Clarion Trust International tour to Israel

Led by Stephen & Janet Gaukroger

Thursday 2nd - Saturday 11th May 2019

The purpose of a trip to Israel is not simply to see buildings and places, but to begin to understand the context in which the Bible was written and in which Jesus walked, taught and showed us what God is like. Being in the land where all of this happened brings the Bible to life in new ways.

This trip will be great fun as we make new friends, enjoy good food and engage with the Scriptures.

The pace will be fairly busy in Jerusalem, and will have a more relaxed feel in Galilee.

We want to give you the opportunity to see the key sites, but also have time to reflect on what you see and experience.

Do join us!

Stephen & Janet Gaukroger

Stephen & Janet Gaukroger

Thursday, May 2
We depart from London Heathrow on our flight to Ben Gurion airport, Tel Aviv. On arrival we will be met and transferred to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
 
Friday, May 3
We drive to the top of the Mount of Olives and visit Paternoster Church. Walk down the Mount of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane. After lunch near the Jaffa Gate (not included) we drive to St Peter Gallicantu for a visit.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Saturday, May 4
Today we have a walking tour of the Old City visiting the Pool of Bethesda, St Anne’s church and walk along the Via Dolorosa. In the afternoon we visit the Garden Tomb for a communion service.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Sunday, May 5
We drive to Yad Vashem for a morning visit and after lunch in their cafeteria (own expense), the coach will bring us back to the Old City where there will be opportunity to walk on the city walls.
The remainder of the day is free.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Monday, May 6
This morning we visit Bethlehem Bible College and in the afternoon drive to the Shepherd’s Field and the Nativity Church.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Tuesday, May 7
We check out of our hotel and travel to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. We then visit En Gedi and there also will be a brief opportunity for those who wish to swim in the Dead Sea. We then continue to the lower baptismal site before travelling to Tiberias, check into our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Wednesday, May 8
Today we drive to Capernaum and then continue to Magdala for a visit. 
The remainder of the day is free.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
 
Thursday, May 9
We visit the Mount of Beatitudes and then walk down to Tabgha by the lakeside.
We have a St Peter’s fish lunch and enjoy a sunset boat trip at 6.00 pm
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
 
Friday, May 10
We drive to Banias, (Caesarea Philippi) the source of the River Jordan.
Opportunity for a ‘picnic’ lunch under the trees with falafel sandwiches from the Lebanese restaurant there (own expense).
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Saturday, May 11
We depart from our hotel and travel to the airport via Mt Carmel and Haifa. We will have a brief stop at Caesarea and see the aqueduct before checking in at Ben Gurion airport for our return flight home.

Itinerary subject to change

Price £1780 per person

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
  • St Peter’s fish lunch
  • 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 supplement £585 per person
  • Travel insurance (see below)
  • Lunches, except where mentioned above
  • Drinks with lunches and items of a personal nature

Please note that the cost of the tour may be subject to surcharges - please see the booking conditions. Currency exchange rates used £1 = US$1.351 as published in the Financial Times on 2nd January 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: 0845 458 8308

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 June 2018



Testimonials

“Our trip with you all was so wonderful, and is a memory that we will treasure forever, and from the bottom of our hearts we thank you for the privilege.”

Brian and Gwen Jones


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