DAY 1 ARRIVAL TO QUEEN ALIA AIRPORT- MOUNT NEBO- MADABA
Arrive to Queen Alia Airport, meet with your professional guide who will be with you during your visit. Drive to Mount Nebo where Moses viewed the Promised Land. Proceed to Madaba to see the map of Jerusalem in colorful mosaics. Transfer to Amman for an overnight stay.
Dinner and overnight in Amman
DAY 2 WADI RUM
In the early morning, drive to Wadi Rum village. The tour starts with a jeep safari visiting: Nabataean Temple, Al Shallaleh Spring Lawrence Spring, Khazali Canyon (inscriptions),The Map, Red Sand Dune Jebel al Faishiyya (inscriptions), Lawrence House, Um Frouth Rock Bridge the Red and White Desert (one hour hiking in the desert), Yellow Sand Dune, Nabatean Deep, and the Cow Stone. A packed lunch is provided. After that you will arrive at the Bedouin tent at Sunset Camp where you can relax with traditional Bedouin food and music. The best place to see the sun set and rise is Umm Sabtah.
Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 3 PETRA- AMMAN
After breakfast, head to Petra; located 140 miles from Amman, which once dominated the trade routes of ancient Arabia. Visit the Aiq, a narrow path that was once the main entrance to the city. It is an impressively long and narrow gorge of stunning natural beauty. At the end of the Siq, you will find the Treasury” El Khazneh”, which was believed to hold countless treasures. The view of the treasury is breathtaking. Continue to visit the Theater, Altar of Sacrifice and the royal tombs.
Drive to Amman Dinner and overnight stay .
DAY 4 AMMAN – JERUSALEM / MOUNT OF OLIVES- OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM
After early breakfast, drive to Allenby Bridge for the Border crossing; meet your new guide and driver. Drives to the Mount of Olives to enjoy the panoramic view of the old city of Jerusalem. Walk through Palm Sunday route, Dominus Flevit Church where Jesus wept over the fate of Jerusalem, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the place where Jesus was arrested. Visit the Basilica of the Agony, and the Church of All Nations. Enter the old city through St. Stephen’s gate to visit St. Anne’s Church where the parents of Virgin Mary lived, nearby view the pool of the Bethesda. Continue to the Monastery of the Flagellation where Jesus was flogged by the Roman soldiers to Calvary. Then visit the Chapel of The Condemnation, Ecce homo “Behold the Man”, Lithostrotos and continue Via Dolorosa to reach the most sacred place for Christians, which is The Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Walk through the old streets of Jerusalem to exit the old city from Jaffa Gate, back to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
Dinner and overnight at your hotel
DAY 5 BETHLEHEM- BEIT SAHOUR- MOUNT ZION
After breakfast, we will start our journey by visiting the Birth place of Jesus Christ in the Nativity Church, then the Shepherd’s Fields. Drive to Mount Zion in Jerusalem to visit the Upper Room “the Cenacle” where Jesus had his last supper with his disciples, tomb of King, Then visit the Church of the Dormition, traditionally it is the place where the Virgin Mary went into an eternal sleep. Continue to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu which commemorates Peter’s triple denial to Jesus, and the prison of Christ.
Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 6 JERICHO- QUMRAN- MASADA- DEAD SEA
After breakfast, drive through the Desert Wilderness to Masada, a natural fortress that was fortified by Herod the Great, became the last stronghold for zealots during the first Jewish revolt. On the way back we stop at Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, Dead Sea to enjoy the world’s lowest point, floating in its mineral and healing. In the afternoon, visit Qasser El Yahud – the Jordan River were Jesus was baptized by John. Later we will go to visit Jericho; the oldest city in the world. View the Mount of Temptation where Jesus spent forty days and forty nights fasting during the temptation of Satan. Drive through Jordan Valley to Galilee, for dinner and an overnight stay.
Dinner and overnight stay in Galilee.
DAY 7 THE GALILEE AREA
After breakfast, enjoy a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus walked on water. Continue to visit Capernaum which was the center of Jesus’ activities at that time and where Peter lived. Proceed to mount of the Beatitudes, the traditional site of Jesus’ delivery of the Sermon on the Mount. Continue to Tabgha, the traditional site of the miracle of the multiplication of loaves and fish, where Jesus fed five thousand people with five loaves of bread and two fish. Nearby, visit the Chapel of St. Peter Primacy that commemorates Jesus’ reinstatement of Peter as chief among the Apostles. Drive north to visit Caesarea Philippi (Banyas) which is located at the southwestern base of Mount Hermon, where the Apostle Peter made his great confession of faith in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God.
Dinner and overnight in Galilee
DAY 8 CAESAREA- HAIFA- CANA- NAZARETH
After breakfast, drive to Caesarea Martima, which was the capital of the Roman Empire in region; visit Herod’s Palace, the Roman Theater, the Amphitheater, the Palace of the Roman Procurator, the Crusader’s city and the harbor. Head to Mount Carmel to visit the Monastery of the Muhraqa, where Elijah confronted the priests of Ba’al. Enjoy the magnificent view of Jezrael Valley. Continue on to Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning the water into wine in one of the wedding feasts. Return to Nazareth to visit the Basilica of the Annunciation where the Virgin Mary received the news from the angel that she would give birth to Jesus. Nearby visit Mary’s well.
Return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
DAY 9 DEPARTURE
After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport to catch your flight back home.