Tour overview

Slow Galilee

10th – 17th April 2024

In simple trust like theirs who heard beside the Syrian sea, the gracious calling of the Lord….

I hope you might be interested in coming with me to hear that ‘gracious calling of the Lord’ on a week’s retreat right by the Sea of Galilee. After the rigours and restrictions of recent years this is an ideal way for us as Christians to find deep spiritual refreshment and renewal. It will be a time to linger, reflect and rest in the region where Jesus spent nearly all of those three momentous years teaching, healing, and gathering his faithful team together before turning fatefully towards Jerusalem. The places we’ll visit are all on our doorstep!

The context will be a gently guided retreat with plenty of space, staying at the beautiful Pilgerhaus right on the Sea of Galilee. This place is a joy – quiet and spacious with a wonderful chapel and hundreds of yards of shoreline. It’s the perfect base for exploring the encounters Jesus had in Capernaum, Tabgha (feeding of the 5000), St Peter’s Primacy (the restoration of Peter after the resurrection), the Mount of Beatitudes, Magdala (home of Mary Magdalene), the Mount of Transfiguration, and more. We’ll join local Christians at their Sunday morning service in Nazareth, and of course we’ll go out on the Sea of Galilee itself and sing! The unspoilt beauty of Galilee and the amazing story of Jesus make this a unique experience for those who want to go deeper into the heart of their faith.

We’d love your company.

+ John Pritchard

Sarah Meyrick (writer, Assistant Editor, Church Times)

Ben Phillips (Rector, Goring and Streatley, Sarah’s husband)


  • Flights on British Airways from London Heathrow
  • All airport departure & passenger taxes (UK & Israel)
  • Accommodation at The Pilgerhaus
  • All entrance fees and local government taxes
  • All touring in modern air-conditioned tourist coaches

Not Included

  • Gratuities £80
  • Any items of a personal Nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Single room price per person £3290

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This is the usual shape of the day.

7.30: Breakfast
8.30: Morning Prayer with a Bible introduction to the theme of the day
9.00: Leave for visit to the day’s particular place
12.30: Lunch (out or at the Pilgerhaus)
Afternoon: Free at the Pilgerhaus for return visits, reflection, reading, prayer, journaling, swimming or rest, or conversation over a drink on the wonderful terrace overlooking the Sea of Galilee.
5.30: Celtic Evening Prayer and reflection with further input on the theme of the day.
7.00: Evening meal
8.30: Compline

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