10 Days

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Spiritual Director: Fr. Dariusz Misiolek

April 12 - 21, 2018

Optional Pre Tour to Jordan: April 9 – 13, 2018

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Tel Aviv · Caesarea · Stella Maris · Nazareth · Tiberias · Sea of Galilee · Jordan River · Mt. Tabor · Jericho · Jordan River · Jerusalem · Temple Model · Ein Karem · Bethlehem · Bethany · Dead Sea · Mt. of Olives · Gethsemane · Mt. Zion · Via Dolorosa · Holy Sepulchre · Tel Aviv ·

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip air from Halifax, YHZ
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Surcharges
  • Accommodations at centrally located first class Hotels as follows (or similar):
      ~ 1 night: Apr 13 – Apr 14: Dan Panorama, Tel Aviv
      ~ 2 nights: Apr 14 – Apr 16: Leonardo Plaza, Tiberias
      ~ 5 nights: Apr 16 – Apr 21: Olive Tree, Jerusalem
  • Optional Pre Tour to Jordan:
      ~ 1 night: Apr 10 – Apr 11: Cham Palace, Amman, Jordan
      ~ 1 night: Apr 11 – Apr 12: Petra Moon, Petra, Jordan
      ~ 1 night: Apr 12 - Apr 13: Cham Palace, Amman, Jordan
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily in the Holy Land
  • 1 Lunch of St. Peter Fish in Tiberias
  • 3 Lunches in Jordan, Wine and Water with dinners in Jordan
  • Masada Excursion in Jordan
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Wi-Fi on motor coach in Holy Land
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Tips to hotel staff, restaurants, luggage handlers
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person) where available
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
Dan Panorama
Dan Panorama
Tel Aviv

1 Night

Leonardo Plaza
Leonardo Plaza
Tiberias

2 Nights

Olive Tree
Olive Tree
Jerusalem

5 Nights

Not included
  • Beverages unless mentioned, Tips to your guide & driver
Optional
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage, both Pre-Existing Conditions and throughout your trip. From Medical and Dental Emergencies, Loss of Luggage, Trip Delay, and so much more.

Supplemental Cancellation Protection

A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 24 hours prior to departure. The “Waiver” expires once you are within 24 hours of departure.

Itinerary

Day5
Fri, Apr 13: Amman – Jerash – Tel Aviv

Following breakfast, you will depart for Jerash, nestled in a quiet valley among the mountains of Gilead, is the grandeur of Imperial Rome being one of the largest and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside of Italy. To this day, its paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theaters, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates remain in exceptional condition. Later today we will be crossing the Jordanian border into the Holy Land and continue toward the Mediterranean Coast to Tel Aviv for dinner and an overnight.

Day6
Sat, Apr 14: Caesarea - Stella Maris - Nazareth - Tiberias

Following breakfast at your hotel, your group will head to Caesarea, the former capital of Judea. You will have the opportunity to visit the archaeological remains of this ancient port, which aided as base for the Herodian navy. Shortly after the time of Jesus Christ, it was revealed to Peter, in Caesarea, that the Good News (to repent) is not only intended for Jewish people but also, the entire world. This is also the place which officially ended the tradition of adhering to the Jewish cere-monial laws. As a result, Peter baptized a group of gentiles, the Roman Centurion, Cornelius, and his family. Your tour continues as you travel North to Haifa. In Haifa, you will find Stella Maris, a Carmelite Monastery. The monastery is located above the cave where Elijah, the prophet, once lived. A colorful painting of this “wonder-worker” can be found on the ceiling of the Church. Following this visit, your group will depart Stella Maris and enjoy the scenic drive (with view of the bay of Acco) to Nazareth. In Nazareth, you will experience the town where Mary once lived and where Jesus lived as a child (Matthew 2:23). During the visit to Naza-reth, your group will visit the Byzantine Church of St. Joseph, to which tradition identifies as the workshop and home of the Holy Family. Then make a stop at the Church of the Annunciation, which stands over the cave that tradition holds to be the home of the Virgin Mary. The cupola, which dominates modern-day Nazareth, is surmounted by a lantern which symbolizes “the Light of the World” Also, your group will visit Mary’s Well where the angel Gabriel announced to the Virgin Mary that she will bear the Son of God (Luke 1:30-34). Your first day culminates with a transfer to Tiberias. Upon arrival in Tiberias, you will check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day7
Sun, Apr 15: Tiberias: Sea of Galilee
Theme: The Ministry of Christ in the Galilee

