A Bible Tour of ISRAEL

Led by Pastor Paul & Ruth Williams

Friday 25th October - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Having led a dozen tours of Israel previously, I can honestly say that I learn something new each time. Every Christian who has been on our Israel tours has said, without fail, how significant it has been.

I’ve seen strong men shed tears in this land, simply because of the impact of being in such places, where our Lord Jesus lived and died for us. It is such a privilege to visit “the land of the Bible.”

Ruth and I do hope you can join us. God bless you

Day 1 - Friday
We fly from London Luton to Tel Aviv. On arrival we meet our guide and transfer to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. 

Day 2 - Saturday 
Quite early, we drive to the Mount of Olives and walk down the Palm Sunday Road to spend time in the Garden of Gethsemane (gated site) and the Church of All Nations.
We continue up to St. Stephen’s Gate to visit St. Anne’s church and the Pool of Bethesda and then follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. After lunch in the Jewish Quarter we go to Mount Zion where we see the church of St. Peter in Gallicantu. Then we visit the Garden Tomb and have a Communion service followed by a chance to relax in the Garden.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Day 3 - Sunday
A day to rest and worship with local believers. After lunch those who wish to do so have an opportunity to walk around part of the walls of Jerusalem (at our own expense).  
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Day 4 - Monday 
We make an early start at the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, and El Aksa Mosque. We then visit the significant Western Wall Tunnels. After lunch in the Jewish Quarter, we head towards Mount Zion to the City of David and go down to Warrens shaft and walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel (please bring wet shoes and a torch) to the recently excavated Pools of Siloam.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
Day 5 - Tuesday 
We travel down to Qumran, to the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and the remains of the Essene community. We then walk through Ein Gedi National Park, in the region where David hid from Saul. Afterwards we have time to relax by floating in the Dead Sea. We will have lunch in Jericho (at our own expense) and will visit the important excavations of Tel Jericho & Elisha’s Spring.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. 
 
Day 6 - Wednesday 
We travel up through the Jordan Valley, travelling via Beth She’an and Gideon’s Spring. Continue to the extensive archaeological site of Megiddo. Pass by Mount Tabor, and continue to Nazareth to see Nazareth Village, depicting life as in the time of Jesus. Visit the ‘precipice’ hill in Nazareth.
Dinner and overnight on the shore of Galilee.
 
Day 7 - Thursday 
We leave early to visit Banias (Caeserea Philippi), one of the sources of the River Jordan. After lunch at Birkat Ram, we walk through Dan National Park to see the ancient Gate and also Jeroboam’s sacrificial site. On the way back we stop at Kursi, associated with the story of the Gadarene swine.
Dinner and overnight on the shore of Galilee.   
 
Day 8 - Friday 
We travel to the Mount of the Beatitudes, commemorating the Sermon on the Mount. We then journey to Tabgha where we see the Church of the Multiplication and Mensa Christi and then continue to Capernaum, Jesus’ adopted home town. From here we take a boat trip across the lake to Ein Gev Kibbutz. We have an opportunity to view the first century “Jesus boat” at Ginosar- an example of the boat used by the disciples. Visit the recent exciting excavations at Magdala or Migdal – village of Mary Madalene. We will end the day at St Peter’s Primacy on the shore of the Sea of Galilee where we remember Peter’s restoration by Jesus after His resurrection.
Dinner and overnight on the shore of Galilee. 
 
Day 9 - Saturday 
We leave Ma’agan and travel to the Mount Carmel ridge where we see the site of the confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal. From here we travel down the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea to see the Roman amphitheatre and aqueduct. We then transfer to the airport for our return flight to London, Luton. 

Itinerary subject to change

Price £1895 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 £480 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



Testimonials

“My wife and I have just returned from the Mothers Union Pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Jennie and Malcolm Jones. The hotel, guide, itinerary and leadership were excellent, making it 7 unforgettable days.
Many thanks to all involved. ”

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