PILGRIMAGE TO EGYPT AND THE HOLY LAND – Featuring 5* Nile Cruise from Awan to Luxor


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Tour Information

Under spiritual guidance of TBA

Date: March 16 – 31, 2023 – 16 days
Price: CA$5,290 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Toronto departure
Price:
CA$5,590 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Montreal departure
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CA$5,790 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Calgary/Edmonton departure
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CA$5,890 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Vancouver departure
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CA$4,290 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Land Only

FLIGHT ADD ON FROM OTHER CITIES MAYBE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Prices include everything, except lunches, insurance and border fees, based on double occupancy in 4* hotel accommodations
Call us @ 905.412.2242 or 905.412.3355, toll free @ 1.800.565.3619 during office hours: Mon-Fri. 9 am to 6 pm EST or email: group@qstours.com for further information or to register.

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

Itinerary

Mar 16 Depart Toronto for Tel Aviv.

Mar 17 Arrival to the airport in Cairo International, meet and assisted by one of our representatives at the airport to complete the customs and formalities, then you will visit Hanging church, then you will have Dinner at local restaurant, finally you will transfer to your hotel for check in and overnight.

Mar 18 Wake up and have a nice buffet breakfast at hotel, followed by a 9:00 am drive to one of the great wonders of the world: the Giza Pyramids. The three pyramids are Cheops (the biggest), followed by Khefren (the middle pyramid), but definitely not least, Mankura (the smallest of the lot). Whilst in Giza, you’ll also get to see the legendary Sphinx, after that you will visit the Egyptian Museum, including the fabulous burial treasures of King Tutankhamun, finally you will have dinner at local restaurant and back your hotel for and overnight.

Mar 19 Your breakfast Transfer to Cairo airport fly to Aswan, after which you’ll be met at the Aswan . Your trip will start at 10:00 am with a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk – the largest known ancient obelisk, followed by the High Dam of Aswan – also the biggest dam in the world, and finally a visit to Elephantine Island and Philae Temple. After concluding your sightseeing for the day, you’ll check in to your Nile Cruise, have lunch on board where you’ll spend the night.

Mar 20 Breakfast on board cruise, then start sailing to Kom-Ombo once arrive will visit the temple, then back To cruise and have lunch on board cruise and continue Sailing to Edfu once arrive will visit the temple by horse carriage (every 2 pax in 1 carriage) after finishing will back to cruise for dinner & overnight.

Mar 21 Breakfast on board cruise then early morning transfer to full Day sightseeing starting with then visit the Luxor Temple (on the East Bank of the Nile), the Karnak Temple, and then you will back to your cruise for
Dinner & overnight.

Mar 22 Breakfast on board cruise then check out the Nile Cruise and you will visit (on the West Bank), the Hatshepsut Temple and the Valley of the Kings, finally you will visit the Colossi of Memnon. After being done with sightseeing, you’ll be transfer to Luxor Airport to fly to Cairo and transfer to Ras Sudr and you will visit Moses Springs – Oyun Musa, finally you will transfer to your hotel for Check in, Dinner and overnight at a Red Sea resort in Ras Sudr area.

Mar 23 After breakfast at hotel, you will transfer to St. Catherine, Mount Sinai, where Moses received Ten Commandments. We shall have the opportunity to see the “Burning Bush” at the Monastery. Afternoon, continue to Taba for dinner and overnight at a Red Sea resort in Taba area.

Mar 24 You will cross the border between Egypt and Israel where you’ll head back home with stories and memories of all the unforgettable. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

Mar 25 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.

Mar 26 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 Nazareth.

Mar 27 Today we depart Nazareth and drive via the Jordan River. 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. We will then go to Qumran, where Dead Sea scrolls where found. We stop at 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 Jericho.

Mar 28 In Jericho, the oldest city in the world, we will view the Mount of Temptation, and we see Sycamore Tree in Jericho. We then drive 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 Mass here. We also see Crusader’s Cloister, the Grotto of St. Jerome. Stop at the Milk Grotto and also the Shepherd Field. Dinner and overnight in Jericho.

Mar 29 After breakfast, we drive to Jerusalem and visit the Mount of Olives and the Pater Noster Church. Stop at 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 We then stop at Mary’s Tomb. In the afternoon we continue 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. Here 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. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Mar 30 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. We continue our day in the Old City and we visit St. Ann’s Church and Pool of Bethesda. We also 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 and overnight in Jerusalem.

Mar 31 Transfer to Tel Aviv airport for our flight to Toronto.

