Join us for an amazing 10 night trip through Israel and Jordan. In Israel you will see the historical sights like Caesarea and the Sea of Galilee. You will walk in the footsteps of Jesus and visit places such as Capernaum and Nazareth. Spend time in Jerusalem to learning about both its Old and New City. During the second part of this trip you will travel to Jordan and tour the city of Amman. the ancient site of Petra and the sites in between.
Caesarea / Megiddo / Haifa / Acre
Following a yummy Israeli buffet breakfast (which you enjoy each day of your tour), you will depart Tel Aviv. Our pilgrimage begins with a drive north along the coastal plain to Caesarea (Acts 9.30 Acts 10 24-48), capital of Judea under the Romans.We will visit the Roman theater and aqueduct that were excavated at this site. We will then continue to Meggido (1 Kings 4.28, 9,15, 2 Kings 23,29 & Revel. 16.16), identified as the site of Armageddon and see the many excavations including the well-preserved water supply-system.
Drive to the amazing port city of Haifa for a scenic view of the Bahai gardens and Haifa Bay. From Haifa continue to Acre (Micah 1.10),the famous capital of the Crusaders for more than a century.
Visit the ancient city and harbor before continuing eastwards across the plains of the Galilee to Kibbutz Hotel Lavi, not far from the Sea of Galilee for dinner.
Overnight in a kibbutz guesthouse.
Tiberias / Capernaum / Banias
After a short tour of the Kibbutz you conitnue with a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum (Matt. 4.13 13.54, 17.24, Luke 7, Mark 1.2, John 4.46-54). At the site are the remains of the 2nd-century synagogue. Proceed to Tabgha (Matt. 13, Mark .33-45, & John 21), the site of the miracle of fish and loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th-century mosaic floor. You will continue your tour via the Mount of the Beatitudes (Matt. 5, 6, 7, 8), the location where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Caesare Philippi Spring and Waterfall ( Banias), where Jesus was recognized as The Messiah by His Disciples. Tour the Golan Heights, with its valleys, grazing land and snow-capped mountains.
Return to your Kibbutz hotel for dinner and overnight.
Nazareth / Beit Shean
Mosaic at the Church of Annunciation
Begin this interesting day of travel with a visit to Nazareth (Luke 1.26, 4.16-29, Matthew 2.23) via Cana of Galilee (John 2.1-11). In Nazareth, you’ll 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. Continue on to visit the Roman theater in Beit Shean, one of the ancient Decapolis cities (Mark 5.20, 7.31). This is the city where Saul and his son Jonathan were nailed to the walls (1st Samuel 31.10). After passing Jericho, drive westward and climb to the Golden City of Jerusalem.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem – Old City
Throughout this day of touring you will visit and learn about the Old City of Jerusalem. The beginning of your day will start with a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives, which overlooks the walls of the old city and the ancient Jewish cemetery. We will visit the Church of All Nations and continue to Mount Zion to see the tomb of King David and the nearby Room of the Last Supper (Mark 14.13, Luke 22. 10-38, Matt 26 17-29, Acts 1.13 and Acts 2 the Pentecost).
Enter the Old City to begin exploring the ancient city of Jerusalem. Walk through the Cardo, the main street of Jerusalem 2000 years ago. View the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried His Cross. Continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Matt. 27. 33-57, 28.10). We will walk through the colorful Arab bazaar where you can practice your bargaining skills. Visit the Garden Tomb.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem – New City And Bethlehem
After a day in the old city, today you will learn about the new city of Jerusalem. You will visit the model of ancient Jerusalem and Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. We will enter Yad Vashem 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. You will then continue to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptists (Luke 1.39-80). This Spanish style church and Mary’s well is where Mother Mary met her cousin Elizabeth. Proceed to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Qumran / Masada / Dead Sea
Drive through the Judean Desert to Qumran where you will visit the ancient city and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. You will arrive at Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Ascend Massada by cable car and visit the ancient food storeroom, learn about the water irrigation system and see Herod’s Palace. Time and weather permitting we will have an opportunity to float on the Dead Sea waters.
Return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Drive from Jerusalem to the border crossing procedures to enter Jordan. Proceed to Jerash – city of the Decapolis, located about 45 Km north of Amman and visit the ancient Roman city with colonnaded streets, the baths, the hill of the top Temple and more. Then drive to Amman for a tour of the Jordanian Capital city.
Overnight in Amman .
After an early breakfast, you will leave the hotel to travel south to Wadi Musa. From there, you will travel on horseback to the “Siq” (canyon), and then on foot to Petra, known as the red rock city, which was the ancient city of the Nabateans from 3rd century B.C. to 2nd Century A.D. You will visit the highlighted monuments, such as the Treasury, El Khazneh (a tomb of a Nabatean king) then the field of tombs, obelisks, and the altar.
Overnight in Petra.
Amman/Madaba/Mount Nebo/Tel Aviv
Drive to Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land as well as ruins of historical sites. You will continue on a short distance (10 km) to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. From there you will have an amazing view the Jordan Valley, Jericho ,Dead Sea, and more. Visit the remains of a Byzantine church with a mosaic floor, and then drive to the border and to Tel Aviv.
Transfer from hotel to airport for your departure flight.
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