10 Days Pilgrimage to The Holy Land

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land will be an experience you will never forget. Christians have been going on pilgrimages from the very beginning of our faith. The Holy Land holds importance as the place of Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection.

Pilgrimages include visits to Bethlehem where we stop at The Church of the Nativity that commemorates the birth of Christ. We visit sites like the village of Cana, the Sea of Galilee, Mt. Tabor, and the River Jordan, Jerusalem and the Dead Sea.

On our pilgrimage to the Holy Land we offer a complete itinerary that includes round-trip airfare, accommodation in first-class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, all transportation, daily Mass and all under excellent organizing, leadership and teaching from Nativity pilgrimage expert staff and Guides.

Join Fr. Braxton Necaise

& Deacon Johnny and Suzanne Jennings

with Cody Roth as Music Minister

June 6 – 15, 2022

(Oberammergau Extension: June 15 – 17, 2022)

For more information

Nativity Pilgrimage

info@nativitypilgrimage.com

Toll-free: 1-844-400-9559 | Tel: 832-406-7050

$3,495 Per Person

Round Air Trip from New Orleans, LA

 ($1,000 for Oberammergau ext.)

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:

• Round Trip Airfare. 

• All airport taxes & Fuel SURCHARGES! 

• First-class Hotels. 

• Transfers as per itinerary. 

• Breakfast and Dinner Daily. 

• Professional local Catholic guide(s). 

• Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itnerary. 

• Daily Masses. 

• The Group Protection Plan. 

YOUR TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:

• Lunches. 

• Optional Group Deluxe Protection Plan (offering benefits for Trip Cancellation and more!). 

• Extended Cancellation Protection Plan. 

• Tips. 

• Items of a personal nature. 

INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TRIP
  • Capital: Jerusalem
  • Language: Hebrew, Arabic
  • Population: 7.7 million
  • Time Zone: EST plus 7 hours
  • Currency: New Israeli Shekel (NIS)
  • Electricity: 220V. 50H
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MT. CARMEL – HAIFA – CANA – NAZARETH – MT. TABOR – MT. OF BEATITUDES – TIBERIAS – SEA OF GALILEE – BETHLEHEM JERUSALEM – JORDAN RIVER – JERICHO – DEAD SEA

ITINERARY
Day
1

DEPARTURE USA TO ISRAEL

Today: Your pilgrimage begins today as you depart on your overnight flight to Israel. Meals and drinks served aloft.

Day
2

Tel Aviv / Caesarea Maritima / Tiberias

Today: We arrive at the Ben Gurion Airport and meet our Catholic Guide who will accompany us throughout our pilgrimage. We then board our coach bus to our hotel. (Time permitting, we will stop at Caesarea Maritima, the ancient harbor from which St. Paul set off to spread the Good News).

Evening: Welcome Dinner and overnight will be at our hotel in Tiberias.

Day
3

Nazareth / Cana / Mt. Tabor / Tiberias

Today: We start our day at Nazareth where we visit The Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Church, Mary’s Well and the old market. We then go to Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle. Here, couples may renew their wedding vows and request a certificate of renewal from the church. We visit Mount Tabor, the scene of the Transfiguration, where we will celebrate Mass. Return to Tiberias. 

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day
4

Valley of the Doves / Mt. Of Beatitudes / Tabgha / Sea of Galilee / Tiberias

Today: We explore the Valley of the Doves, an untouched valley which was the route Jesus walked between Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee. We continue along the Sea of Galilee to the Mt. of Beatitudes, the location of the Sermon on the Mount, where we will celebrate Mass. We will visit Capernaum where Jesus lived and started his ministry. After a traditional St. Peter’s Fish lunch, we visit the Church of Peter’s Primacy, the location of the miraculous fishing. We visit Tabgha, the site where the miracle of the multiplication of fish and bread took place. We will end our day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee as was done in the time of Jesus. 

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day
5

Jordan River / Jericho / Dead Sea / Bethlehem

Today: We drive down to the Jordan River to renew our baptismal promises at Qasr el Yahud. This site holds the oldest and most ancient tradition for being the place of Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist in the Jordan River (Matthew 3:13-17). We will drive to Jericho, the first city to be captured by Joshua as part of his conquest of the Land. We will celebrate Mass in Jericho. We will see the Mt. of Temptation where Jesus fasted and was tempted by Satan. On the way back, there is time for a swim (or rather, a float) in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea, renowned for its healing properties. 

