Experience The Bible Comes To Life

Egypt | Israel | Jordan

Tour Cost: based on twin / triple sharing

on guaranteed minimum 30 FULL PAYING ADULTS

USD 3,580 – per pax

–Depart & return to Manila (ALL-IN!)

USD 4,590 – per pax

–Depart & return to Sydney (ALL-IN!)

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TRAVEL INSURANCE MUST BE AVAILED BY EACH PAX

With REV. FR. ARCE “Arlo” YAP, SVD

Departure Date: October 16-29, 2024

INCLUSIONS

  • Round trip economy class airfare via Emirates airline
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Hotel accommodations on Guaranteed 4* DELUXE hotels
  • FULL BOARD MEALS (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • One bottle of mineral water daily
  • Guided tour all through out with services of private coach
  • Porter age of one (1) piece luggage in all hotels
  • Services of Filipino tour escort and pilgrimage chaplain
  • Jordan visa
  • Ephesus travel kits                                                

CONDITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE anything that are not mentioned in the inclusions such as visa fees and documentation expenses, medical and hospitalization expenses, tours and transportation expenses during free periods, drinks and meals not specified in the itinerary, private mass donation, and such other personal nature like telephone calls, fax, laundry, room service and expenses not mentioned in the itinerary terms and conditions.

EPHESUS TRAVEL AND TOURS has arranged for the various tour services to be performed under the responsibility of various operators. Our company or its subagent’s therefore only acts as agents for the operators providing the various services described in this tour and assume no responsibility or liability that may occur out of or in connection with losses or unexpected expenses due to delays, overbooking, and defaults. The tour itineraries and prices are subject to change without prior notice. Should the number of participants fall below the required number, we reserve the right to increase the tour cost or cancel/reschedule the tour. The payment for a reservation fee on the tour shall constitute acceptance and consent to all provisions in the tour conditions/responsibility published in this tour.

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION

  • *A nonrefundable deposit of USD$500.00 upon reservation.
  • *Full payment must be paid upon visa release or one-month prior departure payable in USD Dollars or equivalent in peso using tour operator’s rate with photocopy of passport.
  • *Cancellation charge of fifty percent (50%) of tour cost will be imposed if cancellation is done one (1) month before departure date
  • *Full tour cost will be forfeited if cancellation is done less than one (1) month from, departure
  • *Unused portion of the tour is non-refundable.

CONTACT / VISIT AND RESERVE AT:

MAKATI OFFICE
Unit 218 La Fuerza Plaza 2, 2241 Chino Roces Ave., Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Landline: +632-8732-7098
Mobile: +63921-375-1526

 

ANGELES OFFICE (no visitors allowed, for company operations only but allowed to receive passenger documents )
Unit 802B Marquee Residences Pulung Maragul Angeles City
2009 Pampanga

 

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+63 9257595181
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Website

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ITINERARY

DAY 01 : MANILA/SYDNEY -DUBAI-CAIRO
Depart manila or sydney in the evening and take connecting flight to cairo, egypt via dubai. All passengers shall merge at the departure gate in dubai for onward flight to cairo.

DAY 02 : CAIRO
Upon arrival in the land of the pharaohs, meet our airport assistant and after airport formalities proceed to our coach and have our city orientation and lunch. Visit one of the best museums in the world, the egyptian museum which houses many artifacts of ancient history. Thereafter, have our arrival thanksgiving sunday mass at st. Joseph roman catholic church. Check in at our hotel and have a good rest after a long flight. Dinner and overnight. (L, D)

DAY 03 : CAIRO
Start our full day tour in cairo which includes visit to the great pyramids fo giza, the sphinx, and the papyrus factory where you can find egypt’s finest work of ancient paper art. Proceed for lunchthen continue visit to the famous hanging church, abu serga church, and the exact place where joseph, mary and the child jesus stayed during their “Flight to egypt. Cap the day with one of thehighlights in egypt, the nile river dinner cruise with a great show of bely dancing and the tanoura cultural show. Return to hotel for overnight. (B,L,D)

DAY 04 : CAIRO – MT. SINAI
After early breakfast, we check out and continue drive to the suez canal area to cross under the water tunnel into sinai. Visit ras sedr springs on our way to st. Catherine. Upon arrival at st. Catherine hotel, have late lunch and continue visit st. Catherine monastery and get amazed with the beautiful church and the place of the burning bush. Dinner and overnight.(B,L,D)

DAY 05 : MT. SINAI – TABA AND EILAT BORDER – DEAD SEA
Early wake up for those who wish to climb mt. Sinai and do what moses exactly did and to see the amazing sunrise. To those not climbing, shall be met during breakfast. After breakfast, we check out and then proceed to taba border to cross to israel. As we reach the border, prepare for passport and departure card. After border formalities, meet our local israeli guide and drive via eilat andarava desert where we shall have our lunch. Continue drive to the dead sea shore and check in at our hotel. Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

