12 Days In the Footsteps of Jesus Journey to the Holy Land and Jordan from Toronto, CA (YYZ) - August 25 - September 05, 2023 - With Dr. Chad Houghton
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Day 1: Friday - Departure
Depart Toronto Canada for your overnight flight to the Holy Land. Meals will be served onboard the flight.
Day 2: Saturday - Arrival, Tel Aviv Airport
Meet your guide at the Airport, Drive to your Hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight. (D)
Day 3: Sunday -Sea of Galilee - Meggido, Magdala
Start our visit to Mount of Beatitudes; Church of Multiplications; Capernaum. Then we will have the chance to take a boat ride on the sea and conclude by visiting Magdala by the Sea of Galilee. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Monday - Cana, Nazareth, Jerusalem
Check out of our hotel in Galilee and head south towards Jerusalem. Stop at Cana of Galilee, then Nazareth and Nazareth village. Drive through the Jordan valley, visit Jericho, and drive up to the Holy City of Jerusalem and panoramic view over Jerusalem from Mount Scopus, and a visit to the Wailing Wall. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. (B,L,D)
Day 5: Tuesday - Mt of Olives, Bethlehem, Shepherds Field
Visit the Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane. Visit Herodian, Herod’s summer palace, and his burial place. Visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity, Shepherds field, and shop in Bethlehem. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. (B,L,D)
Day 6: Wednesday - Masada, Qumran, and the Dead Sea
Full-Day Tour in the Dead Sea area, we will visit Masada, and Qumran and swim in the Dead Sea, Elisha Spring, and view Mount Temptation Monastery. Drive the Jordan Valley. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. (B,L,D)
Day 7: Thursday - Temple Mount, Davidson Centre, Mt Zion, Israel Museum
Visit Temple Mount where the Temple of Jerusalem stood. Then we will visit Davidson Centre. Mount Zion and the upper room. On to David’s Tomb. In the afternoon Israel Museum and Yad Vashem. Night Church service at King of Kings. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. (B,L,D)
Day 8: Friday - Jerusalem, Garden Tomb
Start the day with private prayer at Gethsemane Garden. On to Caiaphas Palace, Ecce Homo, biblical Gabatha. Follow Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, walk through different quarters of Jerusalem, and then the Garden Tomb. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. (B,L,D)
Day 9: Saturday - Jerash – Amman, Jordan
This morning we will depart Israel for Jordan via the Bridge where we will meet our agent to assist us through security and customs. We will head towards Amman, the Capital of Jordan, and visit Zarqa River, the Biblical Jabbok River where Jacob wrestled with God. We will then explore Jerash, one of the world’s best-preserved examples of a Roman provincial city thought to have a population of 20,000 people. It was one of the wealthiest cities of the Roman Empire. Dinner and overnight in Amman. (B,L,D)
Day 10: Sunday - Amman - Petra
After breakfast, we will head south to Petra, the “Rose Red City”. We will visit the site of Petra, a 2000-year-old Nabatean (ancient Arab) city that was highlighted in the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”. We will walk through the narrow passageway (called the “Siq”) up to the Treasury, a massive royal tomb carved out of solid rock. If time permits, we will visit the traditional Tomb of Aaron (Moses' brother), have dinner, and overnight in Petra. (B,L,D)
Day 11: Monday - Madaba/Machaerus
This morning we will depart Petra and travel north towards Amman. We will visit Mt. Nebo to view the Holy Land from where Moses stood (Deuteronomy 34:1), a breathtaking view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea to the Mt. of Olives and the rooftops of Jerusalem. We will continue to Bethany beyond the Jordan where John the Baptist traditionally is thought to have baptized Jesus. If time permits, we will also survey the Machaerus, the ruins of Herod’s fortress where John the Baptist was beheaded. Dinner and overnight in Amman. (B,L,D)
Day 12: Tuesday - Departure / Arrive
We will arrive back in Canada the same day. (B)
Trip Date: August 25 - September 05, 2023
Departure City: Toronto, CA (YYZ) - (other cities available)
Package Price: $3990.00
The package price includes the following:
- Meet & Assist at Airports upon arrivals and departures.
- Two nights’ accommodation in Tiberius in double occupancy with breakfast and dinner.
- Five-night accommodation in Bethlehem in double occupancy with breakfast and dinner.
- Three nights accommodation in Jordan double occupancy with breakfast and dinner.
- Eleven days sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned private bus.
- English-speaking government licensed Christian guide on duty.
- All entrance fees to places of interest.
- Special dinner at a traditional restaurant.
- Round Trip airline ticket
The package price does not include the following:
- Soft drinks.
- Tips for Guide, Driver, and hotels.
- All Personal Expenses.
- Travel Insurance.