Holy Land Pilgrimage 2020

There is one pilgrimage from which all others come from; it is a pilgrimage to the land where it all started with the birth of Jesus Christ.

It is the most inspiring journey Christian can take! This one will shine the light on all that you've read in the Bible, listened in homilies, and will strengthen your faith. With our own eyes and then with our words, our prayers, we can witness our faith in the same places where Jesus, with His own words, taught apostles! 

From the Basilica of Annunciation in Nazareth to the Church of the Visitation to Mount of Beatitudes at the Sea of Galilee to Basilica of Transfiguration on Mount Tabor to Cana with the Wedding Church to Pater Noster chapel to Getsemani Garden to Via Dolorosa to Holy Sepulchre, each of those places will shine the light of immense love and hope God laid before us. 

Pilgrimage to Holy Land is a  pilgrimage of a new dimension, see if you can reveal it to yourself!  

                                                         HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE Oct. 4-13, 2020
                                   Fr. Maciej Zajac, Polish Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Newark

                                                            Nazareth - Cana - Bethlehem - Jerusalem

 



Day 1 - Overnight flight to Tel Aviv, Holy Land, Oct. 4, 2020

You will board the plane for an overnight flight to Holy Land, Tel Aviv.

 

Day 2 - Flight to Tel Aviv, Holy Land, Oct. 5, 2020

Today we land in Tel Aviv! meet with our Holyland Tour guide and after the introduction, we will leave for Nazareth!
Check in to the hotel in Nazareth, Israel. Time permitting a short introduction with the sites we will visit the next day in Nazareth!

 

Day 3 - Tel Aviv - Nazareth/Tiberias – Cana, Oct. 6, 2020

Our Holy Land Pilgrimage will start with the visit to Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus and the place where He spent the first 30 years of His life. On the agenda is the churches of St. Joseph and the Annunciation where the Angel Gabriel announced to Mary that She would be the Mother of God. A walk through old Nazareth brings us to see the Well where Mary went for water, visit the Orthodox Church there. After a lunch break in Nazareth, the tour will continue to Cana the site of Jesus' first miracle. Hotel in Nazareth, dinner, and overnight!

OPTIONAL - Renewal of the Marriage Vows if couples in the group. 

 

Day 4 - Nazareth/Tiberias – River Jordan – Capernaum – Tabgha, Oct. 7, 2020

This morning pilgrimage In the Footsteps of Jesus continues with a visit to river Jordan, short visit and then on for a visit to Capernaum, where Jesus lived; new church built at the site of the Home of St. Peter, ruins of the synagogue where Jesus preached, one that had being built in the time of Jesus. After Capernaum, we will leave to Tabgha, the site of the Multiplication of the loaves and fishes, and the church of St. Peter's Primacy & to Mt. Of Beatitudes where the Lord Jesus preached Sermon on the Mountain. Visit Ginosar Kibbutz the museum hosting the boat from the time of Jesus. Drive back to the Hotel in Nazareth, dinner, and overnight.

 

Day 5 - Nazareth – Bethlehem, Oct. 8, 2020

In the morning after breakfast, we will leave Nazareth and head towards Bethlehem. On the way, a few rest stops and visits! The first stop will be fairly soon, for a visit to the top of Mount Tabor, the Transfiguration Church, with the view over the Megiddo Valley, involving the story of Armageddon! We will afterward continue south to the En Karem a place of birth of St. John the Baptist, story of Elisabeth & Virgin Mary & St. John Evangelist! The last stop and final destination today is Bethlehem! Afternoon for visit Shepherd’s Field where Angels appeared to the shepherds (Luke 2), to announce the birth of Jesus.

Later to visit the church of Nativity built over the tomb of St. Jerome, In the Grotto under the central altar we will walk by the Holy Manger, and the Silver Star with the Latin inscription "Hic de Maria Virgin Jesus Christus Natus est." Today in the afternoon group will move towards Ein Karem; you will visit the Church of Visitation the site of the Blessed Virgin Mary's visit with her cousin Elizabeth. This is the place where Our Lady said Her "Magnificat." Visit here will also include the birthplace of St. John the Baptist.

