Day 1 : CHENNAI – AMMAN
Assemble at Anna International Airport, Chennai and after immigration formalities we board the flight no. EK545 departing at 0950 hrs to Dubai. After a transit period of few hours at Dubai airport, we take the next flight no. EK903 departing at 1400 hrs from Dubai to AMMAN. Arrival Amman at 1610 hrs. After the ‘arrival visa’ formalities, we board the coach and proceed to hotel for check-in. Dinner & overnight at hotel. (D)
Day 2 : AMMAN – JERASH – AMMAN – PETRA
After early breakfast, we check out from hotel and proceed to JERASH, one of the best preferred classical sites, with its forum of colonnaded shops, temples and theatres. The beautiful Greco-Roman city is also famous for its “TRIUMPHAL ARCH”, the HIPPODROME and the wide street of columns, which lead to the TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS. We return to Amman and after lunch, proceed to visit EVASON MA’IN HOT SPRING ( 640 feet below sea level) to enjoy the warm water bath in the falls, water falling from a height of 25 feet. From here we drive to Petra, the Rose City. Late arrival PETRA and check-in hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)
Day 3 : PETRA – WADI RUM – AQABA
After early breakfast, we go out for the walking tour of the PETRA VALLEY in the Rose City, where you can see the Rocks, Treasury, the Theatre, and the Tombs. The colours and the formations of the rocks are dazzling. The Treasury is merely the first of the many wonders that make up Petra. There are hundreds of elaborate rock-cut tombs with intricate carvings. Here also is a massive Nabataean - built, Roman-style theatre, which could seat 3,000 people at a time. There are OBELISKS, TEMPLES, SACRIFICIAL ALTARS and COLONNADED STREETS. We come back to the hotel to have a shower, then check-out from the hotel and proceed to the desert of WADI RUM, stunning in its beauty and inhabited by the Bedouin tribes, it epitomizes the romance of the desert. Much of David Lean’s LAWRENCE OF ARABIA was filmed here and we take a JEEP SAFARI into the heart of the desert, giving us the opportunity to capture the romance for ourselves. We continue to drive to AQABA on the Red Sea and stay overnight at a hotel. (B, L & D)
Day 4 : AQABA – EILAT – JERICHO – JERUSALEM / BETHLEHEM
After early breakfast, we proceed to the border to cross over to Israel and spend sometime in the city of EILAT and visit the UNDERWATER OBSERVATORY MARINE PARK with viewing halls 12m beneath the Red Sea, plus Aquariums & Shark Pools. We will also visit a factory where we can buy semi-precious EILAT STONES. After lunch, we proceed to JERUSALEM / BETHLEHEM which is a 4 hour drive. On arrival, check-in hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)
Day 5 : JERUSALEM / BETHLEHEM – JERUSALEM / BETHLEHEM
We proceed to the TEMPLE MOUNT in Jerusalem to visit the WAILING WALL and the DOME OF THE ROCK. This place is very important for World’s 3 Major Religions of Judaism, Christianity & Islam. We proceed to the GARDEN TOMB where you can see the Empty Tomb of JESUS from where He resurrected according to some Christian denominations. From here we proceed to Mt. of OLIVES and visit THE CHURCH OF ASCENSION and THE CHURCH OF THE PATER NOSTER. After visiting the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, we start the walking tour of Via-Dolorosa (Way of the Cross) covering the 13 stations of the Cross through which Jesus Christ carried His cross according to the tradition and ending the journey in the other site, THE HOLY SEPULCHRE which some other Christian denominations believe to be the place where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. After lunch, we drive to EIN KAREEM, the town of St. JOHN THE BAPTIST, His house and Nativity and also MARY’s SPRING. From here, we drive to BETHLEHEM to visit the CHURCH AT THE SHEPHERDS’ FIELDS where the good news about the birth of Jesus Christ was given by an Angel to the Shepherds who were watching their flocks. Here you will see a GROTTO in the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY where according to the tradition, the babe of Jesus was born in this place. Late evening we return to hotel. Overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)
Day 6 : JERUSALEM / BETHLEHEM – MASADA – JERICHO - JERUSALEM / BETHLEHEM
After early breakfast, we drive to MASADA, the Fortress built by KING HEROD. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, bathhouse, etc. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Before entering into the city of JERICHO we will have a float on the DEAD SEA. We will also visit the 3 Biblical Sites, THE MOUNT OF TEMPTATION where Jesus Christ was tempted by the devil, the SYCAMORE TREE in which ZACCHAEUS, the wealthy tax collector climbed up this tree to see Jesus entering into the city of Jericho and THE REMAINS OF JERICHO WALLS which came down when the Priests of Joshua, the Leader and successor to Moses blew the trumpets coming around the city’s walls. We proceed to Jerusalem. On the way, we will see the TOMB OF LAZARUS who was raised from this tomb by Jesus Christ after 4 days of his death. Late evening we return to hotel. Overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)
Day 7 : NAZARETH
After check-out, we drive to JAFFA, the old biblical city where you will have a photo-stop to see the panoramic view of the city of TEL AVIV on the Mediterranean. From here, we drive to the Roman City of CAESAREA and enter into the park. Here you see the AMPHITHEATRE, the remains of the Palace built by King Herod. We then proceed to HAIFA to visit the CHURCH OF STELLA MARIS built on the CAVE OF ELIJAH, followed by the visit to the BAHAI GARDENS. We will also see Rosh HaNikra or HANIKRA a geologic formation, located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, in the Western Galilee. It is a white chalk cliff face which opens up into spectacular Grottos. From here, we proceed to NAZARETH to check-in hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)
