10 Days

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Walk Where Jesus Walked!

Spiritual Director: Rev. Msgr. W. Ronald Jameson

Group Leader: Maria Menacho & Fatima Aybar

May 8 – 17, 2024

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Holy Land Pilgrimage

Walk Where Jesus Walked!

Spiritual Director:
Rev. Msgr. W. Ronald Jameson

Group Leader:
Maria Menacho & Fatima Aybar

May 8 – 17, 2024

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Tel Aviv · Nazareth · Cana · Sea of Galilee · Mt. Tabor · Jerusalem · Ein Karem · Bethlehem · Jericho · Dead Sea · Mt. of Olives · Holy Sepulchre

Tel Aviv · Nazareth · Cana · Sea of Galilee · Mt. Tabor · Jerusalem · Ein Karem · Bethlehem · Jericho · Dead Sea · Mt. of Olives · Holy Sepulchre

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 Mass 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 from Washington Dulles (IAD)
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Centrally located first class hotels (or similar)in double occupancy
      ~ 3 nights: May 9 - 12: Galei Kinneret Hotel, Tiberias, Israel
      ~ 4 nights: May 12 - 16:
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine & mineral water with dinners
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Free Wi-Fi on motor coach
  • Whisper headsets where needed
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic Guide
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Tips to hotel staff, restaurants, luggage handlers
  • Flight bag & Digital confirmation of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
Galei Kinneret Hotel
Tiberias, Israel
Not Included
  • Not Included: lunches daily, beverages not mentioned, tips to your guide & driver.
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Travel Protection

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Cancel For Any Reason Waiver

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Itinerary

Day 1 | Wednesday, May 8: Depart for the Holy Land

Your group will gather at the Cathedral and make its way to the airport together. Board overnight flight; meals served onboard.

Day 2 | Thursday, May 9: Arrive in Tel Aviv and proceed to Galilee

Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, you will be greeted by a tour guide and/or driver. Your group will transfer to your hotel in Galilee area in time to check-in. Enjoy dinner at the hotel before retiring for the evening.

Day 3 | Friday, May 10: Nazareth - Cana
Theme: The Annunciation

This morning we drive to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and St. Joseph’s workshop, now a church. Within the Church of the Annunciation, we will make our way down to the Grotto to see the remains of the house of the Blessed Mother, and where the Angel of the Lord announced the good news to Mary. Celebrate Mass in this Church then continue to Cana. It was here that Jesus performed His first miracle, changing water into wine (John 2.). During your time at the Wedding Church, married couples will have the chance to take part in a ceremony to renew their wedding vows to each other. At the end of the day we return to the Sea of Galilee region.

Day 4 | Saturday, May 11: Sea of Galilee
Theme: The Ministry of Christ in Galilee

After breakfast, enjoy a boat ride on the beautiful and scenic Sea of Galilee (Luke 5:1). Upon docking, have the opportunity to view the remains of the boat dating back to the time of Jesus. Following the Sea of Galilee, continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus proclaimed His great Sermon on the Mount (Luke 6:20-49). Near the Mount is Tabgha, one of Jesus’ miracle sites. At Tabgha, Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000 people from five loaves of bread and two fish (Luke 9:10-17). In Tabgha is St. Peter’s Primacy, where Jesus bestowed church leadership upon Peter (John 21:9). Continue to visit the birthplace of Mary Magdalene in Magdala. During the time of Jesus, this village was a prosperous fishing village that exported fish and garum (a fish sauce reduction popular in Roman cooking). Your day concludes at Capernaum, the launching place of Jesus’ ministry. In Capernaum, see the Synagogue where Jesus taught (Mark 1:21-29) and gave His sermon on the Bread of Life. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 | Sunday, May 12: Mt. Tabor – Jericho – Dead Sea - Jerusalem
Theme: The Transfiguration

This morning we ascend Mt Tabor (Matthew 17:1-50). At this site, Christ’s Divinity was revealed. Celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the Transfiguration. From the top of Mt Tabor, enjoy a dramatic view the Valley of Armageddon, before we continue to the oldest inhabited city in the world, Jericho (Joshua 6:12-25). Here, we will celebrate Mass and view the Mount of Temptation, where the Devil tempted Jesus during his forty-day fast (Luke 4:1). Time and weather permitting, you will have the opportunity to take a float in the Dead Sea, the lowest and saltiest place on Earth. Return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight. Overnight Jerusalem.

Day 6 | Monday, May 13: Jerusalem: Bethlehem & Ein Karem
Theme: The Nativity

Today we will drive down the Jordan Valley to Bethlehem. We begin the visit at 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 which marks the spot of Jesus’ birth. 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.). We also visit the Milk Grotto and then drive to the village of Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist, to visit the church that commemorates his memory. Pray the Mystery of the Rosary on the walk up the hill to the Church of the Visitation. Return to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 | Tuesday, May 14: Mt. Of Olives - Gethsemane
Theme: The Agony in the Garden

After breakfast, you will make your way to the Mount of Olives, where you will be able to take in the beautiful, panoramic view of Jerusalem. Historically, the Mount of Olives was a mandatory transit point for Jesus during many iconic moments. Visit the Pater Noster Shrine where Jesus taught His disciples the Lord’s Prayer (Pater Noster) (Luke 11:1-4). You will have the opportunity to stop at Dominus Flevit, the Church that commemorates where Jesus wept for Jerusalem (Luke 19:41). Continue to Gethsemane, a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Jesus brought His disciples here to pray the night before He was crucified (Luke 22:29-53). The Garden still contains trees with roots that date back to the time of Jesus. Your next stop, the Church of All Nations, is built over the “Rock of Agony”. Jesus prayed here alone on the night of His arrest. Take time to Pray and reflect on Christ’s agony that He experienced. Continue with a visit to the house of the High Priest Caiaphas (Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu). This Church commemorates where Jesus was examined and eventually imprisoned before the Council in Jerusalem. It also commemorates Peter’s Denial of Christ (John 18:15-18), Peters’ repentance, and Jesus’ forgiveness of Peter. At the end of this prayerful day, return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 8 | Wednesday, May 15: Via Dolorosa - Holy Sepulchre – Western Wall
Theme: The Way of the Cross, The Crucifixion, The Resurrection

This morning you will have a very early wake-up to begin the Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross) at the Antonia Fortress, the spot where Jesus was condemned to death by Pontius Pilate (John 18:28-19:16). Following His condemnation, He was taken (on the Road to Calvary) to His place of Crucifixion. Reflect upon the Stations of the Cross, as you travel through the markets of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Luke 23:26-33). This sacred destination is the site of Calvary (Jesus’ crucifixion place) and His tomb (Luke 23: 50-55). Celebrate Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Following Mass, we will return to the hotel to enjoy breakfast. Continue your day with a visit to the Church of St. Anne’s, the home of Jesus’ maternal grandparents (Anne and Joachim); and the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the cripple man (John 5:1-9). End the day with a visit the Western Wall, which is the last remnant of the Jewish Temple destroyed in 70 A.D.

Day 9 | Thursday, May 16: Free day in Jerusalem - late day transfer to Tel Aviv Airport

Group will enjoy late breakfast. Check out from your room at the appointed time by your tour guide. You may leave your luggage at the secure area in the hotel and explore Jerusalem at your own arrangements. We will celebrate Mass, have a farewell dinner, and transfer to the airport for the flight home.

Day 10 | Friday, May 17: Arrival in the USA

*206 Tours Disclaimer:
Occasionally local religious and national holidays, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of events or the missing of certain events/places. Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of events and places to be visited.

 

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About your trip

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.

About your trip

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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