Day 01- Mumbai – Bahrain – Amman – Nazareth
Assemble at Mumbai International Airport. Meet by our representative. Then proceed Highway is one of the most memorable journeys in the Holy Land, passing through a string of ancient sites of Jordan, the memorial of Moses, and the presumed site of the prophet’s death and burial place. From a platform in front of the church one can enjoy a breathtaking view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Proceed to Sheik Hussain Bridge to cross the border. Complete the customs & emigration formalities. Enter into Israel. Proceed to Hotel. Dinner, Overnight at Hotel in Nazareth.
Day02 – Nazareth-Cana-Sea of Galilee–Capernaum Jordan Rivers-Mount Tabor
After Breakfast,. Visit Capernaum – the centre of Jesus’ ministry after he left Nazareth we stop at Tabgha – the Church of the Multiplication of the Five Loaves and Two Fishes and the expressive church of the Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount. This morning we drive through the landscapes of Galilee and later for a ride in a replica of a Galilean fishing boat of that time, on the Sea of Galilee and where Jesus calmed the storm and walked on the water. We make a stop at St. Peter’s house, the Church of Primacy of Peter and the place where Jesus bestowed St. Peter with his authority. This is believed to be the place where Jesus dined with his disciples, the flat rock known as Mensa Christy, Chris’s table to commemorate this event. Then Visit Cana where Jesus performed his first Miracle, changing water into wine at the wedding feast… Then Visit Nazareth the boyhood town of Jesus and home of Mary and Joseph and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation built over the grotto where Archangel Gabriel appeared to announce that she would bear a son, Jesus. We also stop by Joseph’s workshop Visit Mount Tabor Visit Yardenit on the Jordan River, the traditional Baptismal site. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03- Nazareth – Haifa – Mt. Carmel – Bethlehem
After Breakfast, Check-out Hotel Continue via the city of Caesarea to Haifa, Israel’s largest port city, built on the slopes of Mt. Carmel. Visit the Famous Persian Hanging Gardens for a view of the Bahai Shrine. Then make a brief halt at the “Home of Eujoh”, and then continue to Muhraqa, the placer of sacrifice and the site where Prophet Elijah defeated the False Prophets of Ba’al. Lunch at Restaurant Proceed to Joppa (Tel Aviv) Visit St. Peter Church. View the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Proceed to Bethlehem. Check in hotel. Dinner. Overnight at Hotel
Day 04 – Old City of Jerusalem–Golgotha–Wailing Wall –– Jericho –Dead Sea
After Breakfast we drive to the pools of BeitHasda, where Jesus held the crippled man. And from there we take the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), traditionally accepted as the last route trodden by Jesus. Follow the 14 Stations of the Cross to Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified marking significant events along the route. You will see the Pilate’s Judgments Hall, the Chapel of the Flagellation where according to tradition, the Roman soldiers scourged Jesus and placed a crown of thorns on His head the Ecce Homo Arch and the Convent of the Sisters of Zion. Early tradition held that Pontius Pilate stood here and thundered “Ecce Homo!” Which means “Behold the man?” Which is what Pilate said when he presented Jesus to the crowd. However, we now know that pagan Emperor Hadrian constructed the arch. Below the Convent are the Lithotrities where Jesus was publicly tried and where the Roman soldiers mocked him. The last 5 Stations of the Cross are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher visible from the distance with two silver domes. Also “The Tomb” widely believed to be the part of the stone that covered Jesus Tomb. Visit the Cenacle – Last Supper Room, the tomb of King David and – (the other upper room). Proceed to Jericho where we stop and view (Qurantal) of the traditional Mount of Temptation and Sycamore Tree it is also the place where Jesus stopped on this way to Jerusalem, on the Eve of the Passover and were Jesus cured the blind man during his stay at Zachaeus house. Lunch. Proceed to Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth (1305 ft. below sea level), again make a brief stop at a private beach and take the opportunity to float in the salty buoyant water, rich in minerals. Precede to Bithynia .Visit Bethany the Town of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Visit Lazarus’s Tomb. Then we go to the Jewish quarter to the Wailing Wall, which is the holiest place for the Jewish religion. Back to hotel.Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 05– EinKarem – Mount of Olives – Gethsemane- Bethlehem
Breakfast. Visit EinKarem, located in the hills next to a little spring. This is the city of Judah and Birthplace of John the Baptist, son of Elizabeth & Zechariah and the Church of Visitation. Proceed to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Visit sanctuaries of Pater Nester Ascension. Walk along the Palm Sunday road down to the chapel of DorminousFlevit where Jesus wept over eminent destruction of Jerusalem and Garden of Gethsemane. Where Jesus prayed while Judah betrayed him to the Romans. Visit the Basilica of agony and Tomb of St. Mary. We also will visit the Church of St. Peter of Gallicantu, which symbolizes Peter’s Denial of Jesus as he has prophesied at the Last Supper and then visit the traditional house of high priest, Caiaphas, where Jesus was imprisoned. Then proceed to Bethlehem to visit the shepherd’s field, which is located in the Judah province. It was here that the Angel announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds of Bethlehem during the reign of King Herod. Also, here David tended his flocks until he was anointed King of Israel. Lunch. We then visit the Church of Nativity – the birthplace of Jesus and the City of David, Manager Square; Crusaders Cloister Grotto of St. Jerome. Then we visit Milk Grotto. Dinner and overnight Hotel.
