Join the Journey – Celtic Tours Announces Pilgrimage Packages to Ireland for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress

Albany, NY (PRWEB) February 12, 2012

Celtic Tours World Vacations is pleased to announce Pilgrimage Packages to Ireland for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, Ireland from Sunday June 10 to the 17th, 2012.

Once every 4 years, somewhere in the world over 500,000 people gather in a Eucharistic Congress to bear witness and promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Catholic Church. This year, Dublin welcomes world-wide pilgrims to its emerald isles for 8 days of worship through mass, prayer and liturgical celebrations; film, music and theater, keynote addresses, workshops and discussion groups. International pilgrims from 5 continents are expected to join in the celebrations from June 10 ? 17, 2012. Presently parish communities, prayer groups, clergy members and individual pilgrims are gearing up to embark on this amazing journey of faith.

Ireland is a prime spot for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress because of its well-established Christian faith, dating back to the 4th century when St. Patrick traveled throughout Ireland converting and instructing believers in the Christian faith. Religious Pilgrims will find centuries old monastic sites, high crosses, elevating cathedrals and highly illuminated monastic manuscripts giving a glimpse into how early Christians worshipped and announced their religious fervor.

Celtic Tours World Vacations is pleased to present religious pilgrims with extraordinary group travel packages to experience the age old traditions and religious sites of Ireland in conjunction with the Eucharistic Congress. We are offering special rates on group tours with land only cost per person sharing starting at $ 1599 pps for 9 nights/10 days, $ 1399 pps for 8 nights/9 days and $ 1069 pps for 5 nights/6 days. All tours include most dinners, breakfast daily, full sightseeing, transfers and admissions. Special Itineraries can be tailored to suite. Self-drive and city stay rates are available. Airfare and departure taxes if required are additional and rates may vary with departure dates. Call our Group Specialists for more details 1-800-833-4373.

We invite groups of travelers to join in the religious fervor and excitement of this once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the religious side of Ireland, join in the religious celebrations of the Eucharistic Congress and renew their faith. Join the journey.


Shimla Holiday Packages – Religious Sites and Sightseeing Attractions

The capital city of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is one of the most frequented hill stations of Northern India. Undulated paths embroidered with lush pine, oak and rhododendron forests exude crisp mountain air; the entire scenery is both very tranquilizing and healing in character. A peaceful hamlet perched at the north-west Himalayas, Shimla is popularly known as the “Queen of Hills” for the beauty of its snow clad winters, captivating natural exuberance and Victorian style architecture. Shimla Holiday Packages thus unfold a world of nature’s bounty perfectly coupled with charming neo-gothic architecture built during colonial era by the British colonizers. The salubrious air and scenic views of the Himalayas are the most fascinating features of these Shimla tour packages.

Famous religious sightseeing destinations in Shimla:

Jakhoo Temple

Perched at an altitude of 8000 ft, Jakhu Hill is the highest peak in the region. The beauteous views of snow-clad peaks of Himalayas and the renowned Jakhoo Temple are its main attractions. It takes quiet an effort to reach the hilltop Jakhoo temple dedicated to Hanuman (the monkey god); according to the famous legend Lord Hanumana rested here for a while during his journey to bring Sanjivini Buti (A Herb). The temple premises are frequented by countless playful monkeys.

Christ Church

Located on the Ridge, Christ Church is the second oldest church in North India. Built by British colonisers, the church is built in very peculiar Victorian style architecture. Its stained glass windows represent Christian virtues such as faith, hope, charity, fortitude, patience and humility. A significant landmark in Shimla Christ Church looks majestic with a white façade.

Tara Devi Temple

Situated about 11 km from Shimla bus stand, Tara Devi Temple is a situated atop a lush hill. The temple is dedicated to Goddess of stars and is a renowned for its surrounding beauty and tranquilizing ambiance.

Other important tourist sights of Shimla holiday packages are:

The Mall

The main shopping street of Shimla, The Mall is where fun galore. The street is laden with finest of restaurants, banks, clubs, bars and tourist offices of the town and thus is frequented by both locals and tourists in big bulks. A walk in the region will provide numerous opportunities to shop, chit-chat, dine and have an absolutely fabulous evening. Himachal State Museum & Library: A visit to the state’s museum and library must be included in all Shimla tour packages for it provides a peep into the town’s historic heritage. The museum here has a collection of sculptors, coins, paintings and photos related to kingly rule on display.

