May 11 – 23, 2024
per person rate, min 15 pax
✓ Roundtrip Economy Airfare via Emirates
✓ Meet & assist upon arrival/departure
✓ Accommodations on standard rooms based on twin sharing room
✓ Meals- Buffet Breakfasts, Lunches (packed, sandwich, set) and Buffet Dinners
✓ All tours, entrance fees, boat ride
✓ English Speaking Licensed local guide
✓ Porter Assistance (Hotels only)
✓ e-Travel Kit and Pre – Tour Briefing
✓ Tips and gratuities to guides, drivers, hotel staff, restaurants etc.
✓ Travel Insurance (additional premium is charged for 71 y/o and above)
✘ Beverages/Drinks during meals
✘ Fees to obtain passports.
✘ Exit clearances and reentry permits for non-Filipino citizens.
✘ Personal expenses such as phone calls, mini bar, laundry, shopping, business center fees, internet usage, extra meals, Jordan River Baptism certificate and gowns, single room charges, upgrades, porterage for extra luggage, extension tours etc.
✘ Israel Visa fees if required.
Check-in, Depart Manila to Tel Aviv via Dubai
Arrival in Tel Aviv then head to the Caesarea National Park. This archaeological site is rich in history and offers a glimpse into the ancient Roman city. Explore the well-preserved ruins, including the Roman theater, Herod’s palace, the hippodrome, and the Crusader fortress. Take your time to wander through the ancient streets and marvel at the impressive architectural remnants. If time permits, visit Jaffa. Then proceed to Galilee for check-in, dinner and overnight. (L/D)
Begin your day by immersing yourself in the ancient city of Sepphoris, a short drive from Nazareth. Roam through the well-preserved ruins, from the grandeur of the Roman theater to the intricate mosaic floors that whisper tales of the past. Then proceed to Nazareth Village, where time seems to rewind to the era of Jesus. Experience the daily life in a recreated biblical village, complete with actors in period attire and demonstrations of age-old farming practices. Then venture to Mount Precipice, near Nazareth Village. Conclude your day in Megiddo, known as Tel Megiddo, about an hour’s drive from the Precipice. Traverse the remnants of ancient palaces, gates, and water systems, and let the stories of this strategic biblical site transport you to a distant time. (B/L/D)
Begin your adventure at Banias, wander through the archaeological site to the majestic Banias Waterfall, immersing yourself in the enchanting beauty of cascading waters. Continue your exploration to Tel Dan, an archaeological gem that unravels the layers of history through its ruins and biblical significance. Walk in the footsteps of ancient civilizations as you traverse its paths. Concluding your day at Kursi, discover the archaeological remains of a Byzantine monastery with a backdrop of the mesmerizing Sea of Galilee. (B/L/D)
Journey through the biblical landscapes of Israel’s Galilee region. Begin your day at Capernaum, where ancient ruins echo with stories of Jesus’s teachings and miracles. Continue to Chorazin, delving into the mysterious remnants of an ancient village. Proceed to Bethsaida, where archaeological wonders await, offering a glimpse into the past. Transition into a serene boat ride on the tranquil Sea of Galilee, connecting with the water that played a central role in Jesus’s ministry. Embark on a spiritual walk down from the picturesque Mount of Beatitudes, where the echoes of the Sermon on the Mount resonate. Conclude your day at Peter’s Primacy, a site rich in history and spiritual significance, as you reflect on the profound journey you’ve undertaken through these sacred lands. (B/L/D)
Start your day by visiting Arbel, a massive cliffside fortress with stunning views of the Sea of Galilee. Hike down to the Arbel Caves, where you can explore ancient ruins and enjoy the cool, refreshing air. Next, head to Migdal, a kibbutz located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and enjoy the beautiful scenery. In the afternoon, drive to Beit Shean, an ancient city that was once one of the most important cities in the Decapolis. Enter the city from the top of the mount and explore the ruins of the Roman theater, hippodrome, and bathhouses. Finally, end your day at Qasr Al Yehud, a 12th-century Crusader fortress located on the banks of the Jordan River. (B/L/D)
