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Holy Land

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Special 8 Day Holy Land Retreat
Jerusalem, Tiberias & Sea Of Galilee
Group Fr. Gerry Kane & Sr. Kathleen Somers Online Booking
Date 23 October 2019
Depart from Dublin via Istanbul
Arrive to Tel Aviv
Duration 7 nights
Price €1550
  • Return flights Dublin to Tel Aviv via Istanbul with 4* Turkish Airlines
  • Superb in-flight catering and full entertainment system on board one of Europe's best Airlines
  • Transfer on arrival from Tel Aviv airport to hotel with guide assistance
  • 5 nights in the 4-star Holy Land Hotel, Jerusalem
  • 2 nights in the 4-star Sea of Galilee Hotel, Galilee
  • Breakfast and evening meal served each day at hotels
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach throughout the itinerary
  • Services of Marian Pilgrimages representative based locally
  • Professional English speaking guide throughout the pilgrimage
  • Full religious programme organised by Marian Pilgrimages with daily Mass
  • Fully guided programme of sightseeing including admissions to sites of interest as detailed in the itinerary below
  • Wireless Audio tour guide system
  • Boat ride on Sea of Galilee
  • Return taxi transfers to Mount Tabor
  • Tips for Hotels, Coach Driver, and Guide
  • All airport & local taxes
  • *** NOT INCLUDED ***
  • Single room
  • Lunches
  • Comprehensive travel insurance (€25)


Pilgrimage Itinerary

Day 1 - Wednesday 23rd October
Depart Dublin for Istanbul and on to Tel Aviv airport. Coach to Jerusalem and check in to Holy Land Hotel in Jerusalem opposite Herod’s Gate.

Day 2 - Thursday 24th October
Drive to summit of Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Celebrate Mass in Dominus Flevit. Church where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Visit Garden of Gethsemane and Church of All Nations and Western Wall. Visit Abu Ghosh or El Qubeibah (Emmaus)

Day 3 - Friday 25th October
Visit Bethlehem, Basilica of the Nativity, birthplace of Jesus, Mass in Crypt. Coach to Shepherd’s Field Cave & Church where the angels sang their hymn of glory on the first Christmas night. Visit Bethany Church of Martha and Mary time permitting.

Day 4 - Saturday 26th October
Early Mass on Calvary (7 am) visit Tomb of Christ. After breakfast visit St. Anne’ Church, birthplace of Mary and Pool of Bethesda. Tour of Lithostrotos in Ecce Homo, where Jesus stood before Pilate, Begin the Way of the Cross as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus along the Via Dolorosa ending in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Day 5 - Sunday 27th October
Early trip to Judean Desert where we have time to experience the desert and celebrate Mass. Coach to St. Peter in Gallicantu Church. In the grounds stand on the original steps that Jesus walked up on the first Holy Thursday. Pray in the pit and experience what Christ’s prison was like on the night of his arrest.

Day 6 - Monday 28th October
Coach to Mount Tabor in Galilee to Church of the Transfiguration where we celebrate Mass. Visit Sepphoris. Lunch in Nazareth and visit Church of St. Joseph and Church of the Annunciation. Visit Church of Beatitudes overlooking the Lake. Check into Sea of Galilee Hotel by lake.

Day 7 - Tuesday 29th October
Visit Benedictine Church of the Multiplication of Loaves & Fishes. Visit Primacy of Peter Church where Jesus cooked the breakfast after the Resurrection where we celebrate Mass. Lunch. Boat trip from Gennesareth to Capernaum on the Lake of Galilee. Visit Synagogue & Church in Capernaum.

Day 8 - Thursday 30th October
Coach to Tel Aviv 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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