Holy Land

2020 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

November 9 – 20, 2020

Starting at $2999* per person

Come and see… John 1:39

Dear Pilgrim,

The peace of Jesus Christ be with you!

Thank you for your interest on the 2020 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Here is some information concerning the itinerary of the trip.


November 9, Monday

  • Departure from Rochester

November 10, Tuesday

  • Arrival in Tel Aviv, Drive to Galilee
  • Welcome Mass in Magdala, in the Duc in Altum Church
  • Accommodations either at Pilgerhaus in Tabgha or Casa Nova in Tiberias

November 11, Wednesday

  • Visit Nazareth (Church of the Annunciation, Church of Saint Joseph, Synagogue, Mary’s Well), Cana (Church at Cana) and Sepphoris (archeological site)
  • Morning Mass at the Basilica of the Annunciation
  • Renewal of Marriage Vows in Cana

November 12, Thursday

  • Sea of Galilee (Capernaum, Tabgha, and Primacy of Peter) and Kibbutz Ginosar (see first century boat, and boat ride on the Sea of Galilee)
  • Morning Mass at the Church over the House of Peter.

November 13, Friday

  • Mount of Beatitudes, Bethsaida, Caesarea Philippi (Banias) and Tel Dan
  • Morning Mass at the Mount of Beatitudes

November 14, Saturday

  • Mount Tabor, Naim, Ceasarea Maritima and Mount Carmel
  • Morning Mass at the Church of the Transfiguration

November 15, Sunday

  • Samaria (Church at Jacob’s Well), Jordan River (Baptismal Site), Megiddo (archeological site), Dead Sea (swim)
  • Morning Mass at the Jordan River
  • Renewal of Baptismal Vows at the Jordan River
  • Accommodations at Casa Nova (Old City), Saint Thomas House (Jerusalem) or Casa Nova in Bethlehem [Tantur Institute]

November 16, Monday

  • Bethlehem (Church of the Nativity, Church of Saint Catherine, Shepherds’ Field, Herodion) and Ein Karem (Church of the Visitation and Church of Saint John the Baptist)
  • Morning Mass at the Church of Saint Catherine

November 17, Tuesday

  • Mount of Olives (Church of All Nations, Dominus Flevit, Pater Noster Church); Bethany (Tomb of Lazarus, Church of Mary and Martha), City of David (Hezekiah’s Tunnel)
  • Morning Mass at the Garden of Gethsemani

November 18, Wednesday

  • Via Dolorosa and Holy Sepulchre; Mount Zion (Cenacle, Dormition Abbey, Saint Peter in Gallicantu)
  • Morning Mass at the Cenacle

November 19, Thursday

  • Temple Mount, Western Wall, Hebron (Tombs of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs)
  • Early Morning Mass in the Holy Tomb

November 20, Friday

  • Departure from Tel Aviv