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Blessed Journeys
12 Days
Nov 20 - Dec 1, 2019
Cost
$5,450.00
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Salt + Light Blessed Journeys
Israel, Palestine and Jordan 2019
Travel with Salt + Light on a trip of a lifetime to The Holy Land.
Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation invites you on a spiritual journey to the very home of our Christian faith. From November 20, 2019 to December 1, 2019 follow in the footsteps of Christ on a Pilgrimage to Israel, Palestine and Jordan for a time of prayer, reflection and sightseeing. Whether at the Sea of Galilee or in the city of Jerusalem, memories made in the Holy Land are sure to last a lifetime. It was in these lands that the Gospel was first spread and from where the Word of God was proclaimed to humanity. Don't miss this tremendous opportunity to grow in faith, and to walk with Christ.


Amman • Petra • Dead Sea • Bethany Beyond the Jordan • Capernaum • Mt. Beatitudes • Tabgha • Nazareth • Cana • Mt Tabor • Jordan Valley • Jericho • Jerusalem • Ein Karem • Shepherds’ Fields • Bethlehem • Mt of Olives • Gethsemane • Mt Zion • Upper Room • Yad Vashem • Old City of Jerusalem • Old City, Way of the Cross • Holy Sepulcher • Emmaus
Package Includes
- Economy class round-trip airfare from Toronto
- Alternate cities of departure are also available – please inquire about connectors to Toronto (at an additional cost)
- 10 nights’ accommodation in superior hotels / 3 nights on the Sea of Galilee
- 1 night Petra, 1 night Dead Sea, 3 nights Sea of Galilee, and 5 nights Jerusalem.
- Buffet breakfast daily
- 9 set menu / buffet dinners (Nov. 21 - 30)
- Wine and cheese cocktail at Notre Dame (Friday, Nov. 30)
- 5 lunches (3 in Jordan + 2 in Holy Land )
- Transportation by deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- Local English speaking guides
- Admission fees to sites visited
- Baggage handling at hotel
- Mass at unforgettable locations
- complimentary use of headsets and wifi (on the bus) in Israel only
Cost of Pilgrimage
12 Days including travel days
* CAD$5,450
per person based on double occupancy

Includes a $500.00 donation to Salt + Light Catholic Media Foundation. A tax receipt will be issued after travel.

$1,437.00 - Single Supplement
For more information or to register:
Robyn Forster
Uniglobe LGI Travel
Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm Central Time
Toll Free: 1-888-221-5221 ext. 4103
Your 12 Day Itinerary
Nov 20, 2019 - Dec 1, 2019

DAY 1: Departure: Toronto. Thursday November 20

DAY 2: Arrive Amman. Thursday November 21

Transfer to hotel in PETRA (3 hours drive)

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DAY 3: Petra, Dead Sea Friday November 22

A full morning to explore Petra, also called Rose City due to the color of the rock from which it is carved. Possibly established as early as 321 BC, Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. Walk to the site through the dramatic "ciq" or canyon. See the Treasury, carved in the pink stone, and continue past the Roman theatre, the Corinthian Tomb and Palace Tomb to the Roman road. In the afternoon drive to your hotel on the shores of the Dead Sea. (BLD)

DAY 4: Bethany Beyond the Jordan Saturday November 23

Visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan Baptismal site on the River Jordan. Drive on to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land and where Saint John Paul II stood in 2000 on his historic Great Jubilee visit to the Holy Land. See the remains of the Byzantine church with its mosaic floors and Celebrate Mass in the Church where Pope Benedict prayed in 2009. In the afternoon drive north cross the Sheikh Hussein border into Israel and to your hotel in Galilee. (BLD)

DAY 5: Boat ride, Capernaum, Mt. Beatitudes, Tabgha Sunday November 24

The day starts at the Mount of Beatitudes, scene of Jesus’ great Sermon on the Mount; time to celebrate the Beatitudes. Going down from the Church of the Beatitudes, we visit the commemorative places on the Northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. We stop first at Capernaum, Jesus’ home base for his Galilean ministry. From there we visit the Franciscan Church of the Primacy of Peter where we celebrate mass at in the Church where Peter was commissioned for ministry. We then stop at Tabgha, the Benedictine site of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes. Our final stop before lunch as in the town of Magdala, home to one of Jesus’ well-known disciples named Mary, “Apostle to the Apostles.” Prayer in the beautiful Church on the Sea of Galilee. (BLD)

