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Day 1

Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport where you will be met by our representative.  We will board our bus and drive north along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to Kibbutz Ma’agan Michael.  This kibbutz is known for its fisheries and fish growing.  After visiting the fish ponds and fisheries, we will continue to Haifa for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2 

In the morning, we will drive to Bethlehem of Galilee, a small agricultural community.  Here we visit the herb and spice farm, the largest of its kind in Israel.  We will receive explanations about different spices and herbs.  Continue to Israel’s Agricultural Research Center (ARO) in Beit She’arim.  In the afternoon, we’ll drive to the “Cow’s Way” milk and dairy farm.  Here we will see a modern cow shed, an area dedicated for young cows and the most modern robotic milking plant.  Later we will visit a kibbutz and see the various agricultural enterprises.  Return to Haifa for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3

In the morning, we will visit a boutique winery in the Galilee region.  These wineries take advantage of the unique soil and weather conditions to produce some of the world’s best wines.  Continue to Acre, an ancient city with ruins from the Ottoman, Crusader and Arab periods.  We will descend to the underground city and see the ancient ruins.  Acre today is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.  Return to Haifa and for a magnificent view of the world famous Bahai Shrine and Gardens.  Dinner and overnight in Haifa.

 

Day 4

We start the day with a boat ride of the Sea of Galilee.  We visit Capernaum, Tabgha and Tiberias.  On to the Jordan Valley where we visit Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu, where we will have the Bio Tour.  We visit the biological pest control plant and the kibbutz itself.  On to a fruit growing area (hot houses and open fields) as well as a storage and packing facility.  Arrive to Jericho for a visit to the one of the world’s most ancient cities.  Dinner and overnight at the Dead Sea.

 

Day 5

In the early morning, we will visit the Vidor Center – a desert agriculture research center.  Arava Valley (Zofar Community) for a visit to the Green Arava organic growing enterprises.  On to Kibbutz Hatzerim for a visit to the world’s largest irrigation plant – Netafim.  Continue to Ashalim to view a farm where agricultural activity takes place in the desert with saltwater.  Arrive at Kibbutz Mashabe Sade for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 6

In the morning, we will visit Moshav Lachish and its large grape growing and processing plant.  “Tali Grapes” is one of the world’s most unique such plants using the desert conditions to grow unique and superb grapes.  On to the Tel Aviv area, where we will visit Beit Dagan Agricultural Research Center (Vulcani Institute).  This is one of the world’s most advanced research facilities and is home to many researchers and students.  On to visit “Igudan”, the Tel Aviv area municipal water treatment plants.  Drive to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 7

Full day of sightseeing in Jerusalem, including the Old City, Via Dolorosa, Mount Zion, Western Wall, Holy Sepulcher and the busy markets.  Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

 

Day 8

In the morning we will visit Jaffa, the oldest port city in the world.  We will see Simon The Tanner’s House and the alleys full of shops and galleries.  Transfer to the airport for departure.

 

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Day 1: Departure from U.S., Arrival to Israel

After landing at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv, we will be met by our driver.  Drive along the Mediterranean Coast to Tiberias, located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.  Overnight in Tiberias.

 

Day 2: Leisure in Tiberias

Today is enjoyed at leisure from our resort in Tiberias.  We can enjoy the optional activities such as bathing in the famous Tiberias Hot Springs, going on a boat cruise on the Sea of Galilee, or taking a trip to the Jordan River and Caesarea Philippi, the vicinity where the  great confession and the transfiguration both occurred (Matt 16:13).  Overnight in Tiberias.

 

Day 3: Nazareth, Tabgha, Capernaum, Mt. of Beatitudes, Jordan River

In the morning we will meet our guide and start our day exploring the Galilee.  First we stop at Tabgha, the site of the miracle of the multiplication of the fish and loaves of bread.  On to Capernaum, the town selected by Jesus as the center of his public ministry in the Galilee after he left Nazareth.  Here we see the first century AD synagogue and the House of Peter.  Our next stop is The Mount of Beatitudes.  This is the site where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.  We enjoy the views from this hilltop location and then continue to Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus.  Here we visit the Church of The Annunciation before walking the narrow streets of the busy market.  In the afternoon we visit Yardenit, the baptism site on the River Jordan.  Then we drive to Jerusalem, where we spend the night.

