7) ROME AND HOLY LAND

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DAY 1

ROME

Arrival at Rome airport and reception by our English-speaking assistant. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 2

ROME

Buffet breakfast in hotel. Today enjoy a full-day sightseeing (with local guide) of the “Eternal City”: in the morning we’ll visit St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, where there are the tombs of the Saint and of the Popes. We will have the possibility to visit the Vatican Museums with the Sistine Chapel. In the afternoon we’ll complete our visit (with local guide) seeing the main Basilicas in Rome: the Basilica of St. Mary Major and the Basilica of St. John Lateran with the Holy Stairs Church. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3

ROME

Possibility to participate in the Papal Audience if it is Wednesday or to attend the Papal Blessing if it is Sunday. In the afternoon, we’ll visit (with local guide) the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 4

ROME / TEL AVIV / NAZARETH (flight+100KM)

Buffet breakfast in hotel. Transfer to Rome FCO airport to catch the flight headed to Tel Aviv. Arrival at Tel Aviv airport. Transfer by motorcoach to Nazareth (or Tiberias). We’ll have a stop in Casarea Maritima in order to visit Mount Carmel, with the Holy Mass in the Stella Maris Convent. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 5

NAZARETH

Buffet breakfast in hotel. This morning we’ll visit Cana and Nazareth, places that remind the childhood of Jesus: the Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Church, the Synagogue and the Fountain of the Virgin Mary. In the afternoon trip to Mount Tabor. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 6

NAZARETH / TIBERIAS / NAZARETH (35KM+35KM)

Buffet breakfast in hotel. Day trip to Tiberias Lake. We’ll visit the main sites of Jesus’ preaching: Magdala, the Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Capernaum with St.Peter’s Memorial, the Synagougue and the archeological excavations. Lake crossing by boat. In the afternoon continue to Banias, the source of the River Jordan. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 7

NAZARETH / JERUSALEM (150KM)

Buffet breakfast in hotel. Through highway number 06 we’ll reach the Sanctuary of the Visitation at Ein Karem. Visit of the Shepherds’Field and the Basilica of the Nativity. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 8

JERUSALEM

Buffet breakfast in hotel. Whole day dedicated to the visit of the two Mountains: Mount of Olives, the Ascension, Dominus Flevit, Gethsemane and the Basilica of the Agony. In the afternoon Mount Sion with the Cenacle and the Dormition Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 9

JERUSALEM

Buffet breakfast in hotel. Visit the Wailing Wall, St. Anne, Flagellation, Lithostroto and Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering). Visit Holy Sepulchre and free time to pray. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 10

JERUSALEM

Buffet breakfast in hotel. Day trip to the Desert of Judas, Monastery Wadi Kilt, St. George Kosiba. Then dive to Qumran, Dead Sea. Visit one of the most ancient towns in the world, Jericho, and Mount of Temptation. On the way back to Jerusalem, visit Bethany. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 11

JERUSALEM / TEL AVIV / DEPARTURE (75KM)

Buffet breakfast in hotel. Holy Mass. Transfer to the airport to take the flight back home.

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