HOLY LAND PACKAGES

Visit *Jerusalem *Via Dolorosa *Follow “Way of Sorrow” *Church of Holy Sepulcher *Bethlehem * Church of Nativity *Nazareth *Sea of Galilee *Tabgha *Capernaum *Jordan River Baptismal site

6 DAYS - 5 NIGHTS

3 NIGHTS JERUSALEM - 2 NIGHTS NAZARETH
DAY 1

Arrival to Tel Aviv Airport. Meet in assist by our tour guide and the bus driver. In case of early arrival then we might visit Jaffa & Tel Aviv city including St. Peter church which is commemorating the vision of St. Peter & the resurrection of Dorcas (Thabita). In Jaffa, Jona Sailed to Tarshish disobeying God's will to go to Ninveh. Transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 2
After breakfast transfer to Mount Of Olives to visit the most important holy sites over there like The Chapel Of Ascension, Our Father Church,  The Panoramic View Of The Holy City, The Dominus Flevit Church, The Russian Orthodox Maria Magdalena church, Gethsemane Garden and church and the Church of "May's Tomb". We continue to Mount Zion to Visit St. Peter Ingalicantu church (built over the ruins of Caiphas house where Peter denied Jesus Christ),  King David Tomb, The upper room, and the Dormition Abby. After that, we will be heading to Bethlehem to visit the Shepherds field and the Nativity church. Back to the hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 3
Starting our day in visiting the St Anne's Church and the Bethesda pools, Via Dolorosa and the Holy Sepulcher church the place of the Golgotha and the tomb of Jesus Christ.  Later on, we go back to our bus passing Jaffa gate and the Christian Quarter and heading to Jericho to visit Mt Of Temptation and the Sycamore tree and Qaser El-Yahood the original baptismal site (Jordan River but from the Israeli side ) Back to hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 4
Check out the hotel. Leaving to the north of Israel / Galilee area. In our way, we are going to visit "St George Church" in Lod where we can see the tomb of St George. Driving to Haifa city to visit "Stella Maris" church built over the cave where the prophet Elijah prayed and asked God to end the drought of the 3 years and a half. In Haifa, we'll visit the Panoramic view of the Bahai Gardens and also passing by the German Colony. Continue to Mt Tabor to visit the Transfiguration church (using the small micro-buses to reach the top of the Mountain. Continue to Nazareth to visit the Greek Orthodox Church of Annunciation which is built over the Spring where those days the people of Nazareth used to fill their Jars and according to the Orthodox faith the Annunciation took place in this site (please bring with you empty bottles to fill them with the holy water as a blessing). Continue walking to the church of Annunciation for the Catholics who believe that the Annunciation took a place there and not nearby the Spring !! The Catholic church is built over the house of Mary. In the same compound of the Catholic church, there is another church called St Joseph church which is according to the traditions is the place of the house and the workshop of the Holy Family after coming back from Egypt and where Jesus Christ grew up. Check-in hotel in Nazareth for 2 nights.
DAY 5
After breakfast drive to Cana of Galilee to visit the wedding church. In Cana, you can taste the sweet wine of the wedding for free in one of the souvenir shops. Continue to the Sea Of Galilee to visit the ruins of Capernaum, Mt Of Beatitudes (The Sermon On The Mountain), Tabgha where Jesus fed the 5000 by multiplying the 2 fish and the 5 loaves, St Peter Primacy church and Yardenit the baptismal site on the northern side of Jordan river (which was chosen to be there in the year 1981 by the Israeli ministry of tourism for the fact of banning the people those days from visiting the original baptismal site for being "No Man Land" or buffer zone according to the United Nations. We'll finish our tour by sailing in A Jesus boat replica on the Sea Of Galilee. Back to the hotel in Nazareth.
DAY 6
Transfer to the Tel Aviv airport for our return flight home.

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8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS

5 NIGHTS JERUSALEM - 2 NIGHTS NAZARETH

DAY 1
Arrival at Ben Gurion (Tel Aviv) airport.  Meet & Assist. Drive to your hotel In Jerusalem.

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 – Primacy Church
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 and drive to Tel Aviv airport for your flight back home.

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HOLY LAND PACKAGE 11 DAYS - 10 NIGHTS
JORDAN - ISRAEL - EGYPT
2 NIGHTS AMMAN - 2 NIGHTS TIBERIAS - 3 NIGHTS BETHLEHEM
1 NIGHT ST. CATHERINE - 2 NIGHTS CAIRO

DAY 1
Arrival 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
Check out Hotel. 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. Check-in Hotel 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 Tiberias 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. Remark: On this day we might have the opportunity to eat St. Peter’s fish in one of the good restaurants on the seashores of the Sea of Galilee.
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 two 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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