10 Days

Our Saviour Lutheran Church

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Spiritual Leader: Rev. Robert Fritch

November 10 - 19, 2019

*Optional Post Tour to Jordan  -  Nov 19 - 22, 2019

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Holy Land · Tel Aviv · Caesarea · Haifa · Megiddo · Galilee · Sea of Galilee · Nazareth · Tiberias · Sepphoris · Jordan River · Jericho · Temple Model · Ein Karem · Bethlehem · Bethany · Masada · Dead Sea · Mt. of Olives · Gethsemane · Mt. Zion · Western Wall · Via Dolorosa · Holy Sepulchre · Tel Aviv

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!


Rev. Robert Fritch


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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare from
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Centrally located first class hotels as follows: (or similar)
         ~ 1 night: Nov 11 - 12 | Kfar Maccabieh Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv
         ~ 2 nights: Nov 12 - 14 | Leonardo Plaza, Tiberias
         ~ 5 nights: Nov 14 - 19 | Dan Jerusalem, Jerusalem
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
  • Wine with Dinners
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Tour Escort throughout
  • Wi-Fi on motor coach
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of a professional local Christian guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Luggage Handling (1 piece per person)
  • Tips to Hotel Staff and restaurants
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Kfar Maccabieh Ramat Gan
Tel Aviv

1 Night

hotel
Leonardo Plaza
Tiberias

2 Nights

hotel
Dan Jerusalem
Jerusalem

5 Nights

Not included
  • Tips to guide & driver, items of a personal nature.
Optional
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage for both pre-existing conditions and those that may arise during your trip, including 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
Sunday, Nov 10 | Depart for the Holy Land

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

Day2
Monday, Nov 11 | Arrive in Tel Aviv

On arrival in Tel Aviv you will be met by the 206 Tours representative and transfer to your hotel in the Tel Aviv area. Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Day3
Tuesday, Nov 12 | Caesarea - Haifa - Megiddo - Galilee

Drive up the coast to Caesarea, ancient capital of the Roman province, where you will view the remains of Roman and Crusader structures.  In Caesarea you will see a 2000 year old city - built to honor Augustus Caesar - that was once the capital of the Roman province and was later occupied by the Crusaders.  It was here that Herod laid out a classical city complete with an amphitheater and stadium, and also constructed an artificial harbor with concrete pilings underwater, the first such use of concrete. You will also see the Roman aqueduct that is a marvel of engineering. You find a wealth of Roman, Byzantine, Arab and Crusader ruins in the area, as well as the harbor from which St. Paul was taken prisoner to Rome.  Drive along the Carmel Range at Haifa. From here, you continue to visit the excavations of Megiddo, an ancient city-state now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its historical, geographical, and theological importance, as its Greek name, Armageddon, illustrates. Excavations have unearthed 26 layers of ruins, which makes it one of the most interesting archaeological sites in Israel. Drive through the Jezreel Valley to Galilee and on to your hotel. Continue to Tiberias to check in to your hotel for dinner and an overnight.

Day4
Wednesday, Nov 13 | Tiberias: Sea of Galilee - Nazareth

This morning you set off on a private boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.  Stop at Capernaum, where you will see the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught and St. Peter's house which was later converted into a church.  You will also visit Tabgha with the Church of Peter's Primacy and the ancient mosaic of the Loaves and Fishes (a mosaic in the Church of the Multiplication commemorates the event) before you continue on to the Mount of Beatitudes, the site where Christ gave the Sermon on the Mount.  In the afternoon drive to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation. You may also wish to visit Nazareth Village, a modern recreation, based on archaeological research, of what a Galilean village at the time of Jesus was like. End the day with a visit to the Byzantine Church at Cana, where Jesus performed his first miracle at the wedding and where some couples today like to renew their wedding vows.

