Holy Land Discovery with Jordan – Faith-Based Travel
About Jaffa, Israel
Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers in Tel Aviv. Via the ancient ports of Jaffa and Caesarea, the archaeological site of Megiddo, and Muhraqa on Mount Carmel, travel to Haifa for an overnight. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes and attend Mass. Continue to Capernaum, home to a number of apostles, and see the ancient synagogue and the house of Peter. Head for Tabgha, where Jesus fed the 5,000 with two fish and five loaves. In Nazareth, visit the Church of the Annunciation. Next up: Cana, where Jesus turned water into wine, and Bet She’an, one of the world’s best-preserved Roman cities. Via Jericho and Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus and King David, arrive in Jerusalem for a 3-night stay. Explore the Old City during a guided walking tour. Visit the Mount of Olives; the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed before his arrest; the Wailing Wall; and walk along the Via Dolorosa, following the Stations of the Cross. A full day at leisure allows time to join an optional excursion to Masada and the Dead Sea. Return to Tel Aviv.Travel to Amman, capital of Jordan, for a 3-night stay. Enjoy excursions to Pella, home to one of Christianity’s earliest churches; to the biblical city of Anjara; Jerash, one of the best-preserved Greco-Roman cities in the Middle East; to ancient Madaba, the “City of Mosaics;” and to Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.
Headsets throughout the tour (except in Jordan)Sightseeing: Visits to Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea, Megiddo, Muhraqa, Haifa, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Tabgha, Nazareth, Cana of Galilee, Bet She’an, Bethlehem, Jerusalem
TEL AVIV Cinema Hotel (ST) or Tal Hotel (ST)HAIFA Theodor Hotel (ST) NAZARETH Golden Crown Old City (ST) or Gardenia Hotel (ST) or Rimonim Maayan Hotel (ST) JERUSALEM Jerusalem Gate (ST) or Jerusalem Garden Hotel (ST)AMMAN Amman International (ST)
Buffet breakfasts (B); 7 dinners (D)
Transportation: Scheduled transatlantic flights and airport transfers in Tel Aviv and Amman if Cosmos issues the air tickets. Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach.