14 Days Holy Land & Greece

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

Our Catholic tours to Greece in the “Footsteps of St. Paul” are unlike any other that you will find. You will travel in the journey of St. Paul while viewing some of the most historically significant sites and beautiful places in the world.

On our pilgrimage 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.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED
ITINERARY
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DESTINATION DATES PRICE BOOK
14 Days Holy Land & Greece MAR 4 -17, 2020 $3,649.00
14 Days Holy Land & Greece APR 1 - 14, 2020 $3,649.00
14 Days Holy Land & Greece MAY 6 - 19, 2020 $3,699.00
14 Days Holy Land & Greece JUN 17 - 30, 2020 $3,799.00
14 Days Holy Land & Greece JUL 8 - 21, 2020 $3,799.00
14 Days Holy Land & Greece AUG 5 - 18, 2020 $3,799.00
14 Days Holy Land & Greece SEP 2 - 15, 2020 $3,599.00
14 Days Holy Land & Greece OCT 7 - 20, 2020 $3,649.00
14 Days Holy Land & Greece NOV 4 - 17, 2020 $3,649.00
DESTINATION INFORMATION
WHAT’S INCLUDED
ITINERARY
DATES & PRICES
YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:

  •   Round Trip Airfare
  •   All airport taxes and Fuel SURCHARGES.
  •   Includes First class Hotels 4-5 stars.
  •   Headphones for the pilgrimage.
  •   Transfers as per itinerary.
  •    Breakfast and Dinner daily.
  •   Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary.
  •   Daily Masses.
  •   Professional local Catholic 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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NETANYA – MT.TABOR – CANA – NAZARETH -SEA OF GALILEE – CAPERNAUM – TIBERIAS – BETHLEHEM – JERUSALEM – JERICHO – ATHENS – MYKONOS – PATMOS – SANTORINI – CORINTH

ITINERARY
Day
1

DEPART FROM USA TO ISRAEL

Today: Your pilgrimage begins today as you depart on 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. Upon arrival in Netanya, you will check-in to your hotel for the evening.

Evening: Dinner and overnight in your hotel

Day
3

MT. TABOR / CANA / NAZARETH / BASILICA OF THE ANNUNCIATION

Today: Visit Mount Tabor, scene of the Transfiguration. After our visit, we drive to Cana, the village of Jesus’ first miracle of changing water into wine. We celebrate Mass at the Chapel in Cana. Here couples may renew their wedding vows. This afternoon, you will visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Church, Mary’s Well and the Old Market.

Evening: Dinner and overnight on the ship.

Day
4

SEA OF GALILEE / CAPERNAUM / Mt. OF BEATITUDES / TABGHA / CAESAREA PHILIPPI / TIBERIAS

Today: We start at Capernaum where Jesus lived, and started his ministry. 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. Boat trip on the Sea of Galilee as was done in the time of Jesus. Continue north to the Golan Heights. Stop to visit Banias, one of the sources of the River Jordan and the site of ancient Caesarea Philippi, where Peter made his confession of faith in Christ.

Evening: Dinner and overnight on the ship.

Day
5

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

Today: We start our visit in Bethlehem and visit the Shepherd’s Fields where the angels announced to the shepherds the birth of the Christ Child. Then we visit the Church of the Nativity that stands upon the site where Jesus was born. Mass will be held in Bethlehem at St. Catherine of Alexandra or the Shepherds Field’s Chapel.  We take time to shop in Bethlehem. After lunch, we drive to the Village of Ein Karem, the birthplace of St. John the Baptist and to the Church of the Visitation where the Blessed Virgin Mary visited her cousin, Elizabeth, and proclaimed the ‘Magnificat’.

Evening: Dinner and overnight on the ship.

Day
6

JERUSALEM / MT. OF OLIVES / GETSEMANE / PATER NOSTER / DOMINUS FLEVIT / UPPER ROOM / DORMINION CHURCH / CHURCH OF ST. PETER GALLICANTU

Today: We begin our day with a visit to the Mt. of Olives. This includes a dramatic view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives, revealing a city with 4,000 years of history. We visit 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 celebrated 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. Visit the Upper Room of the Last Supper and end our day at St. Peter in Gallicantu where Peter denied Him thrice.

