Life Illuminated Travel Itinerary - The Holy Land
April 29-May 9, 2019
Trip includes: Accommodations, ground transportation, tours, tips, honoraria, and all meals.
Does not include: flights, travel insurance, beverages other than water, and personal purchases.
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Fly from U.S. to Jerusalem (next day arrival)
Day 1: Jerusalem - Arrival Orientation in Jerusalem
Day 2: Holy Sites in Jerusalem
Day – Mount of Olives, Dominus Flevit, Garden of Gethsemane, Via Dolorosa (Palm Sunday route), Church of the Resurrection (Holy Sepulchre), Bethsaida, St. Anne’s, Dome of the Rock, and the Western Wall. Evening meeting with Christian clergy in Jerusalem.
Day 3: Political orientation in Jerusalem
Contemporary Way of The Cross and conversation with OCHA, Breaking The Silence, or Military Court Watch.
Day 4: Bethlehem
Dar al Kalima and meet with Mitri Raheb, visit Wi’am: The Palestinian Conflict Transformation Center, lunch at Wi’am, Walled Off Hotel, and Church of the Nativity
Day 5: Hebron
Ibrahimi Mosque and Christian Peacemakers Teams (CPT), Tent of Nations meeting and lunch, guest Speaker (Combatants for Peace or Parent Circle), free time
Day 6: Jericho
Jericho, Qumran, Jordan River and Dead Sea
Day 7: Ramallah and Nablus
Meet with Stop the Wall, lunch with Quaker leader Jean Zaru, head to Nablus, Jacob’s well, Mt. Gerezim and Samaritans, and enjoy sampling the specialty of Nablus, kanafeh!
Day 8: Sea of Galilee
Sea of Galilee, Mt. of Beatitudes (option to hike down), Capernaum, Primacy of Peter and Tabgha, reflect at the sea. Caesarea Maritima.
Day 9: Nazareth
Political and religious Nazareth area tour. Debrief, reorientation, and farewells