Christian Program

DAY 1: Arrival at Tel Aviv airport. Meet, assist and transfer to Jerusalem.

Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 2: Morning: Drive via Rachel’s Tomb, Shepherds’ Field and the Field of Boaz to Bethlehem. Visit the Church of the Nativity, Milk Grotto and the bazaars. Return to Jerusalem.

Afternoon: Visit Ein Karem: the Churches of the Visitation and St. John the Baptist. Panoramic tour of the new city viewing the Knesset and the Menorah. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 3: Morning: Drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Visit Pater Noster Church, the chapel of the Ascension , Dominus Flevit, down the Palm Sunday road to the Garden of Gethsemane, visit the basilica of All Nations and the grotto of the Agony.

Afternoon: Across the Kidron valley to Mount Zion, visit the Upper Room (Cenacle), King David’s Tomb and the church of  St. Peter in Gallicantu. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 4: Morning: Drive to Dung Gate to enter the old city of Jerusalem. Walking tour to the Wailing Wall with view of the Mosques of Al Aksa and the Dome of the Rock. Continue walking to the church of St. Anne with the Pool of Bethesda. From Flagellation and Lithostrotos follow the Stations of the Cross to the Basilica of Anastasis or the Holy Sepulchre. Visit and venerate Calvary and the Holy Tomb.

Afternoon: Drive to Jericho, visit Tel Jericho, Elisha’s Fountain and view the Mount of Temptation. Proceed to the Dead Sea Area,  visit Qumran and stop for a swim…Return to Jerusalem.

Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 5: All day tour via Beeroth, Bethel and Shiloh to Nablus (Shechem). Visit Jacob’s Well and continue to Sebastia, visit the ruins of ancient Samaria. Proceed via the Jezreel Valley to Nazareth. Visit the Annunciation Church, St. Joseph’s Carpentry Shop and Mary’s Well. Drive via Cana of Galilee to Tiberias. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias or Nazareth.

Day 6: Morning: Drive to the Sea of Galilee for a boat ride to Capernaum. Visit Capernaum, Tabgha and the Mount of Beatitudes. Continue to Ein Gev, visit the kibbutz and to the outlet of River Jordan.

Afternoon: Free or optional touring.

Day 7: Morning: Drive north to Acre, visit St. John’s Crypt and the Crusaders’ fortifications. Continue to Haifa, Mount Carmel, Stella Maris and the Persian Gardens.

Afternoon: Proceed along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea, visit of Caesarea: Aqueduct, Amphitheater,… and on to Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Transfer to Tel Aviv airport for departure.