New Year's in The Holy Land

Friday, December 28, 2018 - Saturday, January 6, 2019

$5,299 per person

LOTTERY OPENS WED, JUNE 12 at 4pm ET
(Details Below)
Image by Simon Maage

Roundtrip Airfare

From New York - JFK Airport

departing

Friday, December 28, 2018

Old City

Galilee, Bethlehem, and Jerusalem

Walk where Jesus walked and see The Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Cana, Bethlehem, and Jerusalem with the best guides in the Holy Land

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4 Star Hotels

7 Nights in Deluxe 4-Star Hotels in Tiberias, Bethlehem

and Jerusalem

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All Tips & Gratuities

Included

No hidden costs,

extra fees,

or

changes to the final price like most pilgrimages

Fresh Falafel

Local Cuisine

6 Amazing dinners at local restaurants (no hotel buffets!)

w unlimited beverages including beer and wine

Image by Wout Vanacker

Ring In

The New Year!

You'll never forget this

New Year's Eve

celebrated

on 

The Sea of Galilee

BEFORE YOU ENTER THE LOTTERY,

YOU SHOULD KNOW...

This pilgrimage has been created for listener's of The Catholic Guy Show with Lino Rulli. He will be your host for the entire week. If you don't listen to the show this trip is not for you. 

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This pilgrimage involves a LOT of walking through holy sites and cities. With so much to see and do the days are long and down time is scarce. You should plan on walking several miles a day, up and down stairs, and on uneven pavement during this trip. It's worth it. We promise. 

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It's a pilgrimage, so of course there will be plenty of faith. But we also have a lot of fun. Lunches, dinners, and even on the bus you should plan to laugh along the way. This is not a retreat. This will be fun. You will make amazing friendships and create lifelong memories.

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COVID-19 changed the way we all live and for the foreseeable future it will impact the way we travel. 

Health protocols and regulations are changing all the time. There may be more questions than answers for awhile. Flexibility, patience, and a willingness to roll with the punches have always been inherent to travel but are required in larger amounts now. If you’re ready now, and understand that it’s all a bit like the Wild West, then take a good read over the Terms and Conditions our attorneys have written up, and then let’s go! While Lino feels comfortable traveling, you may not. And that’s ok. When you’re ready to travel again, we welcome you to enter the lottery for a trip.

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But seriously... please read the Terms & Conditions before you enter the lottery.

It's not just legalease (though there is some of that) it will answer many questions you probably have

about "what if" scenarios, address the critical importance of travel insurance, and explain what you can expect if you win the lottery. Now, that's a happy thought!

 
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DETAILED ITINERARY

Saturday

September 21, 2019

Sunday

September 22,

2019

Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, you'll get you bags and meet Lino and our guide in the Arrivals Hall. We'll then get on our bus and drive to the city of Tiberias, which sits on the Sea of Galilee. This will be your base for the next 3 nights. After check-in and a chance to shower off those airplane germs we'll have Mass and a welcome dinner together.

Monday

September 23,

2019

The day begins by heading to Nazareth. We will have Mass at the Church of the Annunciation, where the Angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. We'll also visit St. Joseph's workshop. After lunch, we'll visit Mt. Precipice. We'll then head to Cana to see where Jesus' first sign of turning water into wine occurred. There will also be a special blessing of married couples at the church. At the end of a full day we'll head back to the hotel to freshen up before dinner at a great local restaurant.

Tuesday

September 24,

2019

This morning we'll begin the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. After that we're off to Capernum: the hometown of Jesus during His ministry, where we'll celebrate Mass. This afternoon we'll go up tot he Mount of Beatitudes for a tour. We'll then visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the multiplication of the fishes and the loaves took place, and then stand on the shores of the Sea of Galilee at a place called The Primacy of Peter. We'll wrap the day visiting the Valley of the Doves, one of the paths Jesus literally walked! We'll head back to the hotel for a chance to rest before another great local dinner.

Wednesday

September 25,

2019

This morning we'll check out of the hotel and board the bus to head to Mount Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration where we'll celebrate Mass. We will then head to Jericho, the oldest city in the world where we'll see the hometown of Zaccheus. There will also be time for some great shopping! We'll have a relaxing dinner at a great spot near the Dead Sea. 

DETAILED ITINERARY

$5,299 per person

Saturday

September 21, 2019

You'll fly overnight from New York - JFK to Tel Aviv. 

