11 DAYS Holy Land Pilgrimage with Jordan

Day 1: Sunday, July 15, 2018 Arrival 

Upon arrival to Amman at you will be greeted by your driver and transferred to your hotel in Amman. Welcome to Jordan! Dinner and overnight in Amman. (D)

Day 2: Monday, July 16, 2018 AMMAN - PETRA FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING – AMMAN 

We enjoy a walking tour that begins with a visit to the Siq to the Treasury. Continue through the main street with magnificent structures on each side carved into the mountains, to the colonnaded street, ending at the Petra Museum. Lose yourself in the history of the Nabateans who meticulously carved Massive structures out of the rose colored sandstone. See the influence of the people that followed, including the architecture of the mighty Romans and a beautiful Byzantine chapel decorated with ancient, stunning mosaics that have been carefully preserved.  Back to our hotel in Amman (B, D)

Day 3: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | MADEBA - MT. NEBO – AMMAN,

After breakfast, we visit Madaba, "The City of Mosaics," to see St. George Church where there is a clear map of the Holy Land. We will visit Mt. Nebo, where Moses was laid to rest, and where the late St. Pope John Paul II visited on his first pilgrimage of the millennium. Visit the Sanctuary at Nebo: the memorial of Moses, the presumed site of his death and burial place, and a center for pilgrimages since early Christian times. Mount Nebo is one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan. Back to our hotel in Amman (B, D)

Day 4: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | ALLENBY BORDER – CANA – NAZARETH 

After breakfast, checkout and we cross the Allenby Bridge. Welcome to the Holy Land!  Our first stop is Cana, site of Jesus’ first miracle at the wedding feast. We continue to Nazareth where we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation. Then continue to St. Joseph's Workshop and Mary's Well Dinner and overnight in Nazareth. (B, D)

Day 5. Thursday, July 19, 2018 | TIBERIAS: SEA OF GALILEE & BOAT RIDE 

This morning we begin with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Our visit continues to the Mt. of Beatitudes to gain a panoramic view of the Sea of Galilee. We will visit Tabgha where it is believed that Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000.  From there we will visit Capernaum where Jesus began his Galilean ministry, visiting the synagogue which dates to the time of Jesus and the site of Peter’s home. We return to our hotel in Nazareth for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 6. Friday, July 20, 2018 | Tabor – Haifa – JAFFA – LOD 

On our way to Jerusalem we stop at Mt. Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration. Continue to Haifa, we enjoy a panoramic view of Haifa Bay and the Bahai Shrine. Finally we arrive in Jaffa (Joppa) the place where Peter lodged with Simon the Tanner, and during his stay—through the power of the Holy Spirit—Peter raised Tabitha from the dead. We will stop by Church of Saint George, Lod We drive to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 7. Saturday, July 21, 2018 | JERUSALEM - MOUNT OF OLIVES - MOUNT OF ZION

Begin today’s visits with a breathtaking view of the Holy City on the Mt. of Olives, visit the Place of Jesus’ Ascension and the Pater Noster grotto. Afterwards, walk down the Palm Sunday Path to Dominus Flevit where he wept over the city. Down at the bottom of Kidron Valley we will visit the Greek Orthodox Church marking the tomb of Mary. Visit The Garden of Gethsemane the site of the arrest of Jesus and taking Him to the house of the High priest Caiaphas. We continue to Mount Zion to see the tomb of King David and the nearby Room of the Last Supper. Return to our hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight (B,D)

Day 8. Sunday, July 22, 2018 | JERUSALEM: BETHLEHEM, EIN KAREM & CHURCH OF VISITATION 

Today we visit Bethlehem; the birthplace of the Lord Jesus and part of our tour will include a visit to the Greek Orthodox Church of the Nativity, followed by a visit the Greek Orthodox Church at the Shepherds Fields. In the afternoon, we stop in Ein Karem where we visit the Church of St. John the Baptist and the Church of the Visitation.Back to our hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 9. Monday, July 23, 2018 | OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM & FREE TIME 

Following breakfast, we visit old city of Jerusalem with visits of the Cardo – ancient Byzantine Street, the Western Wall, the Via Dolorosa where Jesus carried his Cross all the way to Golgotha, the Antonia fortress and the Lithostrothos and finally the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.  This unique church, which bears little resemblance to any church most visitors know from home, is where Orthodox and Catholic Christians mark the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. We enjoy some free time in the Old city colorful bazaars before returning to our hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight (B,D)

Day 10.  Tuesday, July 24, 2018| JERUSALEM: JERICHO – BAPTISMAL SITE - & DEAD SEA 

Our first stop is at the little village of Bethany, on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives about 3km from Jerusalem it was a favorite place of rest and refuge for Jesus. Here he knew the friendship of his friends Martha, Mary and Lazarus. And here, in the cemetery just below the village, he raised Lazarus from the dead. We leave Bethany and arrive in Jericho, being the normal route from Galilee to Jerusalem, Jesus passed through it several times. We will see the traditional sycamore tree of Zacchaeus & ascend the Mt Temptation via a cable car and visit the Orthodox monastery there. Thereafter we continue to the Baptism site beside the Jordan River.  Finally we, proceed to the unique Dead Sea where we will have an opportunity to float in the saline waters of the lowest Sea on earth. Dinner & Overnight Bethlehem (B,D)

Day 11. Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | Allenby Amman Final Departure - Queen Alia Airport

