The Holy Land & Jordan

Tel Aviv | Stella Maris | Nazareth | Mt of Beatitudes | Tabgha | Jericho | Jerusalem | Bethlehem | Petra

November 3-14, 2018

Your Tour Includes…

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Round Trip Airfare

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Daily Breakfast & Dinner

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Daily Mass Arrangements

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Land Transportation by Deluxe Motor Coach

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10 Night Accommodations in First Class Hotels

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Professional Local Guides & Tour Conductors

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Baggage Handling & Hotel Taxes

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Entrance Fees When Necessary Within The Itinerary

Itinerary…

Day 1: Departure – SFO-Telaviv, Israel

Our spiritual journey begins as we depart from USA on a non-stop flight to Istanbul via Turkish Air.  We will then catch our connecting flight to Tel- Aviv.

Day 2: Arrival – Telaviv, Israel

Welcome to Tel Aviv.  Here we will meet our tour conductor and guide.  They will take us to our hotel in Tiberias where we will have our dinner and spend the night.

Day 3: Caesarea, Stella Maris, Nazareth, Cana, Tiberias

We will drive to Haifa. We will pass by Caesarea to see the ruins of the ancient Roman City with its Aqueduct. In Haifa, we will visit the Carmelite Monastery and the Church of the Prophet Elijah. Then, we will continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation, Church of St. Joseph and Mary’s well.  We will then visit the First Miracle site in Cana where couples may renew their wedding vows. We will have dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 4: Sea of Galilee, Boat Ride, Capernaum, Mt of Beatitudes, Tabgha

We drive to Capernaum, the town of Jesus where He performed many miracles, we will visit the House of St. Peter and the ruins of the ancient Synagogue where Jesus preached. We will stop at Tabgha and visit the Primacy of St. Peter and the Church of Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes. We then visit the Church of Beatitudes, have a boat ride on the Lake of Galilee, dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 5: Jordan River, Mt tabor, Jericho, Jerusalem

We will enjoy a spectacular view of Upper Galilee on the way to Mt. Tabor where Jesus transfigured in the presence of Peter, James and John. Then we will celebrate Mass in the Church of Transfiguration and drive down the Jordan Valley to Jericho; the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, where we view Mt. Temptation and a Sycamore tree. Next we will visit the Jordan River Baptismal site and have dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. 

Day 6: Bethlehem, Sheperd’s Field, Ein Karem, Jerusalem

After breakfast, we will depart for Bethlehem to celebrate the Holy Mass and visit the Church of Nativity where Jesus was born. After lunch, we will shop for souvenirs. Later in the afternoon, we will visit Ein Karem, the hometown and birthplace of St. John the Baptist, and the place where the Blessed Virgin Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth. We will have dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 7: Jerusalem

After breakfast, we will do the Way of the Cross and celebrate the Mass at the Holy Sepulchre Church. We will visit the Christian, Armenian Quarters and the Wailing Wall, we will then visit the Upper Room where jesus instituted the Eucharist and the Priesthood.  We will continue our visit to Pater Noster Church and Mount of Olives and we will walk down the Palm Sunday road to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus endured His agony. We will continue to Kidron Valley and Mount Zion and we will visit the Chapel of the Ascension where Jesus returned to His Father.  We will have dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

Day 8: Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Masada and Amman, Jordan

Today, we will ride the cable car to the cliff-top of Masada Fortress and enjoy the spectacular aerial views.  We will continue to the desert Oasis of Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, and, after lunch, continue to the Dead Sea, known as the lowest landmass on earth. We will enjoy the dead sea with its mineral-rich mud known to be good for your skin. We will exit Israel and cross the border at Allenby, Jordan. In the evening we wil check-in to our hotel, adjacent to the Dead Sea (Access to the Dead Sea is available for swimming). 

Day 9: Petra

This morning after Mass, we will drive to Petra for an unforgettable visit to the “Rose Red City”. Here, you will see where the Nabateans  carved from rock temples, houses, tombs and aqueducts. In the evening we will return to Amman for dinner.

Day 10: Mt Nebo, Madaba, Jerash

After breakfast, we will enjoy a visit to the ancient city of Jerash, which is now generally considered to be one of the most well-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. Next, we will drive to the summit of Mt. Nebo to view the “Promise Land” as shown by Moses to the Israelites. From there, we will drive to Madaba to visit the church where the 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land is located. We will end our evening with a farewell dinner in Amman.

Day 11: Amman – Tel Aviv

Today, we will drive back to Israel and enjoy a city tour of Tel Aviv. Our remaining time will be spent at your leisure. We will have our farewell dinner and overnight in Tel Aviv.

(Note for Manila group, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your 9p.m. flight back to Manila.)

Day 12: Tel Aviv – USA

Early morning, we will catch our flights to our respective homes.

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