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Day 1 : India - Cairo
Assemble at Goa Dabolim Airport, reporting time at 1:30 am, 3 hrs before departure. After a short prayer begin our journey. Departure by Air Arabia from Goa at 04:45 hrs and arrival in Sharjah at 06:25 hrs, connecting flight from Sharjah at 13:00 hrs and arrive at Cairo at 15:20 hrs. Meet by our representative and transfer to hotel and followed by a Cruising on the River Nile. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 : Cairo
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed on a visit to Pyramids, Sphinx, visit to the Egyptian Museum and the old churches of Cairo. Perfume Factory visit. El Kahlil Market. Overnight at Hotel.
Biblical passages for reflection: Mt. 2: 13-23 (The Escape to Egypt).
Day 3 : Dahab enroute to Sinai from Cairo
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Dahab . Dahab is a small town situated on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. lunch en-route. Arive Dahab by 16:00 hrs. Proceed to Sinai. View the beautiful and historical Sinai Mountains. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.
Biblical passages for reflection: Ex. 20: 1-17 (The Ten Commandments);Ex. 19 (The Israelites at Mt. Sinai)
Day 4 : Sinai - Taba (2.5hrs Drive) - Jerusalem / Bethlehem (4.5 hrs Drive)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit St. Catherine Monastery. Set beneath the mountain where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments, St Catherine Monastery has been one of the world’s great centers of religious pilgrimage for over fifteen centuries. Within its imposing walls rests a citadel like no other, incredibly rich in important religious and historical structures. Among its treasures is a library of ancient manuscripts and icons second only to the Vatican's itself, and a 6th century church reputed to lie directly on the site of the Burning Bush. Quite simply, the monastery is a defining feature of the Holy Land. Proceed to Taba Border. Lunch at Taba. Arrive and proceed to the Emigration and Customs Formalities. Enter into Israel. Then Proceed to Bethlehem / Jerusalem., Check in Hotel, Dinner and Overnight Bethlehem.
Day 5 : Mount of Olives, Mt Zion, Gethsemane, Bethlehem
Drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Visit sanctuaries of Pater Noster, Ascension. Walk along the Palm Sunday road down to the chapel of Dominous Flevit where Jesus wept over eminent destruction of Jerusalem and Garden of Gethsemane. Then continue to Mt. of Olives for the panoramic view and from there, by foot to Dominous Flavit. The chapels is built in the shape of a tear as a poignant reminder to this event, and then visit the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed while Judah betrayed him to the Romans. Visit the Basilica of agony and Tomb of St.Mary. We also will visit the Church of St. Peter of Gallicantu, which symbolizes Peter's Denial of Jesus as he has prophesied at the Last Supper. We then visit the traditional house of high priest, Caiaphas, where Jesus was imprisoned. Then onto Bethlehem, which is located in the Judah province. It was here that the Angel announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds of Bethlehem during the reign of King Herod. Also, here David tended his flocks until he was anointed King of Israel. We then visit the Church of the Nativity ‐ the birthplace of Jesus and the City of David, Manager Square; Shepherds field Crusaders Cloister Grotto of St. Jerome and Rachel's tomb. Free time for shopping. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem/Bethlehem.
Biblical passages for reflection: Mk. 14: 66-72 (Peter Denies Jesus);Mt. 26: 36-46 (Jesus Prays in Gethsemane); Lk. 22: 3-6 (Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus); Mt. 6: 5-15 (Our Father); Lk. 4: 1-13 (The Temptations of Jesus); Lk. 2: 1-21(Birth of Jesus).
Day 6 : Ein karem , Old City Of Jerusalem - Wailing Wall, Jericho, Dead Sea, Bethany
After breakfast, proceed to Ein Karem, located in the hills next to a little spring. This is the city of Judah and birthplace of John the Baptist, son of Elizabeth & Zechariah and the Church of Visitation.Visit Beit Hasda, where Jesus held the crippled man. And from there we take the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), 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. You will see the Pilate's Judgments Hall, the Chapel of the Flagellation. The last 5 Stations of the Cross are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher visible from the distance, wish is two silver domes. Also "The Tomb" widely believed to be part of the stone that covered Jesus Tomb. Visit St.Mark Convent the traditional site where Mary went to sleep after Cruzification, Last Supper Room. Visit the Cenacle ‐the tomb of King David and – (the other upper room). Then we go through the Jewish quarter to the Wailing Wall. Proceed to Dead Sea then visit Jericho where we stop and view Qarantal, the traditional Mount of Temptation and Sycamore Tree It is also the place where Jesus stopped on this way to Jerusalem, on the Eve of the Passover and were Jesus cured the blind man during his stay at Zachaeus house. Drive through the Judean wilderness stopping at Bethany the Town of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Visit Lazarus’s Tomb Back to Hotel. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem/Bethlehem.
Biblical passages for reflection: Jn. 18, 19, 20: 1-10 (The Passion Narrative of Jesus); Lk. 1:57-66 (The Birth of John the Baptist); Acts 2: 1-13 (The Descent of the Holy Spirit); Lk. 22: 7-23 (The Lord’s Supper); 1Kgs. 2: 10-12 (Death of David).
