BETHLEHEM AND JERUSALEM
We start on Mount Scopus with a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Then we pass by the Garden of Gethsemane, Church of All Nations and Kidron Valley to reach the Old City. In the Jewish Quarter, we visit the Byzantine Cardo and the Western Wall. Following the Via Dolorosa where Jesus walked bearing his cross, we reach the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This 12th-century church holds the site of the crucifixion at Calvary and the place of Christ’s burial tomb. Leaving Jerusalem we make our way to Bethlehem. We arrive at Manger Square and visit the Basilica of the Nativity that holds the Grotto of the Nativity where Jesus was born and see the original excavated mosaic from the 4th century when St’ Helen built the first church. If possible, we will visit chapel caves beneath the Church of Saint Catherine. As we leave Bethlehem we drive back to the hotels.