flight to Tel Aviv
Drive to Caesarea - built by Herod the Great in the style of a
Roman city and capital of the Roman province. Visit its theatre, Herod’s
palace, Crusader ruins and the Harbour from which St. Paul was taken to
Continue to Nazareth for dinner
Nazareth, Megiddo, Carmel, Akko.
AM: Start the morning with a visit to Nazareth, visit Mary’s
well and the Basilica
of the Annunciation.
Drive to Megiddo.
Located in the Jezreel valley Megiddo was once one
of the most important cities of King Solomon’s realm, and is now the symbol for
the battle to end all wars.
PM: Mt Carmel, Muhrakah, Stella Maris. Continue
to Akko on the Mediterranean
coast, the capital of the second Crusader kingdom, see its harbour and visit
the Crusader knights’ halls then walk in the underground tunnel.
Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Tabor, Jordan River, Sea of Galilee, Tabgha,
Capernaum, Mt beatitudes.
Drive to Mt
Tabor to visit the Church of the Transfiguration. Continue to the Jordan
River and the baptismal site. Take the boat across the Sea of
Galilee. Proceed to Tabgha
to visit the Church
of the Multiplication of the loaves and the fish and by the shore visit the
church of Menza Christi known as Peter's
Primacy. Then drive to Capernaum,
known as Jesus’ town where Jesus performed many miracles of healing. Proceed to
of Beatitudes where the Sermon on the Mount is remembered. Drive back via
Tiberius to Nazareth for dinner
Mt Hermon, Caesarea Philippi, Cana.
Berchat Ram, Nimrod’s Castle. Caesarea
Philippi, known today as Banias is where Peter
confessed to Jesus that he is the Christ. See a Roman temple and the sources of
the Jordan River. Visit Bir’am on the Lebanese border.
Drive back to Cana to visit the Church of the Wedding where Jesus
performed his first miracle, then to Nazareth for dinner
AM: Visit Sephoris, built during the childhood of Jesus.
See the Byzantine church, the Roman Villa and the
Harod, Jericho, Bethany, Jerusalem.
Drive to Ein Harod the spring at Mt
Gilboa where Gideon chose his men. Drive
through Bet-Shean where the Philistines exhibited the body of King
Saul, carry on via the Jordan valley to Jericho
the oldest and the lowest city on earth, visit the Tel and Elisha’s spring and
view the Mt of Temptation.
swim in the Dead Sea. Drive up to Jerusalem/ Bethlehem via the old Roman Road and Bethany,
dinner and overnight.
Shepherds fields, the Second Temple model, Mt Zion.
Drive to Bethlehem and visit
the Church of Nativity
built above the grotto where Jesus was born then see the cave of the Holy
Innocents and the grotto where St
Jerome translated the Bible from Greek to Latin. Continue to Shepherds’
field, visit the church built over one of the caves of the shepherds.
PM. . Drive back to Jerusalem and see
the model of the second temple. Proceed to Mount Zion to the upper room
and King David’s
tomb. Visit the church of St
Peter in Gallicantu, built over the
palace of the high priest Caiaphas. Back to hotel for dinner and overnight.
city of Jerusalem: Via Dolorosa, Wailing Wall,
Temple Mount, St Anne's church.
Start the Via
Dolorosa from the Antonia
Fortress passing the Stations of the Cross, come to the Church of the Holy
Sepulchre. Continue to the Jewish Quarter. See the Cardo Maximus then to
the Wailing (or the Western) Wall, continue to the Temple Mount and see the Dome of the Rock and El-Aksa Mosque. On to the pools of Bethesda
where Jesus healed the cripple man and visit the Church of St Anne,
the traditional birth place of Jesus’ mother. Back to hotel for dinner and
Mt Olives, David’s City, Garden Tomb.
The Mount of Olives, the site of the Ascension
and Pater Noster church, where
Jesus taught the Lord’s Prayer. Continue to the Panorama, a breathtaking view of Jerusalem. Walk down the Palm Sunday Route to
the Church of Dominus Flevit
where Christ wept over Jerusalem, then come to the Garden of Gethsemane
see the old olive trees and the Church of the Agony. Drive through the Kidron valley to David’s city and see the pools of Siloam
where Christ healed the blind man. Finish our morning at the Garden
PM: Free - back to
hotel for dinner and overnight.
museum, Ein Karem, Emmaus, Chagal
windows, Shrine of the book, flight home
Drive to Yad Vashem Museum the memorial
of the Jewish Holocaust. Continue to Ein Karem, the
traditional site where Elizabeth and Zachariah lived and where Mary visited Elizabeth and where
John the Baptist was born.
Drive to Jaffa, the biblical Joppa, and view the harbour through
which King Solomon brought the cedar wood of Lebanon and where
Jonah set sail. Then see the house of Simon the Tanner where Peter received his
vision. On to Bet Hatevuzoth Museum of the Diaspora in Tel Aviv.
Airport and a pm flight home