Our names are Brian and Gill. We would like to invite you to Israel in March 2019 - birthplace of Jesus, living museum at Nazareth, innumerable sites in Jerusalem, boat on the Sea of Galilee, baptism in the Jordan to name but a few items on the itinerary.
We have both been a number of times before and this is the second trip we will have led.
We have been House Group Leaders for many years and feel that this along with our experiences in Israel, our Bible knowledge and the extensive insights of the superb Israeli guide will give you the trip of a lifetime … as long as you can put up with Brian’s sense of humour!
We depart from London Luton on our flight to Tel Aviv. On arrival we will be met and transferred to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
We begin our tour on top of the Mount of Olives and the wonderful view over the Old City of Jerusalem. Walk down the Palm Sunday road, beginning at the Church of the Paternoster, Dominus Flavit, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations. Cross the Kirdon Valley to Mt Zion, visiting the Upper Room and St Peter in Gallicantu. We then drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and the Shepherds Fields.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Today we enter the Old City of Jerusalem visiting the Pool of Bethesda, the Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Temple Mount, Western Wall) and the Garden Tomb (Holy Communion). Free time in the Old City on your own after finishing sightseeing to shop for souvenirs.Then end the day at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
A full day tour visiting Masada, Herod’s hilltop fortress, where the Jewish zealots were besieged by the Romans. Then the opportunity to bathe in the Dead Sea before visiting Qumram to see the caves where the Dead Sea scrolls were found and the remains of the early settlement. Return to Jerusalem visiting Bethany on the way.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Today we have an early start visiting Ein Karem then leave Jerusalem past the Inn of the Good Samaritan and to Jericho where we take the gondolas to the Mount of Temptation. We visit the baptismal site near Jericho and then continue along the Jordan Valley road to Galilee and our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
In the morning we take a boat ride on the Lake Galilee, including a short service. We then visit Capernaum, the home town of Jesus, St Peter’s Primacy, Tabgha associated with the feeding of the 5000, the Mount of the Beatitudes, commemorating the Sermon on the Mount.
Afternoon travel to Caesarea Philippi, the Golan Heights and the road to Damascus.
Return to our hotel for evening dinner and overnight.
On the way to Nazareth we visit Cana village with an opportunity to renew your marriage vows. Continue to the Nazareth Village depicting life as in the time of Jesus.
In the afternoon visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mount Tabor, which we ascend and descend by taxis, before returning to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Continue to Mount Carmel (to Elijah’s mountain top) and the valley of Megiddo, which is a fascinating excavated city with lots of different ages and levels and an old underground water system. The coach then takes us to Tel Aviv airport for our return flight to London Luton airport.
Itinerary subject to change
Price £1440 per person
What the price includes
Not included in the price
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.
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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.
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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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.
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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.
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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 May 2018
“My wife and I have just returned from the Mothers Union Pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Jennie and Malcolm Jones. The hotel, guide, itinerary and leadership were excellent, making it 7 unforgettable days. Many thanks to all involved. ”