Pilgrimages

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

Day 1: Arrival. Arrival at Tel Aviv international airport. Transfer to hotel in Nazareth. Introduction and welcome by Angels Tours & Travel representative. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth .

Day 2: 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. Visit to the “Jesus Boat” followed by a visit to Magdala, the birth place of Mary Magdalene. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Day 3: 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 Nazareth.

Day 4: Mount Tabor and Jordan Valley. Visit Mount Tabor (place of the Transfiguration) and baptismal site along the Jordan River. Journey to Jerusalem via the Jordan Valley. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 5: Ein Karem & Dead Sea Scroll Museum. Visit to Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist. Visit the Church of the Visitation, Church of St. John, and Mary's Spring. Visit to exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls and outdoor model of Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 6: Jericho & Dead Sea. Visit Mount of Temptation, Tel Sultan and the Sycamore Tree of Zaccheus. Visit Qumran, place of the finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls, with the possibility of swimming in the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 7: 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 Jerusalem.

Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem. Visit Mount of Olives, panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, 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. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 9: Bethlehem & Beit Sahour. Visit the Nativity Church, Milk Grotto and Shepherds Field. Visit to Carmelite convent to venerate relics of Saint Mariam of Jesus Crucified. Afternoon visit to Bethlehem area olive wood souvenir shop and meeting with local Catholic community leaders in Beit Sahour. Dinner with local Bethlehem Christian families and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 10: Herodium & Hebron. Visit to Herodium, King Herod’s Bethlehem-area mountaintop palace and possible burial place. Travel to Hebron, visit the Ibrahimi Mosque and Abraham’s Oak. Visit to Hebron glass and ceramics factory. Return to Bethlehem for a farewell dinner and cultural performance with a Dabkeh (traditional Palestinian folk performance) group. Final overnight in Bethlehem and prepare for departure.

Day 11: Departure. Transfer to Tel Aviv international airport for departure.

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