Highlights of this itinerary
Day 1: (Israeli Border-Tiberias)
Arrive Israel - After visa formalities we visit Madaba, the city of Mosaics”, only 30kms south of Amman. Madaba is repeatedly mentioned in the old Testament as Medeba .This lovely town is home of St. George’s Church which houses the Madaba Map, a 6th century Byzantine Mosaic map showing ancient Palestine, Egypt, Jerusalem and other holy sites. After lunch we continue to Mt.Nebo, the most revered site in Jordan. Mt. Nebo is presumed to be the site of Moses’s death and burial place. On top of the mountain is a Franciscan Church with beautiful 4th and 6th century mosaics. Visit the Serpent Monument near the Church. From a platform in front of the church you can take in a breathtaking view like Moses across the Jordan valley and the Dead Sea, Jericho to the rooftops of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. This is also the place from where God showed Moses the promise land from a distance. We then take a 2hrs scenic drive to the Israeli Border called Sheikh Hussain Bridge. At the border we will meet our representative who will guide us through the visa and immigration formalities. We drive to the nearby city of Tiberias. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Israel Galilee –Capernaum-Cana-Nazreth
After breakfast get set to explore the charm and beauty of the blessed area of Galilee. We drive through the landscapes of Galilee to Capernaum - the center of Jesus' ministry where we visit the Synagogue and House of Peters Mother in law. We then stop at Tabgha - the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish ,We then visit the expressive Church of the Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount We make a brief halt at St. Peter's house, the Church of Primacy of Peter and the place where Jesus bestowed St. Peter with His authority This is believed to be the place where Jesus dined with His disciples. The flat rock known as Mensa Christ or Christ's table commemorates this event. Behind the church we get an opportunity to dip our feet in the Sea of Galilee. After lunch we drive to the village of Cana , where Jesus performed His first Miracle, changing water into wine at the wedding feast. Take an opportunity to taste and buy the famous Cana wine. Then we move on to Nazareth, 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 Mary that she would bear a son, Jesus (Luke 1:26-38). We also stop by Joseph's workshop. Our day tour ends at Tiberias nestled on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus performed many miracles. Dinner overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Israel Mt Tabor- Haifa-Mt. Carmel-Bethlehem
After breakfast we proceed for a memorable boat ride on the Sea of Galilee in a replica of a Galilean fishing boat of the time of Jesus. It was this sea where Jesus calmed the storm and walked on the water. The Lord also ministered in and around the Sea of Galilee. We then visit Jordan River and stop at Yardenit the traditional baptismal site. We then leave the city of Tiberias and travel towards the west. We ascend Mt.Tabor to visit the beautiful Church of Transfiguration (Mark 9:1-8). We then travel to Haifa, Israel's largest port city, built on the slopes of Mt. Carmel. Visit the beautiful Persian Hanging Gardens for a breathtaking view of the city of Haifa and also the Bahai Shrine. After lunch we visit the Stella Maris Church which is built on the cave where Elijah stayed. We continue to Muhraqa, the place of sacrifice and the site where Prophet Elijah defeated the false prophets of Ba'al. We then travel south to the Holy city of Jerusalem and onwards to Bethlehem. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel
Day 4: Israel Ein Karem-Mt.Zion-Bethlehem
After breakfast we visit the village of Ein Karem - where we visit the birthplace of John the Baptist, son of Elizabeth & Zechariah, Mary’s spring and the Church of Visitation, We then proceed to Mt. Zion. Here we visit the Cenacle -room of the Last Supper and the Tomb of King David. This is also believed to be the place of Pentecost .We also visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu which symbolizes Peter's Denial of Jesus, as He had prophesied at the Last Supper. Later we visit the House of the high priest, Caiphas, where Jesus was imprisoned. Visit the Pit (Dungeon) below the house of Caiphas. We then enter Bethlehem and take lunch. Bethlehem is located in the Judah province . It was here that the Angel announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds of Bethlehem during the reign of King Herod. Here David tended his flocks until he was anointed King of Israel. Get a memorable chance to visit the Church of the Nativity- (the birthplace of Jesus).This church is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world .Thereafter also visit the Manger Square, Shepherds field Crusaders Cloister Grotto of St.Jerome. After our day tour we visit a Christian Souvenir store to buy olive wood souvenirs from Bethlehem . Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Bethlehem.
