Thank you, thank you, thank you very much for the organising of our trip. It was WONDERFUL!
I appreciate all you have done - keep up the good work. We went to lots of places and learned heaps with a nice friendly group of people. Delicious food, nice people, lovely weather ... what more could you ask for
This tour was not what we were expecting an yet it exceeded our expectations in every way - it was just brilliant. Mike's exuberance, knowledge, music & christian spirit paired with Colleen's caring 'mothering, organisation and quiet assertiveness in dealing with officials, plus the lovely caring christian spirited group we happened to be with made the tour/pilgrimage the magic experience it became. Guides and hotels were excellent.
An excellent general coverage of the Holy Land sites with well designed itinerary.
The tour was excellent and we were well cared for. Mike and Colleen were superb. The hotels were very good, especially the meals. It was well worth the money.
I particularly enjoyed our hotel in Jerusalem - it was wonderful to be inside the city wall. Both local guides in Jordan and Israel were excellent. Having a Christian guide was brilliant in Israel. It was lovely to stay more than 1 night in a place. 5 nights inside old Jerusalem was especially good.
I just thought I'd let you know what a wonderful trip you arranged for us to Jordan & Israel, and especially for the extension to Turkey. I had a ball. Many thanks
The provision of water was greatly appreciated on the bus. Colleen and Mike were amazing. A wonderful Pilgrimage. Thank you.
I joined 25 other pilgrims for a brief trip to the holy lands of Jordan, Israel and the West Bank in May. Most of us had little idea of what lay ahead - but we need not have feared for the leadership of Rev. Mike Hawke and Colleen Doyle was superb. (Both had been there several times before ... comforting!). We visited holy sites and archaeological sites. Wallowed in the Dead Sea, Mt. Nebo where Moses viewed the Promised Land, rode a camel at Petra, marvelled at ancient mosaics at Madaba, Jerusalem…memories everywhere, walls at Jericho, Bethlehem, Masada Fortress, scenic Caesarea, Nazareth, Galilee, Banias, Capernaum, Cana, Safed, Tabgha, Qumran…Every day a highlight.
The visits were made special by the accompanying Bible readings, prayers, and songs. The local guides added a wealth of information and background. The group of Christians quickly became a band of happy pilgrims. We had lots of fun and fellowship. 16 days does not make one an expert, but the privilege of standing where Jesus may have stood will change forever the way I hear those words. This tour was run by The Innovative Travel Company. I would be happy to talk to anyone who is thinking of such a pilgrimage.
At the time of writing, there is heart breaking violence in this area. Lets pray for peace for all peoples in these holy lands.