FEB 02 CHECK-IN AT NAIA TERMINAL 3 AT 2100HRS
FEB 03 DEPARTURE FROM MANILA TO AMMAN / ARRIVAL IN AMMAN / MADABA / MT. NEBO / PETRA
Morning arrival in Amman airport. Meet and assist by a local guide. Drive to Madaba to visit the Monastery of St. George, which hosts the unique mosaic Map of Egypt, Jordan and Holy Land. The map is believed to be the first one for this area. It was built in the 6th century A.D. Continue our journey to Mount Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land before he died. Have a long distance drive to hotel in Petra for check-in, dinner and overnight.
FEB 04 PETRA / AL MAGTAS / AMMAN
Breakfast and check-out at hotel. Visit the lost city of Petra with optional horseback ride through the picturesque SIQ, and visit the Treasury. Then shop at Holy Land gifts. Visit Al Magtas “Jordan River” for Baptismal Renewal. This place was proclaimed by the late Pope John Paul II as the original site of Jesus’ Baptism. Drive to Amman hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
FEB 05 AMMAN / NAZARETH (Cross Border)
Breakfast at hotel and check-out at the hotel. Proceed for BORDER crossing into Israel. You will be met and assisted by local guide. Proceed to Mt. Tabor to see the Basilica of Transfiguration. Return to Nazareth to visit the Basilica of Annunciation where the Archangel Gabriel announced to Virgin Mary the birth of Jesus Christ. Visit also St. Joseph’s workshop and Home of the Holy Family. Transfer to hotel in Nazareth for dinner and overnight.
FEB 06 NAZARETH / CANA / TIBERIAS
Hotel breakfast. Drive to Cana, the place where Jesus performed His first miracle. He turned the water into wine at the Wedding in Cana. (Those who wish may renew their Wedding vows at the Church). Have a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Proceed to Tabgha, where the Miracle of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes took place. Then continue on to St. Peter’s Primacy Church. Drive to Capernaum, the town where Jesus made His home after leaving Nazareth. View the remains of the ancient Synagogue in which He taught. Drive to Mount of
Beatitudes; this is the site of the Sermon on the Mount.
Return to Nazareth hotel for dinner and overnight.
FEB 07 CAESAREA / HAIFA / EIN KAREM/ BETHLEHEM
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Drive down to Caesarea, which was built by Herod the Great, to catch sight of the Aqueducts and the Roman Theater. Continue to Mt. Carmel to visit Stella Maris Church and pass by Haifa where one can enjoy a panoramic view of the Bahai Gardens. Drive to Ein Karem for visit to St. John the Baptist Church and Church of Visitation (Magnificat) where the Blessed Virgin Mary visited Elizabeth. Proceed to your hotel in Bethlehem for check-in, dinner- Lord’s Day and overnight.
FEB 08 JERUSALEM / BETHLEHEM
Breakfast at hotel. Start the full day tour at the Dome of the Rock. Continue to the Pool of Bethesda and Church of St. Anne. Then proceed to Via Dolorosa starting at Ecce Homo where Pontius Pilate washed his hands. Proceed to the Flagellation until you reach the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where Jesus was crucified, died and rose from the dead. Then continue to the Wailing Wall. Proceed to the Shrine of the Book. And visit the scale model of Jerusalem. Then move on to Bethlehem to visit the Shepherds Field, the site where the star appeared to the shepherds which lead them to the manger where baby Jesus was born. Visit also the Milk Grotto, the Basilica and Grotto of the Nativity and the Church of Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus, and the Manger Square. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
FEB 09 JERUSALEM
Breakfast at hotel. Visit to Mount of Olives to visit the Ascension Chapel where Jesus ascended into Heaven. Visit the Church of Pater Noster to witness the “Lord’s Prayer” written in several languages. Proceed to the Church of Dominus Flevit (God Wept) where God wept over Jerusalem. Move on and continue by walking down the Palm Sunday road to the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane to see the Rock of Agony the place where Jesus prayed before the Roman soldiers came for Him. Then proceed to the Mount Zion area to see the Dormition Abbey. Then visit the Upper Room where Jesus and his disciples had their last supper. Visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu. See also King David’s tomb. Then continue on Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
FEB 10 BETHANY / JERICHO / QUMRAN / DEAD SEA
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to the town of Bethany and visit the Church of Lazarus. Then drive on to Jericho, pass by to see the “Sycamore Tree”, where Zaccheus, the tax collector climbed the tree to see Jesus who was passing by. After lunch, view the Mount of Temptation. It is a high mountain west of Jericho where satan tempted Jesus. Then drive to Qumran, the caves of the Essenes where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found by a wandering shepherd boy. Proceed to Dead Sea for a swim in the lowest and saltiest sea on earth. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
FEB 11 BETHLEHEM / ST. CATHERINE
Breakfast at hotel and check-out. Have a long distance drive to Eilat border for crossing into Egypt. Will be met and assisted for drive to St. Catherine, Sinai. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
FEB 12 ST. CATHERINE / CAIRO
Early morning (optional) climb to Mount Sinai. Hotel breakfast and check-out. Visit the St. Catherine Monastery. Have a long distance drive to Cairo. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
FEB 13 CAIRO
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to the Pyramids and Sphinx. Have a visit to the Egyptian Museum, one of the richest museums in the world. Stop at the Papyrus factory and the perfumery. In the evening, we will have Dinner Cruise at Nile River before returning to hotel for overnight.
FEB 14 CAIRO / MANILA
Breakfast and check-out at hotel. Visit the Hanging Church and to the Crypt of the Holy Family before transfer to airport to catch flight to Manila.
FEB 15 MANILA
“HOME SWEET HOME!!!”