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Egypt & Holy land Tour

  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Runs: Daily
  • Starting from: Cairo Airport
  • Return to: Tel Aviv Airport
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Tour Itinerary

Day # 1) Arrive Cairo, Egypt
Welcome to Cairo! At the airport, our representative will greet you and provide assistance with airport procedures. You will be comfortably transferred to your hotel in Cairo. Enjoy a free evening at leisure and overnight stay at your hotel.

Day # 2) Giza & Pyramids Tour
Cairo is a city of dreams. Today you will visit The Great Pyramid of Cheops at Giza, it was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years. Menkaure and Khufu’s Pyramid complete the colossal trio. Khufu’s Pyramid remains one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Ancient World’. Close by, the Great Sphinx watches and guards the Giza Plateau. Next, you will travel to Saqqara to witness the first pyramid of them all — the 2648 BC-completed Step Pyramid of Djoser. Overnight at your hotel in Cairo.(Breakfast & Lunch)
Day # 3 ) Cairo sightseeing Tour
It is frenetic with bustle, bazaars and traffic chaos; and yet its ancient edifices stand ennobled. It has everything you could want from an ancient city. Then there are those labyrinths; those anciently narrow, bustling streets and quiet corners. Your morning tours begin at the Egyptian Museum. Here, you will be in communion with magnificent treasures — including Tutankhamun’s fabulously famous Gold Mask. Then we guide you to the city’s Islamic areas — including the Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali. This holy place is set at the highest point of Cairo, so you’ll view a remarkable panorama of the city. Overnight stay in Cairo .(B& L)
Day # 4 ) Cairo – Aswan Nile Cruise Holiday
Transfer to Cairo airport to fly to Aswan, Then you will be transferred to embark your Nile River Cruise ship in Aswan, where we will enjoy the next 4 days / 3 nights deluxe Nile cruise holiday between Aswan and Luxor. Afternoon time you will be accompanied by your Egyptologist guide for an exciting tour to the world famous High Dam that was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. It contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops; continue to the granite quarries which supplied the ancient Egyptian pharaohs with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples. The quarries still hold the famous Unfinished Obelisk and then you will be taking by motor-boat to island of Egilka visit the majestic Philae temple that was dedicated to the Goddesses Isis. With final optional evening excursion will offer the sound and light show at the Temple of Philae Return to your ship for dinner free time at leisure in Aswan and overnight stay aboard the cruise
Day # 5 ) Nile Cruise Tour
Before breakfast aboard your Nile cruise you may enjoy the amazing sunset view from your river cruise in Aswan with free time at leisure in Aswan and then sail to Kom Ombo to visit the temple the crocodile-headed God of fertility and creator of the world and then return to your cruise vessel to sail to Edfu where you will be transferred by horse drawn carriage to visit the famous Edfu temple also know as the temple of Horus & Haroeris, the falcon-headed solar war god is the largest and most perfectly preserved of all the Nile temples, back to the Nile cruise by the same way to sail to Luxor with lunch, afternoon tea and dinner aboard your cruise and overnight stay
Day # 6 ) Nile Cruise Tour
Breakfast onboard the Nile cruise, and then you will be moved into the West Bank of the river Nile to visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon), and then visit the Valley of the Kings, where the magnificent tombs discovered, those tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs, you will visit 3 tombs. Continue the tour to visit the Hatshipsut temple at El Deir El Bahary, this impressive temple dedicated to the Queen Hatshipsut the only female pharaoh rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it then back to the cruise for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner aboard your cruise and overnight stay Tonight, if you wish, enjoy an optional sound and light show at the Temple of Karnak
Day # 7 ) Nile Cruise – Luxor to Cairo
Breakfast on board the cruise, and then you will be accompanied by our English Egyptologist expert guide to visit Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name Ipet-isut means “the most sacred of places.” The temple, or, more correctly, the complex of temples, was built over more than two thousand years by generation after generation of pharaohs. Within the complex, the great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars .Then you will be transferred to the majestic Luxor temple which built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the god Amun with free time for shopping in Luxor and then you will be transferred to Luxor airport to fly to Cairo with direct transfer to your hotel for free time at leisure with overnight stay
Day # 8 ) Cairo –  Tel Aviv Israel.
Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then you will be met and assisted and transferred to Cairo international airport to fly to Tel Aviv. Pick up from airport  and transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv for overnight.

