Pilgrimage to the holy land 

Itenirary


DAY1:DEPART USA


Today: 
Depart for Tel Aviv with complimentary meals and beverages

served onboard your international flight.


DAY 2: ARRIVE TEL AVIV- TRANSFERTO NAZARETH


Today: On arrival in Tel Aviv proceed through Passport Control,meet our

private airport assistant and claim our luggage. Our group will meet straight

forward with our guide. 


Evening: Proceed to our hotel.


DAY3:MT. TABOR -CANA–NAZARETH


Today: After breakfast, we will drive to the site of the Transfiguration, Mount Tabor

(Matthew 17:1-50). At this site, you will have some time to reflect on Christ's Humanity

and Divinity.After our visit we drive to Cana, the village of Jesus' first miracle of changing

water into wine; here couples may renew their wedding vows. This afternoon, we continue

to Nazareth. In Nazareth you will experience the town where Mary once lived and where

Jesus lived as a child (Matthew 2:23). During the visit to Nazareth, you will visit the

Byzantine Church of St. Joseph to which tradition identifies as the workshop and home

of the Holy Family. Then make a stop at the Church of the Annunciation which stands

over the cave that tradition holds to be the home of the Virgin Mary. The cupola, which

dominates modern-day Nazareth, is surmounted by a lantern which symbolizes "the

Light of the World." Also, we will visit Mary's Well where the Angel Gabriel announced

to the Virgin Mary that she will bear the Son of God (Luke 1:30-34). 

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel.


DAY 4: TIBERIAS- SEA OF GALILEE- CAPERNAUM- BEATITUDES


Today:Some of today's highlights are a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to see the synagogue and St. Peter's house, a visit to the Mount of the Beatitudes where the Sermon on the Mount was given, to Tabgha to see the splendid mosaic about the miracle of the loaves and fishes, where Peter was told "Feed my lambs, feed my sheep."  In the afternoon, we visit Primacy of Peter Church, location of the testimony of St. Peter and where Jesus answered him “You are the Rock and upon this rock I will build my Church.” There will be an unforgettable Mass near the shores of the Sea of Galilee at the Primacy or Mt Beatitudes.

Evening: Dinner and overnight at the hotel.


DAY5:HAIFA-CAESAREA-JERUSALEM


Today: This Morning we drive west to the Beautiful city of Haifa and go on Mt. Carmel where The Carmelites started 900 years ago. We celebrate Mass at the church of Stella Maris, "the star of the sea". We will have a panoramic view of the city Haifa and the beautiful Bahai Gardens. We continue our drive south along the Mediterranean and make a stop at Caesarea Maritime Where St. Peter Baptized Cornelius and St. Paul was a prisoner for a while before going to Rome. Here we visit the Roman Aqueducts and the Roman Theater and the palace of Pontius Pilate. We drive to visit Abu Gosh and Emmaus of Crusader Church, and continue our way up to the Holy city, Jerusalem.

Evening: Dinner and overnight at the hotel.


DAY 6: JERUSALEM: MT. OF OLIVES


Today: We ascend the Mt. of Olives, where we gain a panoramic viewoftheOld City of Jerusalem. It is here where you will tour the Chapel of Ascension. We arrive at Pater Noster, the location where Jesus taught his disciples the Lord Prayer (Our Father) and Church of Dominus Flevit (where Jesus wept over Jerusalem). We descend the Mt. of Olives to the Church of All Nations and celebrate Mass. After lunch, we continue to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicanctu (where Peter denied Christ), the House of Caiaphas, and the Church of the Dormition of Our Lady. We visit the Upper Room, commemorating the Last Supper.

Evening: Dinner and overnight at yourhotel.


DAY 7: JERUSALEM EXCURSION TO BETHLEHEM EIN KAREM CHURCH OF VISITATION

Today: WedepartJerusalemforBethlehemandvisittheNativity Churchand St. Jerome’s Chapel. We celebrate Mass at the Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria. The Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria is the parish church for Bethlehem’s Catholics. A visit to Beit Sahour School, and the Shepherds’Field. We will allow extra time for shopping in Bethlehem. At the end of the visits return to Jerusalem and stop in Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation and the Church of St John theBaptist.

Evening: Dinner and overnight at yourhotel.


