Nov. 29-Dec.4

Nov. 29 Tuesday6:30Pick-up from the hotel
Travel to Jerusalem
The Dung Gate.
The Archaeological site on the S/E wall of the Temple Mount.
The Western Wall
Enter the Temple Mount  
* The Al Aqsa Mosque  
* The ruins from the 2nd Temple Period  
* The Dome of the Rock (The Golden Dome)
The Bethesda Pool where Jesus healed the crippled man (if open)
The Via Dolorosa, the way of the cross.
*** We will skip the 9th station because of inaccessibility to wheelchairs (we will decide during the tour anyway)
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 King David Citadel
The Jaffa Gate
The Great Wall of Jerusalem.
Travel to Bethlehem
Tour Bethlehem
The Shepherds’ Field
The Nativity Church
The star of Bethlehem and the manger
The tomb of the innocents (if open)
Quick stop at the “I Love Bethlehem” sign for quick picture taking.
Travel to Tel-aviv  
Private Van
Nov. 30 Wednesday      8:30 a.m. – Pick-up at the hotel in Tel-aviv.
Drive to the airport
9:10 a.m. – Pick-up people from the airport.
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)
*** Option to ride on a camel.
Travel to the Dead Sea via the Judea desert.
*** option to float on the Dead Sea @ En Bokek Beach (might be too cold).
Refresh at “The Dead Sea Mall”.
Travel Tel-aviv.  
Tour Bus                          
Dec. 1 Thursday  5:45    Hotel pick-up in Tel-aviv.
Travel to Nazareth – the Church of the Annunciation. Travel to Cana.
The Wedding in Cana Church where Jesus turned the water into wine.  
*** Marriage vow renewal for the 2 couples in the group 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 Tel aviv.  
Tour Bus
Dec. 2 Friday6:00Hotel Pick-up
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 Armenian Quarter.
The Mount Zion  
– The Dormition Abbey  
– The Room of the Last Supper  
– The Tomb of King David
The Jewish Quarter
The Temple Mount Lookout
The Archaeological site on the S/E wall of the Temple Mount.
The Western Wall.
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
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. Travel to Bethlehem
The Nativity Church  
* The star of Bethlehem  
* The manger  
* The tomb of the innocents (if open)
The “I Love Bethlehem” sign for quick picture taking Travel to Tel-aviv.  
Private Van
Dec. 3 Saturday6:00 a.m.Hotel pick-up
Travel to Nazareth – the Church of the Annunciation.
The Wedding Church in Cana where Jesus turned the water into wine.
Travel to Tiberias;
Capernaum – the town of Jesus
* the Sea of Galilee shores
* The house of St. Peter
* The ruins of the White Synagogue
* The archaeological site
*** 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)
Yardenit – the Baptismal Site on River Jordan.
Travel to Tel-aviv
Mini van
Dec. 4 Sunday   Hotel 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 (Greek Mythology)
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.
Visit the famous land mark of Tel-aviv, the Azrieli Center.  
 
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