HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HOLY LAND

A 14 DAY PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND

Upon arrival at the Amman International Airport, we will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel. Later proceed to the private beach of Dead Sea, the lowermost point on earth where we will have a unique experience of floating in the salty water.

 

Overnight stay in Dead Sea (L D)

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

 

Overnight stay in Dead Sea (B L D)

Today, we will journey to Mt Nebo, from where Moses saw the Promised Land when they arrived from Egypt. Then visit St. George’s Church in Madaba to see the Byzantine period mosaic map of the Holy Land. Proceed to the Allenby border and after immigration enter Israel. Drive to visit Qasr El Yahud on the River Jordan, the exact place of the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. Continue to the ancient city of 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.

 

Overnight stay in Tiberias (B L D)

This morning we will depart for boating in the Sea of Galilee. Then we will visit the Church of the Beatitudes, Tabgha – the church of multiplication of bread and fish. Then we will proceed to Church of Primacy of Peter and visit the site of Mensa Christi. We will visit Capernaum, the home town of Jesus at the bank of Sea of Galilee. After relishing the special St. Peter’s Fish lunch, we will drive to Mt Tabor, the site of transfiguration of Jesus.

 

Overnight stay in Tiberias (B L D)

Travel this morning to Nazareth and visit Mary’s Well and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation. Later visit the house of Joseph and Mary and see Joseph’s workshop. Then we will drive to Cana where Jesus performed His first miracle at the wedding. Visit Megiddo, a UNESCO world heritage site where we enjoy the panoramic view of the Megiddo valley. Then drive to Muhraka on Carmel Mountains, where Prophet Elijah contested against the prophets of Baal and executed them. Enjoy the astounding view of the Mediterranean Sea from Mt Carmel before our visit to Stella Maris Church.

 

Overnight stay in Tiberias (B L D)

Enjoy your breakfast before we drive to the Roman capital city Caesarea Maritima, and see the ruins of the old city. See the Amphitheatre, Hippodrome, Ruins of the Palace etc. and then visit the Aqueduct by the sea. Visit Ein Karem & the beautiful village in Judean hill country. Visit the Visitation Church where Virgin Mary met Elizabeth where the child in Elizabeth’s womb leapt for joy. Later walk to the Birthplace of John the Baptist. We end the beautiful day by driving to Bethlehem, the City of David.

 

Overnight stay in Bethlehem (B L D)

Our day begins with a visit to the Church of 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 and then drive to Beit Sahour to visit the Shepherds Field, where the angel appeared to the shepherds announcing the birth of Jesus. Later drive to Nablus and visit Jacob’s Well, where Jesus met the Samaritan woman. Also visit Mt Gerezim, the holy mountain of the Samaritans, where the Hebrew children, after their exodus, received the blessings of the Lord.

 

Overnight stay in Bethlehem (B L D)

After breakfast, drive to Bethany, to visit the house of Lazarus, the ruins of the old church and the modern church. We will travel south through the Judean desert to visit the ancient fortress Masada, the springs and oasis of EnGedi, and the remote outpost of Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.

 

Overnight stay in Bethlehem (B L D)

This morning we visit the Mount of Olives where Bethpage, the Church of Ascension, and the Pater Noster Church are located. Walk along the Palm Sunday route, to the Gethsemane Gardens, and visit the Church of All Nations. Visit the Dominus Flevit Church on the way to Mary’s Tomb and Apostle’s Grotto. 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. 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)

We begin our day with a visit to St Anne’s Church, Pool of Bethesda. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried His Cross. Proceed to the Holy Sepulchre Church, where Jesus Christ was crucified and buried and see Golgotha. See the Anointing Stone where Jesus was placed after being taken down from the Cross so His body could be anointed with oils. See the Stone Tomb of Jesus, where He was buried and from where He resurrected. In the afternoon visit, Abu Ghosh, near Kiryat Ye’arim, previously known as the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. We continue to visit a possible location of Emmaus where Jesus appeared to two disciples.

 

Overnight stay in Jerusalem (B L D)

Our day begins with a journey to Mt Zion to see the Upper Room where Jesus instituted the Eucharist and the place where all the Apostles and Mother Mary gathered on the day of Pentecost. Walk down to King David’s Tomb, and also visit the Church of the Dormition, the place of the Eternal Sleep of Mother Mary. Later spend the afternoon for shopping around the Jerusalem Old City. Continue to see the Menorah and the Western Wall. After dinner walk to David’s Tower near the Jaffa Gate to experience the Sound & Light Show of Jerusalem.

 

Overnight stay in Jerusalem (B L D)

After breakfast, we check out from the hotel and drive to Amman International Airport for departure to Australia.

Route Map

Map of Highlights of the Holy Land
  • 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
  • Tips: $150 Pre-collected
  • Single Room Supplement $1,150 AUD (optional)
  • Seasonal surcharges apply

TOUR CODE : DEPARTURE DATE 

  • HLMAR19 : 24 MAR 2019
  • HLAPR19  : 29 APR 2019
  • HLMAY19 : 27 MAY 2019
  • HLJUN19  : 31 MAY 2019
  • FJAUG19   : 18 AUG 2019
  • FJSEP19    : 13 SEP 2019
  • FJNOV19  : 10 NOV 2019
  • FJMAR20 : 22 MAR 2020
  • FJAPR20  : 27 APR 2020
  • FJMAY20 :  24 MAY 2020
  • FJJUN20  : 29 MAY 2020
  • FJAUG20 :  16 AUG 2020
  • FJSEP20  : 11 SEP 2020
  • FJNOV20 : 8 NOV 2020

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