1st day: ROMA
Arrival at Roma Fiumicino Airport and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation and lunch. Afternoon dedicated to a guided tour of the imperial city: with a view of Piazza del Campidoglio, Fori Imperiali and Colosseum (external). Hotel accomodation. Dinner and overnight stay.
2nd day: ROMA
Breakfast. Opportunity to participate in Pope Francis audience in St. Peter's Square (unless his absent in Rome). Lunch. In the afternoon continuation of visits dedicated of Baroque Rome: from Quirinal to Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Navona. Hotel accomodation. Dinner and overnight stay
3rd day: ROMA – THESSALONIKI
Breakfast. Transfer to Roma Fiumicino airport. Departure for Salonicco, via Athens. Arrival and panoramic tour of the city. Hotel accomodation. Dinner and overnight stay.
4th day: THESSALONIKI – FILIPPI – KAVALA – SALONICCO
Breakfast. Excursion to Filippi, where the apostle Paolo founded the first Christian community in Europe 49 A.D). Visit and lunch. In the afternoon, stop in Kavala, where you can visit the old city. Return to Thessaloniki. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
5th day: SALONICCO – KALAMBAKA - DELFI
Breakfast. In the morning visit of two Meteora monasteries, rich in icons and frescoes, spiritual centers and eremitical life. Lunch. Departure for the beautiful Delfi, at the foot of Mount Parnaso, a UNESCO heritage city and an important archaeological site. Arrival and hotel accommodation. Dinner and overnight stay.
6th day: DELFI – OSSIOS LUKAS - ATHENS
Breakfast. In the morning, guided tour of the archaeological park of Delphi. Lunch. In the afternoon departure for Ossios Lukas where we visit the ancient monastery with Byzantine mosaics. Continue to Athens. Hotel accommodation. Dinner and overnight stay.
7th day: ATHENS
Breakfast. Visit of the Acropolis and the Agora, witness of the preaching of Saint Paul. Lunch. Visit to the National Archaeological Museum and panoramic tour of the modern city. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
8th day: ATHENS – TEL AVIV
Breakfast. Transfer to Athens airport and departure for Tel Aviv. On arrival departure for Mount Carmel and visit of the Basilica of Stella Maris. Continue to Nazareth. Hotel accommodation. Dinner and overnight stay.
9th day: NAZARETH – LAGO DI GALILEA
Breakfast. In the morning visit to the center of Nazareth: the Basilica of the Annunciation and the Franciscan museum with the caves of the Christian Jewish village. Departure for Tiberias and its lake. Afternoon dedicated to the places of Jesus public life around the Lake of Galilee: the Mount of Beatitudes, Tabga, the excavations of Capernaum. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
10th day: NAZARETH – GERASA – MONTE NEBO - PETRA
Breakfast. Departure for the border and entry into Jordan. Meeting with the Jordanian guide and continuing to visit the site of Gerasa, the best preserved Hellenistic Roman city in the entire Middle East. Lunch. Continue on to Mount Nebo, where Moses saw the Promised Land before he died, according to tradition. Continuation to Petra. Hotel accommodation. Dinner and overnight stay.
11th day: PETRA - AMMAN
Breakfast. Visit of Petra carved into the pink rock by the Nabataeans, the center of a thriving empire two thousand years ago. It can be reached through a narrow canyon called "SIQ", at the end of which the most interesting and best preserved monuments appear, such as the façade of the "Tesoro", the tomb of the Obelisks, the theater and the lower city. Lunch inside the site. In the afternoon departure for Amman. Hotel accommodation. Dinner and overnight stay
12th day: AMMAN – GERICO - JERUSALEM
Breakfast. Departure for the border with a stop in Madaba to visit the Byzantine mosaic map that illustrates the places of the Holy Land. Re-entry into Israel and lunch in Jericho. Visit the archaeological site of Qumram, in whose caves ancient manuscripts of the Bible were found. Stop in Qasr el Yahud, place of the baptism of Jesus on the Jordan River. Climbing through the mountains of Judea, stop in Wadi el Qelt, where the view of the desert is particularly suggestive. Arrival in Jerusalem. Hotel accommodation. Dinner and overnight stay.
13th day: JERUSALEM - BETHLEHEM
Breakfast. Visit of the esplanade of Mosques, of the Wall of Prayer, Via Dolorosa up to the basilica of the Resurrection with the Calvary and the Holy Sepulcher. Lunch. In the afternoon departure for Bethlehem where we visit the Basilica of the Nativity and the Field of the Shepherds. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
14th day: JERUSALEM
Breakfast. In the morning visit to the Mount of Olives: shrine of the Ascension, Padre Nostro, Dominus Flevit, cave and basilica of Getzemani, tomb of Madonna. Lunch. In the afternoon visit of the Christian Zion with the Cenacle, the Basilica of the Dormition of Mary and the church of San Pietro in Gallicantu. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
15th day: JERUSALEM – TEL AVIV
Breakfast. Transfer to Tel Aviv airport for the return flight.
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