Israel and Jordan Tour
With Mark and Jennifer Wessner
March 13-24, 2022
Day 1: Sun March 13, 2022 Overnight Flight
Depart from Vancouver (or Toronto) for Israel. Overnight en route.
Day 2: Mon March 14, 2022 Tel Aviv – Costal Plain
Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport you will be met by Smile and a Sunworld Tours Representative. Drive to the port city of Jaffa, for centuries the main entrance to the Land and associated with many biblical stories. Walk around the renovated artist’s quarter and have a breathtaking view of the city of Tel Aviv. Transfer to your hotel and have a welcome dinner. Overnight in Netanya.
Day 3: Tue March 15, 2022 Coastal Plain – Galilee
Drive along the Mediterranean Coast to Caesarea Maritima, the ancient Roman and Crusader Port City, with layers of the different civilizations uncovered. Proceed to travel through Mt. Carmel to visit the Muhraqa and view the Jezreel Valley where the final Battle of Armageddon is said to take place. Travel through the Galilee to visit Nazareth Village. Continue for a view of Nazareth and the area from Mount Precipice. Visit Cana of Galilee. Dinner and overnight in the Galilee.
Day 4: Wed March 16, 2022 Sea of Galilee – Caesarea Phillipi
After breakfast enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee with music and worship. Continue on to visit Capernaum followed by Caesarea Philippi where Peter confessed Jesus as the Christ. Then continue on to Magdala where you will enjoy time at the Encounter Chapel. Lastly, a stop at Mt. Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Dinner and overnight in the Galilee.
Day 5: Thu Mar 17, 2022 Jezreel Valley-Jordan Valley-Samaria-Jerusalem
After breakfast, travel to Mt. Gilboa and visit Gideon’s Spring. Visit the reconstructed Roman Decapolis city of Beth Shean and tour the excavations that have revealed Israel’s largest ruins of a Roman City. Onward to visit Tel Shiloh in Samaria, where the Tabernacle once stood. View or visit of Sychar/Jacob’s Well area (security permitting) Off to Jerusalem for your first view of the Holy City! Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 6: Fri Mar 18, 2022 Jerusalem-Bethlehem
After breakfast visit Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. We then travel on to Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity and Sherpherds Fields. Travel through the Judean Hills to the Valley of Eilah, where David and Goliath met. Continue to Emmaus. Enter the Old City of Jerusalem for preparations for Shabbat at the Western Wall. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 7: Sat Mar 19, 2022 Jerusalem
Begin the day by driving up to Mount of Olives to view the Old City. This is where Jesus began His Palm Sunday journey into Jerusalem. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus spent the night in prayer. (Reserved spot in Garden) Continue to the Kidron Valley. Travel on to Mt. Zion to visit the Upper Room and Caiaphas’ House. Visit the marketplace in the old city and walk along the Way of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. End the day with a tour and communion at the Garden Tomb. Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 8: Sun Mar 20, 2022 Jerusalem
Today we start our day visiting the City of David including Hezekiah’s Tunnel and the Pool of Siloam. Then visit the Southern Wall Steps at the Davidson Centre. Ascend up to Temple Mount. Visit the Israel Museum with time to explore the exhibitions. Time for shopping at Machane Yehuda and Ben Yehuda. Night out at the Tower of David Museum Night Spectacular. Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 9: Mon Mar 21, 2022 Judean Wilderness-Dead Sea-Eilat
After breakfast this morning, view Wadi Kelt and St. George’s Monastery. Visit Jericho. Visit Kaser El Yehud Baptism site on the Jordan River. Visit Qumran and float in the Dead Sea. Continue via Ein Gedi to Massada and to the Red Sea Resort of Eilat. Dinner and Overnight in Eilat.
Day 10: Tue Mar 22, 2022 Petra Jordan
Full day Tour of Petra including packed Lunch. Dinner and Overnight in Eilat.
Day 11: Wed Mar 23, 2022 Timna-Negev Desert-Tel Aviv
Travel through the Southern Arava to Timna National Park to see the Replica of the Tabernacle. Travel via the Negev Desert, Beer Sheva and Ramon Crater to Tel Aviv. Dinner and Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 12: Thu Mar 24, 2022 Departure
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your flight home.
Depart Tel Aviv : Flights TBA
* The itinerary is subject to change
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