Eid Ul Adha 2019 Al Aqsa Tour

Palestine, a journey of a lifetime.

 

Jerusalem is a Middle Eastern city west of the Dead Sea. It is a place of pilgrimage and worship for all three monotheistic faiths: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. With its mosaic of sacred sites it will always inspire. Jerusalem is entrenched in historical facts that will captivate you and leave you craving for more. Allow us to take you along this idyllic journey.

 

The Importance of Al Aqsa

Abu Dharr (ra) reported that he asked the Prophet (saw), “O Messenger of Allah, which Masjid was built first on earth”? The Prophet (saw) replied, “The Sacred Masjid of Makkah”. Abu Dharr (ra) again asked, “Which was next”? The Prophet (saw) said, “Masjid Al-Aqsa”. Abu Dharr (ra) further asked, “How long was the period between the building of the two Masjids”? The Prophet (saw) said, “Forty years”. Apart from these, offer your prayer anywhere when it is time to pray, although excellence is in praying in these Masjids”. (Bukhari).

 

Abu Darda (RA) relates that the Prophet (saw) said, “A prayer in Makkah (Ka’bah) is worth 100,000 times (reward), a prayer in my Masjid (Madinah) is worth 1,000 times and a prayer in Al-Aqsa Sanctuary is worth 500 times more reward than anywhere else”. (Tabarani, Bayhaqi, Suyuti).

 

Zaid Ibn Thabit (ra) reports that the Prophet (saw) said, “How blessed is Al-Sham”! The Companions (ra) asked, “Why is that”? The Messenger (saw) replied, “I see the Angels of Allah spreading their wings over Al-Sham”.

Ibn Abbas (ra) added, “And the Prophets lived therein. There is not a single inch in Al-Quds (Jerusalem) where a Prophet has not prayed, or an Angel not stood”. (Tirmidhi, Ahmad).

 

 

TOUR PROGRAM (Subject to moon sightings and local changes)

 

Thursday 8th August

Leave the UK for Tel Aviv. Flights depart Manchester and Birmingham airports (via Munich on Lufthansa airline) at 07.05 and 7.10 respectively. Arriving into Tel Aviv at 16.05 (local time).

 

It isn’t unusual to be delayed at immigration control upon arrival at Tel Aviv airport. Often delays can be several hours. Once we are through immigration control, we will make our way by private coach transfer to the Hashimi Hotel in East Jerusalem.

 

Friday 9th August

Jumu’ah in Al Aqsa mosque and walking tour of the Old City. An opportunity to travel around Jerusalem and unwind in the historic streets

 

Saturday 10th August

Day of Arafat (Subject to moon sighting)-open your fast with the Palestinians in Al Aqsa mosque.

 

Sunday 11th August

Eid celebrations in Al Aqsa Mosque. (Subject to moon sighting)

 

Monday 12th August

Qurbani and Eid gifts distribution to the poor, needy & orphans.

 

Tuesday 13th August

We will spend the day travelling along the West Bank and visiting many revered sites, including:

 

a) Hebron Masjid Khalil-here you will find the resting places of some of the most illustrious prophets of Islam and their wives. The four Prophets are Ibrahim (AS), his sons Ishaaq (AS), Yusuf (AS), and Yaqoob (AS). You will also visit the resting place of Sarah (RA)-the wife of Prophet Ibrahim (AS).

 

b) Bab e Lud This is 15km south east of Tel Aviv. It is said this is where towards the end of time, Prophet Isa (AS) will destroy the Dajaal.

 

c) Yaffa (not included in the tour package-optional and time permitting) A unique yet wonderful opportunity to witness the cohesion amongst the 3 dominant faiths.

 

d) Jericho (not included in the tour package-optional and time permitting) A unique opportunity to meet with Palestinian Date farmers.

 

Wednesday 14th August

We will have the opportunity to follow in the Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet, Muhammad (PBUH) and spend time meeting the Orphans of Palestine and enjoy dinner with them.

 

Thursday 15th August

An opportunity to do your last-minute shopping.

 

Friday 16th August

Check out from the Hotel (11:00am) and leave Jerusalem for the UK. Flights leave Tel Aviv airport at 16:30 (to Birmingham) and 17.10 (to Manchester). Returning to the UK at 22:40 and 22.50 respectively.

 

VISA – VISAs are granted upon arrival into Tel Aviv. We cannot be held responsible if your VISA is refused. Under such circumstances we cannot offer any refunds.

If you have any mobility issues, please notify us as most of the old city is navigated by walking.

Wheel chairs can be provided at additional cost and subject to availability.

UK nationals are issued an entry permit on arrival. If you are not a UK citizen, please check entry requirements prior to booking. Please note that entry in to Israel is at the discretion of the Israeli authorities and in the case that entry is denied, Royal Travel cannot be held responsible for any consequential losses.

We shall only wait a maximum of 3 hours for you to clear immigration control. Thereafter, if granted entry you will have to catch a private taxi. You will be responsible for this cost. 

Please ensure you obtain flight and travel insurance.

Please notify us of any mobility issues you have. The old City of Jerusalem has many steps and winding streets.

Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel. Non-British passport holders must have permanent residency, work permit, student visa or settlement visa and must have six remaining months validity on their visa. All passport must be digital (manual passports are not accepted). Special restrictions may apply to passports of certain countries.

As delays at Tel Aviv immigration are inevitable, you are advised to take food, drinks and any other essentials in your hand luggage (subject to permitted articles).   

Eid Ul Adha 2019 Al Aqsa and Holy Land Tour

Departure

8 AUG 2019

Return

16 AUG 2019

Flights

Return Flights to Tel Aviv included

Hotel

8 nights at Hashimi Hotel with Breakfast and Dinner Included

Guide

English speaking guide and all transfers with air-conditioned coaches included.

From £1,299pp
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