Tel Aviv | Jaffa | Caesarea | Nazareth | Tiberias | Magdala | Galilee | Jerusalem

Highlights:

  • Tour Jaffa, the ancient seaport from which the Prophet Jonah fled from God
  • Visit the Migdal Synagogue, where it is certain that Jesus taught
  • Visit Mount of Beatitudes, the traditional site where Jesus preached His Sermon on the Mount
  • Explore Jerusalem’s Old City and learn about its 4,000 year history
  • Experience an emotional visit to the Garden Tomb, sense the agony of Christ’s crucifixion at Calvary (Lk. 23:50—24:12)

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ACCOMODATIONS

CITYNIGHTSHOTELS
Tel Aviv1The Jaffa
Tiberias overlooking the famous Sea of Galilee3Leonardo Plaza
Jerusalem3American Colony
DAY 1
Arrival in Tel Aviv

Welcome to the Holy Land! Upon arrival, meeting and assistance then transfer your hotel.

DAY 2
Tel Aviv | Nazareth | Tiberias

Morning drive to Jaffa, the ancient seaport from which the Prophet Jonah fled from God (Jonah 1:2). Then head north to visit Caesarea, where Paul made his defense before Festus and King Agrippa prior to his final journey to Rome (Acts 25 & 26). Continue on to Mt. Carmel (Kings) where Elijah fought the profits of Ba’al. Our next stop is Megiddo, site of Armageddon. Then proceed to Nazareth and visit Mount Precipice and the Church of the Annunciation. Continue via Cana, commemorating Jesus’ transformation of water into wine (John 2). There will be an opportunity for those who wish to renew their wedding vows to do so here. (B)

DAY 3
Tiberias

Visit Magdala, to see the recently discovered 2,000-year-old Migdal Synagogue, where it is certain that Jesus taught. Visit the remains of Capernaum (Lk. 4:31- 37) and see St. Peter’s house. We shall then visit Tabgha, commemorating the feeding of the 5,000 (Lk. 9); Continue to visit Mount of Beatitudes, the traditional site where Jesus preached His Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7). Enjoy a St. Peter fish lunch on shores of the Sea of Galilee. Later, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. (B)

DAY 4
Tiberias

Drive to visit Banias (Caesarea Phillippi) where Peter said “You are the Christ” (Matt. 16:13-20). Ascend the Golan Heights to visit Gergesene (Kursi, Mark 5:1-20 Luke 8:26-39), the site where Jesus Heals the Gerasene Demoniac. The site contains an impressive remains of a monastery and church from the Byzantine period. Continue to the ruins of the village of Bethsaida (Mark 8:22:), located on a hill, above the delta of the upper Jordan River. End the day at the Yardenit Baptismal Site. (B)

DAY 5
Tiberias | Masada | Jerusalem

Travel to the Dead Sea shoreline to visit Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Take a cable car to visit the fortress Masada, rising 1,200 feet above the desert plain and see the restoration efforts of remains of ancient buildings. Visit the traditional site of Baptism in Qasr El Yahud, the area of the first baptism on Jordan River. Enjoy a viewpoint to Jericho, the ancient Canaanite city destroyed by the power of God (Josh. 5-6). It is the oldest known inhabited city in the world. (B)

DAY 6
Jerusalem

Learn about the history of Jerusalem and the major events of the last 4,000 years at the Citadel Museum, also known as the Tower of David. Then visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book, in which the Dead Sea Scrolls are exhibited. In the afternoon continue to Bethlehem and visit the Shepherd’s Fields (Luke 2:8-20) and the Church of the Nativity. (B)

DAY 7
Jerusalem

Ascend the Mount of Olives, one of the most prominent sites in Jerusalem, where you will be able to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Old City. Visit Mount Zion on the south side of Jerusalem, King David’s city. Visit the Upper Room (Last Supper) (Lk. 22:7-38), view the traditional Tomb of King David, and proceed to Caiaphas, the High Priest’s house, (Jn. 18), where you walk through the ancient rooms. Enter the Old City of Jerusalem via Zion Gate and walk along the Jewish Quarter and the Cardo to see the Western Wall, most sacred place for the Jewish People. Continue walking through the Old City, visiting the Pool of Bethesda (Jn. 5), and viewing the shops and the unique way of life that these ancient customs and lifestyles have maintained. End the day with an emotional visit to the Garden Tomb, where you sense the agony of Christ’s crucifixion at Calvary (Lk. 23:50—24:12). (B)

DAY 8
Jerusalem | Departure from Tel Aviv

Transfer to the airport for your flight back home. (B)

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