Israel, Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Product Number: LTCPHL

On an inspirational journey through Israel, strengthen your faith and feel closer to God. From Bethlehem and Nazareth to Cana, the site of the First Miracle, find a new understanding of the life of Jesus. Follow in His footsteps along the Via Dolorosa as you walk the path of the Stations of the Cross. Visit the Church of the Pater Noster, built on the traditional site where Jesus taught. Explore Ein Karem, the birthplace of St. John the Baptist. An extensive Jerusalem tour features the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Western Wall. Engage in daily worship at historical sites such as the Church of the Beatitudes, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, St. John the Baptist and the Church of the Nativity.

International economy air fares in all taxes
Comfortable hotel accommodation
Meals as per itinerary
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Air conditioned coach with WIFI
English speaking guided tour
Airport pickup and drop off in Europe

Departure Dates

January 2021

JAN 20th

February 2021

FEB 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th

March 2021

MAR 3rd, 10th, 15th, 17th

April 2021

APR 7th, 12th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Tour Map

Take your International flight departing from SYD/MEL/BNE to Tel Aviv.

On this inspirational journey to the Holy Land you will visit some of the most ancient sites in the world. Your tour begins with a free day in Tel Aviv, a bustling city brimming with culture and history, situated on the Israeli Mediterranean coastline. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.

Journey to the ancient port city of Jaffa for a leisurely stroll through the winding alleys of the historic area. Celebrate Mass at St. Peter’s Church. Travel to the walled city and Roman ruins of Caesarea. It was here that St. Peter converted the first pagan, Centurion Cornelius, to become a Christian, and where St. Paul was imprisoned for two years. In Nazareth, visit the Church of the Annunciation. Your day continues with a visit to Cana, the site of Our Lord’s first miracle, at a wedding feast where you can renew your marriage vows. Arrive in Tiberias for a 2-night stay.

This morning enjoy a special treat when you take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee where many of the apostles were fishermen and where Our Lord preached. Travel to nearby Tabgha and visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes, built to commemorate the miraculous feeding of five thousand. Stop at the Mount of Beatitudes for a stunning view of the Sea of Galilee. Celebrate Mass at the Church of the Beatitudes. Continue to the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter where Our Lord appeared to the apostles after His resurrection. In Capernaum, visit the church built over the ruins of St. Peter’s house. Get a taste of the local flavour when you enjoy lunch at a communal settlement known as a kibbutz. Finally, visit Yardenit, the Jordan River baptismal site.

Travel to Mount Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration. Proceed to Bethlehem and enjoy a stop at Shepherds’ Field, where the angels appeared on the first Christmas night. Celebrate Mass at the Church of the Nativity, built on the birth site of Our Lord. Later, arrive in one of the holiest cities in the world, Jerusalem.

Your visit to Jerusalem begins with a visit to the Church of the Pater Noster, built on the traditional site where Jesus taught His disciples the Lord’s Prayer; its name refers to the “Our Father” prayer. Next, visit the Mount of Olives and the site where Our Lord wept over the city, now known as Dominus Flevit. Afterwards, visit the Church of All Nations, built over the rock on which Our Lord prayed the night before He was crucified. Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane, the site of Christ’s betrayal by Judas. Travel to Caiaphas’ Palace – known today as St. Peter in Gallicantu – where St. Peter once denied Our Lord in one of its courts. This afternoon, travel to Ein Karem to visit the Church of St. John the Baptist, built over the Grotto of his birthplace, and celebrate Mass.

 

Today you are free to explore the city on your own. Perhaps you’ll choose to take an optional excursion to the Dead Sea to discover where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found; visit Masada; stop at AHAVA Visitors Centre; and perhaps even float on the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Later today, gather with your fellow travellers to celebrate Mass.

Enter the old city through St. Stephen’s Gate where St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, was stoned to death. Continue to the Church of St. Anne, marking the place where the parents of the Blessed Mother lived. Visit the nearby Pools of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the paralytic, and see the Ecce Homo Arch, the site where Pontius Pilate presented Our Lord to the crowds. Celebrate Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site of His crucifixion, burial and resurrection. Walk through the Muslim, Christian and Jewish quarters to the Western Wall of the Temple. Then, follow the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross, walked by Our Lord on the way to His crucifixion. Next, visit the Church of the Dormition (commemorating Our Lady’s Assumption) and the nearby Hall of the Last Supper. In Jerusalem, enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers to celebrate the end of this unforgettable and holy experience.

Your tour comes to a close today. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

Arrive Australia, to share your many pleasant memories

Ask us about 3-night extension to Jordan where you can experience the desert life of the Bedouin people and visit to incredible stone-carved city of Petra.

Inclusions

  • Return flights including Airport Tax
  • Comfortable Hotel (Twin Share Room)
  • Meals as indicated (B/L/D) per itinerary
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Air-Conditioned Coach with Wifi
  • English speaking Escorted Tour
  • Airport Pick Up & Drop Off

Exclusions

  • Tour Gratuity AUD 151pp – possible to add in advance to your tour cost
  • Optional Admissions Fees
  • Extra excursions not mentioned in the itinerary as included
  • Single Supplement surcharge Room shared available
    **T&C Apply

Optional Activities & Fees

All activities and admission fees are optional

  • Jerusalem at night with Tower of David AUD 111 pp.
  • Qumran-Masada-Dead Sea & Jericho AUD 117 pp.

 

**Private tours for groups available on request.

 

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