Jordan & Israel November 2022 (SOLD OUT)
See Jordan, the 2nd Half of the Holy Land - No Crowds!
04 November 2022 to 17 November 2022
About the Pilgrimage
Brochure & Itinerary
The Jordan Pre-trip extension is $2,449. You can watch the Jordan extension of the trip here.
This is our favorite time of year to visit the Middle East – smaller crowds and cooler weather. Lovely time to visit the Holy Land — Jordan and Israel!!
We have the best Mass sites selected for you and we will visit every Rosary site and pray that Mystery while there.
Steve and Janet have partnered with the same Catholic Nazarene guide for all their trips over the last decade. Amer is a practicing Catholic and a walking encyclopedia. We consider him the finest Christian guide in the Holy Land–and we are not alone in that assessment. Having a Christian guide is very important.
You’ll enjoy Steve and Janet’s trusted hotels and delicious meals including some amazing dinner experiences away from the typical hotel buffets.
Wine is provided with all dinners along with a wide range of cuisines to experience the Holy Land to it’s fullest.
BELOW: OUR COOKING CLASS AND DINNER IN MADABA JORDAN WITH OUR CATHOLIC FRIENDS ELIAS AND FARIEL
You will receive their 110-page color handbook, daily YouTube videos so your family and friends can join you virtually every day and a fully edited movie of your trip upon your return home.
Steve personally teaches at the holy sites and shares experiences from over 150 previous trips to Israel and other biblical lands since 1995. We do everything we can to support the local Christians who only make up 1.5% of the population.
Daily Mass at the holiest sites and we pray every Mystery of the Rosary where it took place. Also, pray the Stations of the Cross on the way to Calvary and Mass at the Tomb.
Enjoy a group of like-minded Catholics from around the country for a marvelous pilgrimage through the land of our Lord and Our Lady. We will share ministry and ideas along the way– to help and encourage all the deacons and their wives.
In Jordan you will visit all five of the Pilgrimage Sites designated during the visit of Pope John Paul II. Each of them are marvelous biblical sites in addition to all the others you will visit.
Day 1 | November 4 Depart USA Depart USA on overnight flights for Amman.
Day 2 | November 5 Arrive in Jordan | Amman
Arrival at Amman Queen Alia International Airport. You will be greeted upon arrival by Steve and Janet Ray and by our Jordanian Catholic guide Elias Khzuz. If time permits panoramic tour of Amman (pending flight arrival time). Mass at Amman Peace Center. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Amman. (D)
Day 3 | November 6 Anjara | Jerash | Jabbok River
Mass at the Our Lady of the Mountain Church in Anjara, a pilgrimage site. Tour the fantastic Roman city of Jerash, one of the best preserved Roman archaeological sites. Visit Mar Elias (Tishbe, hometown of Prophet Elijah, 1 Kings 17:1). Lunch at local authentic restaurant. Visit Jabbok River where Jacob wrestled with the Angel. Back to Amman for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 4 | November 7 Madaba | Jordan Valley | Machaerus | Petra
Drive to the mountain village of Madaba. Mass at Mount Nebo. Look out over the Jordan Valley and Israel like Moses did before he died here. See where Joshua crossed over the Jordan River. Visit St. George’s Church to see the famous Madaba “Holy Land Mosaic Map.” Themed lunch at Elias Khzuz’s family restaurant. Visit to the mosaic factory and store. Drive to Petra. See Machaerus where John the Baptist was imprisoned and beheaded. Dinner and overnight in Petra. (B, L, D)
Days 5 | November 8 Petra
Visit Petra all morning. Lunch at Petra. Transfer back to Amman and stop en route for Mass at the Our Lady of Peace Center with some of the most beautiful biblical art covering the walls. Dinner and overnight in Amman. (B, L, D)
Day 6 | November 9 Bethany | Jordon River
Drive to Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan for Mass at the site where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Stop at the authentic site to renew our baptismal vows. Visit site and the new Catholic Church being built. Continue on to Sheikh Hussein Bridge to cross into Israel. Drive to your hotel in Tiberias to meet up with the main trip group. (B, L)
Day 1 | November 8 Depart USA
Depart USA on overnight flights to Tel Aviv.
