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Egypt, Israel, and Jordan Pilgrimage Tour
Arrive in Cairo
Arrive in Cairo where you will be met by our representative. Today you will visit the Pyramids of Giza – one of the standing seven wonders of the world and the Sphinx. thereafter we will proceed to the Old section of Cairo where we visit the 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. Stop by the Perfumery.
- Cairo, Egypt
- Day 1
After breakfast, you will start your drive towards St. Catherine. 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.
- St Catherine, Qesm Sharm Ash Sheikh, Egypt
- Day 2
Early in the morning start the climb of Mt. Sinai where the Ten Commandments were revealed. After such a wonderful mountain trip and a magnificent view, we start our journey descending. On this day, we visit sites in St. Catherine which is the place where Moses climbed up the mountain to receive the Ten Commandments. In the same area, there is the famous Greek Orthodox Monastery which is built around the Burning Bush and the well where Moses met his wife Zebura (daughter of Jethro, the priest of Median). We will also visit the place where the Israelites camped when Moses went to receive the Ten Commandments. Dinner and overnight in Taba.
- Mount Sinai, Qesm Sharm Ash Sheikh, Egypt
- Day 3
After breakfast proceed to Taba and crossing into Israel; meet and assist by our guide. Drive to Kibbutz Yotvata the herd at Yotvata includes about 550 milking cows that are attended by a highly experienced and professional team. The cows are milked in a state-of-the-art carousel milking parlor that includes 48 stalls. Each cow has an electronic identification tag that enables pinpointing problems and providing quick solutions, using a computerized management system. Yotvata Dairy: is responsible today for about 53% of overall national milk production (about 3 million liters per month). All Yotvata products are produced using the most up-to-date technologies, in a totally mechanical process, and according to stringent standards. Drive to the Dead Sea – the lowest point on earth. Experience floating in the unique water of the Dead Sea. Pass by Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Continue to the ancient city of Jericho and view the Mt. of Temptation. Ascend to Jerusalem. Stop at Mt. Scopus to bless Jerusalem. Dinner u0026 Overnight in Jerusalem.
- Jerusalem, Israel
- Day 4
Today is a full day touring in Jerusalem. Begin your day at the Mount of Olives, and see the panorama of the City from there. visit Chapel of the Ascension. Walk the Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane to see the Rock of Agony the place where Jesus prayed before the Roman soldiers came for Him. Next visit Mount Zion area to see the Upper Room where Jesus and His disciples had their last supper. See also King David’s tomb and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu. Next, drive to Bethlehem to visit the ancient Church of the Nativity, where we can really touch the very place where Jesus was born. Built by St. Helena already in the 4th century, it has been an active church and never destroyed ever since! Visit the u0022Milk Grottou0022 and, the u0022Shepherds Fieldsu0022 in Beth-Sahour. Dinner u0026 Overnight in Jerusalem.
- Jerusalem, Israel
- Day 5
In the morning drive to enter the old city of Jerusalem. Walk through the colorful bazars to the Church of St. Anne u0026 Pool of Bethesda. Walk the 14 stations of the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher where Jesus was crucified, died and resurrected from the dead. Enter the Jewish Quarter where the remains of the holy temple and the Wailing Wall. rnEnd the day with a Holy Communion at the Garden Tomb. Drive up to the Galilee for overnight. Dinner u0026 Overnight in Tiberias.
- Jerusalem, Israel
- Day 6
In the morning, visit Nazareth, where we will visit there the Basilica of the Annunciation- the old Synagogue and Maryu0027s well. Continue to Cana. Later Visit to Yardenit traditional Baptism site, for Baptism in the same water where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Dinner and overnight in Tiberiasrn
- Tiberias, Israel
- Day 7
Today we visit the Holy places where Jesus acted around the Sea of Galilee. Begin the day with a Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee. Drive up the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. Visit Tabgha the site of the feeding of the multitudes and then proceed to Capernaum where Jesus preached in the Ancient Synagogue. Drive to Sheik Hussein Border. Cross into Jordan. Dinner u0026 Overnight in Amman.rn
- Amman, Jordan
- Day 8
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Jabbok river for visit: Jabbok means emptying. In Gen 32 Jacob took his two wives, and his two slave-girls, and his eleven children. And he passed over the ford Jabbok. There Jacob wrestled with God and with men and prevailed. And God blessed Jacob there. And Jacob called the name of the place Penuel, because there he saw God u0022face to faceu0022. It is very interesting that Jabbok means emptying because there Jacob emptied himself because God touched his hip socket. And when he passed over Penuel, he limped on his thigh. Drive to Madaba: Just 20 minutes south of Amman, on the Kings Highway, is the mosaic-filled city of Madaba. Crowned by a small church, this historic town lies in the middle of Jordanu0027s most fertile land. 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. Many of these mosaics have been excavated and are on display in the townu0027s museum, but it is estimated that many more lie hidden; waiting to be discovered. The finest mosaic found to date is still in its original place on the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. This huge well -preserved work of art comprises a map of the entire region from Jordan and Palestine in the north, to Egypt in the south. Many towns and cities are depicted in picture form, complete with walls and pitched re-roofed houses, while in the Nile huge fish swim. Madaba is also famous for its hand-woven rugs which are made in small screen-front workshops on upright looms in modern and traditional colors and designs. Drive to Mt. Nebo: Situated 10 kilometers west of Madaba, overlooking the Jordan Valley is Mount Nebo, one of the alleged sites of the tomb of Moses. The summit of this lonely wind-swept site commands spectacular views over the Dead Sea to the West Bank and Jerusalem and, you can see the springs where Moses smote the ground to bring forth water. Standing amongst extensive ruins is a small church which protects some fine and beautifully preserved sixth century mosaics which are still being uncovered. Dinner u0026 Overnight in Amman.
- Amman, Jordan
- Day 9
Breakfast at the hotel, Enjoy Amman city tour. Tour city and have time for shopping. Have a late farewell lunch at 3pm and depart for airport at 4pm. rnDrive to Amman Airport for departure
- Amman, Jordan
- Day 10