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Jerusalem • Bethlehem • Nazareth • Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary • Nativity Church • Via Crucis • Gethsemane • Cana • Capernaum • Galilee • Petra • Amman

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Trip Includes

  • Flights from anywhere in the United States and flights between countries as per your itinerary (all necessary flights on your trip are included).
  • Daily Mass will be scheduled.
  • Airport Taxes, Security Fees & Fuel Surcharges Saving you an average of $400-$600!
  • Transfers as per itinerary.
  • 4 or 5 star hotels in downtown areas.
  • Transportation with luxury bus.
  • All breakfasts and all dinners.
  • All tips to driver, hotel, and tour guide. If you feel that the tour guide did a great job, offering them extra tips is greatly appreciated.
  • Guided Tours and Tour Fees ~ Our tour guides are very caring, licensed, and well educated. Many of our guides have their PhD's.
  • Luggage handling (1 suitcase and 1 carry-on per person).
  • Single Supplement (as long as the passengers is willing to room with someone and allows us to provide them with a roommate. If the passenger wants a guaranteed room to of their own, then they have to pay the $900 single supplement).
  • Remember: Our trips are not more expensive during high season ~ Passengers will never be expected to pay extra for anything while on the trip.
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  1. Call us (855) 842-8001 or register online with a credit card and pay your $500 deposit per person to save your spot. The $500 deposit is part of the total price of the trip.
  2. A $1,000 Additional Deposit (AD) per person is due one month from the registration. The AD is paid ONLY in the form of Check (personal, money order, or bank check).
  3. The balance is due 4 months before the trip departure date. The balance is paid ONLY in the form of Check (personal, money order, or bank check).

  • Mail all checks and correspondence to:
  • Proximo Travel
    PO Box 561
    Auburn, MA 01501

  • NOTE: If you sign up for a trip within 4 months of the departure date, you pay the deposit of $500 with a credit card and the balance is required to be overnighted in the form of a personal check, money order or bank check.

  • Trip Itinerary

    May 19: USA / TEL AVIV Depart U.S. Bags checked to Tel Aviv. Dinner is served onboard.

    May 20:TEL AVIV / JERUSALEM Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, we board our motor coach for our first sights of Israel. Dinner and overnight in either Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.

    May 21: JERUSALEM: Theme: The Beginnings of the Gospel 5:30 am Morning walk and visit with Thomas to Holy Sepulchre (optional depending on first night's stay) Visit Ein Karem: Church of the Visitation: Birthplace of John the Baptist. Lunch in Bethlehem. Visit the Church of Nativity; St. Catherine Church, St. Jerome Cave. Visit the Shepherds Field (time permitting) and the Holy Child program (our group almsgiving organization). Celebrate mass either at St. Jerome Cave or Shepherds Field in one of the caves. Shopping: The Good Shepherd Store or Edward Tabash Store. Dinner & overnight in Jerusalem.

    May 22: JERUSALEM Theme: The Last 7 Days of Jesus’s Life & Mary’s Dormition 5:30 am Morning walk and visit with Thomas to Holy Sepulchre (optional) Morning walking tour: Mount of Olives, Pater Noster Church, Panoramic View of the City, Palm Sunday Route, Dominus Flevit, Garden of Gethsemane Cave and the Church of all Nations, The Tomb of Mary. Mass at the Garden of Gethsemane Cave. Lunch. Afternoon: Mount Zion: The Upper Room (The Cenacle), the Dormition Abbey, and Church of St. Peter Gallicantu (The Cock Crows) to see the place where Jesus was imprisoned and the steps he would have walked on the way to Gethsemane on his last night. Reading of Psalm 88 within Peter Gallicantu prison, Mass Support Sister’s CSPG Gift Shop/Ice Cream. Dinner & overnight in Jerusalem.

    May 23: JERUSALEM Theme: Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday. Early this morning we make our way to the Old City to walk the Franciscan Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross) to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher early Mass on Mount Calvary. After Mass, we visit the Tomb where Jesus was buried and raised as well as spend time at Mt. Calvary. Afterward, we return to our hotel for breakfast and time to rest and refresh. Lunch in Jerusalem. Afternoon at Israel Museum/Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem.

