- All Inclusive Pricing
- First Class Hotels
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Entrance and Program Fees
- Guided Tours
- International Airfare from NY
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily
Day 1 Day 1: October 1 - Depart from the US
Depart from the US
Day 2 Day 2: October 2 - Arrive in Tel Aviv.
You are welcomed to Israel by your guide and bus driver. Time Permitting you will visit the Old Jaffa to visit the walled city and see the Church of St. Peter. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Tel Aviv before transfer to Tiberias for Dinner and Overnight.
Day 3 Day 3: October 3 - Galilee
At Caesarea by the Sea, visit an ancient Roman aqueduct and theatre. Ascend Mt. Carmel, home of the prophets Elijah and Elisha for a tour of Stella Maris. Visit Mount Tabor with a spectacular view of upper Galilee, where Jesus transfigured in the presence of Peter, James and John, and upon which stands the Church of Transfiguration. Continue to Nazareth, Enjoy Mass and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation and view the Blessed Cave, where Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary. View Mary and Joseph’s House and carpentry shop where Jesus spent 30 years of His life. Visit Cana where Jesus performed His first miracle.
Day 4 Day 4: October 4 - Galilee & Bethlehem
Sail across the Sea of Galilee and experience a special onboard worship service. Enjoy beautiful Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry, and visit the synagogue located on the site where Jesus taught (Matthew 4:13, 23). Visit the Church of the Fish and the Loaves in Tabgha, the traditional location of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10-17). As you pray in the Chapel of the Primacy, remember how Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ three times (John 21). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the “Sermon on the Mount” (Matt. 5-7). In Bethlehem, visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace and see the Church of the Nativity constructed over the site (Matthew 1: 18-25). Enjoy Mass at St. Catherine’s Church.
Day 5 Day 5: October 5 – Bethany, Jericho, Qumran, Dead Sea
Visit Bethany, where our Lord would come to recuperate in the home of His loving friends, Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Celebrate mass before visiting the Tomb of Lazarus, the site of one of the Christ miracles. Journey to Jericho (considered the oldest city in the world) to visit the ruins of the ancient city conquered by Joshua (Josh. 6:1). From Jericho, in the distance you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4:1). Visit the baptismal site of Qasr el Yehud, where tradition says Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Visit Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery, learn about the mysterious community of Essenes who once lived on the shores of the Dead Sea. (Time Permitting) swim in the mineral-laden waters of the Dead Sea.
Day 6 Day 6: October 6 - Jerusalem
Stand on the Mount of Olives as Jesus did, and enjoy a remarkable view of the “Golden. City” of Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock. Visit the Church of Pater Noster (commemorating the Lord’s Prayer, “Our Father”), the Chapel of Ascension (commemorating the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven), and the Russian Ascension Church, where you will see Armenian Mosaics from the Byzantine period. Proceed to the Chapel of Dominus Flevit, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem and foretold its destruction. On to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations commemorates the Agony in the Garden. Visit the Church of the Virgin Mary and the Tomb of Our Lady, where the Virgin Mary is believed to have laid before her Assumption. Drive to visit the Armenian Convent of Polyeucte and peek at the Mosaic of Birds. This brilliantly colored and delicate mosaic floor is thought to be one of the first monuments to the Unknown Soldier; beneath it is a grave containing the bones of Armenian warriors. Wander the excavations of the City of David. Walk the steps to the Pool of Siloam, recently uncovered at the foot of the City. Explore Hezekiah’s Tunnel, an impressive engineering feat dug from either end and met in the middle! (Note: Those who are claustrophobic may want to meet the group at the other end of the tunnel!). Peer down Warren’s Shaft is thought to have served as a freshwater drawing point for the city and could have been how Joab entered the town and opened it to David’s forces(2 Samuel 5:6-8).
Day 7 Day 7: October 7 - Old City
Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne and view the Pool of Bethesda (John 5: 1-31) where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle. Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23: 1 - 11). Walk the Via Dolorosa, and stand in reverence at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Say a prayer at the Western Wall.
Day 8 Day 8: October 8 - Ein Karem, Nebi Samuel & Emmas
Travel to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist and where Mary visited Elizabeth (Luke 1:26-40). Mass at the Visitation Main Church and St. John Baharim. Visit Nebi Samuel, thought to be the burial place of the prophet Samuel. In Emmaus, recall how the resurrected Jesus appeared to two of His disciples (Luke 24:13). Enjoy your last night in Jerusalem before your early morning transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
Day 9 Day 9: October 9 - Arrive Home.
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