Protestant Pilgrimage 9 Days / 8 Nights

Protestant Pilgrimage



Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport; meet with your Professional guide who will be with you during your visit to the Holy Land. Visit the ancient port of the city of Jaffa. Transfer to your hotel in Galilee for an overnight stay. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth/ Tiberius

After breakfast, start the day by enjoying a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee where you will find 2000 year old boat recently uncovered on the shores of Galilee. Ascend to the top of Mount of Beatitude, where Jesus taught the great Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the site of multiplication of loaves and fish “Tabgha”. After that, continue on to visit theChurch of St. Peter’s Primacy, and then proceed toCapernaum; the home of our lord during his ministry. After that, visit Korazim, one of three towns that Jesus condemned. Proceed to Hippos, which is an archeological site that is located on a hill overlooking the Sea of Galilee. We will conclude this day at the Jordan River for a Renewal of baptismal vows.

Dinner and overnight in Nazareth/ Tiberius

After breakfast, drive to the upper Galilee to visit Hazor which is the largest biblical-era site, covering some 200 acres. Proceed to Tel Dan, one of the most important sites for the archaeological and historical recovery of the Holy Land. After that, head to Caesarea Philippi (Banyas), which is one of the most pleasant sites located at the southwestern base of Mount Hermon, then enjoy the view Mount Hermon. Drive north to the Nimrod Fortress, the largest crusader style fortress in the region, view the Golan Heights, and after that head to Majdal Shams which is a Druze village in the northern part of the Golan Heights, and in the southern foot hills of Mount Hermon. After this touching visit, drive to Quneitra; the largest destroyed and abandoned capital of the Quneitra Governorate in south-western Syria. Return back to Nazareth “optional visit to the Basilica of the Annunciation”.

After breakfast, drive to the Mount Precipice where the people of Nazareth took Jesus to throw him off the cliff, the drive to Megiddo, the most important city in the old days, and the new Testament referred to it as the place where the final battle between the good and evil will take place. After that, proceed to Al Muhraqa where the Elijah confronted with the priests of Baal, then drive to Caesarea, which was once the ancient capital of the Roman province. Visit the Byzantine Churches, the Roman Theater, Crusader’s Moat and the Aqueduct. On the way to Bethlehem we stop to visit Emmauswhere the resurrected Jesus met the two disciples and shared a meal with them. Now we are ready to spend unforgettable days in Bethlehem, the birth place of Jesus.

Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem/ Jerusalem

After breakfast, visit the Nativity Church; the birth place of Jesus Christ. Visit the nearby grave of St. Jerome. Then drive to the Shepherd’s Fields where the Angels of the Lord appeared to the Shepherd’s bringing to them the good news. Then, view Solomon’s Pools, three water reservoirs which were built by Herod the great to provide Jerusalem and the temple with water. Proceed to Hebron to conclude our day, where we will visit the old city of Hebron, Abraham Mosque and the Tomb of the Patriarchs. Return to Hotel for an overnight stay. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem/ Jerusalem
After breakfast, start the day by visit the third holiest site for Muslims, the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque. Continue to visit the Western Wall, the most sacred place for Jews. After that, view the southern wall excavations. Head to Mount Zion, where we will visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, the Upper Room where Jesus had his Last Supper with the Disciples. After that, walk through Via Dolorosa, theStations of the Cross to reach the most sacred place for Christians, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to visit the Golgotha and the tomb of our Lord. Return to Bethlehem for an overnight stay. Dinner and over night in Bethlehem/ Jerusalem
After breakfast, drive to the Mount of Olives; enjoy the panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem. Walk through Palm Sunday route to reach Dominus Flevit Church where Jesus wept over the fate of Jerusalem. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. After that, enter the Old City to visit St. Anne’s Church and nearby the Pool of the Bethesda. Then drive down to Jericho, visit the world’s oldest city and see the sycamore tree. Then we drive toQumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, stop at theDead Sea to enjoy the rest of the day in the world’s lowest point, floating in its mineral and healing water. Return toBethlehem for an overnight stay. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem/ Jerusalem
After breakfast, drive to Jerusalem to visit the Garden Tombwhere it is believed by many to be the garden and Sepulchre of Joseph of Arimathea and therefore a possible site of the resurrection of Jesus. Continue on to Ein Karem, the birthplace of St. John the Baptist to visit the church that commemorates his memory. Drive to West Jerusalem to visit the Israeli Museum; see the Shrine of the Book and the Model of Jerusalem from the second temple. Return to hotel for an overnight stay. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem/ Jerusalem
After breakfast, enjoy a peaceful free morning in Bethlehem. After that drive to Ben Gurion Airport to catch your flight back home.