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Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus .Israel Walking Tour in the Galilee Spring 2009 . Holy Land Walk
A 5 Day Pilgrim's Walk in the Galilee .Land of Israel Budget Walking Tours .
By: Zel Lederman
Day 1: Nazareth Old City and overnight in Nazareth; Day 2: Nazareth to Cana and stay the night with a local family; Day 3: Cana to Kibbutz Lavi, overnight at Lavi Hotels; Day 4: Kibbutz Lavi to Wadi Hamam, camping overnight on the shore of the Sea of Galilee; Day 5: Wadi Hamam to Capernaum and return to Nazareth.
Spend five days in Galilee, hiking the entirety of the Jesus Trail. The trail begins in Nazareth and continues through ancient Roman cities, along scenic cliffs, and through places from the Bible like the Mount of Beatitudes and Capernaum. The sites are all accessible to buses, but the truly adventurous go to these places the way Jesus did – on foot, carrying their supplies with them. Spend your nights either in historic 19th century mansions or under the stars, camping in the wilderness. Those who take the trail will truly get an appreciation for the olive groves and wheat fields, the kibbutzim and villages, and the forests and wadis of the land of Galilee, the very land that Jesus walked 2,000 years ago.
•Enjoy famous Middle Eastern hospitality from friendly and generous locals.
•Follow in the footsteps of Jesus, walking through the land of Galilee.
•Enjoy the view of the sparkling Sea of Galilee from the top of the scenic Arbel Cliffs
•Sleep in an 19th century mansion built by the wealthy Azar family in the heart of Nazareth
Participants will carry their own supplies and some meals, but need only a daypack. Camping supplies, like sleeping bags, cooking gear and tents will not be necessary, as guest will spend each night in a guesthouse
Day 1: Meeting at the Basilica of the Annunciation. Discover the city of Nazareth!
Walk along the main street to the Mary's Well area, including the El Babour spice market, the ancient Roman bathhouse at Cactus, and the Greek Orthodox Church Eat a lunch of falafel and shawarma on the street (on own) and. Return to the Fauzi Azar Inn for a rest, then eat dinner either at the Inn or at the local Tishreen restaurant (on own).
Day 2: Nazareth to Cana. Begin in the morning at the Fauzi Azar, where breakfast will be provided. Hike along the Jesus Trail to Zippori (9.67km), stopping along the way at the Mensa Christi church, enjoying the view from the top of Nazareth's hill. Pause for an hour to explore Zippori. (Participants' lunches will carry their lunches in day packs, but the lunches will be provided.) Continue along an ancient aqueduct on the Jesus trail to Cana. Arrive in Cana (5.6km). Spend the late afternoon exploring the Wedding churches, and the town of Cana, eating dinner at a local restaurant (on own).
Spend the night at a guesthouse in Cana.
Day 3: Cana to Kibbutz Lavi. Eat breakfast in Cana, and then hike to the Golani Junction (11.91km), and eat lunch (on own). Participants can either bring their own lunch or eat at McDonalds . Continue on to Kibbutz Lavi, traveling by Roman road for part of the way (2.95km). Arrive in Kibbutz Lavi and Tour the Kibutz.Eat dinner and spend the night there.
Day 4: Kibbutz Lavi to Wadi Hamam. Wake and eat breakfast at the kibbutz, then hike to Nebi Shueib (6.6km), pausing to enjoy the view from the Horns of Hattin. At Nebi Shueib explore the Druze shrine and to have lunch. Continue on to the ancient synagogue and Arbel Cliffs (5.8km) Continue on to Wadi Hamam at the base of the cliffs (2.5km), and arrive for BBQ dinner and overnight camping on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.
Day 5: Wadi Hamman to Capernaum. Breakfast at Wadi Hamam and leave for St Peters Primacy church (10.85km), pausing for lunch on the way. Visit St Peters . Hike to top of the Mount of Beatitudes (1.6km) and enjoy the outlook. Finally, hike back down and to Capernaum (3.7km). A bus will pick up the hikers and transport them to Nazareth or Tiberias.
1 overnight in dormitories in Fauzi Azar Inn Nazareth
1 overnight in family stays dormitories in Cana
1 overnight in dormitories in Kibutz Lavi
1 overnight in tents Outdoor (2 people in tent)
3 Lunch (packed)
2 Dinners (1 of them Final BBQ Dinner Outdoor)
5 days of guiding assistance by Tour Guide in English
All Entrances & Bus transfers as described in itinerary
Travel to/from start/end Jesustrail Hike
All meals not mentioned in itinerary or stated by (on own)
Health and Travel Insurance
Prices starting from:
Min.10 – max.17 people = 739 USD per Person
Min.18 – max.35 people = 539 USD per Person
Dates of Departure:
Scheduled Once every second week !
Sunday, 01.03-Thursday, 05.03.2009 4 nights / 5 days tour
Sunday, 15.03-Thursday, 19.03.2009 4 nights / 5 days tour
Sunday, 29.03-Thursday, 02.04.2009 4 nights / 5 days tour
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