 

Day 6 - Bethlehem – Masada – Qumran – Dead Sea – Bethlehem, Oct. 9, 2020

After early breakfast, we will travel to Masada, a fascinating story from the 30 years BC and King Herod. Stop for “Dead sea” experience float on the surface of the Dead Sea. Continue to Qumran, the place where Dead Sea Scrolls was found, more than 900 pieces in 30 caves. Then we visit Jericho, the oldest known continuously inhabited city in the world and passing by the Mt of Temptation. Drive to our hotel in Bethlehem.

 

DAY 7 - Jerusalem – Mount of Olives, Oct. 10, 2020

Today Jerusalem & Mount of Olives! First on our program today, before going to Mt. of Olives is visit the church of St. Peter Gallicantu, the church built on the site of the house of the High priest Caiaphas. This is where Jesus spent the night in the dungeon after his arrest. On this site, Peter denied Jesus three times, and the cock crowed (Gallicantu). We will then head to Mt. of Olives to visit the Pater Noster – a site where Jesus taught his disciples the Our Father – “Pater Noster.” Enjoy the view of the Holy City from atop the Mount of Olives. We then walk down the Palm Sunday Road, the road Jesus followed on His way to Jerusalem. We stop at the chapel of Dominus Flevit where our Lord wept and shed a tear for the city of Jerusalem (Luke 19: 37- 42). We then proceed to the Garden of Gethsemane and pray at the church of All Nations (Church of Gethsemane), where Jesus prayed: "Father if you are willing, take this cup from me nevertheless, not my will but you're Will be done." Tonight we are in Jerusalem hotel.

 

Day 8 - The Old City of Jerusalem and “Via Crucis”, Oct. 11, 2020

As Jerusalem is our destiny, today you will enter the Old City and follow the Stations of the Cross the Via Dolorosa, from Pilate’s fortress and Flagellation Chapel to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, site of Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The same day you make The Way Of The Cross we will visit and pray at the pool of Bethesda where Jesus Christ healed a man who was crippled for 38 years. The Church of St Anne one of the rare churches that were spared from the destruction of Moslems was built over the house of Joachim and Anne. In the afternoon group will leave for a visit to the Israel Museum with the model of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus. Return to the hotel for dinner! 
 

DAY 9 - Jerusalem Old City – Tel Aviv – free afternoon & dinner, Oct 12. 2020

We will visit on the Mount Zion Church of Dormition, where the Virgin Mary, Mother of God, fell into Eternal sleep, and then on to the Room of the Last Supper. Then, we will go to the Temple Mount area, with the more of the Roman period of Jerusalem with the Cardo Maximus (the street from Roman times) and then end at the end to the Western Wall of Solomon's Temple.

Tonight we are out for dinner!

 

DAY 10 - Flight to USA (D), Oct. 13, 2020

Transfer to the Ben Gurion, Tel Aviv International airport for a flight back home. Arrival home the same day.
 


 

Included:

  • Round trip flight from the USA, from your departure airport
  • Airport taxes – Subject to change by the airline until tickets are issued
  • 3 nights in Nazareth, 4* first-class hotel
  • 2 nights in Bethlehem, 4* first-class hotel
  • 3 nights in Jerusalem, 4* first-class hotel
  • Breakfast and dinner daily in Israel
  • High-class air-conditioned tourist coach
  • Tour escort from arrival to Holy Land until departure from Tel Aviv
  • Local English speaking guides in Tel Aviv, Nazareth, Bethlehem
  • Headsets, whispers for the tours, all the way
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary

 

Not included:

  • Travel Insurance - strongly recommended
  • Lunch daily
  • Tips for guides, escort, and drivers
  • Drinks at the dinners in Israel not included
  • Porterage of luggage, in & out hotels
  • Personal items & expenses, visa costs

 



Price per person in double room: (price is based on 20 people in a group)

Land only.................................................................................................1790.00 US$
Price per person in double room - New York, Boston.....................3390.00US$
Price per person in double room - Toronto, Philadephia................3290.00 US$ 
Price per person in double room - Los Angeles, Houston..............3590.00 US$ 

Single room supplement   610.00 US$

 

For price from your city, your departure airport please call or email us
 



FOR MORE INFO ON THIS TOUR feel free to call or email us:

E-mail: info@bluehearttravel.com
Phone: +1 307 222 4856

IMPORTANT:

This tour to Holy land is scheduled only for this one time, October 2020, and it was due to the canceled Passion Play!

 

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Holy Land Pilgrimage 2020