The Holy Land
Where else but on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land can we truly understand the stories of the Gospels and follow in the footsteps of countless pilgrims throughout the ages? The land given to Abraham so long ago comes to life in the passages of the Old and New Testaments. We would like you to walk in the footsteps of the Lord and his disciples recalling his words "Come follow me"
Our Pilgrimages to the Holy Land visit those places familiar by name: Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee, Mount of Olives, the River Jordan and many more.
Flights available from Manchester or London.
|13th - 20th May 2013||7||Manchester||£1199||£250|
|13th - 20th June 2013||7||Manchester||£1199||£250|
|30th Sept - 7th Oct 2013||7||Manchester||£1199||£250|
|28th Oct - 4th Nov 2013||7||Manchester||£1199||£250|
|7th - 14th Nov 2013||7||Manchester||£1199||£250|
Itinerary (based on flights from Manchester)
Day 1: Flight to Tel Aviv. Coach transfer to your hotel in Bethlehem
Day 2: Visits to the Basilica of the Nativity, the Church of St Catherine, Crusader Cloister, Chapel of St Jerome, the Grotto of the Holy Innocents, the Shepherds' Field. In the afternoon we travel to the outskirts of Jerusalem where we visit the Mount of Olives, the place of the Ascension, the Pater Noster Church, Dominus Flevit Church and the Church of All Nations in Gethsemane.
Day 3: We visit the Pool of Bethseda, make our way along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepuchre, Mount Sion, the Church of Dormiton and the Kedron Valley.
Day 4: An optional visit to Bethany. Visit Jericho, the Caves of Qumran and the Dead Sea with a chance to bathe in it's salty waters.
Day 5: The last of the Jerusalem based sites include the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. We then travel through the hill country of Judea to Ein Karem, the birth place of John the Baptist. We proceed to Galilee where we stay either in Nazareth or Tiberias on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
Day 6: We travel by boat across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum. Continue to Tabgha, visit the Mount of Beatitudes and the River Jordan.
Day 7: The hilltop town of Nazareth and Cana are two important places associated with Mary and her role in accepting the Word of God.
Day 8: On the final day of our pilgrimage we visit the summit of Mount Tabor, the scene of the Transfiguration. We continue to Tel Aviv Airport for our return flight to the UK.
- 7 nights Half Board accommodation in 2 or 3 bedded rooms with en-suite facilities
- Air conditioned coaches
- Services of local English - speaking guides
- Boat trip across the Sea of Galilee
- Single room supplements
- Excursion to the Dead Sea and Jericho
Groups wanting alternative itineraries or a pilgrimage of a longer duration should Contact Us and our experienced staff will be pleased to discuss your requirements.
Manchester departures are twice weekly on Monday and Thursday.
London departures are daily.
N.B. As there is a lot of walking involved on rough surfaces in the heat of the Middle East, pilgrims need to be active.
Security issues can affect visits to the Holy Places, we cannot guarantee that all places will be visited.