TOUR COST CAD$5,290.00 INCLUDES:

– air transportation – hotel accommodation first class or superior tourist class based on double occupancy
– All taxes and tips
– 2 meals breakfast and dinner daily
– all sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
– single supplement $1,150
– meals not specified, insurance, documentation, Egyptian visa CA$45, Border fee to Israel CA$40

HOW TO BOOK:
First 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 105 days prior to departure For late bookings /within 105 days/ full payment is due immediately.

CANCELLATION:
If cancellation is necessary, please advise QS Travel & Tours immediately in writing. Cancellation charges are as follows:
105 days before departure …………………………………………….$300.00 per person
Between 105 and 60 days before departure …………………… 40% of the total cost
Between 60 and 45 days before departure …………………….. 60% 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 90 days to departure period. Please note name 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. In case the standard of the accommodation is changed, QS Travel & Tours will offer the choice of a full and immediate refund or comparable alternate travel services acceptable to you.

UNUSED SERVICES:
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.

FLIGHT CONNECTIONS:
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.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION:
A valid Canadian passport is required for all visits outside of Canada. It is the sole responsibility of the passenger to ensure proper and valid documentation. Failure to provide valid documentation may result in denied boarding of the aircraft and cancellation of your flight arrangements without refund. If you are holding a passport other than Canadian, please contact QS Travel & Tours to determine whether or not a visa is required for entry into the country you will be visiting.

BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
One piece of luggage of 23kg per person plus a carry-on-bag /weighting not more than 5 kg/

FLIGHT TIMES
All flight times are subject to change with or without prior notice to the passengers or his/her agent. QS Travel & Tours does not accept liability for missed connection or any expenses resulting from an off-schedule, rescheduled or late flight operations.

PRICES
Prices in this brochure are given in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated. Prices are correct at the time of going to press. In the event of any change beyond QS Travel & Tours control, including but not limited to increase in the price of fuel, currency fluctuations affecting our costs, or increases in government taxes or levies. QS Travel & Tours reserves the right to surcharge the passenger/s up to 7% of a tour cost.

LIABILITY
QS Travel & Tours Inc. is a tour operator and has made the advertised holiday arrangements with the airline/s/, hotel/s/, cruiseship/s/, other operator/s/ and other. Each of these organizations has its own specific terms and conditions for doing business and you will be bound by them. QS Travel & Tours accepts no responsibility for /A/ the acts or omissions of any party/ies/ other than QS Travel & Tours employees./B/failure by the passenger to be properly documented; /C/ failure by the passenger to comply with departure or joining or baggage requirements;/D/ aircraft delays, government actions, priests change their commitments as spiritual directors, etc, act/s/ of God or any factor beyond our direct control; /E/ cancellation or delay to any tour or holiday or change to the itinerary; /F/ expenses resulting from lost or damaged baggage. QS Travel & Tours accepts no responsibility for additional expenses due to delays or changes in air, rail, road, sea or other service, quarantine, sickness, war, weather or other causes All such expenses will have to be borne by the passengers. QS Travel & Tours reserves the right to refuse any person as a member of these tours at its sole discretion. QS Travel & Tours reserves the right to cancel any or all departure/s/ with or without prior notice and QS Travel & Tours sole responsibility shall be to refund all monies paid for such cancelled departures. The laws and courts which govern this contract are those of the Province of Ontario.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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INSURANCE
TRAVEL INSURANCE (tax included)

Age/Type of insurance  All inclusive   Trip cancellation/Interruption    Covid-19
                                                                                                                                                    only

    • Age: 0-59               $415.29                                $369.36                          $36.64
    • 60-64                       $485.15                                 $433.08                          $55.84
    • 65-69                      $571.85                                  $488.16                         $55.84
    • 70-74                      $590.24                                 $500.04                          $111.84

Insurance rates subject to change any time.
Once purchased insurance premiums are not refundable.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL:
Tel 905.412.2242 or 1-800-565-3619
Email: group@qstours.com

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

Four large statues of Ramesses II

Beach on Red sea, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Great Hypostyle Hall and clouds at the Temples of Karnak (ancient Thebes). Luxor, Egypt

The temple of Hatshepsut near Luxor in Egypt

St. Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai, Egypt

Collage of Israel landmarks -old Jerusalem,Bahai temple at Haifa

A beautiful picture of the Bahai Gardens in Haifa Israel.

Boat on the sea of Galilee

Bethlehem Church of the Nativity. Star of fourteen rays indicating genealogy of Jesus Christ. It is located in a cave on place of birth.

The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth

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

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

baptising place on the jordan river in israel

baptism in the waters of the Jordan River, Israel.

Church of All Nations and Mary Magdalene Convent on the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, israel

Church of All Nations and Mary Magdalene Convent on the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, israel

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.

Dead Sea