In The Footsteps of Our Lord + Jordan

From   Jun 2019
To   Jun 2019


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Summary

Sunday arrival 12 Days / 10 Nights / 9 touring days

 
Description

“IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF OUR LORD” + JORDAN

 A weekly guaranteed 12 days / 10 nights  tour of the Holy Land and Jordan

Operated from Sunday  to  Wednesday 
 

Day 1 – Sunday

Arrival

Welcome to Israel, the Holy Land! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport, you will be met by our staff and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight.


Day 2 – Monday

Caesarea, Megiddo, Haifa, Akko

Following a delicious Israeli buffet breakfast (which you will enjoy each morning before your day of touring), depart Tel Aviv. Drive north along the Mediterranean Sea to Caesarea (Acts 9.30 Acts 10 24-48), capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of this ancient city includingthe 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 including the well-preserved water supply system. Drive to the beautiful port city of Haifafor a panoramic view of the Bahai Gardens and Haifa Bay. From Haifa, continue to Akko (Micah 1.10), capital of the Crusaders for more than a century. Visit the ancient city and harbor before continuing eastwards to Kibbutz Lavi, not far from the Sea of Galilee, for dinner and overnight in a kibbutz guesthouse.


Day 3 - Tuesday

Tiberias, Capernaum, Caesarea Phillipi

After a short tour of the kibbutz grounds take 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).  Visit the remains of a 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. Continue to the Mount of the Beatitudes (Matt. 5,6,7,8), where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Caesarea Philippi spring and waterfall (Matt. 16.13 and Mark 8.27), 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 Kibbutz Lavi for dinner and overnight.


Day 4 – Wednesday

Nazareth, Beit Shean

Begin the day with a drive to Nazareth (Luke 1.26, 4.16-29, Matthew 2.23) via Cana of Galilee (John 2.1-11). In Nazareth, visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s Well.  Next on our program is the Jordan River and the baptismal site, Yardenit. Continue to Beit Shean, one of the ancient Decapolis cities (Mark 5.20, 7.31), and visit the Roman theatre. This is the city where Saul and his son Jonathan were nailed to the walls (1st Samuel 31.10, Judges 1.27). Continue south along the shores of the Jordan River, passing Jericho, and proceed westward to the golden city of Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.


Day 5 - Thursday

Jerusalem- Old city

Your day begins with a panoramic view of Jerusalemfrom the Mount of Olives overlooking the walls of the Old City and the ancient Jewish cemeteryVisit the Church of All Nations. Proceed 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 and walk through the Cardo, the main street of Jerusalem 2000 years ago. View the Temple Mount and the Western WallWalk along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried his cross. Continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Matt. 27. 33-57, 28.10) and visit the Garden Tomb. No visit to Jerusalem is complete without a walk through the colorful Arab Bazaar (a chance to test your negotiating skills). Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.


Day 6 - Friday

Jerusalem- New city, Bethlehem

Start the morning by visiting a model of ancient Jerusalem. Continue to YadVashem, 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  to save their Jewish neighbors during World War II.  Continue to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist (Luke 1.39-80) and visit the Spanish style church and the place where Mother Mary met her cousin Elizabeth.  Proceed to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.


Day 7 - Saturday

Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean Desert to the ancient city of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found in 1947 by a Bedouin boy.Travel 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.  Ascend Masada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system, and Herod’s Palace. Time and weather permitting, enjoy a float on thehypersaline Dead Sea water.Return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.


Day 8 - Sunday

Jerash, Amman

Drive from Jerusalem to the border crossing withJordan. Proceed to Jerash, a city of the Decapolis, located in the fertile heights of the Gilad. Visit the ancient Roman city with its colonnaded streets, communal baths, and hilltop templesContinue toAmman for a city tour of the Jordanian Capital. Dinner and Overnight in Amman.


Day 9 - Monday

Petra

Travel south to Wadi Musa, the nearest town to Petra. Ride horseback through the Siq(canyon) at the foot of Petra, known as Sela Edom (the Red Rock City). Enter the ancient capital of the Nabateans from 3rd century B.C. to 2nd Century A.D. Visit the most interesting monuments, such as the treasury, El Khazneh (a tomb of a Nabatean king), and the field of tombs and obelisks. Dinner and Overnight in Petra.


Day 10 - Tuesday

Madaba, Mount Nebo

Drive to Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land and ruins of historical sites. Continue to Mount Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land. From there you will see the Jordan Valley, Jericho, and Dead Sea. Visit the remains of a Byzantine church with a mosaic floor, and then continue to the border of Israel, and to Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight.


Day 11 – Wednesday

Departure

Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your departure flight.

 

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