FRANÇAIS
 HOME NEWS REFERENCES TERMS & CONDITIONS ABOUT CONTACT

 

BIBLICAL TOURS > Footsteps of Jesus Israel & Jordan


Petra, Jordan


Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Israel


Capernaum, Israel

LAND & AIR from New York
(in US$)

$- please ask
$- please ask

INCLUDING

International flight from New York to
   Tel Aviv
• 11 nights hotel accommodation at 4
   star hotels
• 3 nights at 4 star hotel in Tiberias
• 1 night at 4 star hotel in Amman
• 2 nights at 4 star hotel in Petra
• 1 night at 4 star hotel in Dead Sea
• 3 nights at 5 star hotel in Jerusalem
• 1 night at 5 star hotel in Tel Aviv
• Daily breakfast and 10 dinners at
   the hotels
• Farewell Dinner at local restaurant
   on the last day
• Sightseeing as per the itinerary
• All escorted transfers
• English speaking, Bible–oriented,
   license professional tour guide(s)
   throughout the tour
• Entrance fees to all sites as per the
   itinerary
• Transportation in A/C Bus
   throughout the tour
• Service charges and local taxes
• Tips to Hotel staff

EXCLUDING

• Visa Fees (if applicable). Citizens of
  ALL other countries are responsible
  for checking their own countries’
  visa regulations for travel.
• Lunches and drinks
• Travel Insurance: Travel insurance
  may be given as a separate package
  at an extra cost. Travel Insurance
  agreement is contract between the
  traveller and the Insurance
  Company (American Express or
  other)
• Tips to the Tour Guide & to the Bus
  Driver
• Any expenses not mentioned at the
  above "including" list

*Please ask for our special add-on prices for departures
from other US or Canadian cities.

FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS
ISRAEL & JORDAN

THE LIFE OF CHRIST AND THE ORIGIN OF THE CHURCH

TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 01 Depart from New York – Fly to Tel Aviv

Day 02 Arrive Tel Aviv Airport
Your tour guide will meet you after you pass through customs and claim your baggage. Depending upon your arrival time, we may visit the site of Caesarea Maritima, King Herod’s capital city and Palestine’s chief Mediterranean port. We will travel to the Sea of Galilee. Overnight & dinner: Tiberias (D)

Day 03 Tiberias
We will start the morning with a visit to the “Jesus Boat”, a 2000 year old fishermen’s boat that was discovered in the Sea of Galilee and Migdol, the city of Mary Magdalene (with a newly discovered 1st century synagogue). We’ll continue to Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ Galilean ministry and the site of many of his miracles. We will walk among the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught and worshipped and view the remains of first century houses, including one which may have been Peter’s. Finally, we’ll travel to Caesarea Philippi where Jesus gathered his disciples and asked “Who do the people say that I am?” This was an important teaching moment for Jesus’ followers. Overnight & dinner: Tiberias. (B,D)

Day 04 Tiberias
To begin the day we will drive to Nazareth, the village where Jesus spent most of his life. We’ll visit the Mount of Precipice, the Basilica of the Annunciation and Mary’s Well. We’ll continue to Cana of Galilee, site where Jesus turned the water into wine, and then to the ancient city of Sepphoris,
the main urban center in Galilee during Jesus’ time. Sepphoris is among the best preserved and excavated archaeological sites in Israel with beautiful mosaic floors and many public buildings. On the way back to Tiberias, time permitted, we will take a short walk to the high cliffs of Arbel, with a panoramic view of the Sea of Galilee and the northern part of Israel. Overnight & dinner: Tiberias (B,D)

Day 05 Cross to Jordan – Jerash & Gadara
Today we will cross into Jordan. We’ll visit Jerash with the most extensive and well preserved Roman ruins in the whole Middle East. Conquered in 63 BC, it came under Roman rule and was one of the ten great Roman cities of the Decapolis. We’ll continue to Um Qais (ancient Gadara) another of the Decapolis cities where Jesus cast out the demons from a man living among
the tombs. We’ll finish the day at our hotel in Amman, the capital and largest city of Jordan. Overnight & dinner: Amman (B,D)

