6 day trip to Jerusalem with Zafiris Tours
Enjoy a marvellous trip to Jerusalem arranged by Zafiris Tours.
Meeting of pilgrims and departure to Eleftherios Venizelos airport. After checking in luggage and passports, direct flight to Tel Aviv with Aegean Airlines taking approx. 1.5 hours. Arrival, transfer to coach and depart for the hotel. En route worship the tomb of the Martyr St. George Lyda. Overnight stay in the hotel.
After breakfast we will start our first acquaintance with the shrines of the Old City of Jerusalem, starting from the Lion Gate, the house of St. Joachim and Anna, Pool og Bethseda, the prison of St. Peter and the Praetorium. Then we cross the Via Dolorosa and come to the Holy Church of the Resurrection, where there will be a pious pilgrimage to Golgotha, and the Holy Sepulchre of the Lord Zoodochus, Deposition, Finding of the True Cross and detailed tour inside the church. Then free time for shopping in the Old Town. In the afternoon return to hotel. Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we will visit the Patriarchate which will have the opportunity to get a blessing from the Patriarch of the Holy Monastery of Saint Gerasimos the Jordanite, the Monastery of Prophet Elissaios (where the sycamore is which Zacchaeus climbed) and Sarantario Mountain. During our return to Jerusalem, visit Bethany (Lazarus, Martha and Mary Monastery ), the IM St. George Chozevitou, paramoni. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast. Depart morning for the region of Galilee, where we visit the Monastery of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor, Nazareth, where the Church of the Annunciation, the Kana (which was the first miracle of the Lord, the conversion water into wine), the IM Apostles in the ruins of Capernaum (where were most of the miracles of the Lord) and HM Apostles in the city of Tiberias. Then we will visit the Jordan River, where we celebrated Blessing. Back at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Morning Church Service in the Temple and the Cave of the Nativity, which will be followed by a detailed tour. Then we visit the village of the shepherds, the monastery of St. Theodosius Koinoviarchou, where the Holy Cave of the Three Magi. Then you will be guided to the Holy Monastery of the Holy Cross in the Mountain (birthplace of St. John the Baptist) and Katamonas, where the grave of St. Simeon. During our return to Jerusalem in the afternoon, we visit the Holy Zion, where the Patriarchal School, the tomb of David, the Upper Room (which celebrated the Last Supper) and the house of St. John where Mary died, our Gethsemane ( Tomb of the Virgin Mary, place of death and place of prayer and the stoning of Stephen protomartyr) and the Mount of Olives (Ascension of the Lord). In the afternoon return to hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Departure for the airport in Tel Aviv, (according to regulations travellers must be at the airport 3 hours before our flight). After checking luggage and passports, direct flight to Athens with Aegean Airlines. Boarding the bus and return to Nafplion.