1. HIGHLIGHTS OF HOLY LAND

A 9N/11D PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND

Upon arrival at the Amman International Airport, we will be welcomed and helped with the immigration process. Later, we will drive to Dead Sea for a relaxed time in the 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)

Today we will proceed for a panoramic city tour of Amman and drive through the new city and old city. Later visit the Madaba Church to see the Byzantine period mosaic map of the Holy Land. Rest of the day is free.

 

Overnight stay in Dead Sea (B D)

This morning we proceed to Mt. Nebo, from where Moses saw the Promised Land when they arrived from Egypt. Later travel to the Allenby border and after immigration enter Israel. Drive to Ein Karem to 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. Later proceed to Bethlehem, the City of David to visit 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.

 

Overnight stay in Bethlehem (B D)

Today drive to visit Qasr El Yahud on the River Jordan, the exact place of the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. It is also where the Hebrew children crossed over to Canaan, the Promised Land, after their exodus from Egypt. 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. Later drive to Bethany, to visit the house of Lazarus, the ruins of the old church and the modern church.

 

Overnight stay in Bethlehem (B 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. 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 and finally we will make a visit to Stella Maris Church.

 

Overnight stay in Tiberias (B 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 D)

Travel this morning to Jerusalem to 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 Apostles 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 D)

We begin our day by walking 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 rose again on the third day. In the afternoon visit, Abu Ghosh, near Kiryat Yearim, 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 Bethlehem (B D)

Our day begins with a journey to Mt Zion to see the Upper Room / Cenacle 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. 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 D)

Today we will drive to the Allenby Bridge along the Jericho Road, which Jesus mentioned in the parable of the Good Samaritan. After immigration and other formalities, drive to Amman International Airport for departure to Australia.

Overnight in Transit (B)

Stay in Amman for 2 nights with day trip to the ‘Rose City’ 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.

(Please note: If the whole group wishes to go to Petra, the same can be included on Day 2 of the pilgrimage itself at an additional cost of only AUD 250pp. This can only be confirmed 4 months before departure.)

  • From AUD 3890 PP (All Inclusive Land Package)
  • (AUD 200 Early bird discount for bookings 6 months before departure or First 10 pilgrims per group)
  • $150 per person tips & gratuities for guides and drivers additional (pre-collected)

OPTIONAL COSTS:

Single room supplement: AUD 1050
Return Economy Airfare#: Approx. $1900 – $ 2200 (To be confirmed 10 months prior to departure.)
Cover More Travel Insurance: Quote provided based on D.O.B and Medical History disclosure.

TOUR CODE : DEPARTURE DATE 

  • HLFEB20   : 24 FEB 2020
  • HLMAR20  : 22 MAR 2020
  • HLAPR20   : 27 APR 2020
  • HLMAY20  : 10 MAY 2020
  • HLJUN20   : 30 MAY 2020
  • HLAUG20   : 16 AUG 2020
  • HLOCT20   : 11 OCT 2020
  • HLNOV20  : 8 NOV 2020

• Accommodation in Premium hotels
• Breakfast and Dinner in the hotel
• Lunches as per itinerary
• 02 bottles of 500 ml of water per person, per day
• All tours and transfers in fully air-conditioned Bus
• Entrance fees as in the program below
• Visas for Aus passports, Border Tax / Exit Fees
• Jerusalem Pilgrim Certificate

• Coordination of Holy Mass, as per program
• English Speaking Guide
• Jerusalem Old City Walking Tour
• Cable Car to Mount of Temptation in Jericho
• Sound and Light Show Jerusalem
• Israel Museum (Shrine of the Book – Dead Sea
Scrolls)

• Food and Beverages not mentioned
• Personal Expenses
• Travel Insurance
• Tips for Guide and Driver
• Any extra tours and service
• Anything not included in “Price Inclusions”

**The price is based on a group size of 25 paying pilgrims. Surcharge of AUD 250 may apply for groups less than 20.
**Minimum group size is 15. 100% refunds guaranteed if group is cancelled due to numbers.
**Prices quoted on a twin/double/triple sharing basis. Triple room is not advised unless aged less than 12 years.
**The price is subject to the departure date and changes in foreign exchange fluctuations.
#We are not liable for external airline bookings made before group is confirmed for departure. We prefer to organise group bookings for you.
***We can try and find a room sharing partner if possible, on a first-come-first-serve-basis only. If we cannot find a room share single
supplement would be applicable. We are not in any way liable or obligated to find you boarding partner.
Please note that while we try our best to maintain our itineraries, the above itinerary is solely indicative and may be
subject to change depending on various reasons.

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