Jordan & Byond / Classic Pilgrimage Program
Classic Pilgrimage Program  
 Jordan & Holyland


Day 01: Amman APT – Jericho -  Bethlehem
Meet & Assist upon arrival at Amman Airport, Royal Tours representative  will assist with visa formalities, our English speaking guide will escort the group in the transfer to cross to Allenby Bridge ( King Hussein Bridge ) ,to cross to Holyland , Meet at the border , then proceed to Jericho , the oldest city in the world . Lunch and visit to the Sycamore Tree , a reminder of Zacchaeus conversion . View the Qarantal Monastery ( Mount of Temptation ) , the traditional site where Jesus was tempted by the devil – then continue to hotel in Bethlehem , dinner & overnight
 
Day 02: The Temple Mount – The Shrines on the mount of olives – Via Dolorosa – The Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher ( Anastasis)
After Breakfast at the Hotel – start your day with visit the Temple Mount , where you can admire the famous Mosque of Al Aqsa & the Dome of the Rock ( entry into the mosque is not permitted) – then proceed to the Mount of Olives . They start by the visit of site of the Ascension of Jesus to Heaven , continue to a nearby church and Monastery of the Pater Noster .  While descending the slope of the Mount , you stop at the Dominus Flevit Chapel, the site of Jesus weeping over Jerusalem , then to the Basilica of the Agony of Jesus which is built close to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus agonized in prayer prior to his betrayal , visit to the Grotto of the Betrayal of Jesus and the Tomb of virgin Mary .
 
P.M: Visit the Church of St. Anne , and the neighbouring site of the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus healed a man who has been ill for 38 years . Clients will continue to the Franciscan Compound , where you will visit the Church of the Flagellation and the Chapel of the Condemnation from which pilgrims can follow the “ Way of the Cross”, then to visit the Basilica of the Ecce homo and the archeological outstanding excavations of the Lithostrotos – walk along the Via Dolorosa visiting the stations of the Cross , and then you stop at the Russian Alexander Compound to visit the Threshold of Judgement gate . you end your day visiting the church of the Anastasis ( Resurrection) or Holy Sepulcher , Back to Bethlehem hotel , dinner & overnight
 
 
Day 03 : Mount Zion – The Cenacle (Upper Room )-The Dormition Abbey – The church of St Peter in Gallicantu – The Old city – The Cardo – The Western Wall ( The Wailing Wall)
After Breakfast at  the hotel,   Bus will drive to Mount Zion , and you visit the upper room or the Cenacle ( the hall of the last supper ) , then to Dormition Abbey commemorating the passing away of the Virgin Mary . Visit the church of St. Peter in Gallicantu , the site of the Grand Priest’s house where the cock crowed thrice as Peter denied Jesus. 
 
P.M: walk in the old city of Jerusalem, cross on foot the Arab souk ( market) , and reach to the restored  Roman-Byzantine Cardo and then come to the Western Wall or Wailing Wall . A visit to the tomb of Herod’s Family , transfer back to Bethlehem hotel , dinner & overnight    
 
Day 04: Ain Karem – Bethany – Dead sea – Bethlehem
After Breakfast at the Hotel, drive to Ain Karem , the town of St.John the Baptist , visit to the church of St.John and then ascension on foot to the Church of the Visitation commemorating the visit of the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elisabeth and her joyous song of the Maginificent . Visit of the Shrine of Lazarus in Bethany  -
 
P.M: visit to the church at the Shepherds Field in Beit Sahour , then to the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem , the Birth Place of Jesus . Visit the Grotto of Nativity and St. Jerome’s Grotto where he translated the Bible from the Hebrew into the Latin language , a translation called the Vulgate . then proceed to the lowest point on earth , the dead sea for a short time swimming – back to Bethlehem hotel , dinner & overnight 
 
Day 05: Jerusalem – Ceasarea – Stella Maris – Haifa – Nazareth
After Breakfast at the Hotel, check out hotel in Bethlehem, drive to Haifa , to reach the Carmelite Monastery of Stella Maris and visit the church dedicated to Lady of Mount Carmel . This is the Cradle of the order of the Carmelites , View of the Bahai Gardens and then continue to Caesarea along the Mediterranean coast.
 
P.M: visit of the Basilica of the Annunciation . Visit of St. Joseph’s Church , St. Gabriel’s Greek Orthodox Church and St. Mary’s well – then proceed to Kafr Kanna , to visit the village of the wedding of Cana where Jesus performed his first Miracle changing the water into wine – continue to Nazareth Hotel , dinner & overnight
 
Day 06: Mount of Beatitudes – Tabgha – Capernaum – Boat ride – Mt. Tabor
After Breakfast at the Hotel, visit the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus proclaimed his famous Sermon on the Mount . proceed to Tabgha and visit the church of Multiplication of the loaves and fishes . visit the church of the Primacy of St. Peter  and proceed to Capernaum , the town in which Jesus started to preach the Good news . Visit the ancient Synagogue and to St. Peter’s house . Boat ride on the sea of Galilee.
 
P.M:  drive to Jordan river to renew the Baptismal promises , then to Mount Tabor and visit the Basilica of the Transfiguration of Our Lord – Return to Nazareth hotel , dinner & overnight
 
Day 07:  Madaba – Nebo – Amman Airport
After breakfast, proceed to Allenby Bridge – cross to the Jordanian side- drive to Madaba to visit the Greek Orthodox church of St. George  ( Church of the map ) , with its chief attraction , the sixth century Byzantine mosaic known as the Madaba Map , the oldest existing map of the Holyland – then proceed to Mount Nebo , the final station of prophet Moses’ life – continue to Amman for panoramic tour , then transfer to Amman Airport for departure
  

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