Itinerary Days 1-3

DAY 1 – Tuesday 1st March 2022.

London/Jerusalem Flight

Meet and check-in at London Heathrow airport for the flight direct to Tel Aviv, Israel.

On arrival, travel east by private coach through the Judean Hills for a short stop on Mount Scopus for a first sight of the Holy City.

Then to the hotel for light refreshments and room allocation.

Dinner & overnight in Jerusalem

DAY 2 – Wednesday 2nd March 2022. 

Jerusalem Old City 
Most of the day part on foot and part by coach visiting; 

The Temple Mount – An early start to ascend the Mount (Mount Moriah) where Abraham offered Issac, the Jewish Temples stood and Jesus taught. Stroll across the plateau to see the Eastern Gates, Dome of the Rock and Al Aksa Mosque.

The Western Wall – Time to witness Jewish prayers and traditions.

Southern wall excavations – Call at this nearby location to see the original Temple Gates, Rabbinical Teaching steps, Mikvah Baths,and the location of the Temple Pinnacle.

City of David – On to the beginnings of Jerusalem to see the location of the Palace of David, Nehemiah’s Wall, Joab’s Shaft and Hezekiah’s Tunnels with opportunity to walk through the wet or dry tunnel to the Pool of Siloam.

Mount Zion – Call at St Peter in Gallicantu Church built over the foundations of the Palace of Caiaphas and see the underground Cave-prisons where Christ was tried.

The Jewish Quarter – Stop by the restored Nehemiah’s Wall with some time in the day for further explorations at your own pace.

Dinner & Overnight in Jerusalem

DAY 3 – Thursday 3rd March 2022. 

Introducing Jerusalem and Bethlehem 
The best part of the day by coach visiting:

ISRAEL MUSEUM 

Model of Jerusalem – View this impressive structure, built on a scale of 1-50 with the Temple on view – very helpful in ‘getting Jerusalem together’.

Dead Sea Scrolls – On to the nearby unique building (Shrine of the Book) designed to replicate the jars in which the Dead Sea Scrolls were found at Qumran by the Dead Sea. See the famous scrolls on display.

Lunch and tour at Bethlehem Bible College.

Bethlehem Bible College is an interdenominational college which uses Arabic as its primary language of instruction. The college aims for a high academic standard while encouraging spiritual growth and commitment to Christ.

BETHLEHEM 

The Shepherds’ Fields – Down to the slopes of Bethlehem to consider the biblical accounts of Ruth & Boaz, Samuel & David and the birth of Christ.

Manger Square – Into the town centre and a visit to the Church of Nativity – built over the original cave-dwellings from ancient days.

Dinner & Overnight in Jerusalem