Franciscan Holy Land & Egypt Pilgrimage
Join us on this new pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Cairo. Meet your tour in Tel Aviv before traveling up the Mediterranean coast to Mount Carmel and Mount Tabor, the spot of the Transfiguration. Watch pilgrims renew their wedding vows in Cana, see the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, spend time in Tiberias then board a boat and sail on the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum.
Next, it’s on to Jerusalem with a stop along the Jordan River to renew our Baptismal Promises. In Jerusalem, visit the Chapel of the Ascension and the Church of the Pater Noster on the summit of the Mount of Olives, with a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Walk in the Garden of Gethsemane and see the Basilica of the Agony. Touch the spot where Jesus was born within the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and see the birthplace of John the Baptist and the Church of the Visitation in Ein Karem. Follow the Via Dolorosa to Golgotha inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and venerate the Tomb of Jesus. Visit the Wailing Wall and the Upper Room before traveling to swim in the mineral laden waters of the Dead Sea.
On day 9, depart the Dead Sea and drive through the barren wilderness of the Sinai Peninsula to Mt. Sinai where God first spoke to Moses. You’ll have an opportunity to climb Mt. Sinai, followed by a tour the magnificent Monastery of St. Catherine before heading off to Cairo.
Tour the monuments of Egypt including the Pyramids and the Sphinx before continuing to Memphis, capital of the Pharoahs during the Old Kingdom. Visit the statue or Ramses II and continue to Sakkara, the Step Pyramid, and the Pyramid of Dahshour also known as the Red Pyramid built approximately 4,600 years ago.
Our final day in Cairo includes a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities including the treasures of the Tomb of Tuankhamen. Next to the Citadel to see the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali followed by a visit to Old Cairo.
These are just some of the adventures that await you on this tour! Click on the red ‘View Trip Details’ button for the full list of the holy sites you’ll visit and a day-to-day account of your trip.
YOU NEED TO KNOW
Flights leave from New York JFK.
- Round-trip airfare from New York JFK
- Airline taxes/fuel surcharges as currently levied
- Accommodation in 4-star hotels for 11 nights
- All hotel taxes
- Meals as per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Land transportation by deluxe motorcoach
- All transfers and baggage handling at hotels
- Comprehensive sightseeing with all entrance fees
- Egyptian entry visa
- Daily Mass
Day 1 Depart USA
Day 2 Arrive Tel Aviv
Day 3 Tel Aviv / Tiberias
Day 4 Tiberias
Day 5 Tiberias / Jerusalem
Day 6 Jerusalem
Day 7 Jerusalem
Day 8 Jerusalem / Dead Sea
Day 9 Dead Sea / Mt. Sinai
Day 10 Mt. Sinai / Cairo
Day 11 Cairo
Day 12 Cairo
Day 13 Cairo / USA
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT PILGRIMAGE
November 26-December 8, 2023
PRICE: $4,545.00 PER PERSON/DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
FOR SINGLE OCCUPANCY PLEASE ADD $845.00
CHECK IN: November 26, 2023
CHECK OUT: December 8, 2023
Airfares from other departure cities throughout the United States are available upon request.
For those who prefer to arrange their own flights the Land‐Only cost is $3,327.00 per person.