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Israel and Egypt

Duration: 11 days / 10 nights

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Sample Itinerary

1st Day: Tel Aviv

Arrival and assistance at the airport in Tel Aviv. Transfer to Jerusalem and overnight at the hotel.

2nd Day: Jerusalem / Bethlehem

Breakfast at the hotel and departure for visit to Mount Scopus, Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Basilica of the Agony. The visit continues to the Wailing Wall. Proceed to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, the Grotto of St. Jerome and St. Catherine’s Church. Return to Jerusalem and overnight.

3rd Day: Jerusalem / Ein Karen

Breakfast at the hotel and departure to the old city to go up to the Dome of the Rock. Then we will make the route of the 14 stations of the Via Dolorosa, visit the Church of the Flagellation, the Chapel of the Condemnation, Calvary and the Holy Sepulcher. We will continue through the Roman Cardo and Jewish neighborhood to the new city. After that we will go to Ein Karem to visit the birthplace of John the Baptist, and after we will make a visit to the Holocaust Museum. Overnight at the hotel.

4th Day: Jerusalem / Jericho / Nazareth

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure through the Judean desert to Jericho. Sightseeing around the city and the Mount of Temptation. We will continue through the Jordan River Valley to Nazareth to visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, the carpentry of St. Joseph and the Virgin Spring. Overnight at the hotel.

5th Day: Nazareth / Galilee

Breakfast at the hotel. We will ascent the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount. We will continue to Tabgha, where the miracle of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes took place. We will continue to the Sea of Galilee by boat to Capernaum in order to visit the ancient synagogue and Peter’s House. Overnight at the hotel.

6th Day: Galilee / Haifa / Cesareia / Tel Aviv

Breakfast at the hotel. We will departure to St. John of Acre to enjoy the medieval fortifications. Then continue to Haifa to visit the Bahai Sanctuary and Gardens Persians. Panoramic view from the top of Mount Carmel and visit the Carmelite Monastery. Departure to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theatre, the city Crusade and the Aqueduct. Arrival and accommodation in Tel Aviv.

7th Day: Day 7: Tel Aviv

Breakfast at hotel and departure to Jaffa where Peter was staying, and site of the ancient Phoenician port reminded by the prophet Jonas. We will visit the neighborhood of artists and the Monastery of St. Peter. Panoramic tour of the main attractions of the city. Overnight at the hotel.

8th Day: Tel Aviv / Convent of St. Catherine

Breakfast. Departure toward the Negev Desert. On the way we will pass through Ashkelon, Ashdod and Gath, Judge Land, through Beer Sheva, to the convent of St. Catherine, and on the way we will pass by the Church of the Third Order of St. Francis. Accommodation at the hotel.

9th Day: Sinai / Cairo

Early morning ascent the holy Mount of Sinai. Breakfast and crossing the Suez Canal, arriving in Cairo. Dinner and accommodation.

10th Day: Cairo

Breakfast. Full day tour: the pyramids of Cheops, Khafre, Micerinos and the Sphinx (tickets to go inside the pyramids are not included). Lunch. Visit the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster Mosque. Accommodation.

11th Day: Cairo

Breakfast. Transfer to Cairo airport for departure.

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