Experience a unique journey in this Holyland tour which will surely deepen your spirituality and re-orient your faith as this tour bring you back to the biblical times. Visit Cairo, St. Catherine, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Haifa, Nazareth, Jerash, Amman, Petra, Mt. Nebo and more.
Imagine reliving the Bible, from the time of Moses up to the Resurrection of Jesus, this voyage embarks on a journey through history. From the time of the Pyramids to the passage of the Israelites to Mt. Sinai and then entering into what they know – the Promised Land.
Your Holyland journey continues as you drive through the Dead Sea as you make your way to Jerusalem and Bethlehem where, like the first Nativity, you will find your place to stay in. The travel continues up north to Nazareth and discovers the places of Jesus’ ministry, the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan River.
Finally, cross the border to Jordan to visit the majestic old city of Petra as your adventure ends, or, where it all again begins!
“Coming Home: A Faith & Healing Pilgrimage to the Holyland with co-facilitators Fr. Rico Ponce, O.Carm. Executive Director, The Institute of Spirituality in Asia and Ms Ilsa Reyes, Inner Healing & DZMM Teleradyo Religious Anchor”
MAY 15 DEPARTURE MANILA
Airport Check-in 20:55 H at NAIA Terminal 3 – via Emirates Airlines for your flight to Cairo with transit in Dubai. Enjoy luxurious meals and entertainment onboard.
MAY 16 CAIRO
Arrive CAIRO AIRPORT at 1055H, meet and tour commence immediately starting in OLD CAIRO for visit at the HANGING CHURCH and COPTIC CHURCH where it is believed the HOLY FAMILY stayed after fleeing from Bethlehem for fear of Herod’s order of slaughtering infants under 3 years. Lunch en-route. Then visit Papyrus Factory to discover how the first paper was made during the ancient time before proceeding to the hotel for check-in. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
MAY 17 CAIRO
Hotel Breakfast. This full city tour includes a visit to the Egyptian Museum, Pyramids, and Sphinx. Lunch en-route. Afternoon itinerary includes a visit to Khan El Khalili Bazaar to find good bargains for souvenir items until evening. Then on Dinner cruise and be entertained by the Belly Dancer and enjoy watching the skilled “Men in Skirt” rendering his piece. Back to hotel in Cairo for overnight. (Scheduled mass at ST JOSEPH CHURCH or to another Catholic church in Cairo.)
MAY 18 CAIRO – ST. CATHERINE
Hotel Breakfast. Check out for long drive towards St. Catherine passing by Moses Springs and the Suez Canal. Lunch en-route then continues to HOTEL in ST. CATHERINE for Check-in, Dinner, and overnight.
MAY 19 ST. CATHERINE – BETHLEHEM
Early morning on sunrise proceed to Mt. Sinai the traditional site where Moses received the Ten Commandments, back to Hotel for breakfast and check out then Drive towards Taba Border for crossing into Israel via Eilat. Drive to the lowest spot on earth, the Dead Sea then to Qumran for viewing the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found inside a jar by a shepherd boy. Then to the oldest city in the world, Jericho, for visit Mount of Temptation and Sycamore Tree. Will drive towards Bethlehem for hotel check-in. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Bethlehem.
MAY 20 BETHLEHEM – JERUSALEM – BETHLEHEM
Breakfast in the hotel, proceed to visit Mt. of Olives, visit the church of the Ascension, visit Pater Noster Church, the Dominus Flevit Church, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem shortly before the destruction of the second temple, then on continue to visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus has been captured by the Romans after he has been betrayed by Judas, onto Mt. Zion to visit the St. Peter in Galicuntu, then King David’s Tomb and the Upper room, visit the Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City of Jerusalem from Dung Gate, visit the Walling Wall, onto the Area of the Mosque built on Mt. Moriah (Temple Mount), then walk the traditional Way of the Cross the 14 Stations of the Cross, and visit the Holy Sepulcher Church and the Empty Tomb of Jesus Christ. Back to HOTEL in BETHLEHEM for Dinner and overnight.
MAY 21 BETHLEHEM – HAIFA – NAZARETH
Hotel Breakfast and check-out, then visit the Nativity Church the birthplace of Jesus Christ, and Milk Grotto And Shepherd’s field, onto Elm Karem, visit St John the Baptist Church and Church of Visitation (Luke 1:39-56). Via Tel Aviv & Jaffa the commercial capital of Israel then on to Jaffa, visit Peter’s Church, the House of Simon the Tanner, the Old City of Jaffa, and the old port, then proceed to Haifa City, ascend Mt. Carmel and enjoy a panoramic view over the Bay, visit Stella Maris on top and Cave of Alia, visit the Hanging Gardens and view the Bahai’ Shrine. then on to Cana, where Jesus did His first Miracle by changing water into wine. on proceeding Nazareth for dinner and overnight.
