Holy Land Pilgrimage - Fr Galo González, L.C.

Itinerary

 

  • Thursday, February 7, 2019
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    Day 1

    Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, you will be met by your local guide and driver and will head to your hotel in Tiberias. [1] [2]  After check-in you will meet with the group and have a welcome dinner. 
    Dinner and overnight will be at the Notre Dame Center in Magdala.

  • Friday, February 8, 2019
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    Day 2

    In the morning, you will visit Mount Tabor from which you will be able to observe the Jezreel Valley. Once there you will visit the Church of Transfiguration. Afterwards, you will head towards the city of Nazareth. En route you will stop in Cana to visit the church where Christ performed his first public miracle of transforming water into wine. Married couples will be able to renew their wedding vows. After lunch in Nazareth, you will visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Church, Mary’s Well, and the Synagogue.
    Mass will be celebrated in the Basilica of Annunciation. 
    Dinner and overnight will be at the Notre Dame Center in Magdala.

  • Saturday, February 9, 2019
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    Day 3

    This morning you will enjoy a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee; while onboard, mass will be celebrated. Afterwards, you will head to Capernaum, where Jesus called the first apostles; you’ll visit St. Peter’s Memorial and House, as well as the nearby synagogue. In the afternoon you will visit Tabgha, -site of multiplication of fish and loaves- and the nearby Primacy Church where Jesus confirmed Peter as head of the Church. You will then visit the Mt. of Beatitudes, site of the sermon on the mountain.
    Mass will be celebrated on the boat.
    Dinner and overnight will be at the Notre Dame Center in Magdala.

  • Sunday, February 10, 2019
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    Day 4

    After breakfast and check-out, you will visit the Stella Maris Convent and the Grotto of the Prophet Elijah in Haifa. Time permitting, you will visit the ancient Roman port of Caesarea Maritime, its aqueduct and amphitheater before heading to Jerusalem.
    Mass will be celebrated at the Magdala Center.
    Dinner and overnight will be at the Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem.

  • Monday, February 11, 2019
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    Day 5

    This morning you will proceed towards the city of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Our Lord. Once in Bethlehem you will visit the Basilica of the Nativity, the Chapel of St. Jerome, the Milk Grotto, and in the nearby city of Beit Sahour, you will visit the Shepherds’ Field and its famous grotto where the angel appeared to the local shepherds. In the afternoon you will visit the Church of the Visitation in the village of Ein Karem -where the Virgin Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth- and the nearby Church of St. John the Baptist. 
    Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Nativity - St. Jerome Grotto.
    Dinner and overnight will be at the Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem.

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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    Day 6

    Today you’ll start the day at the Mt. of Olives where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Jerusalem and get a basic understanding of the geographical locations of the holy sites. On the Mt. of Olives you will visit the site of the Ascension, the Pater Noster, and the Dominus Flevit Chapel, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Then you’ll head on to the Gardens of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations.
    In the afternoon you will visit Mt. Zion and visit the memorial site of St. Peter in Gallicantu, the Cenacle (the room of the last supper), and the Dormition Abbey, where the Blessed Virgin slept into eternal in life. 
    Mass will be celebrated at Gethsemane.
    Dinner and overnight will be in the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center.

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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    Day 7

    Early in the morning, you’ll celebrate mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. After breakfast, you will start the day with a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem. Starting from the Temple Area, you will visit the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, and the Al Aqsa Mosque. You will then visit St. Anne’s Church –the birthplace of Our Lady- and the nearby Bethesda’s Pool. Traveling the Via Dolorosa road, you will pass by the Flagellation Church, Ecce Homo, and arrive at the end to the Holy Sepulcher. 
    After lunch you will have a free afternoon to explore Jerusalem at your leisure. 
    In the evening, you will enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. 
    Mass will be celebrated at the Holy Sepulcher Church.
    Dinner and overnight will be in the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center.

  • Thursday, February 14, 2019
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    Day 8

    Early in the morning you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home or to Jordan if you are taking the Petra extension.


    [1] Please note that this program is subject to changes without prior notice to adapt to climate conditions, time limitations, availability or other circumstances.

    [2] Only one transfer is offered from/to the airport at the time of arrival and departure.  If you are making your own flight plans and they deviate from the arrival and/or departure dates and times stated in the itinerary, you will not be able to receive the transfer service. You can request a private transfer during registration.

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