Upon arrival at Allenby bridge, you will be met by our English speaking representative and will be assisted with customs and immigration formalities. Afterwards you will be transferred to Bethlehem to visit the ancient Church of the Nativity, where one can actually touch the very place where Jesus was born. Built by St. Helena already in the 4th century, it has been an active church and never destroyed ever since! Here St. Hieronymus wrote the first Latin translation of the Bible – the "Volgata". Visit the "Milk Grotto" and, the "Shepherds Fields" in Beth-Sahour . Drive to EinKarem, the place where John the Baptist was born. Visit the "St. John in the Mountains" church, built on the place where the house of St. John was standing. Also visit the Church of Visitation, where St. Mary visited Elisabeth Continue to hotel – check in and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for the day at 7:30 for the Garden of Gethsemane , and also visit the "Wailing Wall", the last remnants of the Temple in Jerusalem. If the current situation allows it, visit the Temple Mount . Continue in the footsteps of Jesus along the Stations of the Via Dolorosa, Jesus' "Way of Suffering", and onto the Church of the Holy Sepultures, where Jesus was crucified and buried. Continue to the Via Dolorosa, that passes through the Old City's oriental .
Breakfast at the hotel Departure for the day at 07:00 AM to visit the old city of Jaffa, one of the ancient gateways to the Holy Land: Through it's port the Cedar trees for Salomon's Temple were brought, the prophet Jonas tried to flee God, but most important: It was in Jaffa where Christianity began to be spread among the nations. Here St. Peter lived in the house of Simon the Tanner and had the "Vision of the Flesh", and here he made his first miracle by healing the little girl. Today Jaffa's renovated alley-ways attract many artists, who have their galleries there.. continue to Haifa the Mt. Carmel. Stella Mary's. Transfer to hotel .
After breakfast at hotel , check out and transfer to visit the Israel Museum to see the Second Temple Model. Drive to Jericho, believed to be the oldest city. View the Mount of Temptation and an old Sycamore Tree. Continue on the Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. Here you will get the chance to buy the famous Dead Sea products. Proceed to the Dead Sea which is also called “Sea of Salt” and is the lowest spot on the surface of the globe. Here you can experience floating and swimming in these waters which have amazing healing powers. Transfer to Allenby bridge .
For entry visa regularities see our blog Visa and Passport Requirements.
Check in time at hotels: 14:00. Check out time at hotels: 12:00 noon.
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Days : 4 | Nights : 3
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