10 Days

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Spiritual Director: Fr. Romane

Walk Where Jesus Walked

June 24 - July 3, 2018

Optional Post Tour to Medjugorje  -  July 3 - 6, 2018

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Tel Aviv · Caesarea · Stella Maris · Nazareth · Tiberias · Cana · Tiberias · Sea of Galilee · Jerusalem · Temple Model · Ein Karem · Bethlehem · Bethany · Dead Sea · Jerusalem · Mt. Of Olives · Gethsemane · Mt. Zion · Western Wall · 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!

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip air from New York or
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Surcharges
  • Centrally located first class hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 1 nights: June 25 - 26 : Hotel Herods, Tel Aviv
      ~ 2 nights: June 26 - 28 : Leonardo Plaza, Tiberias
      ~ 5 nights: June 28 - July 3: Olive Tree Jerusalem
  • Optional Post Tour to Medjugorje:
      ~ 3 nights: July 3 - 6, Modern Pansion / Hotel with private baths
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine with dinners
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Free Wi-Fi on motor coach in The Holy Land
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Hotel Herods
Tel Aviv

1 Night

hotel
Leonardo Plaza
Tiberias

2 Nights

hotel
Olive Tree
Jerusalem

5 Nights

Not included
  • Lunches or Beverages unless mentioned. Tips to your guide & driver.
Optional
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage, both Pre-Existing Conditions and throughout your trip. From Medical and Dental Emergencies, Loss of Luggage, Trip Delay, and so much more.

Supplemental Cancellation Protection

A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 24 hours prior to departure. The “Waiver” expires once you are within 24 hours of departure.

Itinerary

Day1
Sunday, June 24: Depart JFK

Board your flight for the start of your journey to Tel Aviv, with complimentary meals and beverages served on board.

Day2
Monday, June 25: Arrive Tel Aviv

Arrival in Tel Aviv, you will be met by the 206 Tours representative and transfer to your hotel in the Tel Aviv area. Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Day3
Tuesday, June 26: Caesarea - Stella Maris - Nazareth - Tiberias
Theme: The Annunciation

Following breakfast at your hotel, your group will head to Caesarea, the for-mer 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. Shortly after the time of Jesus Christ, it was revealed to Peter, in Caesarea, that the Good News (to repent) is not only intended for Jewish people but also, the entire world. This is also the place which officially ended the tradition of adhering to the Jewish ceremonial laws. As a result, Peter baptized a group of gentiles, the Roman Centurion, Cornelius, and his family. Your tour continues as you travel 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. A colorful painting of this "wonder-worker" can be found on the ceiling of the Church. Following this visit, your group will depart Stella Maris and enjoy the scenic drive (with view of the bay of Acco) to Naza-reth. In Nazareth, you will experience the town where Mary once lived and where Jesus lived as a child (Matthew 2:23). During the visit to Nazareth, your group will visit the Byzantine Church of St. Joseph, to which tradition identifies as the workshop and home of the Holy Family. Then make a stop at the Church of the Annunciation, which stands over the cave that tradition holds to be the home of the Virgin Mary. The cupola, which dominates mod-ern-day Nazareth, is surmounted by a lantern which symbolizes "the Light of the World" Also, your group will visit Mary's Well where the angel Gabriel announced to the Virgin Mary that she will bear the Son of God (Luke 1:30-34). Your first day culminates with a transfer to Tiberias. Upon arrival in Tibe-rias, you will check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day4
Wednesday, June 27: 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. After this, see the remains of a boat that dates back to the time of Jesus, found buried in mud. 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]. After lunch, we visit the remains of the fishing village of Magdala (Aramaic for "elegant"). During the time of Jesus it was a thriving place that exported dried fish and garum (a fish sauce reduction popular in Roman cooking). Excavations done by the Franciscans in the 1970s revealed the residential area of the village and the docks where the fishing boats would unload the fish caught in the Sea of Galilee. In 2009 a chance discovery revealed a 1stCentury synagogue at the entrance to the village from West. It is also assumed that Mary Magdalen was born here. End the day at Capernaum, 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.

