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A Pilgrim Tour To The Holy Land

Overview

Tour Type : Pilgrim Tours

Destinations

New York - Dubai – Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Dead Sea - Machaerus - Sheikh Hussein Bridge - Nazareth - Cana - Mount Tabor - Sea Of Galilee - Capernaum Cana - Jordan River - Haifa - Mount Carmel - Joppa (Tel Aviv) - Jerusalem - Old City Of Jerusalem - Golgotha - Jericho - Mount Zion - Mount Of Olives - Gethsemane - Bethlehem - Ein Karem - Bethany - Taba - ST. Catherine Monastery - Sharm El Sheikh - Cairo - Pyramids


Your Itinerary

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    Departure from New York

    Depart from New York. Overnight on board.

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    Dubai – Amman (D)

    Arrive Dubai and connect flight to Amman. Arrive Amman International Airport. On arrival in Amman airport we will be met by our representative. Proceed to Immigration, finish Visa and other formalities. Collect your baggage and proceed to hotel. Check in to Hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

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    Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Dead Sea - Machaerus (B,L,D)

    Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed to visit Madaba & Mount Nebo. Madaba: "The City of Mosaics. In many respects Madaba is a typical East Bank town which differs in one major aspect: underneath almost every house lies a fine Byzantine mosaic. Madaba's chief attraction - in the contemporary Greek Orthodox church of St. George - is a wonderfully vivid, 6th-century Byzantine showing the entire region from Jordan and Palestine in the north, to Egypt in the south. Mount Nebo : The trip south of Amman along the 5,000 years old King's Highway is one of the most memorable journeys in the Holy Land, passing through a string of ancient sites Jordan, the memorial of Moses, and the presumed site of the prophet's death and burial place. From a platform in front of the church one can enjoy a breathtaking view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Proceed to Visit the Dead Sea – bordering Israel, the West Bank and Jordan – is a salt lake whose banks are more than 400m below sea level, the lowest point on dry land. It's famously hyper saline water makes floating easy, and its mineral-rich black mud is used for therapeutic and cosmetic treatments at area resorts. The surrounding desert offers many oases and historic sites.Proceed to visit Machaerus, is a fortified hilltop palace located in Jordan 25 km southeast of the mouth of the Jordan River on the eastern side of the Dead Sea. According to Flavius Josephus, it is the location of the imprisonment and execution of John the Baptist . According to the chronology of the Bible (Mark 6:24; Matthew 14:8), this infamous execution took place in 32 AD shortly before the Passover, following an imprisonment of two years. The site also provides the setting for four additional New Testament characters: Herod the Great; his son, Tetrarch Herod Antipas; his second wife, Princess Herodias, and her daughter, Princess Salome.Back to Hotel. Dinner and overnight.

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    Sheikh Hussein Bridge - Nazareth - Cana (B,L,D)

    After breakfast Proceed to Sheikh Hussein Bridge to cross the border. Complete the customs & emigration formalities. Enter into Israel. Lunch at Restaurant. Proceed to Nazareth, the site of Mary's home and the town where Jesus played as a child, learned a trade, and grew to manhood. Visit home of Mary and Joseph and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation built over the grotto where Archangel Gabriel appeared to announce that she would bear a son, Jesus. We also visit Joseph's workshop. Proceed to Visit Cana where Jesus performed his first Miracle, changing water into wine at the wedding feast. Proceed to hotel. Check in. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

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    Mount Tabor - Sea Of Galilee - Capernaum Cana - Jordan River (B,L,D)

    After breakfast proceed to Mt.Tabor, the sacred site of the Transfiguration. Proceed to Visit church of Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount. We stop at Tabgha - the Church of the Multiplication of the Fish and Loaves. Then we proceed to 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 disciple's. The flat rock known as Mensa Christ of Christ's table commemorates this event. We will visit Capernaum where Jesus began his Galilean ministry, see the synagogue which dates to the time of Jesus and the site of Peter's home. We drive through the landscapes of Galilee. Lunch at Restaurant. Afternoon we ride in a replica of a Galilean fishing boat of that time, on the Sea of Galilee and where Jesus calmed the storm and walked on the water . Visit Yardenit on the Jordan River, the traditional baptismal site. Proceed to hotel. Check in. Dinner & Overnight at hotel.

