Where Jesus Walked

Follow your faith-orientied guide on a journey through the Holy Land and on the footsteps of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Walk along the very paths, Jesus and his disciples walked, commemorate his birth and baptism and remember hist last days in Jerusalems. Our pilgrimage “Where Jesus Walked” was designed with the interests and needs of pilgrims in mind. All overnight stays are in church guest houses and the itinerary leaves enough time for individual or communal prayer, meditation, and church attendances. Please inquire for your individual itinerary.

Day 1
Arrival Day

Upon arrival and after completing formalities (luggage, passport control and customs) you will be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel in Bethlehem – the home town of King David (1Sam 16,1), for which the prophet Micha prophesized the Messiah to come from (Mic 5,1).

Day 2
The Birth of Christ Bethlehem, Beit Sahour, Ein Kerem

After breakfast, drive to Manger Square in Bethlehem and visit the Church of Nativitiy. The church was built on the very spot where Christians commemorated the birth of Christ since the 2nd century CE. Afterwards, visit the Shepards’ Fields of Beit Sahour, where the archangel Gabriel announced the birth of Jesus to the shepards (Mt 2,1; Lk 2,4-11). After lunch, continue to Ein Kerem and visit the ancient city, today being a part of Jerusalem. Ein Kerem is an important site for Christians from all over the world who come here to remember the birth of John the Baptist and the conversation between Mary and Elisabeth (Lk 1). You will visit the Church of St. John as well as the Church of the Visitation. Overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 3
The Jordan Valley Massada, the Negev, Qumran, the Dead Sea, Jericho and the Mt. of Temptation

In the early morning, depart for Massada and visit this outstanding archaeological site high upon a steep hill rising at the banks of the Dead Sea. Afterwards, stop at Qumran for a foto-stop of the so-called Caves of Qumran, where some of the oldest manuskripts of the Old Testament were found. Over lunch time, enjoy a dip into the Dead Sea. In the early afternoon, visit the traditional baptism site Qasr el-Yahud. Many Christians come here not only to commemorate the baptism of Jesus, but also as the site is believed to be place from where the prophet Elijah ascended to heaven. Later on, arrive to Jericho, one of the oldest cities in the world and take the cable car up to the Mt. of Temptation , where Jesus was tempted by the devil (Mt 4,1-10; Mk 1,12-13; Lk 4,1-13). Remember the story and enjoy a panoramic view of the archaeological site Tell es-Sultan, the “Wall of Jericho” (Jos 6). Overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 4
The Holy Citym Mt. of Olives and Mt. Zion

After breakfast, drive to the Mt. of Olives for a panoramic view of the Old City in the early sun light. It was here, that Jesus prayed for the last time and waited the soldiers to catch him with his disciples (Mt 26,36-56). According to the biblical tradition, the Mt. of Olives was also the site of Jesus’ ascension to heaven (Lk 24,50-51; Act 1,9). Visit the Churches of Ascension and Pater Noster (the Lord’s Prayer) and continue walking down to the Garden and Church of Gethsemane with a stop on the way at the Church of Dominus Flevit. From the foot of the mountain, head to Mt. Zion for a prayer service in the Upper Room, the site Jesus is said to have offered the Last Supper to his disciples (Lk 22,7-23). A room venerated by the three Abrahamic faiths. Then, also visit the Tomb of King David located below the Upper Room. Before returning to Bethlehem, visit the Church St. Peter in Galicantu, commemorating the interrogation of Jesus by the high priest Kaiphas (Lk 22,56-62). Overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 5
The Holy City The Via Dolorosa, Crucifixion and Resurrection

Today, you day starts with a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem starting with the Palace of Antonia & the Roman Soldier’s Camp. Also, visit the Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda (John 5,1-9), and walk along the Via Dolorosa, the Stations of the Cross. After visiting the first eight stations of the Cross, your tour will finish at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Golgotha Stone and the chapel where St. Helena found the Holy Cross. Overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 6
The Mediterranean Emmaus, Caesarea Maritima, Akko and Mt. Carmel

Breakfast at your hotel and departure to Emmaus (Lk 24,13-35). Continue to the ancient Roman capital of Palestine, Caesarea Maritima, now a picturesque archaeological site. After lunch, continue north to the ancient crusaders’ fortress of Akko. Visit the fortress and enjoy some free time in the city before continuing to Haifa. Visit the city, including the Baha’i Gardens as well as Stella Maris Monastery. Overnight by the Sea of Galilee.

Day 7
The Sea of Galilee

After breakfast visit the ancient ruins of Bisan and continue to Cana (John 2,1-12) and Sepphoris (Zippori) to visit Capernaum and Tabgha (Mt 14,13-21; Mt 8,1-5; John 21). In the late afternoon, board a wooden boat and enjoy a sunset sail on the Sea of Galilee. Dinner and overnight by the Sea of Galilee.

Day 8
Nazareth and Upper Galilee

Depart in the early morning and visit the Mt. of Beatitude. Then continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation, Mary’s Well, the Carpentry of Joseph and the ancient synagogue. In the afternoon, continue to the Upper Galilee where you will arrive at a very unique guesthouse converted from a monastery.

Day 9
Departure Day

Depending on your flight time, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport or extensions.

Tour Details

Including

All our tours are private tours including private transportation and private guiding.

  • Meet & Assist at Tel Aviv Airport.
  • 8 nights stay in mentioned places in good middle class hotels or church guesthouses (please tell us about your preferences), all overnight stays incl. breakfast.
  • All mentioned sightseeing tours, including transportation by private modern & tourism-licensed a/c vehicles (according to group size).
  • Professional guiding by a qualified & tourism-licensed guide, spiritual and faith oriented guiding available.
  • Extra time for prayers and meditation throughout the tour.
  • Chances to meet local congregations and attend local services (please let us know about your interests at the time of booking).
  • Half board (breakfast + dinner, excl. beverages).
  • Recommended gratuities.
  • Travel Security Consultation prior to and throughout your tour.
  • Special services for church groups and study groups.

Optional

We provide a number of optional services for pilgrims, such like spiritual guiding, services, or spiritual exercises. Please inquire for details and provide us with your interests.

Prices

All prices are inclusive of all mentioned services and valid throughout the year except major holidays during the high season. Please inquire for details.

  • Private tour, 1 to 2 people: Please inquire for individual pricing.
  • Private tour, 5 to 9 people: 1575 €
  • Private tour, 10 to 17 people: 1285 €
  • Private tour, 18 to 26 people: 1175 €
  • Private tour, 27 to 36 people: 985 €
  • Private tour, 37 and more: Please inquire for individual pricing.

Customize Your Tour

Please feel free to provide us with your own ideas and preferences about your tour. Our travel professionals will be happy to tailor your personalized tour exactly as you want it to be!

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