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BANTRY PARISH

Price Fr. €1635

BANTRY PARISH PILGRIMAGE          

TO THE HOLY LAND

8TH – 16TH OCTOBER 2018

(8 nights)

 Flight Ex Cork via London to Tel Aviv

 

Depart From: CORK
Departure Date: 08 Oct 2018 - 16 Oct 2018
Duration: 8NTS
Destination: HOLY LAND

IMPORTANT:

This tour is dependent on a minimum of 30 passengers travelling in order to operate. We reserve the right to cancel any tour up to 8 weeks prior to departure date if adequate booking levels have not been achieved.

FOR RESERVATIONS:

Please complete the enclosed booking form and return to Premier Travel with a non refundable deposit of €300.00 per person travelling.  If you require travel insurance. Please advise us at time of booking as it is important insurance is issued when booking.

PASSPORT: A VALID PASSPORT IS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO TEL AVIV.  YOUR PASSPORT HAS TO BE VALID FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS FROM THE DATE YOU DEPART THE COUNTRY.

OUTLINE ITINERARY:

MONDAY, 8TH OCTOBER:

Flight ex Cork via London Heathrow to Tel Aviv.  Flight departs Cork at 11.40 a.m. and arrival time into London Heathrow is 1.05 p.m.  Depart London at 4.45 p.m. and arrive into Tel Aviv (Ben Gurion Airport) at 11.35 p.m. Drive to Tiberias and check into Hotel Royal Plaza.

TUESDAY, 09TH OCTOBER:

After breakfast we depart for Haifa and visit Mount Carmel and the Carmelite Monastery. We continue to Nazareth and visit the Grotto of the Annunciation in the Basilica of the Annunciation. Visit the home of Mary and Joseph, the traditional carpenters workshop, Mary’s Well and the old synagogue.   Return to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

WEDNESDAY, 10TH OCTOBER:

After breakfast we depart for the Sea of Galilee and boat crossing in a reproduction boat from the time of Jesus. Visit Capernaum and the House of Peter; we continue to Tabgha, site of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes. Visit St. Peter’s Primacy, where after His Resurrection Christ made Peter the first Pope. After lunch we visit Mount of Beatitudes. Return to Tiberias for Dinner and overnight.

THURSDAY, 11TH OCTOBER:

Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast we go to the foot of Mount Tabor ascend/descend the mountain by taxis .Drive to Cana of Galilee and visit the church commemorating the Wedding Feast of Cana, where Jesus turned water into wine. Here we have a Ceremony of Renewal of marriage vows. We continue to the River Jordan Baptismal Site for renewal of Baptismal Vows

Return to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.  

FRIDAY, 12TH OCTOBER:

After breakfast we depart for Bethlehem driving via the Jordan valley to Jericho, Masada and the Dead Sea.   Opportunity to bathe in the waters of the Dead Sea or just relax in the sun (Entrance fee payable for use of facilities- approx. €7). Drive to visit Bethany where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead before we continue on to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight at the Jerusalem Gold Hotel.   

SATURDAY, 13TH OCTOBER:

Breakfast in Hotel. After breakfast we drive to the Lion’s Gate where we start our walk through the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting the pool of Bethesda and the Church of St. Anne, the Church of Flagellation and Condemnation Chapel. Make Stations of the Cross along Via Dolorosa and finish at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. After lunch visit to the Wailing Wall and temple area and continue for visit to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu.  This church is built over the site of the House of Caiaphas where Jesus was imprisoned the night after His arrest.  Outside are the original steps Jesus walked up on the first Holy Thursday.  Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

SUNDAY, 14TH OCTOBER:

Following breakfast, we will make the short journey to Bethlehem where we will have a walking tour of Bethlehem including the Nativity Basilica, the Grotto (where Jesus was born) St Joseph’s and St Jerome’s Grottos, St Catherine's church and Manger Square and the Shepherds Fields.

Dinner and overnight in our hotel.

MONDAY, 15TH OCTOBER:

After breakfast drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem.  Visit Dome of the Ascension and Church of the Pater Noster.  Walk to Dominus Flevit, built in the shape of a tear drop to commemorate Jesus weeping over Jerusalem. Continue to the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane.   Visit the cave of Betrayal and Mary’s Tomb. In the afternoon, we continue to Mount Zion, visiting the Upper Room where Jesus instituted the Eucharist as well as the Dormition Abbey. Drive to Ein Karem to the church of the Visitation and birthplace of St. John the Baptist.  Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

TUESDAY, 16TH OCTOBER:

Breakfast at Hotel. Depart for Tel Aviv Airport.  Flight departs from Tel Aviv at 07.45 a.m, and arrives into London Heathrow at 11.10 a.m.  Flight departs London Heathrow at 1.50 p.m, and arrives into Cork Airport at 3.10 p.m.

 Cost Per Person: €1635.00

COST INCLUDES:

  • Return flights from Cork via London Heathrow to Tel Aviv on the services of Aer Lingus and British Airways.
  • Coach services for duration of tour as per itinerary.
  • Half board Accommodation.  4 nights in the Royal Plaza Hotel Tiberias or similar and 4 nights in the Jerusalem Gold Hotel or similar.
  • Entrance fees as per the Itinerary.
  • English speaking guide throughout.
  • Taxes (Taxes are subject to change and a surcharge may be applicable as airports are continuously revising taxes and charges)
  • Tips for guide, driver and Hotel Staff.
  • Accompanied by Spiritual Director.

EXTRAS:

  • Single room supplement: €395.00 for duration. Single rooms are scarce and are on a first come first served basis.
  • Insurance: €50.00 per person.
  • Lunches en route.
  • Any optional tours outside of the Itinerary.
  • Price is subject to any significant difference in currency rates and fuel surcharges

HOTELS:

8th – 12th October:  (4 nights) Royal Plaza Hotel, Tiberias or similar.

12th – 16th October: (4 nights)  Jerusalem Gold Hotel, Jerusalem or similar.

 

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