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12 DAYS ISRAEL & EGYPT YOUR

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Day 1

Welcome to Egypt. You will be collected at Cairo International Airport and transferred to your hotel, most likely the Ramses Hilton Hotel. You will have the day at leisure to relax and rest.

Overnight: Cairo  

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Day 2

This morning you will tour several of the most significant sites in and around Cairo. You will see:

  • The Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus;
  • The Great Sphynx;
  • The Step Pyramid of Zoser, the world’s oldest major stone structure;
  • Memphis, capital of the Old Kingdom.

You will spend the evening at the Ramses Hilton Hotel (tbc)

Overnight: Cairo

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

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Day 3

This morning you will visit the Israel museum, one of the world’s leading archaeological museums and a treasure trove of ancient Egyptian culture. Among the exhibitions that you will see is that dedicated to the boy king Tutankhamen, and other famous Egyptian rulers.

You will then proceed to the Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque and Citadel of Salah El Din, two of the most significant historic and religious sites in Egypt. You will also see the Hanging Church, Abu Sirga Church and the synagogue old Cairo.

Overnight: Cairo

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

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Day 4

This morning you will be transferred to the airport from which you will make the short flight to Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv.   

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to Jerusalem, where we will also take you to a panoramic lookout over the city, before giving you time to settle in.

Overnight: Jerusalem  

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 5

Today you will enjoy a private tour of the “Holy Week”. You will start at the Mount of Olives, home to the world’s oldest continually used Jewish cemetery, and some of the most important sites to Christianity. Despairing of the corruption within Jerusalem, Jesus spent much of the final week prior to his Crucifixion on the Mount of Olives, then just outside the city walls.

Touring the mount this morning, you will see:

  • The ancient Jewish cemetery, considered the holiest on earth;
  • The Chapel of the Ascension, from which Christ ascended to heaven;
  • The Dominus Flavit Church from which Jesus wept while foretelling of the temple’s destruction;
  • The Church of All Nations;
  • The Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was betrayed and arrested;
  • The Tomb of the Virgin Mary; and
  • King David’s monument to his son Absalom.

In the afternoon you will enter the walls of the Old City, where you will trace the path of the Way of the Suffering, and will visit:

  • The Anatolian Fortress where Pilate tried Jesus;
  • The Stations of the Cross;
  • The Church of the Holy Sepulchre where most denominations believe that Jesus was crucified, buried, and from which He arose.

This evening the Israel museum is open late. We suggest visiting to see the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Overnight: Jerusalem 

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 6

This morning you will the Armenian and Jewish quarters of Jerusalem’s Old City. Included in your tour will be:

  • An overview of the Old City and its four quarters;
  • A brief visit to the Armenian quarter, and discussion of the Armenians role as the first nation to accept Christ on mass;
  • The Jewish quarter, including:
    • The excavations of the broadwall of King Hezekiah referred to in Isaiah 22:9–10. Here you will see the words of the Bible come to life, as excavations provide evidence of what Isaiah described;
    • The room believed to have hosted The Last Supper;
    • The tomb of King David;
    • The Roman Cardo market and excavations adjacent to it;
    • The wall of Jerusalem destroyed by King Nebuchadnezzar at the time of Jeremiah;
    • The Western Wall;
    • The Temple Mount.

In the afternoon you will continue to the City of David to see what many archaeologists believe to be the remains of King David’s palace, the streets on which David and Solomon strode, and the giant water tunnel built by King Hezekiah to fortify Jerusalem against siege.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 7

Today you will travel to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus. There you will see:

  • The Church of the Nativity where Jesus was born;
  • The Shepherd’s Field;
  • Manger Square.

