David and Pauline are excited at the prospect of sharing our experiences and pilgrimage with a tour that will be a time of renewal and refreshment of body, soul and spirit.
The Scriptures can come alive as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus and visit the places that He would have known well. We warmly invite you to share in this experience with us. We will watch the sunrise over Jerusalem and set over the Sea of Galilee!
David and Pauline worship at Holy Trinity Street with Walton and Compton Dundon, Somerset. David is an ordained priest.
Day 1 - Wednesday 22nd April
We fly from London, Luton to Tel Aviv. On arrival we meet our Messianic Jewish Guide and transfer to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 - Thursday 23rd April
We start the day with a visit to Mount Zion where we see the church of St. Peter in Gallicantu and the room of the Last Supper. From here we enter the old city through the Dung Gate for a walking tour visiting the Western Wall, the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, the El Aksa Mosque, the southern wall excavations, and the Western Wall Tunnel. We continue to St. Stephen’s Gate to visit St. Anne’s church and the Pool of Bethesda and then follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 3 - Friday 24th April
This morning we head towards Mount Zion to the City of David and go down Warrens shaft (or Hezekiah’s tunnel) and then visit the Pool of Siloam. We then continue to the Shrine of the Book.
Straight after lunch we visit the Garden Tomb and have a service of Holy Communion followed by a chance to relax in the Garden. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 4 - Saturday 25th April
We drive to the Mount of Olives and walk down the Palm Sunday Road to spend time in the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations.
In the afternoon we travel to Bethlehem to see the church of the Nativity, St Jerome’s Cave and the Shepherd’s Fields.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 5 - Sunday 26th April
NO guide today
Morning in Jerusalem to attend the church service at Christ Church.
In the afternoon we visit the Holocaust Museum at Yad Vashem.
Opportunity to visit the Souk for shopping.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 6 - Monday 27th April
We travel to the Jordan Valley, on the way passing through Wadi Kelt and view St. George’s Monastery. We stop at Jericho to see the excavations of the Tel, Elisha’s Spring and then continue to Qumran, where we see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and the remains of the Essene community. We travel to Masada, to view the remains of the hilltop fortress (ascending and descending by cable car) and finally to the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve and the Dead Sea where we will have an opportunity to bathe.
Transfer to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 - Tuesday 28th April
We travel to the Mount of the Beatitudes, commemorating the Sermon on Mount. We then journey to Tabgha where we see the Church of the Multiplication and Mensa Christi for Holy Communion and then continue to Capernaum, Jesus’s adopted home town. From here we take a boat trip across the lake to Ein Gev Kibbutz. We have an opportunity to view the first century “Jesus boat”- an example of the boat used by the disciples. The coach then takes us to Kursi, associated with the story of the Gaderene swine and Bethsaida.
Finally we gather around the lakeside for a service on the shores of the Sea of Galilee where we remember Peter’s encounter with Jesus after the resurrection.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
Day 8 - Wednesday 29th April
We visit the extensive archaeological site of Megiddo and pass by Mount Tabor. Continue to Nazareth to see Nazareth Village, depicting life as in the time of Jesus. Visit Cana.
Return to our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
Day 9 - Thursday 30th April
We visit the nature reserve at Tel Dan and visit the site of the ancient Israelite city of Dan. From here we travel north to visit Banias (Caeserea Philippi), one of the sources of the River Jordan. View Mount Hermon.
In the afternoon there will be an opportunity to renew Baptismal vows in the River Jordan. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
Day 10 - Friday 1st May
We leave Tiberias and travel to the Mount Carmel ridge where we see Muhraqa, site of the confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal. From here we travel down the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea to see the Roman amphitheatre and aqueduct. We then transfer to the airport for our return flight to London, Luton.
Itinerary subject to change
Price £1990 per person
What the price includes
Return flights from Luton to Tel Aviv
Accommodation in good quality hotels in twin / double bedded rooms with private facilities on half board basis
Services of fully qualified English speaking guides throughout
One Passover Meal
Entrance fees, service charges, porterage and gratuities
Tours and transfers in deluxe air-conditioned coaches
ATOL Protection Contribution*
Not included in the price
Personal items, drinks with meals
Lunches en route
Single supplement - £495 per person
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
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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.
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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 February 2019
“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... ”