12 days

Trinitarian Pilgrimage Retreat

in The Holy Land

Walk Where Jesus Walked!

Spiritual Director: Fr. Anthony Giamello

Tour Guide: Sr. Magdalit

October 3 - 15, 2021

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Tiberias · Caesarea · Stella Maris · Nazareth · Cana · Sea of Galilee · Jordan River · Mt. Tabor · Jericho · Jordan River · Jerusalem · Temple Model · Ein Karem · Bethlehem · Bethany · Dead Sea · Mt. of Olives · Gethsemane · Mt. Zion (Upper Room) · Western Wall · Jerusalem · 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!


Fr. Anthony Giamello


Sr. Magdalit

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Terms & Conditions

Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations at centrally located First Class Hotels: (or similar)
         ~ 1 night: Oct 4 - 5, Negev: Kfar Hanokdim
         ~ 1 night: Oct 5 - 6, Ein Gedi: Ein Gedi Kibbutz
         ~ 2 nights: Oct 6 - 8, Nazareth: Legacy Hotel
         ~ 3 nights: Oct 8 - 11, Tiberias: Mt of Beatitudes
         ~ 4 nights: Oct 11 - 15, Jerusalem, Notre Dame
  • Transfers Airport to Hotel and v.v. as per itinerary
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Whisper Headsets
  • Guiding by Sr. Magdalit Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary (Boat ride - Nahal Arugot - Jericho - Lithostrotos - Capernaum - St. Anne's - St. Peter in Gallicantu -Magdala - Masada - Tomb of the Just Man-Davidson Center)
  • Arrangements for Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Tips to hotel staff, restaurants, luggage handlers
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Kfar Hanokdim
Negev

1 Night

hotel
Ein Gedi Kibbutz
Ein Gedi

1 Night

hotel
Legacy Hotel
Nazareth

2 Nights

hotel
Mt of Beatitudes
Tiberias

3 Nights

hotel
Notre Dame
Jerusalem

4 Nights

Not included
  • Lunches, Wine with dinners, Tips to your guide & driver.
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.

Cancel for Any Reason
- Get 100% of Your Trip Cost Back

What is the Cost of “Cancel for Any Reason” Coverage: $299

- The ability to cancel your trip for any reason and to get your trip cost refunded.

- How much refund will I get - 100% of your trip cost (others are giving only 50 - 75%)

- Can I cancel my trip any time? – You can cancel up until 48 hours prior to your departure.

- Can I buy it at any time? - You can buy it within 2 weeks of your confirmed reservation, if booking is made up until 60 days prior.

- Will “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage work if I cancel due to Coronavirus, Act of God – Yes.

How Does “Cancel for Any Reason” Coverage Work? - To get “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage you’ll have to purchase a base travel insurance plan www.206tours.com/insurance/insurance and add “cancel for any reason” (CFAR) coverage within 14 days (2 weeks) of your first tour confirmation otherwise premium maybe higher or you will not be able to purchase it. Excluded are these 3 states -New York, Missouri and Minnesota -you do not have to purchase basic/ regular travel insurance (which we highly recommend).

You will be able to get all your money back, if you cancel your trip for any reason that’s not already (a reason) covered by your policy, example if you are sick, or a member of your family is sick, you will make a claim through the regular travel insurance, who will refund you.

Itinerary

Day 1, Sun, Oct 3, Departure

Departure for your overnight flights to the Holy Land.

Day 2, Mon, Oct 4, Arrival

Arrival via US early afternoon (pending flight confirmation) at Ben Gurion, we will be met by our representative. A luxury motor coach will transfer us to the Negev, 18 miles from Beer Sheva (Gn21:25), towards Arad (Judges 1:16) our destination. We will overnight in Kfar ha Nokdim a typical and original Bedouin Style Guest Rooms in the desert. Time for settling in, dinner. In the evening, Mass and fraternal time.

Day 3, Tue, Oct 5, Day of walk in the desert

The Negev -Walk in the desert, descent to the Dead Sea, Ein Gedi After breakfast, In the morning we will wake up in a magnificent rocky landscape, perfect to reflect on God the Father's promises from Abraham through his prophets. In this beautiful landscape we will head for an hour walk. We will celebrate Mass in the wilderness (open air). After lunch, in the afternoon, the coach will drive us on the Arava side (Ez47:8-12). Drive along the Dead sea to Ein Gedi, an oasis in the region were King David hid while fleeing Saul (1Sm24:2). Time of teaching from Pere Jacques on the importance of Scripture reading called Lectio Divina. Finish the day in the beauty of the desert, driving along the Dead Sea to our Hotel. Dinner and overnight a few miles from Jericho.

