A journey of a lifetime to the Holy Land

Led by Andy Paget

Tuesday 7th - Tuesday 14th November 2023

A visit to the Holy Land is absolutely unique, as we trace the footsteps of Jesus, Abraham and David in the places they knew so well.

Drawing on the experience of previous visits, our itinerary includes many of the best-loved sites, from the bustling streets of old Jerusalem to the summit of Masada and the tranquil shores of the Sea of Galilee.

Beyond the stories told by the ancient stones, we’ll have opportunities to hear first hand from of some of the ‘living stones’ - local believers living and serving in the land today.

It is possible to extend your visit by an additional 3 or 5 nights half-board.

I’d be delighted to welcome you on this journey to the land of the Bible.

~ Andy Paget, Tour Leader

Andy pastors an inner city church in Bristol.
He is an experienced tour leader who has made many visits to the Holy Land and has close friends on both sides of the Arab-Israeli divide.

Day 1, Tuesday 7th Nov
London / Tel Aviv

We depart from Luton airport on our flight to Tel Aviv.
On arrival we will be met and transferred to our hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.

Day 2, Wednesday 8th Nov
Mount of Olives / Gethsemane / Western Wall / Mount Zion / Bethlehem

We drive from Bethlehem to the top of the Mount of Olives to see the spectacular panorama of the Old City of Jerusalem and the City of David and continue to the Garden of Gethsemane, the Southern Wall excavations and the Western Wall. In the afternoon we visit Mount Zion and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, identified as the site of the house of the High Priest Caiaphas, Peter’s denial of Jesus and the dungeon where Jesus may have been imprisoned during his Jewish trials.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 3, Thursday 9th Nov
Garden Tomb / Old City / Jewish Quarter

We visit the Garden Tomb for a communion service before entering the Old City to see the Pool of Bethesda and the Church of St. Anne. We continue to the site of the Antonia Fortress, where Jesus was tried by Pilate, and then to the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon we visit the Bethlehem Bible College.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 4, Friday 10th Nov
Masada / Qumran / Dead Sea

Today we visit Herod’s hilltop fortress of Masada, ascending and descending by cable car. We continue to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a shepherd boy. There will be an opportunity to swim or float in the Dead Sea before returning to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.

Day 5, Saturday 11th Nov
Bethlehem / Jericho / Galilee

We visit the Church of the Nativity and the Shepherds’ Fields before leaving Bethlehem for Jericho to see the ancient city. We travel north along the Jordan Valley to the baptismal site at Yardenit and then to our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

Day 6, Sunday 12th Nov
Sea of Galilee / Magdala / Bethsaida / Banias

This morning we take a memorable boat trip on the Sea of Galilee, stopping for a time of worship on the lake. We visit Magdala and Bethsaida before driving through the Golan region to Banias and the area of Caesarea Philippi in the foothills of Mount Hermon.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 7, Monday 13th Nov
Nazareth / Capernaum / Mount Beatitudes

Today we drive to Nazareth, the town of Jesus’ childhood, to visit the outstanding Nazareth Village, depicting life in the time of Jesus, and the Mount of Precipitation with its magnificent panorama of the Jezreel Valley. In the afternoon we visit the Mount of Beatitudes, Jesus’ adopted home town of Capernaum and the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter in Tabgha which commemorates Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000 and his resurrection appearance by the lake.
Return to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

Day 8, Tuesday 14th Nov
Jezreel Valley / Caesarea / Journey Home

We leave Galilee and travel via Haifa to Muhraka, the Elijah memorial on Mount Carmel, with its superb panorama of the plain of Esdraelon. We continue through the Jezreel Valley to Caesarea for a media presentation and to see the Roman aqueduct and amphitheatre en route to Ben Gurion Airport for our return flight to Luton.

Itinerary subject to change

Price £1730 per person

Option to extend your stay in Bethlehem from £44 per person per night staying in a twin room on half board basis.

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 / 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 £322 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$1.2174 as published in the Financial Times on the 13th Jan 2023

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


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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.

General Information

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. A visa is not required for British Passport holders visiting Israel.
Latest entry requirements can be found here www.israelsafe.com. 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.

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 January 2023


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