Holyland
FIXED DEPARTURE

 

HOLYLAND 

November 19 – December 1, 2019

All In Rate!!! MInimum of 15 Pax

@  USD 2,899

 

NOV 18-NOV 19: DAY 01/02 – MANILA AIRPORT –MUSCAT             

 (MEALS ON OWN) 

Meet and Greet with the group at the International Airport, distribution of embarkation cards before proceeding to a special check in counter provided exclusively for the group. Proceed to immigration and finally board for your flight to Cairo. After Immigration purposes, meet and assist at the Cairo airport, dinner, then transfer to your hotel for check-in and overnight.

NOV 20: DAY 02- FULL DAY CAIRO – (B/L/D)                                              

Breakfast at hotel, today we will have FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR at the GREAT PYRAMIDS “, it was constructed over 4,500 years ago which  shows  the power & wealth of the pharaoh in the  Old Kingdom, then the  SPHINX OF GIZA “, was believed to be a form of a Sun God & was worshipped in ancient days. On to the EGYPTIAN MUSEUM “ where you will find artifacts, relics, statues and Jewelry from all of the Pharaohs that reign. Proceed to lunch,

Next proceed to perfumery to see how the old Egyptian process their own essential oils and perfume, then in the afternoon Visit the Hanging Church, the most famous Coptic church in Cairo which was built dedicated to Mary in the 7th century, then to the CHURCH OF ABU SERGA “. The church is dedicated to Sergius and Bacchus, who were soldier-saints martyred during the 4th century in Syria by the Roman Emperor Maximian. The most interesting feature is the crypt where Mary, Joseph and the infant Jesus are said to have rested. The crypt is 10 meters deep and, when Nile levels are high, is often flooded, visit ST. SERGIUS CHURCH  St. on to  Simon the Tanner, a Coptic Orthodox Church made famous of the story the moving of the Mokkatam mountain. At night, Prepare yourself to enjoy a local entertainment on a cruising along Nile with dinner, proceed back to hotel for overnight.

NOV 21: DAY 03 CAIRO – SAINT CATHERINE- MT. SINAI   (B/L/D)                                                

Breakfast at hotel ,then check out for drive towards ST. CATHERINE passing by Suez Canal for crossing under the water Tunnel into Sinai. Visit Moses Springs on your way to ST.CATHERINE. Check-in upon arrival, Dinner & Overnight @ hotel or take the afternoon climb to Mt. Sinai ( Optional)

NOV 22: DAY 04- DAHAB    (B / L / D)
Breakfast at hotel. Free time or join optional tours (Safari Ride or Sailing at the Red Sea).

NOV 23: DAY 05 MT. SINAI–TABA BORDER CROSSING–DEAD SEA–BETHLEHEM (B/L/D)  

Breakfast at hotel . Check-out,  then visit the Monastery of St. Catherine and the burning bush before your transfer to Taba border to cross Israel. After Immigration customs , meet and greet with your guide, then drive through the Arava desert with their rocks and mountains in red, gray, yellow and white. Drive to the Jordan valley, down to the dead sea, the lowest point on earth, swim and enjoy the healing waters, afterwards proceed to Bethlehem for your Three (3) nights sojourn.

NOV 24: DAY 06 BETHLEHEM –  JERICHO – EIN KAREM –  BETHLEHEM – JERUSALEM  (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel then, today, we will visit to JERICHO and ride a cable car up to the Mountain of Temptation, where Jesus stayed 40days and 40nights  and then go to the SEYCAMORE TREE where Zacchaeus climb up at a tree to view Jesus while he is preaching not knowing that our Savior will be his guest for dinner at his home. Drive towards  JERUSALEM passing by  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 after the angel Gabriel informed her cousin Elizabeth was six months pregnant despite her advance years. In the afternoon, drive to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus and visit the Church of the Nativity, where we find the Grotto of Nativity and Altar of Christ’s Birth and Manger’s Square. Last stop will be at BOOK OF THE SHRINE where the remains of the Dead Sea Scrolls are now preserved before going back to Bethlehem for dinner & Overnight.

NOV 25: DAY 07 BETHLEHEM -JERUSALEM OLD AND NEW CITY-BETHLEHEM            (B/L/D)                                                                                                                                                                                 

Start our appreciation of the Holy City of Jerusalem with a visit to 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 in memory of Jesus weeping over the fate of Jerusalem. Visit the Church of Ascension and walk the Palm Sunday route down the hill to the Garden of Gethsemane for an intercessory prayer;

it was here where Jesus spent His last night before He was arrested; Basilica of Agony, stopping along the way at the Maria Magdalena Church.

