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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

duration 13 Days / 12 Nights

priceStart from $2745

locationHoly Land

Summary

As old as the three major religions are, being Jewish, Christianity and Islam, people have dreamed of visiting the holy places mentioned in their holy books. This Pilgrimage tour to the Holy Land embarks in Egypt, moving on to Jordan and ending in Jerusalem. Along this journey, you visit sites that are unique to each religion.

Highlights of this itinerary

Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, Egyptian Museum,Philae Temple,Kom Ombo, Edfu, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, West Bank, Valley of the Kings, Petra, Dead Sea, Madaba, Amman, Jerusalem, Bethlehem
Itinerary notes: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner. Single Supplement - all rates are based per person sharing, a single traveler needs to pay an additional fee for a single room, valid for min 4 adults travelling. 

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Highlights of this itinerary

Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, Egyptian Museum,Philae Temple,Kom Ombo, Edfu, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, West Bank, Valley of the Kings, Petra, Dead Sea, Madaba, Amman, Jerusalem, Bethlehem
Itinerary notes: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner. Single Supplement - all rates are based per person sharing, a single traveler needs to pay an additional fee for a single room, valid for min 4 adults travelling. 


Overview

Day 1 : (Cairo)- Arrival Day
Day 2 : (Cairo) - Pyramids , Sakkara and Egyptian Museum .Overnight Hotel
Day 3 : (Aswan) - High dam, Philae Temple, Cruise . Overnight Nile Cruise
Day 4 : (Nile Cruise, Aswan) - Kom Ombo Temple Edfu temple Overnight Cruise
Day 5: (Nile Cruise, Luxor ) - West Bank ( Valley of the Kings & Queens , temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon - East Bank (Karnak & Luxor Temples) Overnight Cruise
Day 6 : (Luxor – Sharm El Sheikh) - Flight to Sharm Overnight at your hotel
Day 7 : (Sharm El Sheikh – St Catherine) - St Catherine & Overnight
Day 8 : (St Catherine –Aqaba - Petra)- St.Catherine monastery , Moses Mountain, Nuweiba, Aqaba
Day 9 : (Petra) - Petra Treasury, Theatre Tombs and Palaces
Day 10 : (Petra – Amman - Jerusalem) – Petra, Church of Mt. Nebo , Amman , Jerusalem Overnight
Day 11: (Jerusalem) – Bethlehem
Day 12 : (Jerusalem) - St. Anne's Church , the Holy Sepulcher church, visit Mt. Calvary, the Cardo, the Jewish Quarter, the Wailing wall and Aqsa Mosque
Day 13 : (Departure Day - Jerusalem) proceed to Ben Gurion Airport for final departure

Includes

 
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary, All transport and transfers
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • English speaking guide during touring days
  • All national park and entrance fees,Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Cap per person
  • Map per person

Excludes

  • International Flights, Visa fees, Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks, tips and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tips for tour leader
  • Any other items not mentioned above
Day 1 (Arrival Day - Cairo)

Day 1 (Arrival Day - Cairo)

Welcome to Cairo! At the airport, our representative will greet you and provide assistance with airport procedures. You will be comfortably transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a free evening. Overnight at your Hotel. (no meals today)

Day 2 (Cairo - Pyramids and Museum)

Day 2 (Cairo - Pyramids and Museum)

The Great Pyramid at Giza. It was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years. Our expert guide will accompany you to the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, and then to Saqqara to witness the first pyramid of them all, the 2648 BC-completed Step Pyramid of Djoser. Today you will also stand in communion with the magnificent treasures of the Egyptian Museum including Tutankhamun fabulously famous Gold Mask. Overnight at your Hotel. (B)

Day 3 (Aswan, Nile Cruise)

Day 3 (Aswan, Nile Cruise)

We take an early morning flight to Aswan where we will check in to our Nile Cruise. Time permitting, you may opt for an optional tour to Abu Simbel by flight. Here you will stand amazed by the temples of Ramses II and his queen, Nefertari. When arriving back in Aswan, we drive to the Aswan High dam, followed by a short motorboat ride to the Philae Temple. It stands on the Agilika island, which boasts unforgettable sunsets. Overnight on the Nile Cruise (B,L,D)

Day 4 (Nile Cruise)

Day 4 (Nile Cruise)

An Early visit to Kom Ombo Temple a Masterpiece of the Greco – Roman Art in Egypt, the twin Temples of Haroeris – also known as Horus, the falcon God and Sobek the crocodile God. One gets to view the ancient carvings of the medical instruments, the mummified crocodile and the preserved Nilometer. Return to the boat and continue sailing to Edfu. We step off the boat once more to visit the temple of Edfu, one of the most preserved on the banks of the Nile. By evening time we sail towards Luxor. Overnight on the Nile Cruise (B,L,D)

