JORDAN / HOLY LAND / EGYPT RT (8 Nights / 9 Days)

Day 01: AMM A/P – AMMAN -: Arrival AMM A/P, transfer to Hotel / Amman.Dinner & Overnight in AMMAN.

Day 02: BAPTISM SITE – MADABA – Mt. NEBO - TIBERIAS: After Breakfast, drive to the most holy site in Jordan, the site of John the Baptist's settlement at Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptized, has long been known from the Bible (John 1:28 and 10:40) and from the Byzantine and medieval texts. The site has now been identified on the east bank of the Jordan River, in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and is being systematically surveyed, excavated, restored, and prepared to receive pilgrims and visitors. Bethany Beyond the Jordan is located half an hour by car from the Jordanian capital Amman. The Bethany area sites formed part of the early Christian pilgrimage route between Jerusalem, the Jordan River, and Mount Nebo. Drive to Madaba to visit St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church in Madaba, which was rebuilt in 1897. The world of mosaic map by an unknown mosaicist who worked in Madaba towards the middle of the Sixth Century AD. It is the oldest preserved and most detailed ancient map of the lands extending east and west of the River Jordan from Lebanon to Egypt, from the desert to the Mediterranean. Then drive Mt. Nebo (Siyagha) is the memorial of Prophet Moses. The memorial consists of a Trefoil Church built in the 4th century AD and is famous for having been visited by the Pilgrim In the 5th century AD, a nave was added to the Trefoil Church. In the sixth century, around 530 AD, . Drive to Sheikh Hussein Border. cross to Holy Land. Dinner & Overnight in Tiberias

Day 03: Nazareth – Lake of Tiberias – Mt Tabor After breakfast, visit of Lake of  Tiberias, one of the main places of Jesus' activities including it being the place he called his first disciples. A day immersed in Biblical significance on the Galilee and on the shores of Lake Tiberias, is a fascinating journey through time, reuniting you with events that have shaped and will forever shape the history of our civilization. Around the lake you will visit the beautiful church of Tabgha which is remembered because of the miracle of the multiplication of loaves, and the Mount of Beatitudes and Capernaum, with the house of St. Peter. Visit to Cana of Galilee and to Nazareth, another major site of biblical significance, visit the Basilica of the Annunciation. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias / Nazareth.

Day 04: - Jericho – Dead Sea – Qumran - Bethlehem After breakfast, depart for a green oasis near the Dead Sea- Jericho - which was made famous by the discovery at Tel es-Sultan, of one of the oldest cities of the Levant dating from the eighth millennium BC. Near here you will find the Inn of the Good Samaritan, visit the Mount Quarantine. then drive to the Dead Sea, Visit Qumran caves, where the shepherds found the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. After the experience the indescribable feeling of floating on the Dead Sea,continue to Bethlehem. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 05 : Bethlehem - Jerusalem After breakfast, the day will be spent visiting holy Jerusalem, at the crossroads of different civilizations where you will come across remains of ancient mosaics and treasures from the Roman and Byzantine period, the Crusaders and the Ottoman Empire to name but a few. Departure to Ein Karem, visit the Church of the Visitation. This church, beautifully located on the slopes of a rocky hill and shaded by cypresses, is also known as the Church of the Magnificent, in commemoration of the answer Mary gave her cousin Elizabeth in the Gospel episode of the Visitation. Visit Mt Zion, discover other places of significance: Monastery of the Dormition, the cave of the Last Supper and the Tomb of King David. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 06: Jerusalem – Bethlehem After breakfast, visit to the Mount of Olives upon which you will come across a wonderful panoramic view of central Jerusalem. You can also visit the Sanctuary of the Ascension, the Franciscan Chapel of Dominus Flevit, the tomb of the Virgin, as well as the Basilica of all Nations, "Gethsemane" and the Church of the Pater Noster. In the Old City you will encounter oriental charm and be plunged into the souk's colorful alleys which take you to the meeting places of the three major monotheistic religions: whether along the Via Dolorosa or the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of Rock and the Wailing Wall, you will be projected into the past, overwhelmed by its inhabitants' array of experiences, those who have imprinted upon the city their unique religious and architectural marks. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem

Day 07: Bethlehem - Jericho – EIALT-TABA – St. Kathrine After breakfast, continue tour to Bethlehem ; Basilica of Nativity ; the oldest church in the world which was built over cave that go used Christ at his birth, you will see the Chapel of St. Jerome (who translated Bible into Latin), then Church of St. Catherine and Milk grotto , Later on transfer to Eilat Border ,crossing through Taba/Eialt Border to Egypt. Transfer to St. Katharine Dinner & Overnight at St. Katherine.

DAY 08: ST. KATHRINE – CAIRO In the early morning, climb Mount Sinai (2285 above Sea Level), Where god Delivered Moses the Ten Commandments. Time on Top to watch the sunrise, then descend back to the hotel to have breakfast, then visit the 6th century monastery built at the lower slope of Mount Sinai named after Saint Catherine, the martyr of Alexandria. The Monastery and its basilica church have a unique position in Christianity, it houses a wealth of icons that date back to the 5th century, which generally are very important in iconography. Its library as well is the second in importance after the one in the Vatican. It is the only church with a continuous existence and monastic life since its foundation. After the visit, transfer to Cairo. Dinner & Overnight in Cairo,

Day 09:TRANSFER TO CAI A/P. After Breakfast, Transfer to CAI A/P. Flight back Home.

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