CATHOLIC PACKAGES

Pilgrimage to the land of Holy Land and fulfill a dream of a lifetime. Follow in the footsteps of Jesus in this wonderful Holy Land tour packages & Let the Bible come to life from the hills of the Galilee to the alleys of Jerusalem. Experience the Holy Land in a deep, meaningful and fun way.

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CATHOLIC PILGRIMAGE TOUR

8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS
5 NIGHTS BETHLEHEM OR JERUSALEM - 2 NIGHTS NAZARETH OR TIBERIAS

DAY 1
Arrival at Ben Gurion (Tel Aviv) Airport.  Meet & Assist.
Drive to your hotel in Jerusalem or in Bethlehem for 5 nights .

DAY 2 Temple Mount - Bethesda – Via Dolorosa – Mt. Zion
Entering the old city of Jerusalem passing through the Dung Gate to visit the Temple Mount Area (Al-Aqsa Mosque & The Dome Of The Rock). From here we will continue walking toward the Lion's gate to visit "Bethesda Pools" where Jesus healed the paralytic man who was waiting for 38 years for a miracle. "St. Anne's" church the birthplace of mother Mary. The "Via Dolorosa" is also called the way of grieve or the way of the cross composed of 14 stations till we reach the Holy Sepulcher church the place of Golgotha and the tomb of Jesus Christ. Continue to Mt. Zion to visit the "Upper Room" and the "Dormition" church, King David's tomb and the house of Caiaphas the high priest where Peter denied Jesus Christ. Back to the hotel.

DAY 3 Mount Of Olives – Bethlehem
Heading to Mt. Of Olives area to visit Beit Faji church – The Ascension Shrine – Pater Noster Church – The Palm Sunday route – Dominus Flevit Church – St Mary Magdalene Church – The Gethsemane Garden. Then we will drive to Bethlehem to visit the Shepherds Field – The milk grotto and the Nativity church (the birthplace of Jesus Christ). Back to the hotel in Jerusalem.

DAY 4 Ein Karem – Emmaus – Lod – Jaffa Tel Aviv
Heading to Ein Karem to visit the church of visitation where Mother Mary visited her relative Elizabeth. We'll also visit the church of John the Baptist birthplace.  Driving to Lod city to visit the tomb of St. George– Jaffa Tel Aviv to visit the Church of St. Peter. In Jaffa, St. Peter resurrected Thabitha the good servant of God – Back to your hotel in Jerusalem.

DAY 5 Bethany – Jericho – The Baptismal Site – The Dead Sea
The first stop for today is going to be at Bethany where Mary, Martha, and Lazarus lived and where we can visit the tomb of Lazarus. After that, we will be heading to Jericho to ascend the mount of temptation by cable car. In Jericho, we are going to visit the Sycamore tree and Elisha Spring. Today we are going to visit "Qumran" which is the place where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Continue to the baptismal site on the Jordan river (the original site) – Finishing our day when going finally to the Dead Sea area the lowest spot in the world where you can float on the surface of the water for the fact of the heavy concentration of minerals. Back to the hotel.

DAY 6 Haifa - MT. Tabor – Nazareth
Checking out the hotel and drive to the northern part of Israel. We will visit the city of Haifa starting with the "Stella Maris" church which is built above a cave according to the traditions it is the cave where the prophet Elijah prayed and asked God to end the drought. In Haifa, we are going to visit the panoramic view from the top of the Bahai Gardens overlooking the city of Haifa with the Mediterranean Sea, Akko city and Rosh Hanikra (the Israel-Lebanon border). Drive to Mt. Tabor in Galilee area to visit the church of Transfiguration we will ascend by special taxi up to the summit. Continue to Nazareth to visit the Greek Orthodox church called St. Gabriel church which is built over the local spring of those days where Jesus, Mary, and Joseph used to fill their Jars with water. We continue walking to the Annunciation Basilica church (The Roman Catholic church) which is built above the house of Mary where the Annunciation took place. In the same compound of the Annunciation church, there is another smaller church called "St. Joseph" church. It is called also "The Holy Family" church and is believed to be the place where the holy family lived after coming back from Egypt. Check-in hotel in Nazareth for 2 nights.

DAY 7 Cana Of Galilee - Mt. Of Beatitudes – Capernaum – Tabgha
Today we are going to have a good time around the Sea Of Galilee. First of all, we will go to visit the "Mount Of Beatitudes" the place of the Sermon on the Mountain – Tabgha which is the multiplication of the bread and fish where Jesus fed the 5000 – Primacy Church of Peter - Capernaum – Sailing on Jesus boat replica – Visiting the Jordan river – Cana Of Galilee where Jesus performed the first miracle of turning water into wine. back to the hotel in Nazareth.

DAY 8 Check out the hotel - drive to Tel Aviv Airport.

