Holy Land and Jordan Revisited11 days
Your trip includes
- Round-trip airfare from your desired Airport
- All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
- Centrally Located First Class Hotels: (or similar)
- ~ 2 nights: Dan Panorama, Haifa, Jordan
- ~ 2 nights: Hilton, Dead Sea, Jordan
- ~ 1 night: Petra Old Village Resort, Petra, Jordan
- ~ 1 night: Rahayeb Camp, Wadi Rum
- ~ 3 nights: Dan Jerusalem, Tiberias
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
- Wine & mineral water with dinners
- Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
- Free Wi-Fi on motor coach
- Wireless headsets where needed
- Assistance of Christian guide throughout
- Transfers as per itinerary
- Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
- Catholic Priest throughout for Confession and Spiritual Guidance
- Votive Masses daily
- Tips to hotel staff, restaurants, luggage handlers
- Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
- Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
- Tips to your guide & driver
Depart for the Tel Aviv airport
Make your way to your local airport where you will board your overnight flight. Your meals are served on board.
Arrival Tel Aviv - Haifa
Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Proceed to the arrival's hall, where you will be greeted by your tour guide and/or driver. Transfer to your hotel in Haifa in time to check-in. Enjoy dinner at the hotel before retiring for the evening.
Stella Maris - Akko - Rosh Hanikra - Haifa
Enjoy your first buffet breakfast in Israel. This morning we visit Stella Maris - Carmelite Shrine dedicated to our Lady of Mt Carmel where we celebrate mass. Enjoy a boat ride from Haifa to the Port of Akko steeped in medieval Crusader history, Akko is an atmospheric old town surrounded by lofty fortifications. Much of its picturesque stone architecture has been preserved making this one of the most interesting towns to explore in the country. With a caboodle of khans (caravanserais), fortifications, and Crusader buildings packed amid the narrow alleyways, history-fiends will be in heaven.
Our visit includes the Crusader Hospitallers quarter, which a pilgrim by name of Theodoric mentions in his pilgrimage journal that amid the most impressive things he visited in Holy Land. We see the Knights Hall (entrance included), the crusader streets and markets preceding through its underground tunnels to the Crypt of St John's church. On to walk along the colorful Bazaars of the city passing Khan EL Umdan caravanserais to the Port of the city which is mentioned in Acts ch. 21 where St Paul would have disembarked and spent a day with the brethren's in the city. We cross the impressive 1000-foot-long Templars Tunnel that connected the Palace with the Pisan port.
After lunch we will depart Akko to Rosh Hanikra (cable car & entrance included) nestled on the present days Lebanese borders for a magnificent view of the Mediterranean. At the time of Christ, it was known as the ladder of Tyre through which Jesus would have walked into Tyre and Sidon. We take the Gondolas into the Grottoes carved over thousands of years by the power of the Sea. It is a love story between the Sea and the mountains. Return to Haifa for dinner at a local restaurant overlooking the Haifa Harbor. Return to our hotel for overnight.
Nazareth - Arbel - Boat Ride - Allenby - Dead Sea
Following breakfast this morning Visit Nazareth Church of the Annunciation where we celebrate mass then walk along the pilgrim's path to visit Marys' Well. We carry on visiting Nazareth Village where we experience Nazareth, as it would have looked in the first century AD. On to Sea of Galilee where we enjoy a panoramic view of the Sea of Galilee from Mt Arbel followed by boat ride. After our delicious lunch with the group we will make our way to Allenby Border where we cross the border into Jordan and proceed to our Hotel at the Dead Sea - Jordan. Dinner and overnight Dead Sea
Dead Sea - Nebo - Madaba
After breakfast we will depart for Mt Nebo from where Moses stood and looked at the promised Land. Visit Madaba seeing the 6th century AD map of the Holy Land - followed by visit of Mosaic factory where we could see the manufacturing of Mosaics as in ancient time and if desired to acquire your souvenir from the show room. Return to our hotel for a group lunch. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore the shores of the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight.
