Bringing the Bible to Life

Bishop Dr Leonard Lupiya

Monday 25th July - Tuesday 2nd August 2022

Join me as we tour the Holy Land visiting prominent biblically relevant sites. The bible will come to life in your very eyes. Reading the bible and your relationship with Christ will never be the same after this trip.

I welcome you on this trip of a lifetime.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Day 1 - Monday
Day flight from Luton to Tel Aviv. On arrival transfer to Bethlehem, driving through Jaffa if time permits.
Overnight in Bethlehem
 
Day 2 - Tuesday
We start at the excavated ruins of the City of David to uncover the secrets of biblical Jerusalem; walk in the footsteps of kings and prophets at the site where many of the stories of the Bible took place. For those wanting a challenge we walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel, carved out of solid rock to bring water into the city in 716 B.C. It’s wet and dark, but great fun. The tunnel comes out at the Pool of Siloam, where Jesus told the blind man to wash his eyes and he would see. Ascend by way of the Herodian Channel that comes out by the Western Wall at the foot of the Temple Mount. Next the Davidson Centre for a film presentation of Jerusalem in the time of Jesus. Out into the sunshine and short tour of the Southern Wall Excavations of the Temple Mount to stand on the steps Jesus took to enter the temple. Lunch time in the Jewish Quarter. The Mount of Olives with its spectacular views across the Kidron Valley the Tomb of the Prophet’s and Jerusalem. From here we walk down Palm Sunday Road retracing Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and visiting Dominus Flavit (where Jesus wept over Jerusalem) before descending into the Garden of Gethsemane to consider his last 24 hours.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
 
Day 3 - Wednesday
We enter the Old City through St Stephen’s Gate, a possible location of his stoning, and visit the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus healed the crippled man. We travel back through history walking the streets of Old Jerusalem and the Via Dolorosa to the Western Wall (Kotel) where you can pray, or just absorb the atmosphere of this unique place. Lunch time in the Old City. An uphill walk through the upper city gate to the Church of St Peter on Mount Zion where Peter denied his friend Jesus three times. From here we can see the original steps Jesus walked up from the City of David to the House of Caiaphas the High Priest.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
 
Day 4 - Thursday
Today starts with a visit to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and Shepherds Fields. A short drive through West Jerusalem to Yad Vashem the Holocaust Memorial Museum, a must for all visitors to Israel. Then we end the day at the Garden Tomb and the Place of the Skull where we consider the importance of what took place here. Always a powerful and moving experience.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
 
Day 5 - Friday
We visit Jericho and take the cable car to the Mount of Temptation. Then to the River Jordan where the Israelites cross into the Promised Land the site of Jesus’ baptism We drive to Shiloh, where the Ark of Covenant was kept and through the beautiful Levonah valley, referred to in Judges as the Valley of the Dancers. We continue to Jacob’s Well, Sebastya (Nablus) and Samaria. Final destination - the Sea of Galilee. The rest of the afternoon is free to swim or just chill.
Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.
 
Day 6 - Saturday
This morning will follow ‘Jesus’ teaching Triangle’. We visit Capernaum the centre of Jesus’ ministry, Chorazin and Bethsaida the site for the feeding of the 5000. We then drive to Caesarea Philippi the source of the River Jordan and return to the hotel via the Golan Heights.
Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Day 7 - Sunday
Galilee is such a peaceful place, you will understand why Jesus spent so much time here. The morning starts with a relaxing boat trip across the Sea of Galilee, imagine Jesus walking on the water or calming the storm. We visit St Peters Primacy the traditional beach location where Jesus appeared to Peter after his resurrection and Magdala where we see the ancient synagogue and fisherman’s houses.
Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Day 8 - Monday
Visit the Precipice and Nazareth Village then Megiddo before returning to our hotel in Nazareth for dinner and overnight.

Day 9 - Tuesday
On our journey to the airport we will stop at Mount Carmel where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal. Continue along the Mediterranean beach to Jaffa for a visit before arriving at the airport for our return flight to London Luton.

Itinerary subject to change.

Price £1590

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
  • Services of a 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

  • Travel between home and UK airport
  • Lunches
  • Single supplement £288 per person
  • Items of a personal nature
  • 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$1.315 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. 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 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. 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 February 2021



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