MAY 22 TIBERIAS AREA
Breakfast in the hotel and then on proceed to Capernaum where Jesus used to live and Heal the sick preaching in the synagogue and performing miracles (Matthew 9:1, 4:13).and then head to Tabgha, visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish, Church of St. Peter’s Primacy. Then on to Mt. of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-8). visit the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized in the river by John the Baptist (Mark 1:9-11). Drive up to Mount Tabor (Jesus Transfiguration) Dinner and overnight in HOTEL in NAZARETH.
MAY 23 NAZARETH – JERASH – AMMAN
Hotel Breakfast and Check-out. Visit the impressive Basilica of Annunciation, St. Joseph Church – see the original workshop of St. Joseph and Home of the Holy Family. Drive to the border for crossing into JORDAN. Will be met the local guide then drive to Jerash, a well-preserved city of the Roman Empire. See the biblical land of Gilead with ancient ruins, temples, theaters, and plazas before check in at Hotel in AMMAN for Dinner and overnight stay.
MAY 24 DAY TOUR TO PETRA
Breakfast in the hotel then on proceed to Petra, start the trip on horseback of to the Siq, the narrow canyon, and then walk 1.2 km till you reach the most beautiful monument: the Treasury. Among other monuments you will see are the Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs, Pharaoh’s Castle, the Amphitheater and the Monastery El Deir. Return to hotel in Amman for Dinner and overnight.
MAY 25 MT. NEBO – MADABA – AIRPORT
Hotel Breakfast. Check out and then visit Madaba the Roman-Byzantine town & Mt. Nebo where Moses was buried. (Lunch en route). Dinner then transfers to Queen Alia Airport.
MAY 26 ARRIVAL MANILA
Arrival in Manila.
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US$ 2,498.00 per person on twin-sharing
US$ 680.00 single supplement
Tour Cost Computation:
|Basic Tour||USD 2,498.00|
|(ALL SUBJECT TO CHANGE)|
|Airline Taxes||USD 465.00|
|Egypt & Amman Taxes||USD 65.00|
|Phil Travel Tax||PHP 1,620.00|
|Airport Terminal Fee||PHP 550.00|
|Travel Insurance (75 yrs & below)||PHP 726.00|
|Visa/ Entry Permit:|
|Egypt Visa Fee||USD 75.00|
|Jordan Entry Permit||USD 40.00|
|Israel Entry Permit||FREE|
|TIPS: $10 / Day x 10 Days||USD 100.00|
|Tipping to Porters||USD 15.00|
|TOTAL in USD||USD 3,388.00|
|Plus TOTAL in PHP||+ PHP 2,896.00|
TOUR COST INCLUDES:
- Roundtrip airfare on economy class Manila – Dubai – Cairo and Amman – Dubai – Manila via Emirates Airline
- Hotel accommodation at following hotels or similar:
- CAIRO – Grand Pyramids Hotel or similar
- ST. CATHERINE – Morgenland Hotel or similar
- TIBERIAS – Royal Plaza Hotel or similar
- BETHLEHEM – Jacir Palace or similar
- AMMAN – Geneva Hotel or similar
- Breakfast and dinner throughout + 1 Peter’s lunch
- Transfers from airport/hotel/airport
- All tours & site visits as specified in the itinerary.
- Services of English-speaking tour guide all throughout.
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Airline Insurance Surcharge/Taxes
- Jordan, Israel & Egypt Visa, Border Fees & taxes
- Tips to Guides, Drivers and Porters,
- Travel Insurance
- Travel Tax
- Airport Terminal Fee Payable at Airport P00
- Other expenses not mentioned in Itinerary
- Colored scan copy of Passport
- Passenger Information Sheet
- Passport should be valid for 6 months from date of departure
We do not accept passenger without family companion or travelling alone
PIRKKO & TROYTOURS, INC., has arranged for the various tour services to be performed under the responsibility of various contractors. Pirkko & Troytours, Inc., its employees, or its sub-agents therefore only act as agents for the contractors providing the various services described in the tour and accept no responsibility or liability in connection with losses or accidental expenses due to delays in schedule, overbooking, defaults or “force majeure”. All tours and arrangements are subject to the general conditions specified by each contractor. Tour itineraries and prices are subject to change without prior notice. When making a tour booking, the passenger acknowledges and accepts the foregoing conditions.
For reservations or more information about this tour, please contact us on any of the following:
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