Dead Sea - Petra
The group will begin its day with open buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we will make our way to Petra. After lunch we visit the Rose stone cut city of Petra. Mass at one of Petra Caves. Check into your hotel rest a bit before dinner and overnight.
Petra - Wadi Rum
After we enjoy our breakfast we will check out of the hotel and celebrate mass at one of little Petra caves. We will make our way to Wadi Rum One of Jordan and the world known natural wonder. Vast, echoing and God-like." That is how T.E. Lawrence, the British archaeologist and army officer who inspired the 1962 film "Lawrence of Arabia," described Wadi Rum. As you approach the wind-swept mountains that fiercely jut out of the burnt orange sand in Jordan's largest desert, it's easy to see what he meant. The landscape here is like something from another world. We enjoy a Jeep ride experience into Wadi Rum for a unique desert experience.
Enjoy a fabulous lunch at Wadi Rum before we enjoy this once in a lifetime experience of a Camel ride journey along the unique desert. Check into your hotel where we would stay at the luxurious Wadi Rum Luxury Camp where the capsule shaped glass tents front would entitle you for a magical night sky view. Dinner at the Camp and overnight.
Petra - Masada - Jerusalem
After breakfast we will depart back to Petra toward the Arava borders where we cross into Israel meeting our guide and driver Depart to Masada (entrance & cable car included).
Enjoy a group lunch before our afternoon visit the Fortress stronghold of Masada, where the Zealots had their last stand against the Romans. Precede to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Hebron - Bethlehem Jerusalem
We begin our day with breakfast followed by an excursion to Hebron crossing the hills of Judea on our way Mamre – we visit Mamre, the site might not look that interesting archaeologically - but reflecting over the fact that this is where God made his covenant with Ibrahim (Genesis 12 - 23). Visit the Cave of Machpelah burial place of the Patriarchs Ibrahim, Isaac, Jacob and the Matriarchs Sarah, Leah and Rebecca. Enjoy a delicious lunch with the group prior to making our way to Bethlehem passing by the Blessed Pool where according to tradition the Ethiopian Eunuch was baptized by Philip. Visit Bethlehem Church of Nativity celebrate Mass and return to Jerusalem for dinner at a local restaurant and overnight.
Gethsemane - Western Wall Excavations - Western Wall Tunnel - Via de Laroza - Holy Sepulcher
This morning after breakfast we follow the passion of Christ where we visit the Garden and Grotto of Gethsemane. Walk on the Herodian streets of the Jerusalem, which once was walked by the pilgrims ascending to the Temple of Jerusalem. Most probably these streets where walked by the Holy Family when baby Christ was brought for the presentation at the temple. Visit western Wall tunnel (entrance included) into the Via de Laroza toward the church of the Holy Sepulcher for visit. This afternoon we will have lunch as a group and then visit the Jewish quarter where we enter to visit the Herodian Quarter "Wohl Archaeological museum" where many scholars believe that it's the location of the Hasmonean Palace from the time of Christ where perhaps the actual Praetorium would have stood "Judgment hall where Jesus stood his Judgment in front of Pilate" following the description given by early Christian visitors and authors during the Byzantine period where The judgment hall have stood between the Nea Church and the Church of Hagia Sophia. Rest of the afternoon at leisure prior to dinner and overnight.
After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, transfer to the Tel Aviv airport for return flights home.
The benefit of buying airfare with 206 Tours?
- Your transfers are always secured, even if your flights are delayed - round trip transfers to/from the hotel and airport are included no matter what!
- If you purchase your airline ticket on your own, you have to pay in full at the time of booking, and most of the time it is non-refundable. If you book with 206 Tours, full payment is due 60 days prior.
- In the very rare event that a tour is cancelled, you would get all your money back, which would most likely not be the case if you purchased it directly from the airline.
- Your flight arrangement will be followed up on and reconfirmed by 206 Tours.
- 206 Tours can arrange for you to travel before the tour, make a stop-over, or stay later!
Special Clergy Discount
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About your trip
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.