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The Holy Land and Jordan
- Duration 11 Days -

Day 1: Tel-Aviv – Galilee

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport.  Exit terminal and meet with your guide.  Transfer to your hotel in the Galilee. If time permits, you will stop along the way at Caesarea Maritima.

Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem.

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Day 2: Nazareth – Cana – Mt. Tabor

In the morning you go to Cana in Galilee where the church commemorates the first miracle performed by Jesus Christ, the transformation of water into wine during the celebration of a wedding banquet. Couples can renew their marriage promises.

Then we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth. In it you can see the Grotto of the Annunciation, place where the angel appeared to the Virgin Mary. In the same precinct of the basilica is the Church of Saint Joseph, under which the house of the Holy Family is located. Mary's Well and the Synagogue can also be visited.

In the afternoon, the trip to Mount Tabor, where the Basilica of the Transfiguration is located.

Dinner and overnight at your Hotel

Day 3: Tiberias - Haifa

You begin the day by visiting Capernaum, the House of Saint Peter and the Synagogue. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Our Lord proclaimed the Sermon on the Mount. Then head towards Tabgha and see the splendid mosaics that show the loaves and fish with which the Lord fed five thousand people.

Go on a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and visit a 2000-year-old boat. Then Visit Magdala.

In the afternoon we go to Haifa and the Mount Carmel to visit Stella Maris where the Cave of Elias the prophet is locates. Then continue to Jerusalem.

Dinner and overnight at your Hotel in Jerusalem

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Day 4: Bethlehem – Ein Karem

In the Morning you will go to Bethlehem to see the birthplace of Our Lord, The Basilica of Nativity. You will also visit he caves of Saint Jerome under the church, the visit the nearby Milk Grotto. Afterwards you head to the Shepherd’s Field where the angels appeared to the shepherds who tended their flocks during the night to announce the birth of Jesus.

In the afternoon, visit the nearby village of Ein - Karem, birthplace of Saint John the Baptist. There we visit the Church of the Visitation, where Mary went to meet her cousin Elizabeth, and the Magnificat was proclaimed. We also visit the Church of Saint John the Baptist. If time permits stop at the Israel Museum to visit the model of the Holy Land.

Dinner and overnight at your Hotel in Jerusalem

 

Day 5: Jerusalem: The Passion of Jesus' last hours

In the morning you visit the ancient city of Jerusalem where you start with the Wailing Wall, also called the Western Wall, then you visit the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Then Continue to the Church of Saint Anne and the Pools of Bethesda. From there, you continue to the Judgment Hall known as the Antonia Fortress, where Jesus was led to be condemned to death by Pontius Pilate.  At that place you start walking the Via Dolorosa through the markets of the Old City praying the Stations of the Cross; you reflect on the greatness of his sacrifice, stopping at each of the fourteen Stations of the Cross until you reach the church of Holy Sepulcher.  Visit Calvary and the empty Tomb of our Lord and the different sections of the church. 

Free afternoon – Time at the church for prayers and reflection.

Dinner and overnight at you Hotel in Jerusalem.

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Day 6: Introduction to Jerusalem

After breakfast, we leave to the top of Mt. Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem for a better understanding of its geography and some of the key sites surrounding the area. Visit the Church of Pater Noster, where Jesus taught his disciples how to pray, and then we walk on the Palm Sunday road to the church of Dominus Flevit, where our Lord wept over the city.  Continue our walk on the Palm Sunday road to the Garden of Gethsemane.  At Gethsemane, there is the Rock of Agony, where Jesus uttered his last prayer. Spend some time in reflection and meditation in side the dim church. 

In the afternoon, we go on Mount Zion to visit the Church of the Dormition Abbey.  Next we go to visit the Cenacle, the place of the Last Supper and Pentecost. We will also visit the Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu, the house of the high priest of the Jews Caiphas, where Jesus was imprisoned for the night and where Peter denied our Lord.

Dinner and overnight in your hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 7: The Wilderness: Bethany – Qumran – Jericho – Masada – Dead Sea

Today we have a rather different experience.  We will drive to near-by Bethany to visit the church and the Tomb of St. Lazarus.

Continue out drive to Jericho, where we view Mt. Temptation and the Sycamore tree that Zacheus climbed to see Jesus. 

From here, we drive to the Dead Sea area to see the caves at Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were hidden.  Visit the archeological site and see three-dimensional movie about the place. 

In the afternoon, we will continue our drive to Masada to visit the fortress palace of Herod the Great and the last strong hold of the Jewish Zealots.  Drive further south along the Dead Sea and stop at a place for a swim in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea, renowned for its healing properties.

Dinner and overnight in your hotel in Jerusalem.

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Day 8: Let’s Visit Ancient Cultures

Leave Jerusalem to go to the border with Jordan and cross over the bridge of Sheikh Hussein. At the
end of the customs process, a bus will be waiting to take the group south to
Mount Nebo, where Moses contemplated the Promised Land.
There you
can see beautiful landscapes of the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Jordan River and
Holy Land.

Continue to Madaba, a city known for its remarkable mosaics. The tour
of this day ends with the trip to the hotel in Petra where you have dinner and
accommodation.

Day 9: Petra

Early morning, we’ll start our visit to Petra, the Rose Red City.  The visit will include the main sites such as the "Siq", a long winding fissure between two walls of overhanging cliffs, the "Khazneh" referred to as the Treasury, the Street of Facades, the Court House and the Amphitheater. If time permits, we can also include visits to the High Place of Sacrifice and the Monastery. 

Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Petra.

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Day 10: Wadi Rum- Aleenby - Jerusalem

Departure to Wadi Rum for a 2 hour tour to end the visit and continue to the Dead Sea.
Return to Jerusalem crossing the Allenby border.
Dinner and overnight in Hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 11: Jerusalem – Home

Transfer to the airport, filled with cherished memories, for your return flight home.

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