- All Inclusive Pricing
- First Class Hotels
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Entrance and Program Fees
- Live Audio Headsets
- Guided Tours
- International Airfare from NY
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- Study Guide
- Domestic Airfare
- Hotel Gratuities
- Love Offering
Day 1 DECEMBER 3 - DEPART THE USA
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight.
Day 2 DECEMBER 4 - WELCOME TO THE HOLY LAND
You will be welcomed at the Tel Aviv airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel to enjoy dinner before retiring for the night. Overnight stay in Tiberias.
Day 3 DECEMBER 5 - CANA, NAZARETH, TEL MEGIDDO, CAESAREA
Visit the Franciscan Wedding Chapel in Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle, before continuing on to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23). Look out over Tel Megiddo (Armageddon) to view one of the most important archaeological sites in Israel. Today’s last stop is Caesarea, a center of the early Christians where an angel visited Cornelius, the first Gentile believer (Acts 10), and where Paul was imprisoned for two years before appealing to Caesar. Visit the Franciscan Wedding Chapel in Cana. Overnight stay in Tiberias.
Day 4 DECEMBER 6 –THE GALILEE
Worship as you sail across the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry in Galilee, and visit the synagogue built on the site where Jesus taught (Matt.4:13, 23). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the “Sermon on the Mount” (Matt. 5-7). Explore the Church of the Loaves and Fish at Tabgha, the traditional site of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10). See the Chapel of the Primacy, where Peter professed his devotion three times to the risen Christ (John 21). In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue. Recall Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist at the Jordan River. Overnight stay in Tiberias.
Day 5 DECEMBER 7 - JERICHO AND THE DEAD SEA
As you stop in Jericho to view the ruins of the city conquered by Joshua (Josh. 6: 1, 2, 20), in the distance you can also see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4:1-11). Continue to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947. End your day with a group picture taken from the Mount of Olives, where Jesus ascended into heaven (Acts 1: 9-12). Overnight stay at the Dead Sea.
Day 6 DECEMBER 8 – DEAD SEA
Leisure day and overnight at the Dead Sea
Day 7 DECEMBER 9 – JERUSALEM
Mount Zion to visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was questioned on the night of His betrayal (Matt. 26: 57). Meditate on the events of the Last Supper as you visit the traditional location of the Upper Room (Mark 14: 12). Walk the Cardo, the ancient main street of the Old City. Explore ancient Jerusalem at the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. Overnight stay in Jerusalem.
Day 8 DECEMBER 10 – BETHLEHEM
In Bethlehem, gaze out over Shepherds’ Field before you return to Jerusalem. Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and envision the scenes of the night before Jesus’ crucifixion (Matt. 26: 36 - 44). Visit the Garden Tomb for a time of reflection and communion. Overnight stay in Jerusalem.
Day 9 DECEMBER 11 – JERUSALEM AND THE OLD CITY
Follow in Christ’s steps on the Via Dolorosa (“the Way of the Cross”). At the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, take time to reflect on His sacrificial love. View the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle (John 5: 1-31). **No Overnight**
Day 10 DECEMBER 12 – RETURN TO THE USA
RETURN TO THE USA
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CAIRO & THE ROUTE OF THE EXODUS
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DECEMBER 12 – 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 into your hotel near Mount Sinai
for dinner and rest.
DECEMBER 13 – ST. CATHERINE’S MONASTERY
This morning, you can opt to climb Mount Sinai (conditions
permitting), where tradition says that Moses received the Ten
Commandments. 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, which tradition
places inside the monastery. Continue to Sharm el Sheikh
for dinner and overnight at your hotel located on the shores
of the Red Sea.
DECEMBER 14 – ROUTE OF THE EXODUS
Trace the route of the Exodus 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.
DECEMBER 15 – MEMPHIS, SAQQARA, THE GREAT
PYRAMIDS & THE SPHINX
Tour the rural region of traditional Egyptian farming. Travel as
Abraham did to Memphis (Biblical Noph) and on to Saqqara,
where you will see the Step Pyramid, the world’s oldest stone
structure. See the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.
DECEMBER 16 – CAIRO
This morning, visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities to
view the unique collection of Pharaonic art and the renowned
treasures of King Tutankhamun. Tour the Old City and see the
Citadel of Saladin, built in 1183 AD, and view the Alabaster
Mosque of Muhammad Ali. In Old Cairo, visit the Abu Serga
Church built over the traditional site of the house where the
Holy Family lived during their stay in Egypt. Prepare for your
return flight home.
DECEMBER 17 – RETURN TO THE USA
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