Join The World Renowned Theologian, Author & Professor
 Dr. Scott Hahn & Kimberly Hahn 
on a Pilgrimage to
The Holy Land
JANUARY 4 - 14, 2014

ALL INCLUSIVE 4 & 5 STARS HOTELS
- $3,999


*Price is based out of New York, you may depart from your local airport



 
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Tel Aviv * Nazareth * Cana * Tiberias * Sea of Galilee * Mt. Tabor * Samaria * Sebastia
Jacob's Well * Jerusalem * Ein Karem * Bethlehem * Mt. of Olives * Gethsemane * Mt. Zion
The Holy Sepulchre * Jordan River * Qumran * The Dead Sea * Western & Southern Walls * Via Dolorosa

Spiritual Directors

Fr. Luke Fletcher, C.F.R
Vocations Director for the Franciscan
Friars of the Renewal



Fr. Sebastian Maria Kajko, C.F.R

Fr. Ted Martin
   

Fr. Robert Ketcham
Chaplain of St. John the Baptist High School & residence at St. Mary, East Islip

Cantor, Alanna Boudreau




yaritza@206tours.com
sandra@206tours.com
800-206-TOUR (8687)
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Your Trip Includes:

Round-trip Air to Israel
        Bullet Price is based out of New York, depart from your local airport
        Bullet You may book without airfare: $2,699 (land only option)
All Airport Taxes, Security Fees & Fuel Surcharges
Accommodations for 8 nights at Deluxe 5 Stars Hotels:
(or similar)
       ~ 1  night: Dan Panorama, Tel Aviv
       ~ 2 nights: Scots or Leonardo Plaza, Tiberias
       ~ 5 nights: Inbal, Jerusalem
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily
Wine and Mineral Water with ALL dinners
Farewell dinner on the 13th
Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
Wi-Fi available on Motor Coach
Assistance of a professional Catholic guide(s) throughout
Catholic Priest available for Spiritual Direction
Mass daily & Spiritual Activities
Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents


*Renew Wedding Vows in Cana: Our pilgrim couples will have a special opportunity to renew wedding vows- Day 3 during Mass

 

Not Included:
Lunch on the 13th, Travel Insurance optional (www.206tours.com/insurance), Extended Cancellation Protection Plan @ $299
(www.206tours.com/cancellationprotection), Tips to your guide & driver. Items of personal nature.




Day-by-Day Itinerary:

 

Day 1, Saturday, Jan 4: DEPART FOR TEL AVIV
Our journey begins as we depart from our hometown for our flight to Tel Aviv. Meals are served in-flight.

 

Day 2, Sunday, Jan 5: ARRIVE TEL AVIV
On arrival in Tel Aviv you will be met and transferred to the Dan Panorama hotel on the Mediterranean coast. Dinner will be served at the hotel. D

Welcome Meeting: at 6.30 – Level H
Dinner at 8.00 pm

 

Day 3, Monday, Jan 6: NAZARETH, CANA
Theme: The Annunciation
This morning after breakfast leave up the Mediterranean coast and then inland to Nazareth, the site of Mary’s home and the town where Jesus lived as a child (Matthew 2:23). Visit the Church of the Annunciation to Mary (Luke 1:26-35), the Byzantine Church of St. Joseph and Mary’s Well. View the site where Jesus was rejected (Matthew 13:54-58). End the day at Cana, where Jesus performed His first miracle at the request of His mother [John 2:1-11]. There visit the Franciscan chapel where those who wish to can perform the renewal of their wedding vows. Drive to the Leonardo Plaza hotel in Tiberias.

Dinner 6.30
Meeting 7.45

 

Day 4, Tuesday, Jan 7: TIBERIAS: SEA OF GALILEE
Theme: The Ministry of Christ in the Galilee
The day starts with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee (Luke 5:1). Then visit the Mount of Beatitudes, scene of Jesus’ great Sermon on the Mount (Luke 6:20-49). Nearby is Tabgha where Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000 (Luke 9:10-17), and onto the site known as “Peter’s Primacy”. Here, after His resurrection, Jesus met with His disciples (John 21) and told Peter to “feed my lambs; feed my sheep.” [John 21:9]. A short drive away is Capernaum, from where Jesus launched his Ministry (Matthew 4); see the synagogue where Jesus taught (Mark 1:21-29) and the church built over the site of Peter’s home.

Dinner 6.30
Meeting 7.45

 

Day 5, Wednesday, Jan 8: MT. TABOR / SAMARIA / SEBASTIA /JACOB’S WELL
Theme: The Transfiguration & JESUS IN SAMARIA
Today, after breakfast, start the day by then drive to Mount Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-50), with time to reflect on Christ’s Humanity and Divinity. Mass here will be a good preparation for the journey to Jerusalem where Jesus was to suffer the crucifixion and resurrection. Mass here will be at the Basilica.

