ETTLV 105 - BIBLICAL JOURNEY 5 Days / 4 Nights
Day 01 - Arrival Date
Arrive Ben Gurion Airport where you will be met by Vered Tours representative. Drive to your hotel in Tel Aviv for some rest and breakfast. Check out and view the Metropolitan city of Tel Aviv and visit JAFFA. Continue along the coastal road to CAESAREA an ancient Mediterranean city containing many ruins most of which date from the Crusader period. Prominent among these are the hippodrome, the Crusader city and the Roman amphitheater. Continue to MUHRAKA with a breathtaking view of the north of Israel. Here Elijah confronted and defeated the Priests of Baal. Drive to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
Day 02 - Museum, Mt. Of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Capernaum, Yardenit
After breakfast take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Time for prayer and reflection on the water. Visit the Boat Museum where you can see the “Jesus Boat” which was brought up from the bottom on the Sea of Galilee. Drive up the Mt. of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. Visit TABGHA the site of the feeding of the multitudes and then proceed to CAPERNAUM where Jesus preached in the Ancient Synagogue. Proceed to YARDENIT, traditional Baptism site for Baptism in the same waters where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 03 - Nazareth, Cana, Bethlehem, Jerusalem
After the breakfast visit the town of Nazareth where Jesus grew to manhood. Visit the Churches, and proceed to CANA the site of the first Miracle where Jesus turned water into wine. Here it is possible to renew marriage vows in the Wedding Church. Drive to the city of BETHLEHEM to visit the Church of Nativity where Jesus was born and the Shepherds Fields where the shepherds were tending their flocks when they heard a heavenly chorus and followed the Star to Bethlehem. Time for Shopping in Bethlehem. Drive to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Day 04 - Mt Olives, Gethsemane, Bethesda
After breakfast drive up the Mount of Olives for wonderful view of the Old City of Jerusalem. Walk along the Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane. Visit the Church of All Nations. Enter the Old city of Jerusalem through the St. Stephens Gate and visit the Pools of Bethesda where Jesus cured the Paralytic man. Visit the Church of St. Anne and begin your walk along the Via Dolorosa starting from Lithstrotus (Judgement Hall) following the Stations of the Cross. Visit GARDEN TOMB and time for prayer and reflection. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 05 - Mt.Zion, Western Wall
After the breakfast visit Mt. Zion, the Hall of the Last Supper and the Tomb of King David. Visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu built on the site of the house of the high Priest Caiaphas.
Visit the Western Wall then continue to Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist. Transfer to the airport for departure flight.
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