Classical Egypt & Classical Christian Israel During Easter 

 Egypt and Israel

Trip Duration: 15 Days / 14 nights

Sights: Giza Pyramids, Valley of The Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, Temple Shared by the Two Gods Sobek and Haroeris and High Dam and the Philae Temple.

Trip Type: Private Guided Tour

Starting From: Cairo   -   Return From: Jerusalem

Trip Route: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Israel

Trip Price: Starting from $ 2425

 

 

 
Day 1:
  • Arrive Cairo Airport, meet and assist through passport control formalities, luggage identification.
  • Transfer to your hotel in Cairo for Check in.
  • Overnight in Cairo.
  • Meals: No meals

Day 2:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Giza Pyramids: Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus, guarded by the mysterious Sphinx.
  • Camel ride at the Pyramids can be arranged during the visit upon your request.
  • Lunch at Local restaurant.
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities.
  • Transfer to Giza train station, the sleeper train to Luxor.
  • Dinner and overnight on board of the train.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 3:

  • Breakfast, arrival Luxor train station.
  • Meet and transfer to the 5* deluxe Nile Cruise.
  • Boarding the Cruise.
  • Cross to the West Bank to visit the Necropolis of Thebes, Valley of The Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon.
  • Lunch on board.
  • Afternoon free at leisure.
  • Dinner on board.
  • Overnight in Luxor.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

 

Day 4:

  • Breakfast on board.
  • Sail to Edfu, Visit The Temple of Horus in Edfu.
  • Lunch on board, Sail to Kom Ombo.
  • Visit the Temple Shared by the Two Gods Sobek and Haroeris.
  • Dinner & overnight on board.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5:

  • Breakfast on board.
  • Early morning trip on felluca to Kitchener's Island (Botanical Garden).
  • Lunch on board.
  • Visit the High Dam and the Philae Temple.
  • Dinner and overnight on board.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6:

  • Breakfast on board. Disembarkation.
  • Transfer to Aswan train station, the sleeper train to Cairo.
  • Diner and overnight on board of the train.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 7:

  • Early breakfast on board of the train.
  • Arrival Giza train station, meet and transfer to your hotel.
  • Free day at leisure.
  • Overnight in Cairo.
  • Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 8:

  • Breakfast, then transfer to Cairo Airport for flying to Israel.
  • Arrive at the Ben-Gurion (TLV) Airport by Tel Aviv, where your Guide will greet you.
  • After check-in at the hotel and time to fresh-up, we drive to the Old City of Jaffa.
  • Dinner and overnight in or by Tel-Aviv.
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
     
Day 9:
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Drive to Caesarea Maritima,
  • We continue our drive along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea to the modern port-city Haifa, situated on the slopes of the evergreen Mt. Carmel. The view from this mountain is famous for its beauty, and time permitting.
  • We can also visit the Carmelite monastery Stella Marris, where "Elijah's Cave" can be seen.
  • Drive to the oriental city of Akko (Acre), where the Crusaders built their most important port.
  • We can still visit the very well-preserved "Knights Halls" under the living oriental Bazaar with its colors and odors of the East, and listen to the legends told by The Last Bath Attendant in the Turkish Bath – The Hammam.
  • In the late afternoon we drive through the hills of Galilee to Tiberias, where we will spend the night.
  • Overnight Tiberias.
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

 

Day 10:

  • Breakfast.
  • Today we visit the places where Jesus acted around the Sea of Galilee: Capernaum, with Peters 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 at Tabgha, where tradition puts the miracle of the Bread and The Fish.
  • We will also sail on the sea in a boat similar to the boat used by Jesus and his disciples and see the Boat of the times of Jesus exhibited in the museum by Kibbutz Ginossar.
  • In the afternoon we make a short drive along the Golan Heights, and end the day at the Yardenit Baptismal Site on the Holy River Jordan.
  • Overnight in Tiberias.
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

 

Day 11:

  • Breakfast.
  • We start the day in Cana, where Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water to wine at a wedding.
  • Continue to Nazareth, where we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation and the Greek-Orthodox St. Gabriel Church near Mary's Well.
  • We Continue to Mt. Tabor with its scenic Church of the Transfiguration.
  • After descending the mountain, we drive to Kibbutz Shaar Hagolan to have a Kibbutz-Tour with a Kibbutz member who will tell us from first-hand about living in a Kibbutz, a unique Jewish way-of-life, similar to that of Jesus and his disciples.
  • Dinner and over-night in our hotel in Tiberias.
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.
     
