12 Days

Egypt, Israel, Greece & Rome Pilgrimage

Group Coordinator: Trisha Mc Clennan

May 5 – 17, 2019

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Athens · Cairo · Luxor · Tel Aviv · Jerusalem · Rome (Papal Audience with Holy Father)

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Terms & Conditions

Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations at centrally located First Class Hotels: (or similar)
         ~ 2 nights | May 6 - 8 Athenium Palace, Athens
         ~ 3 nights | May 8 - 11 Sheraton Semiramis, Cairo
         ~ 3 nights | May 11 - 14 Dan Jerusalem, Jerusalem
         ~ 3 nights | May 14-17 Madre Pie, Il Cantico, Rome
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine and Water with dinners
  • Lunch daily in Egypt and Israel
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of a professional local Christian guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Athenium Palace
Athens

2 Nights

hotel
Sheraton Semiramis
Cairo

3 Nights

hotel
Dan Jerusalem
Jerusalem

3 Nights

hotel
Il Cantico
Rome

3 Nights

Not included
  • Beverages not mentioned, Tips to your guide & driver.
Optional
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage for both pre-existing conditions and those that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Supplemental Cancellation Protection

A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 24 hours prior to departure. The “Waiver” expires once you are within 24 hours of departure.

Itinerary

Day1
May 5, Sat, Depart from the US

Depart for your overnight flights to Egypt.

Day2
May 6, Sun, Arrive Athens

You’ll be met upon arrival by your guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

Day3
May 7, Mon, Athens

After a nice breakfast at the hotel we will start with a tour of the oldest city in the world, Athens! Visit the rock that has dominated the panorama of Athens for twenty-five centuries, the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. At the Acropolis, you will see the ruins of the Parthenon, Erectheum, and Propylae. After, you will ascend Mars Hill of where Saint Paul spoke to the Athenians. At this site, Paul spoke to the Athenians about the one and only God (Acts 17:22). While in this city, you will be able to view the ancient Agora, the former public center of Athenian life. It held the focus of a political, commercial, social, religious, and cultural center. As you are in the former political center, proceed for a drive through the city to view the House of Parliament on Syntagma Square. Also, you will have the opportunity to view the University of Athens, the oldest higher education institute in Greece, as well as, the National Library of Greece that holds 4,500 Greek manuscripts.

Day4
May 8, Tue, Athens – Cairo

Prepare for your departure to the airport and your flight to Egypt.

Day5
May 9, Wed, Cairo

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today you will enjoy a full-day touring in Cairo. Visit the great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau which is considered one of the World's Seven wonders. Later you’ll visit the Egyptian museum which displays the ancient Egyptian treasures including that of Tut Ankh Amun. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day6
May 10, Thu, Luxor

You’ll have an early breakfast at your hotel before transferring to the airport for your flight to Luxor. Luxor is also known as the open museum due to the abundance of monuments located everywhere. You’ll visit three tombs at the Kings Valley. See the tomb of Tut Ank Amun and the Hatcepsut temple. See the Karnak and Luxor temples. Transfer to the airport for your flights back to Cairo . Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

Day7
May 11, Fri, Cairo – Tel Aviv – Jerusalem

Prepare for your departure to the airport and your flights to Tel Aviv. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day8
May 12, Sat, Jerusalem – The Old City of Jerusalem

Spend today in the remarkable Old City beginning with a dramatic view of this 3000 year old city sacred to so many. Continue to Mt Zion to view the traditional Tomb of King David. Then enter the walled old city to experience the Four Quarters of the city, Christian, Moslem, Armenian and Jewish. Start at the Cardo located in the center of the Jewish Quarter where you see the ancient Roman road and view the unearthed main thoroughfare and ancient marketplace lined with columns. Proceed past the Burnt House, destroyed by the Romans during the sack of Jerusalem in 70 AD to the Western Wall - the Kotel, - with the Dome of the Rock in the background. After visiting the Wall proceed to see the Davidson Center for an overview of the rituals of the Temple in ancient times. Walk along the Way of the Cross, a route walked by Pilgrims for hundreds of years to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Here you can see the devotion and prayer, by many different denominations, at the site of the Crucifixion and the Tomb of Christ. Walk up through the Arab Bazaar to the Jaffa Gate to return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day9
May 13, Sun, Jerusalem – The New City of Jerusalem

