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9 Night Holy Land Tour

Price starting from
$1865
Per Person
Trip Duration :
10 Days / 9 Nights
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip.

HOLY LAND TOUR

May 14/15-24, 2016

 

Sunday, May 14 (Day 0) USA/Tel Aviv:

Transfer to San Francisco International airport for your flight to Tel Aviv on Turkish Airline. (Rate for land only available, if you wish to book your own air).

 

​Monday, May 15 (Day 1) Tel Aviv: 

Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, meet our tour guide and travel to our hotel in Bethlehem.

Overnight: Bethlehem hotel. 

 

Tuesday, May 16 (Day 2) Bethlehem:  

Visit the Church of the Nativity, built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century over the grotto of Jesus’ birth (Mathew 1:18) and the Milk Grotto, where Mary breastfed Jesus.   Then we will go to Beit Sahour to visit the Shepherds’ Fields (Luke 2:8), the place where the angels of the Lord brought good tidings of great joy for all people that our Savior, Christ the Lord, is born.

Overnight: Bethlehem hotel. 

 

Wednesday, May 17 (Day 3) Bethlehem: 

Visit the village of Ein Karem (Luke 1:39), the birthplace of St. John the Baptist, to visit the church that commemorates his memory.   See the Church of the Visitation, where Mary visited her pregnant cousin Elizabeth. Proceed to Jericho, the oldest and the lowest city in the world, site of Elisha’s spring (2kings 2:21), and the walls of Joshua (Joshua 6:1-20), and the setting of the story of Zachaeus (Luke 19).  We will see the ancient sycamore fig tree. Then, we will ascend Mount Temptation, where Jesus was tempted by the devil (Matthew 4) by cable car.

Overnight: Bethlehem hotel. 

 

Thursday, May 18 (Day 4) Jerusalem: 

 This morning you will attend Mass in the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre.  Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations (John 18). Visit the Tomb of Mary according to the orthodox tradition. Drive to the Mount of Olives for a spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem that the holy eyes of our beloved Savior gazed upon. We will  visit the Church of Pator Noster, ( Luke 11 ) built over the ruins where Christ is believed to have taught the Lord Prayer.  Proceed to the Chapel of the Ascension (Acts 1) , and the Chapel of Dominus Flevit (Luke 19 ) ( Mathew 23:37 ), where Our Lord wept over Jerusalem.   Visit Bethany, the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus.  Then return to Jerusalem and walk through the stations of the Via Dolorosa (John 18,19,20) or “Way of Sorrow,” the traditional route that Jesus followed bearing his cross, from Pilate’s Judgment Hall, to Calvary Hill or Golgotha, the site of His crucifixion, which is in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Follow these winding, narrow streets, all within the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, from the Ecce Homo Convent to the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre.  Pilgrims traditionally walk this route, identifying with Jesus’ suffering. There are “Fourteen Stations of the Cross,” each station marking an event of sacred memory, with chapels for reflection, till we reach the Golgotha and Jesus’ tomb.

Overnight: Bethlehem hotel. 

 

Friday, May 19 (Day 5) Jerusalem:

We will see the tomb of King David.  Visit the Upper Room, site of the Last Supper (Mark 14:12), where the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist was instituted. Visit the Church of the Dormition, the place where the Virgin Mary fell into eternal sleep, according to the catholic tradition.   Then visit St. Peter in Gallicantu, where Peter denied Jesus three times before the rooster crowed, and then repented.

Overnight: Bethlehem hotel. 

 

Saturday, May 20 (Day 6) Jaffa/Tel Aviv:

Visit the city of Lod, home of the Church of St.George, and his tomb.  Then on to Jaffa, to take the blessings of Saint Peter’s Church. It was in Jaffa that St. Peter raised Tabitha, one of Jesus' disciples, from the dead (Acts 9 and `10) and saw a vision on the roof of Simon the Tanner.  Free time in Tel Aviv and return to Bethlehem.

Overnight: Bethlehem hotel. 

 

Sunday, May 21 (Day 7) Tiberias:

Visit the baptismal site at the Jordan River.  Enjoy a boat ride in Sea of Galilee at Tiberias. Visit Capernaum, the home of Saint Peter and  the place where Christ began His public ministry. We will see the synagogue (Mathew 8:5) where Christ taught, and the church built over the site of Peter’s home (Luke 4:38), where our Lord healed his mother in law.  Then visit the Mount of Beatitudes (Mathew 5), scene of Jesus’ great Sermon on the Mount . Nearby is Tabgha (Mathew14:13), where Jesus fed the multitude of 5,000 out of two fishes and five loaves of bread. Next to it the site of Peter’s Primacy (John 21). Next, we will travel to Cana in Galilee (John 2), site of Jesus' first miracle. The changing of water into wine.

Overnight: Tiberias. 

 

Monday, May 22 (Day 8) Nazareth:

Visit Nazareth ( Isaiah 7:14) (Luke 1:26) , the childhood home of the Lord Jesus Christ and the largest city in the Northern District of Israel.  We will visit the old well and the Orthodox Church of the Annunciation.  Also visit the Catholic Basilica of the Annunciation, the place where Angel Gabriel visited Mary. We will then visit the Church of Saint Joseph, commemorating his workshop.

Overnight: Tiberias.

 

Tuesday, May 23 (Day 9) Tiberias:

Visit Mount of Transfiguration, then visit Burqin, site of the healing of the ten lepers.  Visit Nablus, Jacob's Well , then return to the hotel.

Overnight: Tiberias.

 

Wednesday, May 24 (Day 10) Departure: 

Transfer to Ben-Gurion Airport for your flight back home. 

 

 

 

 INCLUSIONS:

  • Arrival & departure transfers from/to the Ben Gurion airport will be provided at specified times, individual transfers can be provided at an additional cost. 
  • Six nights hotel accommodations in Diamond Bethlehem hotel (or similar), including service charge, taxes and buffet breakfast. 
  • Three nights hotel accommodations in Golan Tiberius hotel (or similar), including service charge, taxes and buffet breakfast. 
  • Eight full day sightseeing with an English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to the sites as per itinerary.  

 

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Lunches
  • Drinks with meals
  • VISA-Israeli visa not required for U.S. citizens. Turkey visa is REQUIRED and can be obtained prior to departure. 
  • Any personal items or items not included in the 'Inclusion' section 
  • Tipping for guide and driver. 

 

 

***A $500/person deposit (via check) is required at time of booking to secure air space***

 ***A minimum of 20 paying individuals is required to maintain the above rates. Should the group materialize at less than 20, a supplement will apply***

 

  Rate per person

 

Jerusalem & Air from SFO

$1,865.00 (in double occupancy)

Single Supplement

                      $295.00

Land ONLY

                   $925.00 (in double occupancy)

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

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