Itinerary and Inclusions
Departure date: September 14-20, 2016
Day 1 : DEPART MANILA – ARRIVAL AMMAN – BORDER CROSSING – JERICHO – DEAD SEA – TIBERIAS (L,D)
Departure NAIA and enjoy your onboard flight going to Amman. Arrival Amman Airport, meet and proceed for a drive to the border to cross Israel. Upon arrival Israel, drive to Jericho for a view of the Mt. of Temptation and the Sycamore Tree. Lastly, spend some time at the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea. Later in the afternoon, we will proceed to Tiberias for hotel check-in, dinner and overnight.
Day 2 : CANA – NAZARETH – MT. TABOR – YARDENIT – SEA OF GALILEE (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive to Cana for a visit of the Church of the First Miracle known also as the Marriage Church, here couples will have an opportunity to renew their marriage vows. Then onto Nazareth, the place where Jesus spent His childhood; the Church of the Annunciation which was believed to be where the angel Gabriel Announced to the Blessed Mother of Christ which she humbly accepted, “Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” and Mary’s well. Drive to Mt. Tabor and ascend by taxi to the Church of Transfiguration. Descend after and proceed to Yardenit for renewal of baptism. Late afternoon, continue for a boat ride at the Sea of Galilee where Jesus’ performed some of His Miracles like when he walked on the water (Mark 6:48). On the cruise, have an opportunity to reflect on the messages of our Lord as we savor the beauty of nature while sailing at the Sea of Galilee. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 : MT. OF BEATITUDES – TABGHA – CAPERNAUM – JERUSALEM (B,L,D)
Check-out from hotel after breakfast and proceed to Mt. of Beatitudes, the traditional site where Jesus uttered the immortal words “Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God”. (Matthew 5:3-12). Visit the Church and its grounds for private reading of the Sermon on the Mount. Continue to nearby Tabgha, the site where Jesus performed the Miracle of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes; visit the Church of the Loft and Fish Miracle. On the stone which serves as the altar, there is mosaic of basket of loaves flanked by two fish to commemorate this miraculous event. Two hundred yards away is the Church of Primacy, built in1934 in basalt over a massive rock called “Mensa Christi”. Here where the Risen Lord appeared to his disciples, prepared breakfast for them and gave St. Peter the pastoral commission, Feed my Sheep (John 21:15-19). Next visit will be to Capernaum, the home of St. Peter. Proceed to the Greek Orthodox Church and the nearby archaeological excavations of the Synagogue and community. Scenic drive to Jerusalem for hotel check-in, dinner and overnight.
Day 4 : JERUSALEM OLD CITY – MT. OF OLIVES – MT. ZION (B,L,D)
After breakfast. Early morning proceed for a morning tour of Jerusalem’s Old City, starting from the St. Stephen’s Gate (the Lion’s Gate), stopping at St. Anne’s Church – regarded as the birthplace of the Virgin Mary and the home of St. Anne and Joachin, the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus told the lame man to take up his bed and walk. Reflect while following the Way of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre – the burial place and resurrection of Jesus. It was built over the site of the place called Golgotha, which means “a place of skull”. In the afternoon, we will appreciate the Holy City of Jerusalem with a visit to the Mount Of Olives, for a panoramic view of the city, Ascension Chapel – traditional place where Jesus ascended into heaven; then PasterNoster Church traditionally the site where Jesus taught the disciples how to pray “Our Father”; then Dominus Flevit Church in memory of Jesus weeping over the fate of Jerusalem. Visit the Church of Ascension and walk the Palm Sunday route down the hill to the Garden of Gethsemane for an intercessory prayer; it was here where Jesus spent His last night before He was arrested; Basilica of Agony, 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 Last Supper’s Room and the Tomb of King David. Visit the Dormition Abbey –traditionally the site where the Virgin Mary slept last; and St. Peter’s Church in Gallicantu – traditional site where St. Peter denied Jesus for 3 times. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 : BETHLEHEM – EIN KAREM (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we visit Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus and visit the Church of the Nativity, where we find the Grotto of Nativity, Altar of Christ’s Birth and Manger’s Square. In the afternoon, tour of EinKaremthe birthplaceof St. John the Baptist (now the Church of St. Johnthe Baptist) and the Church of Visitation – where Mary came after the angel Gabriel informedhercousin Elizabeth was six months pregnant despite her advance years. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 : BETHLEHEM – 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 7 : ARRIVAL MANILA
Home sweet home!!
Roundtrip International Airfare on Economy Class
6 nights hotel accommodation on local 3* hotel
Daily breakfast, 5 standard lunches and dinner at hotel including farewell dinner at local restaurant
Sightseeing as per itinerary including entrance fees
Professional Licensed English Speaking Tour Guide
Modern A/C bus with WIFI in Israel
Porterage at hotel (1 piece per person)
Hats, maps, pilgrim certificates, Jerusalem souvenirs
Accompanied by a tour coordinator from the Philippines
USD60.00 pp – Jordan Visa fee
USD65.00 pp – Border Fee
USD60.00 pp – Tips 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 20 your Travel Agent has the right to cancel or reschedule the tour, otherwise a supplement may apply.
Minimum 20 pax to run this tour
Minimum 15 pax – USD 2388.00 pp
There is no refund for unused services
Photocopy of original passport (colored) valid for 6 months
Duly filled-up visa manifest form