Israel Pilgrimage Pilgrimage to Egypt & Israel

Price
$From 1930 per person
Duration
10 Days / 9 Nights
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Tour Start Date & Time
December 3, 2019 12:00 am View other Times

FLIGHT : ET HIPOPIAN AIRLINES

• ET 305 – 03 December – Nairobi-Addis Ababa -1740 – 1940
• ET 452 – 03 December – Addis Ababa-Cairo- 2205 – 0120 *04 Dec#
• ET 405 – 13 December – Tel Aviv –Addis Ababa- 0045 – 0605
• ET 318 – 13 December – Addis Ababa-Nairobi- 0815- 1025

Valid 2-11/12/19 only

Number of participants Rates in US Dollar Bus Category
15 in Twin or Share room USD 2130 per person sharing 34 seater bus
20 in Twin or Share room USD 2020 per person sharing 34 seater bus
25 in Twin or Share room USD 1960 per person sharing 55 seater bus
30 in Twin or Share room USD 1930 per person sharing 55 seater bus

Accommodation in 3* Basic Hotels in Israel & 4* hotels in Egypt, Double or Twin rooms:

1 Pre-Night – Cairo – Movenpick hotel or similar –BB basis
1 Night – Cairo – Movenpick hotel or similar
1 Night – St. Katherine – W adi El Raha hotel or similar
1 Night – Taba – Movenpick hotel or similar
2 Nights – Bethlehem – Diamond Hotel or similar
3 Nights – Galilei area – Dona Gracia Tiberias hotel or similar

Included in the trip:

• Return Air Ticket on Ethiopian Airlines
• Travel Insurance
• Hotel Accommodation in 3* Basic Hotels in both countries, Full-board basis |
• Meet and assistance upon arrival and departure
• Transfers and tours in Air conditioned vehicle as per itinerary
• Entrance fees as per itinerary
• English speaking driver & guide as per itinerary
• Porterage at the hotel
• Meal service begins with breakfast on day 1 and ends with breakfast on day 7
• Breakfast upon arrival in a local restaurant
• Visa to Israel
• Visa to Egypt

 Excluded:

• Extra meals (lunch is clients own expense), drinks
• Personal expenses, tips (suggested – 2-4$ per person per day for the driver, 3-5$ per person per day for the guide USD 49 / paid per person to the guides)
• Anything that is not mentioned in the item “rate includes”

Payment policy:
1. Full payment must be completed October 2019 (being validity of this package quote)
2. Payment should be made by bank transfer (bank details already provided)

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
Day 1

Cairo

Arrival Cairo international airport at 1:20 AM with ET 452, meet and assist through immigration and customs procedures. Picking up our luggage and drive to the hotel in Cairo. Check-in. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 2

Pyramids of Giza

After breakfast starts our first activity in the giant city of Africa, Cairo. The Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, the only still standing World Wonder is our first step, a breath-taking complex with lots of commentary from our guide to explain the theory behind it. Stop for a papyrus factory before we drive to the area of Old Cairo and the hanging church. Dinner and
overnight in Cairo

Day 3

St. Katherine

After breakfast begin our journey towards Sinai and the area of St. Katherine, we will pass by the tunnel of Ahmed Hamdy
that ties Africa with Asia, we may have a chance of seeing some ships crossing the Suez Canal that links the RED sea with the MED. Sea. Continue our journey through Moses Springs and the 70 palms. Drive to St. Katherine. Arrival for dinner and overnight at St. Katherine

Day 4

Climb Mt. Sinai

Early morning wake up call for those who wish to climb Mt. Sinai to be on the spot that witnessed the revelation of the 10
Commandments. After such an experience, we will start our journey descending. Refreshing/ Breakfast and a visit to the Monastery of St. Katherine. Drive through the beautiful Golf of Aqaba until Taba. Afternoon at leisure for swimming in the Red Sea. Dinner and overnight in Taba

Day 5

Taba

After an early breakfast, cross the Taba border into Israel. Meet your Israeli guide. Drive to Kibbutz Yotvata for a tour. Learn
about Israel’s advanced agriculture. Drive to the Dead Sea – the lowest point on earth. Time will be given to experience floating in these special waters. Visit Qumran, the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
Drive to Jericho, the oldest city in the world, and view Mt. Temptation where Jesus was tempted by the devil. W e also visit the Sycamore tree, which Zacchaeus had climbed to see Jesus. Ascend to Jerusalem, stop in Mount of Scopus to bless the
city. Dinner & Overnight in Bethlehem

