12D JOURNEY TO THE HOLY LAND

TRAVEL DATE: APRIL 26- MAY 7, 2017

EGYPT-ISRAEL-JORDAN

ALL-IN PACKAGE
USD 3,280.00 / PER PERSON

26 APR ARRIVAL TO CAIRO
Arrive Cairo Airport, meet and tour commence immediately starting inold Cairo. Visit Church of Zeytoun  above its dome thousand ofChristians and Moslems saw the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1960’s. Visit at the Hanging Church and Coptic Church where it is believe the Holy Family stayed after fleeing from Bethlehem for fear ofHerod’s order of slaughtering infants under 3 years. Pharaonic Village built in ancient Egyptian style, inhabited by 300 Egyptians living inancient Egyptian atmosphere. Check in at hotel. Dinner and overnightstay at hotel. 
 
27 APR CAIRO
Hotel breakfast. Full day city tour includes visit to the Egyptian Museum  where you can find thousands of ancient artifacts includingthe treasures of Tutankhamun; Pyramids of Giza  considered as oneof the seven wonders of the ancient world built by 100,000 slaves in 20years; Sphinx  colossal figure of human headed lion carved from one
piece of limestone, was Egypt’s symbol for 4 ½ millenni. Afternoon,
visit to Khan El Khalili Bazaar for souvenir shopping. Evening Niledinner cruise via Nile Pharoah’s Boat.  Back to hotel in Cairo forovernight. 
 
28 APR CAIRO  ST. CATHERINE
Breakfast . An interesting drive towards St. Catherine with brief stop atSprings of Moses  believed to be “Elim” where the Israelites camped,
12 springs existed at this site along with palm trees then continue to St.Catherine for check-in, dinner and overnight. 
 
29 APR ST. CATHERINE  DEAD SEA 
Early morning on sun rise proceed to Mt. Sinai the traditional sitewhere Moses received the Ten Commandments, back to hotel forbreakfast and check out. Cross the borders of Taba/Eilat. One the way view Pharaoh’s Island which host the ruins of the famous fortress of Salah El Din. Upon arrival on the Israel side, Panoramic tour of Eilat.Continue on to Dead Sea. Check in, dinner and overnight. 
 
30 APR DEAD SEA  JERUSALEM
Enjoy your free time to swim at the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth. Take a cable to Masada  Herod’s magnificent mountain top palace and fortress, site of the last Jewish stand against the Romans and mass suicide of its 960 defenders. Then to the oldest city in theworld Jericho, for visit Mount of Temptation and Sycamore Tree. Dinner, drive towards Jerusalem for overnight.
 
01 MAY JERUSALEM
Hotel breakfast. Drive to Mt. of Olives area: Chapel of Ascension  theplace of ascension; Pater Noster  where Jesus taught his disciples the “Our Father” displayed in different languages; walk down Palm Sunday road to the Church of Dominus Flevit where Jesus wept; to the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus endured His agony; Church of St. Peter Galicantu  built over thegrotto where Jesus was detained on the night of His Passion. Enter Zion’s Gate to the Last Supper Room. To the Church of Dormition –believed to be the place where the Blessed Virgin Mary died. Enter theJewish Quarters, walk through Cardo the remains of the Roman roadduring the time of Jesus. To the Western Wall the most reversed sitefor the Jews. Dinner and overnight.
 
02 MAY JERUSALEM  BETHLEHEM - JERUSALEM 
Breakfast in the hotel. Begin the day with visit to Friends of Zion Museum brings stories of love and heroism to the world in interactive displays that appear to come to life before your very eyes. Continue to Ein Karem, visit the Church of Visitation which commemorates the Blessed Mother’s visit to Elizabeth ; Church of St. John the Baptist –believed to be the home of Zacharias and Elizabeth. Continue on to the town of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. Visit the Church of Nativity built over the grotto where Jesus was born. Then to Shepherd’s Fields. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
 
03 MAY JERUSALEM - GALILEE 
Hotel Breakfast and Check-out. Before leaving Jerusalem, visit Pool of Bethesda  where Jesus healed a paralytic; St. Anne’s Church –birthplace of The Blesses Mother; Chapel of Flagellation  Pilate judgement hall; do the Via Dolorosa ending at the church of Holy Sepulcher  Christendom’s most sacred place, the site of Jesus burial and resurrection. To Caesarea  Herod’s most ambitious project with
fortified palaces, amphitheater, hippodrome and Aqueduct  which brought water to the city from the mountains 12 miles away. Drive to north Galilee 
 
04 MAY GALILEE 
Breakfast in the hotel. Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee  here, Jesus walk on water, rebuke the winds and calm the storm. Mt. of Beatitudes where Jesus proclaimed the Sermon on the Mount. Church of the Primacy of Peter  lies the rock of : Mensa Christi” where Jesus conferred on Peter to be the first Pope. Capernaum, the center of Jesus ministry where He performed many miracles. See the remains of the ancient synagogue and St. Peter’s Church built over his house. To Yardenit  the traditional place of baptism. Continue on to the Catholic Church in Cana  site of Jesus first miracle, transform water into wine during a wedding feast. Married couples can renew their vows here.Dinner and overnight. 
 
05 MAY GALILEE  JERASH - AMMAN
Hotel Breakfast. Check out. Visit Nazareth Village  reconstruction ofthe first century Galilean town where the story of Jesus ministry and teachings are retold with elements of everyday life re-enacted Church of Annunciation  built over the grotto where Archangel Gabriel appeared to Virgin Mary to announce the coming birth of Jesus. Church of St. Joseph built over his workshop. Take the winding road to Mt. Tabor where Jesus transfigured in the presence of His three disciples. Church of Transfiguration. Cross the Israel/Jordan borders Meet our local guide then drive to Jerash, a well preserved city of the Roman Empire to see the biblical land of Gilead with ancient ruins,temples, theaters and plazas. Continue to Amman. Dinner, hotel checkin and overnight.
 
06 MAY AMMAN  PETRA - AMMAN
Hotel Breakfast. Then drive to Petra start the trip on horseback to the Siq, the narrow canyon, and walk 1.2 KM and enjoy the view till you reach the most beautiful monument: The Treasury “El Kahznesh” one of the most elegant remains of antiquity carved out of solid rock from side of the mountain. Back to Amman, dinner and overnight.
 
07 MAY AMMAN  MT. NEBO - AIRPORT 
Hotel Breakfast. Check out then visit Madaba the Roman Byzantine town and Mt. Nebo where Moses was buried. Then transfer to Queen Alia Airport.

 

 Roundtrip airfare  Manila/Cairo; Amman/Manila
 11 nights hotel accommodation based on twin sharing
 Meals all throughout (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 Tours, entrance fees to sites and local guides (Egypt,
Israel, Jordan)
 Airline Taxes and Travel Tax
 Tips to drivers and guide
 Visa Fee and Border Taxes
 Free Travel Insurance (65 yrs. Below)
 Philippine Travel tax

 

 Personal expenses

 Drinks during meals

 Any kinds of porterage (airport & borders)

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