Day 1 – Explore the Galilee
Our first day will be devoted to exploring the GALILEE. We start the Jesus’ hometown – Nazareth. Strolling through the local market, we visit the Church of Annunciation , and the “Synagogue church” . We then continue to Cana to learn about the “first miracle of Jesus” , and after a lunch in a local fish restaurant , we visit “The town of Jesus” – Capernaum. If time permits we could also visit the Mount of Beatitudes , Magdala, “Church of the Primacy of Peter” , or “Sea of Galilee Boat“ exhibit, before heading back.
Overnight: Tel-Aviv or Jeruslaem
Day 2 – Tour Jerusalem and Bethlehem
We start with a drive to the check point, where a Palestinian guide will take into Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity, and show you a bit of the modern Palestinian city. When Returning from Bethlehem we will drive to Mount of Olives Viewpoint , visit the Chapel of the Ascension , and driving by the Church of the Pater Noster, and Dominus Flevit visit the Garden of Gethsemane. Next we park by Jaffa Gate, walk by Saint James Cathedral at the Armenian Quarter, and visit the site of the last supper (Cenacle), and possibly also the First Century Church on Mount Zion?; King David’s Tomb Mark on Mount Zion and Dormition Abbey. We now walk into the Jewish Quarter and after a possible lunch break, and a visit to the Western wall, we join the Catholic traditional path known as the “Stations of the Cross” (In Latin – Via Dolorosa), from place of the trial of Jesus, to the site of his Crucifixion and burial – Church of the Holy Sepulchre.