Itinerary and Inclusions
11-19 NOV. 2016
Day 1 : Check-in at NAIA Airport
Day 2 : Departure Manila / ARRIVAL AMMAN (LD) Departure Manila; enjoy the meals and entertainment on board. Arrival Amman, meet and assist at Queen Alia Airport. Meet your Jordanian guide and board to your air-conditioned bus then to Madaba, the city of Mosaic. Lunch Included. Continue to visit Mt. Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land before he died. Then, drive via the Desert Highway to the place where Jesus was baptized – Bethany Beyond or Baptism site. Transfer to your hotel for check in, dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 3 : AMMAN – PETRA – AMMAN (BLD) After breakfast, Proceed to your full day tour to Petra, “a rose-red city half as old as time”, the place in the desert that is prepared by God for the Jewish people. Also experience horseback ride through the picturesque SIQ, and visit the Treasury, a rose colored monumental building artfully carved out of sheer rock. Continue to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 : AMMAN – BORDER CROSSING – JERICHO – QUMRAN – DEAD SEA – BETHLEHEM (BLD) After breakfast. Board your bus and transfer to the border to cross Israel. Meet your guide in Israel after immigration. Continue to Jericho, one of the oldest city in the world. Stop from a distance to view Mt. Of Temptation where Jesus was tempted by the evil. Continue to see the famous sycamore tree which is believed to be the same tree which Zacheus the tax collector climbed to see Jesus. Proceed to visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Last stop will be at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth for an afternoon dip in its therapeutic mud before transfer to hotel in Bethlehem for check-in, dinner and overnight.
Day 5 : JERUSALEM – BETHLEHEM (BLD) Breakfast at hotel. Start our appreciation of the Holy City of Jerusalem with a visit to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Visit the Church of Ascension and walk the Palm Sunday route down the hill to the Garden of Gethsemane, stopping along the way at the Maria Magdalena Church. Visit the Church of All Nations at the Garden of Gethsemane. Drive to Nearby Mount Zion and visit the Room of the Last Supper and the Tomb of King David. Visit the Dormition Abbey. In the afternoon, visit Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity and Manger’s Square. Visit St. Catherine’s Church. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 : JERUSALEM OLD CITY – EIN KAREM (BLD) Morning tour of the Old City, starting from the St. Stephen’s Gate (the Lion’s Gate), stopping at St. Ann, the Pool of Bethesda and walking along the stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Visit the Cardo and the Jewish Quarter before arriving at the Western (Wailing) Wall. In the afternoon, visit Ein Karem, home of St. John the Baptist and the Church of Visitation. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 : NAZARETH – CANA – MT. TABOR (BLD) Check-out from hotel after breakfast and drive north to the Galilee area. First stop will be in Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation and Mary’s Well. Then onto nearby Cana for a visit of Church of the First Miracle or Wedding Church. Afternoon drive to Mt. Tabor and visit Church of Transfiguration. Then transfer to your hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
Day 8 : GALILEE – YARDENIT (BLD) Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy morning cruise at Sea of Galilee. Continue to Capernaum where we shall tour the Greek Orthodox Church and the nearby archaeological excavations of the Synagogue and community. Then to Tabgha and visit the Church of the Loft and Fish Miracle. Ascend to the Mount of the Beatitudes and visit the Church and its grounds for private reading of the Sermon on the Mount. Proceed to Yardenit, where St. John baptized Jesus, for a renewal of Baptism. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 9 : TIBERIAS-BORDER CROSSING–AMMAN DEPARTURE (B) Breakfast at hotel. Then check-out. Transfer to the border to cross to Jordan. Meet your Jordanian guide and board to your air-conditioned bus to catch your flight back home.
Day 10 : ARRIVAL MANILA
**HOME SWEET HOME**
Roundtrip International Airfare on Economy Class
Hotel accommodation for 7 nights in local 3* Hotel
Daily breakfast and dinner at hotel including farewell dinner at local restaurant
7 Lunches at local restaurant including St. Peter’s Fish lunch at Galilee Area
Sightseeing as per itinerary including entrance fees
Professional Licensed English Speaking Tour guide
Modern A/C bus with WIFI in Israel bus
Porterage at hotel (1 piece per person only)
Hats, maps, pilgrim certificates, Jerusalem souvenirs
Accompanied by a tour coordinator from the Philippines
TOUR EXCLUSIONS :
USD60.00 pp – Jordan Visa fee
USD65.00 pp – Border Fee
USD80.00 pp – Tip to Guide & Driver
USD130.00 pp – Airline Taxes including PH Tax (STC)
Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Beverages during meals & sightseeing
Any Personal Extras
Others which are not mentioned in the inclusions
Non Refundable / Non Transferable deposit of USD 500.00 pp upon booking
Full Cancellation will be applied to any cancellation made 3 weeks before departure.
If the group fall below 25 your travel Agent has the right to cancel or reschedule the tour, otherwise a supplement may apply.
Minimum 25 pax to run this tour
Minimum 20 pax – USD 2518.00 pp
Minimum 15 pax – USD 2648.00 pp
There is no refund for unused services
Photocopy of original passport (colored) valid for 6 months
Duly filled-up visa manifest form