By Demola Ojo
Hadur Travels Nigeria is offering memorable experiences of Israel to Christian faithful and others wishing to stimulate and enrich their faith through its private, world-class pilgrimage to Israel.
According to the Managing Director of the firm, Olufunke Taiwo, Hadur Travels specialises in spiritual pilgrimage focused on exposing Christians to the roots of their faith, through life changing encounters by way of its spiritual tours, which also offer opportunity for the pilgrims to relax and explore the holy-land.
‘‘Our pilgrimages to the Holy land of Israel are an exciting blend of tradition for a variety of religions as the Bible land has great significance for them all. We have both interdenominational tours as well as Catholic and protestant packages,’’ said Taiwo.
The company offers both monthly and quarterly tours, commencing from March to December, as she emphasized that ‘‘our pilgrimage to the Holy land is of importance as the place where Jesus’ birth, ministry, death and resurrection happened.
‘‘Our packages to Israel are offered to Christian faithful under the guidance of spiritual directors and are specially packaged for both young and old, families, couples, churches, individuals, clergy, corporate bodies, – all with a passion for spiritual growth and development. On these specially packaged tours of the Holy Land, pilgrims follow the paths where Jesus and the Apostles once walked.’’
According to the MD, some of the holy sites include Jaffa, Caesarea, Nazareth, Cana, Tiberias, Sea of Galilee, Jordan River, Mt. Tabor, Jerusalem, Gethsemane, Ein Karem, Bethlehem, Qumran, Jericho, Mt. of Temptation, Mt. of Olives, Gethsemane, Mt. Zion, and Holy Sepulcher.
The packages include visa procurement, return flight ticket, three meals including a Nigerian meal, comfortable ground transportation with WIFI, travel insurance, warm meet and assist, hotel accommodation, JP badge and certificates and friendly English speaking professional tour guide among others.
Some of the features include a 10-day tour to all important holy sites, boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, walking the streets of Jerusalem, float on the Dead Sea, River Jordan baptism, renewal of marital vows at Cana, prayer and praising at sites and visit to the Wailing Wall.