Christian Egypt, Jordan & Israel

14 Days / 12 Nights

Cairo, Sinai, Taba, Petra, Amman, Madaba, Nebo, Jerusalem, Nazareth

Day 1: USA
Today we depart for our overnight flight to Cairo, Egypt.
Day 2: Cairo
We arrive in the land of the Pharoahs. Upon arrival in Cairo, we meet our guide and driver who will transport us to the hotel for dinner Overnight at hotel. (D)
Day 3: Cairo
After breakfast, spend time at one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramids. Cheops, with an original height of 496 feet, is the most colossal pyramid ever built. Today, we will also see the Sphinx and tour the Egyptian museum, the location of Tutankhamen's treasures and ancient remains. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B,D)
Day 4: SINAI
After breakfast, depart Cairo towards Sinai. Cross the Red Sea and arrive at St. Catherine's Monastery. Inside the monastery, priceless icons. Legend says that the well there is Jethro's well and just behind the St. Catherine's basilica within the walls one can see the tree also called "burning bush." Dinner and overnight at St. Catherine hotel. (B,D)
Early morning departure from St. Catherine. Drive towards Taba for a ferry boat across the Red sea to Aqaba. Begin our tour with a Drive via Wadi Mussa to Petra. Full day tour of Petra. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B,D)
Morning departure for Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land. On to Mount Nebo to view the Promised Land. Continue to the Jordan River and visit the traditional site where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Continue to Amman for a short orientation tour of the city before checking into the hotel in Amman. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)
Drive from Amman to the Allenby Bridge to cross over to Israel. After crossing, meet with the Israeli guide and begin your touring program of the Holyland. Drive via ancient Jericho with a view of the Mount of Temptations to Quasr El Yehud - the baptismal point on the River Jordan, near Jericho for baptism service. Continue down to Qumran for a visit and then return back to Jerusalem. Panoramic view from the Mount of Olives. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)
Full day Old City - Mount Zion and the Upper Room, Dormition Abbey, Wailing Wall, Temple Mount, St. Anne, Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa and the way of the Cross, Lithostrotos, Flagellation, Holy Sepulcher. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)
After breakfast, we will leave for old Jerusalem, visiting Mt. Zion and Dormition Abbey. Continue onto Mount of Olives and the Church of the Holy Ascension, then Dominus Flevit Church, Gardens of Gethsemane with the Church of All Nations and St. Peter's in Gallicantu. Return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)
Breakfast then visit Bethany, where Jesus went to visit his friend Lazarus, (Lazarus tomb). Continue to Qumran (Dead Sea Scrolls). Afterwards at the River Jordan at Yaradenit Garden, you will have a chance to renew your baptismal vows. Pass the Mount of Temptation and return for dinner and overnight. (B,D)
Breakfast then visit Tiberias. Today's pilgrimage includes a boat ride across Sea of Galilee to visit Capernaum, St. Peter's House and the Synagogue area where Jesus spent most of his time preaching. Short bus ride to the Mount of Beatitudes. Last stop today will be at the Primacy of St. Peter, Church of Multiplications of the loaves and fishes in Tabgha. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)
Most of the day you will spend visiting Nazareth. Visit will include Church and Cave of the Annunciation, Workshop of St. Joseph, Ancient Synagogue and Mary's Well & Fountain. In the afternoon, depart for Mount Tabor visiting the Church of Transfiguration. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)
After breakfast visit Cana, where Jesus performed his first miracle. Celebrate Mass and if you wish renew your marriage vows. Continue to Haifa area and Mount Carmel to visit the Carmelite Monastery. Dinner and overnight at our Hotel. (B,D)
Day 14: TEL AVIV / USA
Transfer to Tel Aviv airport for our flight back home to the U.S. (B)
The itinerary may be modified and tailored to the specific requirements and budget of your group

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Round-trip air: USA - EGYPT and ISRAEL - USA
Meet and assist upon arrival by your Homeric Tours representative
Private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach throughout
English-speaking Homeric Tour manager throughout
Your choice of 3, 4 or 5 star hotels
3 Nights of hotel accommodation in Egypt
2 Nights of hotel accommodation in Jordan
7 Nights of hotel accommodation in Israel
Breakfast and dinner daily
7 Full Days of touring in Israel
Horse ride in Petra
Ferry boat from Taba (Egypt) to Aqaba (Jordan)
Meet and assist at Allenby Bridge on arrival from Amman to Israel
All transfers
All entrance fees
Hotel taxes and service charges
Porterage of one suitcase per person
USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program

Christian Egypt, Jordan & Israel   departs daily from USA. Airfares are based on departures from New York.