Spiritual Director: Rev. Volmar Scaravelli
Day 1: October-02-2018 Departure to Cairo – Egypt
Day 2: October-03-2018 Cairo
Arrival at the Cairo International Airport, reception with assistance: Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight Cairo “I am God, the God of your father, do not be afraid to go to Egypt, I will make of you a great nation. I will go down with you into Egypt “(Gen 46: 3-4)
Day 3: October-04-2018 Cairo – Pharaonic Necropolis
Breakfast at the hotel: Visit to the city of Cairo (capital of Egypt). The three pyramids, the pyramid of Miquerinos, the pyramid of Khafre and the great pyramid of Khufu. The Great Sphinx of Giza and the Egyptian Museum, Walk through the “Christian Cairo” continue to the Papyrus Museum. Lunch in route; Dinner and lodging in Cairo “Then Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh and said,” Lord, God of Israel, let us go my people, celebrate a feast in the wilderness “(Exodus 5: 1)
Day 4: October-05-2018 Cairo – Mount Sinai
Breakfast at the hotel, departure from Cairo via the exodus routes led by Moses. Crossing the Suez Canal and passing the Nile River, you will travel to the Sinai Peninsula pass through the Oasis, where the sons of Israel camped during the Exodus: Rephidim (Meribah), Mara and Elim. At the end of the day we will reach the village of St. Catalina, at the bottom of the mountain of God, Horeb. Lunch in route; Dinner and overnight St. Catalina “But God made the people who surround the way of the Red Sea desert.” The children of Israel of Egypt, armed (Exodus 13:18)
Day 5: October-06-2018 Mount Sinai and Petra
Early in the morning, we will climb Mount Sinai to its before the first rays of the sun. This is the mountain where the Lord God spoke to Moses and gave him the Tablets of the Law written by the finger of God. On the way we will visit the Monastery of St. Catalina, which contains the oldest libraries of Christianity. Returning to the hotel, we will have our breakfast before heading to the desert routes along the Red Sea (Red Sea Bath if time permits), arriving at the border with Israel in Taba, entering the elegant city from Eilat, continuing to the border with Jordan in Arava. The journey continues to Petra, the declared monumental Nabataean capital of the present Seven Wonders of the World. Lunch in route; “And Moses called all Israel, and said, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears, and learn them, and do them: Jehovah our God made a covenant with us. In Horeb (Deuteronomy 5: 1-2)
Day 6: October-07-2018 Petra and Amman:
Breakfast at the hotel, using horse caravan we will enter by SIQ to Nabatean Capital, Petra. We will see the huge royal, government, residential and sepulchral buildings, all nicely carved into the rock of the pink desert. In the afternoon trip to Amman, capital of Jordan, fulfilling with city tour by the greater avenues and centers of the city; Lunch in route; Dinner and overnight in Amman.
Day 7: October-08-2018 From the lands of the sons of Lot the lands of the sons of Abram:
Breakfast at the hotel, departing from Amman, journey to Mt. Nebo, from where Moses saw the land of milk and honey, and where he remained without entering. “And the LORD spoke unto Moses that same day, saying, Go up this mountain of Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, which is before Jericho, and behold the land of Canaan; children of Israel, and die on the mountain where you come in and be gathered to your people, even the way your brother Aaron died on Mount Hor, and was gathered to your people “(Deuteronomy 32: 48-50). Continue to Madaba, where you will visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, where the oldest map of the Holy Land is presented, done in mosaic. Soon after, we will cross the border between Jordan and Israel at Hussein Bridge Sheikh, above the Jordan River, continuing to the Sea of Galilee the city of Tiberias. Lunch in route, dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
Day 8: October-09-2018 Around the Sea of Galilee:
Breakfast at the hotel, crossing the Sea of Galilee by boat, we will remember the miracles that Jesus worked in these waters, the landing at Kibbutz Ginosar. We will follow the village of Magdala, the city of Mary Magdalene. Let us continue to Capernaum, where Peter lived, and where Jesus preached and taught. Continue to Tabgha, place of the multiplication of the loaves and fish, next to it, the miraculous fishing, to proceed to mount the Beatitudes the place of the sermon. Lunch in route; Dinner and overnight in Tiberias
Day 9: October-10-2018 heart of Galilee and visit the village of Canaan:
After lunch, we head to Cana, where Jesus performed the first miracle, turning water into wine. Continue to the neighboring city of Nazareth, center of Jesus’ childhood, youth and adolescence; Visit the Fountain of the Virgin, Basilica of the Annunciation and the “Carpentry of Saint Joseph”, continuing Mount Precipice. Lunch in route, dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
Day 10: October-11-2018 Mount Tabor, place of baptism Qaser o yahood, Jericho, Qumeran:
Breakfast at the hotel; Ascent to Mount Tabor visit the beautiful Basilica of the Transfiguration Departure from Tiberias along the banks of the Jordan River, where pilgrims can reaffirm their baptismal vows. Let us enter the city of Jericho, remembered for the conquest of Joshua and the place where Jesus performed many miracles; Here is the Sycamore of Zaccheus sighting on the Mount of Temptation. Lunch in route, visit to the Qumeran, village of the Essenes who arrived with the oldest texts of the Bible – the Dead Sea. Dinner and accommodation in the Dead Sea
Day 11: October-12-2018 Free day at the Dead Sea.
