10 Day Pilgrimage to The Holy Land with Mark Wyble

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10 Day Pilgrimage to The Holy Land with Mark Wyble



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EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT:
$100 Early Bird Discount with deposit by February 2, 2020 
OR $50 Early Bird Discount with deposit by May 2, 2020

 


Day 1 - USA / ISRAEL

Depart on a super jet to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Dinner and breakfast will be served aboard.

Day 2 - TEL AVIV / TIBERIAS

Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, we will be transferred to our hotel in Tiberias near the Sea of Galilee for dinner and overnight. Already we can feel the heart of this land enchanting us, as we begin to visit the sites of the Bible and share the experience of walking in the footsteps of Jesus. (D)

Day 3 - CAESAREA / MOUNT CARMEL / NAZARETH / CANA

Drive to Caesarea where Peter baptized Cornelius (Acts 10:19-45). Visit the Roman theater, aqueduct and Herodian port. Continue to Haifa. See the magnificent panoramic view from the top of Mount Carmel, the location of Elijah's altar. Here Elijah confronted the priests of Baal (1 Kings 18:16-40). Continue through the Valley of Armageddon to Nazareth, boyhood hometown of Jesus. Visit the Church of Annunciation (Luke 2:26-37) where Mass will be celebrated. Then on to Cana, site of Jesus' first miracle (John 2:1-11). Here couples can renew their marriage vows. Return to Tiberias for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 4 - AROUND THE SEA OF GALILEE

Take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to the village of Capernaum. Visit the ruins of St. Peter's House and a 2nd century synagogue. Proceed to Tabgha, where we will visit the Church of St. Peter's Primacy (John 21:15-19). Here Jesus appeared to the disciples after his Resurrection. Next, we visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes (Mark 6:34-44). Proceed to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-12). Mass will be celebrated there. Then travel to Caesarea Phillipi where St. Peter proclaimed Jesus as the Messiah (Matthew 16:13-19). Jesus replied that Peter was the rock on which Christ's Church would be built. As we drive back to our hotel, we pass Magdala, home of Mary Magdalene. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 5 - JORDAN RIVER / MOUNT TABOR / JERUSALEM

Today we visit Yardenit, baptismal site on the Jordan River. Here you can renew your Baptismal Covenant. Proceeding on to Mount Tabor, site of the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1- 8), we will ascend the mountain to the Church of the Transfiguration for Mass. Then it's on to the old Roman city of Beit Shean to visit the impressive ruins. Drive along the Gilboa mountain range to Prophet Gideon's Spring and on to the Tel of Jezreel, location of queen Jezebel's summer palace, where we hear about the site's intimate connection with Old Testament events. From here we venture southward to the holy city of Jerusalem. Dinner & overnight in Jerusalem. (B,D)

Day 6 - JERUSALEM / BETHLEHEM

Visit a model of ancient Jerusalem to see how it was in the Lord's day, then we go into the Old City to St. Anne's Church, birthplace of our Blessed Lady. See the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the lame man (John 5:1-8). At the Via Dolorosa, “The Way of the Cross” (Luke 23:1- 53), we will process with a wooden cross from Pilate's Judgment Hall (stopping to pray at each station) all the way to Calvary and the Tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We will celebrate Mass there. We will stand at the Western Wall and ascend Temple Mount to the Dome of the Rock, winding our way through the ancient cobblestone alleyways amid colorful bazaars. In the afternoon, drive to nearby Bethlehem of Judea (the House of Bread). Visit the Church of the Nativity, on the site where Jesus was born, and where the Magi came to worship the King of Kings (Matthew 2:1-2). We will see the Cave of St. Jerome, where the 3rd century saint translated the Latin Vulgate. Afterward we go to Shepherds Field, where the Angel proclaimed, “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ, the Lord” (Luke 2:8-15). Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. (B,D)

Day 7 - BETHANY / MASADA / QUMRAN CAVES / DEAD SEA

Today we venture to Bethany to visit Lazarus' Tomb (John 11:43), where we will celebrate Mass. Continue toward the Dead Sea (deepest point on earth) to visit Masada. Ascend to the top for a magnificent view of the desert. We will have time for a swim in the Dead Sea before returning to Jerusalem via the Judean Wilderness. (B,D)

Day 8 - JERUSALEM

A full day of leisure to pursue personal interests---relax, explore, shop. (B,D)

Day 9 - JERUSALEM

Drive to the Mount of Olives for an outstanding view of the city and surrounding area. After visiting the place of the Ascension and the Church of Pater Noster (Acts 1:9), we will walk to Dominus Flevit, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem (Luke 19:41), and proceed to the Garden of Gethsemane (Mark 14:32-42). We continue to Mount Zion, to the Church of the Dormition, the Room of the Last Supper (Luke 22: 17) and King David's Tomb. Proceed to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu (the cock crows) (Mark 14:30). Continue to the Church of the Visitation, original site of the Magnificat (Luke 1:41-55), where Mass will be celebrated, Continue to Bin Karem, birthplace of St. John the Baptist. Our final stop will be at Emmaus, where Jesus appeared to his followers following his Resurrection (Luke 24:30-31). We will then stop for our farewell dinner before we are transferred to the airport. (B,D)

Day 10 - TEL AVIV / USA

Today our journey ends with good, spirit-filled memories, as we head home. Arrival the same day. (B,L)

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

**Note: Itinerary is subject to change, dependent upon flight schedules, traffic, and unforeseen restrictions at sites at time of visit.


Inclusions

INCLUDED IN PRICE:
• Round-trip from Kansas City or New Orleans (includes fuel surcharges and taxes)
• 7 nights in superior tourist class hotels
• 7 breakfasts and 8 dinners
• Sightseeing as per itinerary
• Airport-hotel transfers
• Hotel taxes
• Touring by Private Air Conditioned Motorcoach
• Services of a Professional Tour Escort

NOT INCLUDED:
• Optional Insurance (recommended)
• Single Supplement
• Tips – to be collected by tour host before departure
• Meals not mentioned

CONTACT INFO:
Mark Wyble • Religious Ramblers
816-233-8427 • religiousramblers@gmail.com

 


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Mark Wyble - 10 Day Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Tiberias Superior Tourist Class Hotel
Jerusalem Superior Tourist Class Hotel

2020 Dates & Prices

Dates Land Only Air & Land
$2398 $3598*

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