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. Jesuraja “Raja” Alangaram

 Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church – Helotes, TX 

November 2 – 11, 2021

For more information

Fr. Jesuraja “Raja” Alangaram

(210) 695-8791 | fatherraja@olghelotes.org

$3,399 Per Person

Round Air Trip from San Antonio, TX

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:

• Round Trip Airfare. 

• All airport taxes & Fuel SURCHARGES! 

• First-class Hotels. 

• Transfers as per itinerary. 

• 3 meals per day. 

• Professional local guide(s). 

• Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itnerary. 

• Religious Service. 

• Tips. 

• The Group Protection Plan. 

YOUR TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:

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

• 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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CAESAREA – CANA – NAZARETH – CAPERNAUM – SEA OF GALILEE – JERICHO -BETHLEHEM – JERUSALEM – DEAD SEA – MASADA – TEMPLE MOUNT – CALVARY

ITINERARY
Day
1

DEPARTURE USA TO ISRAEL

Today: Your pilgrimage begins today boarding your flight to Israel. Meals and drinks served aloft. 

Day
2

TEL AVIV / NETANYA 

Today: Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. Travel through customs and meet our guide-escort who will accompany you throughout your pilgrimage. Board your coach bus for the trip to your hotel in Netanya. If time permits, we make a stop in Jaffa city and celebrate Mass at St. Peters Church. 

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel. 

Day
3

CAESAREA BY THE SEA / MUHRAQA / MT. CARMEL / HAIFA / TIBERIAS

Today: We start the day at Caesarea Maritima, take a glimpse of the ancient remains of Herod’s. Proceed to Deir Al-Muhraqa Carmelite Monastery where we celebrate Mass, it is famous as the site of the Sacrifice of Elijah the Prophet, the Episode is dramatically recounted in the Bible (I Kgs. 18). Continue to visit Stella Maris Monastery on Mt. Carmel and then to Haifa City. Drive towards Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee. 

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel. 

Day
4

CANA / NAZARETH / MT. TABOR / TIBERIAS

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

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel. 

Day
5

MT. OF BEATITUDES / TABGHA / CAPERNAUM / SEA OF GALILEE / BETHLEHEM

Today: We go to visit Mount of Beatitudes (the location of Sermon on the Mount). Tabgha, the site where the miracle of the multiplication of fish and bread took place. Close by, is the Church of Peter’s Primacy the location of the Miraculous Fishing. Continue to Capernaum where Jesus lived, and started his ministry. In the afternoon, Mass will be celebrated on the Boat, on the Sea of Galilee, as was done in the time of Jesus. Drive towards Bethlehem. 

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel. 

Day
6

BETHLEHEM / CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY / SHEPHERD’S FIELD / EIN KAREM

Today: In Bethlehem, we visit the Shepherd’s Fields, celebrate Mass here. We also visit the Church of the Nativity that stands upon the site where Jesus was born. In the afternoon, we go to Ein Karem, the birthplace of St. John the Baptist and to the Church of the Visitation, where the Virgin Mary visited her cousin, Elizabeth, and proclaimed the ‘Magnificat’. 

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel. 

Day
7

MT. OF OLIVES / GETSEMANE / PATER NOSTER / DOMINUS FLEVIT / UPPER ROOM / DORMINION 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 here at the Church of all Nations. This 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. End our day at St. Peter in Gallicantu, where Peter denied our Lord thrice. 

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel. 

Day
8

JERUSALEM: VIA DOLOROSA

Today: 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 reflect on the greatness of his sacrifice. Finally, we arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to celebrate Mass. At St. Anne’s Church, the home of the Virgin Mary and her parents Saints Joachim and Anne, we’ll stop for a short prayer. We pass the Ecce Home where Pilate proclaimed “Behold the man”; then on to the Wailing Wall, the holiest place for 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
9

BETHANY / JORDAN RIVER / JERICHO / QUMRAN / DEAD SEA

Today: We visit Bethany, the site where Lazarus lived with his sisters Martha and Maria. After visiting Lazarus church, continue to the Jordan River to renew our baptismal vows. Drive down the Jordan Valley and stop at the oasis town of Jericho. Visit the excavations of the oldest city in the world. We view the Mt. of Temptation where Jesus fasted and was tempted by Satan. We will visit the excavations of Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were uncovered. 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. Return to Bethlehem. 

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.

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 Your hotels will be first-class 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 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 

Porterage 

Daily Mass 

Protection Plan During the Trip 

THE TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE 

Tips for your guide & driver The recommended amounts of tips per person are $7.00 – $9.00 per day for guide(s), $5.00 – $7.00 per day for driver(s), $1.00 – $2.00 per day for hotels, and $1.00 – $2.00 per day for restaurants. 

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

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY 

We hope that nothing will prevent you from taking your pilgrimage with Nativity Pilgrimage, however, should you need to cancel your cancellation must be in writing via email or letter. It will be effective on the date of receipt. The following cancellation fees will apply: 

Days Prior to Departure Charge 

100 Days $100 

99-50 Days 50% of trip price 

49 Days 100% of trip price 

Insurance premiums are non-refundable. 

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to avoid these cancellation fees. 

PROTECT YOUR TRIP 

A form is available on our website with more information 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 BOOKING CONDITIONS ARE NOT COMPLIED.