11 Day 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 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 Very Rev. David Boettner & Deacon Walt Otey

Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – Knoxville, TN

February 14 – 24, 2020

For more information:

Toll Free: 1-844-400-9559 info@nativitypilgrimage.com

$3,900 Per Person

 Round Air Trip from Knoxville, TN

(Includes: First class hotels with double occupancy option, Two daily meals, breakfast and dinner. Daily guided tours, Religious Service, all airport taxes and fuel charges).

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 has been purchased on behalf of all travelers

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. 50Hz
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SEA OF GALILEE – MT. TABOR – CANA – NAZARETH – CAPERNAUM – ACCO HAIFA – JORDAN VALLEY – DEAD SEA – BETHLEHEM – JERUSALEM

ITINERARY
Day
1

DEPARTURE USA / ISRAEL

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

Day
2

TEL AVIV / TIBERIAS

Today: Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. Meet our guide-escort who will accompany you throughout your pilgrimage. According to our arrival time in Tel Aviv, we go for a short trip to Jaffa. Continue to your hotel in Tiberias.

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

Day
3

MT. TABOR / CANA / NAZARETH

Today: This morning, we travel to 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 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 accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
4

SEA OF GALILEE / CAPERNAUM / TIBERIAS

Today: Go to 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, we celebrate Mass at 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 accommodation will be at your hotel.

Day
5

ACCO / HAIFA / MT. CARMEL / STELLA MARIS

Today: We Visit Acre, the ancient Phoenician and Crusader seaport, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Held by the Ottoman Turks in the 18th century, the city successfully repelled an attack by Napoleon, who laid siege on the town for two months without breaching its defenses. Tour the Crusader Knights’ Halls and the covered market. Continue to Haifa and visit Mt. Carmel where The Carmelites established their monastery 900 years ago. We celebrate Mass at the Church of Stella Maris, “the Star of the Sea”. You will have a panoramic view of the City Haifa and the beautiful Baha’i Gardens.Driver to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

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

Day
6

JORDAN VALLEY / BETHANY / DEAD SEA / JERUSALEM

Today: Drive through the Jordan valley with a stop at the B mal Site at Qasr El Yahood. Visit the excavations of the oldest city in the world. We view the Mt. of Temptation where Jesus fasted and was tempted by Satan. Celebrate Mass. We visit Bethany, site where Lazarus lived with his sisters Martha and Maria. After visiting Lazarus church, Drive down the Jordan Valley and stop at the oasis town of Jericho.

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

Day
7

BETHLEHEM: SHEPHERD’S FIELD / CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY / MILK GROTTO

Today: We start our visit in Bethlehem by visiting 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. Visit to the Our Lady of Milk Grotto. Mass will be held in Bethlehem at the Shepherds Field’s Chapel. Enjoy lunch at a local Mediterranean restaurant. After lunch, we take the afternoon to shop in Bethlehem. We will have the opportunity to visit the Catholic Schools and some families in Bethlehem where we are invited into their homes for a “Sharing the Bread” meal!

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

Day
8

BETHLEHEM / EIN KAREM / JERUSALEM

Today: We celebrate Mass at the church of St. Catherine of Al exandria with the local community in Bethlehem, followed by a coral concert. Travel to Ein Karem, known as the birthplace of St. John the Baptist and the Church of Visitation where the Blessed Virgin Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth who announced “Blessed are thou Among Women”. Returning to Jerusalem, view the Model of Jerusalem of the Second Temple Era (Second Temple scale model for an overview of Jerusalem as it was at the time of Jesus). Continue to the Israel Museum to visit the Shrine of the Book.

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

Day
9

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

Today: We visit Bethany, 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 towards Bethlehem.

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

Day
10

JERUSALEM / THE PASSION OF OUR LORD

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, Celebrate Mass at Calvary at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. 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 and for prayers. Afternoon, visit the Latin Patriarchate for an audience with the prelate and for the Pilgrim Shell Ceremony.

