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Holy Land - Experience The Bible Comes to Life!

egypt | israel | jordan

TOUR COST:
based on minimum 20 FULL paying passengers on TWIN /TRIPLE

USD $ 2,580 /pax*

USD $ 2,580 /pax**

USD$ 720 /pax***

March 25 to April 7, 2019

 

*Depart and return MANILA

**Depart and return CLARK

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

INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip economy class airfare via EMIRATES AIRLINE
  • 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 Experienced tour escort and pilgrimage chaplain
  • Jordan visa
  • Pre-departure briefing with TRAVEL KIT

TO ADD

TO ADD from the TOUR COST:
USD$ 276.00 – Total taxes on ticket (subj. to change)
USD$ 123.00 – Border taxes
USD$ 144.00 – Mandatory tips to tour guides, drivers, porters and waiters
USD$ 40.00 – Travel Insurance (59y/o below for those taking return Manila only) subject to change

 

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

PAYMENT & CANCELLATIONS

  • A nonrefundable deposit of USD$500.00 per person upon reservation payable in USD Dollars or equivalent in PESO or AUD 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: MANILA – DUBAI
DEPART MANILA IN THE EVENING via EMIRATES AIRLINE AND ENJOY THEIR IN FLIGHT SERVICES.

DAY 02: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 YOUR HOTEL IN NAZARETH FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT (B, L,D)

DAY 07: 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 NAZARETH FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT. (B,L, D)

DAY 08: 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 BETHLEHEM FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT. (B,L,D)

DAY 09: BETHLEHEM – EIN KAREM – BETHELEM
TODAY, 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. BACK TO BETHLEHEM FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT. (B,L, D)

DAY 10: BETHLEHEM – OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM
THIS MORNING DRIVE TO JERUSALEM AND 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. BACK TO BETHLEHEM FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT. (B,L, D)

DAY 11: BETHLEHEM – 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: 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: 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: DUBAI – MANILA
THIS MORNING, GROUP CONTINUES FOR ONWARD FLIGHT TO SYDNEY or MANILA.

Promo Rate: ALL IN!!!


based on minimum 15 FULL paying passengers on TWIN/DOUBLE/TRIPLE

USD $ 2,540 /pax

OPTIONAL: US$40.00 – Travel Insurance

 

April 27 to May 5, 2019

with Fr. Alberto Guaba, Pilgrimage Chaplain

INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip economy class airfare 

  • Roundtrip transfers

  • Hotel accommodations on Guaranteed 4stars hotels

  • FULL BOARD MEALS (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

  • Guided tour all through out with services of private coach

  • Porter age of one (1) piece BIG luggage in all hotels

  • Services of Experienced tour escort

  • Pre-departure briefing with TRAVEL KIT

PAYMENT & CANCELLATIONS

  • A nonrefundable deposit of USD$500.00 per person upon reservation payable in USD Dollars or equivalent in PESO or AUD 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 27 | MANILA-TEL AVIV
DEPART MANILA IN THE EVENING VIA THE BEST AIRLINE IN THE WORLD AND ENJOY ITS INFLIGHT SERVICES. FOLLOW THE MONITOR AND TAKE CONNECTING FLIGHT TO TEL AVIV.

DAY 02 / APRIL 28 | ARRIVE TEL AVIV-JAFFA-DEAD SEA
TAKE CONNECTING FLIGHT TO TELAVIV. ARRIVE BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN THE MORNING. AFTER AIRPORT FORMALITIES, MEET OUR LOCAL GUIDE AND PROCEED TO OUR TOUR BUS. HAVE OUR ORIENTATION OF THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF TEL AVIV, DRIVING ALONG THE MEDITERANEAN COAST. ARRIVE AT THE CITY OF JAFFA TO VISIT ST. PETER’S CHURCH AND THE HOUSE OF SIMON THE TANNER. HAVE OUR ARRIVAL THANKSGIVING SUNDAY MASS AT ST. PETER’S CHURCH. LUNCH ENROUTE AND DRIVE STRAIGHT TO ONE OF ISRAEL’S FAVORITE TOURIST DESTINATION, THE DEAD SEA AREA. CHECK IN AT OUR HOTEL FOR A GOOD REST AFTER A LONG FLIGHT.YOU MAY OPT TO CHECK AND TRY THE INDOOR SPA FACILITIES WHICH IS ONE OF THE BEST IN A HOTEL IN THE DEAD SEA. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT. (L, D)

