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Sample Christian Tours to the holy land

8 days/7 nights Christian Tour of Israel

Sunday
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport. Met by representative and
transfer to your hotel.
Dinner and overnight Dan Hotel, Tel Aviv.


Monday Tel Aviv / Caesarea / Galilee
After breakfast drive north to Caesarea Maritima. Visit the Roman
Theater, Herod's Palace, the Palace of the Roman Procurator (Apostles 23:
23 and Apostles 26: 23 - Paul; Apostles 10: 20-48 - Peter and Cornelius),
the Amphitheater, the Crusaders' City and Harbor. Drive to Megiddo, named
also Armageddon - the place where the last battle of mankind is due to
take place (the Apocalypse of St. John) - where we shall visit the Museum
and this 5,000 year old city with the Gates from the times of King
Solomon, the old Canaanite temples and the water tunnel from the time of
King Ahab. Proceed to Nazareth, visiting the Church of Annunciation (Luke
26: 28) and Mary's well (in the Greek Orthodox Church). Drive on to Cana
in the Galilee, site of the First Miracle (John 2: 1-11 and John 4:
46-54).
Proceed to Tiberias. Dinner and overnight, Prima Tiberias.



Tuesday,Galilee

After breakfast take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus
walked on the water (Matthew 14: 22-23). The ride will end at Ginosar,
where we shall visit the Ancient Boat from the time of Jesus that was
found nearby. Drive to the Mount of Beatitudes (Matthew 5: 7) where we
shall visit the heptagonal church that was built by the Italian architect
Berluzzi.
Proceed to Tabgha, where we shall visit the Church of the Loaves and the
Fish (Matthew 14: 14-34) and the Church of Mensa Christi, where Jesus
elected Peter as His Representative on Earth (John 21). Driving along
the North shores of the Sea of Galilee we shall reach Capernaum, the town
of Jesus, where he lived in the house of Peter performing from there his
miracles and healings (Matthew 4: 13, Matthew 8: 14-15).
Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight, Prima Tiberias.

Wednesday, Mount Tabor / Jordan Valley / Jerusalem

After breakfast depart the hotel. Drive to Yardenit on the shores of the
Jordan River and renew Baptismal promises. Continue on to Mount Tabor,
the site of Transfiguration, visiting the Catholic Church (Matthew 17:
1-8).
From the rooftop of the church we can enjoy a beautiful view of the
Lower Galilee and the Plain of Jezreel. Drive via the Jordan Valley and ascend
to Jerusalem.
Dinner and overnight Prima Royale, Jerusalem

Thursday, Jerusalem - the Old City

After breakfast ascend the Mount of Olives to visit the Chapel of the
Ascension (Luke 24: 50-53), the Church of the Pater Noster (Luke 11: 1-4)
and have a wonderful panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem, with
the Temple Mount. Walking down the Mount of Olives, we shall reach the
Church of Dominus Flevit (Luke 19: 41-44) for the visit and proceed to
the Garden of Gethsemane, the place where Jesus was arrested (Matthew 26:
36-58), to see the old olive trees and visit the Basilica of the Agony.
Through the Lion's Gate we shall walk into the Old City to visit the
Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda (John 5: 1-15). Proceed
through the Via Dolorosa walking along the Stations of the Cross from the
remains of the Antonia to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. After the
visits, walk through the colorful bazaar and return to the hotel.
Dinner and overnight Prima Royale, Jerusalem


Friday, Jerusalem - the New City / Bethlehem

After breakfast drive to Mount Zion to visit the Room of the Last Supper
(Cenacle) and the Tomb of King David. Walking through the Jewish Quarter,
reach the Wailing Wall - the holiest place for the Jews - and the Dung Gate, to drive through the New
City of Jerusalem to Ein Karem to visit the Church of St. John (Luke 1:
1-25). Drive to Yad Vashem, the Memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.
Visit the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum where the Dead Sea
Scrolls are displayed and see the scale model of ancient Jerusalem in the
time of the Second Temple. Proceed to Bethlehem * to visit the Church of
the Nativity (Luke 2: 1-7) and Shepherd's Field (Luke 2: 8-20). Return to
the hotel.
Dinner and overnight Prima Royale, Jerusalem


Saturday,Massada / Dead Sea

After breakfast drive via the Good Samaritan Inn (Luke 8: 25-37) to the
mountain fortress of Massada, stronghold of the Jews in the war against
the Romans. Ascend to the fortress by cable car to visit the palaces of
Herod the Great with its Roman baths and pools. Descend for a possible
dip" and "float" in the salty water of the Dead Sea, the worlds lowest
place. On the way back to Jerusalem, stop in Qumran - the city of the
Essens - where the Dead Sea scrolls were found in a cave by a shepherd.
Dinner and overnight Prima Royale, Jerusalem

Sunday
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure flight.
 

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