Tour starts from from Sheikh Hussein Bridge in the North
In the evening, we drive towards the Sea of Galilee and after crossing Sheik Hussein Bridge, we will proceed to our hotel for rest and dinner. Overnight at kibbutz in Galilee.
We start the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee from Tiberias to Ginosar. View the ancient boat from Jesus’ time. Capernaum, Tabgha, Mt of Beatitudes, Korazin, tracing the footsteps of Jesus. End the day with a visit to the Yardenit. Overnight in Galilee.
North Galilee – Bethsaida, travel via Golan Heights to Banias, Tel Dan – sources of River Jordan. Travel down through Hula Valley we visit the beautiful and artistic city Safed. Climb up to Mt. Tabor for a view of Galilee. This is a traditional site known for the Transfiguration. Overnight in Galilee.
Early morning we leave for Zippori, Akko (Acre), Mt. Carmel (Mukhrakha), Haifa, Tel Meggido – passing the towns of Cana and Nazareth. Along the Mediterranean Sea we travel to Caesarea Maritima and arrive at Tel Aviv. Overnight at Tel Aviv.
Neot Kedumin – a beautiful Biblical landscape. We will have a chance to visit Prophet Samuel’s Tomb, for a complete view of Jerusalem before we enter the City – the covenant City of God. We will enjoy an enactment of the Passover Meal at Tantur Biblical Garden, then continue with a visit to Yad Vashem and the Israel Museum. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Mt. of Olives to see Church of the Ascension, Paternoster Church, Bethany and Bethphage. From here we proceed to the Garden of Gethsemane – Church of All Nations, Church of Dominus Flevit and The Tomb of the Virgin Mary. On Mt. Zion see the Upper Room, King David’s Tomb, Dormition Church, Holocaust Cellar and walk toward Jaffa Gate for David’s Tower and its museum. In the evening, we visit City of David – Gihon Spring, Warren’s Shaft, Hezekiah’s Tunnel and Pool of Siloam.
Leave hotel by 8.15 am for a visit at the Old City with Western Wall Tunnel tour. Then visit St Anne’s church for the Pool of Bethesda. Stop at Lithostrotos/Ecco Homo – along the Via Dolorosa. Then trace the Via Dolorosa to the Holy Sepulcher Church. Spend ¾ day in Old City where Muslims, Armenians, Christians and Jews co-exist in harmony. See the Western Wall, the Cardo, Southern Wall Excavation with Davidson Center, Ophel Garden. If the situation permits, we will arrange to visit Mt Moriah (Dome of the Rock Mosque). Overnight in Jerusalem.
Visit Bethlehem this morning – Church of Nativity and Solomon’s Pool. In the afternoon we will visit the Field of Ruth and Boaz and Giloh and also the City of David. In the evening, we will visit the Garden Tomb for a time of Holy Communion. Overnight in Jerusalem.
(Sat) 9 Shabbat Shalom
Leaving Jerusalem we travel to Ein Gedi – an oasis in the wilderness by the Dead Sea. On the way, detour to Wadi Kelt observatories. In the afternoon, we will check into the hotel and the rest of the day free at your own leisure to check out the Dead Sea. Overnight in Dead Sea area.
Beersheva, Avdat, Sde Boker Mitzpe Ramon (amazing Ramon Crater) – desert experience with Bedouin Hospitality, camel rides, Bedouin Cultural Village, archeological sites of Nabateans cities recalling the spice route of old. Overnight in a Beersheva Kibbutz
(Mon) 11 Shalom Israel – Marhaba Jordan
Travelling through the Wilderness Zin, Paran Desert, we come to Timna Park for a view of The Tabernacle in the wilderness. Lunch in the town of Eilat at your own expense and some leisure time to explore this exciting city. 3pm we will cross Arava Border into Jordan.