7 nights / 8 days
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL TO TEL AVIV
Upon arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport you will meet our representative and transfer to your hotel in
Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
DAY 2 – TIBERIAS – NAZARETH – CANA
Breakfast at hotel. proceed to the Baptismal Site “Yardenit” on the Jordan River - renewal of Baptismal vows. Onto Nazareth to visit the Basilica of Annunciation where the Archangel Gabriel announced to Virgin Mary the birth of Jesus Christ. Visit St. Joseph’s workshop and Home of the Holy Family. Proceed to Cana, where Jesus performed His first miracle. He turned the water into wine at the Wedding in Cana. (Optional: Renew Wedding vows at the Church). Onto hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
DAY 3 – TIBERIAS – SEA OF GALILEE
Breakfast at hotel. Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Drive to Capernaum, the town where Jesus made His home after leaving Nazareth. View the remains of the ancient Synagogue in which He taught and onto Tabgha, where the Miracle of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes took place. Drive to Mt of Beatitudes, the site of the Sermon on the Mount and St. Peter’s Primacy Church. Proceed to Mt. Tabor to visit the Basilica of Transfiguration. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4 – TIBERIAS – CAESAREA – JERUSALEM
Breakfast at hotel and check-out. Drive down to Caesarea, which was built by Herod the Great, see the Aqueducts and the Roman Theater. This is where St. Paul was imprisoned. Continue to Haifa, panoramic view of the Mediterranean, visit Stella Maris Church, then drive to the hotel in Jerusalem for check-in, dinner and overnight.
DAY 5 – JERUSALEM
Breakfast at hotel. Start the full day tour at Mt of Olives, visit the Ascension Chapel where Jesus ascended into Heaven. Visit the Church of Pater Noster to witness the “Lord’s Prayer’ written in several languages. Proceed to the church of Dominus Flevit (God Wept) where God wept over Jerusalem. Move on and continue by walking down the Palm Sunday Road to the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane to see the Rock of Agony, the place where Jesus prayed before the Roman soldiers came for Him. Visit the Mount Zion area to see the Upper Room where Jesus and His disciples had their last supper. See King David’s Tomb, the Dormition Abbey, the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 6 – JERUSALEM – BETHLEHEM
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the Church of St. Anne, the Pool of Bethesda, continue along the Via Dolorosa starting at the Ecce Homo where Pontius Pilate washed his hands. Proceed to the Flagellation and walk the Stations of the Cross until you reach the Church of the Holy Sepulcher where Jesus was crucified and rose from the dead. Visit the Western Wall then drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity the traditional birthplace of Jesus. Visit the Basilica, the Grotto of the Nativity and Manger Square. Return via Shepherds Field, the site where the star appeared to the shepherds who lead them to the manger where baby Jesus was born and visit the Milk Grotto. Drive to Ein Karem to St. John the Baptist Church and the Church of Visitation (Magnificent) where the Blessed Virgin Mary visited Elizabeth. Return to hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
DAY 7 – JERUSALEM – JERICHO – QUMRAN – DEAD SEA
Breakfast at hotel and check-out. Drive to the Dead Sea and visit Qumran, the caves of the Essences where a wandering shepherd boy found Dead Sea Scrolls. Onto Jericho to view the Mount of Temptation where Jesus Christ spent 40 days fasting and where he was tempted by the devil. Return to hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
DAY 8 – DEPARTURE
Transport to the Ben Gurion International airport for your flight back home.