Galilee to Jerusalem in the footsteps of Jesus.
There is no other place on earth like the Holy Land. Here is the birthplace of history and the great monotheistic religions of the world. Here you will sense the very soul of humanity.
This is a land of physical beauty and contrast – truly God’s land. We will savor peaceful Galilee – the land of Jesus’ ministry – including Capernaum, Mt. Tabor, Nazareth and Cana. We will pass through the fertile Jordan Valley with the barren mountains on either side. We stop at the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth and Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
And nothing will ever prepare you for your first visit to Jerusalem. The Jewish devotion at the Western Wall next to the Muslim Dome of the rock; the Muslim call to prayer sounding as one enters the Church of the Holy Sepulchre; the striking provincialism of the various Christian rites, each seeming to compete for God’s attention.
We will celebrate Mass in many special places such as: in Nazareth at the Grotto of the Annunciation, on Mt. Tabor at the site of the transfiguration, at the Church of St. Peter built above the ancient structure of Peter’s house, on Mt. Beatitude where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount, and in a number of the wonderful churches around Jerusalem.
Above all, you will find that the Scriptures will come to life for you – not just while you are there, but when you return home as well. Stories of the Old and New Testaments take on new and exciting meaning. Places that saw the very dawn of history will have been fixed in your memory; places where God’s Son walked on the earth.
Whether you’re an experienced pilgrim or this is your first such venture, we know that you will be moved and that your faith will come alive again and again throughout the journey. We invite you to join us on this wonderful trip.
Marian Tours International, Inc.
Judy and Don Robinson