$5,695 From NYC
$6,185 From Dallas
(Includes taxes & fuel surcharge; tips extra)
$4,595 Land Only Package (Plus tips)
Single supplement is $1,595 – and is VERY limited – reserve now!
Optional Extension – $1,345
Optional Extension (Solo) – $1,840
Cash prices quoted per person, based on double occupancy. Solo price is for single cabins or staterooms. For credit card payment, add 4%
April 16 – 26, 2024
Optional Extension April 26 – 30, 2024
NOTE: Mass for our group will be celebrated daily by our pilgrimage chaplains, in some of the most amazing sites in the Holy Land!
Depart on an overnight flight to Tel Aviv. Dinner and breakfast will be served on the plane. Dinner and breakfast are served on the plane. Group air from DFW or NYC is available and other cities may be added. Individual add-on rates are available upon request from all major airports. Group fares require a minimum of ten passengers to be traveling together from any one airport. Premium economy and business class upgrades are available upon request. For pricing and exact Holy Land flight itinerary from the various airports of departure, contact Jane, our pilgrimage manager, at Select International Tours, email@example.com, 1-800-842-4842.
Shalom! We arrive at Tel Aviv Airport, and once we pass through passport control and customs, we are greeted by our English-speaking Christian guide who will assist us with boarding our luxury Motorcoach. We travel to the hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and a well-deserved night of rest. Overnight Jerusalem. (D)
This morning we visit the Church of St. Anne, built on the site of the birthplace of Our Lady. Continue to the Pools of Bethesda, where Christ healed the paralytic. Visit the Temple area, the spot where the original temple was built and which was the scene of many episodes from the life of Christ, such as the expulsion of the money changers. We visit the Western Wall (aka the “Wailing Wall”) of the Temple, which is the most sacred spot in the world for the Jews. In the afternoon, proceed to the National Museum, the Shrine of the Book. Continue to Mount Zion, visiting the room of the Last Supper, Church of the Dormition, and then celebrate Mass at the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu built on the site of the house of Caiaphas which encloses the dungeon where Christ was kept on Holy Thursday night and where Peter denied Christ thrice. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B, D)
Today we begin at Bethphage, where the procession of Palm Sunday started. Continue to the Mount of Olives and visit the Church of the Ascension, the spot where Christ ascended into Heaven; the Pater Noster Church commemorating Christ’s teaching of Our Father to his disciples; Dominus Flevit, the place where Christ wept over Jerusalem, and onwards to Gethsemane to view the ancient Olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane and visit the Church of All Nations which houses the Rock of the Agony of Christ on Holy Thursday; in this Church is a beautiful mosaic donated by the United States. Visit the Cave of the betrayal of Jesus and the Tomb of Our Lady. In the afternoon, we visit Ein Karem, the place of the Visitation where Our Lady came to visit her cousin Elizabeth. View the plaques with the Magnificat in most languages of the world. We visit the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist and the Grotto of his birth. Here we celebrate Mass before we return to our hotel. Tonight we enjoy “Sharing the Bread“ dinner as we are welcomed into the homes of the Christian Families of Bethlehem. Overnight in Jerusalem (B, Special dinner)
This morning we depart for Bethlehem to visit the Basilica of the Nativity, built over the site of the birthplace of Christ. We see the cave where Christ was born and enjoy the occasion to sing the traditional Christmas Hymns. The nearby Church of St. Catherine is the venue for the midnight Mass, which is broadcast all over the World from Bethlehem on Christmas Eve. We visit St. Jerome’s Grotto, The cave where he lived for many years while translating the Bible into Latin. A meeting is scheduled with the orphanage at the French Hospital. Continue to Shepherd’s Field, recalling the “great throng of the heavenly hosts” who appeared to the shepherds and told them of the birth of the Savior. Here we celebrate Mass before returning to Jerusalem to visit the Museum of the Shroud. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B, D)
We start the day early by praying the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa, ending with celebrating Mass in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We visit Calvary and the Tomb of Our Lord before continuing with a tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting the Chapel of Flagellation, the Chapel of Condemnation, and the Lithostrotos, the site of the Antonia Fortress where Julius Caesar resided at the time of Christ and where Christ was tried and condemned to death. In the afternoon, we drive through the Judean Wilderness to Jericho. Visit Elisha’s Fountain and the ancient city of Jericho. See the Mount of Temptation in the distance, where Jesus fasted for forty days and forty nights. Visit Tel El Sultan before we continue to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947. Our final stop of the day is the Dead Sea where we have time to relax and float (Don’t forget to pack a bathing suit) before heading back to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. (B, D)
