Lunch, dinner. Reception at the JORDAN border and transfer to JERUSALEM or BETHLEHEM.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner. At the appointed time we left to visit the city of Tel Aviv passing through the main sites of interest: National Theater, Peace Tower, Mediterranean Boardwalk, large avenues, Municipal Square called today Plaza Yitzhak Rabin and we will arrive at Jaffa: Old port of Israel , today an artists’ neighborhood and the place where Simon Peter visited Simon the Tanner. Visit to the Church of Saint Peter. Continuing along the coast towards Caesarea Maritime, ancient Roman capital with its Roman Theater, Fortress of the Crusaders, Roman Aqueduct. Continuing to Haifa, we will visit the city, climbing Mount Carmel where the Grotto of the Prophet Elijah is located, visit the Church of Stella Maris, headquarters of the Brotherhood of Carmelites and worship Our Lady of Carmen. We will also contemplate the Baha’i Temple and its Persian Gardens. Panoramic tour of the city and the port. Continuing the journey to Galilee. Accommodation at the hotel in NAZARETH or TIBERIAS.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner. We will go to Mount Tabor, climb in taxis to visit the Basilica of the Transfiguration. We continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, place of the Sermon on the Mount, and visit the Church. We continue to Tabgha where the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes took place, the Church of the Primate, place of confirmation of Saint Peter and Capernaum where we will visit the old synagogue where Jesus preached and the house of Simon Peter. Boat trip on the Sea of Galilee. In the afternoon visit of Cana of Galilea where the first Miracle took place. Accommodation in NAZARETH or TIBERIAS.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Departure in the morning to the Jordan River for the possibility of renewal of baptismal vows by sprinkling. Continue to Masada, the last Jewish stronghold in the revolt with Rome. Passing by the inn of the Good Samaritan and Bedouin villages, bordering the coast of the Dead Sea. We will go up by cable car to the imposing fortress where we will find Herodian and Zealot ruins. Next we travel to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found at the lowest place in the world. Time to swim in the Dead Sea. In the afternoon, stop at Jericho and visit the Mount of Temptations. Then departure to Bethlehem or Jerusalem and accommodation.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Departure to see Mount Scopus (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and panoramic tour of the city. On the Mount of Olives we will visit the Chapel of the Ascension, the Church of Our Father, the Church of Dominus Felvit, the Basilica of the Agony and the Garden of Gethsemane. Then we will enter the Old City of Jerusalem, to reach the Church of Santa Ana (traditional birthplace of the Virgin Mary) and the pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the paralytic. We will live the Via Dolorosa with its stations, arriving at Mount Calvary and the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher and the Resurrection. In the afternoon, we will visit Mount Zion the Tomb of King David, the Benedictine Abbey of the Dormition and the Cenacle (hall of the last supper). Accommodation in Bethlehem or Jerusalem.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Departure to visit the Wailing Wall (the most sacred site of the Jewish people in the World) next to the Temple Esplanade where the Dome of the Rock and El Aksa Mosque are. Traveling to the new city of Jerusalem, we will visit Ein Karem, where we will visit the Church of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (Benedictus) and also the Church of the Visitation (Magnificat). Then visit of Bethlehem, Basilica of the Nativity, Church of Santa Catalina and Grotto of San Jerome. Accommodation in BETHLEHEM or JERUSALEM.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Departure to the Pool of Bethesda and Church of Santa Ana, Ecce Homo and VIA CRUCIS THE XIV STATIONS OF THE VIA DOLOROSA to the BASILICA OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE. Visit to the Church and commemoration of the Resurrection. Later visit we go to Bethany. Free afternoon. Accommodation in BETHLEHEM or JERUSALEM.