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).
Map of “Three Days Christian Tour”
|“We are a Christian Family of five from the United States. Danny gave us an outstanding tour of Jerusalem and Herodion.
His Archaeology background and knowledge of the Old and the New Testament is impressive and his explanations brought the holy sites to life.
Our three teenage children loved his tours”
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|“He is amazing. He knows the entire country like the back of his hand.As an archaeologist he has done some of his own personal research into the various holy sites which makes him able to provide information that no one else can.
He’s a secular Jew, but can quote the New Testament better then most Christians, and has an amazing understanding and appreciation for what Catholics believe.”
(Nick Hardesty, Louisville KT. [from Facebook]).
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