Sunday

September 22,

2019

Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, you'll get you bags and meet Lino and our guide in the Arrivals Hall. We'll then get on our bus and drive to the city of Tiberias, which sits on the Sea of Galilee. This will be your base for the next 3 nights. After check-in and a chance to shower off those airplane germs we'll have Mass and a welcome dinner together.

Monday

September 23,

2019

The day begins by heading to Nazareth. We will have Mass at the Church of the Annunciation, where the Angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. We'll also visit St. Joseph's workshop. After lunch, we'll visit Mt. Precipice. We'll then head to Cana to see where Jesus' first sign of turning water into wine occurred. There will also be a special blessing of married couples at the church. At the end of a full day we'll head back to the hotel to freshen up before dinner at a great local restaurant.

Tuesday

September 24,

2019

This morning we'll begin the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. After that we're off to Capernum: the hometown of Jesus during His ministry, where we'll celebrate Mass. This afternoon we'll go up tot he Mount of Beatitudes for a tour. We'll then visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the multiplication of the fishes and the loaves took place, and then stand on the shores of the Sea of Galilee at a place called The Primacy of Peter. We'll wrap the day visiting the Valley of the Doves, one of the paths Jesus literally walked! We'll head back to the hotel for a chance to rest before another great local dinner.

Wednesday

September 25,

2019

This morning we'll check out of the hotel and board the bus to head to Mount Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration where we'll celebrate Mass. We will then head to Jericho, the oldest city in the world where we'll see the hometown of Zaccheus. There will also be time for some great shopping! We'll have a relaxing dinner at a great spot near the Dead Sea. 

Thursday

September 26,

2019

Our first stop this morning will be the Baptismal Site of Jesus on the Jordan River. We'll then head up to Jerusalem for Mass at the Latin Patriarchate. This afternoon we'll visit the Davidson Center where we will see the Southern Steps of the Temple where Peter preached after Pentecost. We'll also see the Wailing Wall and then check in to our hotel in Jerusalem before heading out to dinner. 

Friday

September 27,

2019

This morning we'll begin with a visit to St. Peter in Gallicantu Church on Mount Zion. We'll then head to Bethlehem for the rest of the morning and afternoon. We'll begin at the Church of the Nativity - the birthplace of Jesus Christ. We'll have Mass here. This afternoon we'll visit Shepherd's Field. After that we'll go to the Kando Store - legendary for its olive wood and antiquities - as a place not only to buy religious goods but as a way to support the Christian community in Bethlehem. After returning to our hotel we'll have a free evening to relax and rest. 

Saturday

September 28,

2019

This morning begins very early walking the Via Dolorosa (the Way of the Cross) which ends with Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher: at the Tomb of the Resurrection. We'll then visit Golgotha and have a tour of the church, followed by time for private prayer. Afterwards, we'll go up to the Mount of Olives where we'll walk the Palm Sunday path visiting Dominus Flevit, where the Lord wept, and end at the Garden of Gethsemane. We'll have some free time to head back to the Holy Sepulcher, do some last minute shopping, relax, or even get a tattoo! We'll head back to Bethlehem for dinner tonight. 

Sunday

September 29,

2019

This morning we'll have Mass and then some free time. This afternoon we'll check out of our hotel, visit the Jewish Quarter of the Old City and then head back up Mount Zion to see Dormition Abbey (the site of the Assumption), and the Upper Room (where Jesus celebrated the Last Supper). We'll have a light dinner and then we head to the airport for our overnight flight home with new friends and a lifetime of memories. 

* Itinerary is subject to change.

 

THE LOTTERY

Due to exceptionally high demand all available spots on these pilgrimages are filled by random selection from a lottery.

The lottery is NOT for a free trip. 

This is your chance to win the opportunity to spend thousands of dollars to travel with Lino and experience the trip of a lifetime.

 

On Wednesday June 12th at 4:00pm ET you will see an "ENTER LOTTERY" button at the top of this page.

This button will be active for 24 hours, during which you may enter the lottery.

You will have the option to enter for either 1 or 2 spots. 

 

If your name is randomly selected you will be notified via email and have 48 hours to register and pay a $1,000 non-refundable deposit per person in order to secure your spot(s). If no deposit is received within the required 48 hours your spot(s) will be forfeited and another name will be chosen.

 

All winners will be notified no later than 7 days after the close of the lottery.

Good Luck!