Anastasis Tours –USA is operated by one of the oldest Christian families in Bethlehem. Our tours provide a unique experience among the Christian communities of the Holy Land. Being a family based business; we took good care in providing a real family atmosphere to our visitors, starting with the greeting upon arrival, the day by day personal touches from our staff and representatives and ending up with the departure assistance on the last day.
We put a very special care in choosing our guides, who are very well acquainted with the biblical, historical and archaeological fields, besides their human character when communicating with our visitors. Our coaches are selected to be of the latest models, conducted by professional drivers. The selection of the hotels came to satisfy the taste of all our clients as we have chosen the best ones within their categories and of course the most centrally located, thus enabling our clients to move easily in their free time.
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USA – TEL AVIV
TEL AVIV AIRPORT – TIBERIAS
CANA – NAZARETH – HAIFA
In the afternoon, leave to Haifa, capital of the industry and the major port. Ascend to Mount Carmel passing by the Persian Gardens of the Bahai sect. Visit the Church of Stella Maris, the birthplace of the Carmelite Order which contains a natural grotto of the Prophet Elijah. Back to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
THE SEA OF GALILEE – MOUNT TABOR – RIVER JORDAN
In the afternoon, ascend to Mount Tabor and visit the Basilica of the Transfiguration, built of on the ruins of two earlier sanctuaries: Byzantine and Crusader. Descend and continue to River Jordan where we will have the opportunity to renew your baptismal vows. Back to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
TIBERIAS – QUMRAN – DEAD SEA – JERICHO - BETHLEHEM
southwards to Qumran to visit the ruins of the Essenes Monastery and view the Caves of the Scrolls. Transfer then to the Dead Sea for a possible bath in its salty waters. Continue to Jericho, considered as the oldest city in the world for a visit to Tel El-Sultan, the site of the biblical Jericho and view of Mount of Temptation.
In the afternoon, drive through the Judaean Desert, passing by the Good Samaritan Inn to Jerusalem for a first contact with the Holy City from the top of Mount Scopus. Arrive to your selected hotel for dinner and overnight.
NEW CITY – EIN KAREM – BETHLEHEM
In the afternoon, driver to Bethlehem for a detailed visit to the Basilica of the Nativity: the Grotto of Nativity, the Manger, St. Catherine Church, St. Joseph and St. Jerome Chapels. Continue to the village of Beit Sahour to visit the Shepherds’ Field with the natural grottos and the remains of the Byzantine churches and monasteries. Back to your hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
MOUNT OF OLIVES AND MOUNT ZION
In the afternoon, explore Mount of Zion: St. Peter in Gallicantu, David’s Tomb, the Last Supper Room (The Cenacle) and the Dormition Abbey. Then entering Zion’s Gate, walk through the Cardo Maximum and the Jewish Quarter to the Wailing Wall. Back to your hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM
In the afternoon, free time for rest and/or personal activities. It could be dedicated to walk one more time through the narrow streets of the Old City of Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.