2020 Holy Lands of Israel and Jordan

SPECIAL TOUR to JORDAN AND ISRAEL

With Father Mark Mullaney and Heidi Watson

SUN 8 NOV 20      Depart on Lufthansa in the evening from Dulles, Washington DC on evening flight.  Dinner and movie on board.

MON 9 NOV 20      Arrive in Frankfurt after breakfast on board and transfer to our flight to  Tel Aviv, arriving in the afternoon. After Passport Control, be greeted by our guide and driver.  Drive north along the Mediterranean Seacoast to Nazareth. Check in, Mass, dinner and overnight.

TUE 10 NOV 20     After breakfast, we take a boat across the Sea of Galilee, recalling when Jesus calmed the storm and called Peter to walk on water to Him.  Visit Caphernaum where Jesus called St. Peter and many of the other apostles.   Visit the Synagogue where He healed and taught and see Peter’s House.   Continue to The Primacy where Jesus confirmed St. Peter’s mandate after His resurrection. Continue to to Tabgha where he fed the 5000 and Enjoy an included St. Peter’s Fish lunch.

End the day at the new exploration of Magdala with its First century synagogue and new church overlooking the Sea where Father will celebrate Mass.  Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

WED 11 NOV 20   After breakfast, cross the street to visit the Church of the Annunciation to see where The Word Became Flesh then visit the upper parish church and the museum built over the village of Nazareth.   Learn about the many churches that have been built over the House of Mary Stop at Joseph’s Carpenter Shop, and then walk through the town where Jesus grew up.  Continue up to the Synagogue Church to read scripture and pray before walking to Mary’s Well where the Angel Gabriel came to Mary. 

          After included lunch, depart for Cana where Father will celebrate Mass and renew wedding vows of couples in the area where Jesus performed his first miracle changing water into wine.

THR 12 NOV 20  After breakfast, depart for the Golan Heights where, at the base of Mount Hermon, we find the ancient Caesarea Philippi and Jesus asks, “Who do people say I am?” and tells Peter, “You are Rock and on this Rock, I will build my Church and the gates of Hell will not prevail over it,”

After a lunch stop, continue to Mount Tabor, site of the Transfiguration where Father will celebrate Mass. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

FRI 13 NOV 20    Mass in the Grotto of the Annunciation.    After breakfast, drive south thru Samaria stopping at Jacob’s Well.  Continue to Bethlehem for included lunch and then visit the Nativity Church where Our Lord was born.  Afterwards, visit Shepherd’s Field where Father will celebrate Mass.  Have time in one of the big Christian olivewood stores before we check into our hotel in JERUSALEM

 SAT 14 NOV 20   After a buffet breakfast, drive up on the Mt of Olives and walk down from the place of the Ascension to the Carmelite Convent where we celebrate Pater Noster, the prayer Our Lord taught us.  Continue to  Dominus Flevit where He wept over the city, and down to Gethsemane.  

After lunch, visit David’s Tomb, and the Upper Room on Mount Zion. Father will celebrate Mass at St. Peter in Gallicantu before we return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.            

SUN 15 NOV 20     After buffet breakfast, depart for Ein Karim to visit the place of St. John the Baptist birth, and the Visitation Church.  Father will celebrate Mass in the Visitation Church.     A short visit the Israeli Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls and a 1/50th scale model of Jerusalem before lunch.

In the afternoon, pray the Via Dolorosa, carrying a cross up through the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher .   Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

MON 16 NOV 20    Father will celebrate Mass in the Tomb at the Holy Sepulcher and then we return for buffet breakfast. Depart to enter the Old City and visit the Western Wall.  See young Jewish boys celebrate their Bar Mitzvah here and have time to pray at The Wall before we go up on to the Temple Mount to see the golden Dome of the Rock and learn the history of this special place revered by Jews, Muslims and Christians.  Stop at the Crusader Church of St Anne’s (with perfect acoustics

FREE AFTERNOON before our Special MidEast Feast in a Bedouin Tent in Bethlehem.          

TUE 17 NOV 20    After breakfast, drive down to the Jordan River to renew our Baptismal promises, then visit Jericho to see the Mount of Temptations and the Sycamore Tree. Father will celebrate Mass in the local Christian Church in Jericho   Continue South to Qumran and after lunch, visit the excavations where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.  Before returning to Jerusalem, have an opportunity to “float” in the Dead Sea.     Return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

WED 18 NOV 20      After breakfast,  transfer to Jordan, meet our Jordanian guide and drive up to Mt. Nebo where Father will celebrate Mass overlooking the Promised Land as Moses did.  Stop in Madaba to see the oldest map of the mid-East on the Greek Orthodox church floor before continuing to Petra.  Check into hotel for dinner and overnight.

THR 19 NOV 20      After a full buffet breakfast, walk to the entrance to Petra and begin our full day of exploring this 4th Century B.C. hidden city of the Nabatean’s.  Walk  thru the Siq and be amazed by the Treasury and other monuments carved into the rose red rock.  Continue to the Roman ruins and 4th Century Byzantine Church where Father will celebrate Mass.   Have some free time before returning to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

FRI. 20 NOV 20     After breakfast, drive north to Amman where Father will celebrate Mass before we check into hotel for dinner and a short nap.

SAT 21 NOV 20     Time to depart for the airport and our flight on Lufthansa through Frankfurt for home with many memories to Give Thanks and Remember.

PRICE:    $3,380.00**

INCLUDED:

  • Airfare to Israel from Washington, DC and from Jordan to Washington DC
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharges
  • All transfers and assistance with arrival and departure
  • Deluxe bus transportation as required
  • Hotel accommodations in double and triple rooms using first class hotel with private baths
  • Half board (Breakfast and dinner) daily
  • 3 lunches and special mid-east feast’
  • Services of English speaking local guides
  • All entrance fees as shown on  the itinerary
  • Daily Mass and spiritual direction
  • All tips (drivers, guides, hotels, and dining servers)
  • Jordanian visa

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Meals not mentioned.  Drinks with dinner.
  • Single Supplement  of $675.00 when no roommate  (Note:  limited # singles)

  Send deposit of $500.00 to

Give Thanks and Remember LLC

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Locust Grove, VA 22508

 

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