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WATERGRASSHILL-GLENVILLE

Premier Travel

Price Fr. €1670

17TH - 26TH OCTOBER 2022

Led by Fr Donal Cotter

Flight ex Dublin Airport. 

Return coach to Dublin Airport Return. 

Depart From: DUBLIN
Departure Date: 17 Oct 2022 - 26 Oct 2022
Duration: 9NTS
Destination: Holy Land

WATEGRASSHILL/GLENVILLE PARISH

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

COST INCLUDES:

  • Return flights from Dublin via Istanbul to Tel Aviv on the services of Turkish Airlines.
  • Coach services for duration of tour as per itinerary.
  • Half board Accommodation in the Restal Hotel Tiberias (or similar) for 4 nights and the Manger Square Hotel Bethlehem (or similar) for 5 nights based on sharing.
  • Entrance fees as per the Itinerary.
  • Local English speaking guide throughout.
  • Tips for guide, driver and hotels.
  • Coach to and from Dublin Airport.
  • Taxes (Taxes are subject to change and a surcharge may be applicable as airports are continuously revising taxes and charges)

EXTRAS:

  • Single room supplement: €450.00 for duration. Single rooms are scarce and are on a first come first served basis.
  • Insurance: €50.00 per person.
  • Lunches en route.
  • Price is subject to any significant difference in currency rates and fuel surcharges.  Contact us for full details.
  • Half board Accommodation in the Restal Hotel Tiberias (or similar) for 4 nights and the Manger Square Hotel Bethlehem (or similar) for 5 nights based on sharing.

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