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Biblical Tours - Holy Land Jordan

Itinerary

Day 1: Amman Arrival

You will be met and assisted at Queen Alia International Airport before being transferred to your hotel in Amman. Check-in, then the rest of the day is free-time.
Overnight: Amman

Day 2: Jerash - Anjara - Tell Mar Elias - Umm Qais

Travel to Jerash, one of the best preserved provincial cities of Roman times. View theatres, temples, churches, a nymphaeum, market and colonnaded streets. Proceed to Anjara to visit the Shrine of the Lady of the Mountain at the Roman Catholic Church. Visit Tell Mar Elias which has long been identified with Tishbe, mentioned in the Bible as the hometown or region of the Prophet Elijah, then north to visit the town of Umm Qais (Gadara), where, according to the Bible, Jesus cast out the devil from two men into a herd of pigs. The basalt basilica is believed to have been built at the exact place the miracle occurred.
Overnight: Amman.

Day 3: Amman - Desert Castles - Umm Ar-Rasas

Visit 3 of the desert castles of Jordan, beautiful examples of both early Islamic art and architecture, which stand testament to a fascinating era in the country's rich history. We then drive to Umm Ar-Rasas located in a once lush fertile terrain. At the church of St Stephen see the beautiful mosaic floors.
Overnight: Amman.

Day 4: Madaba - Mt. Nebo - Jerusalem

Drive to Madaba to see the famous mosaic map of the Holy Lands, discovered during renovations of the 6th Century St George Church. A short distance away is Mt. Nebo, mentioned many times in the Bible when Prophet Moses went up from the Plain of Moab to the Mount of Nebo where God showed Moses the Holy land. From the top view the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Jericho, and the Mountains of Jerusalem. Head to King Hussein Bridge on the border to cross the holy river of Jordan to visit Jerusalem. Travel to Jerusalem. Overnight: Jerusalem.

Day 5: Jerusalem

An entire day to explore this historic city on a walking tour. Enter through Dung's Gate to visit the Wailing Wall, the Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. Continue on to the Muslim Quarter and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, through the Jewish Quarter to the Armenian quarter, and then free time to explore the markets or any of the museums. In the evening we try out the nightlife.
Overnight: Jerusalem.

Day 6: Jerusalem - Karak - Petra

Visit the Mount of Olives to enjoy the famous view over the city to the Temple Mount. From there we go to the Garden of Gethsemane and then the Church of all Nations. Proceed to Mount Zion, the Last Supper Room and the Tomb of King David. Departing Jerusalem we take the short drive to Bethlehem to visit Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity. On our way back to the border we will stop at Jericho, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. At the border we cross back into Jordan en route to Petra. Along the way visit Karak, the famous Crusader castle built in 1132/34 by King Baldwin I. of Jerusalem. Continue along the Kings' Highway to Petra.
Overnight: Petra.

Day 7: Petra - Amman

Following breakfast meet with your English speaking guide for a 3-4 hour tour of the rose-red city of Petra. Walk the mile-long Siq (chasm) passing shrines, tombs and carvings before exiting to the breathtaking sight of the Treasury. Walk the Street of Facades, passing the Roman Theatre to reach the Royal Tombs. See the Byzantine Church, Temple of the Winged Lions and Great Temple. At the museum your tour ends. Spend the rest of the day exploring more of the city or climb to the Monastery and/or High Place of Sacrifice. Make your own way back to your hotel via the Siq.
Overnight: Petra.

Day 8: Departure

This morning, transfer to the Queen Alia Airport for your departure flight.

 

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