A Journey of Faith: Egypt, Israel and Jordan: September 29 - October 11, 2019
Roundtrip economy airfare via Oman Air
Hotel accommodations as specified
Fullboard (breakfast, lunch & dinner) all throughout
Border Tax, entry permits and Egypt Visa
A Journey of Faith
One can never get tired of visiting the place where Jesus walked. Join Travel Bounty and witness the holy sites as you journey to Jordan, Israel and Egypt. See how people from the bible lived, get to enter the actual places, visit Petra, one of the World Heritage Sites and see the great Pyramids in Egypt. As always, we will be joined by a Pilgrimage Chaplain to guide us spiritually in this solemn experience.
Upon arrival, proceed to a dinner cruise.
Visit the Egyptian Museum housing over 3,500 years of relics. Drive to Old Cairo area to see the Hanging Church and the Crypt where the Holy Family was believed to have rested from their journey from Israel. Continue to Giza and Sphinx.
Check out then continue our spiritual journey as we drive to St. Catherine. Check in, dinner and overnight.
Early morning climb to the top of Mt. Sinai reaching the summit before sunrise. Cross border going to Israel then drive through the Red Sea Resort town of Eilat to Bethlehem.
Today, we drive to Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist. A slow and uphill climb to the Church of the Visitation then drive back to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity built over the tomb of St. Geronimo. In the grotto under the altar, see the silver star which marks the place of Jesus’ birth. Visit the Church of St. Catherine the proceed to the Milk Grotto. Tradition has it that while Mary was nursing Jesus here, a drop of milk fell to the ground, turning it white. Visit the Shepherd’s Field where angels appeared to the shepherds to announce the birth of Jesus.
We drive up the Mount of Olives visiting the Church of Pater Noster where we will see different translations of the Lord’s Prayer. Walk along the Palm Sunday Road passing by the Franciscan Church of the Dominus Flevit, where the Lord wept and shed a tear for the city of Jerusalem. We end at the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. On to Mt. Zion and visit the Room of the Last Supper. Visit the Benedictine Church of the Dormition which commemorates the falling asleep of the Virgin Mary. Continue on to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, built on the site of the house of high priest Caiaphas. It is on this site that Peter denied Jesus three times.
This morning, proceed to the Old City of Jerusalem stopping first at the Church of St. Anne and the pool of Bethesda. Continue walking along the Via Dolorosa, also called the “Way of the Cross”. End up at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Visit the holiest site of the Jewish nation, the Western Wall. On to Jericho to, a flourishing oasis in the Judean Desert at the northern end of the Dead Sea. View the Mount of Temptation and see an old Sycamore tree. On to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth. Experience floating at its therapeutic waters.
Today’s journey commences with a drive along the Jordan Valley to Mt. Tabor where according to tradition the miracle of the Transfiguration of Christ took place. Drive to Yardenit, for the renewal of baptismal vows. Enjoy a boat ride to the Sea of Galilee.
Drive to Nazareth to visit the Basilica of the Annunciation where the archangel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would be the mother of Christ. Nearby, visit the Church of St. Joseph. On to Cana. Couples will have the chance to renew their marriage vows. Visit Capernaum where Christ went to live after He left Nazareth. On to the Mt. of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. Proceed to Tabgha and visit the Benedictine Church of the Multiplication and Church of St. Peter’s Primacy.
Check out and on to Sheik Hussein Border to cross to Jordan. Drive south to the city of Madaba, site of the oldest mosaic map of Jerusalem. Visit Mt. Nebo where Moses pointed to the Promised Land.
After breakfast drive to and tour the lost City of Petra. Enjoy the picturesque Siq and visit the Treasury, Royal Tombs and Roman Theater.
Continue Amman city tour visiting the Citadel, Archeological Museum, Roman Theater then head to airport.