2021 Holy Lands of JORDAN and ISRAEL with Father Mullaney
SPECIAL PILGRIMAGE to JORDAN AND ISRAEL – 31 October – 13 November 2021
With Father Mark Mullaney and Heidi Watson
SUN 31 Oct 21 Depart from Dulles, Washington DC on Lufthansa 419 evening flight. Dinner and movie on board.
MON 1 Nov 21 Arrive Frankfurt, Germany in the morning and transfer to Lufthansa 692. Arrive Amman, JORDAN in the afternoon and after Passport Control, be greeted by our guide and driver. Check into our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Amman.
TUE 2 Nov 21 After breakfast, depart for Madaba to see the oldest mosaic map of the mid-East and then go o to Mount Nebo, overlooking the Promised Land where Father will celebrate Mass. Continue South on the King’s Highway to check into our hotel at the entrance to PETRA. Dinner and overnight in Petra.
WED 3 Nov 21 After breakfast, walk to the entrance to Petra and begin our full day of exploring this 4th Century B.C. hidden city of the Nabateans. 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 north to Amman to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
THR 4 Nov 21 After breakfast, board our coach and head for Jerash, a 2,500-year-old Roman/Greco city. After a lunch stop, we continue north to cross into ISRAEL on the Sheik Hussein Bridge. Check into our hotel in Nazareth, where Father will celebrate Mass. After dinner, you might want to walk to the Sweet Shop with Father Mullaney.
FRI 5 NOV 21 We cross the street to the Church of the Annunciation, where Father will celebrate Mass. in front of the Grotto, After breakfast, visit Joseph’s Carpenter Shop and the museum built over the original village of Nazareth. Walk through the market to visit the Greek Orthodox Church where we find Mary’s Well. After included lunch, depart for the town of Cana to visit the Wedding Church and learn about the local customs then to Nazareth Village, an open-air museum that reconstructs and reenacts village life in the Galilee in the time of Jesus. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
SAT 6 NOV 21 After breakfast, we take a boat across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum. Tour the ancient city, 1st/3rd Century synagogue and the new Church built over the houser of Peter. Continue up the Mount of Beatitudes to see the beautiful gardens and then stop for the included lunch before visiting Tabgha and The Primacy. 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.
SUN 7 NOV 21 After breakfast, we drive North up on the Golan Heights to Tell Dan and Banyas. In the Biblical city of Caesarea Philippi, we remember Jesus asking, “Who do people say I am?” and Peter’s response, “You are the Christ.”
A pleasant stop for a typical lunch before we continue to look over no man’s land into Syria at the United Nations controlled area and before we go to Mount Tabor, site of the Transfiguration, where Father will celebrate Mass. Return to Nazareth for dinner and overnight.
MON 8 NOV 21 After breakfast, we drive south along the Jordan Rift and then up into Samaria to Jacob’s Well. Continue to Bethlehem to enjoy our included lunch before visiting the oldest church in the world, The Nativity Church where Father will celebrate Mass.. Have time to visit one of the famous olive wood shops before going up to Jerusalem and check into our hotel for dinner and overnight.
TUE 9 NOV 21 After breakfast, we stop at the top of the Mount of Olives and walk down to the Carmelite Convent of Pater Noster, the Franciscan property of Domus Flevit and come to Gethsemane. After lunch, we visit the Israeli Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls and a 1/50th scale model of the city at 70 AD and then take time to reflect at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
WED 10 NOV 21 Mass in the Tomb of Our Lord at the Holy Sepulchre and then return to the hotel for breakfast. Depart for the Jordan River where you can renew your Baptismal Promises, into Jericho to see the Sycamore Tree and the Mount of Temptations. You might be tempted to ride a camel! Continue to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947. After your tour, enjoy lunch before we stop at the Dead Sea. You can ‘float’ if you want to in the mineral-laden salt sea. Return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
THR 11 NOV 21 After a full Israeli buffet breakfast, we 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).
In the afternoon, walk the Via Dolorosa up through the Market to the Holy Sepulchre and join the Franciscans in their daily Procession thru the church. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
FRI 12 NOV 21 After Breakfast, visit St. Peter in Gallicantu and then go up on Mt. Zion, to visit David’s Tomb, the Upper Room, and Dormition Abbey. Father will celebrate Mass in the Cenacle before we return to the hotel.
FREE AFTERNOON. Farewell dinner in Bethlehem Tent!
SAT 13 OV 21. Time to depart for home with many memories to Give Thanks and Remember.
*Please note that any part of this itinerary can be changed or rearranged due to local circumstances and/or weather.
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- Airfare to 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 first-class hotels with private baths
- Half board (Breakfast and dinner) daily
- 3 lunches and a special mid-east feast
- Services of English speaking local guides
- Services of a Certified Tour Manager from the U.S.A.
- All entrance fees as shown on the itinerary
- Daily Mass and spiritual direction
- All service charges
- A Tip fund of $15.00 per day, per person collected with balance. ($150.00 total) Covers ALL tips including hotels, dining rooms, porters, drivers, and guides.
- Expenses of a personal nature
- Meals not mentioned. Drinks with dinner.
- Single Supplement of $750.00 when no roommate (Note: limited # singles)
Send $500.00 deposit by check made out to Give Thanks and Remember LLC
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