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PILGRIM TOURS
ISRAEL

 


DAY 01 – HAIFA - GALILEE - TIBERIAS
You will be met on arrival at Ben Gurion Airport early in the morning and assisted through immigration. Travel onwards to Haifa, Israel's largest port city, built on the slopes of Mt. Carmel. After Breakfast (en route),  we will proceed to the famous Persian Hanging Gardens for a view of the Baha’i Shrine. We will then make a brief halt at Elijah’s cave at Stella Maris. We then  continue to Muhraqa, the place of sacrifice and the site where Prophet Elijah defeated the False Prophets of Ba'al.  Your tour ends at Tiberias nestled on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus performed many miracles.  Dinner and overnight at hotel in the Galilee area.

DAY 02 – GALILEE - CAPERNAUM - CANA - NAZARETH
This morning after breakfast we drive through the landscapes of Galilee and later for a ride on the Sea of Galilee in a replica of a Galilean fishing boat of that time. This is where Jesus calmed the storm and walked on the water. Visit Capernaum - the center of Jesus' ministry after He left Nazareth. We stop at Tabgha- the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes and the expressive Church of the Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount.  We make a brief halt at St. Peter's house, the Church of Primacy of Peter and the place where Jesus bestowed St. Peter with His authority.  This is believed to be the place where Jesus dined with His disciples. The flat Rock known as Mensa Christ or Christ's table commemorates this event. Continue to visit Cana where Jesus performed His first Miracle, changing water into wine at the wedding feast. Then on to Nazareth, the boyhood town of Jesus and home of Mary and Joseph and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation built over the grotto where Archangel Gabriel appeared to announce to Mary that she would bear a son, Jesus. Return to your Hotel in the Galilee for Dinner and overnight.

DAY 03 - JORDAN VALLEY - JERICHO – JERUSALEM
Today you after breakfast we will leave Galilee for Jerusalem via the Jordan Valley. We will first stop at Yardenit on the Jordan River, a traditional baptismal site. Driving along the Jordan Valley bypassing the Ancient city of Jericho, believed to be the oldest city on earth, and viewing en route Mt. Qarantal, where Jesus spent 40 days when Satan tried to tempt him.  It is also the place where Jesus stopped on his way to Jerusalem, on the Eve of the Passover and were Jesus cured the blind man during his stay at Zachaeus house.  Descend to the Dead Sea' the lowest point on earth (400 m. below sea level), make a brief stop at a private beach and take the opportunity to float in the salty buoyant water, rich in minerals. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

DAY 04 – EIN KAREM – MT. ZION   - BETHLEHEM
We will visit Ein Karem - the city of Judah and birthplace of John the Baptist, son of Elizabeth & Zechariah and the Church of Visitation. We shall later visit Mt Zion with the upper room and King David's Tomb. We also visit the church of St. Peter Gallicantu the site where Jesus was imprisoned by the High Priest before he was turned over to the Romans and the church of Dormition. Onto Bethlehem, the birth place of Jesus. Visit the Church of Nativity and the Manger Square, view the Shepherds Fields and if possible visit Rachel's Tomb. Dinner and overnight at hotel, Bethlehem.

DAY 05 – MT OF OLIVES – Garden of Gethsemane
After breakfast we will start our tour by visiting the Mt of Olives, the Church of Ascension, which commemorates the ascents of Jesus to heaven, the Pater Noster Church where Jesus taught his Disciples the Our Father and also told them the secrets of the universe and the apocalypse according to tradition.   Then continue for a panoramic view of the Mt. of Olives and from there travel along the Sunday Palm Tree Road by foot to the Gethsemane Gardens where Jesus was arrested. Along the way visit the Dominus Flavit Church, where Jesus wept over the coming destruction of Jerusalem.  The chapel is built in the shape of a tear as a poignant reminder to this event. Dinner and overnight in hotel, Jerusalem.