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    Haifa - Mount Carmel - Joppa (Tel Aviv) - Jerusalem (B,L,D)

    Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to Haifa, Israel's largest port city, built on the slopes of Mt. Carmel. Visit the Famous Persian Hanging Gardens for a view of the Bahai Shrine. Then make a brief halt at the Stella Maris Monastery, see the caves of Mount Carmel were well known to Elijah, the prophet who sometimes lived and sometimes had to hide. Then continue to Muhraqa, the placer of sacrifice and the site where Prophet Elijah defeated the False Prophets of Ba'al. Lunch at Restaurant. Proceed to Joppa (Tel Aviv) .Visit St. Peter's Church. View the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Proceed to Jerusalem. Arrive and Check in hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

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    Old City Of Jerusalem - Golgotha - Jericho (B,L,D)

    Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to visit the pools of Beit Hasda, where Jesus held the crippled man. And from there we take the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), traditionally accepted as the last route trodden by Jesus. Follow the 14 Stations of the Cross to Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified marking significant events along the route. You will see the Pilate's Judgments Hall, the Chapel of the Flagellation where, according to tradition, the Roman soldiers scourged Jesus and placed a crown of thorns on His head the Ecce Homo Arch and the Convent of the Sisters of Zion. Early tradition held that Pontius Pilate stood here and thundered "Ecce Homo!" Which means "Behold the man?" Which is what Pilate said when he presented Jesus to the crowd? However, we now know that pagan Emperor Hadrian constructed the arch. Below the Convent are the Lithotrities where Jesus was publicly tried and where the Roman soldiers mocked him. The last 5 Stations of the Cross are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher visible from the distance, wish is two silver domes.Proceed to Jericho. Lunch at Restaurant. Visit Jericho, we stop and view Qarantal, the traditional Mount of Temptation and Sycamore Tree It is also the place where Jesus stopped on this way to Jerusalem, on the Eve of the Passover and were Jesus cured the blind man during his stay at Zachaeus house. Back to hotel. Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.

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    Mount Zion - Mount Of Olives - Gethsemane - Bethlehem (B,L,D)

    After Breakfast Proceed to Mount Zion, Visit the Cenacle -the tomb of King David. Visit Last Supper Room, where we remember the last supper and the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on Pentecost. Visit the Church of St. Peter of Gallicantu, which symbolizes Peter's Denial of Jesus as he has prophesied at the Last Supper and then visit the traditional house of high priest, Caiaphas, where Jesus was imprisoned. Then we go through the Jewish quarter to the Wailing Wall, which is the holiest place for the Jewish religion. We drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Visit sanctuaries of Pater Nester Ascension. Walk along the Palm Sunday road down to the chapel of Dorminous Flevit where Jesus wept over eminent destruction of Jerusalem. The chapels is built in the shape of a tear as a poignant reminder to this event, and then visit the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed while Judah betrayed him to the Romans. Visit the Basilica of agony and Tomb of St. Mary. Lunch at Restaurant, proceed to visit Bethlehem, which is located in the Judah province. It was here that the Angel announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds of Bethlehem during the reign of King Herod. We then visit the Church of the Nativity - the birthplace of Jesus and the City of David, Manager Square; Shepherds field and Grotto of St. Jerome. Lunch at Restaurant. Back to hotel, Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

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    Ein Karem - Bethany - Taba (B,L,D)

    After Breakfast, Check out from Hotel. Proceed to Ein Karem, located in the hills next to a little spring. This is the city of Judah and birthplace of John the Baptist, son of Elizabeth & Zechariah and the also visit Church of Visitation. After proceed to Bethany, the home town of Mary, Martha & Lazarus. Visit Lazarus Tomb. Lunch at Restaurant. Proceed to Taba (4.5 hrs. Drive). Arrive Taba. Finish the Customs and Emigration formalities at the Egyptian Side. Complete the emigration and customs formalities. Proceed to Hotel in Taba. Check in Hotel, Dinner and overnight at hotel.

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    Taba - ST. Catherine Monastery - Sharm el Sheikh (B,L,D)

    Breakfast and check out from hotel. Proceed to Sinai. Visit St. Catherine Monastery. Set beneath the mountain where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments, Saint Catherine Monastery has been one of the world's great centers of religious pilgrimage for over fifteen centuries. Within its imposing walls rests a citadel like no other, incredibly rich in important religious and historical structures. Among its treasures is a library of ancient manuscripts and icons second only to the Vatican's itself, and a 6th century church reputed to lie directly on the site of the Burning Bush. Quite simply, the monastery is a defining feature of the Holy Land. Lunch at Restaurant. Proceed to Sharm El Sheikh. Enjoy the glass bottom ride. Check in hotel. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