DAY 03 / APRIL 29 | DEAD SEA-MASSADA-QUMRAN-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. DEPART DEAD SEA AREA AND PROCEED TO MASSADA – RUINS OF KING HEROD’S MOUNTAINTOP FORTRESS AND LAST STRONGHOLD OF THE JEWISH REVOLT AGAINST THE ROMANS IN 73 C.E. (ASCEND AND DESCEND BY CABLE CAR). CONTINUE TO QUMRAN AND SEE THE CAVES OF THE ESSENCES WHERE DEAD SEA SCROLLS WHERE FOUND BY A SHEPHERD BOY. VISIT QUMRAN WHERE THE SCROLLS OF THE DEAD SEA WERE FOUND. AFTER LUNCH, DRIVE TO THE CITY OF NAZARETH, THE TOWN OF JOSEPH AND MARY TO SEE THE CHURCH OF ANNUNCIATION AND JOSEPH’S WORKSHOP. PROCEED TO OUR HOTEL FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT (B, L,D)

DAY 04 / APRIL 30 | CANA- SEA OF GALILEE – MT. OF BEATITUDES-CAPERNAUM – TABGHA – MT. TABOR
AFTER BREAKFAST, PROCEED TO CANA THE SITE OF THE FIRST MIRACLE OF JESUS’ CHANGING WATER INTO WINE ON A WEDDING FEAST. HERE WE WILL HAVE OUR EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION WITH THE RENEWAL OF MARRIAGE VOWS OF OUR COUPLE PILGRIMS. CONTINUE DRIVE TO CAPERNAUM, THE TOWN OF JESUS WHERE SHE 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 CHURCH WHERE JESUS
REFERRED TO PETER AS THE ROCK. HAVE OUR SPECIAL LUNCH OF ST. PETER’S FISH. THEN ON TO OUR RELAXING AND BEAUTIFUL 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. 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, 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 05 / MAY 01 | YARDENIT-HAIFA-MT. CARMEL-CAESAREA-JERUSALEM
THIS MORNING, DEPART TIBERIAS AND DRIVE TO YARDENIT, THE TRADITIONAL SITE FOR THE RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL VOWS. HERE RUNS THE WATER FROM THE JORDAN RIVER WHERE JESUS WAS BAPTIZED BY ST.
JOHN THE BAPTIST. ON TO HAIFA, WHERE ISRAEL’S PORTS ARE FOUND. VIEW AND HAVE A PHOTO STOP AT THE FAMOUS AND AMAZING BAHAI GARDENS. VISIT MT. CARMEL CHURCH AND HONOR OUR LADY WITH OUR NOVENA MASS. THEN ALONG THE COASTAL ROAD TO CAESAREA VISIT THE ANCIENT ROMAN CITY. CONTINUE TO JERUSALEM FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT. (B,L,D)

DAY 06 / MAY 02 | JERUSALEM-BETHLEHEM-EIN KAREM-MT. ZION-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. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT IN JERUSALEM. (B,L, D)

DAY 07 / MAY 03 | MT. OF OLIVES-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 WILL SEE THE VERY ROCK OF AGONY RIGHT AT THE ALTAR. 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. HAVE OUR FIRST FRIDAY MASS AT THIS BEAUTIFUL CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT IN JERUSALEM. (B,L, D)

DAY 08 / MAY 04 | JERUSALEM-DEPARTURE
AFTER BREAKFAST WE BID ISRAEL GOODBYE AS WE PROCEED TO THE AIRPORT FOR OUR FLIGHT BACK HOME.

DAY 09/ MAY 05 ARRIVAL MANILA
TAKE CONNECTING FLIGHT TO MANILA, HOME SWEET HOME!

TOUR COST:
based on minimum 20 FULL paying passengers on TWIN /TRIPLE

USD $ 2,890 /pax

USD$ 680 /pax*

Let’s Look for a Common Ground
Visit Jordan, Israel & Egypt

May 6 to 17, 2019

 

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

INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip economy class airfare via Emirates Airline
  • Roundtrip transfers
  • Hotel accommodations on twin or triple sharing
  • FULL BOARD MEALS (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Guided tours all through out with services of private coach
  • Porter age of one (1) piece luggage at all hotels
  • Services of Filipino tour escort
  • Jordan and Egypt Visa
  • Pre-departure briefing with EPHESUS TRAVEL KIT

TO ADD

US$ 680 – Single Supplement
US$ 198.00 – Approximate taxes (subj. to change)
US$ 123.00 – Border taxes
US$ 130.00 – Mandatory tips
US$ 40.00 – Travel Insurance (Optional and subj. to change)

 

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

PAYMENT & CANCELLATIONS

  • A nonrefundable deposit of USD$500.00 per person upon reservation payable in USD Dollars or equivalent in PESO or AUD 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: MANILA – AMMAN
DEPART MANILA MIDNIGHT and take CONNECTING FLIGHT TO AMMAN, JORDAN.

DAY 02: AMMAN – JERASH – AMMAN
Arrive in the morning. Meet and assist upon arrival at the airport. Continue to Jerash Known to be the largest and well preserved sites of Roman Architecture with its Colonnaded Streets, Hilltop Temples, Roman Baths, And Theaters. After lunch, drive to Amman for city tour. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Amman.

DAY 03: AMMAN – PETRA
After breakfast drive to Petra to visit the ancient city. Enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of this Red Rose City rich in history. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Petra.

DAY 04: PETRA – MADABA – SHEIK HUSSEIN BORDER – TIBERIAS
Today drive back to the city of Amman and visit Madaba and see the original mosaic of the Holy land map. Continue to Mt. Nebo from where Moses viewed the Promised Land Lunch in Jordan. Drive to Sheik Hussein 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 to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

DAY 05: 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, visit the place of the multiplication of loaves and fishes and to the primacy of Peter Church 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.

DAY 06: YARDENIT – CANA – NAZARETH – HAIFA – CAESAREA – TELAVIV – JAFFA – JERUSALEM
After breakfast drive to Yardenit the traditional Baptismal sight where we commemorate the baptism of Jesus by St. John the Baptist. On to Cana, the site of the first miracle of Jesus’ changing water into wine on a wedding feast. Then visit Nazareth, the town of Joseph and Mary to see the Church of Annunciation and Joseph’s workshop. Continue drive to the beautiful city of Haifa for a Panoramic view of Haifa Bay and the amazing Bahai Gardens. After lunch, we visit Caesarea and see the Amphitheater and the Aqueduct built by King Herod the Great. And finally pass by Tel Aviv, Israel’s financial capital and to Jaffa, to visit St. Peter’s church and the house of Simon the tanner. Continue to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight

DAY 07: JERUSALEM – YAD VASHEM – EIN KAREM -BETHLEHEM
After breakfast full day tour of Jerusalem, starting with a visit to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum dedicated to the 6Million Jews who suffered during the Nazi’s time. Continue to 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. Drive to Bethlehem for lunch and thereafter visit the Nativity Church where you can view and touch the Nativity star which marks the birthplace of our Savior. Next to it is the mangers square. End the day at a factory shop for all your souvenir items and religious articles. Back to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 08: MT. OF OLIVES-MT. ZION – OLD CITY
After breakfast drive to Mt. OF Olives for a panoramic view of Old Jerusalem, visit the Pater Noster church where Jesus taught the Our Father. Descend to Dominus Flevit where Jesus wept and saw the destruction of Jerusalem, and on to the Garden of Gethsemane. Lunch in Jerusalem. Visit Mt. Zion and see the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu and continue to the Old city to visit the Western Wall, the holiest place for the Jews and finally to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Back to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 09: JERUSALEM – JERICHO – QUMRAN – DEAD SEA
After breakfast, prepare for check out and drive to Jericho via the Jordan valley for a panoramic view of Mt. of Temptation convent and see the famous Sycamore tree. Lunch in Jericho. Drive to Qumran national park where the Dead Sea scrolls were found and end the day at the Dead Sea for a float experience. Dinner and overnight in Dead Sea.

