Join a trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land

Led by Ruth Smyth

Thursday 12th - Friday 20th May 2022

Come and join me on this wonderful adventure to Israel - visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Galilee, and other amazing places.

I visited the Holy Land on several tours and as a lone traveller, and I fell in love with the country of Israel. It is a place where the Bible truly comes alive and I can’t wait to introduce you to this amazing place.

Although there is an itinerary, I can also advise you where to go in your free time if you want to explore further. We will also have a great tour guide with us to give us an added insight into what it was and is like to live in the Holy Land. Israel has so many sights, sounds, and smells for you all to enjoy. It is place where people come together for a holiday of a lifetime, so please come and join with me on my tour and I can promise you won’t be disappointed.

Day 1 - Thursday 
We depart from London Luton Airport on our flight to Tel Aviv. Upon arrival we are met and transferred to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. 

Day 2 - Friday 
We drive to the Mount of Olives visiting the Church of the Ascension, Dominus Flevit (where Jesus wept over Jerusalem), then walk down the Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. Departing the Old City, you will take a short drive to the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. 

Day 3 - Saturday 
This morning we enter the Old City through St Stephens Gate to the Church of St Anne and the Pool of Bethesda. We follow the via Dolorosa ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Visit the Western (Wailing) Wall before continuing to Mount Zion to see Schindler’s Grave, the Church of St Peter in Gallicantu, David’s Tomb and the Upper Room. Communion service at the Garden Tomb.
The remainder of the day is free.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. 

Day 4 - Sunday 
AM We drive to Bethlehem to see the Church of the Nativity and the Shepherds’ Fields.
PM We visit the Holocaust Museum.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. 

Day 5 - Monday 
A full day tour visiting Masada, the summit fortress where the Zealots held out against the Romans in 70 AD. Here you will see Herod’s palace, the oldest synagogue in the world and a 4th century Church. You ascend and descend by cable car. At Ein Gedi you will have an opportunity to bathe in the warm waters of the Dead Sea before travelling to Qumran to view the cave where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. 

Day 6 - Tuesday 
We leave Jerusalem visiting Bethany to see the House of Martha and Mary and the Tomb of Lazarus. We view the Inn of the Good Samaritan and stop at Jericho to see the excavations and Elisha’s Spring. We travel along the Jordan Valley to Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation, Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s Well, we continue to Cana, where the first miracle of the water into wine took place.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias. 

Day 7 - Wednesday 
Travel by coach the wonderful excavations at Magdala before viewing the Jesus boat. Continue around the shores of the Sea of Galilee to the place of Baptism on the River Jordan where you will have the opportunity, if you wish, to be baptised. Then continue around the shore we reach Ein Gev Kibbutz. From here we take a boat trip to Capernaum where we see the early synagogue and Peter’s house. During the boat trip across Galilee there will be opportunity for marriages to be blessed. We visit the Mount of Beatitudes and Tabgha (the Church of the Multiplication) before returning to our hotel where we relax for the remainder of the day.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias. 

Day 8 - Thursday 
We leave Tiberias and travel to the Mediterranean coast where we visit Haifa, Mount Carmel where Elijah confronted the Prophets of Baal, and Acre where we see the Crusader fortress. We then travel to Caesarea to see the Roman amphitheatre and aqueduct before continuing to our hotel.
Dinner and overnight in Tel Aviv.

Day 9 - Friday 
Free day in Tel Aviv. We travel to Ben Gurion airport for our return flight to London Luton.

Itinerary subject to change

Price £1795 per person

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 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

  • Single supplement £480 per person
  • Travel insurance (see below)
  • Lunches en route

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.

APC (ATOL Protection Contribution) provides passenger protection via the ATTF (Air Travel Trust Fund). For further information visit


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

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

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 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.

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 March 2021


“On the trip I experienced wonderful fellowship, joy and laughter that I shall carry with me for the rest of my days.”

Susan Russell

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