Abrahamic Faith Tour
World Peace Travel
*Actual dates of travel to be
Estimated Tour Fee $1980/per person, not including airfare
This fee does not include registration for the IIPT Interfaith
Tourism Conference scheduled at the end of the tour.
Day 2-- Arrive in Amman. Drive to Petra for overnight.
Day 3-- Visit Petra, where
the Nabataean Arabs, ancient masters of the desert, carved breathtaking temples
and monuments, 800 in all, out of the multi-colored sandstone.
Mount Nebo, from which God showed
Moses the Promised Land. Overnight in Amman.
Day 4-- Cross the Allenby Bridge. At
Jericho, we visit the tell of this oldest city and view the traditional
mountain of Jesus' temptation.
Then we drive north through the Jordan Valley to
the mound of
Beth Shean, hearing the story of Saul and viewing the ruins of Roman
Scythopolis. We end the day, if time permits, at the
Arbel cliff, which affords a view over the Lake of Galilee and the main
sites of Jesus' ministry. Lodging near Sea of Galilee.
Mt. of Beatitudes
Day 5-- We drive along
the Sea of Galilee to
we visit the synagogue and the place where early Christians remembered Peter's
house. Ascending the
Mt. of Beatitudes,
we listen to Jesus' teachings. On an ancient trade route, we pay a brief visit
ascend to Safed,
where Jewish mysticism flowered in the 16th century. We visit some of
the synagogues and hear about the teachings of the legists and mystics who lived
here. We return to our lodging near the Sea of Galilee.
the area of the ancient village (Church of the Annunciation)
and taking in a
Mt. Tabor and the
Then on to Akko
(Acre), where we shall visit the Jazzar
Mosque, as well as
sites connected with the bizarre history of this oriental city, from the
Crusader period through Napoleonís siege. Overnight in the Haifa area.
Day 7-- We visit Muhraka
Mt. Carmel, site
Elijah's confrontation with
the prophets of Baal. Then we drive south along the coast to
explore this Roman
bridgehead to the East, which became the Christian springboard to the West.
We then follow the
traditional Palm Sunday route to the church known as
("the Lord weeps"). We continue downhill to
we hear the Gospel text.
We then drive to the
of the al-Aqsa
Mosque, where we pass through the remains of Omayyad palaces and see
traces of the Templeís destruction by the Romans(the great historical
watershed, which resulted, some believe, in the split between Judaism
We visit the
Judaism's holiest site. From here we walk to the 5th Station of the
following it to the
Church of the Holy Sepulcher. After
a late lunch in the Old City, we visit the Garden Tomb.
Day 10-- Back across the
Allenby Bridge to Jordan. Visit Bethany beyond Jordan, site of Christís
baptism, where IIPT launched the Global Peace Parks program in 2000. Visit
which boasts more Roman columns than Rome. Overnight in Amman.
Day 11óIIPT conference
and dinner. (Additional Cost)
information and to join the tour, please contact:
International Institute for Peace Through Tourism