Combined Program (Jordan ~ Israel) – 07 Days, 06 Nights

Day 01: Queen Alia International Airport – Amman

 Upon arrival to Queen Alia International Airport, Meet and assist by Golden Star representative, then transfer to the hotel in Amman for overnight

Day 02: Amman – Petra (visit) – Amman

 After breakfast, drive south Jordan via desert highway to Petra. Visit Petra the home of the Nabataea’s; the complete city carved in a mountain with the huge colorful rocks that called “the red rose city”. The tour will start by crossing the “siq” lined with mountains in multiple colors up to the treasury; the pride of all Jordanian, The royal tomb, theatre, the high place of sacrifice and roman soldier tombs. After tour ends, drive back to Amman. Overnight in Amman.

  Petra: The ancient city of Petra is one of Jordan’s national treasures and by far its best known tourist attraction. 

Located approximately three hours south of Amman, Petra is the legacy of the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. Admired then for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels, Petra is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site that enchants visitors from all corners of the globe. Much of Petra’s appeal comes from its spectacular setting deep inside a narrow desert gorge. The site is accessed by walking through a kilometer-long chasm (or siq), the walls of which soar 200m upwards. Petra’s most

famous monument, the Treasury, appears dramatically at the end of the Siq. Used in the final sequence of the film “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” the towering façade of the Treasury is only one of myriad archaeological wonders to be explored at Petra. Various walks and climbs reveal literally hundreds of buildings, tombs, baths, funerary halls, temples, arched gateways, colonnaded streets and haunting rock drawings – as well as a 3,000 seat open air theatre, a gigantic 1st century Monastery and a modern archeological museum, all of which can be explored at leisure. A modest shrine commemorating the death of Aaron, brother of Moses, was built in the 13th century by the Mamluk Sultan, high atop mount Aaron in the Sharah range

Day 03: Amman – Allenby Bridge – Jerusalem

After breakfast drive to Allenby Bridge, you will be welcomed to the Holy Land by our Representative and
transferred to Jerusalem, stand atop the Mount of Olives to enjoy a remarkable view of the ” Golden City “
of Jerusalem, visit the Chapel of Ascension and Church of Pater Noster, walk down the Hill to the Garden
of Gethsemane to visit the Church of all Nations, the Garden of Agony and the Church and Tomb of
Virgin Mary, Hotel in Jerusalem.

Dome of the Ascension The Church of the Holy Ascension
was taken by Saladin in 1187 and converted into mosque and remains such today.  It contains what is traditionally the last footprint of Jesus on earth before he ascended into heaven. Two other places are claimed to be the location of the ascension.  Constantine’s mother Helena built a church under the modern Paternoster Church to commemorate this event.  A much later tradition connects the Russian Orthodox Church of the Ascension to Christ’s return into heaven. Scripture indicates that the Jesus ascended into heaven in the vicinity of Bethany.
This village is down the east slope of the Mt. of Olives about 1.5 miles (2.2 km).  In this case, none of the traditional locations for the ascension are correct.

 Garden of Gethsemane: Early Christian pilgrims located the Garden of Gethsemane at the bottom of the slope of the Mount of Olives opposite the Temple Mount. Byzantine, Crusader and a modern church were built successively on the site where it is believed that Jesus prayed to the Father hours before his crucifixion.  The modern Church of All Nations has a beautiful mosaic on its facade.

Church of Pater Noster A long tradition holds that Jesus taught the Lord’s Prayer or Our Father in the cave that forms the grotto under the church. When the Crusaders built a church here in the 12th century, they called it Pater Noster (Latin for Our Father).
Pilgrims of the time reported seeing the words of the prayer inscribed in Hebrew and Greek on
marble plaques. Excavations have uncovered a Latin version.

Day 04: Jerusalem Old and New City – Bethlehem

 Enter the Old City where everyday life and customs within narrow, crooked streets have remained much the same over the centuries, You’ll visit the Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda, View Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock continue to the Ecce Homo and the Prison of Christ, Retrace the events in the Final hours of Jesus’ life as you walk the Via Dolorosa ” the “Way of the Cross ” to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Stand in the upper Room, revered as the site of the last Supper, Mt. Zion is also where you’ll see King David’s Tomb, visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas (St. Peter’s Church, in the Afternoon take a short drive from Jerusalem to Manger Square in Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, the World’s oldest functioning Church that was constructed on the sight of Jesus Birthplace, nearby you’ll visit the Shepherds Field.

Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda This church, erected during the first half of the twelfth century, blends admirably traditional Romanesque features and the architectural principles followed at the time of the Crusades. It is numbered among the longest preserved sacred places in the city, since according to tradition it arose over the place where once stood the house of Joachim and Anne, the parents of the Virgin, who is supposed to have been born here.

Bethlehem: may no longer be the ‘little town’ of Christmas carols, but you don’t have to go far in what is now a pulsing city to see the stories of Mary and Joseph, stars, mangers and a saviour hardwired into every paving stone, street and church. Like Jerusalem, every Christian denomination – Lutheran, Syriac, Catholic, Orthodox – is present here and the city positively hums with activity, its winding streets congested with traffic and its main square filled with snap-happy pilgr ims scrambling to keep up with their guides. But there is plenty to see and do for even for the nonreligious. There’s a lively Old City and bazaar and numerous sites around town, including the epic Mar Saba Monastery. Many tourists also come for the street art – particularly several stencils by British street artist Banksy – that have turned the Israeli Separation Wall that now divides Bethlehem from Jerusalem into a vast canva

Day 05: Bethlehem – Nazareth – Tiberius

 
 Drive to Nazareth to the Basilica of the Annunciation and Mary’s well, continue on to Cana where Jesus performed his First Miracle changing water into wine, cross the waters of the Sea of Galilee aboard a boat to Capernaum, Center of Jesus Ministry in Galilee, at the Jordan River you can remember your Baptism before you drive back to Jerusalem for Dinner and Overnight.

Day 06: Jerusalem – Allenby Bridge – Dead Sea

 Meet in Allenby bridge, then transfer to Dead Sea relaxing day and overnight hotel dead

Day 07: Dead Sea – Queen Alia International Airport

 After Breakfast transfer to the Airport for departure
Dead Sea: At 408m below sea level – the lowest point on
earth – the Dead Sea is a body of intense blue water,
polished smooth like oiled skin on a windless day in winter and ruffled into whitecaps by the summer winds. Dead Sea salts and minerals have long been exploited for their skin-friendly properties. While swimming, the extreme salinity will help you discover cuts you never knew you had (don’t shave beforehand), and be prepared for a few minutes of agony if any water gets in your eyes. ‘Swimming’ is actually a misnomer – the buoyancy makes it difficult to do much more than happily bob.

 The northeast coast is lined with luxury resorts. Here you can enjoy a spa treatment, watch the sunset across the water and look across to the West Bank and the distant lights of Jerusalem.