8 day educational tour to Israel for only £395.00*!
We still have a number of places for our next educational tour design for clergy and lay leaders who every intention to lead one day their own pilgrimage tour –The basic cost of which will be refunded when they take out their own tour – so this tour could be a free one!
Here is our itinerary
Day 1 Wednesday 26th November UK – Israel- Ashkelon
Depart UK for Israel from London Heathrow on LY316 – the Holy Land. Arrive in the evening, where our local representatives, Diesenhaus – Unitours, will help you with the formalities at Ben Gurion Airport. After passing through customs you will be introduced to your guide and driver, who will be with you throughout your pilgrimage. Transfer to your hotel in Ashkelon.
Day 2 Thursday 27th November Dead Sea
Full day touring on route to the Dead Sea. via Beersheba. Visit the Bedouin market Visiting Masada – the Roman Fortress at the time of King Herod and onwards to Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were located. Time will be allowed for a ‘swim’ in the Dead Sea. Overnight at a Kibbutz Guest House in the region.
Day 3 Friday 28th November Jericho – Jerusalem
Visit to theKasr el Yehud baptismal site on the Jordan River, located in proximity to where John the Baptist would have lived preached and baptized Jesus. Onwards, to Jericho, the lowest city on Earth. See the ‘Sycamore tree’ of Zacchaeus. Visit the excavations of the walled city and take the cable car to the Mt of Temptation. On the road to Jerusalem visit the biblical encampment of Genesis Land, situated in the heart of the Judean desert, in the land where the Patriarchs lived. A magical place, it enables visitors to experience life as it was in biblical times. Onwards to Jerusalem for overnight stay
Day 4 Saturday 29th November Mt of Olives – Bethlehem
Start the day with a visit to the Garden Tomb Full day touring commencing at the Mt of Olives, visit the Chapel of the Ascension, Church of Our Father – Pater Nostre, where Our Lord’s prayer is displayed in many languages and dialects. Walk the Palm Sunday route to Dominus Flevit – the Church where Jesus wept over Jerusalem and then onwards to the Garden of Gethsemane passing the Russian Orthodox Church of Mary Magdalene, with its golden domes. In the afternoon visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity and Shepherds Fields. Overnight Jerusalem.
Day 5 Sunday 30th November Old City – Garden Tomb
Full day walking tour – enter the walled city of Jerusalem at St Stephens Gate, walk the Via Dolorosa, visiting Pool of Bethesda, St Anne’s Church, Ecco Homo and finishing up at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Onwards to Mt Zion, the Room of the Last Supper and the Church of Peter in Gallicantu. Overnight Jerusalem.
Day 6 Monday 1st December Nazareth – The Galilee
Full day touring on transfer to the Galilee. Via Emmaus at Abu Gosh, Visit Nazareth, the birth town of Jesus, The Basilica of the Annunciation, Mary’s’ Well and onto the Nazareth Village, where a visitor commented– I thank God for the wonderful opportunity of visiting the Nazareth Village. It was like stepping into the ancient world of Jesus and the Nazarene community! It was an unforgettable, most memorable and life changing experience! (Winsome Loraine Peter). Onwards to Cana, here Jesus performed his first miracle – changing water in to wine. Overnight on the shores of the Sea of Galilee
Day 7 Tuesday 2nd December The Sea of Galilee
Begin the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, see the ancient boat from the time of Jesus then visit the sites where Jesus preached and performed His miracles: The Mt of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Tabgha and Mensa Christi. Overnight the Galilee
Day 8 Wednesday 3rd December Israel -UK
Departure transfer to Ben Gurion airport home. Fly with El Al to London Heathrow on LY315
* This is the basic cost per person sharing a twin bedded room and is subject to fuel surcharges and airport taxes of an additional £270.00, APC £2.50. Single supplement of £175.00 and spouse/companion sharing an additional supplement of £175.00+ basic charges.