Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - Classic

A Franciscan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land is one journey that addresses a new dimension to Christian faith.  Through an integration of prayer, reflection and relaxation, you will feel a spiritual awakening touch your hearts.  As you follow in the footsteps of Christ, you will see the stories of the Bible come to life.  Picture yourself in Bethlehem as you pray inside a cave and wonder at the mystery of Christ’s birth.  Think about crossing the Sea of Galilee, climbing the Mount of Beatitudes, celebrating Eucharist while overlooking the Sea.  Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, and listen for the sounds of yesteryear along the narrow streets of Old Jerusalem.

This 4:28 minute video of Fr. Chircop, OFM may help you in your decision to become a pilgrim to the holiest place on earth. Double click on the video and you may view it on a full sccreen.

Sample Classic Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

The following schedule is a typical example of our Classic Holy Land Pilgrimage. Your pilgrimage will adapt itself to the needs of the group and schedules of the sanctuaries and hence will vary.

Day One

  • Departure for Israel

Day Two

  • Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport
  • Visit Mount Carmel - opening Eucharist on Mount Carmel
  • Lunch on the road to Nazareth - Depending on Time of arrival
  • Transfer to the hotel in Nazareth
  • Orientation
  • Dinner and overight in Nazareth

Day Three

  • 10:00 Mass in Nazareth
  • Visit of Nazareth
  • Transfer to Mount Tabor
  • Lunch on Mount Tabor
  • Visit Cana
  • Transfer to the hotel in Nazareth for dinner and overight

Day Four

  • Transfer to Capharnaum. Mass at 9:00
  • Tabgha, Beatitutdes
  • 12:00p Boat ride across Sea of Galinee
  • 1:00p Lunch at Ain Gev
  • Transfer to Yardenit Baptismal Site
  • Transfer to the hotel in Nazareth for dinner and overnight

Day Five

  • 7:30a Leave Nazareth through Jordan Valley
  • Jericho, Temptation Mount, Dead Sea
  • Visit and Lunch at Qumran
  • Transfer to Bethany, Mass at 3:00p
  • Transfer to the hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight

Day Six

  • Morning in Bethlehem Mass at 9:00a
  • Lunch at the hotel
  • Shepher's Field
  • Ain Karem
  • Visit Yad Vashem Memorial
  • Transfer to the hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight

Day Seven

  • Transfer to Mount of Olives, Bethpage, Ascension etc.
  • 12:00p transfer to Hotel in Jerusalem for lunch
  • Transfer to Mount Sion for visit
  • 4:00p Mass at the Chapel of the Cenacolino
  • Visit Jewish quarter
  • Transfer to hotel for dinner
  • Transfer to Gethsemene at 8:00p for Holy Hour in Basilica
  • Transfer back to Hotel. Jerusalem and overnight

Day Eight

  • Visit to the Holy Sepulchre with Mass
  • St. Anne's, Flagellation, Via Dolorsa
  • Lunch at the hotel
  • PM free time
  • Transfer to the hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight

Day Nine

  • Departure to Ben Gurion Airport
2017 September 20-28, 2017  
Pilgrimage Program $3500 Pilgrimage cost includes: pensioni that is clean, comfortable, secure and well located; three meals per day with few exceptions; transportation by air-conditioned coach; all tips, offerings and sanctuary fees; full services of staff; daily input with lectures and conferences. Snacks and shopping not included.
Single Room +$350
Air Fare Chicago: $1600
New York: $1400
   

 

2018
June 5-13
Nine days
Pilgrimage Program Land Only $3000
Pilgrimage and airfare from New York $4100
$4900
Pilgrimage and airfare from Chicago $4200
$5100
Single Room +$350
Pilgrimage cost includes: pensioni that is clean, comfortable, secure and well located; three meals per day with few exceptions; transportation by air-conditioned coach; all tips, offerings and sanctuary fees; full services of staff; daily input with lectures and conferences. Snacks and shopping not included.