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EGYPT, ISRAEL, AND JORDAN

with Rev. Fr. ARTEMIO "TEM" FABROS
March 16 - 27, 2020

TOUR COST: based on TWIN/TRIPLE SHARING – ALL IN!!!

US$ 3,270.00

based on minimum 20 paying paxs

Optional:

If wanted single/solo room: US$680.00

March 16 to 27, 2020

NOTE:

FOR DEPARTURES FROM USA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA OR ANY OTHER COUNTRIES, PLEASE EMAIL US FOR RECALCULATION, THANK YOU!

INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip economy class airfare on Emirates Airline
  • Airline and border taxes
  • Roundtrip transfers
  • Hotel accommodations on Guaranteed 4 star 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
  • Jordan and Egypt visas
  • Pre-departure briefing with EPHESUS TRAVEL KIT

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION

  • 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;
  • DEPOSIT should not be later than 6 months prior departure date
  • Full payment due upon ticketing deadline but which should not be later than one month 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 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.

Rates are subject to change without prior notice and upon room and flight availability

ITINERARY

DAY 01 – MARCH 16 – MANILA – CAIRO

DEPART MANILA in the morning and take CONNECTING FLIGHT TO CAIRO, EGYPT .  ARRIVE CAIRO IN THE AFTERNOON, MEET OUR AIRPORT ASSISTANT AND AFTER AIRPORT FORMALITIES PROCEED TO OUR COACH AND HAVE OUR CITY ORIENTATION. HAVE OUR ARRIVAL THANKSGIVING MASS AT ST. JOSEPH ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. THEN WE PREPARE TRANSFER FOR OUR NILE RIVER DINNER CRUISE WHERE WE SHALL HAVE OUR FIRST TASTE OF EGYPTIAN CULTURE. OVERNIGHT IN CAIRO. (D)

DAY 02 – MARCH 17 – CAIRO

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. AFTER LUNCH, 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 AT THE EGYPTIAN MUSEUM, DINNER AND OVERNIGHT AT OUR HOTEL. (B,L, D)

DAY 03 – MARCH 18 – 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 04 – MARCH 19 – 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 05 – MARCH 20 – DEAD SEA – QUMRAN – CANA – NAZARETH  

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.  CHECK IN AT OUR HOTEL FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT (B, L,D)

DAY 06 – MARCH 21 – 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 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 NAZARETH FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT. (B,L, D)

DAY 07 – MARCH 22 – YARDENIT – HAIFA – MT.CARMEL – EIN KAREM-MT. ZION – JERUSALEM

THIS MORNING, DEPART NAZARETH 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 AND THE BEAUTIFUL  BAHAI GARDENS CAN BE VIEWED. 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. CONTINUE TO BETHLEHEM  FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT. (B,L,D)

DAY 08 – MARCH 23 – BETHLEHEM – MT. OF OLIVES – OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM

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. DRIVE TO MT. OF OLIVES 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 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. 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 09 – MARCH 24 – JERSUALEM – ALLENBY BRIDGE – PETRA

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 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)

DAY10 – MARCH 25 – PETRA – JERASH – AMMAN

TODAY WE CHECK OUT AND DRIVE ALONG KING’S HIGHWAY TO THE CHRISTAIN VILLAGE OF MADABA AND SEE THE MOSAIC OF THE HOLYLAND, THEN 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. CHECK IN AT OUR HOTEL IN AMMAN FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT.

DAY 11 – MARCH 26 – AMMAN – DEPARTURE

TODAY WE DRIVE TO MT. NEBO FROM WHERE MOSES VIEWED THE PROMISED LAND. HERE WE CAN SEE THE JORDAN VALLEY, JERICHO AND THE JUDEAN HILLS. HAVE A  REFLECTION OF OUR HOLYLAND PIGRIMAGE AND CELEBRATE OUR FINAL THANKSGIVING MASS. SEE THE REMAINS OF THE BYZANTINE CHURCH WITH MOSAIC FLOORS. AFTER LUNCH, VISIT A MOSAIC INSTITUTE WHERE CREATION OF DIFFERENT MOSAIC PRODUCTS SHALL BE DEMOSTRATED AND HAVE A CHANCE TO TAKE HOME  A FINAL PRODUCT OF DIFFERENT VARIETIES . FREE TIME UNTIL TRANSFER TO AIRPORT FOR RETURN FLIGHT.

DAY 12 – MARCH 27 – QUEEN ALIA AIRPORT – HOMEWARDS

DEPART EARLY MORNING AND TAKE CONNECTING FLIGHT TO MANILA. ARRIVE IN THE EVENING. HOME SWEET HOME.

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