DAY 06 : DEAD SEA-QUMRAN – CANA – NAZARETH – TIBERIAS
Early morning, walk from your hotel to the dead sea. Experience and enjoy the “float” on the dead sea, the lowest point on earth which is rich in minerals good for the skin. Return to your hotel tohave breakfast and ready for check out. Depart dead sea area and visit qumran where the scrolls of the dead sea were found. Drive to the city of tiberias to visit cana, the site of the first miracle ofjesus’ changing water into wine on a wedding feast. Here we will have our thanksgiving mass with the renewal of marriage vows of our couple pilgrims. Then visit nazareth, the town of joseph andmary to see the church of annunciation and joseph’s workshop. Proceed to tiberias for dinner andovernight (B, L,D)

DAY 07 : SEA OF GALILEE – MT. OF BEATITUDES-CAPERNAUM – TABGHA – MT. TABOR
After breakfast begin the day with a boat ride over the sea of galilee. Enjoy the serenity of the lake and feel the presence of god as we view the beautiful city of tiberias. Off to nof ginosar, one of the famous kibbutzs communities and continue drive to capernaum, the town of jesus where he spent most of the time for his preachings. On to tabgha, the place of the multiplication of loaves and fishes and to the primacy of peter chiurch where jesus referred to peter as the rock. Visit mt. Of beatitudes, site where the famous sermon on the mount was given. Ascend to mt. Tabor where we will visit the church of transfiguration and we shall have our eucharistic sunday celebration. See the chapels of moses and elijah and outside the church on the extended verandah, view the beautiful jezreel valley. Drive back to our hotel in tiberias for dinner and overnight. (B,L, D)

DAY 08 : YARDENIT – HAIFA – MT.CARMEL – CAESAREA – JAFFA- JERUSALEM
This morning, depart tiberias and drive to yardenit and see the headwaters of the jordan river for our renewal of baptismal vows. On to the lower galilee to haifa, where israel’s ports are found. Visit mt. Carmel and church of muhraka. Then along the coastal road to caesarea visit the ancient roman city. Precede to a short visit to telaviv, israel’s financial capital and finally to jaffa, to visit st. Peter’s church and the house of simon the tanner. Continue to jerusalem for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

DAY 09 : JERUSALEM–BETHLEHEM–EIN KAREM-JERUSALEM
Today, drive to bethlehem to visit the church of nativity and have our eucharistic celebration; view the manger square inside the grotto and a silver star which traditionally marks the place where jesus was born. See the chapel of st. Jerome, formerly a cave where he translated the holy bible to latin. Visit ein karem and see the church of st. John the baptist and the visitation church or church of the magnificat, where the virgin mary visited her cousin elizabeth. In the afternoon, stroll through the city of david and visit his tomb at mt. Zion. Visit the cenaculum hall of the last supper and on to the dormition abbey, traditional site of mary’s assumption to heaven. Stop at the wailing wall, the most sacred place for the jews. View the dome of the rock, the original site of the temple where jesus was presented to the father. (B,L, D)

DAY 10 : OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM
This morning visit the pater noster church where jesus taught the “our father” written in many languages. Next to it is the church of ascencion which traditionally marks the place where jesusascended to heaven, walk through the palm sunday road and arrive at the chapel of dominus flevit where the lord wept after seeing the destruction of jerusalem. Continue to the garden ofgethsemane where jesus prayed on the night of his arrest. Proceed to the church of all nations, also known as the church of agony. Continue to the church of st. Peter in gallicantu where jesuswas tried and denied three times. This was originally the house of caiphas where jesus was placed in a pit. Enter the old city to visit the pool of bethesda where jesus healed a blind man. See the church of st. Anne, traditional site of the house of mary’s parents, st. Anne and st. Joachim. Follow the stations along the via dolorosa from the chapel of flagellation to the church of holy sepulchre which was built over the site of the calvary and finally to the tomb of jesus. We shall have our mass in one of the chapels here to commemorate his passion and death. Dinner and overnight. (B,L, D)

DAY 11 : JERSUALEM- ALLENBY BRIDGE- JERASH-AMMAN
After breakfast we bid israel goodbye as we cross the allenby bridge to enter jordan. After border formalities and clearance, meet our tour guide and continue with our roman experience as we visit jerash, known to be the largest and well-preserved sites of roman architecture with its collonaded streets, hilltop temples, roman baths, and theaters. Proceed to our hotel for dinenrand overnight. (B, L, D)

DAY 12 : AMMAN-PETRA
After breakfast, travel down the desert road to wadi mousa towards the “red rose city” called petra (one of the newest seven wonders of the world), and which was inhabited by the nabateansfrom 300 b.C. Take a horse ride throught the “ciq” (canyon) and see the treasury carved in pink stones and continue to the roman theater, the corinthian tomb and the palace tomb to the roman road. Check in at our hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,L, D)

DAY 13 : PETRA-AMMAN-DEPARTURE
Today we check out and drive along king’s highway to the christian village of madaba and see the original mosaic of the holyland. Continue to mt. Nebo from where moses died and only viewed thepromised land. Here we can see the jordan valley, jericho and the judean hills. Have our reflection and departure thanksgiving and eucharistic mass. See the newly renovated church with the remains of the byzantine church and the mosaic floors. Proceed to the tairport for departure to dubai.

DAY 14 : ARRIVE MANILA OR SYDNEY OR TAKE OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO DUBAI
Arrive dubai and take connecting flight to either sydney or manila. Arrive on same afternoon in manila and same evening in sydney. Home sweet home!

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