5-Day Tour (Catholics)
We begin our tour in Jerusalem with panoramic view of Jerusalem from top ofMount of Olives.
We’ll walk down the mount to the Church of All Nations or Gethsemane.
After a visit we’ll drive across the Kidron Valley to the Old City, and walk towards theWailing Wall . At the Western Wall (the Kottel), time for some personal reflections then we’ll Proceed walking through the Arab Bazar to the Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross) we’ll go up through the station’s of the way of the cross. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
We’ll stop for lunch and contiue to the Jewish Quarter & the Cardo– a restored Roman road,we’ll pass through the Armenian quarter ,and continue to Mount of Zion where we’ll visit King David’s tomb and the room of the” Last Suppe.
We ll start our day with a drive to the old city of Jaffa one of the oldest cities in Israel that has been inhabited for at least 4,000 years, where we’ll visit the Church of St. Peter and the House of Simon the Tanner,we’ll walk through the narrow picturesque streets of the old town ,we’ ll step down to the 4,000 years old, Port -the oldest port in the world.
In ancient times King Solomon imported cedars from Lebanon through Jaffa to build the Temple. In modern times Jaffa was the entrance point for Jewish immigrants coming to build their nation.
well walk along the beautiful flee market
From Jaffa well Drive north along the coastal plain to the national park of Cesarrea
(ACTS 9;30 10;24-30), the capital of Judea under the Romans & Herod the Great, and flourished during the Byzantine period.
We’ll Visit the excavations of this ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct,the . Roman theatre, the Hippodrome horse racing arena.
Well stop for a lunch and drive to Rosh Hanikra which,formed over a period of thousands of years – from waves hitting the soft chalk rock on the coast, these beautiful grottoes and caves offer stunning views of waves crashing against the rocks and spraying the air. Ride up with a cable car for the best view of this stunning site.
Well start our day driving to
Nazareth in the Lower Galilee and visit, the Church of Annunciation,and saint Joseph church (joseph’s carpentry),we’ll Drive, to Capernaum located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee ,Capernaum –referred in the Bible as Jesus “own town” and the center and birth place of his ministry, here we can stand right in the synagogue in which Jesus must have ministered, and where he preformed many miracles, it’s in Capernaum where Peter’s mother-in-law lived and was cured.
We’ll Proceed to Tabgha,and the church of multiplication, the site of the miracle of Feeding the 5000
The Church of Multiplication is unique, with its 4th century byzantine mosaic floor.
From Tabgha we’ll Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.
We’ll stop for a lunch in one of the many traditional fish restaurants.
Our last destination is a visit to Yardenit- the baptismal site on the Jordan River, the river where John the Baptist, baptized Jesus.
Driving back to hotel.
We’ll start our day driving to the jordan valey ,to the Massada fortress which stands on top of a high clif in the middle of the judean desert .
Massada is famous for being the last stronghold of the Jewish rebellions against the Roman Empire a symbol of faith and strength. It was here that leader Eleazer Ben Yair kept the Roman Legion’s siege at bay for three years.
We’ll ascend to Masada by cable car and explore the first century Synagogue,King Herod’s Bathhouse, and other sites on top of Masada,
continue a visit to QUMERAN national park site where a cache of ancient biblical texts ,the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 by a Bedouin boy.
This place is known as the birthplace of the “yahad”,Or Essene sect the sect which John the Baptist and maybe even Jesus himself were part of.
from here we’ll eat lunch and continue to the lowest place on earth,a unique swim and float on the Dead Sea.
Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist , visit the CURCH OF VISITATION at Ein Karem this is where Mary recited the song of praise known as the Magnificat. The architecture is Italian and contains frescoes depicting the Visitation.
From the visitation we’ll walk a walking distance to the church of “John the Baptist” the birthplace of John the Baptist.
Then we proceed to Bethlehem, we’ll have lunch in one of the many local restaurants and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity ).the birthplace of our Lord Jesus Christ.then we’ll Visit the Shepherd’s Field , where an angel appeared to announce the birth of Jesus.
From Bethlehem well go back to our hotel.