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Maria Regina Church

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Spiritual Director: Fr. Frank Nelson

November 7 - 17, 2018

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

Make your way through the Holy Land to experience Him, follow in His footsteps, and see Him in the works He performed - your footsteps will become His. Celebrate votive Masses in the very places where these miraculous gifts became pages in the Gospel. See where He was back then, and feel how He is still there today!

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Centrally located first class hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 1 nights | Nov 8 - 9, Herods Hotel, Tel Aviv
      ~ 2 nights | Nov 9 - 11: Magdala Center, Tiberias
      ~ 5 nights | Nov 11 - 16: Dan Jerusalem, Jerusalem
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Free Wi-Fi on motor coach
  • Wireless headsets while sightseeing throughout
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide: George
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Tips to hotel staff, restaurants, luggage handlers
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Herods Hotel
Tel Aviv

1 Night

hotel
Magdala Center
Tiberias

2 Nights

hotel
Dan Jerusalem
Jerusalem

5 Nights

Not included
  • Tips to guide & driver and individual transfers
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

Day1
Wednesday, November 7th | Depart to the Holy Land

Make your way to your local airport where you will board your overnight flight. Your meals are served on board.

Day2
Thursday, November 8th: | Arrive in Tel Aviv

Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, you will collect your luggage in the baggage claim area, and continue to the Arrival’s Hall where you will be greeted by a tour guide and/or driver. Your group will transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv in time to check-in. Enjoy dinner at the hotel before retiring for the evening.

Day3
Friday, November 9th: Caesarea - Stella Maris - Nazareth - Tiberias

(Theme: The Annunciation)

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 ceremonial 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 Naza-reth, you will experience the town where Mary once lived and where Jesus lived as a child (Matthew 2:23). During the visit to Nazareth, your group will visit the Byzantine Church of St. Joseph, to which tradition identifies as the workshop and home of the Holy Family. Also, your group will visit Mary’s Well where the angel Gabriel an-nounced 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.

Day4
Saturday, November 10th | Tiberias - Sea of Galilee

(Theme: The Ministry of Christ in the Galilee)

Your group will begin this day with breakfast at the hotel, followed by a boat ride on the beautiful and scenic, Sea of Galilee (Luke 5:1). During this ride, your group will also view the remains of a boat that dates back to the time of Jesus. Following the Sea of Galilee, your group will continue on to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus proclaimed His great Sermon on the Mount (Luke 6:20-49). Near the mount is Tabgha, one of Jesus’ miracle sites. At Tabgha, Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000 people from five loaves of bread, and two fish (Luke 9:10-17). Also, in Tabgha is St. Peter’s Primacy where Jesus bestowed church leadership upon Peter (John 21:9).Your tour continues as you visit the birthplace of Mary Magdalena, in Magdala. During the time of Jesus, this village was a prosperous fishing village that exported fish and garum (a fish sauce reduction; popular in Roman cooking). Your day concludes at Capernaum, the launching place of Jesus’ ministry. In Capernaum, your group will have the op-portunity to see the Synagogue of where Jesus taught (Mark 1:21-29), and gave His sermon on the Bread of Life. Your group will enjoy dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day5
Sunday, November 11th: | Mt. Tabor – Jericho – Jordan River - Jerusalem

(Theme: The Transfiguration)

Following breakfast, your group will drive to the site of the Transfiguration, Mount Tabor (Matthew 17:1-50). At this site, you will have some time to reflect on Christ’s Humanity and Divinity. Your group will also have the opportunity to celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the Transfiguration. The tour continues as your group heads South on the Jordan Valley, to the oldest inhabited city in the world, Jericho (Joshua 6:12-25). In Jericho, you will have the opportunity to view the exact location, the Mount of Temptation, of where the Devil tempted Jesus during his forty-day fast (Luke 4:1). Following the visit to this mountain, your group will continue to Jesus’ baptismal site on the River Jordan (Matthew 3:13-17). After some time at the Jordan River, your group will end their day with a transfer to Jerusalem. In Jerusalem, your group will check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day6
Monday, November 12th | Jerusalem: Ein Karem – Temple Model – Bethlehem

(Theme: The Visitation and Nativity)

This morning, you will have breakfast and then depart for a day in Jerusalem, which houses the temple to which Jesus was Presented (Luke 2:22). Your group will visit a model of the Second Temple, as it was in the time of Jesus. Following this visit, your group will take a short drive to the village of Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist. It is known that there are two churches in Ein Karem, both representing the two homes of Zechariah and Elizabeth. The first is in a valley where the birth of St. John the Baptist is commemorated (Luke 1:39-80) in the Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. The second is on a hill where Elizabeth spent five months in seclu-sion (Luke 1:24) at the Church of the Visitation. Your group will visit both of these churches and have the opportunity to pray the Mystery of the Rosary as you walk up the hill to the Church of the Visitation. In the afternoon, your group will transfer to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. In Bethlehem, you will have the opportunity to view the Shepherd’s Fields (Luke 2:8). In the caves of these fields, you are still able to see the soot marks of fires that shepherds lit to keep warm. The tour concludes at the Manger Square, which stands in front of the Church of the Nativity. As you enter the Church, you will proceed down to the Grotto of the Nativity, which marks the spot of Our Savior’s birth (Matthew 2:1-18). Beneath the Altar, there is a silver star and a Latin inscription that states: HIC DE VIRGINE MARIA JESUS CHRISTUS NATUS (Here Jesus Christ was born to the Virgin Mary). Following Mass in this Sacred space, your group will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day7
Tuesday, November 13th | Jerusalem: Mt. Of Olives - Gethsemane - Mt. Zion - Western Wall

