Daily Itinerary for the 22 October 2024
Day 1- Depart USA
Depart Boston airport for overnight direct flight to Tel Aviv.
Day 2 - Arrive in Israel
On Arrival in Tel Aviv meet our Marian Pilgrimages representative and guides for a coach transfer to
Bethlehem . Check into the 4 star St. Joseph’s Hotel for 2 nights, dinner and breakfast.
Day 3 - Bethlehem
Full day in Bethlehem. Visit the Church of the Nativity
and see the birthplace of Jesus and the Holy Manger. See
the Churches of St Catherine, St Jerome, St Joseph, and
the Holy Innocents. Lunch at hotel. Afternoon visit the
lovely Milk Grotto, and the Shepherds Fields. Dinner at
Day 4 - Dead Sea & Magdala
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.
Continue north up towards the Sea of Galilee to our hotel at the Magdala center. After checking in
to this superb center, we will have some free time before a tour of Magdala and the surrounding area
Day 5 - Sea Of Galilee
Boat trip across the Sea of Galilee with relevant Bible readings. Drive to the Mount of Beatitudes for
reading of the great Sermon on the Mount. Lunch of St Peters Fish. Afternoon visit Capernaum to
see the old Synagogue and the excavations of Peters house. Nearby, visit the church of the Primacy
by the sea-shore, and the site of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish at Tabgha. Continue to
Yardinet at the River Jordan, for renewal of our Baptismal Vows.
Day 6 - Nazareth
Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, see the Cave–
home 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 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 wonderful Notre Dame Centre, located at the ancient walls of the old town for 5 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
Morning drive to Ein Karem to visit the
church of the Visitation, and church of St
John the Baptist. After lunch, visit the Model
of Old Jerusalem, and Shrine of the Book.
Continue to Nebi Samwil and visit the tomb
of Samuel the prophet. Return to hotel for
Day 11 - Jerusalem
After breakfast we will have some free time
to enjoy the old city of Jerusalem, before
returning to the hotel for Lunch. In the
afternoon we will visit the Western Wall &
continue on to Yad Vashem – Holocaust
Memorial. Return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 12 - Jaffa & Farewell to Holy Land
After a leisurely breakfast, we will drive to
Jaffa, where we see the home of Simon the Tanner, and celebrate Mass in the Franciscan church of St
Peter. Lunch. Free afternoon in Jaffa– stroll along the beautiful promenade and Mediterranean beach,
or do some last minute shopping. Coach transfer to Tel Aviv airport for our return overnight flight
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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.