DAY 10: DEAD SEA – TABA AND EILAT – MT SINAI
After early breakfast, check out and continue to drive to Taba and Eilat border for crossing to Egypt. Again, as we reach the border prepare your passport and departure card. After border formalities, meet our local Egyptian guide and drive to Mt. Sinai for dinner and overnight.

DAY 11: MT SINAI – CAIRO
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, visit St. Catherine Monastery and get amazed with the beautiful church and the place of the burning bush. On our way to Cairo, Ras Sedr springs and continue to the Suez Canal area to cross under the water tunnel into Cairo. Late lunch as the group arrives Cairo 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.

DAY 12: CAIRO – DEPARTURE
Start our 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. See also the Egyptian Museum which houses many of history’s artifacts. After lunch prepare for transfer to the airport for our return flight home via Dubai. Arrive Dubai and take connecting flight to Manila

DAY 13: ARRIVAL in MANILA
Home sweet home!

TOUR COST:
based on minimum 20 FULL paying passengers

USD $ 3,190 /pax*

USD $ 3,990 /pax**

USD$ 694 /pax***

Visits to the Most Important BIBLICAL Sites in Jordan, Israel & Egypt

September 18 to 30, 2019

*Depart and return MANILA

**Depart and return SYDNEY

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

INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip economy class airfare

  • Roundtrip transfers

  • Hotel accommodations on Guaranteed 4* DELUXE hotels

  • FULL BOARD MEALS (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

  • Guided tour all throughout with services of private coach

  • Porterage of one (1) piece luggage in all hotels

  • Services of Filipino tour escort and pilgrimage chaplain

TO ADD

USD$ 694.00 – Single supplement, applicable only for those who wish to take single room
USD$ 188.00 – 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 (59y/o below)

 

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

PAYMENT & CANCELLATIONS

  • A nonrefundable deposit of USD$500.00 per person upon reservation payable in USD Dollars or equivalent in PESO or AUD 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 / September 18: MANILA / SYDNEY – CAIRO
DEPART MANILA or SYDNEY MIDNIGHT and take CONNECTING FLIGHT TO CAIRO, EGYPT.

DAY 02 / September 19: 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 / September 20: 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 / September 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 / September 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. 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 / September 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 / September 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 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 / September 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 / September 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. (B,L, D)

DAY 10 / September 27: OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM
THIS MORNING VISIT THE PATERNOSTER CHURCH WHERE JESUS TAUGHT THE “OUR FATHER” WRITTEN IN MANY LANGUAGES. NEXT TO IT IS THE CHURCH OF ASCENSION 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 / September 28: JERUSALEM – 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 / September 29: 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 THROUGHOUT 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 / September 30: 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 / October 01: ARRIVE MANILA OR OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO DUBAI…

TOUR COST:
based on minimum 20 FULL paying passengers on TWIN /TRIPLE

USD $ 2,890 /pax*

USD $ 3,890 /pax**

USD $ 694 /pax***

With Pilgrimage Chaplain

October 5 to 18, 2019

 

*Depart and return MANILA

**Depart and return SYDNEY

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

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

TO ADD

USD$ 240.00 – 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 (59y/o below)

 

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

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 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, 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 / October 05: MANILA/SYDNEY – CAIRO
DEPART MANILA or SYDNEY MIDNIGHT and take CONNECTING FLIGHT TO CAIRO, EGYPT.

DAY 02 / October 06: 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 / October 07: 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 / October 08: 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 / October 09: 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 / October 10: 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 / October 11: 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 / October 12: 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 / October 13: 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/ October 14: 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 / October 15: 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 / October 16: 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 / October 17: 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 / October 18: ARRIVE MANILA OR OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO DUBAI…

TOUR COST:
based on minimum 20 FULL paying passengers on TWIN /TRIPLE

USD $ 2,980 /pax*

USD $ 3,990 /pax**

USD $ 694 /pax***

With Pilgrimage Chaplain

November 9 to 22, 2019

 

*Depart and return MANILA

**Depart and return SYDNEY

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

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

TO ADD

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 (59y/o below)

 

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

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 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, 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 / 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 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: JERUSALEM – 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…

DUBAI – ABU DHABI EXTENSION TOUR 2019

TOUR COST:
Minimum 10 pax travelling together

USD $ 830 /pax*

USD $ 425 /pax**

 

*based on twin or triple sharing

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

INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip Airport transfers
  • Hotel accommodations on GUARANTEED 4* twin/triple sharing with daily breakfasts
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Guided tours all throughout with coach service
  • All taxes and Dirham ta

TO ADD

USD$ 85.00 – Tourism Dirham Tax

USD$ 30.00 – Mandatory tip

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 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, 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 1: ARRIVAL DUBAI
Upon arrival, meet and assist. Transfer to hotel for check in and overnight.

