1400hrs. Check into JKIA for the flight to Cairo departing at 1640hrs.
Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and after immigration formalities you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight.
After breakfast you will visit the Pyramids of Giza – one of the standing seven wonders of the world and the Sphinx. Stop by a Papyrus and the Perfumery, thereafter we will proceed to the Old section of Cairo were we visit the a Jewish synagogue, built on the site where Moses was found in the basket, the hanging church of AL MUALLAQA which was built in the 4th century over Southern Gate of the fortress of Babylon. This church was dedicated to Virgin Mary and its treasures include a 14th century wall painting of the Nativity. A visit to St. Sergius (ABU SERGA), a 5th Century Basilica built over crypt where the Holy Family is believed to have stayed during their exile into Egypt takes you a step deeper into the realization of the truth about the Messiah. Return to hotel for overnight.
After breakfast. You will proceed to the Pharaonic village. You will enjoy the boat ride
as you see the ancient life of the Egyptian people. Afternoon your will proceed to
downtown mall for some free for shopping. Later return to your hotel for dinner and
After breakfast you will start your drive towards St. Katherine. We pass through the
Suez Canal as we move from the African Continent to the Asian Continent. Travelling
along we will stop at Marrah the place of the bitter waters, Elim where they received
Manna from heaven and Rephidim where Israel fought the Amalekites. You will
finally arrive to the foot of Mt. Sinai for dinner and overnight
Start off the morning very early with crossing the border Israel and proceed to
Kibbutz Yotvataa here you can see how ideology, perfect organization, hard work
and faith can turn the desert to a fertile land. Beside, you can be impressed from
using the high technology in agricultural activities. Thereafter embark on a long
distance drive to Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the
Second Temple in 70 A.D. and a world heritage site. Ascend Massada by cable car
to enjoy the beautiful view over the adjacent area from the top of the cliff and to enjoy
visiting the palaces of Herod the Great. Beside you can experience the Jewish
history with this site and understand the phrase Massada will not fall again. Here you
can see how the Jews managed to resist the romans and not to surrender by
committing suicide as a nation. Later we drive down to the Dead Sea; the lowest sea
on earth. You will have time to deep and float in these special heavy waters then
we visit the site of Qumran where dead-sea scrolls were found back to the hotel for
dinner. (Overnight in Jerusalem).
Begin the tour in Jerusalem with a majestic view from the Mount of Olives over all of
ancient and modern Jerusalem, the center of the biblical world. Visit the Chapel of
the Ascension, the Pater Noster where Jesus taught his disciples the Lord’s Prayer.
You will see the Lord’s Prayer in different languages including Aramaic the language
that Jesus spoke and Kiswahili too. Visit the Church of Dominius Flevit – where
Jesus wept over the city of Jerusalem then walk down the “Palm Sunday Road” to
the Garden of Gethsemane where he prayed the Prayer of Agony and was betrayed
by Judas. Visit the Church of All Nations where Christ prayed on the night of his
betrayal (Luke 22: 40-46). Next, drive on the across the Kidron valley to Mt. Zion and
visit the church of St. Peter in Gallicantu (Palace of Caiaphas). The upper room
where Jesus had his last supper with the disciples and where the Holy Spirit
descended on them and they started speaking in tongues and the Domination
Abbey where you can see a great sculpture of Virgin Mary. Afternoon drives to
Bethlehem the city of David, to visit the birth place of Jesus marked by the church
of Nativity. Kneel at the place of birth of Christ in the Grotto of the Nativity. Visit also
the shepherd’s field and stop for a panoramic view of the Judean Desert and the
distant mountains of Moab. Return to the hotel
Today is a walking Tour Day within the walls of the old city of Jerusalem. View on the
Temple area with the Dome of the Rock, the Mosque of El-Aksa and visit the
western wall considered the most sacred site by the Jewish people. proceed to the
pools of Bethseda where Jesus healed the man who had been crippled for 38 years
(John 2: 2-9) visit the well preserved crusader church of St. Anne where there is an
opportunity to sing a hymn before walking along the via Dolorosa (way of the cross)
following the 14 stations of the cross from Pilates Judgment Hall to the empty Tomb
in the church of the Holy Sepulchre. Crown this memorable day with a visit to the
Garden Tomb and Gordon’s Golgotha later return to Hotel for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast you will depart for Tiberias. Continue northwards to Mt. Carmel, to
visit the Muhraka monastery. Next drive to Nazareth, the boyhood town of Jesus.
Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation and the church of St. Joseph with the home
of the Holy Family. Drive on via Cana in Galilee where Jesus turned water into wine
at the wedding feast (John 2: 1-11) and arrive in Tiberius by the Sea of Galilee for
dinner and overnight.
The Sea of Galilee is rich in memories of the three years of Jesus’ Ministry around its
shores. Begin this day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee from Tiberius to
Capernaum, where Jesus dwelt after he left Nazareth and did many signs and
wonders. Visit the ancient Synagogue and the nearby house of Peter. Next, visit the
chapel of loaves and fishes at Tabgha as well as the nearby Mount of Beatitudes,
the scene of the Sermon on the Mount (Mathew 5). Our final stop will be at Yardenit
the baptismal site on river Jordan. You will then proceed to Tel aviv. Enjoy some time
for shopping and later proceed to the airport for your departure flight.