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Itinerary

Day 1Amman

Depart from Manila to Amman. Enjoy your flight amenities while on board. Arrival in Amman. Meet and assist at Queen Alia Airport. Meet your Jordanian representative and board to your air-conditioned bus and transfer to hotel for check- in. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2Nebu - Petra

Proceed to your full day tour to Petra, “a rose-red city half as old as time”, the place in the desert that is prepared by God for the Jewish people. Also experience horseback ride through the picturesque SIQ, and visit the Treasury, a rose-colored monumental building artfully carved out of sheer rock. Transfer to Amman. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3Amman – city tour – Madaba - Bethlehem

Breakfast inside the hotel, start the day with Amman city tour, then have your tour visiting Madaba, the City of Mosaic and then continue to Mt. Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land before he died. Then, drive to Allenby border to cross to Israel., welcome to Israel! Upon arrival, you You will be transferred to Bethlehem, check in and the rest of the day is free for you. Overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 4HILLS OF JERUSALEM - BETHLEHEM - EINKAREM

Today we begin our tour at the garden tomb for a mass, then the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Then we visit the Chapel of Ascension and the Paternoster Church. Walk through the Gardens of Gethsemane to the Basilica of Agony, where Jesus prayed and sweated drops of blood as he waited to be betrayed by the Romans. We then continue to Mary’s Tomb and drive through the Kidron valley to the House of Caiphas on Mt. Zion. This was the scene of Jesus’ first trial and here Peter denied the Lord three times. Visit the Room of the Last Supper, King David’s Tomb and the Dormition Abbey.
We will then proceed to Bethlehem to visit the church of Nativity, which is built over the Grotto where Jesus was born. On our way we will pass by the shepherd’s fields, where according to Gospel of Luke, the angel brought the shepherds ‘tidings of the birth of the Christ child’. Then we will visit Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist and see the church of St. John and the Church of Visitation. Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 5OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM

After breakfast, we enter the city for a walking tour of the holy sites. We visit the Pools of Bethesda, where Jesus cured an invalid man, we then continue to the Prateorium, site of Jesus public trail and condemnation. We view the ancient remains of the fortress of Antonia, seat of the Roman procurator. We later proceed to the Temple Mount to view the Dome of The Rock, and the Western Wall. We will walk along the Via Dolorosa, passing the 14 Stations of the Cross to the church of the Holy Sepulchre, erected on the site of the crucifixion, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus. We visit the Christian quarters and other Holy Sites. We then wind down through the exotic oriental bazaar to Jaffa Gate. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 6JUDEAN WILDERNESS – QUMRAN - DEAD SEA - EINGEDI – MASSADA

Today we depart Jerusalem traveling across the Judean Wilderness East to the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point in earth – 390 meters below sea level. Here we visit the caves of Qumran where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered in 1947. Later drive past Ein Gedi, the green oasis in the desert, to the ancient fortress of Massada, at this site 960 Jewish Zeakits committed suicide rather than surrender to the Roman army. We will ascend by cable car to view the remains of the Roman Wall, the water system, the Roman baths storerooms, synagogues etc… If time and weather permit we will go for a swim in the Dead Sea. Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 7JERICHO- BEIT SHEAN– MOUNT TABOR CANA - NAZARETH

Checkout breakfast On the way we will see the Inn of the Good Samaritan the Home of Lazarus, Martha and Mary where Jesus restored Lazarus to life. We will also visit the Tomb of Lazarus then the Jordan Valley to Jericho (one of the oldest cities in the world), view mount temptation we will then drive to visit the remains of the Caliph Hisham’s Palace We will drive south via Biet Shean. Here we will visit the Tel with its remains of the ancient city wall, before we head to the village of Cana, scene of the Jesus’ first Miracle, turning water in to wine at the marriage feast, and we then continue to Nazareth, the residence of Mary and Joseph. From here we will journey 85 miles south to Bethlehem for the Roman enrolment. We will visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary’s well. Later we will drive to Mt. Tabor, believed to be the site of the Transfiguration and the meeting between Jesus, Elijah and Moses.;. Lastly we will continue on to Nazareth/Tiberious to our hotel for check in and overnight.

Day 8JAFFA – CAESAREA – HAIFA – ACRE

After breakfast this morning we will visit the ancient port of Jaffa, which has a recorded history of 35000 years. Here Peter raised Dorcas to life, he had his vision of the Great Sheet and Cornelius was converted. We will continue along the coast to Caesarea aqueduct and Roman Theatre, St. Paul passed through Caesarea several times and he was sent here for trail by Felix. He was imprisoned here for 2 years before making his defense to Festes and Agrippa. From here he was sent in chains to Rome. After our visit we will return to the Coastal Highway to drive on to the natural port of Haifa. We stop for a panoramic view of the city and a visit to the Bahai Shrine. Later we will continue to the Ancient port of Acre- (New Testament “Ptolemais”), first mentioned by name in the annals of the Pharaoh Thutmoses III 3500 years ago. After viewing this picturesque city with its famous underground excavations and crypt of St. John we will proceed to Tiberias. Dinner and Overnight in Galilee.

Day 9Nazareth Village –TIBERIAS– CAPERNAUM –TABGHA– MOUNT OF BEATITUDES

Wake up to an early breakfast this morning and we will drive to visit the Nazareth village . Later we will return to the shores of the Sea of Galilee and drive directly to Tiberias for a lunch of St. Peter’s fish at a lakeside restaurant. After lunch we will sail across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum, where Jesus made his home, began preaching in the Synagogue and healed the centurion’s servant. Afterwards we will visit the Mount of the Beatitudes, site of Jesus’ Sermon of The Mount. We will celebrate mass overlooking the Sea of Galilee. This afternoon we continue on to Tabgha, site of the Miracle of Multiplication of the Loaves and the fishes. Dinner and overnight in Galilee.

Day 10DEPART Nazareth – Allenby – Amman Airport

Following breakfast, you will be transferred to Allenby border then to Airport for your flight.