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EGYPT, ISRAEL, AND JORDAN with Fr. Arce “Arlo” Yap, SVD

Experience the Bible Comes to Life

 Tour Cost:

on guaranteed minimum 15 passengers based on twin/double/triple sharing rooms

US  $2,880.00

– OUT MANILA

USD  $720.00

– Single supplement for those who wish to take single room (optional)

TO ADD from the TOUR COST:

USD  $185.00 – Total taxes  (subj. to change until final ticket issuance)

USD  $123.00 – Border taxes

USD  $144.00 – Mandatory tips to tour guides, drivers, porters and waiters

USD  $40.00 – Travel Insurance (59 y/o below and below) For ages 60 and above, available upon request

Departure date:

April 18-May 01, 2020

INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip economy  airfare on your chosen stated airline
  • Roundtrip transfers
  • Hotel accommodations on Guaranteed 4* DELUXE hotels
  • FULL BOARD MEALS (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Guaranteed 12 full touring days
  • Guided tour all through out with services of private coach
  • Porter age of one (1) piece luggage in all hotels
  • Services of Experienced tour escort
  • Jordan visa
  • Pre-departure merienda briefing with EPHESUS TRAVEL KIT

 

PAYMENT & CANCELLATIONS

  • A nonrefundable deposit of USD$500.00 per person upon reservation payable in USD Dollars or equivalent in PESO using tour operator’s rate with photocopy of passport and pilgrim’s accomplished tour registration form; Submission should not be later than 6 months prior departure date
  •  * Full payment due upon ticketing deadline but which should not be later than two months prior departure date.
  • *Cancellation charge of fifty percent (50%) of tour cost will be imposed if cancellation is done two months before departure date *Full tour cost will be forfeited if cancellation is done 1 month before departure *Unused portion of the tour is non-refundable. Consideration on death and medical reasons will be subject to suppliers’ cancellation policies and upon submission of official certificates.

CONDITIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES

TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE stated visa fees and documentation expenses, extra travel insurance, medical and hospitalization expenses, tours and transportation expenses during free periods, porterage of extra luggage, drinks and meals not specified in the itinerary, and such other personal nature like telephone calls, fax, laundry, room service and expenses not mentioned in the itinerary terms and conditions.

Ephesus Travel and Tours has arranged for the various tour services to be performed under the responsibility of various operators. Our company or its subagents therefore only acts as agents for the operators providing the various services described in this tour and assume no responsibility or liability that may occur out of or in connection with losses or unexpected expenses due to delays, overbooking, and defaults. The tour itineraries and prices are subject to change without prior notice, UNLESS a deposit has been placed. Should the number of participants fall below the required number, we reserve the right to increase the tour cost or cancel/reschedule the tour. The payment for a reservation fee on the tour shall constitute acceptance and consent to all provisions in the tour conditions/responsibility published in this tour.

ITINERARY

DAY 01 (APRIL 18) / MANILA -DUBAI

DEPART MANILA IN THE EVENING via EMIRATES AIRLINE AND ENJOY THEIR IN FLIGHT SERVICES.

DAY 02 (APRIL 19) / CAIRO

ARRIVE DUBAI IN THE MORNING AND TAKE CONNECTING FLIGHT TO CAIRO. UPON ARRIVAL IN THE LAND OF THE PHARAOHS, MEET OUR AIRPORT ASSISTANT AND AFTER AIRPORT FORMALITIES PROCEED TO OUR COACH AND HAVE OUR CITY ORIENTATION AND LUNCH. VISIT ONE OF THE BEST MUSEUMS IN THE WORLD, THE EGYPTIAN MUSEUM WHICH HOUSES MANY ARTIFACTS OF ANCIENT HISTORY. THEREAFTER, HAVE OUR ARRIVAL THANKSGIVING SUNDAY MASS AT ST. JOSEPH ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. CHECK IN AT OUR HOTEL AND HAVE A GOOD REST AFTER A LONG FLIGHT. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT. (L, D)       