Day 4, Wed, Oct 6, Jordan - Jericho - Nazareth

After breakfast, passing close to Qumran (Jr32:14), the site where some of the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, we will travel at the Jordan banks, to the Baptismal site (Jn1:29) Father will give a teaching and lead us, feet in the water, or totally immersed, to renew our baptismal vows. There will be the shift from 'the Father to the Son' in our Trinitarian journey. From the Jordan banks, drive to the old city of Jericho (Js6:1-20), "the city of Roses" (Qo24:18). We will celebrate the Eucharist at Jericho's Parish. Enjoy lunch in a beautiful restaurant nearby. After lunch, see a sycamore tree like the one of Zacchaeus the tax collector (Lk19:1-10), and continue along the Jordan Valley to Nazareth to your lodging. Dinner and overnight. In the evening, discover the fascinating excavations in the basement of the Sisters of Nazareth, the home of the Holy Family and the Tomb of the Just. One of the nuns will give a tour. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Day 5, Thu, Oct 7, Nazareth and Cana

Today, let's let Mary guide us to Jesus. Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation which is built over the remains of the House where the Angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary to announce that she was to become the Mother of God (Lk1:26). Celebrate Mass in the Basilica. Take a long time of personal prayer after the teaching of Fr. Jacques in a beautiful Chapel dedicated to Mary (Chemin Neuf Community). Lunch at Sisters of Nazareth. In the afternoon drive to Cana where Christ performed his first miracle (Jn2:1-11), at the request of His mother. Take time to ponder on the miracle of Cana and pray. While there, we will visit the Franciscan chapel where those who wish to can perform the renewal of their wedding vows. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 6, Fri, Oct 8, Tabor

In the morning, we will proceed to Mt. Tabor in the Jezreel Valley (Zc12:11), 11 miles west of the Sea of Galilee. According to Origen, St Jerome and St Cyril of Jerusalem, this is the site of the Transfiguration (Mt 17:1). Also, the site -in the first covenant, in the mid - 12th century BCE of the battle between Barak and Sisera, under the leadership of Deborah the Israelite Judge of that time (Jg4:5). We will ascend the Mount Tabor by foot in silence (1,886 feet). After praying and contemplating the Moso-Arab Church, a jewel of art, Father will celebrate the Eucharist in this magnificent place. We will have lunch on the mountain followed by a time of teaching and personal reflection. Descent of Mount Tabor by foot. En-route for the Lake of Galilee called also the Sea of Kinnereth (Nb34:11). The next three days we will ponder on the Public life of Jesus. Dinner and overnight in the Mount of Beatitudes Guesthouse.

Day 7, Sat, Oct 9, Mount of Beatitudes - Magdala

Visit the Church that commemorates where Christ taught the Eight Beatitudes to his Disciples (Mt 5). Walk down the Mount to the altar of the Beatitude grotto. Mass will be celebrated outside. Teaching and reflection on Scripture passage in this wonderful panorama view over the Lake and the Golan. Descent by foot to the Primacy of Peter where Jesus met the apostles after the Resurrection and healed Peter of his denial during the Passion (Jn21). Lunch on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. After lunch, drive nearby to Magdala, the city of Mary Magdalene. Afternoon of silence and prayer. Dinner and overnight. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8, Sun, Oct 10, Ginosar - Capharnahum - Tabgha

After breakfast, we will embark for a Boat ride from Ginosar to Capernaum. Capernaum is now in ruins but was once a thriving town where Peter lived and where much of Christ's public ministry took place (Mt 4:13). Celebrate Mass on the sea-shore. After lunch, the bus will drive us to Tabgha, a Benedictine Abbey on the site of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish (Mt14). Visit the Church and its famous mosaics. Afterward, we will have a time of adoration on the sea-shore (called Dalmanoutha). Dinner and overnight.

