A Pilgrimage to the Holyland with Jordan and Egypt November 3 – 15, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

03 NOV  MANILA – AMMAN

Depart Manila on Emirates or Etihad.  Enjoy in-flight entertainment and meals

04 NOV  AMMAN – MADABA – MT. NEBO – AMMAN                     (L/D)

Arrival in Jordan. After Immigration and Custom Formalities, proceed to visit this ancient capital city Amman, known in the Greco-Roman times as Philadelphia.  Discover the Citadel, the Roman Theater, the Temple of Hercules, are its main attractions.  We continue to Madaba to visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George to view the earliest surviving original map of the Holy Land made around AD 560.  Then continue to the hilly district of Mt. Nebo believed to be the burial site of Moses in the Old Testament.  Check-in at the hotel and enjoy quiet dinner.

05 NOV  AMMAN – PETRA – AMMAN                                                   (B/L/D)

Begin your day visiting this Nabataean fortress city of Petra once used a temporary refuge by Arabs and Bedouins. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.   Take a ride on horse-drawn carriage (optional) to this red-rose city to view the awesome “Siq”, an immense crack in the Nubian sandstone. See the most impressive monument of el Khazneh-The Treasury, the most elegant remains of antiquity carved out of solid rock.  Be impressed by the carved structures, soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a carved 3,000-seat Roman Theater, burial chambers, banquet halls, water channels and reservoirs, monumental staircases and other unique buildings. Return to Amman for overnight.

06 NOV  AMMAN – YARDENIT – SEA OF GALILEE – TIBERIAS       (B/L/D)

Today proceed to Israel crossing the border.  As we enter Israel known as the Holy Land.  Discover history where Jesus’ footsteps of Jesus can be found.  Stop at Yardenit, baptismal site on the Jordan River where St. John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Here you will renew your baptismal vows.  Learn about the discovery of an ancient Galilee fishing boat at Gennesaret. Visit the sites of the Sermon on the Mount, the feeding of the Five Thousand and Jesus’ Appearance to the fisherman disciples after the Resurrection. Drive to Capernaum, the town of Jesus and the remains of its synagogue then sail across the Sea of Galilee to Ein Gev for a St.Peter’s fish lunch on the lakeside, visit Mt. of Beatitudes.  Overnight in Tiberias

07 NOV  CAESARIA – MT. CARMEL – STELLA MARIS – MUCHRAKKA – CANA – NAZARETH        (B/L/D)

After breakfast, drive to Caesarea, the Roman capital and port where Paul was imprisoned & the first gentile was converted. Continue to Haifa- visit Elijah’s tomb- Stella Maris and the Carmelites monastery- view Haifa port from Mt. Carmel Drive to the   Muchrakka (the place where Elijah fought the Baal prophets)- visit “Or HaCarmel” Messianic Jews Congregation. Drive on the beautiful northern roads to Cana, where the first miracle of Jesus took place. Continue to Nazareth and visit the Church of Annunciation and Joseph’s workshop.   Overnight in Tiberias

08 NOV  BEIT SHEAN – MINI ISRAEL – MEGIDDO – JERUSALEM                 (B/L/D)

After breakfast visit Beit Shean the ruins of the Roman/Byzantine cities. Then Drive to Megiddo the site of the epic Armageddon – view 21 layers of civilization. Continue south to Mini Israel and transfer to the hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

09 NOV  JERUSALEM – OLD CITY – CITY OF DAVID                                              (B/L/D)

View the Holy Temple from Mt. of Olives, follow in the footsteps of Jesus and the Galileans – walk down to visit Gethsemane – the Church of All Nations. Visit Mt. Zion the Upper room and King’s David Tomb. Visit Dominus Flevit. Continue across the Kidron valley via the Dung Gate into the Old City then stop at the Western Wall (Kotel) Judaism’s most sacred site. Continue to the Garden Tomb – remember the resurrection and spend time for prayer and reflection.  Overnight In Bethlehem

