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Traditions of Christ in Israel Tour Includes:
- Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure at Ben-Gurion Airport
- 10 overnights
- 9 full days of sightseeing
- Expert English speaking Israeli guide
- American LDS tour guide throughout the entire tour
- Luxury air-conditioned coach
- Breakfast and dinner each day in Israel
- Entrance fees
- Guide fees
- Listening receivers
- Airline baggage fees
- Meals other than listed
- Additional trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance
- Tips for luggage porterage
- tips for driver guides
- Bus and guide services on free day
USA - Thursday, November 4
Fly from USA to begin your Traditions of Christ in Israel Tour
NETANYA - Friday, November 5
Arrive in Tel Aviv. Transfer to Hotel, Overnight in Netanya.
CAESAREA - Saturday, November 6
Caesarea including port and crusader wall, Roman aqueducts. Mt. Carmel, then Templar Fortress in Acco. Overnight in Galilee
BANIAS-CAESAREA PHILLIPPI - MT. BEATITUDES- Sunday, November 7
Banias-Caesarea Philippi (Mt Transfiguration),Mt Beatitudes. Schwarma lunch in Magdala. Tabgha; Church of Multiplication (loaves and fishes). Peter’s Primacy; according to tradition this is the spot where Jesus is said to have laid out a breakfast of bread and fish for the Apostles, and told Peter to “Feed my Sheep” after the miraculous catch (153). The third time he appeared to them after His resurrection. Capernaum, where Jesus performed the majority of his miracles. Finish the day with an optional swim in the Galilee before dinner. Overnight Galilee
MAGDALA - GALILEE - YARDINET - Monday, November 8
Visit the ancient city of Magdala a newer excavation site. Some traditions have Magdala being the home town of Mary Magdalene. Boat ride on the beautiful Galilee and Yardinet near the Jordan River. This is a proposed site as to where Jesus was baptized. Lunch in route to the Dead Sea. Sunset float on the Dead Sea. Overnight at Dead Sea.
DEAD SEA - MASADA - QUMRAM - Tuesday, November 9
Sunrise float on the Dead Sea. Masada; Ein Gedi, one of Israel’s amazing desert wonders, including a hike to the waterfall. Stop at Qumram where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. On to Jerusalem one of the oldest cities in the world. Considered holy to 3 Abrahamic religions-Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Overnight Jerusalem.
CITY OF DAVID - HEZEKIAH'S TUNNEL - Wednesday, November 10
Explore the City of David and it’s archeological digs, walk the 2,700 year old Hezekiah’s tunnel, that was built to bring water into the city of Jerusalem during the Assyrian invasion. Western Wall Tunnels a journey through time through the depths of Jerusalem. St Anne’s Church, Pools of Bethesda and Templar Church. Overnight Jerusalem
THE CARDO - WESTERN WALL - DOME OF THE ROCK - Thursday, November 11
Old City Tour: The Cardo. The Madaba mosaic replica, Jerusalem 1st Temple period (wall), Jewish Quarter, Western Wall, South Temple Archeological Park. Temple Mount, Al-Aqsa Mosque, Dome of the Rock. Lunch in the Christian Qtr. Church of the Holy Sepulcher, one of the traditional sites for the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. An important site to the Knights Templar and one of the reasons the Crusades. Overnight Jerusalem
BETHLEHEM - CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY - KATHISMA - Friday, November 12
Bethlehem, House of Bread. Grab bread and walk down Star Street to Church of the Nativity. Chapel of Milk Gratto. Foster Home, Lunch at Shepard’s Tent, Shepherds’ Field. Drive by Herodian. Shopping. Kathisma on the way back to Jerusalem. Shabbat at the Western Wall. Overnight Jerusalem
ST. PETER GALLICANTU - CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS - Saturday Nov 13
Room of the Last Supper, St Peter Gallicantu, Caiaphas Palace, BYU Jerusalem Center for Sacrament Meeting from there Garden Tomb. Lunch near Hebrew University. Orson Hyde Park, Garden of Gethsemane (north garden), Church of All Nations. Overnight Jerusalem
JERUSALEM - Sunday, November 14
Free Day in Jerusalem: Israel only guests will depart for airport in the evening for an early morning flight (Mon. Nov16) concluding your Traditions of Christ in Israel tour. If staying on for Jordan extension, overnight in Jerusalem
Traditions of Christ in Jordan Extension Itinerary
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LOT'S CAVE - WADI RUM - Monday, November 15
After breakfast we will leave Jerusalem and head to the border to cross into Jordan. Our first stop will be Machaerus, where John the Baptist was beheaded. Our next stop is Lot’s Cave, where Lot and his two daughters survived and fled near the small town of Zoar (modern-day Safi) (Genesis 19: 15-22). The Bible says Lot’s daughters gave birth to sons whose descendents would become the Ammonite and Moabite people, whose kingdoms were in what is now central Jordan. From there we will head to Petra in Wadi Musa. Overnight near Petra
PETRA - WADI RUM - Tuesday, November 16
Today we will explore one of the seven wonders of the ancient World – Petra. In addition to hiking to the monastery there will be free time to explore the tombs and temples carved into red sandstone. Petra was the Nabatean capitol built around 300 BC. In the evening we will drive to the Wadi Rum for a Bedouin dinner under the stars in the desert before spending the night in a modernized Bedouin tent.
WADI RUM - MA'IN HOT SPRINGS RESORT - Wednesday, November 17
We will start our day with breakfast and then we’re off for our Jeep tour and Camel ride of the Wadi Rum Desert. The magical place where Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars, the Martian and most recently Aladdin were filmed. After our Bedhouin lunch we will head north and visit Shobak; a Crusaders Castle built in the 12th century by Baldwin the I, the first King of Jerusalem. Then on to Ma’in Hot Springs Resort to enjoy the natural thermal hot springs. Overnight Ma’in Hot Springs
MADABA - MOUNT NEBO - AMMAN - Thursday, November 18
Breakfast at Ma’in Hot Springs Resortbefore heading north to Madaba to visit St George Church and then Mount Nebo. From there will drive to Amman and visit the Citadel and other sites before we have our final Farewell Dinner in Amman and thenhead to the Amman airport.
USA - Friday, November 19
Leave Amman, Jordan with our flight back to the USA
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World Traveler and Linguist
After serving an LDS mission in Moscow, Russia, Mandy Green earned her BA in Humanities from Brigham Young University, with a minor in English Literature. She married Brent Green in 1998 and they are the proud (if not perplexed) parents of three children. Mandy is fluent in Russian and can read and write in Biblical Hebrew and Koine (New Testament) Greek. Her post graduate studies include courses in Ancient Texts and Temples, the Nag Hamadi Writings, Egyptian Religion, Hermeticism, and Grail Lore. She also spent a summer taking a special archaeology course at Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 2014.
Mandy currently teaches adult religion courses in Salt Lake and Utah Counties. Mandy is a passionate student of the world and has traveled to Russia, Kazakhstan, France, England, Scotland, Israel and Italy. She has recently launched a new podcast: Reflecting Light. The only thing Mandy enjoys more than experiencing a new place for the first time is introducing it to someone else.