13 Days

Jordan & The Holy Land

Spiritual Director: Fr. Anthony Mugavero

May 15 - 30, 2020

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Petra · Kerak · Madaba · Mt. Nebo · Amman · Jerash · Tel Aviv · Caesarea · Stella Maris · Nazareth · Tiberias · Cana · Sea of Galilee · Mt. Tabor · Jericho · Jordan River · Jerusalem · Temple Model · Ein Karem · Bethlehem · Bethany · Dead Sea · Mt. Of Olives · Gethsemane · Mt. Zion (Upper Room) · Western Wall · Via Dolorosa · Holy Sepulchre · Jerusalem · Oberammergau · Munich

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare from
         *
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Centrally located hotels: (or similar):
      ~ 1 night: Cham Palace Amman, Jordan
      ~ 1 night: Petra Moon, Petra, Jordan
      ~ 1 night: Cham Palace, Amman, Jordan
      ~ 1 night: Dan Panorama, Tel Aviv
      ~ 2 nights: Leonardo Plaza, Tiberias
      ~ 5 nights: Inbal, Olive Tree, or Notre Dame, Jerusalem
      ~ 2 nights: Oberammergau area, Germany
      ~ 1 night: Munich, Germany
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily
  • Wine and mineral water with dinners
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Free Wi-Fi on motor coach
  • Wireless headsets where needed
  • Assistance of Christian guide(s) throughout
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Catholic Priest
  • Mass daily
  • Tickets to the Passion Play
  • Official Passion Play Program in English
  • Tips to hotel staff, restaurants, luggage handlers
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Cham Palace
Amman, Jordan

2 Nights

hotel
Petra Moon
Petra, Jordan

1 Night

hotel
Dan Panorama
Tel Aviv

1 Night

hotel
Leonardo Plaza
Tiberias

2 Nights

hotel
Inbal
Jerusalem

5 Nights

hotel
Oberammergau area
Germany

2 Nights

hotel
Munich
Germany

1 Night

Not included
  • Tips to your guide & driver
Optional
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage for both pre-existing conditions and those that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Itinerary

Day1 & 2
Depart for Jordan & Arrive Amman

Make your way to your local airport where you will board your overnight flight, meals served on board. Upon arrival in Amman, make your way to the baggage claim area, collect your luggage, proceed to arrival's hall, where you are greeted by your tour guide or driver. Transfer to the hotel in Amman for check-in. Enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Day3
Petra

This morning, you will transfer to the "lost" city of Petra ! This city is located amongst rugged desert canyons and mountains. Enjoy a walking tour of the former capital and trading center. Your first stop will be a visit to the Siq, a mile-long gorge that contains a number of magnificent structures that are carved into the mountains. The walk will culminate with a visit to the Petra Museum. Spend this afternoon at your own leisure. Feel free to shop, relax or rest before dinner and overnight.

Day4
Petra - Kerak - Madaba - Mt. Nebo - Amman

Today, after breakfast travel to the Castle of Kerak; the largest castle among mountain-top crusaders. Following this visit, transfer to the "City of Mosaics," Madaba. While in this city, you will visit St. George's Church that is home to a true treasure of Christianity. This Church houses the oldest map of the Holy Land which includes Israel, Palestine, and Southern Egypt. Later, visit Mt. Nebo, the most revered holy sites of Jordan. This mountain was mentioned in Deuteronomy 34, "Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah." While here, you will tour the Holy site of where Moses died and was buried. Following your visit to this Sacred place, return to Amman before dinner and an overnight.

Day5
Amman - Jerash - Tel Aviv

Following breakfast, you will depart for Jerash, nestled in a quiet valley among the mountains of Gilead, is the grandeur of Imperial Rome being one of the largest and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside of Italy. To this day, its paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theaters, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates remain in exceptional condition. Later today we will be crossing the Jordanian border into the Holy Land and continue toward the Mediterranean Coast to Tel Aviv for dinner and an overnight.

Day6
Caesarea - Stella Maris - Nazareth - Tiberias - Cana: Theme: The Annunciation

Following breakfast, we drive to Caesarea. You will have the opportunity to visit the archaeological remains of this ancient port, which aided as base for the Herodian navy. Continue North to Haifa, here you will find Stella Maris, a Carmelite Monastery. The monastery is located above the cave where Elijah, the prophet, once lived. A colorful painting of this "wonder-worker" can be found on the ceiling of the Church. Following this visit, enjoy a scenic drive (with view of the bay of Acco) to Nazareth, here you will experience the town where Mary once lived and where Jesus lived as a child (Matthew 2:23). During the visit to Nazareth, you will visit the Byzantine Church of St. Joseph to which tradition identifies as the workshop and home of the Holy Family. Then make a stop at the Church of the Annunciation which stands over the cave that tradition holds to be the home of the Virgin Mary. The cupola, which dominates modern-day Nazareth, is surmounted by a lantern which symbolizes "the Light of the World." Also, we visit Mary's Well where the Angel Gabriel announced to the Virgin Mary that she will bear the Son of God (Luke 1:30-34). The next stop will be Cana, where you will visit the Franciscan Wedding Church. Couples will have the opportunity to participate in a ceremony to renew their wedding vows. Your first day culminates with a transfer to Tiberias. Upon arrival in Tiberias, you will check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day7
Tiberias: Sea of Galilee: Theme: The Ministry of Christ in the Galilee

