The Holy Land Pilgrimage
March 07-16, 2019
With Fr. Steve Nyl CS.s Rev.
Departure from the USA
Arrival to Israel
Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport where we will be met by our Israeli guide who will accompany us during our entire stay in Israel. We travel to our hotel in Tel Aviv.
Dinner Box-Overnight Leonardo Art Hotel, Tel Aviv.
Breakfast – Tel Aviv & Jaffa
After breakfast we will visit modern Tel Aviv, Rabin Square, The City Hall, and Rothschild Blvd. Then we will visit Old Jaffa a city of 5000 years of history, this is where Jonah went on his journey to Nineveh, here is the port where King Solomon imported cedar trees to build the Temple, As well as when Peter received the vision, we will walk through the narrow streets and watch the “Jaffa Tales” multimedia presentation showing the history of Jaffa.
- Free afternoon and enjoy the Hotel.?
- Overnight Leonardo Art Hotel, Tel Aviv.
Breakfast-Caesarea, Har Magedo (Armageddon) & Haifa.
After breakfast, travel by private air-conditioned motor coach along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to Caesarea, where Gentiles first heard the Good News from Peter and were baptized. See the Roman Amphitheater and aqueduct. Then through the Jezreel Valley to Megiddo, where archaeologists have unearthed 20 levels of civilization. Then journey on to Mt. Carmel, where Elijah Challenged the Pagan priests.
Meeting local business women & men and seeing how can we work together to help as much people as possible.
Dinner & Overnight in Haifa.
Breakfast- Nazareth, Cana, Capernaum and Mount of Beatitudes
Following breakfast visiting Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus. Then continue on to Cana Where Jesus transfer water to Wine (We will do service there for those who want to renew their vows).
Then drive by Mt. Tabor the site of the transfiguration of our Lord, from here we will view the geographic layout of Jesus’ early ministry.
Then travel on to the site of the multiplication of loaves and fishes and the Mount of the Beatitudes overlooking the Sea where our guide will reenact Jesus’ famous “Sermon on the Mount”.
Travel to Caesarea Philippi, the site of Peter’s Confession. A relaxing cruise on the Sea of Galilee with easy viewing of the nearby Golan Heights brings to life the experiences of the fishermen disciples. In Capernaum visit the ruins of an ancient synagogue and Peter’s home.
- Overnight Tiberius on the Sea of Galilee at Kibbutz Ginnosar Hotel.
Breakfast-Jordan River, Beth Shean and Jerusalem
After breakfast we begin our sightseeing with a visit to the Jordan River Baptismal site (We will have a service for those who want to memorize their baptism) and then we will continue southward to Beit-Shean/Scythopolis.
The most magnificent archaeological site in Israel, located at the strategic juncture of the Jezreel and Jordan valleys. Like Jericho, it has been almost continuously occupied throughout history. After defeating Saul and his sons on Mt. Gilboa. During the time of Jesus, Scythopolis was one of the chief cities of the Decapolis.
A league of ten cities sharing Greek culture and government. Continue to Tel Jesreel and walk the Biblical trai, next is the spring of Gideon this is where Gideon have chosen his warriors in his battle with the Midienites.
- Dinner in Jerusalem
- Drive to Jerusalem
- We’ll have dinner & overnight lodging for the next five nights in Jerusalem @ Grand Court Jerusalem Hotel
Mount Moriah-Garden of Gethsemane & Mount of Olives
Today After Breakfast we walk where Jesus walked. Begin the day with a panoramic view of the city, Mount Moriah and the Dome of the Rock from atop the Mount of Olives and then the Garden of Gethsemane. How many have wished to be whisked back in time to get a glimpse of our Lord or hear His voice if only for a moment. To walk between the ancient olive trees, read the scriptures of Jesus’ prayer and take time for personal reflection is important here. Next, we enter the Old City through Stephen’s Gate, and visit the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus cured a cripple. We are reminded of His brutal beating and humiliation.
View the Church of the Holy Sepulcher – Your faith, that blessed hope and communion with Christ, will take on a tremendous new meaning today.
Bible Time in Israel
After Breakfast an interesting and educational day of touring awaits us today beginning at a scale model of the ancient city of Jerusalem. Our guide will walk us through an accurately detailed smaller version of Biblical times in Jerusalem as well as the architecture and décor of the Temple.
Next we will visit the Shrine of the Book with time to enjoy the museum, including the Dead Sea Scrolls and the absolute miracle of God’s preserved Word. Next we travel to Mount Zion to visit the house of Caiaphas and the “Upper Room” where the disciple whom Jesus loved laid his head on His Breast and where later Thomas cried; “my Lord & my God”. From here we will see the ancient Roman Cardo, and Western Wall. Later we travel to Bethlehem to visit the site of the Nativity of Christ.
More of Jerusalem
A visit to the City of David & Hezekiah’s Tunnel.
Later will proceed to visit a Winery outside Jerusalem in Kibbutz Zuba located in the Jerusalem Hills, including a short wine tasting.
Dinner @ the hotel and overnight Jerusalem –
Masada, Dead Sea Scrolls, Ein Gedi
Our day begins after breakfast with a cable car ride to the mountain top fortress of Massada.
Here our guide will treat us to the history of the famous zealot stand. We’ll visit Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Afterwards proceed to Ein Gedi, “Spring of the Goat,” an oasis on the western shore of the Dead Sea. Because of its warm climate and abundant supply of water, the site developed a reputation for its fragrant plants and date palm groves.
Return to Jerusalem.
Farewell Dinner and Hotel Overnight
Breakfast & free time depend on the flight times.
Transfers to the airport to take your flight home to the US.
Rates for the land tour
$1,925.00 per person double occupancy
$798.00 single supplement
Not Included in the land package rate
Tips (Hotel, Guide & Driver), personal shopping, spa, some lunches & Drinks.
Include in the land package rate
1. Meet and assist at airport upon arrival and upon departure by the Tour airport representative.
2. Round trip guide escorted airport transfers (Just for the Group traveling with group flights).
3. 9 nights- 4 stars hotels on HB Basis (Breakfast & Dinner included) Box Lunch pending.
4. 8 full days of touring in an a/c deluxe bus and a scholar guide as per the attached suggested itinerary.
5. Entrance fees to sites as per the attached program.
6. Pilgrims certificates signed by the mayor of Jerusalem
7. Biblical maps & hats
8. Farewell dinner in a local restaurant before going to the airport.
9. Free WI FI at hotel and in the bus
10. Unforgettable memories & surprises
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