Tour of Israel

Led by Paul & Hilary Marshall

Sunday 21st - Monday 29th June 2020

Israel has an amazing history and a mind-blowing future, combine this with sun, sea, white sandy beaches, fantastic food all makes for a destination like nowhere else on earth.

The one thing that makes this country so unique is that Jesus spent his earthly life here, many of the places he visited, the paths he walked are still here today all as written in the bible.

We invite you to join us on this exciting tour, focusing on the journeys and teachings of Jesus. It will follow His four main missionary journeys, His final week in Jerusalem and then finish with His ascension from the Mount of Olives. Although the main focus is on the life and times of Jesus it will also include visits to some amazing archaeological sites.

Paul Marshall has spent the last 30 years researching and leading tours to Israel so, come expecting to see and hear things which will bring you, and the Bible, alive. We will give you a clear, simple historical and biblical background helping you understand why Jesus was destined to be Jewish in the land of Israel. Just as he taught in parables we present his teachings in simple and relevant ways.

Groups are always varied with people from different cultures and levels of understanding, this is why our style of guiding and teaching is easy to absorb.

But most of all you will read the bible in a completely different way giving you a trip of a lifetime.

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DAY 1 - SUNDAY

We depart on our day flight to Tel Aviv. Check into our Hotel - Overnight Jerusalem 4* hotel.

DAY 2 - MONDAY

Bethany - Jesus often stayed here with His friends Lazarus, Mary and Martha, and was anointed here with oil before His crucifixion. You will have the opportunity to go down into the traditional tomb where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.

Herodium in the Judean hills, site of the recently discovered tomb of King Herod. We visit the Shepherd’s Fields overlooking Bethlehem.

Bethphage - (the House of Unripe Figs). The disciples were sent here to collect the donkey that Jesus would ride into Jerusalem to fulfil the prophecy of Zechariah.

Mount of Olives - with its spectacular views across the Kidron Valley and Jerusalem.

Palm Sunday Road - retracing Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and visiting Dominus Flavit (where Jesus wept over Jerusalem).

Garden of Gethsemane to consider Jesus’ last 24 hours. We continue down through the Kidron Valley past Absalom’s Pillar and the towering walls of the Temple Mount above.

Overnight Jerusalem.

DAY 3 - TUESDAY

This full day walking tour starts at the Golden Gate where Jesus entered the Temple on His Triumphal Entry and through which He will walk on His return. We enter the Old City through The Lions Gate, from here Jewish troops recaptured the Old City during the 6 Day War in 1967.

Following the Via Delarosa to the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus healed the crippled man.

Western Wall Tunnel archaeological site of 1st century Jerusalem at its best, get within a few metres of the site of the ‘Holy of Holies’.

Next to the Western Wall (Kotel) where you can pray, or just absorb the atmosphere of this unique place.

Southern Wall Excavations of the Temple Mount – we will stand on the steps Jesus used to enter the Temple. This site brings together archaeology, history and the Bible, something never to be forgotten.

Lunch time in the Jewish Quarter.

Church of St Peter in Gallicantu on Mount Zion where he denied his friend Jesus three times. From here we can see the original steps Jesus walked up, from the Lower City (City of David) to the House of Caiaphas the High Priest, to be tried.

Dinner and overnight – Jerusalem.

DAY 4 - WEDNESDAY

Today starts at the Garden Tomb and the Place of the Skull where we share Communion and consider the importance of what took place here.

Friends of Zion Museum where we meet the biblical figures, academics, businessmen, and military officials who, through their faith, have forged an everlasting bond between the Jewish and Christian peoples. The presentation is magnificently told using ground-breaking technology, and interactive displays that appear to come to life before your very eyes.

Our next stop is the city of Arad with spectacular views across the Negev desert. We continue east to the Judean desert, and the Oasis of Kfar Hanokdim where those wanting to make the most of the desert experience will take a short camel trek into the wilderness. Experience the Bedouin lifestyle sleeping in desert lodges, or rustic cabins. For the early riser, why not find a quiet place outside the camp and watch the sun rise, something you will always remember?

