8 Day Pilgrimage to The Holy Land with Fr. Crisostomo

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8 Day Pilgrimage to The Holy Land with Fr. Crisostomo



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EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT:
$100 Early Bird Discount for all deposits received anytime before May 18, 2020.
If that date is missed deposits received before August 17, 2020 will receive a $50 discount.

Day 1: Janaury 18 - Newark

We depart on our international flight to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. Dinner and breakfast are served on board.

Day 2: January 19 - Galilee

We arrive at Ben Gurion Airport, where we are met by our tour escort and transferred to our hotel in the Galilee. Enjoy some free time before dinner. Overnight in the Galilee area. (D)

Day 3: January 20 - Galilee

Our exploration of the Holy Land begins with visits to Christian sites along the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus taught and performed miracles here. We visit the Mt. of Beatitudes, where, according to tradition, Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. The sermon is commemorated in the Church of the Beatitudes, built overlooking the Sea of Galilee. We continue to Tabgha, site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. A mosaic commemorating this miracle is located near the altar at Tabgha. We also visit Capernaum and the Church of the Primacy of Peter. Later we proceed to the Church of the Transfiguration at Mt. Tabor and the Jordan River, site of Jesus' baptism. We enjoy a cruise on the Sea of Galilee and visit Ginnosar where we see a fi sherman's boat that dates to Christ's time. Dinner and overnight in the Galilee area. (B, D)

Day 4: January 21 - Jerusalem

Today we travel to Nazareth in the Lower Galilee, the place where Jesus grew up and lived most of his life. We visit the Church of the Annunciation, built over the Grotto of the Annunciation, the place where early Christian tradition says that the angel Gabriel spoke to the Blessed Mother. We continue to Joseph's carpentry workshop and then to Cana, site of the wedding feast. On Mount Carmel we stop at the Carmelite Monastery at the Muhraka, site of Elijah's altar, and celebrate Mass at Stella Maris Church. Paintings in the church dome depict Old Testament stories, including one of Elijah being swept up to heaven in a fiery chariot. We continue to Caesarea on the Mediterranean Sea to discover the ancient Crusader and Roman town, its aqueduct and theater. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. (B, D)

Day 5: January 22 - Jerusalem

We spend the day in the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting St. Anne's Church, the Pool of Bethesda, the Chapel of the Flagellation and the Ecce Homo Arch. We continue through the Bazaar to the Via Dolorosa, which winds through the streets of Old Jerusalem and commemorates the path that Jesus walked on his way to the crucifixion. We visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, containing the tomb where Jesus was buried and rose from the dead. Later we head to Bethlehem for an inspiring visit to the Church of the Nativity (subject to availability). While returning to Jerusalem, we view Shepherd's Field and Rachel's Tomb. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. (B, D)

Day 6: January 23 - Jerusalem

Our destination for today is the Dead Sea region, the lowest point on earth. We drive to Masada, the fortress where Jewish Zealots held off the armies of the Roman Empire before choosing death over surrender. We continue to Ein Gedi, where King David found shelter from the wrath of King Saul. This afternoon we can opt to “float” on the Dead Sea. On our way back to Jerusalem, we view the caves of Qumran where, in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. We return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 7: January 24 - Jerusalem

Today we participate in a full-day tour of Jerusalem including the Mt. of Olives, Mt. Scopus, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Basilica of Agony. We continue to the Kidron Valley and to Mt. Zion, site of the Last Supper room, and David's tomb. We visit a model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period as well as the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum. We drive to the village of Ein Kerem, birthplace of St. John the Baptist. This evening we enjoy a farewell dinner and head to the airport for our return flight. (B, D)

Day 8: January 25 - Newark

We arrive in a Newark airport early this morning.

* (B,L,D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Inclusions

INCLUDED IN PRICE:
Round trip airfare from Newark airport including taxes and fuel surcharges
• Accommodations in Superior tourist class hotels
• 5 Breakfast and 6 dinners
• Airport and hotel transfers
• Touring as indicated in the itinerary
• Services of a Professional Tour Escort
• Touring by Private Air Conditioned Motor coach
• Porterage of 1 suitcase in all hotels

NOT INCLUDED:
Tips for guide and driver (approx. $100)
• Travel insurance (optional)
• Single room at hotel ($425)
• Meals not mentioned

CONTACT INFO:
Fr. Armando Crisostomo Chaplain - Overlook Medical Center 973-653-4965
OR
REGINA TOURS: 1-800-228-4654 or contact Angelica Villegas at 1-800-CATHOLIC ext 250
Email: avillegas@groupist.com

 


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Fr. Armando Crisostomo - 8 Day Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Jerusalem Superior Tourist Class Hotel

2021 Dates & Prices

Dates Land Only Air & Land
$1948 $2898*

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