 

Day 4: Jerusalem, Old City, Via Dolorosa, Holy Sepulcher, Jewish Quarter, Western Wall, Mt. Zion

This morning we ascend the Mount of Olives and enjoy the magnificent views over the entire city.  Visit the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane.  On to Mount Zion, where we visit the Room of the Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey the site of Mary’s falling asleep.  Next we visit one of Israel’s diamond manufacturing workshops and enjoy lunch.  We enter the Old City through one of the ancient gates and visit the Jewish Quarter, where we see the Cardo, the main street of commerce from Roman times.  Today it is full of shops and art galleries.  On to the Western Wall, the only remains of King Solomon’s mighty temple.  This wall is the most sacred place for Jews the world over.  Walk along the busy market streets to the Via Dolorosa, the “Way of The Cross”.  Here we follow some of the 14 stations of the cross to the Church of The Holy Sepulcher, believed by some to be the burial site of Jesus.  Our last stop today is the Garden Tomb, according to Protestant tradition the last resting place of Jesus.  Overnight in Jerusalem.

 

Day 5: Dead Sea, Massada, Qumran

Early this morning, we drive through the Judaean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth. Visit Massada, the fortress built by King Herod as a summer palace and used by the Jewish rebels as their last stronghold against the Romans.  Almost 1000 men, women and children chose to commit suicide rather than fall into slavery at the hands of the Romans.  We ascend by cable car to the top and see the magnificent palace, bath house and store rooms.  We hear about the epic struggle that happened here and enjoy the views over the Dead Sea. Visit The Ahava Dead Sea Cosmetics workshop where we have the opportunity to see how health products are produced from the minerals collected from the sea.  Continue to one of the many beaches along the sea, where we can bathe in the salty waters.  We experience the unique feeling of floating on the water, considered to be the saltiest in the world.  On to Qumran, where we visit the ruins of the Essene settlement.  It was here that the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were written and hidden in caves.  Return to Jerusalem for overnight.

 

Day 6: Leisure in Jerusalem

Today you can enjoy Jerusalem on your own, or take one of the optional tours to the New City, Israel Museum (visit to the Shrine of The Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed), Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial or Machane Yehuda fruit and vegetable outdoor market.  Overnight in Jerusalem.

 

Day 7: Leisure in Tel Aviv / Jaffa

Today you can enjoy an optional trip to Tel Aviv and Jaffa.  See the modern metropolis of Tel Aviv with its high rise buildings, the “White City” UNESCO world heritage site, Independence Hall and the ancient port city of Jaffa. Overnight in Jerusalem.

 

Day 8: Departure to U.S.

At noon we will check out of our hotel and will be transferred to Tel Aviv.  The afternoon is at leisure in Israel’s “Big City”.  Explore the promenade and shopping streets on your own.  In the evening we will be transferred to the airport and flight back to the United States.

 

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Day 1: Arrive to Israel

Upon arrival at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport, where we will be greeted and helped through customs.  We will drive along the Mediterranean Coast to the hotel in Haifa for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2: Sea of Galilee, Jordan River, Caesarea Philippi

Today we sail on the Sea of Galilee, visit Capernaum, the town of Jesus, visit the Church of Multiplication in Tabgha, where the Lord preformed the miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, and visit the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus taught “The Sermon on the Mount”.  We will continue to an unforgettable experience of baptism in the Jordan River.  On to Caesarea Philippi where Peter confessed Christ: “You are the Christ, the son of the living God” (Matt 16:15-16).  Dinner and overnight stay in Haifa.

 

Day 3: Beth She’an, Gideon Spring, Cana, Nazareth

We’ll start our day at Beth She’an.  This ancient Roman city has been preserved in a remarkable shape. Visit the city’s remains and learn about the dramatic end of the last war between King Saul and the Philistines.  Learn how brave the residents of Jabesh were by taking the King’s and his sons’ corpses down from the wall of the city and burying them (1 Samuel 31).  We will hear the amazing story of Gideon and how he reduced the ranks by using a test near the spring before his great victory over the Midianites (Judges 7).   After visiting Cana, where the Lord preformed the wedding miracle, we will continue to the Biblical village in Nazareth to learn and experience the sights, sounds and the aromas of the days of Jesus.  Time permitting, we will visit the Church of The Annunciation in Nazareth.  Return to Haifa for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 4: Tel Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea, Jaffa

