Protestant Pilgrimage 9 Days / 8 Nights
(ACCOMMODATION: BETHLEHEM OR JERUSALEM IN THE SOUTH, NAZARETH OR AROUND THE SEA OF GALILEE IN THE NORTH)
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