We start the day by visiting King David’s place of birth- Bethlehem. Bethlehem means the city of bread; it is known so because wheat crop used to grow in that region. The place is even more famous as Christian tradition believes that Bethlehem is the place where Jesus was born. We drive to this city through the Nativity Circle, the cave in which Jesus Christ was born. After going through the Nativity circle, we head towards Manger Square, the place where Jesus Christ was kept after birth. After having gone through a couple of spiritual places, we continue the ride with a visit to Milk Grotto, the place where Jesus was fed by Mary coupled with visits to the Catholic and Greek churches.
Before departing for the Judean desert, we cover all the churches and the Sheperd field. While travelling towards the Judean deserts, we take the route so that we can view Good Samaritan. The view of the moon in the landscaped desert is probably one of the best views of the world.
We make a very small stop at the sea level before continuing to Jericho – one of the oldest cities of the world. We again stop at the Zacheus Sycamore; one of the oldest Sycamore trees of the world and this is the tree which Zacheus had climbed so as to see Jesus walk. We would visit the Mound of Ancient Jericho; this is where twenty-five prehistoric cities were excavated. The city of Jericho was found at 8000 B.C and is the oldest known settlement of the Jews. The city was captured by Israel and Joshua in 1200 B.C. the next stop is at the Mt. Temptation; this is the place where Satan attempted to lure Jesus. We continue our journey with an overview of the oasis of Elisha’s Spring and Jericho. We stop overnight in the city of Jerusalem.