Only once a year, thanks to an agreement between Israel and Jordan, offers access to the place of the true Epiphany in the Jordan River.
Tour dates: 15.01.17 – 22.01.17
Accommodation: Netanya - 3 nights, Jerusalem - 4 nights.
Excursions: Jerusalem Christian, Christian Galilee, the Dead Sea, Bethlehem.
"Epiphany in Israel" Tour
Day 1 (Monday)
|Arrival at the Ben Gurion Airport. Transfer and accommodation in Netanya.|
Day 2 (Tuesday)
The excursion: The Galilee Christian. Nazareth: The valley of Armageddon. Nazareth. Church of the Annunciation. Village Canna of Galilee. Yardenit - the place of Epiphany of pilgrims. Lake Kinneret. Tiberias. Mount of Beatitudes (Sermon). Tabgha - Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes.
| Day 3 (Wednesday)|
A trip to the Dead Sea: Judean Desert. Factory Shop of the Dead Sea cosmetics. Recreation and swimming on the beach. Moving to Jerusalem.
Day 4 (Thursday)
|The excursion: Feast of the Epiphany in the Jordan River: Orthodox monastery of St. Gerasimos - a stopping place on the way of the Holy Family in Egypt. Feast of the epiphany in the Jordan River, on the border between Israel and Jordan (near Jericho). Access to the true epiphany. Out of the Orthodox Patriarch. Vodosvyatskaya prayer at Epiphany Eve. Possibility of bathing water immediately after the consecration of the Patriarch. (Requires comfortable shoes on the route).|
Day 5 (Friday)
The excursion: Tour of Bethlehem. Ein Karem: Bethlehem - Church of the Nativity. Ein Karem - the birthplace of John the epiphany, Gorny Orthodox monastery. Holy Source - a meeting place of Mary and Elizabeth.
Day 6 (Saturday)
|The excursion: Jerusalem Christian: Jerusalem panorama of ancient and modern. Gethsemane Mount of Olives. Church of the Passion of Christ and the Temple of the Assumption. Mount Zion - Room of the Last Supper. Way of the Cross (the last five stops). Holy Sepulcher. Calvary - a place of Jesus' burial. Wall of Tears.|
Day 7 (Sunday)
|Free day in Jerusalem.|
Day 8 (Monday)
| Transfer to the Ben Gurion Airport|
7 nights 8 days;
The tour price include:
- Group transfer airport - hotel - airport;
- Meals: BB - breakfast or HB - breakfast and dinner;
- Regular guided tours (in accordance with the tour program);
- A trip to Tel-Aviv and Jaffa (a gift from the Diamond Exchange);
- Medical insurance.
The price does not include: