Life & Miracles of Jesus

Your HLITOA tourism professional can help you reshape the itinerary to include more steps along the life of Jesus and his miracles. You may also want to consider the tours “Traveling in Biblical Footsteps” and “Follow the Lord on Ancient Paths ”.

Life & Miracles of Jesus

Your HLITOA tourism professional can help you reshape the itinerary to include more steps along the life of Jesus and his miracles. You may also want to consider the tours “Traveling in Biblical Footsteps” and “Follow the Lord on Ancient Paths ”.

About this Tour

A classical introduction to the biblical places in Palestine and Israel for first-time visitors or a generally interested faith-based target group with multiple tailoring options.


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Arrival to the airport or via land border and direct transfer to Nazareth. Overnight in Nazareth.

In the early morning, optionally attend the daily mass in the Annunciation Grotto in the Catholic Basilica, followed by breakfast and coach excursion to the Cana Wedding Churches, where Jesus performed his first miracle.

Continue to ancient Zippori (Sepphoris), the Roman city Jesus and his father may well have worked in as craftsmen, and admire the breathtaking mosaics.

Return to Nazareth and visit the Orthodox Annunciation Church above the Well of Mary and the Catholic Basilica of Annunciation along with a stroll through the oriental market and the Synagogue-Church which likely is the place Jesus went to in his early years.

Overnight in Nazareth.

Check-out and drive along the foot of Mt. Tabor up to Mt. Arbel for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Sea of Galilee. Enjoy the panorama followed by an approx. 90 minutes hike down the Arbel Cliff (300m high, must be free of vertigo).

Along the Sea of Galilee’s north-western shore, follow biblical footsteps: Magdala, hometown of Mary of Magdala; Tabgha, where the miracle of the multiplication of loaves and fishes is commemorated; Capernaum, the “Town of Jesus”; and Mt. of Beatitudes for the Sermon on the Mount. Time and weather permitting, enjoy a dip into the Sea of Galilee before departing to Jericho.

Overnight in Jericho.

Breakfast in the lowest city on earth, followed by a visit to the Monastery of Temptation half way up the eponymic mountain with the longest cable car below sea level — ancient Jericho, Tel es-Sultan and the whole oasis can be seen from the above.

Pass by the Zacchaeus sycamore fig tree in Jericho, before reaching the Baptism Site for mass, mediation, and entering the water.

Continue to the Dead Sea and pay a visit to ancient Qumran, which may well be connected to John the Baptist before enjoying a dip into the deepest hypersaline lake in the world at 430m below sea level.

Before concluding your day, visit the Mary & Martha Church and the empty tomb of Lazarus in Bethany.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Start your day with a panoramic view of the Old City in the city’s east from the Mt. of Olives followed by a stroll along its churches: Dominus Flevit Chapel, the Church of Mary Magdelene (only Tuesdays & Thursdays), the Church of Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane and the Tomb of Mary.

In the afternoon, visit of one of Christianity’s oldest churches, the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem and the Church of St. Catherine. Stroll through Bethlehem’s market streets and visit the Milk Grotto and the Shepherds’ Fields in Beit Sahur.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Another day in Jerusalem’s Old City and its four quarters. Start at the Gate of Stephanus (aka Lions Gate) and follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda. Arrive to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and have some time for individual meditation and prayer.

After lunch (optional), enjoy a panoramic view from the central tower of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer before heading through the Armenian Quarter to Mt. Zion, the Room of the Last Supper, the Tomb of David and the Dormition Abbey. Conclude your visit with a walk along the Western Wall and stroll through the Muslim Quarter and its enchanting markets.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Check-out and transfer to the airport or land border.

Tailor this Tour

Discovering tailoring options for this tour and create the perfectly shaped itinerary for your clients!

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This itinerary can be customized to the spiritual and religious background of your customers/clients; e.g. add church visits and mass celebrations along the route matching the church affiliation of your group or include meetings with local parishes or priests.

Life & Miracles of Jesus

Your HLITOA tourism professional can help you reshape the itinerary to include more steps along the life of Jesus and his miracles.

Activities along the Itinerary

Depending on your client’s preferences, you can add a layer of activities including e.g. hiking, donkey or camel rides, “hantours” and experiences to your tour and get it perfectly tailored to make your offer outstanding from the crowd.

