Discover the sacred sites of two of the most fascinating countries, Israel and Jordan. From Tel Aviv explore Israel’s religious and cultural places with history that dates back over 3,000 years. Visit the biblical sites around Jerusalem, Mount Olives, the churches of pater Noster and Dominus Flevit, the Tomb of Mary and the Garden of Gethsemane.
Enter the old city and walk the Via Dolorosa and Bethlehem’s manger square. On route to the boarder we stop to float in the Dead Sea before crossing in to Jordan, we take the dessert high way to the incredible UNESCO Heritage site of Petra and its treasury. Traveling through Jordan we stop at the crusader castle at karak, Madaba from where you can see the famous Byzantine mosaic map, Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Holy Land before arriving at Amman and the ancient Roman city of Jerash.
We cross back into Israel to the Sea of Galilee and take a boat cross the seas to Capernaum, explore Mount Beatitudes, Nazareth, Mount Tabor, Bethsida, Mensa Christi and Tabgha.
Fly to Tel Aviv. Transfer to hotel in Jerusalem.
Full day guided tour to include Mount of Olives, the Dome of the Ascension, the Churches of Pater Noster and Dominus Flevit, the Church of All Nations, the Tomb of Mary and the Garden of Gethsemane. Travel to Bethlehem and visit Manger Square, Church of the Nativity, Caves of St. Jerome and the Shepherds’ Fields.
Full day guided tour to include the Old City, Western Wall, Temple Mount, El Aqsa Mosque, Dome of the Rock, Pool of Bethesda, Crusader Church of St Anne, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Garden Tomb.
Full day guided visit to include the Dead Sea area (opportunity to float), Masada, Qumran,where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and Wadi Qelt.
Depart Jerusalem towards the Dead Sea to cross the Allenby Bridge into Jordan. Drive down the Desert Highway and transfer to hotel in Petra.
Full day guided tour of Petra including the Treasury.
Travel to the north visiting the Crusader Castle at Karak, Madaba (mosaic map of the Holy Land) and Mount Nebo. Continue to the capital of Jordan, Amman.
Morning guided visit of Amman. Depart for Jerash to visit the Triumphal Arch, the colonnaded street, the forum and the Temple of Zeus. Cross the border back into Israel and transfer to Tiberius on the shores of the Sea of Galilee for the next part of the pilgrimage.
Full day guided tour to include Mount Tabor, Church of the Transfiguration, Nazareth, Basilica of the Annunciation, ancient synagogue, Mary’s Well and the Marriage Church at Cana.
Full day guided tour to include a trip across the lake in a replica wooden boat to Capernaum, Mensa Christi, Church of the Loaves and Fishes at Tabgha, Mount of the Beatitudes, Bethsaida and Kursi.
Free time subject to flights. Fly home.
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