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The Holy Land - Special Offers

Travelling off season allows you to visit The Holy Land at a very low price providing that you book early. Flights are with a low-cost airline and early booking is essential to benefit from lower air fares.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1, UK/Bethlehem

Depart UK on our direct flight to Tel Aviv. Upon arrival at Ben Gurion airport, your guide and coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Occupy rooms and dinner at the hotel.

Day 2, Bethlehem/Shepherd's Field

Depart for Manger Square about 8.30 a.m. Mass in St Joseph’s Grotto, Franciscan Church of the Nativity, visit the Grotto of the Nativity - where Jesus was born, and afterwards the Milk Grotto - and visit the Museum of the Miracles. Local bus to Shepherd’s field and visit Grottos there, and visit Chapel above where the angels first sang the ‘Gloria in excelcis Deo’ on the night of the first Christmas. 2 p.m. Confessions in Bethlehem with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Shopping in Bethlehem. Return to hotel.

Day 3, Jerusalem, Old City

Early coach to Jerusalem and to the Old City (Jaffa Gate). Walk to the Holy Sepulchre Basilica visiting Mt Calvary (Mass here), the Holy Tomb of the Resurrection, St Mary Magdalene’s Shrine, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel (Divine Mercy Devotions here, or if possible on Mt Calvary), and visit the Grotto of the True Cross. Tea break. Then walk to the chapel of the Upper Room - Benediction here if possible. Visit Upper Room itself and the magnificent Dormition Abbey.

Day 4, Jerusalem, Mt of Olives/Jericho/Bethany

Coach to the summit of the Mt of Olives, Jerusalem. Visit Ascension Dome, Pater Noster Grotto. Walk to Dominus Flevit (where Jesus wept over Jerusalem), Mass here and afterwards proceed to Gethsemane Garden and Basilica. We also visit St Peter in Gallicantu. Here we meditate in the dungeon where Our Lord was prisoner overnight before His Passion and death. Proceed to Jericho, view Mt of Temptation and Zacchaeus’ Sycamore Tree. Afterwards visit St Lazarus’s Church. Return to our hotel.

Day 5, Nazareth/Cana

Depart for the imposing Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, viewing the Grotto where the Annunciation took place (Mass here) and tour this Basilica - the finest Church in the Middle East. We will then visit St Joseph’s Workshop, the Synagogue of Jesus and finally drive to Cana visiting the Church of the Wedding - renewal of marriage vows here. If desired, one can purchase Cana wine in a local shop then on to the Salesian Basilica of Jesus Adolescence. Return to hotel.

Day 6, Capernaum/Mt of Beatitudes/Tabgha/River Jordan

Depart for the Jordan Valley. We sail on the Sea of Galilee from Tiberias to Capernaum in an ancient reproduction boat and tour here. We continue our journey with a visit to Mt Beatitudes, scene of the Sermon on The Mount, followed by St Peter’s Primacy where Christ appeared to the Apostles after His resurrection (Mass here). We will also visit the Church of the feeding of the 5,000. We now travel to the River Jordan where there is a renewal of baptismal vows. We then return to our hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 7, Bethlehem

Mass at Carmel of Bethlehem in the Chapel designed by Christ and shown in a vision to the Founded by BL. Mary of Jesus Crucified, view relics and the incredible stained glass windows up the spiral staircase. Otherwise free.

Day 8, Bethlehem/UK

Free time before we depart for our flight back home.