Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Experience the Holy Land in Egypt & Israel
January 27 - February 9, 2024
Reserve your place with a deposit of $500 per person. Travelers should register directly with the tour company online or by mail using this printable form.
To register online, follow the link below and use the code "Gilliam24" to find St. George's upcoming tour. It is important to note that the tour activity level is energetic with much walking over uneven ground every day, listed by the tour company as a 4 out of 5 (with 5 being the most strenuous).
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An Invitation from Malone
St. George’s tradition of offering an opportunity for pilgrimage to historic and holy sites across our globe continues in early 2024. I am pleased to announce a journey to the Holy Land where we will experience both Galilee and Jerusalem, visiting sites which make the Scriptures come to life. From sailing on the Sea of Galilee, exploring northern Israel, walking the ancient streets of Jerusalem, and sharing Communion in the Garden of Gethsemane, our steps will often retrace those of Jesus Christ.
Additionally I am excited to say that our pilgrimage will begin in Egypt, the backdrop of much of the Old Testament and the home of the baby Jesus fleeing from King Herod. We will visit the Valley of the Kings, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Sphinx, among other interesting sites.
I hope you will join Mary and me as we travel as pilgrims to the cradle of our Christian faith. I promise you will be changed and your faith deepened along the way.
View or print the detailed itinterary here.
Day 1 - Depart for Cairo
Day 2 - Arrive in Cairo; Fly to Luxor. Overnight in hotel near the Nile.
Day 3 - Tour the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, and Luxor Temple. Take a shuttle flight back to Cairo and overnight near the Nile.
Day 4 - Tour the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum.
Day 5 - Fly to Tel Aviv and transfer to hotel in Netanya
Day 6 - Tour the region of Galilee, visiting Caesarea Maritima, Mt. Carmel, and Nazareth
Day 7 - Sail the Sea of Galilee after a day of exploration at the Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Magdala, the Church of the Primacy of Peter, and the Mount of Transfiguration
Day 8 - Travel the hills of the Golan Heights to Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan, Beit Shean, and end the day in Jerusalem. Overnight near the Jaffa Gate.
Day 9 - This special day will begin at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, before making the short journey from the Mount of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane. Share a private Eucharist together near the Church of the Agony. Conclude the day with a walk to the Western Wall, St. Anne's Church, and the Pools of Bethesda.
Day 10 - Visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Holy Nativity and Shepherd's Field. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 11 - Visit the City of David and Hezekiah's tunnel and the Southern Steps of the Temple. Tour through the archaeological tunnels of the Western Wall and conclude the day with St. Peter Gallicantu and the house of Caiaphas.
Day 12 - Depart Jerusalem for the Dead Sea region. Visit the ancient monastery of St. George's, the baptismal site along the Jordan River, and Qumran. Ovenight at the Dead Sea.
Day 13 - Tour Herod's fortress at Masada and spend the rest of day resting at the resort.
Day 14 - Tour Jaffa on the way to Tel Aviv; depart for home.