10 Days Isreal and Eqypt tour

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  • 10 Days Isreal and Eqypt tour
  • 10 Days Isreal and Eqypt tour
  • 10 Days Isreal and Eqypt tour
  • 10 Days Isreal and Eqypt tour
  • 10 Days Isreal and Eqypt tour
  • 10 Days Isreal and Eqypt tour
  • 10days

    Package overview

    We embark on our Journey to the Holy Land in Egypt and Israel. Prepare yourself for a life-changing experience. Get some rest on the flight… you will be walking where Jesus walked!

    DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kampala
    DEPARTURE TIME Morning
    INCLUDED
    Visas for Egypt and Israel
    Airport Transfer’s
    Flights
    Accommodation with breakfast
    Tours and Sightseeing.
    NOT INCLUDED

    ITINERARY


    Day 1

    Depart Entebbe and arrive Egypt on the same day.

    A car will be waiting and transfer to Indiana Hotel Cairo offering a good night’s rest.


    Day 2

    Full Day Visit to Memphis, Sakkara and Dahshour

    After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel for by a tour guide.

    The First real pyramid in Egypt, the Red Pyramid and its first try the Bent Pyramid in Dahshur, Dahshur is a famous royal necropolis in Egypt holds many famous Pyramids built by Snefru (Cheops' Father).
    The site is about 40 km from Cairo. Then proceed to the Step Pyramid of Zoser. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty for King Djoser. The world’s earliest stone monument – was built at Saqqara in 2650 BC – more than 4,650 years ago!
    Nearby the ancient capital Memphis was built around 3,100 BC, symbolically located at the spot where the Nile Delta meets the river valley, thus serving as a bridge, unifying the lands of Upper and Lower Egypt. Today, it is a tiny village 24 km south of Cairo, and about 3 km from the most ancient of the pyramids at Saqqara.

    Dropped back to your hotel


    Day 3

    Half day visit old Cairo Churches & Coptic Museum

    After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel for by a tour guide.

    Cairo is renowned for its antique churches. Al Moallaqa (the Suspended church) was built on the remains of the Roman fortress of Babylon. It was built at the turn of the IV century. A wood carving represents Jesus Christ entering Jerusalem. It houses about ninety rare icons of basilican style. The Abu Sega Church, which dates from the IV century a.c, was used by the holy family as a shelter on their escaping from King Herod. Virgin’s church is one of the modern churches and has an especial i
    Old Cairo is renowned for its antique churches. Al Moallaqa (the Suspended church) was built on the remains of the Roman fortress of Babylon. It was built at the turn of the IV century. A wood carving represents Jesus Christ entering Jerusalem. It houses about ninety rare icons of basilican style. The Abu Sega Church, which dates from the IV century a.c, was used by the holy family as a shelter on their escaping from King Herod. Virgin’s church is one of the modern churches and has an especial importance after news spread of the appearance of the Virgin Mary on one of its tombs. The Coptic Museum includes the finest collection of Coptic art and antiques in the world, including illuminated manuscripts, icons and textiles. 
    Dropped back to your hotel


    Day 4

    Picked from your hotel to airport and depart Egypt for Israel.

    On arrival a car will be waiting and transfer to a 4star hotel offering a good night’s rest.


    Day 5

    Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour

    After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel for by a tour guide.

    Our day begins at the Mount of Olives with a breath-taking panoramic view over Jerusalem then we continue on to the Byzantine Cardo, an ancient main road which runs through the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. We take a look at the Wailing Wall (Kotel) and then follow the sacred route Jesus took carrying his cross along the Way of Sorrows (Via Dolorosa). We stop as several of the Stations of the Cross and reach the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre where Jesus was crucified and where his burial tomb is located. We take a stroll through the bazaars of the Christian and Moslem Quarters and then depart Jerusalem and make our way to Bethlehem. In Bethlehem, our main focus is the Church of the Nativity where Jesus was born. From Manger Square we enter the 4th century Church of the Nativity which is the oldest church in Israel still in use. Beneath the church is the Grotto of the Nativity where a star indicates the place where Jesus was born. Also in the Orthodox Church is an alter dedicated to the Three Wise Men. This is the place where the well-known story of Christmas night took place and a visit here is a moving experience for all Christians.

    The Church of the Nativity was neglected for centuries following the expulsion of the Crusaders and was also damaged by an earthquake and fire. However during the British Mandate and more recently under Israeli authority the church has been restored and repaired.

    On the way out of the church we see the Armenian Chapel of the Kings or Magi and we visit the Crusader Church. From the Church of St. Catherine we go down into a two-room cave which connects with the Grotto of the Nativity. It was here that Saint Jerome spent 30 years translating the Hebrew Bible into the Latin version called The Vulgate.
    We stop to see Shepherds Field, and the contemporary Church of the Angels designed by Antonio Berluzzi with panels retelling the story of Jesus' early life.
    On our way back towards Jerusalem we pass the Field of Ruth.

