We will Drive via the coastal highway to visit the Roman theater and crusader ruins at Caesarea, and the aqueduct serve as a back-drop to The Book of Acts; Cornelius was the first gentile to become a Christian and St. Paul was imprisoned for 2 years here before he sailed to Rome. After the visit, drive to Haifa the third largest city in Israel. See the panoramic view from the top of Mt. Carmel. Visit the top balcony of the Baha’i shrine. Continue to the Carmelite Monastery Muhraka. Here you will learn about the contest between Elijah the Prophet and the 450 Baal prophets.
We will visit Cana, where Jesus performed his first miracle of turning water to wine and infact began his public activity. We will go to Nazareth, visiting Marys well, the church of Annunciation" which was considered the home of Mary, where the angel announced to her that she would become pregnant(Luke chapter 2). We then continue to Mount Precipice. "...and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built in order to to throw him down the cliff ..." Luke 4:29 Drive to The hotel for check in , dinner and overnight. (Overnight in Nazareth/ Tiberius)
"Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem..." Psalm 122: 2
After Breakfast at the Hotel, we will first visit the church of Ascension, one of the most ancient churches of the world. Here we can see Jesus' footprint. Our next stop will be the Pater Noster, where Jesus taught his disciples what would happen in the end of the days and also the Lord’s Prayer. We then continue to the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem from the summit of the Mount of Olives,"...his feet will stand on Mount of olives ..." Zechriah 14 : 4 we head off to follow the footsteps of Jesus in his triumphant entry into the Holy City. We walk through the Palm Sunday road, and visit the church of Dominus Flevit, " as he approached Jerusalem and saw the city he wept over it ..." Luke 19 :41 the point from which he prophesised of the destruction of the city and of the Temple. We shall continue to Gethsemane,"they went to a place called Gethsemane..." Mark 14:32
where Jesus was arrested. On to the Western Wall, which is considered the holiest site for the Jewish faith, we are able to put our notes of wishes in the cracks of the wall. Continuing to the Mount of Zion,we visit the Upper room where Jesus had the last supper with his disciples,"... He will show you a large upper room..." Luke 22:12 where the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus' disciples in tongues of fire during the Pentecost feast. We shall visit King Davids tomb and go down to Caphis House" They took Jesus to the high priest ..." Mark 14:53 where Peter denied Jesus three times, and where Jesus spent his last night in the pit before his crucifixion.
On our way to Bethlehem," so Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea , to Bethlehem the town of David..." Luke 2: 4 the place of the birth of Jesus, we will pass through the Hinum Valley where Judas hung himself. We will have lunch in Bethlehem, and then visit the church of Nativity, including visitng the grotto where Jesus was born."she wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger , because there was no room for them in the inn..." Luke 2 :7 After which we will head to Shepherds Fields, " and there were shepherds living out in the fields near by ..." Luke 2:8 where the glory of God shone around them just before the birth of Jesus. If time permits we drive to Mount Moraiah. (Overnight in Jerusalem/ Bethlehem).