Shimla Holiday Packages introduce a unique concoction of natural splendour and urban charms to its visitors. The town settled in the foothills of Himalayas is blessed with breath-taking beauty which is only enhanced further due to the presence of relics of colonial age. The town is dotted with fine accommodation, dining and recreation venues to compliment the effect of Shimla holidays. Renowned holy shrines, beautiful natural vistas, interesting sightseeing places and great tourist infrastructure, all these factors together makes Shimla one of the best holiday destinations ideal to escape the bustling city life.

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Legend of Egypt Travel Packages from USA 12 Days

Departure: Daily

Length   : 12 Days – 11 Nights

Type     : Customized Tour

Guide    : Private Professional Egyptologist Guide

Price    : From : 1145 USD



Day 1: Arrive Cairo, Optional Sound & Light Show
Arrival in the Land of the Pharaohs, at Cairo International airport, Egypt Representative will be waiting for you after you get your luggage and clear customs and will be holding the Right Travel Green sign, then escorted to your hotel. Evening, you may choose our optional tour to attend the Sound & Light Show in Cairo.

Day 2: – Cairo, City Tour
Free day at your leisure, Start your day with a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum where you will find artifacts of the Pharaonic era and the treasures of king Tutankhamun;s tomb. After lunch, drive to the Citadel of Saladin and visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque. Enjoy a walking tour of the largest 13th century covered oriental market, Khan El Khalili Bazaar.

Day 3: – Cairo, Pyramids Tour
Tour Free time at your leisure, Full Day Cairo Pyramids Tour, scenic drive will take you to the ancient city of Memphis, the first capital of United Upper and Lower Egypt, and then visit Sakkara, site of the Step Pyramid of Zoser. After lunch, continue to tour to visit the Pyramids & Sphinx of Giza, which has stood for the last 5000 years. Back to hotel for overnight stay

Day 4: – Cairo, Luxor
Early morning flight from Cairo to Luxor, arrival and transfer to your luxury Nile Cruise where you will spend the next 7 nights / 8 days, rest of the day is free at your leisure, overnight in Luxor.

Day 5:- Luxor, Esna
After breakfast, Cruise sightseeing tour Visit Karnak and Luxor Temple, a centuries-old city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues, shrines and obelisks, back to the Cruise for lunch, sail to Esna, overnight. ( B, L, D )

Day 6:- Edfu, Kom Ombo
Sail to Edfu and Visit Edfu Temple, also known as the Temple of Horus, the falcon-god, (237 B.C.) considered the best-preserved temple in Ancient Egypt and the second largest after the Temple of Karnak. Sail to Kom Ombo and Overnight in Kom Ombo. ( B, L, D )

Day 7:- Kom Ombo, Aswan, Optional Sound & Light Show Sail to Aswan. P.M. Visit the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple. Evening you may choose our optional tour to attend the sound and light show at Philae Temple, overnight in Aswan ( B, L, D )

Day 8:- Aswan, Optional Abu Simbel Morning
Free at your leisure or you may choose our optional tour (Abu Simbel tour) Situated 280km south of Aswan. The two temples of Abu Simbel are the most magnificent temples in the world visit to Abu Simbel. Back to Aswan, P.M. Felucca Ride, overnight in Aswan. ( B, L, D )

Day 9: – Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Luxor
Early sail to Kom Ombo and Visit Kom Ombo Temple (the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek & Haroeries), sail to Edfu, sail to Luxor & overnight. ( B, L, D )

Day 10:- Luxor, Optional Sound & Light Show
Visit The West Bank, including the Valley of the Kings, the funerary temple of Queen Hatshipsut at Deir El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon, back to the cruise for lunch, evening you may choose our optional (Sound & Light Show at Karnak Temple, overnight in Luxor. ( B, L, D )

Day 11:- Luxor, Cairo, Optional Old Cairo
Flight back to Cairo, arrival and transfer to your hotel, rest of the day is free at your leisure or you may choose our optional tour to Old Cairo, where early Judaism and Christianity flourished in Egypt. Visit the Ben Ezra Synagogue and Saint Sergius Church. continue to Amr Ebn Alas Mosque. This is the first and oldest mosque ever built on the land of Egypt. Erected in 642 AD (21 AH) by Amr Ibn Alas, the commander of the Muslim army that conquered Egypt, the mosque is also known as Taj al-Jawamie, overnight in Cairo. ( B )

Day 12: – Departure to USA
After breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight. ( B )

Price Excludes:-

– Round trip airfare JFK / Cairo/Luxor / Cairo / JFK
– Personal expenses 
– Optional tours

