Dr. Scott Hahn, Ph.D & Kimberly Hahn Pilgrimage to The Holy Land with 206 Tours Catholic Tours


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Dr. Scott Hahn & Kimberly Hahn

Lenten Holy Land Pilgrimage

In the Footsteps of Jesus

March 7 - 17, 2019

$100 DISCOUNT - Register by July 15, 2018. Use code: HAHN2019

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Tel Aviv · Nazareth · Cana · Sea of Galilee · Mt. Beatitudes · Mt. Tabor · Jordan Valley · Jericho · Bethlehem · Ein Karem · Qumran · Jordan River · Dead Sea · Mt. Of Olives · Gethsemane · Mt. Zion · Holy Sepulchre · Israel Museum (Shrine of the Book) · Emmaus

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
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Centrally located Four and Five Star Hotels: (or similar)
        ~ 1 night: March 8 - 9, Dan Panorama - Tel Aviv
        ~ 2 nights: March 9 - 11, Sea of Galilee - Tiberias
        ~ 5 nights: March 11 - 16, Inbal - Jerusalem
  • Breakfast, Lunch (except on March 16), and Dinner daily
  • Wine & mineral water with dinners
  • Transportation by Private Bus
  • Free Wi-Fi on Motor Coach
  • Wireless Headsets throughout
  • Licensed Guide throughout
  • Sightseeing and Admission fees
  • Daily Liturgy
  • Tips to Porters and Restaurants
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Hotel Dan Panorama
Tel Aviv

1 Night

hotel
Sea of Galilee
Tiberias

2 Nights

hotel
Inbal
Jerusalem

5 Nights

Not Included
  • Lunch on March 16, snacks & beverages not mentioned, 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
Thursday - March 7 - Depart for Israel

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

Day2
Friday - March 8 - Arrive Tel Aviv

On arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport, you will be greeted by guide and driver and transferred to the Dan Panorama hotel in Tel Aviv located on the Mediterranean coast. Dinner and overnight.

Day3
Saturday - March 9 - Nazareth - Cana
Theme: The Annunciation

After breakfast, you will leave for the Mediterranean coast and then inland to Cana, where Jesus performed His first miracle at the request of His mother [John 2:1-11]. There you will visit the Franciscan Church where couples will have the opportunity to participate in the ceremony to renew their wedding vows. Continue to nearby Nazareth, the site of Mary's home and the town where Jesus lived as a child (Matthew 2:23). Visit the Church of the Annunciation (Luke 1:26-35), the Byzantine Church of St. Joseph and Mary's Well. View the site where Jesus was rejected (Matthew 13:54-58). End the day at your hotel in Tiberias.

Day4
Sunday - March 10 - Tiberias: Sea of Galilee - Mt. Beatitudes
Theme: The Ministry of Christ in the Galilee

The day starts with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee (Luke 5:1). Visit Tabgha, where Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000 (Luke 9:10-17), and onto the site known as "Peter's Primacy". Here, after His resurrection, Jesus met with His disciples (John 21) and told Peter to "feed my lambs; feed my sheep." [John 21:9]. A short drive away is Capernaum, from where Jesus launched his Ministry (Matthew 4); see the synagogue where Jesus taught (Mark 1:21-29) and the church built over the site of Peter's home. End the day with a visit the Mount of Beatitudes, scene of Jesus' great Sermon on the Mount (Luke 6:20-49). Return to Tiberias.

Day5
Monday - March 11 - Mt. Tabor - Jordan Valley - Jericho
Theme: The Transfiguration

After breakfast, we will drive to the site of the Transfiguration, Mount Tabor (Matthew 17:1-50). At this site, you will have the time to reflect on Christ's Humanity and Divinity. The Mass here will be a good preparation for the journey to Jerusalem where Jesus was to suffer the crucifixion and resurrection. After Mass, continue south to the Jordan Valley to the oldest inhabited city in the world, Jericho (Joshua 6:12-25). Then drive down the Jordan Valley to Jericho, the world's oldest continuously inhabited city, for lunch and to view the Mt of Temptation and see an example of a Sycamore Tree. Drive up to Jerusalem to check into your hotel for 5 nights.