Day 7 : Haifa - Mt.Carmel - Joppa ‐ Tel Aviv ‐ Nazareth ‐ Tiberias - Cana - Yardenit
Proceed to Tiberias via Jaffa and Ceaseria. Drive along the coastal road to visit the old city of Jaffa( Joppa) and see the Church dedicated to St. Peter commemorating his miraculous healing of Tabita. View Tel Aviv city from the Jaffa hills. Continue via the city of Caesarea to Haifa,Israel's largest port city, built on the slopes of Mt. Carmel. Visit the famous Persian Hanging Gardens for a view of the Bahai Shrine. Then make a brief halt at the "Home of Eujoh", Then Proceed to Nazareth, the boyhood town of Jesus and home of Mary and Joseph and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation built over the grotto where Archangel Gabriel appeared to announce that she would bear a son, Jesus. We also stop by Joseph's workshop and the Tomb of the Just. Visit Cana where Jesus performed his first Miracle, changing water into wine at the wedding feast. Proceed to Yardenit on the Jordan River, the traditional baptismal site Proceed to Tiberius. Check in Hotel. Dinner, overnight Tiberius.
Day 8 : Sea of Galilee - Capernaum - Sheikh Hussein Bridge - Amman
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Capernaum ‐ the centre Jesus' ministry after he left Nazareth we stop at Tabgha ‐ the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes and the expressive church of the Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount. Drive through the landscapes of Galilee and later for a ride in a replica of a Galilean fishing boat of that time, on the Sea of Galilee and where Jesus calmed the storm and walked on the water. We make a brief half at St. Peter's house, the Church of Primacy of Peter and the place where Jesus bestowed St. Peter with his authority. This is believed to be the place where Jesus dined with his disciples. The flat rock known as Mensa Christi of Christ's table commemorates this event. Then we visit Mt.Tabor, the sacred site of the Transfiguration. Proceed to Sheikh Hussein Bridge to cross over to Jordan. After the Emigration & Customs formalities enter into Jordan. Proceed to Hotel. Dinner and Overnight.
Day 9 : Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo
Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed to Madaba (The City of Mosaics) then to Mount Nebo. Enroute we will have panoramic view of the Amman city. Mount Nebo : The trip south of Amman along the 5,000 years old King’s Highway is one of the most memorable journeys in the Holy Land, passing through a string of ancient sites Jordan, the memorial of Moses, and the presumed site of the prophet's death and burial place. From a platform in front of the church one can enjoy a breathtaking view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Visit marble Factory visit. Visit Mecheaurs ( Mukawir ) - Site of the beheading of John the Baptist. Proceed to Hotel. Dinner and Overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 10 : Departure to Airport
Check out of the hotel and proceed to Queen Alia Airport, for final departure to India. Packed breakfast will be provided on route to the Amman Airport. After a short prayer we will board our flight. Departure by Air Arabia from Amman at 10:40 hrs and arrival in Sharjah at 15:30 hrs, connecting flight from Sharjah at 23:30 hrs. Excellent Duty Free shopping at the Sharjah International Airport.(B, Lunch In-flight & Dinner at Sharjah Intl Airport).
Day 11 : Goa
Arrive in Goa at 04:45 am.
Other Terms & Conditions :
The day itinerary is subjective last minutes changes depending on the local situation at the various sites. For Registration 1 Passport size photographs Original Passport should be valid for 6 months from the date of departure. Rs.20,000/- by Cash / Cheque payable to Airsonic Travels Pvt. Ltd and Balance amount to be paid 30 days prior to departure. Pls note: Pilgrims will be accepted till the age of 75 yrs. Above 75 yrs should be accompanied by 1 family member. For Children: For Infant aged 0-2 years, the cost will be 25% of the tour cost which is Rs. 19, 750/- all inclusive without separate bed for the child. Child should be sharing bed with 2 Adults. -For child aged 2-11½ year the cost will be 80% of the tour cost which is Rs.68700/- all inclusive without separate bed for the child. However, if they want a separate bed then they will have to pay the whole tour cost. Insurance: Overseas Medical Insurance is included for individuals till the age of 70 years. Pilgrims above 70 years will have to do the Medical Insurance by themselves. Please note in case of any claim the first US $ 100 will be deducted by the Insurance company (standard clause) and the balance will be paid to you on receipt of proper bills. Please carry sufficient money for any emergency. No pre-existing diseases will be covered. Any insurance claim arising during the tour will be directly settled by the concerned party and Insurance Company. Airsonic is not responsible for the settlement of the Claim. Please note this package includes only basic travel Insurance in case if you need additional coverage kindly contact the insurance company. Cancellation : Registration amount of INR 20000/- will be non Refundable. 21 days before departure on actuals ( airfare, visas, insurance , hotels and service charge) 48hrs 100% cancellation charge Visa issuance is at the discretion of consulate. VISA, if rejected after applying or cancellation of the tour by you Rs. 10000/- will be deducted from the advance paid. Ticket cancellation charges if booked. All group air tickets are non refundable.
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