Visiting the places that recall the life of Jesus is one of the main objectives of the pilgrimage to the Holy Land, but this is complemented by careful attention, good accommodations and meals, and a cultural experience in a country of great contrasts like Israel. For this reason, pilgrimages to Holy Land has become one of the most important experiences, as well as a religious tourism destination par excellence.
The Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea or Lake Tiberias, Lake Gennesaret and Lake Kineret, is the only natural freshwater lake in Israel.
It is the place where Jesus chose Simon, Andrew, John and James, and also, where the Lord walked on its waters.
The Church of the Nativity is a complex made up of several buildings. The basilica follows the typical Romanesque floor plan, with five aisles, delimited by rows of Corinthian columns that end in the eastern apse where the sanctuary is located, on the sides of which winding stairways lead to the grotto of the Nativity.
Through the old city, you can access the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where there are three essential places: the Stone of Unction, Golgotha or Calvary - the exact place of the Crucifixion of the Lord - and the Holy Sepulchre. It is a must on pilgrimages to the Holy Land.
The Cenacle is the place in Jerusalem where Jesus celebrated the Last Supper with the apostles before dying on the cross. It is also the place where the apostles gathered after Jesus' resurrection and where they met during Pentecost. It is the culminating point of pilgrimages to the Holy Land.
Tomorrow. Presentation at the airport at the agreed time. Check-in formalities. Holy Mass at Barajas.
Boarding of scheduled flight to the Holy Land.
Arrival in Tel Aviv, assistance and transfer by bus to Nazareth.
Afternoon. Check-indinner and overnight at the hotel in Nazareth.
Tomorrow. Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Tabgha and the Chapel of the Primate of Peter, where Holy Mass will be celebrated. Continuation to Capernaum, where you will visit the remains of the ancient synagogue and the house of St. Peter. Departure to the Sea of Galilee and lunch at a lakeside restaurant.
Afternoon. At 4 p.m., boat trip on the Sea of Galilee and visit to the Mount of Beatitudes. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Tomorrow. Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Mount Tabor to visit the Basilica of the Transfiguration. Panoramic views of the Esdrelon Valley in Lower Galilee. Then departure to Cana of Galilee, to renew the promises of marriage. Lunch.
Afternoon. Return to Nazareth and visit to the Fountain of the Virgin, Basilica and Grotto of the Annunciation, where Holy Mass will be celebrated. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Tomorrow. Breakfast. Holy Mass in Nazareth Basilica of the Annunciation. Departure through the Jordan Valley. Renewal of the baptismal promises in the Jordan River. Excavations at Qumram. Then departure to the Dead Sea. Lunch.
Afternoon. Transfer to Saxum. Visit the facilities of the activity center and the multimedia resource center. Arrival at the hotel in Jerusalem. check-in. Dinner and lodging.
Tomorrow. Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Bethlehem and visit the shepherds' camp in the Christian village of Beth Sahur. Visit to the Basilica of the Nativity. Holy Mass in the chapel of St. Joseph at 11 am and then procession with the Franciscans to the chapel of the Nativity. Lunch.
Afternoon. Visit to the Basilica of the Agony, the Garden of Olives and the Mount of Olives. Views of the Holy City from the top of the mountain. Walk to the Franciscan chapel of Dominus Flevit and Gethsemani at the Kidron Torrent. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Tomorrow. Early in the morning you can optionally attend the Way of the Cross following the steps of Jesus along the Via Dolorosa, to the Holy Sepulcher where the Holy Mass will be celebrated (6.30 am.). Return to the hotel for breakfast and meet the rest of the group. Visit to the Basilica of the Resurrection, Calvary and the Holy Sepulcher. Lunch.
Afternoon. Visit of the old city of Jerusalem: Church of St. Anne and Bethesda pool (Probation). Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Tomorrow. Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Mount Zion to visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, the Cenacle - where the Holy Mass will be celebrated - and the Abbey of the Dormition of the Virgin. Walk through the Cardo Maximus and the Jewish Quarter to the Wailing Wall.
Afternoon. Free time at leisure. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Tomorrow. Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Ein Karem to visit the Shrine of the Visitation of Mary to her cousin St. Elizabeth - where Holy Mass will be celebrated - and the Church of St. John the Baptist. Coffee break at Casa Nova. Transfer to Tel Aviv airport for flight to Madrid. Free lunch.
Afternoon. Departure of flight to Madrid. Arrival in Madrid. End of meeting and services.
The price of the pilgrimages to the Holy Land includes: