Day 01 : Begin Your Tour Arrive Into Amman Visit Madaba and Mt.Nebo
Welcome to your Cox and Kings In the footsteps of The Christ Tour! Your Cox & Kings representative greets you at the meeting point at the exit after immigration and customs. Here begins our memorable HOLY LAND JOURNEY. Proceed on a visit to Madaba and Mount Nebo. The trip south of Amman along the 5,000 years old King's Highway is one of the most memorable journeys in the Holy Land, passing through a string of ancient sites. The first city along the way from the north is Madaba, the City of Mosaics which has been intermittently inhabited for nearly 3,500 years. The chief attraction in this city is a wonderfully vivid, six-century Byzantine mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites; there are also literally hundreds of other mosaics scattered throughout Madaba's churches and homes. Embark thereafter, on a visit to Mount Nebo, the memorial of Moses, and the presumed site of the prophet's death and burial place. Believed to be the site of the tomb of Moses, Mount Nebo, commands a spectacular view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Overnight in Amman.
Day 02 : Onto Tiberias Visit Cana Visit Basilica of The Annunciation
This morning, proceed for the border crossing into Israel. On completion of the emigration formalities, transfer to Tiberias. Drive to Cana, site of Jesus First Miracle, changing water into wine at the wedding feast. Drive onwards to Nazareth, the boyhood town of Jesus and home of Mary and Joseph. On arrival, visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, the most impressive and spectacular city icon considered as one of the most holy churches of Christianity. Built over Mary Cave, in which, Angel Gabriel revealed to the Virgin Mary that she was the one chosen to bear the Son of God. Stop at Joseph's workshop. Overnight in Nazareth.
Day 03 : In Tiberias Ride In a Fishing Boat Visit Capernaum Visit Church of Primacy of Perter
Today, drive through the landscapes of Galilee and ride like Jesus in a Galilean Fishing Boat on the Sea of Galilee, where he calmed the storm and walked on the water. Visit Capernaum, believed to have been Jesus home and the center of His ministry after leaving His birth town of Nazareth. Visit the Church of Multiplication at Tabgha, testament to the Miracle of the Multiplication of the loaves and fishes and the expressive Church of the Beatitudes - here Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount. Make a brief halt at St. Peter's house. Then onto the Church of Primacy of Peter, the spot where Jesus made Peter Shepherd of His People. Overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 04 : Onto Bethlehem Visit Qumran Caves Dead Sea
Today, depart Galilee for Jerusalem via the Jordan Valley. Stop at Yardenit, the traditional baptismal site. Drive along the Jordan Valley to Jericho, one of the world's oldest cities. Enroute, view Qarantal, believe from carbon test to be the oldest city. It is also the place where Jesus stopped on this way to Jerusalem, on the Eve of the Passover and were Jesus cured the blind man during his stay at Zachaeus house. Visit the Qumran caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Proceed to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth (1305 ft. below sea level). Stop at a beach and float in the salty buoyant water, rich in minerals. Then onto Bethlehem. Overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 05 : In Bethlehem Visit Ein Karem Bethlehem Tour
This morning, visit Ein Karem, the city of Judah and Birth place of John the Baptist, son of Elizabeth and Zechariah. Proceed to Mt Zion to the cenacle, the room for the last supper and dome of King David. Next, onto the Church of St. Peter of Gallicantu. It was here that Peter denied Jesus fulfilling the Last Supper prophecy. Onward to Bethlehem, in the Judean Province, where David tended His flocks until he was anointed King of Israel, the Angel announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds of Bethlehem during the reign of King Herod & Jesus was born. The day continues with visits to the Church of the Nativity, the Shepherd's field and the Grotto of St. Jerome and Rachel's tomb. Overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 06 : In Bethlehem Visit Mount of Olives, Gethsemane Visit Old City of Jerusalem
Drive to the beautiful Mount Of Olives, to behold the breath-taking panorama of the Holy City. Visit the Church of the Pater Noster, consisting of the wall with inscription's of the Lord's Prayer in many languages. Walk to the chapel of Dominous Flevit - The Lord Wept commemorating the occasion where Jesus wept for the city of Jerusalem. Proceed, to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus retreated to pray after the Last Supper. Today, it's the pools of Beit Hasda, where Jesus held the crippled man. This afternoon, begin the Via Dolorosa, Path of Sorrow or Way of the Cross, the route taken by the cross-bearing Jesus from the site of His condemnation, the Praetorium, to the site of His Crucification and grave. Each event on His walk has a commemorating chapel together these chapels comprise the 14 Stations of the Cross. This journey will take us through Pilate's Judgments Hall, the Chapel of the Flagellation, Jesus was first flogged by Roman Solidiers here, the Ecce Homo Arch, built on the site of Pontius Pilate's mansion, where Pilate looked down upon Jesus and cried Behold the ManÃ??Ã?Â and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, marking Golgotha, also called Calvary, the site of the Crucification. Visit The Convent of St. Mark, with the Last Supper Room, possible site where the Last Supper was held. Thereafter, walk to the Dormition Abbey, the site where the Virgin Mary was said to be fallen into eternal sleepand the traditional site of the Tomb of King David (Upper Room). Proceed through the Jewish quarter to the Wailing Wall, the holiest place for the Jews. Overnight in Sinai.
Day 07 : Onto St. Catherine
Today, transfer via the beautiful Arava Desert to Taba border. Enroute to Eilat, see main farming and settlement communities. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Red Sea, and pass through the city of Eilat, one of the main tourist attractions of Israel. After immigration formalities, proceed to St. Caterine. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 08 : Onto Cairo Visit Monastery of St. Catherine
Visit, the Monastery of St. Catherine, one of the oldest functioning Christian monasteries in the world, which houses some of the world's most treasured icons and ancient manuscripts - only the Vatican is said to possess a larger collection of illuminated manuscripts. Visitors can see not only the reputed site of the Burning Bush (where God appeared to Moses), but can also walk to the summit of Mt. Sinai. The monastery chapel is said to contain the rock from which God made the Ten Commandments. Then onto Cairo. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 09 : Homeward Bound Visit The Great Pyramids and The Sphinx
Spend the morning at the Great Pyramids of Giza, the only surviving Ancient Wonder of the world; Cheops - one of the oldest and largest pyramid on the Giza plateau Chephren and Mykerinos, and the defending Sphinx - one of the most majestic and enduring mo numents of Egypt. Good times need never end! As you proceed to the airport for your flight back home, relive the high points of your Cox and Kings In the footsteps of The Christ Tour. We are confident you will join us again, sometime soon.