Upcoming ‘In the Footsteps of Jesus’ Pilgrimage

“In the Footsteps of Jesus”
a Pilgrim’s Journey for Sir Knights, Ladies, Friends and Guests
November 6 – 16, 2023

This pilgrim’s journey is promoted by the Knights Templar Holy Land Pilgrimage Committee
of the Grand Encampment Knights Templar USA.

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE for Sir Knights, their Ladies, friends, and guests is open to anyone.  Each person is responsible for their own fees and expenses related to the pilgrimage.  Each person is responsible for being able to manage their own luggage and follow the itinerary.  This pilgrimage is an 11-day program that covers as much ground as possible in the touring days (we average 5 – 7 miles of walking many days, often uphill or up steps and on uneven surfaces).


  • Round Trip Flights NYC or EWR to TLV and back
  • Airline fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights accommodations at the following hotels or similar
    • ◦ 1 night Tel Aviv, Israel
    • ◦ 2 nights, Tiberias, Israel
    • ◦ 6 nights Jerusalem, Israel
  • 27 meals, 9 Breakfast, 8 Lunch, 10 Dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour escort/manager from arrival to return
  • Local guides as required
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Porterage of one piece per person on arrival and departure at each hotel
  • Tips to Guide/Driver & Hotel Staff
  • Travel Insurance included. See specifics at https://www.gate1travel.com/insurance

Estimated Costs*:

$4300 – $4500 per person estimated (we should know more about price by January 2023)
Based on double occupancy
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $1070 est. in addition PER ROOM for one person in a room
30 maximum participants, 20 minimum participants
$500 deposit to reserve your place based on receipt of deposit
$2000 – 2nd payment due April 2023
Balance payment due* by July 31, 2023
*Final cost will be determined by number of participants, airline and airport charges.

To reserve your seat, complete a registration form and return it with a $500 deposit per person.  All financial details, payments, etc. are handled through Emmett Mills.
Make checks payable to:     Holy Land Pilgrimage, Inc. 
Mail to:                Emmett Mills, Jr.
                                1713 Betrillo Ct
                             The Villiages FL 32162

Cancellation Policy:
As long as any part of your payments are still in the ‘Holy Land Pilgrimage, Inc. account that money is fully refundable.  Any money that has been paid to Gate1Travel will need to be negotiated between you and Gate1 for possible refunds.

General information:
If you do not have a valid passport, you need to apply as soon as possible.  We will not be able to complete some parts of the registration process without current passport information.  US citizens require a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates. (Passport must be valid through May 17, 2024).

This is an adventure with an aggressive itinerary.  If you have ANY underlying medical conditions, you need to consult with your Primary Care Physician as to whether such a trip is appropriate for you.

You are responsible for your own domestic flights in the US.  Please coordinate your flight arrangements with the pilgrimage schedule.  Plan to arrive at JFK or EWR at least four hours prior to our departure time.

For more information, contact:

Rev. & Sir Knight Duane Kemerley,

DKemerley@gmail.com      567.376.9741 Mobile & Text

See our web site: www.kthlp.com

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