2025 January 26 – February 8 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Join Father Bresnahan in 2025 on a special journey to Jordan and Israel

proposed itinerary 

SUN. 26 Jan 25        Depart on Lufthansa from Dulles.   Dinner and movie on board.

MON. 27 Jan 25        Arrival in Frankfurt.   Transfer to Lufthansa flight to Jordan.  Arrive Amman, JORDAN .  Transfer to hotel.  Dinner and overnight in Amman

 TUE. 28 Jan 25       Hotel breakfast and then depart for the Jordan River to renew our Baptismal Promises and then continue to Madaba to see the oldest mosaic map of the Holy Land before visiting Mount Nebo, overlooking the Promised Land and where Father will celebrate Mass. Continue on the King’s Highway the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight on the shores of the Dead Sea.

 WED. 29 Jan 25      After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Petra and experience the wonders with a professional local guide.  Learn about this world heritage site of the Nabatean Kingdom from the 4th Century B.C.   Depart for dinner and overnight on the shores of the Dead Sea.

 THR. 30 Jan 25      After breakfast at the hotel, depart to visit Jerash (Roman/Greco Decapolis city).    Continue north to cross into ISRAEL on the Sheik Hussein Bridge.  Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

 FRI. 31 Jan 25        After breakfast, cross the street to the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth where Father will celebrate Mass.  Walk through the town of Nazareth to see the Synagogue Church and Mary’s Well.  Enjoy an included lunch before we drive to the Wedding Town of Cana, where Father will renew the vows for our married couples.  Return to Nazareth for dinner and overnight.

 SAT. 1 Feb 25         After breakfast, depart for the Sea of Galilee. We’ll take a boat across to Capenaum and visit the second hometown of Jesus.  Visit Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha and the Primacy before enjoying included lunch.    Visit the city of Magdala which was recently unearthed to discover an ancient synagogue of the first century. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

 SUN. 2 Feb 25       After breakfast, depart for the Golan Heights and Caesarea Philippi where Jesus asks Peter, “Who do people say I am?”.   After a lunch stop, continue Mount Tabor where Father will celebrate Mass in the place where Jesus transfigured to Peter, James and John.  Return to Nazareth for dinner.

 MON. 3 Feb 25       After breakfast, depart to drive to Caesarea Maritime, and tour the ancient Roman city by the Mediterranean Sea.   Continue to Bethlehem for the included lunch before we tour the oldest Christian church in the world.  Have time in one of their famous olive wood shops before checking into our hotel in Jerusalem.  Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

TUE. 4 Feb 25       After breakfast, start at the top of the Mount of Olives and walk down to the French Carmelite Convent of the Pater Noster, then continue to the Franciscan property of Domus Flevit before coming to Gethsamane.    After lunch, drive to Ein Karim to the Church of the Visitation where Father will celebrate Mass.  Stop at the Israeli Museum before returning to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

WED. 5 Feb 25       After lunch, visit Peter in Gallicantu and David’s Tomb, the Upper Room on Mount Zion.  Father will celebrate Mass in the Cenacle.  In the afternoon pray the Stations of the Cross on the Via Delorosa up to the Holy Sepulchre.  Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

THR. 6 Feb 25    Father will celebrate Mass in the Tomb of Our Lord in the Holy Sepulchre and then we return to the hotel for  breakfast.  Later  depart for the Western Wall.  Every Monday and Thursday, young Jewish boys celebrate their Bar Mitzvah at this special place.  After some time to pray at The Wall, we enter into the Temple Mount area to see the gold Dome of the Rock and learn the history of the special place revered by Jews, Moslems and Christians.  As we leave, visit the Probatic Pools and the crusader church of St. Anne’s (with perfect acoustics).

FRI. 7 Feb 25    After breakfast,  enjoy at FREE DAY in Jerusalem,  In the evening, we’ll go back to Bethlehem for our Farewell Feast.  Overnight in Jerusalem

SAT. 8 FEB 25   Depart from Tel Aviv Airport with memories to Give Thanks and Remember.



  • Airfare to Amman, Jordan and from Tel Aviv from 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 4* hotels with private baths.
  • Half board (Breakfast and dinner) daily
  • 3 lunches and special mid-east Farewell Feast
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Services of an experienced Certified Tour Manager from the U.S.A.
  • All entrance fees as shown on the itinerary.
  • Jordanian Visa for American citizens


  • A tip fund of $234 per person will be included with final invoice.  Covers all tips.
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Meals not mentioned.  Drinks with dinner.
  • Single Supplement of $995.00 when no roommate (Note:  limited # singles)

 Send deposit check for $500.00 made out to   

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