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EGYPT, ISRAEL, AND JORDAN with Rev. Fr. Artemio “Tem” Fabros

Experience the Bible Comes to Life

Tour Cost:

based on minimum 20 FULL PAYING PASSENGERS

USD      $2,980.00

– Depart & return Manila

USD      $3,990.00

– Depart & return Sydney

USD$   694.00

– Single supplement, applicable only for those who wish to take single room

USD      $235.00

– AIRLINE TAXES including PHILIPPINE TRAVEL TAX (subject to change until final ticketing)

USD      $96.00

– BORDER TAXES and EGYPT VISA FEE

USD      $144.00

– Mandatory tips (Drivers, guides, waiters, porters at hotels and border

USD      $40.00

– Travel Insurance (59 y/o below)

NOTE: FOR DEPARTURES ON OTHER CITIES IN AUSTRALIA, USA, CANADA OR ANY OTHER COUNTRIES, PLEASE EMAIL US FOR RECALCULATION, THANK YOU!

Departure date:

November 09- 22, 2019

INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip economy class airfare
  • Roundtrip transfers
  • Hotel accommodations on Guaranteed 4* DELUXE hotels
  • FULL BOARD MEALS (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Guided tour all through out with services of private coach
  • Porter age of one (1) piece luggage in all hotels
  • Services of Filipino tour escort and pilgrimage chaplain
  • Jordan visa
  • Pre-departure briefing with TRAVEL KIT

 

PAYMENT & CANCELLATIONS

  • A non-refundable 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 4 months prior departure date
  • Full payment due upon ticketing deadline but which should not be later than 2 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. 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 /  November 09 – MANILA / SYDNEY – CAIRO

DEPART MANILA or SYDNEY MIDNIGHT and take CONNECTING FLIGHT TO CAIRO, EGYPT.  

DAY 02 / November 10 – CAIRO

ARRIVE CAIRO IN THE MORNING, MEET OUR AIRPORT ASSISTANT AND AFTER AIRPORT FORMALITIES PROCEED TO OUR COACH AND HAVE OUR CITY ORIENTATION. 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”. CHECK-IN AT OUR HOTEL FOR A LITTLE REST AND QUICK WARM SHOWER. THEN IN THE EVENING, PREPARE FOR THE NILE RIVER DINNER CRUISE. (L, D)

DAY 03 / November 11 – CAIRO

START OUR DAY WITH OUR ARRIVAL THANKSGIVING MASS AT ST. JOSEPH ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. FULL DAY TOUR IN CAIRO WHICH INCLUDES VISIT TO THE GREAT PYRAMIDS OF GIZA, SPHINX, THE PAPYRUS FACTORY WHERE YOU CAN FIND EGYPT’S FINEST WORK OF ANCIENT PAPER ART. CAP THE DAY AT THE EGYPTIAN MUSEUM DINNER AND OVERNIGHT AT OUR HOTEL. (B, L, D)

DAY 04 / November 12 – CAIRO – MT. SINAI

AFTER EARLY BREAKFAST, WE CHECK OUT AND CONTINUE TO 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 / November 13 – 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. AFTER BREAKFAST, WE CHECK OUT AND THEN 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 WHERE WE SHALL HAVE OUR LUNCH. CONTINUE DRIVE TO THE DEAD SEA SHORE AND CHECK IN AT OUR HOTEL. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT. (B,L, D)

DAY 06 / November 14 – 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 / November  15 – 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 COMMUNITIES 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 VISIT THE CHURCH OF TRANSFIGURATION AND WE SHALL HAVE OUR EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION. SEE  THE CHAPELS OF MOSES AND ELIJAH AND OUTSIDE THE CHURCH ON THE EXTENDED VERANDAH, VIEW THE BEAUTIFUL JEZREEL VALLEY. DRIVE BACK TO OUR HOTEL IN TIBERIAS FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT. (B,L, D)

DAY 08 / November 16 – 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 / November 17 – 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. (B,L, D)

DAY 10 / November 18 – 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 FLEVIT WHERE 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 WHERE WE SHALL HAVE OUR MASS. 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 / November 19 – 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. HAVE OUR SUNDAY MASS THEN PROCEED TO OUR HOTEL FOR DINENR AND OVERNIGHT. (B, L, D)

DAY 12 / November 20 – AMMAN – PETRA

AFTER BREAKFAST, TRAVEL DOWN THE DESERT ROAD TO WADI MOUSA TOWARDS THE “RED ROSE CITY” CALLED PETRA (ONE OF THE NEWEST SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD), AND WHICH WAS INHABITED BY THE NABATEANS FROM 300 B.C. TAKE A HORSE RIDE THROUGHT 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 / November 21 – PETRA – AMMAN – DEPARTURE

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 AND EUCHARISTIC MASS. SEE THE REMAINS OF THE BYZANTINE CHURCH WITH MOSAIC FLOORS. PROCEED TO THE AIRPORT FOR DEPARTURE

DAY 14 / November 22 – ARRIVE MANILA OR OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO DUBAI…

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