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TOURS OF JORDAN. ISRAEL HOLY LAND GROUP TOURS.

Learning the Bible with a Christian Group Tour in the Land of the Bible

Galilee • Masada • Petra • Bethlehem • Jerusalem

HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR ISRAEL GROUP TOUR

  • Roundtrip airfare from a city of your choice from the list below
  • First Class Hotels, Full Israeli Buffet Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Deluxe, air-conditioned Motor coaches
  • Visits to Sites as mentioned below
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing per the Itinerary
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Gratuities to Guide, Driver and Restaurant staff
  • Airport taxes & airline fuel surcharges

Watch the video below and hear what people are saying about Friendship Tours to Israel

A Pastor's Testimony from Israel!

Our past and present travelers know the quality of tours we deliver. Friendship Tours is America’s leading Christian tour company since 1981.  We believe every Pastor & Christian has the opportunity to visit Israel, the land of our Lord and experience the Bible come alive! 

 We offer “high quality & all-inclusive” Christian group tours of Jordan and Israel at extremely low rates. There are no additional expenses other than your lunches and any gifts you buy.  Rates include airfare, 8 nights hotels, gratuities and much more.  

We will print your custom brochures in color. With your name and your church name.

 Pick a date, any date from below, and plan your own group for your church. Get your own private bus with 30 or more paid passengers. Pastors & spouse always travel free. Please call us for more details. 

CHRISTIAN TOUR OF ISRAEL DAILY ITINERARY

DAY 1 — USA • AMMAN

Depart from USA for Amman, Jordan. Meals and overnight on board. After dinner relax and enjoy the on-board entertainment.

DAY 2 — AMMAN

Arrive Amman late this evening. Transfer to our hotel for overnight.

DAY 3 — AMMAN • MT NEBO • PETRA

This morning we travel to Petra via Mt. Nebo. Mt. Nebo which is reputed to be the tomb of Moses. Visit an ancient church building which houses magnificent mosaics dating back to the 6th century. Proceed to the hilltop fortress of Machaerus. Machaerus is the infamous setting of the beheading of John the Baptist. The historian Josephus corroborates a story from the Gospels in which John the Baptist condemned Herod Antipas’s marriage to his brother’s wife, Herodias. Herodias’s daughter Salome danced for her step-father, and when he offered to grant anything she asked, she demanded the beheading of John the Baptist. Visit “Bethany Beyond the Jordan.” In 2015, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee added the archaeological complex at Al-Maghtas, Jordan—dubbed the Biblical “Bethany beyond the Jordan”—to its World Heritage List. The site has been venerated as the place where John the Baptist baptized Jesus since the late Roman–early Byzantine periods, when early Christians began making pilgrimages to the area. Proceed to Petra for dinner and overnight.

DAY 4 — PETRA • TIBERIAS

This morning we travel to Petra via Mt. Nebo. Mt. Nebo which is reputed to be the tomb of Moses. Visit an ancient church building which houses magnificent mosaics dating back to the 6th century. Proceed to the hilltop fortress of Machaerus. Machaerus is the infamous setting of the beheading of John the Baptist. The historian Josephus corroborates a story from the Gospels in which John the Baptist condemned Herod Antipas’s marriage to his brother’s wife, Herodias. Herodias’s daughter Salome danced for her step-father, and when he offered to grant anything she asked, she demanded the beheading of John the Baptist. Visit “Bethany Beyond the Jordan.” In 2015, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee added the archaeological complex at Al-Maghtas, Jordan—dubbed the Biblical “Bethany beyond the Jordan”—to its World Heritage List. The site has been venerated as the place where John the Baptist baptized Jesus since the late Roman–early Byzantine periods, when early Christians began making pilgrimages to the area. Proceed to Petra for dinner and overnight.

“I LOVE LOVE LOVE Israel and Friendship Tours. As a Pastor I will bring my Church every year until everyone has experienced Gods Chosen Land and people. Deena Clayman is the BEST Guide in all of Israel!”

DAY 5 — TIBERIAS

Refreshed from a good night’s sleep you may wish to stroll the beach before a full Israeli Buffet Breakfast. Today we pass through the fast growing towns and farms of the Plain of Sharon enroute to Caesarea, site of major events in the lives of Peter and Paul. It’s on to Megiddo, inspiration for James Michener’s “The Source”. Archaeological digs reveal 20 layers of civilization, including fortifications of King Solomon and the water tunnel of King Ahab. Megiddo provides a magnificent view of the fertile Jezreel Valley, prophesied site of Armageddon, at the crossroads of the ancient Via Maris. Continue through the rolling hills of the Galilee to Nazareth, site of Mary’s Well, and Cana, site of His first miracle, before arriving in Tiberias. Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Tiberias.