Day 06: Old City of Jerusalem - Jaffa - Airport.
Today we take the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), traditionally accepted as the last route by Jesus.  We will follow the Stations of the Cross to the Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified marking significant events along the route. Visit the Chapel of the Flagellation where, according to tradition, the Roman soldiers scourged Jesus and placed the crown of thorns on His head, and the Ecce Homo Arch.  Early tradition held that Pontius Pilate stood here and thundered "Ecce Homo!" which means "Behold the man!" which is what Pilate said when he presented Jesus to the crowd.  Below the Convent is the "Floor" where Jesus was publicly tried and where the Roman soldiers mocked him.  The last 5 Stations of the Cross are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher visible from the distance, with its two silver domes.  Also "The Tomb" widely believed to be part of the stone that covered Jesus Tomb. Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for your departure flight back home to India.


Please note that the program is not a final program and might changed, due security situation
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ISRAEL EGYPT

Day 01 - Haifa - Galilee – Tiberias
You will be met on arrival at Ben Gurion Airport early in the morning and assisted through immigration. Travel onwards to Haifa, Israel's largest port city, built on the slopes of Mt. Carmel. After Breakfast (en route),  we will proceed to the famous Persian Hanging Gardens for a view of the Baha’i Shrine. We will then make a brief halt at Elijah’s cave at Stella Maris. We then  continue to Muhraqa, the place of sacrifice and the site where Prophet Elijah defeated the False Prophets of Ba'al.  Your tour ends at Tiberias nestled on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus performed many miracles.  Dinner and overnight at hotel in the Galilee area.

Day 02 - Sea of Galilee - Capernaum – Mt. of Beatitudes – Nazareth - Cana
This morning after breakfast we drive through the landscapes of Galilee and later for a ride on the Sea of Galilee in a replica of a Galilean fishing boat of that time. This is where Jesus calmed the storm and walked on the water. Visit Capernaum - the center of Jesus' ministry after He left Nazareth. We stop at Tabgha- the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes and the expressive Church of the Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount.  We make a brief halt at St. Peter's house, the Church of Primacy of Peter and the place where Jesus bestowed St. Peter with His authority.  This is believed to be the place where Jesus dined with His disciples. The flat Rock known as Mensa Christ or Christ's table commemorates this event. Continue to visit Cana where Jesus performed His first Miracle, changing water into wine at the wedding feast. Then on to Nazareth, the boyhood town of Jesus and home of Mary and Joseph and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation built over the grotto where Archangel Gabriel appeared to announce to Mary that she would bear a son, Jesus. Return to your Hotel in the Galilee for Dinner and overnight.

Day 03 - Yardenit – Jordan valley – Jericho – Dead Sea - Eilat
Today you after breakfast we will leave Galilee and travel via the Jordan Valley. We will first stop at Yardenit on the Jordan River, a traditional baptismal site. Driving along the Jordan Valley bypassing the Ancient city of Jericho, believed to be the oldest city on earth, and viewing en route Mt. Qarantal, where Jesus spent 40 days when Satan tried to tempt him.  It is also the place where Jesus stopped on his way to Jerusalem, on the Eve of the Passover and were Jesus cured the blind man during his stay at Zachaeus house.  Descend to the Dead Sea' the lowest point on earth (400 m. below sea level), make a brief stop at a private beach and take the opportunity to float in the salty buoyant water, rich in minerals.  Continue to Eilat at the Red Sea - Check in to the Hotel, Dinner and overnight.

Day 04 - Taba - Cairo
After Breakfast and check-out from your Hotel in Eilat we drive to the Israeli-Egyptian Border, Taba. Right after immigration formalities we enter into Egypt. You will be met & assisted by your Egyptian guide and transferred directly to Cairo stopping for Lunch en route. Upon arrival in Cairo, check-in to your Hotel later proceed for a 2 hours Nile Cruise which includes Dinner and followed by an oriental show of belly dance. Overnight at Hotel in Cairo.

