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Pilgrimage Package to Egypt, Jordan & the Holy Land

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21 Days

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Private Tour

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English

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Day 01:
Day 01:

Upon arrival to Cairo International Airport, you will be met by Vantage Travel representative, who will help you in passing the passport control and collecting your luggage. Then, you will be transferred to the hotel in Cairo by private Air-conditioned vehicle. We will check in within few minutes! Overnight in Cairo.

Dinner is included

Day 02:
 Day 02:

Energizing breakfast at your hotel. After that, you will be met by our expert, Egyptologist tour guide, who will join you in such awe-inspiring tour to visit Pyramids of Giza, constructed around 2500 BC as the necropolis of the kings of the forth dynasty. We will then proceed to Sakkara, so you can visit The Step Pyramid Complex, which is considered to be the oldest surviving stone monument in the whole world. We will then have a short break for lunch at local restaurant in Cairo. Our last visit will be to The Open-Air Museum in Memphis, which was established in 32nd century BC by King Narmer after he unified Upper and Lower Egypt and became the first capital of the whole country. After that, we will transfer you back to your hotel for overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included

Day 03:
Day 03:

Breakfast will be served at your hotel. After that, you’ll be met by our expert, Egyptologist tour guide, who will join you in such a wonderful tour to the Egyptian Museum, the largest museum in the world with a huge collection of displays dating back to various periods of the ancient Egyptian history. We will then drive to Old Cairo Area, where we can visit Saladin Citadel, constructed in the 10th century by Saladin to protect Egypt and became the residence of Egypt’s rulers for more than seven centuries. Finally, we will visit Coptic Cairo Area, including the Hanging Church and the Church of Abu Serga. After the tour, we will get back to the hotel for overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included

Day 04:
Day 04:

Check out after breakfast. Later on, we will drive by our private Air-conditioned vehicle to Suez Canal in order to pass by the Ahmed Hamdy’s Tunnel, which connects the peninsula of Sinai with the rest of Egypt. Our first visit of the day will be to the Moses Springs; the 12 springs that explored as one of the miracles of Moses in Sinai that was mentioned in holy books. Afterwards, we will be having a rest in the Plain of El Raha, an important Jewish religious place, where the people of Isreal once rested and first saw the holy mountains. We will reach to St. Catherine by the course of the afternoon. The rest of the day is free at leisure on your own at the hotel, so you relax before climbing the awesome mountain of Moses on the early morning. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included

Day 05:
Day 05:

Early morning, you will be joining our expert tour guide to climb the Moses Mountain or the Mountain Sinai, where Moses the prophet received the ten commandments of god. This mountain is more than 2500 above sea level and offer marvelous views of the sunrise over the mountains of Sinai in a magnificent atmosphere. We will then go down the mountains to visit the Monastery of Saint Catherine, constructed in the 4th century AD as one of the oldest monasteries in the world, the monastery is still operating until today and it is featured with its marvelous architectural elements and its wonderful ambience. After the tour, we will transfer you to Taba border, where you’ll be met by our local representative there, who will transfer you to your Jericho Hotel, check in and overnight.

Breakfast & Dinner are included

Day 06:
Day 06:

Energizing breakfast at your hotel before visiting Masada, which is situated right on an isolated cliff in the Desert. The site has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Zealots in their war against the Romans. We will then visit the excavations, King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bathhouse and much more. Enjoy the breath-taking view of the Roman camps. Visit the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Bring your swimsuit as if weather permits it’s possible to "float" on the salty, mineral rich water. Overnight at Jericho Resort Hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included

Day 07:
Day 07:

After breakfast, visit the green oasis near the Dead Sea- Jericho- which was made famous by the discovery of one of the oldest cities of the Levant dating from the eighth millennium BC. you will cross the desert and pass by the Inn of the Good Samaritan of significance because of the famous parable in the Gospels. You will then see the canyon of Wadi Qelt and admire the monastery of St. George. Discover the Monastery of the Temptation. After visiting the city of Jericho, visit the Yardenit Baptismal Site; is the site where according to tradition, Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. We will then transfer you to overnight at Legacy Hotel in Nazareth.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included

