Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. Meet and assist By TMT Representative. We drive to Tel Aviv and the adjacent Jaffa to visit the local basilica built on the location of Simon the Tanner’s house.
Drive North to Caesarea Maritima. Visit the Roman Theater, the Herod's Palace, the Palace of the Roman Procurator, the Amphitheater, and the Crusaders' City and Harbor.
According to the Israeli CBS (Central Bureau of Statistics), 2019 was a record year in tourism to Israel, with over 4.5 million visitors, a little over 30 percent of them arrived as a part of a preplanned group tour.
Travel to Haifa, Israel's largest port city, built on the slopes of Mt. Carmel. We then make a brief stop at Elijah's Cave at Stella Marris. Then, we continue to Muhraqa, where Prophet Elijah defeated the False Prophets of Ba'al. We finish this day with a boat trip across the Sea of Galilee.
Visit Mt. Tabor, the Mount of the Transfiguration (Matth.17:1-8), where we will see a beautiful panoramic view. We will continue to Nazareth to visit the basilica of the Annunciation and the nearby Church of St. Joseph. Next, we will drive through the beautiful landscape of Lower Galilee, the home of many of Jesus' disciples. Visit Mt. Precipice, where the wrathful inhabitants of Nazareth wanted to cast Jesus down the mountain. Next, we will head to Cana to visit the Wedding Church at Cana.
Drive to Yardenit Baptism Site, located on the banks of the Jordan River. Drive to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Ascend to the Qarantal monastery (by cable car). Bethlehem. Visit the Basilica of the Nativity, where you will have the opportunity to kneel at the birthplace of Christ in the Grotto of the Nativity. Before leaving Bethlehem, we will visit the Fields of the Shepherds where the Angel of the Lord proclaimed the birth of the Messiah, the Savior of the World.
Drive to Masada, the fortress built by King Herod. Head up the mountain by cable car. Have another chance to float on the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Visit Ein Gedi National Park. This park contains a range of cool water hiking trails which allow you to cool off in the heat.
Visit the Mt. of Beatitudes. Continue to Tabgha to visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes and the nearby Chapel of the Primacy. This is followed by a visit to the ruins of the ancient town of Capernaum, which in Jesus' days was a flourishing border town, also known as "his own city" (Matth. 4:13).
Drive to the Golan Heights to visit a former Syrian fortification. Proceed to Caesarea Philippi, now known as Banias.
Jerusalem. Start this eventful day by visiting Yad Vashem, the Holocaust
museum. Proceed to the Garden Tomb. We continue to Mt. Zion to visit the Upper Room and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu. We'll drive to the top of the Mount of Olives, where Jesus ascended to heaven after his resurrection. From the mountaintop, you'll enjoy the magnificent view of ancient and modern Jerusalem, the center of the biblical world.
Visit Israel Museum, to see the Dead Sea Scrolls, and a model of first-century Jerusalem. We'll walk within the ancient walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. We'll visit the Pools of Bethesda where Jesus healed the man who had been crippled for 38 years (Joh. 5:1-9) and walk on following the 14 stations of the Cross from Pilate's Judgment Hall to the empty tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Then, we'll visit the Western Wall (Wailing Wall).
After breakfast you’ll be taken to Ben Gurion Airport for your flight back home.