Jordan & Holy Land Pilgrimage
Walk Where Jesus Walked!
Spiritual Director: Fr. Athanasius Kikoba
Group Coordinator: Jacqueline Nguyen
October 17 - 27, 2022
Jordan & Holy Land Pilgrimage
Walk Where Jesus Walked!
Fr. Athanasius Kikoba
Group Coordinator: Jacqueline Nguyen
October 17 - 27, 2022
Amman · Mt. Nebo · Wadi Rum · Petra · Dead Sea · Mt. Tabor and Nazareth · Sea of Galilee · Cana · Haifa · Caesarea · Jerusalem · Temple Model · Ein Karem · Bethlehem · Jerusalem · Tel Aviv
Explore Jordan and its ancient history. 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!
Your trip includes
- Round-trip airfare from SFO or PIT
- All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
- Centrally Located First Class Hotels as follows: (or similar)
- ~ 1 night: Oct 18 - 19: Amman International, Amman
- ~ 1 night: Oct 19 - 20: Old Village, Petra
- ~ 1 night: Oct 20 - 21: Holiday Inn, Dead Sea
- ~ 2 nights: Oct 21 - 23: Hotel Magdala, Tiberias
- ~ 4 nights: Oct 23 - 27: Olive Tree, Jerusalem
- Transfers as per itinerary
- Breakfast and Dinner daily, wine with dinners
- Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
- Wi-Fi on motor coach in Holy Land
- Unlimited bottled water on the Bus during sightseeing
- Wireless headsets where needed
- Assistance of a professional local Christian guide(s)
- Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
- Tips to Hotel Staff and Restaurants
- Mass daily & Spiritual activities
*Renew Wedding Vows in Cana - Couples will have a special opportunity to renew their wedding vows during a ceremony led by their Spiritual Director on Day 7, (Each couple will receive a commemorative Certificate following the ceremony) Please note: It is NOT a Mass, but a ceremony.
- Lunches, Beverages, Tips to your guide & driver
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.
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.
Day 1, Mon, Oct 17: Depart your home town to Amman
Today, we depart San Francisco or Pittsburgh to connect to our overnight flight to Amman. We enjoy in-flight movies, dinner and breakfast.
Day 2, Tue, Oct 18: 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 and enjoy dinner at the hotel before retiring for the evening.
Day 3, Wed, Oct 19: Mt Nebo - Wadi Rum-Petra
Today, after breakfast group will visit Mt. Nebo This mountain was mentioned in Deuteronomy 34. While here, you will tour the Holy site where Moses died and was buried. Following your visit to this Sacred place, travel to Wadi Rum. Explore the desert by 4x4 jeeps tour and/or Camel ride then proceed to Petra for dinner and an overnight.
Day 4, Thu, Oct 20: Petra - Dead Sea
This morning, you will transfer to the lost city of Petra! Enjoy a walking tour of the former 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. Continue to Dead Sea and spend the afternoon at your own leisure; feel free to shop, relax or rest before dinner and an overnight at your Hotel.
Day 5, Fri, Oct 21: Dead Sea - Mt Tabor and Nazareth
After breakfast, will proceed to Border for departure into Israel and continue to Tiberias. 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. Celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the Transfiguration and then continue on to Nazareth for lunch and visit of the Church of the Annunciation! Visit the museum and archaeological garden where we can see the remains of Nazareth at time of Christ, as well as St. Joseph's workshop - which is now known as St. Joseph's Church. Within the Church of the Annunciation, you will make our way down to the Grotto to see the remains of the house of the Blessed Mother, and where the Angel of the Lord announced the good news to Mary. Continue to your hotel on the shores of the Galilee for dinner and overnight.
Day 6, Sat, Oct 22: Sea of Galilee, Capernaum , Tabgha
By boat, we cross the Sea of Galilee and view the surrounding mountains and sites of Jesus' bountiful ministry. On the opposite side, we first visit Magdala to view the recent archaeological discoveries. Then Capernaum, where we see the remains of the village synagogue and the new Church built atop St. Peter's house. Next, we drive to the Mount of Beatitudes, where we have time for personal meditation in the beautiful gardens. We proceed to Tabgha and see the Benedictine Basilica of the loaves and Fishes followed by the Franciscan Church of St. Peter's Primacy, where Jesus made His appearance after the resurrection.
Day 7, Sun, Oct 23: Cana - Haifa - Caesarea - Jerusalem
Following breakfast we'll drive to the village of Cana, the site of Jesus' first miracle, changing water into wine. During your visit at the Wedding Church, married couples will have the chance to take part in the ceremony and renew their wedding vows. From there, we 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 which Elijah the prophet took refuge. We will then visit Caesarea Maritima. 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. You will transfer to Jerusalem to check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 8, Mon, Oct 24: Temple Model -Ein Karem- BethlehemTheme: The Visitation and Nativity
This morning, enjoy breakfast before we start our day in Jerusalem. Visit a model of the Second Temple as it was in the time of Jesus. Following this visit, you 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, 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 seclusion (Luke 1:24) at the Church of the Visitation. You will have a chance to 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, transfer to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. In Bethlehem, you will have the opportunity to view the Shepherd's Fields (Luke 2:8). 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 an overnight.
Day 9, Tue, Oct 25: Jerusalem: Mt. Of Olives-Gethsemane-Mt. Zion (Upper Room) - Western WallTheme: 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 which is a Church that commemorates where Jesus wept for Jerusalem (Luke 19:41). Continue 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). Your next stop, the Church of All Nations, is 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. 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). In addition, visit the nearby Benedictine Church of the Dormition. Tradition tells us that this Church is where Mary, the Mother of Jesus, "fell asleep." At the end of this prayerful day, return to your hotel for dinner and an overnight.
Day 10, Wed, Oct 26: Jerusalem : Via Dolorosa-Holy SepulchreTheme: 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. This is 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. You will 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 crippled 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 an overnight at your hotel.
Day 11, Thu, Oct 27: Jerusalem - Tel Aviv - USA
Early morning we head to Tel Aviv to the Ben Gurion Airport for our flight home. We arrive home this afternoon with unforgettable memories to cherish always knowing that we have walked in the footsteps of Jesus and the early Christians and bringing new meaning to our Scripture reading and celebration of Mass.
Why buy "With Airfare" from 206 Tours
- 1000’s of flights are being cancelled. 206 Tours will assist getting you to your destination.
- Your transfer will be waiting for you upon arrival, even if your flights are rescheduled.
- In the event your tour is not operating we will refund you all your money back or provide a full credit
- Your seats will be assigned according to your request (most online fares do not include seat assignment appox. $300)
- If you need to travel few days prior or stay few days later, make a stop-over, we will arrange it for you.
If you do not buy Airfare from 206 Tours
- With many flight cancellations and overbookings, we feel that you should know:
If your flight is cancelled - 206 Tours will not be able to assist you.
- In order to guarantee your arrival and departure transfer, we need your detailed flight arrival / departure by 45 days prior, Any changes within 45 -3 days prior, additional transfer cost may apply.
- For changes in arrival / departure within 3 days of departure, we will not be able to rebook your transfer and you will need to make your own way to / from hotel or airport at your own cost
- Often times low online fares, do not include seat assignments ($300 approx.). It will be a challenge to get a good seat assigned at the airport.
- If you book your own airfare, travel insurance provided by 206 Tours will not reimburse expenses caused by your flight changes.
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About your trip
- Mt. Nebo
- Wadi Rum
- Dead Sea
- Mt. Tabor and Nazareth
- Sea of Galilee
- Temple Model
- Ein Karem
- Tel Aviv
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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