JORDAN, ISRAEL and EGYPT with Rev. Fr. Adonis Hubac
Experience all the mesmerising highlights of Italy, including the delectable flavours that have inspired its passionate locals to coin the phrase: “First we eat, then we do everything else…”
|US$500 DEPOSIT||PHOTOCOPY OF VALID PASSPORT|
|(Non-refundable, but deductible to tour cost)||(Must be valid 6 months after arrival in PH)|
November 5 – November 17, 2019
(per person based on twin or triple share)
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
International Airfare, Airline and Border Taxes
Licensed English-speaking guides
All tours and transfers in modern
(Bag, Cap, Map, Pilgrim Certificate)
DAY 01 - ARRIVAL IN AMMAN
Meet and assist at Queen Alia Airport. Meet your Jordanian guide and
board your air-conditioned bus to Madaba, the city of Mosaic. Continue to visit Mt. Nebo,
where Moses viewed the Promised Land before he died. Then, continue to your hotel for
check-in, dinner and overnight.
DAY 04 - CANA-NAZARETH-MT. TABOR-YARDENIT-SEA OF GALILEE
Breakfast at hotel, Then onto Nazareth, the place where Jesus spent His childhood; the Church of the Annunciaton, which was believed to be where the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she will be the Mother of Christ, and she humbly accepted, ”Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” and Mary’s well. Drive to Mt. Tabor and ascend by taxi to the Church of Transfiguration. After lunch, descend to Cana to the Church of the First Miracle known as the Marriage Church. Here, couples will have an opportunity to renew their marriage vows. After having the renewal of wedding vows, proceed to the Jordan River at Yardenit for the renewal of baptismal vows. Later, continue for a boat ride in the Sea of Galilee where Jesus’ performed some of His miracles like when he walked on the water (Mark 6:48). On the cruise, have an opportunity to reflect on the messages of our Lord as we savor the beauty of nature while sailing in the Sea of Galilee. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 07 - JERUSALEM OLD CITY – MT. OF OLIVES – MT. ZION
After breakfast, early morning tour of Jerusalem’s Old City, starting from the St.Stephen’s Gate (the Lion’s Gate), stopping at St. Anne’s Church – regarded as the birth place of the Virgin Mary and the home of St. Anne and Joachin, the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus told the lame man to take up his bed and walk. Reflect while following the Way of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre – the burial place and resurrection of Jesus. It was built over the site of the place called Golgotha, which means “a place of skull”. In the afternoon, we will appreciate the Holy City of Jerusalem with a visit at the Mount Of Olives, for a panoramic view of the city, Ascension Chapel – traditional place where Jesus ascended into heaven; then Pater Noster Church traditionally the site where Jesus taught the disciples how to pray “Our Father”; then Dominus Flevit Church built in memory of Jesus weeping over the fate of Jerusalem. Walk the Palm Sunday route down the hill to the Garden of Gethsemane, it was here where Jesus spent His last night before He was arrested. Visit the Basilica of the Agony or the Church of All Nations at the Garden of Gethsemane. Drive to Nearby Mount Zion and visit the Last Supper Room and the Tomb of King David. Visit the Dormition Abbey – traditionally the site where the Virgin Mary slept last; and St. Peter’s Church in Gallicantu – traditional site where St. Peter denied Jesus 3 times. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 10 - FULL DAY CAIRO
After breakfast at the hotel, start your full day sightseeing visits at the Egyptian Museum, where you will find artifacts, relics, statues and jewellery from all of the Pharaohs who reigned. See The Great Pyramids, which was constructed over 4,500 years ago. These pyramids show us the power and wealth of the pharaoh in the Old Kingdom. The Sphinx of Giza, which was believed to be a form of a Sun God and was worshipped in ancient times. Visit Old Cairo including Church of Abu Serga, this is where the Holy Family hid, and St. Sergius Church. Proceed for your Nile Dinner Cruise with Belly Dancing Show before returning to your hotel for overnight.
