Holy Land & Dubai Pilgrimage
Moderate – High
Join Fr. Jaya Babu Nuthulapati on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land & Dubai!
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Dubai City Tour
This morning we begin with a city tour of the main highlights of Dubai with its high rising towers of Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab. There is time for lunch in the city of Dubai, before continuing to our hotel in time to get ready for our 2-hour dinner cruise at the creek of Dubai. Continue to our hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight: Dubai (Breakfast, Dinner)
This morning we depart for our full day in Abu Dhabi. On the way we will pass through Jebel Ali port, the largest port in the world made by man, to the capital of UAE. We will admire the Mosque of Sheikh Zayed, the third largest in the world, as well as his tomb. We will continue to the Al Maqta bridge passing through one of the richest areas of Abu Dhabi, the area of ministers. Arrival at the Corniche street that is compared with Manhattan for its Skyline. International buffet lunch in hotel restaurant 5 *. Stop for photos at the Emirates Palace hotel. We continue to AlBatee area, where the palaces of the Royal family are located. Then we will make a stop at the Heritage Village, a reconstruction of a traditional oasis village that offers an interesting insight into the emirate’s past. The traditional aspects of the desert lifestyle, which include a bonfire with coffee makers, a goat hair tent and a falaj irrigation system, are attractively displayed in the open museum. Finally, when returning to Dubai we pass through the Ferrari park for some free time for pictures and shopping. Overnight: Dubai (Breakfast, Dinner)
This morning we spend time at the beautiful Miracle Garden. The afternoon is at leisure. We then head back to the hotel for some rest before we leave for our evening safari dinner. Overnight: Dubai (Breakfast, Dinner)
Depart to Tel Aviv
Bethlehem/ Ein Karem
On our first day in the Holy Land, we present an overview for a better understanding of its geography and some of the key sites surrounding the area and what makes it such a unique area to the three major religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. We then head to the village of Ein Karem, the birthplace of St John the Baptist and to the Church of Visitation where the Blessed Virgin Mary visited her cousin, Elizabeth, and proclaimed the ‘Magnificat’. In the afternoon we drive to the Shepherd’s Fields where the angels announced the birth of Jesus. Then we visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem that stands upon the site where Jesus was born. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight: Bethlehem (B, D)
Caesarea/ Haifa/ Nazareth
After breakfast, we head to Caesarea by the Sea to visit the Roman Crusader remains before we continue to Haifa. Upon arrival in Haifa, we will visit Stella Maris, a Carmelite Monastery with the Madonna of Mt Carmel. Next, we stop at the Baha’i Gardens, which includes a staircase of nineteen terraces extending all the way up the northern slope of Mount Carmel. We visit the Basilica of the Annunciation where we will celebrate Mass.We then continue to our hotel in Nazareth. Overnight: Nazareth (B, D)
Today we will take boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to see the synagogue and St Peter’s house, a visit to the Mount of the Beatitudes where the Sermon on the Mount was given, to Tabgha to see the splendid mosaic about the miracle of the loaves and fishes, and to the nearby Church of Peter’s Primacy where Peter was told “Feed my lambs, feed my sheep.” There will be an unforgettable Mass near the shores of the Sea of Galilee at the Primacy or Mt Beatitudes. Next, we head the Magdala Center, the village of Mary Magdalene, where we visit the newly built church on site and the newly excavated ruins. Overnight: Nazareth (B, D)
Cana/ Mt Tabor:
After breakfast, we drive to Cana, where couples will have the opportunity to renew wedding vows. Next, we enjoy a visit to Joseph’s carpentry shop. This afternoon, we head to Mount Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration. Continue to Bethlehem. Overnight: Bethlehem (B, D)
Mt of Olives/ Mt. Zion
We begin our day with a visit to the Mount of Olives where Jesus prayed, continue to the church of Pater Noster where Jesus taught the disciples the Lord’s Prayer. Next, we walk the Palm Sunday road, stopping at Dominus Flevit, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Then to Gethsemane, the Rock of Agony where Jesus prayed His last prayer before his arrest. Next, we head to Mount Zion, visiting the cave of Assumption (Dormition Abbey) of Mary to heaven. We visit the room of the Last Supper, and the Church of St. Peter Gallicantu, where Peter denied Jesus three times. We end our day visiting the Wailing Wall before we continue to our hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight: Bethlehem (B, D)
Old City Jerusalem
After breakfast we head to Jerusalem and start our visit with St Anne Church (the traditional birthplace of the Virgin Mary). Continue to view the Sisters of Zion, Ecco Homo where Pilate proclaimed “Behold the man.” Next, we retrace the last steps of Jesus as we walk along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrow), through the markets of the Old City praying the Stations of the Cross at each station shrine, we reflect on the greatness of His sacrifice. Finally, we arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Mass. Free time in the Old City of Jerusalem for prayers. Dinner and overnight at our hotel. Overnight: Bethlehem (B, D)
We begin our day with a visit to Bethany where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. The desert east of Jerusalem is rich in Christian tradition. At the oasis town of Jericho, visit the excavations of the oldest city in the world and view Mt. Temptation where Jesus fasted and was tempted by Satan. On the way back there is time for a swim (or rather a float!) in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea, renowned for its healing properties. We then visit the Jordan River to remember our Lord’s baptism. Overnight: Bethlehem (B, D)
Depart Tel Aviv
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