13 Days Holy Land & Egypt

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Egypt will be an experience you will never forget. Christians have been going on pilgrimages from the very beginning of our faith. Early Christians visited the birth place Jesus and other sites documented in the Gospels. The Holy Land holds importance as the place of Jesus’ birth, life, death and resurrection. Experience the places of the Old Testament and the pyramids when you visit Egypt.

On our pilgrimage we offer a complete itinerary that includes round-trip airfare, accommodation in first class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, all transportation, daily Mass and all under excellent organizing, leadership and teaching from Nativity pilgrimage expert staff and Guides.

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ITINERARY
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DESTINATION INFORMATION
WHAT’S INCLUDED
ITINERARY
DATES & PRICES
YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:

  •   Round Trip Airfare
  •   All airport taxes and Fuel SURCHARGES.
  •   Includes First class Hotels 4-5 stars.
  •   Headphones for the pilgrimage.
  •   Transfers as per itinerary.
  •    Breakfast and Dinner daily.
  •   Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary.
  •   Daily Masses.
  •   Professional local Catholic guide(s)
  •  Prices Based on Double Occupancy.
  •  Tour Brochures: Special promotional brochures featuring
  •   the Pilgrimage printed for distribution by you.
  •  Travel Protection Plan for Everybody on Pilgrimage is provided for FREE.
YOUR TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Trip cancellation protection plan is not included and is strongly        recommended.
  • Nativity Pilgrimage offers a comprehensive policy at additional cost.
  •  Passport & visa costs, if any.
  •  U.S. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months subsequent to               return date.
  •   Items of a personal nature (hotel extras, laundry, phone calls, etc.).
  •   Meals not specified in the program.
  •   Gratuities to the tour manager, guides and driver.
  •   Items not specifically mentioned above.

INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TRIP
  • Capital: Jerusalem
  • Language: Hebrew, Arabic
  • Population: 7.7 million
  • Time Zone: EST plus 7 hours
  • Currency: New Israeli Shekel (NIS)
  • Electricity: 220V. 50Hz
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CAESAREA -TIBERIAS – SEA OF GALILEE – CAPERNAUM – MT. BEATITUDES – CAESAREA PHILIPPI – JERUSALEM – NAZARETH – BETHLEHEM THE NATIVITY – SHEPHERD’S FIELDS – CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY – EIN KAREM – CAIRO – PYRAMIDS

ITINERARY
Day
1

DEPARTURE USA / ISRAEL

Today: Your pilgrimage begins today boarding your flight to Israel. Meals and drinks served aloft.

Day
2

TEL AVIV / NETANYA

Today: Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. Travel through customs and meet our guide-escort who will accompany you throughout your pilgrimage. Board your coach bus for the trip to your hotel in Netanya. Upon arrival in Netanya, you will check-in to your hotel for the evening.

Evening: Dinner and overnight in your hotel

Day
3

MT. TABOR / CANA / NAZARETH

Today: Visit Mount Tabor, scene of the Transfiguration. Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle. Here couples may renew their wedding vows. The Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Church, Mary’s Well and the old market.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
4

SEA OF GALILEE / CAPERNAUM / Mt. OF BEATITUDES / TABGHA / CAESAREA PHILIPPI / TIBERIAS

Today: We start at Capernaum where Jesus lived, and started his ministry. Mount of Beatitudes (the location of Sermon on the Mount). Tabgha, the site where the miracle of the multiplication of fish and bread took place. Close by, is the Church of Peter’s Primacy the location of the Miraculous Fishing. Boat trip on the Sea of Galilee as was done in the time of Jesus. Continue north to the Golan Heights. Stop to visit Banias, one of the sources of the River Jordan and the site of ancient Caesarea Philippi, where Peter made his confession of faith in Christ.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
5

HAIFA / MT. CARMEL / CAESAREA BY THE SEA – JERUSALEM

Today: We go Haifa and Mt. Carmel. Caesarea Maritima, to take a glimpse of the ancient remains of Herod’s. Afterwards, we travel to the Holy City of Jerusalem.

Evening: Dinner and overnight on the ship.