Day 2 | November 9 Arrival in Israel | Galilee | Tiberias
Arrival in Tel Aviv’s modern Ben Gurion Airport. Meet Steve and Janet Ray along with the local team. Transfer to Galilee. Mass and Welcome Dinner on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Overnight in Tiberias. (D)
Day 3 | November 10 Mount of Transfiguration | Cana | Nazareth | Tiberias
Ascend the Mount of Transfiguration (Mount Tabor) early for Mass to miss the crowds; then depart for the Wedding Church in Cana for Renewal of Wedding Vows. After lunch in Nazareth, visit the Church of Annunciation. Visit the House of the Holy Family. Free Time. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias. (B, L, D)
Day 4 | November 11 Mount of Beatitudes | Tabgha | Tiberias
Mount of Beatitudes for Mass. Continue on to Caesarea Philippi where Jesus said, “You are Peter (Rock)!” Drive through Golan Heights’ view the Syrian border. Lunch at Druze restaurant. Visit Tabgha where Jesus multiplied loaves and fishes. Visit the Primacy of Peter where Jesus said, “Feed My Sheep.” Dinner at Magdalena Restaurant. Overnight in Tiberias. (B, L, D)
Day 5 | November 12 Sea of Galilee | Capernaum | Jerusalem
Drive to Capernaum for Mass at St. Peter’s House and the synagogue where Jesus said “Eat My Flesh!” Hear Steve’s famous talk on the Eucharist. Next, enjoy a boat ride on Sea of Galilee. St. Peter’s fish for lunch. Drive to Jerusalem stopping along the way at Ein Karem to visit the Church of the Visitation. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. (B, L, D)
Day 6 | November 13 Bethlehem | Jerusalem
Spend the day in Bethlehem. Visit the Olive Wood store to support local Christians. Mass at Shepherd’s Field and visit the Church of the Nativity where Jesus was born.** Tonight, enjoy a special dinner with the atmosphere of a Bedouin Tent with traditional dancing in Bethlehem. Overnight in Jerusalem. (B, L, D)
Day 7 | November 14 Via Dolorosa | Calvary | Western Wall | Jerusalem
Depart early this morning and travel along the Via Dolorosa. Arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and celebrate Mass. Touch the top of Mount Calvary and tour the church. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Depart for prayer at the Western Wall. Enjoy a group lunch together in Jerusalem. Free time this afternoon. Optional tour of the Shroud of Turin Exhibit. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. (B, L, D)
Day 8 | November 15 Gethsemane | Mt. Olives | Mt. Zion | Jerusalem
Begin today with Mass at the Garden of Gethsemane. Drive to the Mount of Olives to visit the Church of Pater Noster. At the scenic Promenade, hear Steve give his invigorating History of Salvation in 20 minutes. Enjoy lunch at Jewish kibbutz. Drive to Mt. Zion to visit the Church of the Mary Dormition and the Upper Room, ending at the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu. Dinner at the Cheese and Wine Restaurant on the roof of the Notre Dame Center, overlooking Jerusalem, overnight in Jerusalem. (B, L, D)
Day 9 | November 16 Free Day | Optional Dead Sea Excursion | Jerusalem
Celebrate morning Mass at Notre Dame Chapel. Free day for shopping, prayer, rest, personal visit to Holy Sepulchre or optional side trips. Optional Excursion (tour escort will advise price) to the Ancient Jerusalem Temple model and shrine of the Book, Qumran, Jericho and swimming in the Dead Sea. We will renew Baptismal vows at the authentic baptismal site of Jesus. We also have Sammie the camel ready to give you a ride. We keep your room for you so you can return to the hotel for a shower, pack, rest, and have dinner. This evening, get ready for flight, through the night, back home. (B, L, D)
Day 10 | November 17 Return to USA
Depart on your return flight back to the USA.
|$6574||Regular price, per person after June 4, 2022|
|-100||Early Booking Savings|
|-175||Discount for payment entirely by cash or check|
|*$6299||Early Booking / Cash Discount price per person (double occupancy)|
Brochure & Itinerary
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