|5 days and 4 nights
Holy Land in Five Days and Four Nights
(Recommended for pilgrims and visitors from Europe)
- The itinerary could
suffer changes which do not depend on our organization
Day 1: Arrival to Tel Aviv, transport
Day 2: The ministry of Christ in the Galilee
- Mount of the Beatitudes
- Tabga (Church of the
Multiplication of the Loaves, Church of St. Peter's Primacy
The house of St. Peter and the Synagogue
- A boat
ride across the Sea of Galilee
- Nazareth (Basilica of
the Anunciación, Church of St. Joseph, Mary's Well and the
- Trip to Jerusalem
Day 3: Bethlehem
– Mount Zion - Ein Karem
- Bethlehem: Basilica
of the Nativity (Grotto of the Nativity, Church of St.
Catherine, Caves of St. Joseph and St. Jerome
- Mount Zion (Abbey of the Dormition of Our Lady, the
Cenacle, Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu)
- Ein Karem
(Church of the Visitation and Church of the Birth of
St. John the Baptist)
Day 4: Jerusalem, the Last hours
of Jesus' Passion
AM: Westernwall – Stations of the
- Western Wall
- Dome of the Rock, Al-Aqsa Mosque
of St. Anna and the Pool of Bethesda
- Antonia Fortress
(Chapel of the Scourging, Ecce Homo, Lithostrotos)
- Stations of the
Cross, following the Via Dolorosa towards the Holy Sepulchre
of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre
PM: Mount of
- Panoramic View on Jerusalem from the Mount of
- Church of the Pater Noster, Dominus Flevit
- Gethsemane (Basilica and grotto of the treason)
Day 5: Jerusalem -
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE ITINERARY
1: Home - Tel Aviv - Galilee
spiritual journey with an evening departure from your hometown, on the overnight
flight to Tel- Aviv.
Ben Gurion Airport. Exit the terminal and meet your guide.
Transfer to your hotel in Nazareth or Tiberias, with a
stop on the way at Caesarea Maritima, if time permits
(this depends on your flight arrival time). Dinner and lodging
at your hotel.
Day2: The ministry of Christ in
This morning we visit the Mt.
of Beatitudes, where our Lord gave the Sermon on the
Mount. We continue to Tabgha to see the splendid mosaic of
the loaves and fishes with which he fed the Five
Thousand. Visit the Church of St. Peter’s Primacy and then
go to visit Capernaum to see
the house of St. Peter and the Synagogue where our Lord
One of today´s highlights is a boat
ride across the Sea of Galilee.
afternoon we drive to Nazareth and visit the Basilica of
the Annunciation starting with the Grotto where the Annunciation took
Then we will visit the house of the
Holy Family under the Church of St. Joseph, and drive
to Cana of Galilee to visit the church of the
wedding where Jesus performed the first of his signs, changing
water to wine. Here couples can renew their wedding vows.
The day ends with a drive to Jerusalem for
dinner and lodging at your hotel.
Day 3 : Bethlehem
– Mount Zion - Ein Karem
we drive to Bethlehem to visit the place of our
Lord’s birth in the Basilica of the Nativity.
|Basilica of the Nativity|
We will see the Grotto of the Nativity,
the Church of St. Catherine, where the Midnight Mass is
celebrated, and the Caves of St. Joseph and St. Jerome
underneath the church.
Visit to the Shepherds’ Fields, where the
Angels appeared to the shepherds who were watching over their
flocks during the night.
This afternoon we go on
to Mount Zion to visit the Dormition Abbey. Next we
go to the Cenacle, the place of the Last Supper
and Pentecost. Today we also visit the Church of Saint
Peter in Gallicantu, the house of Caiphas, the high priest
of the Jews, where Jesus was imprisoned for the night
and where Peter denied our Lord. We conclude with a
drive to the nearby village of Ein Karem to visit
the birth-place of St. John the Baptist and the Church
of the Visitation, where Mary came to visit her kinswoman
Elizabeth and proclaimed the ´Magnificat’. Then back to your hotel
for dinner and overnight lodging.
Day 4: Jerusalem,
The Passion of Jesus´ last hours
we will spend it in the Old City of Jerusalem.
We’ll start at the
Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque,
including St. Anne’s Church and the Pools of Bethesda.
From there we continue to the Judgment Hall known
as the Antonia Fortress where Jesus was led to be
condemned to death by Pontius Pilate. At that place we
start following the Vía Dolorosa, through the markets of
the Old City, praying at the Stations of the Cross:
we reflect on the greatness of His sacrifice, stopping at
each of the fourteen stations of the Cross until we
reach the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. There we will
visit Calvary and the empty Tomb of our Lord, and
the different sections of the church.
This afternoon we
drive to the top of Mt. Olives for a panoramic
view of Jerusalem and a better understanding of its geography
and some of the key sites surrounding the area. Visit
the Church of Pater Noster where Jesus taught his disciples
how to pray, and then proceed down the Palm Sunday
route to the Church of Dominus Flevit, where our Lord
wept over the city.
We continue our walk on
the Palm Sunday route to the Garden of Gethsemane, where
we find the Rock of Agony where Jesus prayed before
his betrayal. Before going back to the hotel, we will
have free time at the dimly-lit church for prayer and
reflection. Then back to the hotel for dinner and lodging.
Day 5: Jerusalem - Home
to the airport, filled with cherished memories, for your return