Day 01: Begin your Holyland tour
Assemble at the Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Sahar to begin your divine tour of holy land with Israel, Palestine, Egypt and Jordan. After checking in your Purple Orchid Tour Manager will escort you through customs and immigration for your flight to Egypt. Baggage to be packed for an overnight stay. Sit back, relax and enjoy.
Your flight and all the on board meals and entertainment.
On arrival at Cairo International Airport, proceed for immigration and transit visas.
After all formalities are completed, we board our deluxe coach to your hotel for a delicious buffet dinner. Overnight in your First Class Hotel in Cairo.
DAY 02: O Holyland………….
After an early Breakfast, we check out and proceed for our morning flight to the Holyland. On arrival at Ben-Gurion International Airport, We proceed for sightseeing through Tel-Aviv and along the seashore of the Sharon Valley. See the walls of the Crusaders and the Roman Aquaduct which serve as the back drop to the Book of Acts. We drive past the Stella Maris Church at Haifa, a city located on the slope of Mount Carmel from there onwards to the famous Persian Hanging Garden to view the Bahia’s Founders Shirne. After Lunch, we proceed to Nazareth to visit the church of the Annunciation, built over the grotto where Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary, and announced that she would bear a son, Jesus. Walk across the courtyard to St. Joseph Workshop. Visit Mary’s well and collect some water for your loved ones. Later that evening, check into your hotel for a delicious dinner. Overnight in Nazareth at your First Class Hotel.
DAY 03:Cana, the Sea of Galilee, Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes, the House of Peter
IMAGE : SEA OF GALILEE
After an early breakfast, we drive to the little church of Cana, where we commemorate Jesus first miracle, when he turned water into wine. We then drive though the countryside of Galilee to the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus calmed the storm and walked on the water. Our boat ride across the Sea of Galilee is made in a replica of the Galilean fishing Boat of Jesus time (Luke 8, 22:25) but with an engine. We will stop for a special buffet lunch of the most famous St. Peter’s Fish. Then on the Jordan River to see the traditional Baptismal site of Jesus. Visit the beautiful and magnificent Italian Church on the mount of Beatitudes where Jesus gave the Sermon of the mount. We then stop at Taghba to visit the church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes (Matt 14:15-20). The famous 4th Century mosaic has been incorporated in the reconstruction of the Byzantium Basilica. We will also visit the Church Primacy of Peter, built over the rock at the sea edge. Later at Capernaum, we remember Christ’s Galilean ministry for it was here that he called Peter, Matthew and Andrew. We see the house of Peter & the old broken Synagogue where he did most of his preaching’s. If time permits you can visit the church of transfiguration by taxi. Return back to the hotel for delicious dinner.
Overnight at your First Class Deluxe Hotel in Nazareth.
DAY 04: Jerusalem & Bethlehem
After breakfast, we depart for Jerusalem via the Jordan Valley. We visit the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. We will be hosted at the private beach, where we will swim/float and relax in the Dead Sea. All entry fees and shower fees will be borne by us. We then enter Jericho, the oldest city in the world, drink splash our eye with water at the Elisa’s spring (if open). See the Sycamore Tree, where Zacchaeus, the corrupt tax collector climbed to have a better view of Jesus. Jesus also cured the blind man here. Stop for a view of the mount of Temptation.
O Holy Town of Bethlehem
After your lunch break, we proceed to the Bethlehem, the city of David. In Bethlehem we visit the manger Square and the Church of Nativity,Where the most precious moments for any Pilgrim to the Holy land are those spend in the Grotto of the Nativity, where our Lord Jesus was born. Visit the shepherds field where the angel appeared to the Shepherds to announce the birth of Jesus. Later this evening, check into your hotel. After a sumptuous dinner we retire for the night at our First Class Deluxe Hotel in Bethlehem.
Day 05: Walk in the way of Jesus
After breakfast, we leave on a walking Pilgrimage of the old City via Dung Gate where the Bustle, Costumes, Colors and aromas stimulate the imagination and one can imagine the atmosphere was not much different in ancient time.His final path – the Via Dolorosa. The road is paved in cobblestone and paving stone from the Herodian period, with special semicircular arrangement at each station of the Cross. Thus, in following the footsteps of Jesus on his final way, one is walking on stone from that very age at the site of the last station and Golgotha, the Place where Jesus was crucified. On the way you see and place on the rock, where Jesus placed his hand and the rock melted. Enter the holy Sepulcher Church and the original Tomb, where Jesus was buried and rose again on the third Day – a place of quiet devotion where the fact of Christ’s Crucifixion and resurrection are the center message, as they are of the life and worship of those who visit it. See the golden dome of the Rock. (Enterance to the mosque is restricted) We visit the Pater Noster Church where Jesus gave us the Lord’s Prayer “Our Father”. Around the church and garden we find the payers in six-foot ceramics in every language under the sum. After lunch we proceed to mount Zion. We see KingDavid’s Tomb and the upper Room where we commemorate the last supper (Luke 22:7-13). We also visit the garden of Gethsemane and to the Basilica of the Agony, also Known as the church of all nations. A huge rock stands before the alter of the church – the rock of Agony. At this rock, the son of god knelt in the agony of death. Back to the hotel for a delicious dinner.Overnight at your first class hotel, Bethlehem.
DAY 06: Flight to Egypt
After an early morning breakfast, we check out and proceed towards airport for our flight t Egypt. Baggage to be packed for an overnight stay.Enjoy, the in-flight services on board your flight. On arrival a deluxe coach will transfer you to your hotel. Proceeed for an option (at a special price of USD$25 instead of the usual USD$35) River Nile Cruise with Buffet Dinner, Floor shows and entertainment. Overnight at your First Class Hotel in Cairo.
Day 07: Discover Cairo and the Sphinx
After breakfast, we check out, and we will proceed on tour to the church of Mother Mary, where our lady appeared on the dome along with thousand luminous pigeons. Later we visit the great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, The Egyptian Museum and the river nile. Shop at the 1000 Perfume Gallery store or at the papyrus paper marking galley.We then proceed to the airport for our flight home to Mumbai.
Day 08: Fly back home…Welcome Home.
You are assisted by our tour manager in completing all check-in formalities. Before boarding your flight back home, shop at the duty free for chocolates and gifts for your loved ones back home. Arrive Mumbai with warm and wonderful memories of your tour to the holy land with Purple orchid Divine Holyland.