Tour Type : Catholic Tours
USA-The Mediterranean Sea - Caesarea - Mount Carmel - Megiddo - Plain Of Armageddon - Tiberias - The Sea Of Galilee - Capernaum - Mount Of Beatitudes - Cana - Beit Shean - Jericho - Bethany - Jerusalem - Masada – Qumran – Dead Sea Swim - The Old City- MT. of Olives
Assemble Newyork JFK International airport at 730PM. Check in begins at 800 PM. Depart for Tel Aviv on LOT Polish Flight No 016 departing at 1020PM.
With a connection in Warsaw, arrive at the Tel Aviv airport @ 750PM, we will be met and transferred to our hotel in the shores of the Mediterranean –Dinner at Hotel Metropolitan Hotel Tel Aviv or Similar. (D) Dining room closes at 930 PM (will request to stay open, if not then Cold plate consisting of Fruit, Bread and Cheese would be arranged in your rooms) Hotel Metropolitan or Similar.
After breakfast our touring begins with Caesarea, the Roman city of Herod where sights include Crusader fortifications and the Roman aqueducts and amphitheater. Driving through the Jezreel Valley to Mt. Carmel - the biblical site of Elijah's contest with the prophets of Baal (IKings:18). Continue to the fields of Armageddon (Revelation 16:16) visiting Megiddo. Here we visit Solomon's Stables, the famous tower and secret passages.
On to visit Nazareth, we will see the Church of the Annunciation, carpentry shop and Mary's Well. Continue via Mt. Tabor, the traditional site of the Transfiguration (Matt. 17:1-8). To Tiberias for dinner and overnight by the Sea of Galilee Caesar Hotel or Similar (B, L, D).
After breakfast, we board our boat for a morning devotional service on the Sea of Galilee. After our cruise, we continue to the ruins of Capernaum (John 6:24) to visit the ancient ruins of the first century synagogue where Jesus preached (Matt. 4:13-17). View the Mt. of Beatitudes - site of the "Sermon on the Mount" (Matt. 5-7) We enjoy our included lunch of Peters Fish. Visit Tabgha - the chapel dedicated to the multiplication of the loaves and fishes (Mark 6:34-44). Stop at the Baptismal site to renew our Baptism vows dinner and overnight at our hotel in Tiberias. Caesar Hotel or Similar (B, L, D).
On our way to Tiberias we stop at Cana and visit the church of the Wedding Feast site of Jesus first miracle. Then we drive via the Jordan Valley we stop at Beit Shean, Then, we proceed to Ancient Jericho, where the walls came tumbling down and a commanding view of the Mt. of Temptation and Elisha's Fountain. We will view as well the Sycamore tree of Zacchaeus (Luke 10:25-37). Our last stop is at the little village of Bethany, on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives about 3km from Jerusalem it was a favorite place of rest and refuge for Jesus. Here he knew the friendship of his friends Martha, Mary and Lazarus. And here, in the cemetery just below the village, he raised Lazarus from the dead. . Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Bethlehem Hotel ( Hotel Sunrise or Similar). (B, L, D).
After a night of rest and a hearty breakfast this exciting day will begin with a drive to the top of the Mount of Olives (Matt. 24:3) for a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem. Visit the chapel of the Ascension, the Church of Pater Noster and Dominus Flevit. Walk along Hosanna Road to the Garden of Gethsemane to visit the Church of the Nations which stands on the Rock of the Agony where Jesus was betrayed by Judas (Matt. 26:36-57). See the Pillar of Absalom, the Eastern (Golden) Gate and the Pinnacle of the Temple. Continue to the Gibon Spring, Pool of Siloam. After lunch, drive to Mt. Zion, where we visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu - on the site of Caiaphas House - the Upper Room / Room of the Last Supper (Luke 22:14-20), the Tomb of King David and the Dormition Afternoon drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and the birth place of Jesus, Chapel of the Holy Innocents under St Catherine’s Church and Shepherds Fields (Luke 2:1-20). Then we see the Fields of Boaz and Ruth (Ruth 1:16-17 & 4:13). We observe Rachel's Tomb return to our hotel for dinner and overnight in Bethlehem Hotel (Hotel Sunrise or Similar) (B, L, D).
Then we drive to View the Kidron Valley and the Mount of Olives from the Eastern Gate as you start a walking tour to the Old City of Jerusalem entering through St. Stephen's Gate to the Pool of Bethesda and Saint Anne's Church, the Ecce Homo Arch (Behold the Man) (John 19:13) where Jesus was tried before Pilate (Mark 15:6). We will also see the Lithostrotos and the Via Dolorosa. Continue to the Temple Area of Mt. Moriah. Visit the El Aksa Mosque, the Wailing Wall and the Dome of the Rock which is built on the ancient site of Solomon's Temple (Genesis 22:9-14) and over the Rock of Sacrifice where Abraham offered Isaac (Genesis 22) and the ceremonial sacrifice of animals took place. Walk through the Old City bazaars to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
In the afternoon we visit Ein Karem where we visit the Church of St. John the Baptist and the Church of the Visitation. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem Hotel ( Hotel Sunrise or Similar). (B, L, D).
A beautiful new road takes us south along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada, truly a remarkable piece of history. Then ascend to Masada by cable car to visit the magnificent ruins of the fortress where from 70-73 A.D. the Jewish defenders made the last stand of the Judean revolt against Rome and where the remains of store houses, cisterns and a 6th century Byzantine church are still on view. After lunch at Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Visit the remains of the community center of the Essenes and the Caves of the Scrolls. we stop by the Dead Sea for an optional swim (bring your swimsuit), Then it is back up to Bethlehem( Hotel Sunrise or Similar).(B, L, D).
Checkout of Hotel @700AM ( will request early breakfast at 600AM)and depart to Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv. Check-in begins @ 830AM and LOT Polish Flight 156 Departs @ 1150AM, with a connection arrives JFK @ 935PM
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|No of days of departure||Charges|
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