Day5
Thursday, Nov 14 | Tiberias - Sepphoris - Jordan River - Jericho

Leave south to Sepphoris, once a great centre of trade and culture as well as of Jewish learning and early Christianity.  Drive down the Jordan Valley to visit the Baptismal site on the Jordan River. Continue to Jericho, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, where we view Mt Temptation and an example of a Sycamore Tree. Then, to Jerusalem, where you check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day6
Friday, Nov 15 | Temple Model - Ein Karem - Bethlehem

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. Also visit the Church of the Visitation. In the afternoon, visit Bethlehem to see the cave at the Shepherds’ 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 Bethlehem, 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.) Return to the hotel in Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight.  

Day7
Saturday, Nov 16 | Bethany - Masada - Dead Sea

This morning drive down the Jordan Valley to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Take the cable car to the top of Masada to learn about the heroic last stand of the Zealots. 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 before returning to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day8
Sunday, Nov 17 | Jerusalem: Mt. Of Olives - Gethsemane - Mt. Zion - Western Wall

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, 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. We also go up to Mt. Zion to visit the Upper Room, which commemorates the Last Supper. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day9
Monday, Nov 18 | Jerusalem: Via Dolorosa - Holy Sepulchre

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. We then visit the Church of St Anne’s, the Pool of Bethesda and the Sisters of Zion.  End the day with a visit to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in the heart of the Old City. Dinner and Overnight at your hotel.

Day10
Tuesday, Nov 19 | Tel Aviv - USA

Following breakfast and check out we will transfer to the Tel Aviv Airport for our return flights home.


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2019 Dates & Prices

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Nov 10
Sunday
Nov 19, 2019
Tuesday
Nov 11
Monday
Nov 19, 2019
Tuesday
             
Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $929.00 (USD)

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

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

Post Tour to Jordan:

November 19 - November 22, 2019

  • Centrally Located First Class Hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 1 night: Nov 19 - 20 | Amman International, Amman
      ~ 1 night: Nov 20 - 21 | Old Village Resort, Petra
      ~ 1 night: Nov 21 - 22 | Amman International, Amman
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Wine with dinners
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of a professional local Christian guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person) where available
  • Tips to hotel staff, restaurants, luggage handlers
  • Jordan Visa
  • Exit Tax out of Israel
Post Tour to Jordan

*All pricing is per person

Post Tour to Jordan with Rev. Robert Fritch (Per Person) $999.00 (USD)

Post Tour to Jordan with Rev. Robert Fritch - Private Room (Per Person) $199.00 (USD)


Itinerary
Day10
Tuesday, Nov 19 | Depart Jerusalem - Jerash - Amman

After breakfast, we travel across the Sheikh Hussein Northern Border into Jordan. We drive to Jerash, nestled in a quiet valley among the mountains of Gilead, the grandeur of Imperial Rome, being one of the largest and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world, outside Italy. To this day, it’s 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. We continue on to our hotel in Amman. We enjoy a delicious buffet dinner at our hotel before retiring for the evening.

Day11
Wednesday, Nov 20 | Petra

After breakfast, we depart for Petra. Upon arrival we enjoy a walking tour that begins with a visit to the Siq of the Treasury. Continue through the main street with magnificent structures on each side carved into the mountains, to the colonnaded street, ending at the Petra Museum. Lose yourself in the history of the Nabateans, who meticulously carved massive structures out of the rose colored sandstone. See the influence of the people that followed, including the architecture of the mighty Romans and a beautiful Byzantine chapel decorated with ancient, stunning mosaics that have been carefully preserved. Dinner and overnight in Petra.

Day12
Thursday, Nov 21 | Petra - Kerak - Madeba - Mt. Nebo - Amman

After breakfast, we depart for the "King's Highway." We will first visit Kerak, including the Castle of Kerak, the largest of mountain-top crusader castles. Next, we are off to Madeba, "The City of Mosaics," to visit St. George Church where there is a clear map of the Holy Land (including Israel, Palestine & Lower Egypt). We will visit Mt. Nebo, where Moses was laid to rest, and where the late Pope John Paul II tread on his first pilgrimage of the millennium. Visit the Sanctuary at Nebo: the memorial of Moses, the presumed site of his death and burial place, and a center for pilgrimages since early Christian times. You will be inspired by the biblical feel from start to finish as you experience this divine tour. Mount Nebo is one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan, for this is where Moses was buried. The site's association with the last days of Moses is described in moving words in Deuteromony. The episode of Balak and Balam (2:13-26) also took place here. The site's other name is Pisgah: "And Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah which is opposite Jericho." Dinner and overnight in Amman.

