Bethlehem / Shepperd´s Field / Ein Karem / Jerusalem : Breakfast at the hotel. This day we will dedicate it to Bethlehem and the Shepperd´s Field. We will visit the Basilica and the Grotto of the Nativity (Saint Joseph´s, Saint Jeremy and the Milk Grottos) and the Chapel of the Angels at the Shepperd´s Field. Mass. On rute to Jerusalem, we will visit Ein Karem, Saint John the Baptist place of birth, y the Visitation Sanctuary. Dinner and lodging.
Old Jerusalem : After breakfast at the hotel. we will celebrate mass and then visit Old Jerusalem (Saint Stephen´s Gate, Saint Anne´s Church, Bethesda´s Pool (Probatic pool), Flagelation Chapel, a walk thorugh the Way of Sorrows following Jesus footsteps to the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, the Hill of Calvary and the Holy Sepulchre). In the afternoon we will visit the Basilica. Dinner and lodging.
Jerusalem (Mount Sion and the Jewish Quarter) : Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we will exit through the Armenian Quarter to reach the Christian Mount Sion to visit the Franciscan Cenacle and Dormition Abbey (Hagia Maria Sion Abbey). Mass at the Cenacle. In the afternoon, we will walk through the Jewish Quarter to visit the Cardo Maximus and the Wailing Wall (Kotel). After dinner will participate in the Holy Hour at the Garden of Gethsemane. Lodging.
Jerusalem (Mount of Olives, Gethsemane and Bethany) : Breakfast at the hotel. Early in the morning, we will return to the Way of Sorrows to walk throughthe Stations of the Cross. Then we will visit Bethphage to the Mount of Olives, the AEdicle of the Ascension and the Pater Noster. From the top of the mount, we can contemplate the Holy City. We will continue to the Dominus Flevit and the Garden of Gethsemane for a daytime visit of the Garden of Olives, the Basilica of the Agony, Grotto of the Arrest and the Tumb of the Virgin. In the afternoon we will visit Bethany where we will have mass. After dinner we will meet with the Custos of the Holy Land. Dinner and lodging.
Return home : Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take our plane back home. End of the program.
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PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND
It’s been said that for a Christian, the Holy Land is the “fifth gospel”. To visit it by foot and spirit of a pilgrim, it transmits us recollection of the life of our Lord, the Virgin Mary and the first steps of our Church.
Haifa : Visit to the Stella Maris Convent on Mount Carmel where we will visit Elijah’s cave and celebrate mass. Panoramic visit of the Baha’i Gardens. Then we will depart towards Nazareth for dinner and lodging at the hotel.
Nazareth : Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we will visit the Annunciation Basilica, the Virgin’s Grotto, Saint Joseph’s Church and the Evangelical Town. In the afternoon, we will visit the Virgin’s Fountain. Dinner and lodging.
Nazareth / Canaan / Mount Tabor / Nazareth : After breakfast we will depart towards Canaan of Galilee, place of Jesus first miracle. Here, couples can take the opportunity to renew their wedding vows. Then we will continue to Mount Tabor. We will transfer by taxi to visit the Transfiguration Church where we will celebrate mass. Afterwards we will return to Nazareth for dinner and lodging.
Nazareth / Magdala / Tabgha / Capernaum / Tiberiades / Nazareth : Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning will depart to the Mount of Beatitudes in Magdala and Taghda, place where the miracle of the multiplication of bread and fish occurred. We will visit the Chapel of the Primacy of Peter and will celebrate mass there. We will continue our journey through Galilee to reach the city of Capernaum where we will visit the remains of the IV century Synagogue where Jesus preached and Saint Peters’ house. Then we will go to Galilee’s Lake by ship and have lunch at Ein Gev´s kibbutz. Later in the afternoon we will visit the Jordan River to renew our baptismal vows. Then will return to Nazareth for dinner and lodging.
Nazareth / Jericho / Mount of Temptations / Dead Sea / Bethlehem : Breakfast at the hotel. We will depart to the city of Jericho where will visit the excavation of the oldest city in the world. Then we will climb by cableway to the Mount of Temptations and continue by foot our ascent to reach the Sanctuary which we will visit. Return to Jericho in the afternoon for lunch. Then we will travel to the Dead Sea where we can have time for a bath. Visit to Qumran. Then we will travel through the Desert of Judea to reach Bethlehem for dinner and lodging.