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    Sharm el Sheikh - Cairo (B,L,D)

    Early morning Breakfast and check out from hotel. Proceed to Cairo. Visit old Cairo churches. Proceed for Lunch at restaurant. Visit Paranoiac Village, is an Egypt's historic park. It's a unique place where Egypt's entire history is explained in 2 to 3 hours including our ancient history as well as our modern history. It is located on an island in the Nile, just 3 miles south of the center of Cairo. In this village you are transported by floating amphitheaters, and a hundred actors and actresses demonstrate scenes from ancient Egypt (Papyrus making, sculpting, home building….etc.). Evening proceed to Cruising on the River Nile. Dinner on board. Enjoy the Shows on board. Back to hotel. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

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    Cairo - Pyramids - Dubai (B, L)

    Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to visit Pyramids, The last surviving member of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza. There are in fact three main pyramids in Giza; the Great Pyramid of Khufu (or Cheops), The Pyramid of Kafhre and the smaller Pyramid of Menkaura. Each Pyramid is a tomb to a different King of Egypt. In front of the pyramids lies the Sphinx, or Abu al-Hol in Arabic, "Father of Terror". Carved out of a single block of stone, this enormous cat-like sculpture has mesmerized millions of visitors. Lunch at restaurant. Back to hotel and check out. Transfer to Cairo Airport. Departure from Cairo by evening flight.

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    Arrive New York

    Arrive New York

Dates & Price

Tour Prices - Dates

Tour Date

Nov 01 - Nov 13, 2020

Tour Price

$2,999 (per person based on double occupancy)

$799 Extra for Single Occupancy

Inclusions

Inclusions

  • Airfare from your departure city
  • First Class hotels
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees included in Israel, Egypt & Amman
  • Luxury a/c coach with English speaking govt. licensed guide
  • Israel, Egypt & Jordan Border taxes
  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water a day
  • Jordan / Egypt on arrival Visas Charges
  • Service of an Experienced Tour Manager

Exclusions

  • Israel Visa for Indian Passport Holders ( No Visa required for U S Passport holders )
  • Tips to Guides / Drivers / Porters of $10 per person/per day
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Cost of passports.
  • Additional meals other than specified in the itinerary and also food and drinks not part of group menus.
  • Laundry, beverages and Telephone charges.

Conditions

Deposit of $750 per person due at time of booking along with filled forms and passport copies. Final Payments due before June 30, 2020. Travel Insurance is highly recommended and available for Purchase. Refer booking form for terms and conditions. All prices quoted include a 4% discount for payment by cash, check and Money order. Photographs used in this flyer are for illustration only.

(B, L, D stands for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Booking Terms & Conditions

Booking Procedures

Please read the Terms and conditions of travel and agree in the Booking form before submission, as your booking is subject to the terms listed below. A contract is entered into once your travel agent or Faith Holidays receives your signed booking form and deposit, and we accept and confirm the booking. Please note that travel arrangements are not confirmed until stated so in writing by Faith Holidays

Payment

A deposit of $750 per person is required to secure reservations, which will be applied to the price of the tour. Additional deposits may be required. The balance of the cost must be paid 90 days before you travel. Payments must be paid to the order of ‘Faith Holidays Inc.” If the final balance is not received on time Faith Holidays reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled by you and cancellation charges may be applied. If you book your travel within 90 days of departure, the full amount must be paid at booking.

Credit Cards

All prices quoted include a 4 % discount for payment by cash, check and Money order.

Travel Protection Plan (Optional charge)

Faith Holidays Inc. recommends you to purchase a Travel Protection Plan for Trip, Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical & Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and many more

Passports & Visas

A valid US passport is required for US Citizens. Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond completion of travel. Visas may be required and for US Citizens we will furnish the relevant details after receipt of your booking deposit and confirmation of your booking. Non US citizens should consult with appropriate Consulates and Embassies. It is the responsibility of the individual traveler to secure proper documentation prior to joining the tour. It is the responsibility of the Traveller to become informed about the most current travel advisories and warnings by referring to the US State Department’s travel website @ www.travel.state.gov or by phone at 1-888-407-4747. In the event of an active State Department. Should the Traveler choose to travel notwithstanding any travel advisory or Travel Warning against travel to the specific destination location/s of the trip, the traveler is subject to be responsible for all risk of personal injury, death, or property damage that may arise out of the events like those advised or warned against.