One of the most amazing water systems found in the world is in the archaeological site of Tel Megiddo.  From here we’ll observe the valley of Armageddon (Rev 16:14-16).  Visit Mount Carmel where the biblical story of the confrontation between Prophet Elijah and the Ba’al prophets took place, overlooking the Jezreel Valley.  Continue to Caesarea, the famed Roman port city with many archaeological findings such as the theater, the public bath, the hippodrome and the city gate.  In the afternoon we will tour the charming alleys of the old city of Jaffa and visit the house of Simon the Tanner, in the footsteps of Peter.    We will enjoy watching the sun set over the old city of Jaffa.  Drive to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 5: Jerusalem, Bethlehem

Our morning starts on The Mount of Olives with a breathtaking panoramic view of Jerusalem.  The day continues with visits to the sites that will help us understand the Lord’s prophecy of Jerusalem: The Chapel of Dominus Flevit, where Christ prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem (Luke 19:41), The Garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22:39-53) and The Church of the Agony (Church of All Nations) – the site where it is said that Judas betrayed Jesus.  In the Kidron Valley we’ll visit the tombs of Absalom, Zachariah and the Hazir priesthood family.  We will proceed to visit the sites on Mt. Zion.  The Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu, which was built over the ruins of the Palace of Caiaphas -the High Priest before whom Jesus was brought for trial (Mark 14: 53-65).  We’ll visit the Tomb of King David and enter into the Upper Room—the site that commemorates Jesus’ last supper with his disciples. Our day will end by visiting the amazing Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Christ. Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

 

Day 6: Jerusalem

Our day will begin with an exciting tour to the City of King David.  In this place archeologists found King Hezekiah’s 2,700 year old water tunnel, one of the wonders of early engineering and the seal impression of Gemariah, son of Shaphan, possibly the scribe of King Zedekiah (Jeremiah 36:10).  Continue to the Pool of Siloam where Christ healed the blind man by sending him to wash his eyes (John 9).  In the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem we will explore the Roman Cardo, the Madaba Map, the Western Wall (the holiest site where Jews can pray) and the Davidson Center with its amazing virtual model of the Second Temple.  On the Temple Mount we’ll hear about the traders driven out of the Temple by Jesus (Luke 19:45-48), explore the area of Dome of the Rock and other famous buildings.  Continue to Bethesda where Christ healed the paralyzed man (John 5).  Our journey through the Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross), and will end by visiting the amazing Church of the Holy Sepulcher.  We’ll walk through the old city markets to Damascus Gate and The Garden Tomb.  Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

 

Day 7: Tomb of Lazarus, Dead Sea, Masada

We will start our day with a visit to Bethany, and after learning the amazing story of Lazarus who rose from the dead by the Lord, we’ll then continue to the Judaean Desert.  Our first stop today will be next to one of the St. George monastery crosses, which offers an amazing view over the monastery.  This stop is important for understanding the water systems of the Judaean Desert monasteries.  We’ll continue to Qumran to hear the amazing story of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.  We will try to answer questions like: Who wrote the scrolls? Who were the Essenes?  How did they live and why there?  Continue to Masada to learn about the dramatic story of almost one thousand men, women and children who chose to die as a free people, rather than to become Roman slaves.  We’ll visit the archaeological findings and see the palaces, bathhouses, walls and the amazing views of the Dead Sea.  We will proceed to bathe in the Dead Sea and to enjoy the sun and the famous mineral-rich mud.  Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

 

Day 8: Jerusalem, flight back to U.S.

Drive to the Israel Museum to visit the miniature model of the city of Jerusalem from the times of the Second Temple before the great rebellion and the destruction.  Enjoy shopping at the colorful, vibrant markets of Jerusalem.  Our trip comes to a close, and we drive to the airport for our night flight back home.

 

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Day 1: Cross border, Jerash

In the morning we cross the border at Sheikh Hussein Bridge over the Jordan River.  Drive to Jerash, the Roman city that was part of the Decapolis union of city states. Here we explore the impressive ruins including the theaters, temples, the squares and streets lines by columns. This is one of the best preserved Roman cities in the world. Continue to Petra where we spend the night.

