HOLY LAND

Visit Israel and let the Bible come alive! Walk on Holy ground, tracing the footsteps of Jesus Christ and the Kings and Prophets of old. You'll never read scripture the same way again.

UPCOMING GROUP PILGRIMAGES

SMALL GROUP BESPOKE PILGRIMAGES

Choose from more dates and ensure you are with a small group (max 12 people). Book our 8-night Walk in the Footsteps of Christ pilgrimage and enjoy the benefits of your own personal guide, driver and program. Alternatively speak to us to receive a bespoke package.



ITINERARY

DAY 1  

Arrive Tel Aviv airport, meet and assist then transfer to Tiberias for dinner and overnight at hotel. Dinner & Overnight

DAY 2 - BETHLEHEM

After breakfast, you will visit the Church of the Nativity, marking the birthplace of Christ. Visit Saint Catherine’s Church and Saint Jerome’s Cave where the bible was translated. Continue to Milk Grotto and then visit the Shepherd’s Field. Visit Cremisan Valley, one of the last green areas in the Bethlehem district, with vast stretches of agricultural lands and recreational grounds. The Salesian Sisters Convent and School, the Salesian Monastery and Cremisan Cellars are located in the valley. Dinner and overnight.

Bethlehem

Bethlehem

DAY 3 - MOUNT OF OLIVES & EIN KAREM

After breakfast, journey to the Mount of Olives and visit Pater Noster Church. Continue to see the panoramic view of the old city of Jerusalem. Proceed to Dominus Flevit then walk the Palm Sunday route and descend to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus spent the last night before he was arrested. Visit the famous Church of All Nations before driving to the Biblical village of Ein Karem, birth place of John the Baptist. Visit Church of the Visitation that honours the visit paid by the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth. This is the site where tradition tells us that Mary recited her song of praise, the Magnificat, one of the most ancient hymns to Mary. Dinner and overnight.

Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives

DAY 4 - MOUNT ZION & JERICHO

After breakfast, you will visit Mount Zion and the Church of the Dormition, the place where Virgin Mary fell asleep. Visit Cenacle, also known as the “Upper Room”, the site of The Last Supper. Continue to Saint Peter Gallicantu, which symbolizes Peter’s denial of Jesus. Drive to Jericho, one of the earliest continuous settlements in the world, dating perhaps from about 9000 BCE. Visit the spot where the Jordan river flows from the Sea of Galilee with time to reflect on the Baptism at the Jordan River. View Mt. Temptation, where Jesus fasted and was tempted by Satan, and see an example of Zacchaeus’ Sycamore Tree and Elijah’s Spring. At some point today you will have the opportunity to float in the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight.

Dead Sea

Dead Sea

DAY 5 -  JERUSALEM

This morning, after a very early breakfast, we start the Way of the Cross at the Antonia Fortress, where Jesus was condemned to death by Pontius Pilate. From there He was taken through the city to be crucified. The Stations of the Cross lead us to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, visit Calvary and the empty Tomb. We then walk through the Old City to see the Western Wall (Wailing Wall), the Jewish Quarter, the Cardo and the Bazaars of the Moslem and Armenian Quarters. Dinner and overnight.

Via Dolorosa, The Way of the Cross

Via Dolorosa, The Way of the Cross

DAY 6 - NAZARETH

After breakfast, we will drive to Jezreel Valley and visit Mount Tabor, traditional place of the transfiguration with time to reflect on Christ’s Humanity and Divinity. Continue to Nazareth, the home of Mary and Joseph, and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation and Saint Joseph’s Workshop. At Nazareth, , and visit the Byzantine Church of St. Joseph and Mary’s Well. Visit the convent of the Sisters of Nazareth where one of the nuns will give a tour of the fascinating excavations discovered there. In the afternoon visit Cana, where Jesus performed His first miracle at the request of His mother [John 2:1-11]. There visit the Franciscan chapel where those who wish to can perform the renewal of their wedding vows. Dinner and overnight at hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Nazareth

Nazareth

DAY 7 - GALILEE

The day starts at the Mount of Beatitudes, scene of Jesus’ great Sermon on the Mount. Then to Tabgha where Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000 and onto the site known as “Peter’s Primacy”. Here, after His resurrection, Jesus met with His disciples and told Peter to “feed my lambs; feed my sheep.” [John 21:9]. A short drive away is Capernaum, from where Jesus launched his Ministry; see the synagogue which dates to the time of Jesus and the church built over the site of Peter’s home.., then in the afternoon drive up to Caesarea Philippi, where Jesus told St. Peter “You are the Rock, and upon this rock I will build my Church.” Dinner and overnight.

Sea of Galilee

Sea of Galilee

DAY 8 - HAIFA & AKKO

his morning after breakfast leave Mukhraka; the Monastery here commemorates Elijah confronting the prophets of Baal. Continue north to Haifa to visit Stella Maris, a Carmelite Monastery with the Madonna of Mt Carmel. After enjoying the view of the bay of Acco, head for Caesarea, which was once the ancient capital of the Roman province. Here you view the impressive archaeological remains of the Roman and Byzantine city that once dominated the region. It was at Caesarea that Peter came to understand that the Good News was not for Jews only, but for the whole world. Here he baptised the Roman Centurion, Cornelius, and his family. It was from Caesarea that Paul set sail for Rome, an event that eventually brought Christianity to the World. Dinner and overnight. 

DAY 9 - DEPARTURE

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.


AGLOW IN THE HOLY LAND

The Holy Land is a destination we felt a special and personal calling from the Lord to visit. 

It was through the working of the Holy Spirit that we were introduced to some incredible Christian family run companies that specialise in serving pilgrims who visit the Holy Land from around the world.

We believe in offering quality itineraries with first class accommodation, which is why we have invested our time and money in visiting and staying in so many hotels throughout the destinations within the Holy Land.

It has been our privilege to organise pilgrimages for individuals, parish groups and priests from around the world to the Holy Land.