HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE Tour- 10 Days
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE Tour- 10 Days:
Meeting our Tour leader at Airport. After Immigration clearance we proceed to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Mount Nebo – Madaba Bridge – Nazareth – Cana:
After Breakfast check out from the hotel &then proceed to visit Mount Nebo & madaba church then continue to sheik Hussein border which take 2 hours, Welcome arrival to the Bridge by our guide, assist with the formalities, then on proceed to Nazareth , after our lunch will proceed ,where Jesus spent his boyhood and lived with Joseph and Mary (Luke 1:26-38) visit the Annunciation Church,’ the announcement of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary of the approaching virgin birth” (Luke 1:26-38) visit the St. Joseph the Carpenter and Mary’s Well, (4:00pm) Proceed to Cana where Jesus did his first Miracle “the transformation of water into wine. Check in the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Mt of Beatitudes – Capernaum – Tabgha – St Peter – Jordan River – Mt Tabor
After Breakfast in the hotel then on proceed to Mt. of Beatitudes (7:30 am, will take 1 hours drive) where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-8). Then on to Capernaum where Jesus used to live and heal the sick preaching in the synagogue and performing miracles (Matthew 9:1, 4:13). And then head to Tabgha, visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish, Church of St. Peter’s Primacy. Afternoon visit to the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized in the river by John the Baptist (Mark 1:9-11).then proceed to Mt. Tabor(WE WILL PROVIDE A PRIVATE TAXI) to visit the Basilica of the Transfiguration Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight at Nazareth
Day 4: Haifa – Caesarea – Tel Aviv ( Jaffa ) – Bethlehem
After Breakfast in the hotel check out then proceed to visit city of Haifa visit Mount Carmel, visit Stella Maris, And then continue to visit Water Aqueduct in Caesarea, then proceed to Tel Aviv the commercial capital of Israel, then on to Jaffa, to visit Peter’s Church, then proceed to Bethlehem lunch after lunch visit shepherd field then visit the Nativity Church the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Then Check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay in Bethlehem.
Day 5: Mt of Olives – Mt Zion – Ein Karem – Bethlehem
After Breakfast in the hotel visit Mt. of Olives (7.30am)to see the panoramic view of Jerusalem from top of the Mountain, visit the Ascension Church, and walk towards the Pater Noster, then on to the Church of Dominos Flevit where Jesus wept over Jerusalem shortly before the destruction of the second temple, then on proceed to visit the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus was captured by the Romans, after he has been betrayed by Judas, visit virgin’s Mary’s Tomb, then proceed to Mt. Zion, visit St. Peter in Galicuntu, then visit the Upper Room and the Dormition Abbey, After lunch proceed to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation (Luke 1:39-56). Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Bethlehem.
Day 6: Old City of Jerusalem – Bethany – Jericho – Dead Sea
After Breakfast in the hotel, (8:00 am) then proceed to Enter the Old City of Jerusalem from Lion’s Gate to visit St. Anne’s Church the Pool of Bethesda, then through the stations of the cross visit the Golgotha & the Holy Sepulcher church, visit the Empty Tomb of Jesus then on to the Jewish Quarter, visit the Wailing wall and have a panoramic view of the Mosque of Omar. Then head to Bethany – 1 hour from Jerusalem will start after lunch by 2:00pm) to visit Lazarus Tomb. On proceed to Jericho, visit the Sycamore Tree (Zechariahs the tax collector climbed the tree to view Jesus), and view Mt. of Temptation where Jesus was tempted by the devil. End the day with a visit to the Dead Sea the lowest spot on earth and latter enjoy a dip in the Salty Water (from 4 pm to 6 pm). Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Tabha Border – Red Sea – St Catherine
After breakfast, proceed to Tabha border by 6:00 am (5hours drive to tabha) to cross over to Egypt driving towards Sinai mountains, passing by the red sea (2 hours drive from Israeli border, We will visit The Foot hills of mount Sinai St Catherine Monastery (after lunch by 3:30 pm) Moses chapel, Moses’ well then check in to hotel for dinner & overnight.
Day 8: St Catherine – Cairo – Pyramids – Holy Family Church
After Breakfast proceed to Cairo by early in the morning, (11 HOURS DRIVE FROM CATHERINE TO CAIRO) we will use the under tunnel of Suez Canal by road, reaching there by afternoon after lunch by 2pm visit Coptic Cairo, We will visit the hanging church, Holy Family Church and oldest synagogue in Egypt, then we will give some time for shopping. by 6:00 pm we Proceed to Nile cruise, dinner in the cruise. After Nile Cruise proceed to hotel Check In & overnight.
Day 9: Pyramids – Cairo
After Breakfast check out of Hotel and proceed to visit Pyramids & Sphinx by (7:30 am), and then proceed to Cairo Museum. After lunch to the Airport for departure back home. Breakfast (Y) Lunch (Y) Dinner (N)
Day 10: Back to New Zealand
- Return Airfare
- 9 Nights’ accommodation based on twin sharing in 3*/4* hotels
- Food – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Visa charges for Jordan, Egypt and Israel
- Guide fee
- Border and departure taxes
- Sight-seeing in luxurious coaches