Westminster Connect Group Israel Trip 2017


Daily Connect Group At Beginning of Day.
Run through what we are seeing, prayer and Bible study.

Saturday 21st

19:55 Arrive Tel Aviv
22:00 Jerusalem Old City – Austrian Hospice

Sunday 22nd

08:00 Breakfast
09:30 Via Dolorosa ending with Church of Holy Sepulchre,
16:00 Explore the Souk
20:00 Dinner

Monday 23rd

08:00 Breakfast
09:30 Western Wall,
10:15 Tunnels Under Wall & Prayer
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Temple Museum

Tuesday 24th

10:00 Leave Austrian Hospice
10:30 Chapel of Ascension
11:30 Garden of Gethsemane
12:30 Church of all Nations
13:14 Flevit super illam (where Jesus wept over Jerusalem)
13:XX Church of Pater Noster (Celebration of Lords Prayer)
14:00 Russian Orthodox Church of Mary Magdalene
16:00 St Georges Cathedral – Anglican Service
17:30 Drive to the Dead Sea
19:30 Arrive Dead Sea

Wednesday 25th

09:00 Dead Sea experiences. Personal choice between 4×4 Desert Tour or National Park or Ein Gedi (where David hid from Saul)
15:00 drive to Tel Aviv
17:00 Arrive Old Jaffa Hostel
20:00 Dinner Port of Old Jaffa

Thursday 26th

07:00 Breakfast
09:00 Baptism River Jordan
12:00 Sea of Galilee beachside lunch
13:30 Church of the Primacy of Peter
15:00 Church / Mount of Beatitudes (Sermon on the Mount)
16:00 Monastery of the Holy Apostles
19:00 Beach Dinner Tel Aviv (it’s the weekend!)

Friday 27th

08:00 Breakfast
09:30 Return to Jerusalem – group personal preference
14:00 Leave Jerusalem
19:00 Dinner on the Beach / Connect Group under the stars

Saturday 28th

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Depart for Bethlehem (bring passports)
11:00 Church of the Nativity / St Catherine Church
12:45 Lunch in Manger Square
14:15 Milk Grotto / Mary’s Shrine (Where Mary nursed Jesus before going to Egypt)
16:00 Tomb of Mary
19:00 Wrap it up Dinner!!

The itinerary may change.

Easyjet Flights

21 October – 12:50 from Gatwick to Tel Aviv landing at 19:55

29 October – 1510 Tel Aviv to Luton landing at 18:45


Two types of accommodation are available, shared rooms or dormitory spaces at both The Tel Aviv Hostel and Austrian Hospice.

Shared rooms are for between two and four people from our group.  A dormitory is a larger room shared other guests.


Each person is responsible for their own airfare.
We will be booking the accommodation on the 21st of July.
Block booking means we will receive a discount we will pass on.
The approximate cost per person for transport, breakfast and a second meal each day is approximately £45 per day
Staying in a shared room will cost £350 per person for the whole trip.  A bed in a dormitory will cost £220 each.