Join Father Eric Schild on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land! The Holy Scriptures will be illuminated for our pilgrims through the very environment in which God chose to become man. Breathe in the sites around the Sea of Galilee. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes, Capharnaum, Cana, Nazareth, Mt. Tabor, and Caesarea Philippi. Pray at the birth place of our Lord in Bethlehem. Renew your baptismal vows at the Jordan River. Ascend to Jerusalem to visit the Upper Room, pray in the Garden of Gethsemane, descend into the pit where Jesus was held after being arrested, walk the Via Dolorosa, stand where Mary stood at the foot of the cross, and enter the Empty Tomb. Your faith will never be the same. Fr. Schild will offer the Sacrifice of Holy Mass at many of these holy sites.
*Subject to change
Day 1: May 10, 2021 (Monday) – Depart USA
Depart USA for overnight flight to Tel Aviv.
Day 2: May 11, 2021 (Tuesday) – Arrive Tel Aviv
Arrival on Ben Gurion Airport. Meet our local guide. Transfer to our hotel in Galilee and check in. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: May 12, 2021 (Wednesday) – Sea of Galilee / Capernaum / Primacy Peter
Today after breakfast, we enjoy a boat ride and museum on the Sea of Galilee. Arrive by boat to Capernaum for Mass and the synagogue where Jesus said “Eat My Flesh!” Following our famous Lunch of St. Peter Fish. Visit the Primacy of Peter where Jesus said, “Feed My sheep”. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4: May 13, 2021 (Thursday) – Mt. Beatitudes / Banias / Tabgha
Following breakfast, we start our day with a visit to Mount of Beatitudes for Mass. Continue on to Caesarea Philippi where Jesus said, “You are Peter (Rock)!” Drive through Golan Heights; view the Syrian border. Visit Tabgha where Jesus multiplied loaves and fishes. Dinner at hotel. Overnight in Tiberias. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 5: May 14, 2021 (Friday) – Mount Tabor / Nazareth / Cana / Tiberias
Following breakfast, we will ascend to the Mount of Transfiguration where we celebrate Mass. We continue on to Nazareth where we visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary’s Well, and the House of the Holy Family. We end our day with a visit to Cana the Wedding Church for Renewal of Wedding vows. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 6: May 15, 2021 (Saturday) – Haifa / Caesarea / Jerusalem
Today we travel to Jerusalem. On the way we visit Haifa where we visit Stella Maris Monastery and celebrate Mass. We drive along the coast to Caesarea Maritima where we see we see the Roman’s amphitheater. Have Light lunch then
continue to Jerusalem. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7: May 16, 2021 (Sunday) – Ein Karem / Shepherd’s Field / Bethlehem
Following breakfast, we will visit the village of Ein Karem where we visit both Churches of Visitation and St. John the Baptist. Then we will visit the Shepherd’s Field where the Angel appeared to the Shepherd’s and celebrate Mass. We will visit the Church of the Nativity built over the birthplace of Jesus. We will also visit a local Olive Wood Store to support local Christians. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 8: May 17, 2021 (Monday) – Jericho / Qumran / Dead Sea / Jerusalem
After buffet breakfast at hotel we depart to visit Jericho one of the oldest cities in the world. We celebrate Mass in Jericho. Next, we will visit the Baptismal Site where the group may renew their baptismal vows. Then we will visit Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Afternoon we enjoy a free time in the Dead Sea to try a float or swim in the Salty Rich Mineral Water. Back to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 9: May 18, 2021 (Tuesday) – Via Dolorosa / Gethsemane / Western Wall
Depart early this morning and travel along the Via Dolorosa. Arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and celebrate Mass. Return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we continue with a visit to Mount of Olives where we visit the Church of the Pater Noster where Jesus taught his disciples the Lord’s Prayer. We will stop for a panoramic view over Jerusalem where we will see the most important sites in Jerusalem. We will walk down the Palm Sunday road towards Gethsemane and the Church of Agony. We finish the afternoon with a visit to the Western Wall. Remainder of day is free. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 10: May 19, 2021 (Wednesday) – Mount Zion / St. Anne
After breakfast drive to Mt. Zion to visit the Church of the Dormition and
the Upper Room, ending at the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu. Enjoy lunch at Jewish kibbutz. After lunch we visit the Church of St. Anne where Mary was born and the Pools of Bethesda where Jesus healed a crippled man. Enjoy a farewell dinner in a local restaurant to share the good memories. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
PLEASE NOTE: DEPARTURE FLIGHT COULD BE LATE THIS EVENING OR VERY EARLY IN THE MORNING THE FOLLOWING DAY
Day 11: May 20, 2021 (Thursday) – Return to the USA
NOTES: While no changes are anticipated, there may be occasions when alterations become necessary due to changes or closures beyond our control. All Masses listed are subject to final confirmation.
For additional information, questions, or to join us contact us at 419-290-8782 or maggie@CatholicFaithJourneys.com
The LAND-ONLY discount price of $2,889.00 per person is enjoyed by those paying with Cash or Check (based on a minimum of 30 participants with double occupancy). We gladly accept Credit Cards for the full LAND-ONLY pilgrimage price of $3,004.00 per person (based on a minimum of 30 participants with double occupancy). Roundtrip international airfare from Detroit (DTW) will be added to the price once the airlines release the information (typically 300 days from return flight). Pilgrims may leave from ANY AIRPORT, but please contact Maggie to arrange flights from another domestic or international airport.
9 Nights in 4 star hotels
8 Breakfasts and 9 Dinners daily, 3 Lunches
English speaking tour escort / guide throughout
Private motor coach throughout
Transfers from international airport
Entrance fees as noted in itinerary
Private Mass arrangements
Taxes and fuel surcharge (subject to increase 30 days prior to departure)
International roundtrip airfare from Detroit Metro (DTW) to Tel Aviv (TLV) – to be added to the Land-Only cost when it becomes available from the airlines
Optional Travel insurance – (strongly recommended, consider purchasing from our affiliate and trusted provider)
Lunches & beverages with meals (except where noted)
$155.00 for tips to guide, driver, wait staff, porters to be added to and collected on your final invoice.
Transportation to/from Domestic Airport
Items of personal nature
Any items not specifically mentioned
Limited Single rooms add: $ 1,250.00 Cash or Check discount / $ 1,300.00 Credit Card