THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HOLYLAND 7 days / 6 Nights (HT 701)
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HOLYLAND 7 days / 6 Nights (HT 701)• Day 1 Flight into Tel Aviv Arrive into Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport, where you will be greeted and transferred to your Galilee hotel.• Day 2 Lakeside Ministry, Nazareth, Cana and Mount Tabor Drive around the Sea of Galilee visiting the sites of Jesus’ ministry: the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount; Tabgha where the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand took place, and Capernaum which was the centre of Jesus’ Galilean ministry.
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HOLYLAND 7 days / 6 Nights (HT 701) Continue to Nazareth, the town that was the boyhood home of Jesus, including a visit to the Basilica of the Annunciation which commemorates the visit of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, and is built over part of what is believed to have been Mary’s home. Drive to the village of Cana where Jesus performed His first miracle of turning water into wine at a wedding feast. End the day with a visit to Mount Tabor, traditional scene of the Transfiguration. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HOLYLAND 7 days / 6 Nights (HT 701)• Day 3 The Jordan Valley, Beth Shan & Jericho After breakfast, leave your hotel heading south to Beth Shan, site of extensive archaeological excavations and the best-preserved amphitheatre in the country. Drive down the fertile Jordan valley to Jericho, a desert oasis, one of the oldest cities in the world and famous for its destruction by Joshua. Continue to Jerusalem and drive to the top of the Mount of Olives for a first view over the Golden City. Arrive at your Jerusalem/Bethlehem hotel for dinner and four night stay.
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HOLYLAND 7 days / 6 Nights (HT 701)• Day 4 Tour of Old Jerusalem Begin your tour on Mount Zion to see the Cenacle or Upper Room where traditionally Jesus and His disciples shared the Last Supper, and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu where Jesus was brought to trial before the High Priest. Enter the Old City of Jerusalem through the Zion Gate and walk through the Jewish Quarter past the Roman Cardo.
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HOLYLAND 7 days / 6 Nights (HT 701)See the famous Western“Wailing” Wall sacred to theJews, and the golden Dome ofthe Rock on the Temple Mount.Then follow the Stations of theCross along the Via Dolorosawhich marks Jesus’ traditionalroute to Calvary where He wascrucified, over which theChurch of the Holy Sepulchrenow stands.Visit the tranquil Garden Tomb.Dinner and overnight in yourhotel.
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HOLYLAND 7 days / 6 Nights (HT 701) • Day 5 Massada and the Dead Sea Drive south through the Judean wilderness to Qumran where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. Continue to Massada, the famous desert rock fortress and hear the story of the Zealots who chose to die by their own hands there rather than be captured by the Romans during the Jewish war of 1st century AD. Drive to the shores of the Dead Sea, at the lowest point on earth, taking the opportunity to float in the salty buoyant water, rich in minerals. Return for dinner and overnight at your Jerusalem/Bethlehem hotel.
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HOLYLAND 7 days / 6 Nights (HT 701)• Day 6 Mount of Olives & Bethlehem; the new city Walk down the Mount of Olives from the chapel of the Ascension to see the Pater Noster church where the Lord’s prayer is displayed in many different languages, and Dominus Flevit with its tear- drop shapes dome, traditionally where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane at the foot of the hill, to visit the Church of the Agony and see the ancient olive trees.
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HOLYLAND 7 days / 6 Nights (HT 701) Drive to Bethlehem (if possible) where the Church of the Nativity is built over the traditional site of Jesus’ birth. End the day with a visit to the moving Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. • Day 7 Return Flight You will be transferred to Tel-Aviv airport for your return flight home.