"Walk in His Footsteps and see through His Eyes"

In the heart of the Middle East is the place where Jesus was born, suffered, died, and rose from the dead for our salvation. He performed many miracles and countless healings here.

Pilgrims from every corner of the world come to gather and contemplate in reverend silence. Faith, hope and peace are to be found here. Its continuing role as one of the most important religious centres in the world is reflected in the thousands of Christian, Jewish and Islamic pilgrims who visit it annually.

Kensington Travel offers you this pilgrimage of a lifetime.

Tour includes: Return flights & airport taxes. Air-conditioned coach transports. 3/4* hotels. Entrance fees to all sites visited. Local tour manager for guided tours.

Optional Excursions include: Massada & the Dead Sea.

8 days from £1195 per person depending on dates

Day 1:

Fly from London to Tel Aviv. Our local representative will meet and greet you on arrival in Tel Aviv. Transfer to your hotel in Nazareth. Celebrate Mass in the afternoon and leisure time in the evening.

Included:

Return flights & airport taxes, air-conditioned coach transfers in Israel, 3/4* hotels on half board, tolls & taxes, religious programmes, excursions and entrance fees to all sites visited, boat ride in the Sea of Galilee

Not included:

Single room supplement £25 per night, hold luggage & in-flight meals, travel insurance, snacks & drinks, gratuities and any other costs of a personal nature

Day 2:

We begin our pilgrimage in His Footsteps - Mount of Beautitudes where Jesus preached the Sermon. Celebrate Mass here. Visit the Church of St. Peter's Primacy and explore the Capernaum. Proceed to Tabgha - the Church of the Multiplication of Fishes and Loeaves. Sail across the Sea of Galilee. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3:

Visit the basilica of the Annunciation, Mary's Well and the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first public miracle, turning a large quantity of water into wine. Opportunity for couples to pray and renew their marriage vows. Climb up Mt. Tabor for an overview of the entire Jezreel Valley. Spend some time at the church of Transfiguration. Visit the Yardinit Baptismal site on River Jordan. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Today we will travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem via Jericho. Visit the Qumran Caves - the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. A short break by the Dead Sea for swimming. Time permitting we will stop in Bethany for Mass, the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Continue on to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.

Day 4:

Mass at the church of Nativity, the birth place of the Christ. Visit the Shepherd's Fields and the Milk Grotto. In the afternoon, we will travel to Ein Karim, the birth place of John the Baptist. See the church of Visitation where Mary visited her cousin Elisabeth. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

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Day 6:

Drive up to the Mount of Olives, visit the church of the Pater Noster and the chapel of Ascension, Dominus Flevit where Jesus stopped and wept. Visit the Church of All Nations also known as the Basilica of the Agony. Walk to the Garden of Gethsemane to spend some time and celebrate Mass here. Continue on to Mount Zion outside of the Old City. Visit the Dormition Abbey, where the Virgin Mary died or "fell into eternal sleep". See King David's Tomb, the Wailing Wall and the Upper Room - the site of the Last Supper. Return to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.

Travel to the Old City. Participate in the Via Dolorosa, walk the Stations of Way of the Cross to reach the basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, the tomb of Jesus Christ. Pilgrims will have ample time for their private devotion to Our Lord. The afternoon is free for your leisure. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7:

Day 8:

Transfer to Tel Aviv airport for your return flight to London.

NOTE: The itineraries displayed on the site are a guideline and are subject to change. Itineraries for the specified departure dates can be requested.

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