8 Days Protestant Biblical Program

Daily Itinerary

DAY 01: TEL AVIV/MEDITERRANEAN COAST

Upon arrival into Tel Aviv you will be met by your guide and driver and transferred to your hotel on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea for dinner and overnight. (D)

DAY 02: CAESAREA/MEGIDDO/TIBERIAS

Depart via the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea which was built by Herod the Great and tour the theater, aqueduct and Crusader fortress. Proceed to Megiddo in the Valley of Armageddon, focal point of the Book of Revelations. After visiting these ancient ruins we depart to Muhraka, the traditional site where Elijah fought the false prophets of Baal. End the day at your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

DAY 03: TIBERIAS/CAPERNAUM/ TABGHA/BANIAS

Begin the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and a visit to Capernaum where Jesus spent much of his ministry and chose his first disciples. Visit Tabgha, site of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount, for a beautiful view of the entire Galilee. Next we view the Golan Heights and visit Banias (ancient Caesarea Philipi) before returning to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

DAY 04: TIBERIAS/CANA/NAZARETH/ BEIT SHEAN/JERUSALEM

Depart Tiberias to Cana where Jesus performed his first miracle of turning water into wine, and visit the Wedding Church where married couples may renew their vows. Drive to Nazareth where the angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary to announce the birth of Jesus. Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church. Next we depart through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean to explore the excavations of the ancient Roman city. Continue to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

DAY 05: OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM

Our day begins with a visit to the Mount of Olives where we enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Jerusalem. Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane and visit the Church of All Nations. Next we visit the Old City of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall and the Temple Mount. See the Dome of the Rock, the Church of St. Anne, the Pool of Bethesda, Pilate’s Judgment Hall, the Chapel of Flagellation and the Ecce Homo Arch. We walk the Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross) through the narrow alleys and souks to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Mount Zion to visit Dormition Abbey, the Upper Room and the Tomb of King David. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.  (B, D)

DAY 06: JERUSALEM/EIN KAREM/ BETHLEHEM

Today begins with a visit to the Garden Tomb. Drive by the Knesset (Israeli parliament) and the campus of the Hebrew University to visit the Israel Museum which contains a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple and the Shrine of the Book which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. Continue to Ein Karem, home of John the Baptist, to visit the Church of the Visitation. This afternoon we go to Bethlehem to visit the Shepherd’s Fields and the Church of the Nativity, traditional birthplace of Jesus. Return to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

DAY 07: JERUSALEM/MASADA/QUMRAN/ JERICHO/DEAD SEA

This morning we drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. Ascend by cable car to visit the ruins and excavations of the hilltop fortress built by Herod the Great. Next we visit Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Continue to Jericho, the oldest city in the world, to visit the Mount of Temptation. On our way back to Jerusalem we stop for a swim in the Dead Sea which has an unusually high concentration of salt. Enjoy time to float and relax in the soothing waters before returning to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

DAY 08: JERUSALEM/TEL AVIV/HOME

You have an early morning departure to Tel Aviv airport and your flight home. (B)

 

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