Introduction

Oberammergau and The Holy Land with The Snells – 2nd – 11th September 2020

Join Linda and Paul Snell in the trip of a lifetime! A combined tour to the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Bavaria, followed by a 7 night stay in the Holy Land. This will be a wonderful opportunity to see the story of Jesus played out over a day followed by a visit to the actual places depicted in the play.

This will be the second time we have visited the Passion Play (previously in 2000) which is only performed every 10 years by the residents of the village of Oberammergau, having first been performed in 1634 in thankfulness for their salvation from the Plague. With 2000 people involved, it is truly an amazing experience.

The Holy Land has become a much loved place for us. Our reading of the Bible has been transformed as a result and our understanding of the modern day situation of the Middle East has been enhanced. Throughout the 90’s Paul travelled every year to Israel/Palestine, spending a 3 month sabbatical living there in 1993.

Imagine walking through the streets of Old Jerusalem; praying on the Mount of Olives from which Jesus viewed the Jerusalem of His day; sharing communion in the garden where He rose from the dead; listening for God speaking to us on the hill overlooking the Sea of Galilee where Jesus taught His disciples. All of this, and more will be a part of our time together in Israel. We will take in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Dead Sea, Galilee, the River Jordan, the Mediterranean Coast, and many other places. We will frequently pause to pray, worship and listen to scripture as it relates to the place we are visiting.

Our biblical tour will also be a holiday with time to relax and enjoy some of the facilities of Israel, and free time to go back to a particular place or to do some shopping. Our accommodation will be in hotels of high standard facilities. In addition there is an opportunity to extend the trip by 2 extra days, with the possibility of returning to Jerusalem and revisiting previously seen places or discovering new ones.

The brochure – linked via the menu – gives an initial overview of the planned trip with a projected price for the whole package.

Places for this trip are limited and bookings for the Passion Play are extremely popular, so I urge you to make an initial booking very soon to secure your place. Please use the booking form and return direct to me with your initial deposit. A printed brochure can be mailed to you – please email me or complete the contact form. A full brochure with detailed itinerary will be available in the autumn, but an indication of likely visits will appear on this site soon.

Linda and I look forward to travelling with you. If you have any questions or wish to discuss the trip, please get in touch. You can use the contact form in the side column.