Middle East Pilgrimage

Day 1 (Flying to Cairo): Fly to Cairo on board of Egypt Air. (Other air carriers are available) (D)

Day 2 (Cairo): Arrival at Cairo International airport. Meet and assist through immigration and transfer to your Grand Pyramids hotel. Overnight in Cairo. (B)

Day 3 (Cairo/Giza): Buffet breakfast, start the tour to visit the first capital of ancient Egypt, Memphis. There you will see the temple of Ptah, the statue of Ramses II & An alabaster Sphinx. Nearby visit one of the most exciting archaeological sites, Sakkara, this necropolis is dominated by the step Pyramids of king Zoser, which predate the famous Pyramids at Giza by centuries and contain exquisite paintings depicting the file and customs of the early dynastic period. Lunch will be served during the tour at a local restaurant. Continue to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramids of Giza, “Cheops, Mekerinus & Chephren”. Your tour ends with a visit of the majestic Sphinx, which is the largest single block sculpture located at the foot of the grandest Pyramid Chephren. Return to Grand Pyramid hotel and overnight .(B,L)

Optional tour: Sound & light show at Pyramids area. Overnight in Cairo

Day 4 (Cairo): Buffet breakfast, start your tour and visit the famous Egyptian Museum with over 120,000 of Egyptian antiquities, you will be able to truly experience Ancient Egypt and all its glory. Lunch will be served during the tour at a local restaurant. Visit the old Cairo, St. Serguis Coptic Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue and continue to visit Khan Khalili Bazaar. Overnight at your hotel. (BL)

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Day 5 (Aswan): After Breakfast, transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight to Aswan, upon arrival transfer to Helnan hotel Aswan, enjoy the day at your hotel, time for leisure and relaxation. (BD)

Day 6 (Nile cruise): After breakfast, transfer to the your Nile cruise 5* and start your day of sightseeing to visit the High dam, the Unfinished obelisk and the temple of Philae,Lunch with be on board then take a Felucca to visit the botanical garden, dinner on board of cruise, you will enjoy the beautiful sunset while having your dinner. (BLD)

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Day 7 (Aswan / Kom Ombo / Edfu / Luxor): After breakfast, sail to Kom ombo to visit Kom Ombo Temple; the goddess temple of Sobek and Haroies it is a double temple with one side glorifing the god Haroies and the other side to Sobek. then sail to Edfu, to see Edfu temple which is one of the best preserved temple in Egypt. then sail to Luxor, after Lunch visit Karnak and the famous legendary Luxor temple; it is the largest religious building ever made. dinner on board of cruise. (BLD)

Day 8 (Luxor West Bank): After breakfast, visit the west bank of Luxor starting with the valley of kings; where there are 63 Tombs and chambers which one of it is for king Tut Ank Amoun, then visit the temple of Queen Hatshepsut; temple of Queen Pharoh. lunch and dinner on board. (BLD)

Day 9 (Luxor / Hurghada / Sharm / St Catherine): After breakfast, drive from Luxor to Hurghada to get your flight to Sharm, have lunch (Box) on the way driving to St. Catherine Upon arrival, check-in at hotel Wadi El Raha, dinner and overnight in St. Catherine located at the foot of Mount Sinai. (BD)

Day 10 (St. Catherine/Mt. Sinai/Nuweiba): Early morning, climb- up Mt. Sinai. Enjoy a time of praise and incredible views of the Sinai wilderness, where in the book of Genesis God revealed himself to Moses and where he received the Ten Commandments. After descending the mountain a late breakfast and check- out. Transfer to visit St. Catherine Monastery located at the foot of Mt, Sinai the oldest working Christian Monastery. The Roman Emperor Justinian built St. Catherine in 557 A.C. where it’s believed God appeared to Moses in the form of a burning bush. Departure to Nuweiba and free time on the red sea beach , dinner and overnight at Hilton Nuweiba. (BLD)

Day 11 (Nuweiba): After breakfast free time on the red sea beach 12 Noon drive to get the ferry to Aqaba. Arrival Aqaba and transfer to your hotel Marriott Petra hotel dinner. Overnight in Petra. (BD)

Day 12 (Petra): After breakfast pick up  to visit Wadi Musa in Aqaba the ‘Lost City of Petra’. An absolute must for all visitors to the region. Having walked for 30 minutes through the imposing Canyon (Wadi Siq) at its entrance, the awesome and monumental moment when you first step foot in Petra are upon you. Counted amongst the wonders of the ancient world, Petra is an archaeological, anthropological and geological phenomenon. Your private guide will explain the history, legends; myths and truths of this astonishing city carved 2000 years ago from the red Sandstone Mountains. We will enjoy a lunch in Petra. In the afternoon, we will drive to Amman Overnight in Amman Le Meridian . (BD)

Day 13 (Madaba/Mt Nebo/Then the cross the borders): After breakfast depart Petra to visit the endless Churches of Madaba known as the city of mosaics for the famous mosaic map flooring the Greek orthodox church of St George , the oldest map in the world depicting the holy land ,then continue to visit mount Nebo , the mount to memorial of Moses with captivating views of the Jordan Valley ,drive (Allenby bridge) over the Jordan river to Jericho and Belovoir Castle continue to Megiddo (Armageddon of the Bible) and Haifa on Mount Carmel. Visit the Church of Elijah the Prophet and overnight at Colony Hotel. (BD)

Because of crossing the border may take long time that for will Mount Carmel & The Church of Elijah later in the itinerary.

