PILGRIMAGE TO EGYPT, THE HOLY LAND & JORDAN
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Travel arrangements by QS Travel & Tours Inc. affiliate of Queen Syrena Travel Inc.
3055 Dundas St. W., #4, Mississauga, ON L5L 3R8. Tel. 905.412.2242 or 1-800-565-3619
Under spiritual guidance of Rev. Martin Cherumadathy, C.F.I.C.
Pastor of Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, Scarborough, ON
Nov 4 – Nov 19, 2020 – 16 days CA$4,490.00 (taxes & tips incl.) for Toronto departure
Nov 04 Depart Toronto via Frankfurt for Cairo.
Nov 05 Arrive in Cairo, transfer to our hotel, dinner and overnight.
Nov 06 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. Enjoy dinner with a folklore show on the cruise. Overnight in Cairo.
Nov 07 In the morning we visit the ancient Cairo including The “Hanging Church” of Mary. Later continue to Taba 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. Dinner and overnight in St. Catherine.
Nov 08 Those interested to climb Mt. Sinai will wake up at 2AM and walk up to the top of Mt. Moses with Bedouin guide. Watch the sunrise from top of the mountain, where Moses received Ten Commandments. Back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, visit the Saint Catherine Monastery We shall have the opportunity to see the “Burning Bush” at the Monastery. Continue to Taba for dinner and overnight.
Nov 09 Enjoy beauty and comfort of Taba, a fabulous resort at the Red Sea. Dinner and overnight in Taba at a Red Sea resort.
Nov 10 Breakfast in Taba, we cross the border between Egypt and Israel. We visit Masada, an ancient fortress in southern Israel’s Judean Desert. It’s on a massive plateau overlooking the Dead Sea. A cable car and a long, winding path climb up to the fortifications, built around 30 B.C. Among the ruins are King Herod’s Palace, which sprawls over 3 rock terraces, and a Roman-style bathhouse with mosaic floors. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.
Nov 11 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 12 This morning we start our tour with visiting Nazareth and the Basilica of Annunciation, 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 Jerusalem.
Nov 13 Today depart for Jericho, oldest city in the world. En route 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 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 and overnight in Jerusalem.
Nov 14 After breakfast, we visit 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, pray at the Church of all Nations and the Pater Noster Church. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Nov 15 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 continue tour of Jerusalem and 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. 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 also stop at Western Wall, the holiest Jewish site in the world. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Nov 16 Today, we descent to Jericho, we stop at monastery on Mount of Temptation, in Qumran, where Dead Sea scrolls where found and we see Sycamore Tree in Jericho. Also, we stop for renewal of our baptismal vows at Qasr El Yahud, baptismal site on Jordan River, where according to tradition, Jesus was baptized by St. John the Baptist. Cross border to Jordan and 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. Dinner and overnight in a Dead Sea resort.
Nov 17 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. Dinner and overnight in Petra.
Nov 18 After breakfast, we travel to Mount Nebo, visit the monastery. Have Mass. We will aslo visit Bethany if time permits. Continue back into Israel via Allenby. Dinner and overnight in Jericho.
Nov 19 Morning transfer to Tel Aviv, and return to Toronto by flight.
TOUR COST CAD$4,490.00 (Toronto departure) 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 to drivers and guides
NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
-single supplement $1150
-meals not specified, insurance, Egypt visa CA$45, border fees to/from Jordan CA$85.
HOW TO BOOK:
A non refundable deposit of $300.00 per person is required at time of booking. Insurance must be purchased at time of booking.
BALANCE OF PAYMENT
Balance due is payable 60 days prior to departure For late bookings /within 60 days/ full payment is due immediately.
If cancellation is necessary, please advise QS Travel & Tours immediately in writing. Cancellation charges are as follows:
60 days before departure ……………………………….$ 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
IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING:
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:
QS Travel & Tours will advise you of any change we feel significantly alters the holiday which you have purchased from us. Occasionally, changes might occur close to departure time. In such cases, you will be notified as early as possible. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the local tour operator may have to make last minute changes in hotel or schedule. We reserve the right to substitute any of the hotel with hotels in similar or better category. First class twin-bedded rooms with private facilities are used.
No refund or adjustment can be made for any portion of holiday not used.
GOOD VALUE AND EXPECTATIONS:
The Ministry of Consumer Relations requires that Ontarians traveling abroad be advised that they may encounter different living standards and practices than those at home.
In the event of a change in our flight times, with or without notice, we cannot accept responsibility for any special connecting fares which you might purchase and which cannot be changed without penalty.
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One piece of luggage of 23kg per person plus a carry-on-bag /weighting 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
Insurance rates subject to change any time.
Once purchased insurance premiums are not refundable.
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