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THE HOLY LAND TOUR - EGYPT & ISRAEL
Follow the very footpaths of Jesus Christ and journey through the remains of where Jesus lived, taught and performed his miracles.
The Holy Land Tour takes you where you will find a new dimension in the understanding of Biblical history and the life of our Lord Jesus Christ.
This tour allows you to experience your personal faith on a unique and eye-opening manner. Bringing biblical stories to life, this tour guides you through the Holy Land using the bible as a road map to spiritual discovery.
It incorporates modern Israel with some of the most emotional and prominent historical and biblical sites, offering a truly unique and unforgettable experience. From Caesarea to Nazareth to the Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea and Jerusalem, Jericho to Mt. Sinai, we will lead you on an enlightening, tantalizing and biblical journey through Israel, breathing life into some of the most meaningful locations and stories in the Christian faith.
Day 1 – Pyramids / Egyptian Museum / Cairo
Day 2 – Hanging Church / Nuweiba
Day 3 – Jericho / Jerusalem / Bethlehem
Day 4 – Gethsemane / Wailing Wall / Old Jerusalem
Day 5 – Mountain of Olives / Mt. Zion / Bethlehem
Day 6 – City of Jaffa / Caesarea / Mt. Carmen / Nazareth
Day 7 – Galilee / Jericho
Day 8 – Mt. Tabor / St. Catherine
Day 9 – Mt. Sinai / Cairo
Day 10 - Departure
DAY ONE: EGYPT
Arrival in the Land of the Pharaohs. At Cairo International
airport you will be
welcomed and assisted through immigration and customs by our
representative, then escorted to your hotel.
Freshen up and enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
Check in the rooms and later proceed to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza
and the Sphinx. Later visit an Oriental perfumery.
Return to the hotel.
(Overnight: Cairo ** Meal plan: Breakfast /Dinner)
DAY TWO: EGYPT
After breakfast check out of the hotel and depart on a morning visit to
Old Cairo to visit:
The hanging church (AL MUALLAQA) - was built in the 4th century over
southern gate of the fortress of Babylon .Dedicated to Virgin Mary, its
treasures includes a 14th century wall painting of the Nativity,
Church of St.Sergius (ABU SERGA) A 5th century
built over crypt where the Holy Family
is believed to have stayed during their flight into Egypt,
Church of St.Mercurius (ABU SEFEIN) - boasts a
unique collection of Coptic art including 175 icons that depict
scenes from the old and new
testaments, wall paintings,
etching and stained glass,
Transfer to Nuweiba (approx 6 hrs)
Arrive Nuweiba, check in the hotel.
Rest of the evening at leisure.
(Overnight: Nuweiba ** Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)
DAY THREE: EGYPT/ ISRAEL
After breakfast, Transfer to the border town of
Taba (30 mins) and cross
over to Eilat to enter Israel.
Cross through the border- check and immigration.
Meet and assistance by our guide in Israel.
Welcome to ISRAEL…Land of the Bible….Land of the
faith…. the Holy Land,
revered throughout recorded
history as the cradle of monotheistic religion.
For a person of faith whose beliefs are rooted in the Bible
there is no place
on earth like the Holy Land -Israel
Proceed to visit Jericho (the oldest and
lowest city in the earth ) ,where we will view
and visit the Mt. of temptation by cable car ,
remains of the walls of the old Jericho
and Zaccheus tree (Luke 18:35-42).Take lunch in Jericho ( Optional) ,
proceed to The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, and see the
there, also will visit the Ascension Chapel where Jesus ascended into
Heaven. Visit the Church of Pater Noster to
witness the “Lord’s Prayer’ written in several languages .
(Overnight: Bethlehem ** Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)
DAY FOUR: ISRAEL
Breakfast at hotel and drive to start our
full day of visits . Proceed to the church
of the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane to see the
Rock of Agony the place
where Jesus prayed before the Roman soldiers
came for Him.
Continue to visit the Church of St. Anne,
Pool of Bethesda.
Then continue on to Via Dolorosa starting from
the first station(condemnation)
fourteen station inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher where Jesus was crucified,
died and the resurrection from the dead. Then continue crossing the old City of Jerusalem
( The old Pazar) , the Jewish Quarter where the remains
of the holy temple and the Wailing Wall. Visit the Mount Zion area to see the Upper Room
where Jesus and His disciples
had their last supper. See also King David’s tomb,
the Dormition Abbey and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu.
Over night in Bethlehem.
(Overnight: Bethlehem. ** Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)
DAY FIVE: ISRAEL
In the morning we visit the ancient Church of the Nativity,
where we can
really touch the very
place where Jesus was born. Built by St.
Helena already in the 4th century, it has
been an active
church and never destroyed ever since! Here St.
wrote the first Latin translation of the
Bible – the "Volgata".
We shall also visit the "Milk Grotto" and,
the "Shepherds Fields"
in Beth-Sahour .
At noon we will drive to visit
Hebron(20 miles south of Jerusalem) . Hebron entered history with Abraham . “After leaving his
nephew Lot in the region of Bethel , Abraham
moved his tent and came and
dwelt by the oaks of Mamre which are at Hebron, and there
he built an
alter to the Lord”(Genesis 13:18) ,.
After an oriental bargaining Abraham bought the cave of
for four hundred shekels of silver from Ephron the Hittite.