DAY 6: Nazareth, Cana Monday November 25

This morning we visit the city of Nazareth, the site of Mary’s home and the town where was raised, learned a trade, and matured. We will have a special visit to the Convent of the Sisters of Nazareth, built over some extraordinary excations believed to be the “House of the Nutirtion” where Jesus lived with Mary and Joseph. We then stop at Nazareth Village, a unique reproduction the town of Nazareth at the time of Jesus. Today we celebrate Mass in the Grotto of Annunciation in Nazareth’s magnificent Church commemorating Mary’s encounter with the Angel Gabriel. In the afternoon, we visit the town of Cana, where Jesus performed His first miracle at the request of His mother. Renewal of Marriage vows in the Franciscan wedding Church. (B,D)

DAY 7: Mt Tabor, Jordan Valley, Jericho, Jerusalem Tuesday November 26

Today we leave Galilee and head toward Jerusalem, stopping at Mount Tabor, site of the Transfiguration. (Luke 9:28-36). Celebrate Mass in the Church of the Transfiguration. Drive down the Jordan Valley to Jericho to view the Mt of the Temptation and the Zacheus’ Sycamore Tree. Stop at the Dead Sea to experience the dark waters and then onto Jerusalem. (B,D)

DAY 8: Ein Karem, Shepherds’ Fields, Bethlehem Wednesday November 27

Begin the day with a visit to the Second Temple scale model for an overview of Jerusalem as it was at the time of Jesus. A short drive takes us to the Israeli artistic village of Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist and visit the church of the Visitation. We then travel to Bethlehem and visit we will visit the Shepherds’ Field where we Celebrate Mass in the Shepherds' Caves. Visit Bethlehem’s Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity that marks the place where Jesus was born. (BLD)

DAY 9: Mt of Olives, Gethsemane, Mt Zion, Upper Room Thursday November 28

Start the day at the Mount of Olives to take in the panoramic view of Jerusalem. Here we visit the Benedictine Sisters Monastery, noted for its beautiful icons. Walking down the “Palm Sunday Road” visit the beautiful little church “Dominus Flevit” where the Lord wept over the city of Jerusalem prior to His death. At Gethsemane ponder Jesus’ final night. The Garden contains trees, the roots of which go back to the time of Jesus. Visit the Church of All Nations and pray at the “Rock of Agony,” a section of bedrock identified as the place where Jesus prayed alone in the garden on the night of His arrest. From there take the route Jesus was taken along as a prisoner to the house of the High Priest Caiaphas where Jesus was interrogated and imprisoned. We visit the Church of Peter in Gallicantu and Celebrate Mass in the lower Church. End the day with a visit to the Basilica of the Dormition and the Upper Room on Mt Zion. (B,D)

DAY 10: Yad Vashem, Old City of Jerusalem. Friday November 29

We begin our day early by walking the Via Dolorosa and praying the Way of the Cross. We have breakfast at Olive Tree and then continue on to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Later in the day, we walk through the Old City to experience the four quarters of the city that include the holy sites for Jews, Christians and Muslims. At the end of the day, we stop at Ecce Homo Convent and Basilica for a meditation on the Lord’s passion. (B,D)

DAY 11: Old City, Way of the Cross, Holy Sepulcher. Emmaus Saturday November 30

Today we begin our day by celebrating mass at the Tomb of Jesus in the Holy Sepulcher. We have breakfast and then travel to the West Bank Village of Emmaus El Qubeibeh to visit the Church of the Breaking of the Bread for a reflection on the Resurrection of the Lord. We continue on to the Salvatorian Sisters Home for the Aged and meet with the Sisters and the people in their care. (B,D)

DAY 12: Transfer to airport for departure Sunday December 01

This pilgrimage involves walking, and at times on uneven uphill cobblestones. This requires our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day. This may make this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

For the benefit of everyone in the group, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation and Uniglobe LGI Travel reserve the right to accept or reject anyone who may be deemed incompatible with the interest of the other participants. Salt and Light or Uniglobe will not refund or cover any cost or expenses incurred for termination of vacation arrangements due to unacceptable or incompatible behavior. Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation and Uniglobe LGI Travel are not responsibile for any missed activities due to a participant’s inability to participate with the group.

