Salaam, Shalom and Hello. I’d like to personally invite you to a special unique study tour of the Holy Land, taking place from 20–30 October 2014.
This will be our fifth trip to the Holy Land and we are excited that our visits are constantly evolving based on information, advice and suggestions from participants.
What makes this tour unique?
First of all, most tours of Israel/Palestine focus much more on the past than the present. While it is fascinating to visit historical sites such as the Via Dolorosa, the shores of Galilee and the Garden Tomb – and our tour will go to many places like these – it’s equally exciting to visit sites that are significant to people living in the Holy Land today. On our tour, we will visit places like the bustling city of Haifa as well as a settlement tour and a refugee camp. We’ll also meet Muslims and Jewish speakers plus human rights workers.
Secondly, this tour will help you go behind the headlines. You’ll meet and pray with Palestinian Christians and Messianic Jews as well as people who are working for reconciliation within the Land. In doing so, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the current climate in the Holy Land and the people living there. You will attend seminars and discussions on the history of the conflict, theological reflections, and experience first-hand on what God is doing in the Land.
Perhaps the biggest difference between our tour and some others is our heart for mission. CMS has a network of longstanding friendships and connections in the Middle East. I think you’ll enjoy meeting some of our partners. As you get to know them, it will help fuel your prayers for peace in the Holy Land.
The cost of the trip is £1,570 per person in double occupancy (Single occupancy is £1,820)
- Registration fees £350 (non-refundable if cancelled after 30 April 2014)
- Deadline for registration is 15 May 2014 (we have limited places as we like smaller groups, so please do not wait for the last minute).
- Second payment of £600 by 1 March 2014
- Final payment of £620 by 1 August 2014 (single supplement will pay £870).
- Register before the end of January to get a 5% discount.
The price includes all transportation; flight and land transport, 3 meals a day, and entrance fees to sites and honorarium to speakers. It also includes generous tips for hotel staff, driver and guide. We will have a fully licensed guide with us the whole time.
I invite you to take a look at the itinerary [PDF]
, and Application form [Word]
. Please contact me for any further information.
I look forward to travelling with you but please do pray, as a Palestinian I will need to get a permit to be able to travel with you to Jerusalem and Nazareth.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
May the Lord bless and keep you.
CMS International Manager – Europe, Middle East and North Africa
Mobile: +44 (0)7804 834249
Office: +44 (0)1865 787424
If paying by cheque:
Please make cheque payable to CMS and be sure that you send a note with the cheque stating it's for the Holy Land Tour.
If you want to pay by credit card:
Please call CMS on 01865 787400 and ask for a member of the income team.
If paying by bank transfer then please use:
Bank name – Barclays Account Name: Church Mission Society
Sort Code 20-80-57 Account number 73477193
In the reference box for the transfer please put E.HLY2014