• Israel

Overview

Spend 9 days exploring the Holy Land and seeing first hand places described in the Bible.

Highlights

  • Mount Carmel
  • Nazareth
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Jordan River

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Tel Aviv, Israel

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport
Drive to the Tel Aviv area, on the Mediterranean Coast Line.  
If time permitting visit Jaffa;
Church of the House of Tabitha, the Artists’ Quarter, Saint Peter’s Church, the Crusader Room, Simon the Tanner’s House
Dinner and overnight in the Tel Aviv Area

Day 2: Caesarea, Israel

Sharon Valley and Mount Carmel - in the Footsteps of Saint Peter and Elijah the Prophet, Caesarea ; Roman Amphitheatre, King Herod’s Palace, the Crusader City, the Herodian Port and Aqueduct, New virtual Presentation - Mt Carmel; Stella Maris, Muhraka Carmelite Monastery, celebrate a mass in Elijah’s Chapel – Acre; the Crusaders Halls & the Underground City
Overnight in a hotel at the Sea of Galilee / Nazareth

Day 3: Nazareth, Israel

Cana of Galilee; The place of the miracle of changing water into wine, couples may renew their wedding vows – Nazareth: Basilica of the Annunciation, the Holy Grotto, the ancient village, Saint Joseph’s Workshop and the ancient Jewish-Christian purifying bath, Synagogue Church, Mary’s Well - Mount Tabor; 
Celebrate a Mass in the Basilica of Transfiguration
Overnight at the Sea of Galilee / Nazareth

Day 4: Galilee, Israel

Mount of Beatitudes – Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee - Capernaum;
Ancient Synagogue, Saint Peter’s House, the Mensa Christi and Church of Multiplication – Tabgha; the splendid mosaic about the miracle of the loaves and fishes, Church of Peter's Primacy (*Optional Mass on shore of the Sea of Galilee) - Yardenit
Overnight at the Sea of Galilee / Nazareth

Day 5: Jordan River, Israel

Beit-Shean (Schitopolis); Roman theatre and amphitheatre - Via Jordan Valley & Jericho;
See the Mount of Temptation, the ancient Tel Jericho and city walls, Zacheus’ Tree and Elisha’s spring - Visit Qumran – View point on the Saint George Monastery (Elijah’s Cave) - Good Samaritan Inn - Through Bethany to see the House of Martha and Mary - Lazarus’ Tomb - via Bethpage to Jerusalem
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

Day 6: Mt of Olives, Israel

Mount of Olives; a panoramic view over the Temple Mount and the Old City - Dominus Flevit - Church of All Nations - Garden of Gethsemane; View the Kidron Valley, Grotto of Gethsemane 
– Enter the Old City: St. Stephen's Gate, Bethesda Pool, St. Anna Church (birthplace of the Virgin), Ecce Homo Arch, Via Dolorosa -Church of the Holy Sepulchre: (*Mass). Mount Zion: King David's Tomb, the Upper Room, Church of Dormition, Valley of Geheina 
(traditional doorway to the underworld), St. Peter in Galicantu: Caifa’s House - Pool of Siloam
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

Day 7: Jerusalem, Israel

Temple Mount - Southern Wall Excavations (Davidson Center) - Wailing Wall - Ein Karem; Birthplace of John the Baptist, Church of Visitation, Place of Magnificent, Church of St. John Ba-Harim - Yad Vashem: Holocaust Memorial Museum
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

Day 8: Jerusalem, Israel

Bethlehem; Church of Nativity, Basilica of St. Catherine - Via Elah Valley and Emmaus to Kiriat Yeharim; Church of the Ark of the Covenant – Israel Museum;Dead Sea Scrolls and the Model
Farewell Dinner, overnight in Jerusalem

Day 9: Tel Aviv, Israel

Transfer to Ben-Gurion Airport for your flight home

Optional Add-Ons

Available Upon Request