Israel, Greece, Egypt Spritual tours
Fly from Major cities in the U.S. to Washington DC/Los Angeles to Addis Ababa
Tour duration: 6 days & 5 nights
Route: Northern Ethiopia
Visa application may be obtained at Ethiopia’s diplomatic missions overseas; however nationals of 36 countries are now allowed to receive their tourist visa on arrival in Ethiopia at the regular charge. The list includes Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Check Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxemburg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia Federation, Slovakia, South Africa, North Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United State of America.
NB: when clients obtain visa up on arrival they will charge them $50.00 per person and their passport must have six month validity remaining beyond the proposed dates of travel.
For the domestic flights the maximum luggage allowance is 20kg and 7kg for hand - luggage
· Addis Ababa – Jupiter International Hotel www.jupiterinternationalhotel.com, phone 251-5527333
· Axum – Sabean Hotel www.sabeanhotel.com, phone 251-347751224
· Lalibela – Tukul Village www.tukulvillage.com, phone 251-333360564
Day 1: Fly to Bahir Dar, boat trip over Lake Tana and drive to Gondar
Today after breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Bahir Dar up on arrival meet with our representative and transfer to your hotel, after taking a rest start to explore Bahir Dar, is situated on the shores of Lake Tana. 68 km wide and 73 km long, it was formed at least 20 million years ago, by an ancient lava extrusion that effectively functions as natural dam.
Tana is Ethiopia’s largest lake and is dotted with not less than 30 islands, on many of, which are found churches and monasteries. Today enjoy a boat trip over Lake Tana, is most famous as the home of the monasteries established on some 20 of its 37 islands. Travel by boat to Zeghe Peninsula where you will visit the two churches of Ura Kidane Mihret and Azuwa Mariam which were built in late 13th and 14th century respectively. Ura Kidane Mihret is the most impressive monasteries in Tana; the walls are covered in incredible 16th century murals & Azuwa Mariam,
oday afternoon drive to the Blue Nile fall some 30km from the town followed by a 20 minute walk after lunch drive to Gondar, it 180 km from Bahir Dar or 3 hrs drive
Overnight: Taye hotel www.tayebelayhotel.com
Attend Timkat festivals (Epiphany-celebrated on 19Jan) visit Gondar
Emperor Fasilidas founded Gondar as his imperial seat in 1636 and the city was both the capital and a great commercial center from 17th to the mid-19th century. Visit the Royal Enclosure or Fasil Gibbi within the compound and also the castles built by the various emperors of Gondar. A 2 km drive from the town center you will bring you to the bath of King Fasilides, where, during at Timkat (Ethiopian Epiphany) a nearby river is diverted to fill an area the size of a small swimming pool. Worshippers plunge into the cold water in a re-enactment of the baptism of Christ in the River Jordan.
Continue drive 2 km to the north east of the Royal Enclosure to visit the Debre Berhane Selassie
church, the only church that was saved from Mahdist invasion in the 1880s. According to legend, a
swarm of bees routed the invaders. The walls and ceiling of this church are completely covered
with murals - the angels’ faces on the ceiling have become a common motif in Ethiopian design.
Overnight: AG Hotel http://asfawhotel.com/about-us
Fly to Lalibela
At the end of the 12th and beginning of the 13th centuries King Lalibela of the Zaghwe dynasty built a
series of rock hewn churches in this spot, calling it New Jerusalem.
Today Lalibela is rightly acknowledged as being one of the wonders of the world. There are
11churches in the town named after the king. In addition, other rock – hewn churches exist in the
surrounding country side. All are still in use today, begin your tour of the first group of churches in
town and then continue your tour late in the afternoon.
The first group of six churches lies in rock cradles, one behind the other: Bet Golgotha, Bet Mikael,
Bet Mariam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel and Bet Medhane Alem.
Bet Medhane Alem, the largest, is built like a Greek temple. In a corner are three empty graves symbolically dug for biblical patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?
