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Tour Package In Holy Land



Holy land Tours - 8 Nights / 9 Days with Rev Dr. John F Cheriavely V C & Br. Ani George  from September 15 to 23, 2011 from Kerala, INDIA

Rev. Dr. John F Cheriavely V C:

He was the first Chief Editor the Magazine " Vachanolsavam" a spiritual magazine published from Potta Retreat Centre. He holds a Doctorate in Theology. He has been working since many decades through his preachings and conducting retreats for Potta team.Now he has his own retreat centre in Puthuppady, Calicut.

 

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 Br. Ani George

One of the Eminent Preacher in Muringoor Retreat Center and the Director of Queen Mary Charitable Trust ( A Place of Hope to be Born for Children who go unborn ) www.queenmaryvillage.org.

 

 

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 ITINERARY / TOUR PLAN 

Jordan -- Israel – Egypt - 09 Days


HIGHLIGHTS: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jordan, Mt. Nebo, Madaba, Visit Mt. Tabor by private taxi, Nativity Church, Garden of Gethsemane, Golgotha , Way Of The Cross, Cana, Tiberius, Jericho, Sea Of Galilee, Capernaum, Mt. of Olives, Mt. Calvary, Dead Sea, Tomb of King David, Monastery of St. Catherine, Visit Mt. Sinai, Egyptian Church, Museum, River Nile, Sphinx, Pyramids.


Day 01: Amman: Mount Nebo


Assemble at Airport at 2.15 AM Check-in starts at 2.55 AM Flight KU-0352 departs at 5.55 AM to Kuwait. Arrive Kuwait at 8.05 AM. Connect KU 561 departs at 9.15 AM to Amman. Arrive Queen Alia International Airport at 11.20 AM. Meet & assist through all formalities .Then Proceed to visit Mount Nebo. Mount Nebo : The trip south of Amman along the 5,000 years old King’s Highway is one of the most memorable journeys in the Holy Land, passing through a string of ancient sites of Jordan, the memorial of Moses, and the presumed site of the prophet's death and burial place. From a platform in front of the church one can enjoy a breathtaking view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Proceed to Hotel. Dinner, Overnight stay at Amman


Day 02: Amman-Nazareth-Cana,


After Breakfast, Check-out hotel. Proceed to Sheik Hussain bridge to cross the border. Complete the customs & emigration formalities. Enter into Israel. Lunch at Restaurant. Then Visit Nazareth the boyhood town of Jesus and home of Mary and Joseph and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation built over the grotto where Archangel Gabriel appeared to announce that she would bear a son, Jesus.  We also stop by Joseph's workshop . Then Visit Cana where Jesus performed his first Miracle, changing water into wine at the wedding feast. Check-in hotel. Dinner. Overnight stay at Nazareth

 

Day 03: Sea of Galilee–Capernaum–Jordan River–Nazareth – Jerusalem


 

After Breakfast Check-out Hotel. Visit Mount Tabor. Visit Capernaum - the centre of Jesus' ministry after he left Nazareth we stop at Tabgha - the Church of the Multiplication of the Five Loaves and Two Fishes and the expressive church of the Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount. This morning we drive through the landscapes of Galilee and later for a ride in a replica of a Galilean fishing boat of that time, on the Sea of Galilee and where Jesus calmed the storm and walked on the water. We make a stop at St. Peter's house, the Church of Primacy of Peter and the place where Jesus bestowed St. Peter with his authority.  This is believed to be the place where Jesus dined with his disciples,  the flat rock known as Mensa Christy, Chris's table to commemorates this event. Lunch. Visit Yardenit on the Jordan River, the traditional Baptismal site. Then visit Jericho where we stop and view Qarantal, the traditional Mount of Temptation and Sycamore Tree. It is also the place where Jesus stopped on the way to Jerusalem, on the Eve of the Passover and where Jesus cured the blind man during his stay at Zachaeus house. Proceed to Bethlehem. Check-in hotel. Dinner. Overnight stay at Jerusalem / Bethlehem


 


 

Day 04: Old City Of Jerusalem–Golgotha–Wailing Wall–Ein Karem:


 