The cave of Machpela became
the family burial place where Sara,
Abraham himself , Isaac, Rebecca , Leah and finally Jacob,
whose body was brought from Egypt,
were buried, and continue
to visit Ein Karem, the place where John the Baptist was born.
We will visit the
"St. John in the Mountains" church, built on the
place where the house of St. John was standing.
We will also
visit the Church of Visitation, where St. Mary visited Elisabeth ,
and continue to
visit the new city Jerusalem .
(Overnight: Bethlehem. ** Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)
DAY SIX: ISRAEL
At 07:00 we move to visit the old city of Jaffa,
one of the ancient
gateways to the Holy Land:
Through it's port the Cedar trees for
Temple were brought, the prophet Jonas tried to
God, but most important: It was in Jaffa where
to be spread among the nations.
Here St. Peter lived in the house
of Simon the Tanner and had the"Vision of the Flesh", and here
he made his first miracle by healing the little girl. Today Jaffa's
renovated alley-ways attract
many artists, who have their galleries there. We drive to Caesarea ,
the magnificent port-city built
by King Herod the Great. From here St. Peter went to Rome and
started with his first miracles. In Caesarea's well-preserved
theater an inscription of the procurator
Pontius Pilate was found.
We continue to Haifa the Mt. Carmel. Stella Mary's.
And after noon drive to visit Nazareth ,
where we will visit
there the basilica and the Grotto of the annunciation-
the old Synaqoque and Mary's well.
(Overnight: Nazareth ** Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)
DAY SEVEN: ISRAEL
Today we visit the places where Jesus acted around the
Sea of Galilee: Mt. of the Beatitudes,
where the "Sermon
on the Mount" was given .
Proceed to Tabgha : It is a place
with a plentiful
supply of water . Traditionally , this is the site
where Jesus fed 5000 with 2 fish and 5 loaves
(Mark 6:36-44 , Matthew 14:13-21 , John 6:1-6),
down to primacy of Peter ( Mensa Christi )
then proceeding to the town of Christ ( Capernaum).
Drive to visit Kibbutz Ginosar where we see the dairy farming.
Ginosar are the biggest
banana plantations in Israel , which in the last decades, show
impressive agriculture results ,
both for Israel and worldwide. Also we will sail on the sea in a
boat similar to the boat used by Jesus and his disciples.
Proceed to Baptismal Site on the Holy River Jordan.
overnight o/n Nazareth.
(Overnight: Nazareth ** Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)
DAY EIGHT: ISRAEL/EGYPT
Early (at 7:00) in the morning we move to Mt. Tabor
where Jesus chose to be the site of His transfiguration (Luke 9:28-36) ,
then proceed to visit visit Qumran , proceed to the Dead Sea
( the lowest point in the world ) and we can float on the
sea without sinking. Continue to Eilat border. At 16:00, we will arrive to
Taba Border to enter into Egypt. Continue to St Catherine.
Arrive St. Catharine Check in hotel. Have an early dinner and retire
early to be ready for the early morning climb.
(Overnight: St. Catherine ** Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)
DAY NINE: EGYPT
At 0200 hrs start the climb Mt. Sinai.
Return to hotel for rest and breakfast. Checkout
and will visit sites in St. Catherine, which is the place
where Moses climbed up the mountain to receive the
Ten Commandments. In the same area, there is the famous
Greek Orthodox Monastery, which is built around the
Burning Bush and the well where Moses met his wife Zebura
(daughter of Jethro, the priest of Median). Visit the place where
the Israelites camped when Moses went to
receive the Ten Commandments. There will be an optional Walking
tour around the mountain in the valley of Arbien.
Heading to the Springs of Moses where Moses
hit the rock and twelve water springs appeared.
Here, there are remnants of the springs and a group of Bedouins
still lives there. Continue to the Wilderness
of Sin where the miracle of Manna and Quails took place and view
the seventy-two palm trees. Next stop is in Rephidim
where the Israelites fought the Amalekites. During this battle,
whenever Moses put his arms down, the Israelites lost and whenever he put his arms up, the
Israelites were winning. (Aaron and Hur held Moses'
arms up as he started getting tired.) Then cross the famous
Suez Canal that separates Asia and Africa. This tunnel is under the sea and an adventure in itself.
Sometimes the huge ships crossing the canal can be seen.
Continue to Cairo and check in the hotel
(Overnight: Cairo ** Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)
DAY TEN: EGYPT / DEP
Breakfast in the hotel.
Rest of day at leisure and optional shopping. At 2000 hrs
transfer to airport for final departure
(Meal plan: Breakfast)
END OF SERVICES
Please contact us for cost and departure dates.
Included in the above rates:
- Meet & Assist upon arrival & departure in both countries
- Daily touring as per the itinerary
- Buffet Breakfast & Dinner Daily
- Hotel Accommodation in 4 * hotels for 9 nights
- Professional English speaking Christian guide.
- Transportation in a deluxe air conditioned motor-coach as per the group size
- Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the itinerary
- Visa to Israel and Egypt
- Departure tax, land taxes.
- Travel Insurance for the period of Travel
- International flights booked NAIROBI-CAIRO-NAIROBI
Not included in above rates:
- Any item of a Personal Nature
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Note : You can pay the trip cost in Installments as long as final payment received by the set deadline.
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