Today’s sightseeing begins with a visit to Yad Vashem - the Jewish people’s memorial to the six million lives lost to the Holocaust. Here you visit the museum, the Children’s Pavilion and walk along the Street of the Righteous, dedicated to the non-Jews who risked their lives during the Holocaust. Next, you drive past the Knesset, Israel's Parliament enroute to your visit to the Israel Museum. Here you will see the fascinating Model of Jerusalem as it was during the time of the Second Temple and the Shrine of the Book, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls. A tour of the world class collection at the Bronfman Archaeological wing would cover 10,000 years of human rituals and art in the middle east. From here, it’s on to Bethlehem, located in the Palestinian territory. Here you visit the Church of the Nativity, which rests over the cave where people believe Jesus was born. It was originally built by the Emperor Constantine in the 4th century and spared destruction by the Persians because of mosaics of the Magi in Zoastrian clothes. Before return to Jerusalem you may want to stop to see the Banksy inspired Wall-Off Hotel with its politically inspired graffiti and exhibit that presents the Palestinian side of the conflict. Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem.  

Day10
May 14, Mon, Jerusalem – Rome

Transfer to the airport for your flights to Rome. Welcome to Rome, also known as, "The Eternal City." Upon arrival at Rome airport, collect your luggage in the baggage claim area, and continue to the arrival's hall, where you will be greeted by your tour escort and/or driver. You will make your way to the bus and transfer to your hotel. Following check-in, you will have free time to unpack and relax, or explore Rome on your own. Your tour escort may suggest places to visit. Later in the afternoon, your group will meet in the hotel lobby for a "Meet and Greet" with your fellow pilgrims and depart for Mass. Following Mass, you will attend a welcome dinner. After dinner, you will have the opportunity to walk to St. Peter's Square as a group, for the Rosary (optional).

Day11
May 15, Tue, Rome: St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican Museum – Scavi Tour

This morning you will enjoy an early breakfast before making your way to the largest Christendom Church, St. Peter's Basilica. This Basilica was built on the site where St. Peter, the first Pope and Bishop of Rome, was martyred. Also, it was Our Holy Father, Pope Francis who was the first Pontiff to visit the necropolis since extensive archaeological excavations were conducted at the ancient site decades ago. It is here that you will view Michelangelo's Pieta. This stunning marble sculpture depicts the Virgin Mary holding Christ after His crucifixion, death, and removal off the cross before being placed in the tomb. Continue to proceed to the Vatican Museums. At the world-renowned museum, you will see the most impressive of edifices, galleries, and awe-inspiring relics. Additionally, you will observe the Tapestry Gallery, Raphael Rooms, Sistine Chapel, and Michelangelo's Masterpiece, the restored mural of the Last Judgment. The final stop on your Vatican tour is at the tomb of Saint John Paul II. Afterward, you will be transferred to the Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain), where you may enjoy some free time on your own for lunch. Afterward do the Scavi Tour The Vatican Necropolis, or Scavi, located directly beneath St. Peter's Basilica, contains everything from papal tombs to an ancient Roman street and St. Peter's mausoleum. (based on availability and confirmation – the schedule of today may be altered due to confirmation of this tour) Following dinner, feel free to explore the streets of Rome, or return to the hotel for overnight.

