Pilgrimage to Jordan & Israel: November 8-18, 2018
Roundtrip economy airfare w/ taxes
Local English Guide
Filipino Tour Escort
Travel Bounty giveaway
Travel Bounty goes back to the Holy Land. Join us as we visit the holy sites where Jesus Himself walked. Get a chance to renew your Baptismal and Wedding Vows, Ride a boat in Galilee, Float in the Dead Sea, See where Jesus was born and witness a world wonder in Petra. All these accompanied with luxurious hotels and delicious food. Truly a once in a lifetime experience.
Upon arrival, transfer to the endearing Monastery in Mt. Nebo where Moses was given a view of the Promised Land. Then on to the beautiful city of Madaba, “The city of Mosaics” and enter St. Georges Church which cradles the oldest mosaic aap (AD560) of the Holy Land. Transfer to Petra.
Today we visit one of the seven wonders of the world, the ancient Nabatean capital of PETRA . The tour proceeds to gradually unfold the mysteries of the Rose-Red City with its spectacular Treasury, Royal Tombs, Burial Chambers and high places of sacrifice. These still remain in a condition of staggering perfection as it was more than 2,000 years ago.
Transfer to Allenby Border to cross to Israel. Drive to Mt. Tabor where according to tradition the miracle of the Transfiguration of Christ took place. In remembrance of this, the Church of Transfiguration was built in 1923. On to Tiberias for check-in, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, we drive to north to Nazareth and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation erected over the grotto where the archangel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would be the mother of Christ. Nearby, visit the Church of St. Joseph. Drive back to the Galilee area and view the ancient boat believed to have been used during the time of Jesus. Then ride a boat to the Sea of Galilee as Jesus and the apostles did. Drive up the Mt. of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. Then proceed to Capernaum where Jesus went to live after He left Nazareth. See the church built over the ruins of what was believed as the house of St. Peter. Our final stop will be at Yardenit, a traditional baptismal site on the Jordan River for a memorable renewal of baptismal vows.
Visit the Benedictine Church of the Multiplication and Church of St. Peter’s Primacy. Proceed to Cana, where Jesus performed His first miracle at the request of His mother. Couples get a chance to renew their marriage vows during Holy Mass. We end the day going up to Mt. Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem.
Drive to Ein Karem to see the birthplace of John the Baptist. Then to the Church of the Visitation where Mary went to see her cousin. Proceed to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity built over the tomb of St. Geronimo. See the silver star which marks the place of Jesus’ birth. Next door to the Church of the Nativity is the Roman Catholic church of St. Catherine. Walk to the Milk Grotto, where according to tradition, Mary nursed Jesus here and spilled a drop of milk, turning the ground white. Set foot on Shepherd’s Field where angels appeared to the shepherds to announce the birth of Jesus.
Drive to the Old City of Jerusalem. First stop at St. Anne’s Church and the pool of Bethesda. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, also called the “Way of the Cross” and end up at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Proceed to Mt. Zion and visit the room of the Last Supper, King David’s Tomb and the Church of Dormition, where the Blessed Virgin Mary fell into eternal sleep. Continue on to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, where Peter denied Jesus three times.
Drive up the Mount of Olives stopping at the Church of the Ascension then the Church of Pater Noster. Walk along the Palm Sunday Road ending at the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. Witness worship at the Wailing Wall, the holiest site for the Jewish nation. On to Jericho, believed to be the oldest city in the world to view the Mt. of Temptation. Proceed to the Dead Sea where you will get the chance to float in its mineral rich and therapeutic waters.
Drive back to Allenby Border to cross to Jordan. Transfer to Amman International Airport for our departure flight to Manila.