FOOTPRINTS OF JESUS

A 16 DAYS PILGRIMAGE

Upon arrival at Amman International Airport, we will be welcomed and helped with the immigration
process. We will then drive to Petra and check-in to the hotel. Relax at the hotel for the rest of the
day.

 

Overnight stay in Petra (L D)

After breakfast, we drive to Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Petra was built by the Nabateans, the industrious Arabs who settled in South Jordan more than 2000 years ago. Enjoy the wondrous history unfolding before you.

 

Overnight stay in Petra (B L D)

We depart from Petra this morning and journey to Mt. Nebo, from where Moses saw the Promised Land when they arrived from Egypt. Continue to the real Baptism site of Jesus on the River Jordan. Drive to your hotel at the Dead Sea and enjoy the rest of the day swimming in or relaxing by the
Dead Sea.

 

Overnight stay in Dead Sea (B L D)

This morning we will depart from the hotel to the Allenby Bridge Crossing and enter Israel. Drive to Jericho, believed to be the oldest city on earth, and visit Mt. Quarantal by Cable car, where Jesus was tempted by Satan and fasted for 40 days. Later travel south through the Judean desert to visit the ancient fortress Masada, the springs and oasis of En Gedi, and the remote outpost of Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.

 

Overnight stay in the Bethlehem (B L D)

Enjoy your breakfast then drive to Bethany, where Mary, Martha and Lazarus lived. Visit the Tomb of Lazarus, the ruins of the old church, and the modern church. We will then drive to Beit Sahour to visit the Shepherds Field, where the angels appeared to the shepherds announcing the birth of Jesus. We will then journey back to Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity, where Jesus was born. Also visit St. Jerome’s Grotto where he translated the Bible into Latin. Walk to the miraculous site of the Milk Grotto.

 

Overnight stay in Bethlehem (B L D)

This morning we drive to Hebron to visit the Tomb of the Patriarchs. We then journey north into Galilee to Nazareth, the town of Jesus and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation. We will also visit the house of Joseph and Mary, Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s Well.

 

Overnight stay in Tiberias (B L D)

This morning journey to Caesarea Philippi (Banias) where Peter answered Jesus’ question, “Who do you say I am?” Stroll through the base of Mt. Hermon, the location of one of the largest springs feeding the Jordan River. We will then travel to visit the Church of the Beatitudes. After relishing the special St. Peter’s Fish lunch, we will visit Capernaum, the hometown of Jesus on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. The rest of the afternoon will be spent visiting Tabgha, the Church of Multiplication of bread and fish, the Church of the Primacy of Peter, and the site of Mensa Christi.

 

Overnight stay in Tiberias (B L D)

This morning we will enjoy boating on the Sea of Galilee. We then travel to Cana, the wedding miracle site where Jesus turned water into wine and started his public ministry. Mt. Tabor, the site of Jesus’ transfiguration, will be our next destination. We will then visit Megiddo, the site named in the Book of Revelation as the location of the final battle between the forces of good and evil, in the Valley of Armageddon.

 

Overnight stay in Tiberias (B L D)

After breakfast, we will check out form the hotel and drive to Haifa, the port city of Israel and see the world famous Baha’i Gardens and Stella Maris Church. Then drive to Muhraka in the Carmel Mountains where the prophet Elijah battled the priests of Baal and executed them. We will then travel to the Roman capital city Caesarea Maritima to see the ruins of the old city. See the Amphitheatre, Hippodrome, Ruins of the Palace and the Aqueduct. The first gentiles to receive the Holy Spirit were from Caesarea Maritima. As we journey toward Jerusalem our final stop for the day will be Emmaus – Abu Ghosh, one of the site believed to be the town of Emmaus from Luke’s gospel. Here we will see the restored crusader church and the statue of the Madonna and Child atop the Church of Our Lady of the Ark of the Covenant.

 

Overnight stay in Jerusalem (B L D)

We will begin our day visiting the Church of St Stephen, the first martyr. Then travel to Ein Karem, the beautiful village in Judean hill country. Visit the Church of the Visitation where the Virgin Mary met Elizabeth and the child in Elizabeth’s womb leapt for joy. Later walk to the Birthplace of John the Baptist. We will also visit the Church of St Anne, believed to be the site of Mary’s birth, and the Pools of Bethesda. Continue to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu to visit Caiaphas’s prison and the sacred pit where Jesus was imprisoned for one night. Later visit the Israel Museum where the original Dead Sea Scrolls are kept and see the model of the Second Jerusalem Temple.

 

Overnight stay in Jerusalem (B L D)

This morning we visit the Mount of Olives where Bethpage, the Church of the Ascension, and Pater Noster Church are located. Walk along the Palm Sunday route visiting the Dominus Flevit Church and the Church of Mary Magdalene on the way to the Gethsemane Gardens and the Church of All Nations. We will then walk to Mary’s Tomb and the Apostle’s Grotto. This afternoon we will explore the City of David excavations.

 

Overnight stay in Jerusalem (B L D)

Today we will journey to Mt Zion to see the Upper Room/Cenacle where Jesus instituted the Eucharist and the place where all the Apostles and Mary were gathered on the day of Pentecost. Walk down to King David’s Tomb, then visit the Church of Dormition, the place of the Eternal Sleep of Mary. We will then travel to the Western Wall, the most holy site for the Jews. We will walk through the Old City to the Temple Mount, originally the site of the great Temple of Solomon, now the site of the Muslim mosque the Dome of the Rock. Finally, today we will visit the Tower of David Museum to learn the history of this ancient city. After dinner, we will return to the Tower of David for the Night Spectacular sound and light show.

 

Overnight stay Jerusalem (B L D)

Our day begins early with the celebration of Holy Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, if possible at Calvary or inside the empty Tomb of Jesus. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Then visit the Shroud Museum where we will learn the mysteries of the Shroud of Turin. We will then walk to the Old City and pray the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross. The final station is the tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where we will have time to visit Calvary, the Tomb, and the many other chapels contained in this most holy place. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on our own.

 

Overnight stay Jerusalem (B L D)

After breakfast, we check out from the hotel and then proceed to the Allenby Bridge for departure from Israel. After immigration and other formalities, drive to Amman International Airport for departure. Leave the Holy Land with blessed memories. (B L)

Route Map

Map of Footprints of Jesus
  • Return economy class airfares
  • 4* Hotel accommodation
  • Meals specified on itinerary
  • Transfers on fully air conditioned coach
  • English tour guides, as required
  • Entrance fees to the relevant sites
  • Tours led by Tour Manager or a Priest Chaplain
  • SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT $1250 AUD
  • Seasonal surcharges apply
  • 16 MAY 2018

  • 12 OCT 2018

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