Visit the Church of All Nations at the Garden of Gethsemane. Drive to Nearby Mount Zion and visit the Last Supper’s 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 for 3 times. Drive to Emmaus, an old town on the eastern edge of the Ajalon Valley. Here, the resurrected Jesus walked, talked and dined with two of his disciples, Cleophas and Simon. Visit Via Dolorosa  – an opportunity to carry a cross while performing meditations on the 14 STATIONS OF THE CROSS  then visit 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”,  proceed your tour of the Old City, starting from the St. Stephen’s Gate (the Lion’s Gate), stopping at  St. Anne’s Church – regarded as the birthplace of the Virgin Mary and the home of St. Anne and Joachim, the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus told the lame man to take up his bed and walk. Visit the Cardo and the Jewish Quarter before arriving at the Western (Wailing) Wall, the last vestige of the second temple, where Jews all over the world gather to commemorate the destruction of the first & second temple and pray for Israel’s restoration. Time for some last minute gift shopping at one of the Church stores around before return to Hotel in Bethlehem for dinner & overnight

NOV 26: DAY 08  MT CARMEL – BAHAI SHRINE – NAZARETH- CANA, MT. TABOR –ANNOUNCIATION CHURCH    (B/L/D)                                                                                                                             Breakfast  at  hotel then  check-out  &  drive to Mt. Carmel, where Elijah prayed down the fire of the lord &  defeated the 450 prophets of Baal. Then stop for a panoramic view of the city and view the Bahai Shrine and its Persians Garden. Proceed to the high Galilean mountains to visit NAZARETH ,  the Church of the  Annunciation & Mary’s Well , to Cana – the Church of the  FIRST MIRACLE known also as  THE MARRIAGE CHURCH . Cross the Valley to  MOUNT TABOR to visit the Transfiguration, where jesus spoke to Elijah and Moses together witnessed by his 2 apostles , to go up the mountain, you have to transfer to small vans from the bus stop point. Afterwards to hotel for dinner and overnight.

NOV 27: DAY 09 GALILEE – TABGHA – CAPERNAUM – MT. OF BEATITUDES -YARDENIT      (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel. Will have whole day activities starting by the boat ride at the Sea of Galilee, then proceed to see the old boat which was excavated and it has believed. Peter confessed Jesus to be the Messiah near Caesarea Philippi. Visit TABGHA, then after Lunch proceed to CAPERNAUM – JESUS hometown, where he performed more miracles than any other places. Then ascend to MT. BEATITUDES – site of Jesus sermon on the Mount, then drive to the RIVER OF JORDAN for Baptismal service at YARDENIT. Dinner & Overnight accommodation in Nazareth.

NOV 28: DAY 10 BORDER CROSSING TO AMMAN–MADABA (B/L/D)                                                                     

After breakfast, check out & drive to border to cross to JORDAN. Visit the Christian Village of Madaba & see THE ANCIENT MOSAIC OF THE HOLY LAND. Then proceed to hotel in Amman for check in.

NOV 29: DAY 11 AMMAN – PETRA – AMMAN (B/L/D)                                                                                                                  

After breakfast, proceed to THE LOST CITY OF PETRA with a short ride on horseback to reach the CANYON LIKE SIQ. Spend the morning exploring some of the places, TOMBS & SORE ROOMS CARVED OUT OF CLIFFS. After lunch, sightseeing in WADI Rum then proceed to Amman for dinner and overnight stay.

NOV 30: DAY 12 AMMAN – MT. NEBO- MADABA- JERASH –AIRPORT -MANILA                                                               (B/)                                                                     

After breakfast, visit Mount Nebo where Moses viewed the Promised land, proceed to lunch, in the afternoon we will visit the northern part of Jordan to visit Jerash, see the Greco-Roman Ruins, the Hadrian arch and amphitheater, early dinner then proceed to airport for flight going back home.

FLIGHT ETD: DEC 01 / 01:25H

DEC 01: DAY 13 MANILA AIRPORT
Arrive in Manila at 21:20 PM

 

FLIGHT DETAILS:   OMAN AIR

 

                   19 NOV WY 844 MNLMCT   0715 – 1230                19  NOV  WY  405  MCTCAI       1455 – 1650       

                  01 DEC WY 412 AMMMCT    0125 – 0640                 01  DEC  WY 843  MCTMNL      0900  – 2120

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:     

  • Round trip economy class ticket via Oman
  • 4-5* class accommodation on twin sharing
  • All meals as indicated (B/L/D)
  • Tours and sightseeing with English speaking guide
  • Nile River Cruise, Old Boat, Israel Museum
  • Transportation on air-conditioned coach
  • Porter age of 1 piece of luggage per person at hotels
  • Accompanied by an escort
  • Souvenir ,luggage tags/hats/map
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Insurance (Excluding guests from outside Philippines)

EXCLUSIONS:

-Personal expenses

-Laundry Services

-Phone calls

-Others not mentioned above

OPTIONAL:

*Mt. Sinai – Camel ride – $32.00
* Safari Ride – $30.00

 

BOOKING AND PAYMENT CONDITIONS:

  1. A non-refundable deposit (if visa granted) of $300.00 is required upon booking and submission of complete documents.
  2. Fifty percent (50%) of tour cost is required on Aug 15, 2019 in payment for Airlines Ticket which is due for issuance on the said date and FULL PAYMENT should be on Oct. 15, 2019.
  3. CANCELLATION FEE: 50% of tour cost if cancelled within 3 weeks before the departure, with refunds, if any, is subject to cancellation and charges.
  4. If 75 years old and above there will be additional Php 5,000.00 for insurance.
  5. For passengers who are not in Philippines, we will just deduct the roundtrip airfare from Manila and v.v.

REQUIREMENTS FOR VISA:

*Passport – Valid 6mos. prior to expiry

*2PCS passport size picture – white background

 

 

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