9 Days | 1 Country | A Journey of a Lifetime
Tour Code: BL23ET
Join us on this new 9-day Holy Land Experience tour. In this tour you will visit Galilee, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives, Jericho, Cana, Capernaum, and so much more. The Bible will come alive as you Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus, Sail on the Sea of Galilee and Pray at the Western Wall on this amazing itinerary.
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart to the Holy Land on an overnight flight*.
*Flights on your own or can be packaged with the tour.
*Transfers available for an additional fee.
Thu, Nov 30 | BETHLEHEM, SHEPHERDS’ FIELD, MOUNT OF OLIVES, GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE & EIN KAREM
This morning, we visit the Church of the Nativity the traditional site of the birth of Jesus, the Church of St. Catherine and the Cave of St. Jerome. We walk to the Church of Milk Grotto and then by bus down to the Shepherds’ Field where the shepherds wandered at the Angels’ announcement of Jesus’ birth. We drive towards Jerusalem and stop on the Mt. of Olives to view the Old City and visit the Church of Peter Noster. We will walk down to the Garden of Gethsemane passing by the Church of Dominus Flevit (The Lord Wept). Visit the Church of the Agony (Church of All Nations} and then to Ein Karem to visit the Church of the Visitation and the Church of St. John the Baptist before returning to our hotel.
Fri, Dec 1 | CAESAREA, HAIFA, MOUNT CARMEL, NAZARETH & CANA
Today, we drive towards the Mediterranean Coast and stop in Caesarea to see the Aqueduct. On to Haifa and Mount Carmel to visit the Church of Elijah and then to Nazareth to visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, and St. Joseph’s Church. On to Cana to visit the Franciscan Church of the Wedding Feast where Jesus performed His first miracle turning water into wine. In the afternoon we return to our hotel in Bethlehem.
Mon, Dec 4 | BETHANY, JERICHO, RIVER JORDAN & DEAD SEA
Today, we drive to Bethany to visit the Franciscan Church and the tomb of Lazarus. Continue down to Jericho to view Mount of Temptation and the ruins of Old Jericho. Continue to the River Jordan where we can renew our baptismal vows. In the afternoon, we spend time at the shores of the Dead Sea where we can experience the salty water before returning back to our hotel.
Early in the morning, we walk “Via Dolorosa” (The Way of Sorrows) and stop at the Stations of the Cross until we reach the Church of the Holy Sepulcher where we will celebrate mass at the Tomb of Christ. Then we return to the hotel for breakfast. Later, we visit the Old City of Jerusalem, the Pools of Bethesda and walk through the narrow streets to the Wailing Wall. Then we stop on Mount Zion and visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu where Peter denied Jesus. Time for shopping before returning back to the hotel.
*Overnight not included. Transfer to airport for overnight flight home available for an additional fee.