THE DISCIPLE TRAIL, HOLY LAND in 11 Days - Led by Chris Lanciotti
Nazareth - Jenin - Zababdeh - Sebastia - Nablus - Awarta - Duma Taybeh - Jericho - Wadi Qelt - Bethlehem
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About this trip
The Psalmist rejoiced when the people said to him, “Let us go up to the house of the Lord” (Ps 122:1). I am filled with the same joy whenever I think of taking a pilgrimage, especially to the Holy Land which is truly a “Pilgrimage of a Lifetime.” Our faith and knowledge of the Bible will certainly become more tangible and lively when we visit the very places where most parts of our salvation history were enacted. Each page and passage of the Bible will come alive for us. Then we will read, hear and understand the Scriptures as never before.
Your trip includes
1 Night Nazareth - Al-Hakim Guest House
Accommodation on Trail
Boqin (with the families), Zababde (in the Parish), Sebastya (Mosaic guest house), Nablus (Jasmin Hotel), Duma (at local families), Taybeh (Taybeh Gold Hotel), Jericho Resort, Beduin night
1 Night Bethlehem - Paradise Hotel
Meals Included Daily - Breakfast, lunch on rout and Dinner
Entrance fees as per itinerary
Admission fees as per program included
Escort Guide - English Speaking Guide escort for all period
Your trip exclude
Insurance - Mandatory to buy Insurance
Drink and personal extra
Credit Card fees - added at billing
Your trip Itinerary
After Arrival to Tel-Aviv Airport we take a direct transfer to Nazareth.
Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Nazareth / Janin
This morning after breakfast, we start with a visit to Nazareth City. the Church of Annunciation and Mary's Well.
Time For Lunch
Transfer to Jenin.
Meet our Palestinian Guide and start our Hike.
Dinner and overnight.
BURQUIN - ZABABDE (21 KM)
We departure early in the morning. We will pass by wonderful landscapes while on the path through the Olive tree groves. We will reach Burquin and visit the Orthodox church with the memory of the miracle of the Healing of the 10 Lepers (Luke 17-11,19). Afterward, we will continue walking until we reach the village of Zababde, one of the main Christian Villages in Palestine. Celebrate Holy Mass at the Church. Tonight, we will be hosted by the Christian families of the community that will explain to us about their life as a Christian (modern disciples) in Palestine. Dinner with the community and overnight.
ZABABDE - SEBASTIA (23 KM)
After breakfast, we departure for Sebastia, the ancient capital city of Samaria. Today, we pass through many villages where we can feel the natural hospitality of the Palestinian people. Upon our arrival in Sebastia, we will reach our guest house. Then we will visit the old city with the rest of the old Byzantine church and the Tomb of St. John the Baptist. Dinner in Restaurant and overnight.
SEBASTIA - NABLUS (14 KM)
We enjoy breakfast in our guest house and depart for Nablus. After a first climb on the top of the hills that surround Sebastia, we will walk at the same height overlooking the valley. Wewill arrive in Nablus and check into our hotel. In the afternoon, we have free time to visit the Jacob’s well, where Jesus received the water from the Samaritan woman and the Christian parish where we will celebrate Mass. Dinner and overnight.
AWARTA - DUMA (18 KM)
We enjoy breakfast in our hotel and transfer by Bus or Taxi to Awarta, small village where we begin today’s walk. During the 18 km of this path we ascend Mount Durma and visit the Pilgrim spring. We will proceed through a magnificent valley between Olive trees up to the small village of Duma where we will experience the hospitality of the Palestinian families that will host us for the night with dinner and accommodations.
DUMA - TAYBEH (22 KM)
After breakfast and our goodbyes to our host families, we will depart for Taybeh. Our walk today will bring us near the border of the desert up to the Christian Village of Taybeh. Upon our arrival, we will visit the local parish and we will celebrate Mass there. Then we will visit the Taybeh winery and beer factory. We will visit also the ancient Byzantine Church. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
TAYBEH - JERICHO (25 KM)
We enjoy breakfast in the hotel and depart for Jericho. Today, we will descend from the village of Taybeh 700 meters above sea level to the city of Jericho minus 200 meters below sea level.Almost a 1000 meters descent through the Judean desert. Rocks, sand and amazing overview will accompany our walk with the piper sound that calls the sheep. At the entrance in Jericho, we will have an overlook of the Temptation Monastery. We will check into our hotel. We enjoy time to rest or to visit Jericho, the most ancient city of the world and the place where Zacchaeus climbed the Sycamore tree to see Jesus. (Luke 19:1,10). Mass at the Christian parish of the Good Shepherd. Dinner and overnight.
JERICHO - WADI QELT - JERUSALEM (15 KM)
We enjoy breakfast in the hotel walk through the Wadi Qelt, The Wadi canyon is created by the force of the water that flows after abig rain from the hills of Jerusalem to the Dead Sea. In this area, we will find many hermits and we will pass through the Orthodox Monastery of St. George Choziba. We will pass by the Monastery going up to the Ein Qelt spring. During our walk, the springwill be by our side. The water of this spring which passes through the aqueduct built by the English is also on the same path of the Ruins of the Roman Aqueduct. In the evening we will sleep at the Bedouin Camp, we will share the dinner with the Bedouin and have the experience of a night in the desert.
Judea Desert – Bethlehem
Depart for the last day of the Disciple Trail walking toward Bethlehem, and visit the Nativity Church and 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 have extra time for shopping in Bethlehem.
Dinner and Overnight in Bethlehem.
Back to USA
After Breakfast free time in the old city of Jerusalem until late afternoon when we will departure for Tel Aviv airport for our flight back to USA.