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In the Footsteps of Jesus
Jordan,Amman
Style: Biblical Tour
 
 

Code BJR501

Region

Middle East
Description A spiritual tour visiting Bethany beyond the Jordan, Mt. Nebo, Mukawir and Madaba

Brief

Day 1 (ARRIVAL QUEEN ALIA AIRPORT AMMAN OR LAND BORDERS - AMMAN HOTEL)
Upon arriving Queen Alia International Airport or at land borders, you will be received by our Meet & Assist representatives assisting you on your way through immigration. Transfer to your hotel in Amman for O/N.

Day 2 (AMMAN - UMM QAYS – ANJARA - JERASH – AMMAN)
We will drive north of Jordan to Umm Qays (Old Gadara) dating back to 2nd century AD, colonnaded streets, amphitheaters, churches, temples and the vast Roman forum. From here you can view the Golan Heights and Tiberius Lake. We will then visit Anjara. Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Mountain Church - a rebuilt cave that is venerated as a place where Jesus and his mother Mary passed during their journeys between the Sea of Galilee, the Decapolis cities, Bethany beyond the Jordan and Jerusalem. Anjara was designated by the Vatican as a Millenium 2000 pilgrimage site. We will then head north to visit the splendidly preserved Greco-Roman city of Jerash. Return to Amman for O/N.

Day 3 (AMMAN - MADABA - MOUNT NEBO - MUKAWIR - AMMAN)
Breakfast at hotel – Depart to visit the endless churches of Madaba known as the city of mosaics for the famous mosaic map flooring the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, the oldest map in the world depicting the Holy Land. Then continue to visit Mount Nebo, the mountaintop memorial of Moses with captivating views of the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, and River Jordan. Continue afterwards to Mukawir which is the hilltop stronghold of Herod the Great. Upon Herod’s death, his son Herod Antipas inherited the fortress and it is from here that he ordered John the Baptist to be beheaded after Salome’s fateful dance.

Day 4 (AMMAN - PETRA - AQABA)
Breakfast at the hotel - Depart to the Red Rose city of Petra. Petra’s fame is well deserved and you will be struck by the scale of the site and the extraordinary beauty of the rock-cut tombs and temples. Petra was a magnificent Nabatean city of enormous wealth and its leaders controlled much of the trade that passed through the region. Enter Petra through the Siq on foot and then suddenly stand before the rock-cut Treasury. You will spend the entire day here and visit many of the breathtaking monuments, including some of the Royal Tombs and the Roman amphitheatre. After the visit, we will depart to the Red Sea Resort of Aqaba for overnight

Day 5 (AQABA - BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN - AMMAN )
Breakfast at hotel, visit the believed to be the oldest church in the world before heading towards Amman, visiting Bethany Beyond the Jordan en route. Overnight in Amman.

Day 6 (AMMAN - DEPARTURE)
Breakfast at hotel, to Queen Alia International airport or land borders for departure.

 

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