SEP 02 CHECK-IN AT NAIA TERMINAL 1 AT 2100HRS
SEP 03 DEPARTURE FROM MANILA TO AMMAN, JORDAN / ARRIVAL IN AMMAN / MADABA / MT. NEBO
Arrival in Amman Airport. Meet and assist by a local guide. Proceed to visit Madaba, to see 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, as it built in the 6th century A.D. Move on to continue your journey to Mount Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land before he died. Transfer to hotel in Amman for check-in, dinner and overnight.
SEP 04 AMMAN / PETRA / AMMAN
Breakfast at hotel. Today, you will visit the fabled “Rose City” of Petra, the 2000 year old Nabatean capital, now one of the world’s wonders. Take an optional horse ride to the SIQ. Then walk to the Treasury, a rose colored monumental building artfully carved out of sheer rock. Visit the other temples and tombs carved into the mountainside. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
SEP 05 AMMAN / NAZARETH
Breakfast at hotel and check-out at the hotel. Proceed for BORDER crossing into Israel. You will be met and assisted by local guide. Drive to Nazarethto visit the Basilica of Annunciation where the Archangel Gabriel announced to Virgin Mary the birth of Jesus Christ. Visit also St. Joseph’s workshopand Home of the Holy Family. Transfer to hotel in Nazareth for check-in, dinner and overnight.
SEP 06 TIBERIAS / CAPERNAUM / CANA
Breakfast at the hotel. Have a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Drive to Capernaum, the town where Jesus made His home after leaving Nazareth. View the remains of the ancient Synagogue in which He taught, and on to Tabgha, where the Miracle of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes took place. Drive to Mount of Beatitudes; this is the site of the Sermon on the Mount and St. Peter’s Primacy Church. Then proceed to Cana, 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). Return to Nazareth hotel for dinner and overnight.
SEP 07 TIBERIAS / HAIFA / CAESAREA /
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Go up to Mt. Tabor to see Basilica of Transfiguration. Enroute to Mt. Carmel to visit Stella Maris Church and pass by Haifa where one can enjoy a panoramic view of the Bahai Gardens. Drive down to Caesarea, which was built by Herod the Great, to catch sight of the Aqueducts and the Roman Theater. Proceed to your hotel in Bethlehem for check-in, dinner and overnight.
SEP 08 JERUSALEM
Breakfast at hotel. Start the full day tour at 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. Visit the Mount Zion area to see the Upper Room where Jesus and His disciples had their last supper. See also King David’s tomb, the Dormition Abbey and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
SEP 09 BETHANY / JERICHO / DEAD SE/ QUMRAN
Breakfast at hotel. Visit to Bethany. 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 Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
SEP 10 JERUSALEM / BETHLEHEM
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the Church of St. Anne, and the Pool of Bethesda. Then continue to Via Dolorosa starting at the Ecce Homo where Pontius Pilate washed his hands. Proceed to the Flagellation and go through all the Stations of the Cross until you reach the Church of the Holy Sepulcherwhere Jesus was crucified, died and rose from the dead. Visit the Wailing Wall. Return on to Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity the traditional birthplace of Jesus. Visit also the Basilica and Grotto of the Nativity and the Manger Square. Return via 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. Then back to hotel for dinner and overnight.
SEP 11 EIN KAREM / AMMAN
After breakfast and check-out of the hotel, drive to Ein Karem for visit to St. John the Baptist Church and Church of Visitation (Magnificat) where the Blessed Virgin Mary visited Elizabeth. Drive back to Jordan via border crossing. Transfer to Amman Airport for flight to Manila.
SEP 12 AMMAN / MANILA
Enjoy your inflight services on board the aircraft on your way back to Manila. “Home Sweet Home”!!!