Late evening departure from Toronto by air to Tel Aviv.
Evening arrival in Tel Aviv airport. Upon meeting our guide we are transferred by motorcoach to our hotel in Nazareth, dinner and overnight.
Sea of Galilee - Magdala - Can
After breakfast we embark on an 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 and its ancient Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes and Church of Primacy. In the afternoon visit to Cana, the traditional site of the wedding feast and Christ’s first Miracle. Return to hotel for dinner & overnight.
Today we ascend Mount Tabor – the Mount of the Transfiguration. In the afternoon 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. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
This morning 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. We continue via Cesarea, the ancient Roman Capital by the sea, on to Ein Karem, birthplace of St. John the Baptist.
Mount of Olives - Bethlehem
After breakfast we visit the Church of the Ascension on the Mount of Olives and move on to the Church of Pater Noster and the Garden of Gethsemane. 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. In the afternoon, we visit Bethlehem: the Church of the Nativity, the Milk Grotto and the Shepherds Field.
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. In the afternoon we visit the Western Wall. We see the place of the Mosque of Omar and El Aksa.
Bethany - Dead Sea - Jericho
This morning we visit Bethany, the House of Lazarus, the ruin of the Good Samaritan Inn with a view of the Mount of Temptation. Through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, to Jericho, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Visit Qasr El Yahud, the place where Jesus was baptized. Continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Qumran. “Swim” in the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
Madaba - Mt Nebo
After breakfast we cross the border to Jordan. This morning we depart to visit other treasures of Jordan. We visit Madaba, best known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics and stop at Mt. Nebo where Moses saw the Promised Land for the first time. Dinner and overnight in Aqaba.
Petra - Aqaba
Today we have a full day sightseeing tour of magnificent Petra, one of the wonders of the world. A visit to this ancient Nabatean city carved out of red rose rock includes The Treasury, Monastery and Theatre. Continue to Aqaba for dinner and overnight.
In the morning we cross by ferry to Egypt and then continue to Taba border to cross to Egypt. Dinner and overnight in Tabha on the Red Sea.
Mount Sinai - Cairo
Today we depart to St. Catherine, at the foot of Mount Sinai, to visit the Greek Orthodox Monastery dating back to the 4th Century. Lunch en-route. Continue to Cairo for dinner & overnight.
Old Cairo - Giza
After breakfast we visit the Old Cairo. We visit the Hanging Church andSt. Serguis Church to see the Crypt where the Holy Family took shelter. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will experience the Egyptian Museum and on to the great Pyramids of Giza, and the mysterious Sphinx one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.
Aswan - Cruise Ship
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.
Sail in the morning to visit the 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 Karnak and Luxor Temples. Leave Luxor by air for Cairo. Transfer to hotel.
Return to Canada
Today our fascinating tour comes to an end. Transfer to airport for return flight to Toronto.
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