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Spiritual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land including Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies 2021

9 days
The Holy Land
Starting from $2199* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join us on a 9 day Spiritual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land including Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies, starting at $2,199 from Los Angeles, or San Francisco, CA departing on November 27, 2021. VIsit places such as Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Mount Zion, Mount of Olives, Garden Tomb, Capernaum, Caesarea, Jacob's Well, and much more!

 

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount. This offer is good through May 31, 2021 and has limited availability.

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • First Class Hotels
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Guided Tours
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Study Guide
  • Visas (U.S. Citizens)
  • International Airfare

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Saturday, November 27, 2021 DEPART LOS ANGELES

Our pilgrimage begins as we depart Los Angeles on LH457 at 3:30pm on our Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt.

Day 2 Sunday, November 28, 2021 TEL AVIV / BETHLEHEM

 Arrive Tel Aviv airport where we will be welcomed by our tour guide and bus drive. We take the one hour drive to our hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 3 Monday, November 29, 2021 BETHLEHEM / SHEPHERDS’ FIELD / MOUNT OF OLIVES / GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE / EIN KAREM

This morning we visit the Church of the Nativity, the traditional site of the birth of Jesus, the Church of St. Catherine and the Cave of St. Jerome. We walk to the Church of Milk Grotto and then by bus down to the Shepherds’ Field where the shepherds wondered at the angels’ announcement of Jesus’ birth. We drive towards Jerusalem and stop on the Mount of Olives to view the Old City and visit the Church of Pater Noster. We will walk down to the Garden of Gethsemane passing by the Church of Dominus Flevit (The Lord Wept). Visit the Church of the Agony (Church of All Nations) and then to Ein Kaem to visit the Church of the Visitation and the Church of St. John the Baptist before returning to our hotel.

Day 4 Tuesday, November 30, 2021 CAESAREA / HAIFA / MOUNT CARMEL / NAZARETH / CANA

Today we drive towards the Mediterranean Coast and stop in Caesarea to see the Aqueduct. On to Haifa and Mount Carmel to visit the Church of Elijah and then to Nazareth to visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, and St. Joseph’s Church. On to Cana to visit the Franciscan Church of the Wedding Feast where Jesus performed His first miracle turning water into wine. In the afternoon return to our hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 5 Wednesday, December 1, 2021 VIA DOLOROSA / CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE / WAILING WALL / MOUNT ZION

Early in the morning we walk “Via Dolorosa” (The Way of Sorrows) and stop at the Stations of the Cross until we reach the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where we will celebrate mass at the Tomb of Christ. Then we return to the hotel for breakfast. Later, we visit the Old City of Jerusalem, the Pools of Bethesda and walk through the narrow streets to the Wailing Wall. Then we stop on Mount Zion and visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu where Peter denied Jesus. Time for shopping before returning back to the hotel.

Day 6 Thursday, December 2, 2021 SEA OF GALILEE / MOUNT OF BEATITUDES /CAPERNAUM

This morning we drive through the Jordan Valley to Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee where we will enjoy a boat ride as Jesus and His Disciples did. Jesus spent much of his ministry along the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Then to Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum to see the ancient Synagogue and the remains of St. Peter House, on to Tabgha (The Church of the Multiplication). Return to our hotel in Bethlehem

Day 7 Friday, December 3, 2021 BETHANY / JERICHO / RIVER JORDAN / DEAD SEA

Today we drive to Bethany to visit the Franciscan Church and the tomb of Lazarus. Continue down to Jericho to view Mount of Temptation and the ruins of Old Jericho. Continue to the River Jordan where we can renew our baptismal vows. In the afternoon, we spend time at the shores of the Dead Sea where we can experience the salty water before returning back to our hotel.

Day 8 Saturday, December 4, 2021 SAMARIA / JACOB’S WELL / CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

In the morning we drive to Nablus (ancient Samaria) and view Mount Ebal and Mount Garizim. We stop at Jacob’s Well where Jesus met the Samaritan woman and asked her for water. Return to Bethlehem for last minute shopping and the rest of the afternoon at leisure to rest and pack. After early dinner, we join Catholics from around the world with the local Catholic community in the Holy Land to participate in the annual “Lighting of Christmas Tree” ceremony.

Day 9 Sunday, December 5, 2021 RETURN TO LOS ANGELES

Transfer to Tel Aviv airport to take LH691 at 5:20m. Arrive in Frankfurt at 9:00am and connect with LH456 departing Frankfurt at 10:25am, arriving in Los Angeles at 1:05pm.

Departure Dates

  1. November 27, 2021
    From $2199* Register Now!

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount

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