Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2022 SOLD OUT

  • 23 October 2022
  • 8 Nights
  • From 1765 Per Person
  • Dublin
  • Israel & Palestine

Join our pilgrimage to Holy Land in October 2022, a once in a lifetime journey to the world’s oldest and most sacred destination for pilgrims.
Jerusalem and the Holy Land, the region between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, has been considered sacred by Christians but also by pilgrims of other faiths such as Jews and Muslims for many centuries.
For Christians, undertaking a pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a highly spiritual and extraordinary experience, bringing pilgrims closer to God and faith. As we travel in the footsteps of Jesus, we will revisit his life and work in the place where he was born, where he lived and preached; as well as where he suffered the crucifixion before finally resurrecting.
On this pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Spiritual Director Fr Martin Cosgrove Rathfarnham, the group will visit important biblical places such as Bethlehem and the church of the Nativity; the Mount of Olives as well as the Old City of Jerusalem where you will walk the Via Dolorosa and have Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
We will also travel to the fascinating Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. We will take a boat trip across the Sea of Galilee and you will enjoy a visit to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the River Jordan.

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2022 SOLD OUT

Join our pilgrimage to Holy Land in October 2022, a once in a lifetime journey to the world’s oldest and most sacred destination for pilgrims.
Jerusalem and the Holy Land, the region between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, has been considered sacred by Christians but also by pilgrims of other faiths such as Jews and Muslims for many centuries.
For Christians, undertaking a pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a highly spiritual and extraordinary experience, bringing pilgrims closer to God and faith. As we travel in the footsteps of Jesus, we will revisit his life and work in the place where he was born, where he lived and preached; as well as where he suffered the crucifixion before finally resurrecting.
On this pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Spiritual Director Fr Martin Cosgrove Rathfarnham, the group will visit important biblical places such as Bethlehem and the church of the Nativity; the Mount of Olives as well as the Old City of Jerusalem where you will walk the Via Dolorosa and have Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
We will also travel to the fascinating Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. We will take a boat trip across the Sea of Galilee and you will enjoy a visit to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the River Jordan.

Itinerary

Flights Dublin => Tel Aviv
Meet and greet assistance on arrival at Tel Aviv
4 nights hotel accommodation in Jerusalem
4 nights hotel accommodation in Tiberias
Breakfast and evening meal served each day at hotels
Modern 53-seater coach throughout the itinerary
Check-in assistance at Tel Aviv Airport
1 x 20kg check-in bag & 1 x small cabin bag

Religious programme tailor made in conjunction with Spiritual Director
Complete programme of sightseeing and visits as per itinerary
Guided walking tour of the Old City Jerusalem
Boat ride on Sea of Galilee
Return taxi transfers at Mount Tabor
Full services of professional English-speaking guides and representatives throughout the pilgrimage
Our local team provide guidance and assistance at all times, ensuring pilgrims have full support and receive the highest standard of service

Day 1 – Dublin >> Tel Aviv >> Bethlehem
Meet fellow pilgrims at Dublin Airport and check in for your flight to Tel Aviv. On arrival at Tel Aviv Airport we will be met by a local representative and transferred to our hotel in Jerusalem where we will stay for four nights. Breakfast and dinner will be served each day at the hotel.
Day 2 – Jerusalem & Bethlehem
Depart in the morning for the Mount of Olives to enjoy panoramic views of Jerusalem. visit the Church of Ascension and Dominus Flevit, Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations before continuing to Bethlehem. Celebrate Holy Mass at the Church of Nativity and visit the Shepherds’ Fields before returning to Jerusalem. Proceed to Ein Karem and visit the Church of St. John & Church of the Visitation.
Day 3 – Old City Jerusalem
Drive to Mount Zion to visit the room of the Last Supper and the Dormition Church. Continue to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu and on to the Loin’s Gate, the Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda. Walk along the Via Dolorosa through the Ecce Homo Arch to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where we celebrate Holy Mass. Walk through the Jewish Quarter to the Western Wall and through the oriental bazaars to the Jaffa Gate. Transfer back to the hotel.
Day 4 – Dead Sea & Qumran
Attend Mass at the Garden of Gethsemane. After Mass, drive through the Judean Wilderness to the Dead Sea region to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Stop at the Dead Sea, the lowest point of Earth. Optional visit to Massada, a famous fortress of King Herod’s period. Return to Jerusalem.
Day 5 – Drive to the Galilee
Depart your hotel in Jerusalem to visit the Church of Resurrection at Abu Ghosh. Drive over the Judean Hills and Sharon plain over Highway 6 to Na’in. Visit the Byzantine Church. Continue to Mount Tabor – ascend and descend by taxi. Celebrate Holy Mass at the Church of Transfiguration. Proceed through the lower Galilee Region to the Sea of Galilee. Check in at your hotel in Tiberias where you will stay for four nights. Breakfast and dinner will be served each day at the hotel.
Day 6 – Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes & Tabgha
Drive to the Mount of Beatitudes and celebrate Holy Mass. Continue on to Tabgha and visit the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes and the Church of Primacy. Visit nearby Capernaum. Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee to Ein Gevand and continue to Kursi on the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee. Ascend to Mevo Hama for a panoramic view of the whole region before returning to Tiberias.
Day 7 – Nazareth & Yardenit (Baptismal Site)
Drive to Cana of Galilee to visit the Wedding Church. Continue to Nazareth to celebrate Mass at the Church of Annunciation. We also visit Yardenit, the baptismal site on the River Jordan before returning to Tiberias.
Day 8 – Haifa, Caesarea & Valley of Armageddon
Drive through the Galilee Mountains to Haifa to visit the Carmelite Monastery and enjoy a panoramic view over the city and bay. Celebrate Holy Mass at the Carmelite Monastery. Drive on the Carmel Mountain range to visit the Church in Mukrakha. Drive via Caesarea and the Valley of Armageddon back to Tiberias.
Day 9 – Farewell to the Holy Land & Return Home Breakfast at hotel is followed by departure, by private coach, to Tel Aviv Airport. Check in for our flight to back to Dublin. Airport check-in assistance is provided for our return flight to Dublin.

Prices per person based on a minimum of two adults sharing twin/double rooms with private facilities
Airport taxes and charges applicable at the time of booking are included
Luggage allowance included per person and subject to airline’s conditions
Payment terms: deposit €400 deposit per person and balances 12 weeks prior to departure
Free places: 1 free with every 20 paying
Passengers must comply with health and safety protocols in place at the time of travel
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