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Our typical itinerary (As you can see below, all sites visited are referred to in the Gospels.)

The following sites are commonly part of our Octagon Tour.  Each site is related to the Gospels, but current conditions may not allow us to visit all of these places during your particular tour.

  • The actual site of the Sermon on the Mount (MT 5:1a, 5:2-12, LK 6:17-26)
  • The cave where Jesus prayed all night (MT 5:1b, MK 3:13, LK 6:12)
  • Where Jesus appointed His Apostles (MT 5:1b, 10:2-4, MK 3:13-19, LK 6:12-16)
  • The mountain of the miracle of the swine (MT 8:28-34, MK 5:1-21, LK 8:26-40)
  • The site of the feeding of the 5000 (MT 14:13-21, MK 6:32-44, LK 9:11-17, JN 6:1-14)
  • The site of the great catch of fish (MT 4:18-22, MK 1:16-20, LK 5:1-11)
  • Peter’s home (MT 8:14-15, MK 1:29-31, LK 4:38-39)
  • The Capernaum synagogue (MK 1:23-28, LK 4:33-37)
  • Chorazim, the town that Jesus cursed (MT 11:21, LK 10:13)
  • Herod’s palace in Tiberias (MT 14:6-12, MK 6:21-29)
  • The home of Mary Magdalene (MK 16:9)
  • A praise boat ride across Galilee (MT 14:22-33, MK 6:45-52, JN 6:15-21)
  • The ancient Galilee boat museum (MT 14:34-36, MK 6:53-56)
  • Jacob's Well, the site of the woman at the well (JN 4:4-42 )
  • Jesus' boat dock at Gennesaret (MT 14:34, MK 6:53)
  • The Mountain of Temptation (MT 4:1-11, MK 1:12-13, LK 4:1-13)
  • Herod’s Jericho palace (MT 2:20)
  • Jesus’ baptism site (MT 3:13-17, MK 1:9-11, LK 3:21-23)
  • The birthplace of Jesus (LK 2:1-7)
  • The infant home of Jesus (MT 2:9, MT 2:11)
  • The shepherds’ field (LK 2:8)
  • The shepherds’ caves (LK 2:20)
  • The home of Mary (LK 1:30-38)
  • The wedding chapel at Cana (JN 2:1-11)
  • The Nazareth synagogue of Jesus (MT 13:54-58, MK 6:1-6a, LK 4:16-30, JN 4:44)
  • Ancient Nazareth (MT 2:23)
  • Where John spent his life in the desert (LK 1:80)
  • The Upper Room (MK 14:15, LK 22:12)
  • The Via Dolorosa, and the stations of the cross (MT 27:31b, MK 15:20b, JN 19:17b)
  • Mount Calvary (MT 27:33, MK 15:22, LK 23:33, JN 19:17b)
  • Jesus’ Tomb (JN 19:41)
  • The Western Wall of the Temple (MT 24:1, MK 13:1, LK 21:5)
  • The Temple Mount (LK 1:9)
  • The Pool of Bethesda (JN 5:1-47)
  • The Tomb of Lazarus (JN 11:38)
  • The site of Jesus’ ascension (MK 16:19-20a, LK 24:44-53, AC 1:4-12 )
  • The road where Jesus rode the donkey (MT 21:8-9, MK 11:8-10, LK 19:36-40, JN 12:12-13, 12:17-19)
  • Where Jesus taught the Lord’s Prayer (LK 11:1-4)
  • The place where Jesus met Nicodemus (JN 3:1-21)
  • The gate through which Jesus carried the cross (MT 27:31b, MK 15:20b, JN 19:17b)
  • The Pool of Siloam (JN 9:7)
  • The synagogue, from which the man born blind was cast (JN 9:13)
  • The palace of Caiaphas (MT 26:57a, JN 18:24  )
  • The Garden of Gethsemane (MT 26:36-46, MK 14:32-42, LK 22:39-46, JN 18:1)
  • The Cave of the Ten Lepers (LK 17:12)
  • The final path of Jesus after Gethsemane (MK 14:53a, LK 22:54a, JN 18:13a)
  • The stairs that Jesus ascended before His trial (MK 14:53a, LK 22:54a, JN 18:13a)
  • The rock of Christ’s agony in Gethsemane (MT 26:39, MK 14:35, LK 22:41)
  • Sebastia, the burial site of John the Baptist (MT 14:12, MK 6:29)
  • Bethphage, from which Jesus took the donkey (MT 21:2, MK 11:2, LK 19:30)
  • Gabbatha, where Jesus was tried by Pilate (JN 19:13)
  • The Potter’s Field (MT 27:7)
  • The Mount of Olives (JN 8:1)
  • The Tower of Siloam (LK 13:4)
  • Gehenna (Hinnom Valley) (MT 5:22)
  • The site where Jesus spent the first 27 years of His life. (LK 2:40)
  • The site of Jesus post-resurrection fish breakfast at Galilee (JN 21:1-23)
  • The unexcavated ruins of Capernaum (JN 2:12)
  • The courtyard of flagellation (JN 19:1)
  • The prison of Jesus and Barabbas (probably also John and Peter)(Acts 5:18-23)
  • The crushed 1st-century street of Jerusalem (MT 24:2, MK 13:2, LK 21:6)
  • The site of Peter's pentecostal sermon (Acts 2:14-41)
  • The road of escape for the Magi (MT 2:12)