In The Footsteps of Our Lord + Jordan

From   Jul 2017
To   Jul 2017


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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 

 

Sunday

Welcome to Israel!  Upon arrival into Ben Gurion International Airport, you are met by our Kenes staff at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv for dinner.
Overnight in Tel Aviv

 

Monday

Caesarea / Megiddo / Haifa / Akko

Following a delicious Israeli buffet breakfast (which you will enjoy each morning prior to departing for your day of touring), depart Tel Aviv. Drive north along the coastal plain to Caesarea (Acts 9.30 Acts 10 24-48), capital of Judea under the Romans.  Visit the excavations of this ancient city, the 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 at Megiddo, including the well-preserved water supply system.  Drive to the beautiful port city of Haifa, nestled on the Mediterranean Sea, for a panoramic view of the Bahai gardens and Haifa Bay.   From Haifa continue to Acre (Micah 1.10), 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.

 

Tuesday

Tiberias / Capernaum / Caesarea  Phillipi

After a short tour of the Kibbutz grounds we 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 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. 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.
Overnight at a kibbutz guesthouse

 

Wednesday

Nazareth / Beit Shean / Jerusalem

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, we shall 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 also mentions Beit Shean.  Continue south along the shores of the River of Jordan.  Passing Jericho, we proceed westward and climb to the Golden City of Jerusalem. Dinner in Jerusalem
Overnight in Jerusalem.

 

Thursday

Jerusalem - Old City

Today we visit the Old City of Jerusalem.  Our appreciation of this Golden City begins with a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives, overlooking the walls of the old city and the ancient Jewish cemetery.  Visit 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 to begin exploring the wonders 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 Sepulcher (Matt. 27. 33-57, 28.10).  No visit to Jerusalem is complete without a walk through the colorful Arab bazaar (a chance to test your negotiating skills). Visit the Garden Tomb. Dinner in Jerusalem
Overnight in Jerusalem.

 

Friday

Jerusalem – New City and Bethlehem

Today’s program is dedicated to the new city of Jerusalem.  Visit the model of ancient Jerusalem .Continue to Yad Vashem, 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 in order to save their Jewish neighbours.  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 in Jerusalem
Overnight in Jerusalem
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Saturday

Qumran / Masada / Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean Desert to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found in 1947 by a Bedouin boy.  Visit the ancient city of Qumran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to 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 food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herod’s Palace. Time and weather permitting we will have an opportunity to float on the Dead Sea waters. Return to Jerusalem for dinner.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

 

Sunday

Hussein Bridge- Jerash - Amman.                            

Drive from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to the border crossing procedures to enter Jordan.

Proceed to Jerash - city of the Decapolis, located about 45Km North of Amman in the fertile heights 

of the Gilad, visit the ancient Roman city with  colonnaded streets, the baths and the hill of the top Temple etc. 

Then drive to Amman for a city tour of the Jordanian Capital.

Overnight in Amman                      

                                                                          

Monday             

Amman - Petra                                                                                           

After early breakfast, leave the hotel and travel south on the road to Wadi Musa. Then on horseback

to the "Siq" (canyon) and then on foot to Petra known as "Sela Edom" or red rock city, 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) then the field of tombs, obelisks,

the altar, (Al Madhbah) from this point you can view the whole of the rock city, then back to Wadi Musa village.

Overnight in Petra                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Tuesday             

Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Tel Aviv                        

Drive to Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holyland and ruins of historical sites.

Continue about 10Kms. to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. From there

you will see the Jordan Valley, Jericho      Dead Sea, etc. Visit the remains of a Byzantine church

With a mosaic floor, and then drive to the border and to Tel Aviv.

Overnight in Tel Aviv

 

Wednesday       

Departure          

 

Transfer from hotel to airport for your departure international flight


 

 

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