Journey in Faith

Day   1          Israel

Arrive at Ben Gurion airport. Your guide will meet you at the airport. Drive to visit the ancient seaport of Jaffa where Peter stayed with Simon the Tanner. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Tel Aviv on your way to your hotel to have a welcome dinner and a relaxing evening.
Overnight in Tel Aviv

Day   2          Galilee

Drive along the ancient “Way of the Sea” to explore Caesarea the major port in the era of Jesus. Here Cornelius became the first Gentile convert to Christianity and Paul was imprisoned. Continue to Megiddo, where John envisioned the final war that would take place on the Plain of Armageddon. Travel to Muhraka on Mt. Carmel, the “Vineyard of God” where the Prophet Elijah testified to the Lord against the priests of Baal. Proceed to Haifa for a panoramic view of the city and celebrate Mass in the Carmelite Church on Mt. Carmel.
Overnight by the Sea of Galilee

Day   3          Sea of Galilee – Prophets in Their Land 

Morning service at Yardenit the baptism site on the Jordan River. Stop in Cana village of Jesus’ first miracle at the Wedding turning the water to wine. Continue to Nazareth, home of the holy family and celebrate Mass in the Basilica of the Annunciation. Tour the Grotto of the Holy Family. Visit Mt. Tabor site of the Transfiguration. Proceed to Beit Shean where excavations have disclosed the ruins of the country's largest city in the Roman Empire.
Overnight by the Sea of Galilee

Day   4          Sea of Galilee - Golan Heights   

Travel to Nof Ginosar and see the 2000 year old boat found in the Sea of Galilee. Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Arrive in Capernaum, to see the remains of Simon Peter’s house and the synagogue where Jesus taught and worshipped. Celebrate Mass at the Mt. of the Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee and the site where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Continue to Tabgha the Church recording the miracle of the multiplication of the Fish and the Loaves. Ascend the Golan Heights and stop at the Banias, one of the sources of the Jordan River and site of ancient Caesarea Philippi, where Peter made his confession of faith in Jesus.
Overnight by the Sea of Galilee

Day   5          Massada - Jerusalem

Travel through the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea area. View Mount of Temptation, where Jesus fasted forty days and nights before his last ascent to Jerusalem. Proceed to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea. Stop in Qumran, center of the Essenes who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls. Continue to Massada, the fortress built by King Herod. Ride the cable car to the top to explore the excavations. Stop at the shore of the Dead Sea to take a dip in the salt mineral water. This evening experience a Bedouin Meal and hospitality in a Bedouin Tent.
Overnight by the Dead Sea

Day   6          Jerusalem - Bethlehem

Travel up to Jerusalem through the Judean Wilderness, passing Bethany on the way to Mt of Olives to enjoy a view of the city of Jerusalem. Walk down to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed for God’s will to be done. Drive to Mount Zion, to seethe site of the Last Supper Room, the House of the High Priest Caiaphas where Jesus was imprisoned and the Church of Dormition for Mass. In the afternoon drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity and the Fields of Ruth and Boaz.
Overnight in Jerusalem

Day   7          Jerusalem - The Footsteps of Jesus       

Today enter the Old City of Jerusalem to visit the Western Wall and Davidson Center with the Southern Steps that led to the Temple. Visit the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus cured a man, the Church of St. Anne, mother of Mary and the Arch of Ecce Homo. Walk along the 14 Stations of the Cross the Via Dolorosa, to the Church of Holy Sepulcher toCelebrate Mass at the site of Jesus’ death and resurrection at the Roman Catholic Chapel. If time permits visit Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial.
Overnight in Jerusalem

Day   8          Jerusalem

Have a free day in Jerusalem.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day   9          Home

Arrive Home