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HOLY LAND 

PILGRIMAGE

JULY 10-21, 2020
 

ITINERARY

Friday, July 10: Travel Day

Depart from San Diego 7:00pm (British Airways)

Saturday, July 11: Arrival Tel Aviv

Arrive in London: 1:35pm
Depart for Tel Aviv: 4:45pm 

Arrive in Tel Aviv: 11:50pm 

Overnight in Tel Aviv

Sunday, July 12: Mediterranean Coast & Lower Galilee

Caesarea Maritima

Haifa Bahai Gardens

Acre/Akko Crusader Remains (Lunch)

Ibillin, Fr. Chacour Visit 

Church of the Annunciation 

Overnight in Nazareth 

 

Monday, July 13: Nazareth & Sea of Galilee

Sea of Galilee Boat Ride

Mount of Beatitudes 

Capernaum & Peter's House 

Tiberias (Lunch covered)

Overnight in Nazareth 

 

Tuesday, July 14: Cana & Dead Sea

Cana (Renewal of Marriage Vows)

Jordan River Baptismal Site (Israel side)

Dead Sea

Jericho 

Overnight in Jericho

Wednesday, July 15: Jordan Valley & Bethany

Masada

Qumran

Lazarus' Tomb

Overnight in Bethlehem 

Thursday, July 16: Bethlehem

Bethlehem

Church of the Nativity 

Separation Wall 

Aida Refugee Camp Tour 

Overnight in Bethlehem 

 

Friday, July 17: Bethlehem

Shepherd's Field

Settlement Tour & Meeting with Settler

Meeting with Holy Land Trust

Overnight in Bethlehem

 

Saturday, July 18: Jerusalem

Mount of Olives

Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross)

Church of the Holy Sepulchre 

Garden Tomb

Overnight in Jerusalem 

Sunday, July 19: Jerusalem

Temple Mount

Western Wall

Overnight in Jerusalem 

 

Monday, July 20: Jerusalem

FREE DAY IN JERUSALEM

Overnight in Jerusalem

 

Tuesday, July 21

Depart Tel Aviv: 7:10am 
Arrive in London: 10:35am
Depart from London: 1:40pm 
Arrive in San Diego: 4:55pm

TRIP COST

PRICE: $3,699

 (for 40+ people):

 

PRICE: $3,899                           PRICE: $4,299

                 (for 30-39 people):                         (for 20-29 people):                 

 

INCLUDES:

• Round trip Economy class air flight ticket from San Diego to Tel Aviv with British airways
• All necessary land transportation during the tour includes airport pick up and transfer.
• Sightseeing in deluxe private air-conditioned motor coach.
• Accommodations for Hotels - double occupancy - 2 per room
• Breakfast and dinner at Hotel daily
• Coffee, tea with breakfast daily
• Service charges, portage and taxes for accommodations.
• 1 Lunch in Sea of Galilee
• 1 Cultural dinner in a Bedouin style restaurant in the Shepherd’s Field
• Services of a licensed English-speaking guide (daily)
• All entrance fees
• 45 minutes Boat ride at Sea of Galilee
• Entry to Dead Sea
• Tips for driver and tour guide
• Admin fees

 

NOT INCLUDED: 
Travel insurance, daily lunches except for 1 lunch in Sea of Galilee, exit tax from Jordan to Israel (approximately 10 dinar), costs for items not on table, d’hôte menus such as water or other beverages at dinner, laundry, telephone calls, or services other
than those specifically mentioned.


For Single Supplement Room: Add $800 to price
Flight Seat Upgrades available for additional price​

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What makes this trip unique?

This Holy Land trip provides three opportunities that you would not regularly receive through another travel organization. First, you will have music at holy sites. Katie will also provide music as we travel the Stations of the Cross, at the Jordan River, and sing carols as we approach the nativity site in Bethlehem. This creates an atmosphere of prayer and meditation as a pilgrim, not just a tourist. Second, we spend multiple days inside the West Bank (Jericho and Bethlehem) and do our best to learn from Palestinian Christians, the living stones, who have kept the faith alive in the Holy Land for thousands of years. We understand that Jesus cared about people, and so we do, too. Finally, this trip travels to Jordan and visits the ancient city of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. 

