Evening departure on a direct flight from Toronto to Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv - Wadi Rum
Morning arrival in Tel Aviv. We are greeted by our English-speaking tour assistant who will transfer the whole group to Israeli/Jordanian border. En route we will stop for lunch. After crossing the border we meet our Jordanian English-speaking guide who will take the group to Wadi Rum and our Bedouin desert camp (tents are with private toilets) (https://mazayenrumcamp.com/en/). Late dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we depart to Petra to Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site.Wind your way through the Siq.a narrow 1 km- long gorge flanked by soaring 80m high sand stone walls. Take in the astounding colours and patterns of the rock, and, at the end of this passage, catch your first glimpse of Al-Khazneh, the famed treasury of Petra. The Nabateans carved this capital from the living rock of the surrounding mountains in Petra. After our Petra visit we go back to Wadi Rum to explore this vast silent landscapes of ancient riverbeds and the largest and most magnificent Jordan's desert landscapes. Head deep into desert by 4x4 stopping at famous landmarks on the way. Return to your camp for special Bedouin dinner. Tonight will be a great opportunity to watch the stars like never before.
This early morning we leave our Jordanian camp travel north towards Israeli border and cross into Israel heading to Tiberias for the next 2 nights. Our hotel is located in the center of Tiberias across from Lake of Galilee. We arrive there for dinner. Free time to swim in the hotel pool or explore the city.
Sea of Galilee - Mount of Beat, Capernaum
Today we depart for the Sea of Galilee to enjoy a morning boat ride and visit the “Jesus Boat”, a vessel dating to the time of Christ. We celebrate Mass at the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his famous Sermon on the Mount. Continue to Capernaum where Jesus began his Galilean ministry. We explore the synagogue where Jesus taught and see the site of St. Peter’s home where Jesus drove out demons and healed the sick. We visit the Church of Multiplication commemorating the place where Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000 people. We stop at the Church of the Primacy of Peter where Jesus shared breakfast with the disciples after His resurrection. Return to our hotel in Tiberias, some free to swim or explore the city, dinner and overnight.
Nazareth - Bethlehem
After breakfast we travel to Nazareth, celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the Annunciation and we visit Mary's Well and St. Joseph's Carpentry Shop. Continue to Bethlehem – where Jesus was born. We visit the Manger – the Church of Nativity and then on to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Jerusalem - Bethlehem
In the morning we depart to Jerusalem and visit the Ascension Chapel and the Church of Peter Noster, where Jesus taught his disciples “The Lord’s Prayer”. Continue to Mount of Olives and visit Garden of Gethsamene, Church of All Nations and Dominus Flevit churches. Continue to Mount Zion with the Upper Room (Room of the Last Supper) and the Church of St. Peter's in Gallicantu.. Return to Bethlehem for a special dinner in a tent (www.tent.ps) and overnight.
Today's journey takes us on the walking tour of the ancient city of Jerusalem: St. Ann's Church, Pool of Bethesda, Pilate's Judgment Hall, the Chapel of the Flagellation and the Arch of Ecce Homo, the convent of the sisters of Zion. We continue with the Stations of the Cross – Via Dolorosa to the Holy Sepulchre where we celebrate Mass. In the afternoon we visit the Wailing Wall and Western Wall Tunnel. We see the place of the Mosque of Omar and El Aksar. Afternoon we have a “foodie moment” at Mahneh Yehuda St Market (https://en.machne.co.il/. Today’s dinner is on your own, the bus will pick you up late evening and take you back to the hotel for overnight.
Masada - Dead Sea - Jericho
This morning we leave for a full day excursion to Masada, the site of King’s Herod winter palace and Dead Sea. Time for floating in the Dead Sea. Continue to Jericho, the oldest inhabited city in the world. We visit the town and celebrate Mass. Dinner and overnight in Jericho
Tel Aviv - Jaffa
Free time in the morning, time to swim at the hotel pool. Continue to Tel Aviv for a panoramic tour of the city. Some free time at the Hayarkon Beach Street. Late afternoon we are transferred to Jaffa for a farewell dinner and then to the airport for an overnight flight to Toronto
Return to Canada
Morning arrival in Toronto.
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LISTED COST ($3,490.00.00) INCLUDES:
transportation from Toronto (unless specified otherwise), incl. airport taxes and surcharges
hotel accommodation first class or superior tourist class based on double occupancy – single room supplement is $750
2 meals daily (breakfast and dinner)
all sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide,
tips to drivers, guides, restaurants, hotels,
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visa to Jordan ($80),
meals not specified, insurance, documentation.
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