Arrival at the airport, assistance, and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
NOTE: We advise taking an additional night before the beginning of the tour to be able to go on an optional tour of Massada and the Dead Sea.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Church of Saint Peter, Caesarea Maritima, Haifa, Mount Carmel, Saint Jean d´Acre, Nazareth/Tiberiades.
Early Breakfast. PICK UP AT THE HOTEL BETWEEN 07:45 (AM) AND 08:00 (AM). Departure from the city of Tel Aviv, traveling around the Mediterranean Sea to Yaffo, an ancient port of Israel, now an artists’ neighborhood. Visit the Church of Saint Peter. Continuing along the coast to CAESAREA Maritima, an old Roman capital, where we will visit its Theatre, the Crusaders’ Fortress Walls, and the Roman Aqueduct. We shall continue our journey to the city of HAIFA, we shall climb Mount Carmel, where the Grotto of the Prophet Elijah and we shall view the Bahai Temple and its Persian Gardens, and we shall have a panoramic view of the city and port. Onward to SAINT JEAN D’ACRE, the capital city of the Crusaders, visiting the medieval fortresses. Arrival in NAZARETH/ TIBERIADES. Dinner included. Accommodation.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Visit to Nazareth, including the Church of the Annunciation, Saint Joseph´s Carpentry Workshop, and the Fountain of the Virgin Mary. Mount Tabor. Canaan of Galilee. Dinner included.
Breakfast. We will start the day with a visit to Nazareth where we will visit the Church of the Annunciation, Saint Joseph’s Carpentry Workshop, and the Fountain of the Virgin. Continue toward Mount Precipice, from where we may enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of Nazareth and the surrounding area, then on to MOUNT TABOR where the transfiguration of Jesus before Moses and Elijah took place. Return to Nazareth. We end the visit to Canaan of Galilee, where Jesus performed his first miracle. Dinner included.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: boat trip on the Sea of Galilee, Mount of the Beatitudes, Tabgha, Capernaum, Mount of Temptation, Jerusalem city.
We will start the day with a boat trip to the Sea of Galilee. Later, we will visit the Mount of the Beatitudes, where the Sermon of the Mount was given, TABGHA, the place where the bread and fish were multiplied, and CAPERNAUM, where the house of Saint Peter is, and the ruins of the old synagogue. In the afternoon, a trip to Jerusalem along the River Jordan valley, around the oasis of Jericho, where we will enjoy a panoramic view of the Mount of Temptation and the Dead Sea. Climb up through the Judean desert and entry to Jerusalem, the peace messenger city, the birthplace of the three great monotheistic religions. Accommodation.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Jerusalem. Museum of Israel. Ein Karen. Shrine of Saint John the Baptist. Holocaust Museum and Memorial. Bethlehem.
Breakfast. PICK UP AT THE HOTEL RECEPTION BETWEEN 07:45 HOURS (AM) AND 08:00 HOURS (AM). Excursion to visit the New City of Jerusalem, seeing the Shrine of the Book in the Museum of Israel, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed, and the model that represents the city of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus. We will go through the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, then go toward Ein Karen, a picturesque neighborhood on the outskirts of the city to visit the Shrine of Saint John the Baptist. We will also see Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum and Memorial. In the afternoon, we will travel to BETHLEHEM, located behind the wall built in recent years to separate the two communities. We will take a Palestinian guide to visit the Church of the Nativity, the Grotto of the Manger, and the Shepherds’ Field. Return to Jerusalem and accommodation.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit the old city of Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives, the Wailing Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Tomb of King David, the Cenacle, and the Abbey of the Dormition.
We include a visit to the old city of Jerusalem. Excursion by Mount Scopus toward the Mount of Olives. There is an extraordinary view of the walled Holy City from the top. We then continue to Gethsemane, the Basilica of the Agony. Departure toward the Old City. Visit the Western Wall (Wailing Wall). We will continue along the Via Dolorosa to arrive at Calvary, the place where Christ was crucified, and to see the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We then go onward to Mount Zion to visit the Tomb of King David, the Cenacle (Hall of the Last Supper), and the Abbey of the Dormition. Accommodation in Jerusalem.
After breakfast, end of our services.