The Holy Land, 8 days by Air, Jerusalem & Bethlehem
- BA flights from London – Tel Aviv, includes 20kg hold luggage + 1 small cabin bag
- Hotels: Superior 3/4* hotels on half board (7 nights in Bethlehem & Nazareth)
Day 1 [London – Tel Aviv] Fly with British Airways from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv. Our local rep will meet and greet you on arrival. Transfer to your hotel in Nazareth for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 [Tiberias – Sea of Galilee] We begin our pilgrimage in His Footsteps. Mt of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the Sermon. Celebrate Mass here. Visit the Church of St Peter’s Primacy, explore the Capernaum and see the new church built on Peter’s house. Proceed to Tabgha – the Church of the Multiplication of Fishes and Loaves. Sail across the Sea of Galilee. Peter’s lunch will be arranged. Time permitting, see the “Jesus boat”. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 [Nazareth – Cana – Mt. Tabor] Visit the basilica of the An-annunciation and Mary’s Well. Continue to the Wedding Church in Cana where Jesus performed his first public miracle, turning a large quantity of water into wine. Opportunity for couples to pray and renew their marriage vows. Climb up Mt. Tabor for an overview of the entire Jezreel Valley, visit the church of Transfiguration – on to the River Jordan, Yardinit for the renewal of Baptismal Vows. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.
Day 4 [Jericho – Qumran – Dead Sea] Today we’ll travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem via Jericho. Visit the Qumran caves – home of the first sect known as the Essences and the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, a short break by the sea to relax. Stop in Bethany, the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Continue to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
Dominus Flevit where Jesus stopped and wept, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. In the afternoon, we’ll travel to Mt. Zion. See King David’s Tomb, the Upper Room, traditionally held to be the site of the Last Supper, the church of the Dormition where Mary is believed to have fallen into eternal sleep. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 6 [Bethlehem – Ein Krim] Mass at the church of Nativity, the birth place of the Christ. Visit the Shepherd’s Fields, identified since ancient times with the shepherds who saw the Star of Nativity. In the afternoon, we’ll travel to Ein Karim, the birth place of John the Baptist. Spend time at the church of Visitation where Mary visited her cousin Elisabeth. Return to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 [Temple Mount – Holy Sepulchre] Travel to the Old City. Visit the Wailing Walls in the morning. Participate in the Via Dolorosa to reach the basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, the tomb of Jesus Christ. The afternoon is free for your leisure. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 8 [Tel Aviv – London] The morning is free for your leisure in Bethlehem before being transferred to Tel Aviv for your return flight to London.
Package Price from £1,095
Deposit: £200 per pilgrim (non-refundable) Single room supplement: £30 per night for 7 nights (£210)