05-2023 OCA Pilgrimage to the Holyland and Jordan led by Bishop Daniel

Join Bishop Daniel and Archpriest Andrew Harrison on an unforgettable Pilgrimage to the Holy Lands of Israel and Jordan Group flight is scheduled to depart ORD on May 14, 2023 at 9:40pm and arrive back to ORD on May 24, 2023 at 9:50am Package price per person based on sharing a room: $3,496 (plus elements in the "non included" paragraph) For single room supplement: add $886 Final payment due date: March 10, 2023 PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip airfare ORD/TLV and AMM/ORD * The free packages are based on double room occupancy All transfers in Jordan and Israel Accommodation at superior class hotels in Israel in Jordan Luggage handling at hotels in Jordan and Israel Hotels taxes and service charges Breakfast and dinner daily Complimentary St. Peter’s fish lunch on the shores of the Sea of Galilee Farewell dinner on last evening Sightseeing in a private modern airconditioned bus Private licensed professional tour guide accompanied by local clergies from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem Personal wireless earphone for usage during touring in Israel Entrance fees to sites per itinerary, including boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and cable car to Masada VIP service at the border crossing (Jordan/Israel) PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: • * Airlines departure taxes (as of October 2022: $613 per person). Final amount to be determined at time of ticketing • Border crossing fees Israel & Jordan (as of October 2022: $65 per person) • Entry visa to Jordan (as of October 2022: $60 per person) • Gratuities to guides, drivers, and hotel staff (suggested $165 per participant) • Travel/medical insurance (at this point Israel requires all visitors to have medical insurance to include Covid related expenses)
  • Day 1 May 14, Sunday

    -Depart the USA on our way to the Holyland - Tel Aviv - Israel.

  • Day 2 May 15, Monday

    - Meet our Israeli staff - Drive to our home in the Galilee. - Dinner and overnight in Galilee.

  • Day 3 May 16, Tuesday

    - Sea of Galilee region - Mt of the Beatitudes - Capernaum ( Monastery of the Holy Apostles) - Tiberias (Monastery of the 12 Apostles) - Fishes and Loaves - Magdala -Ancient Boat - Boat Ride -Dinner and overnight in Galilee.

  • Day 4 May 17, Wednesday

    - Nazareth - Annunciation - Cana of Galilee -Transfiguration - Mt Tabor - Caesarea Maritima - Dinner and overnight in Galilee

  • Day 5 May 18, Thursday

    - Jordan Valley - Wilderness: - Jordan River - Baptism - St Gerassimos - Jericho: -Mt of Temptation - Zacheus's Tree - St George of Coziba - Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

  • Day 6 May 19, Friday

    - Bethlehem: - Shepherds' Fields - Manger Square - Church of Nativity - - Monastery of the Holy Cross - Upper Room - Tomb of David - Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

  • Day 7 May 20, Saturday

    - Church of the Resurrection - Prison of Christ - St Anne - Lydda - St George - Jaffa - St Michael - Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

  • Day 8 May 21, Sunday

    Mt of Olives: - Ascension - Palm Sunday Road - St Mary Magdalene - Liturgy - Gethsemane - Church of St Steven - Church of the Resurrection - Audience with His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III -Church of Alexander Nevsky, - Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

  • Day 9 May 22, Monday

    - Cross into Jordan via Allenby Bridge -Mt Nebo - Madaba - Drive to Petra - Dinner and overnight in Petra

  • Day 10 May 23, Tuesday

    ​Full-day visit and explore Petra - following dinner at the hotel transfer to Amman airport for our journey back home.

  • Day 11 May 24, Wednesday

    - Morning arrival at O'hare.