HOLY LAND - OBERAMMERGAU FIRST
Day 1 - Depart USA Begin your journey with an international flight to Munich, Germany Day 2 - Arrive in Munich You will be welcomed at the Munich airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel to enjoy dinner before retiring for the night. Day 3 - Innsbruck The capital of Austria’s Tyrol region, Innsbruck is famous as the site of two winter Olympics. Follow your guide on your half-day, morning tour through the quaint medieval streets of Old Town to the sparkling Golden Roof. The glittering sloping roof has been an opulent landmark since the 15th-century. You’ll view Maria Theresa’s Imperial Palace, Triumphal Arch and visit the Hofkirche. Plus, you’ll have time to explore the medieval city on your own. Day 4 - Salzburg Enjoy a full day musical adventure as you explore the city of Mozart’s birth, Salzburg. You’ll visit the Cathedral and famous Horse Fountain. You’ll view Hellbrunn Castle, Mirabell Palace and -- from across the river -- see Leopoldskron Palace, which is famous as the film location for “The Sound of Music.” Day 5 - Castle and Churches Day Today is a full day of photographic wonders. You will visit the beautiful Abbey of Ettal and the picture-perfect Church in the Meadow at Wies. You will tour the magnificent Castle of Linderhof, Mad King Ludwig’s main residence. This small royal residence is a delightful fantasy home for any
crazy king or up-and-coming mogul. Day 6 - Oberammergau Passion Play
After the Black Plague that was rampant in Europe left their small village, the grateful people of Oberammergau promised God that they would show their gratitude by putting on a Passion Play. Over 380 years later you will get to enjoy this one-of-a-kind, six hour musical and dramatic performance. You will have reserved seats, a guided tour of the town and motorcoach transfers to and from the play’s theater. Dinner is included in Oberammergau tonight. Day 7 - Fly to Tel Aviv Depart Munich and arrive in Tel Aviv where you will be met by our local representatives. Continue to your hotel for dinner and overnight. Day 8 - Sea of Galilee Travel to Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee. Visit the synagogue which stands on the site where Jesus taught. With Bible in hand, cross the waters of the Sea of Galilee. Along the way, participate in a special onboard worship service. At Kibbutz Nof Ginnosar, you’ll learn about the “Ancient Boat”, a rare example of the kind of boat in which Jesus would have sailed. Travel to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached to the people (Matt. 5-7). At Tabgha, the traditional location for the calling of the disciples and the feeding of the 5000, you’ll visit the Church of the Fish and the Loaves (Luke 9:10-17). Visit the Chapel of the Primacy where three times Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ (John 21). At the River Jordan, remember your baptism in the Yardenit Baptismal Site. Day 9 - Nazareth, Megiddo, Caesarea This morning journey to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2: 23). Visit the Church of the Annunciation where the Virgin Mary learned she was with child. Look out over Tel Megiddo (Armageddon) to view one of the most important archaeological sites in Israel. This afternoon explore is Caesarea, a center of the early Christians where an angel visited Cornelius, the first Gentile believer (Acts 10), and where Paul was imprisoned for two years before appealing to Caesar.
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