Walk in The Footsteps of Jesus Tour – This tour takes you to the city of Jaffa (Joppa) where we will take a short walking tour in picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town. We will pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hill top. Then we drive up north along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in honor of Augustus Caesar. From there, we go on to visit Megiddo where the book of Revelation mentions a great battle at the place called “Armageddon”. It is an ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five millennia (6000-500 B.C.). After exploring the ancient ruins we’ll drive toward the Sea of Galilee.
We will visit Capernaum, the center of Jesus ministry as well as Tabgha, just north of Tiberias. This is the site of Christ’s miracle feeding of 5,000 people and the Church of Multiplication where the mosaic floor depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes. We drive on to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea, where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” and it is believed that Jesus picked his 12 apostles. This tour will also take you to Nazareth, Jordan Valley as well as Masada and the Dead Sea – which has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.
Visit the excavations of King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bathhouse and much more. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. En route to the Dead Sea, you’ll see the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Nearly 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth’s surface. Bring your swimsuit as if weather permits it’s possible to “float” on the salty, mineral rich water.