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7 Days Christian Holy Land Israel Tour

Israel may seem small on the map, but is clustereed with many holy sites related to the Bible and Christian History. A 7 days journey of the Holy Land with a private guide is an optimal way for a Christian Pilgrim to explore many of these holy sites, in different regions of the country.

Day 1 – Explore Caesarea

Arrival, Welcome to Israel! We head north, and pending on time and will, we could visit the ruins of ancient Caesarea , and review its significance to Christian history, especially the possible Paul’s Prison in Caesarea, and Caesarea Port.

Overnight: Tiberias

Day 2 – Nazareth to Capernaum

Our first day will be devoted to exploring the hometown of Jesus –  Nazareth.  Strolling through the local market, we visit the  Church of Annunciation (Luke 1), and the “Synagogue church” (Luke 4). We could also visit the “Nazareth Village” educational experience, or drive to Mount Precipice.  Next we drive to Cana and learn about the “First Miracle of Jesus”. We end the day with a visit to Capernaum, “the town of Jesus”, where archaeological excavations uncovered a remartable 1500 year old synagogue and an ancient Octogonal church built over what is believed to be the place where Jesus healed Peter’s Mother-in-law.

Overnight: Tiberias

Day 3 – Around the Sea of Galilee

This day is devoted to a completion of the review of significant Christian sites around the Sea of Galilee will begin with a Sail on the Sea of Galilee, and then a visit to teh Sea of Galilee BoatMagdala, Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish, Church of the Primacy of Peter, and Mount of Beatitudes. After a lunch break in a local fish restaurant (Saint Peter fish anyone?), we head towards Tel-Aviv, with a possible stop at Mount Tabor , Nain, and/ or Megiddo.

Overnight: Tel-Aviv

Day 4 – Jaffa, Emmaus and Gethsemane

The morning will be a great oppurtunity to visit Jaffa, visit the House of Simon the Tanner, and learn about the vision of Peter. Next we head towards Jerusalem, with a stop to see Emmaus-Nicopolis on the way. Upon reaching Jerusalem we introduce it and greet it from Mount of Olives Viewpoint , followed by a visit the Chapel of the Ascension , Church of the Pater Noster, Dominus Flevit , Garden of Gethsemane, Grotto of Gethsemane, Mary’s Tomb, and Stephanus Church.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 5 – Jerusalem From a Christian Perspective

Heading into the old city we try to beat the crowds by first visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, site where Jesus was crucified (Golgotha) and buried (Tomb of Jesus). We then walk along the Stations of the Cross (In Latin: Via Dolorosa), and down to the Pools of Bethesda. We will visit also the Western wall, and then ascend to the top of Mount Zion , where a cluster of Holy Christian sites can be appreciated – the sites in memory of The Last Supper (the Cenacle) and Peter’s denail of Jesus (“Petrus in Gallicantu“); the Rest place of Mary and the site of the Pentacost (Dormition Abbey); the Armenian Caiaphas Church, the First Century Church on Mount Zion?; and King David’s Tomb Mark.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 6 – To the Baptism Site

Heading into the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea, we stop at the Good Samaritan Inn, and then participate in a baptism event at the Baptism site (qasr el-Yahud). Nearby, we could also visit the Deir Hajla /Gerasimus Monastery. We then drive to view the caves where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and especially elaborate and their possible link to John the Baptist and the Early Christians.  After lunch visit the site where the community of the Dead Sea Scrolls lived (Qumran) and then go for a swim at the Dead Sea itself.  On the way back to Jerusalem we could also stop for a view of Saint George Monastery.

Overnight: Jeruaslem

Day 7 – Bethlehem and the Israel Museum

Our last day could be devoted to a visit of the Church of Nativity and the Shepherds’ Field in Bethlehem (done by a Palestinian Guide).  When we return to Jerusalem we could also visit the archaeological highlights at the Israel Museum, especially the display of the Dead Sea Scrolls (“Shrine of the Book”), the Model of the Second Temple and discoveries related to Pontius Pilate,  Caiaphas, and Crucifixion.

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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

..my 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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