After breakfast we start with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. After this, see the remains of a boat that dates back to the time of Jesus, found buried in mud. Con-tinue to the Mount of Beatitudes, scene of Jesus’ great Sermon on the Mount. Nearby is Tabgha, where Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000 and onto the site known as “Peter’s Primacy”. Here, after His resurrection, Jesus met with His disciples and told Peter to “feed my lambs; feed my sheep.” [John 21:9]. After lunch, we visit the remains of the fishing village of Magdala (Aramaic for “elegant”). During the time of Jesus it was a thriving place that exported dried fish and garum (a fish sauce reduction popular in Roman cooking). Excavations done by the Franciscans in the 1970s revealed the residential area of the village and the docks where the fishing boats would unload the fish caught in the Sea of Galilee. In 2009 a chance discov-ery revealed a 1st Century synagogue at the entrance to the village from West. It is also assumed that Mary Magdalen was born here. End the day at Capernaum, from where Jesus launched his Ministry; see the synagogue which dates to the time of Jesus and the church built over the site of Peter’s home. Dinner and over-night at your hotel.

Day8
Mon, Apr 16: Jordan River - Mt. Tabor – Jericho – Jordan River - Jerusalem
Theme: The Transfiguration

Today, after breakfast, drive to Mount Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration, with time to reflect on Christ’s Humanity and Divinity. Mass here will be a good prepa-ration for the journey to Jerusalem where Jesus was to suffer the crucifixion and resurrection. Drive down the Jordan Valley to Jericho, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, where we view Mt Temptation and an example of a Sycamore Tree. Visit the Baptismal site on the Jordan River then to Jerusalem, where you check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day9
Tue, Apr 17: Jerusalem: Temple Model - Ein Karem - Bethlehem
Theme: The Visitation and Nativity

Begin the day with a visit to the Second Temple scale model for an overview of Jerusalem as it was at the time of Jesus. A short drive takes us to the village of Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist, to visit the church that commemorates his memory. Pray the Mystery of the Rosary on the walk up the hill to the Church of the Visitation. In the afternoon visit Bethlehem to see the cave at the Shep-herds’ Field. The caves have soot marks of the fires that shepherd’s lit to keep warm while watching over their flocks. In the afternoon we will depart to Bethle-hem, beginning at Manger Square, which stands in front of one of the oldest of Christian churches, the Church of the Nativity. Enter the Church and down to the Grotto of the Nativity which marks the spot of Jesus’ birth. Beneath the Altar, there is a silver star with the Latin inscription: HIC DE VIRGINE MARIA JESUS CHRISTUS NATUS (Here Jesus Christ was born to the Virgin Mary). After Mass we will return to the hotel in Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight.

Day10
Wed, Apr 18: Bethany - Dead Sea
Theme: Early Years in Jerusalem & the Wilderness

This morning drive down the Jordan Valley to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Afterwards there may be time for a dip in the Dead Sea for those who want to. Drive through the Judean Wilderness where Jesus spent 40 days fasting, and it is in this area that John the Baptist lived and baptized Christ. Then to Bethany where He raised Lazarus from the dead. Celebrate Mass here before returning to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day11
Thu, Apr 19: Jerusalem: Mt. Of Olives - Gethsemane - Mt. Zion - Western Wall
Theme: Palm Sunday and the Agony in the Garden

From the Mount of Olives take in the panoramic view of Jerusalem. Then to the Pater Noster shrine, where Jesus taught His disciples the Pater Noster — The Lord’s Prayer (Luke 11:1-4). Walking down the Palm Sunday Road stop at the beautiful little church, Dominus Flevit - “The Lord wept.” It was here that Jesus wept over Jerusalem [Luke 19:41]. At Gethsemane reflect on Jesus’ final night. The Garden contains trees, the roots of which go back to the time of Jesus. Visit the Church of All Nations to pray at the “Rock of Agony,” a section of bedrock identified as the place where Jesus prayed alone in the garden on the night of His arrest. Visit the Western Wall, to see all that remains of the Temple compound that dates to the time of Jesus. From here we will continue to the house of the High Priest Caiaphas where He was interrogated and imprisoned. Now called Peter in Gallicantu (“crowing rooster”), this beautiful Church also commemorates Peter’s Denial of Christ, his repentance and then being forgiven by Jesus. After Mass we will go up to Mt. Zion to visit the Upper Room, which commemorates the Last Supper. Nearby is the Benedictine Church of the Dormition. Dinner and over-night at your hotel.