Day 06 Gadara – Amman – Petra
We will begin today’s tour by visiting some of the ancient ruins of Amman (ancient Philadelphia – yet another of the Decapolis cities). We’ll also take in the Archaeological museum of Amman before traveling south to Bethabara, the place where John the Baptist proclaimed the coming Kingdom of God. Later we’ll visit Mt. Nebo, from where Moses looked upon the Promised Land and where he was buried. Additionally, we’ll tour Madaba, the “City of Mosaics”, best known for its spectacular Byzantine mosaics, including the famous 6th century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. We’ll continue to Petra for our hotel and dinner. (B,D).

Day 07 Petra
After breakfast, we will visit the famous Nabatean city of Petra, one of the wonders of the world. We’ll walk along the narrow gorge of the “Siq” and visit the rose–red stone carved ancient city, founded by the Nabateans. We’ll pass the theatre, visit the monastery, the temples and enter into some of the famous tombs hewn into the red sandstone. Overnight & dinner in Petra. (B,D)

Day 08 Dead Sea
We’ll drive to the World Heritage Site of Wadi Rum with its sheer walled mountains and huge sand dunes. This is the area where Laurence of Arabia was active during WW1 and where he built his Bedouin army. We take a 4WD safari tour of the fascinating area. Later we’ll drive to the border crossing and enter Israel. We’ll travel north to the Dead Sea resort area. Overnight in a spa hotel near the Dead Sea (B,D).

Day 09 Jerusalem
We will kick off the day with a cable car ride to the top of Masada. Masada was the final holdout for Jewish rebels at the end of the Roman war in the first century. Later, we’ll head to En Gedi where David hid in a cave from King Saul. We’ll continue on with a visit to Qumran, the place where the “Dead Sea Scrolls” were unearthed in 1947 by two Bedouin shepherds. We’ll proceed to Jerusalem passing by Jericho and the Good Samaritan Inn. We stop at the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking view of the Holy City of Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. (B,D)

Day 10 Jerusalem
We’ll start our day on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. We’ll look at the beautiful Dome of the Rock and Al–Aqsa mosque. We’ll continue to the Pool of Bethesda and walk through the Via Dolorosa to visit the Ecce Homo convent and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. We’ll enjoy the famous Old City Bazaar, then visit the Garden Tomb, which some believe may be the historical tomb of Jesus. In the evening we will enjoy the beautiful Sound & Light spectacular at the Citadel. Overnight & dinner in Jerusalem. (B,D)

Day 11 Jerusalem
We’ll start the day with a visit to the Western Wall, the most sacred Jewish site with its walls dating back to the first century Temple. We’ll continue to the City of David. We’ll go down Warren’s Shaft and through Hezekiah’s Tunnel. We’ll see the Pool of Siloam and walk a newly discovered 1st century street from Jerusalem’s past. We will visit the SW temple archaeological excavations and then walk to the garden of Gethsemane, passing Absalom’s tomb. Overnight & dinner in Jerusalem. (B,D)

Day 12 Jerusalem – Tel Aviv
We’ll start the morning at the Israel Museum, including the Shrine of the Book with the Dead Sea Scrolls. We will continue to the Herodium, Herod’s palace and fortress. Herod’s tomb was discovered here four years ago. We’ll move onward to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus where we’ll visit the Church of the Nativity, the Shepherd’s Fields, the Grotto and Rachel’s Tomb. Overnight & Farewell Dinner in Tel–Aviv. (B,D)

Day 13 Tel Aviv Airport – Fly Back to New York
Early in the morning we transfer to the airport for our flight back home.
 

 

Home  |  About  |  References  |  Brochures  |  Contact

Copyright 2017 Tutku Tours, Gaziosmanpasa Bulvari No.3/303, Izmir - TURKEY 35210
Phone: +90 (232) 441 86 76 /77 /35   Fax: +90 (232) 441 86 36  
info@tutkutours.com

Pay Here: