Description
20 Day Pilgrimage Departing 29 May 2017
Package Includes:

CCR GOLDEN JUBILEE 2017
20 Day Pilgrimage Departing 29 May 2017
 
Spiritual Chaplain: Fr Steve Fletcher MGL
Price From: $5740* (Incl. Tax) SEATS LIMITED!
Highlights: Rome (6) • Tel Aviv (1) • Haifa (1) • Nazareth • Lake Galilee (3) • Tabgha • Jerusalem (4) • Jericho • Bethlehem • Masada • Dead Sea (2) • Optional 3 Night Petra Extension

MEAL CODE:  B: Breakfast   L: Lunch   D: Dinner

DAY 1: Monday 29th May 2017 – Depart for Italy

DAY 2: Tuesday 30th May – Arrive Rome

On arrival at Rome airport we will be met and transferred to our centrally located Religious House style lodgings.

Rome overnight

DAY 3: Wednesday 31st May – CCR Golden Jubilee Celebrations Begin

Papal Event: We will proceed to St Peters Square where the Holy Father is expected to host a General Audience with pilgrims from around the world. Today the CCR Golden Jubilee Events commence (locations TBC).

Activities over the next few days will include:
• Youth festival
• Special gatherings for Theologians
• Charismatic Communities Presentations
• Schools of Evangelization
• Ecumenical Forum
• Opportunity to gather for Praise and Worship
• Adoration and Evangelisation
• A series of Workshops on various CCR topics

Rome overnight (B)

DAY 4–6: Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd June

CCR Golden Jubilee Celebrations continue

Rome 3 nights (B)

DAY 7: Sunday 4th June – Rome – Pentecost Celebration of the Golden Jubilee

We will proceed to St Peter’s Square this morning where Pope Francis will celebrate the CCR Golden Jubilee Mass of Pentecost with pilgrim representatives from all over the world.

Afternoon at leisure.
 
Rome overnight (B)

DAY 8: Monday 5th June – Rome to Tel Aviv

• Transfer to Rome airport for flight connections to the Holy Land
• Arrive Tel Aviv airport
• Panoramic tour of the city
• Tour of Old Jaffa – see the Church of St Peter
• Transfer to accommodation
 
Tel Aviv overnight (BD)

DAY 9: Tuesday 6th June – Via Caesarea & Haifa to The Sea of Galilee
 
• Transfer north to Caesarea Maritima for a guided exploration
• Continue north to Haifa
• Panoramic tour of the city
• Nearby visit Kibbutz Ramat Yohanan
• Visit Mt Carmel Stella Maris

Haifa overnight (BD)

DAY 10: Wednesday 7th June – Acre / Nazareth / Cana / Mt Tabor
 
• Travel north to Acre – guided visit of the Knights Halls and Crusader tunnels
• Journey east to Nazareth – visit Annunciation Basilica for Mass, Mary’s Well, Synagogue
• Continue east to Cana – opportunity for married couples to renew their wedding vows; single and widowed pilgrims receive a special blessing
• Transfer to Tiberias on the shores of Lake Galilee

Sea of Galilee overnight (BD)

DAY 11: Thursday 8th June – Sea of Galilee

• Ascend Mt Tabor for a time of reflection
• Mass on board a traditional sailing vessel in the centre of Lake Galilee.
• Visit and guided tour of the Nof Ginosar Kibbutz, within which is preserved the ‘Jesus boat’.
• Visit Capernaum
• See the ruins of Korazin.

Sea of Galilee overnight (BD)

DAY 12: Friday 9th June - Caesarea Philippi & Sea of Galilee
 
• Ascend the Mt Beatitudes for Mass
• Transfer north to Caesarea Philippi for a time of reflection
• Return to the Sea of Galilee – visit Tabgha – Church of the Primacy of Peter and the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes

Sea of Galilee overnight (BD)

DAY 13: Saturday 10th June – Via Beit She’an to Jerusalem

• Transfer south to Beit She’an – guided visit
• Foot of Mt Gilboa – swim in the natural warm springs
• Beit Alpha – view the Zodiac Synagogue
• Continue south through Jericho en route to Jerusalem

Jerusalem overnight (BD)