Day6
Tuesday - March 12 - Bethlehem - Ein Karem
Theme: The Visitation and Nativity

This morning you will be transferred to Bethlehem to see the cave at the Shepherds' Fields, (Luke 2:8). The caves have soot marks of the fires that shepherd's lit to keep warm while watching over their flocks. Then up to 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, that marks the spot of Jesus' birth (Matthew 2:1-18). 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 at the Church of St. Catherine enjoy lunch in Bethlehem. A short drive takes us to the village of Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist, to visit the church that commemorates his memory (Luke 1:39-80). Pray the Mystery of the Rosary on the walk up the hill to the Church of the Visitation.

Day7
Wednesday - March 13 - Qumran - Jordan River - Dead Sea
Theme: Early Years in Jerusalem & the Wilderness

You will start the day with the Mass at St. James Convent. After Mass, you will be transferred through the Judean Wilderness where Jesus spent 40 days fasting, and it is in this area that John the Baptist (Mark 1) lived and baptized Christ. We will visit the Baptismal site on the River Jordan (Matthew 3: 13-17) then to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. In the afternoon, you will have an opportunity to enjoy a swim in the Dead Sea (Ezekiel 47:8-10) the lowest and saltiest spot on Earth . Return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Day8
Thursday - March 14 - Mt. Of Olives - Gethsemane - Mt. Zion
Theme: Palm Sunday and the Agony in the Garden

After breakfast, you will make your way to the Mount of Olives where you can take in the panoramic view of Jerusalem. Then walk down the Palm Sunday Road to stop at the beautiful little church, Dominus Flevit - "The Lord wept." It was here that Jesus wept over Jerusalem [Luke 19:41]. Then to Gethsemane, a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives, where you will be able to reflect on Jesus' final night (Luke 22:29-53). The Garden contains trees, the roots of which go back to the time of Jesus. We will celebrate the Mass at Gethsemane. Next, you will 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. We then enter the Old City to see the Pool of Bethesda (John 5:1-9), which supplied the water for the Temple and where Jesus healed the crippled man. On Mt Zion you will visit the Church of Peter in Gallicantu, where Peter denied Christ three times( Luke 22: 33 - 34), and the Upper Room where Jesus and His disciples celebrated the Last Supper ( Matthew 26:17 - 30).

Day9
Friday - March 15 - Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Theme: The Way of the Cross, The Crucifixion, The Resurrection

We leave the hotel at 5.00 am to walk the Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross). At the Antonia Fortress, where Jesus was condemned to death by Pontius Pilate (John 18:28 - 19:16). 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 Sepulcher (Luke 23:26-33). Here is the site of Calvary and the Tomb of Christ (Luke 23:50-55), where we celebrate Mass. Return to the hotel for a late breakfast and a rest. This afternoon is free to explore the Old City.

Day10
Saturday - March 16 - Israel Museum (Shrine of the Book) - Emmaus - Departure

Early morning start (7.30 AM) to WALK ON THE SACRED GROUND OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT. We remember the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple ( Luke 2: 22) and the confrontation with the money changers ( John 2: 13). After a late Breakfast we check out of hotel at 12 noon we make a visit to the Second Temple scale model for an overview of Jerusalem as it was at the time of Jesus and visit the Shrine of the Book, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Then head to the site of Emmaus at Abou Ghosh, where Christ appeared to the two disciples and gave the first Eucharist after the Resurrection (Mark 16:12-13). Dinner and evening transfer to airport for departure.

Day11
Sunday - March 17 - Arrive home


The benefit of buying airfare with 206 Tours?

  • Your transfers are always secured, even if your flights are delayed - round trip transfers to/from the hotel and airport are included no matter what!
  • If you purchase your airline ticket on your own, you have to pay in full at the time of booking, and most of the time it is non-refundable. If you book with 206 Tours, full payment is due 60 days prior.
  • In the very rare event that a tour is cancelled, you would get all your money back, which would most likely not be the case if you purchased it directly from the airline.
  • Your flight arrangement will be followed up on and reconfirmed by 206 Tours.
  • 206 Tours can arrange for you to travel before the tour, make a stop-over, or stay later!
*Special Clergy Discount - $1000 Off

206 Tours and Dr. Hahn welcome all members of Clergy! Qualifications: Members of "Clergy" within the Catholic Church. This includes Seminarians, Deacons, Brothers and Sisters, Priests, Monsignors, Bishops, Cardinals, and His Holiness.

