Israel and the Kingdom of Jordan, the Cradle of Civilizations - Evangelical 10 Days

02/20/2018

Day 1

Depart home's airport

Enjoy meals and entertainment during your flight. After arrival at Ben-Gurion airport, our staff and bus will meet and bring you to your hotel.

Dinner and overnight Tel Aviv

Day 2

Up to the Galilee

Breakfast in the hotel; Explore Joppa where Prophet Jonah attempted to flee from God and the Apostle Peter had his rooftop vision. Afterwards, tour Caesarea Maritima with its Roman Theatre, Aqueduct and Crusader City. Continuing to Mt. Carmel, enter Stella Maris, the Carmelite Monastery. Then visit Nazareth, with the Basilica of the Annunciation, Joseph's Workshop and Mary's Well. Continue to Cana of Galilee, where the first miracle of Jesus took place. Dinner and overnight Tiberias

Day 3

Around the Sea of Galilee and Mount Tabor

Breakfast in the hotel; our morning begins with a cruise on the Sea of Galilee, using a wooden boat resembling those used during the days of Jesus. Then proceed to the Mount of Beatitudes and Tabgha, were the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish took place, on to St. Peter's Primacy and then Capernaum. In the afternoon, ascend Mount Tabor, the site of Jesus' Transfiguration. From here you will enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Jezreel Valley as well as many other Biblical locations.

Dinner and overnight Tiberias

Day 4

To Jordan

Breakfast in the hotel; after visiting the Baptismal Site at the Jordan River, where pilgrims can renew their own Baptismal Vows, arrive to Sheikh Hussein Bridge where the border between Israel and Jordan stands. After completing the border crossing formalities, travel to Mádaba and visit St. George Monastery, were the oldest map of the Holy land, and Jerusalem, are exhibited in form of a mosaic. Continue to Mt. Nebo, from where Moses saw the Promised Land, into which he was not allowed to enter. Enter to Amman, Jordan's capital city. Dinner and overnight Amman

Day 5

To Petra

Depart Amman and travelling via the Patriarch's Way arrive Petra, the Nabatean's Capital. Enter the Siq and visit the monumental building complexes built over 200 years ago. See the Khazne (treasury) burial houses and roman theater. Dinner and overnight Petra

Day 6

To Jerusalem

Travel from Petra to Allenby Bridge prepared to cross the border back to Israel. Visit Jericho, the oldest city known to man and proceed, overlooking the caves of Qumeran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found by a young Bedouin boy, to enjoy its renown therapeutically qualities. Crossing the Judean Desert westbound we pass by the Good Samaritan Inn and the town of Bethany, house of Martha, Mary and Lazarus. Arriving to Jerusalem, stop in Mount Scopus, in front of the old city's walls, with a Triumphal Ceremony prayer. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem

Day 7

Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Breakfast in the hotel; Begin today's visits on Mt. Scopus with a breathtaking view of the Holy City and then on the Mt. of Olives, visit the Place of Jesus' Ascension and the Pater Noster grotto. Afterwards, walk down the Palm Sunday Path to the Garden of Gethsemane, stopping to visit sites representing Biblical events in the ministry of Jesus. Next, arriving the Western (Wailing) Wall by the Temple Mount. Then, visit Bethlehem's Shepherd's Fields and the Grotto of the Nativity.

Dinner and overnight Jerusalem

Day 8

Mount Zion, Via Dolorosa, Empty Tomb

Breakfast in the hotel; starting the pilgrimage on Mt. Zion, tour the Church of St. Peter Gallicantu, the Upper Room of the Last Supper, King David's Tomb and the Dormition Abbey. Entering the Old City via the Zion Gate, walk the Armenian, Jewish and Arab Quarters to reach the Pools of Bethesda and the Lithostrothos. Following the Way of the Cross, arrive to the Garden Tomb and, in it, Mount Golgotha and Jesus Empty Tomb. Time for reflection and communion. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem

Day 9

Jerusalem, Modern City and Yad HaShmona

Breakfast in the hotel; Visit the Governmental Centre visiting the 7 Stick Candelabra in front of the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament. Proceed to the Museum of Israel to see the Scaled Model of Jerusalem during Jesus times and the nearby Shrine of the Book were some of the Dead Sea Scrolls are exhibited. In the afternoon travel to the Judean Hills outside of Jerusalem, to visit Moshav Yad ha Shmona, a messianic community, were we will see a reproduction of a Biblical village. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem

Day 10

Transfer to Ben Gurión Airport

Breakfast in the hotel; Transfer to the airport with assistance.

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