2.  Can I travel solo? 

Absolutely! You will be paired with another solo traveler for your hotel stays. If you would like to have your own room, you'll need to pay an additional $900 for the trip. If you or we cannot find another solo traveler for you to be paired with, you will need to pay the additional $900 for a single room. 

3. Is it safe? 

Yes. The news that you hear about rockets and violence centers around Gaza. We will be staying far away from Gaza. It is more likely that you would be killed in a car accident (or shooting!) here in the United States. If, for some reason, violence spreads outside of Gaza to an area where we are scheduled to visit, we will adjust our trip accordingly. 

4. How will we travel around? 

We'll travel to Tel Aviv by plane and then will travel by air conditioned bus for the rest of the sites. We will have a licensed tour guide with us for the entire trip, as well as an experienced bus driver. 

5. What will food be like?

You'll experience a mix of Middle Eastern & Western food. Hotel breakfasts and dinners often serve a variety of food, including western selections. Lunches will be on the go and often will be Middle Eastern (think falafel, chicken kabob, pita bread and hummus). Some days you'll have the opportunity to walk and find a lunch that suits you. On other days, we'll all eat lunch together. (Lunches are not covered in price) You are NOT forced to eat the meals at the hotels (although they are very tasty!). Feel free to venture out into the cities to eat whatever you like and experience more of the Holy Land.

 

6. How much walking will there be?

 Quite a bit. You'll need to be physically fit to attend this trip. The stones in the old cities are uneven and slippery and these old cities are unfortunately not handicap accessible. There will also be long hours of sitting on the bus to travel from city to city. Thankfully we don't have to walk to the cities like Jesus did! 


7. What are the accommodations like?

Please remember: this is a pilgrimage, not a luxury resort trip. Every hotel will be different. Some may feel like a vacation resort (e.g. Jericho) while others may feel like a pilgrimage (e.g. Nazareth). 

8. Could I bring a relative from out-of-state?

 Absolutely! We can help them with their flights to meet us on the layover stop or in Tel Aviv.  

9. What happens if we don't get enough people?

We pay more, so invite your friends! 

 

10. Do you lead pilgrimages anywhere else? 

We are going to Italy in May 2020. Come join us!

11. Could I bring my children on this trip?

If they are high school age or older, absolutely! You must chaperone them on the trip though. 

12. What is the payment schedule? 

A $500 non-refundable deposit is due at registration. The next non-refundable payment of $1,500 is due by March 1st. Final non-refundable payment is due April 15th. 

13. What happens if I need to cancel?

If you find someone to replace you, we can issue a refund of your payment. Alternatively, the person who is going on the trip can pay you directly and then take over your payment from there. However, after we send your information into the airlines and book your plane ticket, we can not issue a refund or transfer your ticket to another person. You are then required to utilize your travel insurance. Please purchase travel insurance! 

14. What company are we traveling with?

This is led by Katie Cavallo (Harmony Pilgrimages) in cooperation with Holy Land Trust. Katie spent many summers living in Bethlehem and one summer was organized by Holy Land Trust. She seeks to promote their vision of unconditional love to help change communities living in violence and fear. You can learn more about Holy Land Trust here: www.holylandtrust.org

 

15. What else do I need to know? 

Security in Israel is tight. Consequently, your passport information will need to be sent via e-mail to hotels. If you are uncomfortable with this, you should not go on the trip. Also, we will be spending many days in the West Bank (Jericho & Bethlehem) interacting with Palestinians. The Christians of the Holy Land are Palestinian and we believe it is important to honor their faith and experiences. If you work for the military or government, please check with your supervisors to make sure you can travel with us. Also, there will be required reading prior to travel. 

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