Holy Land Program 10 Days /9 Nights
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Day 1) Cairo
Arrival Cairo international airport –meet and assistant – transfer to the hotel Rest –day tour to visit Giza Pyramids – sphinx – temple of valley Lunch – papyrus museum – perfumes pharaohs factory –back to hotel.
Day 2) Cairo
Breakfast – day tour to visit "Old Egypt" (Al-Fustaat) a short time in a cave in Abi Serja’s Church, within the walls ofthe Roman Babylon fortress. “The cave is about 20 feet tall, 15 feet wide and does not have any windows,” as described by Amelenio, who believes the holy family's stay in the cave did not exceed a week. After leaving Al-Fustaat, they move to Al- Maadi district and settle in the location where the Virgin Mary Monastery and church were built by the Nile.
Day 3) Cairo /St. Catherine /Nwuiba
Early morning breakfast-transfer to St. Catherine city it takes 6hours driving (480km from Cairo) – during ourtrip we will visit Suez Canal –than stop at Muses eyes (muses well) to visit the place –than reach to Firan valley stop there to visit Nin `s church –after that we will entry to the St. Catherine city – arrives and check in the hotel –dinner and overnight.
Day 4) St. Catherine –Nwuibaa
Weak up early morning at 01h00 to climb a mountain of St. Catherin –have hot drinks coffee –tea –and join us to watch the sun rise – it takes 3hours walking to reach the top of the mountain–and back to visit Monastery of St. Catherin –back to the hotel – breakfast and check out . Transfer to Nwuiba it takes 2hoursdriving 160km from St. Catherine – arrives and check in the hotel on the Red sea– free day on the Rea Sea – lunch –dinner – overnight.
Day 5 ) Nwuiba –Jordan
Breakfast – check out and transfer to the port of Nwuiba or Taba by ferry boat (1h30 minutes faster ) – to reach Aquba port in Nwuiba Your English speaking driver will be waiting dockside to meet and assist you. He will drive you in a modern, air conditioned vehicle to Wadi Rum(approx. 1.5 hours travel time). Climb into the back of a 4WD jeep and begin a 3hour tour through this beautiful desert valley. Travel across red color, past soaring sand dunes, towering mountains and through canyons. See ancient rock inscriptions and much more. At the conclusion of your tour, enjoy lunch of chicken or lamb accompanied by salads. Complimentary soda and water are included. Return to your driver/vehicle to continue north on the Kings Highway stopping at Little Petra. It is here on the once-fertile plains that the caravans assembled/rested (some with up to 1,000 camels) before heading in to Petra or journeying out along the Silk Road to Asia, north to Damascus or south to Egypt. Little Petra provided accommodation and eateries for the cameleers .Check-in Overnight:
Day 6) Petra Hotel–Madaba –Mt.Nebo – King Hussein Bridge – Jericho –Jerusalem
After breakfast, drive to Madaba. At the6th Century St George Church, view the famous mosaic map showing details of the Holy Land. Then its on to Mt Nebo where God permitted Moses to have a brief glimpse of the Promised Land before he died. Then we will bring you to Allen by Bridge, where you will be met and assisted. Cross Allenby, drive to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Visit the baptismal site and view of Mount of the Temptations and the Sycamore Tree. Have a float in the Dead Sea. Drive to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 7) Bethlehem – Jerusalem
After breakfast, we visit the Church ofthe Nativity, marking the birthplace of Christ. Visit Saint Catherine’s Churchand Saint Jerome’s Cave where the bible was translated. Continue to Milk Grottoand then visit the Shepherd’s Field. we go to the Mount of Olives and visit Pater Nester Church. Continue to see the panoramic view of the old city of Jerusalem. Proceed to Dominus Flevit then walk the Palm Sunday route and descend to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus spent the last night before he was arrested. Visit the famous Church of All Nations.
Day 8 ) Jerusalem
After breakfast, Go to Saint Ann's Church through the Lions Gate and visit Pools of Bethesda. Start walking the Via Dolorosa and end at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Go to Mount Zion. Visit Church of the Domitian, the place where Virgin Mary fell asleep. Visit Cenacle, also known as the “Upper Room”, the site of The Last Supper. Continue to Saint Peter Gallicantu, which symbolizes Peter’s denial of Jesus.
Day 9 ) Ein Karem- Jaffa
Drive to the Biblical village of Ein Karem, birth place of John the Baptist. Visit Church of the Visitation that honors the visit paid by Virgin Mary to Elizabeth. This is the site where tradition tells us that Mary recited her song of praise, the Magnificent, one of the most ancient hymns to Mary. Continue to visit Old Jaffa, an 8000 year old port city and visit the ancient ruins and walk along the restored artist's quarter.
Day 10) Departure
Breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.