PILGRIMAGE TO EGYPT, JORDAN & THE HOLY LAND

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Under spiritual guidance of Fr. Martin Pereira

Date: Nov 12 -27, 2020 16 days
Price: CA$4,490. (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Toronto departure
Price: CA$3,590. (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Land Only

Travel arrangements by QS Travel & Tours Inc. affiliate of Queen Syrena Travel Inc.
3055 Dundas St. W., #4, Mississauga, ON L5L 3R8. Tel. 905.412.3355 or 1-800-565-3619

Itinerary

Nov 12 Depart Toronto for Cairo.

Nov 13 Upon arrival, transfer to our hotel, dinner and overnight in Cairo.

Nov 14 Full day sightseeing tour of Cairo visiting the Pyramids, Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum which houses the richest collection of antiquities ever discovered, including the fabulous burial treasures of King Tutankhamun. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

Nov 15 Today, we travel through the Suez Canal towards the Red Sea. The Suez Canal is considered to be the shortest link between the east and the west due to its unique geographic location; it is an important international navigation canal linking between the Mediterranean sea at Port said and the red sea at Suez. Dinner and overnight in a fabulous resort town of Taba.

Nov 16 Enjoy beauty and comfort of Taba, a fabulous resort at the Red Sea. Optional excursion to St. Catherine and Mount Sinai , where Moses received Ten Commandments. We shall have the opportunity to see the “Burning Bush” at the Monastery. Back to Taba for dinner and overnight.

Nov 17 Breakfast in Taba. Later we cross the border between Egypt and Jordan. Stop in Wadi Rum to view one of the most beautiful desert sites. This is where the movie “Lawrence of Arabia” was made. Continue to Petra for dinner and overnight.

Nov 18 Today, we visit Jordan’s most exciting and adventurous travel experience Petra– hidden away in the encircling craggy rock mountains south of the Dead Sea. “Rose City” half as old as time, carved from rock over 2000 years ago by the Nabataeans. Late afternoon, travel to Amman for dinner and overnight.

Nov 19 After breakfast, we depart Petra, stop at Mount Nebo, visit the monastery. We will also visit Madaba if time permits. In the afternoon, we travel to Jericho. Mass. Dinner and overnight

Nov 20 Today we descent to the Dead Sea – the lowest place on earth (423 meters below sea level). The area around the Dead Sea was one of the world’s first health resorts. The salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea are used to create cosmetics and sachets which are well known around the world. Time to enjoy the sun and “swim” in the Dead Sea. In the afternoon we stop at monastery on Mount of Temptation, in Qumran, where Dead Sea scrolls where found and we see Sycamore Tree in Jericho. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Nov 21 After breakfast we will travel by boat on the Sea of Galilee, visit Capernaum, home of St. Peter and the site of Christ’s preaching, see the Church of Multiplication with its beautiful 5th century fish mosaic and the Church of St. Peter’s Primacy. Celebrate mass on Mt. Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his famous Sermon on the Mount. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Nov 22 This morning we start our tour with visiting Nazareth and the Basilica of Annunciation. We continue with visiting Mary’s Well and St. Joseph‘s carpentry shop. On to Cana– the site of Jesus’ first miracle, where couples will be able to renew their marriage vows. In the afternoon we ascent Mount Tabor – the Mount of Transfiguration. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Nov 23 Today, we visit Haifa and Mt. Carmel, the “burning place” where Elijah called the fire down to confound the prophets of Baal. Celebrate mass in Stella Maris (Star of the Sea) Church. Afternoon, we travel to Jericho. On the way, we stop at baptismal site on River Jordan . Dinner and overnight in Jericho.

Nov 24 In the morning we stop at Western Wall, the holiest Jewish site in the world. Afternoon journey takes us to the Ein Karem, a serene, picturesque Jerusalem suburbs, the birthplace of St. John the Baptist and the Church of Visitation. Dinner & overnight in Jericho.

