Guests will be picked up from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv hotels in the morning. We will embark on a tour of Jerusalem that has been specifically designed to visit sites that are remarkable in their connection to the life of Jesus laid out in the New Testament. Our first stop will be the summit of the Mount of Olives
Next, we will visit the Site of Mary's Assumption into Heaven, as well as the Church of the Pater Noster, located on the spot where Jesus taught the Lord's Prayer to his disciples. From here, we will walk to the small Franciscan Church of Dominus Flevit, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Then we will proceed to the Garden of Gethsemane and the beautiful Church of All Nations, where Jesus prayed the night before his crucifixion and was arrested by Roman soldiers. From this location, we will overlook the Kidron Valley, seeing the tombs of Absalom, Jehoshaphat, and Zechariah.
After this, we will enter the old city via the Lions' Gate to visit the 12th century St. Anne's Church, built by the Crusaders, and the Pool of Bethesda. Our final stop on this tour will be a visit to the Abbey of Notre Dame de Sion, where striped pavement signifies the spot where Jesus was condemned, and where the Via Dolorosa begins. At the end of the tour, guests will be returned to their hotels. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off.