Catholic Pilgrimage 8 Days / 7 Nights

Catholic Pilgrimage


Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, meet with your professional tour guide, who will be with you during your visit to the Holy Land. Transfer to Galilee for an overnight stay. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth/ Tiberius
Mass at Stella Maris on Mount Carmel Start your day by visiting ancient Caesarea, which was once the ancient capital of the Roman province. Visit the Byzantine churches, the Roman Theater, Crusader’s moat and the aqueduct. Continue on north to the sparkling city of Haifa; ascend to the top of Mt. Carmel for a panoramic view of the city and port. Celebrate Mass at Stella Maris Convent, and the Cave of Elijah. Drive to Cana where the Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine at the wedding feast. Then back to Nazareth to visit Mary’s well, the Basilica of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth/ Tiberius
Mass on the Mount of Beatitudes Start the day by enjoying a scenic boat ride across the Sea of Galilee, where you will find a 2000 years old boat recently uncovered on the shores of Galilee. Continue on to Capernaum; the home of our Lord during his ministry, visit the synagogue. Drive to the site of multiplication of loaves and fish “Tabgha”, continue on to visit the Church of St. Peter’s Primacy. Ascend to the top of Mount of Beatitudes to celebrate Mass in the scene of Jesus’ great Sermon on the Mount. Drive up to Caesarea Philippi, where Jesus told St. Peter “You are the rock, and upon this rock I will build my church”. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth/ Tiberius
Mass at the top of Mount Tabor After breakfast, start the day remembering the Baptism at the Jordan River. Then drive to Mount Tabor to visit the site of Transfiguration of Jesus and enjoy the amazing scenery of Jezreel Valley. Celebrate Mass at the top of the mount, which will be a good preparation for the journey to Jerusalem where Jesus was to suffer the crucifixion and resurrection. Continue to visit Elah Valley where David fought with Goliath. Then proceed to Emmaus where the resurrected Jesus met the two disciples and shared a meal with them. Arrive to Bethlehem / Jerusalem for dinner and overnight stay.

Mass at the Nativity Church

After breakfast, start the day at the Nativity Church, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, celebrate Mass there. Visit the Grotto of St. Jerome and Milk Grotto. Continue on to Beit Sahour to visit the Shepherd’s Field. In the afternoon, head to Ein Karem, the birthplace of St. John the Baptist to visit the church that commemorates his memory. Then walk up the hill to reach the Visitation Church where Mary met her cousin Elisabeth and proclaimed her famous Magnificent. Return back to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Mass at the Garden of Gethsemane After breakfast, start the day at the top of the Mount of Olives; visit the Chapel of the Ascension and Paternoster Church where Jesus taught the Lord’s Prayer to his disciples. , enjoy the panoramic view of the old city of Jerusalem Walk through Palm Sunday route to reach Dominus Flevit Church where Jesus wept over the fate of Jerusalem. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations for Mass on the Rock of Agony. Proceed to the Western Wall, and Mount Zion, visit the upper room where Jesus had his Last Supper with the Disciples, Tomb of King David and Church of Dormition, then walk to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, the house of Caiaphas where Jesus was held for a night after he was arrested from the Garden. Back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Mass at Bethany

Early Start from Via Dolorosa, walk through the Stations of the Cross to reach the most sacred place for Christians, which is The Church of the Holy Sepulchre to visit the Golgotha and the tomb of our Lord. Then continue on to visit St. Anne’s Church where the parents of Virgin Mary lived, nearby view the Pool of the Bethesda. Head to Bethany where Jesus raised Lazarus from the death, visit the tomb of Lazarus, celebrate Mass there. Proceed through the Judean Wilderness to ancient Jericho, the oldest inhabited city in the world. From the top of the ancient “Tel”, you will enjoy a beautiful view of Elisha’s fountain, the Mount of Temptation and later the Sycamore Tree. drive to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Enjoy the evening at the Dead Sea.

Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem

Today you will head to the airport in Tel Aviv to catch your flight back home.