Walk in the footsteps of Jesus and experience the stories of the bible come to life in an unforgettable tour of the Holy Land.
A fishing boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, taking in the beautiful scenery where Jesus performed numerous miracles, being baptized in the waters of the Jordan River; or a visiting the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem – these are only few of the many life-changing moments to experience on your tour of the Holy Land.
In the north, itineraries include the breathtaking Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount; the foothills of Mount Hermon and Banias (Caesarea Philippi), where Jesus gave St. Peter the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven, “…and on this rock I will build my church…” (Matt. 16: 18-19); the ruins of ancient Capernaum, where the greater part of Jesus’ ministry of teaching and healing took place; Tabgha, the traditional site of the multiplication of Loaves and Fishes; the Magdala Center, constructed near the site of ancient Magdala, home of Mary Magdalene; Mount Carmel and the traditional site of Elijah’s battle with the prophets of Baal; the ruins of Megiddo, the Biblical Armageddon, Ahab’s stables and the famous water system; and Acre, where the Crusaders lost their last hold of the Holy Land to the Mamluks.
Jerusalem offers a cornucopia of fascinating sites and emotional experiences. Walking down the Mount of Olives following the traditional Palm Sunday route where Christ made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem; stopping at the Garden of Gethsemane with its ancient olive trees and the Church of All Nations; visiting Mount Zion and the traditional Room of the Last Supper; Ein Karem and the Church of the Visitation, which commemorates Mary’s visit to John the Baptist’s mother Elizabeth. In the Old City, St. Anne’s Church and the Pool of Bethesda; following the Via Dolorosa, and the Pilate’s Judgment Hall where Christ was imprisoned and, finally, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
And there are also the incredible ruins of Beit She’an (1 Sam. 31:10) featuring eighteen layers of civilization where Saul and his sons were nailed to the city wall; Jericho, the ancient city where the walls came tumbling down (Josh. 2–6; Mark 10:46; Luke 19:1).The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, built over the traditional site of the birth of Christ; and a drive by the Field of Shepherds, where the angel announced the birth of Jesus to shepherds; following the steps of St. Peter and Elijah to Caesarea, a small town located on the Mediterranean coast, where legend says St. Paul was imprisoned waiting for permission to leave for Rome (Acts 9 and 25); and much much more