Late afternoon departure from Toronto to Tel Aviv, Israel
Jaffa - Nazareth
Morning arrival in Tel Aviv. Upon meeting our guide we embark on a panoramic view of Jaffa, short stop for lunch and then transferred to our hotel in Nazareth, dinner and overnight.
Tiberias - Mt of Beatitudes -
Morning excursion to Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee. Cruise to Capernaum to see the ruins of the Synagogue 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 & its ancient Church of the Multiplication of loaves, Fishes and Church of Primacy. Continue to Cana, site of Christ’s first miracle.
Cana - Mt. Tabor - Nazareth
Departure to Cana, site of Christ’s first miracle, Mount Tabor. Magnificent view from the top of the Mount of Transfiguration. On to Nazareth and visit the Church of Annunciation, Mary’s Well, the Church of Joseph and the Old Market.
Haifa - Cesarea - Bethlehem
Today we depart for Bethlehem. En route we visit Haifa and Mt. Carmel, the “burning place” where Elijah called fire down to confound the prophets of Baal. Here we celebrate Mass. We continue via Cesarea, the ancient Roman Capital by the sea. On to Bethlehem dinner and overnight.
Jerusalem - Bethlehem
In the morning visit the Church of the Ascension on the Mount of Olives. We proceed to the Kidron Valley and the Garden of Gethsemane. In the afternoon, return to Bethlehem. Visit the Church of the Nativity, the Milk Grotto and the Shepherds field.
A full day touring the Holy City of Jerusalem. Visit the Pool of Bethesda, saint Annes Church with its incredible acoustics, the via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy sepulchre, the most venerated church in Christendom. Continue to Mount Zion, the church of Dormition, the Room of the Last Supper and the Tomb of King David and the Wailing Wall.
Bethany - Jericho - Dead Sea
Morning excursion to Bethany, the House of Lazarus, the ruin of the Good Samaritan Inn with a view of the Mount of Temptation. Continue through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, to Jericho, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Qumran. “Swim” in the Dead Sea. Visit Qasr El Yahoud.
Taba - St. Catherine
Departure by motor coach to Taba border. Our private comfortable motor coach at Egypt side will be waiting for us to take us to St. Catherine. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Sinai - Cairo
Climb up Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments to view an amazing sunrise. After descending, visit the Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. Catherine, dating back to the 4th Century. Departure by motor coach to Cairo, Capital of Egypt for dinner and overnight.
Leave Cairo by air to Aswan. Morning tour to visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries. Transfer to embark the cruise ship. Lunch and dinner on board.
Komo Ombo - Edfu
Sail in the morning to visit the imposing Ptolemaic Temple of Kom Ombo. Afternoon, sail to Edfu.
Visit Edfu Temple, considered being the climax of Egyptian architecture, sailing to Luxor.
Luxor - Cairo
Morning visit Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon. Afternoon drive to visit the magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temples. Leave Luxor by air for Cairo. Transfer to hotel.
Morning we drive to Old Cairo, visit the Hanging Church-the most famous Coptic Church in Cairo-named so, as it was built by the Nile River over the Roman Gate of Babylon. During a walking tour of the old city, our guide will point out the route taken by Abraham, Joseph, Moses and the family of Jesus – an inspiring thought. In the afternoon, you will experience the Egyptian Museum which contains the world’s largest and finest collection of Egyptian antiquities representing over 5000 years of history. Drive to Giza, we will visit one of the seven wonders of the world, the three Pyramids. Nearby is the Sphinx, carved almost entirely from one block of limestone, representing a man with the body of a lion.
Return to Canada
Today our fascinating tour comes to an end. Transfer to airport for return flight to Toronto.
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LISTED COST $ 5,395.00 INCLUDES:
transportation from Toronto (unless specified otherwise), incl. airport taxes and surcharges
Domestic air ticket Cairo/Aswan and Luxor/Cairo
hotel accommodation first class or superior tourist class based on double occupancy – single room supplement is $ 1,095.00
2 meals daily (breakfast and dinner), except on Nile cruise where all meals will be provided.
all sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide
tips to drivers, guides, restaurants, hotels
Entry visa to Egypt and borders tax.
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meals not specified, insurance, documentation.
**THE ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND MAY VARY IN THE ORDER YOU VISIT**