Tour HLJHOLY LAND & JORDAN 13 DAYS
Depart for Tel Aviv
Take your overnight flight. Your meals will be served on board.
Tel Aviv Airport – Nazareth
Arrival in Tel Aviv and transfer to your hotel in Nazareth for dinner and overnight stay.
Nazareth – Megiddo – Tabor
Nazareth – Visit the city of Jesus, with the Basilica of Annunciation and the Well of the Virgin Mary. Enjoy a wonderfully memorable experience visiting ‘Nazareth Village’, a museum which brings to life a farm and a Galilean village, recreating Nazareth as it was 2,000 years ago. Continue to Megiddo where the last great battle on earth took place, preserved by the National Parks Authority.
Finally, drive to Mount Tabor, the traditional site of the transfiguration symbolized by two large Churches on the mountain summit, Franciscan and Greek commemorate the event. Daily Mass in a church. Return to your hotel in Nazareth for dinner and overnight.
Nazareth – Tiberias – Tabgha – Beatitudes – Capernaum – Banias
From Nazareth visit Tiberias by the Sea of the Galilee to Tabgha the site of the Miracle of the Fish and Loaves. Caphernahum where Jesus started his preaching, visit the old Synagogue and house of St. Peter. Drive to the Mount of Beatitudes, where the ceremony on the Mount took place. Continue via the Golan Heights to Banias, one of the Jordan River’s sources, where Phillip, son of Herods, established the capital city for his kingdom on the Upper Galilee. Finally, on to the Baptismal site on the River Jordan. Daily Mass in a church. Return to your hotel in Nazareth for dinner and overnight.
Nazareth – Cana – Akko – Haifa – Cesarea
From Nazareth visit Cana, the site where Jesus performed the Miracle of turning water into to wine during a wedding celebration. Proceed to Akko to visit the Crusaders City then onto Haifa to enjoy the panoramic view of Mount Carmel. Visit of Stella Maris Monastery. Then to Cesarea, the City of Herods, where it is possible to visit the ruins of the Roman Theatre and the Crusaders City. Daily Mass in a church. Return to your hotel in Nazareth for dinner and overnight.
Nazareth – Jordan Bridge – Jerash – Mount Nebo – Madaba – Amman
From Nazareth drive towards Jordan. Crossing the border at Sheikh Hussein Bridge, continuing towards Jerash to visit the largest ruins of a Roman City discovered and visit the New Baptismal site on the Jordan River. We then proceed towards Mount Nebo, where Moses stood and watched the Promised Land without entering it. Then on to Madaba, to see the beautiful mosaic floor of the Byzantine Church from the 4th Century showing the map of Jerusalem. Continue to Amman for dinner and overnight.
Amman – Petra
From Amman we head towards Petra, one of the seven wonders of the world, to visit the ancient Nabatean capital that was carved out of the rose, red, pink, salmon and cinnamon colored Nubian sandstone within a secure enclosure of mountain cliffs and valleys. Dinner and overnight in Petra.
Petra – Wadi Rum – Arava border – Eilat
We leave Petra and head towards Wadi Rum, a vast silent place of desert scenery including a Jeep desert ride. Then we cross the Arava border from Jordan back to Israel and continue our way towards Eilat. We will visit the Underwater Observatory and Aquarium in Eilat and drive for a sightseeing tour of the town. Dinner and overnight in Eilat.
Eilat – Dead Sea – Masada – Qumran – Jericho – Jerusalem
Leave Eilat and drive to the Dead Sea (420 meters below sea level). We will ascend by cable car to the top of the Masada Fortress, the last resistance place against the Romans and learn its heroic story. We will drive to Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Drive to Jericho, the oldest city in the world, stopping by the Mount of Temptation. Visit Bethany and St. Lazarus’s Tomb. Daily Mass in a church. Proceed to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Jerusalem – Bethlehem
We enter the Old City of Jerusalem via the Dung Gate to visit the Wailing Wall and the Temple Mount. Proceed to Mount Zion to visit the Cenacle – the Last Supper Room, King David’s Tomb and The Dormition Abbey. Drive to Bethlehem, to visit the Church of the Nativity and the Shepard’s Fields. Daily Mass in a church. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Drive to the Mount of Olives, where you can enjoy the spectacular view over the Holy City. On the Mount of Olives we visit the Pater Noster Church and the Church of Ascension. From there we descend to Josaphat Valley to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. We then enter the old city to walk the ‘Via of the Cross’ (Via Dolorosa) to the Holy Sepulchre. Daily Mass in a church. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem – Western New City
We drive via the western new city of Jerusalem, observe the Hebrew University, the Parliament House and The Supreme Court. We will also visit the Israel Museum that exhibit artifacts from archaeological excavations found throughout Israel, we will also visit the Shrine of the Book where the scrolls of the Dead Sea are displayed. We continue to Yad Vashem, the new Holocaust Museum. Daily Mass in a church. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem – Tel Aviv Airport
Today you will be accompanied by your Tour Manager to the airport and assisted with check in formality to board the flight home.
YOUR TRIP INCLUDES
First Class hotels
– 4 nights hotel Nazareth
– 1 night hotel Amman
– 1 night hotel Petra
– 1 night hotel Eilat
– 4 nights hotel Jerusalem
- Transfers as per itinerary
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily
- Water and soft drinks with dinners
- Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
- 24 hrs Assistance of professional English speaking Tour Manager, from arrival to departure
- Professional Biblical English speaking local guides
- Sightseeing and admission fees as per itinerary
- Daily Mass & Spiritual activities
- Porterage of one piece of luggage per person at hotels
- Any personal expenses
- Tips for guides, driver, porters, waiters, etc. ($ 140 cash will be collected by Tour Manager on arrival)
We strongly suggest purchasing an optional travel insurance plan which can provide a number of benefits including coverage for Trip Cancellation / Interruption and Medical Emergencies. (AXA, Travelex, Allianz, etc). Be sure to check with your health insurance provider as many US medical coverage plans may not cover you outside of the country.