8D7N Pilgrimage Tour in Jordan and Israel

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8 Days 7 Nights
Category: Holy Land
Type: Religious
Start in: Jordan-Amman
Finish in: Jordan-Amman

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Inclusions

Accommodations in Jerusalem on BB basis
English Speaking Driver
English speaking site guide in Jerash for 2 hrs
English speaking site guide in Petra for 2.5 to 3 hrs
Entrance Fees to the sites mentioned in the program
Horses in Petra for 700M to the entrance of the Siq
Meet and assist upon arrival points
Private English speaking driver-guide in Jerusalem
Private transportation throughout

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Border departue tax
Personal travel insurance and expenses
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Itinerary

 

Day 1:  Amman Airport - Amman
 

Our representative will meet you upon arrival at Amman Airport and assist with yur visa to Jordan.  After, meet our driver and continue to Amman for dinner and overnight at 3* hotel.

 

 

Day 2:  Amman City Tour - Jerash - Ajloun - Amman City Tour - Amman
 

After breakfast at the hotel, we continue to Jerash - so well preserved that you can almost hear the banter of the merchants and the creaking of chariot wheels along the cobblestoned streets. It was an extraordinary place in the days of Alexander the Great (332 BC) and was very prosperous - 20,000 inhabitants once lived here. With a site guide, explore the numerous and breathtaking ruins of colonnaded streets, arches, temples and baths in a remarkable state of preservation and completeness. Continue to the forested area of Ajloun to explore Al Rabad Castle better known as Ajloun Castle. Though looking like a Crusader fortress, it was actually built by the Muslims in 1184 as a military fort and to protect the region from invading Crusader forces.  End the day in Amman with the Amman city tour.  Visit the ruins of Amman’s Roman Theatre, the Citadel, the Umayyad Palace and the Archaeological and Folklore museums. Dinner and overnight in Amman at 3* hotel.


 

Day 3:  Amman - Allenby Bridge - Jericho - Jerusalem Panoramic City Tour - Jerusalem 


After breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to King Hussein Bridge to cross to Palestine.   Meet the driver then continue to the oldest city in the world - Jericho to explore Temptation Mount.  We will also stop by the Sycamore tree. The Book of Luke tells the story of Zacchaeus, who climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus as he entered the city of Jericho. Zacchaeus was a chief tax collector and a rich man. He was also fairly short. He tried to get a look at Jesus but couldn't see him over the heads of the crowd, so he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore to get a glimpse.  We then continue to The Mount of Olives, one of three hills on a long ridge to the east of Jerusalem and the location of many biblical events. Rising to more than 800 metres, it offers an unrivalled vista of the Old City.  We end the day with a visit to the Garden of Gethsemane at the foot of Mount of Olives. This is  the place where Jesus prayed and his disciples slept the night before Jesus' crucifixion.  Overnight in Jerusalem 3* hotel.


 

Day 4:  Jerusalem - Jerusalem City Tour- Jerusalem
  

After breakfast at the hotel, then we wlll start the Jerusalem Old City Tour.  We will walk through the Old City and through the Dung Gate to visit the Western Wall, currently Judaism's holiest site where worshippers from around the world come to pray.  We continue the walk along the Via Dolorosa – "the Stations of the Cross" – where Jesus fell beneath the weight of his cross.  The setting of its present day atmosphere imparts an authentic sense of Jerusalem as Jesus experienced the city in his last hours. The Via Dolorosa also passes through the Old City’s oriental “Suq” (Bazaar) which is part of the Cardo where it has been restored to show how the stalls and shops would have been in Roman times. From there, we continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Jesus was crucified and buried.  At the end of the day, we continue to Mount Zion to visit the Last Supper room and the Tomb of David.  Overnight in Jerusalem 3* hotel.

 

 

Day 5:  Jerusalem - Allenby Bridge - Dead Sea
  

After breakfast at the hotel, then we drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity & the Shepherd's Field. Then in the afternoon transfer to Allenby Bridge.  After crossing, meet our driver and continue to the Dead Seaa for dinner and overnight. 
  

 


Day 6:  Dead Sea - Bethany - Madaba - Mt Nebo - Petra
 

After breakfast at the hotel, you will have time for swimming & relaxing.  In the afternoon, checkout continue to Bethany.  This archaeological site is one of the most important biblical discoveries in the world. Excavations began in 1996 and have already uncovered more than 20 churches, caves and baptismal pools dating from the Roman and Byzantine periods. Archaeologists are assured this is where John the Baptist lived, Jesus was baptized, and the first five apostles met. The path leading to the Jordan River transform from a dry desert into a tropical oasis and it becomes clear why Prophet Jeremiah described it as "the jungle of the Jordan". We then continue to Madaba to view the oldest preserved ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land dating back to the 6th century BC located within the Church of St. George.  After a short drive, arrive to Mt. Nebo to retrace the steps of Moses and admire the spectacular view of the Promised Land just as he did over 2,000 years before. It is very easy to feel that you have arrived some place special.  On a clear day Jerusalem, Jericho and the Dead Sea can be seen.  A memorial in Moses’ honor can be found at the entrance to the early Byzantine Christian church where Moses is believed to have died. We then continue to Petra for dinner and overnight.


 

Day 7:  Petra - Amman 


Breakfast at the hotel, then begin the day exploring the legendary Rose Red city of Petra. This city of the Nabataean’s was built over 2,000 years ago and lays hidden in a huge rocky mountain accessed via a high and narrow gorge. With monumental facades and spectacular buildings sculpted out of solid rock, this breathtaking site has been described by UNESCO as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage," and also one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. We will arrange your entrance fees and hire for you a private English speaking site guide to explore the main attractions of the lower part of the city for 2.5 to 3 hours. You and the guide will start from the main gate all the way through the Siq to visit the Treasury, Street of Facades, the Theatre, all the way down to the Nympheom and Qaser El- Bent.  Have lunch inside Petra at Al Basin Restaurant then you then have some free hours on your own to explore further.  After, return to the main gate then continue to Amman for dinner and overnight.

 
  

Day 8:  Amman - Amman Airport
 

Breakfast at the hotel, then according to your flight details, we will transfer you to Amman Airport for departure.