12 Days 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 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.

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:

• Round Trip Airfare.
• All airport taxes and Fuel SURCHARGES.
• Includes First class Hotels 4 and 5 stars.
• Headphones for the pilgrimage.
• Transfers as per itinerary.
• Breakfast and Dinner daily.
• Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary.
• Professional local guide(s)
• Prices Based on Double Occupancy.
Tour Brochures: Special promotional brochures featuring the Pilgrimage printed for distribution by you.
Travel Protection Plan for Everybody on Pilgrimage is provided for FREE.

YOUR TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:

• Trip cancellation protection plan is not included and is strongly recommended.
• Nativity Pilgrimage offers a comprehensive policy at additional cost.
• Passport & visa costs, if any.
• U.S. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months subsequent to return date.
• Items of a personal nature (hotel extras, laundry, phone calls, etc.).
• Meals not specified in the program.
• Gratuities to the tour manager, guides and driver.
• Items not specifically mentioned above.

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. 50Hz
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CAESAREA -TIBERIAS – CANA – SEA OF GALILEE – RIVER JORDAN  – GOLAN HIGHTS – JERUSALEM – NAZARETH – BETHLEHEM – DEAD SEA – MASSADA – GALILEE – JERICHO

ITINERARY
Day
1

DEPART FROM USA TO ISRAEL

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

Day
2

ARRIVAL JAFFA / TEL AVIV

Today: On arrival at Ben Gurion Airport you will be met by a Nativity Pilgrimage representative and transferred to your hotel. Drive to Jaffa (Jonah 1,3). Here St. Peter worked the Miracle of raising Tabitha to life (Acts 9: 36,41) and here he had the vision in which God invited him to gather also the Gentiles to the bosom of the church

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel in Tel Aviv or Netanya.

Day
3

CAESAREA / GALILEE / CANA / TIBERIAS

Today: Drive via the coastal highway to Caesarea, the ancient Roman Theater, the Crusader city and the Aqueduct serve as a back-drop to the Book of Acts; Cornelius was the first gentile to become a Christian and St. Paul was imprisoned for two years here, before he sailed to Rome. Drive to Haifa (Mt. Carmel) visit Stella Maris Church. We then continue to Meggido, which was a fortress city for King Solomon.  Continue to Nazareth where Jesus spent most of his life. Visit the Church of Annunciation and St. Joseph’s workshop. After the visit drive to Cana of Galilee, where the Lord made his first miracle, to visit the Wedding church. Continue to Tiberias.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel Tiberias.

Day
4

NAZARETH / UPPER GALILEE / GOLAN HEIGHTS / RIVER JORDAN   

Today: This morning we enjoy a Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee in a replica wooden Jesus boat.

Then proceed for a visit to the Mt. of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached his Sermon on the Mount. On to Capernaum, where the Lord made it his second home after Nazareth. Continue to Tabgha, the biblical place, where 5000 men where fed by Jesus.  We continue to Caesarea Phillipi (Banias) in the Golan Heights and for a view of the Lebanese border.  Then visit Mensa Christi – John 21:1. After the visit drive to the River Jordan (Yardenit) site for baptism.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel in Tiberias.

Day
5

GALILEE / JERICHO / JERUSALEM  

Today: This morning we’ll leave the Sea of Galilee. Drive along the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean and then passing Jericho, the world’s oldest city. Just beside the wall of Jericho, to the east, is the fountain of Eliseus. It was here the spring’s bitter waters were turned sweet by the prophet’s handful of salt (21 Kings 2: 19). From here the Mt. of Temptation can be seen on to Jerusalem.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodation will be at your hotel in Jerusalem.

Day
6

JERUSALEM

Today: Drive to Mt. of Olives to visit the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of all Nations. Enter the Dung Gate for a walking tour in the Old City. We will visit the Davidson Center and then onto Visit the Western (Wailing) Wall and the Rabbinical Tunnel. (Upon availability from the CRO)Follow the footsteps of Jesus along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. On through the Christian Quarter to the Jaffa Gate.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodation will be at your hotel in Jerusalem.

