Dates: August 13 – 22, 2013
A pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Turkey will be an experience you will never forget. Christians have been going on pilgrimages from the very beginning of our faith. Early Christians visited the birth place Jesus and other sites documented in the Gospels. The Holy Land holds importance as the place of Jesus’ birth, life, death and resurrection.
On our pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Turkey we offer a complete itinerary that includes roundtrip airfare, accommodation in first class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, all transportation, daily Mass and all under the guidance of a Franciscan Friar, who – as an appointed guardian of the Holy places – has access to all of the areas most critical to our faith.
Highlights: Istanbul, Hagia Sophia (One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), Sultan Ahmed’s Blue Mosque, Tapkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Cruise of the Bosphorus straights, Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Nazareth, Basilica of the Annunciation, Mt. of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Sea of Galilee Boat Ride, Mt. Tabor, Cana, Mt. of Temptation, Dead Sea, Mt. of Olives, Church of Pater Noster, Chapel of the Ascension, Palm Sunday Road, Garden of Gethsemane, Chapel of Flagellation, Via Dolorosa, Holy Sepulchre, Dome of the Rock, Church of the Nativity, Shepherds’ Fields, Church at the Cenacle, Dormition Abbey, Ein Karem, Church of the Visitation
Your Itinerary At A Glance:
|Day 1||Overnight Flight to Turkey|
|Day 2 – 3
||Istanbul, Hagia Sophia, Tokapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Bosphorus straights|
||Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Nazareth, Tiberias, Sea of Galilee|
|Day 5||Mt. of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Capernaum, Sea of Galilee, Mt. Tabor, Cana|
|Day 6||Tiberias, Jordan River, Jericho, Dead Sea, Bethany, Jerusalem|
||Jerusalem, Old City, Bethlehem, Cenacle, Ein Karem|
||Jerusalem, Tel Aviv|