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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!

 

FEB 08     DEPARTURE  MANILA

Airport Check-in 1920H at NAIA Terminal 3 – via Kuwait Airways for your flight to Cairo. Enjoy luxurious meals and entertainment onboard. 

FEB 09   CAIRO 

Arrive CAIRO AIRPORT at 1000H, 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 (Matthew 2:13-16). Lunch en-route in a local restaurant. 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.

FEB 10     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 a 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.

FEB 11     CAIRO – ST. CATHERINE (MT SINAI)

Hotel Breakfast. Check out for long drive towards St. Catherine (449 km) passing by Moses Springs and the Suez Canal. Lunch en-route. Then continue drive to HOTEL in ST. CATHERINE for Check-in, Dinner and overnight.

FEB 12     ST. CATHERINE – DEAD SEA – BETHLEHEM 

Early morning on sunrise proceed to Mt. Sinai the traditional site where Moses received the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17), back to Hotel for breakfast and check out then Drive towards Taba Border for crossing into Israel via Eilat (182 km). 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 where Jesus fasted for 40 days and tempted by the devil (Matthew 4:8). Also visit Sycamore Tree (Luke 19:3) where Jesus called Zacchaeus.  Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Jericho.

FEB 13    BETHLEHEM – JERUSALEM – BETHLEHEM 

Breakfast in the hotel, drive to Jerusalem to visit Mt. of Olives, the church of the Ascension  (Luke 24:50-51), visit Pater Noster Church (where Jesus taught his disciples to pray Our Father), the Dominos Flevit Church, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem shortly before the destruction of the second temple (Luke 19:41-44), then on continue to visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus has been captured by the Romans after he has been betrayed by Judas (Luke 22:39-44). Then on to Mt. Zion to visit the St. Peter in Galicuntu  (Luke 22:33-34), then King David’s Tomb and the Upper room (Luke 22:7–39), visit theDormition 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 (John 20:1-18). Then Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. 

FEB 14     BETHLEHEM – NAZARETH – TIBERIAS 

Hotel Breakfast and check-out, then visit the Nativity Church the birthplace of Jesus Christ (Luke 2:1–7), and Milk Grotto and Shepherd’s field. Then drive to Eim Karem, visit St John the Baptist Church and Church of Visitation (Luke 1:39-56). Continue drive via Tel Aviv & Jaffa the commercial capital of Israel then on to Jaffa to visit Peter’s Church, the House of Simon the Tanner, the Old City of Jaffa, and the old port. Then proceed to Haifa City and ascend to Mt. Carmel and enjoy a panoramic view over the Bay. Visit Stella Maris on top and the Cave of Elijah. Then on to the Hanging Gardens and view the Bahai’ Shrine. Then on to Cana, where Jesus did His first Miracle by changing water into wine (John 2:1-11). Then drive to Tiberias for dinner and overnight. 

FEB 15     TIBERIAS & NAZARETH AREA 

Breakfast in the hotel and then on proceed to Capernaum – believed to have been Jesus’ home and the centre of his ministry, heal the sick, preaching in the synagogue and performed many of his miracles.  (Matthew 9:1, 4:13). Then head to Tabgha, visit the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish (John 6:1-15 & Luke 912-17), Church of St. Peter’s Primacy (John 21:15-19). Then on to Mt. of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-8). Take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee as Jesus used to do. St Peter’s fish lunch in a local restaurant. 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 – Matthew 17:1-8) Dinner and overnight in HOTEL in Tiberias.

FEB 16     NAZARETH – JERASH – AMMAN 

Hotel Breakfast and Check-out.  Visit the impressive Basilica of Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38), St. Joseph Church – see the original workshop of St. Joseph and Home of the Holy Family in Nazareth (Matthew 2:23). 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 (Genesis 31:47-48,  Mark 6:45,5:20 & Matthew 4:25) with ancient ruins, temples, theatres and plazas before check in at Hotel in AMMAN for Dinner and overnight stay. 

FEB 17     DAY TOUR TO PETRA 

Breakfast in the hotel then on proceed to Petra (Genesis 36:6-8. Petra was called Seir and Deuteronomy 32:15-39), start the trip on horseback (optional) 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. Lunch en-route. Return to hotel in Amman for Dinner and overnight. 

FEB 18     MT. NEBO – MADABA – DEPARTURE

Hotel Breakfast. Check out and then visit Madaba the Roman-Byzantine town & Mt. Nebo where he was showed Land of Canaan (The Promise Land) which God has said, he will not enter and he died buried in Moab (Det 34:1-12). (Lunch en route). Dinner then transfers to Queen Alia Airport. 

FEB 19     ARRIVAL MANILA 

Arrival in Manila.

 

*** END OF TOUR ***

 

TOUR COST:

US$   2,988.00 per person on twin-sharing

US$      680.00 single supplement

TOUR COST INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip airfare on economy class Manila – Kuwait – Cairo and Amman – Kuwait – Manila via Kuwait Airways
  • 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
  • Full board meals (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • Transfers from airport/hotel/airport
  • All tours & site visits as specified in the itinerary.
  • Services of English-speaking tour guide all throughout.
  • Airline Insurance Surcharge/Taxes
  • Jordan, Israel & Egypt Visa, Border Fees & taxes
  • Tips to Guides, Drivers and Porters,
  • Travel Insurance 75 years old & below
  • Philippine Travel Tax P 1,620.00
  • Airport Terminal Fee P 550

VISA REQUIREMENTS:

  • Colored scan copy of Passport
  • Passenger Information Sheet
  • Passport should be valid for 6 months from the date of departure

URGENT NOTE:

We do not accept passenger without a 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:

Telephone:
(02)  667 3445 * 687 5206 * 989 3861 * 899 1362

Mobile:
0918 921-8850 (Smart) * 0917 871 3861 (Globe)
0922 833-4405 / 0922 833-4404 (Sun Cellular)

E-mail:
travel@pirkkotroy.com

OTHER DEPARTURE DATES:

A PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND

MAR 15 – 26, 2019


HOLY WEEK IN HOLY LAND

APR 13 – 24, 2019

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