BIBLICAL DISCOVERY: HOLY LAND

  • Duration:8 NIGHTS/9 DAYS
  • Countries Visited: Holy Land
  • Highlights:CAESAREA – MT. CARMEL – NAZARETH – CANA – GALILEE – JERICHO – QUMRAN – JERUSALEM – BETHLEHEM
  • Tour Inclusions:
    • AIR JFK/TEL AVIV/JFK
    • Israeli Breakfast and Dinner daily
    • English speaking guide throughout
    • First class hotels
    • Transportation by private deluxe motorcoach
    • Sightseeing and admissions as listed
    • Baggage handling for one bag per person
    • Select International Travel bag & portfolio

DAY 1: DEPART U.S.A.

You’ll leave this evening on an overnight flight to Tel Aviv

DAY 2: WELCOME TO THE HOLY LAND

You are greeted by your tour escort and depart on a short tour of Tel Aviv, Israel’s commercial center, including the ancient Port of Jaffa. You’ll arrive at your hotel on the shores of the Mediterranean. Overnight Netanya or Nazareth. (D.)

DAY 3: CAESAREA – MT. CARMEL – NAZARETH – CANA

Visit the Roman capital of ancient Israel, Caesarea, where Paul was imprisoned and taken to Rome. Continue on to the third largest city in Israel, Haifa. Visit Mt. Carmel, to see Elijah’s Grotto and the Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. See Megiddo, 20 cities layered in one city and the Valley of Armeggedon. Continue to Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus. While in Cana recall His First Miracle. Tonight you have a peaceful night of rest in your hotel. (B.D.)

DAY 4: GALILEE

The day starts with a prayer service on board the ship as you sail on the peaceful waters of the Sea of Galilee. See the Jesus boat, and stop at Chorazim, the cursed city. Visit Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ Ministry. Travel to Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached to his people.  Visit Tabgha, the Church of the Fishes and the Loaves. You stop at Yardenit, the Baptismal site on the river Jordan. Overnight Sea of Galilee. (B.D.)

DAY 5: JERICHO – QUMRAN – JERUSALEM

Visit the ruins of Beit Shean, a city inhabited for 5000 years. See Jericho, world’s oldest city and view the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus. Here you experience the serenity of the Judean wilderness. Travel to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in a cave by a shepherd. See the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea and Masada, the hilltop fortress. Late in the evening you follow the Ancient pilgrims route via the Samaritan Inn to Jerusalem. (B.D.)

DAY 6: BETHLEHEM – JERUSALEM

The day in the Holy City begins as you enjoy the unforgettable view from atop the Mount of Olives, marveling at the beauty of a 4000-year-old City laid out before you. Your visit includes the Church of Pater Noster and the Chapel of Ascension. Walk down the Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. Visit Bethany, home of Mary, Margaret and Lazarus, and Bethlehem to see the Shepherd’s Field and Grotto, Church of Nativity and the Manger where Jesus was born. Overnight Jerusalem. (B.D.)

DAY 7: JERUSALEM : OLD CITY – NEW CITY

This morning you walk in the Footsteps of Our Lord Jesus via St. Stephen’s Gate, on to the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) and the Temple Mount. You see the Dome of the Rock Mosque and the original Temple Grounds. Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne and view the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus performed the Sabbath Miracle. Reflect on the final hours of His life as you walk “The Way of the Cross” culminating with a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Leave the Old City passing through the bazaar and the Jaffa Gate to visit the Model City of Jerusalem as it was during the Roman occupation. Time is scheduled for an optional visit to the war memorial or the Israeli Museum to see the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed. Overnight Jerusalem. (B.D.)

DAY 8: JERUSALEM : THE HOLY CITY

Visit Mt. Zion to see the Upper Room revered as the site of the Last Supper, and the Tomb of King David. Behold the house of the High Priest Caiphas where Jesus was imprisoned for a night and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu where the Apostle denied Jesus three times. End the day with worship at the Garden Tomb. Overnight Jerusalem. (B.D.)

DAY 9: RETURN TO U.S.A.

This morning you are transferred to the airport for your flight home. (B.)

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