MANILA DEPARTURE (--/--/--)
Check-in at the airport at least 3 hours before the departure time. This leisure oriented visit to the Holyland will take you to a journey where Jesus lived and died.
AMMAN - MT. NEBO - MADABA - AMMAN (--/L/D)
Welcome to Amman – the capital city of Jordan! Upon arrival at Amman Airport, meet and greet our representative. After immigration formalities and baggage claim, proceed to Mt. Nebo , where Moses viewed the Promised Land before he died. Then proceed to Madaba to visit the Monastery of St. George , which hosts the unique mosaic Map of Egypt, Jordan, and Holyland. The map is believed to be the first one for this area, as it is built in the 6th century. After the tour, transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
AMMAN - PETRA - AMMAN, JORDAN (B/L/D)
After breakfast inside the hotel, proceed to Petra also known as the “Rose-red City”, named from the wonderful color of the rocks from which many of the city’s structures were carved. You will pass through the picturesque SIQ to reach the magnificent facade called “The Treasury” . The site is a UNESCO World Heritage since 1985 and it is also one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Afterwards, transfer back to Amman in the afternoon. You will have dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
AMMAN - BORDER CROSSING TO ISRAEL - NAZARETH - TIBERIAS (B/L/D)
After breakfast inside the hotel, check-out and proceed to Sheikh Hussein Bridge or Allenby Border for crossing into Israel. After the inspections, other regulatory procedures, and meeting our representative, you will continue to Nazareth , the city of Jesus' childhood and youth. Visit the Church of Annunciation where we can see the original cave where Angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would bear a child by the Holy Spirit. Also see Joseph's workshop where Jesus spent most of his childhood days. Drive on to the village of Cana , where Jesus performed the miracle of changing water into wine at the wedding ceremony. Continue to the Western shore of the sea to Tiberias. Tiberias is the city where Jesus Christ performed several miracles. Proceed to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
SEA OF GALILEE - TIBERIAS (B/L/D)
After breakfast inside the hotel, you will start the tour with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee then drive to Capernaum , the town where Jesus made His home after leaving Nazareth. View the remains of the ancient Synagogue in which He taught, and on to Tabgha , where the miracle of the multiplication of loaves and fishes took place. Drive to Mt. of Beatitudes , this is the site of the sermon on the mount and St. Peter’s Primary Church . See the remains of St. Peter’s House , then to Mt. Tabor to see the Church of the Transfiguration . Visit Yardenit (Jordan River) where St. John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ. Many Christian pilgrims stop at this site and perform baptism ceremonies. The site is located at the Southern exit of Sea of Galilee. After the tour, you will transfer back to the hotel to have dinner and overnight stay.
TIBERIAS - HAIFA - JAFFA - JERUSALEM (B/L/D)
After breakfast inside the hotel, check-out and travel to Haifa , to visit the Stella Maris Monastery . Next, proceed to Caesarea , which was built by Mt. Herod the Great to catch the sight of the Aqueducts and the Roman Theater. This is where St. Paul was imprisoned. Then you will travel to Jaffa and visit the city where Yona set sail on. Drive to Ein Karem for St. John the Baptist Church and Church of the Visitation where the Blessed Virgin Mary visited Elizabeth. After the tour, transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (B/L/D)
After breakfast inside the hotel, your full day tour will start at the Mt. of Olives to visit the Ascension Chapel . Then to Church of Pater Noster to witness the “Lord’s Prayer”. Proceed to the Church of Dominus Flevit where God wept over Jerusalem. Continue by walking down to the Palm Sunday Road going to the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane to see the Rock of Agony, the place where Jesus prayed before the Roman soldiers came for Him. You will be visiting St. Anne’s Church, Bethesda Pool, Wailing Wall, Via Dolorosa and go through the Stations of the Cross to the Holy Sepulchre where Jesus was crucified, died, and rose from the dead. You will visit Mt. Zion, Upper room, David’s Tomb and the Dormition Abbey . After the tour, transfer back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
JERUSALEM - BETHLEHEM - JERICHO - BETHLEHEM (B/L/D)
After breakfast inside the hotel, check-out and proceed to Bethlehe m . Visit the Basilica and Grotto of the Nativity and the Manger Square . Next, see the Lazarus Tomb (depends on the security situation) and Shepherd’s Field . Then pass to the oldest city in the world, Jericho , for a visit of Mt. of Temptation (by cable car) and Sycamore Tree . After the tour, proceed to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
BETHLEHEM - DEAD SEA-QUMRAN - TABA BORDER - ST. CATHERINE - SINAI, EGYPT (B/L/D)
After breakfast inside the hotel, check-out and proceed to Qumran , the caves of the essences where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found by a wandering shepherd boy. Next, visit the Dead Sea . This is not only the lowest point on earth, but it’s water is rich in minerals which is also known for its healing properties. Then later on, you will transfer to Taba border to cross to Egypt. After customs and immigration formalities, you will meet our representative to take you to the hotel to have dinner and overnight stay.
MT. SINAI - CAIRO (B/L/D)
Early morning mountain climb to Mt. Sinai (OPTIONAL) , where the Ten Commandments were given to Moses. On return, you will have hotel breakfast and check-out. Next, you will see St. Catherine Monastery then proceed to a long drive going to Cairo. It is the capital of Egypt and the l argest city in the Arab world. On the way, you will see Moses Springs and Suez Canal . Upon arrival in Cairo, proceed to the hotel to have dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast inside the hotel, visit Egyptian Museum of Antiquities , where you can see the finest displays of artifacts, relics, statues, and jewelries from all of the Pharaoh’s Reigns. Next, proceed to see the only remaining Ancient Wonder of the World, the Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx . You will also visit Church of the Virgin Mary, St. George Coptic Church, St. Sergius Church, and Citadel. In the evening, you will have Dinner Cruise at Nile River with belly dancing show before returning to the hotel for overnight stay.
CAIRO - DEPARTURE (B/L/--)
After breakfast inside the hotel, check-out and proceed to Papyrus Factory, Cotton Shop, and Perfume Factory for last minute shopping as part of their Tourism Practices. Afterwards, transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight back to Manila.