For the Christian, visiting the Holy Land is always a special experience. While our visit is described as a ‘tour’ it also includes elements of ‘pilgrimage’ giving us a chance to see a number of significant sites and to reflect on what we actually believe. But be prepared for your faith to be tested and challenged: the pictures you have in your mind will be very different from what you actually see. The presence of three world-faiths, together with history, geography and politics provides an interesting and challenging backdrop to our Christian faith.
Alan Munden, who lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, is a member of Jesmond Parish Church. He has been to Israel on a number of occasions and is particularly interested in biblical archaeology and the history of Protestant mission.
We fly from Manchester airport to Tel Aviv, where we will meet our guide and stay the night in a hotel on the coast.
We begin our tour at Caesarea (the Roman capital) and then onto Sepphoris and the Nazareth Biblical Village (depicting life in the first century).
We stay for the next two nights in Tiberius.
From Tiberius we travel north to Banyas (Caesarea Philippi) and return to the Galilee and visit Capernaum and the Mount of Beatitudes before seeing the 1st century boat and sailing on the Sea of Galilee.
In the Galilee we visit Chorazin and Migdal before heading south to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem to see the Shrine of the Book and the model of first century Jerusalem.
For the rest of the tour we will be staying at a hotel in East Jerusalem.
In the Old City of Jerusalem, we walk on the Stepped Street, spend time at the Western Wall, enter the Western Wall Tunnel and emerge near the Pool of Bethesda and the Crusader church of St Anne.
We visit the Cardo and the Hurva synagogue.
In the Old City we visit the traditional site of the resurrection of Jesus (the Church of the Holy Sepulchre) and the Protestant Garden Tomb.
We will be walking too on the city walls.
Away from the city we visit Qasr El-Yahud (site of John’s baptisms) and two important non-biblical sites – Qumran and Masada and have an opportunity to float on the Dead Sea.
In the morning we worship at Christ Church near the Jaffa Gate and visit the Mount of Olives, Gethsemane and Bethany.
In the morning we visit the Herodion (Herod’s fortress and burial place) and nearby Bethlehem and have a free afternoon in Jerusalem with the option of visiting Vad Vashem (the holocaust memorial). We fly from Tel Aviv to Manchester airport and arrive in the early hours the following day.
Itinerary subject to change.
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Please note that the cost of the tour may be subject to surcharges - please see the booking conditions. Currency exchange rates used £1 = US$1.2541 as published in the Financial Times on the 9th June 2023.
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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.
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Our normal procedure is to deal with tips on a group basis and if 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 July 2023
“Just a short note to say that we are all back home safely after a fantastic time in Israel and Petra.
Thank you to you and your staff for setting the tour up and for all your help and attention to detail.”