- All Inclusive Pricing
- First Class Hotels
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Entrance and Program Fees
- International Airfare from NY
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- Guided Sightseeing with Top Guides
Day 1 September 30 - Depart USA
Depart the USA aboard your transatlantic flight.
Day 2 October 1 – Arrive in Amman
You’ll be met and transferred to the hotel for dinner and overnight. (D)
Day 3 October 2 – Jerash / Ajloun
This morning, you will journey to Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the world. Stroll through the oval piazza and wander along colonnaded streets etched by the wheels of ancient chariots. Stand in the grand theatre where you can hear an onstage whisper from the top row. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight. Continue to Ajloun and explore the castle ruins that were Saladin’s answer to the Crusader threat coming from Kerak. At Tel Mar Elias, see what remains of Tishbi, the town believed to be Elijah’s home (2 Kings 17:1). End your day at your hotel in Amman for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
Day 4 October 3 – Um Qais / Amman City Tour
At Umm Qais, one of the cities of the Decapolis of Jesus’ day, visit the ruins and enjoy views that stretch to the Sea of Galilee in the distance. Explore the city of Amman, known as Philadelphia in Roman times, another of the ten cities of the Decapolis, and before that, as Rabbath Ammon. Visit the Citadel Museum, whose exhibits include artifacts from prehistoric times until the 15th century AD, including a bronze Dead Sea scroll in Aramaic. Return to your hotel in Amman for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
Day 5 October 4 – Madaba / Mount Nebo / Kerak
Travel south 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. Continue to Mount Nebo, where Moses caught a glimpse of the Promised Land (Deut. 34). On a cloudless day, you can see all the way across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea to the rooftops of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Travel to Karak, a masterpiece of Crusader architecture. The fort, high atop a promontory, is a maze of stone-vaulted halls and endless passageways. Stop at Wadi Mousa, where a spring still pours from the rock believed to have been struck by Moses. Finish the day in the modern town of Petra for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
Day 6 October 5 – Petra
Spend the day exploring 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 cliffsides of rose-colored rock. Enjoy your final night in Petra with dinner. (B, D)
Day 7 Oct 6 Wadi Rum / Dead Sea
Enjoy breakfast at Wadi Rum in a Bedouin tent and experience the Wadi while enjoying a Jeep 4 x 4 ride. Check into your hotel at the Dead Sea for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
Day 8 October 7 – Bethany Beyond the Jordan / Free Afternoon at the Dead Sea
Stop at Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the traditional place where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Several baptismal pools dating back to Byzantine times can be seen here. Return to your hotel for a free afternoon at the Dead Sea and enjoy the resort before dinner and overnight. (B, D) Some groups may have late night or early morning flights.
Day 9 October 8 – Return to the USA or enjoy the Israel Extension.
Return to the USA or enjoy the Israel Extension.
Enhance Your Journey
October 8 - 14, 2023 · Starting at $1,598*
October 8 – Cross the Allenby Bridge / Wadi Qelt / Jericho / Jerusalem
October 9 – Mount of Olives / Gethsemane / Western Wall / Teaching Steps / City of David - Hezekiah’s Tunnel
October 10 – Bethlehem / Shepherd’s Fields / Church of the Nativity / Olive Wood Factory / Garden Tomb
October 11 – Pools of Bethesda / Via Dolorosa / Church of the Holy Sepulchre / Time in the Old City
October 12 – Nazareth / Mount Precipice / Church of Annunciation / Gideon’s Spring / Mount Arbel / Valley of the Wind and Doves
October 13 – Magdala / Mount of Beatitudes / Capernaum / Boat Ride / Caesarea Maritima / Joppa (or Netanya)
October 14 – Return to the USA
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.
A minimum of 10 travelers are necessary to operate the extension.
Saturday, September 30, 2023From $2998