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 Day 1: Sunday, July 15, 2018 Arrival 

Upon arrival to Amman at you will be greeted by your driver and transferred to your hotel in Amman. Welcome to Jordan! Dinner and overnight in Amman. (D)

Day 2: Monday, July 16, 2018 AMMAN - PETRA FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING – AMMAN 

We enjoy a walking tour that begins with a visit to the Siq to the Treasury. Continue through the main street with magnificent structures on each side carved into the mountains, to the colonnaded street, ending at the Petra Museum. Lose yourself in the history of the Nabateans who meticulously carved Massive structures out of the rose colored sandstone. See the influence of the people that followed, including the architecture of the mighty Romans and a beautiful Byzantine chapel decorated with ancient, stunning mosaics that have been carefully preserved.  Back to our hotel in Amman (B, D)

Day 3: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | MADEBA - MT. NEBO – AMMAN,

After breakfast, we visit Madaba, "The City of Mosaics," to see St. George Church where there is a clear map of the Holy Land. We will visit Mt. Nebo, where Moses was laid to rest, and where the late St. Pope John Paul II visited on his first pilgrimage of the millennium. Visit the Sanctuary at Nebo: the memorial of Moses, the presumed site of his death and burial place, and a center for pilgrimages since early Christian times. Mount Nebo is one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan. Back to our hotel in Amman (B, D)

Day 4: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | ALLENBY BORDER – CANA – NAZARETH 

After breakfast, checkout and we cross the Allenby Bridge. Welcome to the Holy Land!  Our first stop is Cana, site of Jesus’ first miracle at the wedding feast. We continue to Nazareth where we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation. Then continue to St. Joseph's Workshop and Mary's Well Dinner and overnight in Nazareth. (B, D)

Day 5. Thursday, July 19, 2018 | TIBERIAS: SEA OF GALILEE & BOAT RIDE 

This morning we begin with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Our visit continues to the Mt. of Beatitudes to gain a panoramic view of the Sea of Galilee. We will visit Tabgha where it is believed that Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000.  From there we will visit Capernaum where Jesus began his Galilean ministry, visiting the synagogue which dates to the time of Jesus and the site of Peter’s home. We return to our hotel in Nazareth for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 6. Friday, July 20, 2018 | Tabor – Haifa – JAFFA – LOD 

On our way to Jerusalem we stop at Mt. Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration. Continue to Haifa, we enjoy a panoramic view of Haifa Bay and the Bahai Shrine. Finally we arrive in Jaffa (Joppa) the place where Peter lodged with Simon the Tanner, and during his stay—through the power of the Holy Spirit—Peter raised Tabitha from the dead. We will stop by Church of Saint George, Lod We drive to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 7. Saturday, July 21, 2018 | JERUSALEM - MOUNT OF OLIVES - MOUNT OF ZION

Begin today’s visits with a breathtaking view of the Holy City on the Mt. of Olives, visit the Place of Jesus’ Ascension and the Pater Noster grotto. Afterwards, walk down the Palm Sunday Path to Dominus Flevit where he wept over the city. Down at the bottom of Kidron Valley we will visit the Greek Orthodox Church marking the tomb of Mary. Visit The Garden of Gethsemane the site of the arrest of Jesus and taking Him to the house of the High priest Caiaphas. We continue to Mount Zion to see the tomb of King David and the nearby Room of the Last Supper. Return to our hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight (B,D)

Day 8. Sunday, July 22, 2018 | JERUSALEM: BETHLEHEM, EIN KAREM & CHURCH OF VISITATION 

Today we visit Bethlehem; the birthplace of the Lord Jesus and part of our tour will include a visit to the Greek Orthodox Church of the Nativity, followed by a visit the Greek Orthodox Church at the Shepherds Fields. In the afternoon, we stop in Ein Karem where we visit the Church of St. John the Baptist and the Church of the Visitation.Back to our hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 9. Monday, July 23, 2018 | OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM & FREE TIME 

Following breakfast, we visit old city of Jerusalem with visits of the Cardo – ancient Byzantine Street, the Western Wall, the Via Dolorosa where Jesus carried his Cross all the way to Golgotha, the Antonia fortress and the Lithostrothos and finally the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.  This unique church, which bears little resemblance to any church most visitors know from home, is where Orthodox and Catholic Christians mark the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. We enjoy some free time in the Old city colorful bazaars before returning to our hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight (B,D)

Day 10.  Tuesday, July 24, 2018| JERUSALEM: JERICHO – BAPTISMAL SITE - & DEAD SEA 

Our first stop is at the little village of Bethany, on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives about 3km from Jerusalem it was a favorite place of rest and refuge for Jesus. Here he knew the friendship of his friends Martha, Mary and Lazarus. And here, in the cemetery just below the village, he raised Lazarus from the dead. We leave Bethany and arrive in Jericho, being the normal route from Galilee to Jerusalem, Jesus passed through it several times. We will see the traditional sycamore tree of Zacchaeus & ascend the Mt Temptation via a cable car and visit the Orthodox monastery there. Thereafter we continue to the Baptism site beside the Jordan River.  Finally we, proceed to the unique Dead Sea where we will have an opportunity to float in the saline waters of the lowest Sea on earth. Dinner & Overnight Bethlehem (B,D)

Day 11. Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | Allenby Amman Final Departure - Queen Alia Airport