Holy Land Pilgrimage
Walk Where Jesus Walked!
Group Leaders: Don & Carol Eagle
May 22 - 31, 2019
Tel Aviv · Tiberias · Caesarea Stella Maris ·Nazareth ·Cana · Sea of Galilee · Mt. Tabor · Jericho · Jordan River · Jerusalem · Ein Karem· Temple Model· Bethlehem · Bethany · Dead Sea · Via Dolorosa · Holy Sepulchre
Make your way through the Holy Land to experience Him, follow in His footsteps, and see Him in the works He performed - your footsteps will become His. Celebrate votive Masses in the very places where these miraculous gifts became pages in the Gospel. See where He was back then, and feel how He is still there today!
Your trip includes
- Round-trip airfare from from Dallas (DFW) or your departure city
- Fuel Surcharges and air taxes up to $750
- Accommodations at centrally located hotels as follows: (or similar)
- ~ May 23 - 26: Ron Beach Hotel, Galilee
- ~ May 26 - 31: Notre Dame Center, Jerusalem
- All tours and transfers in an air-conditioned deluxe motor coach
- Group Transfers and sightseeing as per program
- Christian English speaking licensed Tour Escort/Guide
- Breakfast & Dinner Daily
- Glass of wine & mineral water with dinner
- 2 Lunches
- Whispers as required for touring
- Entrance fees as per program: Caesarea - Magdala - Boat ride & Museum Taxi Mount Tabor - Capernaum - St.Annes - Ascension Chapel - Pater Noster - St Peter in Gallicantu - Ecce Homo - Israeli Museum - Bethany - Lazarus Tomb - Qumran - Dead Sea
- Porterage at hotels & tips to hotel staff
- Mass Daily - Including Votive Masses at Holy Sites
- Tips to guide and driver
- Meals not mentioned, Personal expenses, Medical Insurance.
Providing you coverage for both pre-existing conditions and those that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.
A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 24 hours prior to departure. The Cancel for Any Reason Protection Plan expires once you are within 24 hours of departure.
Wednesday - May 22: Depart USA
Depart Dallas for flights to Tel Aviv.
Thursday - May 23rd: Arrive in Tel Aviv - Tiberias
On arrival in Tel Aviv you will, make your way to the "Arrival's Hall" where you will be met by your Guide/Driver. From there, you will be transferred to your comfortable hotel on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.
Friday - May 24th: Caesarea - Stella Maris - Nazareth - Cana - Tiberias
This morning after breakfast leave for Caesarea (entrance included), which was once the ancient capital of the Roman province. Here you view the impressive archaeological remains of the Roman and Byzantine city that once dominated the region. It was at Caesarea that Peter came to understand that the Good News was not for Jews only, but for the whole world. Here he baptized the Roman Centurion, Cornelius, and his family. It was from Caesarea that Paul set sail for Rome, an event that eventually brought Christianity to the World. Continue north to Haifa to visit Stella Maris, a Carmelite Monastery dedicated to Our Lady of Mt Carmel and located over the cave where Elijah lived. After enjoying the view of the bay of Acco, drive to Nazareth, the site of Mary's home and the town where Jesus lived as a child. At Nazareth visit the Byzantine Church of St. Joseph and Mary's Well. In the late afternoon visit Cana, where Jesus performed His first miracle at the request of His mother [John 2:1-11]. Here visit the Franciscan chapel where those who wish to may renew their wedding vows. Go back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Saturday - May 25th: Tiberias: Sea of Galilee
Theme: The Ministry of Christ in the Galilee
After breakfast we start with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee (included). After this, see the remains of a boat that dates back to the time of Jesus, found buried in mud (entrance included). Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, scene of Jesus' great Sermon on the Mount. Nearby is Tabgha, where Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000 and onto the site known as "Peter's Primacy". Here, after His resurrection, Jesus met with His disciples and told Peter to "feed my lambs; feed my sheep." [John 21:9]. A short drive away is Capernaum (entrance included), from where Jesus launched his Ministry; see the synagogue which dates to the time of Jesus and the church built over the site of Peter's home. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Sunday - May 26th: Mt. Tabor - Jericho - Jordan River - Jerusalem
Theme: The Transfiguration
Following breakfast, your group will drive to the site of the Transfiguration, Mount Tabor (Matthew 17:1-50) (transportation included). At this site, you will have some time to reflect on Christ's Humanity and Divinity. Your group will also have the opportunity to celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the Transfiguration. The tour continues as your group heads South on the Jordan Valley, to the oldest inhabited city in the world, Jericho (Joshua 6:12-25) (entrance to Tel Jericho included). In Jericho, you will have the opportunity to view the exact location, the Mount of Temptation, of where the Devil tempted Jesus during his forty-day fast (Luke 4:1). Following the visit to this mountain, your group will transfer to Jerusalem. In Jerusalem, your group will check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Monday - May 27th: Jerusalem: Ein Karem - Temple Model - Bethlehem
Theme: The Visitation and Nativity
This morning, you will have breakfast and then depart for a day in Jerusalem, which houses the temple to which Jesus was Presented (Luke 2:22). Your group will visit a model of the Second Temple (entrance included), as it was in the time of Jesus. Following this visit, your group will take a short drive to the village of Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist. It is known that there are two churches in Ein Karem, both representing the two homes of Zechariah and Elizabeth. The first is in a valley where the birth of St. John the Baptist is commemorated (Luke 1:39-80) in the Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. The second is on a hill where Elizabeth spent five months in seclusion (Luke 1:24) at the Church of the Visitation. Your group will visit both of these churches and have the opportunity to pray the Mystery of the Rosary as you walk up the hill to the Church of the Visitation. In the afternoon, your group will transfer to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. In Bethlehem, you will have the opportunity to view the Shepherd's Fields (Luke 2:8). In the caves of these fields, you are still able to see the soot marks of fires that shepherds lit to keep warm. The tour concludes at the Manger Square, which stands in front of the Church of the Nativity. As you enter the Church, you will proceed down to the Grotto of the Nativity, which marks the spot of Our Savior's birth (Matthew 2:1-18). Beneath the Altar, there is a silver star and a Latin inscription that states: HIC DE VIRGINE MARIA JESUS CHRISTUS NATUS (Here Jesus Christ was born to the Virgin Mary). Following Mass in this Sacred space, your group will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Tuesday - May 28th: Jerusalem: Mt. Of Olives - Gethsemane - Mt. Zion - Western Wall
