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In the Footsteps of Jesus and St Paul

Led by expert Pilgrimage Director - Andrew Sholl

 


● Dead Sea (1)  ● Sea of Galilee (2)  ● Nazareth  ● Cana  ● Acre  ● Haifa (1)  
●Caesarea Maritima  ● Tel Aviv (1) ● Jerusalem (4)  ● Bethlehem  ● Jericho  
● Athens (2)  ● Corinth  ● Thessaloniki (2)  ● Philippi  ● Rome (3)  

 


● Optional Malta Extension (3)




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ITINERARY


DAY 1:  SATURDAY 19 MAY 2018 - DEPART AUSTRALIA FOR JORDAN

DAY 2:  SUNDAY 20 MAY – ARRIVE AMMAN – DEAD SEA
•    Arrive Amman airport – transfer to hotel at the Dead Sea
•    Afternoon at leisure
Dead Sea overnight (D)

DAY 3:  MONDAY 21 MAY – DEAD SEA TO THE SEA OF GALILEE
•    Morning visit to Bethany Beyond the Jordan
•    Travel day – cross the border into the Holy Land of Israel
•    Continue to the Sea of Galilee
Sea of Galilee overnight (BD)

DAY 4:  TUESDAY 22 MAY - NAZARETH / CANA / MT TABOR
•    Visit Nazareth: Basilica of the Annunciation and Synagogue/Church, Nazareth Village
•    Visit Cana in Galilee: Renewal of Marriage vows
•    Ascend Mt Tabor and visit the Church of the Transfiguration
Sea of Galilee overnight (BD)

DAY 5:  WEDNESDAY 23 MAY - SEA OF GALILEE TO HAIFA
•    Visit the Western Shores of the Sea of Galilee: Church of the Beatitudes, Church of the Multiplication of loaves and fishes, Church of the Primacy of St Peter
•    Visit the ‘Jesus Boat’ at Kibbutz Ginosar
•    Capernaum (St Peter’s House/Church of Synagogue)
•    Transfer to Haifa – check in to accommodation
•    Acre with its battlements and Crusaders Hall
Haifa overnight (BD)

DAY 6:  THURSDAY 24 MAY – HAIFA TO TEL AVIV
•    Visit Carmelite monastery Mt. Carmel (‘Stella Maris’)
•    Visit Caesarea Maritima (Act 23:23-35; 24:22-27; 25:1-12)
•    Check in to accommodation in Tel Aviv
•    (Ruta to perform Israeli Music at Hotel)
Tel Aviv overnight (BD)

DAY 7:  FRIDAY 25 MAY – TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM
•    Mass at St Peters Church
•    Jaffa
•    Continue on to Jerusalem
Jerusalem overnight (BD)

DAY 8:  SATURDAY 26 MAY - JERUSALEM
•    Visit Mt Zion Area: the “Upper Room”
•    Church of the Dormition and St Peter-in-Gallicantu Church
•    Visit Mt of Olives Area
•    “Pater Noster” Convent
•    “Dominus Flevit” Church
•    Garden of Gethsemane Church of the Agony
Jerusalem overnight (BD)

DAY 9:  SUNDAY 27 MAY – BETHLEHEM & JERICHO
•    Bethlehem visit incl Church of the Nativity and Shepherds Field
•    Travel out to Jericho – view Mt Temptation
Jerusalem overnight (BD)

DAY 10:  MONDAY 28 MAY - JERUSALEM
•    The Way of the Cross From “Ecce Homo” Convent of Flagellation Church / Holy Sepulchre
•    Western Wall, St Anne’s Church and the Pool of Bethesda
Jerusalem overnight (BD)

DAY 11:  TUESDAY 29 MAY – JERUSALEM TO ATHENS
•    Transfer to Tel Aviv airport
•    Flight to Athens from Tel Aviv Airport
•    Arrival transfer to hotel in Athens
Athens overnight (BD)

