Pilgrimage Packages

1. Jordan , Israel , Palestine

Franciscan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
2+6
JORDAN – ISRAEL – PALESTINE
08 Nights & 09 Days


• 02 night’s accommodation in Amman (Jordan)
• 02 night’s accommodation in Tiberias (Israel)
• 01 night accommodation in Jerusalem (Israel)
• 03 night’s accommodation in Bethlehem (Palestine)

ITINERARY

DAY 01:
Upon arrival in Amman International Airport, you will be welcomed and will be helped with immigration processes. After all the procedures, we will drive from Amman Airport to the city and check in to the hotel for overnight stay.
Accommodation: Amman
Meals: Dinner

DAY 02:
After breakfast, proceed to visit Mt. Nebo, from where Moses saw the Promised Land. Then visit the Madaba Church to see the Byzantine period mosaic map of the Holy Land . After Lunch, we proceed to the hotel for overnight stay.
Accommodation: Amman
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 03:
After breakfast, drive to Allenby border and after immigration enter Israel. We drive to Nablus and visit Jacobs Well, where Jesus met the Samaritan women. Then drive to Sebastia . After lunch, continue to Mt. Gerizim and continue to Tiberias for overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tiberias
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 04:
After breakfast, we will depart from hotel for boating in Sea of Galilee. Then we will visit the expressive Church of the Beatitudes. We will then visit Tabgha – the church of multiplication of bread and fish and will proceed to visit the Church of Primacy of Peter and also see the site of Mensa Christi. We will visit Capernaum, the town of Jesus at the bank of Lake Galilee. Enjoy the special St. Peter's Fish lunch. After lunch, we will drive to Mt. Tabor, (mountain by Taxi) the site of transfiguration of Jesus. Then we will drive to Cana where Jesus made His first miracle at the wedding. Proceed to Tiberias for overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tiberias
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

DAY 05:
After breakfast, proceed to Nazareth after breakfast and visit Mary’s Well and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation. Later visit the house of Joseph and Mary and see Joseph’s workshop. Then drive to Haifa – the Port city of Israel. See the world famous Bahai Gardens and drive up the Carmel Mountain. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea. Visit Stella Maris Church, and then drive to Muhraqa – where Prophet Elijah contested against the prophets of Baal and executed them. Then drive to the Roman capital city Casarea Maritima, and visit the Aquaduct by the sea. Then we visit Jaffa in Tel Aviv, known and Joppa in the Bible, where Peter stayed at Simon Tanners house. Visit the famous St. Peters Church in memory of the healing of Tabitha. Then continue driving to Bethlehem and check into the hotel.
Accommodation: Bethlehem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 06:
After breakfast, visit Mt of Olives with Bethpage , the Church of Ascension, and the Pater Noster Church . Walk along the Palm Sunday Road, by foot to the Gethsemane Gardens, and visit the Church of All Nations. Visit the Dominus Flevit Church on the way. Then walk to Mary’s Tomb and Apostles Grotto. Proceed to Bethlehem and visit the Church of Nativity, where Jesus was born. Also visit St. Jerome’s Grotto from where he translated the Bible. Walk to the miraculous site of Milk Grotto and then drive to Beit Sahour to visit Shepherds Field, where the angel appeared to the shepherds about the birth of Jesus. Check into the hotel for overnight stay.
Accommodation: Bethlehem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 07:
After breakfast, drive to Bethany, where Mary, Martha and Lazarus lived. Visit the Tomb of Lazarus, the ruins of the old church and the modern church. Drive to River Jordan to Qasr El Yahud, the exact place of the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. It is also where the Hebrew children crossed over to Canan, the Promised Land after their exodus from Egypt. Then continue to the ancient city of Jericho, believed to be the oldest city on earth, and visit Mt. Quarantal by CABLE CAR, where Jesus fasted for 40 days when Satan tried to tempt him. See the Sycamore Tree. Proceed to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth (400 m. below sea level) where we will have a unique experience of floating on the salty water. Then we visit the Western Wall and view the Temple Mount in Mt. Morea and Al Aqsa Mosque.
Accommodation: Bethlehem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 08:
Check out from the hotel after breakfast and visit St. Anne’s Church – Nativity of Our Lady and Pool of Bethesda. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried His Cross. Continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christ was crucified and buried – see the place of the Golgatha, where the 3 crosses stood, a good thief and a bad thief to each side of Jesus. See the Anointing Stone where Jesus was taken down from the Cross and His body was washed and anointed with oils. See the Tomb Stone of Jesus, where He was buried and from where He rose again on the third day. After lunch proceed to Mt Zion and then see the Upper Room / Cenacle where Jesus established the Eucharist. It is also the place where all the Apostles and Mother Mary gathered on the day of Pentecost. Walk down to King David's Tomb. Then we visit the Church of Dormizion and then the church of St. Peter Gallicantu. Visit Caiaphas’s prison and the sacred pit where Jesus was imprisoned for one night. Drive to Ain Karem, the beautiful village in Judean hill country. Visit the Visitation Church where Virgin Mary met Elizabeth where the child in Elizabeth’s womb leapt for joy. Later walk to the Birthplace of John the Baptist.
Accommodation: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 09:
Depart the hotel early in the morning to celebrate Holy Mass in Holy Sepulchre, if possible at the Calvary or inside the empty Tomb of Jesus Christ. (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY) Return to the hotel for breakfast and check out and then drive to Allenby Bridge for departure from Israel. After immigration and other formalities, we will drive to Amman and Proceed for Amman city tour. Visit the famous Citadel and Amphi theatre, Do some final Shopping and after dinner, drive to Amman International Airport for departure.
Accommodation: NA
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10:
Arrival home with blessed memories of Holy Land, the land of miracles.
COST: INR 35000 + 780$
(From Kempegowda International Airport,Bangalore)


