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Extended Holy Land with Jordan

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Amman · Petra · Dead Sea · Stella Maris · Mukhraka · Galilee · Nazareth · Cana · Mt. Tabor · Tiberias · Sea Of Galilee · Banias · Samaria · Jerusalem · Ein Karem · Bethlehem · Bethany · Jericho · Qumran · Dead Sea · Jordan River · Mt. of Olives · Gethsemane · Mt. Zion · Via Dolorosa · Holy Sepulchre · Emmaus · The Elah Valley · Beit Jemal Monastery · Jerash

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*Renew Wedding Vows in Cana - Couples will have a special opportunity to renew their wedding vows during a ceremony led by their Spiritual Director on Day 6, (Each couple will receive a commemorative Certificate following the ceremony) Please note: It is NOT a Mass, but a ceremony.

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Cham Palace
Amman, Jordan

1 Night

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Petra Moon
Petra, Jordan

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Dan Panorama
Tel Aviv

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Leonardo Plaza
Tiberias

2 Nights

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Inbal
Jerusalem

5 Nights

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  • Lunches in Jordan, Tips to your guide & driver
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Itinerary

Day1
Depart USA

Day2
Arrive Amman on rj from Kul

Early morning arrival on RJ. After a stop for Breakfast drive to the Christian village of Madeba see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land and then on to Mount Nebo where Moses viewed the Promised Land. You can see the Jordan Valley, Jericho and the Judean hills beyond. Also see the remains of Byzantine church with their mosaic floors. Drive south to Petra, overnight Petra.

Day3
Petra - Dead Sea

Morning tour of Petra. Walk through the dramatic "ciq" or canyon to visit Petra. See the Treasury, carved in the pink stone, and continue past the Roman theatre, the Corinthian Tomb and Palace Tomb. Drive up to the Dead Sea for overnight on the shores of the world’s saltiest body of water.

Day4
Cross Allenby Bridge - Stella Maris - Mukhraka - Galilee

This cross the Allenby Bridge into the Holy Land then leave for Haifa to visit Stella Maris, a Carmelite Monastery with the Madonna of Mt Carmel. Celebrate Mass here. After enjoying the view of the bay of Acco, drive to Mukhraka; the Monastery here commemorates Elijah confronting the prophets of Baal. End the day at your hotel in Nazareth or on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Day5
Nazareth - Cana - Mt. Tabor
Theme: The Annunciation

Drive to Nazareth, the site of Mary’s home and the town where Jesus lived as a child. At Nazareth, celebrate Mass in the Basilica of the Annunciation, and visit the Byzantine Church of St. Joseph and Mary’s Well. There is also time to visit the International Centre of Mary. In the afternoon visit Cana, where Jesus performed His first miracle at the request of His mother [John 2:1-11]. There visit the Franciscan chapel where those who wish to can perform the renewal of their wedding vows. In the afternoon drive to Mount Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration, with time to reflect on Christ’s Humanity and Divinity Return to your hotel.

Day6
Tiberias: Sea of Galilee - Banias
Theme: The Ministry of Christ in the Galilee

The day starts with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Then to the Mount of Beatitudes, scene of Jesus’ great Sermon on the Mount. Then to Tabgha where Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000 and onto the site known as “Peter’s Primacy”. Here, after His resurrection, Jesus met with His disciples and told Peter to “feed my lambs; feed my sheep.” [John 21:9]. Enjoy a lunch of St Peter Fish. A short drive away is Capernaum, from where Jesus launched his Ministry; see the synagogue which dates to the time of Jesus and the church built over the site of Peter’s home. Celebrate Mass in this special place. In the afternoon visit Caesarea Philippi, also known as Banias; it was here that Peter recognized Jesus as the messiah to Caesarea Philippi, and where Jesus told St. Peter “You are the Rock, and upon this rock I will build my Church.” Banias is also the source of the River Jordan. Return to your hotel.

Day7
Samaria - Jerusalem

This morning after breakfast leave Galilee and head south to Samaria to visit Jacob’s Well, located at the foot of the twin peaks of Mt Gerizim and Mt Ebal, known in the Old Testament as Mt. Blessing and Mt Cursing. The well is hewn out of solid rock and over 100 feet deep and is the place where Jesus met the Samaritan woman and many visitors drink the water from this very well from which Jesus drank. Then to Sebastia where you can enjoy a local lunch before exploring this fascinating site that is rarely visited. Under Herod it was a major city as evidenced by the impressive remains and the Byzantine Basilica that marked the burial place of John the Baptist. Head south through Samaria, a land rich in Old Testament history through the beautiful Levonah valley, referred to in Judges as the Valley of the Dancers and passing Shiloh, where the Ark of Covenant was kept. End the day in Jerusalem.