Day5
Thu, Jun 28: Jordan River - Mt. Tabor - Jericho - Jordan River - Jerusalem
Theme: The Transfiguration

Today, after breakfast, drive to Mount Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration, with time to reflect on Christ's Humanity and Divinity. Mass here will be a good preparation for the journey to Jerusalem where Jesus was to suffer the crucifixion and resurrection. Drive down the Jordan Valley to Jericho, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, where we view Mt Temptation and an example of a Sycamore Tree. Visit the Baptismal site on the Jordan River then to Jerusalem, where you check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day6
Fri, Jun 29: Jerusalem: Temple Model - Ein Karem - Bethlehem
Theme: The Visitation and Nativity

Begin the day with a visit to the Second Temple scale model for an overview of Jerusalem as it was at the time of Jesus. A short drive takes us to the village of Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist, to visit the church that commemorates his memory. Pray the Mystery of the Rosary on the walk up the hill to the Church of the Visitation. In the afternoon visit Bethlehem to see the cave at the Shepherds' Field. The caves have soot marks of the fires that shepherd's lit to keep warm while watching over their flocks. In the afternoon we will depart to Bethlehem, beginning at Manger Square, which stands in front of one of the oldest of Christian churches, the Church of the Nativity. Enter the Church and down to the Grotto of the Nativity which marks the spot of Jesus' birth. Beneath the Altar, there is a silver star with the Latin inscription: HIC DE VIRGINE MARIA JESUS CHRISTUS NATUS (Here Jesus Christ was born to the Virgin Mary.) After Mass we will return to the hotel in Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight.

Day7
Saturday, June 30: Bethany - Dead Sea
Theme: Early Years in Jerusalem & the Wilderness

This morning drive down the Jordan Valley to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Afterwards there may be time for a dip in the Dead Sea for those who want to. Drive through the Judean Wilderness where Jesus spent 40 days fasting, and it is in this area that John the Baptist lived and baptized Christ. Then to Bethany where He raised Lazarus from the dead. Celebrate Mass here before returning to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day8
Sunday, July 1: Jerusalem: Mt. Of Olives - Gethsemane - Mt. Zion - Western Wall
Theme: Palm Sunday and the Agony in the Garden

From the Mount of Olives take in the panoramic view of Jerusalem. Then to the Pater Noster shrine, where Jesus taught His disciples the Pater Noster - The Lord's Prayer (Luke 11:1-4). Walking down the Palm Sunday Road stop at the beautiful little church, Dominus Flevit - "The Lord wept." It was here that Jesus wept over Jerusalem [Luke 19:41]. At Gethsemane reflect on Jesus' final night. The Garden contains trees, the roots of which go back to the time of Jesus. Visit the Church of All Nations to pray at the "Rock of Agony," a section of bedrock identified as the place where Jesus prayed alone in the garden on the night of His arrest. Visit the Western Wall, to see all that remains of the Temple compound that dates to the time of Jesus. From here we will continue to the house of the High Priest Caiaphas where He was interrogated and imprisoned. Now called Peter in Gallicantu ("crowing rooster"), this beautiful Church also commemorates Peter's Denial of Christ, his repentance and then being forgiven by Jesus. After Mass we will go up to Mt. Zion to visit the Upper Room, which commemorates the Last Supper. Nearby is the Benedictine Church of the Dormition. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day9
Monday, July 2: Jerusalem: Via Dolorosa - Holy Sepulchre
Theme: The Way of the Cross, The Crucifixion, The Resurrection

This morning we start the Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross) at the Antonia Fortress, where Jesus was condemned to death by Pontius Pilate. From there He was taken through the city to be crucified. The Stations of the Cross lead, through the markets of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Here is the site of Calvary and the Tomb of Christ. Mass will be in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. After breakfast visit the Church of St Anne's, the Pool of Bethesda and the Sisters of Zion. This afternoon there will be time to revisit the Old City. Dinner and Overnight.

Day10
Tuesday, July 3: Return back home or Continue to Post Tour

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, your group will leave by motor coach and transfer to the Tel Aviv airport for return flights home.

*206 Tours Disclaimer: Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of places to be visited. 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 visits.

