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Welcome to the Promised Land. Arrive Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv transfer to Jerusalem and hotel check in.
Today we embark on a fully guided tour of Jerusalem, a World Heritage Listed city. From the Mount of Olives we enjoy panoramic views of the Old City and Temple Mount. Arriving at the Old City and Temple Mount we discover the Western (Wailing) Wall. The wall sits in the shadows of the Islamic faith’s stunning and incredibly beautiful golden Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque. After taking time to explore, we walk the Via Dolorosa - the path which Jesus walked, bowed under the weight of the cross to the Church of Holy Sepulchre. We arrive at Mt. Zion to view the Last Supper Room and King David’s Tomb. Later this afternoon we tour West Jerusalem.
Crossing into the West Bank we arrive in Bethlehem and tour Shepherd’s Field and the Church of the Nativity. The picturesque village of Ein Kerem - birth site and Church of St John the Baptist is our next stop. This afternoon take a dip in the ever warm mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea. With its unusually high degree of buoyancy you can float without any effort at all and sinking is impossible!
Arriving at the holy town of Nazareth today, we visit Joseph’s Workshop, Mary’s Well and the Church of the Annunciation - believed to be place where Angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would give birth to the Son of God. Leaving Nazareth we drive through Cana of Galilee and follow the trail of miracles to the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Visiting Tabgha - the site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fish, Capernaum and Mount of Beautitudes - where Jesus was said to deliver the Sermon on the Mount.
Today we visit Sebastia, home to a number of important archaeological sites. The ruins dominate the hillside and comprise remains from six successive cultures dating back 10,000 years: Canaanite, Israelite, Hellenistic, Herodian, Roman and Byzantine. The city was destroyed by Alexander the Great in 331 BCE, and was destroyed again by John Hyrcanus in 108 BCE. Pompey rebuilt the town in the year 63 BCE. In 27 ACE, Augustus Caesar gave it to Herod the Great. Herod expanded and renovated the city, and named it "Sebaste", meaning "Augustus", in the Emperor's honor. We will then transfer you to the Prima Galil Tiberias hotel for the night.
We will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight.
As one of the oldest cities in the world and considered holy by the three religions of Judaism, Christianity and ...