Theme: Palm Sunday and the Agony in the Garden
After breakfast, we will make our way to the Mount of Olives, where you will be able to take in the beautiful, panoramic view of Jerusalem. Historically, the Mount of Olives was a mandatory transit point for Jesus during many iconic moments. Your group will visit the Pater Noster Shrine (entrance included), where Jesus taught His disciples the Lord's Prayer (Pater Noster) (Luke 11:1-4). You will have the opportunity to stop at Dominus Flevit, which is a Church that commemorates where Jesus wept for Jerusalem (Luke 19:41). The tour continues on to Gethsemane, a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Jesus brought His disciples here to pray the night before He was crucified (Luke 22:29-53). The Garden still contains trees with roots that date back to the time of Jesus. Beside the Garden is your next stop, the Church of All Nations, built over the "Rock of Agony". This is where Jesus prayed alone on the night of His arrest. Throughout this time, you are invited to remain in prayer and to reflect on Christ's agony that he experienced. Your group will have the opportunity to visit the Western Wall, which is the last remnant of the Jewish Temple after it was destroyed in 70 C.E. The tour continues as you will visit the house of the High Priest Caiaphas (Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu) (entrance included). This Church commemorates where Jesus was examined and eventually imprisoned before the Council in Jerusalem. It also commemorates Peter's Denial of Christ (John 18:15-18), Peters' repentance, and Jesus' forgiveness of Peter. You will also visit the Upper Room on Mt. Zion. The Upper Room is where Jesus and His disciples celebrated the Last Supper (Matthew 26:17-30) and, where Jesus appeared to His disciples after His Death and Resurrection (Mark 16:14). In addition, your group will visit the nearby Benedictine Church of the Dormition. Tradition tells us that this Church is where Mary, the Mother of Jesus, "fell asleep." At the end of this prayerful day, your group will return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Wednesday - May 29th: Bethany - Dead Sea
Theme: Early Years in Jerusalem & the Wilderness
Following breakfast at your hotel, your group will travel down the Jordan Valley to Qumran (entrance included). Qumran is made up of 2,000-year-old ruins from the days of the Second Temple, and also the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were written and discovered (Ezekial 47:8- 10). These writings have helped further the understanding of Jewish background in Christianity. Time and weather permitting, your group will have the opportunity to take a float in the Dead Sea, the lowest and saltiest spot on Earth. Your tour will continue as you travel through the Judean Wilderness, the site where Jesus spent His 40 days of fasting. The day of touring culminates with a transfer to Bethany. Bethany is the site where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead(entrance to Lazarus Tomb included), which foreshadows His Own Resurrection (John 11:38-44). Your group will celebrate Mass and return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Thursday - May 30th: Jerusalem: Via Dolorosa - Holy Sepulcher
Theme: The Way of the Cross, The Crucifixion, The Resurrection
Your group will have a very early morning wake-up, which will begin the Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross) at the Antonia Fortress (entrance included). This is the spot where Jesus was condemned to death by Pontius Pilate (John 18:28-19:16). Following His condemnation, He was taken (on the Road to Calvary) to His place of Crucifixion. Your group will reflect upon the Stations of the Cross as you travel through the markets of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Luke 23:26-33). This Sacred destination is the site of Calvary (Jesus' crucifixion place) and, His tomb (Luke 23: 50-55). Your group will celebrate Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Following Mass, your group will return to the Hotel to enjoy breakfast.
Friday - May 31st: Return Home
After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, transfer to the Tel Aviv airport for return flights home.*206 Tours Disclaimer:
Occasionally local religious and national holidays, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of events or the missing of certain events/places. Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of events and places to be visited.
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About Your Trip
- Tel Aviv
- Sea of Galilee
- Jordan River
- Mt. Tabor
- Ein Karem
- Dead Sea
- Mt. Zion
- Holy Sepulchre
The Holy Land - In the Footsteps of Jesus:
If you desire to draw closer to Jesus of Nazareth, come, as we follow in His footsteps. Each day of your pilgrimage you will have time to renew and affirm your faith; to pray and reflect. The Scriptures will come alive as you visit Our Lord's homeland. You will be inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape, in addition to its rich historical heritage It is an encounter that has changed the lives of many pilgrims, an act of faith and prayer. Pilgrims have been traveling to the Holy Land for hundreds of years, and as part of your pilgrimage, we include many of the rich traditions that have evolved over time. The maxim at the entrance to the Church of the Nativity says: "We are hoping that: If you enter here as a tourist, you would exit as a pilgrim. If you enter here as a pilgrim, you would exit as a holier one." We pray that same will occur when you join 206 Tours pilgrimage.
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