Bet Giyorgis, possibly the most elegant of all the Lalibela churches, lies somewhat isolated in the southwest part of the village on a sloping rock terrace. It can only be reached throw a tunnel. The group of four, south of the Jordan River, comprise of Bet Emanuel, Bet Mercuiros, Bet Abba Libanos and Bet Gabriel-Rufa'el.
Bet Emanuel's elaborate exterior is much praised by art historians.
Overnight: Tukul Village www.tukulvillage.com
Fly to Axum
Today after breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Axum, From around 200 BC to 700 AD, Axum was the seat of an Empire which extended across the Red Sea to Arabia, traded with India and China, had its own alphabet and notational system, constructed great engineering works and dams and which was reckoned in the 4th century to be one of the four great powers of the ancient world. Today the visitor can see Stella (the largest single pieces of stone erected anywhere – how they were brought from the quarry and erected is still not fully understood), the tombs and castles of kings, Axum Museum and Mariam Tsion Church, built on the site of Ethiopia’s first church. A chapel within the church compound is believed by Ethiopian Orthodox Christians to house the Ark of the Covenant, or the original tablets of Moses.
Overnight: Sabean Hotel
Fly to Addis Ababa then and city tour of Addis
Today after breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Addis Ababa, then meet with your driver and transfer to your hotel after taking a rest start to explore Addis Ababa, today you will be taken to National Museum, one of the most important sub-Saharan museums in all of Africa. The museum is home to the fossilized humanoid Lucy as well as an amazing collection of artifacts, royal items and art. Finally visit Merkato which is the largest open market in East Africa. There you will find items ranging from spices to jewelry, artifacts, etc. There is nothing you cannot find in our vibrant market.
In the evening you will have a farewell dinner in one of Addis Ababa’s traditional restaurant, traditional foods and drinks along with cultural songs and dances, and then transfer out for your final departure.
Day use @ Jupiter International Hotel,
The package cost for the above program comes to USD1065.00 per person and its S.R.S Single room supplement is USD228.00
· Airport meeting and greeting
· Accommodation at the hotel specified on twin room on full board basis
· City tour of Addis, Bahir Dar, Gondar, Axum & Lalibela,
· Boat trip over Lake Tana
· All tour and transfer including transfer in and out
· Professional English Speaking guide service
· Car service from Bahir Dar to Gondar by coaster bus the price includes fuel, comprehensive insurance, driver allowance vat & local tax
· One tour leader will be free of charge except Domestic air ticket
· Entrance fee
· Government tax
· All personal charges like telephone bill, room service, alcoholic beverages, laundry
Eco-Friendly Northern Ethiopia tour-package starting from $1599/person -Group 10+
Israel Tour Packages 13day-12nights for Easter
Jerusalem - the Holy City
Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified
Nazareth, where the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary
Bethlehem, where Jesus was born
Cana, the site of the first Miracle
Sea of Galilee, where Jesus walked on water
River Jordan, where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist
Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed ...and much more!
- Athens, monasteries in Meteora,
-Foot step of Paul in Corinthos,
-St Mary Shrine in Island of Tinos and
-Monastery of St Pelagia.
- Your Passport has a minimum of 6 months validity upon arrival in Israel or Greece
Price-Please contact us
- Full board meal - Breakfast-lunch-dinner in Israel and Greece
- Insurance - Israel. (working on Greece.)
- Visa if needed for Israel
- daily guide and bus - Israel and Greece
- Plane ticket from any city in the U.S or Canada to Israel then to Greece
- Ticket for ferry Israel and Greece
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Day 01 Arrival
Upon arrival in Cairo our representative will welcome you and then assist you through passport control
formalities, and luggage claim. Then we will transfer you to your hotel for check in and to freshen up.
Optional Tours (Available Upon Request):
Half Day Giza Pyramids Tour:
Upon arrival you make your way to the Giza necropolis to admire the giant Sphinx and three great pyramids and to
see one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Your expert Egyptologist tour guide will share stories and
history about their construction and mystery.
