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Holy Land Pilgrimage

Spiritual Leader: Fr. Thomas Dufner

March 12 - 21, 2023

*Jordan Optional Post Tour
March 21 - 24, 2023   |   $1,399.00 (USD) Per Person

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Holy Land Pilgrimage

Spiritual Leader:
Fr. Thomas Dufner

Mar 12 - 21, 2023

*Optional Post Tour to Jordan
March 21 - 24, 2023
$1,399.00 (USD) Per Person

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Tel Aviv · Caesarea · Haifa · Stella Maris · Nazareth · Cana · Tiberias · Sea of Galilee · Jordan River · Mt. Tabor · Jerusalem · Ein Karem · Bethlehem · Qumran · Jericho · Dead Sea · Mt. of Olives · Mt. Zion · Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Tel Aviv · Caesarea · Haifa · Stella Maris · Nazareth · Cana · Tiberias · Sea of Galilee · Jordan River · Mt. Tabor · Jerusalem · Ein Karem · Bethlehem · Qumran · Jericho · Dead Sea · Mt. of Olives · Mt. Zion · Church of the 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 Mass 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! 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 OurLord'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.



Fr. Thomas Dufner


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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Hotel accommodations (or similar) in double occupancy
      ~ 1 night: March 13 – 14: Hotel Herods, Tel Aviv
      ~ 2 nights: March 14 – 16: Hotel Leonardo Plaza, Tiberias
      ~ 5 nights: March 16 – 21: Olive Tree Hotel, Jerusalem
  • Optional Post Tour to Jordan:
      ~ 2 nights: March 21 - 23: Old Village Resort, Petra
      ~ 1 night: March 23 – 24: Landmark Hotel, Amman
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily
  • Wine and mineral water with dinners in Holy Land
  • Unlimited bottled water on the Bus
  • Wi-Fi on the Bus in Holy Land
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Wireless headsets where needed
  • Assistance of a professional local Christian guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Hotel Herods
Tel Aviv

1 Night

hotel
Hotel Leonardo Plaza
Tiberias

2 Nights

hotel
Olive Tree
Jerusalem

5 Nights

hotel
Old Village Resort
Petra
hotel
Landmark Hotel
Amman
Not included
  • beverages not mentioned, Tips to your guide & driver, all costs associated with Covid-19 requirements and regulations such as PCR tests.
Optional
Travel Protection

Providing you coverage for situations that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Cancel For Any Reason Waiver

A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 48 hours prior to departure.

Itinerary

Day 1, Sun, Mar 12: Depart for Holy Land

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

Day 2, Mon, Mar 13: Arrive in Tel Aviv

Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, 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 your hotel in Tel Aviv in time to check-in. Enjoy dinner at the hotel before retiring for the evening.

Day 3, Tue, Mar 14: Tel Aviv - Caesarea - Stella Maris (Haifa) - Nazareth - Cana - Tiberias
Theme: The Annunciation

Depart Tel Aviv to Caesarea Marítima, one of the three largest ports in the Roman world, next to Alexandria and Piraeus Athens, both built by Herod the Great between 21 B.C. and 9 B.C. It was in Caesarea where St. Peter baptized the first gentile convert Cornelius and where St. Paul gave his defense of the Church. From here, we will see the Roman Theater Herod’s Palace, view the Hippodrome, and the harbor from where St. Paul sailed on his journeys. Continue north to Haifa, located on Mt. Carmel, where we will visit the Carmelite Shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and pray at the cave where Elijah the prophet took refuge. Continue to Nazareth for lunch, followed by a visit to the Church of the Annunciation. Walk down to the Grotto, where the remains of the house of the Blessed Mother are visible. Here is where the Angel of the Lord announced the good news to Mary. Visit the museum and archaeological site where you can see the remains of Nazareth at the time of Christ, as well as the workshop of St. Joseph – which is now known as St. Joseph’s Church. Celebrate Mass, and then continue to Cana. It was here that Jesus performed His first miracle, changing water into wine. During your visit to the Wedding Church, married couples will have the chance to participate in the ceremony and renew their wedding vows. From there, we continue to Tiberias, located on the Sea of Galilee, for dinner and overnight.

