In The Footsteps Of Jesus (10n/11d)

Ein Karem is known as the birthplace of John The Baptist

Ein Karem is known as the birthplace of John The Baptist

Day 01: Arrival
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport. Meeting & Assistance by Amiel Representative. Meet your local guide. Drive to the Tel Aviv area, on the Mediterranean Coast Line. Time permitting visit Jaffa; Church of House of Tabitha, the Artists’ Quarter and Saint Peter’s Church, the Crusader Room, Simon the Tanner’s House. Dinner and overnight in the Tel Aviv Area

Day 02: Sharon Valley and Mount Carmel – in the Footsteps of Saint Peter and Elijah
Drive to Caesarea, Roman Amphitheatre, Pontius Pilate, Stella and Aqueduct, The Virtual Presentation – Mt Carmel; Muhraka Carmelite Monastery. Mass at Elijah’s Chapel. Overnight at the Sea of Galilee / Nazareth

Day 03: Acre – Mt Tabor – Nazareth – Cana of Galilee / Mass at Cana Convert of the 1st Miracle
Drive to Acre to visit the Crusaders’ underground city. Mount Tabor; Mass in the Basilica of Transfiguration – Cana of Galilee – Nazareth ; Basilica of the Annunciation, the Holy Grotto, Saint Joseph’s Workshop and the ancient Jewish-Christian purifying bath. Synagogue Church, Mary’s Well. Overnight at the Sea of Galilee / Nazareth

Day 04: Sea of Galilee – Caesarea Philippi / Mass at Mount of Beatitudes
Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee – Jesus Boat in Ginosar – Capernaum; Ancient Synagogue, Saint Peter’s House, the Holy Ark Relief, the Mensa Christi and Church of Multiplication – Tabgha (*Mass on the shore of the Sea of Galilee) – Mount of Beatitudes – Banias (Caesarea Philippi) – Yardenit. Overnight at the Sea of Galilee / Nazareth

Day 05: Jordan River & the Dead Sea, Mass on shore of Sea of Galilee
Megiddo – Place of Armageddon – Beit-Shean; Schitopolis; Roman Theatre and Amphitheatre, Paladius Street – Via Jordan Valley, the Judean Wilderness and Jericho. See the Mount of Temptation, the ancient Tel Jericho and city walls, Zacheus’ tree and Elisha’s spring – Visit Qumran (finding place of Dead Sea Scrolls). Dinner & overnight at the Dead Sea (or) Dinner & overnight in Jerusalem

Day 06: Dead Sea to Jerusalem / Mass at Dominus Flevit
Swim and “float” at the Dead Sea – Drive to Jerusalem – View point at Saint George Monastery(Elijah’s Cave) – Good Samaritan Inn – Through Bethany (if situation permits) to see the house of Martha and Mary – Lazarus’ Tomb – via Bethpage (if situation permits) to Jerusalem – Chapel of Ascension, Pater Nostra, Mt of Olives; Panoramic view over the Temple Mount and Old City, Dominus Flevit – Church of All Nations – Rock of the Agony – Garden of Gethsemane. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

Day 07: Bethlehem, and Ein Karem / Mass at Church of Nativity or Church of Visitation (Ein Karem)
Bethlehem; Church of Nativity, Milk Grotto, Shepherds Fields (if situation permits), Basilica of St. Catherine – Ein-Karem (birthplace of John the Baptist); Church of Visitation, Place of Magnificent. Church of St. John Ba-Harim,Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

Day 08: Jerusalem; Mt of Olives, Old City of Jerusalem / Mass at Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Kidron Valley: Mary’s Tomb, Grotto of Gethsemane – Old City; Walls of Jerusalem, St. Stephan Gate, Pool of Bethesda, St. Anna Church (birthplace of the Virgin), Ecco Homo Arch, Via Dolorosa – Church of the Holy Sepulchre; Golgotha, St. Hellen’s Chapel, Arches of the Virgin, the Holy Sepulchre (*Mass) – Mount Zion: King David’s Tomb, the Upper Room, Church of Dormition, Valley of Geheina (traditional doorway to the underworld), St. Peter in Galicantu; Caifa’s House, Jail of the Apostles, view Potters’ Field, Pool of Siloam. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

Day 09: Walling Wall, New City
Temple Mount – Cotton Sellers Market; Wailing Wall, Southern Wall Excavations (Davidson Center), Yad – Vashem: Holocaust Memorial Museum. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

Day 10: Jerusalem – Jaffa – Departure
Drive via Elah Valley (Where David fought Goliath (1 Samuel 17), Kiriat Yeharim – Church of the Ark of the Covenant – Israel Museum; View the Dead Sea Scrolls & the Model. Farewell Dinner, overnight and Dinner in Jerusalem

Day 11: Departure
Transfer to Ben-Gurion Airport for your flight home.

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