    May 24: JERUSALEM Theme: Temple, Healing, Jewish Roots, Pentecost Morning: Temple Mount, Pool of Bethesda and St. Anne’s Church, Cardo, Holy Sepulcher Church (one more time), Western Wailing Wall, Jewish Quarter, Southern Steps of the Temple and Davidson Center. Mass at Church of the St. Anne or at one of the Chapels at the Holy Sepulchre Church. Lunch in the Old City nearby the Holy Sepulchre Church. The rest of the day free for visiting some interesting sites in Jerusalem. Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem.

    May 25: SOUTHERN ISRAEL; Qumran, Masada Theme: Psalms, Wilderness, Kings David and Jesus Visit the Fortress of Masada to learn about King Herod the Great, visit Qumran Caves where the Essenes Community wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls. Decompression stop at a private beach at the Dead Sea to float and enjoy the rich minerals. Lunch en route. Visit Bethany the hometown of Lazarus, Mary, and Martha. Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem..

    May 26: JERUSALEM / GALILEE Theme: Baptism, Spiritual Warfare This morning we depart Jerusalem for Tiberias. En route stop at Qasar El Yahud for Renewal of Baptismal Promises and possibly early morning Mass. Visit the City of Jericho to see the Sycamore Tree; view Mount of Temptation, visit Tel Jericho (The oldest city in the world). Lunch in Jericho Drive to Galilee to visit Mount Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration.Scenic overlook of Galilee before the hotel. Dinner and Overnight in Tiberias, Galilee.

    May 27: GALILEE Theme: Hidden Life of Nazareth Today we drive to Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth. Visit Nazareth Village, a living model of life in the time of Jesus. Mass at Church of the Annunciation for Angelus? Visit Church of St. Joseph in Annunciation compound. Lunch. We proceed to Cana, the place where Jesus performed his first sign. Couples may renew their wedding vows at the location where Jesus changed the water into wine at the wedding in Cana. Visit Magdala Excavations, time permitting. Dinner and Overnight in Tiberias, Galilee.

    May 28: GALILEE Theme: Sermon on the Mount, Proclamation of the Gospel, Peter & the Papacy We enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum. We will celebrate Mass at Peter’s house in Capernaum at 9:30 AM. Lunch. Mount of Beatitudes. Reading of Beatitudes & time for prayer. Caesarea Philippi (Banias). Dinner and Overnight in Tiberias, Galilee.

    May 29: GALILEE/TIBERIAS / NETANYA Theme: Prayer, Sending Forth Morning visit to Eremos Cave (the lonely place), Church of Peter’s Primacy. Final Mass in Galilee at Church of the Multiplication of Loaves. Visit Mt. Carmel. Brief overlook at Caesarea on the Coast.

    May 30: TEL AVIV / USA Early this morning we will be heading to the airport for our flight back to the United States. We arrive home with unforgettable memories, knowing we have walked in the footsteps of Jesus and the early Christians.


    Additional May 30:: Travel to Amman, Jordan. Visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan - Mount Nebo - Madaba (6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land). Dinner and overnight in Petra.

    Additional May 31: Tour of Petra. Dinner and overnight in Amman.

    Additional June 1: Fly back home from Amman.

    Please note: We do our best to ensure that all sites listed in this itinerary will be seen. However, due to scheduling conflicts, or other circumstances beyond our control, sites may be visited on a different day than listed. If this happens it will also necessitate a change in the restaurant for dinner. However, we will never sacrifice the quality of the meal, all restaurants will meet Proximo Travel's very high standards. Since we have several different trip configurations touring at the same time, it is likely that groups on different tours will be combined when their itineraries overlap in certain areas. In addition, because of Jewish holidays and/or when the group is small, we may be able to add a few sites that are not on the itinerary. In order to do that, in some cases we might add one night in a certain hotel and take away a night from the other one.

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