Start your day by visiting Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancient fortress located on a plateau above the Dead Sea. Take the cable car up to Masada and explore the ruins of the palace, synagogue, and other buildings. Next, drive to Ein Gedi, a nature reserve with a lush oasis, waterfalls, and hiking trails. Go for a hike in the oasis, cool off in the waterfalls, and spot some of the reserve’s wildlife, such as ibex and foxes. In the afternoon, head to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. Float in the salty water, coat yourself in the mud, and enjoy the Dead Sea’s therapeutic properties. Finally, end your day at Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Explore the caves where the scrolls were hidden and learn about the history of the scrolls. (B/L/D)
Today we check out of our hotel and drive a short distance to Masada, Herod the Great’s magnificent, fortified palace in the sky, and the site of the Jewish Zealot’s last stand resistance against the Roman legions in A.D. 73. We travel through the Judean wilderness and see part of the road of the Good Samaritan and stop at Genesis Land to experience the “Hospitality of Abraham” and learn what life was like when he arrived in the Promised Land. We then take the road up to Jerusalem, see a Panoramic view of the old city of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. From there we take a walk down the Palm Sunday Road, stopping by the Dominus Flevit where a church was built to remember the place where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. At the foot of the mount is the Garden of Gethsemane where we visit the Church of All Nations and pause for a moment of solemn reflection. We then check in to our hotel then dinner and overnight.
Start your morning at the City of David, delving into the ancient heart of the city. Traverse the Hezekiah Wet Tunnel, tracing the footsteps of kings and laborers who carved this remarkable waterway. Reach the Pool of Siloam, where restoration meets contemplation in the waters of biblical significance. Walk the Pilgrims Road, retracing the path of generations of faithful, leading to the revered Temple Mount, where history, spirituality, and culture converge. Pause at Bethesda, a site of healing and reflection, before navigating the poignant Via Dolorosa, walking the path of Christ’s crucifixion. Conclude your journey at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where devotion and history intertwine, sealing a day of profound exploration and reverence. (B/L/D)
Today we Ascend the Mount of Olives and pause at Dominus Flevit, reflecting on the poignant view of the city. Proceed along the Palm Sunday Road, tracing Christ’s triumphant entry. Find solace in the Garden of Gethsemane, where ancient olive trees bear witness to history. Stroll through the Kidron Valley, climbing to the somber site of Caiaphas House, echoing with the events of Christ’s trial. Transition to the Israel Museum, a realm of artifacts that bridge the past with the present, drawing you into a day of contemplation, history, and cultural enrichment. (B/L/D)
Begin at daybreak with a visit to Herodion, a towering fortress-palace where Herod the Great’s legacy unfolds. Journey to Bethlehem, where you’ll witness the Nativity Church, standing as a testament to Christ’s birth, and find solace in the tranquil Shepherd’s Field. Transition to Jerusalem to touch the ancient stones of the Western Wall, then venture through the Western Wall Tunnel to uncover layers of history. Conclude your day at the serene Garden Tomb, contemplating the resurrection story in a peaceful setting, making for a day of faith, reflection, and connection to centuries of heritage. (B/L/D)
Enjoy your free time until departure then proceed to the restaurant for a farewell lunch. If time permits, we visit the city of Jaffa then proceed to the airport for our flight back home.
Depart Israel in 1830 via Dubai (B/L)
Returning home to Manila spiritually refreshed, we read the Bible with a deeper understanding.
****Planned activities may be affected by the pace of the group, weather, and certain unforeseen events resulting in some visit to sites to be delayed. If need be, sites and activities may be replaced or switched to another day as appropriate without compromising the pilgrimage experience.
Sea of Galilee
Western (Wailing) Wall
Mount of Olives