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Experience Israel, the Holy Land like never before with this unforgettable Collette Tour. From Bethlehem and Nazareth to Cana, the site of the First Miracle, find a new understanding of the life of Jesus. Follow in His footsteps along the Via Dolorosa as you walk the path of the Stations of the Cross. Visit the Church of the Pater Noster, built on the traditional site where Jesus taught. Explore Jerusalem and visit the famous Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Western Wall.
- Visit the Church of All Nations, built over the rock on which Our Lord prayed the night before he was crucified.
- Celebrate daily Mass at several significant religious sites.
- Visit the Pools of Bethesda where Jesus healed the paralytic.
- Visit the ancient cities of Nazareth & Bethlehem.
- Follow the Via Dolorosa, walked by Our Lord on the way to his crucifixion.
- Stop at the Garden of Gethsemane, the site of Christ's betrayal by Judas.
- Get a taste of the local flavour when you enjoy lunch at a kibbutz.
- 7 Breakfasts
- 1 Lunches
- 7 Dinners
- 4-star accommodation
- Expert local guides with insider knowledge
- Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
- Comfortable on-tour transportation
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
Day 1: Tel Aviv, Israel - Tour Begins
Your tour begins in Tel Aviv, a bustling city brimming with culture and history, situated on the Israeli Mediterranean coastline. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.
Day 2: Tel Aviv - Jaffa - Caesarea - Nazareth - Cana - Tiberias
Journey to the ancient port city of Jaffa for a leisurely stroll through the winding alleys of the historic area. Celebrate Mass at St. Peter’s Church. Travel to the walled city and Roman ruins of Caesarea. In Nazareth, visit the Church of the Annunciation. Your day continues with a visit to Cana, the site of Our Lord’s first miracle, at a wedding feast where you can renew your marriage vows.
Day 3: Tiberias - Sea of Galilee - Tabgha - Capernaum - Tiberias
This morning enjoy a special treat when you take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee where many of the apostles were fishermen and where Our Lord preached. Stop at the Mount of Beatitudes for a stunning view of the Sea of Galilee. Celebrate Mass at the Church of the Beatitudes. Continue to the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter where Our Lord appeared to the apostles after His resurrection. Finally, visit Yardenit, the Jordan River baptismal site.
Day 4: Tiberias - Mount Tabor - Bethlehem - Jerusalem
Travel to Mount Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration. Proceed to Bethlehem and enjoy a stop at Shepherds’ Field, where the angels appeared on the first Christmas night. Celebrate Mass at the Church of the Nativity, built on the birth site of Our Lord. Later, arrive in one of the holiest cities in the world, Jerusalem.
Day 5: Jerusalem, the Old City
Your visit to Jerusalem begins with a visit to the Church of the Pater Noster, built on the traditional site where Jesus taught His disciples the Lord's Prayer; its name refers to the “Our Father” prayer. Afterwards, visit the Church of All Nations, built over the rock on which Our Lord prayed the night before He was crucified. Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane, the site of Christ’s betrayal by Judas.
Day 6: Jerusalem
Today you are free to explore the city on your own.
Day 7: Jerusalem - Western Wall
Enter the old city through St. Stephen’s Gate where St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, was stoned to death. Continue to the Church of St. Anne, marking the place where the parents of the Blessed Mother lived. Celebrate Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site of His crucifixion, burial and resurrection. Walk through the Muslim, Christian and Jewish quarters to the Western Wall of the Temple. In Jerusalem, enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers.
Day 8: Jerusalem - Tour Ends
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