18 May Holy Land (8 Days / 7 Nights)
TEL AVIV – NAZARETH – CAPERNAUM – MOUNT 0F BEATITUDES – SEA OF GALILEE – TIBERIAS – CAESAREA PHILIPPI – BETHANY – MOUNT OF TEMPTATION – QUMRAN – DEAD SEA – JERUSALEM – EIN KAREM – BETHLEHEM – TEL AVIV
DAY 1 – TEL AVIV / YAFO ARRIVAL – NAZARETH (111 km): Arrival at Ben Gurion airport; meet, assist and transfer to hotel in Nazareth; dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 2 – NAZARETH “THE HOMETOWN OF JESUS”: After breakfast, visits to the Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s carpentry workshop, St. Mary’s well, Cana of Galilee: the site of Jesu’s first miracle, lunch break back in Nazareth. In the afternoon visit to Mount Tabor: the place of the transfiguration; dinner and overnight in Nazareth.
DAY 3 – NAZARETH “AROUND THE SEA OF GALILEE” (30 km – 30 km): After breakfast, visits to Capernaum: St. Peter’s house, Tabgha (Church of the multiplication, Church of primacy, loaves & fish and the primacy of Peter), Mount of Beatitudes, boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; lunch break in Tiberias. In the afternoon, visit to Caesarea Philippi (Paneas archaeological site); dinner and overnight in Nazareth.
DAY 4 – NAZARETH – JERUSALEM “GOING TO JERUSALEM THROUGH THE JORDAN VALLEY” (150 km): After breakfast, visits to Bethany, Jericho: Mount of Temptation, sycamore tree, lunch break. In the afternoon, Qumran (Dead Sea Scrolls), Dead Sea; dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
DAY 5 – JERUSALEM “BETWEEN TWO MOUNTAINS”: After breakfast, visits to the Mount of Olives: Ascension, Pater Noster, Dominus Flevit, Basilica and Garden of Gethsemane, Tomb of Mary; lunch break in Jerusalem. In the afternoon, visits to Mt. Zion: Dormition of Mary, the Cenacle, St. Peter in Gallicantu; dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
DAY 6 – JERUSALEM “THE NATIVITY”: After breakfast, visits to Ein Karem: Church of the Visitation adn St. John the Baptist’s Church, Shepherds’ Field; lunch break in Bethlehem. In the afternoon, visits to Bethlehem: Church of the Nativity, St. Catherine’s Church; dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
DAY 7 – JERUSALEM “THE OLD CITY”: After breakfast, visits to the Western Wall, Splanade of the Temple, St. Anne’s Church, The Pool of Bethsaida, the via Dolorosa (way of the cross) and the place of Lithos trotos (soldiers throw dice for Jesu’s robe); lunch break in the Old City. In the afternooon, visits to the Holy Sepulcher, free time for prayer. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
DAY 8 – JERUSALEM – TEL AVIV DEPARTURE (50 km): After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv for your flight back home.