Holyland Encounters

Encounter the Holyland with Dr Sarah Harris


Our exclusive hosted tours ensures safe, relaxed travel with everything taken care of.

The remnants of the ancient world jostle with the contemporary life and modern state that is Israel. Travellers eager to walk where history happened, will be dazzled by the diversity of these vibrant lands.

These tours will be led by Dr Sarah Harris. Each day she will enrich our experience of the Holy Land by bringing context to the places we visit from her deep understanding of the Biblical documents and the history and culture of Israel and surrounding nations. Sarah lectured New Testament studies at Carey Baptist College for 11 years. She is well known for bringing the Biblical story to life with her well-researched and engaging teaching style.

Holyland Encounters

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Israel – A History & Culture Encounter with Dr Sarah Harris – with Jordan Add-on

This tour allows you to experience the remnants of the ancient world jostling with the contemporary life and modern states that is Israel. Travellers eager to walk where history happened, will be dazzled by the diversity of the country. You will come away with a fuller understanding of this vibrant land. Then travel to Jordan and see Petra and Wadi Rum and all they have to offer.

13 - 26/30 September 2024

13 / 17 nights

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Travel is in our blood, so we would love to help you with any travel requirement, whether it be a family holiday, special celebration, a group of friends travelling together or short business trip. As we are an Auckland based, approved Travel Broker with the Travel Managers Group, we have access to the same travel deals travel agencies offer, except we’re able to offer you more personalised service and we are very competitively priced!

Also for your security and protection, we are fully accredited and bonded with IATA, the International Association of Travel Agents.

What Our Clients Say

Excellent value for money, professional in every respect, very enjoyable.

— Neil & Janet, Wellington

The tours we have enjoyed with Peter and Marian over recent years have left us with more indelible memories of the places we have seen and the development and nurturing of new friendships.

— Tyrone & Yvonne, Auckland

Peter is such a professional tour operator. Flights, accommodation and extras are well organised. And the company of fellow like-minded travellers is the best. All are treated with respect and friendship. And his team of group leaders are superb.

— Jeanette & Bill, Christchurch

We have done a number of tours with the group over the years, and have found that everything is so well organised, planning is impeccable, and the resorts world class. We’ve enjoyed the companionship and camaraderie that’s apparent in these tours, and the lifetime memories we have had with the tour group. Incredible tours to African countries, and Canada are amongst the highlights. We will continue with these tours for many years yet.

— Sandra and Colin, Tauranga

Peter and Marian’s mission and passion to gratify the clients’ touring experience, has led to a variety of new adventures and encounters, while forging a new identity. Their newsletter is detailed and informative and wets the appetite to do a tour. We look forward to a new encounter in the near future.

— Tyrone & Yvonne, Auckland

We have been on 5 Travel Encounters tours to date, all of which have been hassle free holidays with visits to local sites and attractions included. We just arrive at the airport and are looked after for the duration of the holiday! Just a bonus that the Travel Encounters operators are nice people!

— Bob & Pat Clevedon

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