June 27-30, 2023

June 27 Tuesday6:00Hotel pick-up in Tel-aviv or meet at designated pick-up point.
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
The Port of Jaffa. 
Walk along the Mediterranean Seashores.    
Travel to The Mount of Olives
The church of the Ascension (where Jesus ascended into heaven) Travel to the 7 arches lookout to Jerusalem.
Dominos Flevit, where Jesus wept
The Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus.
*** Optional site: The tomb of Mary, the mother of Jesus
Travel to Bethlehem.
Tour Bethlehem;
The Shepherds’ 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 the hotel  
June 28 Wednesday6:00Hotel pick-up in Tel-aviv, or meet at designated pick-up point.
Travel to Jerusalem.
The Dung Gate 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 or the Golden Dome   
* The Al Aqsa Mosque
Note: the Temple Mount is closed on Fridays, Saturdays and Muslim holidays.
The Muslim Quarter.
The Bethesda Pool where Jesus healed the crippled man.
The Via Dolorosa, the way of the cross. (The stations of the cross) The Holy Sepulchre Church: the holiest site in Christianity  
* Golgotha – the site of the crucifixion and death of Jesus.  
* The Tomb of Jesus and the site of the resurrection.
The Christian Quarter.
The Jewish Quarter.
*** Lunch break
The Cardo from the Byzantine Period.
The Broad Wall from King Hezekiah Period.
The Jewish Quarter plaza.
The Golden Menorah.
The Hurva Synagogue.
Mount Zion
The Dormition Abbey.
The Tomb of King David
The Last Supper Room
The Armenian Quarter
The King David Citadel.
The Jaffa Gate.
The Great Wall of Jerusalem.
Travel back to Tel-aviv  
June 29 Thursday6:00Hotel pick-up in Tel-aviv or meet at designated pick-up point.
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.
The Greek Orthodox Monastery of Qarantal  (10 mins hike)
* Option: ride on a camel for picture taking.
See the famous Sycamore tree that Zacchaeus climbed to see Jesus.
Travel to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth via the Judea desert.
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  
June 30
6:00    Hotel pick-up in Tel-aviv or meet at designated pick-up point.
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 Tiberias;
Capernaum – the town of Jesus  
* The white Synagogue  
* The seashores of the Sea of Galilee  
* The Archaeological site.  
* The house of St. Peter.
*** Lunch in a 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)
*** Swimming in the Sea of Galilee
Travel back to Tel-aviv.  
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