Add other Christian Sites

There are multiple options to add other and more Christian pilgrimage sites to this itinerary. Below you can find a few of them. Contact our HLITOA members for more information and details.

Mt. Tabor

The traditional place of Jesus’ transfiguration, with its stunning view and the impressive Roman Catholic Church of the Franciscan Order (Matthew 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:28-36).

Jacob’s Well in Nablus

A true ecumenical place! Jewish, Samaritan, Christian, and Muslim traditions associate the well, today located in the Greek Orthodox St. Photini Church in Nablus, with the well mentioned in Genesis 33:18-20. The well is again mentioned as the place where Jesus encountered the Samaritan women (Photini in the Orthodox tradition, hence the church’s name), cf. John 4:5-15. In the vicinity, ancient Shechem (Tel el-Balata, Acts 7:16) and Mt. Garizim with the Samaritan community can also be visited.

Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee or Lake Kinneret (Numbers 34:11; Joshua 13:27) invites for a longer stay visiting sites like Bethsaida, dwelling place of Philip, Andreas, and Peter (John 1:44) and the site of Jesus’ healing of a blind man (Mark 8:22-26); Kursi, the traditional site of the Miracle of the Swine (Mark 5:1-20); and Korazim, one of the cities Jesus cursed (Matthew 11:20-24).

Desert experiences

The harsh, deserted lands between Jerusalem and the Jordan River always had a special religious significance. Offer your group long and enchanting hikes in the wilderness of Jericho and Wadi Auja including donkey or camel rides and 4×4 safari tours.

Wadi el-Quelt

The steep desert valley connects Jericho and Jerusalem since ancient times and is by many associated with the Valley of the Shadow of Death in Psalm 23, the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), and the dwelling of Elijah (1Kings 17:3). Add it to your tour for a quiet walk along biblical paths (from 1,5 to 8 hours).

The Church of the Ten Lepers in Burqin

According to Luke 17:11-19, Jesus healed 10 men suffering from leprosy on his way from Nazareth to Jerusalem. The place is today commemorated in the Orthodox church in the picturesque village of Burqin, about 1 hour south of Nazareth. Burqin Church is traditionally credited to be the third oldest church in the world; a pilgrim’s must-see!

The “Jesus Boat”

Learn about the “Jesus Boat” in Nof Ginnosar Kibbutz, an ancient, approx. 2,000 years old fishing boat.

Hiking on Biblical Paths

Indulge your group with longer, spiritual hikes along the Jesus Trail, the Gospel Trail, the Nativity Trail or the Masar Ibrahim (Abraham’s Path) and let your clients discover the “Fifth Gospel” — the biblical lands Jesus once sojourned.

Fact Sheet

Kind of Tour

A tour dedicated to Muslim faith and Islamic heritage in the Holy Land combining well-known pilgrimage sites with lesser known shrines and monuments, and multiple tailoring options.

Main target group

Muslim pilgrims looking for an extension to their Hajj to Mecca or to the maqamat in Jordan; travelers interested in the Islamic heritage of the Holy Land.

Length of tour

8 days / 7 nights.


Jerusalem, Jericho, Nazareth.

Accommodation level

Hotels of all categories.

Best time of travel


Best weather

Spring and autumn.

Recommended group size

This tour is suitable for any group size.




  • Faith-based pilgrimage along important biblical places and the life of Jesus through the Holy Land.
  • Multiple options for praying, mass celebration and individual or group meditation. Additional mass participation upon request for all religious affiliations.
  • Includes some archaeological highlights of the Holy Land related to the life and teachings of Jesus, such like Zippori (Sepphoris) and Qumran.
  • Includes short hikes (Mt. Arbel Cliff) and optional additional hikes upon demand (e.g. Wadi el-Quelt in Jericho, Mt. of Temptation).
  • Swimming opportunity in the Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee (weather permitting).
  • Boat-ride on the Sea of Galilee included (weather permitting)

Biblical Places in this Itinerary

Cana, House of Mary, Magdala, Capernaum, Tabgha, St. Peter’s Church, Mt. of Beatitudes, Baptism Site, Shepherds’ Fields, the Church of Nativity, Dominius Flevit, Garden of Gethsemane, Pool of Bethesda, Last Supper Room, The Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Resurrection.


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