PILGRIMAGE TO ISRAEL

 
Includes: Intercontinental schedules flight and airport taxes, hotel accommodation for 7 nights, full board, with a deluxe private bus during the pilgrimage, spiritual leader, local English speaking guide, entries, tips, visa medical insurance. For details contact us

DAY 1/ ACCRA-TEL AVIV      
Depart Accra for Israel.
Overnight on Board.

DAY 2/ ARRIVAL IN ISREAL, TEL AVIV, CAESAREA MARITTIMA, MOUNT CARMEL AND NAZARETH
Arrive at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport, meet and have orientation. Depart after breakfast in an air-conditioned bus to Caesarea Marittima, the seat of government of the Roman Perfect, Pontius Pilate and the place where Saint Paul departed from on his last apostolic journey to Rome as a prisoner.  Lunch(on your own).
Continue the tour after lunch with a visit to the Grotto of the Prophet Elijah on Mount Carmel where the prophet retreated to after defeating the priest of Baa. Arrive at Nazareth, the childhood home town of Jesus. 

Overnight: Hotel B/D

 

DAY 3/NAZARETH, MOUNT TABOR AND CANA  
Breakfast 

Depart after breakfast this morning visiting, Mount Tabor, the traditional site of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Stopover at Cana, where our Lord Jesus turned water into wine at the wedding feast. Renewal of marriage promises for couples. Lunch(on your own).  
After lunch visits Nazareth: the annunciation where the angel Gabriel brought the news of the birth of Christ to Mary. The Church of Saint Joseph was built where the Holy Family lived. Your last visit of the day is the Synagogue Nazareth where Jesus revealed his mission. Return to your hotel.
Overnight: B/D

DAY 4/ NAZARETH, BOAT RIDE ON THE SEA OF GALILEE, CAPERNAUM AND TABHA MOUNT OF THE BEATITUDES
Breakfast   

Depart your hotel after breakfast for a visit to the Sea of Galilee: Have a boat ride. Do your quiet time for prayer and meditation on the lake.  Lunch(on your own). After lunch visit continues to Capernaum, Tabg, and, the Primatur: The Ascent of Mount of Beatitudes.  Return to your hotel to rest for the prayer service and vigil on the shores of the Sea of Galilee in the night. Overnight: B/D

DAY 5 / BETHLEHEM /JERUSALEM, JORDAN RIVER, YARDENIT OR QASR EL YAHUD, JERICHO AND DEAD SEA                                                                          

Breakfast

Depart after breakfast travelling through the Valley of the River Jordan en route stop at the Dead Sea, the deepest geological depression of the Earth, approximately 400 meters below sea level. Continue your tour to the Yardenit Baptismal site and Qasr el Yahud, the place where John the Baptist preached and baptized Jesus. Renew your baptismal commitments. Stop en route at Jericho and visit the Sycamore tree that Zaccheus climbed to see Jesus.  Lunch(on your own).                                  
After lunch visits the Qumran, where the famous manuscript of the community of Essenes, were found in 1947. Arrive at Jerusalem. You may stopover for a swim or float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Return to your hotel for dinner

 Overnight: B/D

DAY 6/MOUNT OF OLIVES, GETHSEMANI, VIA DOLOROSA, CARVERY AND HOLY SEPULCHRE
Breakfast

The day is fully dedicated to visiting the sacred city of the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Tour the Mount of Olives, Garden of the Gethsemane, Basilica of the Agony, Lunch (on your own) Continue after lunch, visiting Convent of the Our Father, Chapel of the Dominus Flevit, the Virgin Mary’s Tomb, Way of the Cross along with the Old City and entry to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Mount Calvary and the tomb where Jesus was buried and rose from the dead. Return to your hotel rest of the day is free for relaxation

Overnight: B/D

DAY 7/ CHURCH OF NATIVITY, SHEPHERD’S FIELD, MOUNT ZION WESTERN WALL AND CARDO
Breakfast. 

Depart after breakfast visiting the Church of the Nativity of Jesus and the grotto of Saint Jerome, the Shepherd’s Field where the Angels brought the news of the birth of the Messiah.                              
Lunch(on your own)  

Continue after lunch to Jerusalem and stop at the Western Wall, of the magnificent ruins of the Temple of Herod, wail through the Jewish Quarter, the Cardo and Mount Zion, the first settlement of the Christian community of Jerusalem. Your final is the upper Room where Pentecost took place and Jesus celebrated the last supper. Return to your hotel rest of the day is free for relaxation
Overnight: B/D

DAY8/KNESSET, YAD VASHEM OR ISRAEL MUSEUM
Breakfast

 Drive past the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset, visit Yad Vashem, the national holocaust memorial and research centre or the Israeli Museum. Free time for shopping and exploring the city of Jerusalem on your own. Gala dinner and the handing over of Jerusalem Pilgrimage Certifications Return to your hotel rest of the day is free for relaxation
Overnight: B/D

DAY 9/ RETURN TO ACCRA
Breakfast

Return to Accra in a high spirit from the holy land of our Lord Jesus Christ. May you know him and the power of his salvation?

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