National Young Adult Pilgrimage to Holy Land & Mt. Sinai--2010



What is it?

We are so pleased to announce this year's National Young Adult Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Sinai, May 15-24, 2010. Now in its fifth year, the trip is an opportunity for young adults from across the country to embark on an unforgettable "pilgrimage" experience to holy sites around the world. Past pilgrimages have included Turkey (Constantinople), Greece (Athens, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, Aegina), Russia (St. Petersburg and Moscow), and Italy (Rome, Venice, Ravenna, Florence). Check out our blog from last year's pilgrimage that followed our journey to Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Deadlines:

Register online and send $500.00 deposit by March 5, 2010. All registrations received after March 5, 2010 should include a $50.00 late fee. Full balance is due March 26, 2010.

Registration:
Click here to register online.



Package Prices:

$2,210.00 (rate is for Double Occupancy)
$2,790.00 (rate is for Single Occupancy)

Air Taxes: $365.00 (subject to change and not guaranteed until ticketed.
Travel Insurance: $181 for Double Occupancy and $212 for Single Occupancy.

Includes round trip international airfare to/from New York’s JFK airport to Tel Aviv, private transfers to/from airport, seven nights in Israel in superior first class hotels, one night in Sinai in standard hotel, private sightseeing and tour guide in Israel and Sinai, all bus trips, Sinai/Taba border taxes, service fees and taxes, and daily breakfasts and dinners. Rates reflect a 3% cash or check discount.

Additional Information:

Full Schedule of Fees and Tentative Air Schedule

Travel Insurance Information

Tentative Itinerary: SUBJECT TO CHANGE

DAY 1: Arrive in Tel Aviv

DAY 2: Tiberius, Mount Tabor, Church of Transfiguration, Sea of Galilee, Mountain of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Jordan River, and the House of St. Peter.

DAY 3: Cana, Nazareth, Church of the Annunciation, Roman Aqueduct in Ceasarea, and the Church and Tomb of St. George in Lydda.

DAY 4: Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Chapel of the Ascension, Gethsemane, Church of All Nations, the Garden of Agony, the Church and Tomb of the Virgin Mary, Monastery of Prophet Elias, Church and Tomb of St. Symeon, Monastery of the Hoyl Cross, Bethlehem, and the Church of the Nativity.

DAY 5:Drive to the Sinai Peninsula to, St. Catherine’s Monastery, the Burning Bush

DAY 6: Optional climb to the top of Mt Horeb (where Moses received the 10 Commandments), Divine Liturgy at Church of St. Catherine’s, short tour of Eilat and the Dead Sea.

DAY 7: Patriarchate of Jerusalem and private audience with His Beatitude Theophilos III(subject to confirmation), St. Stephen’s Gate, the Church of St. Anne, the Pool of Bethesda, Prison of Christ, the Holy Sepulcher (also walking the way of the Cross), and Golgotha.

DAY 8: Tomb of Martha and Lazarus in Bethany, Monastery of St. George Hodjevitis, Jericho, Mount of Temptation, Church of St. Elisseos ,and Zacheus’ Tree.

DAY 9: Depart for JFK Airport



(Posting date February 2010)

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