0424 Bishop Wall & Father Burke


  • Day 1 April 08, Monday

    Pilgrimage to Israel - The Holy Land Day-by-Day Itinerary Wednesday, August 2nd - Depart Chicago on our way to Tel Aviv, Israel. Thursday, August 3rd - Arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport where an Ami Travel representative greets us and give us an introduction about the forthcoming trip. Proceed to Nazareth - our home in the Galilee for an overnight stay. Friday, August 4th - Morning Mass at the Basilica of the Annunciation, home of the Virgin. Continue to Cana where we shall renew marriage vows. Cross Upper Galilee to the Golan Heights to explore Caesarea Philippi where St. Peter made his confession of Jesus as the Messiah and the "Son of the living God". Return to Nazareth for dinner and overnight. Saturday, August 5th - Tour the Sea of Galilee, Visit the newly excavated Magdala. Celebrate Mass on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum and Simon Peter's house; to Tabgha - the site of the Feeding of the Multitudes and the Church of St. Peter’s Primacy. Enjoy a lunch of St. Peter’s Fish; we shall take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee and ascend the Mount of the Beatitudes - site of the Sermon on the Mount. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth. Sunday, August 6th - Cross the Valley of Armageddon to ascend Mt Tabor- site of the Transfiguration for our Mass celebration. Continue to Mt Carmel to the Carmelite Monastery - where Elijah defeated the pagan prophets (1 Kings:18). Visit Caesarea Maritima - where Cornelius was baptized, and St. Paul was imprisoned before his last Journey; see the aqueduct and the ruins of what was one of the most significant sites on the Mediterranean basin. Return to Nazareth - walk through "old town" Nazareth; The synagogue where Jesus stood to proclaim and preach the stirring words of Isaiah (Luke 4:16-27). Visit "the brow of the hill" known as "Mt. Precipice". Return to Nazareth for dinner and overnight stay. Monday, August 7th - Depart Galilee. Drive via the Jordan Valley to the Jordan River in the Wilderness - to renew baptismal promises. Continue to Masada site of the Jewish Zealots' last stand against the Romans. See the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls where discovered and enjoy a floating experience in the Dead Sea. Ascent to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. Tuesday, August 8th - Journey in 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, Milk Grotto, and the beautiful Shepherds' Fields. In Jerusalem explore Mt. Zion: David's Tomb, the Room of the Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey - site of the Assumption of the Virgin. End the day at St Peter in Gallicantu (cock-crowing) built over the palace of the High Priest Caiaphas. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. Wednesday, August 9th - Morning Mass inside the Basilica of Gethsemane; ascend Mt of Olives: Chapel of Ascension and Palm Sunday Road. Walk Inside the Old City of Jerusalem to Church of St Anne and 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. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. Thursday, August 10th - Celebrate Mass inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Visit the birthplace of St John the Baptist and the church of the Visitation - followed by a free day; we shall direct you to places you may visit at your own pace or do your last shopping. Enjoy farewell dinner. Overnight in Jerusalem. Friday, August 11th - Morning transfer to the Airport for our fight back home. Same day arrival to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS DEPOSIT: $800.00 per person (check only), insurance premium, if chosen (non-refundable) along with completed Reservation Form and copy of passport valid for six months from return date. Also send along a picture (selfie is ok) of yourself that can be used for a directory that Father Burke requests on each of his Pilgrimages, this helps for us to get to know each other and pray for each other. FINAL PAYMENT: Due April 1, 2023 MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE & MAIL TO: Viking Travel Service, 700 Pasquinelli Drive, Suite C, Westmont, IL 60559. FORM OF PAYMENT: For insurance and final payment, checks or credit card. Note: Credit cards will be assessed a 3% processing fee. NOT INCLUDED: Cancellation/travel insurance, airline baggage fees, expenses and items not specifically mentioned in this brochure are NOT covered, including but not limited to: passport fees, and entrance fees, meals not listed and items of a personal nature such as laundry, wines, liquors, mineral waters, beverages not included in meals, sightseeing or services other than those specifically mentioned. DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED: Valid Passport – must be valid for 6 months from return date. Names on reservations must match passports. Copy of passport required. Citizens of countries other than U.S. - MUST contact the consulate of the country or countries being visited to determine visa requirements. Covid vaccinations are required to enter Israel, with your most recent shot within 6 months of arrival in Israel. These requirements are subject to change. AIR TRANSPORTATION: Premium Seating and Business Class are available but limited. Seat requests cannot be guaranteed however every effort will be made to accommodate seat requests. Subject to baggage rules and restrictions. Note: Rate & taxes subject to change until trip is paid