HOLYLAND (ISRAEL, JORDAN & EGYPT) 12D/11N

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HOLYLAND 

ISRAEL, JORDAN & EGYPT

DAY 01 : ARRIVAL IN AMMAN – MT. NEBO – MADABA 

Arrival in Amman airport. After airport inspections, other regulatory procedures and meeting our staff you will be transferred to Mt. Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land before he died. Then proceed to Madaba to visit the Monastery of St. George, which host the unique mosaic Map of Egypt, Jordan and Holyland. The map is believed to be the first one for this area, as it is built in the 6th century. Transfer to your hotel.

Dinner and overnight: Amman

DAY 02: AMMAN – PETRA – AMMAN

Breakfast at hotel. Morning proceed to the lost city of Petra with Horseback Ride through the picturesque SIQ, and visit the Treasury. Petra is a Geek word which means Stone. This city was built on 6th century, the home of Nabataeans. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage since 1985 and the most visited tourist attraction in the country. Transfer back to Amman in the afternoon.

Dinner and Overnight: Amman.

DAY 03: BORDER CROSSING TO ISRAEL – NAZARETH

Hotel Breakfast and check out. Transfer to Sheil Hussein border for crossing into Israel. After the inspections, other regulatory procedures and meeting our staff you’ll continue to Nazareth the city of Jesus ‘ childhood and youth; Visit the Church of Annuciation where we can find the original cave where angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would bear a child by the Holy Spirit. Also visit Joseph’s workshop where Jesus spent most of his childhood days. Drive on to the villagae of Cana, where Jesus performed the Miracle of changing water into wine at the wedding ceremony. Continue to the Western shore of the sea to Tiberias for Check in. Tiberias is the city where Jesus Christ performed several miracles. 

Dinner and overnight: Tiberias.

DAY 04: SEA OF GALILEE

Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, start the tour with Boatride on the Sea of Galilee then drive to Capernaum, the town where Jesus made his home after leaving Nazareth. View the remains of the ancient Synagogue in which He taught, and on to Tabgha, where the Miracle of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes took place. Drive to Mount of Beatitudes, this is the site of the Sermon on the Mount and St. Peter’s Primary Church, See the remains of St. Peter’s House. We’ll continue to visit Yardenit (Jordan River) where St. John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ.

Dinner and overnight: Tiberias.

DAY 05: MT. TABOR – HAIFA – JERUSALEM

Hotel breakfast and check out. We will start the morning visiting Mt. Tabor to see the Basilica of Transfiguration. Travel to Haifa, visit the Basilica of Mt. Carmel, Pass by Caesarea, which was built by Mt. Herod the Great to catch the sight of the Aqueducts. This is where St. Paul was imprisoned. We will drive through Tel-Aviv (Israel’s second largest city and business center) to the adjacent Jopaa and visit the city where Yona set sail on. Drive to Jerusalem/Bethlehem for Check in.

DAY 06: BETHLEHEM – NEW CITY – JERUSALEM

After breakfast, Proceed to the Church of Nativity. Visit the Basilica and Grotto of the Nativity and the Manager Square. Return via Lazarus Tomb and Shepherd’s Field. After lunch we will drive to Ein Karem for St. John the Baptist Church and Church of Visitation where the Blessed Virgin Mary visited Elizabeth then; proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the holocaust.

Dinner and overnight: Jerusalem/ Bethlehem

DAY 07: OLD CITY – JERUSALEM

After breakfast, your full day tour will start at Mount of Olives to visit the Ascension Chapel. Then to Church of Pater Noster to witnes the “Lord’s Prayer” Proceed to the Church of Dominus Flevit where God wept over Jerusalem. Continue by walking down the Palm Sunday Road going to the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane to see the Rock of Agony, the place where Jesus prayed before the Roman soldiers came for Him. You will be visiting St. Anne’s Church, Bethsaida Pool, Wailing Wall, Via Dolorosa and go through the Stations of the Cross to the Holy Sepulchre where Jesus was crucified, died and rose from the dead: We’ll visit Mt. Zion, the Upper room, David’s Tomb and the Dormition Abbey.

Dinner and overnight: Jerusalem/ Bethlehem.

DAY 08: JERICHO – DEAD SEA

After breakfast drive to the oldest city in the world, Jericho, for view of Mount of Temptation and Sycamore Tree. Proceed to Qumran, the caves of the Essences where Dead Sea Scrolls where found by a wandering shepherd boy. Visit the Dead Sea the lowest point on earth. Swim and relax at the Dead Sea beach.

Dinner and overnight: Jerusalem/ Bethlehem

DAY 09: JERUSALEM – ST. CATHERINE

Breakfast at hotel and check out. Cross Taba border for Egypt with assistance on both borders. Upon arrival in Sinai, Transfer to hotel in St. Catherine for check in.

Dinner and overnight; St. Catherine.

DAY 10: ST. CATHERINE – CAIRO

Early Morning Mountain climbs to Mt. Sinai, where the Ten Commandments were given to Moses. On return, we will have hotel breakfast and check out. Visit St. Catherine Monastery the proceeds to Cairo. It is the capital of Egypt and largest city in Arab world. You will see Moses Springs and Suez Canal. Dinner at local restaurant.

Overnight: Cairo

DAY 11: CAIRO 

Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast visit Egyptian Museum, where you can see the finest displays of Artifacts, Relics, Statues and Jewelers from all of the Pharaohs Reigns, Also the only riches with remarkable museum in th world. Also see one of the Wonders of the World, the Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. You will also visit St. Sergius Church and have a view of the Citadel the visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar for shopping. In the evening, will have dinner Cruise at Nile River with Belly Dancing Show before returning to hotel for overnight.

DAY 12: CAIRO – DEPARTURE

Breakfast at hotel and check out. Transfer to Cairo Airport for departure.