A Holiday and Biblical Exploration to the Holy Land

John Moronkeji

Wednesday 22nd - Wednesday 29th July 2020

Join us for seven days of fellowship, breaking of bread. A time of relaxation and enjoyment in the sunshine as we meditate and pray, walking through many places mentioned in the bible. We intend to enjoy and have fun. Reflect on bible pages relating to itinerary. Personal uplifting and spiritual nourishment. Return home with a Living Hope.

Please consider booking your place today, the price is the lowest for the time and itinerary. So, please get on board and let’s journey together.

Don’t forget your passport.

Day 1: Arrive at Tel Aviv airport
We depart from London Luton airport on our flight to Tel Aviv. On arrival, once we clear immigration and customs we meet our guide who will accompany us throughout our time in the Holy Land. Transfer to our hotel in Nazareth for dinner and overnight.
 
Day 2: Nazareth / Cana / Sea of Galilee / Boat Ride
After breakfast, we drive to Nazareth where we visit the Church of the Annunciation and the Old Synagogue. We continue to Nazareth Village, which brings to life a farm and Galilean village. It is a window into life as in the times of Jesus. Then we visit Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water into wine at a wedding feast. We continue to Tiberias and end the day with a boat trip across the Sea of Galilee. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias. 
 
Day 3: Mount Beatitudes / Capernaum
After breakfast we drive to the Mount of Beatitudes which commemorates our Lord’s Sermon on the Mount. Then we drive to Capernaum “the home town of Jesus” where he carried out the major part of his ministry and messianic work and see the excavations and St. Peter’s Church. We continue to Tabgha, the site where the Lord fed the 5,000 with five loaves and two fish. Here we will have a service on the lakeside. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
 
Day 4: Jordan Valley / Qasr El Yahud / Jericho / Shechem / Jerusalem
After breakfast we drive through the Jordan valley to the Baptismal Site at Qasr El Yahud where there will be the opportunity to be baptised. Then we continue to Jericho where we view the ancient city of Jericho and we take the chair lift to the Mount of Temptation. We drive through the Patriarchs Road to Shechem and Jacob’s Well. After returning from Mesopotamia Jacob bought a plot of land for “a hundred pieces of silver” where he pitched his tent and dug a deep well. Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman here. We continue to Jerusalem passing by the Inn of The Good Samaritan and to the top of the Mount of Olives where we admire the spectacular views of the walled Old City. After an explanation of the view we drive to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
 
Day 5: Mt. of Olives / Mt. Zion / Bethlehem / Shepherds’ Field
After breakfast we drive to visit Bethany where we visit Lazarus’ tomb and then we continue to the Mount of Olives where we have a panoramic view over the Old City of Jerusalem. After an explanation of the view we walk down the Palm Sunday road visiting the Pater Noster, then to the chapel of Dominus Flevit, where the Lord wept over Jerusalem. Finally we descend to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. And then a key highlight when we visit Mount Zion and the Upper Room, also known as the Cenacle which commemorates the Last Supper; the Dormition Abbey, and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu on the site of the house of the High Priest Caiaphas and we also see the Dungeon where Jesus was imprisoned. We continue to Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity, the Grotto of St. Jerome and the Shepherds’ Fields.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. 
 
Day 6: Masada / Dead Sea / Qumran
Today we travel down to the Dead Sea for visit to the hilltop fortress of Masada which we ascend and descend by cable car. Continue to Ein Gedi and then to Qumran where a shepherd boy discovered the Scrolls. We then have opportuniry to float in the Dead Sea before returning to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Day 7: The Way of the Cross / Garden Tomb
This morning we shall enter the Old City and start our tour at the Crusader Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda. We continue to the Tower of Antonia where Jesus was tried and the Church of the Flagellation. We visit the Western (Wailing) Wall where we will spend some time before we end the day with a visit to the Garden Tomb where we will have a communion service. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Day 8: Caesarea / London
Morning visit to Caesarea the Ancient capital of the Roman province, where we view the impressive archaeological remains of the Roman and Byzantine city that once dominated the region, including the amphitheatre and aqueduct. It was at Caesarea that Peter came to understand that the Good News was not for Jews only, but for the whole world. Here he baptised the Roman Centurion, Cornelius, and his family. It was from Caesarea that Paul set sail for Rome, an event that eventually brought Christianity to the World. We then drive to Jaffa and then we continue to Ben Gurion Airport to catch our return flight back home to London.

Itinerary subject to change

Price £1570

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
Services of a fully qualified English speaking guide
Headsets
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
Single supplement £294 per person
Lunches and drinks
Travel insurance

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.

* APC (ATOL Protection Contribution) which provides passenger protection via the ATTF (Air Travel Trust Fund). For further information visit www.caa.co.uk

HOW TO BOOK

Either click 'Book this Tour' 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: 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.

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 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 August 2019



Testimonials

“Just a note to report that the trip to Jordan went very well. We all arrived home safely yesterday morning.

The group gelled together well and we all thoroughly enjoyed the itinerary and magnificent scenery. Everyone was surprised to realise how much Bible history had taken place there.”

David Ronco


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