Bishop Rachel was consecrated as the 41st Bishop of Gloucester in 2015 and made history by becoming the first female diocesan bishop and the first female bishop in the House of Lords. Prior to becoming the Bishop of Gloucester all her ordained ministry was in London, most recently as the Archdeacon of Hackney. Following graduation from Reading University with a BA in Linguistics and Language Pathology, she worked as a Paediatric Speech & Language Therapist within the NHS. Bishop Rachel is passionate about gender justice and visited Egypt with Embrace Middle East in 2018 visiting projects particularly focused on women and girls. She has visited the Holy Land a couple of times, most recently during her sabbatical in 2019 when she spent two weeks around Galilee reflecting on Jesus’ encounters as portrayed in the Gospels.
Su regularly leads groups visiting the Holy Land for pilgrimages, study tours, educational exchanges and olive harvesting trips, as part of her work as the Senior Public Engagement Manager for Embrace the Middle East. She will be responsible for organising the tour, day-to-day practicalities and will be on hand to answer your questions about the current political situation, the Embrace Partners that you will meet and the impact of both on people’s lives.
Arrive Tel Aviv and transfer to St Margaret’s guest house Nazareth.
Church of the Annunciation. Worship at Christ Church. Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Capernaum with reflection on the beach. Mount of Beatitudes.
Dinner, evening reflection and overnight at St Margaret’s.
Nazareth Village. Transfer to Bethlehem via Jericho. Lunch in Jericho and visit Jericho Tel. Visit to the Palestinian Bible Society. Transfer to St Vincent’s guest house.
Dinner and evening reflection.
Jerusalem. Church of the Pater Noster, Dominus Flavit, Church of All Nations and Garden of Gethsemane (with communion). Yad Vashem (including lunch).
Dinner, evening reflection and overnight at St Vincent’s.
Old City of Jerusalem including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Pools of Bethesda and Ecce Homo. Visit with Embrace Partner St Yves.
Dinner, evening reflection and overnight in St Vincent’s.
Church of the Nativity, Milk Grotto and free time in Manger Square and souk. Lunch at the Tent Restaurant. Shepherd’s Fields and visit with the Joint Advocacy Initiative.
Dinner, evening reflection and overnight in St Vincent’s.
Worship with a local congregation. Qumran and Masada.
Dinner, optional evening in the Walled Off Hotel and overnight in St Vincent’s.
Jaffa. St Peter’s Church, House of Simon the Tanner. Free time to explore the market and get lunch.
Transfer to the airport for the flight home.
Itinerary subject to change.
Price £1285 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$1.3194 as published in the Financial Times on 31st December 2019.
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HOW TO BOOK
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 January 2021
“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. ”