Morning arrival in Tel Aviv. Upon meeting our guide we are transferred to our hotel in Galilee. Time for rest, dinner and overnight.
Sea of Galilee - Tabgha, Mount of 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. Visit Magdala, home town of Mary Magdalene. 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.
Cana - Nazareth - Mt Tabor
This morning we start our tour in 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. In the afternoon we ascend Mount Tabor – the Mount of the Transfiguration. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Haifa - Mt Carmel, Cesarea by Sea - Judea
Today we depart Galilee for Judea and the area of Jerusalem. En route we visit Haifa and Mt. Carmel (Muhraqa), the “burning place” where Elijah called fire down to confound the prophets of Baal. Here we celebrate Mass. We continue via Cesarea by the Sea to Judea for our dinner and overnight.
Mt of Olives - Bethlehem
After breakfast we tour Mt. of Olives. We visit the church of Pater Noster, Garden of Gethsemane and continue to Bethlehem where Jesus was born. We visit the Manger, the Crusaders' Cloister and the Grotto of St. Jerome – Shepherd’s field. Return to our hotel 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. 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”. Return to our hotel for dinner.
Ein Karem - Jericho
Mount Zion with the Upper Room (Room of the Last Supper) and the Church of St. Peter's in Gallicantu. Continue to visit Ein Karem, St. John’s town and then tothe village of Bethany with the tomb of Lazarus. Our next stop is Jericho, the oldest inhabited city in the world. We view Mt. Temptation and transfer to our hotel in Jericho for dinner and overnight.
Qasr El Yahud - Masada, Dead Sea
Today we visit Qasr El Yahud, the place where Jesus was baptized. Continue to Masada, the famous Jewish fortress, the Dead Sea and Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947. Time for floating in the Dead Sea before returning to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Return to Canada
After breakfast we are transferred to the airport in Tel Aviv for a flight to Toronto.
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