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Holy Land Pilgrimage with Jordan and Petra Tour – 12 day

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – Pilgrimage to Bethlehem and Jordan with Petra Tour

Catholic Journey’s new Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Jordan with Petra Tour will reinvigorate your faith.  On this Catholic Pilgrimage, you will walk in the Footsteps of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and the Apostles, visiting and celebrating daily Mass in the most important Shrines and Basilicas of Christianity.  This Holy Land Pilgrimage and Petra Tour visits the Basilica of the Annunciation, where the Angel of the Lord appeared to the Virgin Mary, and Mary professed her Magnificat. You will visit Bethlehem and celebrate the birth of Christ at the Church of the Nativity.  You will have the opportunity to renew your baptismal vows at the Jordon River and your wedding vows in Cana, where Jesus performed His first Miracle. You will spend two days around the Sea of Galilee where Jesus began His ministry, preaching to thousands as He gave His sermon on the Mount of Beatitudes, and miraculously fed the multitudes with fish and loaves of bread. The highlight of the Holy Land Pilgrimage Tour will be in Jerusalem where you will pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and experience the Lord’s Passion along the Via Dolorosa, on the way to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which marks the place where Jesus was put to death on Calvary, and was buried and rose again! Visits to Mount Tabor,  Sepphoris, Bethany, and Jericho are just some of the other places that you will visit on this Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Petra Tour.  This Catholic pilgrimage tour visits Petra, where the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was filmed.  It is stunning.  Why don’t you go ahead and book the Catholic Holy Land Pilgrimage with Jordan and Petra Tour for 2025 today?

Prices start at $3,195 for land only — $3,995 with airfare from most major airports in 2025!

“To go on pilgrimage is not simply to visit a place to admire its treasures of nature, art or history. To go on pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves in order to encounter God where he has revealed himself, where his grace has shone with particular splendor and produced rich fruits of conversion and holiness among those who believe. Above all, Christians go on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, to the places associated with the Lord’s passion, death, and resurrection.”  

~ Pope Benedict XVI Visit To The Cathedral Of Santiago De Compostela; Address Of The Holy Father Benedict XVI; Nov. 6, 2010.

Details of the Holy Land Pilgrimage with Jordan and Petra Tour

Departure & Return Location

Your local airport of choice —  Or you can choose land only and make your own flight arrangements.

Departure Time

Arrive for Check-in 3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Complementaries

  • Name and Luggage tags
  • Neck Wallet
  • Travel Bag

Tour Size

  • Average group size is 21 for Holy Land and Petra Pilgrimages
Itinerary for Holy Land Pilgrimage with Jordan and Petra Tour
Amman · Petra · Kerak · Madaba · Mt. Nebo · Jerash · Tel Aviv · Caesarea · Nazareth · Cana · Tiberias · Sea of Galilee · Jordan River · Mt. Tabor · Jerusalem · Gethsemane · Ein Karem · Bethlehem · Qumran · Jericho · Dead Sea · Mt. of Olives · Mt. Zion · Holy Sepulchre

Day 1Depart USA

Your Holy Land pilgrimage begins by meeting at the airport and boarding your flight to Amman, Jordan.

Day 2Amman - Jordan

Harir Palace Hotel in Amman jordan holy land pilgrimage tour with petraUpon arrival in Amman, harrir food chicken jordan holy land pilgrimage tour with petrameet the local Catholic Jordanian guide and transfer by private motorcoach to the hotel. Amman is the capital and largest city in the country of Jordan.  In the Bible, the city of Amman is referred to as Philadelphia or one of the cities of The Decapolis.  Dinner and overnight.

Day 3Kerak - Petra

Petra-treasury-jordan-holy-land-pilgrimage-tourDeparture for Petra, stopping in Kerak, a city mentioned in the Bible as Kir or Charac Moaba. Kerak has the largest castle in the area, built by the crusader King Fulk of Jerusalem.  Construction of this Crusader Castle started in 1140 AD.

