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Bethlehem, Nazareth & Sea of Galilee
Date 16 October 2017 Online Booking
Depart from Dublin (via Istanbul)
Arrive to Tel Aviv
Duration 8 nights
Price €1355
  • The above cost includes:
  • Return flights Dublin/Tel Aviv/Dublin via Istanbul with Turkish Airlines
  • 4 nights in Bethlehem with dinner, bed & breakfast
  • 4 nights in Nazareth with dinner, bed & breakfast
  • All travel in modern air-conditioned coaches
  • Local Christian Guide & Marian Pilgrimages Reps
  • Admission charges as per itinerary, including
  • Boat Trip on Sea of Galilee & Taxis at Mount Tabor
  • Tips for Hotels, Coach Drivers, & Guides
  • All airport & local taxes
  • Pilgrim Travel Insurance
  • **Please Note**
  • We are happy to facilitate those people who are willing to share. In the event that a share cannot be found, it will be necessary to take a single room which is subject to a supplement.
  • Itinerary and flight details may be subject to change.
  • Marian Pilgrimages reserve the right to cancel any trip due to insufficient numbers.
  • *** NOT INCLUDED ***
  • In-flight catering and meals where not stated


Pilgrimage Itinerary

Day 1 Morning check in at Dublin airport for flight to Tel Aviv via Istanbul. Coach transfer to Bethlehem. Check into Hotel in Bethlehem for 4 nights, dinner, bed & breakfast. Day 2 Morning visit to the church of the Nativity and see the birthplace of Jesus, and the Holy Manger. Mass in the church of St Jerome. See the chapel of St. Joseph and the chapel of the Innocents. Visit the Milk Grotto and the Shepherds Fields. Drive to Ein Karem, and visit the churches of the Visitation and John the Baptist. Dinner at hotel. Day 3 Drive to Jerusalem. On the Mount of Olives, group photo, and view the Old City. Visit the Ascension Dome, Pater Noster church, Dominus Flevit, Assumption church and Grotto, and the Garden of Gethsemane. Afternoon visit church of St Peter in Gallicantu – church of the Cock-Crow, for Mass. See the dungeon where Jesus was held on Holy Thursday night. Visit Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Dinner at hotel. Day 4 Morning in the Old City of Jerusalem. Visit church of St Anne and the Pool of Bethesda. Walk the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulchre for Mass and see the Rock of Calvary. Visit the Western Wall. Afternoon walk on Mount Zion to visit the church of the Dormition, Tomb of David, and the Room of the Last Supper. Dinner at hotel. Day 5 Visit Bethany for Mass, and see the tomb of Lazarus. Drive via the Inn of the Good Samaritan to the Dead Sea. Time to relax and float on the water near Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Continue to Jericho, see the Mount of Temptation, and the Sycamore tree of Zacchaeus. Drive along the Jordan Valley to Nazareth and check into hotel for 4 nights, dinner, bed & breakfast. Day 6 Morning in Nazareth and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation for Mass. See the Cave home of the Holy Family, St Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s Well. Afternoon drive to Cana, and visit the church of the Wedding Feast – site of Jesus’ first miracle. Renewal of Marriage Vows for married couples on the trip. See the beautiful Bahai Gardens, and visit the Carmelite Monastery of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Return to the hotel for dinner. Day 7 Visit the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee for Mass and full reading of the great Sermon on the Mount. Visit Capernaum – where we see the old Synagogue and the excavations of Peters House. Visit the site of the multiplication of the Loaves and Fish at Tabgha and the church of the Primacy of Peter on the lake-shore. Boat trip across the Sea of Galilee to Tiberias with relevant Bible readings. Return to the hotel for dinner. Day 8 Drive to Mount Tabor, and ascend by taxi for Mass at the church of the Transfiguration and enjoy a view of the Valley of Armageddon. Continue to Yardinet for renewal of our Baptism vows at the River Jordan. Afternoon free in Nazareth Final dinner at hotel. Day 9 Morning transfer to Tel Aviv airport for return flight to Dublin via Istanbul.

*It is our intention to follow the itinerary as outlined above, however due to many factors like local holidays, traffic or weather conditions it may be necessary to make changes to the order of events or even the cancelation of certain events.

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