SEHION HOLY LAND PILGRIM



   Sehion Holy Land Pilgrimage Tours - 9 Nights / 10 Days Jordan - Israel - Palestine -    Sinai - Egypt     LEAD By Rev Fr Soji Olikkal London



Day 01 London– Cairo
Assemble at London (LHR) International Airport . Arrive Cairo. Meet by our representative. Then Proceed to Hotel for Check in. Evening proceed to Cruising on the River Nile. Dinner on board. Enjoy the Shows on board .Transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 – Cairo–Sinai
After Breakfast, Check-out hotel. Proceed on a visit to Pyramids, Sphinx and the old churches of Cairo. Visit Egyptian Museum. Lunch. Proceed to Sinai On the way to Sinai we cross the famous Suez Canal.. View the beautiful and historical Sinai Mountains. Check-in hotel. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

Day 03– Sinai - St.Catherine Monastry – Israel
After Breakfast check-out Hotel. 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. Proceed to Taba. Lunch at restaurant. . Arrive Taba. Finish the Customs and Emigration formalities at the Egyptian side . Enter into Israel. Complete the emigration and customs formalities. Then proceed to Jerusalem. Dinner and Over night at Hotel.

Day 04 – Mount of Olives-Gethsemane-Bethlehem:
After breakfast, Proceed to 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 and 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. Then proceed to Bethlehem to visit the shepherds field, 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. Also, here David tended his flocks until he was anointed King of Israel. Lunch. We then visit the Church of Nativity - the birthplace of Jesus and the City of David, Manager Square; Crusaders Cloister Grotto of St. Jerome. Then we visit Milk Grotto. Dinner and overnight Hotel.

Day 05 –Old City Of Jerusalem–Golgotha–Wailing Wall–Ein Karem:
Breakfast. Then proceed 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 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 with two silver domes. Also "The Tomb" widely believed to be the part of the stone that covered Jesus Tomb. Visit the Cenacle – Last Supper Room , the tomb of King David and – (the other upper room). Then we go to the Jewish quarter to the Wailing Wall, which is the holiest place for the Jewish religion. Lunch. Visit 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 Church of Visitation. Proceed to Jericho where 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 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. Proceed to Bethania .Visit Bethania the Town of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Visit Lazarus’s Tomb. Back to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel .

Day 06— Nazreth – Haifa - Mt.Carmel - Joppa (Tel Aviv) 
After Breakfast . Proceed to Joppa (Tel Aviv) .Visit St. Peter Church. View the beautiful Meditaranian Sea Continue via the city of Caesarea to Haifa, Israel's largest port city, built on the slopes of Mt. Carmel. Visit the Famous Persian Hanging Gardens for a view of the Bahai Shrine. Then make a brief halt at the "Home of Eujoh", and 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 Nazreth. . Lunch at Restaurant. Then Visit Nazareth the boyhood town of Jesus and 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 stop by Joseph's workshop . Then Visit Cana where Jesus performed his first Miracle, changing water into wine at the wedding feast. Check-in hotel. Dinner. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 07—Sea of Galilee–Capernaum–Jordan River–Nazareth – Bethlehem: 
After Breakfast, Check-out Hotel. Visit Mount Tabor. Visit Capernaum - the centre of Jesus' ministry after he left Nazareth we stop at Tabgha - the Church of the Multiplication of the Five Loaves and Two Fishes and the expressive church of the Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount. This morning we drive through the landscapes of Galilee and later for a 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. We make a stop at St. Peter's house, 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 disciples, the flat rock known as Mensa Christy, Chris's table to commemorates this event. Lunch. Visit Yardenit on the Jordan River, the traditional Baptismal site. Check-in hotel. Dinner. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 08. — Nazareth-Amman,
After Breakfast, Check-out hotel. Proceed to Sheik Hussain Bridge to cross the border. Complete the customs & emigration formalities. Enter into Amman. Then after the Lunch Proceed to Mount Nebo. The trip south of Amman along the 5,000 years old King’s Highway is one of the most memorable journeys in the Holy Land, passing through a string of ancient sites of Jordan, the memorial of Moses, and the presumed site of the prophet's death and burial place. From a platform in front of the church one can enjoy a breathtaking view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Proceed to Hotel . Dinner, Overnight at Hotel.

Day 09– Amman –Cochin

Check out the Hotel and Proceed to visit Madaba , where we will see the St. George’s Church and some wonderfull works on the Marbles.Then Proceed to the Airport to Connect the flight to London .

Arrive London. 

Tour Ends

TOUR COST INCLUDED

> Economy class Airfare 
> 1-night Accommodation in Cairo
> 1-night Accommodation in Sinai,
> 3-nightts Accommodation in Bethlehem
> 2-night Accommodation in Nazreth / Tiberias
> 1-night Accommodation in Amman, 
> Tips, Porterage to Guide & Driver
> Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, 
> Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary, 
> All the relevant entrance fees included in Israel, Egypt & Amman, 
> All in luxury a/c vehicle with English speaking govt. licensed guide,
> Israel , Egypt & Jordan Visa, 
> Israel, Egypt & Jordan Border taxes,
> Service of an Experienced Tour Manager.

TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDES       
> Travel Insurance,
> The cost of Passport,
> Additional meals other than specified in the itinerary and also food & drinks not forming part of group menus., Laundry, beverages, telephone charges, And anything which is not included in the cost includes.

DESTINASION STANDARD DELUXE LUXURY MEAL NIGHTS
           
           
           
           

Note:
All passengers must travel together on the outbound journey. Changes in return journey dates are subject to confirmation Hotel / Flight price subject to change with / without notice. Subject to RBI regulations. BTQ Passengers only. 

Conditions:
A non refundable deposit of Rs.12,000/- has to paid at the time of booking. Balance amount should be paid 25 days prior to the departure. The passengers are fully responsible for any illness and injuries occurred during the travel. Taking a medical insurance policy before the tour is advise 

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