DAY 2: DUBAI
After breakfast proceed to DUBAI CITY Tour. To experience the modern and ancient city tour o f Dubai, our route takes us to the highest buildings in the Middle East. After a short break by the Creek we arrive to the oldest part of the city, Bastakia where old wind-towered houses of wealthy merchants are still to be seen. Close by we visit the fascinating Dubai Museum in the Al Fahidi Fort, which has been there almost for two centuries defending the settlers of early days. We continue our tour through material market taking a closer look at the wind-towers on our way to Abras, local water taxis that will take us across the Creek to the area of spice and gold souks. As the final destination of this four hour tour we will walk through the bustling alleys of these souks being amazed by mystical aromas of numerous spices and the breath-taking amount of dazzling jewelry varying from traditional to the latest designs at amazingly affordable prices displayed by almost 200 shops.

Then in the afternoon wait at the pick up point for HALF DAY DESERT SAFARI WITH BBQ DINNER. An adventure like no other, the desert safari will start off by driving over sand dunes of varying colours and heights, riding luxurious four-wheel drive vehicles. All throughout this ride, you will be enthralled by the spectacular scenery that nature has to offer. An opportunity to view the full glory of an Arabian Desert sunset will be a cherished experience. A traditional Arabian campsite awaits you for more activities to savor. Opportunities to ride a camel, smoke aromatic Shisha (water pipe), sand surf, or have a traditional henna painting done are all part of the experience. As for the grand culmination, a 3-course Arabic feast is to be enjoyed, having the moonlit sky and an Arabian folk music as background completing the mood. Back to hotel for overnight. (B,D)

DAY 3: DUBAI- ABU DHABI
After breakfast, drive to Abu Dhabi for City Tour. This tour is the ideal way to discover the beautiful capital of Abu Dhabi. On our way from Dubai we will pass the Jebel Ali Port –The largest man-made port in the world and the thriving Jebel Ali Free Zone. Afterwards we will stop at a carpet market where a huge variety of fabulous carpets from all around the world are being sold at very affordable prices. A buffet lunch will be enjoyed at one of the best restaurants. Our tour continues to the old souk where you can experience the bustle of everyday life and magnificent Abu Dhabi

Corniche up to the end of the breakwater that stretches out into the sea, giving you a splendid view of the city skyline. We then visit a local crafts where local handicrafts based on the traditional “tali” handwork are made. Our tour ends with a short round at the Dhow yard where traditional boats are built the same way they have been for hundreds of years. Then spend the rest of the afternoon at Ferrari World. Ferrari World is a Ferrari themed amusement park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The central park is situated under a 200,000 m2 (2,152,782 sq ft) roof making it the largest indoor amusement park in the world. Ferrari World officially opened on 4 November 2010. The theme park is home to Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster. Dinner and overnight. (B, D)

DAY 4: DUBAI
Today we proceed to The Palm Island – set to be the 8th wonder of the world – Dubai Marina – World’s largest master planned waterfront development of its kind – and Emirates Hills – offering the ultimate life style experience up to Atlantis Hotel. Time permitting, visit the latest Dubai Miracle garden and be amazed by its beauty! Then proceed to Emirates and Dubai Mall for some shopping and leisure. In the evening, the group will proceed for Dhow Dinner Cruise Enjoy an unforgettable evening cruising along the Dubai Creek onboard our traditionally decorated Dhow. A sumptuous buffet dinner will be served including continental and oriental dishes. Soft drinks and mineral water are included. Experience the atmosphere of Dubai by night accompanied by Arabic music. (B.D)

DAY 5: DUBAI – MANILA / SYDNEY
Prepare for transfer to the airport for return flight homewards. HOME SWEET HOME

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