Best of Israel & Jordan

Israel & Jordan

30 Nov – 11 Dec 2020

Spiritual Director: Dr Calvin Chong

Join us in Israel and Jordan to explore a country that is rich in culture and historic sites. We believe that the visit will help you understand the Scriptures better and have a deeper appreciation of the Bible. You will visit many significant sites such as Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Garden of Gethsemane, Old City of Jerusalem, Western Wall and more. You will also visit Bethlehem which will leave you with fantastic memories. In Jordan, you will visit Mount Nebo, Petra and Wadi Rum, the most magnificent of Jordan’s desert landscapes.

Join us in Israel and Jordan to explore a country that is rich in culture and historic sites, taking you on a journey to the Holy Land’s most sacred sites. We believe that the visit will help you understand the Scriptures better and have a deeper appreciation of the Bible.

Suitable for first timers, this Bible Land Tour will bring you to many significant sites such as Sea of GalileeCapernaum, Mount of BeatitudesGarden of Gethsemane, Old City of JerusalemWestern Wall and more. You will also visit Bethlehem which will leave you with fantastic memories. In Jordan, you will visit Mount NeboPetra which is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and Wadi Rum, the most magnificent of Jordan’s desert landscapes.

Be prepared for a life changing journey to walk where Jesus walked. Many visitors have returned, transformed with renewed faith in the Lord.

Tour Highlights:
Caesarea Maritima*, Nazareth Village, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Mount Nebo, Petra*, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea Float, En Gedi*, Qumran, Bethlehem, Mount Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Temple Mount*, Via DolorosaP, Western Wall, City of David (Hezekiah’s Tunnel), Garden Tomb

*Indicates that the site has uneven or steep path(s) that may be challenging for elderly and people with walking difficulties. For such participants, you are advised to use a walking stick.

Day 1 – Mon, 30 Nov
Assemble at Changi Airport to begin your journey to the Holy Land.
Departure Flight: CX716 SIN-HKG 1800-21555
Check-in starts from 3pm (Changi Airport Terminal 4)
Meals on board the plane

Day 2 – Tue, 1 Dec
Transit in Hong Kong for flight to Tel Aviv
Transit Flight: CX675 HKG-TLV 0130-0725
Meals on board the plane

Arrive in Tel Aviv this morning to begin your tour. Visit the ancient port – Caesarea Maritima* which was once an ancient Roman city and port built by King Herod to see the magnificent hippodrome and theatre by the seaside. Check-in to the hotel. (L/D)

Day 3 – Wed, 2 Dec
Visit the Arab-Israeli Bible Society (TBC) this morning to learn about their works. Next visit Tel-Meggido*, a fortress city mentioned in the Old Testament to see the excavation of the city ruins, including the water-system and Ahab’s tunnel. After lunch, we visit Nazareth Village* which reconstructs and re-enacts the village life during Jesus time. Visit Church of Annunciation, a church believed to have been built over the place where Angel Gabriel announced the virgin birth to Mary (Luke 1:26-38). (B/L/D)

Day 4 – Thu, 3 Dec
Take a boat ride to experience the Sea of Galilee which is the same lake that Jesus walked on. Visit Capernaum, being one of the three key cities of Jesus ministry. Here, you will see the Synagogue where Jesus taught and the other remains of this town that became his adopted home. Then spend quiet moments up at Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Proceed next to St Peter’s Primacy Church which commemorates the reinstatement of Peter by Jesus and see the beautiful shoreline of the Sea of Galilee. End the day at the Olive Oil Factory to taste and shop for local Israeli products. (B/L/D)

Day 5 – Fri, 4 Dec
(Check-out in the morning)
This morning, cross over to Jordan via the Sheikh Hussein Bridge. Visit Madaba and see a 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land. Next, visit Mount Nebo, where you can see the Promised land from the lookout point. Journey on and arrive at Petra in the late evening. Check into the hotel. (B/L/D)

