Christian Egypt, Jordan & Israel


14 Days / 12 Nights



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



DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

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)

Day 5: ST. CATHERINE / TABA / PETRA

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)

Day 6: AMMAN / MADABA / NEBO / ALLENBY BRIDGE

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)

Day 7: JERUSALEM

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)

Day 8: JERUSALEM

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)

Day 9: JERUSALEM

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)

Day 10: BETHANY / DEAD SEA / YARADENIT

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)

Day 11: TIBERIAS / NAZARETH

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)

Day 12: NAZARETH

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)

Day 13: CANA / MT. CARMEL

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)

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