in full and air is ticketed. DOMESTIC AIRFARE: For those who make domestic air arrangements to the originating city of this tour, we strongly recommend the purchase of tickets that can be changed without heavy fees and penalties as international flight schedules are always subject to change. TOUR MINIMUM: Minimum 20 passengers for tour to operate. CANCELLATION/TRAVEL INSURANCE: We strongly recommend travel insurance. The optional travel insurance coverage covers trip cancellation for covered medical reason, interruption, accident, baggage and medical and covered unforeseen circumstances. As with all insurance policies, cost is non-refundable and subject to change at any time. Travel insurance will protect you from the penalties listed below. Insurance is based on a minimum of 10 passengers. CANCELLATION POLICY: If you must cancel, the following per person penalties apply. Without exception, all cancellations must be in writing (letter, fax or email) to Viking Travel Service and are effective the date of receipt. Any unused portions of the package are non-refundable. No shows or no written notice will result in 100% penalty. All cancellations are subject to $250.00 per person administrative fee. Date of Deposit to: April 1st, 2023, $800pp + insurance premium is non-refundable. April 2nd, 2023, to date of departure: 100% of total charges. Travel Guard Deluxe Group Plan Insurance Coverage Coverage Maximum Benefits Coverage Maximum Benefits Trip Cancellation Trip Cost Medical Expenses $20,000 Trip Interruption 125%Trip Cost Emergency Medical Transportation $50,000 Travel Delay $500 (Maximum of $150 per day) Baggage Delay $500 Missed Connection $500 Baggage & Personal Effects Loss $1,000 Group Insurance Coverage Amount/Per Person $4999 Double Occupancy Rate: $360 pp $5799 Single Occupancy Rate: $418 pp Pilgrimage to Israel - The Holy Land August 2 - 11, 2023 RESERVATION FORM Please indicate: _____ $4999.00 pp., Double Occupancy _____ $360.00 Insurance per person, double _____ $5799.00 Single Occupancy _____ $418.00 Insurance per person, single IMPORTANT: Please use legal names as it appears on your passport. Also send in a copy of your passport with your reservation form and deposit. Passenger 1: _______/___________________________/____________________________/___________________________________ Title First Middle Last Nickname____________________________ Birth Date_____________________ Home Address: __________________________________________City: ________________________St: _______ Zip: ___________ Home Phone: _______________________________ Cell: ______________________________ Can we text you? Yes ____ No ____ E-mail address: ____________________________________________________ Preferred Method of Contact: _________________ __ Are there any dietary or physical restrictions we should be aware of? ___________________________________________________ Will you be celebrating a special occasion? No____ Yes____ Occasion/Date _____________________________________ Emergency Contact (not traveling with you): _______________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Roommate name if not traveling with spouse: __________________________________________ (fill out separate form) Passenger 2: ______/____________________________/___________________________/___________________________________ Title First Middle Last Nickname: ____________________________ Birth Date_______________________ Home: _____________________________________Cell: _______________________________ Can we text you? Yes____ No ____ E-mail address: ____________________________________________________ Preferred Method of Contact: _________________ Are there any dietary or physical restrictions we should be aware of? ___________________________________________________ Will you be celebrating a special occasion? No____ Yes____ Occasion/Date _____________________________________ Deposit: Enclosed is $800.00 per person deposit for ____ Person(s) Plus Insurance. Deposit amount: $____________________ . Insurance: ____ Yes, I have included my insurance Insurance amount for name 1. $____________________ Insurance amount for name 2. $____________________ _____No, I decline the offered insurance Opt out of special group insurance. By opting out, client is aware that they will not be protected against the cancellation charges, nor will they have any insurance protection while traveling. Total amount enclosed: $_____________________ Credit Card Payments: ____ Visa ____ Master Card ____ American Express NOTE: Credit cards will be assessed a 3% fee. Name of card holder: _______________________________________________________________________________ Card Number______________________________________________________Expiration ______ Security Code______ Signed: ___________________________________________________ Date: __________________________________ Pilgrimage to Israel -The Holy Land, August 2 – 11, 2023 Group E 5470 (Fr. Burke) Viking Travel Service Terms and Conditions Participation agreement: The purchase/payment of any travel services offered constitutes a contractual arrangement between the Traveler (“you”) and Viking Travel Service and its suppliers. As the lead traveler, you accept, and confirm you have authority and consent to accept, all Terms & Conditions for yourself and all members of your traveling party. Deposit: The required deposit is due at time of booking along with signed Reservation Form and Terms and Conditions Form. 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