Legatus Exclusive Holy Land September 2019 (SOLD OUT)
18 September 2019 to 27 September 2019
Legatus Holy Land Arrival
All the folks on our sold-out pilgrimage for Legatus arranged their own airline flights to Tel Aviv. We picked everyone up at the airport and started our drive north to Galilee at 5 PM today (Thursday). Thanks to Corporate Travel Services for their excellent services. No luggage lost and everyone is excited!
This group sold out so fast that we had to arrange a second Legatus trip for March 2020 which also sold out in three weeks. Legatus Executive Director Stephen Henley is with us and we are all making a great Pilgrimage team.
We started our trip north with our local guide Amer Shehadeh and driver David in beautiful weather in our brand new Mercedes bus. We arrived at our Rimonim Galei Kinnereth Hotel in time for dinner and Mass (homily here) along the shore of the Sea of Galilee.
About the Pilgrimage
This particular pilgrimage is closed to the general public since it is an exclusive trip for Legatus members only.
This is a beautiful time of the year to tour the Holy Land. Usually pretty warm, almost no 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 some 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 150 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 the 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 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. Visit the House of the Holy Family. Free time. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
Day 4 Mount of Beatitudes | Tabgha | Tiberias
Mount of Beatitudes for Mass. Continue on to Caesarea Philippi where Jesus said, “You are Peter (Rock)!” Drive through Golan Heights; view the Syrian border. Lunch at Druze restaurant. Visit Tabgha where Jesus multiplied loaves and fishes. Visit the Primacy of Peter where Jesus said, “Feed My sheep”. Dinner at 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 the synagogue where Jesus said “Eat My Flesh!” Hear Steve’s famous talk on the Eucharist. 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. Mass at Shepherd’s Field and visit the Church of the Nativity where Jesus was born. Special dinner in Bedouin Tent with traditional dancing in Bethlehem. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 7 Via Dolorosa | 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. Mass at the tomb of Christ (subject to confirmation.) Return to the Notre Dame for breakfast. 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. Drive to Mt. Zion to visit the Church of the Mary Dormition and the Upper Room, ending at the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu. Dinner at the Cheese and Wine Restaurant on the roof of the Notre Dame Center, overlooking Jerusalem, and overnight in Jerusalem
Day 9 Free Day | Optional Dead Sea Excursion | Jerusalem
Celebrate morning Mass at Notre Dame Center. Free day for shopping, prayer, rest, personal visit to Holy Sepulchre or optional side trips. Optional Excursion (tour escort will advise price) 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. We also have Sammie the Camel ready to give you a ride. We keep your room for you so you can return to the hotel for a shower, pack, rest and have dinner. This evening, get ready for flight, through the night, back home.
Day 10 : Return to USA
Depart on your return flight back to the USA.