A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Led by St.Giles and St.George’s Church, Ashtead

Sunday 7th - Monday 15th May 2023

We warmly invite you to join us as we experience together the land where Jesus walked.

The Bible – especially the Gospels – will come alive in new and wonderful ways as we visit many of the places associated with Jesus’ ministry.

If it will be your first visit then we have every confidence that it will be a great blessing to you.

If you have been before then you know what wonderful things are in store for you.

Day 1
Depart on our flight from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv where we will be met and transferred by air conditioned coach to our hotel in Jerusalem.
 
Day 2
Excavations around the southern wall of the Temple area (stand on the steps leading to the Temple – steps that Jesus himself would very likely have walked on); Western Wall; Temple Mount; Church of St Anne; Pool of Bethesda; Walk Via Dolorosa, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre; Burnt House (if time allows); City of David and Hezekiah’s Tunnel.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Day 3
Mount of Olives; Church of the Ascension; Church of Peter Noster; Church of Dominus Flavit; Garden of Gethsemane; Church of All Nations; Last Supper Room; St Peter in Gallicantu; Garden Tomb (Holy Communion).
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Day 4
Bethlehem and Church of the Nativity; Shepherds Fields; lunch with local Palestinian Christian families; Tent of All Nations visit; coach tour of New Jerusalem (Knesset etc.).
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Day 5
Leave Jerusalem and make our way to the Dead Sea where we have an overnight stay – and an opportunity to “swim” in the Dead Sea. On the way visit Qumran, Masada and if time permits, Ein Gedi.
Dinner and overnight in Dead Sea area.

Day 6
Leave the Dead Sea and make our way to the Sea of Galilee and our hotel in Tiberias. On the way, we visit Jericho, Beit Shean and baptismal site at Qasr al Yahud.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
 
Day 7
Travel to Nazareth where we experience the “Nazareth Village” – based on NT scholarship, this site seeks to show how life was lived in the days of Jesus. The visit ends with a typical biblical meal at that time. We also visit the Basilica of the Annunciation and other sites linked to the life of Jesus. We leave Nazareth and visit Sepphoris before ending the day with a visit to Cana.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 8
Boat trip on the Sea of Galilee, followed by a visit to the “Jesus Boat” museum. During the day we will visit a number of places associated with Jesus’ ministry – Capernaum, Mensa Christi (Holy Communion), Tabgha, Mount of Beatitudes, Migdal and Bethsaida.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 9
Time to leave Israel and make our way home. Depending on the time of the flight we may have time for one more visit on our way to the airport for our return flight to London Heathrow.

Itinerary subject to change

Price £2250 per person

What the price includes

  • Return flights from London Heathriow 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 £490 per person
  • 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$1.315 as published in the Financial Times on 14th October 2018.

* 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. 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.

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 January 2023



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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