Holyland Tours

The name itself evokes an idea of universality and peace reaching beyond nationalisms, racial disputes, religious faiths and political barriers. Jerusalem has always been the crossroads between different races and worlds. Concentrated in only a few hundred feet are Al-Aqsa Mosque, Holy Sepulcher, and Wailing Wall the most important sacred sites of the three principal monotheistic religions.

Places to Visit

The name itself evokes an idea of universality and peace reaching beyond nationalisms, racial disputes, religious faiths and political barriers. Jerusalem has always been the crossroads between different races and worlds. Concentrated in only a few hundred feet are Al-Aqsa Mosque, Holy Sepulcher, and Wailing Wall the most important sacred sites of the three principal monotheistic religions.

PLACES TO VISIT

Al-Aqsa Mosque - The second oldest mosque in Islam after the Ka'ba in Mecca, and the third in holiness and importance after the mosques in Mecca.
Church of Dominus Flevit - Dominus Flevit Church is a small Fransciscan church located on the upper western slope of the Mount of Olives in JERUSALAM. Church of St.
Peter in Gallicantu - One of the largest online painting museums. New exhibits daily. Biographies and main works of many famous artists. Excellent quality of reproductions.
Coenaculum and King - Coenaculum and King David Tomb, Jerusalem. The site of the Last Supper where Christ (pbuh) established the rite of the Eucharist and where the Tomb of King.
Gates and Walls of the Old City - JerusalemĀ“s Old City Walls encompass an area of barely 1 kmĀ². They were built in the 16th century (1535-1538) by the Sultan Suleiman.
Grotto of Gethsemane Holy Sepulcher - Details - A narrow passage next to the Tomb of Mary leads to this small Franciscan chapel, a cave where tradition says the disciples of Jesus slept while he prayed nearby.
Mount Zion and Dormition Abbey - The Basilica of the Dormition of Mary, which tradition links with last years of St. Mary's life is always visited and venerated by pilgrims.
Mt of Olives and Virgin - The Mount of Olives rises some 100m to the east of the Old City across the kidron valley. Green, fertile and nowadays dotted with more churches and shrines than olive trees. Tomb Church - On grounds of tradition alone, this church is the best candidate for the location of these events.
The Citadel (Tower of David) - The citadel is located on the western side of the old city, just south of the Jaffa Gate. The Garden Tomb - The Garden Tomb is an alternative to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre as the actual site of Jesus' burial in Jerusalem. It was discovered in 1867.
Valley of the Kidron - The Kidron Valley is located on the eastern edge of Jerusalem, between the Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives.
Western Wall - The Western Wall (Ha-Kotel Ha-Ma'aravi) in Jerusalem is the holiest of Jewish sites, sacred because it is a remnant of the Herodian retaining wall that once enclosed and supported the Second Temple.

Jordan, a young country dense with history, full of natural wonders and historical sites, a well-travelled bridge between sea and desert, east and west. Situated just east of the River Jordan, it continues to be a bridge between ancient and new civilizations and an open air museum in almost all its entirety. Jordan is a country for all seasons. In winter it offers therapy at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth where "floating" rather than "swimming" is a unique adventure in the extremely saline and mineral rich wAaters.

PLACES TO VISIT

Jordan, a young country dense with history, full of natural wonders and historical sites, a well-travelled bridge between sea and desert, east and west. Situated just east of the River Jordan, it continues to be a bridge between ancient and new civilizations and an open air museum in almost all its entirety. Jordan is a country for all seasons. In winter it offers therapy at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth where "floating" rather than "swimming" is a unique adventure in the extremely saline and mineral rich wAaters.

PLACES TO VISIT

Ajloun - Here you will find the Castle of Ajloun or Qalaat Errabadh (Arabic for "Hilltop Castle"), from which there is a splendid view westwards into the Jordan Valley.
Amman - Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a fascinating city of contrasts – a unique blend of old and new, ideally situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley.
Aqaba - At the 13th century Red Sea resort of Aqaba, which was in ancient times, the main port for shipments from the Red Sea to the Far
East. Bethany - less than 2 kms east of the Jordan River is an important place associated with the lives of Jesus and John the Baptist (pbut), the settlement of Bethany, where John lived and baptized
Dead Sea - One of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the whole world, the lowest point on earth, and the world's richest source.
The Decapolis - All the Decapolis cities except for one are located today in northern Jordan or southern Syria, on the eastern side of the Jordan River Valley.
Desert Castles - Scattered throughout the black basalt desert, east of amman, the Desert Castles stand as a testament to the flourishing beginnings of Islamic-Arab civilization.
Irbid - Irbid anciently known as Arabella is Jordan's 2nd largest city located about 85 km north of amman situated at an equal distance from pella and umm oais.
Jerash - Jerash, located 48 km north of amman and nestled in a quiet valley among the mountains of Gilead, is the grandeur of Imperial Rome being one of the largest and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the World outside Italy.
Kerak - The town of Karak lies 129 kilometers south of Amman.
The King's Highway - A rich chain of archaeological sites that reads like an index of ancient history and a biblical gazetteer.
Mount Nebo - One of the most revered holy sites of Jordan where Moses (pbuh) was buried and a center for pilgrimages since earliest Christian times .
Shobak - One of Jordan's most significant and impressive historical sites located on the road to Petra about 190 km south of Amman.
Umm Arrasas - Umm ar-Rasas, known as Kastron Mefaa in classical times, is located about 45km south of Amman.
Umm Qais (Gadara) - Umm Qais (or Umm Qays) is the site of the ancient Greco-Roman city of Gadara, a member of the Decapolis.