DAY 03 (APRIL 20) / CAIRO

START OUR FULL DAY TOUR IN CAIRO WHICH INCLUDES VISIT TO THE GREAT PYRAMIDS FO GIZA, THE SPHINX, AND THE PAPYRUS FACTORY WHERE YOU CAN FIND EGYPT’S FINEST WORK OF ANCIENT PAPER ART. PROCEED FOR LUNCH THEN CONTINUE VISIT TO THE FAMOUS HANGING CHURCH, ABU SERGA CHURCH, AND THE EXACT PLACE WHERE JOSEPH, MARY AND THE CHILD JESUS STAYED DURING THEIR “FLIGHT TO EGYPT.

CAP THE DAY WITH ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS IN EGYPT, THE NILE RIVER DINNER CRUISE WITH A GREAT SHOW OF BELY DANCING AND THE TANOURA CULTURAL SHOW. RETURN TO HOTEL FOR OVERNIGHT. (B,L, D)

DAY 04 (APRIL 21) / CAIRO – MT. SINAI

AFTER EARLY BREAKFAST, WE CHECK OUT AND CONTINUE DRIVE TO THE Suez Canal AREA TO CROSS UNDER THE WATER TUNNEL INTO SINAI. VISIT RAS SEDR SPRINGS ON OUR WAY TO ST. CATHERINE. UPON ARRIVAL AT ST. CATHERINE HOTEL, HAVE LATE LUNCH AND CONTINUE VISIT ST. CATHERINE MONASTERY AND GET AMAZED WITH THE BEAUTIFUL CHURCH AND THE PLACE OF THE BURNING BUSH. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT.  (B,L, D)

DAY 05 (APRIL 22) / MT. SINAI – TABA AND EILAT BORDER – DEAD SEA

EARLY WAKE UP FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO CLIMB MT. SINAI AND DO WHAT MOSES EXACTLY DID AND TO SEE THE AMAZING SUNRISE.  TO THOSE NOT CLIMBING, SHALL BE MET DURING BREAKFAST. CHECK OUT AND  PROCEED TO TABA BORDER TO CROSS TO ISRAEL, AS WE REACH THE BORDER, PREPARE FOR PASSPORT AND DEPARTURE CARD. AFTER BORDER FORMALITIES, MEET OUR LOCAL ISRAELI GUIDE AND DRIVE VIA EILAT AND ARAVA DESERT AND HAVE OUR FIRST LUNCH IN ISRAEL. CONTINUE TO THE DEAD SEA SHORE FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT. (B,L, D)

DAY 06 (APRIL 23) / DEAD SEA – QUMRAN – CANA – NAZARETH – TIBERIAS

EARLY MORNING, WALK FROM YOUR HOTEL TO THE DEAD SEA.  EXPERIENCE AND ENJOY THE “FLOAT” ON THE DEAD SEA, THE LOWEST POINT ON EARTH WHICH IS RICH IN MINERALS GOOD FOR THE SKIN.  RETURN TO YOUR HOTEL TO HAVE BREAKFAST AND READY FOR CHECK OUT. DEPART DEAD SEA AREA AND VISIT QUMRAN WHERE THE SCROLLS OF THE DEAD SEA WERE FOUND.  DRIVE TO THE CITY OF TIBERIAS TO VISIT CANA, THE SITE OF THE FIRST MIRACLE OF JESUS’ CHANGING WATER INTO WINE ON A WEDDING FEAST. HERE WE WILL HAVE OUR THANKSGIVING MASS WITH THE RENEWAL OF MARRIAGE VOWS OF OUR COUPLE PILGRIMS. THEN VISIT NAZARETH, THE TOWN OF JOSEPH AND MARY TO SEE THE CHURCH OF ANNUNCIATION AND JOSEPH’S WORKSHOP. PROCEED TO TIBERIAS FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT (B, L,D)

