1st Day: Tel-Aviv Airport / Arrival
We arrive Tel-Aviv airport where we will be met upon arrival and transferred to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
2nd Day: Mt. of Olives / Gethsemane / Mt. Zion / Bethlehem
We start our tour this morning with a drive up to the Mt. of Olives for a unique view of the Old City of Jerusalem. We visit Pater Noster Church and the site of the Ascension. We then follow the traditional Palm Sunday road to Dominus Flevit as we walk down to the Church of Gethsemane. We make a stop at the nearby Mary’s Tomb before we board our bus and drive through the Kedron Valley to Mt. Zion where we visit the Room of the Last Supper, King David’s Tomb and the Church of St. Peter in Galicantu. In the afternoon we continue our drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and the Shepherds’ Field. We return back to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
3rd Day: Old City of Jerusalem
This morning we take a walking tour of the Old City. We visit the Western Wall and ascend to the Temple Mount to visit Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock.
Then we pass by Stephen’s Gate to visit St. Anne Church and Pool of Bethesda. As we walk the final steps of Jesus on the Via Dolorosa, we visit the Church of Flagellation, Ecce Homo Arch, Calvary and the Church of Resurrection (Holy Sepulchre). We exit our way out of the Old City gates, narrow streets and bazaars as we return back to our hotel for dinner and overnight
4th Day: Caesarea / Mt. Carmel / Nazareth / Cana / Tiberias
We leave Jerusalem this morning and head north through the coastal highway to visit the awesome ruins of Caesarea. We continue our drive along the Mediterranean Sea to Haifa. We ascend to Mt. Carmel to visit Stella Maris Convent with Prophet Elija’s Grotto and proceed from there to Nazareth to visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, the excavations under the Basilica, St. Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s Well. We view Mt. Tabor from a distance as we proceed to visit Cana on our way to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
5th Day: Sea of Galilee / Capernaum / Tabgha / Mt. of Beatitudes / Magdala / River Jordan
This day we ascend to the Mt. of Beatitudes where Jesus gave his most famous ‘Sermon on the Mount’.
We then drive along the Sea of Galilee to visit visit the synagogue and Peter’s House in Capernaum, and the chapel dedicated to the multiplication of the loaves and fishes in Tabgha, as well as the nearby St. Peter’s Primacy. An inspiring boat ride on the Sea of Galilee will take us next to the newly excavated site of Magdala, home town of Mary Magdalene, where we will visit the 1st century synagogue and the newly built Spirituality centre. We make a final stop at River Jordan before we proceed to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
6th Day: Jericho / Qumran / Dead Sea
We start our day with a drive to Jericho where we see the Sycamore Tree and Elisha’s Spring. There we will have a splendid view of the Mt. of Temptation before we proceed to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We take a dip in Dead Sea. Time permitting we stop in Bethany on the way. Proceed to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
7th Day: Tel-Aviv Airport / Departure
We leave Jerusalem this morning and head towards Tel-Aviv airport for our return back home.