Today begin this day with breakfast at the hotel, followed by a boat ride on the beautiful and scenic Sea of Galilee (Luke 5:1). Upon docking the boat, you will have the opportunity to view the remains of a boat that dates back to the time of Jesus. Following the Sea of Galilee, we continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus proclaimed His great Sermon on the Mount (Luke 6:20-49). Near the Mount, is Tabgha, one of Jesus' miracle sites. At Tabgha, Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000 people from five loaves of bread and two fish (Luke 9:10-17). Also, in Tabgha is St. Peter's Primacy where Jesus bestowed church leadership upon Peter (John 21:9). Continue to visit the birthplace of Mary Magdalene in Magdala. During the time of Jesus, this village was a prosperous fishing village that exported fish and garum (a fish sauce reduction; popular in Roman cooking). Your day concludes at Capernaum, the launching place of Jesus' ministry. In Capernaum, see the Synagogue where Jesus taught (Mark 1:21-29) and gave His sermon on the Bread of Life. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day8
Jordan River - Mt. Tabor - Jericho - Jordan River - Jerusalem: Theme: The Transfiguration

After breakfast, we drive to the site of the Transfiguration, Mount Tabor (Matthew 17:1-50). At this site, you will have some time to reflect on Christ's Humanity and Divinity. Celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the Transfiguration, continue to the Jordan Valley to the oldest inhabited city in the world, Jericho (Joshua 6:12-25). In Jericho, you view the exact location, the Mount of Temptation, where the Devil tempted Jesus during his forty-day fast (Luke 4:1). Following the visit to this mountain, continue to Jesus' baptismal site on the River Jordan (Matthew 3:13-17). After some time at the Jordan River, we transfer to Jerusalem to check-in to your hotel, enjoy dinner and overnight.

Day9
Jerusalem: Temple Model - Ein Karem - Bethlehem

This morning, enjoy breakfast before we start our day in Jerusalem, which houses the temple to which Jesus was Presented (Luke 2:22). Visit a model of the Second Temple as it was in the time of Jesus. Next take a short drive to the village of Ein Karem, the birth place of John the Baptist. It is known that there are two churches in Ein Karem, both representing the two homes of Zechariah and Elizabeth. You will have a chance to visit both of these churches and have the opportunity to pray the Mystery of the Rosary as you walk up the hill to the Church of the Visitation. In the afternoon, transfer to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. In Bethlehem, you will have the opportunity to view the Shepherd's Fields (Luke 2:8). The tour concludes at the Manger Square which stands in front of the Church of the Nativity. As you enter the Church, you will proceed down to the Grotto of the Nativity which marks the spot of Our Savior's birth (Matthew 2:1-18). Beneath the altar, there is a silver star and a Latin inscription that states: HIC DE VIRGINE MARIA JESUS CHRISTUS NATUS (Here Jesus Christ was born to the Virgin Mary). Following Mass in this Sacred space, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day10
Bethany - Dead Sea: Theme: Early Years in Jerusalem & the Wilderness

Following breakfast at your hotel, we will travel down the Jordan Valley to Qumran. Qumran is made up of 2,000 year old ruins from the days of the Second Temple and also the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were written and discovered (Ezekial 47:8-10). Time and weather permitting, you will have the opportunity to take a float in the Dead Sea, the lowest and saltiest spot on Earth. Continue as you travel through the Judean wilderness, the site where Jesus spent His 40 days of fasting. The day of touring culminates with a transfer to Bethany. Bethany is the site where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead which foreshadows His own Resurrection (John 11:38-44). Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day11
Jerusalem: Mt. Of Olives - Gethsemane - Mt. Zion (Upper Room) - Western Wall

