Itinerary for the Holy Land
We propose an itinerary in the Holy Land which touches on the following places: Nazareth, Cana, Tiberias, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
1st day – ITALY – TEL AVIV – NAZARETH
Arrival at departure airport in Italy, with flight to Tel Aviv. Arrival, transfer to Nazareth with a stop in Caesarea Maritima. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 2 – NAZARETH – CANA – MOUNT TABOR – NAZARETH
In the morning Visit to the city of Nazareth: Church of San Giuseppe, Synagogue, Fountain of the Virgin, Basilica of the Annunciation. Departure for Cana to visit the church of the first miracle of Jesus and continuation to climb Mount Tabor to visit its Basilica. In the evening return to Nazareth.
3rd day – TIBERIAS – BETHLEHEM
Departure for the Mount of Beatitudes which overlooks the entire lake of Tiberias, Tabga (to commemorate the multiplication of the loaves and fishes) and the Church of the Primacy. Crossing of Lake Tiberias by boat to Capernaum and visit of the archaeological area with the house of St. Peter. Transfer to Bethlehem, dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – BETHLEHEM
Participation in the holy mass and to follow, visit of Bethlehem. We start with the Basilica of the Nativity, to visit the place where Jesus was born and the Campo dei Pastori, with the original cave and the church where the shepherds received the announcement of his birth. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – BETHLEHEM – JERUSALEM
Departure for Jerusalem, visit to the Wailing Wall, Temple esplanade with the Omar and El Aqsa Mosques. Afterwards, visit of Mount Sion with the Church of the Dormitio Virginis, Last Supper and Tomb of David. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.
6th day – JERUSALEM
Continuation of the visit of Jerusalem with the Mount of Olives: Ascension, Church of the Pater, Dominus Flevit, Gethsemane. In the afternoon Church of Sant'Anna, Probatic Pool, Praetorium with Lithostrotus, Flagellation, Via Dolorosa, Basilica of the Resurrection with Holy Sepulchre. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – JERUSALEM – QUMRAN – DEAD SEA – JERICHO – JERUSALEM
Departure for Qumran, to visit the excavations and the scrolls of the Dead Sea. Stop along the shores of the Dead Sea and in Jericho, an oasis in the middle of the desert of Judah. Arrival in Ain Karem to visit the Church of San Giovanni and the Church of the Visitation. Return to Jerusalem, dinner and overnight.
Day 8 – JERUSALEM – TEL AVIV – ITALY
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Tel Aviv airport in time for departure on the flight to Italy.
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