Holy Land Tour 0320Jones

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Holy Land Tour 0320Jones

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Duration: 13 Days
Dates: March 21, 2020 to April, 02, 2020
Departure City: Denver, CO

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Itinerary

Day 1

USA to TEL AVIV

Day 2

Arrival in Amman - Transfer to Hotel

Day 3

Petra - Wadi Musa - Petra

Day 4

Madaba - Mt. Nebo - Allenby - Beit Shean - Tiberias

Day 5

Sea of Galilee - Magdala -Mt. Beatitudes

Day 6

Tel Dan - Tel Hazor - Banias - Tiberias

Day 7

Nazareth - Megiddo - Caesarea - Jerusalem

Day 8

Mt. Olives - Israel Museum - Bethlehem - Shepherd’s Field

Day 9

Western Wall Tunnels - St. Anne - Davidson Center

Day 10

Temple Mount - City of DAvid - Hezekiah’s Tunnels - Valley of Elah

Day 11

Masada - Ein Gedi - Qumran - Jerusalem

Day 12

House of Caiaphas - Ecce Homo - Garden Tomb

Day 13

Departure

Included in your Trip:

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Roundtrip Non-Stop Flight- Wide-bodied tans-atlantic jets.

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Porterage of Baggage – Your bags will be put on buses and taken up to your room for you.

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Air-Conditioned Motor Coaches – Ride aboard a brand-new, private, air-conditioned motor coach.

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Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee – Complete the experience with prayer, singing and dancing on a 2,000 year old boat replica.

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Knowledgeable Guides- Informed of Historical and Biblical Context of Sites Visited

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Customized Guidebook – Complete with study on where you have been and where you will go on your tour.

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Superior First Class Hotels – We stay at only the best hotels the area has to offer.

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Group Photos and More – Get a group photo and tons of photography opportunities!

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Two Meals Daily 

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Comprehensive Sightseeing – With plenty of time and opportunity for pictures.

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Limited Trip Size – We strive to make your trip special and unique, so this trip offers limited group size.

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Entrance Fees to Places Visited – Walk right past the ticket booth with all your Entrance Fees paid in advance!

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Special Rabbinical Tunnel Visit

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Masada Visit Including Round-Trip Cable Car Ride to the Top

Detailed Itinerary

Sunday - March 22 (Day 1): Arrival in Amman – Transfer to Hotel

Upon arrival in Amman, our guide will assist us through customs and passport control. Transfer to our hotel in Amman for dinner and overnight. (B, D)


Monday -March 23 (Day 2): Petra – Wadi Musa – Petra

After breakfast, we begin a long day of driving through the Jordanian desert along the area called the Way of the Kings. On our way we will visit Petra (Entrance Included). The “rose red city half as old as time,” This ancient Edomite and Nabatean capital is an amazing example of prophecy. We’ll see the spectacular “city of the dead,” with its famed gorge, ancient streets, temples, dwelling places and tombs, carved in the solid rock. Then we arrive at El-Ji Post, and continue the one-mile journey on horseback, or walk, passing through the famous Siq (the natural gorge) and arrive at the Treasury. Overnight in Petra, dinner will be served at our hotel. (B, D)


Tuesday -March 24 (Day 3): Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Allenby – Beit Shean – Tiberias

This morning we drive to Madaba (Entrance Included) the sight of a mosaic map of Jerusalem from the Byzantine era and then on to Mt. Nebo (Entrance Included), to stand where Moses stood to view the Promised Land. We continue to our border crossing and leave Jordan for Israel. From there on our way to the Galilee area we stop at Bet Shean (Entrance Included), the Disneyland of archeology and also where the bodies of King Saul and his sons were taken and mutilated after their death in battle. We overnight in Tiberias. (B, D)


Wednesday - March 25 (Day 4): Sea of Galilee – Magdala – Mt. Beatitudes

This morning we rise at our hotel on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Today will include many Biblical sites along the shore of the Sea of Galilee: e.g., Capernaum (Entrance Included) (Matt. 4:13), Mount of Beatitudes (Matt. 5-7), Church of Peter of Primacy (John 21), The Jesus Boat exhibition (Included) Sunset boat ride across the Sea of Galilee (Entrance Included); we will also visit Magdala (Entrance Included) (the hometown of Mary Magdalene) with its 1st century synagogue. Lunch of St Peter’s Fish and overnight in Tiberias. (B, D)



Thursday - March 26 (Day 5): Tel Dan – Tel Hazor – Banias – Tiberias

There is nothing quite like watching a sunrise on the Sea of Galilee from your guesthouse or from a boat. Today will include many biblical sites in the Upper Jordan Valley: Hazor (Entrance Included) (Josh. 11:10; 1 Kgs. 9:15), Tel Dan (Entrance Included) and the Nature Reserve, Border of Lebanon (Josh. 11:17), view Mt. Hermon (Deut. 3:8), Caesarea Philippi (Entrance Included) (Paneas; Mark 8:27), The road to Damascus (Acts 9:1-19) in the Golan Heights (Bashan) and. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias. (B, D)


