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Holy Land

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with Fr. Bernard Timothy OP
Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem & Sea of Galilee
         
  Group St. Louis Bertrand Parish Online Booking
  Date 03 September 2023
  Depart from Louisville via Atlanta  
  Arrive to Tel Aviv  
  Duration 9 nights  
  Price $4755*  

*Due to heavy traffic on the site the flight prices here could differ from the actual flight price charged by the airline, affecting the overall pricing slightly. The office will ring/email you when you make the booking to confirm the final pricing.
  • Round-trip airfare from Louisville to Tel Aviv
  • Luxury motor-coach transportation throughout
  • Services of Marian Pilgrimages representative
  • 2 nights in the 4* St Joseph Hotel, Bethlehem with dinner & breakfast
  • 3 nights in the 4* Ramada Hotel, Nazareth with dinner & breakfast
  • 3 nights in the 4* St. George Hotel , Jerusalem with dinner & breakfast
  • 8 light lunches
  • All admission charges as per itinerary
  • Boat trip across the Sea of Galilee
  • Taxis up & down Mount Tabor
  • Mass daily
  • Walk the Via Dolorosa
  • Wireless audio tour guide system
  • English-speaking Christian guide throughout
  • All Tips - Guides, drivers &
  • *** NOT INCLUDED ***
  • Single supplement: $850 (limited availability)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance, if required please request a brochure. It is strongly suggested that all pilgrims be covered by Travel Insurance



 


Holy Land Day 1- Depart Louisville
Depart Louisville Muhammad Ali International airport for overnight flight to Tel Aviv.

Day 2 - Arrive in Israel
Arrive in Tel Aviv. Meet coach and guide, and transfer to 4
St. Josephs Hotel or similar, Bethlehem, for 2 nights with dinner & breakfast.

Day 3 - Bethlehem & Ein Karem
After breakfast we visit the birthplace of Jesus. In Bethlehem, you will have the opportunity to view the Shepherds 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 Saviors birth (Matthew 2:1-18). Beneath the altar, there is a silverstar 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 we 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, 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. You will have a chance to 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.

Day 4 - Dead Sea
Morning drive by the Inn of the Good Samaritan, to the Dead Sea. Time to relax or float on the water near where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found at Qumran. Break for an opportunity to enjoy lunch. Afternoon drive into Jericho, see the Mount of Temptation, and the Sycamore tree of Zacchaeus. Drive to Nazareth, and stay at the 4 Ramada Hotel or similar for 3 nights with breakfast and dinner.

Day 5 - Nazareth
Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, see the Cavehome of the Holy Family, Josephs workshop, and Marys Well. Depart for Cana and visit the church of the Wedding Feast site of Jesus first miracle. Renewal of Wedding Vows for married couples on the trip. Lunch. Afternoon drive to Mount Tabor. Ascend by taxi to the Church of the Transfiguration, and view the Valley of Armageddon. Return to hotel for dinner.

Day 6 - Sea Of Galilee
Morning Mass on the Mount of Beatitudes, overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Hear the full reading of the great Sermon on the Mount. Visit Capernaum where we see the old Synagogue and the excavations of Peters house. Visit the site of the multiplication of the Loaves & Fish at Tabgha, and the church of the Primacy of Peter on the lake-shore. Enjoy lunch on the shore of the Sea of Galilee then take a Boat trip on the Sea of Galilee, with relevant Bible readings. Return by coach to the hotel and enjoy dinner.

Day 7 - Bethany & Tomb of Lazarus
Drive across the Jezreel Valley to Emmaus, where Jesus appeared after His Resurrection. Lunch. Continue to Bethany for Mass, and visit the Tomb of Lazarus. Continue on to Jerusalem and check in to the St. George Hotel or similar, located beside the ancient walls of the old town for 3 nights with breakfast and dinner.

Day 8 - Jerusalem
Drive to the Mount of Olives for group photo, and view the Old City. Visit the Ascension Dome, Pater Noster church, Dominus Flevit, Assumption church and Grotto and the Garden of Gethsemane. After lunch, visit church of St Peter in Gallicantu church of the Cock-Crow, and see the dungeon where Jesus was held on Holy Thursday night. Walk around Mount Zion and visit the church of the Dormition, Tomb of David, and Room of the Last Supper. Return to hotel for dinner.

Day 9 - Via Dolorosa
Early morning Mass in the Holy Sepulchre. Return to hotel for breakfast. Morning in the Old City of Jerusalem. Visit church of St Anne and Pool of Bethesda. Walk the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Rock of Calvary. Afternoon free in Jerusalem. Evening Holy Hour in the Garden of Gethsemane. Dinner at hotel.

Day 10 - Ein Karem
Early morning trasfer to Tel Aviv for your flight to Louiseville via Atlanta USA.

Please note this itinerary is subject to change and should not be considered a contract of events or places to be supplied or visited. Although we make every effort to follow the itinerary as advertised, many factors may make it necessary to alter it as set out above.


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