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Israel

DAY 1 SUNDAY

TEL AVIV / NAZARETH

Arrival in Tel Aviv, entry procedures to the country, meeting with the guide and departure to the city of Nazareth. Dinner and accommodation.

DAY 2 MONDAY

NAZARETH / CANA / MOUNT TABOR / NAZARETH

Visit the city of Nazareth, where we can see the most important places in the hometown of the Holy Family: the fountain of Mary, the Basilica of the Annunciation, where we will celebrate Holy Mass. We will continue our pilgrimage to the nearby city of Cana in Galilea to visit the Church where Jesus performed his first miracle "the conversion of water into new wine." In the afternoon We will leave for Mount Tabor, the place of the Transfiguration of the Lord. We will ascend to the summit where we will have beautiful views of Galilee and the Armageddon valley, and we will visit the beautiful basilica. Return to the hotel in Nazareth or Tiberias.

 

DAY 3 TUESDAY

 NAZARETH or TIBERIADEES / SEA OF GALILEE / NAZARETH

Today our pilgrimage will take us to the region of Galilee, where Jesus lived out most of his public life. We will go to Tabga, the place of multiplication of the loaves and fishes. Then we will see where Jesus confirms Peter as the stone on which he will build his Church and celebrate the Holy Mass. We will head to Capernaum, the city where Jesus performed some of the miracles during his life and where the house of Peter and the Synagogue are. After the visit we will board a boat that will take us on a short journey on the Sea of ​​Galilee. We will have the opportunity to pray we sail through the waters of the miraculous catch of fish and where Jesus walked on the waters. In the afternoon we will go to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. To finish, we will go to the ruins of the city of Magdala.

 

DAY 4 WEDNESDAY

NAZARETH or TIBERIADES / JUDEAN DESERT / JORDAN RIVER/ DEAD SEA / BETHLEHEM

We will start our journey through the Judean desert, along the banks of the Jordan River. We will arrive to Jericho, and will have a magnificent view of the Mount of Temptations, where Jesus was tempted by Satan.  We will see Zaccheus' Sycamore, and will continue our way to the bank of the Jordan, to a place called Qaser el Yahud, where experts have pointed out as the place where the Lord's baptism took place. We will continue to Qumran, where we will have lunch. At the end of tthe day we will learn of the history of this place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, one of the most important archaeological finds in modern history. After the visit we will move on to the Dead Sea to take a swim in the salty waters of this unique sea. After, we will continue to the city of Bethlehem.

DAY 5 THURSDAY

BETHLEHEM / EIN KAREM / BETHLEHEM

Departure to Ein Karem to visit this picturesque village, where Elizabeth and Zechariah lived, the cousins ​​of the Virgin Mary. Here we will visit the Church of the Visitation and the Church of John the Baptist. After this visit, we will continue to the city of Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. Once there, we will visit the field of the shepherds where we will celebrate Holy Mass. It was in this place that the angel announced the Good News to the shepherds. In the afternoon, we will head to one of the most important places of our pilgrimage: the Church of the Nativity, the place where the grotto of the birth of Christ is located and the manger where they put the child after delivery. 

DAY 6 FRIDAY

 BETHLEHEM/ MOUNT ZION & THE MOUNT OF OLIVES / JERUSALEM

Departure to Jerusalem to visit the model of the city of Jerusalem, to to be able to locate and understand the visits of the day. We will continue to the Mount of Olives, we will see the place of the Ascension of the Lord, and the Pater Noster, place where Jesus taught his disciples to pray. We will continue our descent remembering the path that Jesus traveled in his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Our path will take us to make a stop at Dominus Flevit, where Jesus Christ cried when he saw the city of Jerusalem and we will finish our tour in Gethsemane, in the garden of olive trees where we will remember the the beginning of the Lord's Passion. We will stop in the Basilica of the Agony. Then we will move to Mount Zion to visit the King David's Tomb, the Room of the Last Supper, the Cenacle and the Franciscan Cenacle. We will continue visiting various places like the Abbey of the Dormition and St Peter in Gallicantu. 

DAY 7 SATURDAY

 JERUSALEM OLD CITY

Early in the morning we will go to the old city of Jerusalem. We will begin our Stations of the Cross that runs through the Via Dolorosa, contemplating the Lord's Passion on the way to Calvary. We will reach the top of Mount Golgotha, inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and after venerating the place of the Crucifixion of Jesus, we will descend towards the stone of the Anointing. Then we will enter the interior Holy Sepulcher, where we will see that Christ is truly Risen! In the afternoon we will continue our visits to Jerusalem. We will visit the Wailing Wall, the Church of St Ann and the Pool of Bethesda, the place where the sick waited for the angel to move the waters in order be healed. Free time to shop, walk or enjoy the Holy City of Jerusalem. 

DAY 8 SUNDAY

 JERUSALEM / EMMAUS / JAFFA / TEL AVIV / CITY OF ORIGIN

Departure to Jaffa where the house of Simon is located. After walking through the picturesque fishing village we will move to Tel Aviv airport to take the flight to the city of origin.

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What's included?

All breakfasts in Israel + 6 lunches w/o beverage

Hotels & Accommodation

Entrance & activity fees

Local English or Spanish speaking guide for duration of trip

Transportation in Israel

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Many opportunities for celebration of liturgy of the hours, mass, confession, adoration and personal prayer.

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