Israel and Jordan / 8 days
Day 1 . Arrival
Arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport. Assistance and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in Tiberias.
Day 2 . Galilee
The tour starts at Capernaum, visiting the remnants of the old Synagogue where Jesus preached and taught. On to the Mount of Beatitudes, the place of the Sermon of the Mount. Drive on to Tabgha, where the miracle of the Multiplication of the Fish and Bread took place, close to the church of Peter’s Primacy and the Miraculous Fishing. Boat trip on the waters of the Sea, as done in the times of Jesus. After lunch, driving by the Galilee hills toward Cana of the Galilee, site of the first miracle of Jesus. Arrival in Nazareth, where Jesus passed most of his childhood and adolescence. Visit to the Basilica of the Annunciation and the nearby St. Joseph’s carpentry. Back to Tiberias, overnight.
Day 3 . Mt. Tabor / Jerash / Mt. Nebo / Amman
Depart from Tiberia. Visit Mount Tabor, site of the Transfiguration of Jesus. Continue to Sheik Hussein Bridge and enter to the Jordan Kingdom. After border crossing, continue to Jerash. Drive on to Mount Nebo, where Moses sighted the Promised Land. From this point we enjoy a superb panoramic view of the Jordan River Valley, Jericho, the Dead Sea, Judean Hills and more. From the same place we’ll visit the remnant of the Byzantine church with its magnificent mosaic floor. Continue to Amman, the Jordanian capital city. Visit to the most important sites of the city. Overnight in Amman.
Day 4 . Wadi Musa / Petra
After morning coffee and breakfast drive from the hotel to the Desert Road up to Wadi Musa, around the village on horseback and through the “Siq” to Petra, the ancient capital of the Nabateans dating the 3rd century BC. Visit to the monuments carved in the red rocks, such as the treasury “Al Khazneh” (a Nabatean king tomb), obelisks, and the altar (Al Madhbah). Overnight in Petra or return to Amman.
Day 5 . Qumran / Jericho / Dead Sea
After breakfast we go to Allenby Bridge. Qumran and Jericho, the world’s oldest city, towards the Dead Sea, with a possibility of a dip in its salty waters. Ascend to Jerusalem through the Judean desert, via the Good Samaritan Inn. Triumphal entrance to Jerusalem facing the ancient walls of the Old City. Overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 6 . New Jerusalem
The visit of Jerusalem starts with a drive, via Mount Scopus, towards Mount of Olives to the place of the Ascension. The grotto of Pater Noster and the most beautiful panoramic view of the city. Descent by foot all the way down reaching the garden of Gethsemane, the Basilica of the Agony, the Betrayal Grotto and Mary’s tomb. Visit Mount Zion. Cenaculum, site of the Last Supper of Jesus, King David’s tomb and the Dormition Abbey. Continue to the Western Wall and up to the Temple Mount. Overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 7 . Bethlehem / Old Jerusalem
Visit Bethlehem, Jesus birthplace. Visit to the Basilica with the cave of the Nativity, St. Jerome’s grotto and St. Catherine chapel. In the afternoon our tour reaches Old Jerusalem entering through the Sheep Gate, to visit the pool of Bethesda, St. Anne’s Church, the Chapel of the Flagellation and walk along the VIA DOLOROSA´s 14th Stations of the Cross up to the Golgotha Hill and the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher. Return to the hotel.
Day 8 . Departure
Depart to Ben Gurion International Airport. Personal assistance in embarking formalities.