Easter in Jerusalem

On the road to Emmaus from April 18th to 25th, 2025

Almost 2000 years ago, two disciples, walking between Jerusalem and Emmaus, had an encounter that changed them forever. To prepare for the celebration of the 2000th anniversary of the resurrection of Christ, JC2033 invites you to walk along this path which is so important for all Christians!

  • This walk will be preceded by two days in Jerusalem, in the traditional places of the events of Jesus' death and resurrection.
  • We want to walk with Christians from Jerusalem and meet the communities on the roads to Emmaus, visiting the various places identified with Emmaus: Motza, Abu Gosh, and Nicopolis.
  • This walk will be punctuated by times of sharing and prayer.
  • We also hope that these days will be rich in encounters between Christians from different churches and countries.
  • Living the Easter season in Jerusalem and on the road to Emmaus is a special experience that centers us on the heart of the Christian faith. This walk will also be a time for spiritual renewal.


April 18th

  • Meeting Good Friday at the Salesian Guest House, HaAyin Het St 18, Jerusalem at 4 pm to collect room keys.
  • 7.15 pm Meeting for dinner.
  • 8.30 pm First group meeting.

April 19th

  • In Jerusalem, following Jesus in his passion.
  • Prayer at the Hermitage of Gethsemane.
  • Meditation on the stations of the Cross.
  • Basilica of the Resurrection and Holy Sepulchre.
  • Meal at the Salesian Guest House.

April 20th

  • Easter celebrations in Jerusalem
  • Meals in the Old City
  • Visit to several places in Jerusalem
  • Evening meal at the Salesian Guest House

April 21st

  • Walk to Emmaus-Qubeybe "The Emmaus of the Franciscans" (14 km)
  • Agape and celebration in Qubeybe
  • Evening meal in Qubeybe

April 22th

  • Visit the Abu Gosh Monastery "the Emmaus of the Crusaders" and the Saxum Centre
  • Walk along the Emmaus Trail to Neve Illan (5 km)
  • Visit the "Biblical Garden" and Biblical meal "in the evening" at Yad Hashmona.

April 23rd

  • Walk from Neve Illan to Emmaus/Nicopolis, the "Byzantine Emmaus" (14 km)
  • Visit the communities at the end of the road
  • Evening meal in Jerusalem

April 24th

  • Interview with a Jerusalem church leader
  • Free afternoon
  • Evaluation of the week

April 25th

  • Salesian Guest House, keys handed over by 11 am.
  • End of the organized trip.
  • Return to your home country to be organized by you.


  • The price starts from GBP 1'295 (from CHF 1495,-)
  • The price includes 7 nights' accommodation in a double room** on a half-board basis in a hostel, admission to sites, bus travel, and guides.
  • The price does not include drinks and lunches.
  • Flight by plane is the responsibility of each participant.
  • Formalities: passport required (valid six months after the return date).
  • Cancellation: participants must have personal insurance for cancellation.
  • Payment: A deposit of GBP 780 (CHF 870.-) is required upon confirmation of registration (for twin room). A deposit of GBP 885 (CHF 990.-) is required upon confirmation of registration (for single room).
  • Balance to be paid no later than March 7th 2025 to JC2033 International, Glapin 8, CH-1162 St-Prex.
  • CCP 14-719937-0
    IBAN : CH12 0900 0000 1471 9937 0
*Please refer to the general conditions on the registration form and on the brochure.
**Single room: GBP 180 extra per week.

Information leaflet


Programme manager:
Martin Hoegger
+41 79 774 41 49

Logistics Manager:
Aurore Girardet

JC2033 : +41 76 241 38 55