Depart from London for your British Airways overnight flight departing approx 21:15pm to Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv and arriving in Tel Aviv approx. 04:00am on 12th February 2024.
Transfer to a hotel/café in Tel Aviv for an early breakfast. Our first visit will be Jaffa, this is the oldest part of Tel Aviv, most well-known for the biblical stories of Jonah, Solomon, and Saint Peter. Onto Caesarea Maritime (home of Pontius Pilate). We continue North towards the Sea of Galilee; on route we stop off at Megiddo (Armageddon) in the Bible. onto Mount Carmel where we encounter a stunning view from the roof thought to be in the spot where Elijah contested with the prophets of Ba’al. Check-in to Leonardo Tiberius Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
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 thirty-minute Journey to the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Following a St Peter’s Fish lunch 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 Five Thousand), Mensa Christi (“Feed My Sheep”) and the Mount of Beatitudes before returning to our Hotel.
Travel down the Jericho Road to the lowest point on Earth at approximately 1300 ft below Sea Level. First a visit to Qsar El Yahud, the authentic baptismal site where we will conduct several baptisms. Next, to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We stop for lunch (paid locally) at the Ahava Dead Sea products base for an opportunity to 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 such as Kalia Beach. Overnight at Ramada Jerusalem.
Today we shall start our walk at the Western (Wailing) Wall where it is likely that we shall see Bar Mitzvah’s taking place. Do not feel nervous about joining their celebrations, you will be welcome. Next onto the Temple Mount, Saint Stephen’s Gate (Also known as the Lion Gate), the Pool of Bethesda and the Via Dolarosa (The Way of Sorrows). We stop for a rest and encounter 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.
This morning we visit Bethlehem and view the Church of the Nativity and the Shepherd’s Fields. There will be an opportunity to visit and meet the Arab Christians at Beit al Liqa (www.beitliqa.org Click on English!) In the afternoon Starting from the Mount of Olives, we visit Dominus Flevit (The Tear Drop Church), the Garden of Gethsemane and the Garden Tomb (Sometimes called Gordon’s Calvary) where there will be an opportunity for communion, and reflection.
Our final visit after breakfast will be a tour of the Upper Room, site of the last supper. We then transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your 16:25pm return flight home to London Heathrow landing at 19:45pm.
Please note: Itinerary… 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.
£1750.00 per person sharing a double/twin bedded room based on a minimum 25 paying group members
£353.00 Single room supplement
Triple room price £1720.00 per person for 3 people sharing a room.
£40 per person gratuities included in the above prices.
Deposit £250.00 per person upon booking.
All Entrance fees, fully licensed tour guide, tour coach, flights and 4* hotels included.
12-14 Feb – Leonardo Tiberius
14-17 Feb – Ramada Jerusalem
11/02/24 BA163 Depart London Heathrow at 21:15pm and arrive Tel Aviv 04:00am 12/02/24.
17/02/24 BA164 Depart Tel Aviv 16:25pm and arrive London Heathrow at 19:45pm.