Then head south to Samaria, a land rich in Old Testament history, passing Jenin, where Jesus healed the ten lepers (Luke 17:11-19). Enjoy lunch at Sebastia, ancient Shechem (Genesis 12:6), and rebuilt by Herod as the capital of the region. Then we see the twin peaks of Mt Gerizim and Mt Ebal, known in the Old Testament as Mt. Blessing and Mt Cursing (Joshua 8:30-35). Mt Gerizim is today the home of the few remaining Samaritans. We stop at Jacob‘s Well, hewn out of solid rock over 100 feet deep. As it is manually dug out it is most certainly the same well mentioned in the Gospel of John. The water at the bottom of the well is fed by flowing water which is why ancients gave it the name of “living water”. It is at this well that Jesus met the Samaritan woman and said to her: "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." (John 4:14). Many pilgrims today like to drink from the well. Then head to Jerusalem through the beautiful Levonah valley, referred to in Judges (21:19) as the Valley of the Dancers and passing Shiloh, where the Ark of Covenant was kept (Joshua 18:1). On the way to Jerusalem see examples of ancient watchtowers (Mark 12:1-12). Check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Dinner: 6.30
Meeting at 7.45 pm

 

Day 6, Thursday, Jan 9: / QUMRAN/ JORDAN RIVER / DEAD SEA
Theme: Early Years in Jerusalem, the Wilderness & The Baptism
Jordan Valley to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Then to Jericho, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world (Joshua 6:12-25), where we view Mt Temptation (Luke 4:1) and the Sycamore Tree (Luke 19:1-10). Drive through the Judean Wilderness where Jesus spent 40 days fasting, and it is in this area that John the Baptist (Mark 1) lived and baptized Christ. After lunch visit the Baptismal site on the River Jordan ( Matthew 3: 13-17) and continue to the Dead Sea (Ezekiel 47:8-10) with time to fexperience the salty waters. Return to Jerusalem.

Dinner: 6.30
Dr Hahn lecture at 7.45 pm (NO SOUND PROJECTION AS FRIDAY)

 

Day 7, Friday, Jan 10: 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 (Luke 1:39-80). Pray the Mystery of the Rosary on the walk up the hill to the Church of the Visitation. After a break for lunch on our own drive to Bethlehem to see the cave at the Shepherds’ Fields, (Luke 2:8). 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 (Matthew 2:1-18). 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 at the Church of St. Catherine return to the hotel in Jerusalem.

Dinner: 6.30
Dr Hahn lecture at 7.45 pm

 

Day 8, Saturday, January 11: MT. OF OLIVES, Mt ZION
Theme: Palm Sunday, the Agony in the Garden
From the Upper Room (Matthew 26:17 – 30), we will make our way to the Mount of Olives, and take in the panoramic view of Jerusalem. Stop at Gethsemane, where we reflect on Jesus’ final night (Luke 22:29-53). 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. Mass at Gethsemane. Following lunch, Then walk down the Palm Sunday Road to stop at the beautiful little church, Dominus Flevit - “The Lord wept.” It was here that Jesus wept over Jerusalem (Luke 19:41). We then enter the Old City, and at the foot of Mt Zion is the Pool of Siloam, which is fed by the Gihon spring and where Jesus healed the blind man on the Sabbath (John 9: 13-14). On Mt Zion we visit the Church of Peter in Galilcantu, where Peter denied Christ (Luke 22: 33 – 34). Return to Hotel for Jerusalem for dinner, lecture, and overnight.

Dinner: 6.30
Dr Hahn lecture at 7.45 pm


Day 9, Sunday, Jan 12: Sunday in Jerusalem, GETHSEMANE
Early morning start (7.30 AM) to WALK ON THE SACRED GROUND OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT. We remember the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (Luke 2: 22) and the confrontation with the money changers (John 2:13). We then make our way to see the Pool of Bethesda (John 5:1-9), which supplied the water for the Temple and where Jesus healed the crippled man. Mass will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Church. After lunch at Notre Dame, we will enjoy a lecture there by Dr. Scott Hahn. Balance of the day is free to explore the Old City.

Dinner: 7.30

Day 10, Monday, Jan 13 : THE CHUCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE
Theme: The Crucifixion & The Resurrection
We leave the hotel at 5.00 am to walk the Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross). At the Antonia Fortress, where Jesus was condemned to death by Pontius Pilate (John 18:28 – 19:16). 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 Sepulcher (Luke 23:26-33). Here is the site of Calvary and the Tomb of Christ (Luke 23:50-55), where we celebrate Mass. We return to hotel for breakfast and a rest. Check out of hotel at 12.00 noon and board your coach to head to Qubebeih, thought by some to be the site of Emmaus, where Christ appeared to the two disciples and gave the first Eucharist after the Resurrection (Mark 16:12-13).

Day 11, Tuesday Jan 14: Return to USA
Breakfast will be served onboard your flight. Arrive home from your Pilgrimage with friends and memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.


 

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Pilgrimage Options:  
1 Night Pre Stay: Tel Aviv with Breakfast & Transfer  
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The Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
     
Church of Nativity   Church of Nativity
Mount of Beatitudes, Galilee, Israel   Rock of Agony, Church of All Nations, Israel
     

Dr. Scott Hahn 206 Tours Pilgrimage Group, Jerusalem, Israel


 


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