    Drop back to hotel


    Day 6

    Bethlehem and Jericho - Private Tour from Tel Aviv and Herzeliya

    After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel for by a tour guide.

    Experience some of the holiest sites in Israel on the Bethlehem and Jericho private tour. Participate in an enlightening journey that will take you through Bethlehem where you will walk from Manger Square to the Church of Nativity, as well as the grotto where Jesus was laid to rest in the manger. Encounter sites you've dreamed of - like the Catholic Church of St. Catherine, the Greek Church, the Milk Grotto where Mary fed Jesus, and Shepherd's Fields. Pass by the Inn of the Good Samaritan, overlooking Wadi Kelt and the Monastery of St. George and take in all of the views that the moon landscape in the Judean Desert has to offer.

    Make your way through Jericho, where you'll encounter the ancient mound and the crumble Canaanite walls and recall the conquest of the city by Joshua. Discover the sycamore tree which Zacheau climbed to get a better view of Jesus, as well the sight of Mt. Temptation and the mound of Ancient Jericho.

    Others
    *** Please note that the visit in Bethlehem may require a change of vehicle as well as a local Palestinian guide ****

    Drop back to hotel


    Day 7

    Masada and Dead Sea - Private Tour from Tel Aviv

    After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel for by a tour guide.

    Journey down from Jerusalem descending below sea level through the Biblical wilderness towards the Dead Sea. On the way we can see the Inn of the Good Samaritan and stop on route to look out across the desert as we pass the point marking "sea level". The ancient city of Jericho can be seen in the distance where Joshua's troops caused the walls to fall (Joshua 6) and where Jesus healed the blind (Mark 10:46-52).

    We reach the shores of the Dead Sea encrusted with white salt and follow the shoreline towards Masada. Although it's possible to climb the ancient Snake Path up Masada as the Romans did 2000 years ago, we take the convenient cable car up to the mountain top plateau. It was here that King Herod built a fortified palace complete with every convenience, a swimming pool, water cisterns, two palaces, store rooms and even a synagogue. Following Herod's death, the mountain top was the last outpost of Jewish zealots when the Romans tried to rid the land of Jews in the First Jewish-Roman War of 66-73AD.

    It was on Masada that the first parchment from this era was discovered in an Israeli archaeological excavation. On the parchment was the prophesy of Ezekiel "…I will take the children of Israeli from among the nations…and bring them into their own land…" (Ezekiel 37). Heading back to the Dead Sea we pass the desert oasis of Ein Gedi where there is lush foliage and gorgeous waterfalls and where David hid from angry King Saul. We also pass by Qumran were the 2,000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in a number of hillside caves. To end off a perfect day we stop at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth and a contender for the title of one of the Seven Wonders of the World. People come from across the globe to enjoy the therapeutic mineral rich waters. And don't worry if you don't know how to swim, the high salt content will keep you afloat.

    Others
    Please note that the start and end times are approximate, and are subject to changecover your bodies in the mineral rich muds. Rinse off in the Sulphur pools before finishing your Masada and Dead Sea custom tour.
    Drop back to hotel


    Day 8

    Nazareth and Sea of Galilee Private Tour from Tel Aviv

    After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel for by a tour guide

    Start with your personal guide in Nazareth at the Church of the Annunciation, the Church of St. Joseph and the carpentry store. Continue through to the Greek Orthodox Church and the adjoining well, and then to the Greek Catholic church. A short drive away is the Mount of Precipitation, where you can enjoy panoramic views over the Jezreel valley. Continue on to Cana, where Jesus performed the miracle of turning water into wine.

    Descend to the Sea of Galilee and take a boat ride there, imagining how Jesus walked on water. Then visit the many sites of interest including, the Capernaum, the Benedictine Church, Mensa Christi, Mount of Beatitudes, and finally Yardenit where you can be baptized in the Yarden River. If time permits on your private tour, ascend Mount Tabor, see the remains of Bethsaida and Megiddo.

    Drop back to hotel


    Day 9

    Relax /shopping/packing


    Day 10

    Return to Uganda

    After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel and dropped at airport.


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    Activities

    DAY1- Depart Entebbe and arrive Egypt on the same day
    DAY2- Full Day Visit to Memphis, Sakkara and Dahshour
    DAY3- Half day visit old Cairo Churches & Coptic Museum
    DAY4- Picked from your hotel to airport and depart Egypt for Israel.
    DAY5- Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour
    DAY6- Bethlehem and Jericho - Private Tour from Tel Aviv and Herzeliya
    DAY7- Masada and Dead Sea - Private Tour from Tel Aviv.
    DAY8- Nazareth and Sea of Galilee Private Tour from Tel Aviv
    DAY9- Relax /shopping/packing
    DAY10- Return to Uganda

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