We are very excited to announce that we will be taking an Everyday Church trip to Israel in 2019! Working in partnership with our friends at Oak Hall holidays, we have secured an amazing itinerary that will make the Bible come alive to you in fresh new ways. Would you like to take communion with Everyday Church friends at the Garden Tomb next to Mount Calvary? Would you like to pray and worship together by the shores of Lake Galilee? Then sign up below for the holiday of a lifetime!
Who is this trip to Israel for?
Oak Hall holidays have made this holiday exclusively available to the people of Everyday Church and their friends. It’s closed to anybody else until the end of 2018 so that we can enjoy the experience as a church together. We are not expecting any places to be left by 1st January 2019, but if there are any left then those places will go on sale more widely.
We will be sightseeing throughout each day, but we will end each day with a time of Bible study, prayer and worship, reflecting on the amazing Bible sights that we have seen. Phil and Ruth Moore will be leading these evening devotions.
Is there an age limit for the trip?
Israel is a hot country and we’re going to be packing quite a lot into our 10-day tour. The trip is therefore open to secondary-school-aged children, but not to primary-school-aged children.
Who is leading the trip?
Phil and Ruth Moore will be leading the Everyday Church group spiritually, both at the holy sites and in our evening devotions together. Oak Hall have fantastic tour guides of their own who will accompany us, using their local knowledge to bring the land of the Bible to life for us.
What are the dates of the trip?
We fly out on Monday 8th April 2019 and we fly back on Wednesday 17th April 2019. The weekend after we arrive home it is Passover, Good Friday and Easter Sunday, so we will be in Israel for the run-up to the big Easter weekend but we will fly home just before the tourist crush pushes prices higher than the rest of the year. For a full itinerary of the trip, see below.
How much will the trip cost?
The trip costs £1,598 per person, which includes flights from London to Tel Aviv, airport taxes and charges, airport transfers, tourist class hotel accommodation with air-conditioned, en-suite rooms for two, breakfast and evening meals, all coach transport and entrance fees, Galilee boat ride and tips. The only costs which are not included in that price are for lunches, souvenirs and ice cream.
Costs are based on two people sharing, and single-occupancy charges are quite high, so we’re encouraging solo travellers to book into a twin room with an Everyday Church friend.
What if I can’t afford that straightaway?
You don’t have to. You only need to pay an initial deposit of £50 per person, paying the remaining amount in February 2019. This gives you several months in which to save up the money for the trip. The key thing is to book in early – we are limited to 55 places for the trip so when places are gone they are gone.
What is the full itinerary for the trip?
Monday 8th April – Fly to Tel Aviv and transfer to the Rivoli Hotel in Jerusalem
Tuesday 9th April – Walking tour of Jerusalem: Mount of Olives, Dominus Flevit church, Garden of Gethsemane, Kidron Valley, Pool of Bethesda, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Garden Tomb
Wednesday 10th April – Walking tour of Jerusalem: David’s City, Jebusite shaft, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Southern end of Temple Mount, Western Wall, Hezekiah’s Broad Wall.
Thursday 11th April – Travel through the Judean Desert, Cable Car up to Masada, En Gedi oasis, walk to David’s waterfall, Qumran, swim in the Dead Sea.
Friday 12th April – Israel Museum and Shrine of the Book, Dead Sea Scrolls, Stable and Manger in Bethlehem.
Stay at Paradise Hotel, Bethlehem.
Saturday 13th April – Leave Bethlehem, travel through Judean Desert down to Jericho, travel up
the Jordan Valley to Sachne Springs and then to Galilee.
Sunday 14th April – Boat trip on Lake Galilee to Capernaum, River Jordan, and the site of the
healing of demon possessed man. Stay in hotel in Galilee.
Monday 15th April – Nazareth village, Tel Megiddo and Plain of Armageddon.
Tuesday 16th April – Source of River Jordan (Dan), Caesarea Philippi (Banyas), walk to the waterfall under the slopes of Mount Hermon.
Wednesday 17th April – Transfer to Tel Aviv airport for flight back to London.
Sounds amazing – so how do I book into the holiday?
Go to www.oakhall.co.uk/everyday and our friends at Oak Hall have made the online booking system relatively painless for us. We look forward to visiting the holy sites of Israel with you and with many of your friends from Everyday Church!