PS. Air Sinai arrives Cairo at 12:30 P.M – Half day pyramids & Sphinx tour still can be done.
Giza Pyramids Sound & Light Show:
See the Giza Pyramids illuminated at night with a stunning audio-visual display. Learn about the history
of Ancient Egypt and the story of the Sphinx, guardian of the Giza Necropolis for over 5000 years.
(OR) Dinner Nile Cruise:
We Cruise the Nile for couple of hours, watching the Belly Dancing and the Egyptian folklore & Sufi
Dancers with an open buffet dinner.
After you enjoy one of the above mentioned optional tours, your tour guide will transfer you by bus to
your Hotel in Cairo.
Overnight in Cairo Hotel.
5 Days / 4 Nights - Egypt’s Holy Churches
St. Mary’s Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. George, Saints Sergius and St. Bacchus
Church (Abu Serga), Saint Barbara Church, Saint Mary church at Maadi, Monastery of Saint
Simon the Tanner.
St. Mark’s Coptic Cathedral at Al-Abbassia, St. Mary church at Al-Zeitoun, St. Mary’s & the
Archangel Michael church at Ain Shams (Ahmed Esmat St.), Virgin Mary’s Tree at Al-
Wadi Al-Natrun - Alexandria Monasteries: St. Bishoy Monastery, St. Macarious the Great Monastery &
St. Mina (Mar Mina) Monastery.
PS. St. Macarious monastery visit still depends on availability, or otherwise, it will be replaced by Al Baramous Monastery visit.
Optional Tours: Half day Giza Pyramids tour (upon arrival), Giza Pyramids Sound & Light Show (at
evening) and/or Dinner Nile Cruise (at evening).
Day 03 Wadi Al Natrun – Alexandria Monasteries:
St. Macarious the Great Monastery, St. Bishoy monastery & St. Mina Monastery
After breakfast, your guide will pick you up to enjoy your drive on the Alexandria desert road to vi sit St.
Macarious the Great Monastery. The Monastery was founded in 360 A.D. by St. Macarious the Egyptian,
who was spiritual father to more than four thousand monks of different nationalities. From the fourth
century up to the present day the monastery has been continuously inhabited by monks.
Next to St. Macarious Monastery’s visit you shall stop to visit St. Bishoy monastery at Wadi Al-Natrun.
The Monastery of St. Bishoy bears the name of its patron, one of the monastic fathers of the 4th Century.
In 340 A. D. Saint Bishoy went to Wadi al-Natrun to live in the desert. He made his home on the site of
the present monastery and became a spiritual father to the monks who gathered around him.
And then you shall drive to visit St. Mina (Mar Mina) Monastery. Also known as Saint Menas (285 – c. 309),
the Martyr and Wonder-worker, is one of the most well-known Egyptian saints, due to the many miracles
that are attributed to his intercession and prayers. St. Menas was an Egyptian soldier in the Roman
army martyred because he refused to recant his Christian faith. St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Monastery is
one of the most Beautiful Monasteries in Egypt and It was built by St. Pope Kyrillos the 6th
Overnight in Cairo Hotel.
Day 2 Old Cairo Churches, St. Mary’s church at Maadi & Monastery of St. Simon
After breakfast, today we drive to Coptic Cairo home of some of the oldest Christian churches of the
Your are about to visit the churches, where Our LORD Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary and Joseph the
carpenter walked and lived thousands of years ago.
First, we visit the Hanging Church; also known as El Muallaqa that was dedicated to Our Lady Virgin Mary
and it is believed to have been built at the end of the 3rd century. We also visit St. Sergious Church and
the Greek Orthodox church of St. George. At the same area you also visit the famous church of St.
After that, your guide will take you to the Monastery of St. Simon the tanner at Al-Mokkattam Mountain
which was miraculously moved through the faith of St. Simon the tanner during the 10th century A.D.