Day 4, Wed, Mar 15: Tiberias: Sea of Galilee
Theme: The Ministry of Christ in the Galilee

After breakfast, enjoy a boat ride on the beautiful and scenic Sea of Galilee (Luke 5:1). Upon docking, have the opportunity to view the remains of the boat dating back to the time of Jesus. Following the Sea of Galilee, continue 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). In Tabgha is St. Peter's Primacy, where Jesus bestowed church leadership upon Peter (John 21:9). Continue to visit the birthplace of Mary Magdalene 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, see the Synagogue where Jesus taught (Mark 1:21-29) and gave His sermon on the Bread of Life. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5, Thu, Mar 16: Jordan River - Mt. Tabor - Jericho - Jerusalem
Theme: The Transfiguration

After breakfast, drive to the site of the Transfiguration, Mount Tabor (Matthew 17:1-50). Here you will have some time to reflect on Christ's Humanity and Divinity. Celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the Transfiguration. Continue south towards the Jordan Valley to Jericho, the oldest inhabited city in the world (Joshua 6:12-25). In Jericho, you get to view the exact location of the Mount of Temptation. Here is where the Devil tempted Jesus during his forty-day fast (Luke 4:1). Following the visit to this mountain, continue to Jesus' baptismal site on the River Jordan (Matthew 3:13-17). Following time for Prayer and reflection at the Jordan River, continue to Jerusalem to check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 6, Fri, Mar 17: Jerusalem: Temple Model - Ein Karem - Bethlehem
Theme: The Visitation and Nativity

This morning, enjoy breakfast before we start our day in Jerusalem, which houses the temple to which Jesus was Presented (Luke 2:22). Visit a model of the Second Temple as it was in the time of Jesus. Following this visit, take a short drive to the birthplace of John the Baptist, Ein Karem. Known for its two churches 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, the Church of the Visitation, is on a hill where Elizabeth spent five months, in seclusion (Luke 1:24). Visit both churches. You will 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, visit Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. Have the opportunity to view Shepherd's Fields (Luke 2:8). In the caves, you can 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, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7, Sat, Mar 18: Bethany - Dead Sea
Theme: Early Years in Jerusalem & the Wilderness

Following breakfast at your hotel, you will travel down the Jordan Valley to Qumran. Qumran built of 2,000-year-old ruins from the days of the Second Temple. It is 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, you will have the opportunity to take a float in the Dead Sea, the lowest and saltiest spot on Earth. Continue as you travel through the Judean wilderness, the site where Jesus spent His 40 days of fasting. The day of touring culminates with a transfer to Bethany. Bethany is the site where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, which foreshadows His Resurrection (John 11:38-44). Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 8, Sun, Mar 19: Jerusalem: Mt. Of Olives - Gethsemane - Mt. Zion (Upper Room) - Western Wall
Theme: Palm Sunday and the Agony in the Garden

After breakfast, you will make your 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. 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, the Church that commemorates where Jesus wept for Jerusalem (Luke 19:41). Continue 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. Your next stop, the Church of All Nations, is built over the "Rock of Agony". Jesus prayed here alone on the night of His arrest. Take time to Pray and reflect on Christ's agony that He experienced. You will have the opportunity to visit the Western Wall, which is the last remnant of the Jewish Temple after it was destroyed in 70 A.D. Continue with a visit to 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). Also, visit the nearby Benedictine Church of the Dormition. Tradition tells us that this is the Church where Mary, the Mother of Jesus, fell asleep. At the end of this prayerful day, return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 9, Mon, Mar 20: Jerusalem: Via Dolorosa - Holy Sepulchre
Theme: The Way of the Cross, The Crucifixion, The Resurrection

This morning you will have a very early wake-up to begin the Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross) at the Antonia Fortress, the spot where Jesus was condemned to death by Pontius Pilate (John 18:28-19:16). Following His condemnation, He was taken (on the Road to Calvary) to His place of Crucifixion. Reflect upon the Stations of the Cross, as you travel through the markets of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Luke 23:26-33). This sacred destination is the site of Calvary (Jesus' crucifixion place) and His tomb (Luke 23: 50-55). Celebrate Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Following Mass, we will return to the hotel to enjoy breakfast. Continue your day with a visit to the Church of St. Anne's, the home of Jesus' maternal grandparents (Anne and Joachim); and the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the cripple man (John 5:1-9). This afternoon, enjoy a revisit to the Old City. Following this visit, return to the hotel to enjoy dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 10, Tue, Mar 21: Return Flights Home - Or continue to Jordan (details below)

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, transfer to the Tel Aviv airport for return flights home or continue to Jordan (details below).

