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7 Days - 6 Nights Holy Land Tour

Day 1: Tel Aviv - Ben Gurion International Airport

Arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv.
Meet your guide after airport procedures.
Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner andovernight.


Day 2: Tel Aviv - Jaffa – Haifa - Nazareth – Tiberias

Check-out from hotel after breakfast and drive to ancient Jaffa (New Testament Joppa) where the Apostle Peter had a vision, whilst sitting on the rooftop of the House of Simon the Tanner, and he received God's command to preach the Gospel to the Gentiles. Our next stop is on Mt. Carmel we shall visit the "Place of Sacrifice" the Prophet Elijah Avoiding repetition of where: Our next stop is on Mt. Carmel to visit the "Place of Sacrifice" where the Prophet Elijah had an encounter with the Priests of Baal (1 Kings 18:17-40). We drive on across the "Plain of Harmageddon" to the town of Nazareth, a town in the hill country ofGalilee where Jesus grew to manhood (Matth. 2:23), and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation. Transfer to your hotel in Tiberias for check-in, dinner and overnight.


Day 3:  Cana - Mt. Tabor – Yardenit

Breakfast at hotel. Morning visit to Cana, the scene of the wedding feast, where Jesus turned the water into wine (Jon. 2:1-11). Continue to Mt. Tabor, the Mount of the Transfiguration (Matth. 17:1-8). From the top of the Mount there is a wonderful panoramic view which extends from Mt. Hermon in the north to the hills of Samaria in the south. Proceed to Yardenit at the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized by St. John the Baptist. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Sea of Galilee – Capernaum – Tabga – Mt. Of Beatitudes

Check-out from hotel after breakfast. Enjoy a morning tour around the Sea of Galilee which is rich in memories of Jesus' ministry around its shores. We begin with a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. Then visit the ruins of Capernaum which in Jesus' time was a flourishing border town and was called "his own city" because of the frequency with which Jesus visited it and the mightyworks he did there. Next we visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes and the Chapel of the Primacy at Tabgha. We stop for a while on the Mount of Beatitudes, the scene of the Sermon on the Mount (Matth. 5).Drive to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Mt. Zion - Ein Karem – Bethlehem

We start this day with a visit to Mt. Zion where we shall stop to see the Upper Room, the Tomb of King David and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu which is built over the Palace of Caiaphas, the High Priest, who imprisoned Jesus and interrogated him before his trial before Pontius Pilate (Lk. 22:54). Next we shall drive through the New City, passing the Knesset (Israel's Parliament building), and on into the hill country to a "city of Juda" which today is called Ein Karem. Here we shall visit the Church of the Visitation,which by tradition is built over the house of Zacharias, where the Virgin Marycame to visit her cousin Elisabeth (Lk. 1:39-80). Here John the Baptist, theforerunner of Christ, was born. A visit to the Yad Vashem memorial to the victims of the holocaust is also on our program for this morning. Afternoon drive to Bethlehem, the royal city of David, to kneel at the place of the birth of Christ in the Grotto of the Nativity. We visit also the Shepherd's Field where the Angel of the Lord appeared to the Shepherd. On that first Christmas Eve and announced the birth of the Savior (Lk. 2: 8-18). Finally we drive past Rachel's Tomb and return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Mt. Olives - Old City of Jerusalem

After breakfast this day we shall start our pilgrimage in Jerusalem with a Drive to the top of the Mt. of Olives, from which Jesus ascended to heaven after his resurrection.From the top of the Mount there is a magnificent view over all of ancient and modern Jerusalem, the center of the biblical world. We visit the holy shrines on the Mount and walk on down the "Palm Sunday Road" visiting the Chapel of Dominus Flevit (Jesus wept) en route to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations where Christ prayed on the night of his betrayal (Lk.22:40-46). Next we shall enter within the old Walled city of Jerusalem and walk in the footsteps of our Lord as he bore the burden of our sins to the Cross at Golgotha. We visit the Pools of Bethesda and walk on along the Via Dolorosa,following the 14 Stations of the Cross from Pilate's Judgement Hall to the empty tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. After lunch we shall visit the last standing remnant of the ancient Temple at the Western (Wailing) Wall and visit some of the exciting Archaeological sites in and around the Old City. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Jericho - Qumran - Dead Sea – Tel Aviv Departure

Check-out from hotel and proceed to Jericho, one of the oldest city in the world. View the Mt. of Temptation and stop at Jericho to see up close the famous sycamore tree. Continue to Qumran,where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Last stop will be a visit to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth and have an opportunity for a bathe in its mineral rich waters. Drive to Tel Aviv airport to catch your flight back home

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