Protestant Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Protestant Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Experience a spiritual journey to the land of the Bible
8 – Day Itinerary

  • Arrival

    Arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport. Meeting and assistance by our representative.
    Transfer to Tel Aviv.
    Overnight: Tel Aviv
  • Jaffa – Caesarea – Haifa – Megiddo

    Begin the day at Old Jaffa (Joppa) where Peter lodged at the house of Simon the Tanner. Drive through the Sharon Plain to Caesarea, where St. Peter made the first Gentile conversion and where St. Paul was later imprisoned. Visit the Roman Theatre, the port, the Crusader town and Roman aqueduct. Continue atop Mount Carmel, associated with the Prophet Elijah’s confrontation with the priests of Baal. Panoramic view of Haifa with its famous hanging Bahai gardens. Visit the Stella Maris Monastery, the Carmelites site indicates the cave where it is believed Elijah hid from King Ahab. Explore the remains of ancient civilizations in Megiddo, view Solomon's Gate, Ahab’s chariot stables and ancient water system. Through Jezreel Valley- the valley of Armageddon with its rich biblical history: Deborah, Gideon, King Saul, Jesus at Nain, and the Transfiguration in the Galilee.
    Overnight: Kibbutz guesthouse
  • Sea of Galilee – Nazareth

    From the cool tranquility of the Mount of Beatitudes contemplate the immortal words of the Sermon on the Mount with the Sea of Galilee at your feet.Mount of Beatitudes Roman Catholic chapel Visit Tabgha mosaics which tell the story of the miracle of multiplication of the loaves and fishes. Visit Capernaum; the base of the Jesus' Galilean ministry and visit the ancient synagogue. Boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Tiberias. On to the Jordan River, from there via Cana to Nazareth, where Jesus spent his youth. Visit the Church of Annunciation built over the house of Joseph and Mary, pass Mary’s Well. Drive to “the City of the Great King” Jerusalem.
    Overnight: Jerusalem 
  • Jerusalem Old City – Bethlehem

    Ascend the Mount of Olives for a beautiful panoramic view of Jerusalem’s Old City. Enter the Old city; visit the Western Wall, the most important Jewish site. View the Southern Wall excavations. Visit the Pools of Bethesda and St. Anne Church. Visit the site of Antonia, where Jesus was tried by Pontius Pilate. Continue along the “Via -Dolorosa”, the way of the Cross, to the Holy Sepulcher. Walk through the colorful Arab Bazaar. View The Citadel of David at the Jaffa Gate. Drive to Bethlehem passing Rachel’s Tomb to visit the Church of Nativity – the birthplace of Jesus, and the fields where the shepherds “watched their flocks by night”.
    Overnight: Jerusalem 
  • Jerusalem's New City – Via Dolorosa – Holy Sepulcher

    Passing the Hebrew University, the Supreme Court and the Knesset (Israel’s parliament). Visit the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, explore the Dead Sea Scrolls collection, the greatest relic from the ancient world ever made in this land. Visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial and museum dedicated to the 6 million Jewish victims of the Nazi regime in World War II. Visit the Chagall stained-glass windows at Hadassah Hospital, drawing their themes from Jacob’s blessings on his sons. Drive to Mount Zion, Visit the Upper Room (the Room of the Last Supper) and David’s Tomb. Visit the serene Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was captured. End the day at Skull Hill (Calvary) and the Garden Tomb, believed by many to be the possible site of the crucifixion and burial place of Christ.
    Overnight: Jerusalem 
  • City of David – Jewish Quarter

    Visit the original site of the 5,000-year-old City of David in the Old City of Jerusalem, which was captured by King David in1000 B.C. View the spring of Gihon, Hezekiah Tunnel and the Pool of Silwan. Continue to the Jewish Quarter, with its archeological treasures from the time of Isaiah, remains from Jesus' day, the Cardo – the wide main street of Byzantine Jerusalem.
    Afternoon: Free at leisure.
    Overnight: Jerusalem 
  • Masada – Qumran – Dead Sea

    Drive down the famous “Jericho Road”; view the Inn of the Good Samaritan. Continue via the Judean wilderness to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Via the Oasis of Ein Gedi where David hid from King Saul, continue south to Masada. Ascend by cable car to King Herod’s Great Fortress and the Jewish zealots' last stronghold. Tour the palaces, mosaics, frescoed bath-house, the ancient synagogue and water system. Freshen up at one of the Dead Sea spas. On our return to Jerusalem we will visit the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were written and found, some scholars believe John the Baptist was once a member of the Jewish Essene sect that lived in Qumran. Our last stop today is Bethany, where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead and lodged at the house of Mary and Martha.
    Overnight: Jerusalem 
  • Departure

    After breakfast transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your departure.
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