Nov 25 Today our journey takes us to Bethlehem where Jesus was born. We visit the oldest church in the Holy Land, the Church of Nativity at Manger Square, built over Manger cave. We celebrate Christmas mass here. We also see Crusader’s Cloister, the Grotto of St. Jerome and Shepherd Field. In the afternoon we visit the Mount of Olives , Dominus Flevit Church where Jesus cried upon prophesying the destruction of the Temple, walk through the Garden of Gethsamane, we pray at the Church of all Nations and the Pater Noster Church. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Nov 26 We start our day with the Stations of the Cross on Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrows). We walk the same pathway Jesus walked from Pilate’s Judgment Hall, where he was condemned to death in Calvary, the site of his crucifixion presently inside Holy Sepulchre Church. Mass in one of Jerusalem churches. In the afternoon, we experience an inspiring visit to Mount Zion, home to King David’s tomb and the Upper Room where the Last Supper is said to have taken place. We visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, built on the site of the House of the High Priest Calaphas, where Jesus was imprisoned for a night. We also visit the Dormition Abbey, St. Ann’s Church and Pool of Bethesda. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Nov 27 Morning transfer to airport in Tel Aviv for our flight return to Toronto.

TOUR COST $4,490.00 INCLUDES:
– air transportation
– hotel accommodation first class or superior tourist class based on double occupancy
– 2 meals daily breakfast and dinner.
– all sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide
– all tips in restaurants and hotels.
– all taxes and tips
NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
– single supplement $1150
– meals not specified, insurance, Egypt visa $45, border fees to/from Jordan $85. Optional excursion to St. Catherine and Mount Sinai CA$100.
HOW TO BOOK:
A non refundable deposit of $300.00 per person is required at time of booking. Insurance must be purchased at time of booking.
BALANCE OF PAYMENT
Balance due is payable 60 days prior to departure
For late bookings /within 60 days/ full payment is due immediately.
CANCELLATION:
If cancellation is necessary, please advise QS Travel & Tours imme-diately in writing. Cancellation charges are as follows:
60 days before departure ……………………………….$300.00 per person
Between 60 and 45 days before departure ………. 50% of the total cost
45 days or less ………………………………………….. 100% of the total cost
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A $25 administration charge will be applied for changes you make to your booking outside the 60 days to departure period. Please note na-me changes are not allowed and such will be treated as cancellations.
IF QS TRAVEL & TOURS CHANGES YOUR BOOKING:
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UNUSED SERVICES:
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GOOD VALUE AND EXPECTATIONS:
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BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
One piece of luggage of 23kg per person plus a carry-on-bag /weight-ing not more than 5 kg/
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TRAVEL INSURANCE (pp dbl occupancy)(tax included)
Age/Type of insurance             All inclusive            Trip cancellation/Interuption
Up to age 59                                       $345.60                                     $290.52
60-64                                                     $427.68                                      $357.48
65-69                                                     $502.20                                      $398.52
70-74                                                     $544.32                                      $415.80
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Famouse Sphinx and the great pyramids under interesting evening clouds, Cairo, Egypt

Famouse Sphinx and the great pyramids under interesting evening clouds, Cairo, Egypt

Beach on Red sea, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Beach on Red sea, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Fortress Masada in Israel, road to the North Palace.

Roman Catholic chapel at Mount of Beatitudes near Lake Kinneret, Israel.

Roman Catholic chapel at Mount of Beatitudes near Lake Kinneret, Israel.

 

Yardenit, Israel - January 21: Christian pilgrims ritual baptism in the waters of the Jordan River. Pilgrims enter the water, dressed in special white christening shirt

Yardenit, Israel -Christian pilgrims ritual baptism in the waters of the Jordan River. Pilgrims enter the water, dressed in special white christening shirt

 

Dead Sea

Skyline of the Old City at he Western Wall and Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel.

Skyline of the Old City at he Western Wall and Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel.

The Monastery - Petra, Jordan