DAY 02 - AMMAN to PETRA to AMMAN
After breakfast, proceed to your full day tour of Petra, “a rose-red city half as old as time”, the place in the desert that is prepared by God for the Jewish people. Walk through the picturesque SIQ, and visit the Treasury, a rose colored monumental building artfully carved out of sheer rock. Transfer to Amman. Continue to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 05 - MT. OF BEATITUDES to TABGHA to CAPERNAUM to JERUSALEM
Check-out after breakfast and proceed to Mt. of Beatitudes, the traditional site where Jesus uttered the immortal words “Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God”. (Matthew 5:3-12). Visit the Church and its grounds for private reading of the Sermon on the Mount. Continue to nearby Tabgha, the site where Jesus performed the Miracle of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes; visit the Church of the Loaf and Fish Miracle. On the stone which serves as the altar, there is a mosaic of basket of loaves flanked by two fish to commemorate this miraculous event. Two hundred yards away is the Church of Primacy of St. Peter, built in1934 in basalt over a massive rock called “Mensa Christi”,where the Risen Lord appeared to his disciples, prepared breakfast for them and gave St. Peter the pastoral commission, Feed my Sheep (John 21:15-19). Next visit will be Capernaum, the home of St. Peter. Proceed to the nearby archaeological excavations of the ancient synagogue and community. Scenic drive to Jerusalem. Drive to Bethlehem for hotel check-in, dinner and overnight.
DAY 08 - BETHLEHEM – BORDER CROSSING – ST. CATHERINE
Check-out hotel after breakfast. Drive to Taba Border to cross to Egypt. Arrive at the Border. Meet your guide and driver after passport formalities. Transfer to your hotel in Sinai for check-in, dinner and overnight
DAY 11 - CAIRO – MANILA
After breakfast, half day tour of Memphis and Sakkara, capital of Old Egypt and considered to be the center of rule and culture for over 3000 years. See the Step Pyramids of Zoser, built around 2630 BC for King Djoser, making it the world’s oldest major stone structure, an idea of the pharaoh’s architect Imhotep as a way to better please the gods. Admire the statue of Ramses II, believed to be the Pharaoh during the Exodus. Then transfer to airport for flight back to Manila.
DAY 03 - AMMAN – BORDER CROSSING – JERICHO – QUMRAN – DEAD SEA – TIBERIAS
Check-out after breakfast. Drive to the border to cross Israel. Upon arrival in Israel, drive to Jericho for a view of the Mt. of Temptation and the Sycamore Tree. Continue to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Lastly, spend some time at the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea. Later in the afternoon, we proceed to Tiberias for hotel check-in, dinner and overnig
DAY 06 - BETHLEHEM – EIN KAREM
After breakfast, visit Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus and visit the Church of the Nativity, where we find the Grotto of Nativity, Altar of Christ’s Birth and Manger’s Square and visit Sherpherds’ Fields. In the afternoon, tour of Ein Karem the birthplace of St. John the Baptist (now the Church of St. John the Baptist) and the Church of Visitation, where Mary came to visit her cousin Elizabeth after the angel Gabriel informed Mary that her cousin was six months pregnant despite her advance years. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 09 - ST. CATHERINE – CAIRO
In the early morning, climb Moses Mountain and catch the sunrise (optional). Here God gave the Ten Commandments. Then, back to the hotel for breakfast. Visit Saint Catherine Monastery where you’ll find the “burning bush”, traditionally believed to be that same bush when God spoke to Moses.
HOTELS TO BE USED:
|2N||Amman||Local 4 star hotel|
|2N||Tiberias||Local 4 star hotel|
|3N||Bethlehem||Local 4 star hotel|
|1N||St. Catherine||Local 4 star hotel|
|2N||Cairo||Local 5 star hotel|
Any extra meal and drinks during mealtime.