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day
6

Bethlehem / Church Of The Nativity / Milk Grotto / Shepherd’s Field

Today: After breakfast, we will celebrate Mass at St. Jerome’s Grotto at the Church of the Nativity, which stands upon the site where Jesus was born. We will visit the Milk Grotto, where the Holy Family fled for protection from Herod’s soldiers on their way to Egypt and where Mary breastfed baby Jesus. We will visit Shepherd’s Fields where the angels announced to the shepherds the birth of Christ Child. We will have time for shopping to support the local Christians.

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day
7

Ein Karem / Jerusalem

Today: After breakfast, we travel to Ein Karem, known as the birthplace of St. John the Baptist and visit the Church of Visitation. This is where the Blessed Virgin Mary visited her cousin, Elizabeth, who announced, “blessed are thou among women.” When we return to Jerusalem, we view the Model of Jerusalem of the Second Temple Era (a scale model of an overview of Jerusalem as it was at the time of Jesus). We then continue to the Israel Museum to visit the Shrine of the Book. 

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day
8

Jerusalem: Mt. of Olives / Gethsemane / Pater Noster / Dominus Flevit / Chapel of The Ascension / Upper Room / Dormition Church / Church of St. Peter Gallicantu

Today: We visit the Mt. of Olives and The Pater Noster where Jesus taught the Lord’s Prayer to his disciples. We walk the Palm Sunday route, stopping at Dominus Flevit, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. In the Garden of Gethsemane, we see The Rock of Agony, where Jesus prayed his last prayer before his arrest. Mass will be at the Church of all Nations. We make a stop at the Chapel of the Ascension, located on the site where Jesus ascended into Heaven after his resurrection. In the afternoon, we drive to the hill of Mount Zion, the highest point in ancient Jerusalem. It is dominated by the Church of the Dormition. The location is identified in Christian tradition as the place where the Virgin Mary died or “fell asleep” as the name suggests. We end our day at St. Peter in Gallicantu, where Peter denied our Lord thrice. 

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day
9

Jerusalem: Via Dolorosa / St. Anne’s / Western Wall

Today: Early in the morning, we retrace the last steps of Jesus, as we walk along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrow), through the markets of the Old City praying the Stations of the Cross. We end with Holy Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We will return to the hotel for breakfast. We visit St. Anne’s Church, the home of the Virgin Mary and her parents, Saints Joachim and Anne. We pass the Ecce Homo, where Pilate proclaimed, “Behold the Man.” Then, we see the Western Wall, the holiest place of the Jews. The rest of the day is open for visits to other Holy Sites, shopping, or resting at your hotel. 

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day
10

TEL AVIV / USA

Today: This morning we will transfer to the airport to catch our return flight home.

Optional Ext. to Oberammergau
Day
10

Tel Aviv / Munich / Oberammergau

Today: After breakfast we depart to the airport for our flight to Munich. Upon arrival at Munich Airport, we will be greeted by our tour guide, and drive to the charming town of Oberammergau. The story of Oberammergau is one of faith and began with a miracle. In the 1600’s the Black Plague swept through Europe, effecting one in every three people, and leaving in its wake, misery, panic and death. The people of Oberammergau prayed to be spared, vowing that they would perform a play depicting the Life and Passion of Jesus Christ every 10 years. The town was spared, and they have been honoring this pledge from generation to generation since 1634. 

Overnight at the hotel in Oberammergau or vicinity. 

Day
11

Oberammergau / Ettal Abbey / Passion Play

Today: After breakfast, we drive to Ettal Abbey, a beautiful Benedictine Abbey founded in 1313. With a community of more than 50 monks, the monastery helps support itself with delicious beer from its brewery and its famous liqueur. Mass will be celebrated at the Abbey. After a light lunch at the local restaurant (included), we will return to Oberammergau for the world-famous Passion Play. 

Passion Play Schedule is as follows:

• 2:30 – 1st part of the Passion Play

• 5:00 – break 

• 3-course dinner during the break (included)

• 8:00 – 10:30 – 2nd part of the Passion Play

Overnight in Oberammergau or vicinity. 

