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Church Leaders introductory tour of the Holy Land January 24-31 2023

Tour Code: GC210 Country: Israel Leader: Travelink representative - Josh Jones Departure Date: 24th January 2023 Number of nights: 7
Bring the Bible to life, enhancing your knowledge and understanding of scripture and incorporating the emotion and history of the holy land. Participants will have the opportunity to partake in Bible readings at Holy and religious sites if you wish. During this introductory trip you will tour the country and visiting many highlights and significant religious locations with a view to planning your own tour.
Limited availability – maximum 25 places – Book your place today
price: £889.00 per person sharing a twin/double bed

Price including ELAL flights from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv return
6 days touring and 1 free day of leisure in Bethlehem
Popular pilgrim hotels
Fully licensed local Israeli English speaking tour guide
Daily breakfast and dinner
All entrance fees to sites as shown included in the itinerary
All Gratuities & transfers

 This is a rare opportunity at a subsidised price to gain of taster of what your Church can experience together as a group. With more than 39 years of experience Travelink are experts at organising and facilitating tailor made, spiritual and educational tours of the Biblical Lands of Israel.

Tuesday 24th January 2023Read More

Day 1- Galilee here we come!

Depart from London Heathrow with EL AL for your day time flight to Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv. Transfer to Kibbutzim in time for evening dinner where you will be checking-in to the Legacy Hotel in Nazareth.

Wednesday 25th January 2023Read More

Day 2 – Nazareth & The Sea of Galilee

After breakfast we shall drive the short distance to Nazareth passing through Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed his first recorded miracle. We will visit the Nazareth Village and the Basilica of the Annunciation before travelling the 30 minute Journey to the shores of the Sea of Galilee. After a lunch stop in Tiberias we shall take a boat trip on the Lake and hold a short communion service whilst “out at sea.” Landing in Capernaum we shall visit Tabgha (Feeding of the 5000), Mensa Christi (“Feed My Sheep”) and the Mt of Beatitudes before returning to our Nazareth Hotel.

 

Thursday 26th January 2023Read More

Day 3 – The Upper Galilee Day

The morning starts with a drive to Mt Carmel where a stunning view from a roof thought to be in the spot where Elijah contested with the prophets of Ba’al. Next to Saffori and the capital of Galilee in the time of Jesus. After lunch an afternoon walk in the Banias National Park to the  waterfall at Caesarea Philipi. Should timings work well the lunch stop will be at a Druze Village where you can try their unique style of food (not included in price unless requested). Overnight at the Paradise Hotel Bethlehem.

Friday 27th January 2023Read More

Day 4 – The Central & Lower Galilee and the Mediterranean Sea

In the morning first a visit to the Baptismal site at Yardenit before a visit to Beit She’an where King Saul’s head was displayed. Next a visit to the ancient synagogue at Beit Alpha. We continue on to Meggido (Armageddon) before stopping at Caesarea (Maritima) where Cornelius was converted and now known to be the home of Pontius Pilate. Overnight at Hotel Bethlehem.

Saturday 28th January 2023Read More

Day 5 – The Dead Sea and Masada – OPTIONAL DAY TOUR  or Free Day leisure

£75 per person based on minimum 15 paying group members

Travel down the Jericho Road to the lowest point on Earth at approximately 1300 ft below Sea Level. An opportunity for a short Camel ride on the “Zero” Camel on route! First a visit to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, next ascend to the summit of Masada by cable car to hear its amazing story. A lunch stop at the Ahava Dead Sea products base and an opportunity buy some special cosmetics before spending time in mud baths, swimming in the Dead Sea, taking Natural Hot Sulphur Spring baths and swimming in the pool at one of the Dead Sea Spa resorts.

 

Sunday 29th January 2023Read More

Day 6 – The Old City Walk

Today we shall start our walk at the Western (Wailing) Wall where it is likely you will see Barmitzvah’s taking place, do not feel nervous about joining their celebrations, you will be welcome. Next to the Temple Mount, St Stephen’s Gate (Also known as the Lion Gate), Pool of Bethesda, the Via Dolarosa (The Way of Sorrows). A stop for rest and an amazing view at the Austrian Hospice before continuing to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. A walk through the Suk (Bazaar) will bring you to the Cardo the main street from the time of Jesus. Next we visit the  Davidson Centre with its superb dynamic of the Temple and the Southern Steps of the Temple where Jesus overturned the temple rogue traders. Evening free.

Monday 30th January 2023Read More

Day 7 – Bethlehem and Jerusalem

This morning we visit Bethlehem and view the Church of the Nativity and the Shepherd’s Fields. An opportunity to visit and meet the Arab Christians at Beit al Liqa (www.beitliqa.org Click on English!) In the afternoon we visit the Mount of Olives, then move on to Dominus Flavit (The Tear Drop Church), the Garden of Gethsemane and the Garden Tomb (Sometimes called Gordan’s Calvary) where there will be an opportunity for communion.

Tuesday 31st January 2023Read More

Day 8 – Goodbye to Israel

This morning we visit the Israel Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls and the amazing Model of the City showing Jerusalem as it may well have been in the time of Jesus, before a final visit to the Old City for some haggling or simply relaxation. Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your return flight home to Heathrow.

Please note: Itinerary subject to change. At times our daily program may change depending on local conditions and the advice of our guide. Every effort will be made to run the tour as per the itinerary above.

Tour Prices and DetailsRead More
  • Price is £889.00 per person including ELAL flights from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv return
  • 6 days touring and 1 free day of leisure in Bethlehem (Optional excursion to Dead Sea for a supplement of £75.00 per person, based on min 15 group members)
  • Good standard hotels
  • Fully licensed local Israeli English speaking tour guide
  • All entrance fees to sites as shown included in the itinerary
  • All Gratuities & transfers
  • Discuss with Tours for Christians how leading your own group tour could be financially benefical for the Church
  • £149.00 Single supplement

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