2. Jordan , Israel , Palestine

Franciscan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
1+6+3
JORDAN – ISRAEL – PALESTINE - EGYPT
10 Nights & 11 Days


• 01 night’s accommodation in Amman (Jordan)
• 02 night’s accommodation in Tiberias (Israel)
• 04 night’s accommodation in Bethlehem (Palestine)
• 01 night’s accommodation in Taba (Egypt)
• 02 night’s accommodation in Cairo (Egypt)

ITINERARY

DAY 01:
Upon arrival in Amman International Airport, you will be welcomed and will be helped with immigration processes. After all the procedures, we will drive from Amman Airport to visit Mt. Nebo, from where Moses saw the Promised Land. Then visit the Madaba Church to see the Byzantine period mosaic map of the Holy Land. Check in to the hotel for overnight stay.
Accommodation: Amman
Meals: Dinner

DAY 02:
After breakfast, drive to Sheik Hussein border early by 7.30 am and after immigration enter Israel. Proceed to Nazareth after breakfast and visit Mary’s Well and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation. Later visit the house of Joseph and Mary and see Joseph’s workshop. Then we will drive to Cana where Jesus made His first miracle at the wedding. Continue to Tiberias for overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tiberias
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 03:
After breakfast, we will depart from hotel for boating in Sea of Galilee. Then we will visit the expressive Church of the Beatitudes. We will then visit Tabgha – the church of multiplication of bread and fish and will proceed to visit the Church of Primacy of Peter and also see the site of Mensa Christi. We will visit Capernaum, the town of Jesus at the bank of Lake Galilee. Enjoy the special St. Peter's Fish lunch. After lunch, we will drive to Mt. Tabor, (mountain by Taxi) the site of transfiguration of Jesus. Proceed to Tiberias for overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tiberias
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

