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
- Mount of the
- Tabga (Church of the Multiplication
of the Loaves, Church of St. Peter's Primacy
- Capernaum: The house of St. Peter and the
- A boat ride across the Sea of
(Basilica of the Anunciación, Church of St. Joseph, Mary's Well and
- Trip to Jerusalem
Day 3: Bethlehem – Mount Zion - Ein Karem
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
Westernwall – Stations of the Cross
- Dome of the Rock, Al-Aqsa Mosque
- Church 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
- Visit of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre
PM: Mount of Olives:
- Panoramic View on Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives
- Church of the Pater Noster, Dominus Flevit
- Gethsemane (Basilica and grotto of the treason)
Day 5: Jerusalem - Return Home
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE ITINERARY
Day 1: Home - Tel Aviv - Galilee
Begin your spiritual
journey with an evening departure from your hometown, on the
overnight flight to Tel- Aviv.
Arrival at 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 the Galilee
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
This afternoon we drive to Nazareth and visit
the Basilica of the Annunciation starting with the Grotto where the
Annunciation took place.
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
This morning we
drive to Bethlehem to visit the place of our Lord’s
birth in the 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
Today's visit 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
Day 5: Jerusalem -
Transfer to the airport, filled with cherished memories, for your return