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10 Days Footsteps of Christ Holy Land Tour to Israel & Jordan including Petra

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Day 1: Tel Aviv

Stop At: Ben Gurion Airport, 7015001, Israel
Welcome to the land of Israel for your Holy Land tour. On arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport, our airport representatives will meet and assist you. Transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv – Israel's largest and modern city and nearby Jaffa. Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight rest from your flight.

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Tel Aviv with your selection of 5 Star Deluxe or 4 Star First Class hotel accommodations.

Day 2: Tel Aviv / Jaffa / Caesarea / Megiddo / Nazareth / Sea of Galilee / Tiberias

Stop At: Jaffa Old City, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 61000 Israel
In the morning visit to Old Jaffa with guide, walk through the narrow passages of Old Jaffa, believed to be the oldest port city in the world and where cedars from Lebanon arrived to build Solomon's Temple (2 Chronicles 2:16). See St. Peter's Church and take a spectacular view of Tel Aviv shoreline from Jaffa Hilltop. Peter came to Jaffa (Joppa) from Lydda to raise Tabitha (Dorcas) from the dead (Acts 9:36-43). While in Jaffa, the apostle stayed at the house of Simon the Tanner. St. Peter's Church marks the traditional site of Peter’s vision of the Great Sheet (Acts 10:9-16).
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Caesarea National Park, Route 2 Near Aqiva, Caesarea Israel
Visit the excavations of this ancient city with guide, see the Roman theater and aqueduct. This is where Paul made his defense before Festus and King Agrippa prior to his final journey to Rome (Acts 25-26).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Megiddo National Park, Megiddo, Nazareth 18230 Israel
Visit with guide Megiddo (Joshua 12:21, 1 Kings 9:15, 2 Kings 23:29 & Revelation 16:16), the site of Armageddon (Revelation 16) where it is prophesied the gathering of the armies for the battle of the end of times will take place. See the remains from Solomon’s days, view the valley where the Battle of Armageddon will be fought (Revelation 16:14-16). Visit the archaeological excavations at Megiddo, including the well-preserved water supply system.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Nazareth Village, 5079 St, Nazareth 16100 Israel
Visit the city of Nazareth with guide.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Church of the Annunciation, Casa Nova Street רחוב קזנובה, Nazareth Israel
Visit and tour the Church of Annunciation with guide.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Sea of Galilee, Tiberias Israel
Arrive in the Sea of Galilee area.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Sea of Galilee with your selection of 5 Star Deluxe or 4 Star First Class hotel accommodations.

Day 3: Sea of Galilee, Magdala / Boat Ride / Jesus Boat / Banias / Yardenit, Jordan River

Stop At: Magdala, Tzomet Migdal N/n, Migdal 14950 Israel
Special visit with guide to Magdala (Matthew 15:39) a unique Holy Land site, known as the home of Mary Magdalene. Here we'll explore a first century Jewish city where Jesus' healed the afflicted, and the oldest excavated synagogue in the Galilee from the time of Jesus' ministry where surely he taught.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Sea of Galilee, Tiberias Israel
Board a wooden boat and sail on as the disciples did 2,000 years ago on the Sea of Galilee where the Lord calmed the storm (Luke 8:22-25), and where he made one of the most dramatic miracles, walking on water (Mark 6:47-52). It was along the shores of the Sea of Galilee where Jesus appeared for a third time after being raised from the dead, and asked his disciples to throw their net to the right side of the boat and caught many fish, and where the Lord made the disciples breakfast (John 21).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Ancient Galilee Boat, Kibbutz Ginosar The Yigal Alon Center, Ginosar 1498000 Israel
We'll dock at Kibbutz Nof Ginosar and visit the "Ancient Jesus Boat" the remains of a 2,000 years old boat that was discovered in 1986. This boat was used at the time of Jesus and his disciples.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Banias Nature Reserve, Golan Heights
Visit to Banias with your guide- ancient Ceasarea Philippi (Matthew 16:13 and Mark 8:27) where Jesus said “On this rock I will build my Church” (Matthew 16:18).
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Yardenit, קיבוץ כנרת, Israel
Visit the baptismal site of Yardenit on the Jordan River, where believers celebrate and some take the opportunity to submerge themselves in the same waters where the Holy Spirit descended like a dove from heaven, when John the Baptist baptized Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17).
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Special St. Peter fish lunch in the Galilee.
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Sea of Galilee with your selection of 5 Star Deluxe or 4 Star First Class hotel accommodations.

