May 11 – 22, 2022
Departure to Cairo. Enjoy meals and entertainment on-board.
Arrive CAIRO AIRPORT, meet your guide and start the tour in Old Cairo where you will visit the Hanging Church and Coptic Church where the Holy Family is believed to have stayed after fleeing from Bethlehem for fear of Herod’s order of slaughtering infants under 3 years. Lunch en-route. Visit the Papyrus Factory to discover how the first paper was made during the ancient time. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Hotel Breakfast. This full city tour includes a visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World — The Great Pyramids and Sphinx. Lunch. Then visit the Egyptian Museum, where you can see the finest displays of artifacts, relics, statues, and jewelers from all of the Pharaohs’ Reigns. Then enjoy a Dinner Cruise and be entertained by belly dancers and skilled “Men in Skirt” rendering their performance. Back to hotel in Cairo for overnight.
Early morning departure from Cairo with boxed breakfast. Drive towards St. Catherine passing by Moses Springs and the Suez Canal. Lunch en-route then afternoon climb to Mt. Sinai (OPTIONAL). Continue drive to hotel in Dahab.
Have hotel breakfast and check out. Transfer to Taba border for crossing into Israel. After the inspections and other regulatory procedures, meet the local guide. Drive towards Bethlehem, the biblical birthplace of Jesus. Bethlehem is a Palestinian town south of Jerusalem in the West Bank. Check-in and dinner.
After breakfast, full day tour starts at Shepherd’s Field then Mount of Olives to visit the Ascension Chapel. Then toChurch of Pater Noster to witness the “Lord’s Prayer” Proceed to the Church of Dominus Flevit where God Weptwept over Jerusalem. Continue by walking down to the Palm Sunday Road going to Church of All Nations and theGarden of Gethsemane to see the Rock of Agony, the place where Jesus prayed before the Roman soldiers came for Him. Proceed to the Church of Nativity. Visit the Basilica and Grotto of the Nativity and the Manger Square.Then dinner and back to hotel. The rest of the evening is yours to explore the city.
After breakfast, you will be visiting St. Anne’s Church, Bethesda Pool, Wailing Wall, Via Dolorosa and go throughthe Stations of the Cross to the Holy Sepulchre where Jesus was crucified, died and rose from the dead. We’llvisit Mt. Zion, the Upper room, David’s Tomb and the Dormition Abbey. We will drive to the oldest city in the world,Jericho, for view of Mount of Temptation and Sycamore Tree. Proceed to Qumran, the caves of the Essenceswhere Dead Sea Scrolls where found by a wandering shepherd boy. Visit the Dead Sea the lowest point on earth.Swim and relax at the Dead Sea beach. Drive back to Bethlehem.
Hotel Breakfast and check out. Visit the Basilica of Mt. Carmel. Drive-by Caesarea to catch the sight of the Aqueducts. This is where St. Paul was imprisoned. Then, we will drive to Nazareth, the city of Jesus’ childhood and youth; Visit the Church of Annunciation where we can find the original cave where angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would bear a child by the Holy Spirit. Also, visit Joseph’s workshop where Jesus spent most of his childhood days. Drive on to the village of Cana, where Jesus performed the Miracle of changing water into wine at the wedding ceremony. Then dinner.
Breakfast at the hotel. Will start the morning at Mt. Tabor to see the Basilica of Transfiguration. Will continue the tour with a Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee then drive to Capernaum, the town where Jesus made His home after leaving Nazareth. View the remains of the ancient Synagogue in which He taught, and on to Tabgha, where the Miracle of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes took place. Drive to Mount of Beatitudes, this is the site of the sermon on the Mount and St. Peter’s Primary Church, See the remains of St. Peter’s House. Visit Yardenit (Jordan River) where St. John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ.
After breakfast and check out, drive from Tiberias to the border. After the inspections, other regulatory procedures, and meeting our guide, you will be transferred to Mt. Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land before he died. Then proceed mosaic Map of Egypt, Jordan, and Holyland. The map is believed to be the first one for this area, as it is built in the 6th century. Dinner and overnight: at hotel in Amman. Then the rest of the evening is yours.
Breakfast at hotel. Morning proceed to the lost city of Petra and the picturesque Siq and visit the Treasury. Petrais a Greek word that means ‘Stone’. This city was built on the 6th century, the home of Nabataeans. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985 and the most visited tourist attraction in the country. Transfer back to Amman in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast inside the hotel, rest of the day free for last-minute shopping till your transfer to your lunch venue. Afterward, transfer to Amman Airport for departure back to Manila.
Arrive in Manila from a very memorable and enjoyable tour.