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Holy Land Pilgrimage 2024 or 2025 with Bethlehem Stay

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Pilgrimages to the Holy Land – Pilgrimage to Bethlehem

Catholic Journey’s new Holy Land Pilgrimage staying in Bethlehem will reinvigorate your faith.  On these pilgrimages to the Holy Land, you stay in Bethlehem instead of Jerusalem.  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. You will visit 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, aka the Way of the Cross 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 these Catholic pilgrimages to the Holy Land.  Why don’t you pilgrimage to Bethlehem by booking the Holy Land Pilgrimage staying in Bethlehem for 2024 or 2025 today?

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2025

Prices start at $2,595 for land only$3,595 with airfare in 2025!  Our best price for pilgrimages to the  Holy Land.

Tour Details for Holy Land Pilgrimage 2025 with Bethlehem Stay
Tel Aviv · Caesarea · Nazareth · Cana · Tiberias · Sea of Galilee · Jordan River · Mt. Tabor · Jerusalem · Ein Karem · Bethlehem · Jericho · Dead Sea · Mt. of Olives · Holy Sepulchre

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
Itinerary Holy Land Pilgrimage 2025 with Bethlehem Stay
See the following on this pilgrimage: Tel Aviv · Caesarea · Nazareth · Cana · Tiberias · Sea of Galilee · Jordan River · Mt. Tabor · Jerusalem · Ein Karem · Bethlehem · Jericho · Dead Sea · Mt. of Olives · Holy Sepulchre

Day 1USA - Tel Aviv

israel flag holy land pilgrimage tourBegin your pilgrimage to Bethlehem and the Holy Land by departing the USA for overnight flights to Tel Aviv, Israel. Breakfast and dinner will be served aboard the transatlantic flight.

Day 2Tel Aviv – Nazareth

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport. After clearing Passport Control and collecting your luggage, you will meet your guide in the Arrivals Hall. He will escort you to your waiting motorcoach which will bring you to your hotel located in Nazareth. There will be time to freshen up before gathering for Mass and Welcome dinner. Overnight in Nazareth.

Day 3Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation - Cana

Basilica of the Annunciation Holy Land pilgrimage to bethlehemToday you will begin with a visit to Nazareth where the group will celebrate Mass in the Basilica of Annunciation. Walk down to the Grotto, where the remains of the house of the Blessed Mother are visible. Here is where the Angel of the Lord announced the good news to Mary. Visit the museum and archaeological site where you can see the remains of Nazareth at the time of Christ, as well as the workshop of St. Joseph – which is now known as St. Joseph’s Church. Visit Mary’s Well and the Church of the Angel Gabriel and have lunch before driving to Cana, the village of Jesus’ first miracle of changing water into wine. Here couples may renew their wedding vows. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Day 4The Ministry of Christ in the Galilee: Tiberias - Boat ride on Sea of Galilee - Gerasene - Capernaum - Mt. Beatitudes

chapel on the Mount of Beatitudes holy land pilgrimage to bethlehem

Some of today’s highlights are a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to see the synagogue and St Peter’s house, a visit to Tabgha to see the splendid mosaic about the miracle of the loaves and fishes, and to the nearby Church of Peter’s Primacy where Peter was told: “Feed my lambs, feed my sheep.” Visit Gerasene (Kursi) where Jesus exorcised demons out of a man and into a herd of swine, causing them to run down the hill into the Sea of Galilee where they drowned. There will be an unforgettable Mass on the Mount of the Beatitudes where the Sermon on the Mount was given. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Nazareth.

Day 5Mt Tabor - Mt Carmel - Caesarea - Emmaus - Jerusalem

Mount Tabor holy land pilgrimage to bethlehemStart the day with a visit to Mount Tabor, the scene of the Transfiguration, where you will have Mass. Take in the views of the Jezreel Valley before driving to Stella Maris, a Carmelite Monastery to see the Madonna of Mt Carmel, and to Mukhraka, the place where Elijah confronted the false prophets of Baal and where the Carmelite Order was started. Continue along the coast to Caesarea, where St. Peter baptized the first gentile convert Cornelius, and where the Romans held Paul prisoner. Visit the Roman and Crusader ruins before continuing on to Emmaus along the way to Jerusalem. It was on the road to Emmaus where Jesus appeared to two disciples after His resurrection on the third day. They did not recognize Him until He sat and broke bread with them. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 6Ein Karem - Bethlehem the Nativity –Church of Visitation - Church of the Nativity - Shepherd’s Fields

jesus birth spot bethlehem holy land pilgrimage tourThis morning we’ll visit Shepherd’s Fields where the angels announced the birth of Jesus and have Mass at the Church of the Nativity, which stands upon the site where Jesus was born. We’ll enjoy lunch in Bethlehem before heading to the village of Ein Karem, the birthplace of St John the Baptist. Here we will pray at the Church of Visitation where the Blessed Virgin Mary visited her cousin, Elizabeth, and proclaimed the ‘Magnificat’. We will return to Bethlehem with time for shopping before gathering for dinner. Overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 7Jerusalem, the Holy City, The Passion of Jesus’ Last Hours: Mt Olives, Palm Sunday, Dominus Flevit, Gethsemane, Cave of Betrayal, Cave of Assumption, Pater Noster

