A wonderful tour in the footsteps of Jesus to the Holy Land

Led by Pastor Anthony and Adele Smith

Monday 15th - Wednesday 24th November 2021

When I visited the Holy Land a few years ago it left a deep impression on me and brought a freshness to the Bible stories I had learnt from childhood. If you are able to join us I am sure it will be not only a great time of fun and fellowship but also it cannot fail to make a deep spiritual impact on you. It will undoubtedly bring the Bible to life!

The programme we are following is carefully planned so that we visit the key sites whilst leaving space for group and personal reflection.

I do hope you will consider joining us for what will be a memorable time.

Anthony Smith (Pastor Holmer Green Baptist Church)

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Monday
We leave London on a direct morning flight to Tel Aviv, where we will be met on arrival for transfer to our hotel in Nazareth.
Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Tuesday
We visit Nazareth where we see a church built around Mary’s Well, and Jesus’ reputed childhood home (at the Church of the Annunciation) and Nazareth Village (depicting life in the time of Jesus), continue to the Mount of the Precipice (believed by some to be where Jesus was taken by the angry crowd after preaching at the Nazareth Synagogue) – from which we view the Jezreel Valley, the Biblical location for Armageddon.
Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Wednesday
Passing Mount Tabor (a possible site of the Transfiguration) we continue to Tiberias to visit the 2000 year old “Jesus Boat” at a nearby kibbutz, and then sail across the Sea of Galilee on a replica of this boat - pausing for worship. St Peter’s Fish lunch. We visit sites associated with Jesus’ ministry: Kursi (the Gadarene swine); Magdala (home of Mary Magdelene and once a prosperous fishing village); Capernaum (Jesus’ home town, with its ancient synagogue and Peter’s house); and Tabgha (possible site of the feeding of the 5000, and of a lakeside resurrection appearance of Jesus).
Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Thursday
This morning we visit the Mount of Beatitudes (the setting for the Sermon on the Mount) where we have a time of quiet reflection. We travel south visiting the Baptismal site at Qaser el-Yahud en route to Jericho - where we recall the temptation of Jesus, and reflect on Jesus’ encounters with Bartimaeus and Zacchaeus. We continue through the Wadi Kelt (possibly the inspiration for the “Valley of the Shadow of Death”) where we see St George’s Monastery across the valley. As we draw close to Jerusalem, we visit Bethany, the site of Lazarus’ tomb.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Friday
Visit Herodian (one of Herod’s many palaces, believed to have contained Herod’s tomb); continue to the Shepherds’ Fields; and the Church of the Nativity.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Saturday
At the start of the day we trace the Palm Sunday path down from the Mount of Olives into the city, pausing at the Dominus Flavit church (recalling Jesus weeping over Jerusalem). We see Gethsemane, where we will celebrate communion, and have time for quiet reflection. We walk part of the “Last Path” (through the Kidron valley), and visit the church of St Peter in Gallicantu (reputedly where Peter denied Jesus, the site of Caiaphas’ House). We look across the Gehinnom valley, and reflect on the implications of this for Jesus’ teaching on judgement. We end the day with a 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.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Sunday
Entering the Old City, we cross the Temple Mount to the Pool of Bethesda (where Jesus healed a crippled man). We then follow part of the Via Dolorosa (the approximate route Jesus took to his death on the cross). We see flagstones thought to be from the Antonia Fortress (the Roman barracks, where Jesus was tried); on these can be seen an engraving known as the King Game, perhaps related to the mocking of Jesus. At the Church of the Holy Sepulchre we see the traditional site of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. We visit a possible location of the Upper Room at St Mark’s Syrian Church, and the Burnt House – an ancient priestly house from the time of Jesus. Visit the Western Wall Tunnel.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Monday
We visit the Model of Jerusalem and the Israel Museum to see the “Shrine of the Book”. We end the afternoon viewing Gordon’s Calvary, and with quiet reflection and communion at the Garden Tomb (possible alternative locations for Jesus’ death and resurrection). Our evening meal will be a Messianic form of the Passover meal.
Overnight in Bethlehem.

Tuesday
We take a “day out” to visit the desert area south-east of Jerusalem. We drive along the shore of the Dead Sea (the lowest place on the earth’s surface), Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, possibly associated with John the Baptist; visit Masada, Herod’s hilltop fortress and Ein Gedi, scene of David’s pursuit by Saul. Finally, we have the opportunity to “float” in the Dead Sea.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Wednesday
This morning we visit the Holocaust Museum before travelling to Tel Aviv for our flight home to London Luton.

Itinerary subject to change

Price £1620

What the price includes

  • Return flights from London Luton to Tel Aviv with easyJet
  • Accommodation in hotels in twin bedded rooms with private facilities on half board basis
  • Services of fully qualified English speaking guide throughout
  • Tours and transfers in deluxe air-conditioned coaches
  • Entrance fees, service charges, porterage
  • Gratuities to guide, driver and hotels
  • Airport taxes
  • ATOL Protection Contribution*

Not included in the price

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Lunches and drinks
  • Travel from home to UK airport
  • Single supplement £297 per person
  • Travel insurance (see back page)

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

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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.

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 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 September 2020



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