Day 12:
  • Breakfast.
  • Following Jesus' Footsteps we drive along the Jordan Valley to Jericho, where we shall see the Sycamore Tree, on which tradition says that Zacchaeus the Tax-collector climbed in order to see The Lord, and Elisha's spring. A modern cable-car will take us up to the Mount of Temptation, where the monks built their monastery hanging from a cliff, on the spot where Jesus was tempted by the Devil. We continue our travel in Jesus' footsteps and enter Jerusalem triumphantly via the Mount of Olives. On Mount Scopus, at a point viewing the Holy City, we will step out of the bus for a Welcome Ceremony to Jerusalem. A short drive brings us to the Church of Ascention, from where we walk to the Pater Noster Church, one of the first 4 churches built by St. Helen. Now, just like Our Lord in the past, we can enjoy a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem! A steep road takes us down to the Dominus Flevit Church, where the Lord wept over the destruction of the Temple. We will end this day at the Garden of Gethsemane, humbly meditating under the ancient Olive Trees, remembering Our Lord's wailing in the Church of All Nations…
  • Overnight in Jerusalem.
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

 

Day 13:

  • Breakfast.
  • Today, we will be entering the Old City through the St. Steven's Gate, we start at the Bethesda Pools, where Jesus healed the crippled man who couldn't walk for decades, and the St. Anna Church, famous for its long-lasting echo.
  • Following Our Lord on the Way of the Cross – the "Via Dolorosa", we stop by the Ecce Homo Arch, before entering the Sisters of Zion Monastery to see the Pretorium where Jesus was sentenced to Death, with the famous Lithostrotus, where you can still see some Roman engravings on the ancient pavement.
  • The stations of the Via Dolorosa lead us through the colorful "Suq" (Bazaar) of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where we will see the Hill of Calvary (Golgotha) and the empty Tomb of Jesus.
  • Walking through the Jewish Quarter we will see the well-preserved Roman Cardo. We exit the Old City through the Zion Gate to visit the "Upper Room" (also known as the Cenacle or Caenaculum) where Jesus and his disciples had the Last Supper together, King David's Tomb and the St. Peter in Gallicantu Church, where Jesus was imprisoned in the House of Caiaphas the High Priest.
  • We end the day at the famous "Wailing (Western) Wall" – the last remnant of the Temple of the Lord. …
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 14:

  • Breakfast.
  • After breakfast we drive to Ein Karim, the picturesque village where tradition says that John the Baptist was born.
  • Drive to Bethlehem and visit the ancient Church of Nativity, the very place where Jesus was born, with the Catholic St. Catherine Church with the tombs of the Forty Innocent Children, as well as the Milk Grotto.
  • Drive to Beit Sahur to visit the Church of the Shepherds Fields.
  • Continue deeper into the Judean Desert, to the newly re-opened Inn of the Good Samaritan, where except for the ancient Byzantine Church we can see there, we can visit a rare archaeological exhibition of Jewish, Christian and Samaritan findings, which can spread a lot of light on the story of the Good Samaritan. We will also make a short visit at Qumran, where the famous "Dead Sea Scrolls" were found.
  • At the end of the day we will not miss the opportunity to float (you can't swim…!) in the salty water of the Dead Sea, known for its healing qualities
  • Dinner and Over night in Jerusalem.
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

 

Day 15:

  • Breakfast.
  • Depending on your flight-schedule, you will have some free time in Jerusalem, before your Transfer to the Ben-Gurion Airport for your flight back home.
     

 

5 Star deluxe Nile Cruise:

Presidential Nile Cruise or similar

 

Hotels in Cairo:

4 Star Hotel:  Grad Pyramids or similar

 

Hotel in Tel Aviv:

Tal Hotel Tel Aviv or similar.

 

Hotel in Tiberias:

Club Hotel or similar.

 

Hotel in Jerusalem:

Ramada Hotel or similar

 

Total Cost will be:

** 4 Star Hotel & 5 star Nile Cruise

2-6 Persons:

Per Person in Double occupancy: USD $2530

Single Supplement: USD $ 680

Triple reduction: USD$ 10

 

7-12 Persons:

Per Person in Double occupancy: USD $ 2425

Single Supplement: USD $ 680

Triple reduction: USD$ 10

 


 

Children Policy :

·        00-03 Years Old : Free Of Charge Sharing Parents Bed.

·        04-05 Years Old : 50 % Discount On Adults Rates Sharing Parents Room.

·        05-11 Years Old : 25 % Discount On Adults Rates Sharing Parents Room.

·        12 Years Old : Full Charge As An Adult.

The Above Rates Includes The Below Items:

·        All Transfers Throughout Egypt According To Our Program, Include Assists At The Airports.

·        02 Night Hotel Accommodation In Cairo including Buffet Breakfast.

·        Lunch Meal During Your Day Excursion In Cairo.

·        First Class Double Cabin Sleeper Train Tickets Cairo/Aswan - Luxor/Cairo.

·        03 Nights At 5* Nile Cruise In Full Board Accommodation.

·        Shopping Tour To The Most Famous Bazaar Shops.

·        Professional Tour Guide By Your Native Language.

·        All Entrance Fees, Service Charges, Taxes As Applicable.

 

In Israel:

- Israeli English Speaking licensed tour guide 08 Days

- Hotel Accommodation on HB basis

- Entrance Fees AP itinerary

 

The above rates excludes the below items :

·        Entry visas to be paid at Cairo airport upon arriving if not paid previously.

·        International flight tickets.

·        Any optional tours.

·        Tips and other personal expenses.

.         Tips to staff – we recommend minimum of 3 US$ PP per day for the guide & 2 US$ PP per day for the driver as well 2 US$ per night for the hotel’s staff.