A biblical tour to ISRAEL

Led by Bolanle Oyabayo

Friday 26th May - Friday 2nd June 2023

We have again recently visited the Holy Land (Israel) where we had such an exciting, spirit filled, educative and most relaxing time.

The experience cannot be kept silent, hence we are organising another pilgrimage to the blessed land in May 2023, I invite you to join us on this deep spiritual and blessed adventure.

We will explore many of the exciting Biblical sites in Galilee and Jerusalem, we will walk where our Lord walked and touch the biblical sites where He performed miracles. We will have many opportunities to explore, reflect and pray together in many of the places we read about in the Bible. The bible will come spiritually and physically real to us.

Looking forward to you joining us on this pilgrimage. You will certainly return a new and refreshed person ready to “show forth the praises” of God in greater dimensions.

God bless you

Day 1
We depart on our flight from London Luton to Tel Aviv. Meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Day 2
After breakfast we visit Bethany where we visit Lazarus’ tomb and then continue to the Mount of Olives where we have a panoramic view over the Old City. Walk down the Palm Sunday road to the chapel of Dominus Flevit, where the Lord wept over Jerusalem. Finally descend to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. We continue with visits to Mount Zion and the Upper Room, also known as the Cenacle which commemorates the Last Supper; the Dormition Abbey, commemorating the falling asleep of Mary; and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu on the sight of the house of the High Priest Caiaphas and see the Dungeon where Jesus was imprisoned.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 3
This morning we visit the Basilica of the Nativity and the Grotto, venerated as the Birthplace of Jesus. We drive to the Shepherds’ Fields where we celebrate Holy Communion. Afterwards to The Way of the Cross / Abu Gosh Ein Karem - we shall enter the Old City and start our tour at the Crusaders’ Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda. We end the day with a visit to the Garden Tomb.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 4
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 drive to Qumran and to the Dead Sea and spend considerable time here before returning to our hotel.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 5
Today we leave Jerusalem and drive to the Inn of the Good Samaritan and view the ancient city and take the chair lift to the Mount of Temptation. We continue 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 then visit the baptism site at Yardinet on the River Jordan where there will be the an opportunity to be baptised before continuing to Nazareth.
Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Day 6
After breakfast we take a boat trip across the Sea of Galilee. The boat will stop on the lake if you wish to have a brief service. We will first visit Capernaum “The Town of Jesus” where he carried out the major part of his Ministry and Messianic Work. Visit the excavations and St. Peter’s Church. Visit Tabgha, the site where the Lord fed the 5,000 with five loaves and two fish, and the Mount of Beatitudes which commemorates our Lord’s Sermon on the Mount. We then visit Bethsaida and finally, Beit Shean a Roman city.
Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Day 7
We visit Nazareth Village and the Old Synagogue. Continue to Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water into wine at a wedding feast. Those who wish can renew their marriage vows. In the afternoon we drive to Mount Tabor where the Lord was Transfigured which we will ascend and descend by taxis.
Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Day 8
Morning visit to Mount Carmel and then continue to Caesarea with its Roman amphitheatre and aqueduct. Finally visit Jaffa before driving to Tel Aviv airport for our return flight to London Luton.

Itinerary subject to change

Price £1695 per person

What the price includes

  • Return flights from Luton to Tel Aviv (Details of flight numbers and times have not yet been finalised)
  • Accommodation in good quality hotels in twin / double 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, service charges and porterage
  • Gratuities (tips)
  • Airport taxes
  • ATOL Protection Contribution*

Not included in the price

  • Travel from home to UK airport
  • Single supplement £319 per person
  • Any costs related to COVID19 testing (PCR and Serology testing etc), costs, if any have not yet been announced
  • Travel insurance including COVID 19 cover Staysure

Please note that the cost of the tour may be subject to surcharges - please see the booking conditions. Currency exchange rates used £1 = US$1.3098 as published in the Financial Times on the 8th March 2022.

* 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 or 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. Latest entry requirements can be found here www.israelsafe.com. A visa is not required for British Passport holders visiting Israel and no 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. Staysure have a range of policies available at very competitive prices. You can obtain a quote online by clicking here.

Gratuities
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 April 2022



Testimonials

“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. ”

Richard Howard


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