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5-Day Christian Holy Land Israel Tour

5-Day Christian Holy Land Israel Tour

A five days private tour to the Holy Land is a great way to unfold the spirituality and sanctitiy of the promised Land, covering most of the holy Christian and Biblical sites in Israel. Your private guide will lead you in comfort and guide you through sites in the Galilee, around the Sea of Galilee, in Jerusalem, as well as Bethlehem, Jaffa and Caesarea.

Day 1 – Follow Jesus in the Galilee

The beginning of our tour will be devoted mostly to exploring the hometown of Jesus  –  Nazareth.  Strolling through the local market, we visit the  Church of Annunciation (Luke 1), the “Synagogue church” (Luke 4), and S. Gabriel church next to Mary’s Well. We can also drive to visit Mount Precipice. After a lunch break in one of the local Arab restaurants we continue to Cana to learn about the “first miracle of Jesus”  – turning water into wine (John 2). We end the day ascending to the top of Mount Tabor – the mountain of the “Transfiguration” (Luke 9), and possibly visit the village of Nain, where Jesus raised a Widow’s son from the Dead (Luke 7).

Overnight: Tiberias

Day 2 – Miracles on the Sea of Galilee

sea-of-galileebreasfast we head first to “The town of Jesus” –  Capernaum, where we learn about finds related to Jesus and his activity. We then drive by the Golan Heights and asses the location of the “Road to Damascus” where Paul was convereted to Christianity.  When we reach Caesarea Philippi (Banias), we explore the site where Peter proclaimed Jesus as “Massiah, son of living God“. (Mat. 16:13-20; Mark 8:27-30; Luke 9:18-20), and have a nice lunch. On the way back, if time permits, we could also visit Mount of Beatitudes,  Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish, “Church of the Primacy of Peter”, or  “Sea of Galilee Boat“ exhibit.

Overnight: Tiberias

Day 3 – Greeting Jerusalem

Before heading Jerusalem we visit the new fascanating finds made in the hometown of Mary Magdalene – Magdala. We then drive along the Jordan River, pass by Beit She’an, one of the Members of the “DECAPOLIS” cities, and make a stop by Jericho at the famed Baptism site (qasr el-Yahud).  For lunch we could go to the visitors center of Qumran where we can learn about the fasanating archaeological discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and then head up to Jerualem, possibly stopping at the Good Samaritan Inn, and reaching Jeruaslem just before sundown, to greet it from Mount of Olives Viewpoint .

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 4 – Exploring Jerusalem and Bethlehem

tour to jerusalem via dolorosaWe start with a drive to the check point, where a Palestinian guide will take into Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity. When Returning from Bethlehem we will 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 the First Century Church on Mount Zion?;  King David’s Tomb Mark on Mount Zion and Dormition Abbey.  We proceed into the Jewish Quarter, 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.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 5 – On the Way to Emmaus

Our last day will be deovted to significant sites 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 learn about 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).

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    We just returned from an 8-day tour with Danny, including Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Masada, Megiddo, the Galilee area and Caesarea. I cannot say enough good about Danny and his team! Danny has the perfect blend of archeological knowledge, cultural history and religious background to tie-in the significance of each ancient site, regardless of your background. He is passionate about sharing his expertise and helping you have an amazing experience in the Holy Land. He is extremely flexible. He wants your tour to be tailor-made for you. He also works hard to accommodate last-minute requests along the way. I would recommend Danny to all of my friends and family who want an amazing experience in the Holy Land. Thank you, Danny!!

    Charles H., USA

    Touring Israel with Danny was an incredible experience! I can’t imagine how the trip would have been without his help and expertise— he has the answer to all of your questions! I really appreciated his vast knowledge especially in archaeology which helped to bring biblical stories to life. Danny is also a celebrity! We were stopped multiple times on our tour by other tour guides who knew him either from taking his classes, watching his vlogs, or following him on social media..

    Hailey H., USA

    Your tours haven been amazing! We have been so blessed by your expertise and the way in which you conduct your tours. My reading of the scriptures will never be the same because of this experience. Thank you so very much!

    Charles H., USA

    Danny knows the sites of Israel from so many different perspectives- not the least of which is the archeological expertise he brings to the table. Danny is one of a kind - I'd recommend him for any length of tour for any age group on any day of the week! My experience was eye opening and life-shifting. Loved every moment. Best tour guide experience I've ever had!

    Hillary T., USA

    Daniel provided the single best guided tour experience our family has ever had! Daniel's knowledge of the Holy Land is the very best - and he magically weaved lessons on history, archeology, and religion into every site visit - in a way that fascinated my entire family (inc 2 teenagers, 2 young adults). We all learned and had experiences we will never forget. The entire experience was top notch and well planned - Danny knows everyone and how to get things done. Don't hesitate. Book Danny the Digger now!

    J.B. T., USA

    My husband and I just got back from an 8 day tour of Israel with Danny. It was fantastic!! Danny is incredibly knowledgeable and related so many interesting details and facts about his country. Every day was a great day. Danny is simply the best!!

    Robyn W. USA

    Danny is incredibly knowledgeable on the biblical, historical and political information surrounding all the sites… As a Christian, Danny has offered me so much insight into the life of Jesus as well.

    Richard E., USA

    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!

    Joan D., USA

    I learnt more about the Bible with Danny in a day than I have ever had attending Sunday school or church. The tour was just excellent!

    John M., UK trip to the Holy Land will last my entire life…I really appreciated how you wove the history from the New Testament into our tours…You taught me so much. Please don’t think me presumptuous- I am very sincere. It was a privilege to spend time with you.

    Pam H., USA

    Thanks very much for a really special day. I loved being able to go to the special places for Christians.. an everlasting experience for me… And thanks… for your professionalism and deep knowledge and dedication...

    Ann D., New Zealand

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