The Holy Land: Land of Christ & Christianity (8n/9d)

The Wailing Wall is a much visited site in Jerusalem

The Wailing Wall is a much visited site in Jerusalem

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport . Meeting & assistance by Local Representative. Meet your local guide. Drive to the Tel Aviv area, on the Mediterranean Coast Line.  Time permitting visit Jaffa; Church of the House of Tabitha, the Artists’ Quarter, 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 the Prophet,
Caesarea ; Roman Amphitheatre, King Herod’s Palace, the Crusader City, the Herodian Port and Aqueduct, New virtual Presentation – Mt Carmel; Stella Maris, Muhraka Carmelite Monastery, celebrate a mass in Elijah’s Chapel – Acre; the Crusaders Halls & the Underground City. Overnight in a hotel at the Sea of Galilee / Nazareth

Day 03: Nazareth – Mt. Tabor
Cana of Galilee; The place of the miracle of changing water into wine, couples may renew their wedding vows – Nazareth: Basilica of the Annunciation, the Holy Grotto, the ancient village, Saint Joseph’s Workshop and the ancient Jewish-Christian purifying bath, Synagogue Church, Mary’s Well – Mount Tabor; Celebrate a Mass in the Basilica of Transfiguration. Overnight at the Sea of Galilee / Nazareth

Day 04: Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes – Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee – Capernaum; Ancient Synagogue, Saint Peter’s House, the Mensa Christi and Church of Multiplication – Tabgha; the splendid mosaic about the miracle of the loaves and fishes, Church of Peter’s Primacy (*Optional Mass on shore of the Sea of Galilee) – Yardenit. Overnight at the Sea of Galilee / Nazareth

Day 05: Jordan River & the Dead Sea
Beit-Shean (Schitopolis); Roman theatre and amphitheatre – Via Jordan Valley & Jericho; See the Mount of Temptation, the ancient Tel Jericho and city walls, Zacheus’ Tree and Elisha’s spring – Visit Qumran – View point on the Saint George Monastery (Elijah’s Cave) – Good Samaritan Inn – Through Bethany to see the House of Martha and Mary – Lazarus’ Tomb – via Bethpage to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

Day 06: Mt of Olives, Old City of Jerusalem
Mount of Olives; a panoramic view over the Temple Mount and the Old City – Dominus Flevit – Church of All Nations – Garden of Gethsemane; View the Kidron Valley, Grotto of Gethsemane – Enter the Old City: St. Stephen’s Gate, Bethesda Pool, St. Anna Church (birthplace of the Virgin), Ecce Homo Arch, Via Dolorosa -Church of 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 – Pool of Siloam. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

Day 07: Jerusalem – Wailing Wall,
New City, Ein Karem Temple Mount – Southern Wall Excavations (Davidson Center) – Wailing Wall – Ein Karem; Birthplace of John the Baptist, Church of Visitation, Place of Magnificent, Church of St. John Ba-Harim – Yad Vashem: Holocaust Memorial Museum. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

Day 08: Bethlehem, and Elah Valley
Bethlehem; Church of Nativity, Basilica of St. Catherine – Via Elah Valley and Emmaus to Kiriat Yeharim; Church of the Ark of the Covenant – Israel Museum; Dead Sea Scrolls and the Model. Farewell Dinner, overnight in Jerusalem

Day 09: Departure
Transfer to Ben-Gurion Airport for your flight home

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