Tour Type : Pilgrim Tours
USA - Philadelphia – London - Amman - Sheikh Hussein Bridge – Nazreth - Mount Tabor - Sea Of Galilee – Capernaum Cana - Jordan River - Haifa – Mount Carmel - Joppa (Tel Aviv) – Jerusalem - Bethlehem - Ein Karem – Jericho – Dead Sea - Mount Of Olives - Gethsemane – Bethlehem Old City Of Jerusalem – Golgotha – Taba – St.Catherine Monastry – Sharm El Sheikh - Cairo- USA
Assemble PHL international Airport @ 0700PM. British Airways 68 Departs Philadelphia @ 1030PM
Arrive London airport @ 0950AM. Connect to BA 147 @ 0250PM, arriving Amman International Airport @ 1000PM ( Dinner on Board)
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 .
Arrive Hotel Checkin.
Dinner & Overnight at hotel .
After breakfast Proceed to visit Madaba & Mount Nebo .
Just 30km from Amman , along the 5,000-year-old Kings´ Highway, is one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land. After passing through a string of ancient sites, the first city you reach is Madaba , known as the “City of Mosaics." Best known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, Madaba is home to the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. With two million pieces of vividly coloured local stone, it depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns as far as the Nile Delta .The Madaba Mosaic Map covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, which is located northwest of the city centre. The church was built in 1896 AD, over the remains of a much earlier 6th century Byzantine church. The mosaic panel enclosing the Map was originally around 15.6 X 6m, 94 sq.m., only about a quarter of which is preserved.
Mount Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan and the place where Moses was buried. A small Byzantine church was built there by early Christians, which has been expanded into a vast complex . From a platform in front of the church one can enjoy a breathtaking view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea .
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 hotel .
Check in . Dinner and overnight at hotel .
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 Visit Cana where Jesus performed his first Miracle, changing water into wine at the wedding feast Proceed to hotel . Check in .
Dinner & Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel . Proceed to Haifa, Israel's largest port city, built on the slopes of 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 Monastry , 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 Meditaranian Sea . Proceed to Jerusalem . Arrive and Check in hotel .
Dinner and overnight at hotel - Bethlehem
Breakfast at hotel . 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. 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 . 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 . Proceed to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth (1305 ft. below sea level), again make a brief stop at a private beach and take the opportunity to float in the salty buoyant water, rich in minerals . Back to hotel . Dinner and Overnight at Hotel- Bethlehem.
After breakfast, 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 Gethsemani , where Jesus prayed while Judah betrayed him to the Romans. Visit the Basilica of agony and Tomb of St.Mary. We also will 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 .
Lunch at Restaurant .
Then we go through the Jewish quarter to the Wailing Wall, which is the holiest place for the Jewish religion . Visit Bethany , home town of Mary , Martha & Lazarus . Visit Lazarus Tomb Proceed to Mount Zion . Visit the Cenacle -the tomb of King David . Proceed to St.Mark Convent the traditional site where Mary went to sleep after Cruzification , Last Supper Room ,where we remember the last supper and the descent of the Holy spirit upon the Apostles on Pentecost .
Dinner and overnight at Hotel - Bethlehem
Breakfast. We start the day by going to 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 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.
Lunch at Restaurant .
Then 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.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Taba
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to Sinai . Visit St. Catherine Monastry. 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 .
Check in at a beautiful sea side Resort .
. Dinner and Overnight at hotel in Sharam El Sheikh.
Breakfast at hotel . Proceed to Cairo ( 7 to 8 hrs Drive ) . Cross the famous Suez Canal .
Lunch at Restaurant .
Arrive Cairo . Check in Hotel . Evening proceed to Cruising on the River Nile . Dinner on board. Enjoy the Shows on board . Transfer to Hotel . Overnight at Hotel in Cairo
Breakfast at hotel . Proceed on a visit to 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 pyramids 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 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 . Visit the old churches of Cairo. Lunch at Restaurant . VisitEgyptian Museum It was built during the reign of Khedive Abbass Helmill in 1897 , and opened on November 15,1902 . It has 107 halls . At the ground floor there are huge statues . The upper floor houses small statues , jewels , Tutankhamon treasures and the mummies .
Overnight at Hotel in Cairo
Checkout of Hotel @ 100AM 0200AM and proceed to Cairo Airport
British Airways 154 Departs Cairo @ 0640AM arriving London @ 1000AM. British Airways 67 Departs 0215PM arriving Philadelphia @ 0530PM
Arrive USA with wonderful memories from your Pilgrimage to Holyland. Thanks for choosing Faith Holidays and Looking forward to seeing you in our other tours.
October 30 - November 10, 2020
Contact Organizer ,Syro Malabar Catholic Forane Church, Philadelphia, USA
Deposit of $750 per person due at time of booking along with filled forms and passport copies. and 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 are for illustration only.
(B, L, D) stands for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
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All prices quoted include a 4 % discount for payment by cash, check and Money order.
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|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.