Start the morning at Cana, where Jesus changed the six jars of water to wine, and then continue to Nazareth, home of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Visit the Church of the Annunciation where Mary was told that she would “bring forth a son and shalt call his name Jesus” (Luke 13:31) and the Church of St. Joseph, traditionally built over the carpentry workshop where Joseph and Jesus worked. If time permits stroll through the market place to the Greek-Catholic Synagogue Church and the Greek-Orthodox Church of Gabriel and the Fountain of Mary.

If time permits, visit the Carmelite Monastery on the summit of Mount Carmel where Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18:19-40).

On the Mediterranean coast stop at Caesarea Maritima where Paul was held prisoner before being sent to Rome to be tried. See the beautifully preserved Herodian theatre and envisage the port, now submerged. Exit the excavated city through the Crusader gate and over the moat.

The final stop of the tour is in Joppa where, centuries before Peter lodged there with Simon the tanner, Jonah “rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord”. (Jonah 1:3). Joppa today is Jaffa, part of the modern city of Tel Aviv.