11 Days Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land will be an experience you will never forget. Christians have been going on pilgrimages from the very beginning of our faith. The Holy Land holds importance as the place of Jesus’ birth, life, death and resurrection.

Pilgrimages include visits to Bethlehem where we stop at The Church of the Nativity that commemorates the birth of Christ. We visit sites like the village of Cana, the Sea of Galilee, Mt. Tabor, and the River Jordan, jerusalem and Dead Sea.

On our pilgrimage to the Holy Land we offer a complete itinerary that includes round-trip airfare, accommodation in first class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, all transportation, daily Mass and all under excellent organizing, leadership and teaching from Nativity pilgrimage expert staff and Guides.

DESTINATION INFORMATION
WHAT’S INCLUDED
ITINERARY
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DESTINATION INFORMATION
WHAT’S INCLUDED
ITINERARY
DATES & PRICES
YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:

  •   Round Trip Airfare
  •   All airport taxes and Fuel SURCHARGES.
  •   Includes First class Hotels 4-5 stars.
  •   Headphones for the pilgrimage.
  •   Transfers as per itinerary.
  •    Breakfast and Dinner daily.
  •   Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary.
  •   Daily Masses.
  •   Professional local Catholic guide(s)
  •  Prices Based on Double Occupancy.
  •  Tour Brochures: Special promotional brochures featuring
  •   the Pilgrimage printed for distribution by you.
  •  Travel Protection Plan for Everybody on Pilgrimage is provided for FREE.
YOUR TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Trip cancellation protection plan is not included and is strongly        recommended.
  • Nativity Pilgrimage offers a comprehensive policy at additional cost.
  •  Passport & visa costs, if any.
  •  U.S. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months subsequent to               return date.
  •   Items of a personal nature (hotel extras, laundry, phone calls, etc.).
  •   Meals not specified in the program.
  •   Gratuities to the tour manager, guides and driver.
  •   Items not specifically mentioned above.

INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TRIP
  • Capital: Jerusalem
  • Language: Hebrew, Arabic
  • Population: 7.7 million
  • Time Zone: EST plus 7 hours
  • Currency: New Israeli Shekel (NIS)
  • Electricity: 220V. 50Hz
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SEA OF GALILEE – CANA – NAZARETH – MT. BEATITIUDES – CAESAREA – CAPERNAUM  – MOUNT TABOR – JERICHO – BETHLEHEM – JERUSALEM – DEAD SEA

ITINERARY
Day
1

Flight  from USA to Israel

Today: Your pilgrimage begins today boarding your flight to Israel. Meals and drinks served aloft.

Day
2

Tel Aviv / Sea Of Galilee

Today: Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. Travel through customs and meet our guide-escort who will accompany you throughout your pilgrimage. Board your coach bus for the trip to your hotel.
Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
3

Tabor / Cana / Nazareth

Today: This morning, we travel to Mount Tabor, scene of the Transfiguration. After our visit, we drive to Cana, the village of Jesus’ first miracle of changing water into wine. We celebrate Mass at Chapel in Cana. Here couples may renew their wedding vows. This afternoon, you will visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Church, Mary’s Well and the Old Market.
Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
4

Sea Of Galilee / Capernaum / Tiberias

Today: Traveling along the shores of the Sea of Galilee our tour starts at Capernaum where Jesus lived, and started his ministry. You will see the remnants of Peter’s mother-in law house and the old synagogue where Jesus preached. You will then proceed to the Mount of Beatitudes (the location of Sermon of the Mount) and celebrate Mass. Drive onto Tabgha where the miracle of Multiplication of the Fish and Loaves took place. Close by, is the Church of Peter’s Primacy the location of the Miraculous Fishing. Here is where Christ told his disciples to cast their net and catch the large quantity of fish. This is also where he proclaimed to Peter “Upon this Rock I will build my Church”. Then you will take a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee as was done in the time of Jesus.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
5