DAY 07 (APRIL 24) / SEA OF GALILEE – MT. OF BEATITUDES – CAPERNAUM – TABGHA – MT. TABOR

AFTER BREAKFAST BEGIN THE DAY WITH A BOAT RIDE OVER THE SEA OF GALILEE. ENJOY THE SERENITY OF THE LAKE AND FEEL THE PRESENCE OF GOD AS WE VIEW THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF TIBERIAS.  OFF TO NOF GINOSAR, ONE OF THE FAMOUS KIBBUTZS COMMUNITY AND CONTINUE DRIVE TO CAPERNAUM, THE TOWN OF JESUS WHERE HE SPENT MOST OF THE TIME FOR HIS PREACHINGS. ON TO TABGHA, THE PLACE OF THE MULTIPLICATION OF LOAVES AND FISHES AND TO THE PRIMACY OF PETER CHIURCH WHERE JESUS REFERRED TO PETER AS THE ROCK.  VISIT  MT.OF BEATITUDES, SITE WHERE THE FAMOUS SERMON ON THE MOUNT WAS GIVEN. ASCEND TO MT. TABOR WHERE WE WILL SEE THE CHURCH OF TRANSFIGURATION WITH THE CHAPEL OF MOSES AND ELIJAH. DRIVE BACK TO OUR HOTEL IN TIBERIAS FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT. (B,L, D)

DAY 08 (APRIL 25) / YARDENIT – HAIFA – MT.CARMEL – CAESAREA – JAFFA- JERUSALEM

THIS MORNING, DEPART TIBERIAS AND DRIVE TO YARDENIT AND SEE THE HEADWATERS OF THE JORDAN RIVER FOR OUR RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL VOWS. ON TO THE LOWER GALILEE TO HAIFA, WHERE ISRAEL’S PORTS ARE FOUND. VISIT MT. CARMEL AND CHURCH OF MUHRAKA. THEN ALONG THE COASTAL ROAD TO CAESAREA VISIT THE ANCIENT ROMAN CITY.  PRECEDE TO A SHORT VISIT TO TELAVIV, ISRAEL’S FINANCIAL CAPITAL AND FINALLY TO JAFFA, TO VISIT ST. PETER’S CHURCH AND THE HOUSE OF SIMON THE TANNER. CONTINUE TO JERUSALEM FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT. (B,L,D)

DAY 09 (APRIL 26) / JERUSALEM–BETHLEHEM–EIN KAREM-JERUSALEM

TODAY, DRIVE TO BETHLEHEM TO VISIT THE CHURCH OF NATIVITY AND HAVE OUR EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION; VIEW THE MANGER SQUARE INSIDE THE GROTTO AND A SILVER STAR WHICH TRADITIONALLY MARKS THE PLACE WHERE JESUS WAS BORN. SEE THE CHAPEL OF ST. JEROME, FORMERLY A CAVE WHERE HE TRANSLATED THE HOLY BIBLE TO LATIN. VISIT EIN KAREM AND SEE THE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND THE VISITATION CHURCH OR CHURCH OF THE MAGNIFICAT, WHERE THE VIRGIN MARY VISITED HER COUSIN ELIZABETH. IN THE AFTERNOON, STROLL THROUGH THE CITY OF DAVID AND VISIT HIS TOMB AT MT. ZION. VISIT THE CENACULUM HALL OF THE LAST SUPPER AND ON TO THE DORMITION ABBEY, TRADITIONAL SITE OF MARY’S ASSUMPTION TO HEAVEN. STOP AT THE WAILING WALL, THE MOST SACRED PLACE FOR THE JEWS. VIEW THE DOME OF THE ROCK, THE ORIGINAL SITE OF THE TEMPLE WHERE JESUS WAS PRESENTED TO THE FATHER.  OVERNIGHT.  (B,L, D)

