Day 3 - Bethlehem, Mt. of Olives & Mt. Zion

In Bethlehem, you’ll visit the cave revered as the place where Jesus was born
(Matt. 1: 18 - 25; Luke 2: 1- 7). The church, which was constructed on the site, is the
world’s oldest functioning church. Nearby you’ll view Shepherds’ Field where the
Good News was first heard. Visit the Haas Promenade and enjoy a panoramic view
from the south of Jerusalem, the Old City walls and the hill called Mount Moriah
where Abraham was commanded by God to offer Isaac as a burnt offering (Gen. 22:
2, 4). Look out over the Kidron Valley and the Valley of Gehenna. Continue to Mount
Zion to visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas where Jesus was imprisoned for
a night (Matt. 26: 57 - 65). Stand in the Upper Room, revered as the place of the Last
Supper (Mark 14: 12 - 26). View the site of King David’s Tomb.

Day 5 - The Galilee

Visit Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2: 23). Travel to Capernaum, the center
of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee. Visit the synagogue that stands on the site where
Jesus taught. Recall his teaching and preaching the gospel of the kingdom (Matt.4:13,
23). Travel to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached to the people (Matt. 5-
7). At Tabgha, the traditional location for the calling of the disciples and the feeding
of the 5000, you’ll visit the Church of the Fish and the Loaves (Luke 9:10-17). You’ll
also visit the Chapel of the Primacy where three times Peter professed his devotion
to the risen Christ (John 21). At the River Jordan you can remember your baptism in
the Yardenit Baptismal Site.

Day 4 - Jericho, Qumran & Garden of Gethsemane

Travel to Jericho and visit the ruins of the ancient city, which was conquered by
Joshua (Josh. 6: 1, 2, 20). From Jericho, you can see the traditional site of the
Temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4: 1-11). Even today, the road from Jericho to Jerusalem
twists for miles as it climbs from below sea level into the Judean mountains. Jesus
traveled the nearby Roman road, the setting of His parable of the Good Samaritan
(Luke 10: 30-36). Travel to Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scroll discovery, to discuss
the mysterious community of Essenes who once lived on the shores of the Dead Sea.
Stand atop the Mount of Olives as Jesus did and enjoy a remarkable view of the
“Golden City” of Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock. Forty
days after his resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives
(Acts 1: 9 - 12). Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane as Jesus prayed (Matt. 26: 36 - 44).