Experience faith and footprints of Christ & the Prophets

Holy Land

Orthodox Faith Program 7 nights

Orthodox Faith Program 7 nights

General Information About tour

Experience Faith in the Holy Land

(Land of the Bible)

Code: TE 07ORTH17

7 Nights / 8 Days

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1  Arrival / Nazareth / Nazareth Village Museum (Nazareth / Tiberias overnight 1+ B+L+D)

Arrival at Ben-Guriun Airport early morning, meet & assist at the arrival point, drive to the city of Nazareth for overnight at the hotel and After Breakfast, visits the childhood town of Jesus Nazareth to St. Gabriel’s Church (Luke 1:26-38), the Basilica and ancient Grotto of the Annunciation, the Church of the Holy Family and the Church of Mary’s Well. will have lunch and visit the Nazareth Village that is an open-air museum in Nazareth,  that reconstructs and reenacts village life in the Galilee in the time of Jesus. Back to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2 Caesarea / Haifa / Acre (Nazareth / Tiberias overnight 2 B+L+ D)

After breakfast, drive through the Jezreel Valley to Caesarea, see the excavations of Herod the Great’s capital city Crusader’s Castle, the Roman Amphitheater and water duct, and the port from which the Apostle Paul sailed to Rome. Continue through the Jezreel Valley to visit. Drive to city of Haifa where we will have lunch visit Bahai Garden and Mt. Carmel where Prophet Elijah challenged the Priests of Baal. Followed by a quick tour to the historical city of Acre (Akka). Drive back the hotel for dinner and Overnight.

 

Day 3  Cana / Mt. Tabour/ Tiberias / Sea of Galilee  (Jericho overnight 3 B+L+ D)

After Breakfast, visits to Cana the site of the Marriage Feast and the First Miracle (John 2:1-11). Continue to Mt. Tabor to visit the Church of the Transfiguration. drive to Jesus Ministry surrounding the Lake of Tiberias; start the tour with a boat-ride on the Lake (Depending on Weather), followed by a visit to “Mt. of Beatitudes (site of Jesus’ Sermon) Capernaum (Jesus Town- Peter’s house & the ancient synagogue), Church of the Primacy of Peter, Tabgha (Church of the Multiplication) . After lunch continue through Jordan Valley continue the Drive to the ancient city of Jericho for Dinner & overnight.

Day 4 Jericho / Qumran / Baptism Site / Dead Sea (Jericho Overnight 4  B+L+ D)

After breakfast, start with a tour of the ancient ten-thousand years old city of Jericho, Tal Jericho, and by cable car to the Monastery of Temptation “Quarantal”, drive to visit the Qasr-el-Yahud, the original baptismal site where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist in Jordan River (SHR’A) and to Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. Gerasimos. After lunch drive along the dead sea shores to Qumran (place where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were found), Free time at the Dead Sea (Float-Depending on weather) and back to the hotel in Jericho for Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 5 Jerusalem / Mt. of Olives / Old City (Jerusalem / Bethlehem Overnight 5 B+L+D)

After breakfast will check out and drive to the Holy city of Jerusalem, where we will start with a Panoramic view of the Old City from the Mt. of Olives, visit the place of Ascension, the Pater Noster Church, Dominus Flevit ..(depending on Weather) Walk / Drive to the Gethsemane Garden, Church of Marry, and church of All Nations, which stands on the Rock of Agony where Jesus was betrayed by Judas and Gethsemane, enter the Old City where will have Lunch visit the Old City of Jerusalem starting with the Wailing Wall, Dome of the Rock “Holy Esplanad”, and experience the Way of the Cross “Via Dolorosa” from St. Anne church to the Church of Holy Sepulcher, back to the hotel for dinner and over night

Day 6 

Mt. Zion / Bethlehem / Israel Museum (Jerusalem / Bethlehem Overnight 6 B+L +D)

After Breakfast, visit the Israel Museum (Shrine of the Book), followed by a visit to  Mt. Zion Last Supper room, Tomb of David and St. Peter Gallicantuu church and St. Elias Orthodox Church. Continue to the birthplace of Jesus Christ Bethlehem, where we will have lunch, visit the shepherd’s field, Milk Grotto and church of Nativity, drive back to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight..

 

Day 7 Ein Karem / Lod / Jaffa (Jerusalem / Bethlehem Overnight 7 B +L+ D)

After breakfast, Visit the city of Ein Karem the home of John the Batisit, visit church of visitation, followed by a drive to LOD to visit to the beautiful St George’s Church. After that travel to Jaffa’s ancient port, Lunch, visit the site of the embarkation of Jonah the Prophet. back to the hotel for farewell dinner and overnight.

Day 8 Departure  (Breakfast)

Transfer to the Ben Guriun Airport in appropriate time of flight, end of Services.