Dr. Scott Hahn Pilgrimage to The Holy Land with 206 Tours Catholic Tours


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Dr. Scott Hahn Holy Land Pilgrimage


January 3 - 13, 2018

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Tel Aviv · Caesarea · Stella Maris · Nazareth · Cana · Tiberias · Sea of Galilee · Banias "Caesarea Philippi" · Mt. Tabor · Jericho · Jerusalem · Bethlehem · Qumran · Jordan River · Dead Sea · Mt. Of Olives · Mt. Zion · Gethsemane · Via Dolorosa · Holy Sepulchre

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Deluxe & First Class Hotels: (or similar)
        ~ 1 night: Jan 4 - 5, Dan Panorama - Tel Aviv
        ~ 2 nights: Jan 5 - 7, Leonardo Plaza - Tiberias
        ~ 5 nights: Jan 7 - 12, David Citadel - Jerusalem
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Evening Lectures with Dr. Scott Hahn as per itinerary
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner daily
  • Wine and Mineral Water with Dinners
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of a professional local guide(s) throughout
  • Sightseeing and Admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Headsets for sightseeing
  • Catholic priest (one per each bus)
  • Mass Daily
  • 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
Leonardo Plaza
Tiberias

2 Nights

hotel
David Citadel
Jerusalem

5 Nights

Not included
  • Meals & Beverages not 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
Jan 3 - Depart for Israel

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

Day2
Jan 4 - 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.

Welcome Meeting after Mass
Dinner at 8:00 pm - Main Dining Room

Day3
Jan 5 - 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.

Mass: Basilica of Annunciation
Dinner 6:30 PM
Lecture with Dr. Hahn following Dinner

Day4
Jan 6 - 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.

Dinner: 6:30 PM
Meeting 7:45PM

Day5
Jan 7 - 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.

Mass at Basilica of the Transfiguration
Dinner: 6:30 PM
Lecture with Dr. Hahn following Dinner

Day6
Jan 8 - 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.

Mass at St. Catherine's (in Bethlehem)
Dinner: 6:30 PM
Lecture with Dr. Hahn following Dinner

Day7
Jan 9: 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.

Mass at St. James Convent
Dinner: 6:30 PM

Day8
Jan 10: 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 Galilcantu, 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).

Mass at the Basilica in Gethsemane
Dinner: 6:30 PM
Lecture with Dr. Hahn following Dinner

Day9
Jan 11: 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.

High Mass at the Tomb of Christ in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Farewell Lecture and Farewell Dinner in Main Ballroom

Day10
Jan 12: Israel Museum - 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.

Mass at the Church of St. Saviour (in the Franciscan Monastery)
Early Dinner: 5:00 PM


*Return flights home to the US depart between 11:30 P.M. on January 12th and 12:40 A.M. on January 13th. So you will arrive back at your hometown on Saturday, January 13th

Day11
Jan 13: Arrive home


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2018 Dates & Prices

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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

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

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

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

Pre Stay - Overnight Hotel & Breakfast

*All pricing is per person

Tel Aviv Pre Stay - Double Room (Per Night) $175.00 (USD)

Tel Aviv Pre Stay - Private Room (Per Person) $309.00 (USD)

Tel Aviv Pre Stay - Arrival Transfer (Per Person) $78.00 (USD)

Post Stay - Overnight Hotel & Breakfast

*All pricing is per person

Jerusalem Post Stay - Double Room (Per Person) $159.00 (USD)

Jerusalem Post Stay - Private Room (Per Person) $309.00 (USD)

Jerusalem Post Stay - Departure Transfer (Per Person) $78.00 (USD)

$1000 Clergy Discount

Clergy Discounts will only be applied to the pilgrim who is a member of Clergy. To qualify for this discount, you must be a Seminarian, Deacon, Brother, Sister, Priest, Monsignor, Bishop, or Cardinal. After registration, you will need to supply us with a "Letter of Good Standing" from your Superior - for our records.

Would you like to arrive earlier or stay later?

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 Us: 800-206-TOUR (8687) or sales@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

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

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

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

Pre Stay - Overnight Hotel & Breakfast

*All pricing is per person

Tel Aviv Pre Stay - Double Room (Per Night) $175.00 (USD)

Tel Aviv Pre Stay - Private Room (Per Person) $309.00 (USD)

Tel Aviv Pre Stay - Arrival Transfer (Per Person) $78.00 (USD)

Post Stay - Overnight Hotel & Breakfast

*All pricing is per person

Jerusalem Post Stay - Double Room (Per Person) $159.00 (USD)

Jerusalem Post Stay - Private Room (Per Person) $309.00 (USD)

Jerusalem Post Stay - Departure Transfer (Per Person) $78.00 (USD)

Would you like to arrive
earlier or stay later?

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 Us: 800-206-TOUR (8687) or sales@206tours.com

About your trip

pilgrimage map
  • Tel Aviv
  • Caesarea
  • Stella Maris
  • Nazareth
  • Tiberias
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Banias "Caesarea Philippi"
  • Mt. Tabor
  • Jericho
  • Jerusalem
  • Bethlehem
  • Qumran
  • Jordan River
  • Dead Sea
  • Mt. Of Olives
  • Mt. Zion
  • Gethsemane
  • 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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