In the afternoon you will continue to Jericho where you will see:

  • The Mount of Temptation where Satan tempted Jesus; and
  • Hisham’s palace.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 8

This morning you will rise early and travel into the dessert where we will visit:

  • Masada, where you will view:
    • The UNESCO listed remains of Roman military camps, the most complete in the world today;
    • King Herod’s dessert palace, hanging from the side of Mount Masada;
    • The preserved Roman bathhouse;
    • The Jewish ritual baths;
    • The synagogue where Jewish rebels planned their final stand against Roman conquerors, and decided on mass suicide rather than capture.
  • The Dead Sea, where you will enjoy the unique sensation of floating on water.

 

On the way back you will also pass Qumram where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, proving the existence of the Hebrew Bible in unchanged form for at least 2000 years, and will pass the site of the ancient city of Sodom, destroyed by God due to its wicked inhabitants.  

Overnight: Jerusalem 

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 9

Today you bid Jerusalem farewell and travel north to explore Caesarea, the magnificent Roman style city built by Herod the Great. Caesarea contained the ancient world’s most significant artificial harbour and is highly significant to Christianity as it contains the most direct proof of Pontius Pilate’s rule of Judea.

You will see:

  • the remains of the ancient harbour;
  • a stone bearing an inscription describing Pontius Pilate as ruler of Judea, dating to his time, and constituting the only direct evidence of Pilate’s rule ever found;
  • Herod’s chariot racing arena;
  • Herod’s amphitheater;
  • The ancient lavatorial and aqueduct system.

Finishing in Caesarea you will continue north to Acre, capital of the crusader kingdom where you will see some of the best examples of medieval fortifications and building.

You will spend the night in the Galilee.

Overnight: Galilee

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 10:

Today you will continue exploring the Galilee, turning your attention more directly to the New Testament. You will start by visiting Nazareth, home of Jesus. There you will see:

  • The Church of the Annunciation where Mary was informed of her forthcoming pregnancy;
  • The church at what is believed to have been Joseph’s carpentry workshop.

Crossing the Galilee you will make your way past the plains of Megiddo where believers hold that Armageddon will occur. You will also see Kfar Cana from a distance. It was here that Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water to wine.

Arriving at the Sea of Galilee you will visit:

  • Capernaum, including:
    • The still standing synagogue where Jesus preached;
    • The home of St Peter;
  • The Mount of Beatitudes;

In the evening you will travel to Israel’s cultural capital, Tel Aviv

Overnight: Tel Aviv

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 11:

Today you will enjoy a private tour and will explore the Israeli cultural capital of Tel Aviv. You will see: 

  • The ancient port of Jaffa from which Jonah departed on his flight from God;
  • The home of Simon the Tanner;
  • The church where Peter had one of his most significant visions;
  • Rothschild Boulevarde where the modern city of Tel Aviv began;
  • Independence Hall;
  • The city’s beautiful beaches.

Your tour ends this evening.

Egyptian Hotels

3 star: “Barcelo Cairo Pyramids” with Breakfast in Cairo.

4 star – Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa

5 star – Fairmont Nile City / Kempinski Nile Hotel

  • Hotels of class chosen
  • Breakfast daily
  • All ground transport during tour hours
  • Private tour guide
  • 24 hour assistance
  • All site entry
COSTS
3 star
  • 2 passengers sharing a double room – private – $3800 per person
  • 4 passengers sharing double rooms – private – $3600 per person
  • 6 Passengers private in double rooms – $2300
  • 8+ passengers – please contact us for custom quote

4 star
  • 2 passengers sharing a double room – private – $4100 per person
  • 4 passengers sharing double rooms – private – $3900 per person
  • 6 Passengers private in double rooms – $2500
  • 8+ passengers – please contact us for custom quote

5 star hotels are available on request at a rate of $400 more than 4 star for the duration of the tour

Please note that we reserve the right to charge a supplement on Jewish holidays. You will be advised if this applies time of booking.
INCLUSION
  • private tour guide daily
  • all site entry
  • all ground transport
  • all gatuities
  • breakfast daily
  • hotel of the chosen class
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