Footprints of God with Steve & Janet Ray – Harvest Journeys Catholic Pilgrimages
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PILGRIMAGE DETAILS
TOUR CODE PV1221US
Tour Cost
Includes Airfare
USD $TBA (twin share)* Ex New York
Single Room + USD $TBA Supplement
* Airfare subject to seat availability at the time of booking. Special add-ons apply from other US Cities. Flight times and New York airport details to be advised 60 days prior to departure. Standard surcharges apply for credit card payments.
OPTIONAL JORDAN EXTENSION
STARTS April 2022 Jerusalem
Finishes April 2022 Amman
Cost Add-On TBA (twin share)
Single Room + USD $TBA Supplement
Prepaid Tips Included
† Includes: Deluxe Coach / Fully Escorted / Superior Hotel / Breakfasts & Dinners Daily / Entrances & Sightseeing. Minimum Group Size applies.
PILGRIMAGE INCLUSIONS
  • All meals included (Full Breakfast Buffet, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Complimentary glass of wine (or other drink) with all dinners
  • Transportation in deluxe buses with WiFi and individual USB ports
  • All entrance fees
  • All guiding and drivers fees and tips
  • Bus transfers for group air passengers
  • Buffets get old. Three nice dinners at excellent restaurants with wine: 1) Magdalene Restaurant on Sea of Galilee including gratuities. 2) Whole roasted lambs at Bethlehem Grotto Restaurant with local dancers. Gratuities included. 3) Wine & Cheese Restaurant atop the rooftop of Notre Dame Center overlooking Old City. Gratuity included.
  • Lunches at a variety of excellent restaurants with varied cuisine (cost and tips included
  • Gratuities on all meals.
  • Audio Whisper set guiding system from beginning to end
  • Lanyard, pocketed nametags
  • Porterage fees at all hotels and airport, hotel tips included
  • All tips (generous) for guides and drivers
  • Complimentary olive wood hand crosses for Via Dolorosa
  • Best Mass site reservations as per Itinerary
  • Taxes on all services, including hotel taxes
  • Steve Ray’s exclusive “Handbook for Holy Land Pilgrimages”
  • Keepsake 2-hour video of the pilgrimage
  • Daily YouTube uploads for family and friends back home
  • Steve and Janet and Amer with the group all day, every day
  • Hotel rooms retained for last night so pilgrims have access on last day
  • A Decade of the Rosary prayed at each Rosary site

The above rates do not include:-

  • Optional Day excursion $140
  • Any personal expenses such as telephone calls, beverages not mentioned in inclusions, laundry, and medical care, etc.
  • Airfare to and from Ben Gurion Airport for non-group air passengers
  • Transfers to and from Tel Aviv Airport

Footprints of God with Steve & Janet Ray

Holy Land Pilgrimage with Steve and Janet Ray: catholicconvert.com

Your Leaders Steve & Janet Ray International Catholic Speaker, Author and Pilgrimage Guide

Also with Spiritual Chaplain Fr Dan Good

“We would like to invite you to come with us. We will help you read the Fifth Gospel. We will help you walk in the Footprints of our Lord and our Lady and I guarantee that when you go home you will never be the same.”
— Steve Ray

Stephen K. Ray was raised in a devout and loving Baptist family. His father was a deacon and Bible teacher, and Stephen was very involved in the Baptist Church as a teacher of Biblical studies. After an in-depth study of the writings of the Church Fathers, both Steve and his wife Janet converted to the Catholic Church.

He is the host of the popular, award-winning film series on salvation history, The Footprints of God. Steve is also the author of the best- selling books Crossing the Tiber, and St. John’s Gospel.

You will be accompanied every day by Steve & Janet Ray along with their excellent Roman Catholic local guide.

Footprints of God Itinerary

10 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS. Sea of Galilee • Tiberias (3 Nights) • Cana • Nazareth • Mt of Beatitudes • Tabgha • Capernaum • Jerusalem (5 Nights) • Bethlehem. Optional Day Excursion to the Dead Sea. Optional 3 night Wonders of Jordan extension.

DAY 1DEPARTURE FROM USA

Departure from the USA on overnight flights to Tel Aviv.

DAY 2ARRIVAL IN ISRAEL | GALILEE | TIBERIAS

Arrival in Tel Aviv’s modern Ben Gurion Airport.

Meet Steve and Janet Ray along with the local team. Transfer to Galilee. Mass and dinner on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.

Overnight in Tiberias.

Day 3MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION | CANA | NAZARETH | TIBERIAS

Ascend the Mount of Transfiguration (Mount Tabor) early for Mass to miss the crowds; then depart for the Wedding Church in Cana for Renewal of Wedding Vows. After lunch in Nazareth, visit the Church of Annunciation. Visit the House of the Holy Family. Steve speaks at all three sites. Free time to enjoy the Sea of Galilee.

Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Day 4MOUNT OF BEATITUDES | TABGHA | TIBERIAS

Mount of Beatitudes for Mass. Continue on to Caesarea Philippi where Jesus said, “You are Peter (Rock)!” Steve gives his talk “Peter, the Rock, Keys & Chair”. Drive through Golan Heights; view the Syrian border with talks about the current situation in the Middle East. Lunch at Druze restaurant. Visit Tabgha where Jesus multiplied loaves and fishes. Visit the Primacy of Peter where Jesus said, “Feed My sheep”. Steve’s popular talk on St. John 21. Dinner at magnificent Magdalena Restaurant.

Overnight in Tiberias.

