Day 01: Begin your Holyland tour
Assemble at the international airport to begin your divine tour of holy land with Israel, Palestine, Egypt and Jordan. Your Purple Orchid Tour Manager will escort you through all formalities for your flight to Amman via the Gulf.
Sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.
Welcome to Amman, capital of the kingdom of Jordan. We arrive at Queen Alia airport and after all formalities are completed, we board our air conditioned deluxe coach and proceed along the 5000 years old king’s highway to madaba, the city of Mosaic’s. We continue on to Mount. Nebo, (Deut 34:1-7) the most revered site in Jordan. Mt. Nebo is presumed to be the site of Moses’s death and burial pace. From a platform in front of the church you can take in a breathtaking view like Moses, across the Jordan valley, the Dead Sea and Jericho to the rooftops of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Drive to king Hussein Bridge/Allenby where we cross to the Holyland.
Proceed to Nazareth, the boyhood town of Jesus and home of Mary and Joseph. Visit the church of the Annunciation, build 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’s Workshop. Visit Mary’s well and collect some water for your loved ones.
Later check into your hotel for a delicious dinner.
Overnight at your first class deluxe Hotel.
DAY 02:Cana, the Sea of Galilee, Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes, the House of Peter
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 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. Return back to the hotel for delicious dinner.
Overnight at your First Class Deluxe Hotel.
DAY 03: Haifa, Stella Maris
After an early breakfast, we check out and drive via the city of Caesarea to Haifa, a city located on the slope of mount Camel. We drive past the Stella Maris Church and onwards to the famous Persian Hanging Gardens to view the Bahia’s Founders Shrine. After lunch we continue on to Jerusalem to visit the church of St. Peter of Galicantu, which symbolizes Peter’s denial of Jesus as he had prophesied at the last supper. Precede though the border control into Palestine and check into your hotel in Bethlehem. After a sumptuous dinner we retire for the night at our
First Class Deluxe Hotel in Bethlehem
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 Shepards to announce the birth of Jesus. 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 places 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. 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 King David’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 rick 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: Jerusalem – Taba – Sinai
Today after breakfast, we check out and proceed towards Taba and into the Sinai Desert. Enroute we will have our lunch. After we complete all immigration and border crossing formalities, we will cross over Egypt.
Welcome to EGYPT…… we will cross over to Egyptian coach and proceed though the desert that Moses roamed to St. Catherine, Sinai. After we check into our hotel, process for a delicious dinner. Overnight at St. Catherine’s
Day 07: St. Catherine’s Monastery, the Burning Bush and Cairo.
After breakfast, we visit St. Catherine’s Monastery. Set beneath the mountains where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments, Saint Catherine Monastery has been one of the world’s great centers of religious pilgrimages for over fifteen centuries. Among its incredibly important religious and historical structures are treasures ancient its incredibly and icons, second only to the Vatican itself, and 6th century church reputed to lie directly on the site of the burning Bush. Process to Cairo and check into you hotel. Evening free or proceed for an optional (at a special price of USD 25 instead of the usual USD 35) River Nile Cruise with Buffet Dinner, Sufi Music, Floor shows and entertainment. Overnight at your First Class Deluxe Hotel in Egypt.
Day 08: Discover Cairo and the Sphinx
After breakfast, we will proceed on a tour to discover the mysteries of Egypt. Starting with a spectacular Pyramids of Giza and the mysterious Sphinx, we continue on a Mother Mary Coptic Church Tour. After lunch we visit the world famous Egyptian Museum. We will see the ancient art of the 1000 Perfume store, before returning to our Hotel for a delicious dinner. Overnight at your First class Deluxe Hotel, Egypt.
Today after breakfast, we check out and proceed to the airport to board our flight to India via the gulf. Visit the duty free shops to shop for chocolates, clothes and gifts for your loved ones back home. Board your flight to India
Day 10: Welcome Home
Arrival into India with warm memories of your tour to the Holyland with Israel, Palestine, Egypt & Jordan with Purple Orchid Divine Holyland.