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CATHOLIC TOUR - 3 COUNTRIES PACKAGE

11 DAYS - 10 NIGHTS
2 NIGHTS AMMAN - 2 NIGHTS NAZARETH - 3 NIGHTS BETHLEHEM
1 NIGHT ST. CATHERINE - 2 NIGHTS CAIRO

DAY 1
Arrival at Queen Alia Airport - Meet and assist - Proceed to Mount Nebo, and then proceed to visit the Church with the Mosaic of Jerusalem map from the 6th century. Transfer to your hotel in Petra for check-in and Dinner.

DAY 2
After Breakfast. Tour inside the Lost City of Petra with a horseback ride through the picturesque SIQ, and visit treasury. Drive to Amman the Capital of Jordan for a short visit. Then back to our Hotel in Amman and Dinner.

DAY 3
After Breakfast check out Hotel and transfer to Sheik Hussein Border for crossing into Israel. Move on to Mount Tabor where the Transfiguration event took place(ascending by minivans to the summit to visit the Church. Proceed to  Nazareth the town where the Word of God became flesh when God has sent his Archangel Gabriel to Mary to announce her the good news. In Nazareth, we will visit the Basilica of the Annunciation Church which is built above the house of Mary. In the same compound there is the Church of St. Joseph, which is called also the Holy Family Church is believed according to the traditions to be built above the real house of St. Joseph after coming back from Egypt. Check-in Hotel in Nazareth for dinner and overnight.

DAY 4
After breakfast, we drive to Cana of Galilee to visit the Wedding Church where we will have the opportunity to renew the marriage vows.  In Cana Jesus performed his first miracle of turning water into wine during the wedding. Proceed to the Sea of Galilee Area to visit Capernaum the town where Jesus made His home after leaving Nazareth – Tabgha Church where Jesus fed the 5000(multiplication of the bread and fish) – Mt. of Beatitudes where Jesus said the blessings – the Primacy Church of Peter – Sailing on Jesus boat replica. Back to your hotel in Nazareth.

DAY 5
After breakfast check out the hotel. Drive to Mt. Precipice in Nazareth to catch the beautiful view of the Jezreel valley, Mt. Carmel ridge, Samaria, Gilboa ridge, Mt. Tabor, the Village of Nain where Jesus resurrected the widow’s son and the area of the Jordanian Mountains. Drive to Haifa city to visit the Church of Stella Maris and the Bahai Gardens overlooking the Haifa Bay – Akko and the border between Israel and Lebanon. Continue to Caesarea which was built in the Year 22 B.C by King Herod the Great to visit the aqueduct and the Roman Theater. In Caesarea St. Paul has imprisoned and also the first gentile Cornelius was baptized by Peter.

Afterward, we continue to Bethlehem to check in our hotel.

DAY 6
After breakfast we drive to Mt. of Olives in Jerusalem to visit the Chapel of Ascension – Pater Noster Church – The beautiful panoramic view of the old city of Jerusalem – The Palm Sunday route  - Dominus Flevit Church where Jesus wept – The Garden of Gethsemane and Church. Later on, we continue to Mt. Zion to visit the Upper Room – King David Tomb – The Dormition Church and the St. Peter in Gallicantu Church the place where Peter denied Jesus 3 times before the rooster crows. Drive to Bethlehem to visit the Shepherds Field and the Birthplace of Jesus Christ (the Nativity Church). Back to the hotel for Dinner and overnight.

DAY 7
After breakfast we go to visit the Old City of Jerusalem(inside the walls): The pools of Bethesda and St. Anne Church  – the Via Dolorosa and the Holy Sepulcher Church(the Golgotha and the tomb of Jesus, etc) – the Wailing Wall. In the afternoon we drive to Ein Karem to visit St. John the Baptist Church and the Church of Visitation where the Blessed Virgin Mary visited Elizabeth her relative.

Back to the hotel.

DAY 8
Check out the hotel and drive to Jericho to visit the oldest city in the world with 10000 years of history. We will have a panoramic view of Mt. of Temptation and we will see the replica of the sycamore Tree to remember the short man Zacchaeus who was the tax collector. We continue to the Baptismal site “Qaser el yahoud” where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, later on, we will have a break at the Dead Sea to try floating on the surface of the water(the Dead Sea is the lowest spot in the world and the salinity is around 33% ). Drive to the checkpoint between Israel and Egypt(Taba) for your tour in Egypt. Crossing Taba Border and meet with your Egyptian tour guide and the driver who will take you to your hotel in St. Catherine. Check-in hotel for Dinner and overnight.

DAY 9
In the early morning, we will climb up Mt. Sinai where the ten commandments were given to Moses. On return, we will have a hotel breakfast and check out. Visit St. Catherine Monastery then travel to Cairo passing through Moses Springs and Suez Canal. Check into a hotel in Cairo for 2 nights.

DAY 10
After breakfast, we will visit the Egyptian Museum where you can see the finest displays of artifacts – Relics, Statues and Jewelers from all the Pharaohs Reigns.

Then drive to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. You will also visit the Church of the Virgin Mary – St. George Coptic Church – St. Sergius Church and Citadel then visit Khan El Khalili Bazar for shopping. In the evening we will have Dinner in Cruise Boat at Nile River with a Belly Dancing show.

DAY 11
Check out the hotel then transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight back home.

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