Day 4: Sea of Galilee, Jordan River - Mount of Beatitudes / Tabgha / Capernaum / Beit She'an / Dead Sea

Stop At: Mount of Beatitudes, Har Nahum, Capernaum Israel
Tour with your guide the Mount of Beatitudes (Matthew 5, Matthew 6, Matthew 7, Matthew 8) where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Church of Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum Israel
See with your guide the famous Church of the Beatitudes chapel, constructed between 1936 and 1938 by the noted architect Antonio Barluzzi and enjoy the view.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tabgha, Tiberias Israel
Tour with your guide Tabgha - the site of the Feeding of the 5,000 and Primacy of Peter (Matthew 13, Mark 33, Mark 45, & John 21).
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Church of the Multiplication, Tabgha, Capernaum Israel
See the church and it's 4th Century Mosaic floors.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, Capernaum Israel
Tour with your guide Capernaum (Matthew 4:13, Matthew 13:54, Matthew 17:24, Luke 7, Mark 1:2, John 4:46 John 4:54) where is believed to have been Jesus' home and the center of his ministry, here we can stand in what is left of the synagogue in which Jesus ministered, and where he preformed many miracles, and it's in Capernaum where Peter’s mother-in-law lived and was healed (Luke 4:38-40).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Beit She'an National Park, Beit She'an, Israel
Tour with your guide the ancient city of Beit She'an (Mark 5:20, Mark 7:31), and see the archeological sites. It was here that after defeating Saul and his sons on Mount Gilboa, the Philistines hanged their bodies on the walls of Beth Shean (2 Samuel 21:12-14).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dead Sea, Israel
Arrive to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Check in at the Daniel Dead Sea Hotel located at the shores of the Dead Sea, and receive in room special spa gift products, Dead Sea rich minerals mud and Dead Sea salt pack courtesy of Daniel Dead Sea Hotel for our guest. Enjoy optional spa treatments and a massage, swim and float on the salty water of the Dead Sea or take a dip in the hotel pool.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Dead Sea, overnight in Daniel Dead Sea Hotel (Deluxe Room 5 Star category) or (Standard Room 4 Star)

Day 5: Dead Sea / Masada / Ein Gedi / Qumran / Jerusalem

Stop At: Masada National Park, Masada 8698000 Israel
Today on your Holy Land tour with your guide visit the 1500 feet mountaintop fortress of Masada famous for being the last stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans. We will ascend to Masada by cable car and discover the first century Synagogue, King Herod’s Bathhouse and other sites atop of Masada.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, Ein Gedi 86980 Israel
Visit where David hid in a cave when running from Saul (1 Samuel 23), it was here that David composed several of his Psalms.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Qumran Caves, Wadi Qumran Palestinian Territories
The guided tour visits Qumran where a cache of ancient biblical texts, the Dead Sea Scroll's were discovered in 1947.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Old City of Jerusalem, Jerusalem Israel
Arrive in the Golden city of Jerusalem (1 Psalm 122:6), and stop at Mt. Scopus for a panoramic view of the city.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Jerusalem with your selection of 5 Star Deluxe or 4 Star First Class hotel accommodations.