Day 5: Israel Mt. of Olives- Old City of Jerusalem
After breakfast we ascend the Mt. of Olives overlooking the Holy City of Jerusalem. Visit the Church of the Ascension, which commemorates the ascent of Jesus to Heaven. The Pater Noster Church, where according to tradition, lies the cave where Jesus brought his disciples and spoke to them about the mystery of the end. It is also believed to be the place, Jesus gave the Lord's Prayer to his disciples. We then walk down the Sunday Palm Road where we stop at the Chapel of Dominius Flevit, where Jesus wept over the imminent destruction of Jerusalem. The chapel is built in the shape of a tear as a reminder to this event. We then visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed while Judas betrayed him to the Romans.Take a look at Olive trees in the garden which are more than 100 years old. Visit the Basilica of the Agony (Church of all Nations), which stands out from afar. After lunch we visit the Pools of Bethesda where Jesus healed the crippled man and then we visit the nearby Church of St.Annes, the traditional birthplace of Mary. We then start the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), traditionally accepted as the last route trodden by Jesus. Follow the 14 Stations of the Cross to Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified marking significant events along the route. We will see the Pilate's Judgment hall; the Chapel of the Flagellation where, according to tradition, the Roman soldiers scourged Jesus and placed a crown of thorns on His head. The last 5 Stations of the Cross are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher built over the Golgotha, the place of crucification visible from the distance, with its two silver domes. We will also be visiting the Garden Tomb which is the empty tomb of Jesus. We then visit The Wailing Wall one of the holiest place for the Jewish. Take an opportunity to pray at the Wailing Wall Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 6 :( Egypt Jericho- Dead Sea- Egyptian Border- Sinai)
Early after breakfast we leave Bethlehem and drive to Jericho believed from carbon tests to be the oldest city in the world. It is also the place where Jesus stopped on his way to Jerusalem on the eve of the Pass-over and he cured the blind man during His stay at Zacchaeus' house. We visit the Mount of Temptation where Jesus was tempted by the devil. We also visit the Sycamore tree which Zacchaeus had climbed to see Jesus. We then descend to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth (1305 ft. below sea level). We make a brief stop at a private beach, and take the opportunity to float in the salty buoyant water, rich in minerals. After lunch we travel to Taba Border (Egypt) which is at the southern tip of Israel, a scenic 4 hrs drive. Along the shores of the Dead Sea view Qumran, the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Continue south to Saddom and Gamora and watch Lots wife’s Pillar of Salt. We proceed via the beautiful city of Eilat situated on the banks of Red Sea. We will meet our representative upon our arrival at the border and after immigration and visa formalities we start our journey by road in the land of Moses. Arrive late in the evening at St.Cathrine located in Sinai. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel .
Day 7: Egypt St. Cathrine-Cairo via Suez Canal
After breakfast this morning we drive to visit the famous Mt. Sinai where Moses received the Ten Commandments from GOD. Visit the famous St. Cathrine Monastery at the foot of Mt. Sinai where we visit the Moses Well and the ever famous Burning Bush, a tree of its kind in the whole world. Take an opportunity to pray and click memorable snaps with the Burning bush. We then start a scenic 6 hours bus journey to Cairo. On the way get a view of the place of Elim and the place of Rephidim .After lunch we see the likely place where the Red Sea had parted. On our way we visit the Springs of Moses (The water of Marah) .We drive through the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel built below the famous Suez Canal and enter the Asian part of Egypt. We reach Cairo late evening Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel in Cairo.
Day 8: Cairo
After breakfast we visit the Pyramids of Giza, one of the only existing Wonders of the Ancient World. Take an opportunity to click snaps with the ever famous Pyramids. We then visit the statue of Sphinx located nearby the Pyramids, and the famous Egyptian Museum, which houses more than 2, 50,000 antique pieces covering the whole history of ancient Egypt, which extends over the past five thousand years. Later we proceed to Old Cairo, where we visit an important church called the Abu Serge Church built on the house where the Holy Family lived during their stay in Egypt. After lunch we visit the shops of Egyptian Perfumes, Papyrus paper, Egyptian souvenirs and Egyptian cotton. Late evening we go for a 2 hrs memorable Nile Cruise to see the Folkloric show with Belly Dancer and Dinner on board .Overnight stay at hotel in Cairo
Day 9: Cairo
Transfer from the hotel to Cairo airpor
IncludesMeet and assist upon arrival and departure.
Tours & Transfers in Deluxe Coaches.
English Speaking guide all the way of the program.
-Israel : 3 Star hotels : 05 overnights on HB Basis, 2 nights in Tiberias at Club Hotel or similar and 3 nights in Bethlehem at Bethlehem Hotel or similar.
- Egypt :
ST. Catherine: 3 Star hotel Morgen Land
Cairo : 4 Star hotel : Oasis, Amarante, Horizon Pyramids or Similar
Entrance Fees to : Capernaum – St. Peter in Galicantu – Pool of Bethesda – Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee – Ascension, Pater Noster - tabor .
Portage in the Hotel.
Visa to Israel.
departure tax at Taba Border.
ExcludesBeverages during meals,
Tips for guides, drivers and hotels’ staff.
Extras or any personal items
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