Experience the Middle East—with its rich history and diverse cultures—and see the remarkable structures and sacred spots where ancient civilizations once thrived. Israel, birthplace of three of the world’s largest religions—Judaism, Islam, and Christianity—has been a pilgrimage center for people throughout the ages and is a treasure trove of biblical sites. On your thrilling escorted tours, see the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem and follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount; the Wailing Wall, the most holy shrine in the Jewish religion; the Tomb of King David; and much more. In Jordan, discover the ancient “rose-red” city of Petra and feel the buoyancy as you float in the Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth and renowned for its healing properties. These Middle East guided tours are a once-in-a-lifetime vacation opportunity.