Day 14 (Tiberias / Magdala / Tabgha / Haifa): Drive breakfast drive to Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee. Cruise to Capenaum to see the ruins of the Synanagogue where Jesus preached and the House of Peter. On to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount. Continue to Magdala, Tabgha and its ancient Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes and Church of Primacy. Short boat ride at the Sea of Galilee. Return to Colony Hotel Haifa for dinner and overnight . (BD)

Day 15 (Haifa / Mt. Transfiguration /Haifa): After breakfast visit to Cana, the site of Christ’s first miracle. On to Nazareth and visit the Church of Annunciation, Mary’s Well, the Joseph and the Old Market. Mount Tabor. Magnificent view from the top of the Mount of Transfiguration. Visit Meggido Return to Colony Hotel Haifa for dinner and overnight. (BD)

Day 16 (Haifa / Tel Aviv / Jaffa): After breakfast drive to visit Haifa on Mount Carmel, visit the Church of Elijah the prophet. Drive to Akka (Acre) to visit the ancient Crusader and Ottoman stronghold and harbour. On to Caesarea, the ancient Roman Capital and Crusader Fortress, Tel-Aviv and Jaffa (the ancient city dating back some 3500 years) and its port area and quaint old streets. Visit the home of Simon the Tanner. Proceed to Jerusalem and overnight at Grand Court Hotel. (BD)

Day 17: After breakfast start a full day touring the Holy City of Jerusalem. We proceed to the Kidron Valley and the Garden of Gethsemane. On to the Pool of Bethesda, Saint Anne’s Church with its incredible acoustics, the Via Dolorosa, the Wailing Wall. On to the Temple grounds, The Dome of Rock and El-Aksa Mosque (the entrance s forbidden) on Mount Moriah. Walk through the old city and the bazaars of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the most venerated church in Christendom. dinner and overnight in Jerusalem and overnight at Grand Court Hotel. (BD)

Day 18: After breakfast, visit the Church of Ascension on the Mount of Olives, Mount Zion, the Church of Dormition, the room of the Last Supper and the tomb of King David. In the afternoon, drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity, the Milk Grotto, and the Shepherds Field. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem at Grand Court Hotel. (BD)

Day 19: After breakfast, start your full day of Bethany, the House of Lazarus, the ruin of the Good Samaritan Inn with a view of Mount Temptation. Through the desert of Jericho, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world+ visit to Jericho. On the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Qumran. Float in the Dead Sea. Return to Bethlehem, dinner and overnight in Jerusalem at Grant Court Hotel . (BD)

Day 20 (Back home): Transfer to the Airport to fly back home, enjoy your flight. (B)

Prices of 2018/2019 departures from Toronto, Montreal and New York.
 
Your tour price includes
1- International Airfare from Toronto, Montreal and New York included.
2- All transfers included in Egypt, Jordan and Israel (from airport to hotels or cruises and back)
3- Accommodation Double occupency at hotels included.
4 -Meals Buffet Breakfast in Cairo and L uxor.
5- Meals on Cruise All meals while on the cruise commencing with lunch on the day of embarkation and ending with breakfast on the day of disembarkation.
6- Nile Cruise 4 nights Nile Cruise Between Luxor  to Aswan or vice versa in an outside cabin with private facilities.
7- Meals in Jordan and Israel based on breakfast and dinner.
8- Sightseeing One full day sightseeing tour in Cairo and all sightseeing tours on the Nile Cruise included.

Prices of 2018/2019 departures from Toronto, Montreal and New York.

Your tour price includes
1- International Airfare from Toronto, Montreal and New York included.
2- All transfers included in Egypt, Jordan and Israel (from airport to hotels or cruises and back)
3- Accommodation Double occupency at hotels included.
4 -Meals Buffet Breakfast in Cairo and L uxor.
5- Meals on Cruise All meals while on the cruise commencing with lunch on the day of embarkation and ending with breakfast on the day of disembarkation.

6- Nile Cruise 4 nights Nile Cruise Between Luxor  to Aswan or vice versa in an outside cabin with private facilities.
7- Meals in Jordan and Israel based on breakfast and dinner.
8- Sightseeing One full day sightseeing tour in Cairo and all sightseeing tours on the Nile Cruise included.

2018/2019
5 Stars Deluxe
5 Stars Superior
Sep 01- Dec 10
5699
6099
Dec 11 – Jan 02
6499
6799
Jan 03 – Apr 30
5699
6099
May 01 – May 31
5799
6199
Jun 01 – Aug 31
5999
6399
Optional Day 4
150
150
Taxes
580
580