10-DAYS EGYPT & ISRAEL PILGRIMAGE – 2019

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10-DAYS EGYPT & ISRAEL PILGRIMAGE – 2019

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TRIP ITINERARY:

DAY 1: CHECK-IN AT JKIA (NAIROBI)
The group meet at the JKIA at 11pm for check-in and immigration procedures (at least 3-hours before departure).

DAY 2: NAIROBI – CAIRO
Depart JKIA at 04:20hrs (early morning). Arrival Cairo International Airport at 8:10hrs by Egypt Air. Meet and assist. Visit the area of Old Cairo. Lunch and visit to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Dinner and overnight.
Hotel Nam: Oasis Hotel Cairo or similar

DAY 3: CAIRO – ST. CATHERINE
Breakfast. Visit St. Sergius in Old Cairo (is traditionally believed to have been built on the spot where the Holy Family ; Joseph , Mary and the infant Jesus Christ , rested at the end of their journey into Egypt). Drive to St. Catherine. Lunch. Visit Elim and Mara. Arrival St. Catherine for dinner and overnight.
Hotel Name: Morgen Land or similar

DAY 4: MT. SINAI – TABA – JERICHO – DEAD SEA – BETHLEHEM
Go up to Mt. Moses (Mt. Sinai). Visit the Monastery. After Breakfast, transfer to the border town of Taba (30mins). Arrive Taba border at 13:00 – 14:00 hrs. Cross through the border – check and immigration. Meet and assist by your Israeli guide.
Drive through Jericho, the oldest continually inhabited city in the world, view the Mt of Temptation and the tree of Sycamore. Drive to the Dead Sea, the deepest place on earth, Finish with a dip in the Dead Sea, floating at the lowest point on earth. Later be transferred to your hotel in Bethlehem.
Hotel Name: The Diamond Hotel, Bethlehem or similar

DAY 5: JERUSALEM (MT OF OLIVES – JERUSALEM OLD CITY)
Start with a sweeping view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives. Then visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed the night before he was crucified. Enter the Old City of Jerusalem and walk through the Four Quarters (Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Armenian) to view the major landmarks of 4000 years of dramatic history, including the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Back to your hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
Hotel Name: The Diamond Hotel, Bethlehem or similar

DAY 6: BETHLEHEM – NEW JERUSALEM
After breakfast, we will visit the ancient church of the Nativity, where you can really touch the very place where Jesus was born. Built by St. Helena already in the 4th century, it has been an active church and never destroyed ever since. Here is where St. Hieronymus wrote the first Latin translation of the bible- the ‘Volgata’. We will also visit the “Milk Grotto” and the “Shepherds Fields” in Beth-Sahour.
After lunch-stop, we will drive to Ein Karim, the place where John the Baptist was born. We will visit the “St. John in the Mountains” church, built on the place where the house of St. John was standing. You will also visit the church of Visitation, where Mary mother of Jesus visited her cousin Elisabeth. Later continue to visit the new city Jerusalem
Hotel Name: The Diamond Hotel, Bethlehem or similar

DAY 7: JAFFA – CAESAREA (AQUADUCT) – HAIFA – NAZARETH – TIBERIAS
After breakfast, we will visit old city of Jaffa which is one of the ancient gateways to the Holy Land: through its port the cedar trees for Salomon’s Temple were brought, the prophet Jonas tried to flee from God, but most important, it was in Jaffa where Christianity began to be spread among the nations. Here St. Peter lived in the house of Simon the Tanner and had the ‘Vision of the flesh’ and here he made his first miracle by healing the little girl. Today Jaffa’s renovated alley-ways attract many artists, who have their galleries there. We drive to Caesarea, visit Caesarea Aquaduct. We continue to Haifa the Mt. Carmel. Stella Mary’s. In the afternoon, we will visit Nazareth for lunch and visiting the basilica and the Qotto of the Annunciation- the old Synagogue and Mary’s well. Transfer to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
Hotel Name: Rimonim Nazareth or similar

DAY 8: CANA – TIBERIAS AROUND THE LAKE – BACK TO BETHLEHEM
At 0730hrs, we drive to visit the places where Jesus performed miracles around Sea of Galilee; Capernaum, with Peter’s house and the famous Synagogue. Enjoy the view from Mt. of the Beatitudes, where the “Sermon on the Mount” was given and the reconstructed church in Tabgha, where tradition puts the miracle of the bread and the fish.

After lunch-stop, we will sail on the Galilee in a boat similar to the boat used by Jesus and his disciples. Visit the Baptismal Site on the Holy River Jordan. Return back to visit Cana on Galilee and then drive back to Bethlehem to your hotel.
Hotel Name: The Diamond Hotel, Bethlehem or similar

DAY 9: TABA – SHARM EL SHEIKH
After breakfast, continue to Taba border. Lunch en route. Arrive Taba between 14:00hrs – 17:00hrs. Meet and assist by your Egyptian guide.
Transfer to Sharm El Sheikh. Dinner and overnight.
Hotel Name: Maritim Royal Peninsula or similar

DAY 10: SHARM EL SHEIKH – CAIRO
Drive to Cairo. Lunch and shopping for friends back home. Dinner prior to Departure. Transfer to airport for our flight back home.
Return Flight: Egypt Air – Departing 21:40hrs

DAY 11: CAIRO – NAIROBI
Arrival JKIA at 03:30hrs (early morning)

Rates:                                                                                                                                                                                         Note: Single supplement: KES 30,000/=

No of Pax 15 – 25 26 – 35 Above 35
Rates (Kshs.) 165,000 160,000 155,000

Costs include:
 Return Air Ticket: Nairobi – Cairo – Nairobi
 Accommodation in 4 star Hotels on FULL BOARD (3-Meal Plan)
 Transfers from airport and all the transport on the ground
 Egypt & Israel Visa processing fees
 English speaking guide
 All entrance fees where applicable
 Visit to 1 Kibutz (Dairy Farming)

Costs exclude:
 Drinks
 Tips
 Items of personal use (Torch, camera, swimming costume, warm clothes)
 Pocket money

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