Chatolic Pilgrimage to the Holy Land form Accra

  • Destination: Holy Land
  • Duration: 9 days

“I was glad when they said to me,
«Let us go to the house of the Lord!»
Our feet have been standing
within your gates, Oh Jerusalem!”

(Song of Ascents of David)

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Tel Aviv, Cesarea, mount Carmel, Nazareth, Mount tabor, Cana, Capernaum, Tabgha, Mount of Beatitudes, Qas’r el Yahud, Jerico, Dead Sea, Qumran, Bethlehem, Jerusalem

Day 1 – ACCRA (-/-/-)
Departure from Accra on a scheduled flight. Overnight on board.

Day 2 – TEL AVIV / CAESAREA MARITTIMA / MOUNT CARMEL / NAZARETH (-/ -/D)
Arrival at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport. Departure to Caesarea Marittima, the seat of government of the Roman Prefect, Pontius Pilate, and the place where Saint Paul departed from on his last Apostolic journey to Rome as prisoner. Visit to the Grotto of the Prophet Elijah on Mount Carmel where the prophet retreated to after defeating the priests of Baal. Panoramic view of the Port of Haifa and the Bahai Temple with its hanging Persian gardens. Transfer to Galilee of the Gentiles, the most beautiful and fertile region of the Holy Land. Dinner and overnight in hotel

Day 3 – NAZARETH / MOUNT TABOR / CANA (B/L/D)
Breakfast in hotel. In the morning, visit Mount Tabor, the traditional site of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Stop over at Cana, where our Lord Jesus turned water into wine at the wedding feast. Renewal of marriage promises for couples. Lunch in local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit of Nazareth. The Annunciation where the Angel Gabriel brought the news of the birth of Christ to Mary. The Church of Saint Joseph, built where the Holy Family lived. Visit to the site of the Synagogue of Nazareth where Jesus revealed his mission. Dinner and overnight in the hotel

Day 4 – NAZARETH / BOAT RIDE ON THE SEA OF GALILEE / CAPERNAUM / TABGHA / MOUNT OF THE BEATITUDES (B/L/D)
After breakfast, departure for the sea of Galilee or Lake Tiberias: boat ride on lake. Silent time for prayer and meditation on the lake. Visit to visit Capernaum (synagogue and Peter’s home), the remains city of Jesus and Tabga (site of the Miracle of the multiplication of Loaves and Fishes), the Primatur (where Jesus appeared to the apostles after the resurrection) ascent of the Mount of Beatitudes (where Jesus preached Sermon on the Mount). Lunch in local restaurant near the lake. Dinner and overnight in the hotel

Day 5 – BETHLEHEM /JERUSALEM / JORDAN RIVER / YARDENIT OR QAS’R EL YAHUD / JERICO / DEAD SEA (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. Travel through the Valley of the River Jordan, stop at the Dead Sea, the deepest geological depression of the Earth, approximately 400 meters below sea level. Visit to Qas’r el Yahud the place where John the Baptist preached and baptized Jesus. Or Yardenit Baptismal site. Renewal of baptismal commitments. Stop at Jericho, one of the oldest cities in the world. See the Sycamore tree that Zaccheus climbed to see Jesus. Lunch in local restaurant. Qumran, where the famous manuscripts of the community of Essenes were found in 1947. Arrival at Jerusalem/Bethlehem. Stopover for a swim or float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight in the hotel

DAY 6 – BETHLEHEM/JERUSALEM / MOUNT OF OLIVES / GETHSEMANI / VIA DOLOROSA / CALVARY / HOLY SEPUCHRE (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Jerusalem. Full day dedicated to visit of the city sacred to the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Visit the Mount of Olives, Garden of the Gethsemane, Basilica of the Agony, Convent of the Our Father, Chapel of the Dominus Flevit, the Virgin Mary’s Tomb. Lunch in local restaurant. In the afternoon, Way of the Cross along the Old City, and entry to Church of the Holy Sepulcher, visit to Mount Calvary and the tomb where Jesus was buried and rose from the dead. Dinner and overnight in the hotel

DAY 7 – BETHLEHEM/JERUSALEM / CHURCH OF NATIVITY / SHEPHERD’S FIELD / MOUNT ZION / WESTERN WALL / CARDO (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, visit the Church of the Nativity of Jesus and the grotto of Saint Jerome. Visit to the Shepherd’s Field where the Angels brought the news of the birth the Messiah. Lunch in local restaurant. In the afternoon, departure to Jerusalem and stop at the Western Wall, the magnificent ruins of the Temple of Herod, walk through the Jewish quarter, the Cardo and visit Mount Zion, the first settlement of the Christian community of Jerusalem. Visit to the upper Room where Pentecost took place and Jesus celebrated the last supper. The Dormition Abbey. Dinner and overnight in the hotel

DAY 8 – BETHLEHEM / JERUSALEM / KNESSET / YAD VASHEM OR ISRAEL MUSEUM (B/L/D)
Drive past the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset. Visit Yad Vashem, the national holocaust memorial and research centre or the Israeli Museum. Lunch in local restaurant. Free time for shopping and exploring the city. Gala dinner and the handing over of Jerusalem Pilgrimage Certificates

DAY 9 – TEL AVIV (B/-/-)
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Tel Aviv International Airport on time for the operations of check-in on your international flight

The itinerary includes:
Transport in executive vehicle, licensed tour guide, lodging in 4* hotel (double room with private bathroom), full board services (from the dinner of the first day to the breakfast of the last day), tour leader, entry fees, airport assistance, tips

The itinerary exclude:
Drinks during the meals, entry fees to monuments not mentioned in the itinerary, VISA, extras and personal expenses, insurance, international flights

Hotels
Standard
King Solomon Hotel – TIBERIAS
Paradise Hotel – BETLEHEM
Executive
Emily Hotel or Golan Hotel – TIBERIAS
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Yehuda Hotel, Ramada Hotel – JERUSALEM
VIP
Leonardo Plaza Hotel – TIBERIAS
Mamila Hotel or David Citadel Hotel – JERUSALEM