0602UA1 - Holy Land Pilgrimage 13 days from Orlando

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United Airlines http://bit.ly/yoafSS

Special Package with this Trip :
International departure taxes of $106 plus current fuel surcharges of $598 are included (subject to change).

Tour Code Departure Date Cost per person
UAA0602RP 06/02/2021 $4999.00
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Trip Details

Today we depart Orlando to connect with our overnight flight aboard a wide-bodied jet. We enjoy in-flight movies, dinner and breakfast aloft.
We arrive at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, meet our tour manager and bus driver, and drive to nearby Jaffa to have our first Holy Land Mass at St Peter’s Church. We will walk through the quaintly restored area and visit the city of Jonah where Peter had his roof top experience, visit the historical site of Simon the Tanner and the biblical spot of Jonah and the whale. We go to our hotel in Tel Aviv/Jaffa for dinner and overnight.
We depart our hotel for Caesarea along the Mediterranean and visit the Roman and Crusader remains, including Herod’s palace and the amphitheater where Peter and Paul preached the Gospel. We continue to Mt. Carmel at the Carmelite Monastery and visit the site of Elijah's confrontation with the priests of Baal. Here we will have a panoramic view of the valley. After lunch on our own, we continue to Haifa for a panoramic view of the city, harbor, Bahai Gardens, and visit the Stella Maris Monastery. We proceed to Acre for Mass at the Terra Sancta Church. In Acre we visit the old city, the Knights' Halls and the Harbor. Our final destination is our hotel in Tiberias along the shores of the Galilee for dinner and overnight.
This morning we drive to Nazareth visiting Mary's well and the Orthodox Church of St. Gabriel. Following personal prayer time, we celebrate Mass at the Church of the Annunciation, where the Word became Flesh! We also visit the Church of St. Joseph and see the excavation area between the two churches. Following lunch (on our own), we drive to Mount Precipice where Jesus walked through the crowd. Here we have a wonderful view of the Valley of Armageddon. Our next stop is a short drive to Sepphoris and view the incredible Roman mosaic floors and the Lower Galilee. Joseph and possibly Jesus would have commuted here for work. Then onto the village of Cana, the site of Jesus' first miracle, where our married couples renew their wedding vows. We return to our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
This morning we visit the new excavations in Bethsaida, the location of Jesus healing the blind man. Then on to Caesarea Philippi, which is located at the headwaters of the Jordan River near the base of Mt Hermon. It was here that Jesus asked: “Who do you say that I am?” and St Peter made his profound profession of faith: “You are the Messiah, Son of the Living God.” After lunch, (on our own) our next stop is Magdala, the traditional birthplace of Mary Magdalene. After Mass in the Boat Chapel, we visit the convention center, tour the archeological site, and view the relics of the synagogue from the time of Jesus. We conclude our day at the Yardenit Baptismal site on the Jordan river where we will renew our baptismal promise. We return to our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
We start our day by boat and cross the Sea of Galilee, viewing the surrounding mountains and sites of Jesus' bountiful ministry. We see from the boat the Bay of Parables where Jesus preached the parable of the sower. Arriving on the opposite side, we first visit Capernaum and see the remains of the village synagogue and the new church built atop St. Peter's house. Mass today is at the Franciscan Church of St. Peter's Primacy, where Jesus made His appearance after the resurrection. Following lunch (on our own), we take a short ride to Tabgha, the Benedictine Monastery and see the Basilica of the Loaves and Fishes. After prayer, scripture and song, we go to the Mount of Beatitudes and will have time for personal meditation in the beautiful gardens and reflect how Jesus ministered to the early Christians on the banks of the Sea of Galilee. We return to our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