Day 05 - Cairo – St. Catherine
Today you will check out after breakfast and start your touring with visiting the Pyramids which consider one of the eight wonders. Visit the Sphinx. Later proceed to the Egyptian Museum to view the largest antiques belonging to the ancient Pharaohs including the treasure of King "Tut Ankh Amen". Continue to old Cairo to visit the hanging Church, Abu Sege and Synagogue. Proceed to St. Catherine (for 6 hours drive approximately). Upon arrival to St. Catherine check- in to your Hotel for Dinner and overnight.

Day 06 - St. Catherine – Taba - Jerusalem
Very early in the morning we start climbing up Mt. Sinai to watch the Sunrise.  After we descend from the Mount, we enjoy Breakfast at Hotel before leaving for Taba border to cross back to Israel. Upon arrival into Israel, meet your Guide and drive to Jerusalem. We’ll drive via Mitzpe Ramon with his great Crater and Sde Boker, best known as the retirement home of Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion. Crossing via Beer Sheva, the Capital of the Negev to Jerusalem. Check in to your Hotel in Bethlehem for Dinner and overnight.

Day 07 - Ein Karem – Mt. Zion   - Bethlehem
After breakfast we will visit Ein Karem - the city of Judah and birthplace of John the Baptist, son of Elizabeth & Zechariah and the Church of Visitation. We then visit Mt Zion with the upper room and King David's Tomb. We also visit the church of St. Peter Gallicantu the site where Jesus was imprisoned by the High Priest before he was turned over to the Romans and the church of Dormition.  Back to Bethlehem, the birth place of Jesus. Visit the Church of Nativity and the Manger Square, view the Shepherds Fields and if possible visit Rachel's Tomb. Dinner and overnight at hotel, Bethlehem.

Day 08 - Mt of Olives – Garden of Gethsemane
After breakfast we will start our tour by visiting the Mt of Olives, the Church of Ascension, which commemorates the ascents of Jesus to heaven, the Pater Noster Church where Jesus taught his Disciples the Our Father and also told them the secrets of the universe and the apocalypse according to tradition.   Then continue for a panoramic view of the Mt. of Olives and from there travel along the Sunday Palm Tree Road by foot to the Gethsemane Gardens where Jesus was arrested. Along the way visit the Dominus Flavit Church, where Jesus wept over the coming destruction of Jerusalem.  The chapel is built in the shape of a tear as a poignant reminder to this event. Dinner and overnight in hotel, Bethlehem.

Day 09 - Old City of Jerusalem - Jaffa - Airport.
Today we take the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), traditionally accepted as the last route by Jesus.  We will follow the Stations of the Cross to the Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified marking significant events along the route. Visit the Chapel of the Flagellation where, according to tradition, the Roman soldiers scourged Jesus and placed the crown of thorns on His head, and the Ecce Homo Arch.  Early tradition held that Pontius Pilate stood here and thundered "Ecce Homo!" which means "Behold the man!" which is what Pilate said when he presented Jesus to the crowd.  Below the Convent is the "Floor" where Jesus was publicly tried and where the Roman soldiers mocked him.  The last 5 Stations of the Cross are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher visible from the distance, with its two silver domes.  Also "The Tomb" widely believed to be part of the stone that covered Jesus Tomb. Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for your departure flight back home to India.

Please note that the program is not a final program and might changed, due security situation.

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AGRICULTURAL TOURSAGRO



Day 1 -
Arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport early in the morning. Meet and Assist by Land operator Representative. Transfer to Tel Aviv for have breakfast. After breakfast we will visit Jaffa’s old port and artistic gallery, Tel Aviv Open Market. We shall then proceed to Jerusalem, where we shall have a panoramic overview from the Mount of Olives. Overlook Jerusalem-new city and the Temple Mount Esplanade of old city. Travel along the Kidron Valley to view the Garden of Gethsemane and the walls of the city. Via the Armenian Quarter enter The Western (Wailing) Wall square via the local Bazaar to the Christian Quarter, the Stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher – the site of the crucifixion. Walk along the 1700 year old Byzantine main street, the Cardo and the renovated Jewish Quarter. Ascend to Mt. Zion - visit the Hall of last supper & David's tomb. Tour the new city then on to Yad Vashem The Holocaust Museum. Dinner and Overnight at Hotel

