Israel Complete Pilgrim Tour Schedule
Day 1 - Jaffa Tel Aviv
After your arrival to BEN GURION AIRPORT near TLV we will meet you and give you a warm welcome. Once done with passport control we will be heading to Jaffa the old city an ancient gateway to the holy land. Here, in Jaffa, is where Christianity began spreading among the nations.it is here where St.Peter made his first miracle by hilling the little girl. Now days in Jaffa there are many galleries and artists living nearby the old port. Late afternoon a transport to a nearby hotel for the first night in Israel.
Day2 – The Mediterranen Coast
Our day will start in Ceasarea visiting the national park with the same name. Walking king Herod's amazing port city, admiring his palace, the hippodrome and here is the place where St. Peter went to Rome. Continuing our journey heading north to slopes of Mt. Carmel. Here is the modern port city of Haifa having an exciting view from the mountain. From here we drive through the shore to the old port city of Acre. In this oriental city is where the Crusaders built their most important port. We will also have a walk in the old oriental market famous by his colors and eastern odors.
We will head to a nearby hotel for our second night.
Day 3- Nazareth Cana Mt. Tabor
This 3rd day we start by following the Lord steps. Our first stop will be the city of Nazareth. The Church of Annunciation, the St. Gabriel church and Marry's well be visited. Continuing the Lord's steps we will go to Cana is where Jesus performed his first miracle turning water into wine in a wedding. From Cana to climbing the huge Mt. Tabor until reaching the top of it for an extraordinary view and visiting the church of Transfiguration at the top.
Optional visit a nearby kibbutz an Israeli unique way of life. Done with this 3rd. day heading to our nearby hotel.
Day 4 –Sea Of Galilee
Today we have a whole day following the steps of the Lord in where he lived many years. Have a visit to Capernaum the town of Jesus by the shores of the Sea of Galilee with peter's house and the famous antique synagogue. The Mt. of Beautitudes, where the "Seremon on the Mount " took place and to the Tabgha known as the place where it is believed the miracle of the bread and fish took place. We will have a sail on the sea similar to the Lord in ancient times. Optional to have a visit to the antique preserved boat in kibbutz Ginosar .The day will end at the baptism site of Yardenit at the Jordan river.
After this amazing day head back to our nearby hotel.
Day-5 Dead Sea to Jerusalem
In the morning we will start heading south passing the oldest city of the world, Jericho. We will continue to the south passing the baptism site of Kasser el Yahud where Jesus was baptized by Peter. We will continue south to Qumran caves where the former Essies lived their life and here were found the oldest
written copy of the new and old testament. Continuing south at the shores of the Dead Sea heading the Masada fortress .By cable car we will reach the top of this amazing fortress a symbol of heroism for the jews. For the end of the day, we will have free time for floating in the saltiest lake of the world the Dead Sea. After done floating we will start our climb back to Jerusalem for the night.
Day-6 old city of Jerusalem and Ein Karem
We will begin the 6th day with a spectacular view of the old city of Jerusalem from Mt. Olives. Following the steps of Jesus from this point of view we will step down to a steep road down to the Dominus Flevit church where the Lord wept over the destruction of the temple. We will continue the the road to the
Garden of Gethsemane with the ancient olive trees remembering our Lord wailing in the Church of all Nations. Head to Bethesda pools where Jesus healed a crippled men who couldn't walk for decades and the St. Anna church famous for its long lasting echo. After having lunch we will have the afternoon in the colorfull small community of Ein Karem where it is believed that Peter the Baptist was born .Back to our hotel in or nearby Jerusalem.
Day-7 old city of Jerusalem
We will start the morning at Mt. Zion visiting the Dormizion Abbey where the tradition believes that Marry felt asleep and were taken to heaven. A few minutes walk we will visit the Last Supper Room and the Tumb of King David. Back to the walls of the old city we will pass through Zion gate until reaching the Jewish Quarter. Once in the Jewish Quarter we will step through the famous Roman Cardo the main commercial street in the old Jerusalem during Roman times .We continue our walk in the Jewish Quarter until finally reaching the Wall of Wailing .From the Wailing Wall we will start the Lord's long walk in that Friday, when he was crussified. We walk the Via Dolorosa through all the stations passing through the bazar of the old city until we finally reach the The Church of The Holy Sepulture where we will see the Golgotha and the empty tumb of Jesus.
Dinner and overnight in nearby Jerusalem
In the morning, we will have a visit to the holocaust museum of Yad Vashem. From there you will be transferred, to Ben Gurion international airport for your flight back home.
Shalom from Israel.