Christian Pilgrimage to Israel and Jordan Tour

Join us in Israel on one of the best Christian Holy Land pilgrimage tours to explore a country that is rich in culture and historic sites, taking you on a journey to the Holy Land’s most sacred places.
  • Date

    Multiple Departures
  • Duration

    12 days / 10 nights
  • Highlights

    Caesarea, Meggido, Sea of Galilee boat ride, Capernaum, Mount of the Beatitudes, Golan Heights, Nazareth, Jordan River, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Petra
  • Notes

    Land Only ,Price Based on Double Occupancy
    Single Supplement: $626
  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Tailor Made

    This tour can be booked privately

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What a better time than now to experience all the history, majesty, miracles, and prophecy that awaits us in the land of the Bible! This trip is a personal, deeply spiritual experience; Gil Travel’s Christian Pilgrimage to Israel and Jordan will leave you with a sense of wonder as you explore the depths of biblical sites. Continue into Jordan for the exquisite experiences offered by Jerash, Amman, Madaba, and glorious Petra for a trip certainly worthy of a true Christian Pilgrim.

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What can you expect as part of your tour?

  • Touring/meals as listed in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Deluxe motor coach
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Day

1

Sunday, October 15

Arrival in Israel

Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, proceed to the arrivals hall. Your driver will meet you at the La Farina Bakery and transfer you to your hotel in Tel Aviv for dinner.

Overnight:Tel Aviv (D).

Day

2

Monday, October 16

Caesarea | Megiddo | Haifa | Acre

Begin the tour by driving north along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of this ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Continue to Megiddo and visit the archaeological various excavations, including the well-preserved water supply system. Drive to the beautiful port city of Haifa, nestled on the Mediterranean Sea, for a panoramic view of the Bahai gardens and Haifa Bay. From Haifa continue to Acre, capital of the Crusaders for more than a century. Visit the ancient city and harbour before continuing eastwards across the plains of the Galilee to Kibbutz hotel Lavi.

Overnight:Galilee (B, D).

Day

3

Tuesday, October 17

Tiberias | Capernaum | Banias

After a short tour of the Kibbutz grounds we take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum. Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Proceed to Tabgha, the site of the miracle of fish and loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Continue to the Mount of the Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias Spring and Waterfall, where Jesus was recognized as The Messiah by His Disciples. Tour the Golan Heights, with its valleys, grazing land and snow-capped mountains.

Overnight:Galilee (B, D).

Day

4

Wednesday, October 18

Nazareth | Beit Shean | Jerusalem

Begin the day with a drive to Nazareth (Luke 1.26, 4.16-29, Matthew 2.23) via Cana of Galilee (John 2.1-11). In Nazareth, we shall visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s Well. Next on our program is the Jordan River and the Baptismal site Yardenit. Continue to Beit Shean, one of the ancient Decapolis cities (Mark 5.20, 7.31), and visit the Roman theatre. This is the city where Saul and his son Jonathan were nailed to the walls (1st Samuel 31.10). Judges 1.27 also mentions Beit Shean. Continue south along the shores of the River of Jordan. Passing Jericho, we proceed westward and climb to the Golden City of Jerusalem.

Overnight:Jerusalem

Day

5

Thursday, October 19

Jerusalem: Old City

Today we visit the Old City of Jerusalem. Our appreciation of this Golden City begins with a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives, overlooking the walls of the old city and the ancient Jewish cemetery. Visit the Church of All Nations. Proceed to Mount Zion to see the tomb of King David and the nearby Room of the Last Supper. Walk through the Cardo, the main street of Jerusalem 2000 years ago. View the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried His Cross. Continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Walk through the colourful Arab bazaar, and then visit the Garden Tomb.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B, D).

Day

6

Friday, October 20

Jerusalem: New City | Bethlehem

Today’s program is dedicated to the new city of Jerusalem. Visit the model of ancient Jerusalem. Continue to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Enter the site by walking along the Street of the Righteous Gentiles, dedicated to the non-Jews that risked their lives in order to save their Jewish neighbors. Continue to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptists (Luke 1.39-80). This Spanish style church and Mary’s well is where Mother Mary met her cousin Elizabeth. Proceed to Bethlehem * to visit the Church of the Nativity.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B, D).

