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Launching our third Sponsored Walk

From the Galilee To Bethlehem  25 January – 1 February 2016 

A Friends & Supporters Pilgrimage Including our third Sponsored walk

Raising awareness and funds for projects supported by The McCabe Educational Trust


Dear Pilgrim 

I invite you to join me on our third supporters pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

We have kept the cost to a minimum by cajoling our partners into subsidising the event which is designed to raise funds for projects supported by The McCabe Educational Trust.  As always, the emphasis will be on  fellowship both with each other and with our partners in the Holyland.

This year we have changed the format and our walk will be along the shore of the Sea of Galilee.  Also, this time around, we will spend four nights in Bethlehem gaining a real insight into life in a West Bank town.  This is an opportunity to join a pilgrimage with a difference, where the emphasis is on people and not places.

On behalf of the directors and staff of McCabe Pilgrimages and Trust, I invite you to join us.

Alistair McCabe


Booking Information

The cost of this tour is a subsidised £845 sharing a twin-bedded room with private facilities.  In addition we ask everybody to raise a minimum of £300 sponsorship for our sponsored walk.

We begin in Tiberias with three nights at the McCabe base in the Galilee, the four star Ron Beach Hotel, in a wonderful situation right on the lakeside.   We then spend four nights in Bethlehem at the new four star Grand Park Hotel situated close to Manger Square.


Sponsored Walk


We are asking all participants to raise a minimum of £300 sponsorship.  All money raised will be given in full to projects supported by The McCabe Educational Trust.


This will be a relaxed walk of about 8 miles.  As with all of our sponsored walks the emphasis is on participation.  All abilities will be able to take part.  A coach will accompany us, and those unable to walk long distances will walk the parts they can and be transported the rest of the way.


McCabe Educational Trust

The McCabe Educational Trust is the charitable wing of McCabe Pilgrimages. Our aim is to give something back to the people who have inspired us on our journeys. During the last five years, one million pounds has been raised by travellers and given to projects we support! During our week in the Holy Land you will have the privilege of meeting some of the inspirational people the Trust is working with.


Travel information

We have tried to make this experience very accessible. The sponsored walk is suitable for all ages and requires only a moderate level of fitness. Choose sturdy shoes and be prepared for possible rain, wind or sunshine! We envisage the walk lasting between three and five hours with groups of participants choosing their own pace and rest stops. Participation is our aim, not a race or feat of endurance.

Travel Insurance

The travel insurance premium is £59. This policy has no age limit so is excellent value for older travellers. Younger travellers may find less expensive cover elsewhere, which is fine, but all travellers should purchase a travel insurance policy. If required, please add the premium to your deposit payment.


To reserve your place on this holiday please complete a booking form and send it with a deposit of £200 to the McCabe office. Or call with a debit card and we will complete the booking form for you.

Freephone  0800 107 3 107