Pilgrimages

 For Catholic faithful To experience “The Fifth Gospel of Pilgrimage” in the Holy Land

Day 1:  Arrival. Arrival at Airport near Tel Aviv. Transfer to hotel in Bethlehem. Introduction and welcome by Angels Tours & Travel representative. Dinner & overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 2: Bethlehem and Hebron. Visit Nativity Church, Milk Grotto and the Shepherds Field. Visit Hebron’s Old City and Abraham Mosque.  Dinner & overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 3: Jericho and Dead Sea. Visit Mount of Temptation, Tel Sultan and the Sycamore Tree of Zaccheus. Visit the Baptism site ,  Visit Qumran, place of the finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls, with the possibility of swimming in the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 4:  Old City of Jerusalem.  Visit the Old City of Jerusalem: Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Church of St. Anne, Pool of Bethsaida, Flagellation Chapel, Haram Al-Sharif (Al Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock, if possible), Via Dolorosa and Western Wall. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 5: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem. Visit Mount of Olives, panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem, Ascension Chapel, Pater Noster Church, Dominus Flevit, the Garden & Church of All Nations at Gethsemane, Mt. Zion, Dormition Abby, David's Tomb, the Cenacle (place of the Last Supper), and Church of St. Peter in Galicantu. Cultural dinner with Folklore dance. final overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 6:  Nablus.  Visit Jacob’s Well, Sebastia, place of the beheading of St. John the Baptist. Meet with Latin parish priest of St. Justin in Rafidia. Meet with Samaritan community leader on Mount Gerizim.  Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Day 7: Galilee. Boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum (the village of Peter), Tabgha (the place of the Multiplication of the Loaves & Fishes), Mensa Christi (the primacy of Peter), and Mount of Beatitudes. Overnight in Nazareth.

Day 8: Cana, Mt. Carmel and Nazareth. Visit Cana, place of the first miracle of Jesus and Mount Carmel. Return to Nazareth to visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Church, the old Synagogue, and Mary’s Well.  Dinner and final overnight in the Holy Land, and prepare for departure.

Day 9: Departure. Depart the Holy Land through Tel Aviv International Airport.

Masses and daily devotions will be organized at various locations based on availability.   

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