Price Includes:-

– Meet and assist upon arrival and departure by our representative
– Assistance of our personal during your stay, tours and excursions
– All airport transfers by private deluxe A/C vehicle
– Accommodation for 4 nights in Cairo hotel on bed and buffet breakfast
– Accommodation for 7 nights on board Nile cruise on full board basis
– Interior flight tickets from Luxor – Cairo on Egypt air
– Full day tour to Pyramids, Sphinx, Valley temple, Sakkara and Memphis
– Full day tour to Egyptian Museum, Citadel Mosques and Coptic Churches
– Full day tour to Karnak temple and Luxor temple, East Bank Luxor
– Full day tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple & colossi of Memnon
– Half day tour to Edfu temple in Nile cruiser journey
– Half day tour to Kom Ombo temple in Nile cruise journey
– Full day tour to the High Dam and Temple of Philae in Aswan
– Half day tour to Elephantine Island and botanical gardens by felucca sail on the Nile River
– All sightseeing tours as per the tour itinerary
– All shore excursions as per the tour cruise itinerary
– Lunch meals during tours in Cairo and Giza
– Professional Egyptologist speaking tour guide
– Entrance fees to the sights as per the tour itinerary

Tour guide:
Egypt guided tours are highly recommended and our guides are knowledgeable Egyptologist guides who have academic qualifications to make your tour to Egypt extra special

Vehicles used :
Vehicles are new branded air-conditioned with a professional driver, but drivers in Egypt do not speak English and they cannot act as tour guides for the Egyptian monumental sights

Payment Facilities:
1) Online Payment by Credit card visa or Master via our secure payment page on our website

2 ) Bank transfer:
Maestro Online Travel Egypt -bank details:
Account Name: Maestro Online Travel
Account No: 517517
Bank: Arab African International Bank
Branch: Haram

Payment Plan:
25% down payment required to secure the booking ( by credit cards )
75% balance in pick up from your hotel in the tour day. (credit card / or / cash)

Look forward to hearing from you soon,
Best regards,

Magdy Abdel Ghany
Tour Consultant

Maestro Online Travel Egypt-Haram Branch
Cell :  002 01629 222 90





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Globus Releases Religious Travel Packages for 2007

Globus, which launched a separate religious division to develop and operate religious vacations, has announced its religious programs for 2007. In addition, catering to most denominations, including several itineraries focused on Catholic and Protestant/Christian faiths, Globus has increased the number of departures by 50 percent for 2007. New religious vacations include “Christian England and the World of C.S. Lewis,” “A Journey through the Bible: Egypt and Jordan,” “The Grand Catholic Italy” vacation and a tour of Lourdes and the Shrines of France, all of which offer personal, in-depth visits to famous religious sites. In addition to these new vacation options, Globus reintroduced popular itineraries.

In 2006, Globus held regional Religious Travel Symposiums and Faith-Based Travel Showcases, providing education, presentations by pastors who run travel programs and sales strategies for travel agents interested in offering religious vacations to their clients. “The main purpose of the symposiums is to help agents successfully enter and succeed in this rapidly growing market,” said Mike Schields, director of group sales and emerging markets for the Globus family of brands. “Interest in, and attendance at, our travel symposiums increased by 100 percent in 2005. We’re bringing more to agents in 2007 and are planning to host conferences in Denver, Seattle and Boston or Atlanta.”

Additionally, the Globus Faith website acts as a resource for agents selling faith-based travel, as well as travelers interested in learning more about the world’s great religious sites. Globus recently introduced a feature providing website visitors with the stories behind each religious site, giving them historical context for the offerings of each vacation.

Globus’ 2007 religious programs include the 10-day “Footsteps of Apostle Paul to Greece and Turkey” tour from $1,569 per person, double, land only; the 11-day “Journey Through the Bible to Egypt and Jordan” itinerary, from $1,699 land only; the nine-day “Christian England & the World of C.S. Lewis” program, from $1,929 land-only; the nine-day “Classic Shrines of Italy” tour, from $1,649 land only; the 10-day “Grand Catholic Italy” itinerary, from $1,849 land only; the 10-day “Lourdes & Shrines of France” program, from $1,799 land only; and the seven-day “Footsteps of Pope John Paul II & Poland Heritage” tour, from $1,149 land only.

Egypt Travel Package, Holiday Egypt, tour packages egypt, egypt vacations, holidays egypt

In this tour you will stay in Cairo for four nights with all the guided tour to the great sights, visit the Great Pyramids, Sphinx and the Citadel of Saladin. Then Fly to Aswan to board the Nile cruise with all the sightseeing tours from Aswan to Luxor, to visit Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, Hatshipsut Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, Edfu Temple, High Dam, Philae Temple and the unfinished Obelisk

Tour Details
Tour Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights  Tour Location Cairo, Aswan, Luxor  
Schedule: All Week Days  Tour Price  
Tour Type: Private Tour Package  

Tour Itinerary

Day # 1:) Arrival Cairo
Arrive in Cairo to discover the contrasts of this ancient city, our representative will meet you at Cairo international airport beyond passport control to handle your Egyptian entry visa then will be accompanied to your hotel for check in with free welcome drink. Tonight, relax or enjoy optional evening of out of this world entertainment as we go to the Pyramids for the incredible Sound and Light Spectacular after you will return to your hotel and then the night is at leisure.