Day 6

Mt. of Olives

After breakfast, we ascend the Mt. of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Visit the Church of the Ascension, which commemorates the ascent of Jesus to Heaven. The Pater Noster Church, where according to tradition, lays the cave where Jesus brought his disciples and spoke to them about the mystery of the end. It is also believed to be the place; Jesus gave the Lord's Prayer to his disciples. We then walk down the Sunday Palm Road where we stop at the Chapel of Dominius Flevit, where Jesus wept over the imminent destruction of Jerusalem. The chapel is built in the shape of a tear as a reminder to this event. From there walk down the Palm Road to Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed while Judas betrayed him to the Romans. Look at Olive trees in the garden, which are more than 100 years old. Visit the Basilica of the Agony (Church of all Nations), which stands out from afar.

Then visit Ein Karem, where John the Baptist was born, visit the Church of the Visitation.
Afternoon visit to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. Meditate on the glory of the Birth of our Savior at the Church of the Nativity (The birthplace of Jesus). This church is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. Drive to the Shepherd's field and the Cave Chapel, a recent Byzantine excavation and past Ruth the Moabite's fields to the Judean Wilderness.Dinner & Overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 7

Mount Zion

After Breakfast visit Mount Zion, where you will see the room of the Last Supper- where we remember the last supper and
the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on Pentecost and the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles. Nearby is the beautiful Dormition Abbey from where the Blessed Mary went up to heaven at the St. Peter in Gallicantu, which symbolizes Peter's Denial of Jesus as He had prophesied at the Last Supper. See Caiaphas House, the Apostles Jail. Visit the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) - the site most sacred to the Jewish nation.

Enter the walls of the Old City through Dung gate. Walk through the colorful bazars. Visit to the pool of Bethesda and St. Anne and continue to pray the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), traditionally accepted as the last route trodden by Jesus. Follow the Stations of the Cross to Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified marking significant events along the route. The last Stations of the Cross are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher built over the Golgotha, the place of crucifixion visible from the distance, with its two silver domes. Easily the most celebrated, yet most contentious, church in Christendom, the Holy Sepulcher contains the traditional sites of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus under one roof. End your day with a visit the Garden Tomb. Have time for prayer & reflection. Drive north to the Galilee area for dinner & overnight.

Day 8

Mount Tabor

After breakfast, visit Mount Tabor.
Then drive to Nazareth, the city chosen by God for the annunciation of the birth of His Son. Here Jesus grew to manhood.
Nazareth is also then we home of Mary and Joseph and we will visit the Basilica of the Annunciation built over the grotto where Archangel Gabriel appeared to announce Mary that she would bear a son, Jesus. We also stop by Joseph's workshop and Mary's well and the Tomb of the Just. Drive to the village of Cana, where Jesus performed His first Miracle, changing water into wine at the wedding feast. Dinner & Overnight in Galilee area.

Day 9

Sea of Galilee

After breakfast, explore the charm and beauty of the blessed area of the Sea of Galilee.
Visit Capernaum - the center of Jesus' ministry where we visit the Synagogue and House of Peters Mother in law. We then stop at Tabgha - the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish. We then visit 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. Behind the church, we get an opportunity to dip our feet in the Sea of Galilee. Visit Yardenit baptismal site. Enjoy a Boat Ride the Sea of Galilee. Dinner & Overnight in Galilee area.

Day 10

Haifa

After breakfast have some free time for leisure for last minute shopping.
Then drive to Haifa a seaport located on Israel’s Mediterranean Shoreline below scenic Mount Carmel. Visit Muhraqa,
where Elijah prayed for the Defeat of the 450 false Prophets of Ba’al. See the Bahai Gardens - located in the heart of Haifa, comprise a staircase of nineteen terraces extending all the way up the northern slope of Mount Carmel. The golden-domed Shrine of the Báb, the resting place of the Prophet-Herald of the Bahai Faith, stands on the central terrace. Continue along the coast to Caesarea. The magnificent port-city built by King Herod the Great. From this place, Apostle Peter sailed to
Rome and started the Gospel. In Caesarea's well-preserved theater an inscription of the procurator Pontius Pilate was found. Proceed to the City of Tel Aviv-Jaffa. Enjoy a city tour. Have some free time for last minute shopping. Farewell dinner in
the city prior to the transfer to the airport, for the flight home departing after midnight. (13/12/19)

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