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Biblical Israel with Jordan 2020

11 days with Cosmos   Rating: Budget

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 ARRIVE IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL. 
Welcome to Israel! Check into your hotel, then this evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)

Day 2 TEL AVIV–JAFFA–CAESAREA–MUHRAQA–MEGIDDO–TIBERIAS.
Leave Tel Aviv and drive to the old port of Jaffa. Sightseeing continues at Caesarea, an ancient port turned stunning archaeological zone. Admire the restored 3,500-seat Roman THEATER, the aqueduct, harbor, and the crumbled moat and towers from the 12th-century CRUSADER FORTRESS. Next, visit MUHRAQA on Mount Carmel, site of Elijah’s contest of faith with the priests of Baal. From here, travel to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF MEGIDDO, an age-old fortified town and site of the Battle of Armageddon in the End Times, according to the Bible. Stay overnight in the lakeside city of Tiberias.
Today's Distance: 117 mi / 188 km (B,D)

Day 3 TIBERIAS. EXCURSION TO KIBBUTZ GINOSAR, CAPERNAUM, MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, TABGHA & CAESAREA–PHILIPPI. 
Today, travel to Kibbutz Ginosar to see the ancient boat at the JESUS BOAT MUSEUM, followed by a CRUISE on the Sea of Galilee. Next, visit Capernaum and see its ANCIENT SYNAGOGUE AND THE HOUSE OF ST. PETER. Travel north to the MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount, and continue to Tabgha to visit the CHURCH OF THE MULTIPLICATION, the site where Jesus fed 5,000 people with two fish and five loaves. On to Caesarea-Philippi (Banias), home to one of the springs of the Jordan River and a place where Jesus taught his disciples.
Today's Distance: 31 mi / 50 km (B,D)

Day 4 TIBERIAS–CANA–NAZARETH–YARDENIT–JERUSALEM. 
This morning, stop in CANA, site of Jesus’ first miracle when he turned water into wine at a wedding. Continue to Nazareth and visit the CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION, ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH, and of the old village. Leave the Galilee area, drive through the Jordan Valley, and visit the YARDENIT BAPTISMAL SITE (departures May 8 to September 11 include Baptism ceremony), then ascend the Judean Mountains to Jerusalem, with a stop at a viewpoint overlooking the Old Town.
Today's Distance: 144 mi / 231 km (B,D)

Day 5 JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO BETHLEHEM.
Set off on a touching walking tour of Jerusalem’s Old Town. From the MOUNT OF OLIVES, take in memorable views over the city. Descend via the PALM SUNDAY WALK and visit the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, where Jesus prayed on the night before his arrest. Visit the CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS, located next to the garden, then enter through St. Stephen’s Gate and arrive at the POOL OF BETHESDA. Follow in Jesus’ footsteps along the Way of the Cross to the CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE. Walk through the JEWISH QUARTER, reconstructed following unification of the city after the Six-Day War in 1967. Stop at Mount Zion to visit KING DAVID’S TOMB and the CENACLE—the Upper Room where Jesus and his disciples had the Last Supper. View the unearthed colonnade-style thoroughfare with its ancient marketplace. Travel to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus and King David. Visit one of Christianity’s holiest places, the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, situated on the site where Jesus was born.
Today's Distance: 10 mi / 16 km (B,D)

Day 6 JERUSALEM.
Today, head for the Southern Wall excavations and visit the DAVIDSON CENTER, one of the most significant archaeological sites in the country. Continue with a stop at the WESTERN WALL, the holiest place in Judaism today. Next, visit the GARDEN TOMB and enjoy the scenery of the beautiful garden, a perfect place for personal reflection and worship. Then, visit the ISRAEL MUSEUM to see the Shrine of the Book and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Later, tour YAD VASHEM, the “World Holocaust Remembrance Center”. (B,D)

