Day 1: Depart point of origin
Day 2: Arrive Holy Land
Arrival in Ben Gurion Airport, near Tel Aviv. Meet, assist by a bible trek tours representative and transfer by your guide and driver to the Hotel.
Day 3: Cana- Nazareth- Mt Tabor
Today we drive to Cana, where Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water into wine, and it is the place where have the opportunity to renew our marriage vows. Next travel to Nazareth, where we visit the Grand Basilica of the Annunciation and St. Joseph’s Church. Then We will stroll through Nazareth’s colorful Bazaar and visit the St. Gabriel church near Mary’s well. We end the day with a visit to Mount Tabor, the Mount of Transfiguration (Matth. 17:1-8).
Day 4:Sea of Galilee
The Sea of Galilee is rich in memories of the three years of Jesus’ ministry . We begin this day to visit to Mount of Beatitudes, the scene of the Sermon on the Mount (Matth. 5). Then we will have a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to visit the ruins of Capernaum which was called “his own city” because of the frequency with which Jesus visited it and the mighty works he did there. Then we shall visit the Church of the Multiplication "the feeding of the five thousand". At the end of the day we visit St. Peter Primacy.
Day 5: Stella Maris - Caesarea
Today we drive to the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to Mt. Carmel, to visit the Carmelite church Stella Maris. Then we shall visit the ruins of the ancient city of Caesarea Maritima which was built by King Herod and later became the seat o of the Roman governors like Pontius Pilate who sat in judgment for Jesus Christ and sentenced him to be crucified.
Back to Jerusalem.
Day 6: Bethlehem-Ein Kerem
Today we shall visit Bethlehem the royal city of David, to kneel at the place of the birth of Christ in the Grotto of the Nativity. We visit also the Shepherd’s Field where the Angel of the Lord appeared to the Shepherds, on that first Christmas Eve and announced the birth of the Savior (Lk. 2: 8-18 ). Then we shall drive to the hill country to the "city of Judah” which today is called Ein Karem. Here we shall visit the Church of the Visitation, which by tradition is built over the house of Zacharias, where the Virgin Mary came to visit her cousin Elisabeth (Lk. 1:39-80). Here John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ, was born.
Day 7: Mount of Olives-Mt Zion
Start the day with a visit to Ascension Chapel where Jesus Ascended to Heaven. Then we shall visit Pater Noster Church where Jesus taught the Lord’s Prayer, today we can see the prayer in over 160 languages, continue for a panoramic view from the Mt Of Olives-Seeing the eternal golden city, then a walk along palm Sunday road stopping at Dominus Flevit from where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. We carry along the Palm Sunday Road with a view over the Eastern gate known as the Thrones of Judgment, enroot to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations where Christ prayed on the night of his betrayal (Lk. 22:40-46).Then we shall cross the Kidron Valley and visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu which is built over the Palace of Caiaphas, the High Priest, who imprisoned Jesus and interrogated him before his trial before Pontius Pilate (Lk. 22:54). Then we shall stop to see the Upper Room, the Tomb of King David, and the Dormition abbey where the blessed mother went into her internal sleep.
Day 8 : Jericho-Jordan River - Qumran-Dead Sea
This morning we depart from Jerusalem, driving through the Judean Desert to visit Jericho, the most ancient city in the world. We Stop at a Sycamore tree of the kind Zaccheaus climbed in order to see Jesus, view the Mount of Temptation, and Elijah’s Spring. we stop next at the closest point where Jesus was baptized in the Jordan river. Then drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were written over 2000 years ago .Next there will be an opportunity to bathe in the waters of the Dead Sea – the lowest point on the face of Earth .
Day 9: Old City
Today we shall drive to the old city of Jerusalem visit the Pools of Bethesda where we can see the ruins of the two pools and St Ann church, then walk on along the Via Dolorosa, following the 14 Stations of the Cross from Pilate’s Judgment Hall to the empty Tomb in the church of the Holy Sepulcher, Then we shall walk Through the Jewish Quarter to the last standing remnant of the ancient Temple at the Western (Wailing) Wall, rest of the day is free.
Day 10: Departure
Today we leave from Jerusalem and check in for our homebound flight in Ben Gurion Airport, rejoicing and putting our trust in the Lord, remembering the words of the Psalmist in Psalm 125:1: “They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion, which cannot be removed but abideth forever”.