Tour overview



In simple trust like theirs who heardbeside 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. Usually on pilgrimages we have so much to see and experience we have to rush around Galilee in a couple of days and then head off to Jerusalem. I want this time to offer the opportunity to linger, reflect and rest in the region where Jesus spent three enthralling years teaching, healing and gathering his faithful team before turning fatefully towards Jerusalem.

The context will be a gently guided retreat with plenty of space, staying at the beautiful Pilgerhaus that’s been so popular with those I’ve taken in the past. Right on the Sea of Galilee its simple comfort will be the perfect base for exploring the encounters Jesus had at Tabgha, St Peter’s Primacy, Capernaum, the Mount of Beatitudes, the Mount of Transfiguration, and Magdala. We’ll go to church in Nazareth on Sunday, and of course we’ll go out on the Sea itself and sing!

The unspoilt beauty of Galilee and the amazing story of Jesus should make this a unique experience for those who want to go deeper into the heart of their faith. I’d love your company.

+ John


  • Flights on British Airways from London Heathrow
  • All airport departure & passenger taxes (UK & Israel)
  • Accommodation at selected guest
  • All entrance fees and local government taxes
  • Qualified English speaking guide throughout the tour
  • All touring in modern air-conditioned tourist coaches

Not Included

  • Single room supplement (limited availability) £695
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities (£70)
  • Any items of a personal nature (laundry & drinks etc)

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This is the usual shape of the day

8.00: Breakfast
9.00: Morning Prayer with a Bible introduction to the theme of the day
10.00: Leave for visit to the day’s particular place
12.30: Lunch (usually out)
Afternoon: Free at the Pilgerhaus for return visits, reflection,reading, prayer, journaling, swimming or rest.
5.30: Prayer and reflection on the day with further input on the day’s theme
7.00: Evening meal
8.30: Compline

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