Day 1 –UK – Tel Aviv
Depart UK. Meeting and assistance by the ITS Pilgrimages representative and transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 – Jerusalem/Bethlehem
Commence the day with a visit to Bethlehem. Visit Manger Square, the Church of The Nativity, view Shepherd’s Field and you will have an opportunity to buy some olive wood souvenirs from a Christian owned gift shop. Return to the Old City of Jerusalem, visit the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the blind man. Visit St Anne’s Church, (many consider this church enjoys the best acoustics in the Holy Land). You will walk the Via Dolorosa, (The Way of the Cross) ending in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 3 – Jericho/Dead Sea/Tiberias
Full day sightseeing on transfer to Tiberias. Commence the day with a visit to Jericho and the Mt of Temptation, onwards to the Dead Sea and Qumeran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Time will be given for an opportunity to swim (float) in the Dead Sea. Drive down the Jordan Valley to Tiberias for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4 – Sea of Galilee
Start the day with viewing the ancient boat found in the Sea of Galilee that dates back to the time of Jesus, and then enjoy a boat ride on the Lake. Visit the Mt of Beatitudes, the traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount. Onwards to Tabgha, the site that commemorates Jesus’s miracle of the Fishes and the Loaves. See Mensa Christi – Peter’s Primacy on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Visit the ruins of Capernaum and see St Peter’s House and the Synagogue where it is said Jesus preached. End the day at Yardent – on the shores of the Jordan River. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias
Day 5- Tiberias/ Nazareth/ Caesarea/ Ben Gurion Airport/ UK
Sightseeing on transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your flight home – visit Nazareth & Caesarea Maratima and then onwards to Ben Gurion for your flight