Evening: Farewell dinner at a local restaurant with a folklore show in Bethlehem. Overnight at your hotel.

Day
11

TEL AVIV / USA

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

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE TRIP

THE TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

Air Transportation Economy classes and Round Trip airfares are based at 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 describe in the itinerary will be by Deluxe Motor Coach, some may be equipped with WI-FI service.

Hotels. First class Hotels (Hotel rooms are double occupancy (2 people per

room with private bath).

Porterage at the hotels.

Single Room. There is an additional cost per person specified on registration form. Single rooms are limited and will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.

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

Baggage. Nativity Pilgrimage limits all passengers to 1 piece of checked luggage and 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 Masses.

Protection Plan during the trip.

THE TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

Expenses for passports or any additional documents that may be required. Personal Articles Laundry, wines, liquors, mineral water, tea, coffee and other beverages, food that is not on the menus of your included meal package, and any additional luggage. Any sightseeing, other services, or personal items that are not specifically mentioned as being included in the itinerary.

Tips.

Lunch.

Cancellation Protection Plan not included and is highly recommended at

time of registration.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

A non-refundable deposit of $300.00 per person is required at time of booking. No reservation will be processed without a deposit. Final payment is due 90 days prior to your departure date. Registrations received late within 60 days of departure will require Payment In Full. 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 EXTRA 3% CHARGE FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ON THE

BALANCE.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

NO REFUNDS –UNLESS YOU PURCHASED A TRIP CANCELLATION PLAN.

YOUR CANCELLATION NOTICE SHOULD BE IN WRITING, AND SUBMITTED TO OUR OFFICE.

NATIVITY PILGRIMAGE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR REFUNDING MONEY FOR ANY REASON.

PROTECT YOUR TRIP:

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU PURCHASE ADDITIONAL TRIP CANCELLATION PROTECTION PLAN- GROUP DELUXE.

A FORM IS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE WITH MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PLAN AND THE COST.

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 to cancel any tour prior to departure, in which later case a full refund will constitute full settlement to the passenger.

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.

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

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE TRIP

THE TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

Air Transportation Economy classes and Round Trip airfares are based at 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 describe in the itinerary will be by Deluxe Motor Coach, some may be equipped with WI-FI service.

Hotels. First class Hotels (Hotel rooms are double occupancy (2 people per

room with private bath).

Porterage at the hotels.

Single Room. There is an additional cost per person specified on registration form. Single rooms are limited and will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.

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

Baggage. Nativity Pilgrimage limits all passengers to 1 piece of checked luggage and 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 Masses.

Protection Plan during the trip.

THE TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

Expenses for passports or any additional documents that may be required. Personal Articles Laundry, wines, liquors, mineral water, tea, coffee and other beverages, food that is not on the menus of your included meal package, and any additional luggage. Any sightseeing, other services, or personal items that are not specifically mentioned as being included in the itinerary.

Tips.

Lunch.

Cancellation Protection Plan not included and is highly recommended at

time of registration.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

A non-refundable deposit of $300.00 per person is required at time of booking. No reservation will be processed without a deposit. Final payment is due 90 days prior to your departure date. Registrations received late within 60 days of departure will require Payment In Full. 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 EXTRA 3% CHARGE FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ON THE

BALANCE.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

NO REFUNDS –UNLESS YOU PURCHASED A TRIP CANCELLATION PLAN.

YOUR CANCELLATION NOTICE SHOULD BE IN WRITING, AND SUBMITTED TO OUR OFFICE.

NATIVITY PILGRIMAGE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR REFUNDING MONEY FOR ANY REASON.

PROTECT YOUR TRIP:

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU PURCHASE ADDITIONAL TRIP CANCELLATION PROTECTION PLAN- GROUP DELUXE.

A FORM IS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE WITH MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PLAN AND THE COST.

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 to cancel any tour prior to departure, in which later case a full refund will constitute full settlement to the passenger.

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.