Moslem Pilgrims Tour

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Day oneAfter arrival from Mecca, (about noon time), drive to the border crossing point at Allenby Bridge. Drive to Jerusalem. Check-in at the hotel.

Day twoFull day tour of Jerusalem:

After breakfast, drive up to the summit of the Mount of Olives with a breathtaking view over the city of Jerusalem. Visit the mosque of Ascension, the place from which Sidna Issa ascended to Heaven. View the mukams of Rabia El Adawiyeh and Suleiman El Farisi. At the foot of the Mount of Olives lie the Garden and the Church of Gethsemane. This is the place Sidna Issa frequented very often.       Drive to one of the Old City Gates to enter Al Haram El Sharif for noon time prayer. This is the first Kibla and the third Haram in importance for Islam.

In the afternoon: walking tour in the old walled city of Jerusalem, through its bazaars, visiting its most important monuments such as the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the most important Church for Christians and the Mosque of Omar located in the Christian Quarter.  Drive back to the hotel.

Day three: A.M.: Tour of Bethlehem and Hebron (Khalil El Ruhman).

Visit the Ibrahimi Mosque containing the Tombs of the Patriarchs: Abraham, Ishak and Jacob as well as those of Sarah, Rebekah and Leah.

On the way back, view Solomon’s Pool before arriving in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Sidna Issa.

Drive to visit Jericho, the oldest inhabited town on earth, situated at 250 meter beneath sea level. Visit the Umayyad Palace of the Caliph Hisham Ibn Abd El Malik (724-743). Proceed to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth and the saltiest of all Seas. The Dead Sea is also known as: Bahr Lout (The Sea of Lot). It is in this area that God destroyed the sinners in the towns of Sodom and Gomorrah. Retracing the road along the Dead Sea shore starts the climb up to Jerusalem. On the way, a road leads to Nebi Mousa, a famous mukam of the Prophet Moses.

Continue to Jerusalem for another overnight.

Day four: Transfer to the border for re-crossing to Jordan.

It is possible to add a night or two in Jordan from some more sightseeing.