Day 01: Arrival – Amman (B)
Arrive in Amman. Meeting assistance by our Jordanian representative. You will be transfer to hotel in Amman for overnight.
Day 02: Amman – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Sheikh Hussein Border – Jordan Valley Tiberias (B.L.D)
After breakfast and check out at the hotel, we will visit Madaba and Mount Nebo. The trip south of Amman along the 5,000 years old King’s Highway is one of the most memorable journeys in the Holy Land, passing through a string of ancient sites. The first city along the way from the north is Madaba, “the City of Mosaics” which has been intermittently inhabited for nearly 3,500 years. The chief attraction in this city is a wonderfully vivid, six-century Byzantine mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites; there are also literally hundreds of other mosaics scattered throughout Madaba’s churches and homes. Ten minutes to the west is Mount Nebo, the memorial of Moses, and the presumed site of the prophet’s death and burial place Afternoon transfer to the border crossing into Israel. After immigration formalities you will stop at Yardenit, the traditional baptismal site on the Jordan River, you will be transfer to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
Day 03: Cana – Nazareth – Sea of Galilee – Capernaum – Tabgha – Mount of Beatitudes (B.L.D)
In the morning after breakfast, we will visit the city of Cana where Jesus performed His first Miracle, changing water into wine. Then on to Nazareth, the boyhood town of Jesus and home of Mary and Joseph. In the afternoon, we drive through the landscapes of Galilee and later for a ride in a replica of a Galilean fishing boat on the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus calmed the storm and walked on the water. Visit Capernaum – the center of Jesus’ ministry after he left Nazareth, stop at Tabgha- the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes. We’ll make a brief halt at St. Peter’s house. This is believed to be the place where Jesus dined with His disciples. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 04: Haifa – Muhraqa –Jaffa- Tel Aviv – Bethlehem (B.L.D)
After breakfast check out from the hotel, we drive to Haifa, Israel’s largest port city, built on the slopes of Mount Carmel. Visit the famous Persian Hanging Gardens for a view of the Bahai Shrine. We then make a brief halt at the Elijah cave at Stella Marris and then we continue to Muhraqa, the place of sacrifice and the site where Prophet Elijah defeated the False Prophets of Ba’al. Continue our way via the city of Caesarea to Jaffa, to see the house of Simon the Tanner, and visit St. Peter Church. After a sightseeing tour to the Old Port of the City, we will go for a panoramic tour of the “White City”. We enjoy a walking tour through the unique Bauhaus building style of Tel Aviv. Then transfer to your hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
Day 05:Mt. Of Olives – Old City of Jerusalem – Jewish Quarter – Wailing Wall (B.L.D)
We start in the morning by visit the Mt of Olives to the Church of Ascension, which commemorates the assents of Jesus to heaven. Then continue to the panoramic view of Jerusalem and from there, by foot travel to Dominos Flavit where Jesus wept over eminent destruction of Jerusalem where the chapels are built in the shape of a tear as a poignant reminder to this event, and then visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed while Judah betrayed him to the Romans. Visit the basilica of agony. We then go to the pools of Beit Hasda, and from there we take the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), traditionally accepted as the last route trodden by Jesus. Follow the 14 Stations of the Cross to Golgotha. You will see the Pilate’s Judgments Hall, the Chapel of the Flagellation, where the Roman soldiers scourged Jesus and placed a crown of thorns on His head. The last four Stations of the Cross are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher visible from the distance, wish is two silver domes, also “The Tomb” widely believed to be part of the stone that covered Jesus Tomb. In the afternoon, we go through the Jewish quarter to the Wailing. Then back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.