DAY 1: CAIRO AIRPORT CAIRO
Arrival at Cairo airport, assistance at the airport by our representative Transfer to the hotel Overnight in Cairo Dinner not included
DAY 2: CAIRO
Departure to visit the
three Pyramids of Giza the eternal Sphinx and the Valley Temple does not include entrance to the interior of the Pyramids)
Free afternoon, possibility of making an optional visit to the Sakkara Necropolis and the city of Memphis, capital of the ancient empire. At night, possibility of making an optional visit to the Sound and Light Show of the Pyramids. Return to the hotel. Accommodation in Cairo. Dinner not included
DAY 3: CAIRO LUXOR
Free day or possibility of flying directly to Luxor in the morning Possibility of optional full day visit to the city of Cairo The Egyptian Museum of Pharaonic Art, the Citadel of Saladin with its Alabaster Mosque, the Coptic Quarter and the Market from Khan el Khalili
In the afternoon, transfer to Cairo Airport and flight to Luxor Arrival and transfer to the ship Accommodation on board Dinner included
DAY 4: LUXOR ESNA EDFU
Breakfast In the morning, we will visit the Necropolis of Thebes The Valley of the Kings, the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut known as El Deir El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon In the afternoon, visit the Temples of Luxor and Karnak At the scheduled time , we will set sail towards Esna We will cross the Esna Lock and continue sailing towards Edfu Lodging on board Lunch and dinner included
DAY 5: EDFU COMING TO ASUAN
Breakfast Arrival in Edfu and visit the Temple of Edfu dedicated to the god Horus Navigation to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, the only one dedicated to two divinities The god Sobek with the head of a crocodile and the god Haroeris with the head of a falcon Navigation to Aswan Accommodation on board Lunch and dinner included
DAY 6: ASWAN
Breakfast Possibility of optional excursion to the famous Temples of Abu Simbel Then, we will visit the Aswan Dam and the Philae Temple Also, there will be a felucca ride along the Nile River (typical Egyptian sailboats) to admire a panoramic view of the felucca from the felucca Agha Khan Mausoleum, Elephantine Island and Botanical Garden Accommodation on board Lunch and dinner included
DAY 7: ASWAN CAIRO
Breakfast and disembarkation In the morning, visit the West Bank in Luxor, the Theban Necropolis, the Valley of the Kings, the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut known as El Deir El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon In the afternoon, visit to the East Bank in Luxor to Luxor and Karnak Temples Transfer to Luxor International Airport and domestic flight back to Cairo Arrival in Cairo Accommodation in Cairo Dinner not included
DAY 8: CAIRO THE SOURCES OF MOISÉS SANTA CATARINA
Breakfast Departure to the Sinai Peninsula via the Ahmed Hamdy tunnel under the Suez Canal, passing from Africa to Asia Visit Ayun Musa or the sources of Moses (and then we will leave for the city of Santa Catarina Arrival at the hotel Overnight in Santa Catarina Dinner included
DAY 9: SANTA CATARINA MOISÉS MOUNT ARAVA PETRA
Note The crossing from Egypt to Jordan may be done by ferry (by sea) depending on weather, security or logistical conditions
DAY 10: PETRA AMMAN
Breakfast Departure to Petra, capital of the Nabateans and recognized as one of the 7 Wonders of the World in 2007. We will visit the most important and representative monuments sculpted in the pink rocks by the Nabateans The Tomb of the Obelisks, The Siq canyon 1 km long length where at the end of its journey the impressive and well-known Treasury is discovered (Al Khazneh the street of the columns, the colored tombs and royal tombs We will then travel to Amman Accommodation in Amman Dinner included
DAY 11: AMMAN MADABA NEBO ALLENBY TEL AVIV
Breakfast Departure to Madaba, better known as the City of Mosaics, located just 30 km from the Jordanian capital. There we will visit the Church of Saint George, where the oldest known mosaic map of the Holy Land was found, made in the year 571 A.D. continuation we will visit Mount Nebo, a place of great importance for all Christians, since it was the last place visited by Moses and from where the prophet was able to appreciate the Promised Land that he would never visit We will continue towards the Allenby Border Departure to Tel Aviv with English-speaking driver Check-in in Tel Aviv Dinner not included
DAY 12: TEL AVIV
(OPTIONAL MASADA AND DEAD SEA)
Breakfast Free day Possibility of taking the optional excursion Masada and Dead Sea Departure to the Dead Sea, the lowest place in the world ascent by cable car to Masada, the last fortification of the Jews in their fight against the Romans Visit to the excavations, the Herod’s Palace and the Old Synagogue Panoramic view of the Roman Camp and the Dead Sea If the weather permits we will have free time to enjoy a bath in the medicinal waters of the Dead Sea Return to Tel Aviv Accommodation in Tel Aviv Dinner not included
DAY 13: TEL AVIV CAESAREA GALILEE
Breakfast Departure from the city of Tel Aviv bordering the Mediterranean Sea until arriving at Yaffo, the old port of Israel, today an artists’ neighborhood. Visit to the Church of Saint Peter. Continuation along the coast towards Caesarea Maritima, the ancient Roman capital, where we will visit its Theater, the Fortress of the Crusaders and the Roman Aqueduct We will continue our trip to Haifa, we will climb Mount Carmel, where the Prophet Elijah’s Grotto is located and we will contemplate the Baha’i Temple and its Persian Gardens, and we will have a panoramic view of the city and the port Continuation to Acre to visit the old Fortress of the Crusaders Continue to Galilee Accommodation in Galilee Dinner included
DAY 14: TIBERIAS TABGHA CAFARNAUM
Breakfast Departure to the Sea of Galilee to make an exciting boat trip, as it was done in the time of Jesus. We continue to Magdala, the birthplace of Mary Magdalene and where we will see remains of the town and its Synagogue. We continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, scene of the Sermon on the Mount Visit Tabgha, place of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes and Capernaum, where the Old Synagogue and House of Saint Peter are located. Continue bordering the Sea of Galilee Accommodation in Galilee Dinner included
DAY 15: YARDENIT NAZARETH JERUSALEM
Breakfast Departure to Yardenit, the traditional place of baptism in the Jordan River. We will go to Nazareth via Cana de Galilee, where Jesus performed his first miracle. We continue to the Mount of the Precipice, where we can have a beautiful view of Nazaré and its surroundings. Annunciation and Joseph’s Carpentry In the afternoon departure to Jerusalem We continue bordering the Oasis of Jericho, where we will enjoy a panoramic view of the Mount of Temptation and the Dead Sea Ascent through the Judean desert and triumphant entry into Jerusalem Accommodation in Jerusalem Dinner no included
DAY 16: JERUSALEM NEW CITY BETHLEHEM
Breakfast Departure to the Shrine of the Book in the Israel Museum, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are exhibited, and where the Model of Jerusalem in the time of Jesus is located. Visit the picturesque neighborhood of Ein Karem where the Church of San Juan Bautista is located. Visit to Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and Memorial In the afternoon visit to Bethlehem, we will visit the Church of the Nativity, the Manger Grotto and the 14-pointed Star (Place of the birth of Jesus) We continue for a view of the Shepherds’ Field R eturn to Jerusalem Overnight in Jerusalem Dinner not included
DAY 17: JERUSALEM OLD CITY
Breakfast Departure to the Mount of Olives, to appreciate a magnificent view of the city Finally we will visit the Garden of Gethsemane and the Basilica of Agony We will continue to the Old City, visit the Wailing Wall Next, we will walk the Via Dolorosa to reach the place of the crucifixion of Jesus and the Holy Sepulcher Visit of Mount Zion where the Tomb of King David, the Cenacle (place of the last supper The Eucharist and Pentecost and the Dormition Abbey Assumption of Mary are located Overnight in Jerusalem dinner not included
DAY 18: JERUSALEM TEL AVIV AIRPORT
Breakfast At the indicated time departure transfer to Ben Gurion Airport
- Accommodation in hotels according to the selected category.
- 3 nights accommodation with breakfast included in Cairo.
- 4 nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner on a boat on the Nile River.
- 1 night accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Santa Catarina.
- 1 night accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Amman.
- 1 night accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Petra.
- 2 nights accommodation with breakfast included in Tel Aviv.
- 2 nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner included in the Galilee.
- 3 nights accommodation with breakfast included in Jerusalem.
- 11 days of excursion by bus or minibus with a Spanish-speaking guide.
- Domestic flights CAI –LXR / ASW –CAI.
- Transfers between hotel, borders and airports with English-speaking driver. There is no guide or companion in Spanish.
- Tickets to the places of visit according to the program.
- Domestic flights CAIR ASWAR / LUXOR CAIRO
- Extra personal expenses.
- Insurance (theft, loss, personal injury and medical care).
- Suggested tip in Israel: Guide USD 4 and Driver USD 3 per day per passenger to be paid on arrival.
- International or domestic flights.
- Visas and/or border and/or airport taxes.
- Transfer between the borders of Egypt and Jordan by ferry (by sea), cost is USD 90 per passenger, payable directly to the local operator.
- Optional visits.
- Optional Masada and Dead Sea: USD 114 per passenger.
- Any other service not mentioned in “Prices include”.
- Dead Sea (114 USD)
- Transfer from Egypt and Jordan (90 USD), paid directly there
- Tips – 7 USD (DRIVER AND GUIDE) X DAY X PAX
- Departures Thursday
- IMPORTANT: For flights arriving in Israel between 23:00 and 06:00 there will be a mandatory transfer fee of USD 75 per passenger. In the case of “single” passenger, mandatory supplement of USD 150