2022 Holy Land of ISRAEL with Father Mullaney
SPECIAL PILGRIMAGE to ISRAEL with Jordan Option- November 2022
With Father Mark Mullaney and Heidi Watson
TUE 1 NOV Depart from USA from Washington in the evening
WED 2 NOV Arrive in Tel Aviv and after Passport Control, be greeted by our guide and driver. Drive north along the Mediterranean Seacoast to Stella Maris on Mount Carmel. Check in, dinner. MASS. Overnight Haifa
THR 3 NOV After breakfast, depart for Akko, ancient city important to Jews, Muslims, Christians and Bahai Faiths was an important Crusader port. Visit the magnificent Templar Tunnel and walls of the Citadel. Continue east to Nazareth for an included lunch. Afterward visit the Church of the Annunciation to see where The Word Became Flesh then visit the upper parish church and then the museum built over the village of Nazareth and 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. Check into our hotel for dinner. Afterwards celebrate Mass in the Chapel Overnight in Nazareth.
FRI 4 NOV After breakfast, we depart for the Sea of Galilee. Recalling when Jesus calmed the storm and called Peter to walk on water to Him, take a boat across the lake to 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. Afterwards, go to the Primacy where He confirmed St. Peter’s mandate after His resurrection, and to Tabgha where he fed the 5000. Stop in Magdala to visit the newly revealed first century synagogue. Father will celebrate Mass on the banks of the lake in the new chapel in the city of Mary Magdalene, Return to Nazareth for dinner and overnight.
SAT 5 NOV Start the day by stopping in Cana to renew the vows of our couples at the site of Jesus’ first miracle when he changed water in wine at the wedding feast. Continue north onto the Golan Heights to Banyas to visit Caesarea Philippi where Jesus asks, “Who do people say I am?” and tells Peter, “On this rock, I will build my Church & the gates of Hell will not conquer it. After lunch, go up Mont Tabor, site of the Transfiguration where Father will celebrate Mass. Return to Nazareth for dinner and overnight.
SUN 6 NOV After breakfast, and drive south along the Jordan Valley, visiting Jericho briefly before continuing south to the Jordan Baptismal site to renew our baptismal promises. Continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Qumran. Visit the excavations of the Essene’s community and see the caves where the Dead Sea scrolls were found in 1947. Afterwards, we’ll take a break by the sea and have the opportunity to ‘float’ in the mineral-laden waters of the Dead Sea. Continue driving up from this lowest place on earth to Jerusalem. Check into our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
MON 7 NOV After a leisurely breakfast, drive up on the Mt of Olives and walk down from the place of the Ascension to the Carmelite Convent where we remember Jesus teaching the Our Father, and continue down to Dominus Flevit where He wept over the city, and down to Gethsemane. We’ll continue to Bethlehem and have time to shop in one of the big Christian stores before lunch at the Franciscan Casa Nova. After visit the oldest Christian church in the world, built over the place where Our Lord was born. We’ll drive down to celebrate Mass in Shepherd’s Field. Have time to shop! Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
TUES 8 NOV After breakfast, drive to Ein Karem to visit the birthplace of St. John the Baptist and then the Church of the Visitation where Mary went to help her cousin Elizabeth. After visit the Shrine of the Book where some of the Dead Sea Scrolls are now kept, and see a model of Jerusalem at the time of Christ. See the 1/50th scale model of the city and understand how the walls have changed. After lunch, drive to Yad Vashem the Holocaust Memorial Museum before we return to our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
WED 9 NOV After breakfast drive Old City to Go to St. Peter in Gallicantu where our Lord was held by the high priest after he was arrested. Continue up to Mt .Zion to visit Dormition Abbey where “Mary Slept” and the Upper Room. Father will celebrate Mass in the Franciscan Chapel
After lunch, pray the Via Dolorosa, carrying a cross up through the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where we’ll stop on Calvary, and have an opportunity to enter the Tomb. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
THR 10 NOV Father will celebrate Mass in the Tomb of Our Lord and then we return to hotel for breakfast. Walk down through the Old City to visit the Western Wall. Many Jewish boys will come to celebrate their Bar Mitzvah here today and we can pray at and leave our petitions in the Wall. After, walk up onto the Temple Mount where Jesus taught and prayed; where he was presented by his parents after birth; where he was tempted by the Devil to throw himself down; and, where he was angered by the money changers. Today on this Moslem property we find the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. We pass the closed Golden Gate as we leave and enter the Crusader church of St. Ann’s and the Pools of Bethesda. Leave the city by St. Stephen’s Gate.
FREE AFTERNOON before we enjoy a SPECIAL MIDEAST FEAST in Bethlehem. Overnight in Jerusalem.
FRI 11 NOV FREE DAY IN JERUSALEM!! After breakfast buffet, you’ll have a chance to explore on your own, return to special sites or just relax. Mass in Notre Dame Chapel. Overnight in Jerusalem.
SAT 12 NOV Depart for home with many memories to Give Thanks and Remember.
Tranfer to Jordan for 2 night option
JORDAN OPTION: Price to be determined
FRI 11 NOV 2022
After breakfast, depart for the Allenby Bridge crossing into Jordan. After Passport Control and Customs, time to buy some Jordanian dinars as they transfer luggage to new bus and meet our Jordanian guide and driver. Depart for Mt Nebo, where Moses looked over the Promised Land. We’ll have a lunch stop before continuing to Madaba where the oldest map of the Mid-East is embedded in a mosaic in the floor of the Orthodox church. After our visit, we’ll continue to Check into our hotel by the Dead Sea. You’ll have time to “float” or swim in one of the pools before we enjoy dinner and overnight. Overnight in DEAD SEA
SAT 12 NOV 2022
After a full Jordanian breakfast, we depart South on the King’s Highway to Petra. Enjoy a full day of exploring this Nabatean wonder. Walk into the canyon through magnificent high walls, carved along the way more than 2,500 years ago, to the Treasury. We’ll have photo time and personal time to continue to see all that awaits us in this fascinating place. You might want to take a camel or donkey ride.
In the afternoon, we’ll stop by the rock (by tradition) that Moses struck to find water for the Israelites wandering in the desert, and then continue on our way back to our hotel. Dinner and overnight at the Hilton Dead Sea. Overnight in DEAD SEA
SUN 13 NOV 2022
After our Jordanian breakfast, we depart to the Allenby Bridge crossing back into Israel and heading up to Jerusalem. Have FREE TIME before we enjoy our farewell dinner and prepare for departure home. Overnight in Jerusalem
MON 14 NOV 2022
Time to depart for home with memories to Give Thanks and Remember! Our Lufthansa flight 695 departs at 8:00 AM from Tel Aviv; arrives in Frankfurt at 11:40 AM and departs for Washington at 12:55 PM. Arrival in Dulles at 3:55 PM.
THE RATES WILL BE SET IN JANUARY 2022
- 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, porters, drivers, and guides.
- Expenses of a personal nature
- Meals not mentioned. Drinks with dinner.
- Single Supplement of $725.00 when no roommate (Note: limited # singles)
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