Day 1 :
Travel from United States to Jordan
- Flight to Tel Amman, Jordan:
Day 2 :
Welcome to Jordan!
- Arrive in Amman, Jordan:
After Passport Control, be greeted by our guide and driver.
Day 3 :
Madaba - Mount Nebo - Petra
- Madaba to Petra:
Depart for Madaba to see the oldest mosaic map of the Holy Land before visiting Mount Nebo, overlooking the Promised Land. Continue on the King’s Highway to Petra.
Day 4 :
Experience Petra with a professional local guide. Learn about this world heritage site of the Nabatean Kingdom from the 4th Century B.C. Mass in Petra. Depart for dinner and overnight in Amman.
Day 5 :
Jerash - Sea of Galilee - Israel
- Jerash to Israel:
Depart to visit Jerash and continue north to cross into Israel on the Sheik Hussein Bridge. Enjoy dinner and then spend the night on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
Day 6 :
Sea of Galilee - Capernaum - Magdala
- Cross the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum:
After a full Israeli breakfast, depart by boat across Sea of Galilee to Capernaum. Visit Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha and the Primacy before enjoying included lunch.
Visit the city of Magdala which was recently unearthed to discover an ancient synagogue of the first century.
Dinner and overnight on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
Day 7 :
Cana - Nazareth - Mount Tabor
- Mt Olives:
After a full Israeli breakfast, visit the Wedding Town of Cana. Enjoy included lunch in Nazareth and then visit the Nazareth Village before going to the Church of the Annunciation, including the museum and caves. Continue to Mount Tabor, site of the Transfiguration. Dinner and overnight on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
Day 8 :
Caesarea Maritime - Bethlehem
- Caesarea Maritime:
After a full Israeli breakfast, depart to drive to Caesarea Maritime, and tour the ancient Roman city by the Mediterranean Sea.
Continue to Bethlehem for the included lunch before we tour the oldest Christian church in the world. Have time in one of their famous olive wood shops before checking into our hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 9 :
Western Wall - Temple Mount - Yad Vashem
- Tour the Old City:
After a full Israeli breakfast, depart for the Western Wall. After some time to pray at The Wall, we enter into the Temple Mount area to see the gold Dome of the Rock and learn the history of the special place revered by Jews, Moslems and Christians. As we leave, visit the Pools of Bethesda and the crusader church of St. Anne’s (with perfect acoustics).
After lunch, we’ll visit Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust and also see a 1/50th scale model of Jerusalem in 70AD before returning to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 10 :
Mouny of Olives - Gethsamane - Mount Zion
- Mount of Olives and Gethsamane:
After a full Israeli breakfast, start at the top of the Mount of Olives and walk down to the French Carmelite Convent of the Pater Noster, then continue to the Franciscan property of Domus Flevit before coming to Gethsamane.
- Mount Zion:
After lunch, visit David’s Tomb, the Upper Room and St. Peter in Gallicantu on Mount Zion; then, walk thru the Armenian Quarter to the Holy Sepulchre. In the evening, we’ll go back to Bethlehem for a Mid-East Feast.
Day 11 :
- Float in the Dead Sea:
Drive south to Massada for a cable car ascent stop to float in the Dead Sea before returning to Jerusalem.
Day 12 :
Depart for home
- Flight back home:
Depart for home with many memories to Give Thanks and Remember.