Day 1 Sunday, September 25
Depart Orlando airport for overnight
flight via Newark to Tel Aviv.
Day 2 Monday, September 26
Arrive in Tel Aviv. Meet coach and
guide, and transfer to St Gabriel Hotel
in Bethlehem, for 2 nights with dinner
& breakfast included.
Day 3 Tuesday, September 27
Full day in Bethlehem. Visit the Church
of the Nativity and see the birthplace
of Jesus and the Holy Manger. See the
Churches of St Catherine, St Jerome,
St Joseph, and the Holy Innocents.
Return to the hotel for lunch before an
afternoon visit the Milk Grotto, and the
Shepherds Fields. Return to the hotel for
dinner and some rest.
Day 4 Wednesday, September 28
Morning drive by the Inn of the Good
Samaritan, to the Dead Sea. Time to
relax or float on the water near where
the Dead Sea Scrolls were found at
Qumran. Continue to Masada and
ascend by cable-car to Herods Fort.
Break for an opportunity to enjoy lunch.
Afternoon drive into Jericho, see the
Mount of Temptation, and the Sycamore
tree of Zacchaeus. Drive to Nazareth,
and stay at centrally located Legacy
Hotel for 3 nights with dinner and
Day 5 Thursday, September 29
Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation,
see the Cavehome of the Holy Family,
Josephs workshop, and Marys Well.
Depart for Cana and visit the church
of the Wedding Feast site of Jesus
first miracle. Renewal of Wedding
Vows for married couples on the trip.
Lunch. Afternoon drive to Mount Tabor.
Ascend by taxi to the Church of the
Transfiguration, and view the Valley of
Armageddon. Return to hotel for dinner.
Day 6 Friday, September 30
Boat trip across the Sea of Galilee with
relevant Bible readings. Drive to the
Mount of Beatitudes for reading of the
great Sermon on the Mount. Lunch
of St Peters Fish. Afternoon visit
Capernaum to see the old Synagogue
and the excavations of Peters house.
Nearby, visit the church of the Primacy
by the sea-shore, and the site of the
Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish
at Tabgha. Continue to Yardinet at
the River Jordan, for renewal of our
Day 7 Saturday, October 1
Drive across the Jezreel Valley to
Emmaus, where Jesus appeared after
His Resurrection. Lunch. Continue to
Bethany for Mass, and visit the Tomb of
Lazarus. Drive into Jerusalem and check
into the St. George Hotel for 5 nights
dinner and breakfast.
Day 8 Sunday, October 2
Drive to the Mount of Olives for group
photo, and view the Old City. Visit
the Ascension Dome, Pater Noster
church, Dominus Flevit, Assumption
church and Grotto and the Garden of
Gethsemane. After lunch, visit church
of St Peter in Gallicantu church of the
Cock-Crow, and see the dungeon where
Jesus was held on Holy Thursday night.
Walk around Mount Zion and visit
the church of the Dormition, Tomb of
David, and Room of the Last Supper.
Return to hotel for dinner.
Day 9 Monday, October 3
Morning drive to Ein Karem to visit the
church of the Visitation, and church of
St John the Baptist. After lunch, visit the
Model of Old Jerusalem, and Shrine of
the Book. Continue to Nebi Samwil and
visit the tomb of Samuel the prophet.
Return to hotel for final dinner.
Day 10 Tuesday, October 4
After breakfast we will visit the Western
Wall & continue on to Yad Vashem
Holocaust Memorial before returning
to the hotel for lunch. After lunch we
will have some free time to enjoy the
old city of Jerusalem. Return to the
hotel for dinner. This evening will see
the start of Yom Kippur the holiest day
of the year in Judaism. We will have the
great opportunity to witness the Jewish
traditions of this Day of Atonement
from this evening to the next.
Day 11 Wednesday, October 5
Today we see Jerusalem from a unique
aspect, on Yom Kippur. With strict
restrictions on transport we will embark
on a special walking tour of the Old
City of Jerusalem. We start with early
morning Mass in the Holy Sepulchre.
Returning to the nearby hotel for
breakfast. Afterwards we return to the
Old City of Jerusalem. Visit Church of
St. Anne and Pool of Bethesda. Walk
the Via Dolorosa to the church of the
Holy Sepulchre and the Rock of Calvary
returning to the hotel for dinner.
Afterwards we will attend Holy Hour in
the Garden of Gethsemane.
Day 12 Thursday, October 6
After breakfast we check out of our hotel
and board our coach for a transfer to Tel
Aviv airport and check-in for our flight to Frankfurt continuing to on to Orlando.