Dear unknown Friend or possible Pilgrim,
I am delighted you have selected my tour and you may be interested in coming to the Holy Land next April. This will be my seventh visit. I have been on two pilgrimages with ITS training as a leader. My son Daniel is assisting me. He has already done this twice and enjoys the experience as much as I do. Two years ago he renewed his Baptism vows in the River Jordan. I am an Anglican Reader.
Each time I go I learn something new about the country and its people and I enjoy adding to my Biblical knowledge. People go for many reasons; history, archaeology, bird spotting, flowers, choral singing, music, to bring the Bible alive, sunshine and warmth last but not least walking in the footsteps of Jesus. Recently I chatted to a Jew who had been in Israel taking part in a scrabble competition and another who goes every year to visit his Mum.
It is a beautiful country with dramatic landscapes from the lakes and hills to desert and of course the oldest inhabited city in the world Jericho. I like driving down the Jordan Valley and spotting fruits; oranges, bananas, lemons, dates, vines and pomegranates I have even picked and eaten figs.
I have every confidence in ITS and the hotels which they reserve for us. The pilgrimage is extremely good value for what you receive. A Professional Guide who will be with us for the duration of our pilgrimage will guide us.
The most important things are your up to date passport valid until six months from the date of return, with a copy of the main page, insurance and COMFORTABLE shoes. I like to take Shekels simply for the fun of using them. However some people prefer to take US dollars, which are equally acceptable.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me simply for a chat or for more information.
As you can see on your form it suggests you give a cheque for £400 made out to ITS. This is to verify you really are coming and will not be submitted until we have a viable group. If you are travelling alone and would be willing to share please state so as there will no doubt be others in this situation.
01928 732745 and 07710 614225
Mavis Thompson MA Reader Emeritus. I have been to Israel many times and my son has assisted me twice he loves it as much as I do. It is great meeting the people and travelling in such a beautiful country with dramatic landscapes from lakes mountains and deserts and going to the oldest city in the world Jericho.
*The price shown does not include the cost of the easyJet low cost flight. Single supplement is £415.00
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