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10 Days Holy Land Tour – Egypt & Israel

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Tour Details

Above costs cover:

  • ­­­­­Meet & Assist upon arrival & departure in both countries
  • Daily touring as per the itinerary
  • Buffet Breakfast & Dinner Daily – Drinks to be paid direct
  • Hotel Accommodation for 09 nights
  • Professional English speaking Christian guide.
  • Transportation in a deluxe air conditioned motor-coach as per the group size  
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visa to Israel … 20 US$ Per Person (no refunds in case visa is not confirmed)
  • Departure tax, land taxes and tips.
  • Double entry visa to Egypt 
  • International flights

 

Costs do not cover:

  • Any items of personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks/beverages
  • Tips/gratuities
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Egypt

Pick up from the agreed pick up point in Nairobi and then transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (J.K.I.A) at 1400hrs, check in. Transit in Addis Ababa and arrive Cairo.

 

Arrival in the land of Plenty and the land of Refuge – where;-

  • Abraham took refuge when there was drought in Canaan (Genesis 12:10),
  • Joseph prospered after being sold by his brothers (Genesis 37:12),
  • The people of Israel were enslaved for 400 yrs.
  • Moses was born (Exodus 2:1) and
  • The Lord Jesus Christ took refuge from the threat of King Herod (Mathew 2:13).

At Cairo International airport .You will be welcomed and assisted through immigration and customs by our representative, then escorted to your hotel – The Pyramids Park Hotel (http://www.pyramidsparkresort.com/)

Day 2Egypt - Cairo

After breakfast in the Hotel visit the great Pyramids of Choeps, Chepren and Mysterious are the only ones surviving of the seven wonders of the ancient world. They are Egypt’s most visited monuments and among the world’s greatest tourist attractions.

THE SPHINX is carved from a single piece of stone. It is a lion with the head of a pharaoh thought to be the portrait of Chepren.

The hanging church (AL MUALLAQA) – built in the 4th century over southern gate of the fortress of Babylon. Dedicated to Virgin Mary, its treasures includes a 14 the century wall painting of the Nativity,

Church of St. Sergius (ABU SERGA) – A 5th century basilica built over crypt where the Holy Family is believed to have stayed during their flight into Egypt.

Church of St. Mercurius (ABU SEFEIN) – boasts a unique collection of Coptic art including 175 icons that depict scenes from the old and new testaments, wall paintings, etching and stained glass, and Ben Ezra Synagogue.

(http:www.pyramidsparkresort.com/) Overnight at- The Pyramids Park Hotel / Similar, Meal Plan: Late Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 3Egypt - Sinai

After breakfast check out of the hotel for a transfer to St Catherine’s, Cross the famous Suez Canal that separates Asia and Africa. This tunnel is under the sea and an adventure in itself. Sometimes the huge ships crossing the canal can be seen.

Visit the Wilderness of Sin where the miracle of Manna and Quails took place and view the seventy-two palm trees. Also have a visit to Rephidim where the Israelites fought the Amalekites. During this battle, whenever Moses put his arms down, the Israelites lost and whenever he put his arms up, the Israelites were winning. (Aaron and Hur held Moses’ arms up as he started getting tired), Next stop is at the Springs of Moses where Moses hit the rock and twelve water springs appeared. Here, there are remnants of the springs and a group of Bedouins still lives there.
Transfer to St Catharine. Arrive St Catharine check in at Morgan Village Sinai/ Similar .Have an early dinner and retire early to be ready for the early morning climb.

NB: This journey is about 10 hours with police escort and has many check points.
Overnight: St Catharine at the Morgan land Hotel/similar, (http://morgenland-village.net/** Meal plan: Breakfast/ Dinner.

Day 4Israel / to Bethlehem

At 0200 hrs start the climb of Mountain of St, Catharine / Sinai. Afterwards return to hotel for rest and breakfast. Checkout and visit sites in St. Catherine which is the place where Moses climbed up the mountain to receive the Ten Commandments.

In the same area, there is the famous Greek Orthodox Monastery which is built around the Burning Bush and the well where Moses met his wife Zebura (daughter of Jethro, the priest of Median).

Transfer to the border and cross over to enter Israel where you will be meet and offered with assistance by our guide in Israel.

Welcome to ISRAEL…Land of the Bible….Land of the faith…. the Holy Land, revered throughout recorded history as the cradle of monotheistic religion. For a person of faith whose beliefs are rooted in the Bible there is no place on earth like the Holy Land –Israel

Afterwards, transfer to Bethlehem and on arrival – check in at the Shepherds Hotel.

(Overnight: SHEPHERDS HOTEL BETHLEHEM/SIMILAR (http://www.shepherdbethlehem.com/, Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)

Day 5Bethlehem

After breakfast proceed to the to the Mt. of Olives and have spectacular view around Jerusalem then we visit the Ascension church Pater Noster, Dominus Flevit Domination Abey, the Garden of Gethsemane the place where Jesus prayed before the Roman soldiers came for Him, St. Peters Galicantu and Church of Nativity. Visit the Mount Zion area to see the Upper Room where Jesus and His disciples had their last supper. See also King David’s tomb and Pool of Bethesda. Finally Visit the Shepherds field.

