Sept. 14-16

Sept. 14
6:00    Hotel pick-up in Tel-aviv
Travel to 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
Walk 7 mins down to the slopes of Mount of Olives
The Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus.
*** Option: quick visit to the tomb of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Travel to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth via the Judea desert.
Picture taking at the giant “DEAD SEA” sign.
Float on the Dead Sea @ En Bokek Beach.
Refresh at “The Dead Sea Mall”.
Road guiding about Masada along the way.
Travel to the Jordan River   
* Qaser El Yahud the baptismal site in the Jordan River.
Travel to Jericho.
*** 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.
See the Sycamore tree that Zacchaeus climbed to see Jesus.
Travel to the hotel  
Sept. 15
6:00 Hotel pick-up in Tel-aviv
Hotel Pick-up in Jerusalem
Travel to the old city of 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 Bethesda Pool where Jesus healed the crippled man. (if open)
The birthplace of MAry, the mother of Jesus.
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 (Golgotha).   
* The Tomb of Jesus and the site of the resurrection.
Travel to Bethlehem.
Tour Bethlehem;
The Nativity Church;  
*The star of Bethlehem  
*The Manger  
*The tomb of the innocents (if open)
The Manger Square;
The “I Love Bethlehem” sign for quick picture taking.
*** if time permits: Visit the Milk Grotto
Travel to Tel-aviv
Sept. 16
6:00      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.
  *** Option to renew wedding vow for couples; by appointment
* Option to buy Cana wine and Couples’ ring in Cana
Note: The Cana Church is closed on Sundays
Travel to the Lower Galilee;
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.
Yardenit – the Baptismal Site on the Jordan River.
Travel to the hotel in Tel aviv.
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