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Journey to the Holy Land with Rev. Don Senior, CP



You are invited on a trip of a lifetime.  Visit the biblical roots of our Catholic faith with a renowned biblical scholar and award-winning author, Rev. Donald Senior, CP, a seasoned veteran with years of experience leading groups to the Middle East.


When:     May 28 to June 10, 2018

Where:    Exploration of all key biblical sites in Israel and Jordan (see itinerary below), with expert guiding and biblical explanation at all sites.  Experience the wonders of Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Capernaum, Bethlehem, the Judean desert, the Dead Sea, Jordan, Petra, Mt. Nebo and many more biblical and historical sites.

How:        First-class hotels and deluxe air-conditioned coaches throughout; breakfast and dinner and all entrance fees included.  $4,250 per person exclusive of airfare (single rooms require a supplement of $1,400 per person).

Sponsor: Catholic Theological Union at Chicago, the nation’s premier graduate school of theology and ministry, with decades of experience exploring the biblical lands.




To apply, please download this form: Holy Land Trip 2018 Application

Please return deposit and completed information form by November 3, 2017.  Space is limited and registrations are confirmed on a first-come, first served basis.
For a complete copy of the Trip Invitation letter from Fr. Don Senior, click here: Holy Land Trip 2018 Letter of Invitation

Below is an itinerary of the trip with some of the main highlights listed. 

Please click here to download a copy of the Holy Land 2018 Trip Itinerary.

Monday, May 28
  • Departure from Chicago O’Hare (or other U.S. locations) for Israel.
Tuesday, May 29
  • Arrive Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion Airport; transfer to Jerusalem;
  •  Mt.Zion Hotel
Wed., May 30
  • Herodian Jerusalem model [Israel Museum]
  • Shrine of the Book Yad Vashem Ramat Rachel
  • Old City Walls
  • Mt.of Olives overlook Damascus Gate, Russian Convent Holy Sepulchre Jewish Quarter Dormition Abbey
  • Cenacle  (Sunday Eucharist 4:30 p.m.)
  • Overnight: Mt. Zion Hotel.
Thursday, May 31
  • Temple Mount/Dome of the Rock; Western Wall
  • Southern Wall excavations Wadi Qelt
  • Jericho Qarantal Dominus Flevit Gethsemane
  • Kidron Valley walk
  • Overnight: Mt. Zion Hotel
Friday, June 1
  • Bethlehem: Shepherds’ Fields (Eucharist 9:00 a.m.)
  • Herodium
  • Basilica of Nativity Bethlehem University
  • Overnight: Mt. Zion Hotel
Saturday, June 2
  • Wadi Qelt
  • Qumran Masada Dead Sea
  • Arava border crossing to Jordan
  • Overnight Aqaba; Hotel Intercontinental
Sunday, June 3
  • Drive to Petra
  • Visit Petra;
  • Overnight Petra; Moevenpick Resort Petra
Monday, June 4
  • Desert Highway
  • Shobak Castle Madabah
  • Mt. Nebo (Eucharist)
  • Overnight Amman; Hotel Le Meridien
Tuesday, June 5
  • Tour central Amman
  • Jordan Valley
  • Cross border to Israel, Husseini Bridge Bet Shean
  • Bet Alpha Tiberias
  •  Overnight Scots Hotel
Wed., June 6
  • Mt. of Beatitudes
  • Tagbha
  • Church of Primacy
  • Capernaum (Eucharist 11:00 a.m.) Jordan River park (Bethsaida) Golan Heights
  • Peace overlook
  • Overnight: Scots Hotel
Thursday, June 7
  • Mt. Arbel overlook (Eucharist)
  • Cana Sepphoris Nazareth Magdala
  • Ancient Galilean Boat museum 
  • Boat ride on Sea of Galilee
  • Overnight: Scots Hotel
Friday, June 8
  • Megiddo
  • Murakah (Mt. Carmel; Eucharist)
  • Lunch at Daliyat Karmiel Caesarea Maritima
  • Overnight Jerusalem, Mt. Zion Hotel
Saturday, June 9
  • Bethany (Eucharist)
  • St. Anne (Pools of Bethesda);
  • Free time in Jerusalem;Overnight Jerusalem, Mt. Zion Hotel.
Sunday June 10
  • Return to USA.


Please click here to download a copy of the itinerary

Questions? Please contact Colleen Kennedy at or 773-371-5417.