The Oasis and its Bedouin camp will be our dinner and overnight stop.

Day 5 - THURSDAY

After an early morning breakfast, we visit the Fountain of Tears sculpture display that parallels the sufferings of Jesus with the Jewish Holocaust, very moving and thought provoking.

We drive to Ein Bokek Beach for a ‘must do’ thing in Israel, a float in the Dead Sea the lowest place on earth, if this is not for you just relax and take in the wonderful scenery.

Continue north through the Jordan Valley for our next stop at the River Jordan where the Israelites cross into the Promised Land and the site of Jesus’ baptism.

Final destination - the Sea of Galilee. The rest of the afternoon is free to swim or just chill.

Overnight in Tiberius 3* hotel.

Day 6 - FRIDAY

Kursi (across the Jordan River). It was in this region that Jesus landed on his first missionary journey into Gentile territory and cast evil spirits out of the demon possessed man.

Teaching Triangle Tour –

Capernaum the Centre of Jesus’ ministry, Chorazin, and Bethsaida where Jesus and his disciples fed the 5000.

Magdala and the recently excavated 1st century Synagogue, Jesus most likely taught here during His time in Galilee.
The site celebrates the role of women as it’s the home of Mary Magdalene, a dedicated follower of Jesus.

Back to the hotel for a relax or swim.

Overnight in Tiberius.

Day 7 - SATURDAY

Today half day tour follows part of Jesus’ third missionary journey through the Golan Heights.

Caesarea Philippi, here the disciple Peter made the great confession that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God.

Fortress Nimrod on Mount Hermon. From here you can see across to Lebanon, Syria and Jordan - a spectacular view.

Mount Bentel overlooking Syrian border, Saul came this way on the road to Damascus.

Back to the hotel for a relax or swim.

Overnight in Tiberius.

Day 8 - SUNDAY

Mount Tabor - following the snake path to the traditional site of the Transfiguration.

Walk the road into Nain - where He raised the widow’s only son.

The final stop will be the Precipice at Nazareth which is overlooking the Jezreel Valley from here the Synagogue leaders attempted to throw Jesus over the edge.

Free half day.

Overnight in Tiberius.

Day 9 - MONDAY

The day starts with a boat trip across the Sea of Galilee, picture Jesus calming the storm and walking on the water.

Next to St Peter’s Primacy on the Sea of Galilee. Here after His Resurrection Jesus met the disciples, fed them breakfast and commissioned Peter to “feed my sheep”.

Our final stop on this amazing trip is the Tel Aviv port of Namal - an area full of culture, entertainment and leisure activities. It has a huge promenade running along the seafront full of shops trendy restaurants and cafes’ just a great place to wind down before our return flight home.

There will be quite a lot of walking so a degree of fitness is essential.

Itinerary subject to change.

Price £1655 per person

What the price includes

  • Return flights from London Luton 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
  • Fully qualified English speaking guide for 3 days
  • Travel by air-conditioned coaches
  • Entrance fees, gratuities, service charges and porterage
  • Airport taxes
  • ATOL Protection Contribution*

Not included in the price

  • Single supplement £308 per person
  • Travel insurance (see back page)

Please note that the cost of the tour may be subject to surcharges - please see the booking conditions. Currency exchange rates used £1 = US$1.2737 as published in the Financial Times on 24th June 2019.

* 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 bottom 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 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 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.

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 September 2019



Testimonials

“The trip to the Holy Land was an exciting time of learning, travelling and fellowship. The tour guide exceeded expectations and gave new insights in to the Word of God, which was made a lot clearer when we understood more of our Jewish roots. The Bible seems more relevant now and it’s becoming more important for me to watch Israel; the time clock of the world.”

Mark Sealey


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