Day 6: Jerusalem: Mount of Olives / Gethsemane / Western Wall / Pool of Bethesda / Church of Holy Sepulcher / Via Dolorosa

Stop At: Church of the Pater Noster, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem Israel
Begin the day with guide from the top of Mount of Olives where the Lord ascended into heaven (acts 1) we will have a view across the Kidron Valley to the Eastern Gate where the prince of Peace will enter (Ezekiel 43), and pass by Pater Noster Church.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Dominus Flevit, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem Israel
Visit Dominus Flevit Church with guide and see where "The Lord wept" as he beheld the Holy City (Luke 19:41-44), and proceed down Palm Sunday Road.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Garden of Gethsemane, Jericho Rd, Jerusalem Israel
Take time to reflect and pray at the Garden of Gethsemane the place that Jesus prays (Luke 22:39) and his disciples customarily visited, which allowed Judas to find him on that fateful night of his arrest (Luke 22:47-52). It's in Gethsemane where an angel from heaven appears to strenghen Jesus (Luke 22:43) and where he found his disciples sleeping and awakes them and tells them to get up and pray (Luke 22:46).
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Western Wall Plaza Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 97500 Israel
Take a guided tour to the Western Wall- The holiest site in Judaism and one of the original walls that retained the Temple.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: The Western Wall Tunnels, Old City, Jerusalem Israel
Continue with guide and visit the Western Wall Tunnels running along the base of the Western Wall which lead us through the Second Temple era and reveal the amazing construction of the Temple Mount water supply and Roman street where our Lord was led to judgment.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Church of Saint Anne, Via Dolorosa at St Stephen's Gate, Jerusalem Israel
Tour with guide St. Anne Church next to the Pool of Bethesda.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pools of Bethesda, Jerusalem Israel
See where Jesus performed the famous miracle of healing of the paralytic (John 5).
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa, Via Dolorosa Old Town, Jerusalem Israel
We will walk the Stations of the Cross remembering The Passion of Christ (Matthew 26:36-28:10) - the Via Dolorosa including Station 2 Judgment Hall of Pilate (John 18:33), located at the Church of the Flagellation and Church of the Condemnation and Imposition of the Cross, and the final Station the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem
Visit the most important site in Christianity the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Matthew 27, Matthew 33:57, Matthew 28:10) where you'll find the last Station 14 of the cross, and where pilgrims celebrate and mark the crucifixion and burial of Jesus.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Jerusalem with your selection of 5 Star Deluxe or 4 Star First Class hotel accommodations.

Day 7: Jerusalem Old and New City - Mt. Zion / Jewish Quarter / Ein Kerem / Bethlehem / Church of the Nativity / Garden Tomb

Stop At: Mount Zion, Rehov Ma'ale HaShalom, Jerusalem 9750000 Israel
Tour with guide Mt. Zion including the Upper room (Luke 22), Lord’s Supper, visit King David Tomb, and walk through the Jewish Quarter.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Cenacle, Mount Zion, Jerusalem Israel
Visit the Upper Room or Cenacle with your guided tour, traditionally held to be the site of the Last Supper (Luke 22).
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: King David's Tomb, Mount Zion, Jerusalem Israel
Visit King David's Tomb, site considered by some to be the burial place of David, King of Israel.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem Israel
Walk through and discover the sites of the Jewish Quarter.

Stop At: Knesset (Parliament), HaKiryah, Jerusalem 91950 Israel
Drive through the New City and pass the Knesset (Israel Parliament).

Stop At: Ein Kerem, Jerusalem 95744 Israel
Continue to the birthplace of John the Baptist (Luke 1:57-80), the one to announce the coming of the Lord (Isaiah 40:3).

