Tours

10 Day Catholic Holy Land Pilgrimage 2021

10 days
The Holy Land
Starting from $2998* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join us for the 10 Day Catholic Holy Land Pilgrimage 2021.

January 6, starting at $2,998*.
January 20, starting at $3,048*.
February 17 and 24, both starting at $3,198*.
March 17, starting at $3,348*.
May 5, starting at $3,498*.
October 13, starting at $3298*.
October 27, starting at $3298*.
November 10, starting at $3298*.
December 1, starting at $2998*.
All prices include international airfare from New York.

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount and are per person.

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • First Class Hotels
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Guided Tours
  • International Airfare from NY

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 USA to the Holy Land

Your spiritual pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight. 

Day 2 Arrive in the Holy Land

You will be welcomed to the Holy Land by our airport representative and transferred to your Bethlehem hotel. Enjoy dinner before retiring for the night.

Day 3 Bethlehem, Bethany & Ein Karem

In Bethlehem, visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace which now resides in the world’s oldest functioning church (Luke 2:1-7). Celebrate Mass in Bethlehem and then gaze out over Shepherds’ Field where the angels first proclaimed the Good News. Visit Bethany, the home of Lazarus, Mary and Martha. Here Jesus visited on several occasions, and raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11). Travel to Ein Karem, the village where John the Baptist was born and the Virgin Mary visited Elizabeth prior to our Lord’s birth (Luke 1:26-40). Visit the Church of St. John, birthplace of John the Baptist.

Day 4 Qasr El Yahud, Wadi Qelt, Jericho, Qumran & Dead Sea

Visit and renew your baptismal vows at the baptismal site of Qasr el Yahud, where tradition says Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Just off the Roman road that Jesus “walked”, is the Wadi Qelt gorge, site of the Monastery of St. George. Journey to Jericho (considered the oldest city in the world) to visit the ruins of the ancient city conquered by Joshua (Josh. 6:1). From Jericho, in the distance you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4:1). Celebrate Mass in the Church of the Good Shepherd in Jericho near a sycamore tree and remember Zacchaeus, who climbed to see Jesus (Luke 18-19). Travel to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947. End your day with the opportunity to take a dip in the mineral laden waters of the Dead Sea.

Day 5 Cana, Nazareth & Mount of Precipice

Visit the Franciscan Wedding Church at Cana, site of Jesus’ first miracle as He changed water into wine (John 2). Continue on to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23), and celebrate Mass in the Basilica of the Annunciation. You will also see the House of the Holy Family, St. Joseph’s Workshop and St. Joseph’s Church (Luke 2:41- 52; Matt. 2:19-23). Stand atop the Mount of Precipice, where Luke describes how Jesus was rejected by those in the synagogue after He taught them. Filled with anger, they “led Him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast Him down headlong” (Luke 4: 29).

Day 6 The Galilee

Enjoy beautiful Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry, and visit the synagogue located on the site where Jesus taught (Matt. 4:13, 23). Sail across the Sea of Galilee, reflecting on the gospel stories of Jesus calming the storm. Listen to Jesus’ words from His Sermon on the Mount at the Mount of Beatitudes (Matt. 5-7) and celebrate Mass at the Church of the Beatitudes. At Tabgha, traditional location of the feeding of the 5,000, explore the Church of the Fish and the Loaves (Luke 9:10-17). Take a moment to reflect and pray in the Chapel of the Primacy, where Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ (John 21). In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue.

Day 7 Mount Tabor, Mount Carmel & Emmaus

As you stand on Mount Tabor, contemplate what it must have been like for Saints Peter, James and John to behold the glory of the Transfigured Christ (Matt. 17:2). Celebrate Mass at the Church of the Transfiguration. Continue on your journey to Mount Carmel where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18). Biblically, Mount Carmel is referenced most often as a symbol of beauty and fertility. To be given the “splendor of Carmel” was to be blessed indeed (Isa 35:2). In Emmaus, you’ll see the traditional site where Jesus appeared to two disciples after His resurrection.

Day 8 Jerusalem

Be inspired by the breathtaking beauty of Jerusalem (“the Golden City”) as you stand on the Mount of Olives, the place from which Jesus ascended into heaven forty days after His resurrection (Acts 1:9-12). Visit the Church of Pater Noster, walk the Palm Sunday Road stopping briefly at the tear-shaped Dominus Flevit Church where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Celebrate Mass in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed before His crucifixion (Matt. 26:36-44). On Mount Zion, see the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was imprisoned the night of His arrest (Matt. 26:57-65). Nearby is the Upper Room revered as the location of the Last Supper (Mark 14:12-26). Conclude your day by visiting the Church of the Dormition of Mary.

