holy land cruise

Important Dates

Trip: May 1st – 14th, 2019

Trip Pricing

Stay tuned for details of next Holy Land Pilgrimage

Our most popular tour !  In this Catholic Pilgrimage, walk the Via Dolorosa, float in the Dead Sea,  visit the birthplace of John the Baptist, and  so much more.

As an added benefit, you may float away your jet lag on a cruise of the Greek Isles.  Spiritual Director: Fr. Edwin Limpiado.  

greek isle tour

Nearly all of our happy Pilgrims opt for the added cruise, but it is optional.  May 1st is the departure date for those beginning their trip with a cruise of the Greek isles.  Enjoy 3 restful nights and 4 luxurious days cruising to Mykonos, Ephesus (Turkey), Patmos, Crete and Santorini.  Shore excursions to Ephesus, Crete, and Santorini included. All meals and drinks included.  On May 6th, return to Athens and fly to Tel Aviv to rendezvous with the rest of the group.

If you do not opt for the cruise add-on, your departure date will be May 5th.  All travelers will depart for home on May 14th.

Departing from and returning to San Francisco, California.  Additional departure cities available upon request.

Download the free brochure here:

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Itineraries

DAY 1-2

Date : May 1, 2019

Depart SFO for Athens (Cruise Package)

(Cruise Package Only) Depart San Francisco, overnight flight to Athens. (Chartered bus details to SFO to be announced.) Complimentary meals aloft. Thurs, 5/2- Arrival at Athens International Airport. English speaking guide will accompany us to our four-star hotel. Welcome dinner at hotel.

DAY 3-6

Date : May 3-6, 2019

Cruise the Greek Isles (Cruise Package)

After an early breakfast, transfer to the dock for embarkation. Cruise to Mykonos Enjoy 3 restful nights and 4 luxurious days cruising to Mykonos, Ephesus (Turkey), Patmos, Crete and Santorini Shore excursions to Ephesus, Crete and Santorini included. All meals and drinks included. Monday, May 6th ~ Return to Athens and fly to Tel Aviv. Rendezvous with the rest of the Group

DAY 5 (NON-CRUISE PACKAGE)

Date : May 5, 2019

Depart SFO for Tel Aviv

Depart San Francisco, overnight flight to Tel Aviv. (Chartered bus details to SFO to be announced.) Complimentary meals aloft. Mon, 5/6- Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. English speaking Tour Manager will greet and accompany us to our four-star hotel in Tiberias. Welcome dinner at hotel.

DAY 6

Date : May 6, 2019

Tel Aviv Arrival

Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. English speaking Tour Manager will greet and accompany us to our four-star hotel in Tiberias. Welcome dinner at hotel.

DAY 7

Date : May 7, 2019

The Annunciation

Caesarea ~ Haifa ~ Stella Maris (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel) ~Nazareth ~ Mary’s Well ~ Tiberias

DAY 8

Date : May 8, 2019

The Ministry of Christ in Galilee

Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee ~ Mount of Beatitudes ~ Tabgha (Loaves & fishes miracle) ~ Magdala ~ Capernaum

DAY 9

Date : May 9, 2019

The Transfiguration

Mount Tabor ~ Mass at the Basilica of the Transfiguration ~ Jericho (oldest inhabited city in the world) ~ Jordan River

DAY 10

Date : May 10, 2019

The Visitation and Nativity

Jerusalem ~ Presentation Temple ~ Ein Karem (birthplace of John the Baptist) ~ Bethlehem ~ Mass in the Grotto of the Nativity

DAY 11

Date : May 11, 2019

Early Years in Jerusalem and The Wilderness

Mount of Olives ~ Pater Noster Shrine ~ Gethsemane ~ The Upper Room ~ Wailing Wall ~ Church of the Dormition

DAY 12

Date : May 12, 2019

Palm Sunday and the Agony in the Garden

Mount of Olives ~ Pater Noster Shrine ~ Gethsemane ~ The Upper Room ~ Wailing Wall ~ Church of the Dormition Monday,

DAY 13

Date : May 13, 2019

The Way of the Cross, The Crucifixion, The Resurrection, Farewell Dinner

(Before breakfast) Walk the Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross) ~ Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre ~ Breakfast Church of St. Anne ~ Pool of Bethesda ~ Old City Jerusalem. Farewell Dinner at a surprise venue!

DAY 14

Date : May 14, 2019

Return to San Francisco

Early wake-up call in order to get us home at a reasonable hour.

Online Pricing Includes:

To make your online reservation as all-inclusive as possible, taxes and gratuities are being included.  There is also a 4% credit card convenience fee added on at checkout.

The Holy Land Pilgrimage price includes:

  • Roundtrip tourist-class airfare from San Francisco
  • English-speaking tour guide from touch-down to take-off
  • 4-star hotel accommodations based on double occupancy (single supplement, $895)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Private deluxe motor coaches, movements as per itinerary
  • Farewell Dinner at a surprise location
  • All entrance fees and headsets
  • Luggage porterage, one piece per person, at hotels
  • Group donation for all private Masses ~ Mass each day

The Greek Isles Cruise price includes:

  • 4-star hotel accommodations in Athens, night of 5/2, based on double occupancy
  • 4 days, 3 nights cruise, per itinerary
  • Outside cabin, double occupancy (single supplement, $495)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily ~ All drinks, all the time
  • Mass each day
  • Shore excursions in Ephesus, Crete and Santorini
  • Flight from Athens to Tel Aviv
  • All entrance fees and headsets
  • Luggage porterage, one piece per person, at hotel

Online Pricing Excludes:

We strongly recommend all travelers purchase travel insurance.  It is not included in your online ticket purchase.  However, we are happy to assist you in purchasing travel insurance, just call or email us!  Typically, travel insurance  runs 7-10% of the total trip cost, based on coverage and age.

The Holy Land Pilgrimage price does not include:

  • Travel Insurance (7-10% of total trip cost, based on coverage and age. Details & quotes available upon request)
  • All drinks, except during Farewell Dinner
  • Luggage porterage at airports
  • Embarkation taxes, possible fuel surcharges
  • Personal Gratuities
  • Any items of a personal nature or not specifically mentioned above

The Greek Isles Cruise price does not include:

  • Air fare to Athens and back from Tel Aviv is included in the Holy Land package price
  • Travel Insurance (7-10% of total trip cost, based on coverage and age. Details & quotes available upon request)
  • Luggage porterage at airports
  • Embarkation taxes, possible fuel surcharges
  • Personal Gratuities
  • Any items of a personal nature or not specifically mentioned above

* Pricing subject to change

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