A special visit to London and Israel with Jeff & Kay Lucas

Ministry with Jeff and Kay staying in some of Israel’s very best 4* hotels and the West End Cumberland Hotel in London

Jeff Lucas is a Teaching Pastor at Timberline Church, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

Jeff and Kay will be walking and talking to you about the City of London which they know so well and Jeff will show you many of the places that impacted on his life and later ministry in this, his home town.

29 October Fly from the USA to London arriving breakfast time the next day.

30 October - Arrive at Heathrow at 09:30 & following immigration procedures the bus will transfer you to the Cumberland Hotel in West London where you will have an opportunity to relax in the lounge with brunch served (price included as part of the tour package). As soon as your rooms are fully made up from the previous night you will be able to check in within a short period of time.  Time to shop in the nearby West End or take an included ½ day tour of London. An opportunity in the evening to take in one of the West End’s famous shows.

31 October A full day’s guided tour of London seeing all the historic sights including Tower Bridge (often incorrectly called London Bridge), Buckingham Palace, Harrods, The London Eye, The Royal Parks, Kensington Palace and much also the infamous Whitechapel where the never detected “Jack the Ripper” became the first famous serial killer.

1 November – Galilee here we come! Depart from a London airport for a flight to Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv. Transfer to your chosen hotel in time for evening dinner* where you will be checking-in to your hotel.

2 November – Nazareth & The Sea of Galilee After breakfast we shall drive the short distance to Nazareth passing through Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed his first recorded miracle. We will visit the Nazareth Village and the Basilica of the Annunciation before travelling the 30 minute Journey to the shores of the Sea of Galilee. After a lunch stop in Tiberias, we shall take a boat trip on the Lake and hold a short communion service whilst “out at sea.” Landing in Capernaum we shall visit Tabgha (Feeding of the 5000), Mensa Christi (“Feed My Sheep”) and the Mt of Beatitudes before returning to your hotel..

3 November – The Upper Galilee, Jordan Valley and Jerusalem Drive North for a walk in the Banias – Caesarea Philippi to the waterfall. Should timings work well, the lunch stop will be at a Druze Village where you can try their unique style of food. (not included in the price) …Drive through the Hula Valley and along the Eastern Shore of Galilee with a stop at Bethesda before driving south along the Jordan Valley passing Jericho and ascending to Jerusalem and check –in to Dan Jerusalem Hotel 4 November – The Samson Story A unique day in the Ashkelon area. This will include visits to Nachal Sorek where Samson had his hair cut. You will visit what was biblical Gath and the site most closely associated with Samson at Tel es-Safi. Time permitting a visit to the site of David’s battle with Goliath en route to Jerusalem. Time permitting on the return, a visit to Beit Shamesh an area also associated with both Samson and Delilah.

5 November – The Old City Walk

Today we shall start our walk at the Western (Wailing) Wall where it is likely that you will see Barmitzvah’s taking place. Do not feel nervous about joining their celebrations, you will be welcome. Next, on to the Temple Mount, St Stephen’s Gate (Also known as the Lion Gate), Pool of Bethesda, the Via Dolarosa (The Way of Sorrows). A stop for rest and an amazing view at the Austrian Hospice before continuing to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. A walk through the Suk (Bazaar) will bring you to the Cardo the main street from the time of Jesus. Finally we visit the Davidson Centre with its superb dynamic of the Temple and the Southern Steps of the Temple where Jesus overturned the temple rogue traders.

6 November – Bethlehem and Jerusalem This morning we visit Bethlehem and view the Church of the Nativity and the Shepherd’s Fields.  There will be an opportunity to visit and meet the local Christians at Beit al Liqa (www.beitliqa.org Click on English!) In the afternoon, starting from the Mount of Olives, visit Dominus Flavit (The Tear Drop Church), the Garden of Gethsemane and the Garden Tomb (Sometimes called Gordan’s Calvary) where there will be an opportunity for communion.

7 November – The Dead Sea and Masada Travel down the Jericho Road to the lowest point on Earth at approximately 1300 ft below Sea Level. An opportunity for a short Camel ride on the “Zero” Camel on route! First a visit to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Next, ascend to the summit of Masada by cable car to hear its amazing story. A lunch stop at the Ahava Dead Sea products base and an opportunity buy some special cosmetics before spending time in mud baths, swimming in the Dead Sea, taking Natural Hot Sulphur Spring baths and swimming in the pool at one of the Dead Sea Spa resorts.

8 November – Goodbye to Israel* This morning we visit the Israel Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls and the amazing Model of the City showing Jerusalem as it may well have been in the time of Jesus, before a final visit to the Old City for some haggling or simply relaxation. Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your return flight to London where you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight at Heathrow.

9 November – Following breakfast and a relaxed start to the day transfer to terminal 5 for your BA flight home to Denver.

Please note: Itinerary… At times our daily program may change depending on local conditions and the advice of our guide. Every effort will be made to run the tour as per the itinerary above.

*Subject to flight times $4256 per person (based on 2 sharing a twin or double room) Single room supplement $995

(Price excluding flights and transfers on both arrival and departure from Tel Aviv is $2556)

Deposit will be $850 per person ($150 if arranging your own flights)

Price includes:

Return BA flights from Denver to London.

Return Easyjet flights from London to Tel Aviv.

Superior 4* hotel accommodation on a HALF BOARD Basis (Breakfast only included in London)

All Entrance fees and tours/excursions

All transfers Meeting and assistance on arrival at Ben Gurion Airport

All porterage at Israeli hotels Fully licensed English speaking Israeli Guide throughout

Price excludes: Flights to and from the USA (Available on request) Travel insurance Gratuities

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