Breakfast. Then proceed to the pools of Bait Hasda, where Jesus held the crippled man. And from there we take the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), traditionally accepted as the last route trodden by Jesus.  Follow the 14 Stations of the Cross to Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified marking significant events along the route.  You will see the Pilate's Judgments Hall, the Chapel of the Flagellation where according to tradition, the Roman soldiers scourged Jesus and placed a crown of thorns on His head the Ecce Homo Arch and the Convent of the Sisters  of Zion.  Early tradition held that Pontius Pilate stood here and thundered "Ecce Homo!"  Which means "Behold the man?"  Which is what Pilate said when he presented Jesus to the crowd.  However, we now know that pagan Emperor Hadrian constructed the arch.  Below the Convent are the Lithotrities where Jesus was publicly tried and where the Roman soldiers mocked him.  The last 5 Stations of the Cross are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher visible from the distance with two silver domes.  Also "The Tomb" widely believed to be the part of the stone that covered Jesus Tomb. Visit the Cenacle – Last Supper Room , the tomb of King David and – (the other upper room).

 

Then we go to the Jewish quarter to the Wailing Wall, which is the holiest place for the Jewish religion. Lunch. Visit EinKarem, located in the hills next to a little spring. This is the city of Judah and Birthplace of John the Baptist, son of Elizabeth & Zechariah and the Church of Visitation. Proceed to Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth (1305 ft. below sea level), again make a brief stop at a private beach and take the opportunity to float in the salty buoyant water, rich in minerals. Proceed to Bethania .Visit Bethania the Town of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Visit Lazarus’s Tomb. Back to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Jerusalem / Bethlehem


 


 

Day 05: Mount of Olives-Gethsemane-Bethlehem:


 

After breakfast, Proceed to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Visit sanctuaries of Peter Nester Ascension. Walk along the Palm Sunday road down to the chapel of Dorminous Flevit where Jesus wept over eminent destruction of Jerusalem and Garden of Gethsemane. where Jesus prayed while Judah betrayed him to the Romans. Visit the Basilica of agony and Tomb of St. Mary. We also will visit the Church of St. Peter of Gallicantu, which symbolizes Peter's Denial of Jesus as he has prophesied at the Last Supper and then visit the traditional house of high priest, Caiaphas, where Jesus was imprisoned. Then proceed to Bethlehem to visit the shepherd’s field, which is located in the Judah province. It was here that the Angel announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds of Bethlehem during the reign of King Herod.  Also, here David tended his flocks until he was anointed King of Israel. Lunch. We then visit the Church of Nativity - the birthplace of Jesus and the City of David, Manager Square; Crusaders Cloister Grotto of St. Jerome. Then we visit Milk Grotto. Dinner and overnight stay at Jerusalem / Bethlehem


 

Day 06: Taba – Sinai


 

Breakfast at hotel. Check-out Hotel. Proceed to Taba. On the way View Qumran caves, view statue of Loth’s wife & we shall drop by the Red Sea for few minutes. Arrive Taba. Finish the Customs and Emigration formalities at the Israel side, Enter into Egypt. Complete the emigration and customs formalities. Then proceed to Sinai. 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. Within its imposing walls rests a citadel like no other, incredibly rich in important

 

religious and historical structures. Among its treasures is a library of ancient manuscripts and icons second only to the Vatican's itself, and a 6th century church reputed to lie directly on the site of the Burning Bush. View the beautiful and historical Sinai Mountains. Check-in hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay at Sinai.


 


 

Day 07: Pyramids, Sphinx, Old Cairo, Christian Church


 

After breakfast visit to Pyramids, Sphinx, Old Cairo, Christian Church. However, it traditionally begins with the visit of the Holy Family to Egypt. Evening proceed to Cruising on the River Nile, dinner & Overnight stay in Cairo.


 


 

Day 08: Visit Egyptian Museum….departure to Airport


 

After Breakfast, Visit Egyptian Museum, then Proceed to Airport. Check-in starts at 12.05 PM. Flight KU-542 departs at 15.05 PM to Kuwait. Arrive at Kuwait 18.50 PM. Connect KU 351 departs at 21.05 to Kochi.


 

Day 09:

Arrive at Kochi International Airport at 04.35 AM


Tour Cost – 61500 / -


Tour Fare Includes: 
All taxes, Visa fees, Border Tax, 3 /4 Star hotel stay on twin-Triple sharing basis, Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sight seeing in air-conditioned coach, Full days of tour with the service of Company Tour Executive & local guides, Tips to Guides And Drivers.

Tour Fare Does Not Include:
Medical Insurance, Personal expenses, Telephone charges, Laundry charges, Tips to room boy, Tips Restaurants, Beverages / Any kind of Drinks, Shopping expenses, Plus anything which is not included/mentioned in the ‘tour fare includes’ list given above.

 

 

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