Day

7

Saturday, October 21

Qumran | Masada | Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean Desert to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found in 1947 by a Bedouin boy. Visit the ancient city of Qumran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Ascend Masada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herod’s Palace. Time and weather permitting we will have an opportunity to float on the Dead Sea waters.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B, D).

Day

8

Sunday, October 22

Hussein Bridge or (Allenby Bridge) | Jer

Drive from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to the border crossing procedures to enter Jordan. Proceed to Jerash - city of the Decapolis, located about 45Km North of Amman in the fertile heights of the Gilad, visit the ancient Roman city with colonnaded streets, the baths and the hill of the top Temple etc. Then drive to Amman for a city tour of the Jordanian Capital.

Overnight:Amman (B, D).

Day

9

Monday, October 23

Amman | Petra | Amman

After early breakfast, leave the hotel and travel south on the road to Wadi Musa. Then on horseback to the "Siq" (canyon) and then on foot to Petra known as "Sela Edom" or red rock city, the ancient capital of the Nabateans from 3rd century B.C. to 2nd Century A.D. Visit the most interesting monuments, such as the Treasury, El Khazneh (a tomb of a Nabatean king) then the field of tombs, obelisks, the altar, (Al Madhbah) from this point you can view the whole of the rock city, then back to Wadi Musa village.

Overnight:Petra (B, D).

Day

10

Tuesday, October 24

Amman | Madaba | Mount Nebo | Jerusalem

Drive to Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land and ruins of historical sites.
Continue about 10Kms. to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. From there you will see the Jordan Valley, Jericho, Dead Sea, etc. Visit the remains of a Byzantine church with a mosaic floor, and then drive to the border and to Tel Aviv.

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B, D).

Day

11

Wednesday, October 25

Departure

Private transfer from hotel to airport for your departure international flight.
Day 1 - Sunday
Tel Aviv
Jaffa Sunset, Tours to Israel

Jaffa Sunset

Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival into Ben Gurion International Airport, you are met by our staff at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and Overnight, Tel Aviv

Day 2 - Monday
Caesarea | Megiddo | Haifa | Acre
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Megiddo

Following a delicious Israeli buffet breakfast (which you will enjoy each morning prior to departing for your day of touring), depart Tel Aviv. Drive north along the coastal plain to Caesarea (Acts 9.30 Acts 10 24-48), capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of this ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Continue to Megiddo (1 Kings 4.28, 9,15, 2 Kings 23,29 & Revel. 16.16), identified as the site of Armageddon. Visit the archaeological excavations at Megiddo, including the well-preserved water supply system. Drive to the beautiful port city of Haifa, nestled on the Mediterranean Sea, for a panoramic view of the Bahai Gardens and Haifa Bay. From Haifa continue to Acre (Micah 1.10), capital of the Crusaders for more than a century. Visit the ancient city and harbour before continuing eastwards across the plains of the Galilee to Kibbutz hotel Lavi.

Breakfast, Dinner and Overnight, Galilee

Day 3 - Tuesday
Capernaum | Tabgha | Mount of the Beatitudes | Banias | Golan Heights
Sea of Galilee Boat Ride

Sea of Galilee Boat Ride

After a short tour of the Kibbutz grounds we take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum (Matt. 4.13 13.54, 17.24, Luke 7, Mark 1.2, John 4.46-54). Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Proceed to Tabgha (Matt. 13, Mark .33-45, & John 21), the site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Continue to the Mount of the Beatitudes (Matt. 5,6,7,8), where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias Spring and Waterfall (Matt. 16.13 and Mark 8.27), where Jesus was recognized as The Messiah by His Disciples. Tour the Golan Heights, with its valleys, grazing land and snow capped mountains.