Day12
May 16, Wed, Rome Papal Audience – Ancient Rome Tour

Today’s itinerary begins with the Papal Audience in St. Peter's Square! The Audience is celebrated each Wednesday by His Holiness, Pope Francis (pending the papal schedule). Following the Audience, there will be free time for lunch, or shop, or mail a postcard from the Vatican Post Office. Later you will enjoy a tour of Ancient Rome, and follow in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators and what was their daily life, sport and culture of ancient Rome. See the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, including the Roman Senate, Arch of Constantine and mystical House of the Vestal Virgins. See the Colosseum with a view that you will long remember! Spend the afternoon at your leisure for independent activities. Your tour escort will be happy to suggest things to do or see!

Day13
May 17, Thu, Rome, USA
Theme: The Transfiguration

Prepare for your departure to the airport and your return flights home!

Know Before You Go

We promise to do all within our power to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact us, please note should any problems arise during your trip you should first contact your local emergency contact in your destination country or the 206 Tours.

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Dates & Prices

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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) Upon Request

Options and upgrades

Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Private Room / Single Supplement Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) Upon Request

*Special VIP Service for 206 Tours Business Class Clients

When you purchase business class upgrade we will ensure that you receive VIP service at Tel Aviv Airport. VIP service provides a smooth, pleasant, and expedited process when entering Israel. The VIP staff is there to meet you at the plane, collects your luggage, pass you through special gates / entrances for security screening, baggage inspection and express passport control. A steward / stewardess will accompany you to the reception hall to the waiting guide and, or driver.

*For Members of The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre

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Let us know at the time of registration if you would like to arrive earlier, or stay later, than the scheduled tour dates, and pending availability, we will book your airline reservations accordingly, at no additional cost. Pre- and/or post-stays at the hotel will cost an additional fee. These options should be available to you when registering online, or simply contact us at: 800-206-TOUR (8687) or sales@206tours.com

About your trip

  • Thessaloniki
  • Phillippi
  • Kavala
  • Delphi
  • Athens
  • Kusadasi
  • Ephesus (Mary's House)
  • Patmos
  • Santorini
  • Tel Aviv
  • Caesarea
  • Nazareth
  • Cana
  • Tiberias
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Jordan River
  • Mt. Tabor
  • Jerusalem
  • Gethsemane
  • Ein Karem
  • Bethlehem
  • Qumran
  • Dead Sea
  • Mt. Zion
  • Holy Sepulchre
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About Greece and Saint Paul

The important role that Greece has played in history is widely known; philosophy, the arts, medicine, democracy. But there is also a great page in the history of Christianity: early days of Christianity and the ministry of the Apostle Paul! This amazing man, moved by the Holy Spirit preached "good news" to Jews and Gentiles. Traveling along the major trade routes of the Roman empire and visiting large thriving communities of Asia Minor and Greece his mission was accomplished; Christianity became the biggest religion in the world. Our tours are not just tours; they are an inspiring journey to the actual places where the Apostle Paul lived and preached God's word. Travel with our bible-oriented guides down timeless roads; take time to pray and rejoice in the ancient biblical sites; visit thousand-year-old churches and temples; and encounter a unique spiritual experience that will help you to better understand "The Steps of Paul" selecting bible-oriented guides, incorporating lectures and providing printed material, for people to achieve a deeper understanding of the Apostle Paul and his work.

About The Holy Land - In the footsteps of Jesus:

If you desire to draw closer to Jesus of Nazareth, come, as we follow in His footsteps. Each day of your pilgrimage you will have time to renew and affirm your faith; to pray and reflect. The Scriptures will come alive as you visit Our Lord's homeland. You will be inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape, in addition to its rich historical heritage It is an encounter that has changed the lives of many pilgrims, an act of faith and prayer. Pilgrims have been traveling to the Holy Land for hundreds of years, and as part of your pilgrimage, we include many of the rich traditions that have evolved over time. The maxim at the entrance to the Church of the Nativity says: “We are hoping that: If you enter here as a tourist, you would exit as a pilgrim. If you enter here as a pilgrim, you would exit as a holier one.”We pray that same will occur when you join 206 Tours pilgrimage.

What you need to know

We promise to do all within our power to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact us, please note should any problems arise during your trip you should first contact your local emergency contact in your destination country or the 206 Tours.

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