Christianity has a strong tradition of pilgrimages, both to sites relevant to the New Testament narrative (especially in the Holy Land) and to sites associated with later saints or miracles.The first pilgrimages were made to sites connected with the ministry of Jesus. Aside from the early example of Origen, who "in search of the traces of Jesus, the disciples and the prophets",already found local folk prompt to show him the actual location of the Gadarene swine in the mid-3rd century, surviving descriptions of Christian pilgrimages to the Holy Land and Jerusalem date from the 4th century.
Name : Martin Palatty
Date of Birth : 05 March 1969
Date of Ordination : 03 January 1998 at St. Sebastian Church Pandupara by Cardinal Mar Varkey Vithayathil
Brothers and sisteres : Philomina, Mary, Paul, Jose, Fr. Martin VC
01. Minor Seminary - Christu Nivas Thrikkakkara (1986-1989)
02. Novitiate - Vincentian Novitiate Meenangady (1989-1990)
03. Philosophy - St. Joseph’s Pont. Seminary, Aluva (1990-1993)
04. Regency - Vincentian House Karivena (1993-1994)
05. Theology - St. Joseph’s Pont. Seminary, Aluva (1994-1997)
Higher Education :
MSW - St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, Mangalore University
Other Tour Dates in 2018
28 th october
5 th November
Arrive Amman .Meet by our representative. Proceed to the Emigration and customs formalities. Proceed to Visit Mount Nebo.
Amman - Sheikh Hussein Bridge - Nazareth – Cana
Breakfast at hotel .Proceed to Sheikh Hussein bridge . Arrive Sheikh Hussein border .Complete the customs & emigration formalities . Proceed to Israeli side . Enter into Israel . Complete the Emigration & Visa formalities . Meet by our Guide . Lunch at restaurant . Visit Nazreth the boyhood town of Jesus and home of Mary and Joseph and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation built over the grotto where Archangel Gabriel appeared to announce that she would bear a son, Jesus. We also stop by Joseph's workshop .Visit Cana where Jesus performed his first Miracle, changing water into wine at the wedding feast. Check in hotel . Dinner at restaurant , Overnight .
Sea of Galilee–Capernaum–Jordan River–Nazareth – Bethlehem
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Mount Tabor, Capernaum (the centre of Jesus' ministry after he left Nazareth) stop at Tabgha - the Church of the Multiplication (of the Five Loaves and Two Fishes) and the Church of the Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount. Drive through Galilee, and ride in a Galilean fishing boat.Visit St. Peter's house, the Church of Primacy of Peter, and Mensa Christi. Lunch at restaurant. Visit Yardenit on the Jordan River, the traditional Baptismal site. Visit Jericho, Mount of Temptationand Sycamore Tree. It is the place where Jesus stopped on the way to Jerusalem on the Eve of the Passover, and where Jesus cured the blind man during his stay at Zachaeus house. Proceed to Bethlehem. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Ein Karem- Old City Of Jerusalem–Golgotha–Wailing Wall – Dead Sea
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to Visit Ein Karem, the Birthplace of John the Baptist, then continue pools of Beit Hasda, where Jesus cured the crippled man. Walk through the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), traditionally accepted as the last route trodden by Jesus. Follow the 14 Stations of the Cross to Golgotha, place where Jesus was crucified marking significant events along the route. Visit the Pilate's Judgments Hall, the Chapel of the Flagellation (where the Roman soldiers scourged Jesus and placed a crown of thorns on His head), the Ecce Homo Arch and the Convent of the Sisters of Zion. The last 5 Stations of the Cross are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher visible from a distance with two silver domes. Visit Golgotha & the Tomb of Jesus Christ. After old city visit Wailing Wall, which is the holiest place for the Jewish religion. Lunch at restaurant. Proceed to Dead Sea, where we stop at a private beach. It is the lowest spot on earth and do not miss the opportunity to float in the salty buoyant water, rich in minerals. Move to Bethania, the Town of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Visit Lazarus’s Tomb. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Mount of Olives-Gethsemane-Bethlehem
Breakfast at hotel, Proceed to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem.Visit the sanctuary of Pater Noster Ascension. Walk along the Palm Sunday road down to the chapel of Dorminous Flevit (where Jesus wept over the destruction of Jerusalem) and Garden of Gethsemani.(where Jesus prayed while Judah betrayed him to the Romans). Visit the Basilica of agony, Tomb of St. Mary,Visit the Cenacle – Last Supper Room, the tomb of King David, Church of St. Peter of Gallicantu,( which symbolizes Peter's denial of Jesus as he has prophesied at the Last Supper) and visit the traditional house of High Priest, Caiaphas, where Jesus was imprisoned. Move to Bethlehem to visit the Shepherd’s field, in the Judah province. Lunch at Restaurant. Visit the Church of Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus and the City of David, Manager Square, Crusaders Cloister, Grotto of St. Jerome and the Milk Grotto. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Check-out hotel. Proceed to Taba. Lunch at Restaurant. . Enter into Egypt after formalities proceed to Hotel.Check-in hotel. Enjoy the beaches of Red sea Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Taba - Sinai – Cairo
Breakfast at hotel Check out , proceed to visit Sinai Mountains set beneath the mountain where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments. It has been one of the world’s great centers of religious pilgrimage for over fifteen centuries. Visit St Catharine monastery, Burning Bush, Mosses well. After Lunch proceed to Cairo on the way we cross the famous Suez Canal. Dinner andovernight at hotel.
