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Footsteps of Jesus


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10 Days / 8 Nights, Netanya, Caesarea, Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Galilee, Samaria, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ein Karem


TOUR FEATURE INCLUDES: • Round-trip air: USA – ISRAEL


• Meet and assist upon arrival by your Homeric Tours representative


• Private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach


• English-speaking Homeric Tour manager throughout


• Your choice of 3, 4 or 5 star hotels • 8 Nights of hotel accommodation • Breakfast and dinner daily • Water, tea or coffee with included meals • 7 Days of sightseeing tours • All entrance fees • Hotel taxes and service charges • Porterage of one suitcase per person • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program


The itinerary may be modified and tailored to the specific requirements and budget of your group * Ask about our church donation program


All Nations Church, Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem


DAY BY DAY ITINERARY DAY 1: USA


Depart for your overnight flight to Tel Aviv.


DAY 2: WELCOME TO THE HOLY LAND Meet your Homeric Tours representative and transfer to the coastal resort town of Netanya. Dinner and overnight. (D)


DAY 3: CAESAREA / HAIFA / MT. CARMEL After a delicious Israeli breakfast you travel up the coastline to the ancient Roman city of Caesarea. Continue on to Haifa. Visit the Carmelite Monastery “Stella Maris”, Elijah’s Grotto and home of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Celebrate Mass enjoy the view from atop Mt. Carmel then proceed to Nazareth, see Mary’s Well where the Angel Gabriel told Mary she will give birth to Our Lord Jesus Christ. See St. Joseph’s church and the Church of Annunciation. Continue to Cana to visit the Wedding Church, site of Jesus’ first miracle and an opportunity to renew your marriage vows. Overnight in Nazareth or Tiberias. (B,D)


DAY 4: GALILEE


Spend the day in His Footsteps. Sail across the Sea of Galilee. See the “Jesus boat” uncovered in 1986. Visit the Church of St. Peter’s Primacy. Explore Capernaum and see the new church built on St. Peter’s house and visit Chorazim, cursed because the people did not follow his teaching.


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Drive to the Mount of Beatitudes where Our Lord preached the Sermon on the Mount. Proceed to Tabgha, and the Church of the Multiplication of Fishes and Loaves. Overnight. (B,D)


DAY 5: SAMARIA Visit Mt. Tabor and the Church of Transfiguration, before proceeding through Samaria to Jacob’s Well, where Jesus met the Samarian Women. Today you are in the center of the land as described by the Old Testament. If available, meet with a priest from a local Christian Village and listen to his stories of their everyday life. Overnight Jerusalem. (B,D)


DAY 6: JERUSALEM, THE HOLY CITY View from atop the Mount of Olives. See the place where Jesus taught the Apostles to pray the “Our Father.” Visit the church of Pater Noster and the Chapel of Ascension. Walk the Palm Sunday road, stopping at the Chapel of Dominus Flevit (the teardrop). Continue to the Church of All Nations (Garden of Gethsemane). Descend to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu where the Apostle denied Christ three times. Continue to Mt. Zion to visit the room of the Last Supper, King David’s Tomb and the Church of the Dormition. Continue to Bethany, the site of the house of Mary and Lazarus. Overnight Jerusalem. (B,D)


DAY 7: BETHLEHEM / EIN KAREM / NEW CITY Visit Bethlehem, Shepherd’s Field and Grotto. See the Church of Nativity built over the birthplace of Jesus and St. Catherine’s built over the tomb of St. Jerome. Stop at the village of Ein Karem, birthplace of St. John the Baptist, and see the Church of Visitation where Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth. Overnight Jerusalem. (B,D)


DAY 8: JERUSALEM, OLD CITY Enter the old city via Zion Gate, see the Wailing Wall and the Temple Mount, the Pool of Bethesda, St. Anne’s Church (birthplace of Mary), the Chapel of Flagellation and Condemnation, the Prison, Ecco Home Arch and onto the Via Dolorosa, to retrace the final hours of His life as you pray the Stations of the Cross. Celebrate Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site of Our Lord’s death and resurrection. Overnight Jerusalem. (B,D)


DAY 9: JERUSALEM Enjoy a free day in Jerusalem and the opportunity to see the Dead Sea Scrolls, visit the Bible Land Museum, Yad Vashem Memorial, and shop in the old town bazaar or take a tour to Masada (optional). Overnight Jerusalem. (B,D)


DAY 10: U.S.A. Morning transfer to the airport for your flight back home. (B)


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