We depart late in the afternoon from USA on board a schedule flight for Tel-Aviv. Full service on board.
Upon arrival in Tel-Aviv, we will be met by our representative, assisted and transferred to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
We depart our hotel for Caesarea, the Roman Capital of Palestine. Here we view the beautifully restored Roman Amphitheater, the ruins of the ancient town, the harbor and the aqueduct. We travel to Megiddo, one of Solomon’s chariot cities and the site of the coming Battle of Armageddon. We continue to Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus, past Cana, the site of His first miracle, and onto Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
This morning we cross the Sea of Galilee by boat to Capernaum and visit the ruins of the ancient Synagogue. Continue to Tabgha, site of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, then onto the Golan Heights, Mt. Hermon and Banias, one of the sources of the Jordan River. Visit the recently discovered boat from the time when Jesus lived in Galilee. We return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
We depart after breakfast for Sheik Hussein Bridge and cross into Jordan and explore the magnificent ruins of Jerash, one of the best preserved Greco Roman cities. Visit its theaters, temple and colonnaded streets. From here we proceed to Madaba, home to a beautiful sixth century mosaic of Palestine. Continue to Mt. Nebo and view the “Promised Land” as Moses did and on to Amman for Dinner and overnight.
We depart Amman for an unforgettable day in Petra. Our guide will take us on a horseback ride through the rose colored canyon known as the Siq to Petra, a city dating back to 300 BC , which was literally cut into the cliff sides. Tour the various Temples, the Amphitheater, the streets of columns and the Treasury. Dinner and overnight in Petra.After out visit here we cross Arava Border into Israel and proceed to Eilat for dinner and overnight.
This morning we cross the border back into Israel After a brief stop at Eilat we continue to Qumran and view the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We visit Jericho, the oldest city on earth, before we ascend to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
This morning we get to know “Jerusalem the Golden”. We drive to Mt. of Olives, where we visit the Chapel of the Ascension and follow the path down the Palm Sunday road to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of all Nations. A short drive through the Kidron Valley brings us by way of Absalom’s Pillar and Zechariah’s Tomb. We then proceed around Mt. Zion to the Upper Room, traditional scene of the Last Supper. We continue to Bethlehem to view Rachel’s Tomb and visit the Church of the Nativity. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
We begin the day by visiting the fabulous model of Jerusalem, depicting the city at the time of our Lord. Continue to the Old City for our walking tour. We visit the Pool of Bethesda, Pilate’s Judgment Hall, the Temple Area and glimpse at the Dome of the Rock and El Aksa Mosque, King David Street, the Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Joppa and Damascus Gate and the Western Wall. Complete the afternoon by visiting the Garden Tomb for worship and Holy communion. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Today we have a full day at leisure. Explore the Old City on our own for the last minute shopping. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
After breakfast we transfer to the airport for our return flight to US, where we arrive in the afternoon of the same day.