This is a 10 days 9 nights tour of Israel that include; A return air ticket, airport meet and assist, airport transfer, accommodation on a 3 or 4 star hotel, tour of the old city of Jaffa, visit Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, enjoy the view from Mt. of the Beatitudes where Jesus delivered his famous Sermon on the Mountain (Matthew 5-8), visit Ein Gedi, swim on the Dead Sea, tour the Old City Jerusalem, visit the Garden of Gethsemane, the Wailing Wall, Church of the Holy Sepultures where Jesus was crucified and buried, then visit Jordan Valley and Jericho, down to Bethlehem. This package itinerary can be tailored to meet your personal requirements.
This is a 10 days Christian tour of the holy land of Israel, that begins and ends in Nairobi, the tour begins with a flight to Tel Aviv where you will spend your first day, then visit the old city of Jaffa where Christianity began to be spread among nations, then proceed to Mt. Carmel in Haifa and down to Nazareth where the Annunciation took place and the place Jesus was brought up, then head down to the Sea of Galilee where Jesus performed most of his miracle including the feeding of 5000 people and the miracle of walking on water. Then visit the Dead Sea -the lowest point on earth and the sea where you can't sink due to the high salt content, then tour Jerusalem home to famous Christian heritage that include the Church of the Holy Sepulchre whereJesus Christ was crucified and buried, Via Dolorosa -the path believed Jesus walked as he approached his crucifixion, Dome of the Rock –where Abraham was asked to sacrifice his son Isaac, City of David, Israel Bible Museum, Dominus Flevit Church –the tear drop shaped church believed to be the site where Jesus wept, Church of Saint Anne –the maternal home of Jesus grandparents Anne and Joachim, the Wailing Wall –a Jewish holy site where people lament for the loss of the first and second holy temple.
After that visit important sites in Jericho and Jordan Valley before winding up in Bethlehem touring places like the Church of Nativity -where it is believed Jesus Christ was born, the Shepherd's Field(Beit Sahour) –where the birth of Jesus was announced by the angels, the Chapel of the Holy Innocents –built to commemorate the children of Bethlehem massacred by Herod's solders.
Tel Aviv Hotels
On this day, you will take a midday flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. On arrival you will be received by our tour guide who will quickly update you on the itinerary and then transferred to your Hotel, where you will spend the rest of the day.
Tel Aviv is the capital city of Israel, with modern architectural structures, white sandy beaches, the Carmel Market and Nachlat Benyamin, Tel Aviv Port, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Yarkon Park and many more. The City has few Christian historical sites, but it’s a great place to have a day or two, to just relax before or after your tour.
On this day after breakfast, you will begin by visiting the old city of Jaffa where Christianity began to be spread among the nations, here St. Peter lived in the house of Simon the Tanner and had the "Vision of the Flesh", and here he made his first miracle by healing the little girl; other notable sites is the place where Solomon’s Temple was, where Prophet Jonas tried to flee God among others. It’s a famous city with ancient gateways to the Holy Land.
After that will drive to Caesarea, a magnificent port-city built by King Herod the Great; St. Peter exited through this port when he was moving to Rome, then tour the Caesarea's theater –where it is believed procurator Pontius Pilate was found.
After that we continue to Haifa the Mt. Carmel, then proceed to Nazareth to visit the basilica and the Grotto of the Annunciation -the old Synagogue and Mary's Well before retiring for the day.
On this day after breakfast, you will start by visiting notable places where Jesus preached around the Sea of Galilee, then proceed to Capernaum –here you will see Peter’s House and the famous Synagogue, enjoy the view from Mt. of the Beatitudes -where the "Sermon on the Mount" was given, and the reconstructed church in Tabgha -where Jesus multiplied bread and fish to feed 5000 people.
After that you will visit Kibbutz Ginosar -the biggest and oldest banana plantations in Israel, then sail on the Galilee Sea in a boat similar to the boat used by Jesus and his disciples, before proceeding to the Baptismal Site of Yardenit on the Holy River Jordan. Then will wind up with a visit to the open fish pond breeding site –here you will learn one or two things about fish farming.
On this day after breakfast, you will proceed to visit Ein Gedi, known since the days of King David –its where the four fresh water springs meet the desert sun, is a beautiful place to enjoy the rich and unique flora and fauna. After that you will proceed to Dead Sea –it’s the lowest point on earth and the sea where you can't sink due to the high salt content, here you will have some time to just relax floating on the sea as you ton your skin with rich minerals found on the sea. After that you will proceed to Jerusalem where you will retire for the day.
On this day after breakfast, you will begin by touring the Garden of Gethsemane -referred in New Testament as the garden where Jesus used to come and pray with his disciples, and then proceed to the Wailing Wall -the last remnants of the ancient Temple built by Herod the great in Jerusalem. Then visit the Temple Mount, after that you will walk in the footsteps of Jesus along the fourteen Stations of the Via Dolorosa (Jesus Way of Suffering), and onto the Church of the Holy Sepultures -where Jesus was crucified and buried.
On this day after breakfast, you will begin by visiting Ein Karem -the place where John the Baptist was born, then proceed to "St. John in the Mountains" church -where the house of St. John was standing, also visit the Church of Visitation -where St. Mary visited Elisabeth.
After that will tour the new city of Jerusalem, before winding up with a tour of the Kibbutz Ramat Rachel –where you will learn a thing or two on variety domestic animals, vegetable and fruit farming and organic compost manufacturing.
On this day after breakfast, will start with a visit to Jordan Valley and Jericho -the oldest town in the Holy Land, visit the Sycamore Tree –where Zachariah the tax collector climbed on a tree to view Jesus, then view Mt. of Temptation, visit Tal Jericho –the Old Jericho Walls and other Archeological sites within the area.
On this day after breakfast, you will begin by visiting the ancient Church of the Nativity -where one can actually touch the very place where Jesus was born, the church was built by St. Helena in the 4th century, and it is here St. Hieronymus wrote the first Latin translation of the Bible –the "Volgata".
After that will visit the "Milk Grotto" and then then "Shepherds Fields" in Beth-Sahour –where the birth of Jesus was announced by the angels before retiring for the day.
On this day, you will be free to either just relax at the hotel, go on a self-tour of the area or go shipping.
On this day after breakfast, you will be driven back to the airport for your midday flight back to Nairobi.
Note: - If the tour day falls on a Sunday or any other day that the group wishes to attend a church service, we can do some slight adjustment to allow the service.