Guests will be picked up early in the morning to begin this tour. Today, our journey will begin along Israel's scenic coastal road, overlooking the stunning Mediterranean Sea, then over the Plains of Armageddon to Nazareth
. Our first stop in this holy city is the Church of the Annunciation
, originally a Byzantine church, reconstructed in 1969. The lower levels of this church contain the Grotto of the Annunciation, supposedly the remains of the Virgin Mary's childhood home.
Then, we will visit the Church of St. Joseph, believed to be the sight of Joseph's carpentry workshop. Beneath the church lies a cave used by early Roman dwellers for storage of food and water. From here, we will proceed to Kfer Kanna for a view of the Mount of the Beatitudes, where, according to tradition, Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.
Then we will visit the Church of the Loaves and Fish, which preserves an early Christian mosaic from the 4th century. Our next stop will be the ruins of Capernaum. On our way back to Jerusalem, we will stop at the Yardenit for an optional baptismal service. At the end of the day, we will return to Jerusalem, taking in a scenic view of Mount Tabor on our drive. Guests will be returned to their hotels in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, bringing an end to our tour.