Jeff and Kay Lucas tour of Windsor, Oxford, Israel and Jordan USA group

Departure Day: 2019/11/08 Country: London & Israel Leader: Jeff and Kay Lucas

Jeff and Kay Lucas are excited to lead a very special tour of Windsor, Oxford, Israel and Jordan.

London here we come

 

Friday 8th November 2019

We depart from Denver for our 17:35 British Airways (see left) flight to London Heathrow landing the next morning, Saturday 9th Nov at 09:35am local time. (All flight times are approximate and are subject to change by the airline)

 

Windsor Castle

 

Saturday 9th November 2019

We are met by our UK guide who will transfer us the very short journey to the Renaissance Hotel Heathrow airport where we will have brunch on arrival. After brunch, we visit to Windsor Castle (see right) which is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and The Queen’s favourite weekend home. We return to our hotel in time for evening dinner & overnight.

Oxford

 

Sunday 10th November 2019

After breakfast we have a full day touring in Oxford (see left). Oxford, a city in central southern England, revolves around its prestigious university, established in the 12th century. The architecture of its 38 colleges in the city’s medieval center led poet Matthew Arnold to nickname it the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’. University College and Magdalen College are off the High Street, which runs from Carfax Tower (with city views) to the Botanic Garden on the River Cherwell. Evening dinner will be at a restaurant of your choosing in Oxford (payable at your own expense locally) before we return for overnight at the Renaissance Hotel Heathrow once more.

Tel Aviv here we come

 

Monday 11th November 2019

Following breakfast we make the very short transfer to Heathrow terminal 5 for our British Airways 08:05 flight to Tel Aviv (see right). We land at approximately 14:50hrs. Transfer to the Herods hotel in Hertzeliya in time for evening dinner.

Jaffa, Caesarea and Galilee

 

Tuesday 12th November 2019

We begin the day with Israeli buffet style breakfast. Our first visit will be Jaffa (see left), 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 where we will arrive in good time for evening dinner & overnight at Kinar Sea of Galilee Hotel.

Sites Around the Lake

 

Wednesday 13th November 2019

Following breakfast, we visit the town of Magdala (home of Mary Magdalene), we then enjoy the calmness of the Sea of Galilee with a Boat ride across to Capernaum where we view the ruins of the great ancient synagogue. (see right) We return to our hotel once more in time for evening dinner & overnight.

We depart for Jordan

 

Thursday 14th November 2019

Following breakfast, we take a very early transfer to the Sheik Hussein border crossing to arrive for 9am (approx.) We cross into Jordan and are met by our Jordanian guide and coach driver. Our first stop will be the ancient ruins of the city Jerash (see left). Onto Madaba to view the famous mosaic (St. George Church & Mosaic Map) before we ascend Mount Nebo where Moses viewed the promised land. We transfer in time for dinner & overnight at the Old Village Resort in Petra.

Petra

Friday 15th November 2019

After Breakfast we are in store for the highlight of Jordan. We spend a whole day touring Petra (see right), shown around by a local Bedouin guide who resides in the city.

Petra is a famous archaeological site in Jordan’s southwestern desert. Dating to around 300 B.C., it was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. Accessed via a narrow canyon called Al Siq, it contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, earning its nickname, the “Rose City.” Perhaps its most famous structure is 45m-high Al Khazneh, a temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade, and known as The Treasury.

We return for dinner and overnight at the Petra Old Village Resort.

Wadi Rum & Negev Desert

Saturday 16th November 2019

After breakfast we make our final stop in Jordan at Wadi Rum (see left). Lawrence of Arabia famously named it “Rum the Magnificent”.

Wadi Rum is a protected desert wilderness in southern Jordan. It features dramatic sandstone mountains like the many-domed Jebel Um Ishrin, and natural arches such as Burdah Rock Bridge. Many prehistoric inscriptions and carvings line rocky caverns and steep chasms, such as Khazali Canyon. The natural watering hole of Lawrence’s Spring is named after British soldier Lawrence of Arabia, who allegedly washed there.

We cross back into Israel via the Arava border crossing in Eilat and make the journey (approx. 3 hours) to our hotel at the Dead Sea in time for dinner and Overnight, on route we will view King Solomon’s mines as you drive by through the Negev desert.

 

Ein Gedi & Dead Sea

 

Sunday 17th November 2019

After breakfast, we visit Ein Gedi which is literally known as “spring of the kid” an oasis and a nature reserve in Israel, located west of the Dead Sea.

Should timings permit we will stop for a short swim in the Dead Sea (see right) before transfer to our Jerusalem hotel in time for dinner and Overnight, this will be the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The Old City of Jerusalem

 

Monday 18th November 2019

Following breakfast, we have a half day tour of Jerusalem. We view the Western (Wailing) Wall (see left), this is the only remaining section of the second temple, most holy to the Jewish people. Next, the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed and slept with his disciples the night before his crucifixion and the Garden Tomb, one of the possible sites considered to be the place of Calvary. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure so you will have time to explore the city before returning for dinner and overnight again at the Crowne Plaza Jerusalem.

Goodbye Jerusalem

 

Tuesday 19th November 2019

After breakfast, we depart Jerusalem (see right) and transfer to Ben Gurion airport for our flight to Heathrow, on route we stop at Neot Kedumim, the Biblical Landscape Reserve in Israel, is located halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. This unique recreation of the physical setting of the Bible in all its depth and detail allows visitors to see life as it was lived by our ancestors 3,000 years ago. We have lunch in the Garden made up of food Jesus would have eaten before we depart for our 16:40 flight landing in Heathrow for approx. 20:00.

We depart home to Denver

Wednesday 20th November 2019

 

We pack our bags and share a full English breakfast for the final time together, reflecting with one another on the amazing journey of significance we have had together, time to say our goodbyes.

We transfer after breakfast in time to check in for our return British Airways flight home, departing London at 12:15 and landing in Denver for approx. 15:10.

Tour Information & Prices

Price

$4995 per person sharing a double/twin room

Single room occupants $6193

Included

Superior 4* hotels

Flights included from Denver to Heathrow, Heathrow to Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv to Heathrow and Heathrow to Denver with British Airways.

Not Included

Tips/Gratuities are suggested at $130 per person.

Travel Insurance and any lunches except where mentioned in the itinerary.

Deposit is $500 per person, please send a completed booking form and deposit to groups@travelinkuk.com to book a place on the tour.

Please note: all itineraries, flight details and hotels are subject to change.

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