ETTLV 106 - Catholic Program To Holy Land 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. Visit Mt. Tabor (if time allows). Drive to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
Day 02 - Capernaum, Galilee, Yardenit
After breakfast drive to MT. OF BEATITUDES where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. On to BANIAS one of the main sources of the Jordan River. Philip son of Herod established here the city by the name of Caesarea Philippi. Take a BOAT RIDE on the Sea of Galilee with time for prayer and reflection. Visit CAPERNAUM on the northwest shore of the sea of Galilee were Jesus began his preaching career. Drive to YARDENIT where the Jordan River flows into the Sea of Galilee, traditional baptism site. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 03 - Nazareth, Cana, Jericho, Dead Sea
After the breakfast visit to 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 JERICHO a flourishing oasis in the Judean Desert. Ascend to Mt. of Temptation by Cable Car. Travel to the DEAD SEA called the "Sea of Salt" which is the lowest spot on the surface of the globe. Here you can experience floating and swimming in these waters which have amazing healing powers. Drive to Jerusalem and check into hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Day 04 - Mt. Of Olives,Garden Of Gethsemane
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 Western Wall. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 05 - Bethlehem, Mt. Zion, St. Peter In Gallicantu, Departure
After the breakfast 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. 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. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight home.
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