Welcome to your “Jetwing Holy Land Tour” Arrive in Queen Alia International Airport, Meet your local guide who will take you to the restaurant for lunch. After lunch proceed to visit MT NEBO where Moses gazed upon the promised land. Drive to MADABA to view the ancient mosaic map of the Holy land. Drive to the Northern border to cross the border to Israel. Drive to your hotel in Nazareth for check in. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
This morning visit the Nazareth Village. Half day tour enjoying the village of biblical times. Enjoy traditional Lunch at Nazareth Village. Visit Mount Tabor -the Mount of Transfiguration - ascend the mount. Later visit the Church of Annunciation (where Angel Gabriel appeared to virgin Mary ) and the Church of St Joseph (where St Joseph had his carpentry shop)T hen proceed to Cana of Galilee (The first miracle of water into wine). Drive back to Nazareth for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
This morning drive from Nazareth to Baniyas to visit Caesarea Philippi an ancient Roman city located at the south western base of Mount Hermon. The place where Jesus gave Peter the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Drive to Yardenit baptism site, where you have the opportunity to renew your baptismal vows at the Jordan river. Drive through Tiberius and then take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee (as taken by Jesus and his disciples) proceed to the shores of the sea of Galilee. Lunch en-route at restaurant. Visit Capernaum (second home of Jesus) see the ancient Synagogue and the site of St Peter's House. Visit the Church of Primacy, the Church of Multiplication (the place where Jesus blessed the fishes and the loaves) and the Mount of Beatitudes (Venue of Jesus' sermon on the Mount) Drive back to Nazareth for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
This morning drive to visit Mount Carmel Stella Maris the cave of Elijah the Prophet Then proceed to Haifa the third largest city of Israel, the home of the Israeli Navy signifying the beautiful coast as it rises in splendour from the sea. Short stop at the Bahai Hanging Gardens of Haifa. Lunch en-route at a restaurant Drive to Caesarea. Visit the Roman Theatre built by Herod the Great The remains of the Roman Aqueduct which provided water to the city of Caesarea. Visit Ein Karem the birth place of John the Baptist, visit the church. Arrive at your hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight stay.
Drive to Mt of Olives and visit the Church of the Ascension of Jesus; this is the place where Jesus ascended to heaven. You could see the footprints of Jesus on the rock. Pater Noster Church (Church of Our Lords Prayer). Chapel of Dominus Flevit where Jesus wept over the old city of Jerusalem. Visit the Church of Agony, Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations (Church of Gethsemane) After lunch visit Mount Zion proceed to the Upper Room. Walk to the Church of St Peter in Galicantu (the place where Peter wept when the cock crowed for the third time marking his denial of Jesus Christ.) Thereafter, visit the Dungeon where, as tradition says, Jesus was kept before he was taken to trial. Drive to Bethlehem Visit to Shepherds field and later proceed to Nativity Church. Arrive at your hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight stay.
This morning visit the Western Wall (the Wailing Wall which is the most sacred place for the Jewish people) View the Golden Gate (as tradition says… where Jesus made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday) Visit the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. Proceed to St Stephen's Gate (where St. Stephen was stoned). Visit the Pool of Bethesda (where the crippled man was healed after 38 years) Visit the Church of St. Anne. Later walk along the Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross) with stops at every station. Then visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Mt. Calvary & Golgotha. Lunch at a Restaurant in the Old city After lunch proceed to Garden Tomb, Holy Communion service. Rest of the evening free inside the old city. In the evening enjoy Sound and light show at the David Citadel In the evening drive to Bethany to visit the traditional site of the House of Mary, Martha & Lazarus. Arrive at your hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight stay.
This morning drive along the shore of the Dead Sea to Masada. Explore Masada by Cable car view the ancient excavation of Herod's Palaces, bathhouse, the storerooms, the ramp, and the oldest Synagogue in the world. Visit Qumran where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Proceed to Ein Gedi the place where David fled and hid from Saul even as he sought to kill him. Lunch at a Restaurant. Visit the Dead Sea/ Lowest place in the world /Saltiest Sea… so dense you do not sink but float on the surface. Drive to Jericho to view Mt of Temptation. Pass by the Inn of the Good Samaritan Proceed to view the Sycamore Tree which Zaccheus the tax collector climbed to see Jesus while he was passing this area. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out, drive to Taba border Cross the border to Egypt and drive to St. Catherines For dinner and overnight stay.
Early morning ascend Mt. Sinai to view sunrise. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Check out and continue driving to Cario. Dinner and Overnight stay in Cario
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast visit The Great Pyramids of Giza. Each pyramid was built to preserve and protect the bodies of the Kings for eternity. The largest, The Great Pyramid, was built as a tomb of Pharaoh Khufu and is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It originally stood at about 480 feet high and contained about 2.3 million blocks with an average weight of 2.5 metric tons each. Also visit the largest ancient sculpture in Egypt, The Sphinx. Dating from 2500 BC, the Great sphinx is about 66 feet high and about 240 feet long. In ancient Egypt, sphinxes were statues representing deities, with the body of a lion and the head of some other animal or man, frequently in the likeness of the King. Visit the Egyptian Museum, Papyrus Institute and Perfume factory and return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast visit to Coptic Cairo/ Old Cairo Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. George. Later proceed to enjoy a dinner Cruise in the river Nile with Belly dancer and Egyptian Entertainment. Overnight at the Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Timely transfer to the airport for return flight to Colombo
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