Day 6 – Sat, 5 Dec
(Check-out in the morning)
Explore Petra*, the magnificent rose city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. See the famous treasury building, learn about the Nabateans and explore its many caves and tombs. After lunch, travel to Wadi Rum*, the most magnificent of Jordan’s desert landscapes. Explore the desert region on a jeep and stay overnight in a Bedouin camp. (B/L/D)

Day 7 – Sun, 6 Dec
(Check-out in the morning)
This morning, cross the Arava Border to Israel. We stop by Timna National Park where you get to enjoy the beautiful geological landscape and visit a replica of the tabernacle. You will also get to try floating at the Dead Sea (hotel beach). (B/L/D)

Day 8 – Mon, 7 Dec
(Check-out in the morning)
Visit En Gedi Nature Reserve* to see the beautiful oasis. . See the Jordan River (Qasr Al Yahud), the traditional baptismal site of Jesus. Next, explore Qumran* where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Travel to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus and hometown of David. Visit the Shepherd’s Field associated with the scene where the Angel of the Lord visited the shepherds with the news of Jesus’ birth. See Church of Nativity, one of the oldest surviving
Christian churches in the world. Check-in to hotel in Bethlehem. (B/L/D)

Day 9 – Tue, 8 Dec
This morning, we will drive up to Mount of Olives to see the panoramic view of the Old City. Walk along Palm Sunday Path* to Dominus Felvit Church – the teardrop church that commemorates the weeping of the Lord when he observed Jerusalem. See the Garden of Gethsemane with the ancient olive trees believed to date back to the time of Christ. Spend some time shopping at the Mahane Yehuda Market where you can purchase souvenirs and fresh produce like nuts and dried fruits. Next, visit the Hebrew Music Museum to understand the culture and worship of the Hebrews. Proceed next to the Jerusalem Model, a miniature model of the Old Jerusalem city and envision how the city was like in the ancient days. Then, visit Shrine of the Book and see the replica of the Dead Sea Scrolls(B/D) Note: Lunch on your own.

Day 10 – Wed, 9 Dec
See the Dome of the Rock located on Temple Mount, one of Jerusalem’s most recognisable landmarks. Visit the Pool of Bethesda where the healing of the lame man took place (John 5) and visit Church of St Anne which has amazing acoustics as the structure of the church as designed for Gregorian chants. Take a walk to Ecce Homo arch, where Jesus was believed to be trailed by Pontius Pilate. Walk through Via Dolorosa* – the 14 stations and end at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Visit the Western Wall, one of the holiest place of Judaism today. Explore City of David* and take an adventurous walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel (wet/dry) to the Pool of Siloam where Jesus cured a blind man with a mud mixture. Experience the last supper meal at Yad Hashmona(B/L/D)

Day 11 – Thu, 10 Dec
This morning, visit St Peter in Gallicantu Church built to commemorate the story of Peter’s denial of Christ. Next, visit the Garden Tomb, another site believed to be the burial site of Christ where the Spiritual Director will lead a holy communion service. Thereafter, depart to Ben Gurion International Airport for your flight home. (B)

Departure Flight: CX676 TLV-HKG 1425-0615 (+1day)

Day 12 – Fri, 11 Dec
Transit in Hong Kong
Departure Flight: CX691 HKG-SIN 0750-1155

Arrive back in Singapore at 11.55am

Tour Information:

Date: 30 Nov – 11 Dec 2020
Price: ≥25pax: SGD$4,850*, ≥35pax: SGD$4,750*

Registration closes: 31 Jul 2020

*Terms and Conditions.
– Tour cost includes airfare, airport & fuel taxes and land package as in itinerary.
– Excludes any increase in taxes.

– The itinerary and flight schedules are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
– Hotel confirmations will be given 2 weeks before departure.

Tel: (65) 6304 3762 | Whatsapp: (65) 8424 7072 | Email:
Kindly note that Bible Land Tour enquiries and payments can only be attended to and collected @Armenian Office.

Spiritual Director

Dr Calvin Chong

Dr Calvin Chong is Associate Professor in Practical Theology Department at Singapore Bible College. He serves on the leadership team at Covenant Community Methodist Church as Worship and Music chairman and also on the boards of Evangelical Fellowship of Singapore and HealthServe.

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