1009AA3 - Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 10 days from Pensacola

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American Airlines http://bit.ly/zRWIZO

Special Package with this Trip :
International departure taxes of $117 plus current fuel surcharges of $598 are included (subject to change).

Tour Code Departure Date Cost per person
AA1009BF 10/09/2023 $4999.00
Trip Details

Today, we depart Pensacola via best connections for our overnight flight to Tel Aviv. We enjoy in-flight movies, dinner, and breakfast aloft.
We arrive at Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv, we proceed to our hotel on the shores of the Galilee for dinner and overnight. Dinner and overnight.
This morning we visit Mt. Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration, where we have a prayer service. We drive to Nazareth to visit Joseph’s house and celebrate Mass in the Church of the Annunciation, where the Word became Flesh! On to the village of Cana, the site of Jesus' first miracle, where our married couples will renew their wedding vows. We end the day by renewing our Baptismal vows in the Jordan River. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
This morning, we cross the Sea of Galilee by boat and view the surrounding mountains and sites of Jesus' bountiful ministry. On the opposite side, we view the first century boat from Jesus’ time, known as the “Jesus Boat.” On to visit Capernaum, where we see the remains of the village synagogue and the new church built atop St. Peter's house. Next, we drive to Tabgha, where we visit: the Mount of Beatitudes and celebrate Mass. The Chapel of the Primacy, where tradition has it Jesus appeared to his disciples the third time and confirmed the spiritual Primacy of the Apostle Peter; and The Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Today we drive south through the Jordan Valley. We make our thrilling entry to Jerusalem. We stop and bless Jerusalem on our way in, with bread and wine. On to Bethlehem (we stop for shopping at The Arches) where we visit The House of Bread and the Church of the Nativity that commemorates the birth of Christ. We visit the Manger, the Crusader's Cloister, and the Milk Grotto. We celebrate the Christmas Mass in Shepherd’s Field. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
This morning we visit the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Church of All Nations. On to the Church of the Pater Noster and view the beautiful City of Jerusalem from Mt. of Olives. We then walk down the hill to Dominus Flevit Chapel, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Following lunch we proceed to Mt Zion, stopping at St. Peter in Gallicantu (The Cock Crows), where Jesus was held in the house of the High Priest Caiaphas, where we celebrate Mass. We travel a short distance from Jerusalem to Jericho and take the cable car to the top of the Mt. of Temptation. Those wishing may continue on foot to visit the Monastery built into the side of the mountain. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
After Mass this morning in the beautiful Franciscan Church of the Cenacle, we drive through the wilderness of Judea to ascend Masada by cable car. This was the mountaintop fortress of King Herod where from 70-73 AD, the Jewish defenders made the last stand of the Jewish revolt against Rome. Continuing on, we tour the excavations at Qumran, the home of the Essenes connected with John the Baptist and the Dead Sea Scrolls. We stop at a Dead Sea beach where those wishing can experience the clear yet salty waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
We begin the day with a visit to the Church of St. Ann (Mary’s mother) and the Pool of Bethesda. We also visit Lithostrotos, the Ecce Homo Arch built by the Romans in A.D. 70 and the Convent of the Sisters of Zion. We prayerfully walk the Stations of The Cross along the Via Dolorosa concluding at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. After free time for shopping and lunch in the Christian Quarter, we tour the Jewish Quarter, making our way to the Western (Wailing) Wall. We visit the Church of Dormition and celebrate Mass, then pray in the Upper Room. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
We visit Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Museum); and Ein Karem, where John the Baptist was born, and Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth to utter the words of the Magnificat. We travel to Abu Gosh where Jesus appeared on the road on the first Easter Sunday, where we celebrate at The Crusader’s Mass Church. We enjoy our farewell dinner on our way to the airport.
We arrive back home with unforgettable memories to cherish always. Knowing we have walked in the footsteps of Jesus and the early Christians will bring new meaning to our Scripture reading and celebration of Mass.