DAY 04:
After breakfast, drive to Haifa – the Port city of Israel. See the world famous Bahai Gardens and drive up the Carmel Mountain. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea. Visit Stella Maris Church, and then drive to Muhraqa – where Prophet Elijah contested against the prophets of Baal and executed them. Then drive to the Roman capital city Casarea Maritima, and visit the Aquaduct by the sea. Then we visit Jaffa in Tel Aviv, known and Joppa in the Bible, where Peter stayed at Simon Tanners house. Visit the famous St. Peters Church in memory of the healing of Tabitha. Then continue driving to Bethlehem and check into the hotel.
Accommodation: Bethlehem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 05:
After breakfast, visit Mt of Olives with Bethpage, the Church of Ascension, and the Pater Noster Church. Walk along the Palm Sunday Road, by foot to the Gethsemane Gardens, and visit the Church of All Nations. Visit the Dominus Flevit Church on the way. Then walk to Mary’s Tomb and Apostles Grotto. Proceed to Bethlehem and visit the Church of Nativity, where Jesus was born. Also visit St. Jerome’s Grotto from where he translated the Bible. Walk to the miraculous site of> Milk Grotto and then drive to BeitSahour to visit Shepherds Field, where the angel appeared to the shepherds about the birth of Jesus. Check into the hotel for overnight stay.
Accommodation: Bethlehem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 06:
After breakfast, drive to Bethany, where Mary, Martha and Lazarus lived. Visit the ruins of the old church and the modern church. Drive to River Jordan to Qasr El Yahud, the exact place of the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. It is also where the Hebrew children crossed over to Canan, the Promised Land after their exodus from Egypt. Then continue to the ancient city of Jericho, believed to be the oldest city on earth, and visit Mt. Quarantal by CABLE CAR, where Jesus fasted for 40 days when Satan tried to tempt him. See the Sycamore Tree. Proceed to the Dead Sea the lowest point on earth (400 m. below sea level), at a private beach, we will have a unique experience of floating on the salty water. Then we visit the Western Wall and view the Temple Mount in Mt. Morea and Al Aqsa Mosque.
Accommodation: Bethlehem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 07:
Visit St. Anne’s Church – Nativity of Our Lady and Pool of Bethesda. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried His Cross. Continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christ was crucified and buried – see the place of the Golgatha, where the 3 crosses stood, a good thief and a bad thief to each side of Jesus. See the Anointing Stone where Jesus was taken down from the Cross and His body was washed and anointed with oils. See the Tomb Stone of Jesus, where He was buried and from where He rose again on the third day. Celebrate Holy Mass in Holy Sepulchre, if possible at the Calvary or inside the empty Tomb of Jesus Christ. (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY). Drive to EinKarem, the beautiful village in Judean hill country. Visit the Visitation Church where Virgin Mary met Elizabeth where the child in Elizabeth’s womb leapt for joy. Later walk to the Birthplace of John the Baptist.
Accommodation: Bethlehem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 08:
After breakfast and check out and then proceed to Mt Zion and then see the Upper Room / Cenacle where Jesus established the Eucharist. It is also the place where all the Apostles and Mother Mary gathered on the day of Pentecost. Walk down to King David's Tomb. Then we visit the Church of Dormizionand then the church of St. Peter Gallicantu. Visit Caiaphas’s prison and the sacred pit where Jesus was imprisoned for one night. After lunch, drive to Taba border for entering Egypt. After immigration, drive to Nuweiba. Check in to your hotel, explore the resort and the beach area of Red Sea. Dinner and overnight stay in Taba.
Accommodation: Taba
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 09:
After breakfast, check out early morning from the hotel and proceed to St. Catherine’s Monastery and walk for few minutes to the Monastery. Visit the Monastery, the place of the burning bush. Then drive to Cairo with packed lunch. Upon arrival in Cairo, we proceed for Nile Cruise on River Nile. After dinner, proceed to the hotel and check in.
Accommodation: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10:
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and view The Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. Later visit Egyptian Museum and old Christian city with old churches, in Cairo. Later you will have some free time for shopping and overnight stay in Cairo.
Accommodation: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 11:
After breakfast proceed to Cairo International Airport for departure.
Accommodation: NA
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12:
Arrival in back home with Holy Memories.
COST: INR 35000 + 870$
(From Kempegowda International Airport,Bangalore)


3. Jordan , Israel , Palestine

Franciscan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
1+4+4
JORDAN – ISRAEL – PALESTINE - EGYPT
08 Nights & 09 Days


• 01 Night accommodation in Amman (Jordan)
• 01 Night accommodation in Tiberias (Israel)
• 03 Night’s accommodation in Bethlehem (Palestine)
• 01 Night accommodation in Taba (Egypt)
• 02 Night’s accommodation in Cairo (Egypt)

ITINERARY

DAY 1:
Upon arrival in Amman International Airport, you will be welcomed and will be helped with immigration processes. Then we will visit Madaba, the city of Mosaics and see the mosaic map of Holy Land. Proceed to Mount Nebo from where Moses saw the Promised Land. Later we will transfer you to your hotel for overnight stay.
Accommodation: Amman
Meals: Dinner

