Holy Land: Legatus Exclusive for Spring 2024 – Dates to be Announced
Exclusive pilgrimage for the Legatus Organization
15 February 2024 to 24 February 2023
About the Pilgrimage
Brochure & Itinerary
This particular pilgrimage is closed to the general public since it is an exclusive trip for Legatus members only.
PLEASE NOTE: The dates and price are still being finalized. The brochure below is accurate accept for the dates. This was our 2022 brochure and webpage before it was postponed. The itinerary and other matters remain mostly the same – for informational purposes.
This is a beautiful time of the year to tour the Holy Land. Usually cooler than the hotter periods of the year, little chance of rain and a few weeks before peak season in Israel. We have the best Mass sites selected for you and we will visit every Rosary site and pray that Mystery while there. Join us!
Steve and Janet have partnered with the same Catholic Nazarene guide for all their trips over the last decade. Amer is a practicing Catholic and a walking encyclopedia. We consider him the finest Christian guide in the Holy Land–and we are not alone in that assessment. Having a Christian guide is very important.
You’ll enjoy Steve and Janet’s trusted hotels and delicious meals including amazing dinner experiences away from the typical hotel buffets.
Wine is provided with all dinners along with a wide range of cuisines to experience the Holy Land to it’s fullest.
You will receive their 110-page color handbook, daily YouTube videos so your family and friends can join you virtually every day and a fully edited movie of your trip upon your return home.
Steve personally teaches at the holy sites and shares experiences from over 180 previous trips to Israel and other biblical lands since 1995. We do everything we can to support the local Christians who only make up 1.5% of the population.
Daily Mass at the holiest sites and we pray every Mystery of the Rosary where it took place. Also, pray the Stations of the Cross on the way to Calvary and Mass at the Tomb.
Enjoy a group of like-minded Catholics from around the country for a marvelous pilgrimage through the land of our Lord and Our Lady.
Our priest will be announced soon!
Day 1: Departure from USA
Departure from the United States on independent overnight flights to Tel Aviv.
Day 2: Arrival in Israel | Galilee | Tiberias
Arrival in Tel Aviv’s modern Ben Gurion Airport. Meet Steve and Janet Ray along with the local team. Transfer to Galilee. Mass and dinner on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Overnight in Tiberias.
Day 3: Mount of Transfiguration | Cana | Nazareth | Tiberias
Ascend the Mount of Transfiguration (Mount Tabor) early for Mass to miss the crowds; then depart for the Wedding Church in Cana for Renewal of Wedding Vows. After lunch in Nazareth, visit the Church of Annunciation, then visit the House of the Holy Family. Free time. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
Day 4: Mount of Beatitudes | Tabgha | Tiberias
Celebrate Mass at the Mount of Beatitudes. Continue on to Caesarea Philippi where Jesus said, “You are Peter (Rock)!” Drive through the Golan Heights and view the Syrian border. Enjoy lunch at a Druze restaurant. Visit Tabgha where Jesus multiplied loaves and fishes, and then visit the Primacy of Peter where Jesus said, “Feed My sheep”. Dinner at the Magdalena Restaurant. Overnight in Tiberias.
Day 5: Sea of Galilee | Capernaum | Jerusalem
Today enjoy a boat ride on Sea of Galilee. Arrive by boat to Capernaum for Mass at St. Peter’s House and see the synagogue where Jesus said “Eat My Flesh!” Hear Steve’s famous talk on the Eucharist. Enjoy St. Peter’s fish for lunch. Drive to Jerusalem stopping along the way at Ein Karem to visit the Church of the Visitation. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 6: Bethlehem | Jerusalem
Spend the day in Bethlehem. Visit the Olive Wood store to support local Christians. Celebrate Mass at Shepherd’s Field and visit the Church of the Nativity where Jesus was born. Tonight, enjoy a special dinner with the atmosphere of a Bedouin Tent with traditional dancing in Bethlehem. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 7: Via Dolorsa | Calvary | Western Wall | Jerusalem
Depart early this morning and travel along the Via Dolorosa. Arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Touch the top of Mount Calvary. Celebrate Mass at the tomb of Christ (subject to confirmation). Return to the hotel for breakfast. Then depart for prayer at the Western Wall. Enjoy a group lunch together in Jerusalem before a meeting with the Bishop (subject to confirmation). Optional tour of the Shroud of Turin Exhibit. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 8: Gethsemane | Mt. Olives | Mt. Zion | Jerusalem
Begin today with Mass at the Garden of Gethsemane. Drive to the Mount of Olives to visit the Church of Pater Noster. At the scenic Promenade, hear Steve give his invigorating “History of Salvation” in 20 minutes. Enjoy lunch at Jewish kibbutz. Then drive to Mt. Zion to visit the Church of Mary’s Dormition and the Upper Room, ending at the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu. Dinner at restaurant. Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 9: Free Day | Dead Sea Excursion | Jerusalem
Celebrate morning Mass at Notre Dame Chapel. Bring your rosaries and other religious items for a blessing. Enjoy a free day for shopping, prayer, rest, personal visit to Holy Sepulchre or optional excursion to the Ancient Jerusalem Temple model and shrine of the Book, Qumran, Jericho and swimming in the Dead Sea. We will renew baptismal vows at the authentic baptismal site of Jesus. Sammie the Camel will be ready to give rides. This evening, get ready for flight, through the night, back home.
Day 10: Return to USA
Group transfer to Tel Aviv airport for independent return flights to USA.
|Pricing information is not available at this time.|
Brochure & Itinerary
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