*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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$400 Deposit is due at the time of Registration

2019 Dates & Prices

Dates

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Mar 7
Thursday
Mar 17, 2019
Sunday
Mar 8
Friday
Mar 17, 2019
Sunday
      
      
      
Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Private Room / Single Supplement $1,099.00 (USD)

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

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

Pre-Night: Tel Aviv

*All pricing is per person

Pre-Stay in Tel Aviv in Double Occupancy (Per Night) $269.00 (USD)

Pre-Stay in Tel Aviv in Single Occupancy (Per Night) $399.00 (USD)

Post-Night: Jerusalem

*All pricing is per person

Post-Stay in Jerusalem in Double Occupancy (Per Night) $279.00 (USD)

Post-Stay in Jerusalem in Single Occupancy (Per Night) $429.00 (USD)

Pre / Post Stay in the Holy Land Information
Arrive a Day Earlier in Tel Aviv!
  • - Get a good nights sleep!
  • - Breakfast overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
  • - Walk along the beautiful Boardwalk
  • - Take a day trip to Haifa, visit the Haifa Museum, local shopping.. and much more

Additional $269 Per Person
Includes:
Transfer, Overnight, and Breakfast in the Morning

Spend another day in Jerusalem!
  • - Return to the Holy Sites for Prayer, and reflection
  • - Attend a local Mass
  • - Enjoy some more shopping in the Old City
  • - Visit the City of David Exhibit, The Yad Vashem Museum, ..and so much more

Additional $279 Per Person

Includes:
Transfer, Overnight, and Breakfast in the Morning

Would you like to arrive earlier or stay later?

Let us know at the time of registration if you would like to arrive earlier, or stay later, than the scheduled tour dates, and pending availability, we will book your airline reservations accordingly, at no additional cost. Pre- and/or post-stays at the hotel will cost an additional fee. These options should be available to you when registering online, or simply contact us at: 800-206-TOUR (8687) or sales@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

Pre / Post Stay in the Holy Land Information
Arrive a Day Earlier in Tel Aviv!
  • - Get a good nights sleep!
  • - Breakfast overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
  • - Walk along the beautiful Boardwalk
  • - Take a day trip to Haifa, visit the Haifa Museum, local shopping.. and much more

Additional $269 Per Person

Includes:
Transfer, Overnight, and Breakfast in the Morning

Spend another day in Jerusalem!
  • - Return to the Holy Sites for Prayer, and reflection
  • - Attend a local Mass
  • - Enjoy some more shopping in the Old City
  • - Visit the City of David Exhibit, The Yad Vashem Museum, ..and so much more

Additional $279 Per Person

Includes:
Transfer, Overnight, and Breakfast in the Morning

Would you like to arrive earlier or stay later?

Let us know at the time of registration if you would like to arrive earlier, or stay later, than the scheduled tour dates, and pending availability, we will book your airline reservations accordingly, at no additional cost. Pre- and/or post-stays at the hotel will cost an additional fee. These options should be available to you when registering online, or simply contact us at: 800-206-TOUR (8687) or sales@206tours.com

Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Private Room / Single Supplement $1,099.00 (USD)

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

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

Pre-Night: Tel Aviv

*All pricing is per person - per person

Pre-Stay in Tel Aviv in Double Occupancy (Per Night) $269.00 (USD)

Pre-Stay in Tel Aviv in Single Occupancy (Per Night) $399.00 (USD)

Post-Night: Jerusalem

*All pricing is per person - per person

Post-Stay in Jerusalem in Double Occupancy (Per Night) $279.00 (USD)

Post-Stay in Jerusalem in Single Occupancy (Per Night) $429.00 (USD)


Would you like to arrive
earlier or stay later?

Let us know at the time of registration if you would like to arrive earlier, or stay later, than the scheduled tour dates, and pending availability, we will book your airline reservations accordingly, at no additional cost. Pre- and/or post-stays at the hotel will cost an additional fee. These options should be available to you when registering online, or simply contact us at: 800-206-TOUR (8687) or sales@206tours.com

About your trip

pilgrimage map
  • Mt. of Beatitudes
  • Cana
  • Nazareth
  • Caesarea Maritima
  • Haifa
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Mt. Tabor
  • Jordan River
  • Jericho
  • Jerusalem
  • Bethany
  • Masada
  • Qumran
  • Dead Sea
  • Mt. Zion
  • Church of the 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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