$540,00
Israel

Catholic Pilgrimage Tour to Holly Land

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Tour Itinerary

Arrival Ben Gurion Airport / Tel Aviv SUNDAY 3 Oct 2021

You will be met by our agent upon arrival in Tel Aviv - and transfer to our hotel to join the group
Tomorrow we will start our daily tour of Holy Land by our private air-conditioned coach escorted by
local/ professional English speaking guide “Mahdi” being our private guide throughout the Holy land.

Caesarea / Galilee Monday 4 Oct2021

08:30 AM- After breakfast drive north to Caesarea Maritime. Visit the Roman Theatre, Herod's Palace,
the Palace of the Roman Procurator (Apostles 23: 23 and Apostles 26: 23 - Paul; Apostles 10: 20-48 -
Peter and Cornelius), the Amphitheatre, the Crusaders' City and Harbor. Proceed to Nazareth, visiting the Church of Annunciation (Luke 26: 28) and Mary's well (in the Greek Orthodox Church). Lunch (not included). Drive on to Cana in the Galilee, site of the First Miracle (John 2: 1-11 and John 4: 46-54). Proceed to Tiberias.

Restal Tiberias Hotel
Address: Tiberias, Yehuda Alevi Street
Fax - 04-6720006
Tel - 04-6790555
http://www.restal.co.il

Galilee Tuesday: 5 Oct 2021

08:30 AM After breakfast take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus walked on the water
(Matthew 14: 22-23). The ride will end at Ginnosar, where we shall visit the Ancient Boat from the
time of Jesus that was found nearby. Drive to the Mount of Beatitudes (Matthew 5: 7) where we shall
visit the heptagonal church that was built by the Italian architect Berluzzi. Proceed to Tabagha, where we shall visit the Church of the Loaves and the Fish (Matthew 14: 14-34) and the Church of Mensa
Christi, where Jesus elected Peter as His Representative on Earth (John 21). We will have St Peter’s Fish for lunch ( included ) Driving along the North shores of the Sea of Galilee we shall reach Capernaum, the town of Jesus, where he lived in the house of Peter performing from there his miracles
and healings (Matthew 4: 13, Matthew 8: 14-15). Then we proceed to Jordan River ( Yorednan Nahra)
where we can be re-baptised -


Restal Tiberias Hotel
Address: Tiberias, Yehuda Alevi Street
Fax - 04-6720006
Tel - 04-6790555
http://www.restal.co.il

Mount Tabor / Megiddo / Jaffa Wednesday: 6 Oct 2021

07:30 AM - After breakfast drive to Mount Tabor, the site of Transfiguration, visiting the Catholic
Church (Matthew 17: 1-8). From the rooftop of the church we can enjoy a beautiful view of the Lower
Galilee and the Plain of Jerel. Through the town of Afula. Lunch (not included). Drive to Megiddo,
named also Armageddon - the place where the last battle of mankind is due to take place (the
Apocalypse of St. John) - where we shall visit the Museum and this 5,000 year old city with the Gates
from the times of King Solomon, the old Canaanite temples and the water tunnel from the time of King
Ahab. Through Wadi Ara, the ancient road (Via Maris) that connected the old Egypt to Mesopotamia,
we shall reach Tel Aviv where we shall visit ancient Yope (Jaffa): here was the house of Simon the
Tanner (Apostles 10: 9-16) and the place of the Miracle of the resurrection of Tabbita(Apostles 9:36-43). After the visits, proceed through the Hills of Judea to Jerusalem. Continue to our next hotel in Bethlehem. Dinner & Overnight


Jacir Palace Bethlehem
Jerusalem-Hebron Road, PO Box 1167, Bethlehem

Bethlehem * / Jerusalem - the New City Thursday: 7 Oct 2021

08:30 AM- Bethlehem * to visit the Church of the Nativity (Luke 2: 1-7) and Shepherd's Field
(Luke 2: 8-20). - We will visit a special shop where we will have the chance to buy all the gifts and
souvenirs, before our lunch at a nearby restaurant - Lunch ( not included ). Drive to Mount Zion to
visit the Room of the Last Supper (Cenacle) and the Tomb of King David. Walking through the Jewish
Quarter, reach the Wailing Wall - the holiest place for the Jews - and the Dung Gate, to drive through
the New City of Jerusalem to Ein Kerem to visit the Church of St. John (Luke 1: 1-25). Drive to Yad
Vashem, the Memorial to the victims of the Holocaust Return to the hotel in Jerusalem. Overnight.


Gate Jerusalem
43 Yirmiyahu St Jerusalem
Tel - 02-5008500

Jerusalem - the Old City Friday: 8 Oct 2021

08:30 AM- After breakfast ascend the Mount of Olives to visit the Chapel of the Ascension (Luke
24: 50-53), the Church of the Pater Noster (Luke 11: 1-4) and have a wonderful panoramic view of the
Old City of Jerusalem, with the Temple Mount. Walking down the Mount of Olives, we shall reach the
Church of Dominus Flevit (Luke 19: 41-44) for the visit and proceed to the Garden of Gethsemane, the
place where Jesus was arrested (Matthew 26: 36-58), to see the old olive trees and visit the Basilica of
the Agony. Lunch ( not included Through the Lion's Gate we shall walk into the Old City to visit the
Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda (John 5: 1-15). Proceed through the Via Dolorosa
walking along the Stations of the Cross from the remains of the Antonia to the Church of the Holy
Sepulchre. After the visits, walk through the colourful bazaar and return to the hotel. Overnight.


Gate Jerusalem
43 Yirmiyahu St Jerusalem
Tel - 02-5008500

Masada / Dead Sea /Jerusalem Saturday: 9 Oct 2021

08:30 AM- after breakfast drive via the Good Samaritan Inn (Luke 8: 25-37) to the mountain
fortress of Masada, stronghold of the Jews in the war against the Romans. Ascend to the fortress by
cable car to visit the palaces of Herod the Great, the Roman baths and pools. Stop for lunch (Lunch not
included). Descend for a possible "dip" and "float" in the salty water of the Dead Sea, the worlds
lowest place. Please bring your swim suite and towel from your hotel room to use if you wish to have
a dip in Dead Sea. On the way back to Jerusalem, stop in Qumran, the city of the Essen, where the
Dead Sea scrolls were found in a cave by a shepherd.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

National Hotel
43 Yirmiyahu St Jerusalem
Tel - 02-5008500

Departure to home or to Rome for another 7 days of Pilgrimge Sunday: 10 Oct 2021

Breakfast at Hotel - Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your departure flight.

Tour Highlights

  • Metropolitan Hotel Tel Aviv -
  • we use this hotel for getting all members arriving individually as Get Together and Starting point.

Durations

Multi day

Languages

English

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