April 16-19

April 16 Sunday6:00Hotel pick-up in Tel-aviv
Tel-aviv Tour
Tour Old city of Jaffa associated with Jonah and the whale.
Jaffa – the city built by Japheth, the son of Noah.
The Andromeda rock lookout
The wishing bridge
The monument of faith of the 3 fathers; Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
The Hanging citrus tree.
The outdoor gallery museum
The house of Simon the tanner
Port of Jaffa. 
Walk along the Mediterranean Seashores.  
Visit the Azrieli center, the landmark of Tel-aviv.  
Travel to Mount of Olives
The Church of the Ascension on top of Mount of Olives
The Lookout to Jerusalem
The Oldest Jewish Cemetery
The Dominos Flevit, where Jesus wept.
The Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus.
Option: Quick visit to the tomb of Mary the mother of Jesus.
Travel to Mount Zion
The Mount Zion
The Dormition Abbey
The Room of the Last Supper
The Tomb of King David.
Travel to the hotel
April 17 Monday6:00Pick-up from the hotel in Tel-aviv or at designated pick-up point along the way.
Travel to the Jordan Valley via the Judea Desert.
Travel to Qser El Yahud the Baptismal site in the Jordan River.
   * option to do baptism (by request)
Travel to Jericho, one of the most ancient cities in the world
See the ruins of the walls of Jericho.
Ride a cable car to the top of Mount of Temptation in Jericho.
See the famous Sycamore tree that Zacchaeus climbed to see Jesus.
Travel to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth.
Float on the Dead Sea @ En Bokek Beach.
Refresh in the Dead Sea Mall.
Note: The Dead Sea Mall is closed on Shabbat.    
Travel back to the hotel.
April 18 Tuesday6:00    Hotel pick-up in Tel-aviv (not Jerusalem)
Travel to Nazareth – the Church of the Annunciation.
Cana – The Wedding in Cana Church where Jesus turned the water into wine.
* Option to renew wedding vows in the church (by appointment). Note: The Cana Church is closed on Sundays
Travel to the Lower Galilee;
Capernaum – the town of Jesus  
* The white Synagogue  
* The seashores of the Sea of Galilee  
* The Archaeological site.  
* The house of St. Peter.
*** Lunch at St. Peter’s Restaurant overlooking the Sea of Galilee.
Tabgha – The church of the Multiplication of the fish and loaves.
*** Option to ride a boat and sail on the Sea of Galilee for additional charges
Yardenit – the Baptismal Site in the Jordan River.  
* option to do baptism (by request)
Travel back to Tel-aviv.  
April 19 Wednesday6:00    Pick-up from the hotel in Tel aviv or at designated pick-up point along the way.
Travel to Jerusalem.
The “I Love Jerusalem” sign for quick picture taking.
The Great Wall of Jerusalem
The Jaffa Gate.
The King David Citadel.
The Jewish Quarter
The Broad wall from King Hezekiah
The Hurva Synagogue and the Golden Menorah
The Temple Mount Lookout
The Archaeological site on the S/E wall of the Temple Mount.
The Western Wall. (prepare a written prayer to be inserted on the wall)
The Via Dolorosa; The way of the cross.
The Holy Sepulchre Church: The holiest site in Christianity
   * The site of the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
   * The Tomb of Jesus and the site of the resurrection.
*** Lunch break
Travel to Bethlehem
The Shepherd’s Field
The Nativity Church
  * The star of Bethlehem
  * The manger
  The tomb of the innocents (if open)
The manger square
The “I Love Bethlehem” sign for quick picture taking
Travel to Tel-aviv.
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