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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.


EGYPT

Day 1 – Pyramids / Egyptian Museum / Cairo
Day 2 – Hanging Church / Nuweiba

ISREAL

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  

EGYPT

Day 8 – Mt. Tabor / St. Catherine
Day 9 – Mt. Sinai / Cairo
Day 10 - Departure

 

DAY ONE:  EGYPT  

holylandArrival 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:
holyland2The 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 basilica
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

holyland5After 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

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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 panorama of
Jerusalem from
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 .
 
O/N  Bethlehem.

(Overnight: Bethlehem ** Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)

DAY FOUR:  ISRAEL

holyland7Breakfast 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) to the  
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

holyland8In 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. Heronymus
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
Machpela 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

holyland9At  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
Solomon's Temple were brought, the prophet Jonas tried to flee
God, but most important: It was in Jaffa where Christianity began
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.  
O/N Nazareth.     

 (Overnight: Nazareth ** Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)


DAY SEVEN: ISRAEL

holyland10Today 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), walking
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
and oldest
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

holyland11At 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.
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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

TOUR COST


Please contact us for cost and departure dates.

Included in the above rates:

  1. Meet & Assist upon arrival & departure in both countries
  2. Daily touring as per the itinerary
  3. Buffet Breakfast & Dinner Daily
  4. Hotel Accommodation in 4 * hotels  for 9 nights
  5. Professional English speaking Christian guide.
  6. Transportation in a deluxe air conditioned motor-coach as  per the group size   
  7. Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the itinerary
  8. Visa to Israel and Egypt
  9. Departure tax, land taxes.
  10. Portage
  11. Travel Insurance for the period of Travel
  12. International flights booked NAIROBI-CAIRO-NAIROBI


Not included in above rates: 

  1. Any item of a Personal Nature

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