scrolls.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 6 - Sunday, November 12
Free Day

We have an opportunity to attend worship in Jerusalem. The remainder of the day is free. Some may like to take the opportunity to visit Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Museum) and the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 7 - Monday, November 13
Jerusalem / Jericho / Jordan Valley / 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 continue north through the Jordan Valley to Nazareth to visit the 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.
On to the place of Baptism at Yardinet on the Jordan River.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 8 - Tuesday, November 14
Boat trip on the Sea of Galilee / Mt. Tabor

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. Continue to Mount Tabor where our Lord was transfigured.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 9 - Wednesday, November 15
Caesarea Philippi

We drive to Caesarea Philippi (Banias) the source of the River Jordan, before returning to Tiberias where the remainder of the day is free.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 10 - Thursday, November 16
Nazareth / Cana / Mt. Carmel

Bid farewell to Tiberias and drive to Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water into wine at a wedding feast and to Mt. Carmel for a visit. Drive to Ben Gurion airport for our departure flight back to London Luton.

Itinerary subject to change.

Price £2110 per person

What the price includes

  • Return flights from Luton 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, service charges and porterage
  • Gratuities (tips)
  • Airport taxes
  • ATOL Protection Contribution*

Not included in the price

  • Travel from home to UK airport
  • Single supplement £486 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

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 October 2022



Testimonials

“The trip to the Holy Land was an exciting time of learning, travelling and fellowship. The tour guide exceeded expectations and gave new insights in to the Word of God, which was made a lot clearer when we understood more of our Jewish roots. The Bible seems more relevant now and it’s becoming more important for me to watch Israel; the time clock of the world.”

Mark Sealey


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