DAY 8: JERUSALEM THE OLD CITY


Today: We rise before and enter Jerusalem through St.Stephen’sGate.  We proceed to the Chapel of the Flagellation (where Our Lord was scourged), then as a group you can choose to carry a cross following the Via Dolorosa (Via Cruces). We complete the Stations and enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher where we celebrate Mass. We visit the Church of St. Anne, marking the place of birth of the Blessed Mother, visiting as well the nearby Pools of Bethesda. At the end meeting with The Patriarch and visit of The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. We then have free time for shopping or visit other sites in the OldCity.

Evening: Dinner and overnight at yourhotel.


DAY 9: JERUSALEM: EXCURSION TO QUMRAN


Today: Today we have a rather different experience. We will driveto nearbyBethany to visit the church and the Tomb of St. Lazarus (celebrate Mass). Visit the Jordan River to renew our baptism vows (Qasr-Elyahud). Drive down the Jordan Valley, we stop at the oasis town of Jericho, visit the excavations of the oldest city in the world and view Mt. 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 our drive toJerusalem.

Evening: Return to Jerusalem for our farewell dinner at our hotel.


DAY10:Jerusalem Oberammergau


After breakfast transfer to Tel Aviv airport for your flights to Munich. Upon arrival at Munich Airport, we make our way to the baggage claim area and collect our luggages. Proceed to the arrival's hall, where you will be greeted by your tour guide and/or driver. Enjoy a picturesque ride through Bavaria arriving at your hotel in Oberammergau (or nearby). Time permitting walk the quaint streets of Oberammergau. The incredible 2,000 Oberammergau citizens are the actual actors, singers, instrumentalists and stage technicians. They are ordinary citizens who lead an everyday life. Later in the afternoon we will celebrate Mass followed by a welcome dinner and overnight.


day 11: Oberammergau - Passion Play: Performance Day

After breakfast, we will gather to celebrate Mass. Following a light lunch, we will make our way to the world famous Passion Play Theatre. We will attend the performance of a lifetime, the 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play. Oberammergau's sleepy village springs to life to put on a play that draws the eyes of the world upon it! Be part of the mission of the Passion of Christ, the greatest story ever told and spread the Gospel! Share His message of faith and love! The Oberammergau Passion Play tells the story of the Passion of Christ, beginning with His entry into the ancient city of Jerusalem, followed by His trial, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. The play is held in a beautiful open air theatre that is praised for its superb acoustics and comfort, and it can accommodate up to 4,500 people. 

The Play is approximately five and a half hours long and is performed in two acts.
Act I: 2:30pm - 5:00pm 
Intermission: 5:30pm - 7:30pm; enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. 
Act II: 8:00pm - 10:30pm


Day 12: Oberammergau - Munich


After breakfast, we will depart the Oberammergau area to Munich. Munich is the capital of Bavaria, one of Germany's popular destination. Upon arrival enjoy visiting many of Munich's top sites; Marienplatz with its world famous "Glockenspiel' ; the twin-towered Frauenkirche (the Church of Our Lady), which serves as the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich . The Cathedral is widely considered a symbol of Munich. Celebrate Mass followed by free time for lunch and/or shopping. Dinner and overnight. 


Day 13: Return from Munich to your hometown (or continue touring)


Today we fondly say "auf wiedersehen" to Germany, we say farewell to our fellow pilgrims and new friends! Although it's an end of this journey, graces and blessings from our pilgrimage will last a lifetime.

 

Rosary Sisters

Jerusalem

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Your pilgrimage Include

  • Round trip Airfare from USA – Tel Aviv – Munich - USA
  • Accommodation: Central located first class hotels

3 nights in Nazareth – Legacy Hotel or Ramada or Casanova
5 nights in Jerusalem Rosary Sisters or Noterdame or Casanova  
2 nights in Oberammergau 
1 night in Munich

  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach     
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily     
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary     
  • Daily Masses     
  • Professional local Catholic English -speaking guides
  • Boat ride on Sea of Galilee
  • Tickets to the Passion Play
  • Tips 
  • Free Wi-Fi on motor coachAudio System

Hotel Legacy

Nazareth

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Hotel Ramada 

Nazareth

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The Holy Land & Oberammergau Passion Play 13 Day

Full Pilgrimage to Holy Land and watch the Passion Play


Tel Aviv - Nazareth - Cana - Sea of Galilee - Tabgha - Magdala - Caesarea -  Jordan River - Mt. Tabor - Jerusalem - Ein Karem - Bethlehem - Qumran - Jericho - Dead Sea - Mt. of Olives - Mt. Zion - Holy Sepulchre - Oberammergau - Munich

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Oberammergau

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Casanova 

Nazareth

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Noterdam 

Jerusalem

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