This morning we drive north from Jerusalem to visit Mt. Tabor. We leave the bus and transfer to taxis for the ascent to the top. We visit the site of the Transfiguration and celebrate Mass. Continue to Magdala, the village of Mary Magdalene, before check-in. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias. (B, D)
This morning we visit Nazareth. We start with a visit to the Basilica of the Annunciation enclosing the remains of the house where the Angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary to announce that she was to become the mother of God. We celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the Annunciation before continuing to Nazareth Village to learn more about daily life in the times of Jesus. Following lunch on our own, we drive to the Wedding Church at Cana, where Christ performed his first miracle and where married couples can renew their marriage vows. We then proceed to the River Jordan, where we will renew our Baptismal vows before returning to our hotel for dinner and overnight in Tiberias. (B, D)
This morning we take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. Our next stop is Capernaum, now in ruins but once a thriving town where Peter lived and where much of the public ministry of Christ took place. See the Church of the Primacy of Peter, where Christ confirmed Peter as Head of the Church. We continue to Mount of Beatitudes, where Christ taught the Eight Beatitudes to His Disciples, to celebrate Mass. Following lunch on our own, proceed to Tabgha, the place of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight in Tiberias. (B, D)
We depart from Tiberias, traveling to Haifa for a visit to Mount Carmel. We celebrate Mass at the Church of Our Lady and Star of the Sea. We visit the cave of the Prophet Elijah before proceeding along the shores of the Mediterranean to Caesarea Maritime, on the Plains of Sharon to visit the ruins of the Crusader’s City, surrounded by a moat and a city wall enclosing the ruins of the Roman city. Visit the Roman Theater and Aqueduct. We travel to Jaffa for our farewell dinner before departing to the airport for our flight home. (B, Special dinner)
Depart from Tel Aviv airport on our flight back to the US.
This morning we depart Netanya driving to the border with Israel and Egypt. We overnight near Mt. Sinai and St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Desert. Mass wil be celebrated. Overnight near Mt. Sinai. (B, L, D)
For those who wish to climb Mt. Sinai, we wake up around midnight and travel to Moses Mountain, where a Bedouin guide accompanies us to climb the sacred mountain where Moses received the Ten Commandments. From the summit of the mountain, we can see the sun-rise. Then descend and return to our hotel for breakfast and check out. Next, we visit St. Catherine Monastery, an ancient Orthodox Christian monastic complex considered one of the most famous religious sites in the world. The monastery was dedicated to St. Catherine, who was tortured to death for the sake of her new faith. Afterward, we depart for Cairo. Mass will be celebrated. Arriving in the early evening, we settle into our hotel for dinner and a well-deserved night of rest. Overnight in Cairo. (B, L, D)
Today we travel back to ancient Egypt with a full day of touring the wonders of the ancient world, some of which date back to 1000+ years before Abraham. We explore Old Cairo to visit the Hanging Church – the most famous Coptic Church in Cairo – named so, as the Nile River built it over the Roman Gate of Babylon. During a walking tour of the old city, our guide will point out the route taken by Abraham, Joseph, Moses, and the family of Jesus – an inspiring thought. We stop at the Coptic Museum to better understand Christianity in Egypt and the Coptic Cathedral, where we see the relics of St. Mark. We celebrate Mass and have time to shop in the local Bazaar, which dates back to the 14th century. In the evening, we take a dinner cruise on the Nile River. Overnight in Cairo. (B, L, Special dinner)
Following breakfast, another fascinating day awaits us as we visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, consisting of 3 million tons of granite and 150 meters high. Nearby is the Sphinx, carved al-most entirely from one block of limestone. It remains a charismatic figure, standing 22 meters high and 50 meters long, representing a man with the body of a lion. Mass will be celebrated. Tonight, we return to the Pyramids to see the fascinating Light and Sound Show. Dinner and overnight in Cairo. (B, L, D)
Today our fascinating tour comes to an end. Transfer to Cairo airport for our return flights.