The Holy Land

A Journey through the Bible

This is truly the journey of a lifetime for Christians of all denominations to a place where the stories of the Bible come to life. Join us on this spiritual journey of faith to the cradle of Christianity and the lands of the Old and New Testaments.

Day One: US Departure

Day Two: Tel Aviv - Joppa - Netanya

  • Joppa - from Tel Aviv airport to Joppa, the biblical port, where Peter raised Tabitha from the dead.

Day Three: Caesarea-by-the-Sea - Nazareth - Cana - Tiberias

  • Caesarea - where Peter preached and Paul was imprisoned for two years, residence of Pontius Pilate and home of Philip the Evangelist.
  • Nazareth - scene of the Annunciation, home of the Holy Family and location of so many biblical events from Jesus' childhood.
  • Cana - the wedding feast, where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine.

Day Four: Tiberias - Sea of Galilee Area - Tiberias

  • Sea of Galilee - cruise across biblical waters to Capernaum.
  • Mount of Beatitudes and Tabgha - the site of the feeding of the 5000, where Jesus appeared to the Disciples following His Resurrection.
  • Golan Heights and River Jordan - where Jesus was baptized and thousands of Christians continue to renew baptismal vows.

Day Five: Tiberias - Bet Shean - Jericho - Jerusalem

  • The Jordan Valley and Bet Shean - where Biblical history covers the Canaanites, the Philistines (who hung Saul's body on the town walls), the Romans, and the Byzantines.
  • Jericho - with the excavated Tel of the ruins of the ancient city and spectacular views of the lush green Jordan Valley and Elisha's fountain.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

'Up to Jerusalem'

Day Six: Jerusalem - Masada - Dead Sea - Qumran - Bethlehem - Jerusalem

  • Masada - with the remarkable ruins of the fortress built by Herod the Great, where the Jews chose mass suicide over slavery.
  • The Dead Sea - time perhaps to float in its mineral-rich waters.
  • The Qumran Caves - where the community of Essenes recorded the books of the Old Testament.
  • Bethelehem - where we will visit the Basilica and Grotto of the Nativity.
Golgatha

Golgatha

Day Seven: Jerusalem - Mount of Olives - Mount Zion - Jerusalem

  • Mount of Olives - with the Church of the Ascension, the Church of the Pater Noster, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations.
  • Mount Zion - past the tombs of Absalom and Zechariah to St. Peter's in Gallicantu (Caiaphas' House) and the Upper Room of the Last Supper.

Day Eight: Jerusalem

  • Jerusalem - the Holy City for Jews, Christians and Moslems. See the remains of the City of David, the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, St. Anne's Crusader Church with the Pool of Bethesda, the Via Dolorosa, the Arch of Ecce Homo, Pilate's Judgment Hall, the Lithostrotos, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Day Nine: Tel Aviv - USA

 

Booking Your Holy Land Tour

In addition to the standard inclusions, customized religious tours and pilgrimages with Trans World Travel, Inc. include special arrangements for the celebration of the Eucharist in unique places of worship - the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Shepherd's Field in Bethelehem, the Garden of Gethsemane. Special days of prayer and retreat are also possible.

Whether you are interested in creating a tailor-made itinerary for your group or would like to join one of our scheduled tours, just give us a call at 800 323 8158 or contact us by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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