Holy Land Pilgrimage
|Oct 23, 2019||Nov 02, 2019||Holy Land||$4,499|
Prices include all airport taxes and fuel or international surcharges. Price does not include the add on fare from your local airport. Please call to determine the total price for departure from your local airport.
Our pilgrimage prices are all inclusive: transfers, tips, and airport taxes are all included. Travel insurance is not included but is available for purchase.
Please note: Once we arrive in Israel, all breakfasts, lunches and dinners are provided and are included in the cost of the trip.
October 23: USA - Tel Aviv
Depart USA for overnight flight to Tel Aviv. Dinner and Breakfast will be served on board.
October 24: Tel Aviv - Arrival (10:15 AM) - Caesarea Maritima - Stella Maris
Upon arrival at Tel Aviv Airport we meet our guide and driver and then we start our Pilgrimage by visiting Caesarea Maritima, the city and harbor that was built by Herod the Great and the place where Peter baptized the Centurion Cornilios and his household. Then continue to Haifa where we will visit the church of Stella Maris and see the cave where the prophet Elijah used to hide. Then proceed to Tiberias for dinner and overnight. B/L/D (Mass).
October 25: Nazareth - Cana - Mount Tabor
After breakfast, we drive to Nazareth, where we visit the Grand Basilica of the Annunciation and the St. Joseph Church. Then we stop at Cana, where Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water into wine at a wedding. Its modest church is a suitable place to reconfirm wedding vows. We then drive to Mount Tabor, the Mount of the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-8). From the top of the mountain there is a wonderful panoramic view which extends from Mt. Hermon in the north to the hills of Samaria in the south. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight. B/L/D (Mass).
October 26: The Sea of Galilee
After breakfast we visit the Mount of Beatitudes by the Sea of Galilee overlooking the Jordan Valley. Then we stop at the church of Multiplication (Tabgha) for a visit. Afterwards we continue to the Primacy of Peter where Jesus commanded Peter to "Feed my sheep". Then we proceed to Capernaum to see the remains of an early church, the ruins of Peter's house, and an ancient synagogue. In the evening we enjoy a private boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight. B/L/D (Mass)
October 27: Bethlehem - Shepherd's Field - Milk Grotto
After breakfast we drive to Bethlehem to visit the birthplace of Jesus which is marked by the Basilica of the Nativity and to kneel at the place of his birth in the Grotto of the Nativity. We will also visit the Field of the Shepherds where the Angel of the Lord proclaimed the good news of the birth of the Savior (Luke 2:8-18). Then back to the Hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. B/L/D (Mass) *Private adoration at Church of Agony at Gethsemane the evening.
October 28: Bethany – Jericho - Baptismal site - Dead Sea
After breakfast we visit Bethany, the town where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. We then drive to visit the Qasr El-Yahud baptismal site on the River Jordan, which the Vatican recognizes as the authentic site of the baptism. There we renew our baptismal vows. We pass through Jericho, with a view on the Mount of Temptation, the place where Jesus spent 40 days and 40 nights in the desert. Lunch. Drive to the Dead Sea, where we can float on the mineral-rich water. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Jerusalem. B/L/D (Mass)
October 29: Mount of Olives – Gethsemane - Mount Zion - St. Peter in Gallicantu
We begin this day after breakfast driving to the top of the Mount of Olives, for a majestic view over all of ancient and modern Jerusalem, the center of the biblical world. the Pater Noster Church and the Chapel of Dominus Flevit (Jesus wept) before walking down the "Palm Sunday Road" to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) where Christ prayed on the night of His betrayal (Luke 22:40-46). Next, we drive to the Upper Room, and the Dormition Abbey on Mount Zion. After we will visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu (Palace of Caiaphas). Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight. B/L/D (Mass). *Adoration at St. Peter in Gallicantu.
October 30: Old City - Via Dolorosa- Holy Sepulcher - Judgment Hall - Pool of Bethesda
Today is a walking tour within the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting the Pools of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the man who had been crippled for 38 years (John 5:2-9), and the Church of St. Anne where there is an opportunity to sing a hymn before walking along the Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross) from Pilate's Judgment Hall to the empty tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Dinner & Overnight at our Hotel. B/L/D (Mass).
October 31: Wailing Wall - Ein Karem - Emmaus Nicapolis (or qubeheh is an option)
After Breakfast we drive to visit the wailing wall then we continue to the town of Ein Karem to visit the shrine of visitation and birthplace of St. John. Mass. Lunch. Then we continue to Emmaus where Jesus appeared after his death and resurrection. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Jerusalem. B/L/D (Mass)
November 1: Israel Museum - Shroud of Turin Exhibition Notre Dame
This morning we leave after breakfast to visit the Israel Museum, where we can see the Dead Sea scrolls, the shrine of the book and a model of Jerusalem as it looked during the time of Jesus. Afterwards we visit the Notre Dame Center to see the Shroud of Turin Exhibition. Later in the evening we will have a farewell dinner at a local restaurant then overnight at our hotel. B/L/D (Mass)
November 2: Tel Aviv - U.S.
After an early breakfast, we check out of the hotel to transfer to the airport and our flight home.
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