Day 2 -
After breakfast, descend to the Dead Sea' the lowest point on earth (400 m. below sea level), Drive along the shores of the DEAD SEA, the lowest spot on earth make a stop at a private beach and take the opportunity to float in the salty buoyant water, rich in minerals. • Our next visit will be at Fata Morgana here we will have a dessert agriculture tour,(for 2 hours and half ) here they are specializing in growing pepper, tomato, watermelon, (with sour water –very unique ) or Optional visit Neot Hakikar – guiding dessert agriculture : • Dead Sea Industries potash and other fertilizers (2 hours visit) • Desert farming centers in Arava Visit Ya’ir R & D Farm in Hatzeva – professional visits to pepper - herbs, melons, and watermelons -Olive Farms irrigated with Saline Water Optional visit Masada and Tour the famed archaeological site including King Herod’s Palace. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

Day 3 -
After breakfast, • ecological Tour at Kibbutz Lotan (1.5-2 Hours visit)• Lunch at Netafim • Netfaim - Drip Irrigation Industry - major greenhouses plants of the Besro region, a packing co-operative which will give focus on growing potatoes –Visit water reservoirs’ system. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

Day 4 -
After breakfast • Visit research institute to Agricultural • A private farm - Karmei Ovdat - VINYARD Farm, or Nahal Haboker Olive & Wine • Kibutz Gvulot – The Fields' Path" is a path going through the sown fields and the green orchards. This is an invitation to experience the beauty of agriculture with direct contact to the land and nature. This is an experience of agricultural tour that includes an introduction to various field crops- Potato, Carrot, Radish, Elm and more… We invite you to touch and taste. Dinner and Overnight at Hotel

Day 5 -
After breakfast - Drive north to the sea of Galilee • Sapir site - National water aqueduct • Meet expert Mango growers in Almagor • see the big sorting and packing facilities for bananas, grapes and dates. Visit to Tiberias old city, In the afternoon cruise in the sea of Galilee. Return for Dinner and Overnight at Hotel

Day 6 -
After breakfast, We continue on to Beth Lehem Haglilit • Visit Shvil hachalav Dairy farm - visit wheat fields. • We will visit a Spice farm a • National Agricultural R & D centre at the Volcanic Institute • visit Hishtil Nursery for seedlings. Later transfer to the airport for your flight back to India.
Please note that the program is not a final program and might changed, due security situation.

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9 Nights / 10 Days Israel with Egypt

DAY 1  – HAIFA - Tiberius -
You will be met on arrival at Ben Gurion Airport early in the morning and assisted through immigration. Then on to Netanya for breakfast. After breakfast, Travel onwards to Haifa, Israel's largest port city, built on the slopes of Mt. Carmel. Visit the famous Persian Hanging Gardens for a view of the Bahai Shrine. We then make a brief halt at the Elijah cave at Stella Marris and then we continue to Muhraqa, the place of sacrifice and the site where Prophet Elijah defeated the False Prophets of Ba'al.visit in Nazareth, the boyhood town of Jesus and home of Mary and Joseph. Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation built over the grotto where Archangel Gabriel appeared to announce that she would bear a son, Jesus. Later we visit Cana where Jesus performed His first Miracle, changing water into wine at the wedding feast. Continue with a drive to Mt. Tabor, the sacred site of the Transfiguration.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 2  – SEA OF GALILEE
This morning we drive through the landscapes of Galilee and later for a ride in a replica of a Galilean fishing boat of that time, on the Sea of Galilee and where Jesus calmed the storm and walked on the water Visit Capernaum - the center of Jesus' ministry after He left Nazareth We stop at Tabgha- the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes and the expressive Church of the Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount. We make a brief halt at St. Peter's house, the Church of Primacy of Peter and the place where Jesus bestowed St. Peter with His authority. This is believed to be the place where Jesus dined with His disciples. The flat Rock known as Mensa Christ or Christ's table commemorates this event.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 3  – YARDENIT JERICHO JERUSALEM
Today you will leave Galilee for Jerusalem via the Jordan Valley. We stop at Yardenit on the Jordan River, the traditional baptismal, site, and then drive along the Jordan Valley bypassing the Ancient city of Jericho, believed to be the oldest city on earth, and viewing on route Mt. Quarantal, where Jesus spent 40 days when Satan tried to tempt him. It is also the place where Jesus stopped on his way to Jerusalem, on the Eve of the Passover and were Jesus cured the blind man during his stay at Zachaeus house.  descend to the Dead Sea' the lowest point on earth (400 m. below sea level), make a brief stop at a beach and take the opportunity to float in the salty buoyant water, rich in minerals. Proceed to Jerusalem Upon entry to Jerusalem we will have a festive Welcome to Jerusalem with a special spiritual ceremony of "Shechiyanu Service" thanking God for arriving to Jerusalem at the Hass promenade.
Dinner and overnight at hotel - Bethlehem

