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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Nazareth, Cana, Mount Tabor, Capernaum, Sea of Galilee, Jordan River, Kumrin Caves, Dead Sea, Jericho, Ein Karem, Bethlehem, Jerusalem & Jaffa
10 – 17 September
SATURDAY, 10TH SEPTEMBER
We meet at 1.45 pm at Malta International Airport for our Ryanair flight to Tel Aviv departing at 4.45 pm. On arrival at Tel Aviv airport at 8.30 pm we make our way to Mary’s Well Nazareth Hotel for dinner and overnight.
SUNDAY, 11TH SEPTEMBER
Today after breakfast we proceed to visit Cana of Galilee, considered to be the site of the first miracle where Jesus turned water to wine. Later we go by coach and taxi to Mount Tabor. After lunch in Nazareth, we go to the Basilica of the Annunciation where we attend mass, Mary’s Well and St. Joseph Church. We return to our hotel in Nazareth for dinner and overnight.
MONDAY, 12TH SEPTEMBER
Breakfast and we start our day by coach to visit the church ‘Primacy of St. Peter’, we then drive to Capernaum, known as the town of Jesus, and visit the house of Peter. We visit the church of the Beatitudes, the site of the “sermon on the mount”. Lunch. After lunch we take a boat ride on the sea of Galilee. We return to our hotel in Nazareth for dinner and overnight.
TUESDAY, 13TH SEPTEMBER
After breakfast, we proceed to the Jordan river, where Jesus Christ’s Baptism took place and then we visit Qumran Caves where the scrolls of the Dead Sea were found, and then we go to the Dead Sea. After lunch we visit the Good Shepherd Church for Mass, before leaving for Bethlehem we will visit the Sycamore Tree (Ta’ Zakkew) and do some shopping (local ceramics). Free time for lunch. We then proceed to Oasis Jericho Hotel for dinner and overnight.
WEDNESDAY, 14TH SEPTEMBER
Today breakfast and then we visit the Church of the Nativity, where we attend mass. After seeing the place where Jesus was born, we then proceed to Shepherd’s field and visit also the small, nice church. After lunch, we take the coach to visit Ein Karem, about 8km away from Jerusalem. We visit the visitation church and the church of St. John the Baptist. At Ein Karem we may read the ‘Magnificat’ in Maltese. We then make our way to our Jerusalem hotel for dinner and overnight.
THURSDAY, 15TH SEPTEMBER
Breakfast and today we start our visit by going to the temple of the mounting area, the Western Wall, St. Anne and the Bethesda pool, then by foot we go to Via Dolorosa and finish at the church of the Holy Sepulcher, where we visit the Holy place of Jesus Christ’s Crucifixion and Holy Tomb. Free time for lunch and then we continue and visit the church of the Holy Sepulcher. We then make our way to Gloria Hotel Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
FRIDAY, 16TH SEPTEMBER
After breakfast today we go to the Mount of Olives, the Ascension Church and then walk to the ‘Pater Noster’ Dominus Flevit, the Garden of Gethsemane and visit the church of All Nations or the Church of Agony, where we attend Mass. We see also Mary’s tomb and the Apostles’ Grotto. Lunch in Jerusalem and after we go to Mount Zion area where we visit, the Upper Room, the place where Jesus had the last Supper with the Apostles, the Dormition Church of our Lady. Dinner and overnight
SATURDAY, 17TH SEPTEMBER
After breakfast we check out from our rooms, we then take our coach to visit the Jewish Museum (Yad Vasham) and the Shrine of the Book. Lunch in Abu Ghosh. After Lunch, we take the coach to visit the tomb of St. George in Lidda the old city of Jaffa, and the church of St. Peter. We later proceed to Tel Aviv airport for our Ryanair flight to Malta departing at 9.20 pm and arriving in Malta at 11.35 pm.
PRICE PER PERSON
Adult in Triple €1399
Adult in Twin €1439
Adult in Single €1799
Child sharing with 2 adults €999
**Seats on flights are assigned directly by Ryanair. Should you need to sit near each other this may incur a charge.
Ryanair** return direct flights to Tel Aviv airport including 10kg luggage and 20kg checked-in luggage
7 nights’ accommodation full board basis (Hotels in Nazareth, Jericho, and Jerusalem)
Rooms with private facilities
Transport as per programme
Local English-speaking guides
Services of tour leader
Services of a spiritual director
All taxes and tips for local guides