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Multicountry Tours - Egypt & Israel & Jordan

In the Footsteps of Moses (11 days)
Cairo - St. Catherine - Mount Sinai – Qumran - Beit Shean – Megiddo – Yardenit - The Dead Sea – Tabgha - The Sea of Galilee – Tiberias – Nazareth – Caesarea – Jerusalem – Bethlehem – Petra – Amman

Experience the journey of Moses to the Promised Land. See the sites, landmarks and natural beauty of the old world, on a pilgrimage that transcends borders, culture and religion. This compelling, unique itinerary is an exclusive opportunity to experience the voyage of Moses and to re-live this most enduring story from the Old Testament.

Day 1 – Cairo (Egypt) Arrival:
Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, a representative of Aristotle Travel will meet and assist you with your transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2 – Cairo:
Enjoy a full day tour of Cairo, including the Pyramids at Giza, the Sphinx, the Coptic (Christian) churches of Cairo and the Egyptian Archaeological Museum.

Day 3 – St. Catherine:
Depart Cairo today for the journey to St. Catherine, located in the mountains of the Sinai Desert. Upon arrival you will check into the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 – Mount Sinai, St. Catherine:
Early in the morning, you will depart for Mount Sinai, believed to be the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments. After return to the hotel for breakfast, you will visit the Monastery of St. Catherine, before departing for Israel, crossing the border at Taba. After a short tour of the city of Eilat, the tour will proceed via the Arava Valley to the Dead Sea for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5 – Qumran, Beit Shean, Megiddo, Yardenit, The Dead Sea:
Enjoy the early part of the day swimming and sunbathing on the beaches of the Dead Sea. Afterwards, the tour continues to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Following is a visit to Beit Shean, an ancient Roman and Byzantine city; the archaeological site of Megiddo, and Yardenit, a special baptismal site on the Jordan River. Return to Dead Sea hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6 – Tabgha, The Sea of Galilee:
First on the itinerary is a special visit to Tabgha, the traditional site of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes; followed by a tour of Capernaum, the reported headquarters for Jesus' Galilean ministry. Afterwards the tour continues to Mount Beatitude and Mount Tabor before embarking on a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Following is a transfer to the hotel at the Sea of Galilee for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 – Tiberias, Nazareth, Caesarea, Jerusalem:
The itinerary continues today with a tour of the ancient city of Tiberias, located on the western shores of the Sea of Galilee. Following is the stop at the Village of Cana, before arriving at the village of Nazareth, where Jesus was raised. Following a tour of Nazareth, the itinerary continues to Mount Carmel and the ancient village of Caesarea before arriving at Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Day 8 – Jerusalem:
The itinerary today is devoted to sites in and around Jerusalem, starting with the Mount of Olives, a site of many important biblical events; followed by Pater Noster Church, the chapel of Domimus Flevit (latin for “the Lord Wept”); Gethsemane, the place where Jesus Christ suffered the Agony and was taken prisoner; Mount Zion, the site of the Last Supper; the King David Tomb, the Dorminton Abbey, the church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, the small Judean village of Ein Karem and the Holy Land Second Temple Model. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 9 – Jerusalem:
Our tour of Jerusalem continues today with an exploration of the Old City of Jerusalem. First on the itinerary is a walk on the Via Dolorasa, the path of Jesus on the day of his crucifixion. It will start from the first station, where he was condemned by Pontius Pilate, proceeding to the final station, where he was laid in his tomb. Next is a visit to the church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Western or “Wailing” Wall, a sacred place of prayer, ending with a visit to the Garden Tomb, considered to be the burial place of Jesus Christ. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 10 – Bethlehem, Petra (Jordan):
The tour continues today to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus Christ. Following this visit, the tour continues to Jordan via the Allenby Bridge. First stop in Jordan is a visit to Madaba, the “City of Mosaics”, followed by a stop at Mount Nebo, the site where Moses allegedly first saw the Promised Land. The tour then continues to Petra for dinner and overnight.

Day 11 – Petra, Amman departure:
The final stop on this itinerary is a tour of the “Lost City” of ancient Petra, where you’ll see the Treasury, the Roman Theatre, the Royal Tombs, the Courthouse, the Triumphal Arch and the Street of Facades, in addition to other temples. Following is the transfer to Amman International Airport for departure flight.