Day 4  – JERUSALEM
We will visit Ein Karem - the city of Judah and birthplace of John the Baptist, son of Elizabeth & Zechariah and the Church of Visitation. We then visit Mt Zion with the upper room and King David's Tomb. We also visit the church of St. Peter Gallicantu the site where Jesus was imprisoned by the High Priest before he was turned over to the Romans and the church of Dormition. Onto Bethlehem, the birth place of Jesus. Visit the Church of Nativity and the Manger Square, view the Shepherds Fields and if possible visit Rachel's Tomb.
Dinner and overnight at hotel - Bethlehem

DAY 5  – JERUSALEM OLD CITY
We start in the morning by visiting Yad Vashem, Tour the Menorah near the Israeli Parliament. Then visit the Mt of Olives with the Church of Ascension, which commemorates the ascents of Jesus to heaven, the Paternoster Church where Jesus taught prayers to his Disciples according to tradition. Then continue to the panoramic view of Mt. of Olives and from there, along the Sunday Palm Tree Road by foot to the Gethsemane Gardens where Jesus was arrested, on the way visit the Dominus Flavit Church, where Jesus wept over the coming destruction of Jerusalem. The chapel is built in the shape of a tear as a poignant reminder to this event.
Proceed to hotel at Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.

DAY 6  – NEW JERUSALE BETHLEHEM & EIN KAREM - CAIRO
Today we take the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), traditionally accepted as the last route by Jesus. We will follow the Stations of the Cross to the Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified marking significant events along the route the Chapel of the Flagellation where, according to tradition, the Roman soldiers scourged Jesus and placed the thorn crown on His head, the Ecce Homo Arch. The last 5 Stations of the Cross are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher visible from the distance, with its two silver domes. Also "The Tomb" widely believed to be part of the stone that covered Jesus Tomb. Proceed to Jaffa (Joppa), to see the house of Simon the Tanner and visit St. Peter's Church. You will then be transferred to Ben Gurion airport for your flight LY443 / 02NOV 1640 to Cairo
Arrive Cairo at 1815 and met by Egypt land operator representative who will transfer you to your Hotel. Refresh and then later on we shall proceed for dinner at Memphis Cruise on the River Nile with sailing for 2 hrs.
Overnight in Cairo.

DAY 7 – Cairo - Pyramids - Egypt Museum
After breakfast proceed on a visit to The Great Pyramid of Giza is composed of over 2 ½ million blocks of limestone, which weigh from 2 to 70 tons each. It’s base covers over 13 acres and its It is 454 feet high which is equivalent to a modern 48-story building. The joints between adjacent blocks fit together with optical precision and less than a fiftieth of an inch separates the blocks.   The Great Pyramid is thought to have been erected around 2600 BC during the reign of  Khufu (Cheops). Next to the Great Pyramid stands 2 additional large pyramids. The slightly smaller one is attributed to Cheop's son and successor , Kephren. The other, still smaller, is attributed to Kephren’s successor, the grandson of Cheops, Mykerionos. To the south-east of the Great Pyramid lies the Sphinx. Proceed to visit The Egyptian Museum situated at Tahrir square in Cairo. It was built during the reign of Khedive Abbass Helmi II in 1897, and opened on November 15, 1902 It has 107 halls. At the ground floor there are the huge statues. The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamon treasures and the mummies
End the beautiful evening with Dinner & Overnight Cairo

