Father Tomas Celebrating mass in Mt. Beatitudes

Israel & Jordan

February 19 to March 3, 2018

We have journeyed on this pilgrimage 51 times over the past 27 years!

Day 1.-
Departure from JFK Intl Airport in New York via overnight flight Tel Aviv, Israel. Dinner served aboard the flight.

Day 2.-
Arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport,Tel Aviv Israel, then we proceed through Immigration and transfer by deluxe motor coach to the hotel in Tel Aviv. Balance of the day is at leisure for personal sightseeing, shopping and some rest. Dinner at hotel.

Day 3 –
In the morning, departure from Tel Aviv, travel to Yaffo, the old city where St. Peter opened up the Church to the Gentiles. This is also the site where Jonah began his voyage. We'll see the old Roman Aqueduct, the impressive theatre and the harbor, on the way go to Caesarea Maritime, one of the oldest dioceses in the Holy Land and place of the one the most important Christian libraries in the second century.

On our journey to the north is Haifa, the industrial city of Israel. We'll visit the cave where Elijah lived and prayed and the place where the Devotion of Our Lady of Mount Carmel started.

We will continue to Saint of Accre, (Akko) This city was visited by Saint Paul and is also known as the last capital of Crusades. The Ottoman’s stopped Napoleon here.

Day 4.-
In the morning, after breakfast, we will visit the ruins of the City of Kfarnaum, where a great part of Jesus' life took place. We'll walk to the Mount of Beatitudes and proceed to Tabgha, the site where Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes.

We will walk along the shores of the Sea of Galilee, visit the Church of Primacy Thru the Lake of Tiberiades visiting Banias - the place of foundation of Peter as chief of Church, Magdala, and birthplace of Mary Magdalene.
In the evening, we will visit Yardenit for our baptism renewal.

Mass will be celebrated. Transfer to the hotel for diner and rest.

Day 5.-
In the morning, after the breakfast, we leave the hotel to visit the cities of Nazareth, Cana, and Transfiguration’s Montain.

In the Church of Cana, we will remember the first miracle of Jesus, with the conversion of the water into wine. Married couples may renew their vows of marriage; this will be a great memory to cherish forever.

From Cana we will visit the city where Jesus spent His childhood and adolescence; the village of Mary and Joseph, and the city of Nazareth. Our tour continues with a Visit to the Great Basilica of the Annunciation, which is recognized as the biggest and grandiose basilica in the Middle East.

We will also visit Saint Joseph's workshop.

Return to the hotel for supper and rest.


Day 6-
In the morning, after the breakfast, we leave Tiberiades to Jordan. On our way to Jordan, we visit Beth Shean, the capital city of Decapolis and place remembered where Saul died.

We will follow the Sheik Hussein path crossing the border into Jordan.

Once we are done with the immigration procedures, we continue our journey into Amman, the ancient City of Philadelphia. Diner and Rest.

Day 7.-
After Breakfast, We continue our journey heading towards Mount Nebo, the place from where Moses was able to contemplate the Promised Land and died without being able to enter it.

We will go through Madaba, where the Oldest Map of The Holy Land is preserved. On our way to Petra, we will arrive to Maqueronte, the fortress where Saint John the Baptist died.

We continue to Petra crossing the Jordan desert, the Capital City of the Nabataea’s. We will spend the night in Petra.

Day 8-
Early in the morning, we will visit Petra’s Capital City of Nabateans. Meriba Fountain.

Travel and sigh seen the mysterious Pink City. In the afternoon return to Amman for crossing into Israel via Allenby Bridge in Jericho. Arrive in the evening to Jerusalem.

Day 9
On this day, we will visit Mount Scopus, the Old City of Jerusalem, the Via Dolorosa, and the Church of Saint Ana, the Probate Swimming pool, the Holy Sepulcher, the Gethsemane Garden, the church of Dominus Flevit and Mary’s Tomb.

At Mount Sion, we will go by the Cenacle, where our tradition tells us the Last Supper was served, and then we’ll go to King David’s Tomb.

We'll proceed to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity where, according to tradition, is located the cave that Joseph and Mary rested at when they arrived to Bethlehem for the census taking ordered by Cirino which is narrated by the Gospel of Saint Luke.

We will visit The Shepherds Field, where the shepherds were sleeping the night when Jesus was born. Return to the city of Jerusalem.

Day 10-
After breakfast we will go to Ain Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist, where according to tradition Zachariah lived with his wife Elizabeth, the cousin of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

It is written that this is where Mary came to visit her cousin Elizabeth and where John The Baptist “The Precursor” was born.

We will visit Yad Vashem, the Memorial of the Holocaust.
We will then view a panoramic view of the Israeli Parliament, the Menorah of the Seven Arms, a great symbol of the Jewish faith. Visit the Western Wall and Temple area.

Day 11-
After breakfast we will go to the Judean Desert where we will have the opportunity to bathe in the Dead Sea.

On our way towards Jerusalem, we will visit Qumram; where the Manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947.
We continue our pilgrimage by visiting the Essene community as we continue towards Jerusalem.
Arrive at hotel for dinner and rest.

Day 12-
Day free at leisure in Jerusalem.

Day 13-
In the morning, breakfast and departure to Ben Gurion International Airport at Tel Aviv. Proceed through immigration and security requirements and board our non-stop flight back to the United States.

End of Pilgrimage!


• paid by check: $4,599 per person, double occupancy,
    from New York.
• paid with credit card: $4,783 per person, double occupancy,
    from New York.
• for Single occupancy: add $850.

Services include:
• Round trip air transportation
• All ground transportation to and from airport and at destinations.
• Transportation in Israel and Jordan
• Double occupancy accommodations
• All breakfasts
• All dinners
• Bi-lingual local guides
• Entrance to archaeological and historic places
• All Airport taxes

Not Included:
• Alcoholic drinks & beverages with meals
• Lunch
• Visa fees for Egypt and Jordan
• Trips/Gratuities
• Optional boat trip at Lake Tiberiades