0124 Fr Seth Kellermann and Fr. Brad Helmuth Pilgrimage to the Holyland

Join Fr. Seth Kellermann and Fr. Brad Helmuth on a unforgettable pilgrimage to Israel, the Holy Land! FLIGHT SCHEDULE: Jan 17: UA#954 Depart SFO 07:30pm. Arr. TLV 07:35pm (Jan 18) Jan 27: UA#955 Depart TLV 12:55am. Arr. SFO 06:00am same day PACKAGE PRICE: Package price per person: $3,198* For single room supplement, add $798 Final payment due: November 1, 2023 PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip airfare SFO/TLV * All transfers in Israel Accommodation In Nazareth: Ramada Nazareth Hotel or similar In Jerusalem: St. George Hotel or similar Luggage handling and hotel service charges Breakfast and dinner daily Complimentary St. Peter’s fish lunch in Tiberias Farewell dinner on last evening in Israel Sightseeing with a private guide in a private transportation Personal wireless earphone for usage during touring Entrance fees to sites per itinerary, including boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and cable car to Massada PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: * Airlines departure taxes (as of March 2023: $697.27 per person). Final amount to be determined at time of ticketing. Gratuities to guide, driver and hotel staff (suggested $160 per participant) Travel / medical Insurance. Participants are welcome to use this link to purchase insurance: https://partner.roamright.com/?agencycode=amitravel&agentid=LChung
  • Day 1 January 17, Wednesday

    Depart SFO Airport on your way to Tel-Aviv, Israel.

  • Day 2 January 18, Thursday

    Arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport where an Ami Travel’s representative greets us and gives us an introduction about the forthcoming pilgrimage. Drive to our home in the Galilee. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

  • Day 3 January 19, Friday

    Tour the Sea of Galilee region. Explore recently uncovered Magdala .Visit Capernaum and Simon Peter's House, the Mount of the Beatitudes, Chorazin, and Tabgha-the site of the feeding of the multitudes. Enjoy a St. Peter's fish lunch in Tiberias and take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. Dinner and overnight stay in Nazareth.

  • Day 4 January 20, Saturday

    We drive to Cana - site of the first miracle - renew marriage vows. Continue north to ascend the Golan Heights and to Caesarea Philippi where St. Peter made his confession of Jesus as the Messiah and the "Son of the living God". Return to Nazareth to visit the “brow of the hill”. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

  • Day 5 January 21, Sunday

    In Nazareth explore the site of the Annunciation - home of Mary and Joseph, the synagogue where Jesus taught and preached. Worship at Christ Church - Anglican - Nazareth. Later today drive to Mt. Carmel, where Elijah confronted the Pagan prophets. Drive to the coast to Caesarea where Paul was imprisoned and Cornelius was baptized, visit the Roman Theatre, Aqueduct and the Crusader ruins. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth

  • Day 6 January 22, Monday

    Depart the Galilee , travel south via the Jordan Valley via Beth Shean ( Scythopolis) . At the Jordan River renew your Baptismal vows. Visit Jericho: Zacchaeus Sycamore Tree and view the Mt of Temptation and the unique picturesque Judean Desert. Ascend to the Holy City - Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

  • Day 7 January 23, Tuesday

    Continue our journey of faith by visiting Bethlehem – birthplace of King David and Jesus. Return to Jerusalem to visit: Mt Zion; the room of the Last Supper and the Tomb of King David. Church of Peter in Gallicantu – marking the house of Caiphas and the site of the imprisonment of Jesus and Peter’s denial. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

  • Day 8 January 24, Wednesday

    Morning visit to Mount of Olives, Chapel of Ascension and Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane. We enter the Old City of Jerusalem--experiencing the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Armenian quarters. the Temple ruins, Pool of Bethsaida, Holy Sepulcher. In the afternoon visit Yad Vashem - the Holocaust Memorial - Museum. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

  • Day 9 January 25, Thursday

    Drive to Masada, site of the Jewish zealots' last stand against the Romans. Experience the salty water of the Dead Sea. Visit the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and ascend to the Holy City of Jerusalem – via the Judean Desert. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. (After dinner tour of the Western Wall Tunnels).

  • Day 10 January 26, Friday

    Enjoy a free morning. Drive through the Jerusalem mountains via Ein-Karem - the birthplace of St John the Baptist and site of the Visitation to the Ella Valley ( 1st Samuel 17) to visualize the battle and confrontation between David and Goliath. Continue to Jaffa, the ancient seaport mentioned in the biblical narrative of Jonah, and in the story of Solomon’s import of the Cedars of Lebanon. Visit the port and House of Simon the Tanner where St Peter revived Tabitha and had the vision in the rooftop. Farewell dinner and drive to the airport for our night flight.

  • Day 11 January 27, Saturday

    Morning arrival back to SFO Airport.