Evening: Dinner and overnight on the ship.

Day
7

JERUSALEM / THE PASSION OF CHRIST / VIA DOLOROSA / CHURCH OF HOLY SEPULCHRE

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 stop for a short prayer. We pass the Ecce Home where Pilate proclaimed “Behold the man”; then on to the Wailing Wall, the most holy place for Jews. The rest of the day is open for visits to other Holy Sites, shopping or resting at your hotel.

Evening: Dinner and an overnight in your hotel.

Day
8

JORDAN VALLEY / BAPTISM SITE / JERICHO / QUMRAN / DEAD SEA / BETHLEHEM

Today: We start the day by remembering our baptism. Visit 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. Continue towards Bethlehem.

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day
9

TEL AVIV / ATHENS

Today: This morning we will transfer to the airport to catch our return flight to Athens. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your tour escort and driver. We will make a panoramic tour of the city. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight accommodation.

Evening: Dinner and an overnight in your hotel.

Day
10

ATHENS / PIRAEUS / CRUISE: MYKONOS

Today: We will go to the port of Piraeus to board a ship that will take us on a cruise through the Greek islands. Our first stop will be on the island of Mykonos, an island of whitewashed houses and beautiful views. We will have free time to explore this picturesque island and watch the multicolored sunset.

Evening: Dinner and overnight on the ship.

Day
11

CRUISE: KUSADASI / PATMOS

Today: Arrival at KUSADASI in Turkey. Tour Ephesus, through paved streets of marble, you can admire the masterpieces of ancient architecture, such as the Magnesia Gate and the Celso Library, before arriving at the amphitheater in which St. Paul was imprisoned before his expulsion from the city. We will also visit the house of the Virgin Mary where she spent her last days. We will depart from the port of KUSADASI to PATMOS. At arrival, time is at your disposal to visit freely this quiet island known for being the place where St. John the Evangelist wrote the Apocalypse during his exile from Rome. The cave in which according to tradition lived the apostle, is today the Monastery of the Apocalypse. In the second century the abbot Christodoulou founded the monastery of San Juan in one of the highest points of the island. In his museum there are some icons and manuscripts of inestimable value. Departure from Patmos.  Full on board accommodation on the boat.

Evening: Dinner and an overnight in your hotel.

Day
12

CRUISE: CRETE / SANTORINI

Today: Breakfast at the boat, we will arrive at the port of Heraklion on the island of Crete, time at your disposal to visit freely: the commercial port, the ruins of the palace of Knossos, discovered in 1899 by Sir Arthur Evans and partly rebuilt, this majestic palace encloses the legendary labyrinth of the King Minos and is the cradle of the ancient Mycenaean civilization. The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion exposes many of the treasures found in the excavations. Boarding and departure from Heraklion to Santorini, landing arrival and time at your disposal to freely visit the most unique of the islands of all Greece with its whitewashed houses, its alleys, outdoor cafes and the beautiful shops of the city of Thira that is in the highest part of the same. You can go up to the city with a cable car or on the back of a donkey. Full on board accommodations and sailing during the night.

Evening: Dinner and accommodation will be at the hotel.

Day
13

ATHENS: TOUR TO CORINTH

Today: We will travel to Corinth. Here St. Paul spent 18 months, and preached to the Jews and Gentiles. Here too, Paul worked with Aquila and Priscilla and was tried by Galleon in the Agora. The community he founded here caused him great pain and compelled him to write at least four letters. We will celebrate our liturgy here, ending with a reflection on Paul the Missionary. We had lunch in Nauplius and complete our day in Epidaurus, one of the best preserved amphitheaters in the world with remarkable acoustics.

Evening: Dinner and accommodation will be at the hotel.

Day
14

ATHENS / USA

Today: Transfer to the airport to board our return flight home.