pilgrimage tour will enable you to Explore these incredible countries on a 10-day adventure. Marvel at the great pyramids of Egypt, visit ancient temples, enjoy the dead sea and sail across the Red Sea on a traditional Felucca before making your way through to Israel where you’ll come face-to-face with desert sites and city lights. Explore beautiful venues, cultural landmarks, pyramids , captivating Landscape sceneries & much more asn you enjoy this Pilgrimage tour.
Quench your thirst for intimacy with the Lord. Embark on a 10 -day Pilgrimage to the Land of the Bible (Egypt & Israel) Visit the places where our faith began and experience the Bible come alive.
Begin your pilgrimage in Cairo, the cradle of civilization and beacon of religion. Step back in time to the days of ancient Egypt on your visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Peruse through one of the world’s most important collections of ancient artefacts, including the glittering treasures of Tutankhamun and other great pharoahs at the Egyptian Museum.
Retrace the steps where Mary and Joseph walked thousands of years ago. Visit the 4th century Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, which sits above a cave where the Holy Family is believed to have stayed at the end of their flight into Egypt. Hike into the sunrise on Mount Sinai, also known as the Mountain of Moses, believed to be the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God.
Leave for Israel by crossing the Taba Border into Israel. Drive to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth. Enjoy a dip in the salty waters, where you will float endlessly. Cover yourself with mud steeped with minerals and quite good for the skin. Onwards to Nazareth, where Jesus spent his childhood. See Mount Tabor, site of Jesus’ transfiguration.
While on pilgrimage, pilgrims will have the chance to renew their baptismal vows at the River Jordan and married couples-pilgrims will renew their marriage vows at the Church of First Miracle in Cana. Journey on to the holy town of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. Touch the silver star which marks the exact place where He was born.
Head off to Jerusalem, a city holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims. A high point of the pilgrimage takes place when the Stations of the Cross are prayed at the Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrows) in the Old city of Jerusalem. Here, pilgrims walk the route that Jesus took between His condemnation by Pilate and His crucifixion and burial.
Wind down your pilgrimage with a visit to the ancient lost city of Petra in Jordan. Literally carved directly into vibrant red, white, pink and sandstone cliff, this UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the world’s most stunning archaeological sites. Visit Mount Nebo, the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land by Yahweh. See the Moses Sanctuary, a memorial of Moses on the site of his death and burial place.
While on pilgrimage, let your faith be enriched with a deeper understanding of the Bible and the life and ministry of Jesus during His earthly life.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Nairobi, Kenya|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 6:30 AM for a prompt departure at 7:00 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 8:30 PM.|
|WEAR||Comfortable safari clothing, comfortable safari shoes , warm and light clothes|
|Month||April, August, December, Feb, February, Jan, January, July, June, March, May, November, October, September|
Day 1: Fly Nairobi to Egypt
Day 2: Days Visits
Afternoon we will proceed to the Old section of Cairo where we visit a Jewish synagogue, built on the site where Moses was found in the basket, the hanging church of AL MUALLAQA which was built in the 4th century over Southern Gate of the fortress of Babylon. This church was dedicated to Virgin Mary and its treasures include a 14th century wall painting of the Nativity. A visit to St. Sergius (ABU SERGA), a 5th Century Basilica built over crypt where the Holy Family is believed to have stayed during their exile into Egypt takes you a step deeper into the realization of the truth about the Messiah. Transfer to the hotel for overnight.All meals are included.
Day 3: Days Visits
Day 4: Days Visists
Day 5: Days Visits
Drive to Bethlehem. Proceed to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Days Visits
Visit the Church of Dominius Flevit – where Jesus wept over the city of Jerusalem then walk down the “Palm Sunday Road” to the Garden of Gethsemane where he prayed the Prayer of Agony and was betrayed by Judas. Visit the Church of All Nations where Christ prayed on the night of his betrayal (Luke 22: 40-46). Next, drive on the across the Kidron valley to Mt. Zion and visit the church of St. Peter in Gallicantu (Palace of Caiaphas). The upper room where Jesus had his last supper with the disciples and where the Holy Spirit descended on them and they started speaking in tongues and the Domination Abbey. Afternoon drives to Bethlehem the city of David, to visit the birth place of Jesus marked by the church of Nativity. Kneel at the place of birth of Christ in the Grotto of the Nativity. Visit the shepherd’s field and stop for a panoramic view of the Judean Desert and the distant mountains of Moab. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem .
Day 7: Day Visits
Dinner and Overnight in Bethlehem.