Meet at JKIA, Depart for Cairo
Arrival Cairo international airport,meet and assist through immigration and customs procedures.
Luggage collection and drive to the hotel in Cairo.
Overnight in Cairo
10 Days in Egypt and Israel
DEPARTURE / ARRIVE CAIRO
Meet at JKIA, Depart for Cairo
DAY 2 OF THE TOUR
After breakfast start our first activity in the giant city of Africa, Cairo.The Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, the only still standing World Wonder is our first step, a breath-taking complex with lots of commentary from our guide to explain the theory behind it.
Stop at the papyrus factory
Transfer to the area of Old Cairo
Later visit the hanging church
Dinner and overnight in Cairo
DAY 3 OF THE TOUR
Breakfast, Check out from the hotel
Begin your journey towards Sinai and the area of St. Katherine, pass by the tunnel of Ahmed Hamdy that ties Africa with Asia, chance of seeing some ships crossing the Suez Canal that links the RED sea with the MED. Sea.
Continue your journey through Moses Springs and the 70 palms.
Arrival for dinner and overnight at St. Katherine
DAY 4 OF THE TOUR
Early morning wake up call for those who wish to climb Mt. Sinai to be on the spot that witnessed the revelation of the 10 Commandments. After such an experience, we will start our journey descending. Refreshing/ Breakfast and a visit to the Monastery of St. Katherine.
Drive through the beautiful Golf of Aqaba until Taba.
Afternoon at leisure for swimming in the Red Sea.
Dinner and overnight in Taba
DAY 5 OF THE TOUR
Immigration formalities, Cross the Taba border into Israel.
Meet your Israeli guide.
Drive to the Dead Sea – the lowest point on earth. Time will be given to experience floating in these special waters.
Visit Qumran, the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
Drive to Jericho, the oldest city in the world, and view Mt. Temptation where Jesus was tempted by the devil. We also visit the Sycamore tree, which Zacchaeus had climbed to see Jesus. Ascend to Jerusalem.
Dinner & Overnight in Jerusalem
DAY 6 OF THE TOUR
Ascend the Mt. of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem.
Visit the Church of the Ascension, which commemorates the ascent of Jesus to Heaven.
The Pater Noster Church, where according to tradition, lays the cave where Jesus brought his disciples and spoke to them about the mystery of the end. It is also believed to be the place; Jesus gave the Lord’s Prayer to his disciples.
Later walk down the Sunday Palm Road where we stop at the Chapel of Dominius Flevit, where Jesus wept over the imminent destruction of Jerusalem. The chapel is built in the shape of a tear as a reminder to this event. From there walk down the Palm Road to Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed while Judas betrayed him to the Romans. Look at Olive trees in the garden, which are more than 100 years old. Visit the Basilica of the Agony (Church of all Nations), which stands out from afar.
Then visit Ein Karem, where John the Baptist was born, visit the Church of the Visitation.
Afternoon visit to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. Meditate on the glory of the Birth of our Savior at the Church of the Nativity, The birthplace of Jesus. This church is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. Drive to the Shepherd’s field and the Cave Chapel, a recent Byzantine excavation and past Ruth the Moabite’s fields to the Judean Wilderness.
Dinner & Overnight in Jerusalem
DAY 7 OF THE TOUR
Visit Mount Zion, where you will see the room of the Last Supper- where we remember the last supper and the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on Pentecost) and the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles.
Nearby is the beautiful Dormition Abbey from where the Blessed Mary went up to heaven at the St. Peter in Gallicantu, which symbolizes Peter’s Denial of Jesus as He had prophesied at the Last Supper.
See Caiaphas House, the Apostles Jail.
Visit the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) – the site most sacred to the Jewish nation.
Enter the walls of the Old City through Dung gate. Walk through the colorful Arab bazars. Visit to the pool of Bethesda and St. Anne and continue to pray the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), traditionally accepted as the last route trodden by Jesus.
Follow the Stations of the Cross to Golgotha. Arrive at the Pilate’s Judgment hall; the Chapel of the Flagellation where, according to tradition, the Roman soldiers scourged Jesus and placed a crown of thorns on His head the Ecce Homo Arch and the Convent of the Sisters of Zion. Early tradition held that Pontius Pilate stood here and thundered “Ecce Homo!” Which means “Behold the man?” Which is what Pilate said when he presented Jesus to the crowd? Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher built over the Golgotha, the place of crucifixion visible from the distance, with its two silver domes. Easily the most celebrated, yet most contentious, church in Christendom.
Crown the day with a visit the Garden Tomb. Have time for prayer & reflection.
Drive north to the Galilee area for dinner & overnight
DAY 8 OF THE TOUR
Visit to Kibbutz, here you will learn about Israel advanced farming methods. You will have to opportunity to see the way of life in the Kibbutz.
Then drive to Nazareth, the city chosen by God for the annunciation of the birth of His Son. Here Jesus grew to manhood. Nazareth is also then we home of Mary and Joseph and we will visit the Basilica of the Annunciation built over the grotto where Archangel Gabriel appeared to announce Mary that she would bear a son, Jesus.
Stopover by Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s well and the Tomb of the Just. Drive to the village of Cana, where Jesus performed His first Miracle, changing water into wine at the wedding feast.
Dinner & Overnight in Galilee area.
DAY 9 OF THE TOUR
Explore the charm and beauty of the blessed area of the Sea of Galilee.
Visit Capernaum – the center of Jesus’ ministry where we visit the Synagogue and House of Peters Mother in law.
Stop at Tabgha – the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish.
Later visit the expressive Church of the Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount.We make a brief halt at St. Peter’s house, the Church of Primacy of Peter and the place where Jesus bestowed St. Peter with His authority. This is believed to be the place where Jesus dined with His disciples.
See the flat rock known as Mensa Christ or Christ’s table commemorates this event. Behind the church, we get an opportunity to dip our feet in the Sea of Galilee.
Visit Yardenit baptismal site.
Enjoy a Boat Ride the Sea of Galilee.
Drive to the coast area of Netanya for dinner & overnight
DAY 10 OF THE TOUR
Check out from the hotel
Drive to the City of Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
Enjoy a short city tour.
Drive to Ben Gurion airport for your flight back home – TK 787 (15:20)
Airline Tickets and Taxes
Meet and assistance upon arrival and departure in both countries.
Transfers and tours in A/C as per itinerary requested in both countries.
Entrance fees as per itinerary requested in both countries.
English speaking driver & guide as per itinerary in both countries
Portage at the hotels in both countries
Farewell dinner in a local restaurant
Visas to Israel & Egypt Daily Lunch (3 lunches in Egypt & 5 lunches in Israel)
Extra meals, drinks
Personal expenses, tip
Anything that is not mentioned in the item “rate includes”