Protestant pilgrimage

We offer personalized and group tours for Protestants in Israel. Our tours provide a mix of visits to religious, historical, and archaeological sites. The attached itinerary is an example and can be tailored to your personal needs.

Day 1: Airport - Tel Aviv

Day 1: Airport – Tel Aviv Welcome to Israel!
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv.
Welcome by a representative of G&S Travel and transfer to Tel Aviv.
Start your Holy Land experience by sightseeing in Tel Aviv and Jaffa.
Visit Old Jaffa with its ancient port, as well as the traditional house of Simon the Tanner where Peter had a vision.
Walk through the ancient streets of Jaffa, check out the small artists’ shops and studios and feel like you are walking in a unique Middle Eastern city.
If time permits – take an afternoon walk in the city of Tel Aviv. Get to know the fascinating history of the city while walking in the picturesque streets of the Neve Tzedek neighborhood. Finish your day by ‘joining’ the declaration of Israel in the Independence Hall in Rotschild Street.
Overnight: Tel Aviv

Day 2: Caesarea - Haifa

Open your eyes to the sight of a lovely, relaxing view of the Mediterranean Sea. Start the day by driving along the shoreline to Caesarea.
See the remains of the once magnificent port built by Herod the Great as well as the ancient theater and the hippodrome. See the site where Paul appeared before Festus and King Agrippa before he was sent to Rome, and simply enjoy the air and the view of the Mediterranean Sea.
Drive to Haifa, the capital city of the north of Israel.
Visit Muhraka on Mount Carmel. From the top of the mountain, you will see the site where Elijah challenged the prophets of Ba’al and enjoy the magnificent view of the Jezreel Valley.
Drive along Panorama Road, visit the Bahai Gardens – World Center of the Bahai denomination.
Drive to Tiberias on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
Overnight: Tiberias

Day 3: Meggido-Cana-Nazareth-Sephoris

Open the curtains in the hotel and reveal the sight of the magical shores of the Sea of Galilee.
Drive to Meggido, known also as Armageddon, see the impressive remains of this “chariot city” from the time of King Solomon, as well as the great water system, built by King Ahab.
Drive to Nazareth and view the city from Mt. Precipice; visit the Church of Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Church, and Mary’s Well – the only source of water in ancient Nazareth.
Drive to Cana (Wedding Church) where Jesus performed the miracle of the Marriage in Cana.
Visit Nazareth Village, based on solid New Testament scholarship and the most up-to-date archaeology. Nazareth Village brings to life a farm and Galilean village, recreating Nazareth as it was 2,000 years ago.
If time allows, visit Sephoris to get a glimpse of an Hellenistic town, where it is logically assumed that young Jesus spent some time.
Overnight: Tiberias

Day 4: Sea of Galilee - Tiberias

Spend the whole day on the marvelous shores of the Sea of Galilee.
Start the day on the Mount of Beatitudes to recall the Sermon on the Mount. Go down by foot (optional) to the shore, enjoy the view and recall some of Jesus’s most famous parables, which were probably inspired by these surroundings. Visit Tabgha, the site of the multiplication of bread and fish, and see the outstanding Byzantine mosaic floor of the Church of Multiplications and the Mensa Christi Church.
Continue to Capernaum to see the town that Jesus chose as his home. Visit the recently excavated site of Magdala where a 1st century synagogue was discovered.
If time allows, visit Kursi, on the other side of the lake to see where Jesus healed the men possessed by demons.
Take a Boat Ride in the sunset, on a boat resembling that of ancient times.
Overnight: Tiberias

Day 5: Golan Heights-Dan Nature Reserve

Drive to the northern area of Israel. Visit the beautiful Dan Nature Reserve and see one of the most important water sources of the Jordan river as well as the remains of the Israelite Temple and the impressive Canaanite Gate, known as Abraham’s Gate. Continue to Banyas (Caesarea Philippi), another beautiful nature reserve and one of the three tributaries of the Jordan River.
If time allows, drive to the Golan Heights.
Visit the Mount Bental lookout towards Syria, Lebanon, and the Golan Heights, and hear the famous stories of the 1948 War of Independence. Climb to the highest point to get an amazing view of the whole area.
Overnight: Tiberias

Day 6: Beth Shean - Jericho - Jordan River

Start the morning by heading south. Drive to Beth Shean (Scythopolis). Climb the mound where the corpses of King Saul and his sons were hung by the Philistines after being slain on Mount Gilboa. Recall the tragic story and view the surroundings. Visit the excavations from the Roman Byzantine periods (the Roman theater, streets, temples, and much more), and see one of the Decapolis. If time allows, visit the ancient synagogue of Beit Alfa with its beautiful mosaics.
Continue south through the Jordan Valley to the traditional baptism site at Qasr el Yahud, situated near Jericho. Drive to Jericho, visit the excavations of Tal-El-Sultan. View Mount Temptation. Pass by the famous sycamore tree that Zacchaeus climbed.
Overnight: The Dead Sea

Day 7: Qumran - Dead Sea - Masada

Drive to Qumran, visit the site of the Essene community, and view the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
Continue to the Ein Gedi desert oasis with David’s Waterfalls and recall the story of David trying to hide from King Saul.
Drive to the Masada Fortress. Ascend and descend by cable car, take a walking tour of the fortress and learn why the site became a symbol of Jewish heroism.
Continue to the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth! Experience floating on the Dead Sea and cover yourself with healthy mud!
Drive to Jerusalem.
Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 8: Bethlehem - Jerusalem

Visit the Israel Museum to view the “Shrine of the Book” (exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls) and a model of Jerusalem from the time of Herod the Great.
Visit “Yad Vashem”, the Memorial museum for the victims of the Holocaust.
Drive to Bethlehem and visit the Church of Nativity and the Shepherds Fields.
Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 9: Old City, Jerusalem

Drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Walk down the Mount and see the old Jewish cemetery, then continue to the Garden of Gethsemane. Walk through the Old City. Visit the Pool of Bethesda at the St. Anna Church. Continue through the Via Dolorosa, Lithostrotos, and Ecce Homo Arc, to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Visit Mount Zion, including the Tomb of David and the Room of the Last Supper.
Walk through the Jewish Quarter to see the Western Wall and the “Cardo Maximus”, a Roman street.
Visit the Temple Square with the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque (if possible).
Finish your day with a visit to the Garden Tomb.
Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 10: Jerusalem

Start your day by visiting the City of David with the Shiloah Tunnel. The City of David is an archeological site that is considered to be the original urban core of ancient Jerusalem.
Cross the street and visit the Davidson Center, an archeological site that has an extraordinary variety of findings from the days of the Second Temple.
Conclude your visit with a fascinating tour through the Western Wall Tunnels and experience the life of the people of Jerusalem in ancient times.
Attend the closing dinner and receive a Christian Certificate.
Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 11: Airport

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv for the return flight.

Shalom until the next time in the Holy Land!

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