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Israel & the Holy Land including Petra

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Price per person: $4594.00

Walking Guide 4

Walking Guide 4 requires good physical condition; considered “active” or physically demanding such as long days of walking, uneven surfaces, water activities, hiking, altitude changes, etc.

So much to see and do on this 12-day tour:  Petra, Mt. Nebo, Jericho, Harod’s Valley, Beth Shean, cruise the Sea of Galilee, ascend the Mount of Beatitudes, visit ancient Nazareth, follow the Way of the Cross, plus more.

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Israel & the Holy Land (including Petra)

November 11-22, 2020 | 12 days

Pickup: Lancaster, Ephrata   Times pending

Price per person: $4,594 Double    $5,430 Single    $4,554 Triple
Deposit – $800 per person at registration

All payments made after deposit must be by check.

Includes round-trip airfare, airport transfers from Lancaster

Avoid $ loss; purchase Trip Insurance

10 breakfasts   10 dinners

♦Passport Booklet (valid 6 months after tour’s return) is required♦

This tour is being offered in cooperation with Christian Tours.

Day 1 *Transfer to the airport for our trans-Atlantic flight to Tel Aviv

Day 2 *Meet our guide and board our coach to begin our tour of the Holy Land *Visit the ancient port of Joppa *Drive through the Philistine cities on way to Beersheba *Stop in the Valley of Elah, where David encountered Goliath *See Abraham’s Well *Overnight in Beersheba (D)

Day 3 *Travel to Zin, pass through Negev to the Arava Border for our visa (free) to cross into Jordan *Board a Jordanian coach with our guide and drive to Aqaba, located on the Red Sea *Overnight and dinner in Aqaba (B, D)

Day 4 *Travel along the Exodus route to Wadi Rum, one of the world’s outstanding desert landscapes and the heartland of Midian, which played a crucial part in early Israel’s faith *Ride a jeep through this spectacular wilderness *Arrive in Petra, seeing Aaron Peak, the burial place of Aaron, brother of Moses *Walk through the main entrance to Petra (the one that appears in the Indiana Jones movie), past the tombs and burial chamber to one of the largest theaters in Jordan *View the lower part of Petra with its Roman remains *Opt to walk to the church of Petra to view its Mosaics *Overnight in Petra (B, D)

Day 5 *Drive on the famed historical King’s Highway *Stop at Madaba, with its mosaic floor from the 6th century *See Mt. Nebo, from which God showed Moses the Promised Land *Head to Amman – Philadelphia, the capital of Jordan *Overnight and dinner in Amman, Jordan (B, D)

Day 6 *Travel to recently discovered baptismal site of “Bethany beyond the Jordan,” significant for Christians is the baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ at the River Jordan *Return to Israel and drive to Jericho, viewing the traditional mountain of Jesus’ temptation *Enter Harod’s Valley, where Jesus healed the 10 lepers *Continue to Ein Harod, where Gideon thinned out his army *Drive through the Jezreel Valley towards Beth Shean to view the setting for the death of Saul and surveying the magnificent Roman and Byzantine ruins *Overnight in Tiberias (1st of 2 nights) (B, D)

Day 7 *Journey along the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum, visiting the synagogue and place where early Christians remembered Peter’s house *View the mosaics in the Church of the Loaves and Fishes *Ascend to the Mount of Beatitudes *Take a nature walk and see the high place where Jeroboam, son of Nebat, set up a golden calf *Continue to Caesarea hilipi and to Golan Heights, viewing Damascus en route *Board a boat for a ride on the Sea of Galilee (B, D)

Day 8 *Depart for Cana, commemorating Jesus’ transformation of water into wine *Visit ancient Nazareth and onto Megiddo *Ascend Mt. Carmel, site of Elijah’s confrontation with the prophets of Baal *Explore Caesarea Maritima, the Christian springboard to the West *View majestic Jerusalem atop Mt. Scopus *Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem (1st of 3 nights) (B, D)

Day 9 *Begin at the Mt. of Olives *Visit the garden and church at Gethsemane *Drive by Solomon’s Pools *Tour Bethlehem, walking to the Church of the Nativity (B, D)

Day 10 *Examine the ruins inside the Dung Gate and step where Jesus and the disciples walked *Walk to the Western Wall *Ascend to the Dome of the Rock *See the Pools of Bethesda and St. Anne’s Church *Follow the Way of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) *Visit the Upper Room and King David’s Tomb *Conclude at the Garden Tomb for a special visit and private communion (B, D)

Day 11 *Start our day at the Shrine of the Book, housing the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Israel Museum *Drive through Judean desert to Qumran, viewing Cave #4, containing the greatest quantity of Dead Sea Scrolls *Take a cable car to Masada *Enter Ein Gedi, a nature reserve and walk to a waterfall *Float in the Dead Sea *Overnight and dinner in Jerusalem (B, D)

Day 12 *Drive to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport for our flight home and transfer to Lancaster (B)

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