Day 8 : NAZARETH – GALILEE – NAZARETH
We drive to CANA OF GALILEE and visit the Wedding Church built in commemoration of the FIRST MIRACLE Jesus did by turning the water into sweet wine. We proceed to the area of Biblical Nazareth and visit the beautiful and majestic Church, the BASILICA OF THE ANNUNCIATION, where you can see a grotto. It is believed that the good news about the birth of Jesus Christ was given to Virgin Mary by Angel Gabriel while she was sitting in this grotto/room. Then we drive to a Kibbutz to see the working of the Kibbutz and have a buffet lunch here. We proceed to GALILEE and see the Chapel on the MOUNT OF BEATITUDES where Jesus during His ministry gave the Sermon on the Mount followed by the CHURCH OF THE MULTIPLICATION where Jesus fed multitudes with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish. From here, we move on to the CHURCH OF ST. PETER THE PRIMACY erected in memory of St. Peter who is considered as the first Pope of Christians according to the belief of Catholics. We also visit Capernaum, the town of Jesus. Later in the evening we return to hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)
Day 9 : NAZARETH – KIRYAT SHMONA – SHEIKH HUSSAIN BRIDGE – AMMAN
A tourist to Israel is strongly advised to visit the northern edge of the State of Israel, KIRYAT SHMONA, the border town of Lebanon and also the GOLAN HEIGHTS on the Israeli – Syria border. We check-out from hotel, drive to TEL DAN to see the origin of River Jordan and then on to PANIAS or CAESAREA PHILIPPI where the Lord Jesus revealed His impending death to His disciples for the first time in His Ministry. We will also see the HERMON SPRINGS and the remains of a BYZANTINE CHURCH where a room has been dedicated to the miracle of “Jesus healing the bleeding woman”. From here, we drive to GOLAN HEIGHTS and see a panoramic view of the Israeli fields, down below with APPLE, PLUM, NECTARINE, PEACH, APRICOT and POMEGRANATE trees and also the glimpses of some of the cities including QUNEITRA in Syria. After lunch, we proceed to Sheikh Hussein Bridge to cross over to AMMAN. Check in hotel at Amman. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)
Day 10 : AMMAN – CHENNAI
After early breakfast, we check out from hotel and drive through ABDUN, the New Amman to BETHANY near the Jordan River, described in the New Testament of the Bible as the site where JESUS WAS BAPTIZED by JOHN THE BAPTIST. From here we proceed to MADABA and visit St. GEORGES GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH with its fascinating 6th century mosaic map. We then drive to Mt. NEBO, the peak where God’s servant MOSES was taken to see the Promised Land from a distance. After lunch, we proceed to the airport to board the flight back home. (B)
- 22.11.2017 Wednesday to 01.12.2017 Friday
|EVENT TICKETS WITH ADMISSION|
Jerash, Archeological Museum, Petra, Jeep Safari, Float On The Dead Sea, Tomb Of Lazarus, The Church of the Pater Noster, Caesarea Maritima, Rosh Hanikra, Kibbutz, Capernaum, Caesarea Philippi, Mount Nebo, Madaba, Bethany.
- Airline:- EMIRATES
- Daily Buffet breakfast at hotel
- 10 Non Vegetarian (pick up option for Vegetarians) Lunches
- 9 Non Vegetarian (pick up option for Vegetarians) Dinners
- Return economy class group fare as per the itinerary
Tips & Porterages
- All transfers and extensive excursions with entrance fees (as specified in the itinerary) by a deluxe air conditioned coach
- Services of a friendly English & Tamil Tour Manager from Shalom
- Services of English Speaking Professional local guides
- No refund on unutilized services
- Once the tickets are issued, NO REFUND WILL BE ALLOWED
- Standard Cancellation Charges apply as per our policy mentioned in the Fact sheet of every tour of 2017
- A person below 11 years is considered a child and above 11 years, an adult
- As a 3rd person in a Triple room, most hotels use roll away beds or 2 queen size beds and the room size may be the same as a double room
- Any damage caused to the hotel rooms or coach during the stay shall be payable by the passengers. Shalom will not be liable for the same.
- For the convenience of our passengers, we will sometimes amend the itinerary. However all services will remain the same.
- The Company shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, injury, accident, death, delay, breakdown or irregularity which may occur in carrying out of the tour arrangement.
- Standard check-in time for the hotels is 1400hrs while check-out is at 1200hrs.
- The management reserves the right to claim any additional expenses due to delay or changes in the schedule of flights, coach, cruise or other services, weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expenses must be borne by the passenger. Shalom will not be liable for any loss of baggage by the Air-line.
WHAT YOUR PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Applicable GST on the Total Tour Cost at the time of final payment. Any increase in the GST by the Government of India will be extra.
- Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry expenses, hot drinks, mineral water, food not in the regular menu provided by us, minibar, telephone calls etc.
- Meals other than that what is mentioned in your itinerary.
- Any increase in Fuel Surcharge, Q Tax, JN Tax, Airport Tax before departure of the tour
|Al Fanar Palace Hotel||2 Nights|
|Petra Palace||1 Night|
|Raed Hotel||1 Night|
|Nativity Hotel||3 Nights|
|TOUR COST PER PERSON IN A TWIN / TRIPLE SHARING ROOM (for a minimum of 20 adult paying passengers)|
|Per Adult Sharing a room
||Rs. 1,55,500/- + 5% GST|
|Child with Extra Bed (2 - 11 years)
||Rs. 1,23,500 /- + 5% GST|
|Child with No Bedsharing parents’ bed (2 - 11 years)||Rs. 99,500/- + 5% GST|
|SINGLE SUPPLEMENT||Rs. 18,500/-|