Pilgrimage to Israel November 2020

NOV 14, Saturday, Leave Australia, 24Hr flight time,  arrive Tel Aviv.  Overnight: Tel Aviv

NOV 15, Sunday, Drive to Nazareth Church of the Annunciation, Mt. Precipice  in Nazareth (it’s an unbelievable view!), Mount Tabor (Mount of Transfiguration), Tiberias, Overnight: Near Sea of Galilee

NOV 16, Monday, Sunrise meditation on boat on Sea of Galilee, back for breakfast, Mount of Beatitudes, walk down to  Tabgha, Capernaum, Overnight: Near Sea of Galilee

NOV 17, Tuesday, Sunrise meditation on back for breakfast;  Bethsaida OR Chorzim; visit Woodsong (next to Safed – a wonderful place with a former Aussie),  onto Safed/Tzfat.  Introduction to Kabbalah; evening walk. Overnight: Safed/Tzfat

NOV 18, Wednesday, Morning teachings on Kabbalah, Kabbalistic artist… Afternoon onward to Jerusalem. Overnight: Jerusalem


NOV 19, Thursday, Chapel of the Ascension (Mount of Olives),Jerusalem overlook, Walk down the Palm Sunday route, Meditate in Garden of Gethsemane, Bus to Jaffa Gate, Lunch break, Church of the Holy Sepulchre;  Garden Tomb (especially potent for those brought up in Protestant tradition).  Overnight: Jerusalem

NOV 20, Friday,  Bethlehem Church of the Nativity/Lunch at Shepherd’s Tent Shepherds’ Field. Ein Kerem: Church of the Visitation in Ein Karem and Sisters of Zion Convent (St. John’s is closed for renovations), Shabbat of a Lifetime.  Overnight: Jerusalem.

NOV 21, Saturday,  (We can do all the following on foot:) Mount Zion: Tomb of King David/The Upper Room/Dormition Abbey/Peter in Gallicantu (visit pit where Jesus was imprisoned) ; Free Afternoon and evening.   Overnight: Jerusalem

NOV 22, Sunday, City of David, Western Wall, Israel Museum, Overnight: Jerusalem

NOV 23 , Monday, Lookout onto St. George/Wadi Qelt, Qumran (new trail leading up to the sites). Check-in, dinner and Overnight: Ein Gedi Kibbutz Hotel

NOV 24, Tuesday, Early morning Masada climb and tour; breakfast at the hotel. Afternoon free for Dead Sea floating, spa, meditation, etc.  Overnight: Ein Gedi Kibbutz Hotel

NOV 25, Wednesday, Qasr al-Yahud (the Baptismal site on the Jordan River); lunch en route; travel to Tel Aviv.  Evening walk in Old Jaffa. Dinner at leisure or in together in Jaffa; Overnight: Tel Aviv

NOV 26 Thursday, free day in Tel Aviv (Joe could offer optional walking tours). Final dinner  Overnight: Tel Aviv

NOV 27, Friday fly back to Australia

NOV 28, Saturday Arrive Home in  Australia  at night