Tiberias (2 nights)
Start exploring the Holy Land with a boat ride on the Sea of Gailee up to Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount. Discover Tabgha, site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes and to Capernaum, the center of the Lord’s early ministry. Drive along the lower Galilee Mountains to Cana, site of the wedding feast, and visit the Church of Annunciation and Mary's Well.
Jerusalem (3 nights)
Drive along the Sea of Galilee up to Mount Carmel to visit the Carmelite Monastery at Muhkraka, the location of Elijah’s altar. We continue via the Valley of Armageddon to the excavation of Tel Megiddo and drive along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea.
On the second day, visit the inn of the "Good Samaritan" and drive along the Dead Sea shores to Masada, the fortress where the Jewish Zealots held off the armies of the Roman Empire before choosing suicide over surrender. Continue to Ein Gedi, where King David found shelter from the wrath of King Saul. Enjoy a short "float” on the Dead Sea and continue to Qumran where in 1947 the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in cave.
Start the third day with a visit to the Garden Tomb. Travel to the Old City, through St. Stephen's Gate to the Pool of Bethesda, the Chapel of the Flagellation, and the Ecce Homo Arch. Then proceed to the Temple area and Mt. Moriah to visit the Western Wall, the Ophel archaeological park, where we see the Pinnacle and visit the new visitors' center dedicated to research of the Biblical Temple. In the afternoon drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, the Milk Grotto and the cave of St. Jerome.
On your final day you will drive to Mount Scopus to view the impressive home of the Hebrew University. Then drive to the Mt. of Olives for an outstanding view of Jerusalem. Visit the Chapel of the Ascension, Garden of Gethsemane, and Church of All Nations. See the Kidron Valley and Tomb o