Stop At: Church of the Visitation, Ein Kerem Israel
Visit the Church of the Visitation which commemorates the visit made by Mary the mother of Jesus', to Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1:39-56).
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Church of the Nativity, Manger Square .15 minutes walking from bus 231, Bethlehem Palestinian Territories
Continue to Bethlehem where Joseph traveled there (Luke 2:1-7) with Mary whom was pregnant, and where Jesus was born (Matthew 2:1-5), and visit the Church of the Nativity. Proceed to see the Shepherd’s Field where an angel appeared to announce the birth of Jesus (Luke 2:8-20).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Garden Tomb, Conrad Schick St, Jerusalem 91193 Israel
In the afternoon visit The Garden Tomb, to celebrate the resurrection of Christ (1 Corinthians 15, Luke 24:6-7, Mark 16:5-7) with a time for prayer.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Jerusalem with your selection of 5 Star Deluxe or 4 Star First Class hotel accommodations.

Day 8: Sh. Hussein Bridge or (Allenby Bridge) Jerash - Amman

Stop At: Jerash Ruins, Jerash Jordan
Proceed to Jerash - city of the Decapolis, located about 45Km North of Amman in the fertile heights of the Gilad, visit the ancient Roman city with colonnaded streets, the baths and the hill of the top Temple, and more.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Al Balad – Downtown Amman, Amman Jordan
Amman city tour of the Jordanian Capital.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 9: Amman / Petra

Stop At: Petra - Wadi Musa 77110 Jordan
Tour with a professional tour guide the amazing site of Petra, designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 10: Amman / Madaba / Mount Nebo / Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport

Stop At: Madaba Mosaic Map, Inside St. George's Church, Madaba Jordan
Drive to Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land and ruins of historical sites. In Madaba its written in the scriptures that "the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab" (Deuteronomy 34:5).
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mount Nebo, Madaba Jordan
Continue about 10Kms. to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land (Deuteronomy 34).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Church of Saint George, Madaba Jordan
Visit the remains of a Byzantine church with a mosaic floor at Greek Orthodox Church of St. George
Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Ben Gurion Airport, 7015001, Israel
Drive to the border crossing to Israel for your flight home.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
10 days
Return Details
Jerusalem, Israel
Inclusions
  • 9x Breakfast
  • 7x Dinner
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Transfers: Escorted group transfers to/from hotel included- meet & assistance on arrival/departure.
  • Dedicated and private driver during full group tour.
  • A special boat ride sailing on the Sea of Galilee.
  • Porterage at airport and hotels.
  • Receive in room at the Dead Sea resort special spa gift products.
  • Entry/Admission - Caesarea National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Megiddo National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Magdala
  • Entry/Admission - Sea of Galilee
  • Entry/Admission - The Ancient Galilee Boat
  • Entry/Admission - Yardenit
  • Entry/Admission - Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
  • Entry/Admission - Beit She'an National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Masada National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Qumran Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Jerash Ruins
  • Entry/Admission - Petra
Exclusions
  • Tips to guide/driver and hotel/restaurant staff.
  • Personal extras or meals not mentioned inclusions or itinerary.
  • Crossing Israel/Jordan Border tax currently $35.00
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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The itinerary looked daunting, and it was very full, but sufficient time was allotted for all the sites. The hotels were good, not always perfect as I would expect from five star hotels (furniture scratches, leaking air conditioners, etc. but beds were comfortable and amenities
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Trip was as good as expected; the 5-star hotels were in the most case very good, our tour guide in Israel was terrific, the tour guide in Jordan was acceptable, most lunch spots along the tour were fine. A disappointment was we were not advised to not take any Jewish-related
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Response from IsraelTourismConsult, Owner at 10 Days Footsteps of Christ Holy Land Tour to Israel & Jordan including Petra
Responded 30 Jul 2019
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the trip. We looked in to the incident about the Menorah that was confiscated from one of the group passengers when entering Jordan. Our local representative has researched this incident and they indicate that apparently this is something that has come up only very recently as it was not the case in the past. That is why not even the local tour operators/guides were aware that this could happen. Steps will be taken to notify all guides so they can inform passengers. Our local representatives are also taking action to replace the item taken away and sending to her if possible. Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback.
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