- All Inclusive Pricing
- First Class Hotels
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Entrance and Program Fees
- Guided Tours
- International Airfare from NY
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- Select Meals on Itinerary
Day 1 Day 1 (Tues) Depart USA
Your Italian adventure begins as you depart on your international flight.
Day 2 Day 2 (Wed) Arrive in Israel
Your guide will greet you and escort you to your motorcoach for your drive through the countryside to Galilee for dinner and overnight. (D) If Priest is traveling, set up Mass at a nearby church or at the hotel.
Day 3 Day 3 (Thur) Sea of Galilee
Sail across the Sea of Galilee and experience what it was like for Jesus and the Disciples to cross. Enjoy beautiful Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry, and visit the synagogue located on the site where Jesus taught (Matthew 4:13, 23). Visit the Church of the Fish and the Loaves in Tabgha, the traditional location of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10-17). As you pray in the Chapel of the Primacy, remember how Saint Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ three times (John 21). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the “Sermon on the Mount” (Matt. 5-7). Visit the recent Excavations of Magdala, the hometown of Mary Magdalene. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D) If Priest is traveling, set up Mass at one of the sites above.
Day 4 Day 4 (Fri) Mount Tabor / Nazareth / Cana / Jerusalem
Visit Mount Tabor with a spectacular view of upper Galilee, where Jesus transfigured in the presence of the saints Peter, James, and John, and upon which stands the Church of Transfiguration. Continue to Nazareth, visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, and view the Blessed Cave, where Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary. View Mary and Joseph’s House and carpentry shop where Jesus spent 30 years of His life. Visit Cana where Jesus performed His first miracle. Check in to your Jerusalem hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D) If Priest is traveling, set up Mass on Mount Tabor or Nazareth.
Day 5 Day 5 (Sat) Bethlehem
In Bethlehem, visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace and see the Church of the Nativity constructed over the site (Matthew 1: 18 -25). Enjoy Mass at St. Catherine's Church. Visit chapel of the Ascension, from which Jesus returned to his Father. Be inspired by the breathtaking beauty of Jerusalem (“the Golden City") as you stand on the Mount of Olives. Walk the Palm Sunday Road down the Mount of Olives. Walk to the Garden of Gethsemane and pray beneath the ancient olive trees (Matthew 26:36 -44). Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
Day 6 Day 6 (Sun) Jerusalem
Remember the Lord’s sacrificial love at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where you will celebrate Mass. Walk the Via Dolorosa, “the Way of the Cross,” followed by a visit to St. Peter in Gallicantu, the home of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was held after His arrest (Matthew 26:57). Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
Day 7 Day 7 (Mon) Fly to Rome
Transfer to Tel Aviv for your flights to Rome, where your Italian guide will greet you at the airport and escort you on a panoramic driving tour of the city. This afternoon you will visit the Mamertine Prison where Peter was held before his Crucifixion. Walk the ancient Forum to the Colosseum where you will visit the place where martyrs fell. Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D) If Priest is traveling, set up Mass at a nearby church.
Day 8 Day 8 (TU) Rome
Step beneath the surface into the Catacombs of Callixtus, built along the Appian Way. Here 16 Popes from the 2nd through 4th Centuries were interred, though they have been removed to various churches over the centuries. Visit the St. Peter in chains Church, said to house the chains that once held the disciple and home to Michelangelo’s statue of Moses. Enjoy visits to the Basilica of Saint Mary Major (Maria Maggiore), the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran, the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. Celebrate Mass at one of these churches or in the Catacombs. (B, D)
Day 9 Day 9 (WE) Vatican City
This morning we will make our way to St. Peter’s Square to attend the Papal Audience, led by His Holiness, Pope Francis. (Papal Audience: Is scheduled to take place every Wednesday, pending the schedule of Pope Francis). Following the audience, you will experience the glory of Christian Rome when you visit the Vatican, home to one of the greatest museums in the world. Afterwards, enter St. Peter’s Basilica and then the Sistine Chapel, where you will view Michelangelo’s frescoes which have been restored to their full, colorful glory. Visit the Spanish Steps and toss a coin in to the Trevi Fountain on your final day in Rome. (B, D) Mass celebrated at the Papal Audience or St. Peter’s Basilica Included.
Day 10 Day 10 (Thur) Return to the USA
Return to the USA
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