THE HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE JOURNEY

EGYPT- SINAI- ISRAEL- EGYPT
DAY ONE: EGYPT
Your pilgrimage journey will begin at JKIA where you will board your flight to Cairo. Arrive at Cairo international airport at 9 am. You will be welcomed and assisted through immigration and customs by our representative. Proceed to the hotel. Check in, if the hotel rooms are vacant. Visit the great pyramids of Giza and the sphinx. We then move to the old Cairo to visit the hanging church that was built in the 4th century and a 5th century basilica built over crypt where the holy family is believed to have spent their first days. In this church there is a well that sprung out of the ground when the family was in the house. We visit a perfumery shop and a cotton shop. Mass at the chapel. Return to the hotel
(Overnight: pyramid park hotel; Cairo)
MEAL PLAN: half board (lunch and dinner)

EGYPT- SINAI- ISRAEL- EGYPT
DAY ONE: EGYPT
Your pilgrimage journey will begin at JKIA where you will board your flight to Cairo. Arrive at Cairo international airport at 9 am. You will be welcomed and assisted through immigration and customs by our representative. Proceed to the hotel. Check in, if the hotel rooms are vacant. Visit the great pyramids of Giza and the sphinx. We then move to the old Cairo to visit the hanging church that was built in the 4th century and a 5th century basilica built over crypt where the holy family is believed to have spent their first days. In this church there is a well that sprung out of the ground when the family was in the house. We visit a perfumery shop and a cotton shop. Mass at the chapel. Return to the hotel
(Overnight: pyramid park hotel; Cairo)
MEAL PLAN: half board (lunch and dinner)


Your pilgrimage journey will begin at JKIA where you will board your flight to Cairo. Arrive at Cairo international airport at 9 am. You will be welcomed and assisted through immigration and customs by our representative. Proceed to the hotel. Check in, if the hotel rooms are vacant. Visit the great pyramids of Giza and the sphinx. We then move to the old Cairo to visit the hanging church that was built in the 4th century and a 5th century basilica built over crypt where the holy family is believed to have spent their first days. In this church there is a well that sprung out of the ground when the family was in the house. We visit a perfumery shop and a cotton shop. Mass at the chapel. Return to the hotel
(Overnight: pyramid park hotel; Cairo)
MEAL PLAN: half board (lunch and dinner)

DAY TWO: CAIRO/SINAI
After breakfast check out and depart for Mt. Sinai. We cross the famous Suez Canal that separates Asia and Africa. This 2km tunnel is under the canal and an adventure in itself. We travel to Elim where Moses found twelve water springs and 70 palm trees.
We continue in the wilderness of sin to where the miracle of manna and quails took place. We then pass by Rephidim where the Israelites fought the Amalekites. Arrive at St. Catherine. Proceed to Taba
(Overnight: Taba Wakala Hotel)
MEAL PLAN: full board

DAY THREE: TABA/ISRAEL
After breakfast, transfer to the border and cross over to Eilat to enter Israel through the border-check and immigration. Meet and be assisted by our guide in Israel. Travel along the Israel-Jordan border.
Welcome to Israel… land of bible… land of faith… the holy land, revered throughout recorded history as the cradle of monotheistic religion. Pass by the Dead Sea. This is the lowest point on earth: 420m below sea level. We pass near Sodom and Gomorrah. Proceed to visit Jericho (the oldest and lowest city on earth), where we climb by cable car the Mt. of temptation, see remains of the walls of the old Jericho, the springs of Elisha and zacchaeus sycamore tree (Luke 18: 35-42). Proceed to baptismal site on river Jordan. Transfer to Galilee
(Overnight: Eden Hotel, Tabarya, Galilee)
MEAL PLAN: full board

DAY FOUR: ISRAEL
We travel to Galilee and visit the Mt. of the beatitudes, where the Sermon on the Mount” was given. Proceed to Tabgha where Jesus fed 5000 men with two fish and five loaves, walk down to primacy of peter (Mensa Christi), then proceeding to the town of Christ (Capernaum). Also we will sail on the Sea of Galilee in a boat similar to the one used by Jesus and his disciples. We later visit a kibbutz that Specializes in dairy farming, fruits and bananas
(Overnight: Eden Hotel, Tabarya, Nazareth)
MEAL PLAN: full board

DAY FIVE: NAZARETH
Here we will visit the basilica and the grotto of the annunciation, house of Joseph and Mary’s well. We visit the synagogue where Jesus proclaimed the kingdom of god. We travel to Cana of Galilee and taste the wine similar to that of the first miracle. We move to Mt tabor (the mount of transfiguration) where Moses and Elijah appeared with Jesus. We continue to Haifa on Mt. Carmel. We see the Elijah’s cave and the monastery of Stella Maris. We visit Caesarea where Paul was imprisoned for two years. It’s here that king herod build his palace. Then we proceed to Joppa where peter resurrected Tabitha. It’s here that peter saw the ‘vision of the flesh’ while living in the house of Simon the tanner. We then proceed to Bethlehem.
(Overnight: Nativity Bells Hotel, Bethlehem)
MEAL PLAN: full board

DAY SIX: ISRAEL
Visit Bethany and enter into the tomb of Lazarus. Proceed to Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, proceed to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem from there, also will visit the ascension chapel from where Jesus ascended into heaven. Visit the church of Pater Noster to witness the “lord’s prayer” written in several languages. Proceed to the garden of Gethsemane and see the rock of agony, the place where Jesus prayed before his arrest. Here there’re olive tree that dates back to the time of Jesus witnessed the agony
Continue into the old Jerusalem and enter the church of St. Anne, where the Virgin Mary was born, to the pool of Bethesda. Then continue to Via Dolorosa starting from the first station inside the church of the holy sepulcher where Jesus was crucified, died and buried. We enter the empty tomb of Jesus. Then continue crossing the old city of Jerusalem to the remains of the holy temple of Jerusalem- the Wailing Wall
(Overnight: Nativity Bells Hotel)
MEAL PLAN: full board

DAY SEVEN: ISRAEL
In the morning we visit the ancient church of the nativity and touch the very place where Jesus was born. We shall also visit the “milk grotto” and, the “shepherds’ fields” in Beth-sahour. We continue to visit Ein Karem, the place where john the Baptist was born. We proceed to the Mount Zion area to see the upper room where Jesus and his disciples had their last supper with his disciples. See also King David’s tomb, the Dormition abbey where the Virgin Mary went into eternal sleep and the church of St. peter in Gallicantu where Peter denied Christ three times. We visit the dungeons believed to the governor. From Mt. Zion we proceed to garden tomb. This is believed to be an alternative site of the tomb of Jesus.
(Overnight: Nativity Bells Hotel Bethlehem)
MEALS PLAN: breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY EIGHT: ISRAEL/EGYPT
After breakfast we visit Qumran where Old Testament scrolls were discovered in 1957. We then go to the Dead Sea and have rare opportunity to float on the Dead Sea water. From here we transfer to the boarder and return to Egypt. We bid farewell to the Israel guide and link up again with the Egyptian team. We then travel to St. Catherine and the foot of Mt. Sinai we check in the hotel
(Overnight: Morgan Land Hotel-St Catherine)

DAY TEN: EGYPT
Leisure walk/shopping. Visit any site that wasn’t visited on day one at 18:00 hrs transfer to the airport to catch flight to Nairobi

DAY ELEVEN
Arrive in Nairobi in the morning. This will mark the end of your Pilgrimage tour

 

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