Next, we drive down the King’s Highway to Petra, the Rose City, the capital of the Nabateans, carved out of the red rock of the mountain. Walk through the Siq, a narrow passage to the first monument – the Treasury Temple. Visit also the Monastery, House of Justice, the Royal Tombs, and the Theater. The walk includes a visit to the Petra Museum. The Museum holds numerous artifacts from the Neolithic period of Nabataean history. The museum also contains architecture from the Romans as well as, a Byzantine chapel. Petra was immortalized in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.  Lunch at the archaeological site. Dinner and overnight in Petra.

Day 4Mount Nebo - Madaba - Jordan River - Dead Sea

River Jordan Holy Land Pilgrimage tour with petraBreakfast at the hotel and departure for Mount Nebo from which Moses saw the Promised Land.  This mountain was mentioned in Deuteronomy 34, “Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah.” While here, you will tour the Holy site where Moses died and was buried.

Continuation to Madaba, a city famous for its Byzantine mosaics, for a visit to the St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church where the ancient map of the Holy Land is kept. Lunch. Visit the site where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist along the Jordan River for the renewal of the baptismal promises. Free time for bathing in the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight along the Dead Sea.

Day 5Gerasa aka Jerash - Cana

gate at jerash Jordan holy land pilgrimage tourBreakfast at the hotel. We Depart for Jerash which is mentioned in the Bible as Gerasa.  It was one of the 10 cities of the Decapolis.  Visit the best preserved Hellenistic-Roman city in the whole Middle East.  The remains include Hadrian’s Arch, the Hippodrome, the Oval Plaza as well as the Theatre, and the Cardo.  Lunch in the restaurant.

In the afternoon we travel to Israel.  We drive to Cana, where according to St. John, Jesus performed his first miracle, changing water into wine at the wedding.  This is also where we remember the vocation of the apostle Bartholomew aka Nathanael of Cana, of whom Jesus said, admiringly, “Here is a true Israelite.”We celebrate Mass here at the Wedding Church, and married couples will have the opportunity to renew their wedding vows.  Overnight in Nazareth.

Day 6Basilica of the Annunciation - San Guiseppe - Ancient Village - Mount Tabor

Mount Tabor holy land jordan with petra pilgrimage tourBasilica of the Annunciation Holy Land jordan with petra pilgrimage tourBreakfast at the hotel. In the morning visit Nazareth: Fountain of the Virgin, Basilica of the Annunciation, where the Angel Gabriel visited the Virgin Mary and announced she would bear God’s son. 

We will visit the Church of San Giuseppe, aka St. Joseph.  Ancient Village, and Synagogue.  We will celebrate mass in the Basilica of the Annunciation. Lunch. In the afternoon climb Mount Tabor. Visit the sanctuary of the Transfiguration where Jesus was transfigured and conversed with Moses and Elijah. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7Tiberias - Capernaum - Mount of Beatitutdes - Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee

chapel on the Mount of Beatitudes holy land jordan with petra pilgrimage tourA full day will be spent around the lake of Tiberias, referred to in the Bible as the Sea of Galilee, starting with Capernaum where Jesus lived and started his ministry. Then Tabgha, the site where the miracle of the multiplication of fish and bread took place.  Magdala is the hometown of Mary Magdalene.  The Mount of Beatitudes is the location of the Sermon on the Mount. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be the children of God.”   We will enjoy a boat ride on the lake.  Lunch in a restaurant around the lake. Overnight in Nazareth.

