Zeo Church Friends & Family Holy Land Tour of Israel/Jordan (Petra)

Led by Matt Summerfield: Senior Pastor of Hitchin Christian Centre

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 10th November 2019

I’m inviting you to join me for a trip of life-time to the Holy Land. To literally walk the land where Jesus and many biblical characters - walked.

The stories of scripture will come alive for you afresh and I promise an unforgettable experience that will encourage and build your faith, as well as wonderful times of great friendship (and food) together.

We have a brilliant, unmissable itinerary which you can read in the enclosed brochure.

Book your place now and tick this spiritual pilgrimage off your bucket list today!

I can’t wait.

Matt Summerfield

Day 1 - London to Amman
We depart on our flight to Amman. On arrival we will be met and transferred to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2 - Bethany / Mount Nebo
We visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan baptismal site and Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land.
We continue to Petra for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 - Petra
We spend the whole day on a guided tour of the ancient city of Petra, passing through a narrow canyon. Petra was the southern capital of the Nabataeans, and the visit includes spectacular buildings, the best-known being the Treasury carved from the red sandstone rock, as well as other fascinating temples and tombs.
Dinner and overnight in Petra.

Day 4 - Madaba
We leave Petra and drive to the Allenby Bridge, visiting the Madaba to see the famous mosaic map of Jerusalem on the way.
We cross to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 - Mount of Olives / Old City
Drive to the Mount of Olives for the view over Jerusalem and walk down the Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane. We then visit St Peter in Gallicantu, reputedly where Peter denied Jesus, the site of Caiaphas’ House. We enter the Old City and visit the Western Wailing Wall, continue to the Pool of Bethesda (where Jesus healed a crippled man). Follow part of the Via Dolorosa. We see a possible location of the Upper Room at St Mark’s Syrian Church. We end the afternoon viewing Gordon’s Calvary, and with quiet reflection and worship at the Garden Tomb.
Dinner and overnight Jerusalem.

Day 6 - Bethlehem / Dead Sea / Tiberias
Visit Bethany, the site of Lazarus’ tomb and continue to Bethlehem. Manger Square and the Shepherds’ Fields. We visit the Dead Sea for time to relax and bathe in the warm waters. Travel north, visiting the new baptismal site and then to Bethel associated with Jacob and to Samaria, associated with the women at the well. Continue 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.
Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 - Around Galilee
We begin the day sailing across the Sea of Galilee, pausing during this for worship. We visit sites associated with Jesus’ ministry: Migdal (the home of Mary Magdalene, with a synagogue from the time of Jesus); Kursi (a possible location for the Gadarene swine); Capernaum (Jesus’ home town, with its ancient ruins and Peter’s house); and Tabgha (a possible site of the feeding of the 5000, and of a lakeside resurrection appearance of Jesus) and the Mount of Beatitudes (the setting for the Sermon on the Mount). Finally we visit Bethsaida and Chorazim.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 8 - Caesarea Philippi / Nazareth
We drive to Caesarea Philippi (Banyas), the source of the River Jordan. Continue to Nazareth passing Mount Tabor (a possible site of the Transfiguration), we visit Nazareth Village (depicting life in the time of Jesus), and the Mount of the Precipice (believed by some to be where Jesus was taken by the angry crowd after preaching at the Nazareth) – from which we view the Jezreel Valley, the Biblical location for Armageddon. We return to Tiberias for dinner and overnight. Day 9 - Mount Carmel / Return journey We leave Tiberias and visit Mount Carmel en route to the airport for our return flight.

Itinerary subject to change

Price £1690 per person

What the price includes

  • Flights from London Heathrow to Amman and from Tel Aviv to London Heathrow (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
  • Entry visa to Jordan (currently free)
  • Horse ride in Petra
  • 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 £378 per person
  • Horse drawn carriages in Petra
  • Border taxes - currently US$15 per person and subject to change
  • 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$1.351 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 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: 0845 458 8308

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 required for British Passport holders visiting Jordan but not for Israel, details of how to obtain this will be sent with your final invoice. 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 April 2018



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