Day 08:
Day 08:

After breakfast, you will move onto Lake of Tiberias, one of the main places of Jesus' ministries in addition being the place where he called his first disciples. A day immersed in Biblical significance on the Galilee and on the shores of Lake Tiberias. Around the lake you will visit the beautiful church of Tabgha, which is commemorates the miracle of the multiplication of loaves and bread and the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount and Capernaum the home town of Jesus. Also view the house of St. Peter and the ancient synagogue. You will visit the Jordan River, then will visit the famous natural reserve of Banias (Caesarea Philippi). After the tour, we will transfer you to your hotel in Nazareth. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included

Day 09:
Day 09:

After breakfast, visit to Nazareth, another major site of biblical significance! the Virgin Mary’s home village, and where Jesus spent part of his childhood. Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation and St. Joseph’s church, built over Joseph’s carpentry workshop; and pass by Mary’s Well and the Church of the Angel Gabriel, where the angel Gabriel told Mary she would give birth to Jesus.

Drive to Mount Tabor and the Shrine of the Transfiguration of Jesus. Visit to Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed his first miracle, changing water into wine at a wedding. Even now, many couples renew their wedding vows at this sacred place. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Nazareth.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included

Day 10:
Day 10:

Breakfast meal will be served at your hotel. We will then drive to the city of Acre, the Ancient town of St. John of Acre. It was the Crusaders who for two centuries made the city an important base. Its high, fortified walls overlooking the sea are a feast You will then continue to the port of Haifa and Mount Carmel where Elijah challenged Queen Jezebel and the prophets of Baal, enjoy a sweeping panoramic view of the fertile Jezreel Valley. After the tour, we will transfer you to your hotel in Jerusalem, Dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included

Day 11:
Day 11:

Breakfast at your hotel. The day will be dedicated to visit the holy Jerusalem: this ancient city that has been known as the greatest city goes back deep in history. Here you will discover the different areas in the old city and walk through the souk. You will follow the last steps of Christ along the Via Dolorosa ending in church of the Holy Sepulcher which houses both the place of Calvary and the tomb of Christ. You will visit the Wailing Wall. From there the Dome of the Rock, the gem emblematic of the Holy Land, its golden dome shining brilliantly on the Jerusalem skyline. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Jerusalem.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included

Day 12:
Day 12:

Breakfast at your hotel. Start your guided walking tour via the Chapel of Dominus Flevit, the Church of Pater Noster, it stands on the traditional site of Christs teaching of the lord’s prayer. Arrive at the Church of All Nations, "Gethsemane", where Jesus prayed the night before his arrest, and the Chapel of the Ascension, believed to be the Virgin Mary’s tomb; and the Cave of Betrayal, where Judas betrayed Jesus. Visit Mt Zion, discover other places of significance: Monastery of the Dormition, The Last Supper Room commemorates the "upper room" in which Jesus shared the Last Supper with the disciples, the house of Caphas where Jesus was kept the night after his arrest and where Peter denied knowing him and the Tomb of King David. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Jerusalem.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included

Day 13:
Day 13:

Departure to Ein Karem, visit the Church of St John the Baptist and the Church of the Visitation. This church, beautifully located on the slopes of a rocky hill and shaded by cypresses, it is also known as the Church of the Magnificat, in commemoration of the answer Mary gave her cousin Elizabeth in the Gospel episode of the Visitation. then visit Taybeh. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Jerusalem.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included

Day 14:
Day 14:

Check out after breakfast. We will then drive along the Mediterranean coast to the legendary city of Yaffa. The ancient city of Yaffa was built on 40 meters (130 ft) high ridge, with a broad view of the coastline, giving it a strategic importance in military history. The tell of Yaffa, created through the accumulation of debris and landfill over the centuries, made the hill even higher. Yaffa is mentioned four times in the Hebrew Bible, as a city opposite the territory given to the Hebrew Tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:46), as port-of-entry for the cedars of Lebanon for Solomon's Temple (02 Chronicles 2:16), as the place whence the prophet Jonah embarked for Tarshish (Jonah 1:3) and again as port-of-entry for the cedars of Lebanon for the Second Temple of Jerusalem (Ezra 3:7). You will have the chance to explore the Old city and market of Yaffa Ottoman-era landmarks include the Clock Tower and St. Peter’s Church then visit TLV city Centre. Overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included

