Bethlehem - Capernaum - Galilee - Jericho ,...


10 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

FOOT STEPS OF OUR LORD

Bethlehem - Capernaum - Galilee - Jericho - Jerusalem - Jordan River - Mt. Zion - Nazareth - Old City - Sea of Galilee - Tel Aviv - Tiberias - Upper Galilee

STARTING FROM $2085.00

$3285.00 per person sharing a Double Room for Air & Land Tour from JFK, NYC on EL AL AIRLINE

For Departure from RDU (Raleigh International Airport in North Carolina), there is a supplement of $350

For Land Only Tour, $2,085.00 per person Sharing a Double Room(NOT including international Flights)

$500.00 single supplement  for single Room

ITINERARY

Day 1– Departure from JFK OR RDU on El Al Airline Direct flight.

Board your international flight on El AL from JFK @ 7:00 PM to start your journey towards our fascinating trip to the Holy Land.

Day 2 - Arrival in Israel - Jerusalem

Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport we will be met and assisted by our tour leader and transferred to our hotel in Jerusalem. After check in, we will enjoy our dinner and a good night rest.

Day 3– Bethlehem – Ain Karem - Jerusalem

After breakfast we will drive to Bethlehem where our Savior Jesus Christ was born. We will visit the Church of the Nativity, the Manger Square, the milk grotto and the shepherd’s field. Then we will drive to Ain Karem to visit the Church of the Visitation that commemorates the meeting of Mary and Elizabeth. “And she spoke with a loud voice and said blessed is the fruit of thy womb.” Luke 1:24. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4– Jerusalem

Jerusalem: the city chosen for the great sacrifice of His Son who died for the salvation of the world. We’ll visit Mount Scopus and Mount of Olives for a wonderful view of Jerusalem. Next we’ll visit Pater Nastor Church where Jesus taught His Disciples the Lord's Prayer. Finally, we will visit the Place of Ascension and the Garden of Gethsemane with its ancient olive trees, Mount Zion, the Last supper room, and St. Peter in Gallicantu Church. In the afternoon we will drive to the Knesset and enjoy the beautiful location. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5– Jerusalem Old City – Bethany - Jerusalem

Early morning, we will attend The Liturgy in the Holy Sepulcher Church! Have breakfast with the Bishop in the Coptic Orthodox Church (tentative pending his schedule). Later, we will walk the way of The Cross, the 14 Stations (Via Do Lorosa) leading to The Church of The Holy Sepulcher, and Gordon's Calvary, the sight where Jesus was crucified and resurrected. We will take a walking tour through the holy city. Visit the Wailing Wall. Drive to Bethany where Jesus performed the great Miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead. We will also visit St. Mary's Tomb. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 6– Jericho – Dead - Tiberias

After breakfast, we will drive to Jericho, one of the oldest cities in the world, and see Zacchaeus’ Sycamore tree. Jericho is based at the Mount of Temptation where Jesus was there for forty days and tempted by the devil. On to Qumran where the famous Scrolls of Isaiah were found. We will reach the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized by John (make sure you have your white gowns ready). We will arrive in Tiberias and check into our beautiful hotel.

Day 7– Sea of Galilee - Tiberias

After breakfast, we will drive to the Sea of Galilee along the beautiful coast of the Mediterranean. The day begins with a boat trip on the calm surface of the sea and we will cruise towards Capernaum where Jesus started His ministry. Visit the house of Peter where his mother in law was healed by Jesus. Drive to the top of the mount of Beatitudes where the Sermon on the Mount is remembered. It was here that Christ taught his disciples the eight Beatitudes. Continue to Tabgha where Jesus fed the 5000 people with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish. We will then go back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 8 - Wednesday November 7 – Nazareth –Cana- Mount Tabor-Tiberias

We will go to Nazareth, the city where the Annunciation took place. “The angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee named Nazareth to the virgin Mary.” Luke 1:26-30. We will visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Church, the Synagogue (where Jesus was preaching) and Mary’s well. Nazareth is where Jesus spent his childhood. We will continue to Cana where the first miracle of changing water into wine took place at the wedding of Cana of Galilee. Finally, we will visit Mount Tabor where Jesus took Peter, James and John to pray. This is also the site where Jesus’ transfiguration took place upon meeting Moses and Elijah.

Dinner and overnight at our hotel.

Day 9 - Thursday November 8 – Hifa-Lod-Jaffa-Tel Aviv

After breakfast we will checkout of our Hotel and then we will proceed to Hifa on Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the country’s major port city. We will visit Stella Maris and Bahia Gardens. We will then visit the place where The Prophet Elijah confronted the priests of Baal and confounded them at Al Muhraka.

Then we will drive to Lod, to visit the Church of St. George and then continue to Jaffa, the oldest city in the world. We will see the amazing Saint Peter’s Church and enjoy a spectacular view of Tel Aviv shoreline from the Jaffa hilltop.

Then we will proceed to Tel Aviv and have Dinner at a local restaurant there and then to the airport for our flight back to JFK

Day 10– Tel Aviv

Return Flights on El Al at 1:00 AM.

We will leave Jerusalem with memories and an experience that will last us for a life time.

INCLUDES

Roundtrip direct flights on El Al airline from JFK, NYC (RDU, Raleigh North Carolina available upon request)

Roundtrip transfers within Israel by Luxury Air conditioned Bus throughout the tour.

November 1-5 at the Ramada hotel in Jerusalem based on Breakfast & Dinner.

November 5-8 at the Prima Galil Hotel in Tiberias based on Breakfast & Dinner

Meals: Open buffet breakfast and dinner daily

Touring with fully air-conditioned bus.

Service of Professional English /Arabic Speaking Christian Guide all throughout.

Boat Ride in the Sea of Galilee

Cable Car Ride in Mount of Temptation.

All Entrance fees as per program.

All Hotel Taxes & entrance fees.

EXCLUDES

Tips & Personal items

Travel insurance


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