Day 06 – Taba
After breakfast, Check-out Hotel. Proceed to Taba. Finish the Customs and Emigration formalities at the Israel side. Enter into Egypt. Complete the emigration and customs formalities. Check-in hotel Lunch & free time. Enjoy Red sea view Dinner and Overnight at hotel in Taba.
Day 07– Taba – Sinai — St. Catherine Monastery – Cairo
Breakfast at hotel.Check-out Hotel. Then proceed to mount Sinai. View the beautiful and historical Sinai Mountains. Visit St. Catherine Monastery. Set beneath the mountain where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments. Saint Catherine Monastery has been one of the world’s great centers of religious pilgrimage for over fifteen centuries. Within its imposing walls rests a citadel like no other, incredibly rich in important religious and historical structures. Among its treasures is a library of ancient manuscripts and icons second only to the Vatican’s itself, and a 6th century church reputed to lie directly on the site of the Burning Bush. Quite simply, the monastery is a defining feature of the Holy Land. Proceed to Cairo. Lunch at restaurant. On the way to Cairo we cross the famous Suez Canal. Arrive Cairo dinner on the way, then proceed to Hotel check in Hotel in Cairo.
Day 08– Cairo
After Breakfast, Check-out hotel. Proceed on a visit to Pyramids, The Great Pyramid of Giza (also called the Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt, and in a historical irony is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one that survives substantially intact. It is believed the pyramid was built as a tomb for fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops in Greek) and constructed over a 20 year period concluding around 2551 BC. The Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years Sphinx and the old churches of Cairo. Lunch & than Visit Egyptian Museum. Proceed to Cruising on the River Nile. Dinner on board. Drive to CAI airport check in for AUH-DHABI.
Day 09 – Cairo – Dubai
Check out hotel & proceed to airport to catch the flight for Dubai. Meet by our representative and proceed to Hotel Check–in Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10 – Dubai
After Breakfast, Meet by our representative and Proceed to Visit the Burj Khalifa — The Tallest Building in the World.
Construction began on 6 January 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010, and is part of the new 2 km2 (490-acre) development called Downtown Dubai at the ‘First Interchange’ along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai’s main business district. The tower’s architecture and engineering were performed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, with Adrian Smith as chief architect, and Bill Baker as chief structural engineer. The primary contractor was Samsung C&T of South Korea. The tower’s construction was done by the construction division of Al Ghurair Investment group.
DUBAI CITY TOUR
This is a fascinating tour of Dubai, we will explore a contrast between the past and present. The journey begins from the Dubai creek; we pass by Bastakia – the old quarter of the city with houses made of lime stones and corals built by the Iranian merchants. Here, you will see the wind towers which served as air-conditioners in the olden days. The journey takes us through the city center which covers popular landmark like the Museum, housed in the 18th century Al Fahidi Fort. The Museum features realistic displays, with sound effects, depicting various scenes, which provide a fascinating glimpse of the historical links of trading and pearl diving. We then head towards Jumeirah mosque-magnificent example of modern Islamic architecture and continue along the Jumeirah beach road, which is the most luxurious urban area in Dubai. We pass by the Mercato shopping mall with Mediterranean Style architecture and our next stop will be photo shoot at the world renowned Burj Al Arab hotel. The journey further takes us through the trunk of Palm Jumeirah – an artificial palm tree-shaped resort island-the largest architectural wonder made by man, thus making it a contemporary tourist attraction & here we have an opportunity to take photos of the famous Atlantis Palm Hotel. We will be driving back to the City on Sheikh Zayed Road that connects Dubai to Abu Dhabi. We drive past by the Burj Dubai – the Tallest Tower in the World, The Emirates Towers and The World Trade Center -an area referred as THE MANHATTAN of DUBAI. Just before we end the tour, we drive along the Zabeel road, passing by the palace of Sheikh Mohammed, as well as the Sheikh Rashid palace, (No photography).
Not to be confused with Dolphin Bay at The Palm where there are only dolphins and activities involving one-on-one encounters with the creatures. This site is located in the Dubai Mall and is home to over 33,000 species of aquatic creatures. There is a huge 10 million litter tank on one level and an underwater zoo on an upper level where people can interact with the animals. A variety of experiences are offered. You can go underwater in a cage and get up-close with the marine animals including 300 sharks and stink rays. You can take a dive (without a cage) down among the sharks. You can even learn to dive and get certified at the aquarium. The aquarium is the proud owner of giant crocodiles 5 meters long. There are daily presentations and feedings. You can see the sting rays, fish, crocodiles and sharks being fed. One of the most thrilling experiences at the aquarium is to walk though the transparent 48 meter long tunnel which goes through the aquarium tank. So you can see all the animals swimming around and overhead. The latest attraction is the UAE Night Creatures. This attraction covers 200m² and is home to creatures which live in the Arabian Desert environment. In the Underwater Zoo you can see creatures from the Rainforest, Rocky Shore and Living Environment.
Lunch proceed to Desert Safari with Belly dance show & BBQ dinner Than the group will depart in luxury, air-conditioned 4-wheel drive vehicles for Desert Safari – an excursion that will probably be one of the highlights of their visit to Dubai. During this excursion the group will have the opportunity to explore the vast, silent ocean of golden-hued sand dunes with experienced drivers giving guests the opportunity to enjoy some exciting “Dune Bashing”. Dune bashing literally means bashing the dunes with the thrill of going up and down, provoking shrieks of laughter and tons of excitement & we head towards the campsite.
DESERT DINNER UNDER THE ARABIAN SKY
The throbbing beat of drums pierce the Arabian night as guests enter the campsite under the starlit sky. Open fires blaze, casting flickering shafts of light onto the faces of gorgeous locals in traditional outfits that welcome guests and hand over cold towels and liquid refreshments. As guests mingle they will be transported to an era of long ago while a traditional barbecue dinner is being prepared on open fires close-by with the smells and aromas of Arabian spices and ingredients filling the air. Or Dubai Dhow Cruise. Discover the true beauty of Dubai while aboard a traditionally decorated wooden dhow (cabin cruise), as it sails along the Dubai creek under the moonlight. The major Dubai landmarks shine through the moonlit sky as the wooden vessel slips silently across the creek. The past and present architecture of the area is brought to its full beauty during this time, including the National Bank of Dubai, Dubai Chamber of Commerce, Sheikh Saeed’s house, and the Heritage Village. This unforgettable romantic evening safari includes a buffet dinner of either continental or oriental cuisine, along with soft drinks, traditional coffee, and mineral water. The tour also normally contains various sorts of entertainment and traditional Arabic background music. Alcohol is also available on request at an additional cost. Proceed to hotel Overnight at hotel .
Day 11 – Dubai
After breakfast free time. Check out at 1100 hrs than Lunch in hotel. Proceed for shopping at gold sukh, lulu mall & much more. Dinner in Restaurant & transfer to Dubai Airport. Excellent Duty Free shopping at the Dubai International Airport.
Day 12 – Mumbai
Check in will start at 0030 hrs, departs at 03330 hrs Arrive Mumbai at 0810 hrs.
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