And then, by the river Nile you shall visit the Church of Virgin Mary at Al-Maadi which is believed to be
one of the other places where the Holy Family stayed at in Cairo before they took a Nile Boat to sail to
the South of Egypt. This is also where you shall see the Holy Bible which was found in 1976 floating on
the Nile water and opened at the page that reads Isaiah’s prophecy:“Blessed be Egypt my people” (Isaiah
Overnight in Cairo Hotel.
Day 04 Coptic Cathedral, St. Mary’s Church at Al-Zeitoun, St. Mary & Archangel
Michael Church at Ain Shams, Virgin Mary’s tree at Al-Mattariya
After Breakfast, meet your tour guide at the reception and then drive to visit St. Mark’s Coptic Cathedral at
Al-Abbassia. The cathedral is considered to be the largest Cathedral in Africa and in the Middle East. It is
named after St Mark the Evangelist, an apostle of Our Lord Jesus Christ and founder of the Coptic Church. St.
Mark’s Relics are kept in a small church at the Cathedral.
Then, drive to Al-Zeitoun district where you shall visit St. Mary church where the apparition of Our Lady
Virgin Mary took place in April 2, 1968.
Then, at Ain Shams area you shall stop to visit St. Mary & the Archangel Michael church where you shall see
the miraculous icon of our Lady Virgin Mary which seeps oil.
And then, you shall visit Virgin Mary’s tree at Al-Mattariya district. This is where the Holy Family sheltered
under a tree known nowadays as the “Tree of the Virgin Mary”. In there, Jesus gushed forth a spring of
water from which he drank, and blessed it. The Virgin Mary washed the clothes of the child Jesus and poured
the water on the ground. On that spot a sweet – smelling plant grew. The balsam of the plant is added to all
kinds of perfumes and is also used in making the sacred ointment for baptisms.
Overnight in Cairo Hotel.
Day 5 Departure
Your luggage will be brought down for check out, and as you’ll have an early flight today a breakfast box
will be prepared and it will be available for you at your hotel’s reception. Then your tour guide will
meet you at reception and he’ll transfer you by bus to the Cairo International Airport for your
Hope to see you all coming back again and we trust that you will enjoy your pleasant flight back home
Egypt’s Religious Tour – Tour Package Price / (Minimum 10 Pax Upwards)
4 star hotel:
Per person in double room: at 4 star Deluxe hotel
- Barceló Cairo pyramids resort (standard twin room)
Total price hotel and Air ticket from Tel Aviv to Cairo:
If we get direct flight from Tel aviv to cairo via Air Sinai = $870.00
If we use Royal Jordanian flight Telaviv-amman-Cairo = $965.00
(Please note that the connection flight maybe changed to other carrier up on
availability of better arrival time, connection, price or layover)
Tour Package Includes:
Airport arrival / departure assist & transfers in private A/C Mini Bus
4 nights’ accommodation at hotel in Cairo on half board basis ( only breakfast and dinner are
Sightseeing excursions as mentioned in tour itinerary including transportation by A/C Mini bus .
Qualified private licensed Egyptologist English-speaking tour guide with good knowledge in Christian
Tourist VISA (available at Airport upon arrival) – Starting from 1st March it will be 60 USD P.P.
All local taxes
Tour Package Excludes:
Camera fees *If applicable during land tours
Optional tours *listed below or any extra entry tickets at sites
Personal items, meals, drinks or services not mentioned in program
Giza Pyramids Half Day Tour (Upon Arrival): : 35 US $ per person
Sound & light show at Giza pyramids (At Evening): 25 US $ per person
Dinner Nile Cruise (At Evening): Standard 30 US $ per person – Deluxe 35 US $ per person
- Giza pyramids tour: Solar boat museum & pyramid’s inside tickets are not included in the
above mentioned price, for whoever is interested; tickets will be available at the site for an