Christian Gems of the Holy Land
Explore the city of Nazareth coined Israel’s ‘forgotten son’. Home to a treasure trove of historical and holy sites, visit Mary’s Well and the Roman Catholic Basilica of Annunciations, the largest Church in the Middle East before moving onto the Cana of Galilee, the poignant place where Jesus performed his first miracle; turning water into wine.
Take in the enchanting views of the Sea of Galilee and cliffs of the Golan Heights atop Mt. of Beatitudes, recalling Jesus’ inspiring first sermon. Proceed to Tabgha, the site of Peter’s Primacy, Multiplication of Loaves and Fish, and the Calling of the Disciples before finishing your pilgrimage at Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ movement and home during his Central Galilean Ministry.
The Golan Heights is home to some of the most magnificent and award-winning wineries in Israel. Visit some of the region’s top wineries, gain insight into their production techniques and find out how each winemaker has fine-tuned the art of viticulture to produce exceptional blends. Relax in the luscious surroundings while savoring the rich Israeli grape before exploring the archaeological ruins at the ancient Roman city Caesarea Philippi, the furthest north Jesus took his disciples.
Visit Christianity’s most sacred site, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the traditional site of Jesus’ crucifixion and situated within Jerusalem’s Old City. Continue your journey back to ancient times, walking through the archaeological sites of the City of David and Southern Wall Excavations.
Standing on top of the Mt. Of Olives, take in the breathtaking views of the Old City of Jerusalem before walking down the Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane and Dominus Flevit where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Visit the Church of all Nations before entering the Old City at the Lion’s Gate, taking in sites of the Monastery of St. Anne and the Pools of Bethesda on the way to the Christian Quarter.