Traditional Catholic Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
FSSP Chaplain TBA
With Tour Director Christopher Suen, Director of the Chant Schola
“Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus”
December 1 – 11, 2020
BROCHURE IS TBA
Registration is NOT YET OPEN.
Reaffirm and celebrate your faith on this Israel & Palestine tour with overnights in Nazareth and Jerusalem. Along the way you will visit some of Christianity’s most hallowed shrines and sanctuaries. Daily Mass in the Extraordinary Form. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to travel with Traditional Catholics in the footsteps of Jesus!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE COST OF A SINGLE ROOM?
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
- accommodations in superior tourist class hotels,
- deluxe ground transportation,
- all meals included per itinerary,
- professional guiding fees included,
- entrance fees included,
- professional tour escort,
- and much more.
DOES THE COST INCLUDE AIR?
No, airfare is additional cost. You must purchase your own flights flying in and out of Tel Aviv, Israel.
MAY I EXTEND MY STAY?
Yes, you may arrive early or stay later.
DO I HAVE TO KNOW THE LATIN MASS WELL?
No, many are learning at their own pace this ancient way of Catholic spirituality.
ARE THERE ANY HIDDEN COSTS?
No. You purchase your flights and insurance separately. Tips and drinks are extra cost. A free-will offering will be taken up at the Masses for the local church.
DAY 1 – Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – Tel Aviv, Tiberias
Afternoon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport. Meal on flight. Exit terminal and meet our guide. Bus transfer to Tiberias, our home for the next four nights. Mass, dinner and overnight in Tiberias. Meals on flights. D
DAY 2 – Wednesday, December 2, 2020 – Nazareth, Cana, Mt. Tabor
This morning we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth. Visit the church of St. Joseph built over the house of the Holy Family. Drive to Cana of Galilee for the renewal of wedding vows where Jesus performed his first public miracle by turning water into wine. After lunch, drive to Mt. Tabor and visit the church of the Transfiguration. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias. B,L,D
DAY 3 – Thursday, December 3, 2020 – Mt. of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum
Drive to the Sea of Galilee and visit the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus gave his most important sermon – the Sermon on the Mount. See the ancient boat from the time of Christ and enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum to see the remains of the house of St. Peter’s mother-in-law and the synagogue. Enjoy St. Peter’s fish for lunch. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias. B,L,D
DAY 4 – Friday, December 4, 2020 – Caesarea Philippi, Golan Heights, Druze Village, Tabgha
Drive to the Golan Heights and visit Caesarea Philippi where Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” and established the papacy. Visit a Druze village for lunch. On return visit the church of the Multiplication at Tabgha. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias. B,L,D
DAY 5 – Saturday, December 5, 2020 – Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Samaria, Jerusalem
Departing Nazareth we drive west to Haifa and ascend Mt. Carmel. Admire the view of the Mediterranean Sea. Visit Stella Maris Convent and the Prophet Elisha’s Grotto. We continue our way up to to the holy city of Jerusalem for hotel check-in. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. B,L,D
DAY 6 – Sunday, December 6, 2020 – Bethlehem, Ein Karim
Drive to Bethlehem to visit the Basilica of the Nativity where Christ was born in a grotto. See St. Catherine’s church, the chapel of St. Jerome in the cave, the Milk Grotto and Shepherd’s Fields. Visit the village of Ein Karim to pray before the well in the church of the Visitation. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. B,L,D
DAY 7 – Monday, December 7, 2020 – Jerusalem
Follow where Christ walked down the Mt. of Olives and visit the churches of the Pater Noster, Dominus Flevit, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. After lunch visit Mt. Zion to see Dormition Abbey (Our Lady’s Falling Asleep), St. Peter’s in Gallicantu (where St. Peter denied Our Lord three times) and the Upper Room. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. B,L,D
DAY 8 – Tuesday, December 8, 2020 – Jerusalem
Today we spend the day in the holy city of Jerusalem, in the footsteps of the Passion of Christ. Early morning rise to walk the footsteps of Christ on the Via Dolorosa, walking the 14 Stations ofs the Cross arriving at the holiest shrine in Christendom, the church of the Holy Sepulchre, seeing Mt. Calvary and the empty tomb of Our Lord. Afternoon walking tour of the old city through St. Stephen’s Gate. Visit St. Anne’s church and the Pools of Bethesda and the Wailing Wall. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. B,L,D
DAY 9 – Wednesday, December 9, 2020 – Qumran, Jericho, Dead Sea
Scenic drive through the desert to the Jordan River to renew our baptismal vows at the site where St. John the Baptist was baptizing. Then on to Jericho, the “world’s oldest city,” to see the sycamore tree. View from a distance St. George’s Monastery on the Mt. of Temptation. Next we journey to nearby Qumran to see the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls and where St. John the Baptist lived among the Essenes. Finish the day with an optional float in the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. B,L,D
DAY 10 – Thursday, December 10, 2020 – Jerusalem
Special visit to a museum to see the model of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus, followed by a short self-guided tour of the Dead Sea Scrolls. After lunch a free afternoon to pack, rest, or re-visit favorite sites in Jerusalem. Transfer to airport for early flights home. B,L,D
DAY 11 – Friday, December 11, 2020 – Departure for North America
Early morning return flights home. Meals on flights.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
*Itinerary is tentative and subject to change.
Your deposit of TBA is due at time of registration.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION AND FINAL PAYMENT
All meals included per itinerary.
SUPPORTING THE LOCAL CHRISTIANS
Pilgrims seek to preserve the Christian existence in the Holy Land. We do this by supporting local Christian businesses.
We require you purchase international travel insurance that includes medical – this can be done at time of deposit/registration.
IS THIS TOUR FOR YOU?
This tour includes a significant amount of walking. This includes stairs and uneven walking surfaces. You must be medically and physically fit. Daily Mass will be in the Extraordinary Form.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please take a look at our link and read the information carefully. When you apply for the tour, you agree to the terms and conditions.