Day12
Fri, Apr 20: Jerusalem: Via Dolorosa - Holy Sepulchre
Theme: The Way of the Cross, The Crucifixion, The Resurrection

This morning we start the Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross) at the Antonia Fortress, where Jesus was condemned to death by Pontius Pilate. From there He was taken through the city to be crucified. The Stations of the Cross lead, through the markets of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Here is the site of Calvary and the Tomb of Christ. Mass will be in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. After breakfast visit the Church of St Anne’s, the Pool of Bethesda and the Sisters of Zion. This afternoon there will be time to revisit the Old City. Dinner and Over-night. Day 13.

Day13
Sat, Apr 21: Tel Aviv - Halifax

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, your group will leave by motor coach and transfer to the Tel Aviv airport for return flights home.

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2018 Dates & Prices

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Apr 12Thursday
Apr 21, 2018Saturday
Apr 13Friday
Apr 21, 2018Saturday
Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $799.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $1,850.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $3,700.00 (USD)

Pre Tour to Jordan:

April 9 – 13, 2018

$779.00 Per Person   |   Private Room: $199
  • Centrally located Hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 1 night: April 10 – April 11: Cham Palace, Amman, Jordan
      ~ 1 night: April 11 – April 12: Petra Moon, Petra, Jordan
      ~ 1 night: April 12 – April 13: Cham Palace, Amman, Jordan
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • 3 Lunches in Jordan, Wine and Water with dinners
  • Masada Excursion in Jordan
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Wireless headsets where needed
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Tips to hotel staff, restaurants, luggage handlers
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person) where available
Pre Tour

*All pricing is per person

Jordan Tour (Per Person) $779.00 (USD)

Jordan - Private Room (Per Person) $199.00 (USD)

Pre Stay

*All pricing is per person

Tel Aviv - Private Room (Per Person) $416.00 (USD)

Tel Aviv -Double Room (Per Person) $240.00 (USD)

Tel Aviv - Private Transfer (Per Person) $156.00 (USD)


Itinerary
Day1
Mon, Apr 09: Depart Halifax for Jordan

Board your flight for the start of your journey to Amman with complimentary meals and beverages served on board.

Day2
Tue, Apr 10: Arrive Amman

Upon arrival in Amman, make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Proceed to the arrival's hall, where you will be greeted by your tour guide and/or driver. Transfer to the hotel in Amman for check-in. Enjoy dinner at the hotel before retiring for the evening.

Day3
Wed, Apr 11: Petra

This morning, you will transfer to the “lost” city of Petra ! This city is located amongst rugged desert canyons and mountains. Enjoy a walking tour of the for-mer capital and trading center. Your first stop will be a visit to the Siq, a mile-long gorge that contains a number of magnificent structures that are carved into the mountains. The walk will culminate with a visit to the Petra Museum. The Museum holds numerous artifacts from the Neolithic period of the Nabataen history. The museum also contains architecture from the Romans as well as, a Byzantine chapel. Spend this afternoon at your own leisure. Feel free to shop, relax or rest before dinner and overnight.

Day4
Thu, Apr 12: Petra - Kerak - Madaba - Mt. Nebo - Amman

Today, after breakfast travel to the Castle of Kerak; the largest castle among mountain-top crusaders. Following this visit, transfer to the “City of Mosaics,” Madaba. While in this city, you will visit St. George’s Church that is home to a true treasure of Christianity. This Church houses the oldest map of the Holy Land which includes Israel, Palestine, and Southern Egypt. Later, visit Mt. Nebo, the most revered holy sites of Jordan. This mountain was mentioned in Deuteronomy 34, “Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pis-gah…” While here, you will tour the Holy site of where Moses died and was buried. Following your visit to this Sacred place, return to Amman before dinner and an overnight.

