Holy Land Tour
Day 01: Arrival in Amman airport. Meals on Board. Meet and assist at the airport Transfer to the hotel. Buffet dinner at the hotel. Rest time and have a good sleep in preparation for the next day tour.
Day 02: Amman Panoramic tour – Madaba – Petra – Amman (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Breakfast at the hotel.Proceed to Madaba to visit the Monastery of St. George, which host the unique mosaic Map of Egypt, Jordan and the Holy land. The map is believed to be the first one for this area, as it is built in the 6th century, then proceed to the Lost City of Petra with Horseback Ride through the picturesque SIQ and visit the Treasury. Dinner and overnight in Amman.
Day 03: Amman – Mount Nebo Border Crossing to Israel – Bet She’an (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)Breakfast at the hotel.
Hotel pick up to visit Mt. Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land before he died. Border crossing to Israel. Lunch in Nazareth.
Continue the tour in Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation where Angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she will conceive and bear a Son and His name shall be called Jesus. Proceed to Mount Tabor, the traditional site of the transfiguration of the Lord.
Day 04: Tiberias – Nazareth – Tabgha (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)We will start the day with a Mass and Renewal of Marriage Vows at the Church of the Wedding Feast in Cana. Travel to Mount Beatitudes where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. Continue on to Tabgha and visit the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish.
Proceed to the Church of the Primacy of Peter where Jesus asked Peter three times, “Peter, do you love me?”. We end the morning in Capernaum- – JESUS home town, where he performed more miracles than any other places and visit the House of Peter and the Synagogue of Jesus.
For lunch, we will feast on St. Peter’s Fish which Jesus and His disciples used to eat.
After lunch, we’ll enjoy a Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee; we will end the day renewing our baptismal vows at the Jordan River.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Tiberias – Haifa – Caesarea – Jerusalem (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will leave Tiberias and travel to Jerusalem. Our first stop is on Mount Carmel where we visit the Cave of Elijah where the prophet Elijah prayed for rain after three and a half years of drought and famine.
We will pass by the beautiful hanging garden of the Baha'i Faith and enjoy the spectacular views of the port of Haifa. Travel to Caesarea and experience the glory of Rome as we visit a Roman theater, a Roman hippodrome, and a Roman water aqueduct. Ascend up to Jerusalem and end the day in Ein Kerem, the hometown village of John the Baptist and visit the Church of the Visitation where Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth. Visit the Church of St. Peter of Gallicantu - the traditional House of Caiaphas where Jesus was kept in the dungeon.
Proceed to Mount Zion and visit the Upper Room where Jesus had the Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey where our Blessed Mother went to sleep and assumed to heaven. Visit Cenacle- Last Supper Room, the tomb of King David and the other upper room.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem
Day 06: Jerusalem – Bethlehem (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Church of the Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus. Continue on to the Shepherds Field where we sing Christmas carols. Visit the Manger Square-Crusader of grotto -Milk of grotto. We will enter the Old City of Jerusalem and visit Bethesda Pool where Jesus healed the paralytic man. Wailing Wall - the holiest site for the Jews
Proceed to the Church of the Condemnation and the Church of the Flagellation where we start our Via Dolorosa (way of grief) on the way to the Church of the Holy Sepulchers, the traditional site of the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. “The burial place & resurrection of Jesus, called Golgotha which means “a place of skull”. Follow the 14 Stations of the Cross to Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified marking significant events along the route.
The last 5 Stations of the Cross are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher visible from the distance with two silver domes. Also, the tomb widely believed to be part of the stone that covered Jesus Tomb.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 07: Mount of Olive – Jericho – Qumran (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)Breakfast at the hotel. Ascend up to Mount of Olives and visit the Pater Noster Church traditionally the site where Jesus taught the disciples how to pray "Our Father, the traditional site of the ascension of the Lord and Dominus Flevit, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem.
Descend on foot to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus spent His last night before He was arrested and where Jesus agonized in prayer prior to his betrayal and arrested. Visit the Basilica of agony and Tomb of St. Mary & Lazarus tomb. Travel to Jericho, the oldest and lowest city in the world, Jericho the ancient city conquered by Joshua and the Israelites then proceed to view Mount of Temptation where Satan tempted Jesus where Jesus stayed 40days and 40nights. Visit the Sycamore Tree of Zacchaeus where he climbs up a tree to view Jesus while he is preaching not knowing that our Savior will be his guest for dinner at his home.
Free time in Dead Sea.
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem
Day 08: Dead Sea to St. Catherine (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)Breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. View Lot’s Wife who turned into a pillar of salt in Mount Sodom. Travel all the way to the Taba Border where we cross over to Egypt. Today, we leave Israel with unforgettable and life changing experiences and a wealth of memories to cherish and to treasure. Cross Taba border of Egypt with assistance on both borders.
For those who will climb Mount Sinai - Preparation @ 10pm then transfer to Camel Station for Mt Climbing then back to the hotel.
Day 09: Hotel – Cairo (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Breakfast and prepare for check out. Transfer to Cairo City, (8 hrs. travel)
Visit St. Catherine Monastery & Burning bush then travel to Cairo and visit Moses Springs, afterwards we will visit Marah passing Suez Canal tunnel under the red sea. Dinner Cruise at Nile River with Belly Dancing Show before transferring to the hotel for overnight.
Day 10: Cairo (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)After breakfast, prepare to see one of the Wonders of the World, the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Lunch.
You will also visit the Church of the Virgin Mary, must visit the “Hanging Church “built in the 4th BC, visit St. George Coptic Church, Visit to St. Bergius Church and. St Simon the Tanner Church. Visit Finest Cotton, Papyrus and Oil perfumes.
Day 11: Cairo (Hotel Breakfast/Lunch & Dinner on board)Visit the Egyptian Museum, where you can see the finest displays of Artifacts, Relics, Statues and Jewelers from all the Pharaohs Reigns, only riches with remarkable museum in the world. Sandwich lunch then transfer to airport for Flight back to Manila.
Day 12: On board Meals… Arrival ManilaNote: Itinerary may change based on your flight details.