BIBLE LAND

A Vacation Beyond Belief
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SCHEDULE:

Arrive at Ben Gurion,

International Airport,

just outside Tel Aviv 

Enjoy a Biblical tour of the Holy and Historical Sites of this Unique Country!

Tour schedule: 

Day 1: Arrive to the Land of the Bible...

  • Arrive at Ben-Gurion International Airport, just outside Tel-Aviv.

  • Our representative will meet you after passport control for assistance.

  • Below itinerary can be changed upon the flight details.

A fantastic tour integrate visits to Holy sites and historical attractions!

Day 2: Jaffa, Caesarea Maritime, Mount Carmel, Megiddo

  • Begin your journey by heading to Jaffa. Thus, Jaffa, picturesque ancient port, a place for beginnings or ending of many tours of IsraelPeter's resurrection of the righteous Tabitha (Acts 9:36-42), visit Jaffa’s landmark Church of Saint Peter.

  • Peter’s story continues. Drive north across the Sharon Plain to the excavations of the Roman Ancient City and port of Caesarea Maritime. King Herod built Caesarea in honor of his patron Emperor Augustus Caesar in the mid-first century BCE. From this port that Paul set sail to preach in communities surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, and where He was later imprisoned for two years and made his powerful speech before Felix, Festus, and King Agrippa (Acts 12-25:6), where Peter baptized the Roman centurion Cornelius, the first gentile convert to Christianity (Acts 10).

  • Drive to Mount Carmel is famous for its connection to the life of the Prophet Elijah, where Prophet Elijah confronted the false priests of Baal (1 Kings 18).

  • On to Megiddo, it was mentioned in the Book of Revelation for a great fight at the place called "Armageddon".

Day 3: Caesarea Philippi, Sea of Galilee

  • Travel north and visit Caesarea Philippi (Banias), where Jesus asked: "But who do you say that I am? He asked, "Simon Peter answered," You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God! (Matthew 16: 15-16).

  • Drive to the Sea of ​​Galilee is the place where Jesus performed many wonders. Visit the Mount of Hospitals is an amazing place overlooking the northern shores of the Sea of ​​Galilee, here Jesus said "Sermon on the Mount" (Matthew 5).

  • Continue to Tabgha is the place of the Church of Multiplication, the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes: “Jesus took the bread, thanked God, divided it to the disciples, and the disciples divided it to those who sat down; He also gave them of the fish as much as they wished. "(John 6:11). Then visit the Church famous for its incredible mosaics and also the Church of Saint Peter’s Primacy memory where Jesus appeared to his disciples, prepared breakfast for them and gave Peter the pastoral commission of “feed my sheep” (John 21).

Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee!

  • Continue to Capernaum, the second hometown of Jesus Christ, located on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Capernaum is mentioned several times in the Gospels, being the scene of many miracles and sermons, where Jesus taught in the Synagogue (Mark 1:21; Luke 4: 31-33)  delivered a man of unclean spirit and healed Peter’s mother in law (Matthew 8: 14-17; Mark 1: 21-34), healed the centurion's servant and healed the paralytic, "while the people left him with the bed before Jesus, through a hole in the roof of a house ", recorded in the Gospel of Matthew (9: 1-8), in the one after Mark (2: 1-12) and in the one after Luke (5: 17-26) and the House of Saint Peter and the House of the Centurion .

Day 4: Cana of Galilee, Mary’s Well, Nazareth Village, Jordan River

  • Drive to Cana of Galilee is famous for being the site of Jesus first miracle, the transformation of water into wine at a wedding feast (John 2). Whoever many Christian couples wishes to renew the Vows of the wedding can do it, in the church of the wedding on the site.

  • Proceed to Nazareth, is famous as the place chosen by God for the great miracle of the Announcement “And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God” (Luke 1:35), and where Jesus grew up to manhood (Luke 1). Visit Mary’s Well where Jesus and his mother came to draw water.

  • You will go to the open air museum "Nazareth Village" to learn about the way of life during Jesus and enjoy a bible meal.

  • Proceed to the Jordan River to the baptismal site where you can renew the Vows of Baptism.

Day 5: Beit She'an, Jericho, Dead Sea

  • Check out and drive along the Jordan Valley to Beit Shea’n, a roman city with wonderful remains and the capital of the Decapolis.

  • On to Jericho the oldest city in the world to climb up to the Mount of Temptation, by a cable car, to where the devil showed Jesus all kingdoms of the world “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil” (Matthew 4:1), and where He spent the 40 days of fasting “forty days and forty nights” (Matthew  4:2).

  • Proceed to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth and mentioned several times in the Old Testament, also for the unusual landscape of salt crystals spread along its shores, to enjoy floating in its water.

Day 6: Masada, Qumran, Wadi Qelt

 

  • Drive to Masada, is unique for its striking beauty and eventful history, the site of the last Jewish heroic stand against the Romans in 73 AD, take the Cable Car and visit the remains of Herod’s magnificent mountaintop palace and fortres.

