What's Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • First Class Hotels
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • International Airfare
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • Guided Tours
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Gratuities

Additional Baggage and Optional fees may apply.

Additional Baggage and Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Jan 12 Day 1 - USA to the Holy Land

Your spiritual pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight.

Day 2 Jan 13 Day 2 - Welcome to the Holy Land

You will be welcomed to the Holy Land by our airport representative and transferred to your Bethlehem hotel. Enjoy dinner before retiring for the night.

Day 3 Jan 14 Day 3 - Bethlehem, Bethany & Ein Karem

In Bethlehem, visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace which now resides in the world’s oldest functioning church (Matt. 1:18-25). Celebrate Mass in Bethlehem and then gaze out over Shepherds’ Field where the angels first proclaimed the Good News. Visit Bethany, the home of Lazarus, Mary and Martha. Here Jesus visited on several occasions and raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11). Travel to Ein Karem, the village where John the Baptist was born and the Virgin Mary visited Elisabeth prior to our Lord’s birth (Luke 1:26-40). Visit the Church of St. John, birthplace of John the Baptist.

Day 4 Jan 15 Day 4 - Qasr El Yehud, Wadi Qelt, Jericho, Qumran & Dead Sea

Visit and renew your baptismal vows at the baptismal site of Qasr el Yehud, where tradition says Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Just off the Roman road that Jesus walked, is the Wadi Qelt gorge, site of the Monastery of St. George. Journey to Jericho (considered the oldest city in the world) to visit the ruins of the ancient city conquered by Joshua (Josh. 6:1). From Jericho, in the distance you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4:1). Celebrate Mass in the Church of the Good Shepherd in Jericho near a sycamore tree and remember Zacchaeus, who climbed to see Jesus (Luke 18-19). Travel to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947. End your day with the opportunity to take a dip in the mineral laden waters of the Dead Sea.

Day 5 Jan 16 Day 5 - Cana, Nazareth & Mount of Precipice

Visit the Franciscan Wedding Church at Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle as He changed water into wine (John 2). Continue to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23), and celebrate Mass in the Basilica of the Annunciation. You will also see the House of the Holy Family, St. Joseph’s Workshop and St. Joseph’s Church (Luke 2:41-52; Matt. 2:19-23). Stand atop Mount Precipice, where Luke describes how Jesus was rejected by those in the synagogue after He taught them. Filled with anger they led Him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast Him down headlong (Luke 4: 29).

Day 6 Jan 17 Day 6 - The Galilee

Enjoy beautiful Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry, and visit the synagogue located on the site where Jesus taught (Matt. 4:13, 23). Sail across the Sea of Galilee, reflecting on the gospel stories of Jesus calming of the storm. Listen to Jesus’ words from His Sermon on the Mount at the Mount of Beatitudes (Matt. 5-7) and celebrate Mass at the Church of the Beatitudes. At Tabgha, traditional location of the feeding of the 5,000, explore the Church of the Fish and the Loaves (Luke 9:10-17). Take a moment to reflect and pray in the Chapel of the Primacy, where Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ (John 21). In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue.

Day 7 Jan 18 Day 7 - Mount Tabor, Mount Carmel & Emmaus

As you stand on Mount Tabor, contemplate what it must have been like for Saints Peter, James and John to behold the glory of the Transfigured Christ (Matt. 17:2). Celebrate Mass at the Church of the Transfiguration. Continue on your journey to Mount Carmel where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18). Biblically, Mount Carmel is referenced most often as a symbol of beauty and fertility. To be given the "splendor of Carmel" was to be blessed indeed (Isa 35:2). In Emmaus, you’ll see the traditional site where Jesus appeared to two disciples after His resurrection.

Day 8 Jan 19 Day 8 - Jerusalem

Be inspired by the breathtaking beauty of Jerusalem, the Golden City, as you stand on the Mount of Olives, the place from which Jesus ascended into heaven forty days after His resurrection (Acts 1:9-12). Visit the Church of Pater Noster, walk the Palm Sunday Road stopping briefly at the Tear shaped Dominus Flevit Church where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Celebrate Mass in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed before His crucifixion (Matt. 26:36-44). On Mount Zion, see the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was imprisoned the night of His arrest (Matt. 26:57-65). Nearby is the Upper Room revered as the location of the Last Supper (Mark 14:12-26). Conclude your day by visiting the Church of the Dormition of Mary.

Day 9 Jan 20 Day 9 - Jerusalem & the Old City

ake time to pray at the Western Wall, all that remains of Herod’s Temple. Sit on the Teaching Steps where Jesus once taught. Take a leisurely stroll down the Cardo, the main street of the Old City, where modern shops stand between ancient ones. View the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle of healing (John 5:1-31), and sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne, renowned for its beautiful acoustics. At Herod’s Antonia Fortress, see where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23:1-11). Walk the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross, and celebrate the Mass of the Resurrection at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Day 10 Jan 21 Day 10 - Church of Holy Sepulcher free time in Jerusalem

After breakfast, enjoy celebrating Mass at the holiest place on earth, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, then have the remainder of the day to explore Jerusalem on your own. Dinner is on your own.

Day 11 Jan 22 Day 11 - Enjoy free time in the Jerusalem/Airport home or extension

After breakfast, enjoy free time in the Jerusalem-later be transferred to the airport to return home, or travel on to Jordan for the extension trip.

Day 12 Day 12, (January 23) - Return Home

Return Home

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Day 11, (January 22) – Journey to Jordan/Jerash
This morning, you will journey across the Allenby Bridge on your way
to Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the world. Stroll
through the oval piazza and wander along colonnaded streets etched
by the wheels of ancient chariots. Stand in the grand theatre where
an onstage whisper can be heard in the top row. Continue to your
hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 12, (January 23) – Madaba & Mount Nebo
Travel to Madaba, the City of Mosaics, to visit the Church of Saint
George with its sixth-century, Byzantine, mosaic map showing
Jerusalem and other holy sites. Continue to Mount Nebo, where
Moses caught a glimpse of the Promised Land (Deut. 34). On a clear
day, you can see all the way across the Jordan Valley and the Dead
Sea, to the rooftops of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Return to your
hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 13, (January 24) - Petra
Begin your journey south towards Petra today. Explore the city of
Petra. Its entrance passes through a long, narrow gorge known as the
Siq and can only be accessed by carriage, horseback or on foot. Once
inside the city, marvel at the intricate detail of a city that was cut into
the cliff sides of rose-colored rock. Travel to your hotel at the Dead
Sea for dinner and overnight.

Day 14, (January 25) - Return to the USA
Cross the border back into Israel and enjoy dinner in Jerusalem.
Afterward, you will travel to the airport in Tel Aviv to begin your
journey home.

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.


January 22 - 24 for $298

January 22 – 24 - Jerusalem on your Own Extend your stay in the heart of Jerusalem. You are on your own to enjoy sightseeing, meditation, reflection and renewal. Hotel, buffet breakfasts & dinners are included.

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

Departure Dates

  1. Thursday, January 12, 2023
    From $3596*
Tour: TH23 Code: R