Catholic Pilgrimage Experience in Israel
Welcome to the Land of the Bible.
Arrival at TLV International Airport. Reception, assistance, and a beautiful drive to the Sea of Galilee. Check into our resort hotel on the lakeshore for orientation,
dinner and rest. Overnight in Tiberias.
Around the Sea of Galilee
Taking in the sites of New Testament parables and miracles around the Sea of Galilee, we will hike the epic Arbel Cliff on the famous “Jesus Trail” for a panoramic view of the region. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes and Capernaum, we will visit the famous “Jesus Boat” and sail across the Sea of Galilee. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
Upper Galilee & Golan
Traveling to northern Galilee, we will hike through the Dan Nature Reserve on the Jordan River, explore the great city of Dan and continue to the Banias Springs, the site biblical Caesarea Philippi where the Lord asked the famous question, “who do you say that I am?” Returning to the Sea of Galilee, we’ll visit Magdala and return to our Tiberias hotel for dinner and rest.
Nazareth, Armageddon, Mt. Carmel & Caesarea
Traveling through the Galilee, you will visit the Church of the Annunciation at Nazareth and Cana, ascend Mt. Carmel to Stella Maris Monastery and Elijah’s Cave, and continue to Caesarea, Rome’s capital on the Mediterranean Coast. Arrive to ourhotel for dinner and rest. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem, the City of Gold
We will start our day ascending Mount of Olives for a beautiful panoramic view of the city that Jesus wept over and continue to the Garden of Gethsemane for a prayer. We will walk through the Old City of Jerusalem to the Western Wall, and through the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem, New & Old
Our morning starts at the Israel Museum which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and a visit the Holocaust Memorial museum, followed by a visit to the upper room and the site of the last supper. We will visit and Bethlehem’s Nativity Church and the famous Shepherds’ Fields. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Dead Sea, Ein Gedi, and Abraham’s Tent
Traveling into the Judean desert we will arrive at the Dead Sea, earth’s lowest point, hike through David’s desert oasis of Ein Gedi and continue to Kefar Hanokdeem in the Judean desert to experience and learn of the ancient Hebraic biblical culture and hospitality. Overnight by the Dead Sea
, Emmaus Road, Tel Aviv
Ascending the Masada wilderness fortress by cable car high above the Dead Sea, you will witness one of Israel’s epic historic chapters. Driving through the Judean hill country we’ll continue to Emmaus Road prayer & worship, and continue to Tel Aviv for a evening walk across the Mediterranean promenade and the open markets. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
During our final day in Israel you’ll enjoy a walking tour of ancient Jaffa to St. Peter’s Church & Modern Tel Aviv, visit the historic Independence Hall where the State of Israel was born in 1948, and enjoy a special evening farewell dinner before transferring to the International Airport for your departing night flight back home.