13-Nights Journey Through The Holy Land With Jordan – Faith-Based Travel
On this faith-based tour, travel to some of Christianity's most important sites in Israel and spend time in Jordan-with overnights in Tel Aviv, the Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, Amman, Petra, and the Dead Sea. In Jerusalem, visit the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed the night before his arrest; the Upper Room, site of the Last Supper; the House of Caiaphas, where Jesus was kept the night after his arrest; and more. Walk Jesus’ last path along the Via Dolorosa and visit the most celebrated Christian church, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, erected on the site of the crucifixion. Spend time in the Sea of Galilee area, where much of Jesus' ministry occurred and where he walked on water. Cruise on the Sea of Galilee and visit Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount. Visit the village of Cana, where Jesus changed water into wine, and Nazareth, the cradle of Christianity. But that’s not all…in the picturesque village of Ein Karem, visit the Church of St. John the Baptist, gathering spot of early Christians. Visit the ancient, fortified city of Megiddo, one of the world's most important biblical sites, and Masada, where you'll take a cable car to the top to see the well-preserved fortress. Enjoy four-wheeling through sand dunes in Jordan. Visit Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World®, where you’ll walk down the Siq, a narrow gorge with spectacular colors flanked on either side by high cliffs. Here, see the iconic and famed Treasury and sip tea in a Bedouin tent. Also enjoy floating in the buoyant Dead Sea.These are just some of the many highlights on this faith-based Israel and Jordan tour. Accompanied by fellow believers, this inspirational tour is a vacation of a lifetime!
TEL AVIV Welcome dinnerJAFFAWalking tour of the ancient portCAESAREA Visit the Roman amphitheater and the Crusader fortress MEGIDDO Visit the biblical siteMUHRAQ Panoramic view of the Jezreel ValleySEA OF GALILEE Enjoy a cruiseCANAVisit the site of the first miracleNAZARETHVisit the Church of the Annunciation and St. Joseph’s ChurchMOUNT OF BEATITUDESVisit the site where Jesus delivered his sermon TABGHAVisit the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes and the Church of St. Peter’s Primacy CAPERNAUM Visit the site where Jesus recruited his first followersJORDAN RIVERVisit a baptismal siteBET SHE’AN Admire the Roman and Byzantine relics EIN KAREM Visit the Church of St. John the Baptist and the Church of VisitationBETHLEHEM Visit the Church of the NativityJERUSALEM Visit the Garden Tomb; panoramic view from the Mount of Olives; guided walking tour, visit the Garden of Gethsemane, follow the Way of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa; visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall, and walk through the Jewish Quarter to Mount Zion, visit the Upper Room, the tomb of King David, and the house of Caiaphas; farewell dinnerMASADA Ride a cable car and visit the cliff-top fortressDEAD SEA Visit one of the resortsHeadsets Throughout the tour (except in Jordan)
13 nights from $4050 per person
Situated high in the Judean Hills, Jerusalem, the Capital of Israel, is one of the most extraordinary cities in the world, presenting a unique combination of ancient history, spiritual sanctity and colorful cultures.
Established 3000 years ago by King David, Jerusalem is a fascinating city of many contrasts and diversities. It is a city where old and new, holy and secular, pure nature and beautiful architecture mix into magical harmony of smells, sounds and sights. Sacred to the world's three main religions, Jerusalem is a captivating city, whose visitors are left touched and inspired by the shining glow of its religious shrines, picturesque scenery and magnificent golden limestone. It is home to the Israeli parliament, the President's Residence and the government offices. A visit to Jerusalem, known as the "City of Gold" is an unforgettable experience.
Stretched along the beautiful beach of the Mediterranean, Tel-Aviv is Israel's largest city and biggest commercial center. It is a busy metropolis, which inspires visitors with an atmosphere of excitement and fun. With its seafront skyscrapers and exclusive hotels, Tel-Aviv presents a lively combination of entertainment venues, shopping malls, exotic markets, nonstop active nightlife, gorgeous golden beaches, and wonderful restaurants. It is also the country's greatest cultural center, a home for a variety of museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls. By contrast, the ancient port city of Jaffa, has a medieval appearance. This special blend of Mediterranean ambience, seaside resort and modern facade is what makes the city so uniquely appealing.
From Jordan's port on the Red Sea, you can travel to the mysterious lost city of Petra, which was hidden for centuries. At first it looks like a mirage: rugged sandstone hills seem to melt into windows and doorways, columns and gargoyles. But it is not: all the buildings of Petra, except one, were elaborately carved into the rock hills by a nomadic Arabian tribe in the 6th century B.C. It is a remarkable sight. You can also visit Wadi Rum, where Bedouin families set black goat-hair tents at the base of massive, striated "jebels," the sheer-faced hills of the region.
Amman has served as the modern and ancient capital of Jordan. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and is built on seven enchanting hills. Gleaming white houses, kebab stalls and cafes are interspersed with bustling markets and the remains of civilizations and ages long past. The greatest charm of Amman, however, is found in the hospitality of its residents who give visitors a warm welcome.
There are many reasons why the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and the largest "Natural Spa" in the world, is also one of the world's true natural wonders and a unique tourism destination. Starting with the Dead Sea itself, it is a one-of-a-kind body of water, 1,373 feet below sea level with mineral-rich waters and mud flow with natural health and beauty benefits acclaimed globally. Visitors to the Dead Sea come to a world of blue skies, year-round sunshine, magnificent natural landscape, and extraordinary touring options, such as thrilling encounters with history and exploration of the living desert.
Less than an hour's drive from Jerusalem, the Dead Sea is also a Sea of Peace, joining Israel and Jordan. Recognized as a mini-universe with its own micro-climate, the Dead Sea is the saltiest and most mineral-laden body of water in the world. The unparalleled buoyancy and warmth of the water has everyone floating. And its health promoting thermo-mineral springs and world famous cosmetic black mud have been praised by visitors for millennia.
Galilee is the northern region of Israel. It is a mountainous region with waterfalls and beautiful views across the green bush-covered mountains. There are national parks, nature preserves and mineral baths in this area. The Sea of Galilee is an area closely associated with the life and time of Jesus making it a religious center for both Christians and Jews. Galilee has many religious shrines and historical sites of interest. Today it is a popular vacation spot offering year-round water activities, hot springs, health resorts and magnificent national parks.
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