Pilgrimage for Married Couples in 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.

Recharged & Renewed

 with Fr. Preston Quintela

VOCATION MINISTRY

April 5 – 15, 2021

For more information:

(832) 406-7050 | info@nativitypilgrimage.com

or visit: https://nativitypilgrimage.com/rr2021

$4,299 Per Person

Round Air Trip from Houston, TX

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Land transportation as per itinerary
  • Hotel accommodations (double occupancy)
  • Breakfast (lunch and dinner as per itinerary)
  • Airport taxes, fuel surcharges, and fees
  • Daily Mass
  • Protection Plan (medical insurance)
Highlights:
  • Novena before our pilgrimage begins
  • Daily Mass
  • Group Rosary
  • Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • Chaplet of St. Michael
  • Date Nights in the Holy Land
  • Rosary Walks for Spouses
  • Small Group Discussions
  • Confession
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Renewal of Wedding Promises
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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REGISTER NOW

This pilgrimage is for married couples only.

Fill out the registration form included in this brochure. Ask your tour coordinator or contact us if you need a form.

Mail your form and deposit of $300 in cash, check, or money order to the address at the bottom of the registration form.

Payments can be made as desired, with final payment due 12/23/2020.

Late registrations received after the deadline require full payment (subject to availability).

SEA OF GALILEE – CANA – NAZARETH – MT. BEATITUDES – CAESAREA – CAPERNAUM – MOUNT TABOR

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 / Tiberias

Today: Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. Travel through customs and meet our Catholic guide who will accompany us throughout our pilgrimage. We begin our ‘Recharged & Renewed’ pilgrimage with Mass at St. Peter’s in Jaffa. Then, we drive to our beautiful hotel on the shore of the Sea of Galilee in Tiberias.

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

Day
3

Cana / Nazareth / Tiberias

Today: After breakfast, couples will enjoy the morning in Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle. On this special day, where the Wedding at Cana took place, we honor the vocation of marriage as each couples’ wedding rings will be placed on the altar, as Mass is celebrated. Fr. Preston will perform a Blessing of the Wedding Rings, couples will renew their wedding promises to each other, and certificates of renewal will be given to commemorate this special occasion. In Nazareth, couples will visit the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, where the Angel Gabriel tells Mary she is to be the mother of God. Couples will do a Rosary Walk around the church’s patio, as they view the display of Marian mosaics from around the world. After lunch, couples will visit St. Joseph’s Church, which is close by. St. Joseph and Mary continue to be holy role models for every married couple. Couples will walk the streets of Nazareth to Mary’s Well and the old market before heading back to our hotel.

Evening: A special couple’s ‘date night dinner’ will be at the beautiful Magdalena restaurant in Tiberias. Overnight accommodations will be at your hotel in Tiberias.

Day
4

Mount Of Beatitudes / Capernaum / Tabgha / Sea Of Galilee / Tiberias

Today: After breakfast, couples will visit several holy sites along the Sea of Galilee. First, the Mount of Beatitudes, where couples will visit the Church, hear the Sermon on the Mount and Beatitudes for Your Marriage by Fr. Preston, and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee or tea during small group. Next, we visit Capernaum where Jesus lived and started his ministry. Couples will enjoy a traditional St. Peter’s Fish lunch, and the views of the beautiful Sea of Galilee. Then, we visit the Church of Peter’s Primacy in Tabgha, the location of the miraculous fishing. Here we will say a prayer for the Pope along the shore and couples will have an opportunity to put their feet in the miraculous water. Couples will conclude their day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee as was done in the time of Jesus, and where we will celebrate Mass.

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

Day
5

Mt. Tabor / Jordan River / Bethlehem

Today: After breakfast and hotel check-out, couples will visit Mount Tabor, the scene of the Transfiguration, and where Mass will be celebrated. As we travel to the Jordan River, couples will pray the rosary and be given an opportunity for group sharing. Upon arrival at the Jordan River, couples will renew their 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 Bethlehem, where we will spend the next two nights.

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

Day
6

Bethlehem / Church of the Nativity / Milk Grotto / Shepherd’s Field / Bethlehem

Today: After breakfast, couples will start the day in Bethlehem with Mass at St. Catherine’s. We will walk next door to the Church of the Nativity, which stands upon the site where Jesus was born. We also visit St. Jerome’s cave where he translated the Vulgate, which is a testament to his faith and vocation. Couples will visit the Milk Grotto Shrine, where according to tradition, while fleeing from Herod’s soldiers on their way to Egypt, Mary and Joseph stopped so Mary could nurse the baby Jesus. A drop of Mary’s milk fell upon the stone and it turned white. Here, couples will pray the St. Michael Chaplet. A visit to Shepherd’s Fields, where the angels announced to the shepherds the birth of the Christ Child, will give couples an opportunity to engage in small group discussions. Then, couples will visit a Christian Cooperative store, which helps supports dozens of Catholic families living in the Holy Land.

