Middle East Biblical Odyssey

11 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:

 

£3,370pp

3-4 star & low season

£4,225pp

5 star & high season

 

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Day 1
Your international flight departs in the afternoon and arrives in Cairo this evening. You'll be greeted on arrival and transferred to your hotel for a three night stay.
Day 2
In the afternoon, you'll explore Cairo's Coptic Christian history, with an excursion that takes in churches and synagogues.
Day 3
A full day excursion leaves the city and takes you to the remote Monasteries of St Anthony & St Paul. These isolated Coptic Orthodox monasteries stand in oases in the Eastern Desert, roughly 200 miles southeast of the city, so it will be a long but extremely rewarding day.
Day 4
In the morning you'll put much of your previous sightseeing into fascinating context with a visit to the Egyptian museum. Then it's straight onto the airport for a flight to Amman, Jordan's capital. Here you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel for a two night stay.
Day 5
After breakfast you'll be taken on a visit to some of Amman's most interesting sites, including the amphitheatre and the hilltop citadel, where you can see a copy of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Then it's a drive north west to Umm Qais, overlooking Lake Tiberias (also known as the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus walked on water), where Roman ruins, Greek status and Christian mosaics can be viewed.
Day 6
This morning you'll head to the Holy Land, stopping en route to see the superbly preserved mosaics at Madaba and the sweeping panoramas at Mount Nebo. Next it's time for a little downtime, with two nights of relaxation at the Dead Sea.
Day 7
A day to relax at the world's lowest point – you should definitely have a float in the salty, buoyant Dead Sea.
Day 8
Heading west, you'll stop at the baptism site at Bethany and at Lot's Cave. Then it's time to enter Israel, where a VIP service is provided to smooth the often lengthy entry formalities. After a short drive to Jerusalem for your three night stay, the rest of the day will be at leisure.
Day 9
Today you will want to explore the holy sites of Old Jerusalem, either under your own steam or on a guided excursion that we can organise. Highlights include the Wailing Wall, Temple Mount, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Mount of Olives and the Church of All Nations.
Day 10
In the morning there will be a guided visit to Bethlehem, arguably the most evocative site in Christian teachings. This afternoon you can explore New Jerusalem, either with a guide or under your own steam, including the sobering Yed Vashem (the Holocaust Memorial).
Day 11
After breakfast you'll be transferred to Tel Aviv for your flight home, which arrives in the UK this evening.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

Travel in certain areas of Egypt, Jordan and Israel has a thoroughly timeless and evocative quality. Gazing down over the Holy Land from Mount Nebo, there is an unshakeable sense that you are taking in landscapes that have shaped countless lives over the last 2,000 years. Combining the varied monasteries, churches, iconic landscapes and even mosques and synagogues over the course of this itinerary, your appreciation of areas that still dominate discourse today will be immeasurably enhanced.


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