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PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLYLAND AND EGYPT MAY 2015
THE LAND OF THE BIBLE TOUR EGYPT & ISRAEL
Day 01: TO EGYPT
Depart from your International Airport for Egypt. This is a long flight but you will have ample time to rest when you arriveCairo. So sit back and make yourself comfortable as you wait to experience the Land of the Bible, starting with the Land of the Pharaohs, Abraham, Joseph, and Moses. On arrival you will be picked and transferred to hotel for overnight.
Day 02: CAIRO CITY TOUR
After breakfast, you will set off for a city tour and explore the charm of Cairo City and its wonders which include: Pyramids of Giza, Valley of Temples, Sphinx, Papyrus shops, Cotton Shop. You will then spend afternoon at leisure. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 03: TO MT SANAI
After breakfast, you will drive southward following the footsteps of Moses and the Children of Israel through the Wilderness of Zin to Mount Sinai. Later in the afternoon you will visit the iconic St. Catherine Monastery; venue contains the chapel of the Burning Bush and a library for early Christian manuscripts. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 04: ON MT SINAI AND LATER TO ISREAL
Rise up early for breakfast, and you will spend time in prayer at the mountains foot like the children of Israel waited for Moses as you prepare to ascend Mt.Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments. Later you will proceed to Taba, the Egypt-Israel border crossing into the Promised Land of Israel. You will be met by our Israeli tour guide and transfer to the sea-side City of Eilat. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 05: TO MASADA AND LATER SEA OF GALILEE
After breakfast, start your way north through the Negev Desert to Sodom and Gomorrah or detour to EinGedi, where Saul hid from King Saul. Climb Masada Fortress by cable car and listen to the courageous story of the Zealots. Pass by the Qumran, where the scrolls of Ezekiel (Dead Sea Scrolls) were discovered and later go for a swim in the healing waters of the Dead Sea. Pass by Jericho, the oldest city in the world, driving along the Jordan River. Visit Beit-Shean archaeological site, where Saul was hanged, before proceeding to the Sea of Galilee. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 06:IN GALILEE
After Breakfast at your hotel; you will go to the Arbel Mount for a panoramic view of the Sea of Galilee. Begin the day with an inspiring Boat Ride across the Sea of Galilee to the Kibbutz Ginnosar and see the 2,000 year-old Jesus Boat. Drive to the Mount of Beatitudes, Mount of Multiplication of fish and loaves (Tabgha). Visit Capernaum – the town of Jesus and St. Peter. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 07: TO JERUSALEM
Begin this day with a baptism service at the Yardenit Baptismal Site in River Jordan. You will then take a visit to Nazareth, home of Mary. Visit the Church of Annunciation, site of Virgin Mary’s encounter with Angel Gabriel, workshop of St. Joseph. In the afternoon, climb Mt. Tabor, site of Transfiguration of Jesus and continue to Cana, where the first miracle occurred. Proceed to Muchraka, on Mt Carmel where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal and then to Megiddo(Armageddon), a town dating back tot 2500a BC. Continue along the Mediterranean Coast, stopping at Caesarea (visit the Roman Amphitheatre and Aqueduct), drive through Tel Aviv and ascend to Jerusalem, the City of God. Dinner and overnight at hotel Return early afternoon to your hotel for dinner Overnight at Leanard Hotel.
Day 08: TO BETHLEHEM
After breakfast, drive through the Shepherd’s Fields to Bethlehem and visit the birth place of Jesus marked by the Basilica of the Church of Nativity and the Milk Grotto. Visit Ein-Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist, Mount Zion, Upper Room, Western Wall (Wailing Wall at the Temple Mount), Bethany – home of Mary and Martha and the site of the Tomb of Lazarus and later drive to the Israeli Museum & Model, to behold the ‘whole of Israel’ in one place! Dinner Overnight at Leanard Hotel.
Day 09: IN JERUSALEM
Start this exciting day with a visit to the Mountain of Olives, for a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem. Follow the footsteps of Jesus – Palm Sunday path to Garden of Gethsemane, Palace of Caiaphas, Via Dolorosa – Damascus Gate (Way of the Cross), St. Anne’s Church – Ecco Hommo, Golgotha (Church of the Holy Sepulcher) and wind up at the Garden Tomb. Shopping and Overnight.at Leanard Hotel
Day 10: TO THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM
Start the day by visiting the YadVashem Holocaust Memorial Museum for a reminder of the suffering of the Jews under the hostile Nazis. Later you will have afree afternoon and do shopping if you so wish. Overnight at Leanard Hotel.
Day 11: DEPARTURE BACK HOME
Today as you end your spiritual journey, you will do some last minute shopping. Later you will be transferred to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport to catch your flight back home
USD2800 PER PERSON SHARING
USD3500 SINGLE OCCUPANCY
Air ticket, Meals, Accommodation, Tours, Visas for Israel & Cairo, Travel insurance,Transport,Visit to all the Holy Places with an English speaking tour guides
Program: 2nights in Cairo, 1 night in Sinai (Climbing of Mt Sinai)
2 nights Galilee & 5 nights in Jerusalem(based on 4**** hotel. )
*Terms and Conditions apply*
07 August 2014 – 18 August 2014
Price per person sharing USD 2800
Single room USD 3250