DAY 6 — TIBERIAS

This day alone is worth the trip! We are now literally walking in the footsteps of Jesus. We will take a most memorable boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, in a replica of the ancient wooden boat used in Jesus’ day. We will visit an ancient boat believed to be from Jesus’ time found in the Sea of Galilee in 1986. We walk into old Capernaum with the ancient synagogue; on to the site of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes (Tabgha), the Sermon on the Mount and the Mount of Beatitudes. You will have an opportunity for a lunch of St. Peter’s fish (optional.) Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Tiberias.

DAY 7 — TIBERIAS • JERUSALEM

This morning we will visit the Jordan River and have the opportunity for a baptismal service. Drive along the Jordan Valley to Beit She’an to see the expansive excavations taking place at this ancient Roman Decapolis city. Stop at Gideon’s Spring where Gideon selected his soldiers to do battle against the Midianites. It’s now time to “go up” to Jerusalem. We will enter the city as pilgrims did since ancient times to fulfill the words of the prophet “I was glad when they said unto me: ‘Our feet shall stand within thy Gates, O Jerusalem’ ” (Psalms 122:1-2.) Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

DAY 8 — JERUSALEM

Start the day with a magnificent view of the Old City from the top of the Mt. of Olives. Take the “Palm Sunday Walk” to the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations and drive across the Kidron Valley. Enter the Old City through St. Stephen’s Gate (Lions’ Gate) to the Muslim Quarter, visit the beautiful Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda, Pilate’s Judgment Hall, and the Ecce Homo Arch. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, into the Christian Quarter, and see the Stations of the Cross. Drive to Mt. Zion to see the House of Caiaphas and the Upper Room of the Last Supper. We will visit Bethlehem and see Manger Square, the Church of the Nativity, and view Shepherds’ Fields and the Fields of Boaz and Ruth. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

DAY 9 — JERUSALEM

We will begin the day with a visit to the reconstructed Jewish Quarter, walk through the Cardo, the original Roman street and see the amazing remains of the massive wall built by King Hezekiah. See the important excavations taking place at the Western Wall and the Southern Temple Staircase. On to the Temple Mount, where Abraham was to sacrifice Isaac. See the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque that now stands there. End the afternoon at Golgotha (Gordon’s Calvary) and the empty Garden Tomb. Special time is planned for worship, communion, meditation and inspiration. This evening we will share in a Farewell Dinner and the presentation of a Certificate of Pilgrimage to each tour participant.. Late this evening and after dinner we transfer to the airport. Our guide will assist us with check-in procedures.

DAY 10—ISRAEL • USA

Depart Tel Aviv early this morning. We arrive home today with wonderful memories of a visit to the Land of the Bible!

Friendship Tours - Jordan & Israel

“We always feel safe in Israel. Traveling with Friendship Tours is a great experience. They really know what they are doing”

Special Rates

Our rates below are all inclusive and include a 20% bundle savings. All passengers pay for are their lunches & souvenirs.  There are no hidden charges!

2024 DATESEast CoastCentralWest Coast
Feb 13-22$3580$3600$3787
Feb 22- March 1$3499$3499$3800
March 4-13 & 18-27$3898$4220$4341
April 8-17 & 15-24$4098$4187$4298
Oct 28-Nov 6$4125$4200$4300
Nov 4-13, 18-27$3989$4090$4181
Dec 2-18 & 9-18$3570*$3700*$3890*

*Value Pricing With Limited Inventory

2025 DATESEast CoastCentralWest Coast
Feb 3-12$3774$3800$3969
March 3-12 & 17-26$3900$4167$4298
April 21-30$4189$4298$4490
Oct 20-29$4315$4423$4590
Nov 4-13 & 18-27$4190$4287$4316
Dec 1-10 & 19-27$3898$3990$4167

*Value Pricing With Limited Inventory

East Coast – New York, Boston, Washington Dulles, Newark
Central Coast – Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta
West Coast – Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle

Note: All above rates are based in U.S Dollars

Our philosophy is very simple!

We offer an all-inclusive price with airfare, 4 star hotels, two meals a day and all the sightseeing outlined above. The only thing that is not included in our pricing is lunches.

Hotels we use:

Tiberias – Leonardo Club & Lake House, or similar

Jerusalem – Grand Court Hotel, Ramada Jerusalem Hotel or Leonardo Jerusalem Hotel, or similar

Important Note: All rates are subject to change without notice

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If you have a group of 20 or more we will create a custom tour for you with an itinerary of your choosing including your own private motor coach. We will price your tour from your gateway city. Then we will print a custom brochure personalized to your group. We will offer our suggestions to complement your ideas in order to achieve the best possible program for your group. We are happy to design any program you like. Flexibility is part of our service to you.

