Biblical Tours - Biblical Treasures in Jordan
Day 1: Arrive Amman
will be met and assisted at Queen Alia Airport,
Amman, then transferred to your Hotel.
Day 2: Umm Qais - Pella - Anjara
This morning we drive to Umm Qais in the far
north of Jordan overlooking the Sea of Galilee.
Formerly known as Gadera, the basalt basilica is
believed to mark the site where Jesus' miracle
of the Gadarene swine occurred. Then visit the
sites of Penuel (modern day Pella). Pella
witnessed a determining battle between Christian
Romans and Muslims. Finally, we visit the Shrine
of the Lady of the Mountain at the Roman
Catholic Church in Anjara. The church was built
to commemorate an overnight stay by Jesus, his
disciples and the Virgin Mary during a journey
from Jerusalem to Galilee in a cave nearby.
Return to Amman
Day 3: Jerash - City Tour
Breakfast, then an early morning visit to one of
the 7 Wonders of the New World, the rose red
city of Petra. With your professional English
Drive to Jerash, one of the best preserved and
most complete provincial Roman cities. With your
guide, take a 2-hour tour to see Greek temples,
Roman Theatres, Byzantine churches, colonnaded
streets and more. At the conclusion of the tour,
continue exploring this large city before
returning to the entrance gates to meet your
driver. Drive to Amman for a tour of the
downtown area and stop at The Citadel. Situated
on the highest of the 7 hills of Amman, this is
the site of the oldest civilization in the city.
See the Umayyad Palace and Reception Hall,
Temple of Hercules and Archaeological Museum.
Day 4: Mount Nebo - Madaba - Karak - Petra
Taking the Kings' Highway, an ancient caravan route to see Mt. Nebo. Here God showed Moses the Holy Land before he died. From the lookout view the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Jericho, and the Mountains of Jerusalem. Close by is Madaba, famous for the mosaic map in the 6th Century St George Church which shows all major biblical sites from Lebanon to Egypt, especially Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Continue along the Kings' Highway, passing through Wadi Mujib to reach Karak. Stop to explore the famous Crusader castle built in 1132/34 by King Baldwin I. of Jerusalem. Drive to Petra. Overnight.
Day 5: Petra Tour
your guide walk the 1.2km long Siq, passing
shrines, tombs and carvings before reaching the
magnificent Treasury. explor the Street of
Facades, Roman Theatre, Royal Tombs, Colonnaded
Street, Winged Lion's Temple, and the Petra
Museum where your guided tour will conclude. The
rest of the day is free-time to continue
exploring the city. Climb to the Monastery
and/or High Place of Sacrifice.
Day 6: Petra - Lot's cave - Lot's Wife Pillar - Dead Sea
After breakfast we head to the Dead Sea.
Descend into the Rift Valley and drive beside
the Dead Sea to reach your hotel on the northern
foreshore. Along the way we will have a brief
stop at Lot's Wife Pillar. At 420 metres below
sea level the Dead Sea is the lowest point on
earth. Enjoy floating on the surface of the Sea,
seven times saltier than regular seawater.
Day 7: Baptism site - Machaerus - Umm Ar-Rasas - Amman
will start the day by visiting Bethany Beyond
the Jordan where Jesus Christ was baptized by
John the Baptist and Joshua led the children of
Israel into the Promised Land. Then visit
Machaerus (Mukawir), a fortress set on a high
hill near the Dead Sea. This is where Salome
danced for King Herod, and John the Baptist was
beheaded. From the top of this mountain it is
possible to see Herod's two other mountain-top
palaces, Herodium near Bethlehem and Alexandrian
near Jericho. Umm al Rasas is mentioned in both
the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. Whilst
most of the city lies in ruins, visit the Church
of St Stephen with its perfectly preserved
mosaic floor, depicting the images of 27 Old and
New Testament cities of the Holy Land, east and
west of the River Jordan. Drive to Amman.
Day 8: Amman - Departure
Today you will be transferred to Queen Alia International Airport for your departure flight.