Experience Faith in the Holy Land
(Footprint of Christ)
7 Nights / 8 Days
Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ein Karem, Jericho, Qumran, Dead Sea, Caesarea, Nazareth, Tiberias & Sea of Galillee
DAY 1 Arrival Allenby Bridge or Ben Gurion TLV Airport /Mt. of Olives (Jerusalem/Bethlehem# 1+ D
Arrival through the Jordanian Border- bridge (Allenby) King Hussein or Ben-Gurion Airport, meet & assist at the arrival point, transfer to the historic city of Jerusalem or Bethlehem. Depending on time of arrival, rest & freshen up time at the Hotel followed by Dinner and overnight.
DAY 2 Jerusalem Old City / Mt. of Olive / Souq (Jerusalem / Bethlehem # 2 B+D)
After breakfast, starting with the Panoramic view of Jerusalem Old City from the Mt. of Olives, visit the place of Ascension, the place where Christ ascended to heaven, the Pater Noster Church where Jesus taught the disciples the Lord Prayer, Dominus Flevit Church when Jesus wept for Jerusalem….(depending on Weather) Walk / Drive to the Gethsemane Garden, visit church of All Nations, which stands on the Rock of Agony where Jesus was betrayed by Judas and Gethsemane, followed by optional visit to Church of Tomb Virgin Mary. Walking through the Historical Gates of Jerusalem to the Old City, to experience the Way of the Cross “Via Dolorosa” from St. Anne church to the Church of Holy Sepulcher. Possible visit to Dome of the Rock “Holy Esplanad” & Wailing wall depending on accessibility. Some FREE-time in the Old city Souq. Drive back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3 Ein Karem / Mt. Zion /Bethlehem (Jerusalem / Bethlehem # 3 B+ D)
After Breakfast, visit Ein Karem village church of Church of Saint John the Baptist, and church of Visitation where the visit-paid by the Virgin Mary “mother of Christ”, to Elizabeth, “mother of John the Baptist”….Drive Mt. Zion visit Last Supper room, and St. Peter Gallicantuu Church. Drive to the Birthplace of Jesus-Christ Bethlehem visit the Church of Nativity where Christ was born in the Manger, Visit the Milk Grotto and shepherd’s field.. Some free time in the Market. back to Jerusalem for dinner & overnight.
DAY 4 Jaffa / Nazareth / Cana (Nazareth/ Tiberias Overnight 4+ B -D)
After breakfast, drive to Jaffa. Visit the church of St Peter’s in Jaffa. The New Testament records several of the deeds of St Peter the Apostle which took place in Jaffa: the raising of Tabitha; his stay at the house of Simon the Tanner Visit Continue through the costal line to visit the Childhood town of Jesus Nazareth, where we will visit the St. Gabriel Orthodox Church of the Annunciation known as Mary’s Well, followed by a visit to the Basilica of Annunciation. Continue the tour to Cana of Galilee, visit the Wedding Church.. Drive back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 5 Mt. Tabor / Tiberias / Sea of Galilee / (Nazareth/ Tiberias Overnight 5+ B+L+ D)
After breakfast, through special vans drive to Mt. Tabor, the place where Jesus took Peter, James, and John (the brother of James) and led them up a high mountain to be alone when a bright cloud overshadowed them. Then a voice came out of the cloud with seen of Prophet Moses & Elijah said, “This is my Son, whom I love and with whom I am pleased. Listen to him!”. Continue drive to visit the Jesus Ministry surrounding the Lake of Tiberias; start the tour with a boat-ride similar to Jesus boats at that time on the Lake (Depending on Weather), followed by a visit to “Mt. of Beatitudes (site of Jesus’ Sermon) Capernaum (Jesus Town- Peter’s Hometown & the ancient synagogue), Church of the Primacy of St. Peter (Upon this rock I will build my church) and Church of Multiplication Tabgha. Will have a St. Peter fish lunch in Tiberias. Drive back to the hotel for Dinner & overnight.
DAY 6 Jordan Valley / Baptism Site/ Jericho / (Jericho Overnight 6 + B / D)
After breakfast, Drive through the Jordan Valley to the original Baptism site on the Jordan River, followed by a visit to the Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. Gerasimos where believed to be the place the Holy Family used to rest on their way from North to south. Continue Drive to the ancient city of Jericho for a visit to the sycamore tree in Jericho where Jesus met the tax collector “Zacchaeus” followed by Dinner & overnight and overnight in Jericho.
DAY 7 Jericho – Dead Sea /QUMRAN (Jericho Overnight 7 + B /L/ D)
After breakfast, start with a tour of the ancient ten-thousand years old city Monastery of Temptation “Quarontal” with Cable car, Drive along the lowest point on Earth (-420m below sea level) to the Salty Dead Sea shores will have lunch followed by a Float to experience the Salty water that is full of minerals (depending on Weather) visit the caves of Qumran where the original Dead Sea scrolls were found. back to the hotel in Jericho for a farewell Dinner and overnight.
DAY 8 Departure
After breakfast, Transfer to the Allenby Bridge / Airport in appropriate time,
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