Day 5SEA OF GALILEE | CAPERNAUM | JERUSALEM

Today enjoy a boat ride on Sea of Galilee. Arrive in Capernaum for Mass at St. Peter’s House and the synagogue where Jesus said: “Eat My Flesh!” Hear Steve’s famous talk “Defending the Eucharist”. St. Peter’s fish for lunch. Drive to Jerusalem stopping along the way at Ein Karem to visit the Church of the Visitation and listen to Steve’s entertaining talk on Mary from the Old Testament. Steve’s 1-hour conversion story on each bus.

Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 6BETHLEHEM | JERUSALEM

Spend the day in Bethlehem. Visit the Olive Wood store to support local Christians. Mass in a cave at Shepherd’s Field and visit the Church of the Nativity where Jesus was born. Touch the birthplace (depending on the situation).

Visit Carmelite Monastery if time allows. Special dinner in Bedouin Tent with traditional dancing in Bethlehem.

Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 7VIA DOLOROSA | CALVARY | WESTERN WALL | JERUSALEM

Depart early this morning and pray Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa. Arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Touch the top of Mount Calvary. Mass in Church of Holy Sepulchre (the tomb of Christ subject to confirmation.) Return to the Notre Dame for breakfast. Depart for prayer and Steve’s talk at the Western Wall. Enjoy a group lunch together in Jerusalem before a meeting with the Bishop (subject to confirmation). Optional tour of the Shroud of Turin Exhibit.

Spend the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure.

Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 8GETHSEMANE | MT. OLIVES | MT. ZION | JERUSALEM

Begin today with Mass at the Garden of Gethsemane with Steve’s talk. Drive to the Mount of Olives to visit the Church of Pater Noster. At the scenic Promenade, hear Steve give his invigorating “History of Salvation” in 25 minutes. Enjoy lunch at a Jewish kibbutz. Drive to Mt. Zion to visit the Church of Mary’s Dormition and the Upper Room, ending at the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu.

Dinner at the Cheese and Wine Restaurant on the roof of the Notre Dame Center, overlooking Jerusalem.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 9FREE DAY | OPTIONAL DEAD SEA EXCURSION | JERUSALEM

Celebrate morning Mass at Notre Dame Chapel. Bring your Rosaries and other religious items for blessing. Free day for shopping, prayer, rest, personal visit to Holy Sepulchre or optional side trips. Optional Excursion (tour escort will advise price) to the Ancient Jerusalem Temple model and shrine of the Book, Qumran, Jericho and swimming in the Dead Sea. We will renew Baptismal vows at the authentic baptismal site of Jesus. We also have Sammie the Camel and his hump-backed friends ready to give you a ride. We always keep your room for you so you can return to the hotel for a shower, pack, rest and have dinner. This evening, get ready for flight, through the night, back home.

Day 10RETURN TO USA

Depart on your return flight back to the United States.

*Itinerary, as presented, is subject to change and possible updates closer to departure.

Meal Code: (B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner

3 Nights / 4 Days Post Tour

Post-Tour Option: Wonders of Jordan

DAY 10JERUSALEM & MT NEBO TO PETRA

Travel east this morning crossing in to Jordan. Ascend Biblical Mt Nebo for a spectacular Mass where Moses looked over into the Promised Land and blessed Joshua who was to lead the Israelites under God’s protection (Joshua 1:6-9).

Visit St Georges Church in Madaba with its precious 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land comprised of more than two million pieces.

Continue south this afternoon to the magnificent ancient trading city of Petra known as the ‘Red Rose City’ and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

Petra overnight (BD)

DAY 11PETRA EXPLORATION

Enjoy a breathtaking guided walking tour today through the ruins of ancient Petra – the city that the Nabateans carved out of solid rock dating back to 300 BC! Our visit will follow a passage through the Siq, a chasm created in a prehistoric earthquake. It is one of the special moments to walk through this canyon which dramatically opens up before your eyes to reveal the Treasury Building (Al-Khazneh) – a never to be forgotten experience. We will see also the Roman Theatre, Corinthian tomb along with churches, homes and many other buildings from this fascinating period.

The remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure to relax back in our hotel.

Petra overnight (BD)

DAY 12VIA WADI RUM TO THE DEAD SEA

Departing Petra this morning we travel south to Wadi Rum to experience something of the vastness and beauty of this desert region.

A moonscape of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rise out of the pink and white colored sand. Join here the exhilaration of a Bedouin-driven jeep ride deep into the valley to witness the stunning grandeur of this place made famous in the films Lawrence of Arabia and The Martian.

Onwards to ancient Aqaba, located on the northern tip of the Red Sea and dating back 5,500 years.

Cross the border back into Israel and travel north to our Dead Sea Resort Hotel located right on the shore at Ein Bokek. Take the opportunity before dinner to relax or enjoy the experience of a float in the salty waters said to have healing qualities.

Dead Sea overnight (BD)

DAY 13DEPART THE HOLY LAND VIA TEL AVIV (B)

OPTIONAL JORDAN EXTENSION
STARTS TBA Jerusalem
Finishes TBA Amman
Cost Add-On USD $TBA (twin share)
Single Room + USD $TBA Supplement
Prepaid Tips Included
† Includes: Deluxe Coach / Fully Escorted / Superior Hotel / Breakfasts & Dinners Daily / Entrances & Sightseeing. Minimum Group Size applies.

Meal Code: (B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner

  • “The tour was well organised, the accommodations was excellent. The tour guides were knowledgeable and were an enormous source of information. Border transfers were easily arranged. It was great to travel in an unknown area without any worries.”

    Clara Kempers
    Footsteps of Jesus

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