12 Days Life-Changing Pilgrimage to the Holy Land & Jordan - March 16 - 27, 2020 - Fr. Pratap Reddy

12 Days Life-Changing Pilgrimage to the Holy Land & Jordan - March 16 - 27, 2020 - Fr. Pratap Reddy

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Day 1: Departure

Depart the New York for your overnight flight to the Holy Land.  Meals will be served on board.  

Day 2: Arrival at Tel Aviv Airport and transfer to Hotel

Meet your guide at the Airport, Drive through the Coastal plains visit Caesarea Maritima and continue to your Hotel in Tiberius for dinner & Overnight. (Celebrate Mass). 

Day 3: Golan Heights, Caesarea Philippi

We will start our day by a visit to Meggido, and then drive to Golan Heights to visit Caesarea Philippi. Dinner & overnight in Tiberias (Celebrate Mass)

Day 4: Cana of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes

Start our visit to the church of Annunciation & Cana of Galilee. Then drive towards the Sea of Galilee, visit Mount of Beatitudes, church of Multiplications of Fish & Loaves, Capernaum, River Jordan and Have a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. Dinner & Overnight in Tiberias. (Celebrate Mass)

Day 5 Bethlehem, shepherd’s fields, Ein Karim

Visit the shepherd’s fields, church of Nativity, old city of Bethlehem, visit Ein Karim, the church of the visitation. Dinner & Overninght in Bethlehem (Celebrate Mass)

Day 6: Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Mount Zion

Drive to the Mount of Olives, Walk the Palm Sunday Path, church of Gethsemane and the Kidron Valley. Visit the last Supper room, Mount Zion. Dinner & overnight in your hotel in Bethlehem

Day 7: Jerusalem, Temple Mount, Wailing Wall

Visit the Wailing Wall, Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock & Al Aqsa Mosque, then visit the church of St. Anne & pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa and Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Visit the Garden Tomb & have communion. Dinner at a Bedouin Tent restaurant and enjoy Dabkkeh, a Palestinian folklore music and dance, overnight in your hotel in Bethlehem. (Celebrate Mass)

Day 8: Jerusalem, Holy City, Yad Vashem

Visit the Israeli Museum Yad Vashem, the Shrine of the Book & the model of the city of Jerusalem in the time of Jesus. View the Knesset, the new city of Jerusalem. Visit Ein Karem where St. John was born. Dinner & overnight in Bethlehem Dinner & Overnight in Bethlehem. (Celebrate Mass)

Day 9: Jericho, Jordan River, Qumran

Full Day Tour in the Dead Sea Area We will visit, Qumran. Drive to Jericho, visit the Good Samaritan Inn, St. George in the Judean Wilderness, visit the old city of Jericho, Elisha Spring & view Mount Temptation Monastery we conclude the day with Swim in the Dead Sea. Drive the Jordan Valley dinner & Overnight in Bethlehem. (Celebrate Mass)

Day 10: Madaba/Machaerus JORDAN

This morning we will depart Israel for Jordan via Bridge where we will meet our agent to assist us through security and customs. We will then travel to Mt. Nebo to view the Holy Land from where Moses stood (Deuteronomy 34:1), a breathtaking view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea to the Mt. of Olives and the roof tops of Jerusalem. We will continue to Bethany Beyond the Jordan where John the Baptist traditionally is thought to have baptized Jesus. We will then head to Madaba, the city of mosaics, to see the wonderfully vivid 6th century Byzantine mosaic map of the Holy Land in the contemporary Greek Orthodox church of St. George. If time permits, we will also survey the Machaerus, the ruins of Herod’s fortress where John the Baptist was beheaded. Afterwards, we will head south to Petra, the “Rose Red City” for dinner and overnight. (Celebrate Mass)

Day 11: Petra, Amman

After breakfast we will visit the site of Petra, a 2000-year-old Nabatean (ancient Arab) city that was highlighted in the movie “Indian Jones and the Last Crusade”. We will walk through the narrow passageway (called the “Siq”) up to the Treasury, a massive royal tomb carved out of solid rock. If time permits, we will visit the traditional Tomb of Aaron (Moses’ brother), along with Little Petra before returning to Amman. Dinner and overnight will be in Amman. (Celebrate Mass)

Day 12: Arrive

We will arrive back in the USA the same day.

 

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Package Price:

Trip date:  March 16 - 27, 2020
Departure City:  New york, NY (JFK)- Other Cities available
Package Price:  $3590.00
Single Room(Private Room) $750.00

Package price includes the following:

  1. Round trip airline tickets
  2. All taxes, fees and surcharges
  3. Hotels on Half board Basis: 9 nights (open buffet breakfast, open buffet dinner)
  4. Air-conditioned bus in Israel
  5. Farewell dinner
  6. English speaking guide
  7. Entrance fees
  8. Meeting and assistance at Arrival – Ben Gurion Airport
  9. Porterage Included in all hotels
  10. Whispers devises during the whole trip
  11. Communion service
  12. Porterage at airport

Package price does not include the following:

  • Lunches
  • Gratuities for guide / driver
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned above