ISRAEL JORDAN CLASSIC TOUR 2023
ISRAEL JORDAN CLASSIC TOUR 2023
Travel 日期 : Sun 22 Oct , 2023 - Wed 1 Nov , 2023
DAY 1: Singapore – Amman -Petra
Assemble at Changi Airport to begin your journey that takes you to many places mentioned in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.
Welcome to Amman, Jordan. Upon arrival into Amman International Airport you will clear immigration and customs formalities, and met outside customs by our representative where we begin our tour. Then transfer to Petra.
Overnight in Petra.
DAY 2: Full Day Petra
After breakfast, full day visit of Petra, lunch at Petra, Petra was designated a World Heritage Site, Petra is also known as the rose-red city, a name it gets from the wonderful colour of the rock from which many of the city’s structures were carved.
Biblical name: Sela (2Kings 16:9; Jeremiah 49:16-17)
Petra was the land of the Horites.
Nabataen can be identified with the First Born of Eshmel Nabajoth (Genesis 25:13)
DAY 3: Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Jericho, Israel
After breakfast, Transfer to Madaba , Madaba is an ancient town in Jordan, southwest of the capital Amman. It’s known for its 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. The Madaba Archaeological Park preserves the mosaic-rich Church of the Virgin Mary and artifacts from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic eras. Northwest, the biblical hill of Mount Nebo overlooks the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea.
Then continues to Mount Nebo for visit, Lunch at Madaba – cross Allenby border to Dead Sea.
Biblical name: Medeba
Numbers 21:30; Joshua 13:7-16
Byzantine Times: Bishop Seat
Moses viewed the Promised Land.
(Numbers 27:12-14; Deut 34:5-6)
Balaam and the "talking ass" took place here (Numbers 22:21-31)
DAY 4: Ein Gedi – Qumran – Jericho - the Dead Sea – Mt Temptation
After breakfast, drive to Ein Gedi National park, Ein Gedi is the biggest oasis in Israel. It has springs and waterfalls, and flowing brooks at the foot of the cliffs, home to ibexes and rock hyraxes.
Continue our drive to Qumran National park, the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Qumran National Park lies at the foot of the vertical cliff of the Judean Desert, rising up from the shores of the Dead Sea. In the 2nd century BCE, Qumran was settled by members of the Essene sect, the writers of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
After Lunch, have a floating experience at the Dead Sea.
Visit the oldest city in the world, Jericho. Take the Cable Car up to Mt. Temptation, where the devil tried to tempt Jesus.
Drive to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight
DAY 5: Jerusalem
After breakfast, visit the Churches at Ein Karem – Church of John The Baptist, and Church Of The Visitation.
Travel by bus to the top of the Mount of Olives and view the entire city of Jerusalem. Then, walk down the Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:30), stopping at Dominus Flevit, where Jesus stopped and wept over Jerusalem (Luke 19:41). See the ancient olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane and visit the beautiful Church of All Nations. The bus will then take you a short distance to Saint Peter in Gallicantu, the church built over the house of Caiaphas where Jesus was imprisoned and where Peter denied Jesus three times. End the day at the Jewish Quarter and visit the Cardo, Hezekiah’s Wall, and pray at the Western Wall.
DAY 6: Jerusalem
Take a walking tour of the Old City that includes the Pools of Bethesda (John 5:1-24), St. Anne’s Chapel, the Via Dolorosa, Lithostratos, Ecce Homo Arch, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Oriental Market. If time allows, visit the Jerusalem exhibit at the Tower of David Museum depicting 4,000 years of Jerusalem’s history.
End the day by visiting Mt. Zion where you will visit the Tomb of David and the Upper Room (Mark 14:12-26; Acts 1:13).
Visit the Garden Tomb and Gordon’s Calvary. There you can enjoy a memorable communion service to conclude your day.
Drive to Bethlehem, and visit Church of Nativity, where Jesus was born.
DAY 7: Nablus - Beit Shean - Galilee
After breakfast, drive to Nablus (Jacob’s Well), where Jesus asked a Samaritan woman for a drink and offered her “living water”.
Continue our drive to Beit Shean National park. Bet She’an National Park houses the spectacular ruins of the glory that was the Roman and Byzantine city of Bet She’an. Rising above them is the high mound on which Biblical Bet She’an stood.
Stop at Nof Ginnosar to see the 2,000-year-old “Jesus Boat” unearthed from the Sea of Galilee. Then, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee docking at Capernaum.
DAY 8: Mt Beatitudes – Capernaum – Tiberias
Visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-12); Tabgha, where Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes (Luke 9:10-17); and Mensa Christi ( Church of the Primacy ) , the chapel that commemorates where Jesus instructed Peter to “feed my sheep” (John 21:15-17); Capernaum, the town where Jesus lived during His Galilee ministry (Matthew 4:13; Mark 3:1); Crossing the Jordan River north of the lake, continue east to Bethsaida, where a street from the time of Jesus and a fisherman’s house are among the highlights, as well as massive walls from the biblical city of Geshur. Stop at Yardenit for a baptismal service in the Jordan River before returning to your hotel in Tiberias.
DAY 9: Cana – Nazareth – Megiddo – Mount Carmel - Caesarea
Drive on to Cana where Jesus performed His first miracle, turning water into wine (John 2:1-11). Couples wanting to renew their marriage vows can do so at the chapel.
Continue to Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus. Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation.
Drive to Megiddo National park , This multi-layered archeological site will intrigue you with its historical and biblical significance. You can recall King Josiah’s death at this very site. You will also ponder on the eschatological significance of Armageddon (Mount Megiddo) as you look over this great valley.
Continue to Mount Carmel and stop at Mukhraka, where Elijah fought the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18: 20-40).
Your journey continues with a drive north along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea, the great Roman port city, and one of the largest archeological digs in Israel. This is where the Roman centurion Cornelius was baptized by Peter and became the first gentile convert to Christianity (Acts 10) and where Paul was tried by Festus (Acts 25:6-12). Visit the Roman theater, Herod’s Palace, the Amphitheater and the Crusader City and Harbor.
Dinner and overnight in Tel Aviv
DAY 10: Tel Aviv – Singapore
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight back.
Arrival Singapore, welcome to home sweet home.