Holy Mountains in the Holy Land

The biblical history of salvation is as much a history of faith as it is a history of holy mountains. On this tour, you will climb some of the mountains mentioned in the bible and hear about its traditions and stories.

As there are many more places worth a visit, for example including the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, please feel free to receive your tailor-made itinerary from our destination expects!

Day 1: Jordan
Arrival Day

Upon arrival at Amman Intl. Airport our representative will meet and assist you. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel in Amman.

Day 2: Jordan
The Promised Land

In the early morning, drive through the hills surrounding Amman down into the Jordan Valley and visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan (cf. John 1,28), the area where John the Baptist baptised Jesus. Afterwards, drive to Madaba (cf. Numeri 21,30; Josua 13,9-16) and study the Madaba Map, the oldest map of the Holy Land dating to the 6th centry CE.

In the afternoon, arrive to Mt. Nebo in the mountains of Abarim. Recall the biblical account (cf. Deuteronomy 34,5) telling us about Mose looking upon the Promised Land from here shortly before his death. Visit the church, dating back to 393 CE and the so-called Moses-Springs (Ain Musa) on the way back to Amman.

Day 3: Jordan
Petra

In the first hours of the day, leave Amman on the old Kings Highway, the Via Regni, and arrive to the ancient Nabatean City of Petra. The rest of the day is reserved for your individual discoveries in this maginificant site. Overnight in Petra.

Day 4: Israel
Timna Archaeological Park

In the morning, cross the border to Israel and visit the Archaeological Park of Timna, located in a bizarrely formed mountain range. As early as the 4th and 3rd millenium BCE, the area was known for its rich copper mines. In the course of time, the Egyptians, the Midianites, and the Romans mined the much needed natural resource.

In the afternoon, return to Eilat and enjoy a dip in the Gulf of Aqaba. Overnight in Eilat.

Day 5: The Negev
At the foot of Har Karkom

In the early morning, jeeps will pick you up in Eilat for your drive deep into the Negev Desert. Around lunch time, you will arrive to the foot of the Har Karkom Plateau where our representatives will set up a camp serving you for today and tomorrow.

In the afternoon, enjoy some time on your own in this naturally tranquil and mystic area, which is considered by some scholars to be the very area the Israelites went through on their way to the Promised Land. Overnight in tents in the desert, no facilities.

Day 6: The Negev
Har Karkom

To some, Har Karkom is the very mountain, the biblical account knows as Mt. Sinai. However, other theories hold that Mt. Sinai is on the Sinai Peninsula, there is remarkmable arguments that is could have been right here, where you will be hiking today.

Shortly after sunrise, follow your guide on an appr. 8 hour day through several wadis and plateaus and recall the biblical account of the Children of Israel spending 40 years in a hostile environment like this.

In the late afternoon, arrive to the base-camp for lunch and then head on to Mitzpe Ramon Har HaNegev Field School for dinner and overnight.

NOTE: Due to travel restrictions, Har Karkom can only be visited from Friday to Saturday.

Day 7: The Jordan Valley
Ein Gedi, the Dead Sea and Jericho

In the early morning, leave Mitze Ramon and drive north into the Jordan Valley. Stop for a couple hours of relaxation in the very green oasis of Ein Gedi and then head on to the shore of the Dead Sea where you may enjoy a dip into the salty water.

Afterwords, drive along the Jordan Valley and arrive at Jericho for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: The Jordan Valley
Mt. of Temptation

After breakfast, pay a short visit to the “Walls of Jericho” archaeological site and then board the cable car lifting you up on the Mt. of Temptation (Mt. Quarantania), where Jesus was tempted by the devil (cf. Matthew 4,8). Enjoy lunch upon the mountain offering a spectacular view of the Jordan Valley and then proceed to the Sea of Galilee.

Day 9: The Galilee
Tell Hazor and Mt. Hermon

After breakfast, head to Tell Hazor, an archaelogical site where to date some 21 settlement layers have been found and which history dates back to 2600 BCE! Also, visit the Hazor Museum and learn about ancient religious sites in ancient Palestine.

Afterwards, drive north to ancient Palestine’s most northern mountain, Mt. Hermon. Here, in sight of the Israeli-Syrian border, discuss the current political situation, but also the theological significance of this part of ancient Israel.

Return to the See of Galilee for dinner and overnight.

Day 10: The Sea of Galilee
Tabgha, Mt. of Beatitudes, Capernaum

After an early breakfast arrive to Tabgha, the site of the Loaves & Fish Miracle (cf. Matthew 14,13-21) and head on to Capernaum and the Mt. of Beatitudes (cf. Matthew 5-7), where Jesus gave his most famous sermon. Afterwards, drive to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Day 11: Jerusalem
Mountain in the Holy City

Jerusalem itself is located on a mountain, currently identified with Mt. Zion in the biblical account. Follow your guide through the Old City, and learn about the different “mountain-traditions” connected to it. Visit the so-called Temple Mount, where the First and the Second Temple (1Kings 7-8; Ezra 3-6) were built and the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock are located today. Afterwards, proceed to Mt. Zion and visit the Tomb of David and the Room of the Last Supper (cf. Luke 22,7-23). Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 12: Jerusalem
Mt. of Olives

In the early morning, enjoy a panoramic view of the Old City from the Mt. of Olives. On your way down, visit the Churches of Ascension and Pater Noster (the Lord’s Prayer) and continue walking down to the Garden and Church of Gethsemane (cf. Matthew 26,36-56) with a stop on the way at the Church of Dominus Flevit.

The rest of the day is reserved for your individual discoveries in the Old City.

Day 13
Departure Day

Transfer to Ben Gurion airport for return flight back home or extensions.

Tour Details

Including

All our tours are private tours including private transportation and private guiding.

  • Meet & Assist at Amman and Tel Aviv Airport.
  • 11 nights stay in mentioned places in good middle class hotels or church guesthouses (please tell us about your preferences), all overnight stays incl. breakfast.
  • All mentioned sightseeing tours, including transportation by private modern & tourism-licensed a/c vehicles (according to group size).
  • Professional guiding by a qualified & tourism-licensed guide in Israel, Palestine and Jordan.
  • Excursion to Har Karkom and Mitzpe Ramon Crater by 4×4 cars including 1 night camping in the desert.
  • Extra time for prayers and meditation throughout the tour.
  • Chances to meet local congregations and attend local services (please let us know about your interests at the time of booking).
  • Half board (breakfast + dinner, excl. beverages).
  • Recommended gratuities.
  • Travel Security Consultation prior to and throughout your tour.
  • Special services for church groups and study groups.

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, 1 to 2 people: Please inquire for individual pricing.
  • Private tour, 5 to 9 people: 1575 €
  • Private tour, 10 to 17 people: 1285 €
  • Private tour, 18 to 26 people: 1175 €
  • Private tour, 27 to 36 people: 985 €
  • Private tour, 37 and more: 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 exactly as you want it to be!

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