(Overnight: SHEPHERDS HOTEL BETHLEHEM/SIMILAR (http://www.shepherdbethlehem.com/, Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)

Day 6Bethlehem

After breakfast, Proceed to Garden Tomb. It is believed by many to be the garden and sepulcher of Joseph of Arimathea, and therefore a possible site of the resurrection of Jesus. Afterwards we move to the Old City of Jerusalem. Visit the most famous of Jesus’ miracles recounted in the Gospel of John, where Jesus heals the paralytic (John 5:2-9) the Bethesda Pool. We also visit St Anne’s Church, Chapel of Flagellation, Chapel of Condemnation, then continue to visit the Calvary and Golgotha where Jesus was crucified Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrows). Holy Sepulcher, Wailing Wall and Jewish Quarter. We visit Bethany then Lazarus Tomb and Hebron – Cave of the Patriarchs and finally return back to Bethlehem.

(Overnight: SHEPHERDS HOTEL BETHLEHEM/SIMILAR (http://www.shepherdbethlehem.com/, Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)

Day 7Bethlehem to Nazareth

After Breakfast, check out and start our long day in Nazareth. We proceed to visit the Holocaust Memorial. Transfer to Jaffa, Jaffa short tour, St. Peters Church where Saint Peter raised Tabitha, one of Jesus’ disciples, from the dead according to the Acts of the Apostles, 9:36-43, 10:1-4 and also visit Simon the Tunners House. Also visit Elijah’s Cave which is nestled at the base of Cape Carmel in Haifa. Also have impressive views of Bahai gardens from the top.

Visit Cana (Church of the wedding miracle) which is one of two sites (the other is in southern Lebanon) that contend for the title of being the place where Jesus performed his first miracle – the changing of water into wine via the church of annunciation by the Angel Gabriel of the birth of Jesus. Visit also Joseph’s workshop and Jesus synagogue.

(Overnight: RIMONIM HOTEL NAZARETH/SIMILAR (https://www.rimonimhotels.com/rimonim-mineral-tiberias/ Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)

Day 8Nazareth

After breakfast today we move to Galilee and visit the kibbutz Ginossar Tour 1.5 hrs. Green House of seedlings /saplings of banana and pineapple and visit to cow sheds. Proceed to Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount. The Mountain ends at Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus espoused his teachings.

We visit The Church of the Primacy of St. Peter is a Franciscan church located in Tabga, Israel, on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. It commemorates, and allegedly marks the spot, of Jesus’ reinstatement of Peter as chief among the Apostles. Also visit Mensa Christy, Latin for which contains a slab of granite that, according to tradition, was the rock on which Jesus dined with the disciples after his resurrection. Finalize with a tour of River Jordan – the baptismal site and take a boat ride – also referred to as – The Holy land sailing.

Afterwards, transfer to Mt Tabor which is located in lower Galilee at the eastern end of the Jezreel valley 11 miles (18 km) west of the Sea of Galilee. It was the site of the Mount Tabor battle between Barak under the leadership of the Israelite judge Deborah, and the army of Jabin commanded by Sisera, in the mid-12th century BC. It is believed by many Christians to be the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus.

(Overnight: RIMONIM HOTEL NAZARETH/SIMILAR (https://www.rimonimhotels.com/rimonim-mineral-tiberias/ Meal plan: Breakfast/Dinner)

Day 9 From Israel / Cross to Egypt

Breakfast at the hotel then check out and proceed to visit the day’s sites.

Today transfer to Jericho City – which is located near the Jordan River in the West Bank, It is believed to be one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Also have a visit to see the Israel cable car, it’s a short cable car ride down and up the white chalk cliff face overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. But this quick sky ride to the famous Rosh Hanikra grottoes is said to be the steepest cable car in the world, ascending 70 meters above sea level at a gradient of 60 degrees.)

The tour of Jericho will take us to the Sycamore Tree, Zachaeus House and views of the Qrantal. We also visit Ein-Boqek. Continue to the Dead Sea for the unique floating, then transfer to Tabha, arrive at Tabha border to enter into Egypt. Continue to tabha, and then drive to Nuweiba Bay, Nuweiba means, “bubbling springs” in Arabic. The 7-km long stretched settlement developed from a barren isolated place with no infrastructure into a promising and attractive tourist destination. Nuweiba was recently discovered by tourist investors establishing hotels along the coastline connecting it with Tabha in the north and Dahab in the south.

Check in: HELNAN RESORT NUWEIBA/SIMILAR (http:helnan.com)
Meal plan: breakfast/dinner

Day 10Egypt / Cairo

After breakfast today, drive from Nuweiba City to Cairo then a 10 hours long drive arriving by 8pm, on arrival freshen up and spend evening at leisure followed by dinner and overnight: at the Pyramids Park Resort/Similar (http://pyramidsparkresort.com)

Day eleven: Day at Leisure/ to Cairo Airport – Departure
Breakfast at the hotel then you have day at leisure. Time off for shopping then continue to the airport for final departure.

Day twelve: Kenya/Nairobi.
On arrival at the airport you will be met by our company representative and then transfer back to a central point from where pick up had been arranged.

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