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Jeff & Kay Lucas tour of Israel 9th-17th November 2021

Tour Code: GC150 Country: Israel Leader: Jeff and Kay Lucas Departure Date: 9th November 2021 Number of nights: 8

Jeff and Kay Lucas are excited to lead a very special tour of Israel. Jeff is an international author, speaker and broadcaster. His passion is to equip the Church with biblical, practical bible teaching, marked by vulnerability and humour. Jeff and his wife Kay have now led a number of highly successful tours to the Holy Land and I would encourage you to join him in November. Please view the video below for a taster and have a read of the full day to day itinerary which outlines all the places you will visit and everything that is included in the tour cost.




Day 1 - Welcome to IsraelRead More

Tuesday 9th November 2021

We depart from London Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic airways, scheduled to take off at 08:35 am, and landing in Tel Aviv at 3:35 pm. Lunch will be served on board your flight. We meet our licensed Israeli tour guide and coach driver before making the short transfer to the Dan Panorama hotel in Tel Aviv in good time for evening dinner. We will share an optional evening gathering.

Day 2 - Jaffa, Caesarea and GalileeRead More

Wednesday 10th November 2021

We begin the day with an Israeli buffet style breakfast. Our first visit will be to Jaffa, this is the oldest part of Tel Aviv, well known for the biblical stories of Jonah, Solomon and the Apostle Peter. Onto Caesarea Maritime, the home of Pontius Pilate. We continue north towards the Sea of Galilee, and on route we stop off at Mt Carmel, where Elijah had his fiery showdown with the Prophets of Baal. We will arrive in good time for evening dinner and overnight at Kibbutz Hotel Hagoshrim. We will share an optional evening gathering.

Day 3 - Mt. of Beatitudes, Magdala, Capernaum, Sea of GalileeRead More

Thursday 11th November 2021

We begin the day with an Israeli buffet style breakfast, and then we visit the Mount of Beatitudes where we will have use of the private, open air theatre. Next, we visit the town of Magdala, the home of Mary Magdalene. We will then visit Capernaum, the village of Naum and the town where Jesus based His ministry after He was rejected at Nazareth. A short stop for lunch allows us to sample St Peter’s Fish (Tilapia) in one of the local fish restaurants (payable locally). After lunch we will visit Tabgha, (where Jesus cooked breakfast after the resurrection) and then the traditional site of the Feeding of the 5,000, before we view the “Jesus Boat”, located at the Ginosar museum. We will end the day with a relaxing boat trip on the Sea of Galilee where you will have the opportunity to partake in Communion should you wish, before returning to Kibbutz Hotel Hagoshrim for evening dinner and overnight. We will share an optional evening gathering.

Day 4 - Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, ChorazinRead More

Friday 12th November 2021

Following a sumptuous Israeli buffet style breakfast, we visit the beautiful Tel Dan Nature Reserve. It boasts extensive excavations and Tel Dan is one of the largest
ancient ‘tells’ in Israel, with the remains of a 5000-year-old city which hosted both an ancient Canaanite civilization as well as the Israelite tribe of Dan. The Dan stream rises into the Tel Dan Nature Reserve and is the largest and most important source of fresh water in the Jordan River.

Next, we visit Banias, (Caesarea Philippi). This is one of the most important sites in the Holy Land as it was here that Jesus asks Peter the question “Who do you say I am” and Peter replies “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God” – as we will see, this is the most important question any of us can reply to. We finish the day with a visit to Chorazin in Galilee where Jesus spent much of his ministry. Evening dinner and overnight is once again at Kibbutz Hotel Hagoshrim. We will share an optional evening gathering.

Day 5 - Nazareth, Jerusalem, Western WallRead More

Saturday 13th November 2021

Following Israeli buffet style breakfast, we begin our touring with a visit to the Nazareth village. This is a very special place as we can see what life would have been like at the time of Jesus. It is an open-air museum that reconstructs village life in the Galilee. On the way to Jerusalem we stop at the spring of Harod also known as Gideon spring, we visit Beit Shean where King Saul’s head was displayed and then onto Jerusalem. We visit the Western Wall by night before heading to the Dan Panorama hotel in Jerusalem for evening dinner and overnight. We will share an optional evening gathering.

Day 6 - Herodian Fortress, Israel Museum and the Shrine of the BookRead More

Sunday 14th November 2021

Following breakfast, we spend the morning at the Herodian fortress built by King Herod. We then visit the Israel Museum to see the Model City of Jerusalem at the end of the Second Temple period in 1:50 scale – it is based on historical sources and the writings of Josephus Flavius. We will see the Shrine of the Book which houses and preserves the Dead Sea Scrolls including the complete book of Isaiah. We visit the Southern Steps where Jesus would have told Parables to the Crowds.

In the afternoon you have a choice of one of two options:

  • Free time in Jerusalem at leisure, explore the city or spend time shopping.
  • Tour of David’s City and Hezekiah’s tunnel.

If you choose to tour Hezekiah’s conduit then please be aware you will be walking underground through cold water which will rise to just above knee level at its highest point, and we suggest you bring suitable waterproof shoes, clothing and a torch. The walk will take around 25 minutes to reach the pool of Siloam where Jesus healed a blind man. This tour is not suitable if you are claustrophobic.

Evening dinner and overnight at the Dan Panorama hotel Jerusalem – plus our optional gathering!

Day 7 - Jordan River, Ein Gedi, Masada and the Dead SeaRead More

Monday 15th November 2021

After breakfast we depart early morning from Jerusalem to reach the authentic baptismal site Qsar El Yahud in the Jordan river, thought to be around 200m from where Jesus was baptized, – the course of the river bed was pushed out 200m due to an earthquake.

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. Next, we ascend to the summit of Masada by cable car to hear the amazing story of Jewish resistance against a Roman siege. We then make our way to the Dead Sea the lowest point on earth, 1300ft below sea level. We will spend time in mud baths and floating in the Dead Sea, taking natural hot Sulphur spring baths at one of the Dead Sea Spa resorts.

We return to the Dan Panorama in Jerusalem for evening dinner, overnight, and optional gathering with many stories to share!


We suggest you bring a towel for the Dead Sea.
You can hire towels on site for around 10 Shekels (£2.00), payable locally.

Day 8 - Mount of Olives, Dominus Flevit, Garden of GethsemaneRead More

Tuesday 16th November 2021

Following breakfast, we begin our touring with a view from the summit of the Mount of Olives, and then we will walk along the Palm Sunday route to Dominus Flevit (The Tear Drop Church) before visiting the Garden of Gethsemane including the private garden. Visits follow to the Pool of Bethesda, the Church of St Ann, the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, next to St Peter in Galicantu. Finally, we finish at the Garden Tomb, one of the possible sites considered to be the place of Calvary. We then return for evening dinner and overnight at the Dan Panorama Hotel Jerusalem – and our last optional evening gathering.

Day 9 - Biblical Landscape Reserve and goodbye IsraelRead More

Wednesday 17th November 2021

We check out after breakfast, depart Jerusalem and visit Neot Kedumin, the Biblical Landscape Reserve which 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 eaten in the time of Jesus, before we transfer to Ben Gurion airport for our flight home to London.


Our daily programme may change depending on local conditions and the advice of our guide.

Tour information and PricesRead More


£2244.00 per person sharing a double/twin room

Single room occupants £2912.00

Superior 4* hotels

Flights from London to Tel Aviv return.

Not Included

Tips/Gratuities are suggested at £70 per person.

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

Deposit is £250 per person, please send a completed booking form and deposit to to book a place on the tour.

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

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