Parish Holy Land Pilgrimage Autumn 2020

28th October – 4th November

Trip provided by Joe Walsh Tours

West Somerset Catholic Parishes organiser – Fred Keen

Contact: Tel: 01643 862331 or email:


The Tour includes 7 nights

4 nights in Bethlehem and 3 nights in Tiberias

Also included are trips to the Church of the Nativity: Jerusalem Via Dolorosa: the Church of the Holy Sepulchre: The Sea of Galilee and much more. Please see below for the itinerary.

Cost: £1395/1350 per person all inclusive. The flights will be by EasyJet from Luton There will be an extra charge if enough people would like to travel to Luton Airport by coach from Minehead.

Minehead Parish – Holy Land Itinerary 28th October 2020

Day 1

Connect with onward flight to Tel Aviv, meet coach and guide and transfer to your hotel in Bethlehem for 4 nights, dinner bed and breakfast.

Day 2

After breakfast, we start our visit to the church of the Nativity and see the birthplace of Jesus and the Holy Manger.  Visit the church of St. Jerome, the Chapel of St. Joseph and the chapel of the Innocents.  Also, we visit the Milk Grotto and the Shepherds Fields.  Free afternoon for private visits.

Day 3

Drive to Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives for group photo and view the Old City.  Visit the Ascension Dome, Pater Noster, Dominus Flevit, Assumption church and Grotto and the Garden of Gethsemane. Afternoon visit the church of St. Peter in Gallicantu – church of the Cock-Crow for Mass.  See the dungeon where Jesus was held on Holy Thursday night.  Visit Ein Karem and the churches of the Visitation and St. John the Baptist.

Day 4

Morning in the Old City of Jerusalem.  Visit the church of St. Anne and the pool of Bethesda.  Walk the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Rock of Calvary.  Visit the Western Wall.  Walk on Mount Zion to visit the church of Dormition, Tomb of David and the Room of the last Supper.

Day 5

Have a free day to conduct friend’s visits.  In the evening, drive to Tiberias and check into our hotel for 3 nights, dinner bed and breakfast.

Day 6

Visit the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee for Mass and full reading of the great Sermon on the Mount.  Boat trip across the Sea of Galilee with relevant Bible readings. This afternoon visit Capernaum, see the synagogue and excavations of Perter’s house.  Visit the church of the multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes at Tabgha, Church of the Primacy of Peter on the lakeshore.

Day 7

Drive to Nazareth and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation,  see the Cave home of the Holy Family.  St. Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s Well.  Afternoon drive to Cana and visit the Church of the Wedding Feast – the site of Jesus’ first miracle.  This afternoon drive to Haifa and visit the Carmelite shrine of our lady of Mount Carmel.

Day 8

After breakfast and transfer to Tel Aviv airport for our return flight back home.


Please Contact Fred Keen ( tel: 01643 862331 or email: ) if you would like to make a booking or require any further information.

Prices quoted are based on a minimum of 20 paying passengers and are per person sharing twin/triple rooms with private facilities
Passengers are entitled to check in one standard piece of luggage subject to the airline’s conditions
Airline taxes, charges and government levies as published on the date of this proposal are included
Porterage at hotels is included in the price
Single rooms are available on request at a supplement of £40.00 per night
A non-refundable deposit of £400.00 is required at the time of booking