Evening: Couples will enjoy a ‘date night dinner’ at a local, upscale restaurant. Overnight accommodations will be at your hotel in Bethlehem.

Day
7

Ein Karem / Jerusalem

Today: After breakfast and check-out from our hotel, couples will travel to Ein Karem, known as the birthplace of St. John the Baptist. Mass will be celebrated at the Crusader Church in honor of all holy marriages. Couples will visit the Church of Visitation, where the Blessed Virgin Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth who announced, “blessed are thou among women.” Here, we will pray the rosary for all families. Enjoy a coffee or gelato with your loved one in this quaint village before heading back to Jerusalem. After check-in at our hotel, couples will enjoy a free afternoon.

Evening: A special couple’s ‘date night dinner’ will be at an upscale restaurant in Jerusalem. Overnight accommodations will be at your hotel in Jerusalem.

Day
8

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

Today: After breakfast, couples will spend the morning on the Mt. of Olives. First, we visit Pater Noster where Jesus taught the Lord’s Prayer to his disciples. From there, couples will walk the Palm Sunday route stopping at Dominus Flevit, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. We continue our walk to the Garden of Gethsemane and see The Rock of Agony where Jesus prayed his last prayer before his arrest. Mass will be celebrated at the Church of All Nations. Couples will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet as we drive to the hill of Mount Zion, the highest point in ancient Jerusalem. It is dominated by the Dormition Abbey. The location is identified in Christian tradition as the place where the Virgin Mary died or “fell asleep”, as the name suggests. Couples will be given time to pray before we visit the Upper Room. We end our day at St. Peter in Gallicantu, where Peter denied our Lord three times.

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

Day
9

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

Today: Early in the morning, couples will retrace the last steps of Jesus, as they 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 Resurrection (Holy Sepulcher). We will return to the hotel for breakfast and rest. Couples will pray the rosary throughout our afternoon together, first stop at St. Anne’s Church, the home of the Virgin Mary and her parents, Saints Joachim and Anne. Here, with excellent acoustics, couples will sing together in praise and thanksgiving. We pass the Ecce Home where Pilate proclaimed “Behold the man;” then on to the Western Wall, the most holy place for the Jews. The rest of the day is open for Eucharistic Adoration, a visit to the Shroud of Turin exhibit, shopping, or resting at your hotel.

Evening: Dinner is on your own as a couple or with your small group. Overnight accommodations will be at your hotel in Jerusalem.

Day
10

Jericho / Dead Sea / Jerusalem

Today: After breakfast, as we drive to the oasis town of Jericho, couples will pray a rosary for married couples. Upon arrival in Jericho, we will celebrate Mass. Then, couples will see the Mt. of Temptation where Jesus fasted and was tempted by Satan. Here, we will pray the Chaplet of St. Michael. In the afternoon, couples will have a great time floating in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea, renowned for its healing properties, and enjoy a cold drink! Return to Jerusalem.

Evening: A special Couples Farewell Dinner will be at a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem

Day
11

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 classes 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 CAN’T 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 is responsible for providing a roommate.

Single Room There is an additional cost per person 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 airline 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 through 6 months of return date (10/15/2021).

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.

Lunches not specified in the itinerary

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

BOOKING CONDITIONS

This pilgrimage is for married couples only.

A deposit of $300.00 per person is required at the time of booking. No reservation will be processed without a deposit. The final payment is due 12/23/2020, 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 CASH, 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 60 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of $100
  • For cancellations within 59 days to 30 of departure: 50% of trip price
  • For cancellations within 29 prior to departure: 100% of trip price
  • Insurance premiums are not refundable

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

COVID-19 TERMS

In the event that this pilgrimage is impacted by COVID-19 or any other unforeseen circumstance, Vocation Ministry and Fr. Preston agree to postpone it to another date. Any payments made, as well as insurance purchased, will be applied. Should the new travel dates not work for you and you need to cancel, the standard cancellation and refund policy applies. We highly recommend purchasing Trip Cancellation Insurance Protection Plan (2 options available).

PROTECT YOUR TRIP:

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.