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Holy Land Tour - Israel

ITINERARY

  • Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • Starting Point:Amman
  • Ending Point:Cairo
  • Contact :+91 44 60504454
  • Valid up to: 31 March 2018
  • Rate: Rs.94999.00 per person
  • Code : SITC/HL/0518
Introduction

We are offering traveller friendly pilgrimage to Holy Land covering Jordan, Israel and Egypt. Our package is designed to offer the maximum coverage of the Biblical land during the tour and our well knowledged & experienced staff would provide the best hospitality.
The Hotels & Resorts chosen for the tour are ideally located in the vicinity of the landmarks and the meticulously planned transportation arrangements make sure that the elderly pilgrims do not have to walk for longer distances. 
Our endeavour is to provide a comfortable and memorable Holy Land experience ever...

Day 01

Arrival Amman International airport. Board the coach and drive to restaurant for lunch. After lunch, check-in hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (L & D)

Day 02

After breakfast, we drive to Mt. NEBO (Deuteronomy 34:1), the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land. We also visit the Church in MADABA where we can see the Holy Land Map in Mosaic on the floor. Later after lunch, we visit MACAWER, where john the Baptist headed was beheaded in the place of Herod Antipas (Matthew 14:1-12). Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

Day 03

After breakfast, we check out from hotel and proceed to Sheik Hussein Bridge and after immigration formalities, we cross over to Israel. We visit the CHURCH OF ANNUNCIATION which incorporates the cave in which the Virgin Mary received the news from Gabriel that she would give birth to Jesus. We also visit Josephs’ work shop the supposed location of St, Joseph carpenter shop and MARY’S WELL where marry fetched water on a regular basis. After lunch, we proceed to Mt. TABOR which is believed to be the site of the transfiguration of Christ (Matthew 17:1-9) and the sight for the battle between Barak, the son of Abinoam and the army of Jabin commanded by Sisera (Judges 4:6-7). Later check-in hotel at Nazareth / Tiberias. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

Day 04

After breakfast, we check out from hotel and proceed to Galilee area starting at Mt. OF BEATITUDES where Jesus delivered his first sermon (Matthew 5:1-5). From here, we proceed to visit CAPERNAUM where Jesus began his Galilean ministry, visit the synagogue, which dates to the time of Jesus and the site of Peters’ home. Later enjoy BOAT RIDE across the SEA OF GALILEE where Jesus did his miracle by walking on the water (John 6:16-21) and stopping the winds and the waves (Matthew: 14-31). We proceed to a restaurant to have lunch with PETER FISH. Drive to CANA OF GALILEE to visit the WEDDING CHURCH, where Jesus performed the first miracle turning water into wine (John 2:1). From here we proceed to to HAIFAand visit the CHURCH OF STELLA MARIS. Our final programme today is JAFFA (2 Chronicles 2:15) to see ST. PETER’S CHURCH and the city of TEL AVIV built on the Mediterranean. Check-in hotel at Bethlehem. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

Day 05

After breakfast, we proceed to visit the Church at the SHEPHERDS’ FIELDS the fields identified since ancient times with the shepherds who are advised by the angle (Luke 2:8-18) and the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, which is the place of Christ birth (Luke 2:7) and the MILK GROTTO where Mary is said to have nursed Jesus. After lunch, we drive to EIN KAREEM to visit the to visit the CHURCH OF VISITATION where the pregnant Mary visited her pregnant cousin Elizabeth and stayed for three months (Luke1: 56) and CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, which commemorate the birth of the john the Baptist. Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

Day 06

After breakfast, we drive to the top of Mt. OF OLIVES for a panoramic view of the Jerusalem. Visit CHAPEL OF THE ASCENSION that is believed to mark the place where Jesus ascended into heaven (Luke 24:50-51). Later visit CHURCH OF PATER NOSTER where it is supposed Jesus taught disciples the lord’s prayer our father (Matthew 6:9-13). Tracing the footsteps of the Jesus stroll down the PALM SUNDAY road to the CHAPEL OF DOMINOUS FLEVIT where it is believed that Christ wept as he foresaw the fate of Jerusalem (Luke19:14). From there continue to the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE and BASILICA OF THE AGONY that is believed to be where Jesus prayed on the night of his arrest (Matthew 26:36). After lunch, we enter into the old city through ST. STEPHEN’S GATE visiting ST. ANNE’S CHURCH and THE BETHESDA’S POOL, where Jesus healed a lay man and crusader church of St Anne. After this follow the Stations of the Cross VIA DOLOROSA to Pilates judgment hall (John19:13) where Jesus was tied before Pilate (Mark15:6). Then pass through the old city bazaars GOLGOTHA or CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER that stands on a site that encompasses Golgotha or Calvary where Jesus was crucified and the holy sepulcher (tomb) where he was buried. Then proceed to visit WAILING WALL where the faithful Jews cry their petition to God. Drive to Mt. ZION via Kidrone valley to visit the CHURCH OF ST. PETERS IN GALICANTU to commemorate peter’s triple rejection of Jesus and his subsequent remorse (Luke22:54-62). Also visit DORMITION ABBEY where it is believed that Mother Mary was taken from here directly to the heaven. The last supper room where Jesus shared the last supper with disciples (Mark 14:12-15) and KING DAVID TOMB where King David was buried (1 King 2:10). Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

Day 07

After breakfast, we check out from hotel and proceed to visit GARDEN TOMB which is believed by many to be the location where Jesus Christ was laid after his crucifixion and rose from the death. Drive to BETHANY to visit the ancient church and TOMB OF LAZARUS, whom Jesus raised from the death (John 11:38-44). Later continue your journey to JERICHO, the old city on the earth to visit traditional SYCAMORE TREE associated with the story of ZACCHEAUS (Luke19:4) and view from a distance Mt. OF TEMTATION where Jesus was tempted by the devil (Luke4:1-13). Then we drive to DEAD SEA to have a float. After lunch, we proceed to TABA boarder terminal from where we cross over to Egypt side and drive to SINAI .Check-in hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

Day 08

Wake up call at 0030 hours to those who are willing to climb up the top of MOUNT SINAI. Later after the Pilgrims climb down the mountain, they will be picked up at the coach park and brought back to the hotel to have breakfast. We all join together, visit ST. CATHERINE’S MONASTERY, the BURNING BUSH and MOSES’ WELL. After lunch, we proceed to CAIRO. On arrival, we will have dinner on a NILE CRUISE. Check-in hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

Day 09

After breakfast, we enter into the Giza Plateau to see the 3 PYRAMIDS and the SPHINX area. After lunch, we visit EGYPTIAN MUSEUM. Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

Day 10

After breakfast, we check out from hotel and proceed to visit OLD COPTIC CAIRO CHURCHES. From here, we proceed to the airport to board the flight back home. (B)

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • ►All Inclusive Package
    Economy airtickets from Chennai or Kochi to Amman (Jordan) and return  from Cairo (Egypt) to Chennai or Kochi
    Visit Visas to Jordan, Israel and Egypt
    Accommodation in 3Star category hotels with daily breakfast
    All meals as mentioned in the detailed itinerary
    Transfers & sightseeing by A/c luxury coach
    Services of a tour leader throughout the tour
    Accompanying local tour guide services from arrival till departure
    All applicable taxes

TERMS

►Terms and Conditions

Strictly pilgrimage tour with sightseeing of neighbouring places with biblical & historic value, hence all pilgrims are required to maintain discipline throughout the tour
Necessary documents to obtain visas should be provided by the respective individual

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