DAY01: Departure from USA
Our pilgrimage begins today as we depart on our flight to Israel.
DAY02: Tel Aviv
Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival into Ben Gurion International Airport, We will met our Tour Guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv. Check-in at Hotel and Relax. Dinner at Hotel. Overnight stay at Tel Aviv.
DAY03: Caesarea – Megiddo – Haifa - Acre
Morning buffet breakfast, Drive north along the coastal plain to Caesarea (Acts 9.30 Acts 10 24-48), capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of this ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Continue to Megiddo (1 Kings 4.28, 9,15, 2 Kings 23,29 & Revel. 16.16), identified as the site of Armageddon. Visit the archaeological excavations at Megiddo, including the well-preserved water supply system. Drive to the Haifa for Visiting St Peter’s Church and then beautiful port city of Haifa, facing to the Mediterranean Sea, for a panoramic view of the Bahai Gardens and Haifa Bay. From Haifa continue to Acre (Micah 1.10), capital of the Crusaders for more than a century. Ascend Mt. Carmel, home of the prophets Elijah and Elisha and then to the ancient city and harbor before continuing eastwards across the plains of the Galilee Lake, Check-in at Hotel, dinner at Hotel, Overnight stay at Tiberius
DAY04: Mount of Beatitudes- Tabgha- Mensi Christi- Capernaum
Morning a short tour of the Kibbutz, VirginOlive Oil, then for a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum (Matt. 4.13 13.54, 17.24, Luke 7, Mark 1.2, John 4.46-54). Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Proceed to Mensa –Christi where call Peter’s Primacy. Tabgha (Matt. 13, Mark .33-45, & John 21), the site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Continue to the Mount of the Beatitudes (Matt. 5,6,7,8), where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias Spring and Waterfall (Matt. 16.13 and Mark 8.27), where Jesus was recognized as The Messiah by His Disciples. Tour the Golan Heights, with its valleys. Shopping at Dead Sea Factory outlet, Dinner at Hotel. Overnight stay at Tiberius
DAY05: Mount Tabor- Nazareth – Cana - Yardenit – Beit Shean
Drive toMount Tabor, take an excursion to visit the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus. Nazareth (Luke 1.26, 4.16-29, Matthew 2.23) via Cana of Galilee (John 2.1-11). In Nazareth, we shall visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s Well. Next on our program is the Jordan River and the Baptismal site Yardenit. Continue to Beit Shean, one of the ancient Decapolis cities (Mark 5.20, 7.31), and visit the Roman theatre. This is the city where Saul and his son Jonathan were nailed to the walls (1st Samuel 31.10). Judges 1.27 also mentions Beit Shean. Continue south along the River of Jordan. We proceed to the Golden City of Jerusalem. Check-in at Hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay at Jerusalem.
Today morning, visiting the Old City of Jerusalem. Drive to the top of the Mt. of Olives for a spectacular view of Jerusalem, overlooking the walls of the Old City and the ancient Jewish cemetery. Visit the Church of Pater Noster, Ascension, and then walk the "Palm Sunday Road" to Dominus Flevit, where Our Lord wept over Jerusalem. Proceed to the Garden of Gethsemane to visit the Church of All Nations., Visit the Church of All Nations. Proceed to Mount Zion to see the tomb of King David, Room of the Last Supper (Mark 14.13, Luke 22. 10-38, Matt 26 17-29, Acts 1.13 and Acts 2 the Pentecost).and Dormition Abbey and St. Peter in Gallicantu where Peter denied Jesus three times Room. Enter the Old City to begin exploring the wonders of Jerusalem. Walk through the Cardo, the main street of Jerusalem 2000 years ago. View the Temple Mount and the Western Wall Dinner at Hotel, Overnight stay at Jerusalem
DAY07: Jerusalem – EinKarem
Morning walk along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried His Cross.Visit the Church of St. Anne, the Pool of Bethesda and the Chapel of Flagellation. We will then carry a wooden cross along the Via Dolorosa to the Church ofthe Holy Sepulcher to visitGolgotha and the Tomb ofOur Lord. Continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Matt. 27. 33-57, 28.10). No visit to Jerusalem is complete without a walk through the colorful Arab bazaar.
Afternoon program is dedicated to the new city of Jerusalem. Visit the model of ancient Jerusalem. Continue to YadVashem, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Enter the site by walking along the Street of the Righteous Gentiles, dedicated to the non-Jews that risked their lives in order to save their Jewish neighbors. Continue to EinKarem, birthplace of John the Baptists (Luke 1.39-80). This Spanish style church and Mary’s well is where Mother Mary met her cousin Elizabeth. Dinner and Overnight stay at Jerusalem
DAY08: Bethlehem – BETHANY
Drive to Bethlehem * to visit the Church of the Nativity, Shepherded Church , Milk Grotto , afternoon we are visiting Lazarus tomb and his house Overnight stay at JERICHO
DAY09: QUMARAN – MASADA- DEAD SEA
Drive through the Judean Desert to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found in 1947 by a Bedouin boy. Visit the ancient city of Qumran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Ascend Masada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herod’s Palace. Time and weather permitting we will have an opportunity to float on the Dead Sea waters. Breakfast, Dinner and Overnight, Jericho
DAY10: Departure from Tel Aviv Airport to USA