SAT 20 JAN Jordan Extension
Visit Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan, which has received recognition as the likely site where John baptized Jesus. Nearby visit the new
Lutheran chapel. Continue through the vast desert to the village of Wadi Musa, which embraces the entrance to Petra – one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World. Petra Guesthouse (B,D)
SUN 21 JAN Petra
Two thousand years ago the Nabateans carved a city out of rose red rock and it was rediscovered in 1812. Today you will discover the formerly lost city of Petra during a half-day guided tour. Begin by walking through the dramatic “ciq” or canyon that opens upon the Treasury, El Khazneh, one of the most elegant remains of antiquity. Beyond El Khazneh the visitor is surrounded on both sides by hundreds of Petra’s carved and built structures. Enjoy a full day of touring this amazing, once-hiddenworld. Petra Guesthouse (B,D)
MON 22 JAN Petra/Tel Aviv/Departure
Depart on the northbound journey to the village of Madeba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land. Drive to Mount Nebo where Moses viewed the Promised Land and enjoy the dramatic view of the Jordan Valley, Jericho and the Judean hills beyond. Cross the Allenby Bridge to meet your guide and driver for the transfer to Ben Gurion Airport – stop en route for dinner. Arrive at the airport this evening for flight check-in and departure before midnight. (B, D, Meals in-flight)
TUE 23 JAN Arrive U.S.
Connect in Newark with the return flight to Chicago. (Meals in-flight)
Additional Cost: $899 per person, double occupancy
Includes: Two nights accommodation in superior tourist class hotel; breakfast and dinner daily; transportation by minicoach; sightseeing fees; luggage handling; fully guided in Jordan; Jordan Entry Visa; border taxes; gratuities. Single Room Supplement is $119.