Jerusalem Of Gold

Catholic Program

Day 1 – Welcome to the Land of the Bible!
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport where you will be welcomed and met with your Cristina Travel representative.
Transport to the hotel in Tel Aviv for an orientation and to meet your guide.
Overnight in Tel Aviv

Day 2 – Caesarea/Megiddo/Nazareth
Start the morning with a delicious Israeli breakfast before departing to Caesarea Maritima on the Mediterranean Coast. After, we will ascend Mount Carmel where the Prophet Elijah called on God who answered by fire.
Continuing onto the Valley of Armageddon (Megiddo), we will drive through the Galilee to visit the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, in addition to Mary’s Well.
Overnight in Tiberias/Nazareth/Haifa

Day 3 – Tel Dan Nature Reserve/Caesarea Philippi/Jordan River Baptism
oday we will drive to the north to enjoy a refreshing hike through the Tel Dan Nature Reserve, also stopping at Banias Spring, the site of Caesarea Philippi where the Lord asked the famous question: “who do you say that I am?”

After lunch, a spiritual baptism service will take place at the Jordan River.

Return to hotel for dinner and rest.

Overnight in Tiberias/Nazareth/Haifa

Day 4 – Sea of Galilee
The day starts exploring the sites of the New Testament miracles around the Sea of Galilee. Here, you will visit Capernaum (Jesus’ town) with Peter’s home, where Jesus performed many miracles; recall the famous words of the Sermon on the Mount while visiting the Church on the Mount of Beatitudes; pray at the Church of Magdala, the birthplace of Mary Magdalene; and set sail across the calming waters of the Sea of Galilee.

In the evening, enjoy dinner with local Christian women to learn about life and faith in the Holy Land through their eyes.

Overnight in Tiberias/Nazareth/Tiberias

Day 5 – Jordan Valley, Dead Sea & Masada

Traveling south through the Jordan Valley, we will pass by Jericho and visit the ancient Masada fortress.
Arrive at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth where you can float on water, to enjoy the Dead Sea Spa with its famous hot baths, holistic and body treatments and many amenities. 

Overnight at the Dead Sea 


Day 6 – Jerusalem of Gold
The day starts with an ascent up the Mount of Olives, with beautiful panoramic view of the city which Jesus wept over, before continuing on to the Garden of Gethsemane for prayer and meditation.

Following this, we will pray in the Church of All Nations, visit the Western Wall in the Old City’s Jewish Quarter, walk the Via Dolorosa and continue onto the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

In the evening we will sit down to dinner with Christian women who serve in Jerusalem.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 7 – Jerusalem, Old & New
The day begins at the renowned Israel Museum, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and other biblical treasures, before continuing to the model of ancient Jerusalem and visiting Israel’s poignant Holocaust memorial museum Yad Vashem.

We will enter the Old City through Zion Gate and walk to the archaeological excavations from the times of Jesus at the Davidson Center, seeing the famous Southern Steps to the Temple, before ascending Mount Zion to the Upper Room (Last Supper site) and King David’s tomb.

Return to your hotel for dinner and rest.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 8 – Abu Ghosh/Ein Karem

Today we will visit Our Lady of the Ark of the Covenant Church in Kiryat Ye’arim (in Abu Ghosh), as well as Emmaus Road and Ein Kerem, the birthplace of John the Baptist.

Return to your hotel for dinner and rest.

Overnight in Jerusalem


Day 9 – Jerusalem
Enjoy a morning of shopping and free time in Jerusalem. Evening Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your departing flight back home.
We look forward to seeing you again!

Jerusalem Of Gold

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