DAY 14: Sunday 11th June – Ein Karem & Bethlehem

• Transfer to the Israel Museum including Second Temple Model and Shrine of the Book
• Visit Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum
• Ein Karem – site of Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
• Travel out to Shepherd’s Field for Mass
• Bethlehem – visit the Church of the Nativity built over the stable where Jesus was born, Milk Grotto and Manger Square
• Return transfer to our accommodation in Jerusalem

Jerusalem overnight (BD)

DAY 15: Monday 12th June – Jerusalem

• Mt of Olives - visit the Church of the ‘Pater Noster’ and Chapel of the Ascension
• Enjoy a panoramic view over the city.
• Walk down the Palm Sunday Road
• Arrive at the Dominus Flevit for Mass
• Visit the Garden of Gethsemane where we enter the Church of the Agony.
• Enter the Church of St Peter in Gallicantu.
• Mt Zion – the Cenacle, room of the Last Supper and the Church of Dormition where Our Lady was assumed into heaven.

Jerusalem overnight (BD)

DAY 16: Tuesday 13th June – Jerusalem

• Walk and pray the Stations of the Cross through the Old City (including Ecce Homo)
• Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
• View the Dome of the Rock, El Aqsa Mosque and time for prayer at the Western Wall.
• Enter the Church of St Anne and visit the Pool of Bethesda.
• Travel out to Abu Gosh – visit the Benedictine Monastery
• Return to Jerusalem in time for dinner

Jerusalem overnight (BD)

DAY 17: Wednesday 14th June – Masada & travel to Jordan

• Transfer south to Masada – guided visit
• Qumran – visit the caves
• Afternoon border crossing into Jordan
• Transfer to our hotel on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea

Dead Sea overnight (BD)

DAY 18: Thursday 15th June – Baptismal Site of Jesus / Mt Nebo / Dead Sea

• Visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan for exploration and opportunity to renew baptismal promises
• Ascend Mt Nebo for our memorable final Mass
• Time to float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea this afternoon from our hotel

Dead Sea overnight (BD)

DAY 19: Friday 16th June – Depart Jordan

Transfer to Amman airport for our homebound flight connections or extension to Petra.

(B)

DAY 20: Saturday 17th June – Arrive Australia

OPTIONAL PETRA EXTENSION – 3 NIGHTS
 
DAY 19: Friday 16th June – Via Madaba to Petra
• Transfer to Madaba – see the mosaic map of the Holy Land
• Kerak – Crusader Castle
• Continue to our hotel in Petra for check-in
Petra overnight (BD)
 
DAY 20: Saturday 17th June – Petra
• Guided walking tour (or partly by horseback) of the ruins from ancient Petra
• Walk through the Siq; view the Treasury Building (Al Khasne)
• See also the Roman Theatre, Corinthian tomb along with churches, homes and many other buildings
Petra overnight (BD)
 
DAY 21: Sunday 18th June – Petra to Amman
• Transfer north to Jerash – guided visit of the ruins
• Travel to Jordan’s capital Amman
Amman overnight (BD)
 
DAY 22: Monday 19th June – Depart Jordan
• Orientation tour of Amman
• Afternoon transfer to Amman airport for our homebound flight connections
(B)
 
DAY 23: Tuesday 20th June –Arrive Australia

Cost: $5740* (Incl. Tax)

Single Room Supplement: $990

Prepaid Tipping: $15 per day

Tour Code: 7PV26H

Petra Extension
Cost: $790
Single Room Supplement: $290
Prepaid Tipping: $15 per day

INCLUSIONS

Airfares: Economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth (N.B. Airlines taxes are included and subject to fluctuations).
Accommodation and Meals: Based on moderate standard accommodation throughout with meals as listed.
Miscellaneous inclusions: Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach with driver, local tour escort/guide, sightseeing and entrance fees throughout itinerary.

Not Included: Passport and visa costs (if applicable), other meals not stated, items of a personal nature including phone calls, laundry, beverages, etc. Travel insurance (Harvest will recommend a special group policy rate). Prepaid tipping. Event registration.


* Costs have been based on prices as at September 2016 and must remain subject to possible change in the unlikely event of significant exchange rate variations, airfare increases and minimum group size contingencies.

Additional information
Return from
AUD 5740
Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth
Sales Period:
29 May 2017
Travel Period:
29 May - 17 June 2017
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