 

Day 8Bethlehem, Yad Vashem

church of the nativity bethelem holy land jordan with petra pilgrimage tourTransfer to Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity, the Milk Grotto, and Sheperds’ field. Lunch in Bethlehem. In the afternoon, visit the Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, the memorial to the Holocaust. It is the second most visited site in Israel.  See some of their online exhibits.  Overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 9Jerusalem

church st. peter denied lord holy land pilgrimage tourBreakfast at the hotel. Morning dedicated to visits to Mount Zion: Saint Peter in Gallicantu, where Peter denied our Lord three times, the Dormition, and the Last Supper. Lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Mount of Olives.  Here we visit the Aedicule of the Ascension where Jesus ascended into heaven after the resurrection.  The Church and Grotto of the Pater Noster where Jesus taught us the Lord’s Prayer.  See the Basilica of Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, and Tomb of the Virgin Mary. Overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 10Jerusalem - Western wall - Stations of the Cross - Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Holy Sepulchre Church found on Holy Land Jerusalem Pilgrimagewestern wall jerusalem holy land pilgrimage tourAn entire day spent in the old city: Western Wall of the Temple, Temple Mount, Church of Saint Anne, the Mother of the Virgin Mary, Pool of Bethesda, Church of the Flagellation, Litostroto.  We will walk the Via Dolorosa also known as the Via Crucis or Stations of the Cross ending with arrival at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Return to the hotel in Bethlehem. Dinner and overnight.

Day 11Jerusalem - Old Port of Jaffa - St. Peter's Church - Tel Aviv

old jaffa port boats holy land jordan with petra pilgrimage tourBreakfast at the hotel. Departure for Jaffa and visit the ancient Port.  Over 4,000 years old, this port is one of the oldest in the world and is part of the Prophet Jonah and the Whale biblical story.   We will also visit the church of Saint Peter with an overview and Farewell Dinner in Tel Aviv. St. Peter’s Church in Jaffa is where St. Peter raised Tabitha from the dead in the Acts of the Apostles.  Transfer to Ben Gurion airport for overnight return flights to the USA.

Day 12Return to USA

This morning you will arrive back in the USA.

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Dates, Pricing, Booking for Holy Land Pilgrimage with Jordan and Petra Tour
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2024 Holy Land Pilgrimage with Jordan and Petra Tour Dates

HLJ24 08 September 9-20 TBD, 2024 $3,995 Book Here.  $3,195 land only
HLJ24Oct

October 21-Nov 1, 2024

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HLJ24Nov

November TBA, 2024

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2025 Holy Land Pilgrimage with Jordan and Petra Tour Dates

HLJ-2025-Jan

January 15 – 26, 2025

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HLJ-2025-March March 10-21, 2025 $3,995 Book Here. $3,195 land only
HLJ-2025-April

April 22 – May 3, 2025

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with Fr. Binoy and Bayani Laigo

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HLJ-2025-June

June 9 – 20, 2025

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with Fr. Dermot Morrin, OP

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HLJ-2025-July

July 21 – August 1, 2025

with Fr. TBA

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HLJ-2025-September

September 8-19, 2025

 

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HLJ-2025-October

October 20- 31, 2025

 

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HLJ-2025-November

November 10 – 21, 2025

 

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Single Room Supplement: $899.00 unless otherwise specified.

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Options

Pre-Stay in Amman – Overnight Hotel & Breakfast

Double Room w/breakfast only per person $85. · Single Room w/breakfast only one person $150. · Private Airport Transfer in Amman per person $50

Post Stay in Tel Aviv – Overnight Hotel & Breakfast

Double Room w/breakfast only per person $219. · Single Room w/breakfast only one person $409. · Private Airport Transfer in Tel Aviv per person $100

Flight Upgrades to Business Class or Premium Economy 

Upgrades to Business Class or Premium Economy are available – conditions apply!

Would you like to lead your parish or group on this Holy Land pilgrimage? Click Here to get started.

 

Travel Insurance for Holy Land Pilgrimage with Jordan and Petra Tour
If you encounter a flight cancellation, baggage delay, medical emergency or more during your pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Petra, travel insurance is here to help.

Travel Insurance is available for Israel and Jordan and – is recommended.

Click here for insurance plans including Cancel for Any Reason Coverage for a pilgrimage to Israel.

