0724 Fr. Rob Schultz and the Diaconate Office of Chicago

Join The Diaconate of the Archdiocese of Chicago and Fr. Robert Schultz for an unforgettable experience in Israel, the Holy Land! Flight schedule: Depart ORD July 09 at 10:15am and arrival to TLV July 10 at 09:55am. Depart TLV July 18 at 07:50am and arrival ORD at 3:10pm (same day) 1 DL1088 V 09JUL 2*ORDBOS 1015A 135P 09JUL 2 DL 242 V 09JUL 2*BOSTLV 430P 955A 10JUL 3 AF 975 N 18JUL 4 TLVCDG 750A1150A 18JUL 4 AF 136 N 18JUL 4 CDGORD 110P 310P 18JUL PACKAGE PRICE: Package price per person in a double room occupancy: $4,476 Plus all elements in the "Package price does not include" paragraph. For single room supplement, add $875 Final payment due date: April 10, 2024 PACKAGE PRICE INCLUDES:  Airfare ORD/TLV/ORD  Airlines departure taxes (up to the cost of $678 per person). Final amount to be determined at time of ticketing.  Daily Mass celebration at Holy sites  All transfers in Israel  Accommodation at 4 Star category hotels  Luggage handling and hotel service charges  Daily breakfast and dinner  Daily lunches in Israel including St. Peter’s lunch in Tiberias  Farewell dinner on last evening in Israel  Sightseeing with a licensed professional private tour guide  Private A/C bus with WIFI on board  Personal wireless earphone for usage during touring  Entrance fees to sites per itinerary, including boat ride on the Sea of Galilee PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: • Gratuities to guide, driver and hotel staff (suggested $175 per participant) • Travel / medical Insurance (check out this link) : https://partner.roamright.com/?agencycode=amitravel&agentid=LChung
  • Day 1 July 09, Tuesday

    Depart ORD Airport on your way to Tel Aviv.

  • Day 2 July 10, Wednesday

    Wednesday, July 10 Arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport where an Ami Travel representative greets us and gives us an introduction about the forthcoming trip - dive along the coast to Caesarea where Paul was imprisoned and Cornelius baptzed, see the Roman Theater, the aqueduct, and the Crusader ruins. Travel North via the Lower Galilee valleys to our hotel in Nazareth for dinner and an overnight stay.

  • Day 3 July 11, Thursday

    Tour the Sea of Galilee. Celebrate Mass on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Explore Capernaum and Simon Peter's house. Ascend the Mount of the Beatitudes - site of the Sermon on the Mount. Visit to Tabgha - the site of the Feeding of the Multitudes and the Church of St. Peter’s Primacy. Continue to the newly excavated Magdala. Enjoy a lunch of St. Peter’s Fish. We shall end the day sailing across the Sea of Galilee. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

  • Day 4 July 12, Friday

    Ascend to the top of Mount Tabor – the site of the Transfiguration – where we celebrate Mass. Continue through the Valley of Armageddon to Mt. Carmel- where the Prophet Elijah confronted the pagan priests ( 1st Kings 18). Drive to Cana – where we shall renew our marriage vows. Walk through "old town" Nazareth; the synagogue where Jesus stood to proclaim and preach the stirring words of Isaiah (Luke 4:16-27). End the day at the Basilica of the Annunciation - home of the Virgin and one of the largest churches in the Middle East. Dinner and overnight in Galilee. ( evening procession)

  • Day 5 July 13, Saturday

    Start the day by celebrating Mass in Nazareth at the magnificent Church of the Annunciation built on top of the Virgin Mary's house. Continue via the Coast to the ancient port city of Jaffa - Home of Simon the Tanner. Visit Emmaus and ascend to the Holy City of Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

  • Day 6 July 14, Sunday

    Begin our journey in nearby Bethlehem to visit the ancient Church of Nativity where we shall celebrate Mass. Enjoy your shopping in a Bethlehem bazaar and later visit Manger Square and the beautiful Shepherds' Fields. Return to Jerusalem to explore Mt. Zion: David's Tomb, the Room of the Last Supper, and the Dormition Abbey - the site of the Assumption of the Virgin. Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem. (Evening Western Wall Tunnels)

  • Day 7 July 15, Monday

    Early morning Mass inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Walk Inside the Old City of Jerusalem to St Anne the Pool of Bethesda. Walk the Stations of the Cross; visit the various quarters and the underground excavations. See the Temple ruins and the Western Wall amidst the buildings of old Jerusalem. End the day at St Peter in Gallicantu (cock-crowing) built over the palace of the High Priest Caiaphas. Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

  • Day 8 July 16, Tuesday

    Celebrate Mass at Bethpage. On Mt of Olives visit the Chapel of Ascension and Dominus Flevit ( The Lord Wept ). Walk Palm Sunday Road. Afternoon visit to the birthplace of St John the Baptist and view the site of the Visitation. Enjoy our farewell dinner Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

  • Day 9 July 17, Wednesday

    Morning Mass in the Garden of Gethsemane followed by our journey to the lowest point on Earth; the Dead Sea area. Renew baptismal vows at the Jordan River. Continue to Masada, the site of the Jewish zealots’ last stand against the Romans. See the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and enjoy a floating experience in the Dead Sea. Visit Jericho to view Zacheus’s Tree, Elisha’s spring next to the Mount of Temptation. Back to Jerusalem for our farewell and overnight.

  • Day 10 July 18, Thursday

    Morning transfer to the airport for our flight back home. Same day arrival at ORD