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Visit the Mount Zion area to see the Upper Room where Jesus and His disciples had their last supper

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EGYPT/ ISRAEL /Itinerary

EGYPT/ ISRAEL

3nights

Day 1 /
EGYPT

Pick up from your hotel or residence

Arrival in the Land of the Pharaohs. At Cairo International airport you will be
welcomed and assisted through immigration and customs by our representative,
then escorted to your hotel. Freshen up and enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
Check in the rooms and later proceed to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Later visit an Oriental perfumery. Return to the hotel.
(Overnight: Cairo ** Meal plan: Breakfast /Dinner)


Day 2 / EGYPT

Visit to the Old Cairo

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,
Transfer to Nuweiba (approx 6 hrs) Arrive Nuweiba, check in the hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure
(Overnight: Nuweiba ** Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)


Day 3/EGYPT/ ISRAEL

Cross over to Eilat to enter Israel

After breakfast, Transfer to the border town of Taba (30 mins) and cross over to Eilat to enter Israel. Cross through the border- check and immigration. Meet and assistance by our guide in Israel.
Proceed to visit Jericho (the oldest and lowest city in the earth ) ,where we will view and visit the Mt. of temptation by the cable car , remains of the walls of the old Jericho and Zaccheus tree (Luke 18:35-42).Take lunch in Jericho ( Optional) , proceed to The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, and see the panorama of Jerusalem from there, also will visit the Ascension Chapel where Jesus ascended into Heaven. Visit the Church of Pater Noster to witness the “Lord’s Prayer’ written in several languages .



Day 4/ EGYPT

Visit the Garden of Gethsemane

Breakfast at hotel and drive to start our full day where we will have our visits. Proceed 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. Continue to visit the Church of St. Anne, Pool of Bethesda. Then continue to Via Dolorosa starting from the first station(condemnation) to the fourteen station inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher where Jesus was crucified, died and the resurrection from the dead. Then continue crossing the old City of Jerusalem ( The old Pazar) , the Jewish Quarter where the remains of the holy temple and the Wailing Wall. Visit the Mount Zion area to see the Upper Room where Jesus and His disciples had their last supper. See also King David’s tomb, the Dormition Abbey and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, .
(Overnight: Jerusalem ** Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)


Day 5/EGYPT/ ISRAEL

Ancient Church of the Nativity

In the morning we 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! Here St. Heronymus wrote the first Latin translation of the Bible – the “Volgata”. We shall also visit the “Milk Grotto” and, the “Shepherds Fields” in Beth-Sahour . At noon we will drive to visit Hebron(20 miles south of Jerusalem) . Hebron entered history with Abraham . “After leaving his nephew Lot in the region of Bethel , Abraham moved his tent and came and dwelt by the oaks of Mamre which are at Hebron, and there he built an alter to the Lord”(Genesis 13:18) ,. After an oriental bargaining Abraham bought the cave of Machpela for four hundred shekels
of silver from Ephron the Hittite. The cave of Machpela became the family burial place where Sara, Abraham himself , Isaac, Rebecca , Leah and finally Jacob, whose body was brought from Egypt, were buried, and continue to visit Ein Karem, the place where John the Baptist was born. We will visit the “St. John in the Mountains” church, built on the place where the house of St. John was standing. We
will also visit the Church of Visitation, where St. Mary visited Elisabeth and continue to visit the new city of Jerusalem .
(Overnight: Jerusalem ** Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)



Day 6/ EGYPT/ ISRAEL

visit it old city of Jaffa

At 07:00 we move to visit it 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. We 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 Nazareth ,where we will visit there the basilica and the Grotto of the annunciation- the old Synaqoque and Mary’s well. Later visit the wedding church in Canna.
(Overnight: Tiberias ** Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)



Day 7/ EGYPT/ ISRAEL

Sea of Galilee

Today we visit the places where Jesus acted around the Sea of Galilee: Mt. of the Beatitudes, where the “Sermon on the Mount” was given .Proceed to Tabgha : It is a place with a plentiful supply of water . Traditionally , this is the site where Jesus fed 5000 with 2 fish and 5 loaves (Mark 6:36- 44 , Matthew 14:13-21 , John 6:1-6), walking down to primacy of peter ( Mensa Christi )then proceeding to the town of Christ ( Capernaum).
Drive to visit Kibbutz Ginosar where we see the dairy farming. Ginosar are the biggest and oldest banana plantations in Israel , which in the last decades, show impressive agriculture results , both for Israel and worldwide. Also we will sail on the sea in a boat similar to the boat used by Jesus and his disciples. Proceed to Baptismal Site on the Holy River Jordan.
(Overnight: Tiberias ** Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)



Day 8/EGYPT/ ISRAEL

Mt Tabor where Jesus chose to be the site of His transfiguration

Early (at 7:00) in the morning we move to Mt Tabor where Jesus chosen to be the site of His transfiguration (Luke 9:28-36) , then proceed to visit visit Qumran , proceed to the D. Sea ( the lowest point in the world ) and we can float there ( lot’s sea), Continue to Eilat border. At 16:00, we will arrive to Taba Border to enter into Egypt. Continue to St Catherine.
Arrive St. Catharine Check in hotel. Have an early dinner and retire early to be ready for the early morning climb.
(Overnight: St. Catherine ** Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner).



Day 9/ ISRAEL

The climb, Mt. Sinai

Return to hotel for rest and breakfast by 6am. Checkout and will 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). Visit the place where the Israelites camped when Moses went to receive the Ten Commandments. There will be an optional Walking tour around the mountain in the valley of Arbien.
Heading to the Springs of Moses where Moses hit the rock and twelve water springs appeared. Here, there are remnants of the springs and a group of Bedouins still lives there. Continue to the Wilderness of Sin where the miracle of Manna and Quails took place and view the seventy-two palm trees. Next stop is in Rephidim where the Israelites fought the Amalekites. During this battle, whenever Moses put his arms down, the Israelites lost and whenever he put his arms up, the Israelites were winning. (Aaron and Hur held Moses’ arms up as he started getting tired.).
Then cross the famous Suez Canal that separates Asia and Africa. This tunnel is under the sea and an adventure in itself. Sometimes the huge ships crossing the canal can be seen, Continue to Cairo and check in the hotel for dinner and overnight.
(Overnight: Cairo ** Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)



Day 10/ ISRAEL

Rest of day at leisure and shopping

Breakfast in the hotel. Rest of day at leisure and shopping. At 2000 hrs transfer to airport for final departure back home.
(Meal plan: Breakfast/ Dinner).



Day 11/ ISRAEL

Comming back home

Arrival at JKIA.



Guide Price /

Ksh 180,000 PP

Return air ticket Nairobi – Cairo – Nairobi
Meet & Assist upon arrival & departure in both countries
Daily touring as per the itinerary
Buffet Breakfast & Dinner Daily
Hotel Accommodation in 4 * hotels in Cairo and 3* Superior in Israel
Professional English speaking guide.
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… (no refunds in case visa is not confirmed)
Egyptian visa
Departure tax, land taxes.
Single supplement will be charged for any single room occupancy.

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