Breakfast, Dinner and Overnight, Galille

Day 4 - Wednesday
Nazareth | Beit Shean
nazareth sunset

Nazareth

Begin the day with a drive to Nazareth (Luke 1.26, 4.16-29, Matthew 2.23) via Cana of Galilee (John 2.1-11). In Nazareth, we shall visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s Well. Next on our program is the Jordan River and the Baptismal site Yardenit. Continue to Beit Shean, one of the ancient Decapolis cities (Mark 5.20, 7.31), and visit the Roman theatre. This is the city where Saul and his son Jonathan were nailed to the walls (1st Samuel 31.10). Judges 1.27 also mentions Beit Shean. Continue south along the shores of the River of Jordan. Passing Jericho, we proceed westward and climb to the Golden City of Jerusalem.

Breakfast, Dinner and Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 5 - Thursday
Jerusalem: Old City
Old City, Jerusalem. Christian heritage tours israel

Old City, Jerusalem

Today we visit the Old City of Jerusalem. Our appreciation of this Golden City begins with a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives, overlooking the walls of the Old City and the ancient Jewish cemetery. Visit the Church of All Nations. Proceed to Mount Zion to see the tomb of King David and the nearby Room of the Last Supper (Mark 14.13, Luke 22. 10-38, Matt 26 17-29, Acts 1.13 and Acts 2 the Pentecost). Enter the Old City to begin exploring the wonders of Jerusalem. Walk through the Cardo, the main street of Jerusalem 2000 years ago. View the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried His Cross. Continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Matt. 27. 33-57, 28.10). No visit to Jerusalem is complete without a walk through the colourful Arab bazaar (a chance to test your negotiating skills). Visit the Garden Tomb.

Breakfast, Dinner and Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 6 - Friday
Jerusalem: New City | Bethlehem
Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem

Today’s program is dedicated to the new city of Jerusalem. Visit the model of ancient Jerusalem. Continue to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Enter the site by walking along the Street of the Righteous Gentiles, dedicated to the non-Jews that risked their lives in order to save their Jewish neighbors. Continue to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptists (Luke 1.39-80). This Spanish style church and Mary’s well is where Mother Mary met her cousin Elizabeth. Proceed to Bethlehem * to visit the Church of the Nativity.

Breakfast, Dinner and Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 7 - Saturday
Qumran | Masada | Dead Sea
Qumran, christian israel tours

Qumran

Drive through the Judean Desert to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found in 1947 by a Bedouin boy. Visit the ancient city of Qumran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Ascend Masada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herod’s Palace. Time and weather permitting we will have an opportunity to float on the Dead Sea waters.

Breakfast, Dinner and Overnight, Jerusalem

Day 8 - Sunday
Hussein Bridge | Jerash | Amman
Jordan tours

Jerash

Drive from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to the border crossing procedures to enter Jordan. Proceed to Jerash – city of the Decapolis, located about 45Km north of Amman in the fertile heights of the Gilad, visit the ancient Roman city with colonnaded streets, the baths and the hill of the top Temple etc. Then drive to Amman for a city tour of the Jordanian Capital.

Breakfast, Dinner and Overnight, Amman

Day 9 - Monday
Amman | Petra

petra camel rideAfter early breakfast, leave the hotel and travel south on the road to Wadi Musa. Then on horseback to the “Siq” (canyon) and then on foot to Petra known as “Sela Edom” or red rock city, the ancient capital of the Nabateans from 3rd century B.C. to 2nd Century A.D. Visit the most interesting monuments, such as the Treasury, El Khazneh (a tomb of a Nabatean king) then the field of tombs, obelisks, the altar, (Al Madhbah) from this point you can view the whole of the rock city, then back to Wadi Musa village.

Breakfast, Dinner and Overnight, Petra

Day 10 - Tuesday
Amman | Madaba | Madaba | Mount Nebo | Jerusalem | Tel Aviv

jerusalem on madaba map jordanDrive to Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land and ruins of historical sites. Continue about 10Kms. to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. From there you will see the Jordan Valley, Jericho Dead Sea, etc. Visit the remains of a Byzantine church with a mosaic floor, and then drive to the border and to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv.

Breakfast, transfer to Tel Aviv. Dinner and overnight, Tel Aviv

Day 11 - Wednesday
Departure

Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure.

 

* Bethlehem visit subject to availability

Note: All itineraries are subject to change
**A minimum of 2 passengers is required for regular tour service.
All tours are subject to availability and should be confirmed within 72 business hours.

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