13 Days Holy Land & Jordan
Fr. Daniel Ciucci
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Feb 25, 2024
Mar 8, 2024
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About this trip
To journey to the Holy Land is to change your life forever. This is not an exaggeration. Let us encounter our Lord in a new way as we follow His footsteps, walking where He walked, standing where He preached, and giving reverence to the holy places where He won our salvation. Come deepen your relationship with the Lord and listen to the Gospels in a whole new way.
Fr. Daniel Ciucci
Your trip includes
Airfare R/T DEN/AMM - TLV/DEN Accommodations on H/B
1 night Amman
1 night Petra– The Old Village resort or similar
4 night hotel Legacy Nazareth.
5 nights hotel Notredame Center Jerusalem.
Meet & assist upon arrival at Airport
Meals on H/B basis, starting with dinner ending with breakfast. Excluding lunches.
Transportation by A/C bus.
Entrance fees to all visited sites as per program
Guiding – English Speaking Catholic Guide.
TIPS, not including lunches
3% credit card service fee
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Your trip Itinerary
Day 1: February 25 - Depart for Amman Jordan
Depart to Holy Land
Today: Depart From Denver airport for Amman with complimentary meals and beverages served onboard your international flight.
Day 2: February 26 - Arrival to Amman
Arrival to Amman Airport
Today: On arrival in Amman proceed through Passport Control, meet our private airport assistant, and claim our luggage. Our group will meet straight forward with our guide.
Evening: Proceed to our hotel in Amman
Day 3: February 27 - Amman – Petra
Breakfast at hotel. Today you will visit the fabled “Red Rose City” of Petra, the 2000 year old Nabatean capital, now one of the world’s wonders. Take an optional horse back ride to the SIQ. Then walk to the Treasury, a rose colored monumental building artfully carved out of sheer rock. Visit the other temples and tombs carved into the mountain side.
Dinner and overnight in Petra.
Day 4: February 28 - Petra - Mt. Nebo - Madaba - Nazareth
Petra - Mount Nebo - Madaba - Sheick Hussein Bridge - Nazareth
Today: In the morning, we will leave Petra to drive North to Madaba (the city of mosaic). During the transfer we will stop in Mount Nebo where Moses saw the promised Land before dying. Transfer to Sheikh Husein Border to Cross to Israel.
After crossing the border we will head directly to Nazareth.
Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Nazareth. (Legacy Hotel for 4 nights).
Day 5: February 29 - Mt. Tabor - Cana - Nazareth
Today: Drive to Cana of Galilee to visit the wedding Church where Jesus performed the first of his signs, changing water to wine. We celebrate mass and wedding renewal @ 09:00. then we drive to visit Mt. Tabour . Continue drive to Nazareth and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation starting with the Grotto of the Annunciation and the Church then we will visit the house of the Holy Family underneath the Church of St. Joseph.
Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Nazareth
Day 6: March 1 - Tiberias
Tiberias- Beatitudes - Tabgha - Capernaum- Sea of Galilee
Today: This morning we drive to the Sea of Galilee to visit the Mt. of Beatitudes where our Lord gave the Sermon on the Mount (Mass @ 9:00), continue to Tabgha to see the splendid mosaic of the loaves and fishes with which he feed the Five Thousand. Visit the Church of St. Peter’s Primacy and then go to visit Capernaum to see the house of St. Peter and the Synagogue where our Lord preached. You will have the opportunity to try the St. Peter’s fish for lunch today. One of today's highlights is a boat ride (at 16:00) across the Sea of Galilee and we will also see the “Jesus Boat” a 2000 year old boat found at the shores of Magdala.
Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Nazareth
Day 7: March 2 - Akko - Haifa - Caesarea
Today: This Morning, we will drive north up to the city of Akko, that is the ancient Crusaders city of St John of Acri. This city has been known since the first millennium and in 1104 was taken by the Crusaders and entered in the Jerusalem Kingdom. The name of St John of Acre came when the city become the headquarters of the Knights of St. John. We drive west to Caesarea Maritime, where St. Peter Baptized Cornelius and St. Paul was a prisoner for a while before going to Rome. Here we visit the Roman Aqueducts and the Roman Theater and the palace of Pontius Pilate. Then we will visit the Beautiful city of Haifa and go on Mt. Carmel where The Carmelites started 900 years ago. We pray mass at the church of Stella Maris (at 16:00), "the star of the sea". We will have a panoramic view of the city Haifa and the beautiful Baha'i Gardens.
Return to Nazareth for dinner and overnight
Day 8: March 3 - Jericho - Dead Sea
Today: After breakfast, you will drive along the Jordan Valley. Visit the Jordan River to renew our baptism vows. Drive down the Jordan Valley and we stop at the oasis town of Jericho, visit the excavations of the oldest city in the world and view Mt. Temptation where Jesus fasted and was tempted by Satan. We will visit the excavations of Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were uncovered. On the way, back there is time for a swim (or rather a float!) in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea, renowned for its healing properties. (Mass this day in Jericho @ 12:00)
Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 9: March 4 - Bethlehem - Ein Klarem
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Ein Karem to visit St. John the Baptist Church and Church of Visitation
(Magnificat) where the Blessed Virgin Mary visited Elizabeth. Afterwards, drive back to Bethlehem to visit the Shepherds Field, the site where the star appeared to the shepherds which lead them to the manger where baby Jesus was born.
Proceed to Milk Grotto. Visit also the Basilica and Grotto of the Nativityand the Church of Nativity (Mass @ 15:00), the traditional birthplace of Jesus, and the Manger Square.
Day 10: March 5 - Jerusalem The Passion of Jesus' last hours
Jerusalem - The Passion of Jesus' last hours
Today: We enter the Old city Jerusalem to visit the Dome of the Rock and El-Aqsa Mosque and the Western Wall and the Jewish quarter and the Cardo. After Lunch we will transfer to St. Anna Church for the visit of the Pool of Betesda. We continue to the Judgment Hall known as the Antonia Fortress where he was led to be condemned to death by Pontius Pilate. At that place we start walking the Via Dolorosa through the markets of the Old City praying the Stations of the Cross, we reflect on the greatness of His sacrifice, stopping at each of the fourteen stations of the cross until we reach the church of Holy Sepulcher. Visit Calvary and the empty Tomb of our Lord and the different sections of the church. Holy Mass in the Holy Sepulchre.
Day 11: March 6 - Jerusalem Mount of Olives
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the Mount of Olives to visit the Ascension Chapel where Jesus ascended into Heaven. Visit the Church of Pater Noster to see the “Lord’s Prayer”written in several languages. Proceed to the Church of Dominus Flevit (God Wept) where God wept over Jerusalem. Move on and continue by walking down the Palm Sunday road to the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane to see the Rock of Agony, the place where Jesus prayed before the Roman soldiers came for Him.
Day 12: March 7 - Jerusalem Mount Zion - Upper Room
Today: After breakfast, we drive to the top of Mt. Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem for a better understanding of its geography and some of the key sites surrounding the area. Visit the Church of Pater Noster where Jesus taught his disciples how to pray, and then we walk on the Palm Sunday road to the church of Dominus Flevit, where our Lord wept over the city. Continue our walk on the Palm Sunday road to the Garden of Gethsemane. At Gethsemane is the Rock of Agony where Jesus uttered His last prayer. Spend some time in reflection and meditation inside the church.
This afternoon, we go on Mount Zion to visit the Church of the Dormition commemorating our Blessed Mother falling asleep. Next, we go to visit the Cenacle, the place of the Last Supper and Pentecost. We also visit the Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu. The house of the high priest of the Jews Caiaphas where Jesus was imprisoned for the night and where Peter denied our Lord. (Holy Mass in the Garden of Gethsemane @ 11:00)
Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 13: March 8 - Friday
Fly back to USA
Today: In the morning departure from Telaviv and flight back to the Usa