Today we drive to Mt. Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration, where we will take a taxi ride to the top of the mount and celebrate the Mass of Transfiguration. We’ll view the Valley of Armageddon from a perfect vantage point and see all the areas that we’ve read about in the bible. After lunch (on our own), we make our thrilling entry into Jerusalem passing by the Knesset and Hebrew University. We visit the Model City of Jerusalem in Jesus' time. We visit the Shrine of the Book to view the Dead Sea Scrolls. We travel to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Today we drive to Bethlehem, the House of Bread, to visit the Church of the Nativity that commemorates the birth of Christ. We visit St Catherine’s Church, the Manger, Crusader's Cloister, and celebrate the Christmas Mass in the Grotto of St. Jerome. Following a visit to the Milk Grotto, we continue to Shepherd’s Field and a visit to the Christian Olive Wood Store before we have lunch. While at lunch (included in price), we’ll have the opportunity to see local Christian folk dancers. We then travel back to Jerusalem to visit Yad Vashim and the Memorial to the Holocaust. We return to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
This morning after visiting the place of the Ascension, we view the beautiful City of Jerusalem from the Mt. of Olives. It is here where we start the Palm Sunday walk. We go to the Church of the Pater Noster where Jesus prayed the Our Father. We then walk down the hill to Dominus Flevit Chapel for Mass. The dome of the church is shaped in a tear, which commemorates the spot where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Then it is on to the Garden of Gethsemane for prayer in the private garden. After time for personal prayer at the Church of All Nations, we visit the Tomb of Mary. After lunch (on our own), we drive along the Kidron Valley stopping at St. Peter in Gallicantu (The Cock Crows), where Jesus was held in the house of the High Priest Caiphas. We next go to Mt. Zion to visit the tomb of King David, pray in the Upper Room, and then to the Church of Dormition. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
This morning we enter the Old City through the Lion's Gate and visit the Church of St. Ann (Mary’s mother), the Pool of Bethesda and the Church of St. Stephen. It is now time to prayerfully walk the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa. We start at the Chapel of Flagellation for Mass, then on to Pilate’s Judgment Hall, Lithostrotos, Arch of Ecce Homo and the Convent of the Sisters of Zion. We conclude our Via Dolorosa walk at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher for prayer and a visit to the tomb. Next is a visit to the Con Cathedral and meet the Patriarch of Jerusalem (if available). After lunch in the old city (on your own), we have scheduled free time for the remainder of the day. You can choose to return to the hotel with the bus or stay in the old city to revisit the Holy Sepulcher Church for personal prayer, visit the “Suk” (market area) for shopping, or do the Ramparts Walk on top of the old city walls. Another recommended activity is a short walk to the Terra Sancta Museum. The return to our hotel (on your own) is a short walk or taxi. Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Jerusalem.
We start our day in Bethany, East Jerusalem, and visit Lazarus' tomb, the Church of Martha and Mary, and have Mass at the Crusader chapel near the church. We then travel to the Judean wilderness to view the Mount of Temptation. After lunch (on our own), we take the cable car to the Monastery of the Temptation in Jericho. We visit the excavations at Qumran, the home of the Essenes connected with St John the Baptist and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Our last stop of the day is the Dead Sea and an opportunity to swim in the salty, yet clear waters of the Dead Sea (swim lockers not included.) Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Jerusalem.
We start our day with a visit to the Western (Wailing) Wall for personal prayer. We have a tour under the Western Wall (Kotel) and visit the excavations to see the actual bedrock of the time of Jesus. After lunch, we travel to Ein Karem, where John the Baptist was born, and Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth. Here at the site of the Magnificat, we celebrate our closing Holy Land Mass at the Church of the Visitation. Afterwards, we travel to Abu Gosh, one of the traditional sites of Emmaus, where Jesus appeared on the road on the first Easter Sunday. We celebrate our farewell dinner (included) at a nearby restaurant before we head to Ben Gurion Airport for our overnight flight home.
We arrive in the U.S. to connect to our home city where we arrive with unforgettable memories to cherish always. Knowing we have walked in the footsteps of Jesus and the early Christians bring new meaning to our Scripture reading and celebration of Mass.