SEHION HOLY PILGRIM Jordan - Israel – Egypt

Day 1 : 18th March :

Cochin – Amman Madaba – Mount Nebo – Tiberias Depart from Cochin early morning . Arrive Amman in the afternoon . Meet by our representative . After the Emigration , Customs formalities , Proceed to Visit Madaba & Mount Nebo . The trip south from Amman along the 5000-year-old King's Highway is one of the most memorable journeys in the Holy Land, passing through a string of ancient sites. The first city you come upon is Madaba, "The City of Mosaics. In many respects Madaba is a typical East Bank town which differs in one major aspect: underneath almost every house lies a fine Byzantine mosaic . Madaba's chief attraction - in the contemporary Greek Orthodox church of St. George - is a wonderfully vivid, 6th-century Byzantine mosaic map showing the entire region from Jordan and Palestine in the north, to Egypt in the south . Visit Mount Nebo : 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 . Lunch at restaurant . Proceed to Sheikh Hussein Bridge . Finish the customs and Emigration formalities . Cross the border . Arrive into Israel . Proceed to Tiberias . Checkin Hotel. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel .

Day 2 : 19th March : Nazreth–Mt.Tabor

Breakfast at hotel . Proceed to 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 . Visit Cana where Jesus performed his first Miracle, changing water into wine at the wedding feast. Lunch at restaurant . Afternoon visit Mt.Tabor, the sacred site of the Transfiguration . Proceed to Visit Yardenit on the Jordan River, the traditional baptismal site Evening back to hotel . Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3 : 20th March : Sea of Galilee–Capernaum –Haifa-Mt.Carmel–Tel Aviv

Breakfast at hotel. 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 . Lunch at restaurant . Visit Capernaum - the centre Jesus' ministry after he left Nazareth , We make a brief half at St. Peter's house . Proceed to Tabgha - the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes . Visit 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 disciple's the flat rock known as Mensa Christ of Chris's table commemorates this event. Proceed to Visit church of the Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount . Lunch at restaurant . 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", then continue to Muhraqa, the placer of sacrifice and the site where Prophet Elijah defeated the False Prophets of Ba'al. Proceed to hotel. Check in. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

Day 4 : 21st March : Joppa ( Tel Aviv )-Ein Karem–Jericho-Jerusalem

Afetr Breakfast . Proceed to Tel Aviv. View the beautiful Meditaranian Sea Visit St.Peter’s church. Proceed to 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 also visit the Church of Visitation. Visit Bethania , home town of Mary , Martha & Lazarus . Visit Lazarus Tomb. Lunch at restaurant . 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 the 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 Checkin hotel . Dinner , Overnight at Hotel Regent or similar

Day 5 : 22nd March :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 . Then continue to Mt. of Olives for the panoramic view and from there, by foot to Dominos Flavit. The chapels is built in the shape of a tear as a poignant reminder to this event, and then visit the 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 . We then visit the traditional house of high priest, Caiaphas, where Jesus was imprisoned . Lunch at restaurant . Proceed to Bethlehem, 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. We then visit the Church of the Nativity - the birthplace of Jesus and the City of David, Manager Square; Crusaders Cloister Grotto of St. Jerome . Visit Shepherds field. Back to hotel . Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

Day 6 : 23rd March :Old City Of Jerusalem-Golgotha

Breakfast at hotel . We start the day by going 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, wish is two silver domes. Also "The Tomb" widely believed to be part of the stone that covered Jesus Tomb . Lunch at Restaurant . Then we go through the Jewish quarter to the Wailing Wall, which is the holiest place for the Jewish religion . Proceed to Mount Zion. Visit the Cenacle - the tomb of King David . Visit St.Mark Convent the traditional site where Mary went to sleep after Cruzification , Last Supper Room ,where we remember the last supper and the descent of the Holy spirit upon the Apostles on Pentecost Back to hotel . Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.