 

Day 2: Petra

This day is dedicated entirely to exploring the ancient city of Petra. This magnificent place was the capital of the Nabbatean kingdom and was nicknamed “The Red Rose City” because most of its buildings are carved in the red and pink rock. We start walking through the “Sik”, a narrow gauge which is the only approach to the city. We arrive at the magnificent “Treasury” – a tomb so rich and beautifully carved that it is considered one of the world’s marvels. We explore the city and see the tombs, temples and theater. Overnight in Petra.

 

Day 3: Aqaba, Wadi Rum

We leave Petra and drive to Aqaba, the resort town on the shores of the Red Sea across from Eilat, Israel.  Here we will have the opportunity to swim in the Red Sea.  Continue to Wadi Rum, a vast desert reserve. Here we’ll enjoy a Jeep ride through the canyons, sand fields and dunes. We see the ancient Nabataean temple, Lawrence’s Spring, and the Bedouin camps. Festive dinner and overnight at an authentic Bedouin camp.

 

Day 4: Madaba, Mount Nebo

In the morning we drive north to Madaba, the city of mosaics. Here we visit the Church of St. George where we see the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land. Continue to Mount Nebo, the site where Moses looked over the Promised Land. The view is truly magnificent. Back to The Sheikh Hussein border point and cross back to Israel.

 

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Day 1: Arrival at Rome

Arrive at Rome’s Leonardo Da Vinci Airport and transfer to our hotel in the eternal city. Overnight in Rome.

 

Day 2: Rome, Coliseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain

Today we explore the ancient city of Rome. We start at the Coliseum, the impressive theater and walk through the Roman Forum, once the power center of the empire. Continue to the Trajan Forum and the other impressive Roman ruins in the city. On to visit the Trevi Fountain, where we will have the opportunity to throw a coin into the water in order to return to the city. We will see the famous squares such as Navona and Popolo and drive through the Via Venetto. Overnight in Rome.

 

Day 3: Vatican, St. Peter Square, St. Peter Basilica, Vatican Museums

This morning we visit the Vatican – the center of the Catholic faith. We start at Saint Peter square, one of the most beautiful squares in the world. We enter the basilica and marvel at the huge altar and the numerous works of art, including the Madonna and Child by Michelangelo. On to the Vatican Museums where we see one of the most extensive art collections in the world. We see the magnificent ceiling painted by Michelangelo at the Sistine Chapel. Overnight in Rome.

 

Day 4: Fly to the Holy Land, Caesarea, Galilee

In the morning we are transferred to the airport and fly to the Holy Land. Upon landing in Tel Aviv, we are met by our guide and bus. We drive along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea, an ancient city built by Herod the Great, a major administrative center of the Romans, and the residence of Governor Pontius Pilate who judged Jesus. Then on to the Galilee, where we will stay overnight.

 

Day 5: Boat Ride, Sea of Galilee, Tabgha, Capernaum, Mt. of Beatitudes

Start the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, to experience the unique feeling associated with this sacred place. Visit Tabgha, the site of the miracle of the fish and loaves of bread. On to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the sermon on the mountain. Our next stop is Capernaum, the town where Jesus lived and preached. Here we see the synagogue and the house of Peter.  Overnight in the Galilee.

 

Day 6: Cana, Nazareth

In the morning we drive to Cana to see the church where the first miracle happened. It was here that Jesus converted the water into wine at the village wedding. On to Nazareth, boyhood home of Christ where we visit the Church of The Annunciation and The Church of St. Joseph. Overnight in The Galilee.

 

Day 7: Mount Tabor, Jordan River, Jordan Valley

We start the day with a climb to Mount Tabor, site of the Transfiguration. After exploring the church we continue to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan River. Here we can experience baptismal in the holy waters of the Jordan. Drive through the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.

