Holy Land Via Jordan with Pastor Bill Young and tour host Rebecca Seamans | Nov 27, 2023
Join us for 11 - days in the Holy Land Via Jordan 2023, starting at $3498 * from New York, NY, November 27, 2023. You will see Jordan, Mount Nebo, Madaba, Qumran, Jericho, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Caesarea, Galilee, Petra, and more!
- All Inclusive Pricing
- First Class Hotels
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Entrance and Program Fees
- Live Audio Headsets
- Guided Tours
- International Airfare from NY
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- Study Guide
- Select Meals on Itinerary
Day 1 Day 1 – Depart the USA to Amman, Jordan
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart on your international flight.
Day 2 Day 2 – Welcome to Amman, Jordan
You will be welcomed to Amman, Jordan by our representative and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Day 3 – Mount Nebo, Madaba, Qumran & Jericho
Visit Mount Nebo, where Moses caught a glimpse of the Promised Land (Deuteronomy 34). On a clear day, you can see all the way across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, to the rooftops of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Continue to Madaba, the City of Mosaics, to visit the Church of Saint George with its sixth-century, Byzantine, mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites. Cross the border into Israel and visit Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery. Learn about the mysterious community of Essenes who once lived on the shores of the Dead Sea. Head to Jericho to visit the ruins of the ancient city Joshua conquered (Joshua 6:20). From Jericho, you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4:1).
Day 4 Day 4 – Jerusalem
Enter the Old City and walk along the Cardo, the ancient main street. The Southern Wall Excavations of the Temple Mount, including the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall, are a must see. View the Pool of Bethesda (John 5:1-18), where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle, and sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne to experience its beautiful acoustics. Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress, where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23:1). Walk the Via Dolorosa, “the Way of the Cross,” and end your day at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, reflecting on Christ’s sacrificial love.
Day 5 Day 5 – Jerusalem
Stand on the Mount of Olives as Jesus did, and enjoy a remarkable view of the “Golden City” of Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed for God’s will to be done (Matthew 26:36-39). Visit the Upper Room, revered as the site of the Last Supper (Mark 14:12-26). Visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas (Matthew 26:57), where Jesus was imprisoned for a night. End your day with communion at the Garden Tomb (Matthew 27:57-60).
Day 6 Day 6 – Bethlehem & Caesarea
In Bethlehem, visit the cave where Jesus was born (Luke 2:1-7) and see the Church of the Nativity built over the site. Gaze out over Shepherds’ Field, where the angels first proclaimed the Good News. Visit the Roman Aqueduct and Theatre at Caesarea, a center of the early Christians, where Cornelius became the first Gentile convert to the new religion (Acts 10), and where Paul was imprisoned before being taken to Rome for trial.
Day 7 Day 7 – The Galilee
Enjoy a scenic drive to Capernaum, center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee (Matt.4:13, 23). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the text of the Sermon on the Mount that Jesus preached there (Matt. 5-7). Experience a special onboard worship service as you sail across the Sea of Galilee. Visit the Church of the Fish and the Loaves in Tabgha, the traditional location of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10-17). As you pray in the Chapel of the Primacy, remember how Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ three times (John 21). In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue.
Day 8 Day 8 – Cana, Nazareth, Beit Shean
Journey to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23), and recall Jesus’ first miracle as you travel through Cana (John 2:1). Travel to Beit Shean, a city continuously inhabited for over 5,000 years. Here Saul and his sons' bodies were hung from the walls of the city (1 Samuel 31). The ruins uncovered date back to the Greek / Roman city that was part of the Decapolis of Jesus' day. See colonnaded streets with marble sidewalks, Roman public baths, and a theater. Transfer back in to Jordan for dinner and overnight at your Dead Sea hotel.
Day 9 Day 9 – Petra
Travel to the city of Petra. Its entrance passes through a long, narrow gorge known as the Siq and can only be accessed by carriage, horseback or on foot. Once inside the city, marvel at the intricate detail of a city that was cut into the cliff sides of rose-colored rock. Return to your hotel on at the Dead Sea for overnight.
Day 10 Day 10 – Free Day
Enjoy a free day at your hotel on the shores of the Dead Sea. Breakfast and dinner are included at your hotel.
