Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Sunday 15th – Friday 20th November 2015
Day 1 Sunday 15th November UK- Israel
Depart London Heathrow on flight LY318 night flight 22.30 -05.20
Day 2 Monday 16th November Tel Aviv – The Galilee
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, at 05.20hrs AM where you will be met and given assistance by Diesenhaus Unitours representative. Breakfast en route. Drive on to Caesarea; see the excavations of the Crusader City, the Herodian Port. Proceed to Mount Carmel, the site of the encounter between the Prophet Elijah and the Baal priests. Continue to Nazareth where Jesus spent his early years and visit Mary’s Well and the Church of the Annunciation. Just north of Nazareth is the village of Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle. Drive to Tiberias
Day 3 Tuesday 17th November – Sea of Galilee
Start the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Onwards to Capernaum, centre of Jesus’ Ministry, – located here are the ruins of an ancient synagogue, and the site of Peter’s House. Visit Taghba and Mensa Christi, then to the Mount of Beatitudes. Transfer to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4 Wednesday 18th November- Old City of Jerusalem
Begin the day’s tour on the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking view of the entire city. See Bethpage, Chapel of the Ascension, Pater Noster Church. Walk down the traditional Palm Sunday route to, Dominus Flevit, the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. Tomb of Mary. Enter in Old City through St Stephen’s Gate, see Pool of Bethesda (Pool of the Five Porches) & St Anne’s Church. Onwards to Flagellation, Sisters of Zion, Ecce Homo Church, walk the Via Dolorosa and enter the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. End the day at the Garden Tomb
Day 5 Thursday 19th November – Dead Sea
Depart Jerusalem and descend the Judean Wilderness, via the Inn of the Good Samaritan, to the lowest place on earth-the Dead Sea. Drive along the shore to Masada and ascend by cable car. Tour this mountaintop fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jews against the Romans. Drive to a nearby oasis and relax and enjoy an opportunity to “ float” in the Dead Sea. Before returning to Jerusalem, visit the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
Day 6 Friday 20th November Israel – UK
Early morning transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your El Al flight home to London Heathrow LY315 09.05 -12.35
Basic £899.00 per person sharing a twin bedded room
Single room supplement: £182.00