JORDAN, The Holy Land & Oberammergau Passion Play 16 Day

Full Pilgrimage Jordan, Holy Land and watch the Passion Play


Amman - Petra - 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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Jerusalem

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Nazareth

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Itenirary

DAY 1: DEPART USA  

Today: Depart for Amman with complimentary meals and beverages

served onboard your international flight. 

DAY 2: ARRIVE AMMAN

Today: On arrival in Amman proceed through Passport Control, claim

our luggage. Our group will meet straight forward with our guide. 

Evening: Proceed to our hotel in Amman 

DAY 3: PETRA

This morning, we will drive to the "lost" city of Petra ! This city is located

amongst rugged desert canyons and mountains. Enjoy a walking tour of

the former capital and trading center. Our first stop will be a visit to the

Siq, a mile-long gorge that contains a number of magnificent structures

that are carved into the mountains. The walk will culminate with a visit to

the Petra Museum. The Museum holds numerous artifacts from the

Neolithic period of the Nabataen history. The museum also contains

architecture from the Romans as well as, a Byzantine chapel. Spend

this afternoon at your own leisure. Feel free to shop, relax or rest before

dinner and overnight.

DAY4: PETRA - KERAK - MADABA - MT. NEBO - AMMAN

Today, after breakfast travel to the Castle of Kerak; the largest castle among

mountain-top crusaders. Following this visit, transfer to the "City of Mosaics

," Madaba. While in this city, you will visit St. George's Church that is home to a true treasure of Christianity. This Church houses the oldest map of the Holy Land which includes Israel, Palestine, and Southern Egypt. Later, visit Mt. Nebo, the most revered holy sites of Jordan. This mountain was mentioned in Deuteronomy 34, "Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah." While here, you will tour the Holy site of where Moses died and was buried. Following your visit to this Sacred place, return to Amman before dinner and an overnight.

 
DAY5: AMMAN - JERASH -  MOUNT TABOR - NAZARETH

Following breakfast, you will depart for Jerash, nestled in a quiet valley among the mountains of Gilead, is the grandeur of Imperial Rome being one of the largest and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside of Italy. To this day, its paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theaters, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates remain in exceptional condition. Later today we will be crossing the Jordanian border into the Holy Land and continue 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. Then will drive to Nazareth for dinner and an overnight.

DAY 6: CANA – NAZARETH 

Today:  Drive to Cana of Galilee to visit the wedding Church (Mass)  where Jesus performed the first of his signs, changing water to wine. Continue drive to Nazareth and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation starting with the Grotto of the Annunciation and the Church then we will visit the house of the Holy Family underneath the Church of St. Joseph. Visit to Mariam Center with 4D presentation. Meeting with Vicar of Nazareth- Bishop Marcuzzo.

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Nazareth 

DAY 7: TIBERIAS- BEATITUDES - TABGHA - CAPERNAUM- SEA OF GALILEE 

Today: This morning we drive to the Sea of Galilee to visit the Mt. of Beatitudes where our Lord gave the Sermon on the Mount, continue to Tabgha to see the splendid mosaic of the loaves and fishes with which he feed the Five Thousand. Visit the Church of St. Peter’s Pri- macy and then go to visit Capernaum to see the house of St. Peter and the Synagogue where our Lord preached. You will have the opportunity to try the St. Peter’s fish for lunch today, Lunch at 12:30. One of today's highlights is a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee and we will also see the “Jesus Boat” a 2000 year old boat found at the shores of Magdala. 

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Nazareth 

DAY 8: CAESAREA -HAIFA -AKKO 

Today: This Morning, we will drive north up to the city of Akko, that is the ancient Crusaders city of St John of Acri. This city has been  known since the first millennium and in 1104 was taken by the Crusaders and entered in the Jerusalem Kingdom. The name of St John of Acre came when the city become the headquarters of the Knights of St. John. Visit of the citadel. Then we will visit the Beautiful city of Haifa and go on Mt. Carmel where The Carmelites started 900 years ago. We pray 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 Baha'i Gardens. We drive west to 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. The we continue our drive to Jerusalem .