 

Day 8: Mt. of Olives, Gethsemane, Old City, Holy Sepulcher, Western Wall

We start the day on top of The Mount of Olives with the magnificent view of the entire city. From here we see the entire vista of the holy city including the Temple Mount and the old city. We will enter the Old City via the Jaffa Gate and walk the narrow streets of the ancient bazaars to the Church of The Holy Sepulcher. This is where the Christ is buried and where His way of sorrows ended. Walk through the Via Dolorosa, the “way of the cross” where we see the stations along which Christ suffered. Vist the Jewish Quarter and the Western Wall. This wall is all that remained from the huge temple compound that King Herod built. Today it is the holiest site for the Jewish faith. Ascend to Mount Zion where we visit the Room of The Last Supper. It was here that Jesus had his Passover meal. On to the Tomb of King David. Overnight in Jerusalem.

 

Day 9: Judaean Desert, Massada, Qumran, Dead Sea

Drive through the Judaean Desert to the Dead Sea. Visit Massada, the mountaintop summer palace built by King Herod. This palace was turned into a military fortress and used by the Jewish Zealots in their fight against the Romans. At the end they chose death by suicide rather than life as Roman slaves. We will have the opportunity to swim in the Dead Sea and experience the unique feeling of floating upon the water. Continue to Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We explore the ancient site and understand the story of the Essenes. Return to Jerusalem for overnight.

 

Day 10: Israel Museum, Shrine of The Book, Model of Jerusalem, Bethlehem

Today, we explore the new city of Jerusalem. Start at the Israel Museum where we see the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed. Here we see the scrolls and understand their history and significance. Visit the model of Jerusalem as it appeared in the time of Jesus and the first temple. In the afternoon we visit Bethlehem and explore The Church of The Nativity and The Milk Grotto. Overnight in Jerusalem.

 

Day 11: Departure to U.S.

Transfer to the airport and fly back to the United States.

 

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Day 1: Arrive to the Holy Land

Arrive at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport, where we are met by our tour guide and transferred to our hotel in the Tel Aviv area.

 

Day 2: Caesarea, Galilee

Today we drive along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea, the city built by Herod the Great – the Roman administrative center for the Province of Judaea, the residence of Governor Pontius Pilate who judged Jesus, and where Paul was arrested and sent to Rome for trial.  On to the Galilee, for dinner and overnight.


Day 3: Sea of Galilee, Tabgha, Capernaum, Mt. of Beatitudes

Start the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, to experience the unique feeling associated with this sacred place. Visit Tabgha, the site of the miracle of the fish and loaves of bread. On to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount. Our next stop is Capernaum, the town where Jesus lived and preached. Here we see the synagogue and the house of Peter. Overnight in the Galilee.

 

Day 4: Cana, Nazareth

In the morning we drive to Cana to see the church where the first miracle happened. It was here that Jesus converted the water into wine at the village wedding. On to Nazareth, boyhood home of Christ where we visit the Church of The Annunciation, and the Church of St. Joseph. Overnight in the Galilee.

 

Day 5: Mount Tabor, Jordan River, Jordan Valley

We start the day with a climb/ride to Mount Tabor, site of the Transfiguration. After exploring the church we continue to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan River. Here we can experience baptismal in the holy waters of the Jordan. Drive through the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.

 

Day 6: Mt. of Olives, Gethsemane, Old City, Holy Sepulcher, Western Wall

We start the day on top of The Mount of Olives with the magnificent view of the entire city. From here we see the entire vista of the holy city including the Temple Mount and the Old City. We will enter the Old City via the Jaffa Gate and walk the narrow streets of the ancient bazaars to the Church of The Holy Sepulcher. This is where the Christ was buried and where His way of sorrows ended. Walk through the Via Dolorosa, the “way of the cross” where we see the stations along which Christ suffered. Visit the Jewish Quarter and the Western Wall. This wall is all that remained from the huge Temple compound that King Herod built. Today it is the holiest site where Jews can pray. Ascend to Mount Zion where we visit the Room of The Last Supper. It was here that Jesus had his Passover meal. On to the tomb of King David. Overnight in Jerusalem.

 

Day 7: Judean Desert, Masada, Qumran, Dead Sea

Drive through the Judaean Desert to the Dead Sea. Visit Masada, the mountaintop summer palace built by King Herod. This palace was turned into a military fortress and used by the Jewish Zealots in their fight against the Romans. At the end they chose death rather than life as Roman slaves. We will have the opportunity to swim in the Dead Sea and experience the unique feeling of floating upon the super-salty water. Continue to Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We explore the ancient site and hear the story of the Essenes. Return to Jerusalem for overnight.

