Christian tourism

Christian group and individual tours that will give you the opportunity to visit all the holy places of Israel. Catholic, Orthodox and Evangelical programs. Pilgrimage and recreation.

Orthodox pilgrimage tour

Tel Aviv – Jaffa, Tiberias, Nazareth, the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Jerusalem
9 Days / 8 nights


Day 1.
Arrival to the airport and meeting with a representative of the company.
Tour in Jaffa:
Saint Tabitha – Orthodox Church in Jaffa.
Simon the Tanner’s House – the house of Simon Bar-Jonah.
Walk through the Old City of Jaffa.
Transfer to the North of the country.
Overnight in Tiberias.

Day 2.
Magdala – Monastery of St. Mary Magdalene. The radon springs.
A Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee + St Peter’s fish lunch at the restaurant.
Tabgha – Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes.
Capernaum – the place of Christ’s preaching in Galilee.
St. Peter’s Church – place of the Primacy of Apostle Peter in Galilee.
Overnight in Tiberias.

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Day 3.
Caesarea Philippi – the origins of Jordan River.
Mount of Precipice – also known as Mount Kedumim.
Nazareth Mary’s Well – the spring of the Virgin Mary.
Nazareth Church of St. Gabriel – the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation.
Mount Tabor – the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus.
Cana of Galilee – the Greek Orthodox Church, the place of Jesus’ first miracle of turning water into wine at a wedding feast.
Overnight in Tiberias.

Day 4.
Qasr al-Yahud – a baptism site in the Jordan River Valley.
Monastery of St. Gerasimos – Greek Orthodox Church in the Jordan valley.
Monastery of Temptation – an Orthodox Christian monastery in Jericho.
St. George’s Monastery – Monastery of St. George located in Wadi Kelt of the Judean Desert, activated and inhabited by Greek Orthodox monks.
Monastery of St. Theodosius – Mar Sava Greek Orthodox Men’s Monastery.
Overnight in Bethlehem.

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Day 5.
Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus.
St. Simeon Monastery – Orthodox monastery and temple on the site of the house of St. Simeon in Katamon.
Monastery of the Cross – Greek men’s Monastery of the Orthodox Jerusalem Church.
Oak of Hebron – also called the Oak of Abraham.
Overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 6.
Temple Mount – the cornerstone of the universe.
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Greek monastery in Jerusalem.
The Bethesda Pool – Jesus told the man: “Stand up, take your mat and walk”, and immediately he was made well…
Via Dolorosa – Way of Sorrow – a street, in two parts, within the Old City of Jerusalem, held to be the path that Jesus walked, carrying his cross, on the way to his crucifixion.
Pretoria – Prison of Christ.
Church of the Holy Sepulcher – place where Jesus Christ was crucified, buried, and then resurrected.
Aleksandrovskoe farmstead – Russian historical building in Jerusalem.
St. Spyridon Monastery – Greek Orthodox Monastery of memorializing the religious works and Influences of Greek Orthodox.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 7.
Free Day:
Market “Machane Yehuda” – one of the most colorful spots in Jerusalem. (Optionally: tasting the abundance of the Machane Yehuda market through one single card, for 99 NIS).
Ben Yehuda Street – the beating heart of center-city life in the capital.
Mamilla – a shopping street in Jerusalem located between Jaffa Gate and the David Citadel Hotel.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

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Day 8.
The Holy Trinity Cathedral and the Russian Compound.
The Church of Mary Magdalene – Russian Orthodox convent.
Church of the Assumption – Tomb of the Virgin Mary.
Garden of Gethsemane – the place where Jesus prayed and his disciples slept the night before Jesus’ crucifixion.
King David’s tomb on the Mount Zion in Jerusalem.
Last Supper Room – also known as the “Upper Room.
Dormition Abby – the place where Virgin Mary has fallen asleep for the last time.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 9.
The holy spring of John the Baptist – Ein Karem.
Gorny Monastery – a Russian Orthodox Monastery.
The Church of Saint George in Lod (Lydda) – the major shrine for the fourth-century Christian martyr Saint George.
Transfer to the airport.

Tour Package Includes:
• Accommodation at hotels according to the program
• Transfers during the entire tour according to the program
• Meals: breakfasts daily in hotels
• Licensed tour guide

Tour Package not includes:
• Air-ticket
• Travel insurance
• Entrance fees according to the itinerary and tips for driver and guide

Hotel list:
4* King Solomon (Tiberias)
4* Ararat Hotel (Bethlehem)
4* Jerusalem Gate (Jerusalem)

3* Arcadia (Tiberias)
3* Holy Land (Bethlehem)
3* Montefiore (Jerusalem)

Hostel Casa Nova (Tiberias)
Hostel Casa Nova (Bethlehem)
Hostel Agron (Jerusalem)

Tour operator can make changes in the itinerary, depending on the Day of the week, holiDays and work schedules of the Churches and Holy Places.

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