Day 5 (Nile Cruise, Luxor)

Day 5 (Nile Cruise, Luxor)

It will be an early breakfast. A full day tour to the West Bank of Luxor, housing the Valley of the Kings and the tombs of the once grand pharaohs lie amongst the desert landscapes of the Nile Valley. Then visit the Valley of the Queens and the magnificent mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, passing the daunting Colossi of Memnon. After lunch we tour the East Bank sightseeing begins with a visit to Karnak Temple. Built over 4,000 years ago, Karnak’s immense Hypostyle Hall alone contains the phenomenal sight of 134 towering columns of intricate stonework then onto the magnificent setting of the Luxor Temple. This sumptuous monument was built over 4000 years ago and represents the epoch of the once mighty city of Thebes and the worship of the God. Overnight on the Nile Cruise (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Luxor – Sharm El Sheikh)

Day 6 (Luxor – Sharm El Sheikh)

This morning we take an early flight to the Red Sea Resort in Sharm El Sheikh. The rest of the day is spent at leisure to soak up some sun, swim in the clear, blue waters or spend time at the cafes. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 7 (Sharm El Sheikh – St Catherine)

Day 7 (Sharm El Sheikh – St Catherine)

The morning is free to spend on the beach or snorkeling. In the afternoon we drive to the Sinai Penisula where we will book into the hotel near St. Catherine. In the middle of the night we start our walk up the Moses Mountain. Although not for the faint at heart, it is a remarkable feeling to stand where Moses is believed to have received the Ten Commandments. (B)

Day 8 (St Catherine –Aqaba - Petra)

Day 8 (St Catherine –Aqaba - Petra)

By sunrise we walk down the mountain and visit the St Catherine monastery. It is here were the Burning Bush in Moses’ biblical history stands until this day. From there we drive to Nuweiba, and shortly after lunch take the ferry to Aqaba in Jordan. Driving north, we reach Petra where we will overnight at your hotel. (B,L)

Day 9 (Petra)

Day 9 (Petra)

Today you should wear good walking shoes! To discover this ancient attraction you will take a horse back ride through the Siq, the only access to this city carved out of the Rose Colored Rock, you will visit the Treasury, Theatre Tombs, Hall of Justice and Palaces. Overnight at your Hotel. (B)

Day 10 (Petra – Amman - Jerusalem)

Day 10 (Petra – Amman - Jerusalem)

After breakfast we drive along the King's Highway, one of the oldest trade routes in the world which runs 200 miles along Jordan's hilly backbone. You'll stop at the Byzantine Church of Mt. Nebo and then proceed to Madaba where you will see a unique Mosaic Map of Palestine. The next stop is the Dead Sea the lowest spot on the Earth Surface, 1306 feet below sea level. The afternoon is spent swimming and relaxing at the resort. Return to Amman and check in at the Sheikh Hussein border to enter Israel. After border formalities, we drive to Jerusalem. Overnight at your Hotel. (B,L)

Day 11 (Jerusalem)

Day 11 (Jerusalem)

Today we visit Bethlehem, the birth place of Jesus Christ. We then visit the shepard’s field and after that Ein Kerem. We visit the church of St John the Baptist before we head back to the city for a city tour. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 12 (Jerusalem)

Day 12 (Jerusalem)

After Breakfast, proceed and Enter the old city of Jerusalem , visit St. Anne's Church the Pool of Bethesda, then through the stations of the cross (Via Dolorosa), visit the Holy Sepulcher church, visit Mt. Calvary, the Empty Tomb of Jesus then visit the Cardo, the Jewish Quarter, visit the Wailing wall and have a panoramic view of Dome of the Rock and Aqsa Mosque. Join us for a farewell dinner at the hotel. Overnight at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 13 (Departure Day - Jerusalem)

Day 13 (Departure Day - Jerusalem)

Breakfast in the hotel then check out, then on proceed to Ben Gurion Airport for final departure.(B)


We have arrived safely home and are reflecting on what a wonderful trip we had.  Thank you to all the guides, drivers, yourself and others we met from Desert Horizon and their partners in Israel.  This was a trip of a lifetime and while I will write up our appreciation on Trip Adviser,this weekend,  I wanted to thank you and the team for a truly memorable trip.  Egypt, Jordan, and Israel provided lasting memories and the people we met there were warm and accommodating.  Thank you so much for your assistance planning.
 

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