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Price Fr. €1670
17TH - 26TH OCTOBER 2022
Led by Fr Donal Cotter
Flight ex Dublin Airport.
Return coach to Dublin Airport Return.
|Departure Date:||17 Oct 2022 - 26 Oct 2022|
17TH – 26TH OCTOBER 2022
Led by: Fr. Donal Cotter
FLIGHT EX DUBLIN AIRPORT
Including coach to Dublin Airport return
MONDAY, 17TH OCTOBER:
Flight ex Dublin via Istanbul to Tel Aviv. Arrive into Tel Aviv (Ben Gurion Airport) at 9.55 p.m. Drive to Tiberias and check into Hotel Restal.
TUESDAY, 18TH 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.
Dinner and overnight Restal Hotel.
WEDNESDAY, 19TH 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. Proceed to the Mount of Beatitudes and 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 before continuing to visit Domus Galilee.
Return to Restal Hotel for Dinner and overnight.
THURSDAY, 20TH OCTOBER:
Breakfast at Hotel.
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. Continue to the Foot of Mount Tabor. Ascend/descend the mountain by taxis.
Mass at Church of Transfiguration. Continue to the River Jordan Baptismal Site for renewal of Baptismal Vows.
Return to Tiberias for dinner and overnight in Restal Hotel.
FRIDAY, 21ST OCTOBER:
After breakfast we drive via the Jordan valley to Jericho 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. Continue on to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight at the Manger Square Hotel.
SATURDAY, 22ND OCTOBER:
Breakfast in Hotel.
Make Stations of the Cross along Via Dolorosa and finish at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
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 the Manger Square Hotel for dinner and overnight.
SUNDAY, 23RD OCTOBER:
Breakfast in Hotel.
Following breakfast we 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 the Milk Grotto and the Shepherds Fields.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
MONDAY, 24TH 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, drive to Ein Karem to the church of the Visitation and birthplace of St. John the Baptist. Return to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
TUESDAY, 25TH OCTOBER:
This morning drive to the Lion’s Gate. Walk through the Old City and visit the Pool of Bethesda and the Church of St. Anne, the Lithostrotos (Pontius Pilate’s Court), Church of Flagellation and Condemnation Chapel. Visit to Mount Zion. Visit the Upper Room and Chapel, and the Dormition Abbey.
Return to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
WEDNESDAY, 26TH OCTOBER:
Depart for Tel Aviv Airport. Flight departs from Tel Aviv at 08.30 a.m. Flight is via Istanbul and arrival time into Dublin Airport is 3.50 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE ITINERARY SUBJECT TO ALTERATION
MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED EACH DAY
The day-to-day itinerary will be completed, although not necessarily in the order laid out above. Local issues and unforeseen circumstances can sometimes necessitate alterations.
COST PER PERSON: €1670.00