Private Tour: Madaba, Mt. Nebo, and Bethany Baptism Site Day Trip from Dead Sea

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Visit the city of Madaba known for its mosaics. The most popular and well known is the ancient mosaic map of Jordan and the Holy Land of the 6th century in the Saint George Orthodox Church. Then climb up Mount Nebo where Prophet Moses is said to have died. Enjoy the view of the Holy Land and the Jordan Valley. Continue to the Baptism Site (In Arabic named: El-Maghtas) on the Jordan side of the...
Visit the city of Madaba known for its mosaics. The most popular and well known is the ancient mosaic map of Jordan and the Holy Land of the 6th century in the Saint George Orthodox Church. Then climb up Mount Nebo where Prophet Moses is said to have died. Enjoy the view of the Holy Land and the Jordan Valley. Continue to the Baptism Site (In Arabic named: El-Maghtas) on the Jordan side of the Jordan River is one of the most important recent discoveries in biblical archaeology. Excavations only began here in 1996, following Jordan's peace treaty with Israel in 1994, but have already uncovered more than 20 churches, caves and baptismal pools dating from the Roman and Byzantine periods.
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Itinerary Details

Depart from Dead Sea in the comfort of a private vehicle to visit the city of Madaba known for its mosaics. The most popular and well known is the ancient mosaic map of Jordan and the Holy Land of the 6th century in the Saint George Orthodox Church, marked with the points of interest of some historical stories recorded in the Bible. Then climb up Mount Nebo where Prophet Moses is said to have died. Enjoy the view of the Holy Land and the Jordan Valley, and visit the mosaics found inside the church of Mount Nebo. Drive towards the Jordan Valley to visit the baptism sight, located on the east side of the Jordan River, recognized by the Vatican during the visit of John Paul II in 2000 to be the baptism sight of Jesus Christ and a very important pilgrimage area to visit. This tour is just indescribable...
Depart from Dead Sea in the comfort of a private vehicle to visit the city of Madaba known for its mosaics. The most popular and well known is the ancient mosaic map of Jordan and the Holy Land of the 6th century in the Saint George Orthodox Church, marked with the points of interest of some historical stories recorded in the Bible. Then climb up Mount Nebo where Prophet Moses is said to have died. Enjoy the view of the Holy Land and the Jordan Valley, and visit the mosaics found inside the church of Mount Nebo. Drive towards the Jordan Valley to visit the baptism sight, located on the east side of the Jordan River, recognized by the Vatican during the visit of John Paul II in 2000 to be the baptism sight of Jesus Christ and a very important pilgrimage area to visit. This tour is just indescribable!

The Baptism Site (In Arabic named: El-Maghtas) on the Jordan side of the Jordan River is one of the most important recent discoveries in biblical archaeology. Excavations only began here in 1996, following Jordan's peace treaty with Israel in 1994, but have already uncovered more than 20 churches, caves and baptismal pools dating from the Roman and Byzantine periods.

Although the identification is not absolutely certain, archaeology has shown that the area known as “Wadi Kharrar” has long been believed to be the biblical Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan, where John the Baptist lived and Jesus was baptized. This area is also associated with the ascension of the Prophet Elijah into heaven, which is commemorated at a hill called Tell Mar Elias. This Bethany should not be confused with Bethany in Jerusalem, where Mary Magdalene lived and Lazarus was raised from the dead.

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local English Speaking Guide for classic visit at Madaba Saint George’s Church, Mount Nebo and Bethany (Baptism site)
  • English-speaking Driver
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Nebo
  • Private transfer by an air conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - The Baptism Site Of Jesus Christ
Not Included
  • Entrance fees to additional sites
  • Infant meals
  • Food and drinks
  • Any other service not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Local guide where not mentioned
Departure Point
Hotel in Dead Sea
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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