Spiritual Director: Fr. Andrew Jamieson
Group Coordinator: Jeffrey Bruno
Oct. 20 - Nov. 1, 2019
Amman · Mt. Nebo · Macharus · Petra · Wadi Rum · Aqaba · Bethany · Dead Sea Ishtar Kempinski · Umm Queis · Jerash
Explore Jordan and its ancient history. Make your way through the Holy Land to experience Him, follow in His footsteps, and see Him in the works He performed - your footsteps will become His. Celebrate votive Masses in the very places where these miraculous gifts became pages in the Gospel. See where He was back then and feel how He is still there today!
Your trip includes
- Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR)
- Airport taxes & fuel surcharges
- Centrally Located First Class Hotels: (or similar)
- ~ 1 night: Millenium Hotel, Amman
- ~ 1 night: Hyatt Zaman Hotel, Petra
- ~ 2 nights: Wadi Rum - Star & Moon Camp - deluxe tents, Jordan
- ~ 2 nights: Al Manara Hotel, Aqaba
- ~ 3 nights: Kempinski Hotel, Dead Sea
- ~ 2 nights: Millenium Hotel, Amman
- Transfers as per itinerary
- Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
- Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
- Mass daily & Spiritual activities
- Free Wi-Fi at Hotel
- Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
- Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
- Lunches, drinks with meals, tips to your guide & driver.
Providing you coverage for both pre-existing conditions and those that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.
A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 24 hours prior to departure. The Supplemental Cancellation Protection expires once you are within 24 hours of departure.
October 20, 2019: Depart for Amman
Make your way to your local airport where you will board your overnight flight. Your meals will be served on board.
October 21, 2019: Arrive Amman
Upon arrival in Amman, make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Proceed to the Arrival's Hall, where you will be greeted by your tour guide and/or driver. Transfer to the hotel in Amman for check-in and enjoy dinner at the hotel before retiring for the evening.
October 22, 2019: Amman - Mt Nebo - Macharus - Petra
After breakfast, we will depart for Mt Nebo from where Moses stood and looked at the Promised Land and celebrate Mass. Next, we will visit Macharus, the hilltop fortress, on the eastern side of the Dead Sea and 53 kilometers southwest of Amman, is recorded as the place where John the Baptist was imprisoned and beheaded. On top of the mountain, more than 1100 meters above the Dead Sea, Herod erected a fortress wall with high corner towers. In the center, he built a palace that was "breathtaking in size and beauty". After this visit, we will continue on to Petra for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
October 23, 2019: Visit Petra + Petra by night - Overnight in Wadi Rum
The group will begin the day with breakfast at the hotel we will transfer to the "lost" city of Petra! This city is located amongst rugged desert canyons and mountains. Enjoy a walking tour of the former capital and trading center. Your first stop will be a visit to the Siq, a mile-long gorge that contains a number of magnificent structures that are carved into the mountains. The walk will culminate with a visit to the Petra Museum. The Museum holds numerous artifacts from the Neolithic period of the Nabataen history. We will continue to the Rose stone cut city of Petra. We will celebrate Mass at one of Petra caves. Next, we will visit the Baptism Site of Jesus an archaeological World Heritage site in Jordan on the east bank of the Jordan River, officially known as Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan" (Al-Maghtas). We will conclude the day in Wadi Rum for a night of luxury camping under the blanket of stars. Dinner and overnight.
October 24, 2019: Wadi Rum
Start our day at Wadi Rum, one of Jordan's and the world's known natural wonder. Vast, echoing and God-like." That is how T.E. Lawrence, the British archaeologist and army officer who inspired the 1962 film "Lawrence of Arabia," described Wadi Rum. As you approach the wind-swept mountains that fiercely jut out of the burnt orange sand in Jordan's largest desert, it's easy to see what he meant. The landscape here is like something from another world. After lunch on your own, we will participate in a camel ride. Enjoy some time on your own before dinner and overnight.