Day8
Ein karem - Bethlehem
Theme: The Visitation and Nativity

A short drive takes us to the village of Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist, to visit the church that commemorates his memory. Pray the Mystery of the Rosary on the walk up the hill to the Church of the Visitation. After a break for lunch on our own drive to Bethlehem to see the cave at the Shepherds’ Field. The caves have soot marks of the fires that shepherd’s lit to keep warm while watching over their flocks.

Then to Bethlehem, beginning at Manger Square which stands in front of one of the oldest of Christian churches, the Church of the Nativity. Enter the Church and down to the Grotto of the Nativity which marks the spot of Jesus’ birth. Beneath the Altar, there is a silver star with the Latin inscription: HIC DE VIRGINE MARIA JESUS CHRISTUS NATUS (Here Jesus Christ was born to the Virgin Mary.).

After Mass at the Church of St. Catherine return to the hotel in Jerusalem.

Day9
Bethany - Jericho - Qumran - Dead sea - Jordan river
Theme: The Wilderness.

Start the day with Mass at Bethany where Lazarus was raised from the dead. Drive through the Judean Wilderness where Jesus spent 40 days fasting. Stop at Jericho, the world’s oldest continuously inhabited city, to view the Mt of Temptation and see an example of a Sycamore Tree. At Qumran to visit the remains of the Essene community which produced the Dead Sea Scrolls. There is time for a swim in the Dead Sea before returning to the hotel.

Day10
Mt. of Olives - Gethsemane - Mt. Zion
Theme: Palm Sunday and the Agony in the Garden

From the Mount of Olives take in the panoramic view of Jerusalem. Then to the Pater Noster shrine, where Jesus taught His disciples the Pater Noster — The Lord’s Prayer (Luke 11:1-4). Walking down the Palm Sunday Road stop at the beautiful little church, Dominus Flevit - “The Lord wept.” It was here that Jesus wept over Jerusalem [Luke 19:41].

At Gethsemane reflect on Jesus’ final night. The Garden contains trees, the roots of which go back to the time of Jesus. Visit the Church of All Nations to pray at the “Rock of Agony,” a section of bedrock identified as the place where Jesus prayed alone in the garden on the night of His arrest.

From there, take the route through the Kidron Valley along which Jesus was taken as a prisoner to the house of the High Priest Caiaphas where He was interrogated and imprisoned. Now called Peter in Gallicantu (“crowing rooster”), this beautiful Church also commemorates Peter’s Denial of Christ, his repentance and then being forgiven by Jesus. Here we celebrate Mass. After Mass go up to Mt. Zion to visit the Upper Room, commemorating the Last Supper. Nearby is the Benedictine Church of the Dormition. B, D.

Day11
Via Dolorosa - High mass at the Holy sepulchre
Theme: The Way of the Cross, The Crucifixion, The Resurrection

This morning we start the Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross) at the Antonia Fortress, where Jesus was condemned to death by Pontius Pilate. From there He was taken through the city to be crucified. The Stations of the Cross lead, through the markets of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Here is the site of Calvary and the Tomb of Christ. Attend High Mass at the Tomb of Christ in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Later in the day revisit the Old City to see the Pool of Bethesda, St Anne’s Church and the Western Wall. Walk through the Jewish Quarter to see the Roman Cardo.

The afternoon is free to explore the Old City and do some shopping.

Day12
Modern Jerusalem - Emmaus

Visit the Israel Museum to see the Model of Jerusalem as it was in the time of Jesus. The to the Shrine of the Book to see the Dead Sea Scrolls. For those who wish there is time to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial.

In the afternoon visit Abou Ghosh, probably site of Emmaus, where Jesus appeared to the two Disciples after the Resurrection. Here visit the lovely Crusader church and meditate in the beautiful gardens tended by the nuns. Return to hotel.

Day13
The Elah Valley - Beit Jemal Monastery

Drive down the Elah Valley to Beit Guvrin. This was once a major urban area dating back 2500 years. There are fascinating underground caves that were used as quarries, burial caves, storerooms, industrial facilities, hideouts and dovecotes. During the Byzantine era there were thriving communities and wine making flourished.