FREE DAY FOR LEISURE
Day 12: October-13-2018 Massada:
Breakfast at the hotel; On the way to Massada Plateau, formidable fortress and magnificent palace of King Herod, the last stronghold of the Zelotes during their dramatic struggle against the Romans in the years 69 to 72 D. Massada (Ascent of cable car). Lunch, then start going up to Jerusalem past the hostel of the Good Samaritan. We will visit the village of Bethany at the home of Martha, Mary and Lazarus. Enter Jerusalem, with a Triumphal Entrance ceremony facing the ancient city walls. Let there be peace within your walls, and within your palaces. Dinner at the hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 13: October-14-2018 Jerusalem and Hills around it:
Breakfast at the hotel; Today we will begin the visits on the Mount of Olives; here is the place of the Ascension of Jesus, and where HE teaches the prayer “OUR FATHER”, and from where we see the most magnificent view of Jerusalem. Walking through the route of Hosanna visiting the chapel of Dominus Flevit, where Jesus cried, prophesying the future destruction of Jerusalem. Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane where we will remember the agony of Jesus; then visit the Grotto of Betrayal and the adjacent Grotto of the Orthodox Greeks, which commemorates the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Crossing the valley of Kidron, where St. Stephen was stoned, one ascends to Mount Zion visiting the house of Caiaphas, today in the church of St. Peter in Gallicantu. Continue through the Tomb of King David and the Last Supper room; and a visit to the Western Wall. Lunch in route; Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 14: October-15-2018 Jerusalem – The Old and Modern City:
Breakfast at the hotel; Today we’ll visit the modern part of Jerusalem take a panoramic tour of the city through the government center to get to Knesset, the parliament, to visit the Menorah – the giant seven-branched chandelier. Continuation to the Museum of Israel where one visits the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was in the times of Christ. Next to it is the Sanctuary Book, where some of the Dead Sea Scrolls are presented. We will continue to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum, the main memorial monument and a tribute to the victims and martyrs murdered by the Nazi regime during World War II. In the afternoon you will visit the beautiful village of Ein Karem, where the birthplace of St. John the Baptist and the chapel commemorating the Visitation of the Virgin Mary to her cousin, St. Elizabeth (Magnificat). Lunch in route;
Day 15: October-16-2018 Via Dolorosa – Holy Sepulcher:
Early in the morning, we will follow the path of Via Dolorosa, where our Lord went to Calvary, we will finish our Via Dolorosa with Holy Mass in the Holy Sepulcher. Return to the hotel for breakfast and transfer the neighboring city of Bethlehem, birthplace of King David as of Jesus. Visit the Pastor’s Field before visiting the large complex of sanctuaries inside the old Basilica of the Nativity, the Grotto of the Manger and the adjacent Basilica of Santa Catalina, where we will visit the caves of San José and San Jeronimo and the grotto of the milk. End of the day, returning to Jerusalem, Lunch in route; Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem
Day 16: October-17-2018 departure:
After breakfast, transfer with assistance to the airport from Jerusalem. Stop at Emmaus to celebrate Holy Mass (time permitting). Arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport to return home. …
If I will forget you, O Jerusalem
Price per person in (Double or Triple) occupancy per room: 3,850.00 U$D
Supplement Single (Room for Single Person) 755.00 U$D
– The single rooms should not exceed 20% of the rooms occupied by the group ..
- Prices include:
- International flights up to 1,200.00 U$D (If the Ticket cost is more then the 1,200.00, the pilgrim MUST pay the difference).
- Touristic Superior Class Hotel accommodation (double accupancy per room)
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Except on days of flights).
- Luxury Coach- Bus
- Portuguese speaking guide
- Reception with assistance at the airport on arrival and departure
- Transfers on arrival and departure and according to the above itinerary
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- Admissions to visit sites and monuments as per above itinerary
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