Day 1 : Arrival (D)
Arrive Amman . Meeting assistance by our Jordanian representative. You will be transfer
to to hotel in Amman for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 : Amman-Madaba-Nebo-Tiberias (B.L.D)
After breakfast and check out at the hotel we will visit Madaba and Mount Nebo.
The trip south of Amman along the 5,000 years old King's Highway is one of the most
memorable journeys in the Holy Land, passing through a string of ancient sites.
The first city along the way from the north is Madaba, "the City of Mosaics" which
has been intermittently inhabited for nearly 3,500 years. The chief attraction in
this city is a wonderfully vivid, six-century Byzantine mosaic map showing Jerusalem
and other holy sites; there are also literally hundreds of other mosaics scattered
throughout Madaba's churches and homes. Ten minutes to the west is Mount Nebo, the
memorial of Moses, and the presumed site of the prophet's death and burial place
Afternoon transfer to the border crossing into Israel. After emigration formalities
you will be transfer to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 : Cana-Nazareth-Sea of Galilee-Capernaum-Tabgha – Mount of Beatitudes
In the morning we visit Cana where Jesus performed his first Miracle, changing water
into wine at the wedding feast. Then on to Nazareth, the boyhood town of Jesus and
home of Mary and Joseph and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation built over the
grotto where Archangel Gabriel appeared to announce that she would bear a son, Jesus.
We also stop by Joseph's workshop.In the afternoon we drive through the landscapes
of Galilee and later for a ride in a replica of a Galilean fishing boat of that
time, on the Sea of Galilee and where Jesus calmed the storm and walked on the water.
visit Capernaum - the center Jesus' ministry after he left Nazareth we stop at Tabgha
- the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes and the expressive Church
of the Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount. We make a brief halt
at St. Peter's house, the Church of Primacy of Peter and the place where Jesus bestowed
St. Peter with his authority. This is believed to be the place where Jesus dined
with his disciples. The flat rock known as Mensa Christ of Chris's table commemorates
this event. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 : Jordan Valley - Jericho –Qumran – Dead Sea - Bethlehem (B.L.D)
Today you will leave Galilee for Jerusalem via the Jordan Valley.
We stop at Yardenit on the Jordan River, the traditional baptismal, site, and then
drive along the Jordan Valley where we stop and view Qarantal via Jericho; believe
from carbon test to be the oldest city. It is also the place where Jesus stopped
on this way to Jerusalem, on the Eve of the Passover and were Jesus cured the blind
man during his stay at Zachaeus house. We will visit the Qumran caves, where the
Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Descend to the Dead Sea' the lowest point on earth
(1305 ft. below sea level), again make a brief stop at a private beach and take
the opportunity to float in the salty buoyant water, rich in minerals. Transfer
to hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 : Ein Karem – Mt. Zion – Bethlehem (B.L.D)
We will visit Ein Karem - the city of Judah and birthplace of John the Baptist,
son of Elizabeth & Zechariah and the Church of Visitation. We then visit Mt Zion
the cynical, the room for the last supper and dome of King David, we also visit
the church of St. Peter Gallicantu which symbolizes Peter Daniel of Jesus as he
has prophesied at the last supper, and the church of Dormition. Then onto Bethlehem,
which is located in the Judah province. It was here that the Angel announced the
birth of Jesus to the shepherds of Bethlehem during the reign of King Herod. Also,
here David tended his flocks until he was anointed King of Israel. Visit the Church
of Nativity,Manager Square; Shepherds field Crusaders Cloister Grotto of St. Jerome.
Return back to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 : Mt. Of Olives - Old City of Jerusalem – Jewish Quarter (B.L.D)
We start in the morning by visit the Mt of Olives to the Church of Ascension, which
commemorates the assents of Jesus to heaven, the Paternoster church, according to
tradition, lye's the cave where Jesus brought his decuples and spoke to them about
the mystery of the end. Then continue to the panoramic view of Mt. of Olives for
and from there, by foot to Dominos Flavit where Jesus wept over eminent destruction
of Jerusalem. The chapels are built in the shape of a tear as a poignant reminder
to this event, and then visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed while
Judah betrayed him to the Romans. Visit the basilica of agony. We then go to the
pools of Beit Hasda, where Jesus held the crippled man. And from there we take the
Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), traditionally accepted as the last route trodden by
Jesus. Follow the 14 Stations of the Cross to Golgotha, the place where Jesus was
crucified marking significant events along the route. You will see the Pilate's
Judgments Hall, the Chapel of the Flagellation where, according to tradition, the
Roman soldiers scourged Jesus and placed a crown of thorns on His head the Ecce
Homo Arch. The last 4 Stations of the Cross are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
visible from the distance, wish is two silver domes. Also "The Tomb" widely believed
to be part of the stone that covered Jesus Tomb. In the afternoon, we go through
the Jewish quarter to the Wailing Wall, which is the holiest place for the Jewish
In the evening we will have Farewell Ceremony.
Back to your Bethlehem hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 : Jerusalem -Taba Border-St. Catherine (B.L.D)
After breakfast check out then transfer via the beautiful Arava Desert to Taba border.
On the way to Eilat you can see main farming and settlement communities. Upon arrival
to Eilat, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Red Sea, and passing through the
city of Eilat, one of the main tourist attractions of Israel. Arrive Taba border
and after all the formalities you will meet with our Egyptian representative. Transfer
to St. Catherine for dinner and overnight.
Day 8 : St. Catherine-Cairo (B.L.D)
After breakfast visit St. Catherine Monastery, one of the world’s religious pilgrimage
center for over 15 centuries. Then proceed to Cairo, approximately 6 hours drive.
Upon arrival to Cairo transfer to a Nile Dinner Criuse for two hours, with an oriental
show, and belly dancers. Transfer to your hotel in Cairo for overnight.
Day 9 : Cairo-Departure (B.L)
Breakfast at the Hotel, check out, then transfer to visit the Pyramids, Sphinx,
and the Egyptian Museum to view the largest antiques for the ancient pharaohs, including
the treasure of King Tut Ankh Amen. Then proceed to Old Cairo and visit the hanging
church, Abu serge and Synagogue.
Proceed to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight.