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.