Day 1 Jerusalem
We will begin the day by taking in an amazing panoramic view of Jerusalem from atop the Mount of Olives and the Temple Mount Esplanade. We will travel through the Kidron Valley to see the Garden of Gethsemane and the old walls of the city. In the Armenian Quarter, we will be able to access the Wailing Wall. Then, we will enter the Christian Quarter, traveling along the Via Dolorosa and seeing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Then, we will walk along the 1,700 year-old Byzantine main street, the Cardo, bringing us to the Jewish Quarter. We will ascend Mount Zion. On Fridays and Saturdays, we will visit King David?s Tomb and the Hall o the Last Supper; on all other days, we will visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.
Day 2 Jerusalem - Bethlehem - Jericho (46 km)
Today, we will drive to the little town of Bethlehem. When we arrive, we will step out into Nativity Circle and begin exploring by visiting the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square. We will also see some of the other churches in the town, as well as the Milk Grotto, where Mary supposedly first fed Jesus. Then, we will overlook the Shepherd's Field and see the church. After that, we will descend into the Judean Desert via the Inn of the Good Samaritan. We will stop at Jericho, one of the oldest cities in the world, and the Zacheus Sycamore. Afterwards, we will return to our hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 3 Jerusalem
We will begin our day on the Mount of Olives to see the sites of the Ascension the delivery of the Pater Noster, and we will be able to see this prayer in 123 languages. After overlooking Jerusalem from the mountaintop, we will begin our descent, stopping at Dominus Flevit and the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane. After taking in a view of the Kidron Valley and the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, we will enter the Old City via the Lion's Gate. Our first stop in this district will be the pools of Bethesda in the grounds of the Church of St. Anne. By the Sisters of Zion Convent, we will see the beginning of the Via Dolorosa, the path of the Stations of the Cross, which ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Please be advised that entrance fees to the various attractions are not included on this tour.
Day 4 Nazareth - Galilee (30 km)
After breakfast, we will drive north, traveling through the Plain of Armageddon, eventually arriving in Nazareth, where we will see the Basilica of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. After that, we will continue to Cana, the place where Jesus supposedly turned water into wine at a wedding, on our way to the Sea of Galilee to visit Capernaum, the home of the Apostle Peter. Then, we will continue, passing Tiberias on our way to Yardenit, where it is possible for guests to receive baptismal services. On our way back to Tiberias, we will get an amazing view of Mount Tabor.