9 Nights, 10 Days – Holy land Egypt – Jerusalem

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINE

ET 307   18SEP   NAIROBI – ADDIS ABABA   1740 1940

ET 452   18SEP   ADDIS ABABA – CAIRO        2225 0120

ET 415   27SEP   TELAVIV – ADDIS ABABA   1000 1420

ET 306   27SEP   ADDIS ABABA NAIROBI      1625 1835

 

DEPARTURE      Wednesday     18th Sep 

Travel to JKIA Nairobi for immigration formalities and departure on ET 307 @1915 Hrs.

 

DAY 01: Thursday Early Morning FIRST NIGHT IN CAIRO

Arrival in the Land of the Pharaohs. (ET/452 arriving @ 01:15am.). At Cairo International airport you will be welcomed and customs by our representative, then escorted to your hotel. Rest until morning and enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

(Relaxation & Overnight stay in Grand Pyramids Hotel or similar.  Meal Plan: Nil)

 

DAY 02: Thursday 19th Sep EGYPT

Breakfast in the hotel, Start your tour with below;

 

Highlights of the day

Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Later visit an Oriental perfumery. Cotton, Gold, Papyrus

Contain to Coptic tour with

The hanging church (AL MUALLAQA) – was built in the 4th century over southern gate of the fortress of Babylon .Dedicated to Virgin Mary, its treasures includes a 14 the century wall painting of the Nativity,

Church of St. Sergius (ABU SERGA) A 5th century basilica built over crypt where the Holy Family is believed to have stayed during their flight into Egypt,

Church of St. Mercurius (ABU SEFEIN) – boasts a unique collection of Coptic art including 175 icons that depict scenes from the old and new testaments, wall paintings, etching and stained glass,

(Overnight in Grand Pyramids Hotel or similar.  Meal Plan: Breakfast &Lunch / Dinner Included)

 

DAY 03: Friday 20th Sep EGYPT

Depart from Cairo early morning 07:00 AM to Mt. Sinai, St, Catharine (Approx 06Hours) crossing the famous Suez Canal that separates Asia and Africa.

Drive via the Springs of Moses where Moses hit the rock and twelve water springs appeared. See the remnants of the springs and a group of Bedouins who still live there. Then continue to the Wilderness of Sinai where the miracle of Manna and Quails took place and view the seventy-two palm trees.  We proceed to St. Catherine at the foot of Mt Sinai where the Ten Commandments were revealed to Moses.

(Overnight at St. Catherine Plaza Hotel or similar. Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner Included)

DAY 04: Saturday 21st  Sep EGYPT- TABA

Sunrise climb of Mount Sinai, after descend, shower and breakfast. 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). Next visit the place where the Israelites camped when Moses went to receive the Ten Commandments proceed to Taba (Approx 2 Hours), Red Sea beach relax, after the mountain climb.

(Overnight at Strand Beach Resort, Taba Heights or similar. Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner)

 

DAY 05: Sunday 22nd Sep EGYPT-ISRAEL

After breakfast, Transfer to the   border town of Taba and cross over to Eilat to enter Israel. Cross through the border- check and immigration. Meet and assistance by our guide in Israel.

Welcome to ISRAEL…. Land of the Bible….Land of  the faith…. the Holy Land, revered throughout recorded history as the cradle of monotheistic religion. For a person of faith whose beliefs are rooted in the Bible there is no place on earth like the Holy Land -Israel

 

We drive down to the Dead Sea, the deepest place on earth –to float on and enjoy the saline waters. We walk through the Oasis of Ein Gedi, known since the days of King David. Ein Gedi, where four springs with fresh water meet the desert sun, is a place to enjoy the rich and unique flora and fauna that such an oasis can offer. Continue to visit Jericho the Oldest city in the word. Then we go to Jerusalem to see it at night from Mount Olives.

