11 Day 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.

Spiritual Directors
Fr. Karl Daigle

May 19 – 29, 2019

St. Jude Catholic Church – Benton, LA

Tour Coordinator: Deacon Mike Wise

(318) 465-6515  |  mwise@suddenlinkmail.com

$3,300 Per Person 

plus $140 in tips

Round Trip from Benton, LA

Land Only Package: $2,500

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:

  • • Round Trip Airfare.

    • All airport taxes & Fuel SURCHARGES!

    • First class Hotels.

    • Transfers as per itinerary.

    • Breakfast and Dinner Daily.

    • Professional local Catholic guide(s).

    • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itnerary.

    • Daily Masses.

    • The Group Protection Plan has been purchased on behalf of all travelers

YOUR TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • • Lunches.

    • Optional Group Deluxe

    Protection Plan (offering benefits for Trip Cancellation and more!).

    • Extended Cancellation

    Protection Plan.

    • Tips

    • Items of a personal nature.

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

DEPARTURE USA / TEL AVIV

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

Day
2

TEL AVIV / SEA OF GALILEE

Today: Arrival. Travel through customs and meet our local guide who will accompany you throughout your trip. Board your coach bus for the trip to your hotel and register.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
3

MT. TABOR / CANA / NAZARETH

Today: Go to Mount Tabor, scene of the Transfiguration. Cana, the site of Jesus’s first miracle, here couples may renew their wedding vows. Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Church, Mary’s Well and the Old Market.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
4

SEA OF GALILEE / CAPERNAUM / TIBERIAS

Today: Go to Capernaum where Jesus lived, and the old synagogue where Jesus preached. Mount of Beatitudes (the location of Sermon on the Mount). Tabgha, the site where the miracle of Multiplication of Fish and Bread took place. Boat trip on the Sea of Galilee.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodation 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 accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
6

MT. OF OLIVES / PATER NOSTER / DORMITION CHURCH / ST. PETER GALLICANTU

Today: Go to Mt. of Olives. Pater Noster where Jesus taught the Lord’s Prayer to his disciples. Garden of Gethsemane, Church of all Nations. Mount Zion. Church of the Dormition. St. Peter in Gallicantu. Where Peter denied Jesus thrice.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
7

JERUSALEM / THE PASSION OF OUR LORD

Today: Pray The Stations of the Cross Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrow). Church of the Holy Sepulcher where we celebrate Mass. St. Anne’s Church. 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

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
8

BETHLEHEM / SHEPHERD’S FIELD / CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY

Today: Visit the Shepherd’s Fields where the angels announced to the shepherds the birth of Baby Jesus. Church of the Nativity that stands on the site where Jesus was born. Enjoy lunch in a local Mediterranean restaurant. After lunch, we have free time.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
9

EIN KAREM / JERUSALEM

Today: Go to Ein Karem, known as the birthplace of St. John the Baptist. Church of Visitation where Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth, site of the “Magnificat”. Israel Museum to visit the Shrine of the Book. Free time in the afternoon.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
10

BETHANY / JORDAN RIVER / JERICHO / QUMRAN / DEAD SEA

Today: We visit Bethany, site where Lazarus lived with his sisters Martha and Mary. Continue to the Jordan River to renew our baptismal vows. Drive down the Jordan Valley and stop at the oasis town of Jericho. Visit the excavations of the oldest city in the world. We view the Mt. of Temptation where Jesus fasted and was tempted by Satan. We will visit the excavations of Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were uncovered. On the way back, there is time for a swim (or rather a float!) in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea, renowned for its healing properties. Return towards Bethlehem.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
11

TEL AVIV / USA

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

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE TRIP

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

NO REFUNDS –UNLESS YOU PURCHASED A TRIP CANCELLATION PLAN.

YOUR CANCELLATION NOTICE SHOULD BE IN WRITING, AND SUBMITTED TO OUR OFFICE.

NATIVITY PILGRIMAGE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR REFUNDING MONEY FOR ANY REASON.

PROTECT YOUR TRIP:

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU PURCHASE ADDITIONAL TRIP CANCELLATION PROTECTION PLAN- GROUP DELUXE.

A FORM IS AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION WITH MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PLAN AND THE COST.

RESPONSIBILITY

Nativity Pilgrimage, Inc. and their agents assume no liability or responsibility in regards to travel in any form for any injuries or loss of property, accidents, delays, changes in schedule or itinerary, incidental damages or any irregular circumstances. This would include but not limited to default or omission by any third party providing services or facilities related to and/or included in the tour or any part thereof.

The IATA carriers, steamship firms and other transportation companies, whose services are featured in these tours, are not to be held responsible or accountable for any act, omission or event during the time the passengers are not on board their respective conveyance. The passage contract in use by these companies, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the companies and the purchaser of these tours and/or passengers and Nativity Pilgrimage, Inc. does not assume any liability or responsibility in connection therewith. They are not responsible for any losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, guarantees, or other causes. All such losses or expenses shall be borne by the passenger as tour rates provide for arrangements only for the time stated. The right is reserved to substitute hotels of similar quality to those specified in the itinerary.

The right is reserved to cancel any tour prior to departure, in which later case a full refund will constitute full setilement to the passenger.

No refund will be made for any used portion of the tour unless arrangements are made prior to departure from the United States.

PRICES AND ITINERARIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

THE TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

Air Transportation Economy classes and Round Trip airfares are based at the time of the reservation, Rates and Times are subject to change without notice.

Airfares once issued ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, NON –TRANSFERABLE AND

CAN’T BE USED TOWARDS FUTURE TRAVEL.

Land Transportation All land transportation as describe in the itinerary will be by Deluxe Motor Coach, some may be equipped with WI-FI service.

Hotels First class Hotels (Hotel rooms are double occupancy (2 people per

room with private bath).

Porterage at the hotels.

Single Room There is an additional cost per person specified on registration form. Single rooms are limited and will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.

Meal Plan The meal plan offers 2 meals per day and consists of both breakfast and dinner. You are responsible for your lunch.

Baggage Nativity Pilgrimage limits all passengers to 1 piece of checked luggage and 1 carry-on. (All passengers should check with the airlines carriers for up to date baggage weight and dimensions).

Airport Taxes, Fuel Surcharges and Security Fees.

Daily Mass.

Protection Plan during the trip.

THE TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

Expenses for passports or any additional documents that may be required. Personal Articles Laundry, wines, liquors, mineral water, tea, coffee and other beverages, food that is not on the menus of your included meal package, and any additional luggage. Any sightseeing, other services, or personal items that are not specifically mentioned as being included in the itinerary.

Tips

Lunch

Cancellation Protection Plan not included and is highly recommended at

time of registration.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

A non-refundable deposit of $300.00 per person is required at time of booking. No reservation will be processed without a deposit. Final payment is due 90 days prior to your departure date. Registrations received late within 60 days of departure will require Payment In Full. No deposits will be accepted at this time. We do not accept payments by credit card for deposits.

WE ACCEPT CASH, CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS AND MAJOR CREDIT CARDS.

THERE IS AN EXTRA 3% CHARGE FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ON THE

BALANCE.