Airline: Economy Airlines
Visa: Not required for Filipino Passport holders
Currency: A mixture of currencies but USD is universally accepted
Food: Israeli cuisine is a mixture European and Middle Eastern food. Make sure to try their Falafel, shawarma to get a true local flavor. Don't miss out on the delicious warm pita bread that you dip in the famous Israeli spread known as hummus. Bring snack food on the bus.
What to wear: Light, loose fitting clothes is advisable. Layering is best as you can easily remove your jackets or cardigans as needed. Avoid wearing white clothes as it will not remain white and avoid wearing black as it will absorb heat. Light, neutral colored clothes are best. Wear modestly when entering mosques.
Tip: Use discretion when you photograph. Taking pictures of military personnel or facilities is not allowed. Never take a close-up photograph of Muslim women with covered faces or Orthodox Jewish men or women without first asking permission.
Requirement: Minimum of 2 persons for rate to apply.
From $ 3198.00 usd / person
May 13, 2017 departure
From $ 3198.00 usd / person
May 13, 2017 departure
DAY 01 MANILA – AMMAN
Check-in at the airport for flight to Amman, Jordan. Enjoy the inflight meals and service on board one of the world’s best airlines
DAY 02 AMMAN - PETRA EXCURSION (B,L,D)
Todays activity is a visit to the fabled "Red Rose City" of Petra, the 2000 year old Nabatean capital, now one of the world's wonders. Take a horse ride to the Siq then walk to the Treasury, a rose colored monumental building artfully carved into the mountainside. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 03 MT. NEBO - MADABA - ALLENBY BORDER - DEAD SEA - JERICHO (B,L,D)
Commence tour as we drive to Madaba, land of fruits and water where you can see the first Holy Land Map. Continue to Mt. Nebo, believed to be the burial site of Moses. Then brace yourselves as we journey to Allenby Border (this is the border of Israel and Jordan). Bundle up with loads of patience as the queue in the border will take a while. After immigration, welcome to Israel - the Promised Land. After lunch, experience floating on the Dead Sea with its mineral rich waters. Drive to Jericho, the city that Joshua destroyed and the Oldest City in the World to see the Sycamore Tree and Mount Temptation. Transfer to your hotel for check-in. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 04 FEB 26 Amman - BORDER CROSSING TO ISRAEL should be Allenby – TIBERIAS - NAZARETH (B,L,D)
Hotel Breakfast and check out. Transfer to Allenby Bridge for crossing into Israel. Then to Yardenit (Jordan River) where St. John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ. This is also the traditional baptismal site for the renewal of baptismal vows. Then continue to Nazareth to visit the church of the annunciation. Then check in, dinner and overnight.
DAY 05 NAZARETH - CANA- HAIFA - CAESAREA - BETHLEHEM (B,L,D)
It will begin with a tour in Nazareth where the angel Gabriel appeared before Mary and where Jesus spent his boyhood. Visit the Church of the Annunciation and St. Joseph's workshop and the home of the Holy Family. The continue to Cana where Jesus changed the water to wine. Couples will renew their vows in the Church of Cana. Continue to Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel's third largest city. Visit the Stella Maris church and view the Bahai Shrine and gardens. Drive to Ceasarea, built by Herod the Great, where Peter baptized the centurion Cornelius. See the Aqueduct. Dinner and overnight in your hotel in Bethlehem.
DAY 06 BETHLEHEM - JERUSALEM (NEW CITY) - BETHLEHEM (B,L,D)
Drive to the Mount Olives for a breathtaking view of the city. Visit the Pater Noster Church, the Dominus Flevit then walk along Hosanna Road to the Garden of Gethsemane to visit the Church of All Nations which stands on the Rock of Agony where Jesus was betrayed by Judas. We then drive to Mount Zion where we visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu (Cocks Show) on the site of the high priest of Caiaphas House, the Last Supper room, King David's Tomb and the famous Dormition Abbey. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
DAY 07 BETHLEHEM - JERUSALEM OLD CITY - BETHLEHEM (B,L,D)
Today, we visit the Old City. Stop at the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus healed a blind man. Visit the Church of St. Anne then follow the Via Dolorosa (14 Stations of the Cross) starting at the Church of Flagellation (Lithostratos) to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. On to Mount Moriah to visit the Western Wall. Then continue to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. Visit the Church of Nativity and the Shepherd's Field. Overnight in your hotel.
DAY 08 BETHLEHEM - EILAT - TABA BORDER - ST. CATHERINE (B,L,D)
We check out then drive to Eilat, the winter resort of Israel. We cross Taba Border (the border of Israel and Egypt). On arrival in Israel side of border, disembark and pass immigration then walk to Egypt side where our representative welcomes the group. Drive to St. Catherine for hotel check-in. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 09 ST. CATHERINE - CAIRO (MT. SINAI) (B,L, D)
Optional: For adventurous and daring passengers, early morning depart at around 12 midnight for mountain climbing on Mt. Sinai where the Ten Commandments were given to Moses. And for the rest of the Pilgrims who are not apt to this activity, enjoy the rest of the night until wake up time for breakfast. At 0800H, pilgrim group will not check out. Start your tour to a visit to St. Catherine Monastery (if open). The drive to Sharm El Sheik, a famous beach resort in Egypt in time for lunch break. Onto a long drive to Cairo, capital of Egypt, check in at the hotel for dinner and overnight.
(FROM ST. CATHERINE TO CAIRO IS 8 HRS. DRIVE)
DAY 10 CAIRO (B,L,D)
Start the day at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, housing the gold treasures of Tutankhamen. See a wonder of the ancient world, the pyramids of GIZA and the nearby Sphinx. Dinner cruise and show on the Nile River. Return to your hotel for overnight.
DAY 11 CAIRO - MANILA (BL)
Breakfast at the hotel then continue to the Hanging Church dating the late 4th century and early 5th century. This Basilica was built on top of the south gate of the fortress of Babylon. Then visit the Church of Aby Sergah, built on the cave in which the Holy Family stayed and is regarded by visitors as a source of blessing. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
DAY 12 MANILA
Arrive Manila. Home sweet home.
Rates may change without prior notice. Non refundable deposit of USD 500.00
Rates are in United Stated Dollar [USD]
Tour Code: PFL