DAY 2:
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Jordan-Israel border. After immigration, drive to Nazareth and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation and the Synagogue Church. Then visit the house of Joseph and Mary and see Josephs work shop. Then we will proceed to Cana, the site of the fist miracle at the wedding celebration. Continue to our hotel for check-in and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tiberias
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 3:
After breakfast, drive to Mt. Tabor to the site of transfiguration. Drive through the landscapes of Galilee to the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum, St. Peters House, Tabgha, the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish and then the expressive Church of the Beatitudes. We will then visit the Church of Primacy of Peter and Mensa Christi. We will have the special St. Peter's fish lunch. Later we go for a boat ride in a replica of a Galilean fishing boat from the time of Jesus. Drive to Bethlehem for overnight stay.
Accommodation: Bethlehem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 4:
After breakfast, we visit the Mt of Olives with the Church of Ascension, then the Pater Noster Church. Walk along the Palm Sunday Road by foot to the Gethsemane Gardens and visit the Church of All Nations. On the way visit the Dominus Flevit Church. Then we drive to the ancient city of Jericho, believed to be the oldest city on earth. See the Sycamore Tree of Zacceues. Later view the Mount of Temptation, where Jesus spent 40 days when Satan tried to tempt him and failed. Then we go to Qasr el Yahud, the original baptism site of Jesus at the Jordan River. Procede to the Dead Sea the lowest point on earth (400 m. below sea level), at a private beach, we will have a unique experience of floating on the salty water. Continue to Bethlehem and visit the Church of Nativity and then the Milk Grotto, Manger Square, St. Jerome’s cave and the Shepherds Field.
Accommodation: Bethlehem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 5:
After breakfast, enter the old city and walk along the Via Dolorosa (way of the Cross) where Jesus carried His cross. Visit St. Annes Church, Pool of Bethseda and Church of Condemnation and Flagellation. Continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christ was crucified and buried – see the place of the Golgatha, where the 3 crosses stood, a good thief and a bad thief to each side of Jesus, where Jesus was taken down from the Cross and His body was washed and buried. See the Tomb Stone of Jesus, where He was buried and from where He rose from the dead. Then we proceed to Mt. Zion. Stop at Mt Zion with the Upper Room, the place where the apostles and Mary gathered on the day of Pentecost and where Jesus established the Eucharist. See King David's Tomb and the Church of Dormizion. Then visit the church of St. Peter Gallicantum and then the sacred pit where Jesus was imprisoned for the night. Drive to visit Ein Karem – birth place of John the Baptist.
Accommodation: Bethlehem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 6:
After breakfast proceed to the border and on the way visit Bethany, site of the Tomb of Lazarus. After immigration, drive to Nuweiba. Check in to your hotel, enjoy your lunch and explore the resort and the beach area. Dinner and overnight stay in Taba.
Accommodation: Taba
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 7:
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to St. Catherine’s Monastery and walk for few minutes to the Monastery. Visit the Monastery, the place of the burning bush. Then drive to Cairo with packed lunch. Upon arrival in Cairo, we proceed for Nile Cruise on River Nile. After dinner, proceed to the hotel and check in.
Accommodation: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 08:
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and view The Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. Later visit Egyptian Museum and some churches in Cairo. Later you will have some free time for shopping and overnight stay in Cairo. Accommodation: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 09:
After breakfast proceed to Cairo International Airport for departure.
Accommodation: NA
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10
Arrival in back home with Holy Memories.
COST: INR 35000 + 750$
(From Kempegowda International Airport,Bangalore)

St. Francis of Assisi


FRAIRS B'DAYS (December)

Abraham Vadana
5 / December / 1946

Shaji Nicholas Vadachery
5 / December / 1969

Baptist D' Souza
6 / December / 1975

Anil Kerketta
9 / December / 1980

Vincent Soosai
13 / December / 1970

Anand Suresh Minj
13 / December / 1987

Nideesh M. John
13 / December / 1983

Paul K.L.
16 / December / 1952

Varghese Lakra
17 / December / 1977

Ajit Kerketta
18 / December / 1976

James Kallaracken
19 / December / 1942

Francis Agnello Rozario
22 / December / 1966

Kulandaisamy M.
23 / December / 1958

Emmanuel Christopher
24 / December / 1992

Mukti P. Ekka
25 / December / 1973

Tony D' Souza
26 / December / 1962

Sleeva Reddy
31 / December / 1968