Day 15:
Day 15:

After breakfast you will drive to Mar Saba Monastery is an Eastern Orthodox Christian monastery overlooking the Kidron Valley at a point halfway between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, then drive to Sebastiya, one of the most interesting sites, rebuilt and named by King Herod who dedicated his Herodian Temple to his patron Caesar Augustus. We will explore biblical Samaria by visiting Mt. Gerazim, home of the Samaritans, which also offers a magnificent view of Nablus and the surrounding areas. We will visit the modern city of Nablus, walk through the ancient markets of its Old City and visit Jacob’s Well. Nablus is known for the production of soap, olive oil, Nablus is also known for its sweets, especially the Nabulsi Knafe, which we will have a chance to taste later in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included

Day 16:
Day 16:

After breakfast, there will be a tour of Bethlehem where it all began. You will visit the Basilica of the Nativity, the oldest church in the world which is built over the cave that housed Christ at his birth. You will also see the Chapel of St. Jerome (who translated the Bible into Latin), the Church of St. Catherine. In Beit Sahour, you will discover the ruins of the Byzantine Monastery of the Shepherds' Field., where the angels announced the birth of Jesus. Overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included

Day 17:
Day 17:

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure on your own in order to attend the Morning Mass. Overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

Breakfast & Dinner are included

Day 18:
Day 18:

Check out from your hotel in Bethlehem after breakfast. We will then transfer you to Allenby bridge in order to cross onto Jordan. Upon arrival to the Jordanian side, you’ll be met by our English-speaking representative in Jordan, who will help and assist you in all formalities. Later on, we will drive to explore the town of Madaba and discover the amazing Byzantine mosaics excavated from throughout the town. See the "Madaba Map", the oldest preserved mosaic map of the Holy Lands. Drive to Mount Nebo and wonder at the view where Moses looked across to the Promised Land and later died and was buried.

After this remarkable tour, we will drive to the hotel in Petra for check-in, rest and refresh. Evening time is yours in order to explore the awesome city of Petra at night! The city of Petra is a famous archaeological site in Jordan's southwestern desert. Dating to around 300 B.C., it was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Petra.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are includedn

Day 19:
Day 19:

After breakfast, Marvel at the beauty of the "Lost City", the Red Rose City of Petra, exploring its many caves and tombs. Walk through the Siq and be astounded at the magnificent Treasury, the entrance guarding the ancient Nabatean city, now one of the Modern Seven Wonders of the World. The ancient city of Petra was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. Accessed via a narrow canyon called Al Siq, it contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, earning its nickname, the "Rose City". After this magnificent tour in Petra, we will drive to our hotel in Amman, check-in, dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included

Day 20:
Day 20:

After breakfast, drive to visit Amman, In the Old Testament, Amman was called Rabbath-Ammon, and in the New Testament, it is referred to as Philadelphia after Ptolemaios II – Philadelphius 285 - 246 B.C.Points of interest in Amman include the Citadel and the Roman Theater, as well as the Archaeological, and Folklore Museums. Then head north to Jerash, Head north to walk through history in Jerash, regarded as one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. Then on to Ajloun and visit the castle, dominating the Ajloun skyline and built to ward off the Crusader armies at the key trade and pilgrimage intersection between Jerusalem, Cairo, Damascus and Mecca. After the tour, we will get back to our hotel in Amman, dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included

Day 21:
Day 21:

Check out after breakfast. Later on, you’ll be met by our English-speaking representative, who will transfer you by private Air-conditioned bus to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman to catch your departure flight to back home after visiting the highlights of Egypt, the Holy Land and Jordan.

Breakfast is included

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