Israel and Jordan

From the Israel-Jordan program

Day 1 – After breakfast we will visit the Mount of Beatitudes and the church. We will continue to Tabgha – a place where the miracle occurred when Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes. We will go to The Village “Kfar Nahum” called “the city of God” (Visiting the  famous home of Sf. Peters where Jesus preached) surround the sea of Galilee and visiting the  “Yardenit “the place where Jesus had been baptized. Towards the afternoon we will continue to “Beit Shean” and across the border from Israel to Jordan  on the “Hussein  Bridge”. We will continue  on our course and o through the valleys and mountains and pass  by the ” Alum Castle”, which was  built on a very high mountain in honor  of  Salah in the year 1184. We will arrive at Amman – the capital of Jordan. Amman is built on seven hills and was once called “The Old Philadelphia” Today nearly 2 million people live in Amman.

Day 2 – After breakfast we’ll head Petra: an ancient Nabataea city which is famous with her funerary palaces hewn sandstone of the red, called in  Hebrew the “Red Rock”.
Petra is located in South Jordan, about a hundred kilometers north of Aqaba. She is also known as “pink city” by local residents for a variety of rocks.
The conventional way to get to Petra is from the nearby village of Wadi Musa through Canyon H”sik “​​. The mall itself is quite narrow, and its width does not exceed a few meters, while the walls reach a height of about a hundred yards. Canyon sides Nubian Sandstone reddish, and their walls can be found in pagan reliefs sprouts, reporters and sculptures. Along the canyon sides can be found in the remains of aqueducts designed to convey water to the city.
Petra is famous today for buildings carved into the mountain slopes well preserved until today. Most famous is the magnificent royal tomb called “Treasure of Pharaoh” (Alhizna), for which artists were invited sculpture from Alexandria. Height of 33.77 meters and 24.90 meters wide, and he was cut from the top down. The space between the side pillars adorned by huge statues of jockeys In 2007, Petra was chosen as one of the seven wonders of the ancient and modern world.

Day 3 – After breakfast we’ll visit the city of Jerash – Jerash is the second most important site in Jordan after Petra and the most beautiful preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. Built into the magnificent Hadrian’s gate and through the huge hippodrome, 261X76 m. We’ll go through the oval square South Gate and be impressed from the Roman Plaza elaborate with more than 50 pages preserved and a shape creates an optical illusion for those coming through the Temple of Zeus into the southern theater part which in the old days was inhabited by about 5,000 people. We’ll stand on the hill of the synagogue and come down to the shrine city’s most prominent, Temple of Artemis – a temple to the goddess of the moon and hunting incredibly impressively built, which affords a complete city image. We’ll go to the Church of the conductive water and the Processional Way to the cardo walk on him like in the ancient times through the “Nimfaon” standing almost in its entirety.

Day 4 – After breakfast we’ll travel to the Jordan Valley and visit the Greek Orthodox church and the scene of the baptism of Jesus in the Jordanians largest and designed park on the left bank of the Jordan River.  We will continue along the border toward the Dead Sea, and pass the border  from Jordan to Israel at the “Allenby Bridge,” and from there to Jericho – the oldest city in the world where we will see Zechariah’s mulberry tree and the Romanian Church .. Our first stop in Israel will be at the “komran “(the old center of the Essences) We will continue to the Dead Sea and will have the option to bathing the sea and to buy cosmetics made from the sea – salt  and minerals.

The program can be compressed and carried out in 3 days instead of 4.

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