Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival, meet and welcome your local guide, who will take you to Cairo's important attractions to begin your adventure.
After breakfast, the jam-packed day begins at the Shepherd's Field, the place where the announcement of Jesus' birth to the shepherds by the angels took place. Then, the journey continues to the Ascension Chapel on the Mount of Olives. Next, there will be a stop at the Pater Noster Church to witness firsthand the "Lord’s Prayer." You will then head next to Dominus Flevit, the church built over the spot where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. After that, you will travel along Palm Sunday Road and stop at the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane, where it is believed that Jesus prayed just before the Romans took him. Then, stop by to visit the Church of the Nativity, the Basilica and Grotto of the Nativity, and Manger Square to complete today's adventure. After the full-day excursion, head back to the hotel for dinner. The rest of the evening is yours to explore the city at your own leisure.
After breakfast, another full-day excursion begins with a visit to the holy places of St. Anne’s Church, Bethesda Pool, and the Wailing Wall. There will also be a stop at the Via Dolorosa to go through the stations of the cross up to the Holy Sepulchre to witness the places where Jesus was crucified, died, and rose from the dead. The journey continues with a visit to Mt. Zion, the Upper Room, David’s Tomb, and the Dormition Abbey. Then, enjoy a drive to Jericho, the world's oldest city, to see Mount Temptation and the famous Sycamore Tree. Following that, you will continue to Qumran, the Essenes' caves, and the place where a wandering shepherd boy discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls. Before heading back, take a dive of a lifetime as you relax in the Dead Sea's mineral-rich waters and enjoy a refreshing swim! Then, return to Bethlehem for another night's stay.
The day kicks off with a drive to visit the Basilica of Mount Carmel after breakfast. Stop by Cesarea to see the aqueducts where St. Paul was held captive. Then, head to Nazareth, the city of Jesus' childhood and youth, and visit the church of the Annunciation, where you can find the original cave where the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would bear a child by the Holy Spirit. You will also have a chance to stop by Joseph's workshop, where Jesus spent most of his childhood days. The next stop is Cana, the famous place where Jesus turned water into wine during the wedding celebration. Afterwards, proceed to check in at your hotel, where you will stay the night.
A visit to the Basilica of the Transfiguration at Mt. Tabor will kick off the day's excursions. Following a once-in-a-lifetime boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, the holy journey continues with a drive to Capernaum, where Jesus lived after leaving Nazareth. Take a look at the ruins of the ancient synagogue where he taught. Then, continue on your way to Tabgha, where the miracle of the multiplication of loaves and fish took place. After that, drive to the Mount of Beatitudes, which houses the Sermon on the Mount, St. Peter's primary church, and the remains of St. Peter's house. Then, immerse yourself in a holy experience by visiting Yardenit, or the Jordan River, where St. John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ.
Today marks the end of your experience in Israel. After breakfast, prepare for your transfer to the airport for your flight back to Manila.