In the Footsteps of Jesus

 

Nazareth, Jerusalem

Countries visited:  Israel

January 23–February 1, 2018

8 days/7 nights

Departure from Boston with El Al Airlines:
$2,690/person

Overview

Itinerary

Details

In the Footsteps of  Jesus

Pilgrimage of a Lifetime to the Holiest of Lands

This pilgrimage to Holy Land has the intention to slow down our inner and outer pace. We will visit few sites during the day, insuring more time for personal reflection, prayers and group interactions. Our main focus will be the quality of time.

Sitting quietly on the Mount of the Beatitudes, watching the Sea of Galilee, perceiving there the voice of our Lord preaching; entering the Holy Sepulcher with an open heart to contemplate the mystery of Salvation. Simple moments like these will make our journey different.

Wherever you come from and whatever has been your experience in the Holy Land, come embark on a real journey of the spirit in the land of Jesus, intentionally set at a different pace to perceive our true nature as creatures of God and to enter, by the help of Grace, Kairos, the time of God.

Nazareth: the city of Mary connected to the years before the public life of Jesus. These are the places where the Holy Family lived together. In Nazareth we need to connect and seriously ponder the meaning of the marriage and the reality of the family.

Jerusalem: Jerusalem offers a great richness of holy places: the Last Supper and the Sacrament of the Eucharist. There is no sacrament of Eucharist without the Church and vice versa. The connection is essential. In order to enter into the mystery of passion, death and resurrection of Christ, Jerusalem help us to retrace these moments by experiencing the Via Crucis and the entrance to the Holy Sepulcher.

 

Overnight flight to Tel Aviv

Days 1-4:       Nazareth

Days 5-8:    Jerusalem

 

Price

*Special Pilgrimage price including round trip airfare Boston/Tel Aviv with El Al Israel Airlines (non-stop)

US$ 2,690 per person in double

Based on a minimum of 25 participants

Single supplement pricing upon request.

 

Pilgrimage to The Holy Land

Jan 23  •  Depart Boston, 9:00 pm

Day 1  •  Jan 24  •  Nazareth

Arrival at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport in the afternoon. Travel to Galilee, the most beautiful and fertile region of the Holy Land. Arrival at Nazareth in the evening, rest, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2  •  Jan 25  •  Nazareth

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, visit the Church of the Transfiguration at Mt. Tabor, stop at Cana, site of the wedding feast. In the afternoon, visit to the Shrine of the Annunciation and the New Church, the Church of St. Joseph, built where the Holy Family lived, and the Synagogue. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Day 3  •  Jan 26  •  Nazareth

After breakfast, departure to the region of Lake Tiberias: we will take a beautiful boat ride, during which we will stop and connect with the Gospel, reading about Jesus walking on the waters. Visit Capernaum (synagogue and Peter’s home) and Tabga (site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes), ascent to the Mt. of Beatitudes (where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount). Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Day 4   •  Jan 27  •  Nazareth

Breakfast at the hotel. Continue through the Valley of the River Jordan, renewal of the Baptismal Promises in Qasr El Yahud. We than proceed towards the Dead Sea for a brief stop to experience the healing water of the lowest geological point of the world.That night we arrive in the extraordinary holy city of Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5   •  Jan 28  •  Jerusalem

After breakfast, visit Jerusalem, the “City of God.” Visit Mount Zion: the room and the Church of the Last Supper, the Church of the Dormition, the Church of St. Peter Gallicantu, remembering the place where St. Peter denied Jesus. Free time and walk in the Old City. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 6   •  Jan 29  •  Jerusalem

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, visit the Church of the Nativity, the Shepherd’s Field and the Grotto of St. Jerome. In the afternoon back to Jerusalem and stop at the Western Wall, the magnificent ruins of the Temple of Herod and learn more about the life around the temple during the time of our Lord, Jesus.  Visit of the Holy Sepulcher and time to pray. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 7   •  Jan 30  •  Jerusalem

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day dedicated to the visit of the city sacred to the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The visit includes Mount of Olives, the Garden of the Gethsemane, the Basilica of the Agony, the Chapel of the Pater Noster, the chapel where Jesus wept (Dominus Flevit), the Virgin’s Tomb. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8   •  Jan 31  •  Jerusalem

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, Via Crucis along the Via Dolorosa, entry to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, containing the tomb where Jesus was buried and rose from the dead. Free time until 4 pm. Early dinner and transfer to the airport.

Feb 1  •  Departure

Flight at 00:05 am. Overnight on the airplane. Arrive in Boston at 5:30 am same day.

 

 

Price

Special Pilgrimage price including round trip airfare Boston/Tel Aviv with El Al Israel Airlines (non-stop):

US$ 2,690 per person in double

Single supplement pricing upon request

Based on a minimum of 25 participants

In case of a smaller number of participants price will be subject to change. Price is subject to change until time of deposit.

 

The price includes:

Airfare round trip Boston/Tel Aviv/Boston on El Al Israel Airlines

Airport assistance at arrival

Accommodation in double room,

3/4 star hotels

Half board (breakfast and dinner)

Entrance fees as per itinerary

Private coach as per itinerary including highway toll fees, parking and driver expenses

Tour leader and English speaking guide

 

 

The price does not include:

Insurance (we highly recommend purchasing medical and cancellation insurance if you wish to have access to a full refund)

Tips

Beverages & Extras

Anything not specified in Price Includes section

 

Flight schedule (Non-stop)

LY/16 23 January 2018

Depart Boston 0:900 pm, arrive Tel Aviv 14:25 pm

LY/15   1 February 2018

Depart Tel Aviv 00:05 am, arrive Boston 05:30 am

All times are local.

 

Deposit and Registration

Deposit deadline: $1,000 by 10/1/2017

Registration: Complete Registration Form and submit with deposit

 

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Email: p.brown@kairospilgrimages.com

Phone: 978-772-2467

 

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Methods of payment

By check to:

Kairos Pilgrimages

94 Jackson Rd,

Devens, 01368, MA

 

By wire transfer: in US Dollars to Bank of America.

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Beneficiary: Kairos Pilgrimages, Inc.

 

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