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Holy Land

11 Days Holy Land Pilgrimage with Bishop Folda

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Led by:

H.E. Bishop John T. Folda

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$ 4700

Deposit:

$ 400

Open spots: 17

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Oct 6, 2026

Oct 16, 2026

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Price per person sharing room:

$ 4700

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Single Supplement:

$ 1100

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Land only price:

$ 3900

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About this trip

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ
I invite you to come with us and visit the places where the history of our salvation was played out, the
places where Jesus taught and worked His signs, where He offered Himself in sacrifice, where He
rose and ascended. To visit these places and to worship in them connects us with the history of our
salvation with a special immediacy, and makes it more real. And often, since Jesus was very much
aware of His physical surroundings, seeing the place where a teaching was given or parable told can
give us a new and more lively understanding of passages that had seemed obscure on paper.
I am excited at the opportunity to visit the Holy Land and to share with you the wonder and the power
of these holy places.
Bishop John Folda

Your trip includes

Airfare R/T ORD-TLV
Accommodations on H/B
4 night at Legacy Hotel Nazareth. Confirmed
5 nights hotel Notredam Center Jerusalem. Confirmed
Meet & assist upon arrival at Airport
Meals on H/B basis, starting with dinner ending with breakfast. Excluding lunches.
Transportation by A/C bus.
Entrance fees to all visited sites as per program
Portages
Guiding – English Speaking Catholic Guide.
Audio System
TIPS - not including lunches

Your trip excludes

Drinks
Lunches (8 Lunches, $200 per person Optional to add to price).
Insurance
3% credit card service fee

Your trip Itinerary

DAY 1: DEPART USA

Depart for Holy Land (Tel-Aviv) with complimentary meals and beverages served onboard your international flight.

DAY 2: ARRIVE TEL AVIV - NAZARETH

Today: On arrival in Tel Aviv, we will meet our private assistant in the airport and continue to be met by our guide and Bus driver who will accompany us during our pilgrimage.
Evening: Proceed to our hotel in Nazareth

DAY 3: MT. TABOR - CANA - NAZARETH

After breakfast, we will drive to the site of the Transfiguration, Mount Tabor (Matthew 17:1-50). At this site, you will have some time to reflect on Christ’s Humanity and

Divinity. Our next stop is Cana of Galilee to visit the Wedding Church, where Jesus performed the first of his signs, changing water to wine (Mass with renewal of wedding vows for couples). We drive back to Nazareth time for Lunch in Nazareth. After Lunch time, we will experience the town where Mary once lived and where Jesus lived as a child (Matthew 2:23). During the visit to Nazareth we visit the Church of the Annunciation  which includes the Church of St Joseph (it’s from 1914-21 built over Byzantine ruins) which tradition identifies it with the workshop of Joseph and the house of the Holy family. We will continue with a visit of the Church of the Incarnation, viewing at Grotto the remains of the house of the Blessed Virgin where the Angel appeared and announced the good news. Following Pilgrims path we visit Mary’s well where often the Virgin Mary would have walked to draw water from the spring.

Option: (Meeting with Vicar of Nazareth).

Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Nazareth

DAY 4: TIBERIAS - BEATITUDES - TABGHA - CAPERANUM- SEA OF GALILEE

This morning after breakfast at the hotel, we drive to the Sea of Galilee to visit the Mt. of Beatitudes where our Lord gave the Sermon on the Mount (Luke 6:20-49). We celebrate a Mass upon arrival. Near the Mount of Tabgha to see the splendid mosaic of the loaves and fishes, where Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000 people from five loaves of bread and two fish (Luke 9:10-17). We continue to Mt. of Tabgha is St. Peter’s Primacy where Jesus bestowed church leadership upon Peter (John 21:9). We continue to Capernaum to see the house of St. Peter and the Synagogue where our Lord preached. You will have an opportunity to try the St. Peter’s fish for lunch. One of today’s highlights is a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee (Luke 5:1). We will also see the “Jesus Boat” a 2000-year-old boat found at the shores of Magdala. We drive back to Nazareth.

Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Nazareth

DAY 5: HAIFA - CAESAREA

This Morning, we drive west to Caesarea Maritime, where St. Peter Baptized Cornelius and St. Paul was a prisoner for a while before going to Rome. Here we visit the Roman Aqueducts and the Roman Theater and the palace of Pontius Pilate This is the place which officially ended the tradition of adhering to the Jewish ceremonial laws. As a result, Peter baptized a group of gentiles, the Roman Centurion, Cornelius, and his family. Then we will drive to Haifa, visit the Beautiful city of Haifa and go on Mt. Carmel where The Carmelites started 900 years ago. We celebrate Mass at the Church of Stella Maris, “the Star of the Sea” The monastery is located above the cave where Elijah, the prophet, once lived. A colourful painting of this “Wonder-Worker” can be found on the ceiling of the Church. We will have a panoramic view of the city Haifa and the beautiful Baha’i Gardens.

Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Nazareth.

DAY 6: JERICHO - MOUNT OF TEMPTATION - DEAD SEA

After breakfast, you will drive along the Jordan Valley south to Kasr El-Yahud, Jesus’

baptismal site on the River Jordan (Matthew 3:13-17). After some time at the Jordan River we

continue to the oldest inhabited city in the world, Jericho (Joshua 6:12-25). In

Jericho, you view the exact location, the Mount of Temptation, where the Devil tempted Jesus during his forty-day fast (Luke 4:1). Drive to the Dead Sea for a swim. Afterword we continue to Jerusalem.

Mass at Good Shepherd in Jericho.

Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem.

DAY 7: BETHLEHEM

This morning, we drive to Bethlehem visiting the place of birth of our Lord, The Basilica of the Nativity. We will visit the Grotto of Nativity and the Church of St. Catherine where the Midnight Mass is celebrated and the Caves of St. Joseph and St. Jerome underneath the church. Visit Shepherd’s Fields, where the Angels appeared to the shepherds who were watching over their flocks during the night.

Time for shopping in Bethlehem.

Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem.

DAY 8: MOUNT OF OLIVES

After breakfast, we drive to the top of Mt. Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem for a better understanding of its

geography and some of the key sites surrounding the area. Visit the Church of Pater Noster where Jesus taught his disciples how to pray, and then we walk on the Palm Sunday road to the Church of Dominus Flevit, where our Lord wept over the city. Continue our walk on the Palm Sunday road to the Garden of Gethsemane. At Gethsemane is the Rock of Agony where Jesus uttered His last prayer. Spend some time in reflection and meditation inside the church.(Holy Mass in the Garden of Gethsemane)

Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem.

DAY 9: JERUSALEM - AIN KAREM - MOUNT ZION - UPPER ROOM

In the morning, we drive to Ain - Karem to visit the birth place of St. John the Baptist and the Church of the Visitation where Mary came to visit her kinswoman Elizabeth and proclaimed the ‘Magnificat’. This afternoon, we go on Mount Zion to visit the Church of the Dormition commemorating our Blessed Mother falling asleep. Next, we go to visit the Cenacle / Upper Room, the place of the Last Supper and

Pentecost. We also visit the Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu. The house of the high priest of the Jews Caiaphas where Jesus was imprisoned for the night and where Peter denied our Lord.

Mass at the Latin Patriarchate Cathedral.

Visit of the Latin Patriarchate and meet with the Patriarch or one of the Bishops.

DAY 10: JERUSALEM: THE PASSION OF JESUS LAST HOURS

Early this morning, we plan to attend the Mass in the Holy Tomb at the Church of Holy Sepulcher. We continue to visit the Old City Jerusalem, the Western Wall, Dome of the Rock and El-Aqsa Mosque. Then on to St. Anne’s Church and the Pools of Bethesda. We continue to the Judgment Hall known as the Antonia Fortress where he was led to be condemned to death by Pontius Pilate. At that place, we start walking the Via Dolorosa through the markets of the Old City praying the Stations of the Cross, we reflect on the greatness of His sacrifice, stopping at each of the fourteen stations of the cross until we reach the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Visit Calvary and the empty Tomb of our Lord and the different sections of the Church.

Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem.

DAY 11: RETURN TO USA

Morning we depart from Tel-Aviv and fly back to the USA

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