Walking the way of Jesus

Led by Carl & Vivien Palmer

Tuesday 31st October - Thursday 9th November 2023

Carl and Viv Palmer have led Christian churches and communities for the last thirty years and head up a ministry called ‘The Way’. 

Carl is a Baptist minister, Walk Through the Bible teacher and an experienced group tour leader. Vivien is a creative designer and a passionate follower of Jesus. Together they are passionate about equipping everyday disciples of Jesus to discover ‘The Way’ to live by experiencing a heavenly Kingdom lifestyle where they live, work and play. They would like to invite you to join them on a life-changing tour of the Holy Land, to bring the Bible alive like never before and walk in the way of Jesus.

Carl and Viv will unpack the Bible stories in their original setting, creating an opportunity to explore the land where Jesus lived and taught His followers. This tour will be an extraordinary adventure and spiritual experience as the group worships and fellowships together whilst visiting the places where stories within the Bible took place, bringing them to life like never before. Adding this to the fantastic opportunity to make new friendships and learn about culture and history together, with a lot of fun, makes this a memorable lifetime tour!

Day One
London/Galilee

Travel from London Luton to Ben Gurion airport, Tel Aviv. On arrival we will be met and transferred to our hotel in Tiberius.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberius.

Day Two
Jesus’ Lakeside Ministry

Most of the day around Galilee’s shores
SAILING GALILEE. An awesome, private sail from Tiberius to the Northern Gospel shores to see a first century excavated fishing boat nicknamed ‘The Jesus boat’.
MT OF BEATITUDES. Up to the hillside site of the sermon on the mount.
TABGHA Down to the lakeside setting of the feeding of the five thousand with the loaves and the fishes, and where Jesus made breakfast for his disciples.
CAPERNAUM An interesting trip to see the house where Jesus lived with the ruins of a Jewish synagogue right next door.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberius.

Day Three
Foothills of Mount Hermon

North to the Golan Heights in upper Galilee
THE PEACE VIEW  A cliff-top stunning panorama of the Sea of Galilee where the full contours of the lake can be seen.
MOUNT HERMON. Ascend the summit by chair lift for a stunning view of the region. Hermon is considered by many to be the ‘Mount of Transfiguration’.
CAESAREA PHILIPPI on to the location where Jesus challenged the disciples and peter made his confession. Today this site is in a nature reserve with a spring which is the major source of the Jordan river.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberius.

Day Four
Nazareth to Jerusalem

NAZARETH VILLAGE Start the day after breakfast with an exciting tour of a reconstruction of rural and village life from the times of Jesus.
JACOB’S WELL hewn out of solid rock and over 100 feet deep, it is the place where Jesus met the Samaritan woman and shared about living water.
THE JORDAN RIVER  visit the Gospel location of the river where John baptised.
THE DEAD SEA Time to relax and float in the unique ‘medicinal’ waters and enjoy the mud in the lowest place on earth.
THE JERICHO ROAD Enter Wadi Kelt for a short walk to view the deep wilderness valley which provides a backdrop for the story of the ‘Good Samaritan’.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day Five
Bethlehem/Mount of Olives

SHEPHERD’S FIELDS The slopes around Bethlehem where the angels announced the birth of Christ to the shepherds. Visiting a cave chapel to worship and celebrate Jesus’ birth
MANGER SQUARE The Church of the Nativity built over cave dwellings from biblical days.
MOUNT OF OLIVES A spectacular panoramic view of the Old City and then walking the route of the Palm Sunday path down the hillside.
GARDEN OF GETHSEMENE Space and time to reflect in the garden where Jesus spent his final night. The Garden contains trees, the roots of which go back 2000 years.
THE GARDEN TOMB Close the day with a conducted tour of the peaceful garden which includes a 1st century rolling-stone tomb.
An opportunity to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus together.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day Six
The Old City

WESTERN WALL (Wailing Wall). Opportunity to witness Jewish prayers and traditions and visit the ‘Temple Mount’- the place where Abraham offered Isaac,  the site of the old Temple and the place where Jesus taught.
TEMPLE STEPS By the southern temple walls to see the remains of the city, Worship and reflection on the ancient temple steps, see the  Mikvah baths, the Temple Gates where the money changers sat and the location of the pinnacle, Jerusalem’s highest point in that day.
CITY OF DAVID  Explore Jerusalem’s beginnings to see David’s Palace,  Nehemiah’s wall, an opportunity to walk through the exciting Hezekiah’s tunnel to the newly excavated huge pool of Siloam.
FREE TIME. To wander, rest, explore or shop for fascinating souvenirs in the bustling narrow streets of Old Jerusalem Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
 
Day Seven
Jesus’ Jerusalem

JERUSALEM MODEL To the Israeli museum in West Jerusalem to view the helpful 1-50 scale model of the city from Gospel days.
POOL OF BETHESDA Enter the city gates to see the pool where the paralysed man was healed by Jesus.
THE WAY OF THE CROSS Continue along the Via Dolorosa which leads us to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre; here visit Calvary and the empty Tomb of Christ.
FREE TIME Further opportunity to explore, rest, refresh and recharge and explore.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day Eight
FREE DAY

Opportunity to rest and recharge or visit other places such as the holocaust museum, the Biblical Zoo or New modern Jerusalem.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day Nine
MASADA/SCROLLS

MASADA  Descend into the great rift valley and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea to ascend by cable-car to the awesome summit of Masada Mountain. Here Jewish zealots withstood the Roman army after the fall of Jerusalem.
QUMRAN. Time at the caves of Qumran where the dead sea scrolls were found by a shepherd boy in 1947. Discover the life of the ‘Essenes’- an exclusive Jewish sect.
VALLEY OF ELAH. View the site of the epic battle between David the shepherd boy and Goliath the Philistine giant.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day Ten
CAESARIA MARITIMA

CAESARIA (by the sea). Down the old Via Maris (ancient trade route) where we stop to see Herod’s massive seaport and capital where Peter and Philip preached, Paul was imprisoned here and Cornelius became the first Gentile convert. Visit the impressive Roman Amphitheatre, walk by the seashore excavations, and stop by the Aqueduct. 
RETURN FLIGHT On to Ben Gurion airport for the flight to London Luton.

There will be quite a lot of walking so a degree of fitness is essential..

Itinerary subject to change.

Price £1670 per person

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
  • Fully qualified English speaking guide
  • Travel by air-conditioned coaches
  • Entrance fees, gratuities, service charges and porterage
  • Airport taxes
  • ATOL Protection Contribution*

Not included in the price

  • Single supplement £441 per person
  • Any costs related to COVID 19
  • 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

* 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 August 2022



Testimonials

“I have to express my appreciation to Worldwide Christian Travel and most especially our tour leaders John and Daphne Ross for an amazing trip to Israel and Jordan. Their warmth and knowledge, as well as the wonderful accommodation, brilliant local guides and lovely tour members made this the a time to be remembered. I can't imagine it being better... ”

Jann Merchant


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