Nov. 30-Dec.3

Nov. 30 Wednesday8:30   9:10    8:30 – Pick-up at the hotel in Tel-aviv (not Jerusalem).
Drive to the airport
9:10 – 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.
Hotel check-in in Tel-aviv for the joiners  
Tour Bus                          
Dec. 1 Thursday  5:45    Hotel 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.  
*** 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 the hotel in 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. The Via Dolorosa; the stations of the cross
The Holy Sepulchre Church:  
– 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.  
Van
Dec. 3
Saturday
6:00 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.
Drop off in the hotel.
van
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