Day 9 Jerusalem & the Old City

Take time to pray at the Western Wall, all that remains of Herod’s Temple. Sit on the Teaching Steps where Jesus once taught. Take a leisurely stroll down the Cardo, the main street of the Old City where modern shops stand between ancient ones. View the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle of healing (John 5:1-31), and sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne, renowned for its beautiful acoustics. At Herod’s Antonia Fortress, see where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23:1-11). Walk the Via Dolorosa, “the Way of the Cross,” and celebrate the Mass of the Resurrection at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Day 10 Depart on an extension or return to USA

Depart on an extension or return to USA.

Enhance Your Journey

Wonders of Petra & the Dead Sea Starting from $898

Day 10 – Mt. Nebo & Madaba

This morning you will journey across the Allenby Bridge. Stop in Madaba, the City of Mosaics, to visit the Church of Saint George with its sixth-century, Byzantine, mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites. Continue to Mount Nebo, where Moses caught a glimpse of the Promised Land (Deut. 34). On a clear day, you can see all the way across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, to the rooftops of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. End your day at the shore of the Dead Sea and check in to your hotel.

Day 11 – Petra

Explore the city of Petra. Its entrance passes through a long, narrow gorge known as the Siq and can only be accessed by carriage, horseback or on foot. Once inside the city, marvel at the intricate detail of a city that was cut into the cliff sides of rose-colored rock. Return to your hotel at the Dead Sea for dinner and overnight.

Day 12 – Jerash

Explore Jerash, one of the best preserved Roman cities in the world. Stroll through the oval piazza and wander along colonnaded streets etched by the wheels of ancient chariots. Stand in the grand theatre where an onstage whisper can be heard in the top row. Cross the border back into Israel and enjoy dinner in Jerusalem. Afterwards, you will travel to the airport in Tel Aviv to begin your journey home.

Day 13 – Return to USA

Only Offered on:
January 6, 20
February 17, 24
March 17
May 5
October 13, 27
November 10
December 1

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.
Taxes, tips & fees for extensions are charged separately.

Hiking in the Holy Land Starting from $1098

Day 10 – Hike from Nazareth to Sepphoris (5 Miles)

Today explore the Old City of Nazareth and hike approximately 5 miles to Sepphoris. Visit Sepphoris, the cosmopolitan Roman capital of Galilee until Herod Antipas built Tiberias. It is heralded as the traditional birthplace of Mary and possibly where Joseph and a young Jesus labored. Travel to Kibbutz Lavi for overnight.

Day 11 – Hike from Kibbutz Lavi to Moshav Arbel (8-10 miles)

After breakfast, depart Kibbutz Lavi and walk across the expansive fields to the Horns of Hattin, a double-peaked volcanic structure, where Saladin defeated the Crusader forces in a decisive battle in 1187. After enjoying the spectacular views, continue down the ancient volcano to Nebi Shu’eib, the Druze shrine to Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses. Explore the shrine before continuing through the former Arab village of Hittin deserted during the Israel War of Independence in 1948. Admire the olive trees as you make your way to Moshav Arbel and the ancient 4th-century synagogue. After almost 10 miles of hiking, return to Kibbutz Lavi for dinner and overnight.

Day 12 – Hike from Mount Arbel to Capernaum (10 Miles)

Begin your final day of hiking at the summit of Mt. Arbel where you will enjoy the stunning view of the Sea of Galilee and its many coastal towns and villages. Descend Mt. Arbel into Wadi Hamman, otherwise known as the Valley of the Doves, and certainly an area where Christ and the disciples would have walked on their way to Nazareth. Continue to Tabgha and Capernaum as you complete the final section of the Jesus Trail and almost 10 miles. Dip your feet in the Sea of Galilee and rest before returning to Kibbutz Lavi for dinner and overnight.

Day 13 – Day of Rest

Enjoy a day of rest or join the optional Horseback Riding & Kayak trip (additional charge). Dinner at Kibbutz Lavi.

Day 14 - Return to USA

Only Offered on:
May 5
October 13, 27
November 10
December 1

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.
Taxes, tips & fees for extensions are charged separately.

Jerusalem Extended Stay Starting from $498

Extend your stay in Jerusalem with extra nights at your hotel, daily breakfast and dinner included at your hotel! You are on your own to enjoy sightseeing, meditation, reflection & renewal.

Extended Stay available January 6 - February 17 Departures Only

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

 

Only Offered on:
January 6, 20
February 17

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.
Taxes, tips & fees for extensions are charged separately.

Departure Dates

  1. Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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  2. Wednesday, October 13, 2021
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  3. Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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  4. Wednesday, November 10, 2021
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  5. Wednesday, December 1, 2021
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*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount