11 Days

The Holy Land & Petra

Walk Where Jesus Walked!

Spiritual Director: Fr. Stephen Vrazel

November 17 - 27, 2018

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Tel Aviv · Tiberias · Cana of Galilee · Petra · Bethlehem · Ein Karem · Jerusalem · Bethany · Mount of Olives · Mount Zion

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 airfare
  • Airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations at centrally located first class hotels as follows: (or similar)
         ~ 3 nights | Nov 18 – 21: Rimonim Galei Kinneret, Tiberias
         ~ 1 night | Nov 21 – 22: The Old Village, Petra
         ~ 1 night | Nov 22 – 23: Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea, Jordan
         ~ 4 nights | Nov 23 – 27: Dan Jerusalem, Jerusalem
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Wi-Fi on bus
  • Wireless headsets where needed
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Mass daily & spiritual activities
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Rimonim Galei Kinneret
Tiberias

3 Nights

hotel
The Old Village
Petra

1 Night

hotel
Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea
Jordan

1 Night

hotel
Dan Jerusalem
Jerusalem

4 Nights

Not included
  • Lunches, beverages, tips to your guide & driver.
Optional
Travel 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.

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
Sat, Nov 17: Depart for the Holy Land

Make your way to Mobile airport where you will board your over-night flight. Your meals are served on board.

Day2
Sun, Nov 18: Tel Aviv – Tiberias

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport. Exit the terminal and meet your guide. Transfer to your hotel in Tiberias, with a stop on the way at Caesarea Maritima, if time permits (this depends on your flight arrival time). Dinner and overnight.

Day3
Mon, Nov 19: In Mary's Footsteps - Cana of Galilee

This morning we drive to Cana to visit the Church commemorating the place where Jesus transformed water into wine. Then on to Nazareth to visit the Basilica of Annunciation (Holy Mass at the Basilica of the Annunciation), Mary´s Well and the Synagogue. In the afternoon, we travel on to Haifa and Carmel. Ascending the Carmel Mountains we will visit the Stella Maris Convent, and the Prophet Elijah´s Grotto, before returning for dinner and lodging at your hotel.

Day4
Tue, Nov 20: In Jesus' & the Disciples' Footsteps

We start the day with a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to see St. Peter´s Memorial, St. Peter´s House and the Synagogue. Then on to Mt. of Beatitudes where our Lord gave the Sermon on the Mount. We proceed to Tabgha, the site of multiplication of fish and loaves, returning to celebrate Holy Mass at St. Peter's Primacy for Mass. We then drive to the Jordan River at the southern end of the Sea of Galilee to renew our Baptismal Vows. We finish the day with a visit to Mt.Tabor and the church of the Transfiguration. Then drive back to the hotel for dinner and lodging.

Day5
Wed, Nov 21: Visiting Ancient Cultures – Petra

We leave Tiberias to cross over to Jordan by the Sheikh Hussein Bridge where we will be met and assisted in a visit to the Roman city of Jerash, including the Cardo Maximus, the street lined by columns and flanked by temples, churches, theaters and innumerable mosaics. From there we will transfer to the “City of Mosaics,” Madaba (approximately one hour and forty minutes). While in this city, you will visit St. George’s Church that is home to a true treasure of Christianity. This Church houses the oldest map of the Holy Land which includes Israel, Palestine, and Southern Egypt. Later, you will visit Mt. Nebo, the most revered holy sites of Jordan. This mountain was mentioned in Deuteronomy 34, “Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah…” While here, you will tour the Holy site of where Moses died and was buried. Following your visit to this Sacred place, we end the day with the journey to our hotel in Petra, where have dinner and overnight lodging.

Day6
Thu, Nov 22: Petra

In the early morning we start our visit to Petra, the Rose Red City. The visit will include the main sites such as the "Siq", a long winding fissure between two walls of overhanging cliffs, the "Khazneh" referred to as the Treasury, the Street of Facades, the Court House and the Amphitheater. Time permitting we will visit the High Place of Sacrifice and the Monastery. Dinner and overnight in Petra.