Haifa / Mt. Carmel / Stella Maris / Caesarea By The Sea / Jerusalem

Today: We drive to Haifa and visit Mt. Carmel where The Carmelites established their monastery 900 years ago. We celebrate Mass at the Church of Stella Maris, “the Star of the Sea”.  You will have a panoramic view of the City Haifa and the beautiful Baha’i Gardens. We continue our drive south along the Mediterranean Sea and stop at Caesarea Maritime. This is where St. Peter baptized Cornelius and St. Paul was a prisoner for two years before his transport to Rome and martyrdom. We view the original Roman Aqueduct that brought water to the city and walk in and around the Roman Theater. Take a glimpse of the ancient remains of Herod’s palace sitting in the tranquil blue Mediterranean. We now travel south and climb the hill up towards the Holy City of Jerusalem.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
6

Jerusalem / Mt. Of Olives / Getsemane / Pater Noster / Dominus Flevit / Upper Room / Dormition Church / Church Of St. Peter Gallicantu

Today: We visit to the Mt. of Olives. This includes a dramatic view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives, revealing a city with 4,000 years of history. We visit the Pater Noster where Jesus taught the Lord’s Prayer to his disciples. We walk the Palm Sunday route stopping at Dominus Flevit, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. In the Garden of Gethsemane, we see The Rock of Agony where Jesus prayed his last prayer before his arrest. Mass will be at the Church of all Nations. We drive to the hill of Mount Zion, the highest point in ancient Jerusalem, it is dominated by the Church of the Dormition. We will visit the Upper Room, where Jesus had the Last Supper. The location is identified in Christian tradition as the place where the Virgin Mary died or “fell asleep”, as the name suggests. End our day at St. Peter in Gallicantu. Where Peter denied Our Lord thrice.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
7

Jerusalem / The Passion Of Our Lord

Today: We retrace the last steps of Jesus, as we walk along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrow), through the markets of the Old City praying the Stations of the Cross. We reflect on the greatness of his sacrifice. Finally, we arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to celebrate Mass. At St. Anne’s Church, the home of the Virgin Mary and her parents Saints Joachim and Anne we stop for a short prayer. We pass the Ecce Home where Pilate proclaimed “Behold the man”; then on to the Wailing Wall, the most holy place for Jews. The rest of the day is open for visits to other Holy Sites, shopping or resting at your hotel.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
8

Bethlehem / Shepherd’s Field / Church Of The Nativity

Today: We start our visit in Bethlehem and visit the Shepherd’s Fields where the angels announced to the shepherds the birth of the Christ Child. Then we visit the Church of the Nativity that stands upon the site where Jesus was born. Mass will be held in Bethlehem at St. Catherine of Alexandra or the Shepherds Field’s Chapel.  Enjoy lunch in a local Mediterranean restaurant. After lunch, we take the afternoon to shop in Bethlehem.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
9

Ein Karem / Jerusalem

Today: After breakfast, you will travel to Ein Karem, known as the birthplace of St. John the Baptist and the Church of Visitation where the Blessed Virgin Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth who announced “Blessed are thou Among Women”. Returning to Jerusalem, view the Model of Jerusalem of the Second Temple Era (Second Temple scale model for an overview of Jerusalem as it was at the time of Jesus). Continue to the Israel Museum to visit the Shrine of the Book.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
10

Masada / Dead Sea / Qumran / Bethany

Today: Visit Betany, the town where Lazarus live with his two sisters, Martha and Mary. We will visit Lazarus church and continue to the the excavations of Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were uncovered. On the way back, there is time for a swim in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea, renowned for its healing properties. Returning towards Jerusalem, on the Eastern slope of the Mount of Olives we will see the home of Mary and Martha and the Tomb of Lazarus where Jesus “cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth” and Lazarus was risen from the dead.

Evening: Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Day
11

Tel Aviv to USA

Today: This morning we will transfer to the airport to board our return flight home.