We begin our tour with panoramic view of Jerusalem on top of Mount of Olives.We go down to the Church of All nations or (Gethsemane) .
After a visit we'll drive across the Kidron Valley passing by the we enter the Old City and walk towards the Wailing Wall passing by the Armenian Quarter, the Jewish Quarter & the Cardo - a restored Roman road.
At the Western Wall (the Kottel), it's time for some personal reflections. Proceed past the flamboyant Arab Bazar to the Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross) we'll go up through the station's of the way of the cross. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
We all stop for a lunch,and continue to mount of Zion where we visit king David tomb and the hall of the last supper.
Continue to your hotel
We ll start our day with a drive to the old city of Jaffa one of the oldest cities in Israel that has been inhabited for at least 4,000 years where we'll visit the Church of St. Peter and the House of Simon the Tanner,we'll walk through the narrow picturesque streets of the old town ,we' ll step down to the 4,000 years old, Port -the oldest port in the world.
In ancient times King Solomon imported cedars from Lebanon through Jaffa to build the Temple. In modern times Jaffa was the entrance point for Jewish immigrants coming to build their nation.
From Jaffa well Drive north along the coastal plain to the national park of Cesarrea (ACTS 9;30 10;24-30), the capital of Judea under the Romans.Herod the Great, which flourished during the Byzantine period.
Well Visit the excavations of this ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct,the . Roman theatre, the Hippodrome horse racing arena.
Well stop for a lunch and drive to Rosh Hanikra which,formed over a period of thousands of years from waves hitting the soft chalk rock on Israel’s coast, these beautiful grottoes and caves offer stunning views of waves crashing against the rocks and spraying the air. Ride up via cable car for the best view of this stunning site.
Well start our day driving to
Nazareth in Lower Galilee area. In Nazareth, visit the Church of Annunciation, Joseph’s carpentry, Church of Saint Joseph & Mary’s Well. Drive, via Kana, to Capernaum located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee Capernaum –referred in the Bible as Jesus “own town” where is believed Jesus once lived, and the center and birth place of his ministry, here we can stand in what is left of the 2nd century synagogue in which Jesus must have ministered, and where he preformed many miracles, and it's in Capernaum where Peter’s mother-in-law lived and was cured.
We all Proceed to Tabgha, the site of the miracle of Feeding of the 5000 with the multiplication of the fish and loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century byzantine mosaic floor.
From Tabgha well Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount, and see the Catholic Chapel, erected in 1939 by the noted architect Antonio Barluzzi (the Church of Gethsemane... Dominus Flevit...), and enjoy the amazing view of the Galilee atop the Mount.
We all stop for a lunch in one of the many traditional fish restaurants.
Our next destination is KibbutzNof Ginosar where well visit the ancient “Jesus Boat,” the remains of a 2,000 years old boat that was discovered in 1986 in the shores of the lake. This type of boat was used at the time of Jesus and his disciples.
Our last destination is a visit to Yardenit- the baptismal site on theJordan River, the river where John the Baptist, baptized Jesus.
Driving back to hotel.
We'll start our day driving to the mountaintop fortress of Masada famous for being the last stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Roman Empire. It was here that leader Eleazer Ben Yair kept the Roman Legion’s siege at bay for three years.
We’ll ascend to Masada by cable car and explore the first century Synagogue,King Herod’s Bathhouse and other sites atop of Masada,
continue a visit to QUMERAN site where a cache of ancient biblical texts the Dead Sea Scroll were discovered in 1947 by a Bedouin boy.
This place is known as the birthplace of the "yahad".
Or Essene sect the sect which John the Baptist and maybe even Jesus himself were part of.
Time and weather permitting, an opportunity will be provided to swim and float on the Dead Sea
Ein Karem, birthplace ofJohn the Baptist , visit the CURCH OF VISITATION at Ein Karem this is where Mary recited the song of praise known as the Magnificat. The architecture is Italian and contains frescoes depicting the Visitation.
From the visitation we'll walk a walking distance to the church of "John the Baptist" the birthplace of John the Baptist.
Then we proceed to Bethlehem, we'll have lunch in one of the many local restaurants and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity ).the birthplace of our Lord Jesus Christ.then we'll Visit the Shepherd’s Field , where an angel appeared to announce the birth of Jesus.
From Bethlehem well go back to our hotel