Pilgrimage Tour - May 2019

Encounter and Study program to the Holy Land
1 – 9 May 2019

Program Highlights:

  • See firsthand what is going on in Palestine and Israel
  • Hear stories of the people who live here (living Stones)
  • Taste the incredible food and cuisine of Palestine
  • Smell the freshly brewed Arabic Coffee being prepared daily by your host family
  • Visiting religious and historical sites in the Holy Land
  • Meet politicians, clergy, and community leaders, as well as peace organizations and activists representing both sides of the conflict.
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Travel Arrangements by Holy Land Trust (Travel & Encounter Program)
Please contact us for more details

 Our Daily Itinerary

1 May 2019: Arrival

Arrival at Tel Aviv Airport, meet and transfer to Hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight. 

2 May 2019: Bethlehem

Visit Church of Nativity where Jesus was born, then visit the Shepherd’s field where the shepherds received the good news from the Angels. Traditional biblical lunch at local Bedouin style restaurant. Meeting Christian Leader to learn about current situation free afternoon in Bethlehem – dinner and overnight in Bethlehem  

3 May 2019: Ein Gedi – Dead Sea - Jericho  

Drive to Ein Gedi where David composed several of his Psalms, then visit Qumran where the ancient biblical texts the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Lunch and free time to float at Dead Sea. Visit Jericho, Sycamore Tree & Mt of Temptation where Jesus was tempted by the devil. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem


4 May 2019: Jerusalem

Full day tour of Old City of Jerusalem, Temple Mt, Via Dolorosa, Holy Sepulcher, Mt of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, and Pool of Bethesda. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem 

5 May 2019: Bethlehem

Sunday Mass at Local Church / Lunch with Local Christian community / Visit Christian Olive Wood Factory and shop in Bethlehem. Dinner and Overnight in Bethlehem

6 May 2019: Caesarea - Megiddo - Mt Carmel

Leave Bethlehem to Costal area, visit Jaffa “St Peter’s Church”, and then drive to Caesarea Martima, which was the center of early Christians. Continue to visit Megiddo the site of Armageddon. Drive north to visit Mt Carmel. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth

7 May 2019:  Nazareth – Sea of Galilee

In the morning we will visit Church of Annunciation, visit Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed his first miracle. Drive to Sea of Galilee to visit Capernaum “Jesus Town, Mt of Beatitude, Tapgha and St Peter primacy. Boat ride in Sea of Galilee and St Peter fish lunch. Continue to Jordan River and visit the baptism sites, Dinner and overnight in Nazareth

8 May 2019: Nablus  - Mt Gerizim

Visit the Samaritan community at Mount Gerizim in Nablus, where they believe it is the highest, oldest and most central mountain in the world, Visit Jacob’s Well Church. Enjoy shopping at the market of the Old City of Nablus and eat traditional sweet (Knafeh). Drive back to Bethlehem for Farewell Dinner and Overnight

9 May 2019: Departure

Check out of hotel and transfer to airport for departure

Program Price


(Sharing Double Room)

Single Room Supplement



  • Accommodation in Bethlehem for 6 nights
  • Accommodation in Nazareth for 2 nights
  • 3 meals per day (breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
  • Daily transportations including airport pick up and transfer.
    Entry fees to all historical and religious sites
  • English Speaking Guide.
  • Boat Ride in Sea of Galilee
  • Honorarium fees for all lectures - speakers
  • Cultural performance
  • All applicable tax


  • Passports and Visas.
    Optional Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for Drivers / Guides / Hotels
  • Beverages during meals.
  • Lunches on arrival and departure day.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Any other services unspecified in tour program.
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