Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport, transfer to hotel at the Sea of Galilee.
In the Footsteps of Jesus in the Galilee: Visit and be guided through Tabgha including St Peter’s Primacy and Church of Loaves and Fishes, Capernaum, Mt. Beatitudes, Caesarea Philipi, drive along the strategic Golan Heights. Overnight in Tiberius.
Jesus’ Childhood & Adolescence: We begin at Cana where we read about the wedding and “First Miracle”; Nazareth, Basilica of Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Church, Haifa, Stella Marias; Overnight in Tiberius.
Jesus’ Footsteps to Jerusalem: Jordan River Baptismal Site, Mt. Tabor, Jordan Valley, Jericho, and finally Up to Jerusalem! Overnight in Jerusalem.
Jesus’ Footsteps in Jerusalem: Eye opening moment overlooking Jerusalem on the Mt. Olives, Pater Nostrum, Dominus Flevit, Garden of Gethsemane and Basilica of Agony. We then enter the Old City walls thru the Lion’s Gate, visit the Pools of Bethesda, walk along the stations on the Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Dormition Abbey, Upper Room. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Jesus’ Birth and at the Temple: Western Wall, Temple Mount, view of the Knesset, Model of Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus, Ein Karem including Church of John the Baptist, and then on to the birthplace of our Lord – Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity – Shepherds Fields. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Experience the Desert: Judean Desert, Masada – the historical last stand of the zealots against mighty Rome. Qumran, where many of the Dead Sea Scrolls were found; time for a swim at the Dead Sea. Overnight in Jerusalem. Day 8: Depart from Ben Gurion Airport.