Israel | In the Footsteps of Our Lord with Jordan

10 days | 9 nights
TYPOLOGIES

Shared

DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. TRAVELERS

2 Passengers

$ 3099

Amazing Experience

Tourists flock to the Old City, some on religious pilgrimage, others simply wanting to experience the sacred atmosphere inside its towering walls and among its enchanting alleyways. Each of its four quarters is crowded with places of worship and sites that are holy to different faiths, for whom it is the center of the world. Experience an intense and unforgettable religious experience here or observe the religious rituals of others. Residents from diverse cultures manage stalls and stores throughout the richly scented and colorful markets. Visitors from all over the world come to taste exotic Middle Eastern foods and spices, pick out ethnic clothes and gifts and haggle for the best bargains.

What's Included

Arrival and departure transfer
Porterage at airport and hotels
2 nights in Tel Aviv at Leonardo Beach Hotel or similar
2 nights in Galilee at Kinar Galil Hotel or similar
4 nights in Jerusalem at Leonardo Jerusalem Hotel or similar
1 night in Amman at Grand Palace Hotel or similar
1 night in Petra at Mövenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel or similar
18 meals: 10 breakfasts and 8 dinners
Visit the excavations of Caesarea
Boat ride across the Sea of Galilee
Visit Tabgha and the Church of Multiplication
Tour the Golan Heights
Visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s Well
Visit Beit Shean
Visit the Old City of Jerusalem
Visit the Church of All Nations and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Visit the Western Wall
Visit the Garden Tomb
Visit Yad Vashem
Visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem *
Visit the Ancient city of Qumran
Ascend Masada by cable car
Visit Jerash
Panaromic city tour of Amman
Visit Petra
Visit Madaba and Mount Nebo

*Visit subject to avaliability.

Services NOT included

Any optional excursions
Any beverages
Optional tours or visits
Tips for guides, drivers, and specialist guides
Personal expenses

Day by Day

Please Note While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.[/vc_column_text]

DAY 1 | Arrival - Tel Aviv

After arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, you will be met by our transfer representative and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem.

| Overnight in Tel Aviv

DAY 2 | Caesarea - Muhraka - Megiddo - Acre

After breakfast, depart Tel Aviv. Drive north along the coastal plain to Caesarea (Acts 9.30 Acts 10 24-48), capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of this ancient city, the Roman theatre, and aqueduct. Continue to Megiddo (1 Kings 4.28, 9,15, 2 Kings 23,29 & Revel. 16.16), identified as the site of Armageddon. Visit the archaeological excavations at Megiddo, including the well-preserved water supply system. Onto Acre (Micah 1.10), capital of the Crusaders for more than a century. Visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt; walk around the Old City recognized by the UNESCO as a world of hertiage site, and visit the local market and harbor  before continuing eastwards across the plains of the Galilee to your hotel, not far from the Sea Of Galilee for dinner.

| Overnight in Galilee

|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 | Tiberias - Capernaum - Banias

After a short tour of Tiberias, you will take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee; visit the Yigal Allon Center where “Jesus boat”, and ancient fishing boat from the 1st century is displayed. Continue to Capernaum there you will visit the remains of the 2nd-century synagogue. Proceed to Tabgha, the site of the miracle of fish and loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th-century mosaic floor. You will continue to the Mount of the Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. You will tour the Golan Heights, with its valleys, grazing land, and snow-capped mountains. After a day of touring, you will return to your hotel for dinner.

| Overnight in Galilee

|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 | Galilee - Cana - Nazareth - Beit Shean - Jerusalem

Begin the day with breakfast and then head to Nazareth Cana of Galilee. In Nazareth, we shall visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Workshop, and Mary’s Well. Next, you will visit the Jordan River and the Baptismal site, Yardenit. The day proceeds to Beit Shean, one of the ancient Decapolis cities, and visit the Roman theatre. This is the city where Saul and his son, Jonathan, were nailed to the walls. Continue south along the shores of the River of Jordan. Passing Jericho, you will proceed westward and climb to the Golden City of Jerusalem. You will have dinner in Jerusalem

| Overnight in Jerusalem

|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 | Jerusalem - Old City

Today, you will visit the Old City of Jerusalem. Appreciation of this Golden City begins with a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives, overlooking the walls of the old city and the ancient Jewish cemetery. You will visit the Church of All Nations. You will continue to Mount Zion to see the tomb of King David and the nearby Room of the Last Supper. Enter the Old City to begin exploring the wonders of Jerusalem. Walk through the Cardo, the main street of Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. You will be able to see the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried his cross. You will continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. No visit to Jerusalem is complete without a walk through the colorful Arab Bazaar; here is a chance to test your negotiating skills. Visit the Garden Tomb. You will have dinner at your hotel.

| Overnight in Jerusalem

|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6 | Jerusalem - New City and Bethlehem

Begin your morning with breakfast at your hotel. Today’s program is dedicated to the new city of Jerusalem. You will visit the model of ancient Jerusalem. You will continue to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Enter the site by walking along the Street of the Righteous Gentiles, dedicated to the non-Jews that risked their lives in order to save their Jewish neighbors. Continue to Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist. The Spanish style church and Mary’s Well is where Mother Mary met her cousin Elizabeth.

You will proceed to Bethlehem* to visit the Church of the Nativity. You will have dinner at your hotel.

*Visit subject to security conditions.

| Overnight in Jerusalem

|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 | Qumran - Masada - Dead Sea

Following breakfast, you will go to the Judean Desert to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947 by a Bedouin boy. Visit the ancient city of Qumran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. You will ascend to Masada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system, and Herod’s Palace. If time and the weather permits, you will have an opportunity to float on the Dead Sea waters.

| Overnight in Jerusalem

|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8 | Jerusalem - cAmman

Following breakfast, you will depart from Jerusalem to the border crossing procedures to enter Jordan. Proceed to Jerash, the city of the Decapolis, located about 45 kilometers north of Amman in the fertile heights of the Gilad. You will visit the ancient Roman city of colonnaded streets, the baths, and the hill of the top temple. You will then go to Amman for a panoramic city tour of the Jordanian capital.

| Overnight in Amman

|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9 | Amman - Petra

After an early breakfast, you will leave your hotel and travel south on the road to Wadi Musa. You will walk or travel on horseback to the Siq (canyon) and then on foot to Petra, otherwise known as Sela Edom, the ancient capital of the Nabateans from 3rd century B.C. to 2nd century A.D. You will visit the most interesting monuments, such as the Treasury, El Khazneh (a tomb of a Nabatean king) as well as the field of tombs, obelisks, and the altar. You will also visit Al Madhbah from this point you can view the whole of the rock city before heading back to Wadi Musa village.

| Overnight in Petra

|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10 | Petra - Madana - Mount Nebo - Tel Aviv

Following breakfast, you will head to Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land and ruins of historical sites. You will continue about 10 kilometers to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. From there, you will see the Jordan Valley and Jericho Dead Sea. You will also visit the remains of a Byzantine church with a mosaic floor before heading to Tel Aviv.

| Overnight in Tel Aviv

|  Breakfast

DAY 11 | (DEPART)

Enjoy your last meal of the trip. Depending on your departure time, you will be transfer from your hotel to the airport for your departing flight home at the appropriate time home.

|  Breakfast

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