The Holy Land- Walk with us the footsteps of Jesus

10 Days

Tel Aviv · Caesarea · Nazareth · Cana · Tiberias · Sea of Galilee · Jordan River · Mt. Tabor · Jerusalem · Ein Karem · Bethlehem · Qumran · Jericho · Dead Sea · Mt. of Olives · Mt. Zion · Holy Sepulchre

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NAZARETH
SEA OF GALILEE
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GETHSEMANE
WAY OF THE CORSS
ST. PETER INGALLICANTU
BETHLEHEM

Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare from your desired Airport

  •  Book without airfare (land only option)

  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges

  • Centrally Located First Class Hotels: (or similar)

    1.    * 1 night: Tel Aviv

    2.    * 2 nights: Tiberias

    1.     *5 nights: Jerusalem

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily

  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach

  • Free Wi-Fi on motor coach

  • Wireless headsets where needed

  • Assistance of Christian guide throughout

  • Transfers as per itinerary

  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary

  • Mass

  • Tips to guide, driver hotel staff, restaurants, luggage handlers

  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)

 

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance (Optional)

  • Any Personal Item.

  • Any Item that is not mentioned in the included part.

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart for the Holy Land

Make your way to your local airport where you will board your overnight flight. Your meals are served on board.

Day 2: Arrive in Tel Aviv

Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, you will have airport assistance and be greeted by your tour guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel in Netanya/ Tel Aviv for dinner & overnight. 

Day 3: Caesarea - Stella Maris - Tiberias

Following breakfast, we will drive to Caesarea, the former capital of Judea. You will have the opportunity to visit the archaeological remains of this ancient port, which aided as base for the Herodian navy and the the place were Peter baptized the Centurion Cornilios and his household. Continue North to Haifa. In Haifa, you will find Stella Maris, a Carmelite Monastery. The monastery is located above the cave where Elijah, the prophet, once lived. (Mass) (Lunch). Then we proceed to Tiberias for dinner & overnight. 

Day 4: Tiberias: Sea of Galilee

Today begin this day with breakfast at the hotel, followed by a boat ride on the beautiful and scenic Sea of Galilee (Luke 5:1). Following the Sea of Galilee, we continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus proclaimed His great Sermon on the Mount (Luke 6:20-49). (Mass).  Near the Mount, is Tabgha, one of Jesus' miracle sites. At Tabgha, Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000 people from five loaves of bread and two fish (Luke 9:10-17). Also, in Tabgha is St. Peter's Primacy where Jesus bestowed church leadership upon Peter (John 21:9). (Lunch) Continue to visit Capernaum, the launching place of Jesus' ministry. In Capernaum, see the Synagogue where Jesus taught (Mark 1:21-29) and gave His sermon on the Bread of Life. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. 

Day 5: Nazareth- Cana- Mount Tabor

After breakfast, we will drive to Nazareth, where we visit the Grand Basilica of the Annunciation and the St. Joseph's Church, We will celebrate the Holy Mass at the Basilica of the Annunciation. Lunch. Then we stop at Cana, where Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water to wine at a wedding. Its modest church is a suitable place to reconfirm wedding vows. We will 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.

Day 6: Ein Karem-Bethlehem- Shepherd's Field 

After breakfast we leave the sea of Galilee and drive to the town of Ein Karem to visit the shrine of visitation and birthplace of St. John the baptist. Then to Bethlehem, 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 celebrate the Holy Mass at the Church of St. Catherine. Lunch. 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. 

Day 7: 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). We will celebrate Holy Mass. Lunch. 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 (government house of Caiaphas).  Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 8:  Old City- Via Dolorosa- Holy Sepulchre- Judgment Hall- St. Anne- Pool of Bethesda- Western Wall

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 and celebrate Mass. Lunch. After we visit the western wall then back to hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Bethany- Jericho- Baptismal site- Dead Sea 

After breakfast we visit Bethany, the town where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. Mass.  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 Qumran, and the Dead Sea, where we can float on the mineral-rich water. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Jerusalem. 

Day 10: Return Flights Home

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, transfer to the Tel Aviv airport for return flights home.

*Occasionally local religious holidays, national days, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of visits or the missing of certain visit. Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, however, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of places to be visited.

                         

 

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