Day
7

JERUSALEM / BETHLEHEM

Today: After breakfast, we will drive to Bethany for visit of the tomb of Lazarus and the Church built on the house of Marta and Mary. Then we will drive to Mt. Zion for a visit to King David’s Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper (Luke 22: 7, 13), then to visit the Dormition Abby. Continue to the Menora (Candelabra) near the Knesseth (Israeli Parliament). Drive on to the Yad Vashem Museum, memorial site for the six million holocaust victims in World War II. In the afternoon, drive to Bethlehem, starlit village where there was no room in the inn (Luke 1: 4-7). The birthplace of King David and Jesus. Pass by Mother Rachel’s Tomb, then we will visit the Church of Nativity, view the Shepherds Fields, and stop to shopping in Bethlehem. Continue to Ain Karem the birth place of John the Baptist.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodation will be at your hotel in Jerusalem.

Day
8

DEAD SEA / QUMRAN / MASSADA

Today: This morning we will drive through the Judean Desert to Qumran where the Dead Sea scrolls where found for a visit. Here we’ll have opportunity to float (swim) on the water of the Dead Sea. Continue to Massada where a determined band of Jewish Zealots in the face if unimaginable hardship and privation held off their Roman attackers for an incredible three years after Jerusalem had fallen to Titus in 70 A.D. Upon arriving to the foot of the Mountain on which Massada sits, you will ascend the summit by a modern cable car. Once on top of the summit, you will tour the ruins and hear the account of one of the most fascinating tragedies in recorded history.  After the visit we will descend by Cable car from the mount.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodation will be at your hotel at your hotel in Jerusalem.

Day
9

JERUSALEM / AMMAN

Today: We will drive from Bethlehem to the Allenby Bridge. There will be a border check here as we enter Jordan. We will drive to the biblical city of Media in central Jordan. It is known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. There you will stop for lunch, and then continue our tour westward to Mt. Nebo (2,680 ft. above sea level). It is mentioned in the Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the “Promised Land”. It is believed to be the location of the Tomb of Moses. The view from the summit will provide you a panorama of the Holy Land and to the north a limited view of the Jordan River Valley. Drive north to the modern capital city of Amman, Jordan.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel in Amman.

Day
10

WADI MUSA / PETRA

Today: We drive south to Wade Musa. It is the closest town to Petra and hosts many hotels and restaurants for tourist to enjoy. We travel through the “Siq” an immense crack in the Nubian sandstone, to the City of Petra. Established as early as 312 B.C. as the capital city of the Nabataeans. They carved a city out of the rose red rock thus its name the Rose City. Al Khazneh (The Treasury) is one of the most elaborate temples in Petra and is one of the most elegant remains of antiquity. Beyond the Treasury, you will find yourself surrounded on both sides by Petra’s carved and built structures, including the Monastery which was carved out of a sandstone rock face. We will enjoy lunch, and then return through the Siq to Wadi Musa for our drive back to Amman.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel in Amman.

Day
11

JERASH / JERICHO

Today: After breakfast, we then drive to the city of Jerash, the site of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, also referred to as Antioch on the Golden River. It has the most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside of Italy. It was one of the ten great Greco- Roman cities dating from the 1st. century B.C. Known as the “Pompeii of the East” for its extraordinary state of preservation. The ruins indicate human occupation at this location for more than 2,500 years. The most well-known monuments include the colonnaded street, the Temple of Zeus, the Forum and Hadrian’s Arch. Afternoon, we return to Jericho.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel in Jericho.

Day
12

TEL AVIV / USA

Today: After Breakfast we will transfer to the airport to catch our return flight home

YOUR TRIP REGISTRATION DUE DATE FINAL PAYMENT
  • Deposit of $300.00 due at registration.
  • Names on Registration and passport MUST match exactly. Passports must be current 6 months after the date of departure. Registration form must include copy of passport. We are not responsible for Visa procurement.
  • Final payment due 90 days prior to departure.
IMPORTANT NOTES
  • Prices quoted are net, based on double occupancy and valid for 30 days from the time of quote.
  • Prices are subject to change if we do not receive a signed copy of this agreement within the 30 days.
  • This quote is based on a group of minimum 20 people, 1 person travels for free for every 20 paid people. Spiritual Leader always travels for free.
  • If the tour leader/organizer fails to have a group of 20 people (including the spiritual director) by 90 days prior to departure date, there will be no deposit refunds and Nativity Pilgrimage has the right to either continue or cancel or reschedule this pilgrimage, or join it with another pilgrimage that is going to the same destination on same or different dates.
  • Rates subject to increase if minimum number of passengers not met.
  • Commission and/or fundraiser is “Only” guaranteed if and when the minimum required number of passengers pays in full.