WHAT’S THE COST?
Land and Air
Prices are valid only if the deposit
is received no later than February 27, 2019
Final payment due March 28, 2019
This trip will be a truly spiritual experience where Fr. Michael will lead you through the daily Examen where you will be able to take in the memories, journal, reflect and share how you encounter Christ in these sacred places.
May 31, Friday, Day 1 – DEPART CLEVELAND AIRPORT ON AN OVER-NIGHT FLIGHT TO TEL AVIV.
Dinner and breakfast are served on the plane.
June 1, Saturday, Day 2 – ARRIVAL – SEA OF GALILEE
Shalom! We arrive Tel Aviv Airport where we are greeted our representative who will take us to our Christian guide and assist us with boarding our motor coach. Continue to our beautiful hotel on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Check-in, unpack and meet for drinks and dinner at our hotel. Overnight Sea of Galilee – Tiberius. (D)
June 2, Sunday, Day 3 – NAZARETH – CANA – CAESAREA PHILIPPI – BANIAS
We begin our day with a tour of St. Joseph’s Church and the Grotto where the angel appeared to Mary. We celebrate Mass at the Church of the Annunciation and tour the church. Following lunch at a local restaurant, we visit Cana of Galilee where couples in the group may choose to renew their wedding vows. Be sure to dress up and bring your wedding rings for this spe-cial occasion. We drive up to Mt. Precipice and enjoy a remarkable view of the Jezreel Valley. We drive to Caesarea Philippi and Banias Falls to see the source of the Jordan River. Dinner and overnight in Tiberius. (B, D)
June 3, Monday, Day 4 – MINISTRY AROUND THE SEA OF GALILEE
We start our day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and a visit to the museum where we see an ancient boat dating from the time of Jesus. At Mt. of Beatitudes we celebrate Mass and have time for prayer and reflection. Following lunch, we visit Capernaum to see Peter’s House and Tabgha to visit the Church of the Multiplication of Fish and Loaves. Our last stop of the day is the Church of Peter’s Primacy. Dinner and overnight in Tiberius. (B, L, D)
June 4, Tuesday, Day 5 – MT. TABOR – CAESAREA MARITIMA – BETHLEHEM
Following breakfast, we depart for Mt. Tabor to visit the Church of the Transfiguration where we celebrate Mass. Continue to Caesarea Maritima to see the port from which St. Paul sailed on his Missionary Journeys. Following lunch, we drive to Bethlehem. Dinner is at a local restaurant. Overnight in Bethlehem. (B, Special Dinner)
June 5, Wednesday, Day 6 – BETHLEHEM – WINERY VISIT – SHARING THE BREAD
We visit Shepherd’s Field for Mass and the Church of Nativity. Following lunch, we visit a local winery to taste Cremisan wine, produced by Monks. Awarded a 90 point score by the prestigious Wine Spectator magazine, the white wine is exceptional. You may even wish to purchase a bottle or two to take to our hosts for dinner tonight. We have time for shopping in a local Christian store and “Sharing the Bread “dinner with Christian Families of Bethlehem in their homes. Overnight in Bethlehem. (B. Special Dinner)
June 6, Thursday, Day 7 – MT. OF OLIVES – MT. ZION
We start our visit of Jerusalem at the Mt. of Olives, where we see the Ascension Chapel and Pater Noster, enjoy a magnificent view of the city of Jerusalem, and walk down the Palm Sunday Road. We stop to see Dominus Flevit along the way from where Jesus wept over Jerusalem and end our walk in the Garden of Gethsemane. We visit the Church of Agony, where we celebrate Mass. Following lunch, we visit Mt. Zion to see St. Peter in Gallicantu, Dormition Abbey, Upper Room and King David’s Tomb. Dinner and overnight in the hotel in Jerusalem. (B, D)
June 7, Friday, Day 8 – TEMPLE MOUNT – WESTERN WALL – EIN KAREM
We begin the day with a visit to the Western Wall tunnels. We see the Temple Mount area and stop to visit the Wailing Wall to tuck a prayer into the wall crevice as Pope John Paul, Pope Benedict, and Pope Francis have done before us. Depart for Ein Karem where we visit the birthplace of St John the Baptist and celebrate Mass. Tonight we recommend dinner at the Wine and Cheese with magnificent views overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem A site you will treasure forever. (B, Dinner is at leisure)
June 8, Saturday, Day 9 – BAPTISMAL SITE – JERICHO-QUMRAN CAVES –
THE DEAD SEA
Following breakfast, we travel through the Judean Hills to visit the Baptismal Site on the River Jordan. In Jericho, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world we stop for lunch and to celebrate Mass. We see the Sycamore Tree, Tel Jericho and the Mt. of Temptation in the near distance and stop at Qumran Caves to see where the shepards discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls. Take a dip in the Dead Sea before returning to Jerusalem for an overnight. (B, D)
June 9, Sunday, Day 10 – HOLY CITY OF JERUSALEM
We wake up very early this morning to walk the peaceful streets of the Holy City of Jerusalem, praying the Stations of the Cross along the Way of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher where we celebrate Holy Mass. (TBC). Return to our hotel for breakfast and some rest before embarking on a city tour including a visit to St. Anne’s Church and the Pool of Bethesda, Ecce Homo, Judgement Hall and the Chapel of Flagellation. In the afternoon we visit Emmaus. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner as we remember many of the memorable moments of this trip. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B, Special Dinner)
June 10, Monday, Day 11 – ARRIVAL IN THE USA
Depart from Tel Aviv airport on a flight to Cleveland.