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2023 Dates & Prices

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Mar 21, 2023
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Mar 13
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Mar 21, 2023
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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $1,199.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $2,700.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $5,400.00 (USD)




Post Tour to Jordan:

March 21 - 24, 2023

$1,399.00 (USD) Per Person
  • Hotel accommodations (or similar) in double occupancy
      ~ 2 nights: March 21 - 23: Old Village Resort, Petra
      ~ 1 night: March 23 – 24: Landmark Hotel, Amman
      Late use room on March 24
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily
  • Unlimited bottled water on the Bus
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Wireless headsets where needed
  • Professional local Christian guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
Post Tour to Jordan

*All pricing is per person

Post Tour to Jordan (double occupancy) (Per Person) $1,399.00 (USD)

Post Tour to Jordan (single occupancy) (Per Person) $2,098.00 (USD)


Itinerary
Day 10, Tue, Mar 21: Jerusalem – Bethany Beyond the Jordan – Petra

This morning following breakfast we leave Jerusalem to cross the Allenby Bridge to Jordan. Stop to visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan Baptismal site where thousands were baptized in the early years of Christianity. After Mass continue to Petra for Dinner and Overnight.

Day 11, Wed, Mar 22: Petra A full day to explore the Red Rose city of Petra.

Following breakfast drive to Petra for full day tour! Walk to the site through the dramatic "ciq" or canyon. See the Treasury, carved in the pink stone, and continue past the Roman theatre, the Corinthian Tomb and Palace Tomb to the Roman road. Dinner at hotel and Overnight Petra.

Day 12, Thu, Mar 23: Amman - Madaba - Mt. Nebo - Amman

Drive north to the Christian village of Madeba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land. Nearby is Mount Nebo where Moses viewed the Promised Land. You can see the Jordan Valley, Jericho and the Judean hills beyond. Also see the remains of Byzantine church with their mosaic floors. Pray at the Church where Pope Benedict prayed in 2009. Check into your Amman hotel for Dinner and Overnight Amman.

Day 13, Fri, Mar 24: Amman – Jerash – Transfer to Amman Airport

After breakfast, enjoy Mass before visiting Jerash. Return back to your Amman hotel for some time to relax before Dinner and a late transfer to Amman Airport for return flights home.

Day 14, Sat, Mar 25: Return Home

Today, you will return home with memories to last a lifetime.

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 $1,199.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $2,700.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $5,400.00 (USD)

Pre Tour to Jordan

*All pricing is per person

Post Tour to Jordan (double occupancy) (Per Person) $1,399.00 (USD)

Post Tour to Jordan (single occupancy) (Per Person) $2,098.00 (USD)

Post Tour to Jordan:

March 21 - 24, 2023

$1,399.00 (USD) Per Person
  • Hotel accommodations (or similar) in double occupancy
      ~ 2 nights: March 21 - 23: Old Village Resort, Petra
      ~ 1 night: March 23 – 24: Landmark Hotel, Amman
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily
  • Unlimited bottled water on the Bus
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Wireless headsets where needed
  • Professional local Christian guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities

Itinerary
Day 10, Tue, Mar 21: Jerusalem – Bethany Beyond the Jordan – Amman

This morning following breakfast we leave Jerusalem to cross the Allenby Bridge to Jordan. Stop to visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan Baptismal site where thousands were baptized in the early years of Christianity. After Mass continue to Amman to overnight.

Day 11, Wed, Mar 22: Petra A full day to explore the Red Rose city of Petra.

Following breakfast drive to Petra for full day tour ! Walk to the site through the dramatic "ciq" or canyon. See the Treasury, carved in the pink stone, and continue past the Ro[1]man theatre, the Corinthian Tomb and Palace Tomb to the Roman road. Return to Amman for dinner and overnight.

Day 12, Thu, Mar 23: Amman - Madaba - Mt. Nebo - Amman

Drive north to the Christian village of Madeba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land. Nearby is Mount Nebo where Moses viewed the Promised Land. You can see the Jordan Valley, Jericho and the Judean hills beyond. Also see the remains of Byzantine church with their mosaic floors. Pray at the Church where Pope Benedict prayed in 2009. Then to your hotel in Amman.

Day 13, Fri, Mar 24: Amman – USA

Early morning transfer to Amman Airport for your return flights 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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