13 Day Christian Holy Land Israel and Jordan Tour

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13 Day Christian Holy Land Israel and Jordan Tour

Starts in: Tel Aviv & Jerusalem | Available: every day
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Air Conditioned Transport
Accommodation Included
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13 day package
English
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$1,785/ person
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On our 13 day Christian Holy Land Tour of Israel and Jordan, let the Bible come alive as you traverse this unique region with our superb team of guides and ground staff. Our tour is available every week, with guaranteed departures, and is brought to life by our experienced and energetic team in both Israel and Jordan to ensure we are able to provide you with the best tour with unrivaled value.

This 13 day Christian Holy Land Tour covers the highlights of Israel and Jordan with a Biblical focus in the content included. As we visit sites including Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Galilee, Petra, Madaba, Mount Nebo, and many more, the places of the Bible will be brought to life, and with all arrangements in place, you’ll be free to simply sit back, absorb the content, let your senses take in the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells, and reflect on a set of memories which will remain with you forever.

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13 Day Christian Holy Land Israel and Jordan Tour Highlights

1

Spend some free time in Tel Aviv exploring the bustling markets, beautiful beaches, and Bauhaus architecture that lines the White City

2

Make your way north to explore the rolling hills of the Galilee, the ancient streets of Nazareth, the quaint village of Capernaum, and the Yardenit Baptismal Site

3

Discover the ancient Herodian port of Caesarea and its Roman ruins, the Hanging Bahai Gardens in Haifa, the limestone grottoes of Rosh HaNikra, and the cultural melting pot of Akko

4

Plunge into the verdant hills of the Golan Heights, visiting key sites like Megiddo(where the final battle of Armageddon will happen), the Jezreel Valley, the famous wine-making area of Katzrin and it's synagogue, and the storied Mount Bental

5

Walk through Jerusalem's ancient streets to Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall, the Quarters of the Old City, and more

6

Stand atop the Mount of Olives and wander through the Garden of Gethsemane, and take some time at Mount Zion and Pater Noster before visiting Israel's famous Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem

7

Sweep through the shimmering Judean Desert on your way to the very place where Jesus was born, Bethlehem, and then tour the oldest and lowest city on the planet, Jericho

8

Tour the floating fortress of Masada and enjoy panoramic views across the Dead Sea and the Moab Mountains before descending to the lowest place on Earth to float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea

9

Enjoy a free day or explore famous Christian sites in the Galilee including Magdala, Cana, Nof Ginosaur or the Jesus Boat, and the Mount of Beatitudes

10

Cross over into Jordan to uncover the Roman ruins at Jerash, the Byzantine mosaics at Madaba, and admire Mount Nebo, where Moses first laid eyes on the Holy Land

11

Drive through the Mars-like and ethereal sands of Wadi Rum on your way to Petra, the forgotten Nabatean city that's one of the Seven Wonders of the World

12

Take a Jeep safari tour with a local Bedouin guide through Wadi Rum's lunar landscape before spending some time in Aqaba, Jordan's port city on the Red Sea

13

Watch history come to life as you stroll the cities, streets, and sites that Christ and his followers did generations ago for an unforgettable experience

