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Sights and Wonders of Israel and Jordan

Experience and be captivated by the wonders of the ancients, faiths and cultures

TOUR COST: STRICTLY GUARANTEED 30 FULL PAYING PAX – ALL IN!

USD$ 3,348.00

– per person based on twin/double/triple sharing

USD$ 2,448.00

– land arrangement only (without airfare and taxes)

October 2 – 13, 2020

INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip economy class airfare on QATAR AIRWAYS
  • Return Cebu-Davao/Manila-Cebu on PAL
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Hotel accommodations on twin /Double or triple sharing
  • FULL BOARD MEALS (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Guided tour all throughout with services of private coach
  • Porter age of one (1) piece luggage at all hotels
  • Use of whispers
  • Jordan visa
  • Airline, Airport and border taxes
  • Mandatory tips for drivers and guides
  • 1 bottle of water daily
  • Wifi on bus
  • Pre-departure briefing with EPHESUS TRAVEL KIT

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION

  • A nonrefundable deposit of USD$500.00 per person upon reservation but not later than 6 months prior departure, payable in USD Dollars or equivalent in peso using tour operator’s rate with photocopy of passport and pilgrim’s waiver form; Full payment due upon ticketing or latest 2 MONTS 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 prior departure
  • Unused portion of the tour is non-refundable.

CONDITIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES

TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE extra or supplement, 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/October 02: CEBU-MANILA or DAVAO-DOHA

Depart from Cebu in the afternoon onto Manila or Davao and take evening flight to Amman via Doha. Enjoy the superb in flight services of this 5* carrier. By this time, you should be handling your boarding passes all the way to Amman and luggage check through to this final destination.

Day 02/October 03: DOHA-AMMAN-ISRAEL

Upon arrival in Doha, check your gate for the onward flight to Amman and while waiting, feel free to check on their duty free but be back at the gate an hour prior departure. Arrive in the same morning at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman. After airport formalities, meet and greet your airport assistant who will be assisting the group to Allenby border. Prepare your passport as the group crosses into Israel, there will be passport control too on both sides of Jordan and Israel. Upon entering Israel, meet your local Israeli guide and proceed to Jericho, the city that Joshua destroyed and is considered as the oldest city in the world.  See the Sycamore Tree which the tax collector climbed to see Jesus and from here you may view as well Mount of Temptation . Lunch enroute. Continue to Kaser El Yahud, the original baptismal site of Jesus as declared by St. John Paul II on the Jordan River and possibly do the renewal of baptismal vows for all pilgrims. Finally to Beit Shean National Park which includes Tel Beit Shean and the ancient city of Beit Shean – Scythopolis. Beit Shean is about 6,000 years old and is one of the oldest cities in the Land of Israel. The name of the ancient city was preserved in the Arab name of the village, Beisan. The tel was first excavated by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania in 1921-1933. The main excavations began in 1986 under the joint auspices of the Antiquities Authority and the Hebrew University. Check in at your Kibbutz hotel for a different dining experience and stay.

Day 03/October 04: MT. OF BEATITUDES-CAPERNAUM-TABGHA-SEA OF GALILEE-NAZARETH-CANA

Early morning, have the chance to visit the agricultural land of Kibbutz Nof Ginosar. We might have the chance to do tree planting activities. Thereafter proceed for breakfast and prepare for today’s tour. Drive to Mt. of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached at the Sermon on the Mount. Proceed to Capernaum where Christ went to live after He left Nazareth. See the ruins of an ancient synagogue, one of the earliest and best preserved of the Galilean synagogues. On to the church built over the ruins of what was believed as the house of St. Peter. Proceed to Tabgha and visit the Benedictine Church of the Multiplication and Church of St. Peter’s Primacy. After which take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee as Jesus and the apostles did. Lunch enroute.  Drive to Nazareth and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation erected over the grotto where according to tradition, the archangel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would be the mother of Christ. Nearby, visit the Church of St. Joseph and his workshop. Then on to Cana where Jesus performed His first miracle, at the request of His mother. Here we will give chance to renew marriage vows of our married couples over our Sunday mass. Drive back to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 04/October 05: HAIFA-TELAVIV-RISHON LEZION-MASSADA-DEAD SEA

Drive north to the direction of Haifa see the beautiful Bahai Shrine and gardens. Then along the coastal road to Caesarea visit the ancient roman city and proceed to a short visit to Tel Aviv, Israel’s financial capital and finally to RISHON LEZION for the visit and commemoration of the OPEN DOORS. See the memorial that honors the Philippines’ efforts at saving Jewish lives during the holocaust. Lunch enroute. In the afternoon, 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).Then on to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth. Experience floating on its mineral rich waters.  Dinner and overnight at your Dead Sea hotel.

Day 05/October 06: JERUSALEM-BETHLEHEM-EIN KAREM-JERUSALEM

Today, drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity and view the manger square inside the grotto and a silver star which traditionally marks the place where Jesus was born. 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 (Western 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.

Day  06/October 07: MT. OF OLIVESOLD 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 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. Continue to the church of St. Peter in Gallicantu where Jesus was tried and denied three times. This was originally the house of Caiaphas 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 Sepulcher which was built over the site of the Calvary and finally to the tomb of Jesus. Dinner and overnight.

Day 07/October 08: JERUSALAEM-NEW CITY

Today we shall see the Modern Jerusalem:  Start our day with the view of the Hadasa hospital with the beautiful Chagall windows. Continue visit to Yad Vashem*, Israel’s museum and memorial to the Holocaust. Whole afternoon free to stroll the beautiful city of Jerusalem on your own and for last minute shopping. You may want o visit the Jerusalem mall or the highly recommended Mamilla open mall.

Day 08/October 09: JERUSALEM-ALLENBY-JERASH-AMMAN

After breakfast we bid Israel goodbye as we cross back via Allenby border 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 colonnaded streets, hilltop temples, roman baths, and theaters. Proceed to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 09/October 10: 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. For those who wish to experience PETRA BY NIGHT, meet at the lobby to meet your guide.

Day 10/October 11: PETRA-WADI RUM-AQABA

Today have your breakfast and checkout. Drive towards Wadi Rum also known as the valley of the moon, a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in southern Jordan 60km (37mi) to the east of Aqaba; it is the largest Wadi in Jordan. Have your unique Sunday Eucharistic celebration in the desert. On to Aqaba resort hotel for your farewell dinner and overnight.

Day 11/October 12: AQABA-MT.NEBO-AMMAN-DOHA

This morning, enjoy the greatest asset of Aqaba which is the Red Sea itself known for its beautiful corals and best spot for diving and snorkeling. Have a relaxing swim at its’ pristine waters. After lunch, 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 FINAL thanksgiving mass. See the remains of the byzantine church with mosaic floors. Prepare transfer to the airport as we bid goodbye to Jordan.

Day 12/October 13: DOHA-MANILA-CEBU

Depart Doha at early morning and arrive Manila same afternoon where group can take connecting flight to Cebu.  HOME SWEET HOME!

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