What To Expect
After pick-up at your hotel, you will enjoy a guided tour of Bethany Beyond the Jordan and a tour of the Mosaic City of Madaba. Then transfer to Mount Nebo and see the Byzantine Church built there. The last stop will be at the Dead Sea Museum. You will then be transferred back to your hotel at the end of the tour.
The site of John the Baptists settlement at Bethany beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptized, has long been known from the Bible (John 1:28 and 10:40) and from the Byzantine and medieval texts.
The site has now been identified on the east bank of the Jordan River, in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and is being systematically surveyed, excavated, restored, and prepared to receive pilgrims and visitors.
Bethany Beyond the Jordan is located half an hour by car from the Jordanian capital Amman. The Bethany area sites formed part of the early Christian pilgrimage route between Jerusalem, the Jordan River and Mount Nebo.
Best known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, Madaba is home to the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. With two million pieces of vividly colored local stone, it depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns as far as the Nile Delta.
The Madaba Mosaic Map covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, which is located northwest of the city center. The church was built in 1896 AD, over the remains of a much earlier 6th century Byzantine church. The mosaic panel enclosing the Map was originally around 15.6 X 6m, 94 square meters, only about a quarter of which is present.
Also within the area is Mount Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan and the place where Moses was buried. A small Byzantine church was built there by early Christians, which has been expanded into a vast complex. During his visit to Jordan in 2001, the Late Pope John Paul II held a sermon here that was attended by some 20,000 faithful.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Transportation with English-speaking driver
Tips and gratuities
Children below 3 years old are free of charge provided they are accompanied by 1 paying adult.
Please be in comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat.
Please bring your passport.
Tour usually departs at 08:30, however, guests can request an earlier departure time.
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2 days / 1 night