Join ONE OF Our PilgrimageS
September 22nd - October3rd, 2023
Tel Aviv, Jerusalem,Caesarea, Nazareth, Jordan River, Mount Tabor, Bethlehem, Cana, Dead Sea, Ein Karem, Barcelona, Montserrat, Sagrada Familia and Manresa.
Spiritual Director Fr. Thomas C. Machalski
$4,999.00 Per person, double occupancy.
Single Room: $6,099.00.
A deposit $250.00 per person is required at time of booking.
Full payment 90 days before departure.
TOUR COST INCLUDES:
NOT INCLUDED: Lunch, beverages, travel insurance, and items of a personal nature.
*REMEMBER, SPACE IS LIMITED!
Please be advised that we only have a certain amount seats available.
To guarantee your seat, you must submit a deposit as soon as possible. No seats will be held by word of mouth.
Board your overnight transatlantic flight to "Tel Aviv". Dinner and breakfast are served on board.
Evening arrival at Ben Gurion Airport (Tel Aviv). After arrival and passport inspection. You will collect your luggage and are met by our tour guide. The tour guide will escort you to our coach and hotel for check in and dinner. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Today on our way to "Nazareth" we will stop in "Caesarea" by the Sea along the Mediterranean Sea. In this Roman city, "St Paul" was imprisoned by the Romans before being expelled to Rome. We will stop at "Mt. Carmel" and the monastery of the Carmelites (Stella Maris Monastery) in Haifa. Continue to Nazareth to visit the "Church of the Annunciation" (built over the Holy Family's home). We will celebrate Mass at the "Basilica of the Annunciation". After Mass we will visit "Cana", site of Jesus first miracle at the wedding feast. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.
After breakfast we will visit the "Mount of Beatitudes", scene of Jesus’ great Sermon on the Mount. Nearby is "Tabgha", where Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000 and onto the site known as “Peter’s Primacy”. Here, after His resurrection, Jesus met with His disciples and told Peter to “feed my lambs; feed my sheep.” [John 21:9].Continue to "Capernaum" to visit the ruins of an ancient synagogue and the Byzantine chapel at the site of Peter's House and then take a boat ride on the "Sea of Galilee". We will also stop at the "Jordan River", Baptism site of Jesus. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.
We will start our day ascending "Mt. Tabor" the site of the transfiguration of Jesus. We will celebrate Mass at Mt. Tabor. After Mass we will drive through the Jordan valley to visit "Jericho", one of the oldest cities in the world. In Jericho, you will view the exact location, the "Mount of Temptation", where the Devil tempted Jesus during his forty-day fast. Proceed to "Qumran", to visit the caves where the "Dead Sea Scrolls" were found. On our way to Jerusalem we will stop by the "Dead Sea" shore, where you will have time to soak your feet in the waters of the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Today we visit "Bethlehem" and the "CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY", the oldest church in the Holy Land, where the nativity of Jesus took place. Following Mass we continue to visit Beit Sahour and "Shepherds Field". Afternoon visit to “Ein Karem”, according to tradition its the birthplace of “John the Baptist”and “Church of the Visitation”. Dinner & overnight in Jerusalem.
