Four Days Tour, one in Jerusalem
Day One – Jerusalem
We will start our tour with an amazing panoramic view of the Temple Mount from Mount of Olives, where Jesus overlooked the city two thousand years ago. Then to the garden of Gethsemane, where he was betrayed by Judas. Enter the Old City to visit the holy site for the Jews , the Western Wall, where Jews over the centuries have wept for the Temple which was destroyed by the Romans. Continue to the Via Dolorosa, the way of the Cross, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where according to the tradition Jesus was crucified, buried and ascended to heaven. Continue along the main Byzantine street, the Cardo, and exit the Old City through the Zion Gate. Visit the traditional site of the Tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey. If time permits, visit the Peter Gallicantu church and the Garden Tomb.
Day Two – Jordan Valley
Drive through the Judean desert to Qumran where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered and enjoy the experience of floating on the Dead Sea. continue along the Jordan valley, passing Jericho, to the ancient city of Beth shean and then to Yardenit where many pilgrims are baptized in the Jordan River.
Day Three – Galilee
Start the day visiting Nazareth, where Jesus spent his youth and then follow in his footsteps to the Sea of Galilee. At Capernaum see where Peter may have lived, at Tabgha visit the church that commemorates the place where Jesus fed the multitudes and on Mount Beatitudes where he taught them “Blessed are the meek…”
Sail in a wooden boat very similar to those used by the fishermen two thousand years ago, including Jesus’ disciples
Day Four- coast
Start the day at Megiddo, a Canaanite and then Israelite city overlooking the Jezre’el valley. This sight is known as “the place which is called in Hebrew Armageddon.” (Revelation 16:16)
Driving westwards we reach the Mediterranean Sea and the ancient city of Caesarea.
We will visit the magnificent Herodian port and sit in the restored Roman theatre.
In Caesarea, Paul was held prisoner before being sent to Rome to be tried. Drive to Jaffa where Peter lodged there with Simon the Tanner and
Jonah “rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord”. (Jonah 1:3)