Dec. 24-29

Dec. 24 Saturday Arrival
Airport pick-up
Hotel check-in
Dec. 25 Sunday6:00Travel to Bethlehem (Packed with tourists from all over the world) Christmas Day in Bethlehem
The Nativity Church  
* The star of Bethlehem  
* The manger  
* The tomb of the innocents (if open)
The manger square  
* Picture taking at the giant Christmas tree  
The Milk Grotto
The “I Love Bethlehem” sign for quick picture taking
The Shepherd’s Field
Travel to the hotel
Dec. 26 Monday6:00Travel 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 Bethesda Pool where Jesus healed the crippled man. (if open) 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
Mount Zion
The Dormition Abbey
The Last Supper Room
The Tomb of King David
The Armenian Quarter
Travel back to the hotel
Dec. 27 Tuesday6:00Travel 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 the Jordan River   
* 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 to Tel-aviv Hotel check-in
Dec. 28 Wednesday6:00Hotel pick-up in Tel-aviv (not Jerusalem).
Travel to Nazareth – the Church of the Annunciation.
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 Tiberias;
Capernaum – the town of Jesus.  
* The white Synagogue  
* The house of Peter the disciple.  
* The Sea of Galilee seashores.
*** Lunch at St. Peter’s Restaurant overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Tabgha – The church of the Multiplication of the fish and loaves. Magdala – the Synagogue from the time of Jesus. (optional) ***option: boat sailing on the Sea of Galilee. (boat sailing = 100 shekels per head)
Yardenit – the Baptismal Site on the Jordan River.
Travel to the hotel in Tel aviv.  
Dec. 29 Thursday6:00Travel to Mount of Olives
The Church of Ascension
The Mount of Olives lookout to Jerusalem
The Garden of Gethsemane
The Church of all Nations
Travel to Tel-aviv.
Visit the famous land mark of Tel-aviv, the Azrieli Center.  
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 Seashores.
Travel to the hotel  
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