Day 11 Day 11 - Return from Amman to the USA .
Return from Amman. Fly back to the USA .
Enhance Your Journey
Dubai Pre Tour
Dubai Pre Tour Day 1- Depart USA
Your journey begins as you depart the USA on your international overnight flight.
Day 2 - Arrive in Dubai
Arrive in Dubai and transfer to your hotel.
Day 3 - Old Dubai
Journey to the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood to explore Old Dubai. Part of the attraction of the district, which showcases the traditional way of life in Dubai from the mid-19th century until the 1970s, is simply wandering through its narrow lanes. Here you’ll discover creative art spaces, museums, and cafés housed in traditional L-shaped homes made from gypsum, coral, and limestone. Look up, and you can’t miss the buildings topped with distinctive wind towers. While exploring this neighborhood, you will visit the Textile Souk, full of colorful fabrics and kitsch souvenirs. Next, visit the Saruq Al Hadid museum to see the archaeological treasures discovered in and around Dubai. Embark on a water taxi ride at Bur Dubai Abra Station by Dubai Creek. This waterway reflects Dubai’s historical roots, back when early settlers relied on its waters for their livelihood. You will queue for a short trip across the Creek to Deira on traditional wooden boats, known as abras. Once on the other side, visit the Gold Souk, where you can haggle with shopkeepers for beautiful jewelry before continuing to the Spice Souk. As you wander through the stalls, you can savor the aromas of cardamom, turmeric, dried lemons, and rose petals. This afternoon zoom into the remote Lahbab desert that lies outside the city. Your guide answers any questions during the drive and shares information about the region. Head off the road into bright red dunes and have your camera ready to capture what looks like giant beanbags of sand. During a break to gather the convoy, use optional quad bikes on-site. Then hold tight as you cruise toward the highest slopes. Feel the adrenaline race as your vehicle plows up the dunes before sliding and slipping back down the slopes, churning up billowing clouds of sand in the process. Reach a high desert dune for a photo stop and admire 360-degree views of the desert landscape as the sun slowly sets. Take a camel ride and surf the dunes on a sandboard before returning to your hotel.
Day 4 - Abu Dhabi
Embark on this exhilarating tour to the highlight destinations of Abu Dhabi. As you travel to your first destination along the Gulf coast of Abu Dhabi, listen to the region’s rich history and culture. Let’s visit the architectural beauty of the country’s largest mosque- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which is known as the acclaimed symbol of contemporary Islam. The place offers a feast to the eyes as it blends the cultural diversity of Islamic art and contemporary design. You will be driven to the next destination, Abu Dhabi Corniche. Feel relaxed seeing the sweeping curve of clean water harbor, pearl white sand beaches, and the beautiful promenade that stretches the Northwest city shore. Next stop at Emirates Palace, a highly celebrated destination in the UAE. Get a chance to pose in front of this eminent destination and take a lot of photos. Later on, travel to the next photo stop destination, the stunning five towers of Abu Dhabi, Etihad Towers. The towers shout out the aggregate story of everything Abu Dhabi is and the futuristic view of the Emirate. Being the combination of luxury and modern views, the place is an ideal destination during the Abu Dhabi visit. You will be taken to the next destination, Qasr Al Watan. The Palace is the reflection of Emiratis and their leaders. Absorb the essence of culture, architectural features, and the awe-inspiring history of Emirates. Learn about the fantastic journey of spurring Arabian design to the present state. Peep to the Emirati governance and culture through the exhibits of the Palace.
Day 5 - New Dubai to Fly to Amman Visit the Burj Khalifa, which at 828 meters is currently the tallest building in the world, located next to the Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping centers with 1,200 shops. Visit the viewing platform at 452 meters above sea level. Ride the building’s express elevator to the 124th floor at a speed of 10 meters per second. You can enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree view of all of Dubai and its unique skyline. Enjoy free time at the impressive Dubai Mall afterward. Visit a local church in the Jebel Ali area south of Dubai and hear from a local Christian Church about life in a predominately Muslim country. Fly from Dubai to Amman to meet up with the rest of your tour group in Amman.
Monday, November 27, 2023From $3498