Day 7 : 24th March :Taba – Nuweiba

Breakfast at hotel.. Palm Sunday in Jerusalem is a very important event, not to be confused with Easter Sunday, Palm Sunday represents the day that Jesus arrived in Jerusalem, beginning the last week of His days on Earth. After Lunch at the Restaurant Proceed to Taba. Arrive Taba. Finish the Customs and Emigration formalities at the Egyptian Side .Enter into Israel. Complete the emigration and customs formalities Then proceed to Nuweiba . Check in at Hilton Resort or similar / Sonesta beach resort at Taba heights area . Enjoy and explore the beautiful Red Sea . Dinner and Overnight at Resort .

Day 8 : 25th March : Sinai - St.Catherine Monastry – Cairo

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to St.Catherine . 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 Cairo . On Arrival visit Transfer to the hotel. Dinner & Overnight at hotel.

Day 9 : 26th March : Cairo –Alexandria–Cairo–Breakfast at hotel .

Proceed to Alexandria. Visit Montazah Palace and its Green Gardens, proceeding to the early Roman-period catacombs of Kum El Shukafa. It was discovered in 1900 after a 12 year search. Next is the 3rd Century Pompey's Pillar, a 25 meter red Aswan granite column that is the last of the remaining relics of the Seraphim Temple. Next is Qayetbay citadel, situated on the entrance to Alexandria's eastern harbor. Lunch at a local restaurant . The tour includes short stop in front of Morsy Abul Abba's famous Mosque, which is one of the most sacred and famous mosques all over Egypt and the World. Back to Cairo . Evening proceed to Dinner on Restaurant . Transfer to Hotel . Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10 : 27th March : Cairo–Pyramids , Old Cairo churches-Departure

Breakfast at hotel . Check out and Proceed on a visit to Pyramids, the last surviving member of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza. There are in fact three main pyramids in Giza; the Great Pyramid of Khufu (or Cheops), The Pyramid of Kafhre and the smaller Pyramid of Menkaura. Each Pyramid is a tomb to a different King of Egypt. In front of the pyramids lies the Sphinx, or Abu al-Hol in Arabic, "Father of Terror". Carved out of a single block of stone, this enormous cat-like sculpture has mesmerized millions of visitors. Visit the old churches of Cairo. ABU SERGA: The church of St Sergius, Cairo. Considered to be Cairo's oldest church, dating from the 4th century AD. Built on the spot where the Holy Family rested at the end of their journey into Egypt . KENISET MAR GIRGIS: The church of Saint George, Cairo. Originally built in 684 and rebuilt in 1857. It is best known for its wedding chamber, which dates from the 4th century AD and was reserved for marriage ceremonies. EL-MU'ALLAQA: The hanging church, Cairo. Cairo's most famous church, may have been originally built in the 7th century on the site of an older 4th century church. Built on top of the Roman walls. Visit Egyptian Museum . The Egyptian Museum was first built in Boulak. The Egyptian Museum is situated at Tahrir square in Cairo. It was built during the reign of Khedive Abbass Helmi II in 1897, and opened on November 15, 1902 . It has 107 halls. At the ground floor there are the huge statues. The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamon treasures and the mummies . Lunch at restaurant . Free time for shopping . Transfer to Airport . Checkin . Depart

Day 11 : 28th March Morning Cochin

Nice Trips

Tour Ends

TOUR COST INCLUDED

» Economy class Airfare cochin amman cairo cochin
» 2 nights Accommodation in Nazreth / Tiberias, 
» 4 nights Accommodation in Bethlehem 
» 1 night Accommodation in Taba
» 2 night Accommodation in Cairo 
» 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
» Food & drinks not forming part of group menus
» Laundry, beverages, telephone charges
» Anything which is not included in the Cost Includes.


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. 

PAYMENT POLICIES

· 50%   of tour amount  at the time of confirmation  and remaining 50% 25 Days prior to guest arrival 
· Once the tour is started no refund will be provided if any cancellation happens. 

Conditions:

A non refundable deposit of INR 20,000/-. has to pay at the time of booking. Balance amount should be paid 20 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 advised.



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