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Exploring the Sacred Sites: A Divine Day in Bethany

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Embark on a spiritual journey through ancient biblical sites in the historic region of Madaba, Nebo, and the Baptism Site. This one-day tour will take you on a pilgrimage through some of the most significant locations in Christian history, providing you with a deeper understanding of the roots of your faith.
Experience the sacred atmosphere of Madaba, known for its intricate mosaics depicting biblical scenes. Visit Mount Nebo, where Moses saw the Promised Land before his passing. Explore the Baptism Site on the Jordan River, the place where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.
Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of these holy sites as you reflect on the stories and teachings that have shaped Christianity. This journey offers a unique opportunity for spiritual growth and personal reflection, allowing you to connect with the roots of your faith in a profound way.

Madaba: The City of Mosaics

Start your day in the ancient city of Madaba, known for its intricate mosaics that depict biblical scenes and stories. Visit the famous Madaba Map, a mosaic that dates back to the 6th century and showcases a detailed map of the Holy Land, including Jerusalem and the Jordan River. As you wander through the streets of Madaba, take in the beauty of these artistic masterpieces and feel a sense of connection to the past.

  • Explore the Church of St. George, home to the renowned Madaba Map
  • Wander through the Madaba Archaeological Park and discover hidden treasures
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum and learn more about the history of this fascinating city

Mount Nebo: A View of the Promised Land

Next, journey to Mount Nebo, the reputed burial site of Moses and a place of great significance in biblical history. From the summit of this sacred mountain, take in panoramic views of the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and the distant hills of Jerusalem. Stand in awe as you reflect on the profound legacy of Moses and the Israelites, who looked out upon the Promised Land from this very spot.

  • Visit the Memorial Church of Moses and marvel at its stunning mosaics
  • Explore the Franciscan monastery and soak in the peaceful atmosphere of Mount Nebo
  • Look out from the scenic overlook and contemplate the journey of the Israelites.

Baptism Site: The Place of Jesus' Baptism

Conclude your tour at the Baptism Site, also known as Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. This holy site on the banks of the Jordan River is a place of pilgrimage and reflection, where believers from around the world come to retrace the footsteps of Jesus and experience a profound sense of spiritual renewal.

  • Immerse yourself in the waters of the Jordan River and partake in a symbolic baptism.
  • Explore the archaeological remains of ancient churches and monasteries at the site.
  • Reflect on the significance of Jesus’ baptism and its enduring message of redemption.

The program includes

  • Pickup from your lodging and drop off. 
  • Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to the sites.
  • Lunch.

The program does not include

  • Personal travel Insurance expenses.
  • Tips / gratuities.
  • Government tax, Value Added Tax (VAT), or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
  • Optional excursions and activities (are subject to availability).
  • Any beverages with meals, unless mentioned and upon request.
  • Carriages and camel rides.
  • Extra costs due to unanticipated changes in the itinerary for reasons beyond our control.
  • Any other items not listed in the “includes”.

Tour options

  • Optional activities are subject to availability.
  • Optional private or onsite local guides.
  • Guides in languages other than English are available upon request and subject to availability.
  • Optional special private vehicles are available upon request.

Changes overview

The itinerary may change due to unanticipated circumstances, factors beyond our control, or at the guide’s discretion.

Important notes

  • Staying Healthy
  • The time frame for this tour is approximate and subject to change according to the client’s preference.
  • The tour itinerary is subject to change due to factors beyond our control and event of unforeseen circumstances or at the guide’s discretion.
  • In the event of an increase in fuel prices, Via Jordan Travel & Tours reserves the right to raise the prices for its services without prior notice.
  • Optional excursions and activities are subject to availability.
  • Optional special private vehicles available upon request.
  • Copies of your passports are required in advance to issue port permits (if needed).
  • You need to take your passport or a good quality photocopy of it with you.
  • Reservations made less than 20 working days before the start of the service may be subject to change.
  • Your booking is confirmed only upon the provision of 50% prepayment.
  • Using sufficient amount of sun protection lotion is essential for avoiding sun burn.

Dress Code

  • Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • In order to protect oneself from the summer heat, you should use caps, sunscreen lotion, and loose, cool clothing.

Walking distance

This tour does not involve extensive walking.

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