- 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
- Domestic Airfare
Day 1 November 1 - Depart the USA
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight. *Flights on own.
Day 2 November 2 - Arrive & Transfer to Bethlehem
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. (B,D)
Day 3 Oct. 19 - Bethlehem, Bethany & Ein Karem
In Bethlehem, visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace which now resides in the world’s oldest functioning church (Luke 2:1-7). 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 Elizabeth prior to our Lord’s birth (Luke 1:26-40). Visit the Church of St. John, birthplace of John the Baptist. Overnight in Bethlehem. (B,D)
Day 4 Oct. 20 - Qasr El Yahud, Wadi Qelt, Jericho, Qumran & Dead Sea
Visit and renew your baptismal vows at the baptismal site of Qasr el Yahud, 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. Overnight in Bethlehem. (B,D)
Day 5 Oct. 21 - Cana, Nazareth & Mount of Precipice
Visit the Franciscan Wedding Church at Cana, site of Jesus’ first miracle as He changed water into wine (John 2). Continue on 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 the Mount of 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). Overnight in Tiberias. (B,D)
Day 6 Oct. 22 - 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 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. Overnight in Tiberias. (B,D)
Day 7 Oct. 23 - 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. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B,D)
Day 8 Oct. 24 - 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. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B,D)
Day 9 Oct. 25 - Jerusalem & the Old City
Take 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. Tonight, transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B,D)
Day 10 Oct. 26 - Depart on an extension or return to USA
Depart on an extension or return to USA
Enhance Your Journey
CAIRO & THE ROUTE OF THE EXODUS extension
Oct. 26 - November 1, 2021
October 26 – Free Day
Enjoy a day at leisure in Jerusalem. Explore the ancient city on your own or rest at the hotel. Breakfast and dinner are included in your hotel stay.
October 27 – Jerusalem to Egypt
Travel in the footsteps of the Holy Family as you travel along the ancient caravan route from Jerusalem to the Sinai desert. Cross the border and check in to your hotel for dinner and rest.
October 28 – St. Catherine’s Monastery
Everyone will experience a visit to fortified St. Catherine’s Monastery, built in the 6th century and one of the oldest working monasteries in the world with the world’s oldest continually operating library. Both the Codex Sinaiticus and Syriac Sinaiticus, important early Biblical manuscripts, were discovered here. Even Muhammad found refuge here, and the site is sacred to all three monotheistic religions. Remember the story of Moses and the burning bush that tradition places inside the monastery. Continue to Sharm el-sheik for dinner and overnight at your hotel located on the shores of the Red Sea.
October 29 – Route of the Exodus
Trace the Exodus route along the eastern Sinai coast to Wadi Feiran, where the Children of Israel withstood the Amalekites. Travel to Elim, where the Children of Israel camped by the oasis of 70 palm trees. Your final stop of the day will be Marah by the Red Sea, where the “waters were bitter.” Continue to Cairo for dinner and a two-night stay.
October 30 – Memphis, Saqqara, the Great Pyramids & the Sphinx
Travel south to view Joseph’s River and Lake, created by Joseph during the period of the seven years of famine. Visit a grain silo of the kind established under Joseph’s rule to store grain during the seven years of famine. Tour the traditional Egyptian farming rural region and stop at an old corn water mill. Travel as Abraham did to Memphis (Biblical Noph) and Saqqara, where you will see the Step Pyramid, the world’s oldest stone structure. See the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.
October 31 – Cairo
This morning visit the tvisitsyptian Museum of Antiquities to view the unique collection of Pharaonic art and the renowned treasures of King Tutankhamen. Tour the Old City and see the Citadel of Saladin, built built-in.D., and view the Alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali. In Old Cairo, visit the Abu Serga Church built over the traditional site house site the Holy Family lived during their stay in Egypt. Prepare for your return flight home.
November 1 – Return to the USA
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and traveling companion.
Monday, October 17, 2022From $3049*