 

Day 8: Israel Museum, Shrine of The Book, Model of Jerusalem, Bethlehem

Today, we explore the new city of Jerusalem. Start at the Israel Museum where we see the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed. Here we see the scrolls and understand their history and amazing significance. Visit the model of Jerusalem as it appeared in the time of Jesus and the first temple. In the afternoon we visit Bethlehem and explore the Church of the Nativity and the Milk Grotto. Overnight in Jerusalem.

 

Day 9: Departure to the U.S.

Transfer to the airport and fly back to the United States.

 

 

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Day 1: Arrival to Israel

Meet our our representative who will assist and transfer us to Jerusalem and an initial visit to Debre Genet Church (visit will be available if flight arrives early enough).  Check into our hotel and dinner.

 

Day 2: Jerusalem, City of David

In the morning we will visit the Mount of Olives, The Church of All Nations, Gethemane Garden and Saint Mary’s Tomb.  Continue to Beth Fagea and the Chapel of Ascension where Jesus ascended to heaven.  Then, on to Mount Zion where we visit The Hall of the Last Supper, King David’s Tomb and then then visit The City of David.  Proceed to Deir Es-Sultan for church services.  Dinner and overnight at hotel.

 

Day 3: Jerusalem Old City

Today we embark on a walking tour of the Old City.  We start with a procession along the Via Dolorosa – the way of the cross.  We will visit the Holy Sepulcher, the markets and the Western Wall and then proceed to Deir Es-Sultan for church services.  Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 4: Jerusalem, Easter Night Services

Today we will walk to the residence of the Ethiopian Archbishop and visit Solomon’s Synagogue.  In the afternoon we’ll transfer to Deer Sultan to attend Easter Night services, and then off to Debra Genet Church to attend a Holiday Invitation Night Service.

 

Day 5: Easter Day

Early morning (03:30) transfer from the New Gate to the hotel.  Happy Easter! After breakfast, free time for leisure.  Lunch at Debre Genet Church.

 

Day 6: Jericho

In the morning we’ll attend church services in Jericho. We’ll proceed to visit The Mount Temptation, Elijah’s Spring and the Jordan River and then return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 7: Bethlehem

Today we’ll attend services in Bethlehem.  We’ll take a visit the Church of Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus, The Milk Grotto and Shepherd’s Field.  Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 8: Ein Karem, Bethany 

In the morning we’ll attend services at Debre Genet Church and then drive to Ein Karem and visit the Church of The Visitation and birthplace of John The Baptist.  We’ll visit the spring and attend services at Tekle Haimanot Church in Bethany and visit the Tomb of St. Lazarus.  Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 9: Abu Gosh, Lydda, Tel Aviv/Jaffa

Today we’ll drive to the village of Abu Gosh and visit Emmaus.  From there, we’ll continue to Lydda for a visit to St. George Church and then to Tel Aviv and admire the modern city and the Mediterranean. Afterwards, we’ll head to the ancient city of Jaffa where, in the old city we will visit the Chiurch of St. Peter.  We’ll drive through the Metropolis of Tel Aviv and see some of its famous sites.  Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 10: Tiberias, Jordan River Baptism, Sea of Galilee

After breakfast, we’ll drive to Tiberias and visit the Jordan River at Yardenit Baptismal Site and then proceed to the Sea of Galilee and visit Tabgha, the site of the multiplication of fish and loaves of bread.  We’ll embark on a boat ride across the waters of the lake and visit the Church of St. Peter and view the Golan Heights.  Dinner and overnight at the hotel in the Tiberias area.

 

Day 11: Mount Tabor, Cana, Nazareth

In the morning we’ll drive to Mount Tabor, known as the Mountain of Transfiguration.  We’ll ascend the mountain by taxies to visit the church and enjoy the view from the top.  Afterwards we’ll drive to Cana of Galilee for a visit to the Church of the Wedding and proceed to Nazareth to visit Mary’s Well and the Church of The Annunciation and then continue to Joseph’s Workshop.  Drive to Jerusalem.

 

Day 12: Leisure day

A day of leisure.  A free day for shopping and families.  We will have a festive ceremony with the tour company staff, certificates and JP badge.

 

Day 13: Flight home

After breakfast we will check out from the hotel and transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for our flight back home.  

 

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