Special Assistance:
You must report any disability requiring special attention, at the time of registration. We reiterate that this pilgrimage involves walking on uneven, rough terrain, and requires travelers to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to any participant on any aspect of this Pilgrimage. A qualified and physically able companion must accompany travelers who need special assistance. It is the guest responsibility to arrange for such assistance prior to making their reservations. Motorized vehicles are unsuitable and not possible to arrange.

Reservations, deposits and payment:
- A non-refundable deposit of $500.00/per person, plus optional Travel Insurance premium is due at the time of booking.
- A copy of the information page of your current passport must accompany this completed form. Passports must be valid at least up to June 2020.
- Balance is due September 4, 2019.
- If a booking is made 90 days or less prior to departure full payment is due.
- Reservations received after this date are subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
- We recommend strongly that you purchase cancellation insurance.
Important Reservation Information
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Reservations

Completing the Registration Form indicates your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions, and your non-refundable deposit of $500.00 per person is due at the time of booking. The deposit is required to reserve your place with hotels, airlines, etc. The final payment must be received by September 4, 2019, and will be considered 100% non-refundable. Late reservations must be accompanied by full payment.

Communications

All documents will be sent by email. Please provide your email address as this will be our main mode of communications.

Prices and Taxes

The prices quoted are per person in Canadian Dollars. Not included in the package would be travel insurance, fuel surcharges, and any beverages unless indicated on the itinerary. Coffee and tea will be included during the organized breakfast service only. Gratuities and taxes have been included in the total price. Gratuities are considered mandatory and will be distributed on your behalf to your service providers (i.e. guide, coach driver and hotels, organized meals).

The cost of this pilgrimage is $5,450CAD

Air Travel – Deviations or Extensions

If you wish to deviate from the group travel arrangements or if you wish to extend your trip, this must be specified in writing, at the time of your reservation. All requests are subject to airline regulations and availability. Your acceptance of the new arrangements must be done in writing by email or fax, and once accepted, the changes will be confirmed and any additional changes will be subject to fees. Some changes may require immediate non-refundable payment (i.e. airline upgrades). Salt and Light cannot be held responsible for any delay or flight changes incurred by the airline. All group travel is offered in discounted economy class and as such, advance seating assignments are not available. Your preference may be requested and will be assigned at check in based on availability. Please advise your air mileage account at the time of reservation. Although we make every effort to apply the appropriate frequent flyer number to your reservation when it is provided to our office, we recommend that you show your card to the check in agent on departure day. We cannot guarantee that the points will be posted to your account otherwise.

Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation and Uniglobe LGI Travel will not be held responsible for any delay or flight changes by the airline.

Dietary Restrictions

Dietary restrictions and special meals during air travel must be requested at the time of your reservation. This information will be provided to the proper personnel. Please note that not all dietary requests can be accommodated, and we appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Itinerary Changes

We reserve the right to make reasonable changes to the itinerary when necessary for the comfort and well-being of the group. While we strive to operate the program as described in the promotional materials, changes to the itinerary, accommodations, services or order of the visits may be required due to local circumstances.

Responsibility of the Participant

It is important to note that the amount of walking many of our pilgrimages can be significant and the terrain may vary greatly. You may encounter hills, mountains, unpaved streets, cobblestone streets, etc. It is your responsibility to ensure that this tour suits your abilities. Those requiring extra assistance must be accompanied by a travelling companion that can administer this assistance. Also, note that some activities may not be suitable for your individual circumstance and any unused services will not be refundable. If you are not accustomed to physical activity, we recommend that you begin walking "briskly" 1-2 times a day; build up to 2-3 miles with no discomfort.

For more information or to register:
Robyn Forster
Uniglobe LGI Travel
Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm Central Time
Toll Free: 1-888-221-5221 ext. 4103
Email: RobynF@uniglobelgi.com

OR

Kristen Carey
Associate Director, Development and Donor Relations
Call: 1.416.971.5353
Toll Free: 1.888.302.7181
Email: kcarey@saltandlighttv.org