Friday - March 27 (Day 6): Nazareth – Megiddo – Caesarea – Jerusalem

Today we depart the Galilee, visiting the following biblical sites: Nazareth - Mount of Precipice (Luke 1 & 2), Mt. Carmel (Entrance Included) (1 Kings. 18), Megiddo (Entrance Included) (Armageddon; 1 Kgs. 9:15; Rev. 16:16) and Caesarea Maritima (Entrance Included), the springboard of Christianity to the West (Acts 9 & 25). We proceed south to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. (B, D)


Saturday - March 28 (Day 7): Mt. Olives – Israel Museum - Bethlehem – Shepherd’s Field

Today we begin our tour with an orientation of the City of Jerusalem form the Mount of Olives. From there we will go to the Israel Museum (Entrance Included), including a 1:50 scale model of Jerusalem at the time of Herod the Great and the shrine of the Book Museum, where the Dead Sea scrolls are displayed.We will then visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity where Our Lord was born and Shepherd’s Fields. Time will be given for shopping. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. (B, D)


Sunday - March 29 (Day8): Western wall Tunnels - St. Anne – Davidson Center 

After breakfast, we will enter Jerusalem through the Dung Gate, and walk to the holiest site in the whole Jewish world, the Western Wall (wailing Wall) of Herod’s temple, at this point we will enter the Rabbinical Tunnel (Entrance Included) where we get as close to the temple as allowed without being on the temple mount. Here you will see the foundation stones of Herod’s wall surrounding the Temple Mount. When we exit the Rabbinical Tunnel, we will make our way from the temple are. We will proceed to St. Stephen’s Gate to visit the church of St. Anne (Entrance Included), which is also the site of the Pools of Bethesda (John 5). We will then visit the Southern Steps (Entrance Included), the main entrance to the Temple and the Teaching steps where Rabbis such Gamaliel used to teach. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. (B, D)


Monday - March 30 (Day 9): Temple Mount – City of David – Hezekiah’s Tunnels – Valley of Elah

Beyond the Western Wall of the Temple Mount lies the 35-acre temple area purchased by King David (2 Sam. 24:18-25). On this site now stands the magnificent Dome of the Rock (the third holiest shrine in all Islam) and the El Aksa Mosque. We will then visit the City of David (Entrance Included), the original location of the city of Jerusalem and explore the origins of the city, here you will have the option to walk in water through Hezekiah’s Tunnel on to the Pool of Siloam (flashlights and water shoes needed). We will then to the Valley of Elah where David defeated Goliath. The second half of the day will be at leisure with various options in the Old City. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. (B, D)


Tuesday - March 31 (Day 10): Masada – Ein Gedi – Qumran – Jerusalem

Leaving Jerusalem, we will descend down to the Dead Sea and the wilderness of Judah. Our first stop will be Masada (Entrance Included + Cable Car), where we will ascend high upon the wilderness mountain by way of the cable car to the fortress built by King Herod. Here we survey the ruins of the fortifications, waterworks, synagogue, temples and palaces. Following the road north along the western shore of the Dead Sea, we will stop at Ein Gedi (Entrance Included) where David hid from King Saul (I Samuel 24). Continuing north, we will stop at Qumran (Entrance Included) and the possible settlement of the first century sect known as the Essenes, the authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls. From there we will go to the city of Palms, Jericho the oldest existing city on earth. Here we will see Tel Jericho (Entrance Included) and the Mount of Temptation. If it is available on our way back to Jerusalem we will stop at the Wadi Qelt. The Biblical Valley of the Shadow of Death. Back to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. (B, D)


Wednesday - April 01 (Day 11): House of Caiaphas – Ecce Homo – Garden Tomb

Today we will follow the Passion of Christ. We begin our day on Mt. Zion where we will visit the Upper Room, where Jesus spent those last momentous hours with His disciples before His passion, and it was also here where the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples on Pentecost. We will then go to Gethsemane with its ancient olive grove, and there visit the Church of Agony, where Jesus prayed and was arrested (private time will be given in the private section of the Garden). We will then cross the Kidron Valley on foot to go to the house of Caiaphas (Entrance Included), where Jesus was tried and where Peter denied Our Lord. We then walk the Via Dolorosa to the Sisters of Zion Convent (to see the Pavement where Jesus stood as he was being tried by Pilate) and the Ecce Homo Arch (Entrance Included), and then follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher where Jesus was crucified, buried, and resurrected. Late in the afternoon we will visit the Garden Tomb and celebrate a communion service. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. (B, D)


Thursday - April 02 (Day 12) Departure

We depart from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv to board our flight back home. This will be the close of an unforgettable tour. (B)