Morning arrival in Tel Aviv. Upon meeting our guide we embark on a panoramic view of Jaffa and are transferred to our hotel in Bethlehem. Time for rest, dinner and overnight.
Ein Karem - Qasr El Yahud
This morning we visit Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist. Continue to visit Qasr El Yahud, the place where Jesus was baptized. Return to our hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight
Jerusalem - Bethlehem
In the morning we depart to Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Visit the Church of Pater Noster, the Church of all Nations, the Garden of Gethsemane and Dominus Flevit churches. Continue to visit Mount Zion with the Upper Room (Room of the Last Supper) and the Church of St. Peter's in Gallicantu. In the afternoon we visit Bethlehem – where Jesus was born, celebrating Mass in one of the churches. We visit the Manger, the Crusaders' Cloister, the Milk Grotto and the Grotto of St. Jerome – Shepherd’s field. Return to our hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
Today's journey takes us to the ancient city of Jerusalem: St. Ann's Church, Pool of Bethesda, Pilate's Judgment Hall, the Chapel of the Flagellation and the Arch of Ecce Homo, the convent of the sisters of Zion and Dormition Abbey. We continue with the Stations of the Cross – Via Dolorosa to the Holy Sepulchre. Mass will be celebrated in one of the many churches of Jerusalem. In the afternoon we visit the Western Wall, also called the “Wailing Wall”. We see the place of the Mosque of Omar and El Aksar. Return to hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
Masada - Jericho
This morning we leave for a full day excursion to Masada, the Dead Sea. En route we visit the village of Bethany with the tomb of Lazarus (time permitting). Continue to Jericho, the oldest inhabited city in the world. We visit the town and.Then on to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 and the Dead Sea. Time for floating before our return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Mount Tabor - Cana - Nazareth
After breakfast we depart to Galilee. En route we ascend Mount Tabor – the Mount of the Transfiguration. Continue to Cana – the site of Jesus' first miracle. Here we celebrate a marriage renewal ceremony. We move on to Nazareth where we celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the Annunciation and we visit Mary's Well and St. Joseph's Carpentry Shop. Dinner and overnight in our hotel in Nazareth.
Sea of Galilee - Tabgha, Mount of the Beatitudes
After breakfast we depart for Tiberias. We travel by boat on the Sea of Galilee, visit Capernaum, home of St. Peter and the site of Jesus' preaching, on to Tabgha to see the Church of the Multiplication with its beautiful 5th century fish mosaic. We also visit the Church of the Primacy and celebrate Mass on the Mount of the Beatitudes. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight
Haifa - Mt Carmel
This morning, we visit Haifa and Mt. Carmel, the “burning place” where Elijah called fire down to confound the prophets of Baal. Here we celebrate Mass. We continue via Cesarea, the ancient Roman Capital by the sea. Dinner in a restaurant then continue to the airport in Tel Aviv for a flight to Toronto
Return to Canada
Morning arrival in Toronto.
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transportation from Toronto (unless specified otherwise), incl. airport taxes and surcharges,
hotel accommodation first class or superior tourist class based on double occupancy – single room supplement is $490
2 meals daily (breakfast and dinner)
all sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide,
tips to drivers, guides, restaurants, hotels
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