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5 Days 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 – Nazareth, Cana and Tabor

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 – Sea of Galilee and Caearea Philippi

breasfast 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 – Magdala, Baptism site and Mount of Olives

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 – Bethlehem and Jerusalem

We 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 – Emmaus, Caesarea and Jaffa

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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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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