10 NOV  BETHELEHEM – JERUSALEM – TEL-AVIV                                                  (B/L/D)

Visit Yad Vashem – National Memorial & Museum of the Holocaust, including: the Valley of the Communities & the Children’s Memorial. Drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity. After lunch drive to Tel Aviv. Start the tour with a visit to the old port of Jaffa and the artists’ colony and the Flea Market. Then we will go to Neve Tzedek and Rothschild Blvd to see the ‘White City’ main areas.  Overnight in Bethlehem

11 NOV  JERUSALEM  – DEAD SEA – JERICHO – ST CATHERINE                        (B/L/D)

Tday we visit Qumran where the Bedouins & archaeologists found in the caves the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 that includes the Hebrew Bible; commentaries on Scriptures and biblical literature.  Continue to Ein Gedi to the ancient Fortress of Massada for distant viewing.  If time permits take a dip in the Dead Sea and test its buoyant waters.  Drive to Jericho passing by the oldest Sycamore Tree before viewing Mount of Temptation where Jesus was tempted by the devil for 40 days.  Pass by Ahava Factory for Dead Sea Products before driving to Eilat /Taba Border crossing to Egypt.  Transfers to hotel then Check-in then dinner.

12 NOV  ST. CATHERINE – MT. SINAI – CAIRO                                                               (B/L/D)

Early morning climb at Mount Sinai.  Visit The Basilica that has 3 halls: The Sanctuary; Altar and the Nave.  See The Chapel of the Burning Bush;  At Moses Mountain called Mt. Moneiga,the highest summit where God spoke to Prophet Moses and gave the Ten Commandments.  Then on return, have breakfast at hotel.   Long drive to CAIRO passing by SUEZ CANAL and MOSES SPRING.  Check-in then dinner

13 NOV DEPART CAIRO                                                                                                                (B/L/D)

Start your visit at EGYPTIAN MUSEUM which opened in 1863 that boasts a collection of artifacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb. Its galleries has Old and New Kingdoms; Tutankhamun Galleries; Middle Kingdom Models; Royal Mummy Room etc.  Then to the great Giza Pyramids and Sphinx another World Wonder.   Visit to the Hanging Church/Coptic church.  Visit a PAPYRUS STORE.  For dinner we board the boat for our Nile river cruise and see the attractive belly dancer performing.  Back to hotel

14 NOV  DEPART CAIRO                                                                                                                      (B)

Breakfast in the hotel.  Morning free time for some last minute shopping or own activity.   Check out then transfer to Cairo Airport for flight back to Manila

15 NOV  MANILA

Arrive Manila from a memorable pilgrimage.

***HOME SWEET HOME***

$2,575  per person on twin/triple

Free Travel Insurance!!!

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Hotel accommodations based on twin/triple sharing
  • Daily buffet breakfast , lunch and dinner
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned motor coach
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary with entrance fees to shrines and holy sites
  • Services of an English Speaking Christian tour guide
  • Travel Insurance
  • Porterage of one piece of luggage
  • Pre- departure orientation merienda
  • Travel & Welcome Kit
  • Personalized luggage tag & travel bag

REMARKS:

  • ALL VISAS TO BE PROCESSED IN JORDAN AND EGYPT.  PASSPORT MUST BE VALID AT LEAST 6MONTHS.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Phil. Travel Tax (P 1620)
  • Airport terminal fee (P 550)
  • Airline fuel surcharge (US$ 355)
  • Visa fees & Border taxes (US$ 90)
  • Tips to guide & driver (US$ 10/day)

HOTELS:  4 STAR

  • Grand Palace Hotel or Similar in Amman
  • Golden Crown Hotel or Similar in Nazareth
  • Ramada Royal or Similar in Jerusalem
  • Magner Square Hotel in Bethlehem
  • Morgenland or Similar in St. Catherine
  • Grand Pyramids or Similar in Cairo

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • $500 non-refundable booking deposit
  • Full Cancellation charges will be applied to any cancellation made 2 weeks before departure.
  • Single Supplement: US$ 500