Make your way through the Holy Land to experience Him, follow in His footsteps, and see Him in the works He performed – your footsteps will become His. Celebrate votive Masses in the very places where these miraculous gifts became pages in the Gospel. See where He was back then, and feel how He is still there today!

Tour Highlights and Itinerary

Arrival
Day 1
Arrival
  • Optional Airport Pickup – (extra cost person, please indicate when booking)**. Or arrive to your hotel on your own.
  • Check-in to your hotel in Jerusalem and enjoy free time to acclimatise and if you wish, to venture out and start to experience the unique flavors of this city and region
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Location
Day 2
Jerusalem
  • Pickup from your hotel in the morning
  • Begin your tour of the holiest city of all, Jerusalem
  • Viewpoint from the Mount of Olives and see the stunning view across to the Old City, the Garden of Gethsemane, and Church of All Nations
  • Enter the Old City, and tour the four quarters including the Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Western (Wailing Wall), Souq, Mount Zion, Cardo, and more
  • Visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial and Museum
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Location
Day 3
Jesus’ Jerusalem
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Visit the Church of the Ascension on Mount Zion
  • At Pater Noster, see the grotto which commemorates the Lord’s Prayer
  • Walk down the Mount of Olives into the Kidron Valley visiting Dominus Flevit
  • Visit the Church of All Nations in Garden of Gethsemane
  • In the Old City, visit Bethesda’s Pool, St Anne’s Church, the convent of the Sisters of Zion, and the Ecce Homo Arch
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Location
Day 4
Bethlehem and Jericho
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Drive into the Judean Wilderness as you descend past the ‘Inn of the Good Samaritan’ to the city of Jericho
  • Explore Old Jericho seeing the Mount of Temptation
  • Continue to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus Christ, visiting the Church of the Nativity
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Location
Day 5
Masada and Dead Sea
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Descending to the lowest region of earth drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to the fortress of Mount Masada
  • Ascend Masada by cable car, admiring the views across the Dead Sea region, the palace of King Herod, and learning the story of this remarkable site
  • Relax at the Dead Sea, floating in the waters and immersing in the muds
  • See a view of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
Location
Day 6
Christian Sites Sea of Galilee Area (Optional)
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Drive north to the lush green hills of the Galilee region and arrive to the bright blue waters of the Sea of Galilee, the location of so much activity during the time of Jesus
  • Visit Magdala (hometown of Mary Magdalene)
  • See the ‘Jesus Boat’ in Kibbutz Ginosar, a boat which dates to the time of Jesus and can be used to picture many stories of the Bible
  • Visit Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the ‘Sermon on the Mount’
  • In Kfar Cana, visit the Wedding Church
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
  • This is an optional day of touring available for extra $105. If you do not join this tour you will have a free day to spend at leisure.
Location
Day 7
Caesarea, Haifa, Akko, Rosh Hanikra
  • Pickup from your hotel in the morning
  • Visit ancient Caesarea with its Roman amphitheatre, port, hippodrome, and aqueduct. This is a magnificent archaeological site which has been incredibly restored and brought back to life.
  • Explore Israel’s third city, Haifa set on the slopes of Mount Carmel which you will drive alongside on the way.
  • In the city, you will enjoy a view of the beautiful Baha’i Gardens, a world heritage site home to the Baha’i faith.
  • Travel further north, to ancient Acre – a UNESCO recognized World Heritage Site with ancient walled city and colourful market.
  • Visit the caves of Rosh Hanikra, on Israel’s far-northern border.
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
Location
Day 8
Galilee, Nazareth, River Jordan and Sea of Galilee
  • Pickup from your hotel in the morning
  • Returning to the Galilee, we’ll explore more of the rich region
  • Visit Nazareth, where we’ll tour the Church of the Annunciation in Jesus’s hometown
  • See Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee
  • Pass the city of Tiberias
  • Visit the River Jordan Baptism Site at Yardenit
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv
Departure
Day 9
Departure
  • The tour ends with free day in Tel Aviv
  • Optional airport transfer available upon enquiry for extra fee.

 

Hotels

3 Star Standard 

  • Tel Aviv – Gilgal Hotel
  • Jerusalem – Shani Hotel

4 Star Standard

  • Tel Aviv – Grand Beach Hotel
  • Jerusalem – Grand Court Hotel

5 Star Standard

  • Tel Aviv –  Dan Panorama Hotel
  • Jerusalem – Dan Boutique Hotel

*NB all hotels can be substituted with equivalent properties according to availability.

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