(Overnight: Ararat Hotel or similar Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)

 

DAY 06: Monday 23rd   Sep ISRAEL

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for the day  at  7:30  for the   Garden of Gethsemane , and also  visit the “Wailing Wall”, the last remnants of the Temple in Jerusalem. If the current situation allows it,  visit the Temple Mount . Continue in the footsteps of Jesus along the Stations of the Via Dolorosa, Jesus’ “Way of Suffering”, and onto the Church of the Holy Sepultures, where Jesus was crucified and buried. Continue to the Via Dolorosa, that passes through the Old City’s oriental “Suq” (Bazaar).

(Overnight: Ararat Hotel or similar Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)

 

DAY 07: Tuesday 24th  Sep ISRAEL 

Breakfast at the hotel Departure for the day at 7:30 for visit of the ancient Church of the Nativity, where one can actually 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! Here St. Hieronymus wrote the first Latin translation of the Bible – the “Volgata”. Visit the “Milk Grotto” and, the “Shepherds Fields” in Beth-Sahour . After n  oon drive to visit EinKarem, the place where John the Baptist was born. Visit the “St. John in the Mountains” church, built on the place where the house of St. John was standing. Also visit the Church of Visitation, where St. Mary visited Elisabeth, and continue to visit the new city Jerusalem Transfer to hotel.

(Overnight: Ararat Hotel or similar Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)

DAY 08: Wednesday 25th Sep ISRAEL

Breakfast at the hotel Departure for the day at 07:00 AM to visit the old city of Jaffa, one of the ancient gateways to the Holy Land: Through its port the Cedar trees for Salomon’s Temple were brought, the prophet Jonas tried to flee God, but most important: It was in Jaffa where Christianity began to be spread among the nations. Here St. Peter lived in the house of Simon the Tanner and had the “Vision of the Flesh”, and here he made his first miracle by healing the little girl. Today Jaffa’s renovated alley-ways attract many artists, who have their galleries there. Drive to Caesarea , the magnificent port-city built by King Herod the Great. From here St. Peter went to Rome and started with his first miracles. In Caesarea’s well-preserved theater an inscription of the procurator Pontius Pilate was found. We continue to Haifa the Mt. Carmel. Stella Mary’s. And after noon drive to visit Moshav Zeppori where one can learn about the dairy farming. Poultry farming, and crops and marketing the aquarium’s plants, Then proceed to Nazareth, and visit there the basilica and the Grotto of the Annunciation- the old Synagogue and Mary’s Well. Transfer to hotel

(Overnight: Tabar Hotel or similar Breakfast/Dinner)

 

DAY 09:  Thursday 26th Sep TEL AVIV

Breakfast at the hotel Departure for the day to visit the places where Jesus preached around the Sea of Galilee: Capernaum, with Peters House and the famous Synagogue, enjoy the view from Mt. of the Beatitudes, where the “Sermon on the Mount” was given, and the reconstructed church in Tabgha, where tradition puts the miracle of the Bread and The Fish. Sail on the Galilee sea in a boat similar to the boat used by Jesus and his disciples. Continue to the Baptismal Site of Yardenit on the Holy River Jordan. , Final visit will be to learn about t the open- pond fish breeding. Transfer to hotel.

(Overnight: Tabar Hotel or similar Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)

DAY 10: Friday 27th Sep – Tel Aviv – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel, check out of your rooms and proceed to Ben Gurion Airport – for your Departure flight to Nairobi. Meal plan: Breakfast

PACKAGE COST: In USD /per person Sharing

Package Cost per person sharing: KES 175,000

Package Cost per person in a Single Room:  KES 195,000

 

Above Package Cost is inclusive of:

  • Return flight tickets on Ethiopian Airline plus Taxes
  • Meet & Assist upon arrival & departure in both countries
  • Daily touring as per the itinerary
  • Buffet Breakfast & Dinner Daily
  • Hotel Accommodation for 09nights
  • Professional English speaking guide in both countries
  • Transportation in a deluxe air conditioned motor-coach as per the group size
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visa to Israel
  • Visa to Egypt
  • Tipping

Not Included in the below rates:

  • Drinks & Extra meals.

 

************WISHING YOU A WONDERFUL TRIP**************

 

 

 

 

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