DAY I LONDON I TEL AVIV Leave from London to Tel Aviv. A hot meal will be served on the flight. MeetitiF arid assistance upon arrival and transfer to your hotel in Tiberias for overnight stay.
DAY 2 TIBERIAS / NAZARETH / CANA At about11:30 hours leave the hotel and drive to Nazareth. Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation including the Grotto, where we will have Mass, the Chapel of St. Joseph, the Old Synagogue and the Church of St. Gabriel (Mary's Well). Continue to Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water into wine at a wedding feast. Here we will visit the Franciscan Church of the Wedding Feast. Those who are interested can renew their marriage vows before we return to our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3 SEA OF GALILEE / MT. TABOR After breakfast we will take a cruise across the Sea of Galilee. We will first visit Capernaum The Town of Jesus where he carried out the major part of His Ministry and Messianic Work. Visit the excavations and St. Peter's Church. Proceed to the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter where we will have Mass. Visit Tabgha, the site where the Lord fed the 5,000 with five loaves and two fish and Mt. Beatitudes which commemorates Our Lord's Sermon on the Mount. In the afternoon we will go to visit Mt. Tabor where the Lord was Transfigured; the Jordan River and the Place of Baptism. Dinner and overnight stay at our hotel in Tiberias.
DAY 4 JERICHO / MT. OF OLIVES / JERUSALEM Today we leave Galilee and drive via the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem. Our first stop will be in Jericho. View the ancient city and the Mt. of Temptation before we continue to Jerusalem. Upon arrival to Jerusalem we will go to the Mt. of Olives to visit The Pater Nosier and to admire the panoramic view of the Walled Old City of Jerusalem. After an explanation of the view we will descend to Dominus Flevit for a visit and for Mass. Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 5 • BETHLEHEM / SHEPHERDS' FIELDS I GETHSEMANE / MT. SION After breakfast we will drive to Bethlehem to visit the Basilica of the Nativity and the Grotto, venerated as the Birthplace of Jesus. We also visit the Church of St. Catherine, the Crusaders Cioister, the Chapel of St. Jerome, the Grotto of the Holy Innocents and Shepherds Fields. In the afternoon, we will visit the Garden of the Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations where we will have Mass. Proceed to Mt. Sion to visit the Upper Room, also known as the Cenacle, the Dormition Abbey and St. Peter in Gallicantu. Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 6 FULL FREE DAY IN JERUSALEM / MASSADA & THE DEAD SEA Today we will have an early Mass in the Holy Tomb or on Calvary. This will be followed by breakfast and a walk across the Temple Mt. (Entrance to the Mosques is not included). The rest of the morning is free or you can join in an optional excursion to Massada and the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 7 THE WAY OF THE CROSS / ABO GOSH / EIN ICAREM This morning we shall enter the Old City and start our tour at the Crusaders' Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda. Continue to the Tower of Antonia where Jesus was tried and the Church of the Flagellation from where we will follow the Stations of the Cross ending inside the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre enshrining Calvary and the Holy Tomb. We will celebrate Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. In the afternoon, we will visit the Crusaders' Church of the Resurrection in Abo Gosh. This is one of the possible sites of Emmaus. We will also visit Ein Karem, home of St Fli7abeth, mother of John the Baptist before we return to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 8 TEL AVIV / LONDON Your coach will take you to Tel Aviv airport for our return flight to London.