October 25, 2019: Wadi Rum - Aqaba
This morning after breakfast, we will say farewell to Wadi Rum and continue our journey to Aqaba. Aqaba's location next to Wadi Rum and Petra has placed it in Jordan's golden triangle of tourism. After check-in, feel free to explore on your own and take in the many local sites Aqaba has to offer. Partake in the local cuisine in one of the restaurants. This evening meet the group at the hotel for Mass, dinner and overnight.
October 26, 2019: Aqaba Free day Theme: The Ministry of Christ in the Galilee
Optional 3-hour boat cruise. Additional $59 per person. OR Enjoy the day at your leisure. Dinner and overnight.
October 27, 2019: Aqaba - Bethany - Dead sea Ishtar Kempinski
After breakfast, drive to the site of the Transfiguration, Mount Tabor (Matthew 17:1-50). At this site, you will have some time to reflect on Christ's Humanity and Divinity. Celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the Transfiguration and then continue south towards the Jordan Valley, to the oldest inhabited city in the world, Jericho (Joshua 6:12-25). In Jericho, you view the exact location, the Mount of Temptation, where the Devil tempted Jesus during his forty-day fast (Luke 4:1). Following the visit to this mountain, continue to Jesus' baptismal site on the River Jordan (Matthew 3:13-17). After some time at the Jordan River, you will transfer to Jerusalem to check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
October 28 & 29, 2019: Dead Sea (Free days)
Following breakfast, enjoy these days at your leisure. You will have the opportunity to take a float in the Dead Sea, the lowest and saltiest spot on Earth. Continue as you travel through the Judean wilderness, the site where Jesus spent His 40 days of fasting. Enjoy lunch on your own. Feel free to pray, shop or relax as you see fit. Dinner and overnight.
October 30, 2019: Dead Sea - City tour Amman Citadel - Roman Theater - Amman
Breakfast at the hotel, then we will visit Amman Citadel. The Amman Citadel is a historical site at the center of downtown Amman, Jordan. The Citadel is considered an important site because it has had a long history of occupation by many great civilizations. Most of the buildings still visible at the site are from the Roman, Byzantine, and Umayyad periods. The major buildings at the site are the Temple of Hercules, a Byzantine church, and the Umayyad Palace. Next stop will be to the Roman Theatre. Amman's Roman Theatre is a 6,000seat, 2nd-century Roman theatre. A famous landmark in the Jordanian capital, it dates back to the Roman period when the city was known as Philadelphia. We will have lunch on our own and end our day in Amman with dinner and overnight.
October 31, 2019: Amman - Umm Queis - Jerash - Amman
This morning we will make our way to Umm Qais. Umm Qais or Qays is a town in northern Jordan principally known for its proximity to the ruins of the ancient Gadara. Enjoy lunch on your own. Next, we will depart for Jerash. Nestled in a quiet valley among the mountains of Gilead, Jerash is the grandeur of Imperial Rome, being one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world, outside of Italy. To this day, its paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theaters, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates remain in exceptional condition. We will return to Amman for our farewell dinner and overnight.
November 1, 2019: Return to the US Theme: The Way of the Cross, The Crucifixion, The Resurrection
Today we bid farewell to Jordan, and transfer to the airport for our return flight(s) home.
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About your trip
- Mt. Nebo
- Wadi Rum
- Dead Sea Ishtar Kempinski
- Umm Queis
The Holy Land - In the Footsteps of Jesus:
If you desire to draw closer to Jesus of Nazareth, come, as we follow in His footsteps. Each day of your pilgrimage you will have time to renew and affirm your faith; to pray and reflect. The Scriptures will come alive as you visit Our Lord's homeland. You will be inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape, in addition to its rich historical heritage It is an encounter that has changed the lives of many pilgrims, an act of faith and prayer. Pilgrims have been traveling to the Holy Land for hundreds of years, and as part of your pilgrimage, we include many of the rich traditions that have evolved over time. The maxim at the entrance to the Church of the Nativity says: "We are hoping that: If you enter here as a tourist, you would exit as a pilgrim. If you enter here as a pilgrim, you would exit as a holier one." We pray that same will occur when you join 206 Tours pilgrimage.
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