Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Meet and assist at Ben Gurion airport.

Day 2 Caesarea - Mount Carmel-Meggido-Tsipori

Caesarea Maritima where the archaeological sites such as the Roman Amphitheatre, hippodrome and aqueduct then watch a film on history and remains of this famous port city. Drive to Mt. Carmel visit Al Muhraqa where Elijah challenged King Ahab and the prophets of Baal and the caves prophet Elijah hid from the wrath of Queen Jezebel. Drive through the Jezreel Valley to Megiddo, the Armageddon Battlefield, where  archaeologists have unearthed 20 levels of civilization.

Tsippori: The Roman road and mosaic room, To be explored.

Day 3 Mt of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Primacy of St.Peter- Magdala, Capernaum and Bethsaida

Mt of Beatitudes - site of the famous Sermon on the Mount. Tabgha the site of the miracle of the multiplication of loaves and the fishes, continue to visit the Primacy of Saint Peter on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee is the spot of Jesus' reinstatement  of Peter as chief among the Apostles. Magdala visit the natural amphitheatre then continue to Capernaum, the main village of Jesus’ teachings and healing, where Peter’s house has been discovered along with the synagogue where Jesus taught. Then to Bethsaida where Jesus healed the Blind man.

Day 4 Tiberias – Ginossar – Sea of Galilee- Jordan River- Mt.Arbel

Boat ride at Sea of Galilee which is lowest freshwater lake on Earth and the second-lowest lake in the world after the Dead Sea. Ginossar to see Jesus Ancient Boat. Drive to the Jordan River Baptismal site where jesus was baptised by John the Baptist at the end of the day go up to the top of Mt Arbelis the pleace of  the class between the asimonian forces of Herod

Day 5 Golan Heights- Caesarea Philippi-Corazim -Hatzor,Dan, Banias, Kursi

The Golan Heights for a panoramic view of the area, visit Caesarea Philippi, where Jesus met with His disciples and Peter declared that Jesus was “the Christ, the Son of the living God. “Here Jesus promised Peter “the keys of the kingdom of heaven”. Korazim visit the ruins of the ancient Jewish town of Korazim and its synagogue then on to the archaeological Tel at the site of ancient Hatzor. Tel Dan is an ancient city described as the northernmost city of the Kingdom of Israel, and belonging to the tribe of Dan then on to see the Altar. Banias to see the Hermon Stream and Nature Reserve Park. Kursi National Park which contains remains of a Byzantine monastery and is the site of Jesus` Miracle of the Swine.

Day 6 Tiberias-Beit Shean- -Qumran- Ein Gedi and Dead Sea

Beit Shean archaeological sites, and the spring of Herod Sythopolis and the amphitheatre-Hippodrome outside the park, drive through the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea.  Dead Sea region visit Qumran where the dead scrolls were found and visit the excavation of the Essenes ruins and the Cave of the Scrolls. Ein Gedi, "Spring of the Goat, an oasis on the western shore of the Dead Sea

Day 7 Masada , Tel Shemesh, The valley of Elah, Adullam and Herodion

Masada fortress ride on the cable car up to the to the fortress where Herod the Great built two palaces for himself and fortified Masada between 37 and 31 BCE.At the end of the First Jewish–Roman War which ended in the mass suicide of the 960 Sicarii rebels who were hiding there and refused to be captured by in to the Romans. Tel Shemesh which is a small archaeological tell northeast the city of Beit Shemesh. The Valley of Elah where David slew Goliath and continue to the archaeological site of Adullam.  The Western Judean hills to visit Herodion which means (Mountain of the Little Paradis') which is an ancient Jewish fortress and town, named after Herod the Great.

