Jordan & Byond / Best of Holy Land
Best of Holy Land
07 Nights – 08 Days


Day 1: Arrival Amman – Amman Hotel
Upon arrival to Queen Alia Airport our representative will meet and assist you through the customs and immigration procedures. Transfer to the hotel in Amman for overnight.

Day 2: Amman Hotel – Baptism Site – Madaba – Mt Nebo - Amman Hotel (B)
After breakfast we drive to the Jordan Valley, to Bethany at the Jordan River. This is the place where the baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist took place. We also have a look at Elijah's Hill where Prophet Elijah ascended to heaven. From here we journey to Mt. Nebo, the burial site of Prophet Moses overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Here you view 4th and 6th century Byzantine churches with wonderful mosaics.
 Then we visit the mosaic city of Madaba, where the oldest map of the Holy Land exists on the floor of St. George's Church. More mosaics can be seen in the Archaeological Park, which houses some masterpieces from Byzantine churches. Overnight in Amman.
 
Day 3: Amman Hotel – Dead Sea – Lot's Cave – Petra Hotel (B)
Today we travel to the Dead Sea, flanked by mountains and the rolling hills of Jerusalem, it is the lowest point on earth. The rich salty waters allow bathers to float effortlessly in the water, and you can try the beauty benefits of the popular mud on the Dead Sea shore. We proceed to Lot's Cave, where Lot with his daughter lived after they fled the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
 
Day 4: Petra Visit – Amman Hotel (B)
Visit the red rose city Petra, the biggest attraction of Jordan. Petra was first established around the 6th century B.C. by the Nabataean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and founded a commercial empire. You can start the trip on horse back or by foot to the canyon, the so called Siq, and then walk to the most beautiful monument: the Treasury. From here you explore the city by yourself, you can see the Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh's Castle. In the afternoon return to hotel in Amman for overnight.

Day 5: Amman Hotel – Allenby Bridge - Jerusalem Visit – Jerusalem Hotel (B) 
Early morning pick up Amman hotel, transfer to Allenby Bridge to cross into Israel, drive to Jerusalem. The tour begins with a panoramic view of the Holy City from the Mount of Olives, then to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. In the Old City we walk to the Wailing Wall, the Cardo, the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Mount Zion with the hall of the last supper and David's tomb. Overnight  Jerusalem Hotel. 
 
Day 6: Bethlehem – Masada – Jerusalem Hotel (B)
Short drive to Bethlehem via Manger Square to visit the Church of the Nativity, marking the birthplace of Jesus Christ, the Milk Grotto and the Shepherd's Fields. We continue to Masada by cable car, to tour the 2000-year-old fortress and palace built by King Herod. Later, a siege by the Roman army led to a mass suicide of Jewish zealots. After sightseeing return to Jerusalem hotel.
 
Day 7: Nazareth – Mt of Beatitudes – Capernaum – Tiberias Hotel (B)
Today we travel north to Nazareth, the town of Jesus' childhood. In Nazareth visit the Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Next stop is the Mount of Beatitudes, where the Sermon of the Mount took place, and Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish at Tabga. Short stop at the ruins of the ancient synagogue and the house of St Peter in Capernaum. Overnight  Tiberias hotel.

Day 8: Tiberias Hotel – Ben Gurion Airport (B)
Breakfast at hotel, latest check out 12:00, 1.5 hours transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.
 

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