What Your Tour Price Generally Includes & Excludes


Your Tour Price Includes

  • Economy class Airfare from USA as listed in the brochure (Business Class Option available- Please contact us)
  • Accommodations on Double Occupancy with Bath, Single room supplement applies
  • Standard class on rail, road, Cruise and other transportation as described in our brochure
  • Inflight meals and/or refreshments according to Airline itinerary.
  • Transfers between the appropriate overseas airports/stations/port and your hotels according to each itinerary unless otherwise stated.
  • Excursions and tours as per brochure
  • Meals as described in Brochure
  • Services of professional guides and/or a Tour Escort

Your Tour Price Excludes

  • International Airfare, unless otherwise stated.
  • The cost of personal items such as laundry, drinks with meals or otherwise, incidentals , etc.
  • Airport departure taxes.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Cost of Visas and passports.
  • Transport between your home and home airport/station/port.
  • Gratuities for services provided on a personal basis.
  • Gratuities for services on all individual tours and gratuities to your Tour Escort.
  • Airline baggage fees. Most Airline charges fees for checked bags.
  • Pre-assigned Airline Seats incur additional fees.
  • Still, video, film and professional camera fees

Alterations Made to the Scheduled Program

Our tours are planned in advance and changes may be unavoidable due to circumstances amounting to “Force Majeure” or similar reasons beyond our control, such as delays in departures on travel booking or closure of a hotel, strikes, riots, natural occurrences, decisions by State Government or Tourist Organizations altering the itinerary, the duration of time spend in a city or even omitting a city or part of the itinerary due to a local situation. In such cases we will offer comparable alternative arrangements. If any of the circumstances listed above occur during the course of the tour, we reserve the right to alter the schedule itinerary accordingly and no compensation will be paid.

We will make every reasonable effort to provide you with the booked tour arrangements but minor changes may occur. If they are significant we shall, if possible inform you or your travel agent before departure. In the event of such amendment being made, you will be liable for any cancellation/retention charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by Faith Holidays and their agents in attempting to secure any revised arrangements. Please note that Faith Holidays will not be liable to reimburse additional expenses undertaken by the client in preparation for the tour. These include and are not limited to international tickets, used mileage awards and fees, cost of visas, immunization etc.

Tour Prices

Tour prices are based on US dollars (Unless otherwise noted) and exchange rates in effect. They are subject to variation if there are increases due to governmental actions, additional taxes, exchange rates, increases in scheduled airfare or increases in fuel surcharges. Any increase in the original tour price will be notified to you at least 90 days before departure. If you make your booking within 90 days of departure surcharge will be included in your invoice. Faith holidays will absorb an amount equivalent to two percent of tour price. Any surcharge will not exceed 10 percent of the listed tour price. If you settle the final balance by the due date we will absorb any price increases after that due date. In return for this commitment, we are unable to make any refund or reduce any other costs should the value of the US dollar improve against the currencies used. For scheduled group departures, it may be necessary to re-cost your tour due to low number of participants. You will be contacted 90 days prior to your departure date and advised should a supplementary fee apply. If all group members accept the increased cost the tour will operate as scheduled. However, if the supplement is not accepted by you then you will be entitled to full refund of all monies paid or a transfer to another tour.

Our Responsibilities

Faith Holidays makes arrangements with airlines, hotels and other independent parties to provide you with the travel services you purchase. We do not own or operate any of the accommodations, transport or other facilities used in connection with our tours. We therefore cannot accept liability for negligence of the staff of these organizations. These parties are independent suppliers over whom we have no direct control. Faith holidays is not liable in the event of any failure by any person or company to render any transportation, accommodation or other travel service to be provided on the journeys, or for expenses incurred due to delays caused by weather, strikes, war, civil disturbances, natural disasters, flight delays, government actions, mechanical failures or any acts of God.

Faith Holidays cannot assume any responsibility for flight delays, cancellations or missed connections and is not liable for any expenses or consequences resulting therefrom, and such expenses shall be borne by the client. When you travel with an airline the Conditions of Carriage of that airline will apply. These conditions are subject to International Agreements and may limit or exclude liability.