Day 9, Mon, Oct 11, Ascent to Jerusalem, Wailing Wall during Bar Mitsva

After breakfast, we depart from Tiberias directly to Jerusalem. While ascending the mountains, we will shift from 'the Son to the Holy Spirit' in our Trinitarian journey. Make the ascent to Jerusalem while reading the Psalms of Ascent. Enter in Jerusalem and drive directly to the Temple Mount to reach the Wailing Wall during the Bar Mitzvas. After attending the Bar Mitzvas we will walk through the Jewish Cardo and have lunch in the Old City. After lunch, we will visit the Church of the Melkites (Catholics of Eastern rite). We will have a quiet reflection time with Pere Jacques in this incredible place we will celebrate the Eucharist. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. Teaching on the Holy Sepulcher in the evening.

Day 10, Tue, Oct 12, Mass at Holy Sepulcher at the Tomb at 7:30am - Bethlehem

Early Mass at the Holy Sepulcher. Back to the Hotel for breakfast. Drive to Bethlehem. Visit the Basilica of the Nativity, built over the site of the birthplace of Jesus, born amongst the Jewish people. Visit the Cave where Christ was born. We will then visit the Chapel of St. Jerome, who lived there for some 20 years translating the Bible into Latin. The nearby Church of St. Catherine is the venue for the midnight Mass which is broadcast all over the World from Bethlehem on Christmas Eve. Lunch in Beit Sahour. After lunch, walk at the Shepherds field, recalling the "great throng of the heavenly hosts" that appeared to the Shepherds announcing to them of the birth of the Savior (Lk2:8). Teaching from Fr. Jacques in one of the Grotto. Time of errands in Bethlehem. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.

Day 11, Wed, Oct 13, Temple Mount -- Mt. of Olives - Gallicantu - Via Dolorosa

Start the day walking through the Old City, towards the Temple area, where Jesus used to preach (Jn7:15) and where many episodes from the Bible took place (Lk2:22). Visit the Temple Mount. Time of teaching with Father. The coach will pick us up at the Lion gate. We will drive to the Mount of Olives (Mt21). Visit the Dominus Flevit Church, where Christ wept over Jerusalem (Mt23:37). After celebrating the Eucharist, Father will preach in front of this incredible view on the ramparts. Onwards to Gethsemane reliving the descent of Mount of Olives of the Palm Sunday. We will view the ancient Olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane (Mt26:36) and visit the Church of All Nations which houses the Rock of the Agony of Christ on Holy Thursday. In this Church is a beautiful mosaic donated by the United States. The coach will drive above the Kidron Valley and bring us to the Zion Gate for Lunch in the Armenian Quarter. After lunch, we will head towards 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. We will take a time of prayer in the cistern that served as prison. Late afternoon, the bus will drive us to the Lion Gate, for the Way of the Cross. Relive the way of the Cross. We will start at the site of the Antonia Fortress where Christ was tried and condemned to death. Proceed along the Via Dolorosa praying the Stations of the Cross - ending at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher, built over the site of the Crucifixion and the Tomb of Our Lord. Return to our accommodations for dinner and then make our way to the private Garden of Gethsemane for a special Holy Hour of Adoration.

Day 12, Thu, Oct 14, Mt. Zion - Emmaus (pm).

The day starts driving to Mount Zion. We will ask for a renewal of the Holy Spirit in 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 they were together the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit fell upon them. In addition, our group will visit the nearby Benedictine Church of the Dormition. Tradition tells us that this Church is where Mary, the Mother of Jesus, "fell asleep." Drive down the mountains towards North for the celebration of the Eucharist in the Holy site of Emmaus Nicopolis where the Risen Jesus met the disciples on the road to Emmaus, and was recognized through the braking of the bread (Lk 24). We will have lunch served at the Monastery of the Beatitude's Community, the Community to which both Father and Sister belong . After lunch, we will have a time of fraternal sharing in their chapel and visit this moving site. We will end our pilgrimage with a thanksgiving Mass in the antic outdoor Basilica. Return to Jerusalem to pack our bags and overnight.

Day 13, Fri, Oct 15, Return to US

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2021 Dates & Prices

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Oct 15, 2021
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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $975.00 (USD)

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

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

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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Private Room / Single Supplement $975.00 (USD)

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

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

*Special VIP Service for 206 Tours Business Class Clients

When you purchase business class upgrade we will ensure that you receive VIP service at Tel Aviv Airport. VIP service provides a smooth, pleasant, and expedited process when entering Israel. The VIP staff is there to meet you at the plane, collects your luggage, pass you through special gates / entrances for security screening, baggage inspection and express passport control. A steward / stewardess will accompany you to the reception hall to the waiting guide and, or driver.

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About your trip

  • 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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