(Theme: Palm Sunday and the Agony in the Garden)

After breakfast, we will make our way to the Mount of Olives, where you will be able to take in the beautiful, panoramic view of Jerusalem. Historically, the Mount of Olives was a mandatory transit point for Jesus during many iconic moments. Your group will visit the Pater Noster Shrine, where Jesus taught His disciples the Lord’s Prayer (Pater Noster) (Luke 11:1-4). You will have the opportunity to stop at Dominus Flevit, which is a Church that commemorates where Jesus wept for Jerusalem (Luke 19:41). The tour continues on to Gethsemane, a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Jesus brought His disciples here to pray the night before He was crucified (Luke 22:29-53). The Garden still contains trees with roots that date back to the time of Jesus. Beside the Garden is your next stop, the Church of All Nations, built over the “Rock of Agony”. This is where Jesus prayed alone on the night of His arrest. Throughout this time, you are invited to remain in prayer and to reflect on Christ’s agony that he experienced. Your group will have the opportunity to visit the West-ern Wall, which is the last remnant of the Jewish Temple after it was destroyed in 70 C.E. The tour continues as you will visit the house of the High Priest Caiaphas (Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu). This Church commemorates where Jesus was examined and eventually imprisoned before the Council in Jerusalem. It also commemorates Peter’s Denial of Christ (John 18:15-18), Peters’ repentance, and Jesus’ forgiveness of Peter. You will also visit the Upper Room on Mt. Zion. The Upper Room is where Jesus and His disciples celebrated the Last Supper (Matthew 26:17-30) and, where Jesus appeared to His disciples after His Death and Resurrection (Mark 16:14). In addition, your group will visit the nearby Benedictine Church of the Dormition. Tradi-tion tells us that this Church is where Mary, the Mother of Jesus, “fell asleep.” At the end of this prayerful day, your group will return to your hotel for dinner and over-night.

Day8
Wednesday, November 14th | Dead Sea

(Theme: Early Years in Jerusalem & the Wilderness)

Following breakfast at your hotel, your group will travel down the Jordan Valley to Qumran. Qumran is made up of 2,000 year old ruins from the days of the Second Temple, and also the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were written and discovered (Ezekial 47:8-10). These writings have helped further the understanding of Jewish background in Christianity. Time and weather permitting, your group will have the opportunity to take a float in the Dead Sea, the lowest and saltiest spot on Earth. Your tour will continue as you travel through the Judean Wilderness, the site where Jesus spent His 40 days of fasting. The day of touring culminate by celebrating Mass and then returning to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day9
Thursday, November 15th | Jerusalem: Via Dolorosa - Holy Sepulchre

(Theme: The Way of the Cross, The Crucifixion, The Resurrection)

Your tour comes to a close today. Prepare for your departure to the airport and your return flights home.

Day10
Friday, November 16th | Return Flights Home

This morning, you will have breakfast, and then you will have a free day to spend at your own leisure. In the evening, you will gather in the Hotel Lobby, and your group will leave by motor coach and transfer to the Tel Aviv airport for return flights home.

Day11
Saturday, November 17th | Arrive Home

You will arrive back home today.

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We promise to do all within our power to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact us, please note should any problems arise during your trip you should first contact your local emergency contact in your destination country or the 206 Tours.

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2018 Dates & Prices

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Nov 17, 2018Saturday
Nov 8Thursday
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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $899.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) Upon Request

Pre Stay

*All pricing is per person

Tel Aviv Pre Stay - Double Room (Per Person) $175.00 (USD)

Tel Aviv Pre Stay - Private Room (Per Person) $309.00 (USD)

Tel Aviv Pre Stay - Arrival Transfer (Per Person) $78.00 (USD)

Post Stay

*All pricing is per person

Jerusalem Post Stay - Double Room (Per Person) $159.00 (USD)

Jerusalem Post Stay - Private Room (Per Person) $309.00 (USD)

Jerusalem Post Stay - Departure Transfer (Per Person) $78.00 (USD)


Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we can adjust your airline reservation pending availability to add a pre or post stay of your choosing. Simply Contact Amanda or Gelsey:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  amanda@206tours.com or gelsey@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $899.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade(One-Way) Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (Round-Trip) Upon Request

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About your trip

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

Know Before You Go

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