Rachel died and was buried on the road to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem now. (Gn. 35, 19)

But you, Bethlehem (Ephrathah), the least of the clans of Judah, from you will come for me a future ruler of Israel.

So Joseph set out from the town of Nazareth in Galilee for Judaea, to David’s town called Bethlehem.

While they were there, the time came for her to have her child and she gave birth to a son, her first-born.

The House of Bread, the Fertile, the hometown of Boaz and Ruth, the city of David and the birthplace of Jesus. Venerated since the beginning of the first century by all Christians, it became a place of pilgrimage to all believers. The actual Basilica dated from the VI century and built over the grotto where Jesus was born, is the second sanctuary after the first one erected by St. Helen, mother of Emperor Constantine.

This is one of the most sacred places for all people of Christian faith. Come and adore the new born child, the Prince of Peace and feel the heavenly joy that the Shepherds and the Magi Kings had experienced two thousand years ago.

Another huge pit within the Jordan Valley that reaches 1380 ft below sea level.

Alimented by the water of River Jordan and other small springs and tributaries from the Jordanian side, this huge lake does not have an outlet. So the volcanic eruptions in ancient times and the accumulations of the lava in its bottom, converted it in the most salty sea with around 22% of salts and minerals. This makes water so dense and heavy that it can carry the human body without any effort.

Our tour will allow you to enjoy a bath in the salty waters of the Dead Sea and cover your body with its black mud which possesses extraordinary medical cures.

As they left Jericho a large crowd followed him. And now there were two blind men sitting at the side of the road. (Mt. 20, 29-30)

An oasis on the border line of the Judean Desert. Alimented by several springs and the waters of the nearby River Jordan, the city was inhabited since the early Neolithic period. So it is considered as the oldest city in the world. The excavations carried out since the middle of the 20th century showed a large number of layers of cities dating back to more than 8000 BCE.

During the first century, the city was an obligatory transit road to all travelers coming from Galilee. It was visited by Jesus in more than one occasion during his pilgrimages trips to Jerusalem.

Jericho will be your last stop before reaching Jerusalem. Meet their people gathered around Jesus with Zacchaeus
trying to climb on a sycamore tree to see the Lord passing.

And leaving Nazareth, he went and settled in Capernaum, beside the lake, on the borders of Zebulun and Naphtali. (Mt. 4,13)

The location of Capernaum by the Sea of Galilee gave the city a great importance since ancient times. Besides it lies near the famous trade road known as Via Maris (Way of the Sea). This made of the city a crossroad for commerce, import, export and of course culture. In spite of its small geographic dimensions, it was so crowded that the Romans assigned the legion of 100 soldiers in order to protect their interests from the abundant revenues they use to collect as taxes. Jesus chooses Capernaum to be the base of public ministries where he settled in the house of Peter. He made several miracles and most important he pronounced the famous theological discourse of the “Bread of Life” in the synagogue of the city. Capernaum became to be called “The City of Jesus”.

You’ll visit the House of Peter and you’ll see the place where the Lord lied down to rest and sleep. You’ll discover the houses of firs century Capernaum and you’ll understand more the Gospel as you read it in the same place the events happened. You’ll enter the Synagogue and hear Jesus preaching the real Bread of Life.