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11 Days / 9 Nights, Nazareth, Caesarea, Mt. Carmel, Cana, Galilee, Mt. Tabor, Jordan Valley, Jericho, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Tel Aviv, Athens, Corinth with option: Mykonos, Ephesus, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini


The Temple Mount in Jerusalem, including the Western Wall and the golden Dome of the Rock


DAY BY DAY ITINERARY DAY 1: USA


Depart for your overnight flight to Tel Aviv. (B,D) DAY 2: HOLY LAND


Upon arrival and after custom control, you will be greeted by your Homeric Tours escort and depart for your hotel on the shores of the Mediterranean. A short visit to the ancient Port of Jaffa is included. Overnight in Netanya or Nazareth. (D)


DAY 3: CAESAREA / MT. CARMEL / NAZARETH / CANA


After breakfast, visit the Roman capital of ancient Israel, Caesarea, where Paul was imprisoned and taken to Rome. Continue to Haifa. Visit Mt. Carmel, see Elijah’s Grotto and the Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. See Megiddo, 20 cities layered in one city and the Valley of Armageddon. We continue to Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus and Cana, and the place of the First Miracle. Dinner and overnight Galilee. (B,D)


DAY 4: GALILEE


The day starts with a prayer service on board the ship as you sail on the peaceful waters of the Sea of Galilee. See the Jesus boat and stop at Chorazim, the cursed city. Visit Capernaum the center of Jesus’ Ministry. Travel to Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached to his people and visit Tabgha, the Church of the Fishes and the Loaves. Stop at Yardenit, the Baptismal site on the river Jordan. Dinner and overnight Galilee. (B,D)


DAY 5: MT. TABOR / JORDAN VALLEY / JERICHO / DEAD SEA / JERUSALEM


A visit to the Mt. Tabor Church of Transfiguration starts the day before departing for Jordan Valley to Jericho, the oldest known city. Take a dip in the water, weather permitting. Stop at Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Continue to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem. (B,D)


DAY 6: BETHLEHEM / JERUSALEM Our day begins with the unforgettable view from the Mount of Olives as we marvel at the beauty of a 400-year-old city laid out before us. Our visit includes the Church of Pater Noster and the Chapel of Ascension. We will walk down the Palm


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Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. Visit Bethany, home of Mary, Margaret and Lazarus, and Bethlehem to see the Shepherd’s Field and Grotto, the Church of Nativity and Manger where Jesus was born. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)


DAY 7: JERUSALEM: (OLD CITY / NEW CITY) After breakfast enjoy a morning walk in the Foot- steps of Our Lord Jesus via St. Stephen’s Gate, on to the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) and the Temple Mount. See the Dome of the Rock Mosque and the original Temple grounds. Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne and view the pool of Bethesda, where Jesus performed the Sabbath Miracle. Reflect on the final hours of His life as you walk “the Way of the Cross” culminating with a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Leave the Old City passing through the bazaar and the Jaffa Gate. Visit a model of the City of Jerusalem as it was during the Roman occupation. Visit the Israeli Museum to see the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)


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