Day 8 Jerusalem, Mt Of Olives and all its churches- Gethsemane Garden, Hezekiah’s Tunnel

The day starts by going up to Mt. of Olives for a panoramic view of the old city of Jerusalem. Pater Noster Church which contains the Lord’s Prayer written on plaques on the walls in a total of well over 100 different languages and dialects.  Church of Ascension, is the first of a Christian church and monastery it is located on a site where Jesus ascended into Heaven after his Resurrection. It houses a slab of stone believed to contain one of his footprints. Dominus Flavit Church where “The Lord has wept “it lies on the foothill of Mount of Olives, where Jesus visualized the destruction of Jerusalem and wept. The church is shaped as a tear drop.  then descend downwards to visit the Church of all Nations also known as the Church or Basilica of Agony, next to the Garden of Gethsemane. It enshrines a section of bedrock where Jesus is said to have prayed before his arrest, a short walk to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed on the night of His betrayal and arrest. Jesus' despair in Gethsemane was so deep that He sweat drops of  blood. Drive through the Kidron Valley and visit Hezekiah’s Tunnel which is 533-meter-long was dug  by King Hezekiah to fortify the city against the invading Assyrian armies without compromising its main water source, the Gihon Spring, (You need special clothes and long boots to walk inside the wet tunnel).

Day 9 Old City of Jerusalem -Temple Mount -Western Wall- Jewish Quarter Davidson Center

The Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism. According to Jewish scripture, the First Temple was built by King Solomon, the son of King David, in 957 BCE, and was destroyed by the Neo-Babylonian Empire, together with Jerusalem, in 587 BCE. Jewish Quarter is home to around 2,000 people and covers about 0.1 square kilometres. It contains many synagogues and yeshivas (places of the study of Jewish texts) and has been home to Jews since the century 8 BCE. The Western Wall is Jewish people holds their prayers and is called the "Wailing Wall", referring to the practice of Jews weeping at the site.  St. Anne Church which is the site of the home of Jesus’ maternal grandparents, Anne and Joachim, and the birthplace of the Virgin Mary. Pools of Bethesda where Jesus healed a paralysed man. Church of Flagellation is where Jesus took up his cross after being sentenced to death by crucifixion

Via Dolorosa or (Sorrowful Way) is the route in the Old City of Jerusalem that Jesus forced by the Roman soldiers have taken on the way to his crucifixion. The winding route from the former Antonia Fortress to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre It is today marked by fourteen Stations of the Cross, nine of which are outside in the streets, with the remaining five stations being currently inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Church of the Holy Sepulchre is where Jesus was crucified, at a place known as Calvary or Golgotha, and Jesus's empty tomb, which is where he was buried and resurrected. Within the church proper are the last four stations of the Cross of the Via Dolorosa, representing the final episodes of the Passion of Jesus. Davidson Centre: During Jerusalem in the Second Temple period was one of the most beautiful cities in the world according to accounts at the time, and at the Archaeological Garden – Davidson Center, you can admire the powerful construction of the city and its magnificence at that time and during other periods.

Day 10 Garden Tomb –Ein Karem- Israel Museum

Garden Tomb is a rock-cut tomb in Jerusalem, which was unearthed in 1867 and is considered by some Protestants to be the site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus. Ein Karem - Church of Visitation is where the visit paid by the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, to Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. Also, where Virgin Mary recited her song of praise. Church of John the Baptist is the site where Saint John the Baptist is believed to have been born. New City of Jerusalem-the Israel Museum is an art and archaeological museum in Jerusalem, houses the Shrine of the book and the Dead Sea scrolls. The Tower of David also known as the Citadel is an ancient citadel located near the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem. It contains important archaeological finds dating back over 2,500 years including a quarry dated to the First Temple period and is a popular venue for benefit events, craft shows, concerts, and sound-and-light performances.

Day 11 Old town Jericho -Tel_Asultan- Wadi Qelt. Departure to the States

Jericho is claimed to be the oldest city in the world, and it is also the city with the oldest known protective wall. Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of more than 20 successive settlements in Jericho, the first of which dates back 11,000 years (to 9000 BCE). Tel Sultan and Wadi Qelt is the place in the desert where Joachim, the father of the Virgin Mary, has prayed to be blessed with a child and received the promise from God's angel. A Cave of St Anne, inhabited by hermits until a few decades ago. St. George's Monastery is built into the wadi cliffs a short distance upstream from the Cave of St Anne (Closest Point). Bon Voyage and thank you for coming with Raji Tours

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