Catholic Pilgrimage

Come follow the footsteps of Christ, where your journey will bring you closer to Jesus and will allow you to rediscover the roots of your faith. On the other hand you can strengthen your passions of being a bridge for peace and reconciliation by meeting...

and getting to know the living stones and the Christians of the Holy Land.Celebrating mass is possible at locations the group wishes with prior arrangement.

Day 01: Meet
Arrive at airport or bridge, assist and transfer to Nazareth to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 02: Nazareth and area
Coach to Cana where Jesus performed His first miracle, turning water into wine at Cana’s wedding. Then to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation, the Carpentry, the House of Joseph and the Synagogue. Optional visit to Mount Tabor is also possible. Back to Nazareth to your hotel for dinner & overnight.

Day 3: Sea of Galilee – Tiberias
Full day journey starts with visit to the River Jordan, where Jesus was baptized. Then to Tabgha the site of the loaves & Fish miracle, then to Capernaum, & the Mount of Beatitude. Time and weather permitting, a swim in the Lake is possible before driving to Bethlehem. Arrive at your hotel for dinner and overnight.
 
Day 4: Banias, Acre & Haifa (Good hiking or walking shoes advisable)
Early morning start heading to Banias Nature Reserve. Visit the reserve and walk the beautiful track which might be too strenuous for some, but still very enjoyable. Finish the track at the waterfall. Continue to Acre for lunch. After lunch visit the Old City and the Old Port. After Acre, drive to Haifa to visit the Bahai Temple. Return to your hotel in Nazareth for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Jerusalem – Bethlehem
Visit the Churches of Nativity & St. Catherine. See Shepherd’s Field. Drive to Jerusalem to visit the Mount of Olives, visiting Churches of Ascension and Pater Noster, continue walking down to the Garden and Church of Gethsemane, stop on the way at the Church of Dominus Flevit. Drive to Bethlehem to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Jericho and area
A whole day tour to Jericho and Qumran. Stops include; Bethany to visit The Tomb of Lazarus’ & The Church of Mary & Martha. On the way stop at the Good Samaritan Inn. In Jericho, visit the Old City of Joshua’s and Elija’s Fountain. On to the Dead Sea & Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Return to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Jerusalem
A walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem starting with the Palace of Antonia & the Roman Soldier’s Camp. Visit Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda. Visit the Dome of the Rock, Al-Aqsa Mosque, & Islamic Museum. Walk the Via Dolorosa, Stations of the Cross, ending the tour at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Golgotha. Proceed to the Wailing Wall. Continue to Mt. Sion to visit the Church of St. Peter in Galicantu. Back to hotel in Jerusalem for dinner & overnight.

Day 9: Free day in Jerusalem (exploration and shopping at your leisure)
Optional tours can be arranged for those wishing to visit somewhere not mentioned in the program.

Day 10: Departure
Transfer to Ben Gurion airport for return flight back home

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