Biblical Tours - Holy Land Biblical Tour
Day 1: Tel Aviv Nazareth
arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, you will be met
by a representative, assisted through customs
and transferred to your hotel in Nazareth.
Day 2: Nazareth - Cana - Mt Tabor
Breakfast in the hotel, then start the day with
a visit to the Annunciation Church in Nazareth
"the announcement of the Angel Gabriel to the
Virgin Mary of the approaching virgin birth"
(Luke 1:26-38). Visit the St. Joseph the
Carpenter Church, believed to have been built
over the holy family's workshop, visit Mary's
Well & Springs - the site of the Annunciation.
Travel to Cana to visit the Church of Cana,
where Jesus performed his first miracle "the
transformation of water into wine" (John
2:1-11, 4:46-54). Then drive to Mt. Tabor, the
site of the transfiguration of Jesus Christ
(Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28-36).
Return to Nazareth.
Day 3: Mt of Beatitudes - Tabgha - Sea of Galilee
Breakfast in the hotel, then travel to Mt. of
Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on
the Mount (Matthew 5:1-8). Visit Tabgha on the
north-western shore of the Sea of Galilee,
traditionally accepted as the place of the
miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and
fishes (Mark 6:30-46) and the fourth
resurrection appearance of Jesus (John 21:1-24)
after his Crucifixion. Travel to the Church of
the Primacy of St. Peter Primacy which allegedly
marks the spot of Jesus' reinstatement of Peter
as chief among the apostles. Enjoy a boat ride
on the Sea of Galilee before continuing on to
Capernaum where Jesus lived and healed the sick,
preaching in the synagogue and performing
miracles (Matthew 9:1, 4:13). Finally, visit the
House of Peter where Jesus is believed to have
lived. Back to Nazareth.
Day 4: Haifa - Caesarea - Tel Aviv (Jaffa) - Jerusalem
Taking the Kings' Highway, an ancient caravan
route to see Mt. Nebo. Here God showed Moses the
Holy Land before he died. From the lookout
Following breakfast and check-out, we drive to
the beautiful City of Haifa, ascending Mt.
Carmel to enjoy a panoramic view over the Bay,
then on to visit Stella Maris Carmelite
Monastery at the top and the Cave of Alia
(Elijah's Cave) at the base. Visit Muhraka, the
Hanging Gardens of the Bahai' Shrine, through Meggido, then proceed to Caesarea to visit the
Water Aqueduct and the Roman Theatre, Hippodrome
and Crusader fortress. We drive to Tel Aviv, the
commercial capital of Israel, then on to Jaffa
to visit Peter's Church, the House of Simon the
Tanner, the Old City and port of Jaffa before
heading to Jerusalem. Enjoy a panoramic view of
the Old City before checking-in to your hotel.
Day 5: Mt. of Olives - Mt. Zion - Ein Karem - Bethlehem
first stop this morning is the Mt. of Olives. We
visit the Church of the Ascension, Pater Noster
Church, the Dominos Flevit Church where Jesus
wept over Jerusalem, then continue on to the
Garden of Gethsemane. Next we visit Mt. Zion to
see the St. Peter in Gallicantu, then King
David's Tomb and the Upper Room, Dormiton Abbey.
At Ein Karem we visit St John the Baptist Church
and the Church of Visitation (Luke 1:39-56). We
travel to Bethlehem to visit the Nativity Church
- the birth place of Jesus Christ, Milk Grotto
and finally Shepherd's Field, before returning
to your hotel.
Day 6: Walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem
Breakfast in the hotel then we enter the Old
City of Jerusalem from Dung Gate to visit the
Walling Wall. See the Area of the Mosque built
on Mt. Moriah (Temple Mount), then walk the
traditional Way of the Cross (the 14 Stations of
the Cross). View the Holy Sepulcher Church and
the Empty Tomb of Jesus Christ.
Day 7: Bethany - Jericho - Dead Sea
breakfast in the hotel, we drive to Bethany to
visit the House of Mary & Martha, and the Tomb
of Lazarus. Next we travel to Jericho, the
oldest town in the Holy Land. Visit the Sycamore
Tree (Zacharious the tax collector climbed the
tree to view Jesus) and view Mt. of Temptation.
Then on to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on
earth, over 420m below sea level. Lie back and
read a magazine as you can float on the surface
of the water, 7 times saltier than regular
seawater and full of minerals which provide
therapeutic remedies to many skin ailments.
Return to your hotel.
Day 8: Departure
Check out from your hotel and transfer to Ben Guiron Airport for your departure flight.