Discover the Land of the Bible ISRAEL TOUR

Led John and Ruth Sutcliffe

Saturday 14th - Tuesday 24th September 2019

John is currently Pastor of Tyndale Baptist Community Church which serves the Yate and Chipping Sodbury area. Previously John and his wife Ruth served in two churches, in Worthing and in Bath, before spending the best part of 3 years working at the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem when they got to know the land of Israel very well.

On their return to the UK they helped run an evangelical retreat centre near Oxford before returning to the pastoral ministry.

They are looking forward to having the opportunity to show others around the country they love.

Saturday - September 14
We depart from London Luton airport on our flight to Tel Aviv. On arrival at Ben Gurion airport we will be met and transferred to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Sunday - September 15
We visit the Tower of David Museum to give us an overview of the history of the City of Jerusalem then continue to the Mount of Olives for a spectacular view over the Old City of Jerusalem. We visit the City of David, including 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. Alternatively, for those not wanting to get their feet wet walk through the Canaanite Tunnel which is dry and well lit.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Monday - September 16
We begin the day at the Mount of Olives and walk down the Palm Sunday road visiting Dominus Flevit and the Garden of Gethsemane. We continue to St Peter in Gallicantu, which was built over the site of the house of the High Priest Caiaphas and the dungeon where Jesus was imprisoned before his trial. We end the day at the Western Wall and visit the Davison Centre for a film presentation of Jerusalem in the time of Jesus and an opportunity to visit the Temple of Steps.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Tuesday - September 17
We enter the Old City to visit the Pools of Bethesda and continue to Ecce Homo. We travel back through history, walking the streets of old Jerusalem and the Via Dolorosa to the Church of Holy Sepulchre, continue to the Cardo, see the Broad Wall, the Jewish Quarter of the Old City then maybe the Temple Institute.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Wednesday - September 18
This morning we drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and the Shepherds’ Fields. Then we return to the City to visit the Shrine of the Book to see the Dead Sea Scrolls and Second Temple Model before spending the afternoon at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Thursday - September 19
This morning we visit Bethel, Shiloh and Shechem before heading back to Jerusalem for a Service at the Garden Tomb.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Friday - September 20
We drive to Masada. This fortress city was built by Herod and is one of the most important historical sites in Israel. The cable car takes you to the plateau with its stunning views across to Jordan and the Land of Moab. There will be opportunity to bathe in the warm waters of the Dead Sea before visiting Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
We then travel up the Jordan Valley Road to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

Saturday - September 21
Today we tour the Galilee region including Capernaum, the centre of Jesus’ ministry, Chorazin, Tabgha, where Jesus fed the 5,000, St Peter’s Primacy, the Mount of Beatitudes, associated with the Sermon on the Mount. We end the day with a boat trip on Galilee.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Sunday - September 22
We drive to Tel Dan and continue to Banias, Caesarea Philippi before travelling back to Tiberias via the Golan Heights.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Monday - September 23
We visit Magdala and see the ancient synagogue and fishermen’s houses then drive to Nazareth Village, depicting life as in the times of Jesus and Nazareth Church. We return to Tiberias passing by Mount Tabor and then enjoy the fine views from Mt Arbel.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Tuesday - September 24
This morning we leave Tiberias and drive to Mount Carmel. From there we drive to Jaffa where Peter stayed with Simon the Tanner and then continue to the airport for our return flight to the UK.

Itinerary subject to change

Price £1985 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 quality hotels in twin / double 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 (tips), service charges and porterage
  • Airport taxes
  • ATOL Protection Contribution*

Not included in the price

  • Travel from home to UK airport
  • Single supplement £460 per person
  • 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) which 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 40 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 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 December 2018



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