Day13
Friday, Nov 22 | Depart Amman - Return USA

Today we depart to Queen Alia Airport for our return flight(s) home.

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 Post Tour at hotel.
Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)

Options and upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $929.00 (USD)

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

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

Post Tour to Jordan

*All pricing is per person

Post Tour to Jordan with Rev. Robert Fritch (Per Person) $999.00 (USD)

Post Tour to Jordan with Rev. Robert Fritch - Private Room (Per Person) $199.00 (USD)

Post Tour to Jordan:

November 19 - November 22, 2019
$999 per person in double occupancy
  • Centrally located first class hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 1 night: Nov 19 - 20 Amman International, Amman
      ~ 1 night: Nov 20 - 21 Old Village Resort, Petra
      ~ 1 night: Nov 21 - 22 Amman International, Amman
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
  • Wine with dinners
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person) where available
  • Tips to hotel staff and restaurants
  • Jordan Visa
  • Exit tax out of Israel

Itinerary
Day10
Tuesday, Nov 19 | Depart Jerusalem - Jerash - Amman

After breakfast, we travel across the Sheikh Hussein Northern Border into Jordan. We drive to Jerash, nestled in a quiet valley among the mountains of Gilead, the grandeur of Imperial Rome, being one of the largest and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world, outside Italy. To this day, it’s 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. We continue on to our hotel in Amman. We enjoy a delicious buffet dinner at our hotel before retiring for the evening.

Day11
Wednesday, Nov 20 | Petra

After breakfast, we depart for Petra. Upon arrival we enjoy a walking tour that begins with a visit to the Siq of the Treasury. Continue through the main street with magnificent structures on each side carved into the mountains, to the colonnaded street, ending at the Petra Museum. Lose yourself in the history of the Nabateans, who meticulously carved massive structures out of the rose colored sandstone. See the influence of the people that followed, including the architecture of the mighty Romans and a beautiful Byzantine chapel decorated with ancient, stunning mosaics that have been carefully preserved. Dinner and overnight in Petra.

Day12
Thursday, Nov 21 | Petra - Kerak - Madeba - Mt. Nebo - Amman

After breakfast, we depart for the "King's Highway." We will first visit Kerak, including the Castle of Kerak, the largest of mountain-top crusader castles. Next, we are off to Madeba, "The City of Mosaics," to visit St. George Church where there is a clear map of the Holy Land (including Israel, Palestine & Lower Egypt). We will visit Mt. Nebo, where Moses was laid to rest, and where the late Pope John Paul II tread on his first pilgrimage of the millennium. Visit the Sanctuary at Nebo: the memorial of Moses, the presumed site of his death and burial place, and a center for pilgrimages since early Christian times. You will be inspired by the biblical feel from start to finish as you experience this divine tour. Mount Nebo is one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan, for this is where Moses was buried. The site's association with the last days of Moses is described in moving words in Deuteromony. The episode of Balak and Balam (2:13-26) also took place here. The site's other name is Pisgah: "And Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah which is opposite Jericho." Dinner and overnight in Amman.

Day13
Friday, Nov 22 | Depart Amman - Return USA

Today we depart to Queen Alia Airport for our return flight(s) home.

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 post stay at hotel. Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  sales@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 Post Tour at hotel.
Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)

About your trip

pilgrimage map
  • Tel Aviv
  • Caesarea
  • Nazareth
  • Cana
  • Tiberias
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Jordan River
  • Mt. Tabor
  • Jerusalem
  • Gethsemane
  • Ein Karem
  • Bethlehem
  • Qumran
  • Dead Sea
  • Mt. Zion
  • 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.

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