St Katherines Holidays

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Arrive Cairo and you will be met by our representative to assist you with visa formalities, clearing immigration, Customs & transfer to your Hotel – Dinner & Overnight in Cairo. Meals : Dinner

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo

After breakfast, meet with your guide to start touring Pyramids area visiting the Pyramids & Sphinx. Later we visit Old Cairo, Coptic Cairo and St Sargeous Church where Mother Mary and Joseph hid from Herod. We also visit St Barbara church and the Roman Wall. Drive along the River Nile. Dinner & Overnight in Cairo.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 3: Cairo - St Katherines

Breakfast at your Hotel, then meet with your tour leader & Guide to drive to St. Catherine . View Suez canal along the Red Sea . Arrive St. Catherine, check in your Hotel - Dinner , then at 2 AM start your visit to mount Sinai , enjoy the sun rise view from the top of the mountain, then descend and rest at your hotel . Meals : Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4: St Katherines - Jerusalem

Breakfast, then visit St. Catherine Monasteries and after that check out and drive to the Taba boarder terminal. Cross over to Israel. Drive to Jerusalem. On arrival at Jerusalem Check in at Hotel – Dinner & Overnight. Meals : Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 5: Jerusalem

After breakfast, we start with a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives. We then visit the Holy sites of the three monotheistic religions, represented in Jerusalem. We start with Wailing Wall, which represents the last remnants of the Jewish Temple, destroyed by the Romans. We then ascend to the Temple Mount to look at the famous Dome of the Rock. We continue to the Suq to the “Via Dolorosa”, “Jesus” Way of Suffering” which leads us to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Overnight Jerusalem.

Day 6: Jerusalem

Transfer to Nazareth where we begin the day with a walking tour of the city and visit the Church of annunciation, the old city and the Suq. We will pass through Kana and the to Capernaum for a visit to Peter’s House, then we will visit the Church on the Mt. Beatitudes, where the Sermon on the Mount took place, Tabgha the Church of the Primacy and the Church of Multiplication. Evening time- we will drive along the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Jerusalem - Petra

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Bethlehem, visit the Church of Nativity, free time for Souvenir. Then, transfer to Wadi Araba Border for departure to Jordan. Meet/ assist at Wadi Araba border. Transfer to Petra Hotel for the night.

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 8: Petra - Amman

Today we visit the red rose rock city of the Nabateans carved in the mountains. We ride on a horse to the Siq (canyon) which is a natural crack in the rocks the Nabateans developed it into their structure elements, walking through the 1.2km canyon and enjoying the beautiful carvings of statues, idols and niches on the way to the treasury. We then continue along the facades street to the roman theatre, royal tombs, the roman colonnaded street, Qasr al-bent. Return to Amman for dinner.

Mosaic painting in Madaba

Day 9: Amman

We depart this morning for Gadara (umm qais) and then to Jerash, the best example of a roman provincial city. Enjoy lunch in jerash and then proceed to visit the forum, roman colonnaded street, nemphyum, north theatre, artemis temple, st. cosmos and demeanors church, south theatre. We then depart to ajlun the great 12th century Islamic castle built by the famous Islamic leader salah al-din the ayubids. Arrive ajlun and proceed to visit the castle. Back in Amman for dinner.

Some of the Roman ruins in Amman

Day 10: Amman

After breakfast transfer to Amman International Airport for final departure on due course (3 hours before boarding time).

Egypt Spotlight
Luxor Temple at night

Luxor

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