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FAQ for Holy Land Pilgrimage with Jordan and Petra Tour

Harir Palace Hotel in Amman

Do you have hotel information?  Click here for Hotel Accommodations for the Holy Land Pilgrimage with Jordan and Petra Tour

Do I need an electrical adapter in Israel and Jordan?  Yes, you will need an adapter for both Jordan and Israel.

Is a Holy Land Pilgrimage important?  For additional information for pilgrims to the Holy Land please click here.

Have the Bishops said anything about a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land?  For Holy Land Pilgrimage Guidelines from the United States Bishops click here.

Are your guides Catholic?  All of our guides are Roman Catholic!  Absolutely!  We are the only pilgrimage tour agency with a Roman Catholic priest on staff!

New Visa Application for Americans!

ETA-IL is now required.   It is easy to do.

If I make my own flight arrangements, how do I meet up with the group? 

Arrival times vary between dates and within pilgrimages.  If you make your own flight arrangements, we can arrange a private transfer from the Queen Alia Amman Jordan airport to the group hotel for $50 per person.  From the group hotel to Ben Gurion Tel Aviv airport in Israel for $100 per person.  We recommend using our airport transfer service because they are known and trusted drivers.  As soon as you have your flight information, email Marcelle.

Do you have other pilgrimage tours to the Holy Land?  Yes.  We have our classic Holy Land and Jerusalem Pilgrimage Tour and the new premium Holy Land Food Pilgrimages to Israel featuring Foodies Tours and now on sale the Holy Land Pilgrimage with Bethlehem Stay.  The Bethlehem Stay Holy Land Pilgrimage is our lowest-cost offering.

Do you have FAQs for airlines, passports, vaccinations, travel insurance, tipping, packing, mobility, and others?  Yes. FAQ for all Catholic Journeys Pilgrimage Tours

Would you like to lead your parish or group on this Holy Land Pilgrimage?  Click Here to get started.

Can I obtain Cancel for Any Reason Coverage for a pilgrimage to Israel?  Yes! Click here for insurance plan details — see the Select Plan with CFAR upgrade.

4 Reviews
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Jessica O

Solo Traveller

Pilgrimages to the Holy Land are always a Blessing, specially when they are directed by great priests like Fr. Noelker.
I enjoyed everything on this pilgrimage to the Holy Land!
My prayers go to all of the people of those wonderful and holy places we visited last September and their families, thanks to you for making these Holy Land pilgrimages that are so important for our Faith growth possible.

In Christ,
Jessica

October 27, 2023

Lynn S

Couple Traveller

The trip went well, my only complaint is that they rearranged the schedule. The guides were very knowledgeable, they almost threw to much at you. The guide in Jordan had everything down to a system. Told us when we had to be on the bus what we were doing and how much walking for that day. The guide in Israel left it up to Father to inform us of what time and what we were doing. All in all it was a great trip. Oh one more thing you do need to let people know that there is a lot of stairs and hills and lot of walking.

The food was good, with delicious chicken, rice, hummus, pita bread. The breakfasts were good, they gave a good selection of items. The hotels were good. The best 2, one was, sorry I can’t remember the name of the one, but it was an old village, the rooms were like caves, it was very cool, I think it was in Petra, the second was the Holiday Inn at the Dead Sea, unfortunately we did not have enough time to thoroughly enjoy that one! LOL! But all in all the food and accommodations were very good.

October 16, 2023

Carol and Bob K

Couple Traveller

Amazing Pilgrimage, our Jordan and Israel guides were outstanding! Great bus drivers. Wonderful accommodations. Carol and Bob Kolar

October 3, 2023

Fr. Desmond Ndikum

Solo Traveller

The pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Jordan was wonderful. It was a different experience leading a group after having gone a few years ago as a Deacon. I just took it all in. The tour guides in both Israel and Jordan were exceptional. I look forward to my next pilgrimage tour!

April 4, 2023
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