Baptism Tours

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.

Iti­ner­ary

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.

Day 1
Arri­val Day

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.

Day 2
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.

Day 3
Qasr el-Yahud

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.

Day 4
Depar­ture Day

Depen­ding on your flight time, trans­fer to Ben Gurion Air­port or extensions.

Tour Details

Inclu­ding

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.

Optio­nal

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.

Pri­ces

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!

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