13 Days - Holy Land, Sinai, and Jordan

Day 1 : Departure to the Holy Land

UA 747-422 TPE DepartureYour spiritual pilgrimage begins as you depart from your country on an overnight flight

Day 2 : Arrival to the Holy Land

arrival-hallYou will be welcomed to the Holy Land by our airport representative and transferred to your hotel  for dinner before you rest.

Day 3 : The Galilee

240px-Sea of Galilee 2008With Bible in hand, cross the waters of the Sea of Galilee aboard a Kinnereth Sailing Company boat. Along the way, participate in a special on board worship service. Travel to Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee. Visit the synagogue which stands on the site where Jesus taught. Recall his teaching and preaching the gospel of the kingdom (Matt.4: 13, 23). At Kibbutz Nof Ginnosar, you’ll learn about the “Ancient Boat”, a rare example of the kind of boat in which Jesus would have sailed. Travel to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached to the people (Matt. 5-7). At Tabgha, the traditional location for the calling of the disciples and the feeding of the 5000, you’ll visit the Church of the Fish and the Loaves (Luke 9:10-17). You’ll also visit the Chapel of the Primacy where three times Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ (John 21). At the River Jordan you can remember your baptism in the Yardenit Baptismal Site.

Day 4: Tibirias, Nazareth, Megiddo and Caesarea-Back to Tibirias

cityscape-frm-hotel-cc-indiana-jsamIn the early morning boat ride through the Sea of Galilee to the ruins of Capernaum to visit the Synagogue and the house of St. Peter then travel to Tabgha to visit the church of Multiplication where Jesus fed 5000 then to Mount of Beatitudes, the site of the Sermon on the Mount. The afternoon travel through the Jordan valley to Jericho, the oldest and lowest city on earth continue to Jerusalem the first panoramic view then hotel for dinner and overnight

Day 5: Through Jordan Valley to Bet Shaan –Jericho-Bethlehem- First View to Jerusalem

BethlehemChurch3Visit the ruins of Beit Shean which was continuously inhabited for 5000 years and was one of the Roman cities Jesus passed on his way from Galilee to Jerusalem .Travel to Jericho and visit the ruins of the ancient city, which was conquered by Joshua (Josh. 6: 1, 2, 20). From Jericho, you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4: 1-11). Even today, the road from Jericho to Jerusalem twists for miles as it climbs from below sea level into the Judean mountains. Jesus traveled the nearby Roman road, the setting of His parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 30-36).. In Bethlehem, you’ll visit the cave revered as the place where Jesus was born (Matt. 1: 18 - 25; Luke 2: 1- 7). The church, which was constructed on the site, is the world’s oldest functioning church. Nearby you’ll view Shepherds’ Field where the Good News was first heard- Drive towards Jerusalem for first panoramic view..

Day 6: Jerusalem

sepulchreVisit the Haas Promenade and enjoy a panoramic view from the south of Jerusalem, the Old City walls and the hill called Mount Moriah where Abraham was commanded by God to offer Isaac as a burnt offering (Gen. 22: 2, 4). View the Kidron Valley and the Valley of Gehenna. Stand atop the Mount of Olives as Jesus did and enjoy a remarkable view of the “Golden City” of Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock. Forty days after his resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives (Acts 1: 9 - 12). Visit the Chapel of the Ascension. Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane as Jesus prayed (Matt. 26: 36 - 44). Continue to Mount Zion to visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas where Jesus was imprisoned for a night (Matt. 26: 57 - 65). Stand in the Upper Room, revered as the place of the Last Supper (Mark 14: 12 - 26). View the site of King David’s Tomb. Visit and worship at the Garden Tomb,

Day 7: Jerusalem and the Old City

DSC 4252Visit the Southern Wall Excavations of the ancient Temple including the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. Walk the Cardo, the ancient main street of the Old City once lined with shops, now partially restored. View the Pool of Bethesda (John 5: 1-31) where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle. Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23: 1-11). Walk the Via Dolorosa, “the Way of the Cross,” and stand in reverence at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Day 8: Masada –Qumaran- Dead Sea

massadaVisit Masada, Herod’s mountaintop fortress which became the last stronghold of the Jewish Rebellion against the Romans. Ride the cable car to the top to explore. Peer down upon the remains of the Roman camps and siege ramp below. Time permitting, Travel to Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scroll discovery, to discuss the mysterious community of Essenes who once lived on the shores of the Dead Sea , you’ll stop briefly at the Shores of the Dead Sea for a quick dip in the salt and mineral laden waters. Over Nights On Eilat

Day 9: Eilat-Taba Border- Sinai

EilatTransfer to Taba Boarder, meet and assist at the Egyptian side by our representative and transfer to Morgen Land Village 4 stars Deluxe Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 10: St. Sinai- Taba Border-Amman

sinaiTransfer to Taba Boarder, meet and assist at the Egyptian side by our representative and transfer to Morgen Land Village 4 stars Deluxe Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 11: Petra - Jordan

petraEarly morning drive to Petra via the desert high way 240Km. Explore the breath-taking Nabatean city of Petra, which was carved out of the rose-red sandstone about 2,000 years ago. The tour starts on horseback, passing by the Obelisk Tomb and then proceeding on foot through the Siq -the narrow gorge that leads to Petra’s most impressive monument, the Treasury. Then on to the Street of Facades, the Theater, the Royal Tombs, the Colonnaded Street, the Monumental Arch & Qasr el-Bint Faroun

Day 12: Petra –Madaba –Alenby Bridge to  Tel Aviv


Early morning Leave Petra to Madaba the Famous Byzantine Mosaics and the mosaic map ancient Palestine witch located on the floor of the GREEK ORTHODOX CHRCH St. George the 6th century AD map, then to Allemby bridge to Tel Aviv Arrival Tel Aviv Dinner and Over Nights.


Day 13: Departure to the airport

UA 747-422 TPE DepartureTransfer to Tel Aviv Airport for departure flight