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Questions to consider when selecting your Tour Company

  RESEARCH IS KEY TO SELECTING THE RIGHT COMPANY

Please read this carefully before you sign up with any tour company

What is the Tour Company’s main focus?

Several vacation tour companies have attempted to make inroads into the Christian

Pilgrimage market. Friendship Tours only specializes in Christian pilgrimages. We do not sell vacation packages to other countries. Christian Pilgrimages is all we do and we do it well!

What knowledge does the company have about their guides?

The owners of Friendship Tours personally screen and select all of our guides.  We choose guides who are flexible and responsive to the needs of our group leaders.  Our guides are well informed with a broad base of knowledge in both the Old and New Testament. Our guides make us successful and this is why our group leaders re-book year after year with us.

How long has the company been around?

After 9/11 several companies avoided refunding churches the tour payments and closed shop only to re-open under a different name. Friendship Tours has been in business since 1982 and has refunded all travelers their money.  Every client was cared for after 9/11. This level of service and trust is important in the ever-changing world we live in.

Are the company owners Christian?

Friendship Tours is a Christian Company.  We consider our work to be the work of God on behalf of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We understand Christian Pilgrimage and we make every effort to help you in planning a meaningful, memorable and faithful experience.

What financial protection does the company offer?

Friendship Tours carries high limits of liability insurance that protects the churches that work with us. We adhere to all US government over sight with regard to Financial regulations. We have strict company policies prohibiting the commingling of client deposits. This is a critical component of our integrity. During difficult times some companies will use customer deposits to survive and run out of funds to service their group commitments.  Friendship Tours is a member of the Better Business Bureau with an “A” rating. Friendship Tours has the best buying power due to our long-standing professional relations with all international airlines offering us the lowest airfares with the best connections. Our buying power for ground services is reflected in the prices we are able to offer. Very few

Companies are able to do what we do. How do we do it? Very simple. As a wholesale Tour Operator, we work on large volume of passengers and pass the savings on to our clients.  This is our mission.  This is a ministry entrusted to us by God.  At every turn we will seek to be faithful to you and our mission.  Our

Tagline says it all. “We build lasting relations. One client at a time.”

Holy Land Christian Group Tours of Jordan & Israel

The world is full of endless wonders to explore, but the challenges of travel planning could leave you feeling like it’s just not worth it. This is where Friendship Tours can help. For over 50 years, Friendship Tours has made it our mission to help travelers fulfill their dreams of visiting the Holy Land and walking in the footsteps of Jesus and his disciples.

We want every traveler to feel like a friend, which is probably why so many clients return again and again to experience the beauty, majesty, and history of the Holy Land through our many tour itineraries.

When you choose our tours of Jordan and Israel, you’ll enjoy an all-inclusive trip and full itinerary that take all the stress out of travel. Our motto is “Friendship Serves,” and we go above and beyond to provide the exceptional service every customer deserves.

What can you expect from Jordan and Israel Holy Land tours, and why is Friendship Tours the best way to travel?

What We Do

At Friendship Tours, we take the hassle of travel planning out of your hands. Our process begins with comprehensive research to discover the best services and amenities at our travel destinations, including hotels, dining, transportation, and experiences that meet our high standards.

Next, we create itineraries featuring favorite historic sites — we’re always on the lookout for new and exciting locations to enrich our Israel Holy Land tours. If you don’t see an itinerary that works for your group, you have the option to create a customized tour that perfectly suits your needs and preferences.

Accessibility is important, and we strive to deliver exceptional value at affordable pricing. We always offer competitive rates, and you’ll enjoy one free trip for every five paid travelers. Along with these competitive rates, we also offer the flexibility to create a unique tour experience specifically for your group.

Whether you’re planning a trip for your family, you’re looking to travel with a group of friends, or you’re a pastor planning a group tour for members of your church, we want to make sure you have a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience you’ll never forget.

Additionally, we conduct site inspections to ensure the safety and comfort of every guest, and we’re happy to offer suggestions to complement your tour. Customized brochures for your tour group are the icing on the cake.

Itineraries for Israel and Jordan Group Tours

Itineraries for our Israel Holy Land tours of Jordan include stops in notable locations like:

  • Galilee
  • Masada
  • Petra
  • Bethlehem
  • Jerusalem

At each location, you will find sites that immerse you in the rich religious history that permeates the land.

We have numerous dates available throughout the year for our pre-planned, 10-day tours, or if you have a large group and specific destinations in mind, you can contact us about creating a custom itinerary with dates that work for you.

