Holy Land, Jordan, & Dubai Pilgrimage

Under The Spiritual Direction Of Fr. Joseph Tabigue
Trip Coordinator: Roger Noriega
17 DAYS
FROM $4,499

Date

November 6 - 22, 2023

Activity Level

Moderate – High

Book By

5 / 6 / 2023

Group Limit

30

Pilgrimage Overview

Join Roger & Friends on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Jordan & Dubai

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*The Book with Confidence Travel Plan allows for any new booking made with Holy Land Travel Center to be changed to a different destination or to another available departure date. Notice of change in travel plans must be given 120 days before departure; standard cancellation penalties will apply for full cancellation without rebooking or changes made within 120 days to departure. Applicable price and eligible promotions for the new tour will apply; if new trip is less expensive, a future travel credit will be issued for the difference in price. Cannot be applied to Passion Play Pilgrimages. No cash value. Credit is fully transferable. Offer reliant on space availability. Effective 10.7.2020. May be withdrawn at any time. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details.

Itinerary

Itinerary

DAY 1
Depart USA

Depart for your overnight flights to Dubai with meals and beverages served aloft.

DAY 2
Arrive Dubai

Today we arrive in the beautiful city of Dubai. After visa formalities we continue to our hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight: Dubai (Dinner)

DAY 3
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)

DAY 4
Dubai

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 Al Batee 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)

DAY 5
Dubai

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)

DAY 6
Depart to Dubai

This morning we take our flights to Amman. After visa formalities we meet our guide and driver and head to our hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight: Amman (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 7
Petra

This morning we drive to Petra. Once we arrive, we enjoy a walking tour of Petra. It begins with a walk through the Siq to the Treasury. Continue through the main street with the magnificent structures on each side carved into the mountains, to the colonnaded street, ending at the Petra museum. Lose yourself in the history of the Nabateans who meticulously carved massive structures out of the rose-colored sandstone. See the influence of the people that followed including the architecture of the mighty Romans and a beautiful Byzantine chapel decorated with ancient, stunning mosaics that have been carefully preserved. This evening we continue to Amman for a relaxing evening, dinner, and overnight. Overnight: Amman (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 8
Mt Nebo

This morning we head to Mt. Nebo where Moses was laid to rest, and where the late Pope John Paul II tread on his first pilgrimage of the millennium. Visit the Sanctuary at Nebo: the memorial of Moses, the presumed site of his death and burial place, and a center for the pilgrimages since early Christian times. You’ll be inspired by the biblical feel from start to finish as you experience this divine tour. Mount Nebo is one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan, for this is where Moses was buried. The site’s other name is Pisgah: “And Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah which is opposite Jericho.” Continue to our Dead Sea Resort hotel where you will have the remainder of the day to relax and enjoy its amenities Overnight: Dead Sea (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 9
Mt Tabor

This morning we cross the Jordanian / Israeli border and head to Mt Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus. Later we visit Cana where Jesus preformed his first miracle, turning water into wine; here we have a chance to renew wedding vows. This evening we continue to Galilee for dinner and overnight. Overnight: Nazareth (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 10
The Ministry of Christ in the Galilee

Some of today’s highlights are a 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. Overnight: Nazareth (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 11
Acre

This morning we drive West to Acre for the visit of the Old City Visitors center. Visit of the Templars Tunnels. Continue withe visit of the Arab “shuk” (open market) Drive to Kibbutz “Lohamei Haget’ao” for the visit of the museum of the Jewish Resistance. Return to our hotel for overnight. Overnight: Nazareth (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 12
Galilee

We start our morning with a visit to the Basilica of Annunciation in Nazareth where we will celebrate Mass and visit Mary’s well and the Church of the Angel Gabriel. We then drive through the Carmel Mountains heading to Haifa, where we visit Stella Maris, a Carmelite Monastery with the Madonna of Mt Carmel. Visit the Roman and Crusader ruins. Continue to Muhraka where Elijah confronted the false prophets of Baal and where the Carmelite Order was started. Next, we head to the nearby city of Jaffa where we will visit the old historic port of Jaffa and the Church of St. Peter. We continue to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight. Overnight: Bethlehem (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 13
Bethlehem

Today we begin by heading 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. Mass in Bethlehem or the Shepherds Fields. Overnight: Bethlehem (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 14
Jerusalem, The Passion of Jesus' Last Hours

This morning we head to Mt. of Olives and visit the Church of Pater Noster with the Lord’s Prayer in many languages, and the Ascension from where He ascended to Heaven. Walk the Palm Sunday route 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. Visit the cave of betrayal then the cave of Assumption of Mary to heaven. Continue to visit the Wailing Wall, the most holy place for Jews. Nearby is the Dome of the Rock and the Temple Mount. We exit at Mt Zion. At the Cenacle we visit the Upper Room of the Last Supper. Next, we go to Dormition Abbey where we believe the Blessed Mary died. We end the day at St. Peter in Gallicantu, where Peter denied Him thrice. Overnight: Bethlehem (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 15
The Way of The Cross

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, Ecce 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. Overnight: Bethlehem (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 16
The Wilderness
We begin our day with a visit to Bethany where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. 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. We then visit the Jordan River and the authentic baptismal site of Our Lord. Next at Qumran you will look, literally only a stone’s throw away, into the cave where the original Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We return to our hotel for our farewell dinner and restful overnight. Overnight: Bethlehem (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 17
Depart Holy Land
We bid farewell to the Holy Land and will remember our pilgrimage for a lifetime.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 4-5 Star Hotels
  • Roundtrip Flights
  • Air-conditioned Motor Coach
  • Professional Licensed Tour Guide
  • Accommodations (based on double occupancy)
  • Entrance Fees as per itinerary
  • All Meals per Itinerary

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  • Gratuities

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