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Holyland & Jordan Bible Tour
   

Holiday Length: 9 days / 8 nights
Departs: Monday's
Start City: Jerusalem
End City: Amman or Jerusalem
Type of Holiday: Escorted Coach Tour

  The Holyland is a melting pot of different faiths and peoples. With this original itinerary, discover the wonders of this country, as well as the main highlights of Jordan.



ITINERARY  
                             
Monday    Arrival
             

Upon arrival to airport meet our representative and transfer to Jerusalem.

Overnight: Jerusalem 

   
Tuesday    Jerusalem - New City
 

Start with a spectacular view of Jerusalem from Mount of Olives, and then onto the Garden of Gethsemane. See the famous Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book and the model of Jerusalem from Herodian times. Experience a moving visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Explore the picturesque village of Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist.   Overnight: Jerusalem 

   
Wednesday      Jerusalem - Old City and Bethlehem
 

Visit the Western Wall and the Temple Mount (subject to security clearance).  Explore the colourful bazaars, and walk the Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross) until the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Visit the tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion. Continue to Bethlehem (subject to security clearance) to visit Manger Square, Shepherds Fields and the Church of the Nativity.  Overnight: Jerusalem

   
Thursday    Sea of Galilee
 

Depart Jerusalem via Jericho (subject to security clearance), the oldest city in the world. Explore the excavations of the beautiful Roman City of Beit Shean. Continue onto Nazareth to see Mary's Well and visit the Church of Annunciation.  Drive to Safed – city of Mystical Judaism for a walk through the artists colony.Overnight: Galilee Kibbutz hotel

   
Friday    Upper Galilee
 

Ascend the Golan Heights and from Mt. Bental, peer deep into Syria and the ghost town of Kuneitra. Explore Caesari of Philippi at the Banias Springs.  Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. See the beautiful church at Tabgha where the miracle of the fishes and the loaves took place. Enjoy a short tour of Tiberias – the old centre of Jewish learning.Overnight: Galilee Kibbutz hotel

   
Saturday    Coastal Plain
 

Depart for Acre (Akko) to explore the Knights' Halls and the secret Crusader tunnels, then to Haifa to view the magnificent Bahai gardens from atop Mount Carmel. Stop at Caesarea, to visit the Roman Theatre and the Crusader Fortress.  Overnight: Tel Aviv

   
Sunday    Jerash

Drive to Sheik Hussein Bridge for border crossing procedures to enter Jordan. Explore Jerash, the ancient Roman city of the Decapolis. Visit the Citadel and Roman Amphitheatre on a panoramic city tour of Amman.Overnight: Amman

   
Monday    Petra
 

After an early breakfast, leave the hotel and travel along the Desert Highway on the road to PetraEnjoy a spectacular full day tour exploring the rose-red city of Petra. Enjoy a short horse ride, and then travel on foot through the awesome 'SIQ' valley. Visit the Treasury, and explore hundreds of buildings, tombs, temples, and a 3,000-seat theatre from the first-century AD. After the visit depart for Amman. Overnight: Amman

(Option to stay overnight in Petra subject to border crossing closing times)

   
Tuesday    Kings Way
 

See the intricate ancient Mosaic map of the Holy Land at Madaba. Visit Mt. Nebo where Moses viewed the Promised Land before his passing. Explore the remains of the Byzantine Church with a mosaic floor, and from a platform in front of the church enjoy a breathtaking view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. In the afternoon transfer to Amman airport or over the border and onto Jerusalem or Tel Aviv Airport.

   
INCLUSIONS







  • Meeting assistance upon arrival
  • Airport transfers as per the itinerary
  • English Speaking guide for all touring
  • A/C coach for touring in a group
  • Twin room accommodation in chosen class of hotels on BB basis (Half Board for Holyland Wednesday and Holyland Sunday tours)
  • Entrance fees for the above mentioned sites
  • Taxes and service charges
   
NOTES    Passage to Bethlehem is subject to security clearance
   

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