In the afternoon visit the Monastery of Beit Jemal which commemorates the burial site of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr. Celebrate Mass by the remains of the 5th Century Church dedicated to St Stephen. The present day monastery was founded by Salesian monks and there is also a group of nuns at Beit Jamal who belong to the Sisters of Bethlehem, of the Assumption of the Virgin and of Saint Bruno. These nuns have taken a vow of silence. There are 32 nuns at Beit Jamal. They produce wonderful hand painted pottery and operate a small store on the premises. Work in the store is rotated every few years and the four nuns who work in the store are permitted to talk.

Day14
Jerash - Amman - Departure

In the morning cross back to Jordan to visit the Baptismal site of Bethany Beyond the Jordan, then for a tour of the Roman ruins at Jerash. In the afternoon drive to Amman for a tour visiting the Citadel which has recently been excavated, the Roman theatre which has been restored and is used for plays and concerts.

After a farewell dinner leave to airport for late night departure.

*206 Tours Disclaimer:
Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of places to be visited. Occasionally local religious holidays, national days, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of visits or the missing of certain visits.


Special Clergy Discount

Discount is offered to ordained clergy in the Roman Catholic Church: deacons, priests, or bishops belonging to the diaconate, the presbyterate, or the episcopate, respectively as well, as Catholic Sisters.

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*Special VIP Service for 206 Tours Business Class Clients

When you purchase business class upgrade we will ensure that you receive VIP service at Tel Aviv Airport. VIP service provides a smooth, pleasant, and expedited process when entering Israel. The VIP staff is there to meet you at the plane, collects your luggage, pass you through special gates / entrances for security screening, baggage inspection and express passport control. A steward / stewardess will accompany you to the reception hall to the waiting guide and, or driver.

*For Members of The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre

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*All pricing is per person

Private Room / Single Supplement $1,199.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $1,850.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $3,700.00 (USD)

Would you like to arrive
earlier or stay later?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or post stay at hotel. Simply Contact Us: 800-206-TOUR (8687) or sales@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Private Room / Single Supplement $1,199.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $1,850.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $3,700.00 (USD)

*Special VIP Service for 206 Tours Business Class Clients

When you purchase business class upgrade we will ensure that you receive VIP service at Tel Aviv Airport. VIP service provides a smooth, pleasant, and expedited process when entering Israel. The VIP staff is there to meet you at the plane, collects your luggage, pass you through special gates / entrances for security screening, baggage inspection and express passport control. A steward / stewardess will accompany you to the reception hall to the waiting guide and, or driver.

*For Members of The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre

Pilgrim Shell Information:
Members of the Equestrian Order Click Here

Special Clergy Discount

Discount is offered to ordained clergy in the Roman Catholic Church: deacons, priests, or bishops belonging to the diaconate, the presbyterate, or the episcopate, respectively as well, as Catholic Sisters.

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Would you like to arrive
earlier or stay later?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or post stay at hotel. Simply Contact Us: 800-206-TOUR (8687) or sales@206tours.com

About your trip

pilgrimage map
  • Amman
  • Petra
  • Kerak
  • Madaba
  • Mt. Nebo
  • Jerash
  • Tel Aviv
  • Caesarea
  • Nazareth
  • Cana
  • Tiberias
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Jordan River
  • Mt. Tabor
  • Jerusalem
  • Gethsemane
  • Ein Karem
  • Bethlehem
  • Qumran
  • Jericho
  • Dead Sea
  • Mt. of Olives
  • Mt. Zion
  • Holy Sepulchre
About The Holy Land - In the footsteps of Jesus:

If you desire to draw closer to Jesus of Nazareth, come, as we follow in His footsteps. Each day of your pilgrimage you will have time to renew and affirm your faith; to pray and reflect. The Scriptures will come alive as you visit Our Lord's homeland. You will be inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape, in addition to its rich historical heritage It is an encounter that has changed the lives of many pilgrims, an act of faith and prayer. Pilgrims have been traveling to the Holy Land for hundreds of years, and as part of your pilgrimage, we include many of the rich traditions that have evolved over time. The maxim at the entrance to the Church of the Nativity says: “We are hoping that: If you enter here as a tourist, you would exit as a pilgrim. If you enter here as a pilgrim, you would exit as a holier one.”>We pray that same will occur when you join 206 Tours pilgrimage.

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