DAY 10 (APRIL 27) / OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM

THIS MORNING VISIT THE PATER NOSTER CHURCH WHERE JESUS TAUGHT THE “OUR FATHER” WRITTEN IN MANY LANGUAGES. NEXT TO IT IS THE CHURCH OF ASCENCION WHICH TRADITIONALLY MARKS THE PLACE WHERE JESUS ASCENDED TO HEAVEN, WALK THROUGH THE PALM SUNDAY ROAD AND ARRIVE AT THE CHAPEL OF DOMINUS FLEVITWHERE THE LORD WEPT AFTER SEEING THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM. CONTINUE TO THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE WHERE JESUS PRAYED ON THE NIGHT OF HIS ARREST. PROCEED TO THE CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS OR CHURCH OF AGONY.  CONTINUE TO THE CHURCH OF ST. PETER IN GALLICANTU WHERE JESUS WAS TRIED AND DENIED THREE TIMES. THIS WAS ORIGINALLY THE HOUSE OF CAIPHAS WHERE JESUS WAS PLACED IN A PIT. ENTER THE OLD CITY TO VISIT THE POOL OF BETHESDA WHERE JESUS HEALED A BLIND MAN.  SEE THE CHURCH OF ST. ANNE, TRADITIONAL SITE OF THE HOUSE OF MARY’S PARENTS, ST. ANNE AND ST. JOACHIM. FOLLOW THE STATIONS ALONG THE VIA DOLOROSA FROM THE CHAPEL OF FLAGELLATION TO THE CHURCH OF HOLY SEPULCHRE WHICH WAS BUILT OVER THE SITE OF THE CALVARY AND FINALLY TO THE TOMB OF JESUS. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT.   (B,L, D)

DAY 11 (APRIL 28) / JERSUALEM- ALLENBY BRIDGE-JERASH-AMMAN

AFTER BREAKFAST WE BID ISRAEL GOODBYE AS WE CROSS THE ALLENBY BRIDGE TO ENTER JORDAN.  AFTER BORDER FORMALITIES AND CLEARANCE, MEET OUR TOUR GUIDE AND CONTINUE WITH OUR ROMAN EXPERIENCE AS WE VISIT JERASH, KNOWN TO BE THE LARGEST AND WELL PRESERVED SITES OF ROMAN ARCHITECTURE WITH ITS COLLONADED STREETS, HILLTOP TEMPLES, ROMAN BATHS, AND THEATERS. PROCEED TO OUR HOTEL FOR DINENR AND OVERNIGHT. (B, L, D)

DAY 12 (APRIL 29) / AMMAN-PETRA

AFTER BREAKFAST, TRAVEL DOWN THE DESERT ROAD TO WADI MOUSA TOWARDS THE “RED ROSE CITY” CALLED PETRA (ONE OF THE NEWEST WONDERS OF THE WORLD), AND WHICH WAS INHABITED BY THE NABATEANS FROM 300 B.C. TAKE A HORSE RIDE   THROUGH        THE “CIQ” (CANYON) AND SEE THE TREASURY CARVED IN PINK STONES AND CONTINUE TO THE ROMAN THEATER, THE CORINTHIAN TOMB AND THE PALACE TOMB TO THE ROMAN ROAD. CHECK IN AT OUR HOTEL FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT. (B,L, D)

DAY 13 (APRIL 30) / PETRA-AMMAN-QUEEN ALIA AIRPORT-DUBAI

TODAY WE CHECK OUT AND DRIVE ALONG KING’S HIGHWAY TO THE CHRISTAIN VILLAGE OF MADABA AND SEE THE MOSAIC OF THE HOLYLAND. CONTINUE TO MT. NEBO FROM WHERE MOSES VIEWED THE PROMISED LAND. HERE WE CAN SEE THE JORDAN VALLEY, JERICHO AND THE JUDEAN HILLS. HAVE OUR REFLECTION AND DEPARTURE THANKSGIVING MASS. SEE THE REMAINS OF THE BYZANTINE CHURCH WITH MOSAIC FLOORS. PROCEED TO THE AIRPORT FOR RETURN FLIGHT.(B,L)

DAY 14 (MAY 01) / DUBAI- MANILA

THIS MORNING, GROUP CONTINUES FOR ONWARD FLIGHT TO MANILA.

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