This morning we will visit the church of "Pater Noster", where Jesus taught His disciples the Lord's Prayer. (Luke 11:1-4) “Dominus Flevit” is a Church that commemorates where Jesus wept for Jerusalem. (Luke 19:41) "Gethsemane", a garden at the foot of the "Mount of Olives" and the "Church of All Nations", built over the "Rock of Agony". where Jesus prayed alone on the night of His arrest. After Lunch, we visit Mount Zion: the "Last Supper Room", "St. Peter in Galicantu", & "Dormition Abbey". Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Today we begin the day by entering the old city, with a visit to the "Church of St. Anne", marking the place of birth of the "Blessed Virgin Mary", visiting as well the nearby "Pools of Bethesda". We proceed to the "Chapel of the Flagellation" (where Our Lord was scourged), then we will follow the "Via Dolorosa" (Stations of the Cross), ending in the "Church of The Holy Sepulcher". The rest of the day is on your own to explore old Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
After breakfast we will transfer to the Tel Aviv for our flight to "Barcelona". Afternoon arrival in Barcelona and where we will meet our new tour guide and transfer to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Today after breakfast we will transfer to the beautiful "Monastery of Our Lady of Montserrat". Since the 12th century, pilgrims have flocked to the mountain to venerate the miraculous statue of the Black Madonna (La Moreneta). According to Catholic tradition, the statue of the Black Virgin of Montserrat was carved by "St. Luke" around 50 AD and brought to Spain. It was later hidden from the Moors in a cave, where it was rediscovered in 880 AD. You will also have time to listen to the famous "L'Escolania Boy's Choir" performances of Gregorian chants and other genres of religious choral music. Late afternoon we will move on to "Manresa", the city of "St Ignatius of Loyola’s cave". Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, lived here for almost a year and we’ll visit the very cave that he lived in. Dinner and overnight in Barcelona.
This morning we will visit "La Sagrada Familia", one of "Gaudí's" most famous works in Barcelona. The jewel in the crown of Gaudí’s works, the temple is a synthesis of his overall conception of architecture. The richness of detail and its significance need explaining in order to appreciate this fascinating and extraordinary building in full. Gaudí wished the temple, which is still being built, to be financed by the people. It’s in one of the chapel that we will have Mass. We will also have a city tour of Barcelona with a stop at the "Cathedral of Barcelona". Dinner and overnight in Barcelona.
"Be sure not to pack your passport". Your memorable journey has come to an end. This morning after morning Mass you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home. You will be asking yourself, "Where did the time go?"
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE!
APRIL 18 ~ APRIL 22, 2023
Spiritual Director: Rev. Stephen A. Saffron
$1,899.00 Per Person: Double & Triple Occupancy:
Single Room: $2,250.00
A deposit of $250.00 per person is required at time of booking.
Full payment is due 60 days before departure.
TOUR COST INCLUDES:
SPACE IS LIMITED!
Please call A & G Peace Tours Inc. today, to request your pilgrimage application and secure your Spiritual Journey of a lifetime.
If you are thinking of going, it’s Mary who is calling you!
Depart New York for Mexico City. On arriving, we'll meet our guide and transfer to our deluxe hotel. (Mass) at the "Jesuit Holy Family Church" and visit and pray at the tomb of "Fr. Miguel Agustin Pro, S.J." the Jesuit martyr. (Dinner and overnight).
Morning departure to the "SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE", the patroness of the Americas. Celebrate (Mass) in the Basilica and join your prayers with other pilgrims as you kneel before the altar displaying the astounding Tilma, the sackcloth bearing the image of the Holy Virgin. Afterwards, "CITY TOUR of the HISTORICAL CENTER of MEXICO CITY", including the Main Square (“Zocalo”), the Cathedral, the National Palace with its interesting mural paintings by famous painter Diego Rivera. Return to the hotel for dinner overnight.
After breakfast, we will visit the "TEMPLE of OUR LADY of LOS REMEDIOS" and celebration of the Holy Mass. After lunch we return to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe and we will follow the station of the cross. Free time for private prayer, shopping or just absorb the beauty of this beautiful shrine. (Dinner and overnight).
After breakfast, we depart for Tulpetlac to have Mass at the "Shrine of the Fifth apparition", where Juan Diego's uncle, "Juan Bernadino", was cured. Continuation to the archaeological zone of "TEOTIHUACAN", to admire the imposing 215-meter high "Pyramid of the Sun, the Pyramid of the Moon", the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, and other amazing constructions. Return to our hotel for dinner.
After breakfast we will depart our hotel for a farewell visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mass) and departure for the airport for our return flight home.