SPIRITUAL JOURNEY TO THE LANDS OF THE BIBLE - 2018 (9 Days / 8 Nights)


Countries Covered


  • Israel
  • Egypt
  • Jordan

Tour Cost Starts From
Rs. 1,09,000 /- + 5% GST

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  • Day 1 : CHENNAI - CAIRO

    Assemble at Chennai Anna International Airport at 1230 hrs. After the immigration customs formalities, board the flight no. EK 543 which leaves Chennai airport at 0330 hours. Arrival Dubai at 0620 hrs. After a transit period of 90 minutes at Dubai airport, we board the next flight EK 927 which will leave Dubai at 0815 hrs. Arrival Cairo airport at 1025 hrs. Board the coach and proceed to Old Cairo area to visit El-MOALLAQA Church, St. SERGIUS CHURCH and BEN EZRA SYNAGOGUE. Proceed to hotel for check-in. Later, we drive to RIVER NILE to enjoy a DINNER CRUISE. Overnight Hotel. (L & D)

  • Day 2 : CAIRO – St. CATHERINE

    After breakfast, leave the hotel around 0730 hours. We enter into the Giza Plateau to see the 3 PYRAMIDS and the SPHINX area. If time permits, we visit a PAPYRUS SHOWROOM and drive to St. CATHERINE. Lunch on the way. Late evening arrival at St. Catherine and check-in hotel. Dinner & Overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 3 : St. CATHERINE – BETHLEHEM 

    Wake up call at 0030 hours to those who are willing to climb up the top of MOUNT SINAI. Later after the Pilgrims climb down the mount, they will be picked up at the coach park and brought back to the hotel to have breakfast. We all join together, visit St. CATHERINE’S MONASTERY, the BURNING BUSH and MOSES’ WELL. We board the coach and drive to Taba border. Lunch on the way. Once we reach Taba, we cross over to Israel after immigration formalities  and after 4.5 hours of journey, we reach BETHLEHEM  and check in Hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 4 : BETHLEHEM

    After early breakfast, we drive to Jerusalem and proceed to visit the Old City through DUNG GATE, enter TEMPLE MOUNT area to visit the DOME OF THE ROCK, EL-AQSA MOSQUE, and the WAILING WALL. From here, we move to visit POOL OF SILOAM and then on to Mt. OF OLIVES to visit THE CHURCH OF ASCENSION, THE CHURCH OF THE PATER NOSTER, THE SANCTUARY OF DOMINUS FLEVIT and GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE. We proceed to Mt. ZION to visit THE UPPER ROOM, THE TOMB OF KING DAVID, THE DORMITION ABBEY and THE CHURCH OF St. PETER IN GALLICANTU. After lunch, we drive to Bethlehem and visit the Church at the SHEPHERDS’ FIELDS and the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY. Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight at Hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 5 : BETHLEHEM

    After early breakfast, we drive to Jerusalem and visit the EMPTY TOMB OF JESUS from where Our Lord Jesus Christ was resurrected. If time permits, the situation in SAMARIA is normal, we drive to SAMARIA to see the JACOB’s WELL. From here, we head to JERICHO and see the ORIGINAL BAPTISMAL SITE – QASR AL - YAHUD. Then we visit the Mt. OF TEMPTATION, THE REMAINS OF OLD JERICHO, and the SYCAMORE TREE. After lunch, we proceed to the DEAD SEA to have a float and see the QUMRAN CAVES from inside where the DEAD SEA SCROLLS were found in the year 1947. Return to hotel. On the way we visit THE EMPTY TOMB OF LAZARUS and St. LAZARUS CHURCH if it is open. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 6 : BETHLEHEM

    After early breakfast, we drive to EIN KAREM to visit THE CHURCH OF ST.JOHN THE BAPTIST and THE SPRING OF ST. MARY. We come back to Jerusalem, enter into the old city through St. STEPHEN’S GATE visiting St. ANNE’S CHURCH and THE BETHESDA’S POOL. We walk through the VIA DOLOROSA covering the stations on the “WAY OF THE CROSS” to reach THE HOLY SEPULCHRE. After lunch, we drive to HEBRON to visit the TOMBS OF THE PATRIARCHS (Genesis 25: 7-10) and the MATRIARCHS. Return hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 7 : BETHLEHEM - NAZARETH

    After early breakfast, we leave hotel around 0615 hours and drive to JAFFA to see St. PETER’S CHURCH and the city of TEL AVIV built on the Mediterranean . We proceed to CAESAREA to see the City built by King Herod. We see the amphitheatre, the remains of Herod’s Palace, Hippodrome and also the Hall wherein Apostle Paul was brought before Festus and he challenged him with the sentence, “I appeal to Caesar”. Drive to HAIFA and visit the CHURCH OF STELLA MARIS. After lunch, we proceed to Mt. TABOR the Transfiguration site to visit the Church. Finally, we drive to CANA OF GALILEE to visit the WEDDING CHURCH. Check in hotel at Nazareth. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 8 : NAZARETH

