Living Word Ministries presents a trip to Israel

Led by Pastor Mark Weeden Assisted by Ross Harmer

Saturday 4th - Saturday 11th May 2019

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to welcome you on our trip to the land of ‘The Word’.

Israel is the land at the heart of the Judeo-Christian faith. Come and experience the Bible in 3D. This is the land of the beloved city, where God placed his name, and his chosen people.

Walk in the footsteps of the patriarchs, prophets, kings and apostles and see the wonders of the bible come to life. Stand where Jesus lived, ministered, and was crucified.

Father of four Pastor Mark has had a good background in churches around the UK, one of which was the Worthing Tabernacle, where he spent 12.5 years teaching the word of the Lord. Mark has recently planted a new church in Arundel, now 5 years old.

Pastor Mark has a heart for Africa. He makes regular trips to Zambia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Malawi, to help African Churches in their understanding of the word and bring much needed bibles and Christian literature to schools and churches. Leading a team of 23 in the construction of a multipurpose building project for a needed orphanage, school and clinic, has been one of many great opportunities.

Our coordinator, father of two Ross, will be accompanying Mark for this great trip to his most favourite part of the world. Ross has been on a few trips to Israel and Jordan. Ross’ wife Sarah, after his first tip, decided that it was a must visit! Sarah had very mixed feelings about visiting Israel, but since coming back says, “It was one of the most memorable experiences and the best places she has visited.”

This is an opportunity of a lifetime that will leave a lasting love of Israel.

We look forward to you joining us. We have a full itinerary, starting at the most north (the Golan), and ending our journey in Jerusalem.

Day 1:
We take the early flight from London Luton to Tel Aviv where we will be met and transferred by air conditioned coach to our hotel in Galilee.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
 
Day 2:
We start our day early at Mount Hermon. We visit Qasr Antar, a sacred building made of hewn blocks of stone on the summit of Mount Hermon, the highest temple of the ancient world, sitting at 2,814 feet (858 m) above sea level.
We head south to Caesarea Philippi, known as Baal Hermon and Baal Gad in the Old Testament period, later was named Panias after the Greek god Pan who was worshipped here. We have a stop at a well-loved restaurant called Havana Village. Continue to Har Odem Winery with the opportunity to taste Israel’s fine wine, or purchase gifts. See Nimrod fortress on the southern slopes of Mount Hermon, built for guarding a major access route to Damascus against armies coming from the west.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 3:
Early rise: A time to explore Nazareth to see and get a feel of what it would have been like as a Nazarene and visit St Gabriel’s, and Mary’s Well or the Church of St Joseph. Explore the Suk of the old city. We drive to Megiddo for a visit and the continue to the Tanureen Restaurant for lunch.
In the afternoon we see places around the lakeside, the Mount of Beatitudes and the Church of Primacy of St Peter. When enjoy a boat trip across the Sea of Galilee in a replica of the Jesus boat to Capernaum, the fishing village of St Peter.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
 
Day 4:
We drive to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and then to En Gedi where we see the waterfall. We have opportunity to float in the Dead Sea before we continue to Herod’s hill top fortress, Masada.
Dinner and overnight at the Dead Sea.
 
Day 5:
This morning we drive to Tel Arad and then Tel Be’er Sheva. We visit the Ramon Crater and in the afternoon return to Jerusalem and visit the Israel Museum.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Day 6:
We rise early and drive to Hass Promenade and the Mount of Olives for a spectacular view over the old city. Continue past the Pater Noster Church and we walk down the Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane. We continue our walk through the Kidron Valley to Absalom’s Pillar and St Peter in Gallicantu.
We have a free afternoon in Jerusalem to explore the Jewish quarter, Temple Institute, and Western Wall. Visit the Western Wall Tunnels and explore the Old City through the Muslim Quarter up to the Damascus Gate.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Day 7:
This morning we drive to Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre. Visit the City of David, the underground tour and then walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel to the Pool of Siloam. We walk on the Temple Mount and then around the Walls of Jerusalem to see the stones of the old temple. Continue our walk from the Dung Gate to the Zion Gate and see David’s tomb. We finish at the Jaffa Gate and return to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
 
Day 8:
We spend the morning at the Rockefella Museum followed by a service at the Garden Tomb before transferring to the airport for our return flight to London Luton airport.

Itinerary subject to change

Price £1595 per person

What the price includes

  • Return flights from London Luton to Tel Aviv
  • Accommodation in hotels in twin bedded rooms with private facilities on half board basis
  • One lunch at the Tanureen
  • Services of fully qualified English speaking guide throughout
  • Tours and transfers in deluxe air-conditioned coaches
  • Entrance fees, service charges, porterage
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers and hotels
  • Airport taxes
  • ATOL Protection Contribution*

Not included in the price

  • Items of a personal nature, drinks & lunches (except one)
  • Travel from home to UK airport
  • Single supplement £329 per person
  • Travel insurance (see below)

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 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 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 October 2018



Testimonials

“I have to express my appreciation to Worldwide Christian Travel and most especially our tour leaders John and Daphne Ross for an amazing trip to Israel and Jordan. Their warmth and knowledge, as well as the wonderful accommodation, brilliant local guides and lovely tour members made this the a time to be remembered. I can't imagine it being better... ”

Jann Merchant


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