11 Day Holy Land & Rome Experience with Fr. Dwight DeJesus

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11 Day Holy Land & Rome Experience with Fr. Dwight DeJesus



Day 1, NOVEMBER 7 - NEW ORLEANS

Together we will meet at our gate and depart on our international flight from New Orleans to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. Dinner, breakfast & beverages will be served on board.

Day 2, NOVEMBER 8 - GALILEE

Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, we are greeted by our tour escort and transferred to our hotel for our first night on the Sea of Galilee. Enjoy some free time before dinner. Overnight in the Galilee area. (D)

Day 3, NOVEMBER 9 - GALILEE

Our exploration of the Holy Land begins with visits to Christian sites along the shores of the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus taught and performed miracles. 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 fisherman's boat that dates to Christ's time. Dinner and overnight in the Galilee area. (B, D)

Day 4, NOVEMBER 10 - JERUSALEM

Today we travel to the place where Jesus grew up and lived most of his life,Nazareth, located in the lower Galilee. 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, NOVEMBER 11 - JERUSALEM

We spend the day in the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting St. Anne's Church, the Pool of Bethesda, the Chapel of the Flagella-tion 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 Sepul-chre, 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, NOVEMBER 12 - JERUSALEM

We spend the day in the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting St. Anne's Church, the Pool of Bethesda, the Chapel of the Flagella-tion 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 Sepul-chre, 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 7, NOVEMBER 13 - 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 overnight in Jerusalem. (B, D)

Day 8, NOVEMBER 14 - TEL AVIV/ROME

Ciao & Buongiorno (Hello & Good morning)! Together we depart very early for our transfer to the airport for our flight to Rome. Upon arrival in the “Eternal City” we are met by our tour escort and transferred to the hotel for our first night in Rome, The City of Love. The remainder of the day is at leisure for individual exploration. Enjoy your included dinner at the hotel or go out and taste the local italian cuisines on your own! You will be sure to find authentic family owned pizza and pasta restaurants on every corner! Dinner and overnight are in Rome. (B, D)

Day 9, NOVEMBER 15 - ROME

After breakfast we enjoy a guided sightsee-ing tour of “Imperial” Rome, including the Catacombs, the Appian Way, St. Peter in Chains, the Colosseum, and Circus Maximus. We also visit the three major basilicas in Rome including 1600 year old St. Mary Major, St. John Lateran, Cathedral of the city of Rome and St. Paul Outside the Walls, built over the burial place of St. Paul. Dinner and overnight are in Rome. (B, D)

Day 10, NOVEMBER 16 - ROME

After breakfast we depart for Vatican City, to attend a Papal Audience subject to availability). In the afternoon, we visit the splendid Vatican Museums with their world-renowned art collections and the breathtaking Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo's frescoes. We conclude our visit with a tour of the awe inspiring St. Peter's Basilica, including time to pray at the tomb of Pope John Paul II. We have the remainder of the day to explore the wonders of Rome on our own. Dinner and overnight are in Rome. (B, D)

Day 11, NOVEMBER 17 - NEW ORLEANS

We depart for Rome's Fiumicino Airport for our return flight, arriving the same day. (B)

Daily Mass will be held by Father Dwight DeJesus.

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

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Inclusions

Early Bird Discount:
$100 discount with deposit by February 7, 2021
or  $50 discount with deposit by May 7, 2021


Included in the price: 
• Round-trip International Airfare from New Orleans (includes fuel surcharges and taxes)
• 9 Nights Accommodations in Superior Tourist Class Hotels
• Breakfast and Dinner daily
• Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation
• Professional Guide
• All entrance fees

Not Included: 
Optional Insurance (highly recommended)
• Single Supplement $800.00
• Tips
• Lunch

Contact Info:
Group Leader: Gwen Barr
Email: gwenbarr12@gmail.com • Cell: 318-359-1425
or
Regina Catholic Tours Representative: Kallie Blount
Email: Kcgblount@gmail.com
Phone: 212-594-8787 ext. 209 • Cell: 252-814-1337
Regina Tours Office: 1-800-CATHOLIC


 

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Gwen Barr: Fr. Dwight DeJesus - 11 Day Holy Land and Rome
Jerusalem Superior Tourist Class Hotel

2021 Dates & Prices

Dates Land Only Air & Land
$2898 $4198*

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