Afternoon departure from Toronto to Cairo, capital of Egypt and land of Pharoahs.
Afternoon arrival in Cairo, meet and assist through passports Immigration, custom formalities and transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight
After breakfast, start the tour to visit the first capital of united Egypt, MEMPHIS, here 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. 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.
This morning, start your tour to visit the famous Egyptian Museum, here we shall provide you with a brief, but colorful insight into the five thousand year history of our fascination land. Visit the Old Cairo, St.Serguis Coptic Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue & Continue to visit the Moslem sector where you can see Salah El Din Citadel, followed by Mohamed Ali Mosque & Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
Cairo - Sinai - Taba
After breakfast, departure by motorcoach to Taba, Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight in Taba
Enjoy free day on the beach and pool
Taba - Eilat - Jericho
Departure by motor coach to Taba border. Our private comfortable motor coach at the Holy Land side will be waiting for us to take us to Jericho. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Jericho - Dead Sea - River Jor
This morning we leave for a full day excursion to the Dead Sea, Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947, Jericho, visit Mt. of Temptation by cable car and River Jordan. Time for swimming before our return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Cana - Nazareth - Mt. Tabor
This morning we start our tour in Cana – the site of Jesus' first miracle. Here we celebrate a marriage renewal ceremony. We move on to Nazareth where we celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the Annunciation and we visit Mary's Well and St. Joseph's Carpentry Shop. In the afternoon we ascend Mount Tabor – the Mount of the Transfiguration. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Tiberias - Mt of Beatitudes
After breakfast we depart for Tiberias. We travel by boat on the Sea of Galilee, visit Capernaum, home of St. Peter and the site of Jesus' preaching, on to Tabgha to see the Church of the Multiplication with its beautiful 5th century fish mosaic. We also visit the Church of the Primacy and celebrate Mass on the Mount of the Beatitudes. On our way back to the hotel we stop at the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Haifa - Cesarea - Bethlehem
Today we depart Galilee for Judea and the area of Jerusalem. En route we visit Haifa and Stella Mares. Here we celebrate Mass. We continue via Cesarea by the Sea to Judea for our dinner and overnight.
Bethlehem - Jerusalem
After breakfast we visit Bethlehem – where Jesus was born, celebrating Christmas Mass in one of the grottos. We visit the Manger, the Crusaders' Cloister and the Grotto of St. Jerome – Shepherd’s field. In the afternoon we continue our visit of Jerusalem's Mount Zion with the Upper Room (Room of the Last Supper) and the Church of St. Peter's in Gallicantu. Dinner and overnight.
Today's journey takes us to the ancient city of Jerusalem: St. Ann's Church, Pool of Bethesda, Pilate's Judgment Hall, the Chapel of the Flagellation and the Arch of Ecce Homo, the convent of the sisters of Zion. We continue with the Stations of the Cross – Via Dolorosa to the Holy Sepulchre. Mass will be celebrated in one of the many churches of Jerusalem. In the afternoon we visit the Western Wall, also called the “Wailing Wall”. We see the place of the Mosque of Omar and El Aksar and move on to the Church of Pater Noster and the Garden of Gethsemane.
Return to Canada
After breakfast we are transferred to the airport in Tel Aviv for a flight to Toronto.
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LISTED COST $4,795.00 INCLUDES:
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hotel accommodation first class or superior tourist class based on double occupancy – single room supplement is $1,090.00
2 meals daily (breakfast and dinner)
all sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide,
tips to drivers, guides, restaurants, hotels
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