April 5-11

April 5 Wednesday Arrival
April 6 Holy ThursdayJerusalem + Mount of ZionHotel Pick-up in Tel-aviv
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 Temple Mount   
* The Dome of the Rock   
* The Al Aqsa Mosque
Note: The Temple Mount is closed on Fridays, Saturdays and Muslim holidays
The Lions’ Gate overlooking the Mount of Olives
The Bethesda Pool where Jesus healed the crippled man. (if open)
The Via Dolorosa; The way of the cross.
*** Lunch break
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.
The Armenian Quarter
Mount Zion
The Dormition Abbey
The Last Supper Room
The Tomb of King David
Travel back to Tel-aviv  
April 7 Good FridayBethlehem + Mount of OlivesTravel 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 Milk Grotto
The “I Love Bethlehem” sign for quick picture taking
Travel to Mount of Olives
The Church of Ascension
The Mount of Olives lookout to Jerusalem
The Garden in Gethsemane
The Church of all Nations
The Tomb of Mary (Optional)
Travel to Tel-aviv.  
April 8 Black SaturdayNazareth; Cana; Megiddo; Mount TaborHotel pick-up in Tel-aviv
Travel to Megiddo National Park   
* Watch a short video about Megiddo   
* The archaeological site   
* The Silo    * The stables   
* The water system
Travel to Nazareth
The Basilica of the Annunciation.
Visit the well in Nazareth Travel to Cana.
The Wedding in Cana Church where Jesus turned the water into wine.  
*** Option to renew wedding vow for couples; by appointment
Travel to Mount Tabor The Church of Transfiguration
*** Sleep over in Galilee areas  
April 9 Easter SundaySea of Galilee Areas + TiberiasPick-up from hotel
Tour the Sea of Galilee areas
Capernaum – the town of Jesus   
* The house of St. Peter the disciple   
* The ruins of the White Synagogue   
* The Seashores of the Sea of Galilee
The Mount of Beatitudes
The Primacy of St. Peter
Tabgha – The church of the Multiplication of the fish and loaves.
*** Lunch at St. Peter’s Restaurant overlooking the Sea of Galilee.
Magdala – the Synagogue from the time of Jesus.
Sail on the Sea of Galilee (optional)
Tsemach Beach – Swim on the sweet water of the Sea of Galilee. (only during summer)
Yardenit – the Baptismal Site.  
Travel to Tel-aviv
April 10 MondayDead Sea + JerichoTravel to the Dead Sea via the Judea desert.
Picture taking at the giant “DEAD SEA” sign.
Float on the Dead Sea @ En Bokek Beach (might be too cold). Refresh at “The Dead Sea Mall”.
Travel to Qaser El Yahud the baptismal site in the Jordan River.
Travel to Jericho.
See the Sycamore tree that Zacchaeus climbed to see Jesus. Lunch in Jericho.
See the ruins of the walls of the old city of Jericho.
The Mount of Temptation lookout.
*** Option to ride a cable car to the top of Mount of Temptation (60 shekels per head)
*** Option to ride on a camel.  
Travel back to Tel-aviv
April 11 TuesdayTel-aviv; Caesarea; HaifaHotel pick-up 
Tour Old city of Jaffa associated with Jonah and the whale.
Jaffa – the city built by Japheth, son of Noah.
The Andromeda rocks
The Statue of faith of the 3 fathers; Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
The hanging citrus tree.
The House of Simon the Tanner.
Port of Jaffa. 
Walk along the seashores of the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the famous land mark of Tel-aviv, the Azrieli Center.
Travel to Caesarea, the city built by King Herod
* Caesarea Aqueduct
* Caesarea National Park
Travel to Haifa Bahai Gardens Lookout  
Travel back to Tel-aviv
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