EGYPT - ISRAEL - JORDAN (HOLY LAND)

Itinerary

DAY 1-2

Depart Manila on board your flight to Cairo. After airport formalities proceed to our tour. Start sightseeing to old Cairo. First stop is the HANGING CHURCH, known as the suspended Church. This was built in the 4th BC on top of the south gate of the Roman Fortress. Then proceed to the COPTIC MUSEUM and ABU SERGA CHURCH, where according to tradition, the Holy Family lodged on their flight into Egypt. Then transfer to your hotel for check in and overnight.

DAY 3

Start the day at the EGYPTIAN MUSEUM, housing the gold treasures of Tutankhamen. See the wonder of the ancient world, the PYRAMIDS OF GIZA and the nearby SPHINX. Stop at Papyrus factory and scents shop. Then proceed to El Khalili Bazaars for shopping. End the day on a Nile River Cruise with a folkloric dinner show. Return to hotel.

DAY 4

CAIRO-ST. CATHERINE-MT. SINAI (B,L,D) Early morning check out after breakfast at the hotel. Prepare for a long drive to St. Catherine, via Suez Canal. Check in upon arrival, dinner and overnight at hotel (Dahab, St. Catherine or Taba)

DAY 5

ST. CATHERINE-TABA-DEAD SEA (B,L,D) Breakfast at the hotel. Check out, then proceed to MT. SINAI, the mountain at which the Ten Commandments were given to Moses by God . Visit the MONASTERY of ST. CATHERINE and the BURNING BUSH. Then drive to Taba Boarder. Cross border into Israel. After border formalities. you will be meet and assisted then drive through Arava dessert to the Holy City of Bethlehem. Check in hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 6

BETHLEHEM-JERUSALEM (B,L,D) Starts the day with a Mass at the CHURCH of NATIVITY - the birthplace of JESUS, then visit the MILK GROTTO, and the SHEPHERD's FIELD where we sing Christmas Carols. then drive to Jerusalem and visit Mt. Olives for a breathtaking view of the city. Visit the PATER NOSTER CHURCH, the DOMINUS FLEVIT, the CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS and the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE. Proceed to Mount Zion where you will visit CENACLE- The Room of the Last Supper, KING DAVID'S TOMB and the DORMITION ABBEY and ST. PETER'S CHURCH of GALLICANTU- the traditional house of Caiaphas where Jesus was kept in the Dungeon. Then proceed to Mount MORIAH to visit the WESTERN WALL (Wailing Wall). Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 7

DEAD SEA-QUMRAN-BETHLEHEM (B,L,D) Pray the stations of the cross along the Via Dolorosa (14 stations of the cross) - feel how much you have contributed to Christ sufferings with this unforgettable experience. It starts at the CHURCH OF FLAGELLATION and ends to the CHURCH OF HOLY SEPULCHER, the site of the Calvary. Visit the scale model of Jerusalem of the second temple period in the days of Christ. Drive through the Jordan Valley, down to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. Experience floating on its mineral rich waters. Continue to QUMRAN and learn about the Dead Sea Scrolls (part foundation of the Holy Bible) which were discovered in the Qumran caves. Back to hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 8

CAESAREA-HAIFA-TIBERIAS-NAZARETH (B,L,D) Drive to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist. Visit the CHURCH OF VISITATION where Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth and John the Baptist. Continue to CAESAREA, built by Herod the Great, where Peter baptized the centurion Cornelius. See the ROMAN AMPHITHEATER, the Roman water AQUEDUCT and many other ruins. Continue to MT. CARMEL where we visit the cave of Elijah - this is where the Prophet Elijah prayed for rain after three and a half years of drought and famine. See the BAHAI SHRINE and GARDENS and enjoy the spectacular view of the port of Haifa, the Israel's third largest city. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 9

GALILEE AREA (B,L,D) Visit the BEATITUDES CHURCH where Jesus proclaimed the Eight Beatitudes, "Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God". Pray at the St. Peter's Primacy Church where Jesus asked Peter three times, Peter do you love me? Follow Jesus path to TABGHA where Jesus performed the multiplication of loaves and fish. Continue to CAPERNAUM where you will see a 4th century Synagogue and St Peter's House. Take a boat ride on the SEA OF GALILEE. Continue to CANA where Jesus changed the water into wine. Couples will renew their marriage vows in the CHURCH OF CANA. Next stop is Nazareth. It is here where the Angel Gabriel appeared before Mary and where Jesus spent his boyhood. Visit the CHURCH OF ANUNCIATION and St. Joseph's workshop and the home of the Holy Family. Proceed to YARDINIT, a baptismal site on Jordan River. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 10

TIBERIAS-MT. TABOR- AMMAN(B,L,D) After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Proceed to MT. TABOR to visit the CHURCH OF TRANSFIGURATION- the traditional site of the transfiguration of the Lord. Cross border into Jordan. Visit the church of ourLady of the Mountains in Anjara and beyond Bethany - the baptismal place of Jesus, visit Ajloun. Check in to hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 11

PETRA EXCURSION (B,L,D) Today, you will visit fabled " RED ROSE CITY" OF PETRA, the 2,000 year old Nabatean capital, now one of the world's wonders. Take a horse ride to the Siq. then walk to the Treasury, a rose colored monumental building artfully carved out of sheer rock. Visit the other temples and tombs carved into mountainside. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 12

DEPART AMMAN - MANILA Breakfast in hotel. We will have a late check out. Lunch, then transfer to the airport for our safe flight back home.

DAY 13 MANILA

INCLUSION

* Roundtrip airfare Manila/Cairo | Amman/Manila
* Roundtrip airport transfers
* Accommodation based on twin sharing
* Meals as indicated in the itinerary: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
* Tours and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
* Long distance luxury coach
* Travel Insurance (age age 60 - 74 years old or 75 years old and above with additional | Charge to personal account)
* Chaplain
* Filipino tour escort
* Airline Taxes
* Border Taxes / Group Visa
* Tips to driver / guide

Package Rate:

$ 2,850.00

Minimum of 25 persons indicative only ALL INCLUSIVE

Contact us at:

401-40-92, 0917-132-0343 or 0933-869-3204 or email us at info@lifestyletravel.ph