The participant waives any claim against Faith Holidays for any damage to, or loss of, or injury to, or death of, due to any act, or negligence of any airlines, surface transportation companies, hotels or any person rendering any of the services or accommodations included. Faith Holidays cannot be held responsible for any claim, losses, damages for delay of baggage or other properties, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, upset and disappointments, distress or frustrations, whether physical or mental, resulting from the act or omission of any party providing services. We do take all responsible steps to insure that organizations providing service maintain standards, which are acceptable within the norm in each locality. The participant assumes the risks and understands that all travel has inherent risk that may result in injury or death and that participation in activities, including but not limited to driving, hiking, walking on uneven surfaces, riding on rough roads, rafting, boating, canoeing, riding in helicopters, on trains, in boats, swimming, surfing, horseback or camel riding, and any other activities. The information contained in this brochure has been compiled with all reasonable care, is accurate to best of knowledge and is given in good faith. Faith Holidays highly recommend you to purchase Travelers insurance to protect your travel investment. Without insurance in case of incident, you may have to pay out of pocket for medical evacuation, medical care or other large expenses.

All services are subject to the laws of the countries in which these services are rendered. Venue for all claims or disputes shall be exclusively in whose courts using NYC law, shall have exclusive jurisdiction. Damage claims against Faith Holidays shall be limited to the value of the particular item in dispute and not for any incidental, consequential, or special damages. Faith Holidays assumes responsibility for representations it makes, but not for those made by others and including, but not limited to, any employee of Faith holidays or independent travel agent. Payment for reservations on any Faith Holidays travel arrangements shall constitute consent to all the provisions in the Booking Terms & Conditions published herein and is binding on all travel participants.

Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your travel arrangements, you must notify Faith Holidays in writing by letter, fax or email to Faith Holidays. Please note deposits are non-refundable. Please state the reason for cancellation as your reason for cancellation may be covered by insurance policy under their covered reasons. If notification of cancellation is received more than 90 days before departure you will only lose your deposit. For notification received within 90 days of departure, cancellation charges are as follows:

Cancellation charges per person.
No of days of departure Charges
91+ days before departure Deposit Non- refundable
90-31 days before departure Penalty 50 %
30- Day of Departure Penalty 100%

(Airline and Cruise Penalties not part of the above percentages. There is no exception to cancellation fees)

Cancellations received Fridays for tour departures that Weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) will be treated as day of departure cancellation. We cannot give any allowance for meals, rooms, excursions, etc. not taken, when these are included in the price of the program.

Points to be Noted

  • All images in the brochures or advertisements are only for representation purpose.
  • All passengers need to be in possession of valid visas, confirmed air tickets and overseas travel insurance.
  • All Passengers joining the tours must travel to / from the hub city as per the itinerary, at their own expense.
  • All meals are preset, and a-la carte is not possible. Packed meals may be provided on certain days to keep up the schedule of the itinerary.
  • All damages caused to the hotel rooms/Coach/other amenities during the tour, shall be payable by the passengers. Faith Holidays Inc will not be liable for the same.
  • All Passengers must take extra care of their personal belongings while on the tour, every country of travel is prone to thefts and bag/purse snatching. Faith Holidays Inc will not be liable for any loss of belongings/baggage.
  • The tour cost does not include cost of airfare, visas and overseas medical insurance unless specified in each of the itineraries
  • The company will not be responsible or accept any liability for any damages, loss, baggage loss, theft, injury, accident, death, breakdown or any irregularity, which may occur during the tour.
  • The company will not be responsible for any damage or irregularities due to weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expense must be borne by the passengers. Insurance policies must be carried while on tour.
  • The right to claim any additional expenses incurred due to delay or changes in schedules of train, airplane, bus, ship or other services is reserved by the management of the company.
  • The Tour Manager, guide and the driver will provide the best service during the tour to enjoy the sites as per itinerary within the jurisdiction of each of the sites of visit.
  • The Management reserve the right to change a hotel of similar class if it is deemed advisable or necessary. Tour Manager / Guide reserves the right to amend the itinerary.in the interest of the Tour.
  • The Management reserve the right to amend, alter, vary or withdraw any departure, excursion advertised.
  • Refunds will not be provided for the unutilized part of the any services like meals, sightseeing, transfers, etc mentioned in the tour.
  • For Detailed “Terms and Condition” please refer the Booking form.
Remarks

Remarks

  • Airlines/Room up-gradation and complimentary will not be entertained during the tour unless if specified at the time of booking.
  • There is no refund for any services not utilized during the tour .
  • Security deposit is required either in cash or credit card by hotels which is refundable provided no room incidentals are incurred. This security deposit is not included in this quote and must be paid by the guests/corporate directly to the hotel when checking in.
  • Guests are advised not to keep valuables in the coach/vehicle while sightseeing. The Company shall not be responsible for loss of valuables from the coach / vehicle . If the coach / vehicle is accidentally
  • or otherwise damaged by the Guest, s/he will be required to pay compensation for the same.