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Bethany Baptism Jordan River Site Visit from Amman

by Zaid Tours and Travel
per traveller Price is £128
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Duration: 4h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees Print Voucher Print Voucher Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Travel to the Bethany Beyond the Jordan River Baptism Site

  • Stand beside the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized

  • Tour the riverbanks and ruins of ancient churches

  • Upgrade to add a visit to the nearby Iraq Al Amir caves

  • Return to your hotel

Highlights

  • Travel to the Bethany Beyond the Jordan River Baptism Site

  • Stand beside the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized

  • Tour the riverbanks and ruins of ancient churches

  • Upgrade to add a visit to the nearby Iraq Al Amir caves

  • Return to your hotel

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9:00 AM, Bethany Baptism Jordan River Site Visit from Amman in English

Duration 4h

Live Commentary in English. For the Child Rate please consult local operator.

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Total price is £127.26, taxes included

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9:00 AM, Tour with lunch in English, includes Food Only

Duration 4h

Live Commentary in English. For the Child Rate please consultthe Local operator.

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Total price is £143.17, taxes included

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9:00 AM, Tour with Additional Iraq Al Amir in English

Duration 4h

Live Commentary in English. For the Child Rate please consult the Local operator.

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9:00 AM, Tour with Iraq with Lunch in English, includes Food Only

Duration 4h

Live Commentary in English. For the Child Rate please consult the Local operator.

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Bethany Baptism Jordan River Site Visit from Amman

Activity Location

Multiple locations visited

Amman

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pick-up

    Amman


Description

Meet your driver at your Amman hotel, and travel by private, leisure air-conditioned vehicle to the River Jordan. On route, soak in views of Jordan’s barren landscapes, and pull up at Bethany Beyond the Jordan River, known as El-Maghtas in Arabic, the site on the eastern bank of the river where it’s believed Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Meet up with a local guide, and take a tour of the riverbanks and key excavated ruins, learning how the site was sanctified as the place of Jesus’ baptism by the Vatican and a visit by Pope John Paul II in 2000. Drink in the powerful sense of spirituality, and see the remnants of Roman and Byzantine churches, caves, wells, and baptismal pools. As you walk, listen as your guide explains why archaeologists believe that it was here that John the Baptist lived, preached, and performed baptisms. Hear more about this famous Christian pilgrimage spot and how it is held holy in all three major religions — Christianity, Judaism, and Islam for being the believed site of the Prophet Elijah’s ascension to heaven. Afterward, reconvene with your driver and return to Amman, where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off. Please note: the Bethany in this trip should not be confused with Bethany in Jerusalem, where it's believed that Mary Magdalene lived and Lazarus rose from the dead.

Upgrade Iraq Al Amir Visit: Alternatively, if you’ve chosen to upgrade, travel to Iraq Al Amir, home to numerous cliff-side caves dating to the Copper Age. Drive through olive groves and pine trees, and after viewing the caves, continue to nearby Qasr al-Abad, a restored pre-Roman building dating from the 2nd or 3rd century B.C. Admire the exterior, pillars, and animal carvings as you walk around the age-old edifice, thought to have been a villa or minor palace. Then, rejoin your driver and conclude your tour with an Amman hotel drop-off.


Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Private transfer by air-conditioned vehicle according number of participants

  • English-Speaking Driver

  • Entrance Fees to Bethany (Baptism Site at Jordan River)

  • Local English-Speaking guide for classic visit of Bethany (Baptism Site at Jordan River)


Exclusions

  • All type of meals, unless option with lunch selected (Vegetarian meal by request)

  • All type of drinks


Know Before You Book

  • For clients holding Jordan Pass, the corresponding entrance fees to be returned directly in destination.

  • Pick up and drop off from Amman Queen Alia International Airport available by request for lay over day tour.

  • Local SIM cards and WiFi are available upon request and can be subject to a small additional charge approximately: 20 USD. (Prices subject to change by the communication company).

  • Tours with lunch: Most local tourist restaurants in Jordan are non-alcoholic.