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2018 Dates & Prices

Dates

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Jun 24Sunday
Jul 3, 2018Tuesday
Jun 25Monday
Jul 3, 2018Tuesday
Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $1,850.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $3,700.00 (USD)

Post Tour to Medjugorje

*All pricing is per person

Optional Post Tour to Medjugorje:

July 3 - 6, 2018

$699 Per Person   |   Private Room: $129
  • 3 nights: Jul 3 - 6, Pansion / Hotel with private baths
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Meeting with visionaries (pending availability)
  • Visit to Community Cenacolo
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
  • Tips to Hotel Staff and Restaurants
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities

Itinerary
Day10
Tuesday, July 3: Tel Aviv - Medjugorje

Early morning transfer Tel Aviv Airport for your flights to Medjugorje. Arrive at your European connecting airport where you will board your flight(s) to Dubrovnik, Split or Sarajevo. Upon arrival you will find your luggage and exit the baggage claim into the arrivals hall where you will be greeted by a tour guide and/or driver. You will be escorted to the vehicle which will then take you on the 2 1/2 hour drive to the village of Medjugorje. Once there you will meet your fellow pilgrims and your spiritual leader. You will also be introduced to your host family in whose comfortable yet modest inn you will be staying for the next four nights. Enjoy a delicious dinner before retiring for the evening.

Days11 - 12
Wednesday & Thursday, July 4 & July 5: Medjugorje

Over the next three days you will experience the beauty and peace of the simple village of Medjugorje. During your stay you will have the opportunity to share your faith with pilgrims from all over the world. Our local guide will accompany you during you today in Medjugorje to help you understand the history and layout of the village. Our guide will arrange meetings with the visionaries at their own homes, provided that they are in Medjugorje during your trip and pending their availability.

Day13
Friday, July 6: Medjugorje - USA

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, we leave by motor coach for Dubrovnik Airport (Split or Sarajevo) for return flights home.*206 Tours Disclaimer: Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of places to be visited. 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 visits.

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or post stay at hotel.
Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  sales@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $1,850.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $3,700.00 (USD)

Post Tour to Medjugorje

*All pricing is per person

Optional Post Tour to Medjugorje:

July 3 - 6, 2018

$699 Per Person   |   Private Room: $129
  • 3 nights: Jul 3 - 6, Pansion / Hotel with private baths
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Meeting with visionaries (pending availability)
  • Visit to Community Cenacolo
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
  • Tips to Hotel Staff and Restaurants
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities

Iternary

Day10
Tuesday, July 3: Tel Aviv - Medjugorje

Early morning transfer Tel Aviv Airport for your flights to Medjugorje. Arrive at your European connecting airport where you will board your flight(s) to Dubrovnik, Split or Sarajevo. Upon arrival you will find your luggage and exit the baggage claim into the arrivals hall where you will be greeted by a tour guide and/or driver. You will be escorted to the vehicle which will then take you on the 2 1/2 hour drive to the village of Medjugorje. Once there you will meet your fellow pilgrims and your spiritual leader. You will also be introduced to your host family in whose comfortable yet modest inn you will be staying for the next four nights. Enjoy a delicious dinner before retiring for the evening.

Days11 - 12
Wednesday & Thursday, July 4 & July 5: Medjugorje

Over the next three days you will experience the beauty and peace of the simple village of Medjugorje. During your stay you will have the opportunity to share your faith with pilgrims from all over the world. Our local guide will accompany you during you today in Medjugorje to help you understand the history and layout of the village. Our guide will arrange meetings with the visionaries at their own homes, provided that they are in Medjugorje during your trip and pending their availability.

Day13
Friday, July 6: Medjugorje - USA

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, we leave by motor coach for Dubrovnik Airport (Split or Sarajevo) for return flights home.*206 Tours Disclaimer: Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of places to be visited. 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 visits.

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or post stay at hotel.
Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  sales@206tours.com

About your trip

pilgrimage map
  • Tel Aviv
  • Caesarea
  • Stella Maris
  • Nazareth
  • Tiberias
  • Cana
  • Tiberias
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Jerusalem
  • Temple Model
  • Ein Karem
  • Bethlehem
  • Bethany
  • Dead Sea
  • Jerusalem
  • Mt. Of Olives
  • Gethsemane
  • Mt. Zion
  • Western Wall
  • Via Dolorosa
  • Holy Sepulchre
About 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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