Visiting the Holy Land is a special experience, and an opportunity to make a significant impact upon our understanding and appreciation of the communities and cultures of the land where Jesus lived, and to further deepen our spiritual growth and discipleship.
The itinerary allows us to engage with and visit key biblical sites, and with further opportunities to enjoy the atmosphere and reflect on, pray and read the scriptures with renewed insight.
Judith and I hope you will join us for what we trust will be both a memorable holiday and a time of spiritual renewal.
Day 1 Monday
We leave London Luton on a direct morning flight to Tel Aviv, where we will be met on arrival for transfer to our hotel in Tiberias.
Day 2 Tuesday
This morning we visit the Jesus Boat at Nof Ginosar and then Sail across the Sea of Galilee on a replica of this boat, pausing during this for worship.
We visit Migdal; Mensah Christi; Capernaum (Jesus’ home town, with its ancient synagogue and Peter’s house); Bethsaida (Peter and Andrew’s home, with the recently excavated “Fishermen’s House”).
We finish the day celebrating communion on the hillside of the Mount of Beatitudes (the setting for the Sermon on the Mount). Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
Day 3 Wednesday
Today we drive to Caesarea Philippi and then continue to Mount Tabor (a possible site of the Transfiguration) and Nazareth - where we see churches associated with Mary’s Well, and Jesus’ reputed childhood home (the Church of the Annunciation). We visit Nazareth Village (depicting life in the time of Jesus).
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
Day 4 Thursday
We leave Tiberias and drive along the Jordan Valley road to Qaser el-Yahud baptismal site. Continue to Jericho and Wadi Kelt (possibly the inspiration for the “Valley of the Shadow of Death”).
Visit St George’s Monastery.
We continue to our new hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 Friday
This morning we drive to Herodium for a visit and continue to Bethlehem to see the Church of the Nativity and the Shepherds’ Fields. In the afternoon we visit the Tent of Nations (a Christian-owned farm surrounded by Israeli settlements).
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 6 Saturday
We drive to Bethany, the site of Lazarus’ tomb and then to the top of the Mount of Olives. We walk down the Palm Sunday road to Dominus Flavit church and the Garden of Gethsemane. We enter the Old City to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditional site of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. There will be an optional visit to the Sound and Light Show at the Tower of David.
Our new hotel is close to the walls of the old city of Jerusalem.
Day 7 Sunday
In the morning, those who wish may share in (English-speaking) worship with local Christians in Jerusalem, either Christ Church (the oldest Anglican church in the Middle East, with a “Messianic” flavour) or East Jerusalem Baptist Church (an international church with Palestinian sympathies). We visit the Pool of Bethesda (where Jesus healed a crippled man) and the Garden Tomb (possible alternative location for Jesus’ death and resurrection) - Communion.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 8 Monday
We take a “day out” to visit the desert area south-east of Jerusalem.
We visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, possibly associated with John the Baptist; We ascend and descend Masada by cable car (another of Herod’s fortresses, and the famed site of Jewish resistance); and visit Ein Gedi where we have the opportunity to “float” in the Dead Sea.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 9 Tuesday
This morning we visit the Israel Museum to see the “Shrine of the Book” and then Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Museum), just outside Jerusalem.
We travel on to Tel Aviv and our flight home to London Luton.
Itinerary subject to change
Price £1690 per person
What the price includes
Not included in the price
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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 July 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. ”