DAY 1 - Ben Gurion  JERUSALEM

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where our Tourist representative meet and assist to your hotel.


Refreshed from a good night's sleep, Start the day with a magnificent view of the Old City from the top of the Mt. of Olives. Take the "Palm Sunday Walk" to the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations and drive across the Kidron Valley. Enter the Old City through St. Stephen's Gate (Lions' Gate) to the Muslim Quarter visit the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque, visit the beautiful Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda, Pilate's Judgment Hall, and the Ecce Homo Arch. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, into the Christian Quarter, and see the Stations of the Cross. Drive to Mt. Zion to see the House of Caiaphas and the Upper Room of the Last Supper,  Dinner and overnight.


Depart to Masada, overlooking the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on Earth, where we ascend by cable car to visit the remnants of Herod's Palace and where in 73 A.D. the Zealots made their last stand against the might of Rome. Visit Ein Gedi, fabled Spring of David, and proceed to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947. Time permitting, we will go for a swim, rather a "float", in the salted waters of the Dead Sea, Return to your Hotel.


This day alone is worth the trip! We are now literally walking in the footsteps of Jesus. We will take a most memorable boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, in a replica of the ancient wooden boat used in Jesus' day. We will visit an ancient boat believed to be from Jesus' time found in the Sea of Galilee in 1986. We walk into old Capernaum with the ancient synagogue; on to the site of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes (Tabgha), the Sermon on the Mount and the Mount of Beatitudes. You will have an opportunity for a lunch of St. Peter's fish (optional.) In the afternoon we will journey north to Caesarea Phillipi (Banias Spring) where Peter confessed, "You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God" (Matthew 16:16.) Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Nazareth.


After Breakfast, we to visit Basilica of the Annunciation, and the ruins of the early Basilica, the Franciscan Museum, and St.Joseph's Workshop. We will visit the market, the Church of the Synagogue, Mary's Well and St.Gabriel's Church. Heading back to Jerusalem.

DAY 6 - JERUSALEM - New City

Breakfast and we will leave for a visit to the New City of Jerusalem, we will stop at the Menorah in front of the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament building, and we will continue towards Ein Karem, the Mary's, cousin of Elizabeth and Zacharias. Return to the hotel and dinner, overnight.


After breakfast, drive to visit Bethlehem, visit the Basilica of the Nativity, Chapel of St. Jerome and the Crusader Cluster, and later the Milk Grotto. and the Shepherds field, lunch in Bethlehem.

This evening we will share in a Farewell Dinner and the presentation of a Certificate of Pilgrimage to each tour participant. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

DAY 8 - Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport

Today we transfer to the airport. Our guide will assist us with check-in procedures. Depart on our flight home. We arrive home today with wonderful memories of a visit to the Land of the Bible!

Orient Tourist Bureau