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Our programs vary and are custom developed to meet the needs and interests of each group or individual. As an example to pilgrimage Shepherds Tours can operate kindly find below a few sample itineraries:

 

Holy Land and Sinai Itinerary - 11 Days / 10 Nights

 

Day 1: Tel Aviv / Tiberias

 

Meeting and assistance at Ben Gurion Airport. Transfer to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2: Nazareth

 

AM: Drive to Cana to visit the place of Jesus’ first public miracle, changing water into wine. Continue to Nazareth to visit the Basilica of annunciation, the excavations under the Basilica, Franciscan Museum, St. Joseph’s Workshop, Mary’s Well and Synagogue.

 

PM: Drive to Mt. Tabor to visit the Church of Transfiguration.

 

Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Tiberias.

 

Day 3: Tiberias / Jerusalem

 

AM: Start the day with a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to see St. Peter’s Memorial, St. Peter’s House and the VI century Synagogue. On to Mt. Beatitudes, where Jesus gave his most famous address; the Sermon on the Mount. Further to Tabgha, the site of multiplication of fish and loaves.

 

PM: Visit the Baptismal site on the Jordan River. Continue drive along the Jordan Valley to Jericho. Visit the ancient city that dates back more than 10,000 years. See Elisha’s Spring, the Sycamore Tree, and the new city, and view of Mt. Temptation. Drive and visit the Sanctuary of Bethany.

 

Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 4: Jerusalem

 

AM: Start the day with a walking tour of the old city. Visit the Temple Area: see the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, Al Aksa Mosque, St. Anne Church and the Pool of Bethesda.

 

PM: Trace the final footsteps of Jesus as you walk the Via Dolorosa. See the Church of Flagellation, Ecce Homo Arch, Church of Resurrection (Calvary and Holy Sepulchre).

 

Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 5: Jerusalem

 

AM: Visit Mount of Olives, Ascension Place, Church of Paternoster, Dominus Flevit, Virgin’s Tomb, grotto of Jesus’ Arrest, Garden and Church of Gethsemane.

 

PM: Mount Zion to include: St. Peter in Gallicantu, the Cenacle and the Dormition Abbey.

 

Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 6: Ein Karem / Bethlehem

 

AM: Drive to Ein Karem and visit the Church of visitation and Church of St. John the Baptist. Continue drive to Shepherds Field.

 

PM: Bethlehem: Visit the Basilica of Nativity, the Chapel of St. Jerome, and the Crusader Cluster.

 

Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 7: Jerusalem / Dead Sea / Eilat

 

AM: Drive to Qumran to see the excavations of the Essean Monastery and the cave of the Scrolls. Continue to Masada and see the famous Herod’s fortress.

 

PM: Continue drive to Eilat on the Red Sea.

 

Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Eilat.

 

Day 8: Eilat / Sinai

 

AM: Visit of Eilat and its unique underwater Aquarium.

 

PM: Continue drive to Sinai.

 

Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Sinai;

 

Day 9: Sinai / Eilat

 

Very early morning ascend of Mt. Moses, before sunrise. You must take 3,000 steps up. After visit descend and return to hotel for breakfast. Proceed and visit St. Catherine’s Monastery with its beautiful icons. Cross to Eilat via Nweibeh.

 

Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Eilat.

 

Day 10: Eilat / Beersheva / Tel Aviv

 

AM: Drive through the Negev desert and stop in Mitzpe Ramon where you can see one of the most beautiful desert landscapes.

 

PM: Drive to Tel Aviv and visit both Beersheva and Ashqelon along the way.

 

Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Tel Aviv.

 

Day 11: Tel Aviv / Airport

 

Transfer to airport for departure.

 

 

 

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