Begin our day with a visit to the Mt. of Olives where you will be presented with an overview for a better understanding of its geography and some of the key sites surrounding the area. This includes a dramatic view of the Old City, revealing a city with 4000 years of history. From this vantage point see much of what makes Jerusalem such a unique city to the three major religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Visit the Pater Noster, which has the Lord’s Prayer in many languages, and the site of the Ascension from where Jesus ascended to Heaven. Walk the Palm Sunday route down the mountain stopping at Dominus Flevit, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Continue on to the Garden of Gethsemane, and celebrate Mass at the Rock of Agony where Jesus prayed His last prayer before His arrest. Visit the cave of betrayal then the cave of Assumption of Mary to heaven. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 8The Wilderness: Bethany - Jericho -Mt Temptation - Jordan River Baptismal Site - Dead Sea

River Jordan Holy Land Pilgrimage tourThe desert east of Jerusalem is rich in the Christian tradition. Begin with a visit to Bethany where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. Further east, just off the Roman road that Jesus ‘walked’, is Wadi Qelt gorge, the site of the Monastery of St George. At the oasis town of Jericho, visit the excavations of the oldest city in the world and view Mt. Temptation where Jesus fasted and was tempted by Satan. Enjoy lunch in Jericho and visit the site where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist along the Jordan River. Afterward, enjoy a swim (or rather a float!) in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea, renowned for its healing properties before returning to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.

Day 9Stations of the Cross - Church of the Holy Sepulchre - St Anne’s Church - Ecce Homo - Western Wall - Upper Room - Dormition

Holy Sepulchre jerusalem holy land Pilgrimage tour

Early in the morning, the group will retrace the last steps of Jesus. Then walk along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrow), through the markets of the Old City praying the Stations of the Cross, reflecting on the greatness of His sacrifice. Finally, you will arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Mass. After breakfast at your hotel, return to the Old City of Jerusalem to visit St. Anne’s Church, the home of the Virgin Mary, and her parents Saints Joachim and Anne. Pass the Ecce Homo where Pilate proclaimed “Behold the man”; then the Western Wall of the Temple, the holiest place for those of the Jewish faith. Nearby is the Dome of the Rock and the Haram al-Sharif or Temple Mount, exit at Mt Zion. At the Cenacle visit the Upper Room of the Last Supper. Next, go to Dormition Abbey where it is believed that the Blessed Mother’s earthly life came to an end. Visit St. Peter in Gallicantu, the House of Caiaphas, where Peter denied Him thrice. Special Farewell Dinner in Jerusalem. After dinner, transfer to Tel Aviv airport for the return flight to the USA.

Day 10Flight Home

Return home.   This morning you will arrive back in the USA.

Map - Holy Land Pilgrimage 2025 with Bethlehem Stay
Interactive Map of Pilgrimage to Bethlehem with Holy Land Pilgrimage Sites - click on upper left arrow for list or on pins

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Pics of a Pilgrimage to Bethlehem with sites visited on the Holy Land Tour
Dates, Pricing, Booking for Holy Land Pilgrimage 2025 with Bethlehem Stay
Make a Deposit to reserve your place. Prices start at $2,595 for Land Only. No credit card fees.

2024 Holy Land with Bethlehem Pilgrimage Tour

HLB-2024-Oct

October 7-16, TBD 2024

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Open to everyone!  Book now!

$3,695 Book Here

$2,595 Land Only

HLB-2024-Nov

October 29 – November 7, TBD 2024

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$2,595 Land Only

2025 Holy Land with Bethlehem Pilgrimage Tour — coming soon

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HLB-2025-March March 17 – 26, 2025 $3,795 Book Here  $2,795 Land Only
HLB-2025-June June 16 – 25,  2025 $3,995 Book Here  $2,795 Land Only
HLB-2025-July July  14 – 23, 2025 $3,995 Book Here  $2,795 Land Only
HLB-2025-September September 8 – 17, 2025 $3,795 Book Here. $2,795 Land Only
HLB-2025-October

October 20 -29, 2025

$3,795 Book Here. $2,795 Land Only
HLB-2025-November November 10 – 19, 2025 $3,795 Book Here. $2,795 Land Only

Single Room Supplement: $879 unless otherwise specified.

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Options

Pre-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 per person $100

Post Stay in Jerusalem – Overnight Hotel & Breakfast

Double Room w/breakfast only per person $225 · Single Room w/breakfast only one person $419 · Private Airport Transfer 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 pilgrimage to the Holy Land?   Click Here to get started.

Travel Insurance for Holy Land Pilgrimage 2025 with Bethlehem Stay
If you encounter a flight cancellation, baggage delay, medical emergency or more during your Bethlehem Pilgrimage, travel insurance is here to help.

Travel Insurance is available for Pilgrimages to the Holy Land and – 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 2025 with Bethlehem Stay
Frequently Answered Questions for our Pilgrimage to Bethlehem and the Holy Land

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Do you have hotel information?  Click here for 4-star hotel accommodations for the Holy Land Pilgrimage with Bethlehem Stay.

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

Is a pilgrimage to Bethlehem or a pilgrimage to the Holy Land important?  For the Importance of a Holy Land pilgrimage click here.

Have the Bishops said anything about pilgrimages 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!

Do you have other pilgrimages to the Holy Land?  Yes. We have the classic  Holy Land and Jerusalem Pilgrimage Tour we have offered for over 20 years, the new Holy Land Pilgrimage with Jordan and Petra Tour, and the delectable Holy Land Food and Faith Pilgrimage Tour which is our premium tour.

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

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

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.

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