A wonderful tour of the Holy Land

Led by Pastor Rasol Manouchehri

Thursday 18th - Thursday 25th November 2021

I am really pleased to be able to share information about our church tour of the Holy Land. I believe this trip will help add context to a lot of events in the Bible.

The itinerary is filled with visits to a number of key biblical sites such as Jericho, The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and the Mount of Olives to visit the Pater Noster Church , where according to tradition, Jesus taught His disciples the Lord’s Prayer.

During the tour of the different sites there will be lots of opportunities to enjoy the atmosphere, pray and read the scriptures with renewed insight.

I hope you will join us for what we trust will be both a memorable holiday and a time of spiritual renewal.

Day 1 - Manchester / Tel Aviv
We depart on our flight from Manchester to Tel Aviv. Meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer to Nazareth for dinner and overnight.

Day 2 - Nazareth / Cana
We visit the Church of the Annunciation and the Nazareth Village, depicting life as in the times of Jesus.) Continue to Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water into wine at a wedding feast. Here we will visit the Franciscan Church of the Wedding Feast. Those who wish can renew their marriage vows. In the afternoon we will visit Mount Tabor where the Lord was transfigured which we will ascend and descend by taxis before we return to our hotel in Nazareth for dinner and overnight. 

Day 3 - The Sea of Galilee / Mt. Tabor
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 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.
Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Day 4 - Jericho / Bethlehem / Shepherds’ Fields / Jerusalem
Today we leave Galilee and visit the baptism site at Yardinet on the River Jordan where there will be the opportunity to be baptised before driving via the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem. Our first stop will be in Jericho. View the ancient city and take the chair lift to the Mount of Temptation. Then continue to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, venerated as the Birthplace of Jesus. Also visit the Church of St. Catherine, the Crusaders Cloister, Chapel of St. Jerome. We drive to the Shepherds’ Fields and stop at Bethany, the site of Lazarus’ Tomb.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 5 - Mt. of Olives / Mt. Zion
After breakfast we will drive to the Mount of Olives to visit the Pater Noster Church, where according to tradition, Jesus taught His Disciples the Lord’s Prayer. Continue 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. In the afternoon visit 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. We end the day with a visit to Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Museum).
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 6 - City of David / The Way of the Cross
This morning we visit the Garden Tomb before continuing to the City of David. We enter the Old City and start our tour at the Crusaders’ Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda. Continue to the Tower of Antonia where Jesus was tried and the Church of the Flagellation from where we will follow the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross ending inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre enshrining Calvary and the Holy Tomb. We visit the Western (Wailing) Wall before travelling to the Israel Museum (Shrine of the Book).
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 7 - Masada / Dead Sea / Qumran
Today we visit Masada, Herod’s hilltop fortress, which we ascend and descend by cable car, opportunity to float in the Dead Sea and finally visit Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. 

Day 8 - Tel Aviv / Manchester
This morning we will visit the Crusaders’ Church of the Resurrection in Abu Gosh. It is one of the possible sites of Emmaus.
In the afternoon the coach takes us to Tel Aviv airport for our return flight to Manchester.

Itinerary subject to change

Price £1465 per person

What the price includes

  • Return flights from Manchester 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, gratuities (tips), service charges and porterage
  • Airport taxes
  • *ATOL Protection Contribution*

Not included in the price

  • Travel from home to UK airport
  • Single supplement £350 per person
  • Travel insurance (see below)

Please note that the cost of the tour may be subject to surcharges - please see the booking conditions. Currency exchange rates used £1 = US$1.2737 as published in the Financial Times on 24th June 2019.

* APC (ATOL Protection Contribution) which 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 bottom 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 of 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. At the time this brochure went to press no vaccinations or 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 10 weeks before departure. A final invoice will also be sent at this time and the balance for the tour must be paid at least 8 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. Holiday Extras have a range of policies available at very competitive prices. You can obtain a quote online by clicking here or alternatively you can call 0871 360 2742 and quote ABTA number 93522.

Gratuities
Our normal procedure is to deal with tips on a group basis and 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 October 2019



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