Day
12

Oberammergau / Munich / USA

Today: This morning we will transfer to the airport to catch our return flight home.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

THE TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

Air Transportation Economy class and round-trip airfares are based on the time of the reservation. Rates and times are subject to change without notice. Airfares, once issued, ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, NON –TRANSFERABLE, AND CANNOT BE USED TOWARDS FUTURE TRAVEL.

Land Transportation All land transportation as described in the itinerary will be by Deluxe Motor Coach. Some may be equipped with Wi-Fi service.

Hotels You will stay at Casa Nova hotels with double occupancy (2 people per room with a private bath). Neither Nativity Pilgrimage nor the trip coordinator are responsible for providing a roommate.

Single Room There is an additional cost per person of $600 ($800 with Oberammergau extension), as specified on the registration form. Single rooms are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Meal Plan The meal plan offers two (2) meals per day and consists of both breakfast and dinner. You are responsible for your lunch.

Baggage Nativity Pilgrimage limits all passengers to one (1) piece of checked luggage and one (1) carry-on. All passengers should check with the airlines carriers for up to date baggage weight and dimensions.

Airport Taxes, Fuel Surcharges and Security Fees

Daily Mass

Protection Plan During the Trip

THE TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

Tips The tips for the guide, driver and wait staff (for included meals only) total $180.00 for the entire trip and will be added as a line item to your invoice. Tip distribution will be handled by your tour manager. We recommend that you tip $1-2 per day for hotel cleaning staff.

Church donations We recommend $1-2 per day to help support the church.

Expenses for passports or any additional documents that may be required Passports must be valid after 6 months of return date.

Personal articles Laundry, other beverages (wines, liquors, mineral water, tea, coffee, etc.) and food that are not on the menus of your included meal package, and any additional luggage.

Non-itinerary fees Any sightseeing, other services, or personal items that are not specifically mentioned as being included in the itinerary.

Lunch

Cancellation Protection Plan We highly recommend purchasing the Group Deluxe Protection Plan upon registration.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

A deposit of $300.00 per person is required at the time of booking. No reservation will be processed without a deposit. Final payment is due 02/25/2022, the closest business day within 100 days prior to your departure date. Late registrations received after the deadline require full payment (subject to availability). No deposits will be accepted at this time.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAYMENTS BY CREDIT CARD FOR DEPOSITS.

WE ACCEPT CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, AND MAJOR CREDIT CARDS. THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL 3% CHARGE FOR EACH CREDIT CARD PAYMENT.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

Cancellation notices must be received at our office in written form via email or regular U.S. mail.

For cancellations up to 100 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of $100

For cancellations within 99 to 60 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of $500

For cancellations within 59 days of departure: cancellation fee of 100% of the tour cost

We highly recommend purchasing the Group Deluxe Protection Plan to avoid these cancellation fees.

PROTECT YOUR TRIP

A form is available on our website with more information on the Group Deluxe Protection Plan and the cost: 

https://www.nativitypilgrimage.com/travel-protection-form-2/

RESPONSIBILITY

Nativity Pilgrimage, Inc. and their agents assume no liability or responsibility in regards to travel in any form for any injuries or loss of property, accidents, delays, changes in schedule or itinerary, incidental damages or any irregular circumstances. This would include, but not limited to, default or omission by any third party providing services or facilities related to and/or included in the tour or any part thereof.

The IATA carriers, steamship firms and other transportation companies, whose services are featured in these tours, are not to be held responsible or accountable for any act, omission or event during the time the passengers are not on board their respective conveyance. The passage contract in use by these companies, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the companies and the purchaser of these tours and/or passengers and Nativity Pilgrimage, Inc. does not assume any liability or responsibility in connection therewith. They are not responsible for any losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, guarantees, or other causes. All such losses or expenses shall be borne by the passenger as tour rates provide for arrangements only for the time stated. The right is reserved to substitute hotels of similar quality to those specified in the itinerary.

The right is reserved by Nativity Pilgrimage to cancel any tour prior to departure. Refund detail settlement conditions vary upon each trip.

No refund will be made for any used portion of the tour unless arrangements are made prior to departure from the United States.

PRICES AND ITINERARIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE IF THE BOOKING CONDITIONS ARE NOT COMPLIED.