  • Continue to Qumran, is one of the most striking archeological sites in the world and home to the Dead Sea Scrolls.

  • Continue to Wadi Qelt, a panoramic view over the biblical road between Jericho and Jerusalem, which Jesus walked.

Day 7: Mount of Olives, Bethlehem the story of the birth...

  • Drive to Mount of Olives, and near the top of the Mount of Olives is the Chapel of the Ascension: “And when he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight” (Acts 1:9). Walk to the Church of the Pater Noster, named after the prayer that Jesus taught His disciples the Lord’s Prayer: “Pray then like this: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name…” (Matthew 6:9-13). On to the panoramic view over the Old City of Jerusalem. Walk down following the traditional pathway of Palm Sunday to the Church of Dominus Flevit, the Lord Wept, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem and foretold its destruction. “And when he drew near and saw the city he wept over it…” (Luke 19:41). Continue walking down to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus spent his last hours praying before he was arrested, after he was betrayed by Judas (Matthew 26).

  • Drive to Bethlehem the Birthplace of Jesus, has been a prime destination for Christian pilgrims for centuries, the main site in Bethlehem is the Church of Nativity on Manger Square, built over the Manger   Grotto where Jesus was born (Luke 2: 1-20).

  • Proceed to the famous Shepherds’ Field to visit the site where the Angel appeared to the Shepherd's and announced to them the birth of Jesus (Luke 2).

Day 8: Jerusalem Old City, Where it all Happen...

  • Enter the Old City of Jerusalem from the Gate and visit: the Western Wall known also as the Wailing Wall, the holiest shrine for the Jews. Visit the Temple Mount area, where once the Temples stood. Continue to the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the paralytic man who was crippled for 38 years and visit also the Church of Saint Anne where Mary was born.

  • Walk the Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa, and end up in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher where Jesus was crucified and buried "…there they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them.” (John 19:17-18).

  • Go out the city through the gate and drive to the Garden Tomb for a visit and a communion service.

Day 9: Mount Zion, Ein Karem

  • Drive to Mount Zion is the site of some very important events in the Gospel, including the Upper Room where Jesus had the Last Supper with his Disciples establishing the communion service, (Mark 14:12-16, Luke 22:7-13). “… He took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying: "this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me." And likewise the cup after supper, saying: "this cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood” (Luke 22:19-20). Visit the Tomb of King David. Walk to the Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu is built on the house of the high priest Caiaphas: “Then those who had seized Jesus led him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had gathered” (Matthew 26:57), where Peter denied Jesus three times before the rooster crowed twice (Matthew 26:34, Mark 14:66-72).

  • Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church built over Saint John the Baptist Birthplace, and also visit the Church of the Visitation, commemorating Saint Mary's visit to her cousin Elizabeth, mother of John.

​​Day 10: Israel Museum, Holocaust Museum, Abu Gosh  

  • Drive to the Museum of Israel and visit the Shrine of the Book that houses the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. View the Model of the City of Jerusalem as it was in the year 66 A.D, before to be destroyed by the Romans.

  • On to the Holocaust Museum (Yad Vashem) is Israel’s Memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust.

  • Visit Abu Gosh, the place identified as Emmaus, located between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, is marked by the ruins of a 12th century Church. After His resurrection, Jesus joined two of His disciples on the road to Emmaus "... two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened.  As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them." (Luke 24:13)

Day 11: Free day in Jerusalem, personalize your day and night

Day 12: Drive to the airport for departure.

Say "farewell" and remember...

you are very welcome anytime!

DESCRIPTION:

Bible Land - Itinerary of 12 Days

A fantastic tour integrate visits to Holy Christian sites and historical attractions.

Below itinerary can be changed upon the flight details.

Masses can be celebrated daily.

When a priest accompanies the group, private masses can be arranged by request. These should be booked in advance and can be held Monday-Saturday (subject to space) at the following sites:

· Church of Saint Peter's Primacy in the Galilee

· Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth

· Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

· Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem

· Church of the Visitation in Ein Karem

If a group arrives without a priest, they can participate in regular Masses in English on Sundays. Some places also conduct Mass in the afternoons during the week.

Our representative will meet you after passport control for assistance.

 
PRICE INCLUDES:
  • 11 nights hotel accommodation on half board basis.

  • 11 Dinners (starting from 1st night).

  • Transfers from/to airport on arrival and departure.

  • Sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned motor-coach.

  • 10 hour sightseeing per day (depend on arrival & departure time)

  • Service of a Government licensed guide on all touring days.

  • Entrance fees to places of interest while touring.

 
DON'T FORGET!

Price excludes:

  • International & Domestic flights.

  • Porterage at the airport.

  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff.

  • Lunch, Beverages with meals on route.

  • Traveler’s medical and baggage insurance.

 

OUR TIPS:

Our itinerary emphasizes the spiritual aspect of this marvelous country, the guides are also experts about the Holy land. This fact, along with history, education, and other cultural aspects will be woven into the commentary in order to give you well rounded information.

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