During a pilgrimage to the Holy Land you will have the opportunity to bring to life the stories that we have all read or heard in our local parishes. The story of the Nativity, Cana and Mount Olives are just a few places we will visit.
Mancunia's philosophy is to support the Christians of the Holy Land and ensure that when we travel with our groups we only use the services of Christian guides, hotels, coach drivers etc. There are exceptions to this in places like Galilee where we use Jewish accommodation as that is all there is; however we fully support the Christian community when we can. Our local Mancunia representatives will guide you through Jerusalem, Bethlehem and other places. You can rest assured that safety is paramount and we assure you that it will be an experience you will never forget.


Whilst journeying highlights include:

Nativity Church: The church structure is built over the cave that marks the birthplace of Jesus and is one of the oldest operating churches in the world.

River Jordan: The baptism of Jesus marks the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry, it was here that John baptised Jesus.

Cana: Cana marks an important part of Jesus’ life as it was his first of many miracles. Here we visit the site at which Jesus turned the water into wine.

Mount of Olives: A place mentioned in the Old and more often in the New Testament. Jesus spent time on the mount teaching and prophesying to his disciples.

Church of Beatitudes: The location of Jesus’ most famous sermon where he spoke to his followers about how they should lead their lives which is still a key teaching for Christians today.

Pater Noster Church: Named after the ‘Our Father’ (Latin: Pater Noster) the church stands upon the traditional site in Jerusalem where Jesus taught his disciples the Lord’s Prayer.

Golgotha & Via Dolorosa ‘the way of suffering’: Walk the steps Jesus walked to Golgotha, this path is where many say they feel closest to the story of Jesus’ final moments before his death on the cross.

Our tours can also include visits to: St Peter in Gallicantu, the old city of Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, Jericho, Church of the Annunciation, Tiberias, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount Tabor and the Garden of Gethsemane.

Recent conflicts in the Middle East have not deterred visits to this holy place and over the last few years it has become the primary destination for many Pilgrims.

Our Pilgrimage Itinerary (can be tailored to your group)
Mancunia offers a number of different itineraries for groups. Here is an example of a typical one that our groups will follow, however this may be subject to change:

Fly direct to Tel Aviv from Manchester or London and meet your guide for transfer by luxury air-conditioned coach to Jerusalem for your first night’s accommodation.
In Jerusalem we will visit the Mount of Olives, the Pater Noster Church and follow the Palm Sunday Route visiting the chapel of Dominus Flevit and the Garden of Gethsemane.
We include a tour of the Old City of Jerusalem and a walk along the Via Dolorosa starting with the first stations at the Ecce Homo and the Chapel of Flagellation, and ending with the last stations in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
We then leave Jerusalem for Bethlehem. Whilst in Bethlehem, we will visit the Nativity Church, the birth place of Christ. There will be time available for you to explore and shop in the local area.
We continue our pilgrimage to Tiberias, stopping en route at the Dead Sea, travelling along the Jordan Valley.
We visit Nazareth, where among the many historical sites is the Church of the Annunciation.
After Nazareth we will spend time in Capernaum and the Sea of Galilee. Our last stay will be in Tiberias. On the final day we transfer, stopping en route at Mount Carmel, to Ben Gurion airport for the return to the UK.


Spring in the Holy Land

11th – 16th May 2017          

LONDON airport departures only.

Price: £765 per person PLUS flight costs.

Package price does NOT include flights, but includes half-board hotel accommodation and coach transfers from/to Tel Aviv airport to your hotels and to/from places being visited. Our representatives are on hand to help you at any point during your pilgrimage, in addition to a spiritual director.

Extras:                       
Single room supplement: £220 for the duration.
Travel insurance: £59 per person


Autumn in the Holy Land

13th - 20th November 2017

LONDON airport departures only

Price: £999 per person PLUS flight costs.

Package price does NOT include flights, but includes half-board hotel accommodation and coach transfers from/to Tel Aviv airport to your hotels and to/from places being visited. Our representatives are on hand to help you at any point during your pilgrimage, in addition to a spiritual director.

Extras:  
Single room supplement: £368 for the duration.
Travel insurance: £62 per person.



The above-mentioned dates are those that Mancunia Travel has its own organised pilgrimages, but we are also offering pilgrimages to a large number of other groups, including the Catenians, the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, the Archdiocese of Birmingham and Westminster, the diocese of Southwark and many more from around the UK.

If the above dates are unsuitable, please contact us as you may be able to join one of our other groups, or why not lead a group yourself? Our groups department will be pleased to provide a tailor-made itinerary for you, please contact us for details. We would advise groups to book at least 8 – 10 months prior to departure.

Hints & Tips

• Advisable to book early as the Holy Land is once again becoming a popular pilgrimage destination.
• Passports need to be valid for 6 months.
• Due to the limitations of assistive services in this part of the world, this pilgrimage is not suitable for the less mobile traveller.
• No vaccinations are required for this trip.
• Visas are not necessary for British passport holders.
• The official currency in Israel is shekels, dollars and pounds are widely accepted.

Pilgrimages to the Holy Land include:

• Direct Flights
• Inclusive of all tips, taxes and service charges
• Fully accompanied by English speaking guides
• Spiritual Leader
• Half board accommodation (unless listed otherwise)
• Full pilgrimage itinerary including all transfers and coach travel

Accommodation

In offering pilgrimages to the Holy Land it is our intention to support the Christians in Palestine and Israel by using, when and wherever possible, hotels, hostels and guest houses which are owned by Christians.
Mancunia Travel is pleased to work with a number of 3 star (or better) hotels inside the city walls of Jerusalem, the centre of Bethlehem and by the Sea of Galilee. Please note that accommodation will be confirmed closer to departure date.

Mancunia,
Pilgrim House, Station Court, Borough Green, Kent, TN15 8AF, UK

Tel: 0161 883 1515

E-mail: info@mancunia.com