We invite you to join us as we explore the birthplace of Christianity, Israel, the Holy Land.
Walking where Jesus walked, visiting places you have read about so often in your Bible, you will gain a deeper insight into those familiar accounts and connect your faith to the land and culture where it all happened!
In addition we pause as we visit each sight for prayer, devotions and teaching –previous pilgrims have declared ‘This trip has brought my Bible to life in ways I could never have imagined!’
Peter and Elaine have led many tours and several of their pilgrims love to return with them!
Day 1 - Monday
Journey to Israel
Daytime flight to Tel Aviv.
Wednesday night - night-time visit to the Western Wall for the eager beavers.
Day 2 - Tuesday
We start our tour of the Holy Land visiting the ancient City of David before visiting the home of Caiaphas where Jesus was imprisoned the night before his crucifixion St Peter in Gallicantu.
We visit the Burnt House before moving onto the Southern Temple Steps, the very steps that Jesus would have walked upon to enter the Temple.
Western Wall, the holiest site for the Jewish people, then moving onto the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus healed the crippled man (John 5). Overnight Jerusalem.
Day 3 - Wednesday
Today we visit Masada, Herod’s hilltop fortress, by cable car. Masada-was the last Jewish stronghold captured by the Romans. Followed by visits to the Ein Gedi wilderness and waterfall where King Saul hounded the would-be king David.
We then proceed to Qumran to view the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947.
We conclude the day Bathing in the Dead Sea mud bath if you wish.
Day 4 - Thursday
Jerusalem / Jericho
We start the day visiting Garden Tomb holding a communion service before proceeding to Jericho and visiting Lazarus Tomb. We also visit the Inn of Good Samaritan bringing to life the parable of Jesus.
Day 5 - Friday
We begin today with the breath-taking panoramic view of the city of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives before descending the Mount to the Garden of Gethsemane. We continue to Yad Vashem - Holocaust Memorial Museum.
We conclude the day visiting the Shepherd Fields in Bethlehem where angels delivered the Good News about Jesus to the shepherds.
Day 6 - Saturday
Today we visit the fascinating Mount Gerizim - and meet members of the Samaritan Community who claim their lineage back to Adam, before continuing to Beth Shean site of King Saul’s final battle.
Day 7 - Sunday
We start today visiting Cana the town of Jesus first miracle. Marriage vow renewals can be arranged (notice must be given).
we continue on to experience the first century biblical village of Nazareth before proceeding to Mount Carmel and touching base with Eliza and the prophets of Baal.
Day 8 - Monday
Around the Sea of Galilee / Golan Heights
Today we travel to Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered His famous sermons.
We then proceed to Caesarea Philippi, where Peter acknowledge Jesus as the Messiah and Jesus affirmed Peter’s faith.
We end the day travelling to the Golan Heights and view of the Syrian Border.
Day 9 - Tuesday
Around the Sea of Galilee
We commence today at Yardenit Baptismal site, baptisms can be arranged for those who have not been baptised. We continue to Capernaum, the home town of Jesus before travelling to Magdala, the hometown of Mary Magdalene.
We conclude the day with a relaxing Boat Ride on Sea of Galilee.
Day 10 - Wednesday
Mediterranean Sea and home
We conclude our tour of the Holy Land on the Mediterranean coast of Caesarea Maritime, built by Herod the Great, followed by lunch. Transfer to Airport for flight back home.
Itinerary subject to change.
Price £1695 per person
What the price includes
Not included in the price
Please note that the cost of the tour may be subject to surcharges - please see the booking conditions. Currency exchange rates used £1 = US$1.351 as published in the Financial Times on 2nd January 2018.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 August 2019
“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. ”