Day7
Fri, Nov 23: Petra - Crossing the Jordan River into the Promised Land
The Wilderness: Qumran - Dead Sea

Early this morning, we will cross back to Israel by the Allenby Bridge. We will travel through the Judean Desert on our way to Jericho, to visit the ancient city, Elisha's spring, the Sycamore tree, the new city, where we will have a view of the Mount of Temptation. From here we drive to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to see the excavation of the Essene Monastery and the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were hidden. If you are so inclined, we’ll take some time to swim in the Dead Sea. Afterwards we will head to Jerusalem. Check in to Notre Dame Hotel. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day8
Sat, Nov 24: Bethlehem - Ein Karem

This morning we drive to Bethlehem to visit the place of our Lord's birth in the Basilica of the Nativity. We will celebrate Mass in the nearby Chapel of St, Jerome, and then go on to see the Milk Grotto and the Shepherds Fields. In the afternoon we drive to the nearby village of Ein Karem to visit the Church of St. John the Baptist and the Church of the Visitation. Return to Notre Dame in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Day9
Sun, Nov 25: Jerusalem, the Passion of Jesus´ last hours Ecce Homo

We start the day with Holy Mass at the Holy Sepulchre. After Mass we return to the hotel to have breakfast, before leaving on foot to visit the Old City of Jerusalem. We'll start at the Temple area, where we will see the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa Mosque, and then St. Anne's Church and the Pools of Bethesda. From there we trace the final footsteps of Jesus along the Vía Dolorosa, from the Church of Flagellation, the Ecce Homo Arch and on to the Holy Sepulchre. There we will visit Calvary and the empty Tomb of our Lord, and the different sections of the church. We will have free time at the church for prayers and reflection before going back to the hotel for dinner and lodging.

Day10
Mon, Nov 26: Bethany - Mount of Olives - Mount Zion

After breakfast we will drive to Bethany, the village of Mary, Martha and Lazarus, and visit Lazarus' Tomb. Next, we will head to the top of the Mt. of Olives to visit the Chapel of the Ascension, the Church of Pater Noster where Jesus taught his disciples how to pray, and then proceed down the Palm Sunday route to the Church of Dominus Flevit, where our Lord wept over the city, and then to the Garden of Gethsemane, where we will celebrate Holy Mass in the Church of All Nations. In the afternoon we go on Mount Zion to visit the Church of the Dormition Abbey, the Cenacle, and the Church of Saint Peter In Gallicantu. Afterwards, we return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day11
Tue, Nov 27: Jerusalem

In the morning we celebrate Holy Mass on Mount Calvary, after which we return to the hotel for breakfast. Enjoy the rest of the morning to revisit the Holy Sites and do some shopping. We’ll later drive to Emmaus for dinner in a local restaurant before transferring to the airport for a late evening flight.

Day12
Wed, Nov 28: Arrival in the U.S.

You will arrive home on this day.

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2018 Dates & Prices

Dates

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Nov 17
Saturday
Nov 27, 2018
Tuesday
Nov 18
Sunday
Nov 27, 2018
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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $899.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $1,750.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $3,500.00 (USD)

Options and upgrades

Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Private Room / Single Supplement $899.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $1,750.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $3,500.00 (USD)

*Special VIP Service for 206 Tours Business Class Clients

When you purchase business class upgrade we will ensure that you receive VIP service at Tel Aviv Airport. VIP service provides a smooth, pleasant, and expedited process when entering Israel. The VIP staff is there to meet you at the plane, collects your luggage, pass you through special gates / entrances for security screening, baggage inspection and express passport control. A steward / stewardess will accompany you to the reception hall to the waiting guide and, or driver.

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About your trip

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  • Tel Aviv
  • Caesarea
  • Nazareth
  • Cana
  • Tiberias
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Jordan River
  • Mt. Tabor
  • Jerusalem
  • Gethsemane
  • Ein Karem
  • Bethlehem
  • Qumran
  • Dead Sea
  • Mt. Zion
  • 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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Any questions?  Contact Us:
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