Land of the Gods summer 2018
About Amman, Jordan
- City tour in Amman
- Cruise the Sea of Galilee before admiring the Jesus Boat
- Orientation in Roman city of Bet She'an and Jerusalem
- See the remains of the Synagogue in Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, the Baptismal site in Yardenti, the oldest city in the world Jericho and the Dead Sea
- View the Promised Land in Mount Nebo
- Visit the old port of Jaffa, the archaeological zone of Caesarea, the monastery Muhraqa in Mount Carmel, the Church of the Multiplication in Tabgha, the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the Church of the Visitation and the Israel Museum in Ein Karem, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, take a cable car to the Fortress of Masada, discover the 3rd century ruins of Jerash, Roman amphitheatre in Amman, Petra, Crusader Fortress of Kerak and St. George's Church in Madaba
You will visit the following 2 places:
Israel is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea. It is considered part of the Holy Land (together with areas of Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinian Territories). The four major monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Bahaism—all have historical ties to the region. Israel thus contains a vibrant modern history and culture, based in part on the diverse, immigrant origins of its inhabitants returning from the Jewish Diaspora. These aspects make Israel a fascinating destination for many travelers and pilgrims. As a result of this vast mix of culture, in addition to the official languages of Hebrew and Arabic, Russian, French, Spanish, Amharic and Yiddish are also spoken by a significant minority of Israelis.
Jordan is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River known by its ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts. Many travellers and tourists visit Jordan with its history in mind, and understandably so. It’s home to the famed archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300 B.C.E. Everywhere you visit, you will hear heartfelt words of welcome, and will often be invited into shops or people’s homes for a glass of sweet tea and a conversation.