After breakfast, we will make our way to the Mount of Olives where you will be able to take in the beautiful, panoramic view of Jerusalem. Visit the Pater Noster Shrine where Jesus taught His disciples the Lord's Prayer (Pater Noster) (Luke 11:1-4). You will have the opportunity to stop at Dominus Flevit which is a Church that commemorates where Jesus wept for Jerusalem (Luke 19:41). Continue on to Gethsemane, a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Jesus brought His disciples here to pray the night before He was crucified (Luke 22:29-53). Your next stop, the Church of All Nations, built over the "Rock of Agony". This is where Jesus prayed alone on the night of His arrest. Throughout this time, you are invited to remain in prayer and to reflect on Christ's agony that He experienced. You will have the opportunity to visit the Western Wall, which is the last remnant of the Jewish Temple after it was destroyed in 70 A.D. Continue with a visit to the house of the High Priest Caiaphas (Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu). This Church commemorates where Jesus was examined and eventually imprisoned before the Council in Jerusalem. You will also visit the Upper Room on Mt. Zion, this is where Jesus and His disciples celebrated the Last Supper (Matthew 26:17-30) and where Jesus appeared to His disciples after His Death and Resurrection (Mark 16:14). In addition, visit the nearby Benedictine Church of the Dormition. Tradition tells us that this Church is where Mary, the Mother of Jesus, "fell asleep." At the end of this prayerful day, return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day12
Jerusalem: Via Dolorosa - Holy Sepulchre: Theme: The Way of the Cross, The Crucifixion, The Resurrection

This morning you will have a very early wake-up to begin the Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross) at the Antonia Fortress. This is the spot where Jesus was condemned to death by Pontius Pilate (John 18:28-19:16). Following His condemnation, He was taken (on the Road to Calvary) to His place of Crucifixion. Reflect upon the Stations of the Cross as you travel through the markets of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Luke 23:26-33). This sacred destination is the site of Calvary (Jesus' crucifixion place) and His tomb (Luke 23: 50-55). Celebrate Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Following Mass, we will return to the hotel to enjoy breakfast. We will continue our day with a visit to the Church of St. Anne's, the home of Jesus' maternal grandparents (Anne and Joachim); and the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the crippled man (John 5:1-9). This afternoon, enjoy a revisit to the Old City. Following this visit return to the hotel to enjoy dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day13
Jerusalem - Oberammergau

After breakfast transfer to Tel Aviv airport for flights to Munich. Upon arrival at Munich Airport, make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Proceed to the arrival's hall, you be greeted by your tour guide and/or driver. Enjoy a picturesque ride through Bavaria arriving at your hotel in Oberammergau (or nearby). Time permitting walk the quaint streets of Oberammergau, later in the afternoon we will celebrate Mass followed by a welcome dinner and overnight.

Day14
Oberammergau - Passion Play: Performance Day

After breakfast, we will gather to celebrate Mass. Following a light lunch, we will make our way to the world famous Passion Play Theatre. We will attend the performance of a lifetime, the 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play. The Oberammergau Passion Play tells the story of the Passion of Christ, beginning with His entry into the ancient city of Jerusalem, followed by His trial, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. The play is held in a beautiful open air theatre that is praised for its superb acoustics and comfort.

The Play is approximately five and a half hours long and is performed in two acts.
Act I : 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Intermission: 5:30pm - 7:30pm; enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Act II: 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Day15
Oberammergau - Munich

After breakfast, we depart the Oberammergau area to Munich. Upon arrival enjoy visiting Munich's top sites; Marienplatz with its world famous Glockenspiel; the twin-towered Frauenkirche (the Church of Our Lady), which serves as the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich. Celebrate Mass then free time for lunch or shopping. Dinner and overnight.

Day16
Return from Munich to your hometown (or continue touring)

Today we fondly say "auf wiedersehen" to Germany, our fellow pilgrims and new friends! Although it's an end of this journey, graces and blessings will last a lifetime.

Know Before You Go

We promise to do all within our power to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact us, please note should any problems arise during your trip you should first contact your local emergency contact in your destination country or the 206 Tours.

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2020 Dates & Prices

Dates

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May 15
Friday
May 30, 2020
Saturday
May 16
Saturday
May 30, 2020
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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $1,143.00 (USD)

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

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

Would like to stop over in Europe?

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 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  sales@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $1,143.00 (USD)

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

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

Would you like to arrive
earlier or stay later?

Let us know at the time of registration if you would like to arrive earlier, or stay later, than the scheduled tour dates, and pending availability, we will book your airline reservations accordingly, at no additional cost. Pre- and/or post-stays at the hotel will cost an additional fee. These options should be available to you when registering online, or simply contact us at: 800-206-TOUR (8687) or sales@206tours.com

About your trip

  • Petra
  • Kerak
  • Madaba
  • Mt. Nebo
  • Amman
  • Jerash
  • Tel Aviv
  • Caesarea
  • Stella Maris
  • Nazareth
  • Tiberias
About Oberammergau Passion Play:

Every 10 years, the little town of Oberammergau puts on its world famous Passion Play! This reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ has a 400 year old history within Germany, and the people within this town, as they are the Actors, Stage Hands, and Costume Designers.

Know Before You Go

We promise to do all within our power to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact us, please note should any problems arise during your trip you should first contact your local emergency contact in your destination country or the 206 Tours.

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