A wonderful tour of ISRAEL & PALESTINE

Led by Giulietta Grover

Saturday 18th - Saturday 25th November 2023

I am so excited to be able to confirm the details of the proposed trip to the Holy Land in November next year for friends and members of St Mark’s Church. The itinerary and booking information is all in this leaflet.

The experience of exploring the Holy Land is truly unique. It brings a new dimension to understanding the Bible and provides moments for deep spiritual reflection and prayer. It is truly a holiday of a lifetime and we hope you will consider joining us on this remarkable tour.

Visiting Israel is like reading the Bible with all your senses, and you may never see things the same way again. On this trip we will visit important sites of the Bible story and walk where Jesus himself walked, taught and lived. We will have time to think, worship and reflect so that we come away not just informed but transformed by the experience.

If you have any questions do get in touch. We will need to confirm our bookings as soon as possible, a final date for this will be available soon.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Giulietta Grover

Day 1
London / Tel Aviv

We depart on our flight from London Luton to Tel Aviv. Meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. 
Day 2
Mt. of Olives / Mt. Zion

After breakfast we visit Bethany where we visit Lazarus’ tomb and then continue to the Mount of Olives where we have a panoramic view over the Old City. Walk down the Palm Sunday Road, to the chapel of Dominus Flevit, where the Lord wept over Jerusalem. Finally descend to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations.
In the afternoon visit Mount Zion and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu on the site of the house of the High Priest Caiaphas and see the Dungeon where Jesus was imprisoned.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. 
Day 3
Bethlehem / Shepherds’ Fields / Dead Sea

This morning we visit the Church of the Nativity. We drive to the Shepherds’ Fields and then to the Dead Sea and Qumran before returning to Jerusalem. The remainder of the day is then free for shopping or sightseeing.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Those wishing to stay on in Bethlehem for the day, the cost would be £450 per car /guide and visits would be as follows..
Visit a local Christian souvenir shop before an authentic Palestinian lunch at the Shepherd’s Tent (a Bedouin style restaurant). After lunch visit Bethlehem’s olive press during the olive picking season. We drive to the northern entrance of Bethlehem (Rachel’s Tomb area) and go on a geopolitical tour of Bethlehem, visiting Banksy’s Walled Off hotel and Aida Refugee Camp to meet with a representative of the community.

Return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Day 4
Way of the Cross This morning we shall enter the Old City and start our tour at the Crusaders’ Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda. Continue to the Tower of Antonia where Jesus was tried and the Church of the Flagellation. We visit the Western (Wailing) Wall where we will spend some time.
We end the day with a visit to the Garden Tomb before we return to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. 

Day 5
Jericho / Galilee

Today we leave Jerusalem and drive to the Inn of the Good Samaritan and continue to Jericho for a visit.  We then continue along the Jordan Valley road to the baptism site at Yardinet on the River Jordan where there will be an opportunity to be baptised, before continuing to our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight. 

Day 6
Sea of Galilee After breakfast we take a boat trip across the Sea of Galilee. The boat will stop on the lake if you wish to have a brief service. We will first visit Capernaum “ The Town of Jesus” where he carried out a major part of his Ministry and Messianic Work. Visit the excavations and St. Peter’s Church and Tabgha, the site where the Lord fed the 5,000 with five loaves and two fish and the Mount of Beatitudes which commemorates our Lord’s Sermon on the Mount. We end the day with a visit to Magdala.
Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Tiberias. 

Day 7
Mt. Tabor / Cana / Nazareth

This morning we drive to Nazareth, passing by Mount Tabor where our Lord was transfigured. Continue to Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water into wine at a wedding feast and then to Mount Precipice for views over Megiddo. Finally to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Nazareth Village, depicting life as in the times of Jesus.
We return to our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

Day 8
Caesarea Philippi / Tel Aviv / London

Morning visit to Caesarea Philippi and the aqueduct and amphitheatre before the coach takes us to Tel Aviv airport for our return flight to London.

Itinerary subject to change.

Price £1785 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 hotels in twin bedded rooms with private facilities on half board basis
  • Transfer of passengers and baggage
  • Sightseeing as in itinerary
  • 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

  • Optional afternoon in Bethlehem - £450 per car
  • Single supplement £406 per person
  • Travel insurance 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

* 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. 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.

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 August 2023


“Please pass on my appreciative thanks to your team as we had a great experience in Israel.
Our guide was the best we have ever had and the driver and arrangements were excellent.
The response from the customers was good and every life was touched by God. So, what more could one ask for?

Thank you for all your support, help and patience. You are a great company to work with.”

Mark Hutchinson

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