 

Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem. 

 

DAY 9: BEIT-SHAN, JORDAN VALLY, JERICHO DEAD SEA 

 

Today: After breakfast, you will drive along the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean where you will visit the largest excavation in the Holy Land. Tour of the Roman Hot Baths and Theatre. Visit the Jordan River to renew our baptism vows. Drive down the Jordan Valley and 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. (Mass this day in Jericho) 

 

DAY 10: BETHLEHEM - EIN KAREM  

Today: This morning we drive to Bethlehem to visit the place of birth of our Lord, The Basilica of the Nativity. We will visit the Grotto of Nativity and the Church of St. Catherine where the Midnight Mass is celebrated and the Caves of St. Joseph and St. Jerome underneath the church. Visit Shepherd's Fields where the Angles appeared to the shepherds who were watching over their flocks during the night. Lunch in Grotto at 12:30. This afternoon drive to nearby village of Ein – Karem to visit the birth place of St. John the Baptist and the Church of the Visitation Where Mary came to visit her kinswoman Elizabeth and proclaimed the 'Magnificat’. (Holy Mass at St.Jerome In the Nativity Church)

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem. 

 

DAY 11: JERUSALEM MT. OF OLIVES – MT. ZION 

Today:  Early this morning a Mass in the tomb at 6 am then back to hotel for breakfast. Leave again to enter the Old city Jerusalem to visit the  Dome of the Rock and El-Aqsa Mosque and the Western Wall and the Jewish quarter and the Cardo. We will visit the Latin Patriarchate and meet the Patriarch. After Lunch we will transfer to St. Anna Church for the visit of the Pool of  Betesda. We continue to the Judgment Hall known as the Antonia Fortress where he was led to be condemned to death by Pontius Pilate. At that place we start walking the Via Dolorosa through the markets of the Old City praying the Stations of the Cross, we reflect on the greatness of His sacrifice, stopping at each of the fourteen stations of the cross until we reach the church of Holy Sepulcher. Visit Calvary and the empty Tomb of our Lord and the different sections of the church. Holy Mass in the Holy Sepulcher at the Crusaders’s chapel. 

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem. 

DAY 12: JERUSALEM - THE PASSION OF JESUS' LAST HOURS 

Today: After breakfast, we drive to the top of Mt. Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem for a better understanding of its geography and some of the key sites surrounding the area. Visit the Church of Pater Noster where Jesus taught his disciples how to pray, and then we walk on the Palm Sunday road to the Church of Dominus Flevit, where our Lord wept over the city. Continue our walk on the Palm Sunday road to the Garden of Gethsemane. At Gethsemane is the Rock of Agony where Jesus uttered His last prayer. Spend some time in reflection and meditation in side the dim church. 

This afternoon we go on Mount Zion to visit the Church of the Dormition commemorating our Blessed Mother falling asleep. Next, we go to visit the Cenacle, the place of the Last Supper and Pentecost. Then we also visit the Church of Saint Peter In Gallicantu, the house of the high priest of the Jews Caiphas where Jesus was imprisoned for the night and where Peter denied our Lord. (Holy Mass in the Garden of Gethsemane) 

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem. 

 

DAY 13: JERUSALEM - OBERAMMERGAU

Today: In the morning departure from Telaviv to Oberammergau 

After breakfast transfer to Tel Aviv airport for your flights to Munich. Upon arrival at Munich Airport, make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. 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 14: 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 15: 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 16: 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.



 

Pilgrimage to the holy land 

Oberammergau

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Noterdam 

Jerusalem

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Hotel Legacy

Nazareth

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Hotel Ramada 

Nazareth

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Your pilgrimage Include

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

2 nights in Amman – Cham Palace or Similar
1 night in Petra – Petra Panorama or Similar

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