Day # 2:) Giza Sightseeing Tours
After your relaxing breakfast at the hotel in Cairo your own private English speaking Egyptologist guide will take you to Sakkara that is part of Memphis’s massive necropolis, and the burial site of the most ancient Pharaohs where you will see the first pyramids ever built in Egypt “Step Pyramid of King Djoser that was designed by Imhotep, the ancient Egyptian architect also you will visit the Teti Pyramid and tombs in Sakkara then a relaxing drive to the famous Giza Plateau, home of Egypt’s GREATEST attractions to visit The Great Pyramids, ONE of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world including the Great Pyramid of Cheops, middle pyramids of Chephren and the little one of Mykerinos with camel ride and family photo in front of Pyramids, then visit the mysterious Sphinx, the Father of Terror for the ancient pharaohs, the tour includes visit to the valley temple facing the great sphinx with option visit to the solar boat this was a boat used to carry the pharaoh’s mummy across the Nile, and then buried at the foot of the pyramid for his use in the afterlife then you will be transferred back to your hotel for a peaceful over night stay in Cairo

Day # 3:) Cairo – Aswan Nile cruise Holiday
Breakfast and then you will be transferred to Cairo airport to board your flight to Aswan, where you will be met and assisted by a REP who will transfer you to embark your Nile cruise for the next 4 days / 3 nights. Later you will be taken in an exciting tour to the world famous High Dam that was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. It contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops; continue to the granite quarries which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples. The quarries still hold the famous Unfinished Obelisk and then you will be taking by motor-boat to island of Egilka visit the majestic Philae temple that was dedicated to the Goddesses Isis. For our enjoyment, a Felucca Ride is included on the Nile River in Aswan this afternoon. A final optional evening excursion will offer the sound and light show at the Temple of Philae. Return to the hotel free time at leisure in Aswan and overnight stay  

Day # 4:) Nile Cruise Holiday
Sail to Kom Ombo. After breakfast will be accompanied by your English speaking guide to visit Kom Ombo temple, the crocodile-headed God of fertility and creator of the world, lunch aboard your cruise with free time at le isure whilst sailing to Edfu to explore Edfu’s Temple of Horus, one of the best-preserved Ancient Egyptian temples on the Nile Continue the cruise down the Nile to Luxor. Afternoon tea is served on the sun –deck with dinner and overnight stay onboard cruise

Day # 5:) Nile Cruise Holiday
Breakfast onboard the cruise, and then you will be taken into the West Bank of the river Nile to visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon), and then visit the Valley of the Kings, where the magnificent tombs discovered, those tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs, you will visit 3 tombs. Continue the tour to visit the Hatshipsut temple at El Deir El Bahary, this impressive temple dedicated to the Queen Hatshipsut the only female pharaoh rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it then back to the cruise for lunch, after afternoon tea on the ship with free time at leisure and overnight stay. Tonight, if you wish, enjoy an optional sound and light show at the Temple of Karnak   

Day # 6:) Nile Cruise Holiday – Luxor – Cairo
Today and after breakfast you will be accompanied by Egyptologist guide to visit Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name Ipet-isut means “the most sacred of places.” The temple, or, more correctly, the complex of temples, was built over more than two thousand years by generation after generation of pharaohs. Within the complex, the great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars .Then you will be transferred to the majestic Luxor temple which built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the god Amun, and then you will be transferred to Luxor airport to fly back to Cairo with dirct transer to your hotel in Cairo for check into the hotel with free time at leisure and overnight stay.

