It's a popular misconception that all the events relating to the Bible and especailly those in the New Testament place in what is now modern day Israel.
Many of the ancient Biblical Lands are now located in modern day Jordan. Edom, Moab, Ammoun, The Gilead are all in Jordan. Lot sought refuge with his two daughter on the banks of the Dead Sea in Jordan, Moses led the Israelites through Jordan during the Exodus, in fact Moses died in Jordan as did his brother Aaron.
Jesus was in fact baptised in the River Jordan, in Jordan, by John the Baptis. Jesus' time in the Wilderness was also in Jordan. He preached and walked through the Decapolis cities of Jerash (Gerasa) and Um Qais ( Gadara in the bible). The Miracle of the Gadarine Swine, took place in Jordan and Jesus and Mary sought refuge in a small cave in the North of Jordan in Anjara. So Jordan is also the Holy Land and should be visited as a stand alone Pilgrimage destination.
In Footsteps of Jesus and Moses
This itinerary visits all the key pilgrim sites in Jordan and leaves no stone unturned. Following in the footsteps of Jesus and Moses uncovers Jordan's role in Christianity. For a full itinerary click here
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In the Footsteps of the Phophets with 1 Day Retreat
This itinerary still visits all the key sites but it also includes a free day for Reteat in the Jordanian Wilderness at Wadi Feinan, where the early Christians were persecuted in the Copper Mines. This itineary is ideal for Church Groups who wish to spend some time meditating and praying together. For a full itinerary please click here
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Kingdoms of Ancient Jordan - NEW TOUR
This itinerary visits all of the main Christian Pilgrim sites in Jordan along with some of the lesser known but equally important secondary sites. In any other country these secondary sites would be part of the main itinerary but such is the depth of Jordan's ancient history that this is not always possible in Jordan. The itinerary also highlights the Ancient Kingdoms of the Old and New Testament that are now part of modern day Jordan. For a full itinerary please click here
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Pilgrim Tours of Jordan is a specialist Religious and Pilgrim Tours DMC and Inbound Tour Operator owned and manged by Jordan DMC Discovery Circle Tours.
Pilgrim Tours of Jordan was set up to assist in the organisation of the Papal Visit of Pope Francis. The senior management team were also involved with the Papal visits of Pope Benedict and Pople John Paul II.
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