Christian Tour

Christian Tour

9 Days / 8 Nights' Program 

DAY 01:

Travel to the Holy Land on an inspirational journey that visits some of the most ancient sites in the world. 
DAY 02:

Tel Aviv Overnight. (D)
Our representative welcomes you at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv. A short tour in Tel Aviv City, introducing its culture and history, then check in to Hotel for Dinner & Overnight.
DAY 03:

Tiberius Overnight (B – D)
After a buffet breakfast, we start our Tour to Jaffa, the ancient port city of Jaffa for a leisurely stroll through the winding alleys of the historic area. Jaffa, an ancient port city, is one of the oldest inhabited places in the world, destroyed and rebuilt dozens of times in its four millenia long life.  Celebrate Mass at St. Peter’s Church. 
We will proceed to the city and Roman ruins of Caesarea (63.9 km far from Jaffa). It was here that St. Peter converted the first pagan to Christianity, and St. Paul was imprisoned for two years. 
Next, stop in Acre, an ancient crusader city (63.7 km far from Caesarea). Then we continue to Nazareth, the town of Jesus' birth (40.5 km far from Acre). Visit the Church of the Annunciation and view the house of Mary. Your day concludes with a visit to Cana (10.0 km far from Nazareth), the site of Our Lord’s first miracle - turning the water into wine.
DAY 04:

Tiberius Overnight (B – D)
This morning enjoy a special treat when you take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee where many of the apostles were fishermen and where Jesus preached and walked on the water. Travel to nearby Tabgha and visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes, built to commemorate the miraculous feeding of five thousand. Stop at the Mount of  Beatitudes for a stunning view of the Sea of Galilee.
Celebrate Mass at the Church of the Beatitudes. Continue to the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter where the Lord appeared to the apostles after His resurrection, and in Capernaum, visit the church built over the ruins of St. Peter’s house. See the ruins of the actual town where Jesus healed Peter's mother, and the site of the synagogue where He preached. Later, cross the River Jordan to visit the Golan Heights and the Hashalom Observatory for a breathtaking, panoramic view of the entire Sea of Galilee. Finally, visit Yardenit, the Jordan River baptismal site.
DAY 05:

Jerusalem Overnight (B-D)
After breakfast, travel to Mount Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration.
Proceed to Bethlehem and enjoy a stop at Shepherds’ Field, where the angels
appeared on the first Christmas night.
Celebrate Mass at the Church of the Nativity, built on the site of the birth of Christ. 
Free time in Bethlehem and shopping.
Later, arrive in one of the holiest cities in the world - Jerusalem (9.2 km far from Bethlehem) 
DAY 06:

Jerusalem Overnight (B-D)
Your visit to Jerusalem begins with a visit to the Church of the Paternoster, built on the traditional site where Jesus taught His disciples "The Lord's Prayer" or the "Our Father". Next, visit the Mount of Olives and the site where Our Lord wept over the city, now known as Dominus Flevit. Afterwards, visit the Church of All Nations, built over the rock on which Jesus prayed the night before He was crucified. Continue to the Tomb of the Virgin Mary and the Garden of Gethsemane, the site of Christ’s betrayal by Judas.Travel to Caiaphas’ Palace — known today as St. Peter in Galicantu — where St. Peter once denied Our Lord in one of its courts. This afternoon, travel to Ein Karem (7.0 km) to visit the Church of St. John the Baptist, built over the Grotto of his birthplace.  Celebrate Mass at the Church of St. John the Baptist
DAY 07:

Jerusalem Overnight (B-D)
A drive to explore the Dead Sea (121.5 km far from Jerusalem) to discover where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found; visit the fortress of Masada; one of the eight fortresses of King Herod the Great , enjoy the experience of swimming in the magical water of the Dead Sea. We will visit the most ancient city of Jericho, view of the Temptation Mount & Zacchaeus Tree. Later today, gather with your fellow travelers to celebrate Mass in Jericho. 

DAY 08: 

Jerusalem Overnight (B-D)
Enter the old city through St. Stephen’s Gate where St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, was stoned to death. Continue to the beautiful Church of  St. Anne, marking the place where the parents of the Blessed Mother lived. Visit the nearby Pools of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the Paralytic, and see the "Ecce Homo" Arch, the site where Pontius Pilate presented Our Lord to the crowds. Celebrate Mass at the Church Of the Holy Sepulcher, the site of Christ's crucifixion, burial and resurrection.
Walk through the Muslim, Christian and Jewish quarters to The Western Wall of the Temple, also known as "The Wailing Wall". Then, follow the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross, walked by Our Lord on the way to His crucifixion. Next, visit the Church of the Dormition (commemorating Our Lady’s Assumption) and the nearby Hall of the Last Supper. In Jerusalem, enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers to celebrate the end of this unforgettable and holy experience.
DAY 09:

Jerusalem Overnight (B-D) a tour to be spent in New City of Jerusalem, A drive to the Knesset, to learn about the history and culture of the Jewish people. Proceed to Israel Museum, Shrine of the Book.
End the tour in Machneyuda Market (Free time)