Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. And John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?" But Jesus answered and said to him, "Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed Him. (Matthew 3,13-15)
The baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist is one of the key events in the life of Christ. However, the exact location of John's ministry remains disputed, receiving one's own baptism in the Jordan River is a remarkable event.
If you are planning to receive your christening, alone or with family and friends in the Jordan River, we are happy to provide you with individualized itineraries fitting your time, purpose and bugdet.
The following 4-day programm is just a suggestion and can be extended according to your individual demands - e.g. if you are traveling with your parish and would like to combine the baptismal service with a pilgrimage through the Holy Land.
Baptism tours can also be arranged from the Jordanian side or in Yardenit.
Upon arrival and after completing formalities (luggage, passport control and customs) you will be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel in Bethlehem for dinner & overnight.
The Life of Jesus
After breakfast, visit the Churches of Nativity & St. Catherine in Bethlehem and continue to Shepherd’s Field. Afterwards, head on to the Mt. of Olives for a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem. Visit the Churches of Ascension and Pater Noster (the Lord’s Prayer) and continue walking down to the Garden and Church of Gethsemane and stop on the way at the Church of Dominus Flevit.
Through the Lion's Gate enter the Old City and enjoy a walking tour of the Old City starting with the Palace of Antonia & the Roman Soldier’s Camp. Visit the Basillica of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda and walk the Via Dolorosa passing the Stations of the Cross, and reaching the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Golgotha site.
Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
In the morning, drive to Jericho while stopping on the way at the Hermit Monastery in the hills of Wadi el-Quelt. From Jericho continue east to the baptism site of Qasr el-Yahud for batism services, liturgy and service. Afterwards, return to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
Depending on your flight time, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport or extensions.
All our tours are private tours including private transportation and private guiding.
- Airport transfers.
- 3 nights stay in Bethlehem in a church guest house.
- All mentioned sightseeing tours, including transportation by private modern & tourism-licensed a/c vehicles (according to group size) and professional guiding by a qualified & tourism-licensed guide (all major languages available).
- Admission fees to all mentioned places (if applicable).
- Half board (breakfast and dinner).
Not included: Intl. flights, personal expenses, everything not mentioned above.
We provide a number of optional services for pilgrims, such like spiritual guiding, services, or spiritual exercises. Please inquire for details and provide us with your interests.
All prices are inclusive of all mentioned services and valid throughout the year except major holidays during the high season. Please inquire for details.
- Private tour, less than 20 people: Please inquire for individual pricing.
- Private tour, 21 to 25 people: 295 €
- Private tour, 26 and more people: Please inquire for individual pricing.
Customize Your Tour
Please feel free to provide us with your own ideas and preferences about your tour. Our travel professionals will be happy to tailor your personalized tour excatly as you want it to be!