Journey to the Holy Land
Journey to the Holy Land
Queen Alia Airport -Mt. Nebo – Madaba – Amman
Arrival in Amman airport. Meet and assist at the airport. Later transfer 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 Holy land. The map is believed to be the first one for this area, as it is built in the 6th century, transfer to hotel for check in, dinner and overnight.
Amman – Petra – Amman
Depart from your hotel in Amman and drive Breakfast inside the hotel. In the morning proceed to the lost city of Petra with Horseback Ride through the picturesque SIQ, and visit the Treasury. Then sightseeing tour of Amman, dinner and overnight in Amman.
BORDER CROSSING TO ISRAEL – TIBERIAS
Welcome to Israel! Arrive at Sheikh Hussein Border. Proceed to Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation where the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she will conceive and bear a Son and His name shall be called Jesus. Proceed to Mount Tabor, the traditional site of the transfiguration of the Lord and where we will celebrate the Holy Mass on the first day of our pilgrimage together.
TIBERIAS – Nazareth – Tabgha
We start the day with a Mass and Renewal of We start the day with a Mass and Renewal of Marriage Vows at the Church of the Wedding Feast in Cana. Travel to Mount Beatitudes where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. Continue on to Tabgha and visit the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish. Proceed to the Church of the Primacy of Peter where Jesus asked Peter three times, “Peter, do you love me?”. We end the morning in Capernaum and visit the House of Peter and the Synagogue of Jesus. Today, for lunch, we will feast on St. Peter’s Fish which Jesus and His disciples used to eat. After lunch, we’ll enjoy a Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee. We end the day renewing our baptismal vows at the Jordan River followed by dinner.
TIBERIAS –Haifa – Caesarea – JERUSALEM
Today we leave Tiberias and travel to Jerusalem. Our first stop is on Mount Carmel where we visit the Cave of Elijah where the prophet Elijah prayed for rain after three and a half years of drought and famine. We will pass by the beautiful hanging garden of the Bahai Faith and enjoy the spectacular view of the port of Haifa. Travel to Caesarea and experience the glory of Rome as we visit a Roman theater, a Roman hippodrome, and a Roman water aqueduct Ascend up to Jerusalem and end the day in Ein Kerem, the hometown village of John the Baptist and visit the Church of the Visitation where Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth.
Jerusalem – Bethlehem
We begin the day with the Mass in Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus. Continue on to the Shepherds Field where we sing Christmas carols. We enter the Old City of Jerusalemand visit Bethesda Pool where Jesus healed the paralytic man. Proceed to the Church of the Condemnation and the Church of the Flagellation where we start our Via Dolorosa on the way to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Mt.of Olive – Jericho – Dead Sea
Ascend up to Mount of Olives and visit the Pater Noster, the traditional site of the ascension of the Lord and Dominus Flevit, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Descend on foot to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus agonized in prayer prior to his betrayal and arrest. Proceed to Mount Zion and visit the Upper Room where Jesus had the Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey where our Blessed Mother went to sleep and assumed to heaven. Continue to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, the traditional House of Caiaphas where Jesus was kept in the dungeon. Travel to Jericho, the oldest and lowest city in the world and visit the Sycamore Tree of Zaccheus, Tel Jericho the ancient city conquered by Joshua and the Israelites, and the Mount of Temptation where Satan tempted Jesus. We end the day floating in the Dead Sea and enjoying its therapeutic water and mud followed by dinner.
Qumran – ST. CATHERINE
Hotel Breakfast and check out. Cross Taba We begin the day praying at the Wailing Wall, the holiest site for the Jews. View Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls where discovered. Visit the Ahava Dead Sea Factory and view Lot’s Wife who turned into a pillar of salt in Mount Sodom. Travel all the way to the Taba Border where we cross over to Egypt. Today, we leave Israel with unforgettable and life changing experiences and wealth of memories to cherish and to treasure. Cross Taba border of Egypt with assistance on both borders. Arrive Sinai then transfer to hotel in St. Catherine for check in, dinner and overnight.
ST. CATHERINE – CAIRO
Early Morning Mountain climbs to Mt. Sinai, where the Ten Commandments were given to Moses. On return, will have hotel breakfast and check out. Visit St. Catherine Monastery then travels to Cairo and see Moses Springs and Suez Canal. Check in at hotel in Cairo for dinner and overnight.
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 the world. Also see one of the Wonders of the World, the Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. You will also visit Church of Virgin Mary, Visit to St. George Coptic Church, Visit to St. Sergius Church and Citadel then visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar for shopping. In the evening, will have Dinner Cruise at Nile River with Belly Dancing Show before returning to the hotel for overnight.
Departure from Cairo. After breakfast at the hotel, you will have a half day sightseeing tour of Cairo including a visit to the famous “Hanging Church “ built in the 4th BC. The rest of the day is free for last minute shopping. Then meet for transfers to Cairo Airport for Final departure.
Arrival in Manila
Round trip economy class air-ticket via EK
13 Days/10 nights hotel accommodation on TWIN Sharing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Tours on air-conditioned coach and entrance fee to sites
Airport-hotel transfers with the group
Airline Taxes & Travel Tax
Visa Fee, Border & Exit Taxes
Tips to tour guide & driver
Travel Insurance (19 – 70 yrs old)
Phil Travel Tax
Services of an English-speaking Tour Guide
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