13 Day Christian Holy Land Israel and Jordan Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival
  • Check in to hotel in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
  • Free evening to acclimatize
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
Day 2 - Galilee, Nazareth, River Jordan and Sea of Galilee
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Head to the Galilee, we’ll explore this rich region
  • Visit Nazareth, where we’ll tour the Church of the Annunciation in Jesus’s hometown
  • See Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee
  • Pass the city of Tiberias
  • Visit the River Jordan Baptism Site at Yardenit
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
Day 3 - Caesarea, Haifa, Akko, Rosh Hanikra
  • Pickup from your hotel in the morning
  • Visit ancient Caesarea with its Roman amphitheater, port, hippodrome, and aqueduct
  • This is a magnificent archaeological site which has been incredibly restored and brought back to life
  • Explore Israel’s third-largest city, Haifa, set on the slopes of Mount Carmel which you will drive alongside on the way
  • In the city, you will enjoy a view of the beautiful Baha’i Gardens, a world heritage site home to the Baha’i faith
  • Travel further north, to ancient Acre – a UNESCO recognized World Heritage Site with ancient walled city and colorful market
  • Visit the caves of Rosh Hanikra, on Israel’s far-northern border
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
Day 4 - Golan Heights
  • Pick Up from your hotel in the morning
  • See Megiddo which stands above the Jezreel Valley (Valley of the Armageddon)
  • Ascend into the Golan Heights, one of the most beautiful regions of Israel
  • Visit the Ancient Synagogue at Katzrin
  • From Mount Bental view across the abandoned villages of Syria, learning Israeli history
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
Day 5 - Jerusalem
  • View of Jerusalem, see the famous view of the Old City with its Mount of Olives, which has become one of the most iconic images of this holy city
  • See the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of All Nations which sits within it
  • Crossing the Kidron Valley, enter walled Old City, holy to the three monotheistic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam)
  • Enjoy an overview of the four quarters including the holiest sites to Christianity, the Via Dolorosa with the stations of the cross, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, as well as the Western (Wailing) Wall, Souq, Cardo, and more
  • Visit the bustling Machane Yehuda food market and sense the local flavors
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 6 - Jesus’s Jerusalem
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning
  • Visit the Church of the Ascension on Mount Zion
  • At Pater Noster, see the grotto which commemorates the Lord’s Prayer
  • Walk down the Mount of Olives into the Kidron Valley visiting Dominus Flevit
  • Visit the Church of All Nations in Garden of Gethsemane
  • In the Old City, visit Bethesda’s Pool, St Anne’s Church, the convent of the Sisters of Zion, and the Ecce Homo Arch
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 7 - Bethlehem and Jericho
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Drive into the Judean Desert, descending through the canyons of this majestic landscape
  • At Jericho, the Oldest City on Earth, see the famous Sycamore Tree, Old City, and Mount of Temptation
  • Visit Bethlehem, the town where Jesus was born
  • Explore the Church of Nativity, Manger Square, and Shepherd’s Field
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 8 - Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea
  • Drive into the Judean Desert (the Judean Wilderness), descending through the canyons of this majestic landscape
  • Visit the Mount Masada desert fortress and ascend to see the palace of King Herod which stands tall above the Dead Sea and the Moab Mountains of Jordan in the distance.
  • Walk through Biblical nature at the Ein Gedi Nature reserve, a beautiful oasis in the desert
  • Float in the waters and immerse yourself in the rich muds at the Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 9 - Free Day / Sea of Galilee Area Christian Sites (Optional)
  • Pickup from your hotel
  • The Sea of Galilee’s importance in the life of Jesus is somewhat unrivaled, and on this day we will explore some of the most important sites of this region
  • Visit Magdala, hometown of Mary Magdalene
  • At Kibbutz Ginosar on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, we’ll see the remains of the ‘Jesus Boat’ which was uncovered as the best-discovered remnant of a vessel dating to the time of Christ
  • Visit the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered his ‘Sermon on the Mount’
  • Visit the Wedding Church in Kfar Cana
  • Overnight in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv
  • This is an optional day of touring available upon request for 105$, contact our reservation team to book it.
  • If you do not join this tour you will have a free day to spend at leisure.
Day 10 - Northern Jordan – Jerash, Madaba, Mt Nebo
  • Pickup from centralised location in Tel Aviv (your hotel can arrange a taxi for approximately $10)
  • Drive north through the Jordan River Valley to the border crossing with Jordan
  • Enter Jordan and meet your Jordanian tour guide
  • Explore Jerash, one of the most spectacular Roman sites in the world, an extensive and impressive city
  • At Madaba, see the Byzantine Mosaics and church
  • From Mount Nebo, gaze across Israel, the ‘Promised Land’, and see the very same view that Moses had after walking 40 years in the Desert
  • Overnight in Petra
Day 11 - Petra
  • One of the Seven Wonders of the World, enjoy a guided tour of the highlights of this unrivaled ancient city, which was constructed by the Nabateans in what is an unimaginable feat of human ingenuity
  • Drive through the Jordanian desert to the Wadi Rum desert
  • Overnight in Wadi Rum at a Bedouin Campsite (note that hotel is available in Aqaba for those who would prefer)
Day 12 - Wadi Rum, Aqaba, Eilat, Red Sea
  • With a local Bedouin, enjoy a jeep safari through the magical Wadi Rum Desert
  • This landscape is termed the “Valley of the Moon” and is famous from popular culture, having featured in many historic and current productions
  • In Aqaba, explore the vibrant markets in Jordan’s Red Sea city
  • Overnight in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv (arrival at your hotel is by midnight on this day)
Day 13 - Departure
  • Free day
  • Transfer to the airport available upon enquiry, for additional cost
NB - all timings on 13 Day Christian Holy Land Israel and Jordan Tour are approximate
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Important Details

Includes
Transportation in modern air-conditioned vehicles
Hand picked expert guides in both Israel & Jordan
12 nights of accommodation
Petra Entrance fees
Two dinners and two lunches (in Jordan)
Excludes
Border Crossing Fees (approx 65 USD per person paid in cash at the border
Entrance fees on day 6 to Pater Noster, Bethesda’s Pool and St Anne’s Church (approx 10 ILS per person paid in cash)
Meals and drinks in Israel on all days
Any entrance fees not mentioned above
Personal travel insurance
Gratuities
What to Bring
Passport is required at the border
Walking shoes
Hat & sunscreen
Comfortable clothing according to the season
Essential Information
Why stay in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv? These two cities provide access to countless great restaurants and leisure options, and more flexibility than being based in other locations. Your overnight stays will be booked according to your final tour schedule, which may vary from the sample itinerary online
Please note, border crossing fee is NOT included in the tour price and is paid directly at the border, in cash. Border fee is for departure tax from Israel, the departure tax for operated groups from Jordan, arrangement, and preparation of Jordan visa, assistance service from border representative on departure from Israel, assistance service from border representative on arrival in Jordan, and assistance service from border representative on departure from Jordan
The order of days is subject to change and will be reflected on your itinerary provided before travel. Hotel choice is provided upon availability. Change of an existing package booking is possible only for a fee and depends on the availability of hotels
Pickup for the day departing to Jordan and returning from Jordan will be at a centralized point in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
N.B: The hotels included in Petra are as followed: 3* - Petra Al Nabt hotel or similar. 4* - Sella hotel or similar. 5* - The Old Village Hotel or similar
N.B: The hotels included in Wadi Rum are as followed: 3* - Wadi Rum Beit Ali Camp or similar. 4* - Hassan Zawedah or similar. 5* - Al Sultana Luxury or similar
Please note that the hotels are subject to availability
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