A biblical tour of Israel

Led by Damian and Sandra Luke

Monday 30th May - Monday 6th June 2022

Damian and Sandra Luke are pleased to be leading another ‘special’ tour to walk on the Land where Jesus, the Patriarchs and the Apostles all lived in and ministered from.

The journey is always faith enriching and opens up the truth and reality of the Bible in so many ways that allow you to connect your faith to the land and culture where these events took place.

There will be opportunities for prayer, reflection, service and time for ‘team reflection’ every day of the trip. We are expecting God to speak to individuals on this trip and for the team to also have some fun!

Day 1
Depart from London Gatwick on our flight to Tel Aviv. On arrival you will be met and transferred to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
 
Day 2
Early morning start. 
Visit the Archaeological Park in Beersheba to look into life in the times of the patriarchs. Visit Abrahams Well, where Abraham the Father of the Israelites dug a well as part of his covenant with King Abimelech. It was also the place where both Isaac and his son Jacob lived. 
Lunch in Beersheba and then drive East through the biblical wilderness and spend a short time experiencing the peace and solitude of this amazing landscape. Then, travelling on to the city of Arad we see the Fountain of Tears, a sculpture display that parallels the suffering of Christ with the Jewish holocaust.
Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

Day 3
We visit the Old City of Jerusalem, beginning on the Mount of Olives then walking down to the Garden of Gethsemane where we pause for reflection. Enter the Old City. meandering through the market streets and delving into places familiar to Jesus and his disciples.
We visit David’s City; walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel (constructed in the 8th century BCE to ensure a safe water supply); and see the recently uncovered Pool of Siloam, and Bethesda Pool.
Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.
 
Day 4
We move on to see the Western WalI, the Archaeological Garden Excavations (remains from the time of the second Temple), and the Western Wall tunnels. Our time in Jerusalem will culminate with Communion at the Garden Tomb.
Free afternoon to shop for souvenirs followed by dinner at our hotel.
Overnight stay in Jerusalem.

Day 5
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 before having the opportunity to bathe in the Dead Sea.
Stay in the Dead Sea hotel for dinner and overnight.
 
Day 6
On the way to Tiberias, we visit Nazareth Village depicting life as in the time of Jesus and then to Cana  where people can renew their marriage vows if they want to.
In the afternoon visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mount Tabor, which we ascend and descend by taxis.
Dinner and overnight stay in Tiberias.
 
Day 7
In the morning we take a boat ride on the Lake of 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 source of the River Jordan, the Golan Heights and the road to Damascus.
Dinner and overnight stay in Tiberias.
 
Day 8
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 Gatwick airport.

Itinerary subject to change.

Price £1890

What the price includes

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Tel Aviv (Details of flight numbers and times have not yet been finalised)
  • Accommodation in good quality hotels in twin bedded rooms with private facilities on half board basis
  • Transfer of passengers and baggage
  • Sightseeing as in itinerary
  • Services of a fully qualified English speaking guide
  • Travel by air-conditioned coaches
  • Entrance fees, gratuities, service charges and porterage
  • Airport taxes
  • ATOL Protection Contribution*

Not included in the price

  • Travel between home and UK airport
  • Lunches
  • Single supplement £476 per person
  • Items of a personal nature
  • 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$1.315 as published in the Financial Times on 14th October 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 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

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 of 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 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. 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 February 2021



Testimonials

“Please pass on my appreciative thanks to your team as we had a great experience in Israel.
Our guide was the best we have ever had and the driver and arrangements were excellent.
The response from the customers was good and every life was touched by God. So, what more could one ask for?

Thank you for all your support, help and patience. You are a great company to work with.”

Mark Hutchinson


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