Israel (8 days and 7 nights)

Day 1.

Departure to Israel.

Monastery of St. George in Lidda: Tomb of the Great-martyr George.

Transfer to Hotel in Jerusalem.

Supper and rest.


Day 2.


Departure to Bethlehem.

Church of Nativity in Bethlehem.

Beit-Sahour – Sheppard’s Field.

Excursion to Mar-Saba monastery in Judean desert – optional (Only men allowed inside the monastery).

Monastery of st. Feodosius

Supper at hotel and rest in Jerusalem.


Day 3.


Mount Zion. Abbey of Dormition, Last Supper Room.

Departure for too day trip to Galilee via the Jordan Valley.

Monastery of St Gerasim in Jordan Valley.

Capernaum: Greek church  of 12 apostles.

Supper and overnight in Tiberias.


Day 4.


Great Blessing of Waters of Jordan river. Yardenit.

Mount Tabor. Greek Orthodox monastery.

Catholic Basilica of Annunciation

Nazareth. Orthodox church of st. Gabriel at Mary’s Well

Catholic Basilica of Annunciation

Cana in Galilee.

Boat ride on Sea of Galilee and lunch wis st.Peter fish

Tabgha (where Christ multiplied five loaves and two fishes).

Supper and overnight in Tiberias.


Day 5.


Russian church at Magdala. Mount Beatitudes

Return to Jerusalem via the Jordan Valley.

Monastery of St George the Hozebite in Wadi-Kelt.

Mount of Olives Convent. Tour of Convent: Russian church, mosaic floors, chapel of St. John the Baptist.

Site of Ascension in Mount Olives. Survey view from A-Tur.

Evening. Supper at hotel in Jerusalem.


Day 6.


Walking excursion to the Old city of Jerusalem.

Gethsemane. Catholic Basilica and Garden of Gethsemane. Tomb of the Virgin Mary. Gethsemane Russian Convent. Bethesda. Via Dolorosa (walking): Lithostroton, “Prison of Christ”, Russian Excavations and Threshold of Judgement Gate.

Holy Sepulchre. Tour of Church: Stone of Anointment, Golgotha, Cistern where the Cross was found, the Holy Sepulcher.

17.00 Evening service in Russian church.

Supper at hotel and rest.

23.30 Depart for Night Liturgy at the Holy Sepulchre.
3:00 am Return to hotel and rest in Jerusalem.


Day 7.

10.00 a.m. Breakfast.

Ein-Karem (“the hill country” – Luke 1;39). Russian “Gorny” Convent.

Even Sapir. Catholic monastery Baptist. Spring of st. John Baptist

Departure to Hebron. Monastery of the Forefathers and Oak of Mambre.

Return to Jerusalem.

Supper at hotel.


Day 8.


Jaffa: Russian church of St Peter and Tomb of Tabitha.

Departure to Tel-Aviv airport.


Price per person in euro:

№ pers. 4 7 15 19 28 45

The price includes:

  • Excursions according to the programme
  • Guide’s services.
  • Hotel.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.

The price does not include: airline ticket.


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