DAY 8 * 04NOV – Old churches, red sea, Sinai
After breakfast, we will visit  the Church of the Holy Family where the Holy Family stayed in a cave for some time later depart  Cairo, Proceed to Sinai drive  along the coast of Red Sea, visit Moses Springs en route. Arrive and check-in to your hotel.
Dinner and Overnight in Sinai.

DAY 9 – St. Catherine – Burning Bush - Nuweiba 
Wake-up call at 01:30 hrs to only those who will be prepared to climb up mount Sinai, trek for almost 70 to 90 mins. - Once on top, they can view the spectacular sunrise over the Holy Valley, return to hotel. After breakfast visit St. Catherine Monastery. Set beneath the mountain where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments, Saint Catherine Monastery has been one of the world’s great centers of religious pilgrimage for over fifteen centuries. Within its imposing walls rests a citadel like no other, incredibly rich in important religious and historical structures. Among its treasures is a library of ancient manuscripts and icons second only to the Vatican’s itself, and a 6th century Church reputed to lie directly on the side of the Burning Bush. Quite simply, the Monastery is a defining feature of the Holy Land. Lunch at a Restaurant. Proceed to Nuweiba check-in hotel in Nuweiba you can relax in the lovely atmosphere, swim in the red sea, the swimming pool, walk on the beach and spend a time of devotion.
Dinner& overnight at hotel Nuweiba

Day 10  – Tabah to Eilat airport
After an early breakfast, we proceed to Tabah Border; finish all emigration formalities to enter Israel. Arrive in Eilat meet and assist at Tabah border transfer to Eilat airport for your flight LY404 / 1300hrs to Tel Aviv to connect LY071 / 2100

 *** Itinerary subject to changes in flight schedules and availability of seats

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8 Nights / 9 Days – Israel and Egypt (Suggested itinerary)


Day 01 - Arrival approximately 0340 hrs – Haifa - Galilee - Tiberius
Arrive early in the morning and assisted through immigration. Then continue for breakfast en-route .We will start the tour by going via the city of Caesarea to Haifa, Israel's largest port city, built on the slopes of Mt. Carmel. Visit the Famous Persian Hanging Gardens for a view of the Bahai Shrine. Then make a brief halt at the "Home of Eujoh", and then continue to Muhraqa, the placer of sacrifice and the site where Prophet Elijah defeated the False Prophets of Ba'al. Your tour ends in Tiberius, nestled on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus performed many miracles.
Dinner and overnight at hotel, Galilee.

Day 02 – Galilee - Capernaum - Cana
Start the day with a visit to Cana where Jesus performed his first Miracle, changing water into wine at the wedding feast. Continue with a drive to Mt. Tabor, the sacred site of the Transfiguration Then on to Nazareth, the boyhood town of Jesus and home of Mary and Joseph and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation built over the grotto where Archangel Gabriel appeared to announce that she would bear a son, Jesus. We also stop by Joseph's workshop and the Tomb of the Just. Then we drive through the landscapes of Galilee and later for a ride in a replica of a Galilean fishing boat of that time, on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus calmed the storm and walked on the water. Visit Capernaum - the centre Jesus' ministry after he left Nazareth. We stop at Tabgha - the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes and the expressive church of the Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount. We make a brief half at St. Peter's house, the Church of Primacy of Peter and the place where Jesus bestowed St. Peter with his authority. This is believed to be the place where Jesus dined with his disciple's the flat rock known as Mensa Christ of Chris's table commemorates this event. Return to Galilee for dinner and overnight.

Day 03 – Jordan Valley - Jericho - Jerusalem
Today you will leave Galilee for Jerusalem via the Jordan Valley. We stop at Yardenit on the Jordan river, the traditional baptismal, site, and then drive along the Jordan Valley where we stop and view Qarantal via Jericho; believe from carbon test to be the oldest city. It is also the place where Jesus stopped on this way to Jerusalem, on the Eve of the Passover and were Jesus cured the blind man during his stay at Zachaeus house. We will visit the Qumran caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Descend to the Dead Sea' the lowest point on earth (1305 ft. below sea level), again make a brief stop at a private beach and take the opportunity to float in the salty buoyant water, rich in minerals.
Dinner and overnight Bethlehem

Day 04 – Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Bethlehem
After breakfast, drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Visit sanctuaries of Pater Nester Ascension. Walk along the palm Sunday road down to the chapel of Dorminous Flavit and Garden of Gethsemane, visit Ein Karem - the city of Judah and birthplace of John the Baptist, son of Elizabeth & Zechariah and the Church of Visitation. Proceed via the Monastery of the Cross to Mt. Zion. Visit the Cenacle - the room for the Last Supper and the tomb of King David. We also will visit the Church of St. Peter of Gallicantu, which symbolizes Peter's Denial of Jesus as he has prophesied at the Last Supper. Then onto Bethlehem, which is located in the Judah province. It was here that the Angel announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds of Bethlehem during the reign of King Herod. Also, here David tended his flocks until he was anointed King of Israel. We then visit the Church of the Nativity - the birthplace of Jesus and the City of David, Manager Square; Shepherds field Crusaders Cloister Grotto of St. Jerome and Rachel's tomb, we then visit the high priest, Caiaphas, where Jesus was imprisoned. Dinner and overnight at Bethlehem

Day 05 – Old city of Jerusalem
We start the day by going to the pools of Beit Hasda, where Jesus held the crippled man. And from there we take the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), traditionally accepted as the last route trodden by Jesus. Follow the 14 Stations of the Cross to Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified marking significant events along the route. You will see the Pilate's Judgments Hall, the Chapel of the Flagellation where, according to tradition, the Roman soldiers scourged Jesus and placed a crown of thorns on His head the Ecce Homo Arch .Early tradition held that Pontius Pilate stood here and thundered "Ecce Homo!" Which means "Behold the man?" Which is what Pilate said when he presented Jesus to the crowd? However, we now know that pagan Emperor Hadrian constructed the arch. Below the Convent are the Lithotrities where Jesus was publicly tried and where the Roman soldiers mocked him. The last 5 Stations of the Cross are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher visible from the distance, wish is two silver domes. Also "The Tomb" widely believed to be part of the stone that covered Jesus Tomb. Then visit St. Mark Convent, the place where St. Mary went after crucfication, last supper room, where we remember the Lord's last supper and the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on Pentecost. Thereafter walk to the Dormition abbey and the traditional site of the Tomb of King David (Upper Room).Then we go through the Jewish quarter to the Wailing Wall, which is the holiest place for the Jewish religion. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem

Day 06 – Bethlehem-Tabah - Cairo
After breakfast transfer to Tabah border crossing into Egypt. After border formalities, transfer to Nuweiba
Dinner and overnight in Nuweiba

Day 07 – Nuweiba – Cairo
After early breakfast travel to Cairo ( 7 hours drive) for a half day tour and a cruise. Dinner on Nile Cruise.
Overnight in Cairo.

Day 08 – St. Catherine
After breakfast visit Old Cairo churches and then drive to St. Catherine.
Diner and overnight in St. Catherine.

Day 9 – Monastery – Tabah – Airport
After breakfast climb Mt. Sinai, visit the St. Catherine Monastery. Then drive to Tabah border cross into Israel. Proceed to Eilat to board LY404 which departs at 1515 for TLV and connect LY071 which will depart TLV at 2120(departure flight home)

*** Itinerary subject to changes in flight schedules and availability of seats

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