A Boundary Breakers Holy Land Encounters Tour

Led by John Drake & Rev Dr Richard James

Tuesday 7th - Friday 17th March 2023

We have a hope for the future based on true events in the past that changes everything about the present. At the heart of those true events are the birth, life, sacrificial death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus.

All of these are recorded in the eyewitness accounts of the gospel writers for us to read. But they truly come to life today when we read them as we stand and pray at the places they describe. This visit is offered as a unique once-in-a lifetime opportunity to deepen your love for Him. Reading the Bible for yourself, or teaching it in your church , will never feel the same afterwards, and we warmly invite you to join us.

Revd Dr Richard James MA MB BChir

Day 1, Tuesday - Departure
Group transport by coach to Luton Airport from a Norwich location, allowing for long stay car parking, included.
Arrive in Tel Aviv, meet your guide and transfer to Jerusalem.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 2, Wednesday - Mount of Olives/ Jerusalem Old City
Panoramic view from the top of Mount of Olives. 
Ascension Hill on the Mount of Olives
St. Anne’s Church, the Pools of Bethesda. 
Walk the Via Dolorosa ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. 
Christ Church First Protestant Church in Jerusalem. 
King David’s Tomb. Room of the Last Supper, Peter Galletanti 
Coach through the Wall into Bethlehem.
Dinner and overnight at Paradise Premium Hotel in Bethlehem.
Reflection with Richard James
Day 3, Thursday - Bethlehem and Hebron
LUNCH at Bethlehem Bible College.
Meet  Shireen. 
Church of the  Nativity
Visit the Walled off Hotel
Dinner and overnight at Paradise Premium Hotel in Bethlehem.
Reflection with Richard James.
Day 4, Friday
Yad Vashem.
British War Graves.
Back to Paradise Hotel. 
Quiet collective reflection on the day with Richard James.
Day 5, Saturday
Visit Jericho YMCA, Jericho Old City and springs + Zacchaeus tree  and view mount of Temptation, continue to the Baptismal site of Jesus.
The Dead Sea
Dinner and overnight at Paradise Premium Hotel in Bethlehem.
Optional evening walk with John Drake.

Day 6, Sunday
COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH provided by Grace Tours.
Tent of Nations.
Dinner and overnight at Paradise Premium Hotel in Bethlehem.
Reflection with Richard James.
Day 7, Monday
Worship with Holy Communion in Bethlehem.
Complimentary Lunch.
Jerusalem Old City, Garden Tomb, Western Wall, Damascus Gate or other options.
Dinner and overnight at Paradise Premium Hotel in Bethlehem.
Day 8, Tuesday - Caesarea/ Nazareth/ Cana 
Caesarea Maritima.
Mount Carmel, Site of Muhraka.
Nazareth, Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Church.
Dinner and overnight at Restal Hotel in Tiberius.
Reflection with Richard James.
Day 9, Wednesday - Sea of Galilee
Caesarea Philippi.
The Mount of Beatitudes.
Tabgha, site of the multiplication of the fishes and the loaves (Holy Communion).
Dinner and overnight at Restal Hotel in Tiberius.
Reflection with Richard James.
Day 10, Thursday - Sea of Galilee 
Return to Jerusalem.
Dinner and overnight at the Golden Walls Hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 11, Friday - Jerusalem
Check out, depart for airport.
Met at Luton Airport by our own coach for the return to Norwich.

Itinerary subject to change

Price £2290 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
  • 7 lunches as per itinerary
  • 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 £380 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


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 November 2022


“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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