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 Bethlehem. Introduction and welcome by Angels Tours & Travel representative. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 2: Old City of Jerusalem. Visit the Old City of Jerusalem: Church of the Holy Sepuclhre, 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. Visit to Garden Tomb. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Mass: Franciscan Chapel in the Holy Sepulchre.

Day 3: 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 Jerusalem.
Mass: St. Peter in Gallicantu.

Day 4: Free day in Jerusalem. Dinner and final overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 5: Caesaria Maritima, Haifa & Akko.
Visit Caesarea Maritima, Carmelite convent of Stella Maris, Bahai’ Garden overlook. Drive to Akko, visit the Old City & tour citadel. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.
Mass: Stella Maris.

Day 6: 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” at Nof Ginosaur followed by a visit to Magdala, the birth place of Mary Magdalene. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.
Mass: Magdala or Tabgha.

Day 7: 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 overnight in Nazareth.
Mass: Basilica of the Annunciation & renewal of wedding vows at Cana if possible.

Day 8: Golan Heights, Majdal Shams, Ceasaria Philippi.
Visit southern Golan Heights and community of Majdal Shams, Caesaria Philippi, (Banias), walk through the Syrian and Lebanon borders. Mass and tour of Byzantine-era archaeological ruins at Sisters of Nazareth guesthouse. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.
Mass: Sisters of Nazareth Guesthouse if possible.

Day 9: 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 Bethlehem.
Mass: Mount Tabor—Church of the Transfiguration.

Day 10: Bethany, Masada & Dead Sea.
Visit Bethany and Tomb of Lazarus. Visit Masada, King Herod’s southernmost fortress and last stand of the Jewish revolt, then to Dead Sea to visit Qumran, possibility of swimming in the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
Mass: Bethany—Church of Lazarus (next to Tomb).

Day 11: 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.
Mass: Church of the Nativity or St. Catherine.

Day 12: Bethlehem.
Brief hike through Battir, a west Bethlehem village designated a UNESCO cultural heritage site. Visit to Caritas Baby Hospital, a local orphanage, and Bethlehem University. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
Mass :- Bethlehem University

Day 13: Ein Karem, Abu Ghosh & Latrun. Visit to Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist. Visit the Church of the Visitation, Church of St. John, and Mary's Spring. Afternoon visit to Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. Benedictine monastery at Abu Ghosh and Cistercian monastery at Latrun. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem
Mass: Ein Karem Church of the Visitation or Church of St. John the Baptist

Day 14: 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 & ceramics factory. Return to Bethlehem for a farewell dinner and cultural performance with a Dabkeh group. Final overnight in Bethlehem and prepare for departure.
Mass: Milk Grotto.

Day 15: Departure.
Transfer to Airport for Departure

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