Day 1 – Galilee
Our first day will be devoted to exploring the GALILEE. We start the Jesus’ hometown – Nazareth . Strolling through the local market, we visit the Church of Annunciation (Luke 1), and the “Synagogue church ” (Luke 4).
Day 2 – Bethlehem and Jerusalem
When Returning from Bethlehem we will drive to Mount of Olives Viewpoint , visit the Chapel of the Ascension , and driving by the Church of the Pater Noster , and Dominus Flevit visit the Garden of Gethsemane .
Next we park by Jaffa Gate , walk by Saint James Cathedral at the Armenian Quarter , and visit the site of the last supper (Cenacle ), and possibly also King David’s Tomb Mark on Mount Zion and Dormition Abbey .
We now walk into the Jewish Quarter and after a possible lunch break, and a visit to the Western wall , we join the Catholic traditional path known as the “Stations of the Cross” (Via Dolorosa ), from place of the trial of Jesus, to the site of his Crucifixion and burial – Church of the Holy Sepulchre .
Day 3 – Caesarea and Jaffa
Our Third day will be deovted to significant sites to Christian history along the Mediterranean coast. We First head to Caeasrea , where we review the wealth of finds, and especially those relating to Paul’s prison (Acts 23-26) and the baptism of Cornelius by Peter (Acts 10).
Next we head to Jaffa . Visiting the House of Simon the Tanner and\or the Saint Peter’s Catholic church we assess the Peter’s experience in Jaffa (Acts 10:9-16). East of Jaffa, we can also visit the unique Samaritan Community in Holon.
If time permits we also visit Emmaus-Nicopolis , where Jesus appeared after his resurrection according to Luke (24:13-31).
Cost: Depends on number of participants.
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