"You have nothing to worry about. The LORD is taking care of you on this journey" (Judges 18:6)
9 Days Holy Land Pilgrimage to ISRAEL – PALESTINE
Below are the Holy Sites to be visited and more....
DAY 1: TELAVIV – NAZARETH – TIBERIAS – GALILEE. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
After breakfast we transfer to Nazareth to visit Mount Tabor – Church of the Transfiguration through the Jezreel Valley. The Transfiguration of Jesus is an episode in the New Testament in which Jesus is transfigured and becomes radiant in glory upon a mountain (Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28-36, 2 Peter 1:16-18,John 1:14). Peter, James, John, Jesus, Moses, and Elijah were on the mount of transfiguration, after the visit we transfer to enjoy a Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee (Luke 5:1, John 6:1;21:1, Matthew 4:18-22;14:22-33;9:9) up till Ginosar, then on proceed to Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5, 6 & 7) and then visit Tabgha, Church of the Multiplication of Fish and Loaves (Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:30-46) and St. Peter Primacy “In John 21, Jesus appears to his disciples for the third time after his resurrection” after these visits we continue to Capernaum where Jesus lived and healed the sick preaching in the synagogue and performing miracles (Matthew 9:1, 4:13, Mark 2:1) and visit house of St. Peter and then we visit to the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized in the river by John the Baptist back to hotel and stay overnight (Nazareth – Tiberias).
DAY 2: IN and AROUND NAZARETH. – (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
After breakfast we check out and proceed to visit Nazareth where Jesus spent his boyhood and lived with Joseph and Mary visit the Church of Annunciation the announcement of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary of the approaching virgin birth” (Luke 1:26-38) visit the St. Joseph Church and then we proceed to Cana Church (John 2) where Jesus did his first Miracle ‘the transformation of water into wine” and to Haifa City to see the Bahai’ Gardens on the top of and Mount Carmel to enjoy a panoramic view over the Bay, then on to visit Stella Maris Church on top, and the Elijah Cave and back to hotel and stay overnight (Nazareth – Tiberias).
DAY 3: NAZARETH – HAIFA – TEL AVIV – BETHLEHEM (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
After breakfast we on proceed to the Mount of Olives, enjoy a majestic panoramic view over Jerusalem from on top of the mountain. Visit the Chapel of the Ascension (Jerusalem), believed to mark the place where Jesus ascended into heaven, later we visit Pater Noster Church, stands on the traditional site of Jesus Christ taught the disciples our Lord Prayer “Our Father”. Later we visit the Dominus Flevit Church (Luke 19:37-44) through the Palm Sunday Hosanna Path(Matthew & Luke) were Jesus Christ was on his way to Jerusalem, knowing full well that this trip would end in his sacrificial death for the sin of humanity. He sent two disciples ahead to the village of Bethphage, about a mile away from the city at the foot of the Mount of Olives (Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; John 12:12-19), Dominus Flevit Church where Jesus wept over Jerusalem shortly before the destruction of the second temple, continue to visit “The Church of All Nations” also known as the Church of the Agony (Mark 14:32-42), on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next to the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46). It enshrines a section of bedrock where Jesus is said to have prayed before his arrest after he has been betrayed by Judas and later back to the hotel stay overnight (Bethlehem).
DAY 4: IN and AROUND JERUSALEM – BETHLEHEM. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
After breakfast we proceed to visit Mount Zion, visit St Peter in Gallicantu which commemoration of Peter’s triple rejection of Jesus “… before the cock crows thrice.”(Mark 14:30). Visit King David’s Tomb and the Upper room (Acts 1:13), commemorates the “upper room” in which Jesus shared the Last Supper with the disciples and then visit Church of the Dormition(Dormition Abbey Monastery) and then proceed to enter the Solomon’s Temple, Old City of Jerusalem from Dung Gate, onto the Area of the Mosque Al Aqsa (Only View) and Dome of the Rock (Only View) built on Mount Moriah (Temple Mount), later we visit the Wailing Wall and then through St Stephens Gate visit St Anne Church and the Pool of Bethesda, believed to be the site where Jesus healed a paralytic (John 5:1-15) and later back to the hotel stay overnight (Bethlehem).
DAY 5: BETHLEHEM – JERUSALEM – JERICO – DEAD SEA. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
After the breakfast we visit Bethlehem the Nativity Church (Gospels of Matthew and Luke.), marks the traditional Place of Jesus Christ’s birth A tradition going back to the VII century located at this site the burial place of the innocent victims killed by Herod the Great after the birth of Jesus. In 2007 has been completed the restoration of the Cave, which has cleaned up the walls and returned to the original light. and then to the Shepherds’ Fields we proceed to Jericho, visit the Sycamore Tree (Zacharias the tax collector climbed the tree to view Jesus) and then we visit Mount of Temptation (Only View) where, Jesus was tempted by the devil after coming back to Jericho we drive through the old city of Jericho and spend the rest of the evening at Dead Sea the lowest spot on earth, a unique experience on the dead sea floating the Metal Salty Water after spending some time and transfer back to the hotel stay overnight (Bethlehem).
DAY 6: BETHLEHEM – JERUSALEM (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
After breakfast we visit Ein Karem, to visit St. John the Baptist Church (the birthplace of St. John) and the Church of Visitation, In Luke 1, where Mother t Mary visited her pregnant cousin Elizabeth and stayed for three months upon Mary’s arrival, the unborn John the Baptist recognized the unborn Jesus and “leaped with joy” in Elizabeth’s womb Qumran and view the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and then to the Church of Saint George after the visit back to the hotel stay overnight (Bethlehem).
DAY 7: BETHLEHEM – JERUSALEM (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
After breakfast we visit the Old City and we start the way of the cross Via Dolorosa walk the traditional Way of the Cross the Fourteen Stations, we conclude the way of the Cross and enter into Holy Sepulcher Church (The Tomb) that stands on a site that encompasses both Golgotha or Calvary, where Jesus was crucified and buried. Rest of the day in and around Jerusalem/Bethlehem back to the hotel stay overnight (Bethlehem).
DAY 8: AIRPORT. (Breakfast – Lunch & Dinner Onboard the Flight)
After breakfast, transfer to board the flight back home.
DAY 9: We arrive.
We arrive back home.