Day 7 JERUSALEM. OPTIONAL EXCURSION TO QUMRAN, MASADA & THE DEAD SEA. 
Today is free to relax, revisit some of the Jerusalem sites at your own pace, or join an exciting optional excursion to the Dead Sea, the planet’s lowest point on dry land. Travel to Qumran with an included visit to the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Continue to Masada and ride the cable car up to the magnificent rock fortress, on a clifftop above the Dead Sea, where 960 Jewish rebels made their last stand against Roman forces in 73 AD. Later, head for the shores of the Dead Sea, where you’ll have time to experience the incredible buoyancy in the salt water. Return to Jerusalem. (B)

Day 8 JERUSALEM, ISRAEL–PETRA, JORDAN.
Drive to Allenby Bridge, where you will cross into Jordan and arrive at BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN. On to MOUNT NEBO, where Moses saw the Promised Land and where he is believed to be buried. Next, travel to ancient Madaba, the “City of Mosaics.” Later, see the spectacular BYZANTINE MOSAICS and the precious 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land, and visit ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH.
Today's Distance: 174 mi / 280 km (B,D)

Day 9 PETRA–AMMAN.
This morning, visit the archaeological site of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New7Wonders of the World®. Enjoy an unforgettable experience as you walk down the SIQ, the narrow gorge made famous in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and stand in awe in front of the iconic Treasury. This afternoon, travel north to Amman for two overnight stays.
Today's Distance: 155 mi / 250 km (B,D)

Day 10 AMMAN. EXCURSION TO JERASH, AJLOUN & ANJARA.
Begin your day with a stop in JERASH, which was inhabited as early as 3200 BC. Although the city was impacted by the earthquake of 749 AD, it is the site of the best preserved Greco-Roman ruins in the Middle East. Travel through beautiful pine forests and olive groves before arriving in AJLOUN, where Hadrian stayed during the winter of 129-130 AD. Next on the agenda is the biblical city of ANJARA, where Jesus, his disciples, and the Virgin Mary stopped and rested in a cave as they traveled between Jerusalem and Galilee. Today, the cave is a holy place
for pilgrims.
Today's Distance: 155 mi / 250 km (B,D)

Day 11 AMMAN.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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All This Included
Building fellowship and community among fellow travelers is just one of the ways you’ll connect spiritually on this Biblical tour of Israel and Jordan. This journey will lead you in the footsteps of Jesus as you learn and hear stories about His ministry, His miracles and His life as well as included visits to some of the most cherished Biblical sites. Along with key sites of Biblical importance, such as Muhraka, Nazareth, Bethlehem, the Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem and Cana, and Mount Nebo and Bethany Beyond the Jordan in Jordan, you’ll discover other sites to bring your faith to life. Take the opportunity to be baptized in the Jordan river (on select departures). Being with fellow like-minded travelers to share this experience with, this faith-based vacation for the value-minded traveler is the experience of a lifetime.
  • Buffet breakfasts daily, 9 dinners.
  • Transfers by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Headsets throughout the tour except Jordan.
Highlights
  • TEL AVIV 
    Orientation drive and Jaffa visit
  • CAESAREA and MEGIDDO 
    Ancient archaeological site
  • TIBERIAS
    Jesus boat museum visit and boat cruise
  • NAZARETH 
    Basilica of the Annunciation
  • JORDAN VALLEY 
    River Jordan baptismal site
  • JERUSALEM
    Old town walking tour
  • BETHLEHEM 
    Church of the Nativity visit
  • MOUNT NEBO
    MADABA 
    See the mosaics and St George’s church
  • PETRA 
    Archaeological site and Treasury
  • JERASH 
    Greco-Roman archaeological site
  • ANJARA
    See the holy cave
Accommodations
Tel Aviv: Tal Hotel
Tiberias: Leonardo Hotel Tiberias
Jerusalem: Rimonim Shalom Hotel Jerusalem
Petra: Petra Guesthouse
Amman: Amman International   
Notes
  • No triple room reduction. 
  • Guaranteed shares not available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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