After Breakfast.Visit Egyptian Pyramids, Sphinx, After Lunch Visitthe old churches of Cairo and Egyptian Museum. Evening, a cruise on the River Nile. Dinner on board. Enjoy the shows on board.Overnight stay at Hotel.
Breakfast at hotel and checkout. then proceed to airport.
Ø Economy class return Air ticket from Cochin on Ethihad/ Gulf air
Ø 1 night accommodation in Amman
Ø 1 night in Tiberius or Nazareth
Ø 3 nights in Bethlehem
Ø 1 night in Taba
Ø 1 night in Sharmel Sheik
Ø 1 night in Cairo
Ø Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner throughout the Tour
Ø All sightseeing as per the itinerary
Ø All entrance fees as per the itinerary
Ø All entry visas, boarder taxes to each country
Ø 1 Bottle of water every day per head
Ø Airport /Hotel/Airport Transfer in Pvt A/c coach
Ø Service of professional Tour guides in all countries
Ø Escort of professional Tour Manager from GLAD Tours
Ø Tips to Drivers, Guides and restaurants.
Ø Overseas Travel Insurance (7.5 Lakhs worth), age limit only 69 years.
Tariff does not include:
Ø Sightseeing tours other than mentioned in the itinerary given.
Ø Personal expenses such as Telephone/laundry/drinks
Ø Expenses of Passport if any
Ø A booking deposit of Rs.25000 of the total amount per person must be payable when confirming the Tour, which will be adjusted at the time of full & final payment.
Ø The remaining of the total amount per person must be payable before 15 days of the date of travel, which will be adjusted at the time of full & final payment.
Ø In the event of any cancellation before 15 days prior to departure the booking deposit of Airlines and visa charges will be charged.
Ø In the event of any cancellation within 15 days prior to departure it will be treated as no show, i.e. - total amount will be charged.
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Ø The above rates are strictly based on the minimum of 50 adult passengers each from Trivandrum.
Ø Payments must be made in the currency quoted in. If you want to make the payments in any other currency, we reserve the rights to determine the conversion of the same.
Ø Should the currency conversion fluctuate beyond 3 %; we reserve the right to advise you our revised offer.
Ø Early breakfasts before 0700hrs may incur supplements
Ø Should the tour coincide with a trade fair or any other special event we reserve the right to accommodate the group outside of the affected areas.
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Ø Rates offered are based on current taxes and are subject to change due to any hike in Fuel Surcharge or Government Taxes
Ø The passengers are fully responsible for any illness and injuries occurred during the travel. Taking a medical insurance policy before the tour is advised.
Ø Flight / Train timings subject to change at the time of travel.
Ø Normal Check in time will be 1400hrs and check out 1100hrs.
Ø The airfare and the rate of exchange are as of January 2016 and are subject to change with or without prior notice due to frequent fluctuations in the rate of exchange and airfare.
Ø All passengers should Travel and return to India along with the group.
Ø Those who participate the Tour should be with genuine intention and return to India along with group and any violation will affect the reputation of our good will, so screening the profile of the client is mandatory.
Ø All passengers should have the valid passport with minimum validity of 6 months after the completion of the tour is mandatory.
Note: No booking has been made and this over valid till 10 days. If the given offer is according to your expectation or any further clarification and amendments to be done, do feel free to contact me for blocking flight tickets and hotels as earliest as possible, due to heavy requirements for flights and hotels during this period. So your kind approach on this will be highly appreciated.