Day # 7:) Cairo Sightseeing Tours
Full day tour to visit the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiques that was built in neo-classical style designed by the French architec t Marcel Dourgnon which exhibits a collection now over 120000 masterpie ces ranges from pre-dynastic era, Pharaonic era to the Greco-roman period in Egypt including the treasures of the child King Tutankhamen, Pharaonic Gods and Goddess, with option visit to the mummies room at the Egyptian Museum where you may learn about the Great Egyptian civilization and the mummification art in ancient Egypt. Then you will also visit the Citadel of Saladin that is overlooking the city from the Muqattam Hills and Mohammed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside that was built in Turkish style and very similar to the Blue Mosque in Turkey and simply considered to be one of the landmarks in Cairo whose minaret can be seen from any part of old Cairo then visit the Christian heritage in Coptic Cairo including some of the early religious monuments of the city such as the hanging church or the suspended church this basilica church was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon the church became the center of the Christian Church of Egypt you will visit also the famous Jewish heritage in Cairo including Ben Ezra Synagogue the temple contains a Jewish heritage library, containing documents found here in 1896 that describe the economic and social conditions of Jews under Arab rule as well as descriptions of relations between various Jewish sects from there you will be transferred to your hotel for free time at leisure and overnight stay in Cairo

Day # 8:) Cairo /Home
Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo then you will be transferred to Cairo airport to fly back home.

Tour Includes
– Meet and greet service by our representatives at Cairo /Aswan/Luxor airport
– All transfers by private air – conditioned deluxe vehicles
– Egyptian entry visa upon arrival Cairo airport
-Interior flight tickets from Cairo – Aswan and from Luxor – Cairo with Egyptair
– Accommodation for 4 nights in Cairo hotel of your choice with breakfast
– Accommodation for 3 nights on board cruise Aswan-Luxor on full board
– Tour to Pyramids, Sphinx, Valley temple, Sakkara and Memphis
– Tour to the High Dam and Temple of Philae in Aswan
– Tour to Kom Ombo temple and Edfu temple enroute
– Tour to Karnak temples and Luxor temple in East bank of the Nile
– Tour to Valley of the Kings , Hatshepsut temple, colossi of Memnon
– Felucca ride in Luxor with sunset attendance
– Lunch meals (open buffet) during tours in Giza, Cairo
– Entrance fees to the sights in Giza/ Cairo /Aswan/Luxor
– English speaking guide in Giza / Cairo Aswan/Luxor
– Service charges and taxes included throughout the tours  

Tour Excludes
Personal Expenses and Optional Tours  

Summer prices ( May – September )
Three Stars  Four Stars  Five Stars  Luxury  
Triple room  690.00 $  775.20 $  918.00 $   
Double room  704.40 $  789.60 $  932.40 $   
Single room  789.60 $  946.80 $  1046.40 $   

Winter prices ( October – April )
Three Stars  Four Stars  Five Stars  Luxury  
Triple room  804.00 $  946.80 $  1032.00 $   
Double room  818.40 $  961.20 $  1046.40 $   
Single room  932.40 $  1060.80 $  1160.40 $   

All prices are quoted in Euro currency per person

Please add 135 Euro during XMAS. New Year, Easter periods  

Three stars Accomodations
Cairo: Pharoahs Hotel
Cruise: Nile Quest Cruise

Four Stars Accomodations
Cairo: Zoser Hotel
Cruise: M/S Shehrazad

Five Stars Accomodations
Cairo: Movenpick Pyramids
Cruise: M/S Al Jamila

Optional Extras
– Sound & Light show at the Pyramids at night
– Hot air balloon ride in Luxor  

Children Policy
– Child up to 2 years old free of Charge (exept flight excursions
– Child between 2-5 years old gets 50% Discount
– Child between 6-12 years old gets 35% Discount
-12 years old and plus pay adult rates considered adult person  

General Information
Tour Guides:
All our tour guides in Cairo are knowledgeable Egyptologist with at least 5 years experience. Also they have academic qualifications to make your tour such a success.

Payment plan:
25% down payment required to secure the booking and can be done online by Credit card, Visa and Master or bank  transfer
75% balance will required in arrival in Egypt and can be paid by credit cards or cash
Booking of your trip will be complete and confirmed by your tour designer as soon as we receive the 25% down payment

Egypt Aceesible Tours & Travels
we offer travel experiences for travelers with many types of physical disability. We are specialized in disabled travel in Egypt and Jordan. We offer private and customized accessible tours in Egypt for individuals, families and groups. Just send us your request details. Selected tours and shore excursions from the Europe cruises, Mediterranean cruises, and African cruises.
Extra charge for Wheelchair traveler to provide:
1. Personal care from our staff throughout the trip
2. Accessible modern air-conditioned vehicles provided
3. Selected hotels & Nile cruises with accessible room/cabin facilities
4. Wheelchair if required

What To Bring
– Hat
– Sun block
– Sunglasses
– Comfortable shoes
– Photo/Video Camera
– Warm clothes in winter
– Cotton clothes in summer
– Passport valid for 6 months

Contact us:

Albaraa Travel Egypt-Hurghada Branch
No: 12, 3 Floor in front of Mubarak II
TEL: 002 0653 452872
Fax: 002 0653 452871


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