8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Footsteps of Jesus

Acre - Beit-Shean - Bethlehem - Caesarea - Galilee - Haifa - Jerusalem - Massada - Nazareth - Old City - Tel Aviv - Tiberias
Starting from $1,795.00

Footsteps of Jesus

Israel, a country known for its rich and fascinating history, is also one of the most incredible places to see the bible come alive in this amazing 8-day tour.

INCLUDES
  • Private transfer from Ben Gurion Airport to Hotel in Tel Aviv and from Hotel in Jerusalem to Airport.
  • Meeting point on arrival at the Stematzky book store at the Main Arrival Hall at the Ben Gurion Airport.
  • 6 Full day touring with all entrance fees as per above itinerary.
  • 7 nights accommodation on Half Board Basis (buffet breakfast and dinner in hotels).
  • Please not there is NO credit for unused services or joint transfers.
EXCLUDES
  • Entry Visa.
  • Airfare (Your Sales Agent will get back to you with exact fares, if required).
ITINERARY
Day 1 - Sunday - Arrival, Tel Aviv

Welcome to Israel!  Upon arrival into Ben Gurion International Airport, you are met by our representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight.
Meals: Dinner


Day 2 - Monday - Caesarea - Megiddo - Haifa - Acre

Following a delicious Israeli buffet breakfast, depart Tel Aviv. Drive north along the coastal plain to Caesarea (Acts 9.30 Acts 10 24-48), capital of Judea under the Romans.  Visit the excavations of this ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct.  Continue to Megiddo (1 Kings 4.28, 9,15, 2 Kings 23,29 & Revel. 16.16), identified as the site of Armageddon.  Visit the archaeological excavations at Megiddo, including the well-preserved water supply system.  Drive to the beautiful port city of Haifa, nestled on the Mediterranean Sea, for a panoramic view of the Bahai gardens and Haifa Bay.   From Haifa continue to Acre (Micah 1.10), capital of the Crusaders for more than a century. Visit the ancient city and harbour before continuing eastwards across the plains of the Galilee to Kibbutz hotel Lavi , not far from  the Sea Of Galilee for dinner and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast - Dinner


Day 3 - Tuesday - Tiberias - Capernaum - Banias

After a short tour of the Kibbutz grounds we take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum (Matt.  4.13 13.54, 17.24, Luke 7, Mark 1.2, John 4.46-54).  Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue.  Proceed to Tabgha (Matt. 13, Mark .33-45, & John 21), the site of the miracle of fish and loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Continue to the Mount of the Beatitudes (Matt. 5,6,7,8), where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias Spring and Waterfall (Matt. 16.13 and Mark 8.27), where Jesus was recognized as The Messiah by His Disciples.  Tour the Golan Heights, with its valleys, grazing land and snow capped mountains. Return to Kibbutz Lavi for dinner and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast - Dinner


Day 4 - Wednesday - Nazareth - Beit Shean

Begin the day with a drive to Nazareth (Luke 1.26, 4.16-29, Matthew 2.23) via Cana of Galilee (John 2.1-11).  In Nazareth, we shall visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph's Workshop and Mary's Well. Next on our program is the Jordan River and the Baptismal site Yardenit. Continue to Beit Shean, one of the ancient Decapolis cities (Mark 5.20, 7.31), and visit the Roman theatre. This is the city where Saul and his son Jonathan were nailed to the walls (1st Samuel 31.10). Judges 1.27 also mentions Beit Shean.  Continue south along the shores of the River of Jordan.  Passing Jericho, we proceed westward and climb to the Golden City of Jerusalem.  Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Meals: Breakfast - Dinner


Day 5 - Thursday - Jerusalem - Old City

Today we visit the Old City of Jerusalem.  Our appreciation of this Golden City begins with a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives, overlooking the walls of the old city and the ancient Jewish cemetery.  Visit the Church of All Nations.  Proceed to Mount Zion to see the tomb of King David and the nearby Room of the Last Supper (Mark 14.13, Luke 22. 10-38, Matt 26 17-29, Acts 1.13 and Acts 2 the Pentecost).  Enter the Old City to begin exploring the wonders of Jerusalem. Walk through the Cardo, the main street of Jerusalem 2000 years ago.  View the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.  Walk along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried His Cross. Continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Matt. 27. 33-57, 28.10).  No visit to Jerusalem is complete without a walk through the colourful Arab bazaar (a chance to test your negotiating skills). Visit the Garden Tomb. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Meals: Breakfast - Dinner


Day 6 - Friday - Jerusalem - New City and Bethlehem

Today's program is dedicated to the new city of Jerusalem.  Visit the model of ancient Jerusalem .Continue to Yad Vashem, Israel's memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.  Enter the site by walking along the Street of the Righteous Gentiles, dedicated to the non-Jews that risked their lives in order to save their Jewish neighbors.  Continue to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptists (Luke 1.39-80).  This Spanish style church and Mary's well is where Mother Mary met her cousin Elizabeth.   Proceed to * Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity (Visit is subject to availability). Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Meals: Breakfast - Dinner


Day 7 - Saturday - Qumran - Masada - Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean Desert to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found in 1947 by a Bedouin boy.  Visit the ancient city of Qumran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D.  Ascend Massada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herod's Palace. Time and weather permitting we will have an opportunity to float on the Dead Sea waters.
Return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast - Dinner


Day 8 - Sunday - Departure

Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for your departure flight.


Notes
  • visit to Bethlehem is subject to availability.

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