Have you always wanted to visit the reputed tomb of Moses at Mt. Nebo, see the site of Jesus’s first miracle in Cana, or enter Jerusalem just as pilgrims have for hundreds of years? You’ll enjoy these experiences and so much more, steeped in the history of ages, when you book a trip with Friendship Tours.

The Benefits of All-Inclusive Travel During Tours of Jordan and Israel

There are a lot of elements involved in planning a successful trip, especially when you’re visiting a foreign country. You not only have to book airfare, but also the lodgings in each city you visit, transportation from one destination to the next, and any travel experiences you want to participate in, such as guided tours of Jordan & Israel.

You also have to figure out how to feed yourself and possibly others. Both cost and frustration can quickly add up.

With all-inclusive travel, the bulk of your necessities will be taken care of, and you’ll enjoy the many benefits of a carefully planned itinerary executed by a team of experienced professionals.

What is included in your travel experience when you choose Friendship Tours?

Basic Necessities

As part of your all-inclusive Christian pilgrimage, you’ll be provided with transportation, lodgings, and meals. It starts with roundtrip airfare from one of several major airports located across the Western, Central, and Eastern U.S.

You’ll enjoy first-class accommodations throughout your trip, with 4-star hotels that we’ve personally evaluated and hand-selected for client comfort. Deluxe, air-conditioned motor coaches equipped with the latest safety and comfort features are provided for transport.

Daily meals, including a full buffet breakfast and dinner, are provided for the group. Your all-inclusive price factors in gratuities for guides, drivers, and restaurant staff, as well as airport taxes and airline fuel surcharges, so you don’t have to worry about these costs.

The only out-of-pocket expenses not included with your tour booking are lunches and any souvenirs you wish to purchase.

Carefully Planned Itineraries

Our tours of Jordan & Israel feature comprehensive itineraries that include sites carefully chosen for their Christian significance. Your tour will include mostly guided sightseeing, but also opportunities to explore on your own.

Every stop on this journey is designed to make you feel like part of the momentous historical events that occurred at these locations. While you walk in the footsteps of Jesus, his disciples, and other notable historical figures, our local guides will provide you with pertinent information relating to the Old and New Testament, enriching every moment of your travel experience.

For your peace of mind, the team at Friendship Tours focuses heavily on safety, security, and comfort when planning each tour.

Incredible Locations

Every destination and excursion included in a Friendship Tours itinerary is chosen with care and an eye toward selecting sites where Jesus, his disciples, and other biblical figures lived their lives and made history.

You’ll enjoy stunning art and architecture, breathtaking vistas, unique experiences, and stories that imbue every destination with a wealth of religious significance.

You’ll see the spot where John the Baptist baptized Jesus at Bethany beyond the Jordan (Al-Maghtas), as well as the Hilltop Fortress of Machaerus, where he was later beheaded. You’ll get an exquisite view of the Sea of Galilee from aboard a replica of the wooden boats used during Jesus’s lifetime.

You’ll see sites of multiple miracles, from the first at Cana to the fishes and loaves at Tabgha. Follow the path of Jesus from his famous Sermon on the Mount to the Stations of the Cross and his last steps along the Via Dolorosa. All of this and more is included in your trip to the Holy Land.

Experienced Professionals

In addition to a robust itinerary, transportation, lodgings, and meals, Jordan and Israel Holy Land tours feature a team of professionals on-hand to ensure your safety and satisfaction throughout. A tour manager and on-location staff are dedicated to delivering outstanding service and addressing any issues that may arise.

You’ll also enjoy the assistance of expert tour guides. At Friendship Tours, we know how important it is to have knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate guides to help you understand the significance of every site you visit. We’ve seen how a truly gifted and personable guide can create an exceptional experience for the whole group.

Because of this, we go out of our way to find guides with a broad knowledge base and a true appreciation of their native land. We only employ local guides that we’ve personally interviewed and vetted, and we credit a portion of our success in engaging repeat customers to the guides who create such memorable experiences for our guests.

Choose Friendship Tours for Your Holy Land Travel

With over 2,000 successful tour groups led through holy sites across Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, and Italy, the team at Friendship Tours is uniquely qualified to deliver the trip of a lifetime.

We proudly offer affordable, all-inclusive travel itineraries that ensure options for everyone who wants to explore the Holy Land, with transparent pricing provided.

We also provide flexible options for custom tour itineraries and exclusive amenities for large groups. If you’re looking for a company that treats every client as a valued friend and delivers tours of Jordan and Israel Holy Land tours you’ll never forget, contact us to learn more or book a trip today.

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