Christianity has a strong tradition of pilgrimages, both to sites relevant to the New Testament narrative (especially in the Holy Land) and to sites associated with later saints or miracles.The first pilgrimages were made to sites connected with the ministry of Jesus. Aside from the early example of Origen, who "in search of the traces of Jesus, the disciples and the prophets",already found local folk prompt to show him the actual location of the Gadarene swine in the mid-3rd century, surviving descriptions of Christian pilgrimages to the Holy Land and Jerusalem date from the 4th century.
Assemble at Indian International Airport to board our flight to Amman. Welcome to Amman, Capital of theHashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Arriving at Queen Alia International Airport, meet & assist through allformalities. The tour starts immediately after we finish of all Visa formalities. We proceed to Mount Nebo, ten minutes west of Madaba, which rises at the end of the long chain skirting the Dead Sea and offers spectacular views of the Jordan River.
It was the final station in the life of the prophet Moses. It was from here that Moses
viewed the Promised Land before he died. Then visit the old Church on top of the mountain. Before check-in at hotel have a panoramic city tour, visit Madaba (the city of Mosaics) , Greek Orthodox Church of St. George the main attraction is the fabulous Mosaic Map housed inside the church. & Mukawir. Have dinner and overnight stay in Hotel in Amman.
After breakfast we proceed to discover the archaeological treasures of Petra on a full day tour. We first take a walk through the land of the Moab and the fortress of Machaerus. Walk thru the “Siq” an immense crack in the Nabatean sandstone. The Nabateans carved a city out of the rose red rock and the Treasury, El Khazneh.
Have dinner and overnight at hotel in Amman.
After breakfast drive to the Jordanian – Israeli border and cross the Allenby Bridge over the Jordan River to the Holy Land. Visit Jericho, Mt. of Temptations and the Baptismal site. We travel to Mount of Temptation from there where we renew our baptismal vows right at the Jordan River Yardenit. On the way to Jericho we see the Sycamore Tree. Later we drive to the hotel have dinner and overnight stay in Nazareth. Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum,
After breakfast visit Mount of Beatitude where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount, Boat Ride in Sea of Galilee. We continue on to Tabgha, the traditional site of the multiplication of loaves and fish followed by a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, (where Jesus calmed the storm and walked on the waters) to board a replica of a Galilean fishing boat of that time (we will stop here for a special Lunch – St. Peter’s Fish) then continue to Capernaum where we visit the synagogue and the house of St. Peter.
Then visit the Church of the Annunciation built over Mary’s House, and walk across the courtyard to St. Joseph’s workshop. We will visit Mary’s well and collect some water. We drive to the Church of the Wedding at Cana, where we renew our marriage vows at the place where Jesus performed His first miracle of changing water into wine.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Bethlehem.
after breakfast we go to the Mount of Olives where the Chapel of Ascension is situated which commemorates the ascent of Jesus to Heaven. The Church of Pater Noster where according to tradition, lays the cave where Jesus brought his disciples and spoke to them about the mystery of the end. It is also believed to be the place; Jesus gave the Lord's Prayer to his disciples (Matt 6:9-13).
Then we go to the Palm Sunday Road where Jesus makes a triumphant entry to Jerusalem - an event mentioned in four Canonical Gospels. (Mathew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-40, John 12: 12-19), then we stop at the Chapel of Dominius Flevit, where Jesus wept over the imminent destruction of Jerusalem (Luke 19:41- 44). The chapel is built in the shape of a tear as a reminder to this event. and from there walk down the Palm Road to Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed while Judas betrayed him to the Romans (Luke 22:39-46).Take a look at Olive trees in the garden which are more than 100 years old.
Visit the Basilica of the Agony (Church of all Nations), which stands out from afar. From there a short drive to Mount Zion, to visit the room of the Last Supper- where we remember the last supper and the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on Pentecost) and the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles.
Our next attraction here is the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu. The church takes its name from the Latin word “Gallicantu” meaning cock crow. This is in commemoration of Peter’s triple rejection of Jesus. Mark 14:66-72. The church is believed to be the location of Caiaphas house. After visiting Tomb of Virgin we
proceed to the Shepherds field where the angel appeared and announced the birth of Jesus Christ to the Shepherds. At the entrance of the Church it is written “Gloria in Excelsis Deo” meaning Glory to God in the Highest. In Luke 2:8-20 we can see the description in detail. And now this is the time to go to the Church of Nativity, the birth place of our Lord. We will also visit the Grotto of St. Jerome who lived and worked in Jerusalem from 384 AD and he was buried in a cave beneath the church of Nativity. Now we go the Milk Grotto is a serene grotto only a few minutes walk from the Manger Square. The tradition says that the Holy Family took refuge here during the slaughter of the innocents. Being this as our last day in Jerusalem we say thanks to our Lord.
Proceed to hotel, dinner and overnight stay at Bethlehem.
After breakfast we drive to visit Ein Karem and see the birthplace and Church of St John the Baptist and the Basilica of the Visitation.
Then we continue to the Crusader Church of St. Anne, a Roman Catholic Church erected over the traditional site of the birth place of Anne (Hannah) the mother of Mary, is an excellent example of Romanesque Architecture. The Church is next to the Bethesda Pool where Jesus healed a paralytic (John 5:1-18). Here you can see the ruins of the Roman Temple to the God of Medicine and remains of Byzantine Church built over the Temple.
Then we continue to pray the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief) (Mark 15:1-47), traditionally accepted as the last route trodden by Jesus. Follow the 14 Stations of the Cross to Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified marking significant events along the route. We will see the Pilate's Judgment
hall; the Chapel of the Flagellation where, according to tradition, the Roman soldiers scourged Jesus and placed a crown of thorns on His head the Ecce Homo Arch and the Convent of the Sisters of Zion. Early tradition held that Pontius Pilate stood here and thundered "Ecce Homo!" Which means "Behold the man?" Which is what Pilate said when he presented Jesus to the crowd? However, we now know that pagan
Emperor Hadrian constructed the arch. Below the Convent are the Lithotrities where Jesus was publicly tried and where the Roman soldiers mocked him. The last 5 Stations of the Cross are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher built over the Golgotha, the place of crucification visible from the distance, with its two silver domes. Easily the most celebrated, yet most contentious, church in Christendom, the Holy Sepulcher contains the traditional sites of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus under one roof, site of the Calvary. You'll feel how much you've contributed to Christ's sufferings with this unforgettable experience.
Then we proceed to the Western Wall a very important place for Jews. It is sacred for it has a remnant of the Herodian retaining wall that once enclosed and supported the second Temple. It has also been called the Wailing Wall because Jews have gathered here to lament for the loss of their Temple. Later we go to
Bethania, the town of Martha and Mary. In John 11: 1-57 we can see the whole description of Martha and Mary and their brother Lazar and Jesus raises Lazarus from dead. We also visit the Tomb of Lazarus. Proceed to hotel, dinner and overnight stay at Bethlehem.
After breakfast we go to Mount of Temptation where Jesus being tempted by satan (Mathew 4:1-11). It is generally identified with Mount Qurantania and Jebel Quarantul, both names arise from mispronunciation of the Latin word Quarentena, meaning 40, the number of days in Christ’s fast in the desert. Later we pass through the Sycamore tree where Zacheus sat (Luke 19:1-10)
We go to the Dead Sea, which is the lowest elevation point on earth’s surface (1388 ft below from the sea level). On the way the shores of the Dead Sea visit Qumran, the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Proceed to Taba border. We will meet our representative upon our arrival at the border and after immigration and visa formalities we start our journey by road in the land of Moses. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Taba
After breakfast this morning we drive to visit the famous Mt. Sinai (Exodus 19) where Moses received the Ten Commandments from GOD. Visit the famous St. Katharine Monastery at the foot of Mt. Sinai where we visit the Moses Well and the ever famous Burning Bush (Exodus 3:1-6), a tree of its kind in the whole world. Take an opportunity to pray and click memorable snaps with the Burning bush. We then start a scenic 6 hours bus journey to Cairo. On the way get a view of the place of Elim (Exodus 15:27) and the place of Rephidim (Exodus 17:8-13).After lunch we see the likely place where the Red Sea had parted. On our way we visit the Springs of Moses (The water of Marah) (Exodus15:22-25).We drive through the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel built below the famous Suez Canal and enter the Asian part of Egypt. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel in Cairo.
After breakfast we visit the famous Egyptian Museum, which houses more than 2,50,000 antique pieces covering the whole history of ancient Egypt, which extends over the past five thousand years. Later we proceed to Old Cairo, where we visit an important church called the Abu Serge Church built on the house where the Holy Family lived during their stay in Egypt. After lunch we visit the shops of Egyptian Perfumes, Papyrus paper, Egyptian souvenirs and Egyptian cotton. Late evening we go for a 2 hrs memorable Nile Cruise to see the Folkloric show with Belly Dancer and Dinner on board. Overnight stay at hotel in Cairo
After breakfast we visit the Pyramids of Giza, one of the only existing Wonders of the Ancient World. Take an opportunity to click snaps with the ever famous Pyramids. We then visit the statue of Sphinx located nearby the Pyramids. After this we are transferred to the airport for our flight back home.
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