Orthodox Tour, 8 days

For this (multiple day) tour, you need to have the following:

  1. Wim Vincken
    Wim Vincken, Guide

    An itinerary (this one for example. Click here to customize this tour for you)

  2. A guide. You can use the information here instead of renting a guide, but in the end it’s more expensive and a huge hassle.
  3. Transport. Transports can be that you hire a mini-bus with driver, or you rent a car or let your guide do it for you (click here for more info).
  4. Hotels. You can use the info here, or on bookings.com or generally the Internet or let your guide negotiate the best deals for hotels for you.
  5. Food. You can use the restaurants here in this itinerary or ask the guide.
  6. What you need to supply is
    1. Airplane tickets
    2. Visa and insurance

For costs, questions, queries and other related information, click here.

This tour is for Orthodox visitors to the Holy Land. It will bring you to Tel Aviv, followed by Caesarea, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Golan, Jerusalem, Qumran, Dead Sea, Ein Gedi and Masada. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide. The guide can speak English, German, Dutch, Russian and Greek.

You will visit the following cities or places in this tour:

Day 1 – Tel Aviv-Jaffa
Day 2 – Caesarea, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee
Day 3 – Sea of Galilee
Day 4 – Golan, Jerusalem
Day 5 – Jerusalem (old city)
Day 6 – Jerusalem (old city)
Day 7 – Jerusalem (new city)
Day 8 – Qumran, Dead Sea, Ein Gedi, Masada

Click on More Info or Things to do behind the sigh. Restaurants in the neighborhood of the sights are available in this itinerary each day. Click on Restaurants.

Tour itinerary

Day 1 – Tel Aviv-Jaffa

Jaffa
Jaffa
  1. JaffaAncient city, thousands of years oldMap
  2. Jaffa port – Ancient port
  3. Simon the Tanner’s homeSt. Peter (Apostle) had a significant dream
  4. Kedumim SquareVisitor Center Square
  5. Sheinkin Streetfamous, happening streets in Tel AvivMap.
  6. Carmel marketmust-sees market in Tel AvivMap.
  7. Nachlat Binyamin Arts & Crafts FairArt market
  8. Evening tour – We supply evening entertainment in Tel Aviv for you

Day 2 – Caesarea, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee

  1. Caesarea National Parkmost important cities in the Roman worldMap.
  2. Roman theater, the hippodrome and Herod’s palace
  3. Tel Megiddois an ancient city, counting currently 26 layers of ruins, is created 7,000 BC (making it 9,000 years old)Map.
  4. Mount Tabor – Map.
  5. Church of the Transfiguration – Map.
  6. Nazareth Villagetouch the time of Jesus, see its sights, hear its sounds …Map.
  7. Church of St. GabrielOrthodox counterpart to the Catholic BasilicaMap.
  8. Kfar Cana Wedding churchJesus turned water into wine at a wedding, at the behest of his mother MaryMap.
  9. Sea of Galilee – Map.
  10. Evening tour – Evening entertainment and a small tour

Day 3 – Sea of Galilee

Capernaum 1

  1. Kibbutz Ginosar – … famous 2,000 year-old Galilee Boat – Map.
  2. Boat-ride across the Sea of Galilee –
  3. CapernaumJesus’ “own town” – Map.
  4. BethsaidaMiracles, home to Peter, Andrew and Philip and cursed …
  5. Kursi –
  6. Primacy of Petercommemorates Jesus’ reinstatement of Peter after a fish breakfast
  7. Tabghablessed by seven springs … – Map.
  8. Korazim – Map.
  9. Mount of Beatitudes – – Map.

Day 4 – Golan, Jerusalem

Yardenit Jordan River Baptizing
Yardenit Jordan River Baptizing
  1. YardenitFor those who wants to baptize, you can here.
  2. Beit She’anlike a walk through time
  3. Mount Gilboa – – Map.
  4. Jericho – – Map.
  5. Mount Scopuspanorama of Bethlehem, the Judean Desert and the New City
  6. Evening tour – A small tour with dining and entertainment

Day 5 – Jerusalem (old city)

Dome of the Ascension
Dome of the Ascension
  1. Mount of Olivesmost prominent sites in the Jerusalem vicinity mentioned in the Holy Scriptures
  2. Pater Noster – Sanctuary of the Eleona
  3. Dome of Ascensionshrine marking the place where Jesus is believed to have ascended to heaven
  4. Palm Sunday Roadbiblical road that Jesus followed when he entered into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday
  5. Dominus Flevit Churchwhen “Jesus wept” over the death of Lazarus
  6. Garden of Gethsemaneyoung saplings when Jesus came here with the disciples on that fateful night after the Last Supper
  7. Grotto of Gethsemaneplace where Jesus, betrayed by Judas, was arrested
  8. Pools of Bethesdamiraculous healing of a paralyzed man by Jesus
  9. Via Dolorosa – the route that Jesus took between his condemnation by Pilate and his crucifixion
  10. Church of the Holy Sepulchrewhere Jesus was crucified
  11. Church of the Holy Sepulchre Chapelsplace where the body of Jesus was prepared for burial
  12. Garden Tombthe site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus

Day 6 – Jerusalem (old city)

Old City Jewish Quarter
Old City Jewish Quarter
  1. Mount Zionhighest point in ancient Jerusalem
  2. King David’s Tombthousand-year-old building that houses the Tomb of King David
  3. Room of the Last SupperJesus shared the Last Supper with the disciples
  4. Jewish Quarter
  5. Western Wall last remnant of the Temple in Jerusalem
  6. Western Wall Tunnelsmassive as the open-air portion of the Western Wall is – at over 180 feet long and over 60 feet high
  7. Temple Mountwhere Abraham offered Isaac
  8. Davidson Visitors Centerexperience of Second Temple pilgrims with that of present-day visitors
  9. City of Davidplace where King David established his kingdom
  10. Hezekiah’s Tunnel1,500-foot-long-tunnel created by King Hezekiah
  11. Pool of Siloamwhen Jesus cured a blind man with a mud mixture

Day 7 – Jerusalem (new city)

Ein Karem
Ein Karem
  1. Yad VashemHolocaust remembrance and education center
  2. Children Memorialtribute to the approximately 1.5 million Jewish children who died during Holocaust
  3. Ein Karem – – Map.
  4. Israel Museumdisplays relating to archaeology, Judaica, ethnography, history and culture
  5. KnessetIsraeli Parliament Building
  6. Ben Yehuda pedestrian mallsbeating heart of center-city life in the capital
  7. Nahalat Shiva pedestrian mallspicturesque neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem
  8. Mahane Yehuda Market – largest open market in Israel

Day 8 – Qumran, Dead Sea, Ein Gedi, Masada

Masada Mountain & Cable Car
Masada Mountain & Cable Car
  1. QumranHiding places of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  2. Essenescarried within themselves all of the seeds of Christianity and of future western civilization
  3. Ein Gedioasis of Ein Gedi on the shore of the Dead Sea
  4. Masadadesert fortress of Masada, overlooking the Dead Sea
  5. Dead Sea – high mineral content allows nothing to live in its waters
  6. Evening tour – Entertainment in the desert

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