Day
6

BETHLEHEM / SHEPHERD’S FIELD / CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY / EIN KAREM

Today: In Bethlehem We visit the Shepherd’s Fields. Church of the Nativity that stands upon the site where Jesus was born. Ein Karem, the birthplace of St. John the Baptist and to the Church of the Visitation, where the Virgin Mary visited her cousin, Elizabeth, and proclaimed the ‘Magnificat’.

Evening: Dinner and an overnight in your hotel.

Day
7

JERUSALEM / MT. OF OLIVES / GETSEMANE / PATER NOSTER / DOMINUS
FLEVIT / UPPER ROOM / DORMINION CHURCH / CHURCH OF ST. PETER GALLICANTU

Today: We visit the Mt. of Olives and The Pater Noster where Jesus taught the Lord’s Prayer to his disciples. We walk the Palm Sunday route stopping at Dominus Flevit, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. In the Garden of Gethsemane, we see The Rock of Agony where Jesus prayed his last prayer before his arrest. Mass will be at the Church of all Nations. This afternoon, we drive to the hill of Mount Zion, the highest point in ancient Jerusalem. It is dominated by the Church of the Dormition. The location is identified in Christian tradition as the place where the Virgin Mary died or “fell asleep”, as the name suggests. End our day at St. Peter in Gallicantu, where Peter denied our Lord thrice.

Evening: Dinner and an overnight in your hotel.

Day
8

JERUSALEM

Today: We retrace the last steps of Jesus, as we walk along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrow), through the markets of the Old City praying the Stations of the Cross. We reflect on the greatness of his sacrifice. Finally, we arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to celebrate Mass. At St. Anne’s Church, the home of the Virgin Mary and her parents Saints Joachim and Anne, we’ll stop for a short prayer. We pass the Ecce Home where Pilate proclaimed “Behold the man”; then on to the Wailing Wall, the most holy place for the Jews. The rest of the day is open for visits to other Holy Sites, shopping or resting at your hotel.

Evening: Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day
9

JORDAN VALLEY / JERICHO / DEAD SEA / SINAI

Today: We deport early this morning towards the Jordan River to renew our baptismal vows. Drive down the Jordan Valley and stop at the oasis town of Jericho. Visit the excavations of the oldest city in the world. We view the Mt. of Temptation where Jesus fasted and was tempted by Satan. We then visit the “Dead Sea” for a day swim (bring your swim suit). Later we depart towards Eilat to cross the Israeli-Egyptian border and drive to St Catherine in Sinai. Optional: At day break climb Mt. Sinai in the early morning. You may choose renting a camel for assistance 2/3 of the way up to see the sunrise. Enjoy a time of praise and incredible views of the Sinai wilderness, where in the book of Genesis God revealed himself to Moses and where he received the Ten Commandments.

Evening: Dinner and an overnight in your hotel.

Day
10

ST. CATHERINE / TRANSFER TO CAIRO

Today: After Breakfast we visit St Catherine Monastery. Set beneath the mountain where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments, Saint Catherine Monastery has been one of the world’s great centers of religious pilgrimage for over fifteen centuries. Later we drive to Cairo.

Evening: Dinner and overnight in your hotel.

Day
11

CAIRO / MUSEUM / PYRAMIDS / SPHINX

Today: We visit the Egyptian Museum. We then visit the great Pyramids – Cheops, Chephren & Mykerions. Cheops is the most colossal ever built. Next is a close-up look at the Sphinx – a huge funeral complex guarded by the legendary lion body with the face of king Chephren. We gather for a Nile Cruise Dinner.

Evening: Dinner and an overnight in your hotel.

Day
12

CAIRO

Today: This morning we start our day by visiting the Citadel and Mohamed Ali mosque. We then visit Abu Sergha Church. Later we travel to Khan Khalili Bazaars; The Khan El-Khalili is one of the most interesting bazaars, not only in Egypt, but also in the whole Middle East. The Medieval atmospheres of this traditional market. Together with the labyrinth layout of the streets gives visitors a lot of pleasure and a glimpse into what medieval markets once were like.

Evening: End our day with dinner and an overnight at our hotel in Jerusalem.

Day
13

RETURN TO USA

Today we arrive home with unforgettable memories, knowing we have walked in the footsteps of Jesus.