    After early breakfast, we drive to TEL DAN to see the orgin of RIVER JORDAN and then on to PANIAS or CAESAREA PHILIPPI where the Lord Jesus Revealed His death first time. We will also see the HERMEN SPRINGS and the remains of BYZANTINE CHURCH (Luke 4:16-21) where a room has been dedicated to the miracle of “Jesus Healing the Bleeding Woman”. From here we drive to GALILEE and visit the Chapel on the Mt. OF BEATITUDES, THE CHURCH OF THE MULTIPLICATION, THE CHURCH OF ST. PETER’S PRIMACY and also GERGASENES. Afer lunch with PETER’s FISH, we go on a boat ride on the SEA OF GALILEE and later drive to NAZARETH to visit THE BASILICA OF THE ANNUNCIATION, St. JOSEPH’S CHURCH followed by the Church at MARY’S WELL. We come back to hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel. (B, L & D)

  • Day 9 : NAZARETH – AMMAN – CHENNAI

    After early breakfast, we check out from the hotel at 0700 hrs and drive to Sheik Hussein Bridge and after ‘the arrival visa’ formalities we cross over to JORDAN and proceed to the Amman airport. On the way we visit Mt. NEBO and also the Church in MADABA where we can see the Holy Land Map in Mosaic on the floor. After lunch, we proceed to the airport to board the flight No. EK 904 which departs at 1800 hrs to Dubai. Arrival Dubai at 2200 hours. (B)

  • Day 10 : CHENNAI

    After a transit period of 150 minutes, we take the next flight EK 544 which will leave at 02:45 hrs. Arrival Chennai around 08:25 hours.

  • 13.03.2018 Tuesday to 21.03.2018 Wednesday
  • 10.04.2018 Tuesday to 18.04.2018 Wednesday
  • 15.05.2018 Tuesday to 23.05.2018 Wednesday
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
EGYPT
Cairo Dinner Cruise at River Nile, Pyramids, Sphinx, Old Cairo Churches and Papyrus Museum (if time permits)
St. Catherine Mt. Sinai, Moses’ Well, Burning Bush, St. Catherine’s Monastery
ISRAEL
Jericho Sycamore Tree, Walls of Jericho, Mt. of Temptation, The Original Baptismal Site
Qumran Caves Enter into the National Park, watch the film “The Secrets of Qumran” and view the caves where the Dead Sea scrolls were found.
Jerusalem Dome of the Rock, Al-Aqsa Mosque, St. Anne's Church, The Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, The Wailing Wall, Mt. of Olives, The Church of Ascension, The Church of the Pater Noster, The Sanctuary of Dominus Flevit, Garden of Gethsemane,Mt. Zion, The Upper Room, The Tomb of King David, The Dormition Abbey, The Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, Garden Tomb, The Pool of Siloam.
Samaria Jacob’s Well
Bethlehem The Church of the Nativity, The Shepherds' Fields.
Bethany Tomb of Lazarus
Ein Karem St. John the Baptist Church, Virgin Mary's Spring
Caesarea Maritima Enter into the National Park, watch the film Caesarea - Past, Present & Future, The Amphitheatre, Hippodrome, Remains of King Herod’s Palace, Aqueducts.
Haifa Stella Mary's Church, Bahai Gardens.
Megiddo Enter into the National Park, watch the film Archaeological Findings of Megiddoand view the Valley of Armageddon
Galilee

The Chapel on the Mt. of Beatitudes, The Church of the Multiplication, The Church of St. Peter the Primacy, Capernaum, Enter into the National Park, Tel Dan (Dan Springs), Enter into the National Park, Caesarea Philippi (Hermon Springs), Enter into the National Park, Gergesanes, Golan heights 

Tel Aviv Panoramic Tour
Jaffa St. Peter’s Church, House of Simon the Tanner
Hebron The Tombs of the Patriarchs and the Matriarchs, The Eschol Valley (if time permits)
Cana Wedding Church
Mt. Tabor The Church on the Mount of Transfiguration
JORDAN
Amman Madaba, Mt. Nebo


  • Airline : EMIRATES

Meals:

  • Daily Buffet breakfast at hotel
  • 9 Non Vegetarian (pick up option for Vegetarians) Lunches
  • 8 Non Vegetarian (pick up option for Vegetarians) Dinners

Airfare:

  • Return economy class group fare as per the itinerary

Tips & Porterages

Notes:

  • 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
  • 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 2018
  • 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

 

Destination Possible Hotels Nights
CAIRO
Barcelo Hotel
1 Night
St. CATHERINE
Morgen Land Hotel
1 Night
BETHLEHEM
Nativity Hotel
4 Nights
NAZARETH
Havayaa Hotel
2 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. 1,09,000/- + GST
Child with Extra Bed (2 - 11 years)
Rs. 83,500
Child with No Bed sharing parents’ bed (2 - 11 years) Rs. 57,500
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Rs. 17,500