Day # 9 )  Old and New
Start with an overview of Jerusalem from Mount Olives, looking down at the Old City and the Temple Mount. See the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane and view the monumental burial tombs while driving along the Kidron Valley. Enter the Old City from Mt. Zion, past the Armenian Quarter and continue along the Byzantine Cardo through the Jewish Quarter to the Western Wall (Kotel) . Walk the Stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Enjoy the bazaar in the Christian and Muslim Quarters. End with a short tour of the New City and a visit to Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. – over Night in Jerusalem.

Day # 10)  Bethlehem and Jericho
Leave Jerusalem for neighboring Bethlehem (City of Bread) hometown of King David and birthplace of Jesus. From Manger Square walk to the Church of Nativity and descend to the grotto, the place where Jesus was laid in the manger. Also visit the Catholic church of St. Catherine, the Greek Church, The Milk Groto, Mary fed Jesus and Shepherd’s Fields. Pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan on the descent to the Judean Desert and overlook Wadi Kelt the Monastery of St. George. Overlook the breath taking view of the moon landscape Judean Desert. Short stop at sea-level and continue to Jericho – the oldest city in the world, where we stop at the ancient mound and the crumbled Canaanite walls as we recall the conquest of the city by Joshua. We stop at the sycamore tree which Zachaeuse in order to get a better view of Jesus and stop for overview of Mt. Temptation. Visit the mound of Ancient Jericho where 25 ancient cities were uncovered. over Night in Jerusalem.

Day # 11 ) Jerusalem in the footsteps of Jesus.
We start on Mount Olives visiting the place of the Ascension and Pater Noster, where we can see the Lord’s Prayer is 123 languages. After an overview of Jerusalem from the top of Mount Olives, looking down at the Old City and the Temple Mount, we begin our descent, stopping at Dominus Flevit, where Jesus wept as he foresaw the destruction of Jerusalem and continuing to the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane. Before ascending to the Old City and entering through the Lion’s Gate, we look back at the Kidron Valley and the Jewish cemetery on Mount Olives, with the monumental burial sites at its base. In the Old City our first stop is at the pools of Bethesda in the grounds of the Church of St. Anne, mother of Mary. Underneath the Sisters of Zion convent we will see the ancient pavement with the games the Roman soldiers played engraved on the stones. Visit the Notre Dame De Sion – location of the striped pavement (Litho Strosos) where Jesus was condemned. This is where the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross, begins, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Over Night in Jerusalem

Day # 12)  Sea of Galilee and Nazareth
Travel via the coastal plain and the valley of Armageddon to the Churches of Annunciation and St. Joseph in Nazareth. Passing Cana village and the Church of the Miracle of the Multiplication visit Capernaum, at the foot of Mount Beatitudes. Continue past Tiberius to Yardenit where there is the possibility of a baptismal service for participants. Pass Mount Tabor on the return journey. Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Day #13) – Departure.
After Breakfast you will be picked up by our rep and transferred to Airport to fly back home.

Inclusions

Welcome and assistance service in all Airports in arrival & departure
Return airport transfers on private basis
4 Nights accommodation in Cairo hotel with breakfast.
3 Nights accommodation onboard the Nile Cruise ship on full board
5 Nights Accommodation in Israel with breakfast
Entrance fees to all sites and all sightseeing private tours a mention in the itinerary.
All transfers by modern air-conditioned vehicles.
Professional tour guide during your trip.
Tour in Cairo and Giza as per itinerary
Trip to visit Karnak temple and Luxor temples
Tour to visit Valley of the Kings, Hatshipsut temple
Trip to visit Edfu temple as per cruise itinerary
Tour to visit Kom Ombo temple as per cruise itinerary
Trip to visit Philae temple, High Dam unfinished obelisk
Tour to visit Elephantine Island & Botanical Gardens in Aswan
Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem
Tour to Nazareth, Sea of Galilee & Jericho
All taxes and service fees.

Exclusions

International Airfare to and from Egypt.
Egypt entry visa
Optional tours
Extra expenses at hotels

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