Your arrival is at Ben Gurion Airport where you will be received by our representative. We will drive to JAFFA, visit the port, the artists quarter, Mahmudje Mosque, the house of the Tanner Simon and the Franciscan Church. Jaffa was the home of Tabitha, who revived Petrus. We then Proceed to CAESAREA for a visit of the Roman amphitheatre, Aqueduct and the crusader City. We'll Continue to HAIFA and MOUNT CARMEL. Holy Mass can be celebrated at STELLA MARIS and then we can continue to AKKO. Visit the subterranean Crusader City, the Khan, the Caravanserai and St. John's Crypt. Via KANA, where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning jars of water into wine, we will drive to your Hotel on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. We will have Dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast we'll drive to MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, the traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount, where we'll celebrate the Holy Mass. We shall continue to CAPERNAUM, visiting the excavations, where Jesus preached to the Multitude. From here we will go to TABGHA (church of Loaves and fishes). We will drive to the volcanic mountain and Lake BIRKET RAM, then visit BANIAS (CAESAREA PHILIPPI) and then continue on to KATZRIN. On the way back, we can stop at YARDENIT, the baptismal site at the outlet of the JORDAN. We will have dinner and stay overnight at a Hotel in or around Tiberias.
We will drive to NAZARETH, visiting the church of ANNUNCIATION, The church of St. Joseph, and Mary's well. Then by taxis, we will ascend MOUNT TABOR, The sight of the Transfiguration of Jesus before Peter, James and Simon. Holy Mass will be celebrated in the Basilica, time permitting. We leave Nazareth driving through the JORDAN VALLEY to JERICHO, the oldest city on earth. We will take in the view of the MOUNT OF TEMPTATION and continue to Jerusalem. We will have dinner and stay overnight at a Hotel in Jerusalem or Bethlehem.
In Bethlehem, we will visit the Church of Nativity and the Shepherds Fields. We'll drive to Jerusalem. We'll follow the Path of the Cross in Via Dolorosa to the Holy Sepulchre. In the afternoon we'll return to our Hotel in Jerusalem or Bethlehem.
We will drive to EIN KAREM, Birthplace of John the Baptist. We'll visit the church of Visitation, which commemorates the meeting between Mary and her cousin, Elisabeth, the Mother of John the Baptist. We may be able to celebrate the mass here, time permitting. We'll return to Jerusalem to visit the Holocaust Memorial and stop at the Knesset (Parliament). In the afternoon we proceed to Mount Zion to visit St. Peter in Gallicantu, The Room of the Last Supper, the Dormition Abbey and King Davids Tomb. We will have dinner and stay overnight at our Hotel in Jerusalem or Bethlehem.
We'll start the day with a panoramic view of the City from the MOUNT OF OLIVES. We will descend to GETHSEMANE and visit the church of all Nations, the church of Ascention, Pater Noster and Dominus Flevit (Mass can be held in one of the churches). We pass the Church of Mary Magdalena and visit the Cave of Betrayal. In the afternoon we'll visit the Model of the Herodian Jerusalem. Then we'll continue to MOUNT MORIAH and Visit the EL Aqsa Mosque and the Wailing Wall. We will have dinner and stay overnight at our Hotel in Jerusalem or Bethlehem.
If there is time for the travelers, we can drive to BETHANY to visit the House of Martha and Mary and the tomb of Lazarus. We'll pass by the Good Samaritan Inn, and we can drive to QUMRAN, where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and then continue along the DEAD SEA shore to MASADA. Ascend MASSADA by cable car, and visit the impressive remains of King Herod's fortress. We can also Bathe in the Dead Sea. Return to Ben Gurion Airport to depart the Holy Land.