Day 1 - Leave from CLE International airport.
Day 2 - Arrive in Tel Aviv. Go to Mt Carmel for a breathtaking view of the Jezreel Valley, with Biblical villages of the Galilee dotting the landscape, flanked by the Mediterranean Sea. Travel to Nazareth.
Day 3 - Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, homes of Joseph and Mary, and newly uncovered childhood home of Jesus; head up to Mt Tabor, traditional site of Jesus' Transfiguration and Cana where Jesus performed his first miracle changing water into wine at a wedding.
Day 4 - Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, Primacy of Peter where Jesus ate breakfast on the seashore with his disciples after the Resurrection, then Mt of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. Explore the center of Jesus' ministry, Capernaum-the Synagogue where Jesus taught, and Peter’s House where Jesus lived. Here, end the day with a celebration of the sacrament of reconciliation.
Day 5 - Visit Magdala, the home of Mary Magdalen, with one of the most important archaeological finds in Israel of the last 50 years, Bethsaida where five of the apostles grew up, Gennesaret Boat Museum with a fisherman's boat from the time of Jesus. Relax on the beautiful Sea of Galilee with a ride in a fisherman‘s boat.
Day 6 - Travel to Shiloh, the first resting place of the Ark of the Covenant after the 40 years of desert wanderings, down to the Jordan River, the site of Jesus’ baptism, Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and Mt of Olives where Jesus lamented over Jerusalem, from which he made his Triumphal Entry; then to his place of agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, and Ascension Hill.
Day 7 - Judean hills to Ein Kerem, John the Baptist's hometown, and Church of the Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth. Onto Bethlehem, Jesus' birthplace, the Milk Grotto, and adjoining Shepherds Hill, where David was born and tended his flocks and the angels announced the birth of Jesus.
Day 8 -Tour the impressive Tower of David Museum, the Upper Room where Jesus and the disciples celebrated the Last Supper and the Spirit birthed the Church at Pentecost. If time, go to the Jerusalem Museum to see the model of the ancient city of Jerusalem as Jesus experienced it, then to the Temple in Jerusalem where Jesus was presented as an infant, found at age 12 and taught as an adult. Explore the excavated Southern Steps that Jesus and his disciples used to walk into the Temple. Spend time in prayer at the Western (Wailing) Wall.
Day 9 - Visit St. Anne's, the home of Mary's mother, The Pools of Bethesda where Jesus healed the lame man, follow the Passion of Jesus through the Via Delarosa to the Church of Holy Sepulchre housing Golgotha and the newly renovated Resurrection Chapel.
Day 10 - Finally to Abu Gosh where the Ark of the Covenant was stored before King David brought it to its permanent residence in Jerusalem (and possible site of Emmaus, where Jesus met the disciples after the Resurrection and revealed Himself "in the breaking of the bread."), then to impressive ruins of Pilate's headquarters where Christianity was first brought to Gentiles through Peter's preaching in Ceasarea Maritima, ending in Joppa, ancient port city where Peter raised a Tabitha from the dead. After a celebration meal, off to the airport for the flight home.
Day 11 - Arrive home.
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Please note: This Itinerary is subject to change based on circumstances at the time.
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