DAY 12:  WEDNESDAY 30 MAY - ATHENS
•    Visit Athens
•    AM: The Acropolis (Parthenon and Erechtheion) and the Areopagus Hill (Acts 17:16-34)
•    PM: The National Archaeological Museum
Athens overnight (BD)

DAY 13:  THURSDAY 31 MAY - CORINTH
•    Visit to Ancient Corinth by bus (Acts:18:1-11)
•    Return to Athens in time for dinner
Athens overnight (BD)

DAY 14:  FRIDAY 1 JUNE – ATHENS TO THESSALONIKI
•    Morning flight to Thessaloniki (Acts17)
•    Pm: Visit the site of the old Synagogue, where Paul found a thriving Jewish Community
Thessaloniki overnight (BD)

DAY 15:  SATURDAY 2 JUNE – PHILIPPI
•    Day trip to Philippi (Acts 16) – visit the ruins and also the Baptistery of Lydia
•    Return to Thessaloniki in time for dinner
Thessaloniki overnight (BD)

DAY 16:  SUNDAY 3 JUNE – FLY TO ROME
•    Transfer to the airport for flight connections to Rome
•    Arrival transfer to accommodation for check-in
•    Rest of day at leisure
Rome overnight (BD)

DAY 17:  MONDAY 4 JUNE - ROME
•    Visit St Peter’s Basilica and Vatican Museum (incl Sistine Chapel)
•    Free time
Rome overnight (BD)

DAY 18:  TUESDAY 5 JUNE - ROME
•    AM: Visit the Three Fountains, where St Paul was executed
•    Tour of Basilicas (St Mary Major, St John Lateran and St Paul Outside the Walls)
Rome overnight (BD)

DAY 19:  WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE – DEPART ITALY
•    Transfer to the airport for homebound flight connections (B)
•    OR continue on to Malta 3 night extension (below)

DAY 20:  THURSDAY 7 JUNE – IN TRANSIT

DAY 21:  FRIDAY 8 JUNE – ARRIVE AUSTRALIA



MEAL CODE:
B: Breakfast   L: Lunch   D: Dinner

                  



OPTIONAL 3 NIGHT MALTA EXTENSION

DAY 19:  WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE - FLY TO MALTA
•    Transfer to Rome airport for flight to Malta
•    Arrival transfer and commence tour of Valletta: St John’s Cathedral; sites associated with St Paul (ie Shipwreck Church)
•    Harbour Cruise
•    Check in to hotel
Valletta overnight (BD)

DAY 20:  THURSDAY 7 JUNE – ST PAUL’S BAY / RABAT / MDINA
•    Visit to St Paul’s Bay (Acts 28:1-10) – boat ride to where Paul was shipwrecked
•    Rabat & Mdina – St Paul’s Catacombs, Cathedral
•    Mosta – miraculous Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
•    Return to hotel in time for dinner
Valletta overnight (BD)

DAY 21:  FRIDAY 8 JUNE - GOZO
•    Coach and ferry to the Island of Gozo
•    Visit Church of St John La Rotunda and walk up to the Gozo Citadel
•    Visit St George’s Basilica
•    Mass in Ta Pinu Shrine
•    Return to hotel in time for dinner
Valletta overnight (BD)

DAY 22:  SATURDAY 9 JUNE – DEPART MALTA
•    Transfer to airport for homebound flight connections (B)

Day 23:  SUNDAY 10 JUNE – IN TRANSIT

DAY 24:  MONDAY 11 JUNE - ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

 


 
2018 DATES AND PRICES
 
AIR & TOUR PACKAGE
Code Departs Aust Arrive Australia
8PV38 19th May 2018 8th June 2018
 
COST PER PERSON    
AUD                    Single Supplement   Malta Extension    Malta Single Supplement
$9690 $2230 $1590 $660
NB. An additional mandatory prepaid tipping fund of $15 per day per person will be invoiced in advance by Harvest to avoid regular inconvenience to pilgrims on tour.
 
 
Full package based on departure from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth including all airline taxes and levies (subject to change). Refer to our full price inclusions and Booking Procedures for more information.
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