Day 3 – Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 – Caesarea / Mount Carmel / Nazareth / Cana
After breakfast we’ll visit the following sites:
Caesarea by the Sea to visit the Crusader Fortress built upon the ancient city of Caesarea, named after Augustus Caesar, who imposed the tax that brought Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. Here we will visit an ancient Roman Amphitheatre, where the group can experience the acoustics of a structure built in the days of Christ.
Aqueduct of Caesarea. The Aqueduct brought running water to the old city of Caesarea, along a raised aqueduct. The source of the water was the springs of Shummi, 10KM away. Herod build the aqueduct in the 1st century BC. Later, in the 2nd century AD it was expanded by the Romans.
We proceed to Mount Carmel where Elijah issued his challenge to the False Prophets.
We will drive via the valley of Armagedon Tel Megiddo (Armageddon) to view one of the most important archaeological sites in Israel
Our next stop is Nazareth, the home of Jesus and where he spent his childhood. We will visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, which stands over the cave where the Angel Gabriel appeared before Mary to announce her conception of Jesus.
Visit the Franciscan Wedding Chapel in Cana, site of Jesus’ first miracle, before continuing on to Tiberias.
Dinner and overnight at our hotel at the Sea of Galilee