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or Pre Tour at hotel.
Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687) or sales@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $799.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $1,850.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $3,700.00 (USD)

Pre Tour

*All pricing is per person

Jordan Tour (Per Person) $779.00 (USD)

Jordan - Private Room (Per Person) $199.00 (USD)

Pre Stay

*All pricing is per person

Tel Aviv - Private Room (Per Person) $416.00 (USD)

Tel Aviv -Double Room (Per Person) $240.00 (USD)

Tel Aviv - Private Transfer (Per Person) $156.00 (USD)

Pre Tour to Jordan:

April 9 – 13, 2018
$779.00 Per Person   |   Private Room: $199
  • Centrally located Hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 1 night: April 10 – April 11: Cham Palace, Amman, Jordan
      ~ 1 night: April 11 – April 12: Petra Moon, Petra, Jordan
      ~ 1 night: April 12 – April 13: Cham Palace, Amman, Jordan
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast, lunches and dinners daily In Jordan
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Wireless headsets where needed
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Tips to hotel staff, restaurants, luggage handlers
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person) where available

Itinerary
Day1
Mon, Apr 09: Depart Halifax for Jordan

Board your flight for the start of your journey to Amman with complimentary meals and beverages served on board.

Day2
Tue, Apr 10: Arrive Amman

Upon arrival in Amman, make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Proceed to the arrival's hall, where you will be greeted by your tour guide and/or driver. Transfer to the hotel in Amman for check-in. Enjoy dinner at the hotel before retiring for the evening.

Day3
Wed, Apr 11: Petra

This morning, you will transfer to the “lost” city of Petra ! This city is located amongst rugged desert canyons and mountains. Enjoy a walking tour of the for-mer capital and trading center. Your first stop will be a visit to the Siq, a mile-long gorge that contains a number of magnificent structures that are carved into the mountains. The walk will culminate with a visit to the Petra Museum. The Museum holds numerous artifacts from the Neolithic period of the Nabataen history. The museum also contains architecture from the Romans as well as, a Byzantine chapel. Spend this afternoon at your own leisure. Feel free to shop, relax or rest before dinner and overnight.

Day4
Thu, Apr 12: Petra - Kerak - Madaba - Mt. Nebo - Amman

Today, after breakfast travel to the Castle of Kerak; the largest castle among mountain-top crusaders. Following this visit, transfer to the “City of Mosaics,” Madaba. While in this city, you will visit St. George’s Church that is home to a true treasure of Christianity. This Church houses the oldest map of the Holy Land which includes Israel, Palestine, and Southern Egypt. Later, visit Mt. Nebo, the most revered holy sites of Jordan. This mountain was mentioned in Deuteronomy 34, “Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pis-gah…” While here, you will tour the Holy site of where Moses died and was bur-ied. Following your visit to this Sacred place, return to Amman before dinner and an overnight.

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or Pre Tour at hotel.
Simply Contact patrick:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  patrick@206tours.com

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or Pre Tour at hotel.
Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)

About your trip

pilgrimage map
  • Tel Aviv
  • Mt. of Beatitudes
  • Cana
  • Nazareth
  • Caesarea Maritima
  • Haifa
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Tiberias
  • Mt. Tabor
  • Jordan River
  • Jericho
  • Jerusalem
  • Bethany
  • Masada
  • Qumran
  • Dead Sea
  • Bethlehem
  • Church of Holy Sepulchre
  • Ein Karem
About The Holy Land - In the footsteps of Jesus:

If you desire to draw closer to Jesus of Nazareth, come, as we follow in His footsteps. Each day of your pilgrimage you will have time to renew and affirm your faith; to pray and reflect. The Scriptures will come alive as you visit Our Lord's homeland. You will be inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape, in addition to its rich historical heritage It is an encounter that has changed the lives of many pilgrims, an act of faith and prayer. Pilgrims have been traveling to the Holy Land for hundreds of years, and as part of your pilgrimage, we include many of the rich traditions that have evolved over time. The maxim at the entrance to the Church of the Nativity says: "We are hoping that: If you enter here as a tourist, you would exit as a pilgrim. If you enter here as a pilgrim, you would exit as a holier one." We pray that same will occur when you join 206 Tours pilgrimage.

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