Walking on Jesus Steps
8 Days 7 Nights
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Walking on Jesus Steps,
Day 1: Arrival at Q.A Airport - overnight in Amman
Arrival at Queen Alia International Airport, Meet with our driver then your vehicle will drive you to your hotel in Amman for the overnight.
Day 2: Amman / Madaba / Um Rassas / Mt. Nebo / Overnight in Amman
Breakfast at the hotel, then drive to the south from Amman, along the 5000-year-old King's Highway; one of the most memorable journeys in the Holy Land passing through a string of ancient sites.
Starting the visit of Mt. Nebo, the place where Moses have gone to get a view of the Promised Land before he died and from a platform in front of the church one can enjoy a breathtaking view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea
Then continue to Madaba which is best known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, especially a large Byzantine-era mosaic map of The Holy Land
The Madaba Mosaic Map is an index map of the region, dating from the sixth century AD, preserved in the floor of the Greek Orthodox Basilica of Saint George. With two million pieces of colour stone, the map depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns in Palestine and the Nile Delta. The mosaic contains the earliest extant representation of Byzantine Jerusalem, labeled the "Holy City." The map provides important details as to its 6th century landmarks, with the central colonnaded street and the Holy Sepulchre clearly visible. This map is one key in developing scholarly knowledge about the physical layout of Jerusalem after its destruction and rebuilding in 70 AD.
Then continue To the east of Madaba is Umm Ar-Rasas, a very ancient site that is mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. The rectangular walled city is mostly in ruins but does still include several buildings, as well as four churches and some beautiful stone arches.
The main attraction is outside the city walls within the Church of St. Stephen, which contains a very large, perfectly preserved mosaic floor laid down in 718 AD. It portrays fifteen major cities of the Holy Land from both east and west of the River Jordan. This magnificent mosaic is second only to Madaba’ s world famous mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land.
At the end of the day, transfer back to Amman Hotel for the dinner and the overnight.
Day 3: Amman / Bethany / Mukawir / Dead Sea / Overnight in Amman H.B Basis
Breakfast at the hotel, Then transfer to visit Bethany the place where Joshua, Elijah and Elisha crossed the Jordan River, Elijah was taken up to heaven, John the Baptist preached and baptized, and Jesus was baptized and started his public ministry.
In Bethany also it’s revealed an earlier 3rd century building with fine mosaics and what is known as a Christian "prayer hall." If this is correct, it might be one of the earliest Christian prayer facilities anywhere in the world. Also identified is the cave where John the Baptist lived, according to numerous Byzantine pilgrims’ texts. The cave was turned into a church and a freshwater channel running from the cave, purportedly used by John for baptizing, can still be visited today.
Then Within transfer to Mukawir, Which is the hilltop stronghold of Herod the Great. Upon Herod’s death, his son, Herod Antipas, inherited the fortress and it is from here that he ordered John the Baptist to be beheaded after Salome’s fateful dance.
After the visit, continue to the Dead Sea, which is one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the whole world; it is the lowest point on earth, and the world's richest source of natural salts, hiding wonderful treasures that accumulated throughout thousands of years. It is believed to be the site of five biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zebouin and Zoar. Free time to swim and to enjoy the salty water
At the end of the day, transfer direct to Amman for the dinner and the overnight.
Day 4: Amman / Mt Olives / Mt Zion / Overnight in Jerusalem
Breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to visit Mount of Olives – Panoramic view over Jerusalem from Top of Mount of Olives – visit Garden of Gethsemane with its eight ancient olive-trees
After Christ and his disciples had celebrated the Last Supper on the day later known as Maundy Thursday he went with them "unto a place called Gethsemane" (Matthew 26,36); "and he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed ... and being in an agony he prayed more earnestly" (Luke 22, 41 and 44). The disciples slept and left him alone in this hour of agony, and soon afterwards he was arrested and taken into the city.
Then proceed to Mount Zion to visit the Upper Room, king David Tomb and the Dormition Abbey and St. Peter in Galicantu –
Mt Zion has been revered as the place where Christ celebrated the Last Supper with his disciples and instituted the Eucharist (Matthew 26, 17-30; Mark 14, 12-25; Luke 22, 7-20), where the Holy Ghost descended on the apostles at Pentecost (Acts 2), and where - as first affirmed by Patriarch Modestus in the seventh century - the Virgin spent the last years of her life and died.
And at the end of the day transfer direct to Jerusalem for the dinner and the overnight.
Day 5: Bethlehem city tour / Ein Karem / Overnight in Jerusalem
Breakfast at the hotel, and then start the day by visiting the Nativity Church and the Shepherds Field in Bethlehem
The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The structure is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Jesus Christ, and thus it is considered one of the most sacred places for Christians.
After breakfast Proceed to Ein Karem, located in the hills next to a little spring.
Then continue to Ein Karem which is the city of Judah and birthplace of John the Baptist, Visit the Visitation church and the Church of St. John the Baptist. Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 6: Old City of Jerusalem / Overnight in Jerusalem H.B Basis
Breakfast at the hotel, and then proceed to visit the Old City of Jerusalem, enter the Old City of Jerusalem via St. Stephens Gate, and walk through the 14 station of the cross, then visit of the Church of Holy Sepulchre and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 7: Sea of Galilee / Nazareth / Overnight in Amman H.B Basis
Breakfast at the hotel, then direct transfer to the north to visit the Sea of Galilee,
many of the miracles of Jesus occurred on its shores—including his walking on water, calming the storm, and feeding five thousand people in Tabgha.
Then transfer to visit Nazareth which is the city described as the childhood home of Jesus, and as such is a center of Christian pilgrimage, with many shrines commemorating biblical events.
The day will include the visit of the Annunciation Church which was established at the site where, according to Roman Catholic tradition, the Annunciation took place. Greek Orthodox tradition holds that this event occurred while Mary was drawing water from a local spring in Nazareth, and the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation was erected at that alternate site.
At the end of the day transfer back to Allenby Bridge to Cross to Jordan side, meet & assist and transfer direct to Amman for the dinner and the overnight.
Day 8: Departure through Q.A Airport
Breakfast at the hotel and regarding to the flight time your vehicle will drive you to Q.A Airport for the final departure.
Meet & Assist at the Airport upon the arrival and departure
Meet & Assist at the Border upon the arrival and departure
All the transportation in private Modern Vehicles in Jordan & Israel
04 Nights accommodation in Amman, H.B Basis
03 Nights accommodation in Jerusalem, H.B Basis
All breakfasts & dinners at the hotels
Entrance fees for all sites mentioned in the Program
Professional English speaking guide in Israel
Professional English speaking guide in Jordan for 5 paying guests and more.
Any Flight Ticket
Any personal matter such as drinks, telephone call, laundry etc
Any Guiding service in Jordan (except for groups of 5 guests and more)
Travel / Health insurance.
Tips for guide, driver, restaurants
Any services not mentioned in the itinerary.
Entry Visa to Jordan & Israel
Exit departure tax from Jordan (around 15 $, subject to change )
Exit departure tax from Israel ( around 50 $, Subject to change )
Transportation between the Jordan and Israel terminals, you can use the shuttle bus which costs around 10 USD per person + around 2 USD for each luggage.
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This Page was last updated on 15 Jan 2022